Tuesday, July 28, 2009

AGC 108 July 28 2009 (Props, Soundtracks, and Personal Effects) (1:28:23)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Allergy issues! The ENnie nomination (Go vote!) and Mark's thought of a YouTube promo. Interview with J.C. Hutchins about Personal Effects: Dark Art and it's associated transmedia experience (with a "This Is Your Life" moment for good measure). Props in your game. What is a "prop?" Serendipity in prop-making. When props go bad. Cartier to Conan. Pictures and music. Campaign credits. Playing with the phone. The CONET Project. Mark's reason for not working on Arcadian Gate right now: participating in Tales of the Children. Feedback! VOTE!

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J.C. Hutchins (Personal Effects: Dark Art and 7th Son)
Homemade Cthulhu items
Free-to-download prop documents from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society
Free "Horror" Fonts
Make Your Own Fonts (Lifehacker)
Newspaper Clipping Generator
Airplane Ticket Generator
Fake Magazine Cover Generator
Old Photo Generator
Generator Blog
Authentic Magical Tomes
Midnight Syndicate
RPGNow Music Search
Overclocked Remix
CONET Project (Wikipedia)
Free Sound Project
Sound Jay
A1 Sound Effects
Free Sound Files
My Sound F/X Zombie section
And their scary/creepy section
Interview with Real Life Mystics
That Helicopter Mark Was Talking About (Wikipedia)

This Just In From GenCon!
Accent Your Character (Pulp Gamer)
Canon Puncture
Personal Effects: Sword of Blood
Geek Acres
Tales of the Children

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Mark's Twitter
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today the ENnie, Tomorrow the Parsec!

I've just found out that All Games Considered is now a finalist for the 2009 Best Gaming Podcast Parsec Award. I can't tell you how much of a thrill it is to be so recognized in a single year, and we're looking forward to seeing what happens. I don't know if any of the crew will be at Dragon*Con this year for the ceremony, so we'll have to see what happens there. This has been a great year for AGC, and even if we don't win, the nominations must mean we're doing something right at last.

The Parsec Awards, though, were founded by Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, and Tracy Hickman back in, oh, 2006 I think, to recognize excellence in speculative fiction podcasting.

Our fellow finalists are:
Brilliant Gameologists (I swear, these guys are our nemeses or something! ;) )
City of Heroes Podcast
The Game Kennel
The Podge Cast

Congratulations to all! You can find all the finalists for 2009 here!

Friday, July 24, 2009

ENnie Polls Are Open!

The ENnie Award polls are now open until August 1st. Please be sure to remember us when you cast your vote, and thank you!

Go vote here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

AGC News July 23rd 2009 (9:38)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Crafty Games helping get gamers together. Timestreams launch kits for retailers. The Ultimate GMs Screen II! Herolab support for Cortex System! Martin Ralya at Gnome Stew gets a preview of Geist: The Sin-Eaters! Games Unconference at NeonCon, with Eric Mona giving the Keynote Address. Also find the Camarilla's Southwest Region Featured Game there!

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Crafty Games (Spycraft 2.0)
Pen and Paper Games
Obsidian Portal
Lonely Gamer Network
Timestreams (Bucephalus Games)
Timestreams Retailer Pack Information (Bucephalus Games)
Ultimate GMs Screen II (Fat Dragon Games)
Herolab (Lone Wolf Development)

Geist: The Sin-Eaters Preview: Running Geist (Which Is Not Wraith) (Gnome Stew)

NeonCon Games Unconference
NeonCon Camarilla Activities

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

AGC News July 16th 2009 (ENnies Special) (42:10)

With Mark and Mags. Our nomination for the ENnie awards, and our fellow nominees! Signal Fire Studios and Metamorphsis Alpha. Vox. Warhammer: Invasion LCG. Revolution! Our ENnies picks, such as we can make them. Nominations still open for Publisher of the Year until July 19th, and voting begins on July 24th!

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Signal Fire Studios (Metamorphosis Alpha)
Vox (Aethereal Forge)
Warhammer: Invasion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Revolution (Steve Jackson Games)
The ENnie Awards

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

AGC 107 July 14 2009 (Big Damn Review: Electic Boogaloo) (1:22:14)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Our 4th of July. Mark saw Up (good movie), then goes on to talk about Citadel of the Corruptor. Mags follows up with In Search of Adventure. Mark decides to go into Age of Cthulhu: Death at Luxor. Ben went to Origins and picked up Hackmaster Basic. Reminiscing about HackMaster (and Mark makes a small misstatement). Mark looks at Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies. Mags discusses the Scion Companion. Mark brings us around to Apocalypse Prevention Inc. What is the plural of apocalypse? The apocalypic angle on Forgotten Heroes, and a glance at Blackdirge's Dungeon Denizens. Feedback, including a nifty pun!

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DCC 61: Citadel of the Corruptor (Goodman Games)
In Search of Adventure (Goodman Games)
Age of Cthulhu: Death in Luxor (Goodman Games)
Hackmaster Basic (Kenzer and Company)
Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies (Evil Hat/Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Scion Companion (White Wolf)
Third Eye Games (Apocalypse Prevention Inc)
Forgotten Heroes: Fang, Fist and Song (Goodman Games)
Blackdirge's Dungeon Denizens (Goodman Games)
H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

White Wolf BlogCast
The Babylon Podcast
Into The Dark
GenCon Events (Pulp Gamer)
Canon Puncture

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Monday, July 13, 2009

We've been nominated!

We here at All Games Considered are proud to announce our nomination for Best Podcast in the 2009 ENnie Awards! There were a lot of great podcasts in the running, and so many nominated as well, so we're all very excited to be recognized in this manner.

So congratulations to our fellow nominees as well, and I hope to see you all at GenCon this year!

2009 ENnie Award Nominations

Our Fellow Nominees:
Brilliant Gameologists
Order 66
Return to Northmoor
The Voice of the Revolution

Thursday, July 09, 2009

AGC News July 9th 2009 (18:28)

With Mark and Mags. Origins Award Winners! Dominion also wins Spiel de Jahres! Upper Deck announced licensing with Marvel! XDM Release! What's happening to Midnight? And what's this about a movie? Return of the Windhammer Prize! Grind! Blood Bowl going to PC and portable gaming platforms! Players Handbook III release date! Adventure Games Publishing Wedding Celebration Sale!

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Origins Award Winners (Critical-Hits)
Hyborian War (Reality Simulations Inc)
Magic: Shards of Alara 1 (Wizards of the Coast)
Say Anything (North Star Games)
Tour De Lovecraft: The Tale (Atomic Overmind Press)
Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons Vol 2 (Devil's Due Publishing)
Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations (Catalyst Game Labs)
d-Total (Gamescience)
Serenity Adventures (Margaret Weis Productions)
Mouse Guard (Archaia Studios)
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Pandemic (Z-Man Games)
Flames of War Firestorm Campaign
Fauna (SdJ Nominee)
Finca (SdJ Nominee)
Fits (SdJ Nominee)
Ted Cheatham Origins Video
XDM: X-treme Dungeon Mastery
Schlock Mercenary
Gamer Dome Spots The Vanishing Midnight
Midnight Chronicles
2009 Windhammer Prize
2008 Windhammer Prize Winners
Grind (Privateer Press)
Blood Bowl
Blood Bowl PC Download Purchase
RPG Examiner interview with Aldo Ghiozzi
Adventure Games Publishing Wedding Sale (While Applicable)

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

AGC 106 June 30 2009 (Your Cheating Heart) (1:17:17)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Mark goes into a little more detail on HyperiCon and shows the panel his copy of Personal Effects. Carol talks about Living Labyrinth. What is cheating, and why would someone cheat? "Allowed" cheating in Illuminati and Kill Puppies For Satan. GM cheating and "fudging." How do you confront cheating at the table? Cheating methodologies. Point fudging. Fun with movement. Hidden resources. Notes and knowledge. Cheating with cards, from shuffles to messing with the draw. A trivial aside on card counting and various accounts of the MIT Blackjack Team. Dice rolling methods. Hard to read dice. Non-standard and weighted dice. Would you believe microwaved? (And how about a Mythbu... er, we mean Legend Smashing episode?) Mark brings up Wolfram Alpha, and throws a shout out to Kicked in The Dicebags. It's time to get us back in the spotlight, listeners!

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Personl Effects: Dark Art
Living Labyrinth (Bucephalus Games)
Illuminati (Steve Jackson Games)
Kill Puppies For Satan (Lumpley Games)
The Munchkin's Guide to Power Gaming (Steve Jackson Games)
Wolfram Alpha
Kicked In The Dicebags

Gamer's Haven
Order 66
The Jesus Geeks

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