Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AGC News September 30th 2009 (12:10)

With Mark, Mags, and Carol. Somehow we mention the Soul Train YouTube Channel. Ultramarines, a Warhammer 40K movie! A digression on celebrity gamers. Dominion wins more awards. Catalyst Game Labs rolling out Retail Electronic Delivery, bringing online and your local game store closer together! NECA picks up WizKids, Clix, and Pirates! Days of Wonder's Small World design contest winners! +1 Sword Comedy Show in Melbourne (for our Australian listeners).

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Show links
Soul Train YouTube Channel
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Catalyst Retail Online Delivery
National Entertainment Collectibles Association buys WizKids Properties
Days of Wonder Small World Design Contest Winners
+1 Sword (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Mark and Ben appear on another podcast...

In particular, the Amorphous Blobcast -- the episode they recorded, and that Ben and I sat in for, at GenCon got posted today. If you happen upon this post late, it's Episode 40 (as I post this, it's at the top of their page).

Their show is explicit-tagged in iTunes, but I don't recall things getting too terribly out of hand at this particular recording. It has been a month or so, though, so take requisite care if this matters to you. Otherwise, please feel free to check it out!

Amorphous Blobcast

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Watch Out For... Blogging!

We've teased on numerous recent episodes that we may start publishing regular blog content here, and we have in fact posted an item or two in the past, mostly with regard to product reviews.

I'm hoping to have a regular column (whether weekly or fortnightly yet to be determined) ready to start in early October. Carol and Mags are also mulling ideas, which I hope to present to our listeners and readers soon. In addition, we'll try putting more detailed reviews here as well, at least apart from the Big Damn Review Shows, which would require quite the series of blog posts...

In short, though, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

AGC 113 September 22 2009 (GenCon 2009's Last Revenge) (1:03:53)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Talking about interviews, reunions, birthdays and True Blood. Incoming reviews! Contests, we have contests (including the "Mags' Stuff for a Logo" contest). A call for help to Spider Robinson fans. RPG Buffet: The End d20! Mark talks to Chris Engle of Hamster Press and Kevin Allen Jr., creator of Sweet Agatha, and Carol talks to Jeremy Keller, creator of Chronica Feudalis. Feedback! A Labyrinth Lord-related zine, response to Talismania Revised, and offers to help test some gaming myths (and a call for more)! A little bit on Disney buying Marvel before we check out.

From the RPG Buffet:
Since the game was a post-apocalyptic setting, the Buffet decided to focus on foods that one might find while scavenging for food after the collapse of civilization. To that end, our appetizers were made from shelf-stable products: potted meat spread over crackers, canned fruit, etc. For our main dish, we opted for a classic Kentucky Burgoo, a hunter's stew made from ingredients that one might forage while out in the deep woods hunting game. None of us hunt, but venison and rabbit are readily available through farmer's markets and natural food stores.


3 pounds pound mixed meats (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, game such as squirrel, etc.)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups beef broth
2 cups water
1 large onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 large potatoes, diced
4 large carrots, diced
1 cup peas
1 cup yellow corn
1 cup lima beans
1/2 cup okra
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 can (29 ounce size) tomato puree
1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Layer ingredients in slow cooker, starting with meat and liquids and ending with tomatoes. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours until meats and vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. If using chicken or other meat with bones, remove from slow cooker, let cool, and remove chicken from bones. Cut meat into bite size pieces and return to slow cooker.

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Show links
Heroic Journey Publishing
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Link to Bounty Head Bebop Review Episode
Spider Robinson
Info for Jeanne Robinson donations
Spider Robinson Book Links
The End d20 (
Kevin Allen Jr. (Sweet Agatha)
Hamster Press
Matrix Game Yahoo Group
Chronica Feudalis
Chronica Feudalis Character Sheets
The Forge
Switching To Guns (The Labyrinth Lord-based Zine)
Talisman Island

The GutterSkypes
Into The Dark
Adventures of Indiana Jim

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

AGC News September 17th 2009 (13:22)

With Mark, Mags, and Carol. One Bad Egg packs it in. Pathfinder to PCGen! Fantasy Flight picks up Tannhauser! FantasyCraft and Spycraft licensing! More on the GenCon-Indy connection. ENnie Awards fan survey is online (as are pictures). A Dungeon Twister 2 release date!

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One Bad Egg
Highmoon Media
Fred Hicks comments on EN World
Justin D. Jacobson comments on EN World
PCGen (Sourceforge)
Fantasy Flight Acquires Tannhauser
Crafty Games "Powered By FantasyCraft/Spycraft" Licensing
GenCon in Indy through 2015
ENnies Fan Survey
ENnies Ceremony Pictures
Dungeon Twister (US Site)

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AGC 112 September 15 2009 (GenCon 2009 Part III) (1:16:58)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Ben Balestra. A little extra out-of-sequence GenCon coverage! Mark talks up the Bounty Head Bebop: Blast Off! contest -- send us your show ideas! Mark talks to Robert Gifford from Geek Chic to kick off the festivities. Ben brings us his GenCon experiences. Mags discusses Judge Dredd and Traveller with Brian Steele of Mongoose Publishing, Mark talks to George Vassilakos of Eden Studios, Mags talks to Vicki Potter of Tabletop Adventures, and Mark discusses Warlords of Europe with Kyle Battle and Russ Rupe of Conquest Gaming. Carol brings us an interview with RPG writer Jess Hartley. Next week, we go Old School!

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Show links
Heroic Journey Publishing
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Link to Bounty Head Bebop Review Episode
Geek Chic
Judge Dredd (Mongoose Publishing)
Traveller (Mongoose Publishing)
Eden Studios (All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Conspiracy X, Ghosts of Albion)
Tabletop Adventures
Conquest Gaming LLC (Warlords of Europe)
Jess Hartley

Amorphous Blobcast
Geek Acres

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

AGC 111 September 8 2009 (More From GenCon 2009) (1:24:36)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Looking forward to DragonCon and the Parsec Award (which Brilliant Gameologists won; the episode was recorded before that). Mags moved, and Carol helped, and Mark went to Mammoth Cave. Even more tourism advice for Kentucky and Tennessee before we begin. Kickoff of Game Chef. More GenCon interviews! Mark talks with the crew from PST Productions about TerrorWerks, Mags talks Gaming Paper with Thomas Grable, Mark discusses Action Castle with Jared Sorensen, Mags talks a new game with Suzi Yee from Expeditious Retreat Press, and Mark chats with Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games. Going over the ENnies results (with asides about Carol's adventure finding the ENnies booth and Mags' expedition to find the Embassy Suites) and controversies. General GenCon activites and wrap up. Arrivals, and straight into the White Wolf party. Carol's Wingman Distraction. Game acquisitions and Mags' Titan Rant. Dice, and the EstrogenCast. Mark wins a Revolution. Planechase threatens to drag Mark back into Magic. Mags went to Mike Stackpole's writing seminars, and Carol had a D'oh moment. Mark's meetings and purchases, with an side to the text adventures of old. Coming in the future: contests, and some Old School gaming! The return of ConGlomeration, and SLGG!

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Show links
Game Chef
TerrorWerks (PST Productions)
Gaming Paper
Action Castle (Memento-Mori Theatricks)
Expeditious Retreat Press
Goodman Games
Kobold Quarterly
Obsidian Portal
CthulhuTech (Catalyst Game Labs)
Paizo Publishing (All That Pathfinder Stuff)
Dark Heresy (Fantasy Flight Games)
Mouse Guard (Archaia Studios Press)
Star Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Evil Hat Productions (Don't Lose Your Mind, Spirit of the Century)
Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
A Song of Ice and Fire (Green Ronin)
Swords and Wizardry (Mythmere Games)
White Wolf (Razorkids, Art of Exalted, Changeling)
Tales of Zobeck (Open Design)
D&D Insider (Wizards of the Coast)
BattleTech: The Corps (Catalyst Game Labs)
Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies (Evil Hat/Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Chronica Feudalis
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Geist: The Sin-Eaters (White Wolf)
Hex Games (QAGS)
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Pandemic (Z-Man Games)
Revolution (Steve Jackson Games)
Magic: The Gathering/Planechase (Wizards of the Coast)
Michael Stackpole's site
Ganakagok (Consensus Games)
The Screaming Alpha
Game On! with Cody and John
Amorphous Blobcast
Gold: The Series
Aiden 5
Othercourt Games
Play Dirty (Wicked Dead Brewing Company)
Play Dirty YouTube Videos
Burning Wheel
ConGlomeration's Facebook Page
Secret Life of Girl Gamers

The GutterSkypes
Canon Puncture
Hidden Grid
Narrative Control
Master Plan

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Congratulations Brilliant Gameologists...

...on your awesome Parsec Award victory!