Tuesday, December 28, 2010

AGC 143 November 30th 2010 (This Big Damn Review Show Has Not Yet Been Rated) (2:04:10)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Getting caught up. DriveThruRPG picks. Mark's fun with Netflix picks. Mark reviews Pirate vs Pirate and 10 Days In The Americas. Pookie talks about Aliens. Mags reviews Perfect Horizon for the HDL system. Mark double-shots Mecha and Iron Tyrants. Carol reviews Monsters And Other Childish Things. Pookie discusses Pandemic and Forbidden Island. Mark talks a bit about Monkeys Took My Jetpack (a podcast, not a game). Mags reviews Waxman's Warriors from Hex Games. Mark double-shots Wu-Xing: The Ninja Crusade and Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition.


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Show links
Pirate vs Pirate (Out of the Box Publishing)
10 Days In The Americas (Out of the Box Publishing)
Aliens: This Time It's War (Board Game Geek)
Perfect Horizon (TremorWorks)
AGC 75 with HDL Review (March 18 2008)
HDL Quickstart (RPGNow)
HDL Character Generator iPhone App
Iron Tyrants (Spooky Outhouse Productions)
Mecha (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Monsters and Other Childish Things (Arc Dream Publishing)
Z-Man Games (Pandemic)
Forbidden Island (Gamewright)
Waxman's Warriors (Hex Games)
Wu-Xing: The Ninja Crusade (Third Eye Games)
AGC 107 with Apocalypse Prevention Incorporated Review (July 14 2009)
Legend of the Five Rings RPG (Alderac Entertainment Group)


AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Hellas: Princes of the Universe (Khepera Publishing)
Carol: World of Darkness: Mirrors (White Wolf Game Studio)
Mags: ICONS (Adamant Entertainment)


Promos
ConGlomeration
Monkeys Took My Jetpack

Thursday, December 23, 2010

AGC Interview 11 (Gnome Stew and Eureka!) (31:29)

Mags talks to DNAPhil, John Arcadian, and Patrick Benson from Gnome Stew about Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters.


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Show links
Gnome Stew
Silvervine Games
You Meet In A Tavern.com
Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters (Engine Publishing)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mags-The-Axe School of GMing 2 (Play Dirty by John Wick) (8:05)

Mags and Mark (especially Mags) review one of the textbooks of the Mags-The-Axe School of Game Mastering, John Wick's Play Dirty.


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Show links
Play Dirty (John Wick Presents...)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

RPG Buffet 15 (Year of D&D Part 9: Ravenloft, Dragonlance, and Eberron) (48:42)

Catching up on recordings for several episodes of RPG Buffet, including Ravenloft, Dragonlance, and the last game set in Eberron. Following all of this is the overview of the year's gaming.


RAVENLOFT (August 2011)
Because Strahd, the iconic villain of the Ravenloft setting, is so heavily influenced by Dracula and other East European terrors--and also because Steve is Hungarian by ethnicity--the Buffet decided to feast on Hungarian food that night!

PAPRIKAS CSIRKE
Paprikás csirke, or "paprika chicken," is one Hungary's most famous dishes. Chicken is simmered in a paprika-flavored sauce until tender and sour cream is stirred into the sauce to enrich it. Chicken paprikash, as it is often called, is served with buttered noodles, csipetke or zsemlegomboc. Use genuine, high-quality Hungarian paprika, not the typical supermarket variety. 4 to 6 servings

Oil, butter or lard -- 2 tablespoons
Chicken, cut into serving pieces -- 2 1/2 to 3 pounds
Onions, thinly sliced -- 2
Hungarian sweet paprika -- 1/4 cup
Flour -- 2 tablespoons
Stock or water -- 1 1/2 cups
Salt and pepper -- to taste
Sour cream -- 1 cup
Lemon juice (optional) -- 1 tablespoon

Method
1. Heat the oil over medium-high flame in a large, heavy-bottomed pot or skillet. Add the chicken pieces a few at a time and brown on all sides. Remove to a platter.
2. Remove any excess oil leaving about 2 tablespoons and add the onions. Sauté the onions until wilted and just beginning to brown. Stir in the paprika and flour and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
3. Whisk in the stock or water, breaking up any lumps. Add the browned chicken pieces and the salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
4. Remove the chicken to a platter and skim any excess fat from the sauce. Stir in the sour cream and lemon juice if using. Adjust seasoning and reheat over low flame. Return the chicken to the sauce and serve hot.


ERDELYI RAKOTT KASPOSZTA
This layered sausage and sauerkraut dish comes from the Transylvania, or Erdély, region of Hungary and Romania. Erdelyi rakott kaposzta is Transylvanian comfort food, rich and warming for a wintertime meal. 4 to 6 servings

Rice -- 1 cup
Stock or water -- 2 cups
Oil -- 2 tablespoons
Paprika -- 2 tablespoons
Onions, minced -- 2
Pork butt or shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes -- 1 pound
Spicy pork sausage (see variations), sliced into rounds -- 1/2 pounds
Stock or water -- 1 1/2 cups
Salt and pepper -- to taste
Sauerkraut, rinsed and squeezed dry -- 2 pounds
Hard-boiled eggs (optional), sliced into rounds -- 3
Sour cream -- 1 cup
Bacon -- 4 pieces
Paprika -- 1 teaspoon

Method
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place the rice, 2 cups stock or water and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover tightly and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and set off to the side, covered.
2. Heat the oil in a sauté pan or skillet over medium flame. Add the paprika and stir to just cook through and color the oil, about 30 seconds. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Do not brown.
3. Add pork, sausage and the 1 1/2 cups of stock or water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add more stock or water if necessary to keep the pan from drying out. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Place 1/3 of the rinsed sauerkraut in the bottom of a large casserole or baking dish. Spread 1/2 of the cooked rice over the sauerkraut. Then spread 1/2 of the meat over the rice. Lay egg slices over the pork and sausages. Repeat these layers a second time, finishing with a layer of sauerkraut.
5. Spread the sour cream over the top of the sauerkraut and lay the bacon strips neatly over the sour cream. Sprinkle the top of the dish with paprika for garnish.
6. Place the casserole in oven and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until it is bubbling and browned on top.

Variations
Try to use a Eastern European sausage like kolbász, kielbasa or Polish sausage. If unavailable, just use a spicy Italian sausage. Some recipes substitute cooked sliced potatoes for the rice


Goulash
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 Tb oil
1 ½ pounds lean stewing meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tsp paprika
¼ tsp caraway seeds, crushed with the back of a spoon
pinch of marjoram
salt
2 cloves garlic, peeled
4 cups beef broth or stock
1 medium green pepper, cored and cut inot 1/2 –inch strips
3 small peeled tomatoes, preferably canned
2 pounds potatoes
cooked noodles (optional)

In Dutch oven or casserole with cover, saute onion in oil till it wilts. Remove and set aside. Pat meat dry and brown it, adding more oil if needed. Set meat aside with the onions. Pour in ½ cup of water and stir up brown bits. Add paprika, marjoram, caraway seeds and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the garlic, then the beef and onions and add enough stock to cover meat by 2 inches. Simmer for an hour, covered, adding more stock as needed to keep meat well covered. Add green pepper and tomatoes and continue simmering. Peel potatoes and cut into ½ - inch dice; keep them in water until ready to use. After meat has been cooking 1 ½ hours, add potatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover. Simmer another 25 minutes or until potatoes are done. Taste – may need more salt. Stir in noodles.
Adapted from Susan Derecskey’s The Hungarian Cookbook (NY: HarperPerennial, 1972)


DRAGONLANCE (September 2011)
The Buffet decided to cook out one last time, so Brandon fired up his grill, and Mags made pork chops with an easy lemon-herb marinade. This marinade is also great for chicken. From AllRecipes.com.

Grilled Lemon-Herb Pork Chops (AllRecipes)
Ingredients
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops

Directions
1. In a large resealable bag, combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper. Place chops in bag, seal, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Turn bag frequently to distribute marinade.
2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Remove chops from bag, and transfer remaining marinade to a saucepan. Bring marinade to a boil, remove from heat, and set aside.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill pork chops for 5 to 7 minutes per side, basting frequently with boiled marinade, until done.


EBERRON (November 2011)

Chocolate Mousse
3-quart porcelain or stainless steel mixing bowl
Wire Whisk
4 egg yolks
¼ cup intant sugar (very finely granulated)
¼ cup orange liqueur
Pan of not-quite simmering water
Basin of cold water

Separate eggs and save whites separately (see below). Beat the egg yolks and sugar together until mixture is a thick, pale yellow, and falls back upon itself, forming a slowly dissolving ribbon. Beat in the orange liqueur. Set mixing bowl over not-quite simmering water and continue beating 3-4 minutes until foamy and too hot to touch. Then put over basin of cold water and beat another 3-4 minutes, until it’s cool and again forms the ribbon. It will have the consistency of mayonnaise.

6 oz semisweet baking chocolate
4 Tb strong coffee
Small saucepan
1 ½ sticks (6 oz) softened unsalted butter

Melt chocolate with coffee over hot water (or carefully in microwave). Remove from heat and beat in the butter a little at a time, beat chocolate into egg yolk to make a smooth cream.

4 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 Tb granulated sugar

Beat egg white and salt until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue to beat until you get stiff peaks. Stir ¼ of egg mixture into chocolate mixture and fold in the rest.
Adapted from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vol. 1. (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998)


Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
Crepe batter:
2 cups milk
1 ¼ cups water
2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
1 Tb oil

Add milk and waer to flour gradually, beating with whisk constantly so that the batter is very smooth. Add eggs, salt, and oil. Bet until smooth and set aside to rest for an hour or two.

Heat a large frying pan or crepe pan and grease very slightly. Pour large spoonful of batter into pan and roll around in the pan to cover the bottom. When brown, turn with large spatula and cook a moment on the other side. Place crepes on a large piece of foil and wrap up to keep warm in oven until ready to serve. They can be frozen.

When putting crepes together, put a crepe in the pan, cover with a few tablespoons of filling and cook 2 minutes. Roll up and serve.

Filling:
While chicken, cut up – about three pounds.

Simmer with:
onion stuck all over with cloves
carrot
2 bay leaves
sprig or two of parsley
celery leaves
salt and pepper

After an hour, make sure juices are running clear (rather than pink) from the chicken. Cook longer if necessary, then allow chicken to cool in stock. Drain stock and discard everything but the stock and chicken. Cut the chicken meat into small pieces.

Add:
8-oz mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in butter.

Make bechamel:
3 Tb butter
3 Tb flour
1 cup chicken stock
salt and pepper
a touch of nutmeg
1 cup cream
3 egg yolks

Melt butter in saucepan, and add flour, stirring with whisk. Add stock, stirring until the sauce thickens. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg, cream and egg yolks; heat, stirring, until mixture thickens. Don’t let it boil or it will curdle! Add squeeze of lemon juice, chicken and mushrooms. When hot, place in crepes as described. Feeds about 8.
Adapted from Claudia Roden’s Everything Tastes Better Outdoors (NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984)


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Show links
Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
Ravenloft (Wikipedia)
Dragonlance (Wikipedia)
Eberron (Wikipedia)


Promos
Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine
The Dragonlance Canticle
The BaltiCon Podcast

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

RPG Buffet 14 (Year of D&D Part 8: Dungeons and Dragons Fourth Edition) (28:34)

An overview of D&D Fourth Edition, before the specific setting entries come up.

October is always chili night, and as always John has refused to share his chili recipe with the audience. Mags brought White Chicken Chili, and presents the recipe from CDKitchen.com.

Tomatillo Chicken Chili w/White Beans (CDKitchen)

Ingredients:
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 pound ground chicken
1 white onion
3 cloves garlic
1 serrano chili
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 tablespoon coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 pound tomatillos
2 cans white beans
1 can (4 oz size) mild green chilies
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup chopped cilantro
Optional pumpkin seeds, sour cream, grated jack cheese

Directions:
Preheat large soup pot with vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add ground chicken when hot.

Meanwhile, dice onion and garlic. Remove seeds from Serrano chili and finely mince. Break chicken up with a wooden spoon every couple of minutes. After chicken has been cooking for about 5 minutes, add onion and continue to cook breaking up chicken and stirring every couple of minutes.

Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse to remove sticky coating. When chicken has been cooking with the onions for about 3 minutes, add garlic, Serrano, cumin, coriander, and salt. Continue cooking for another 2 minutes.

Roughly chop tomatillos, or cut into quarters if the tomatillos are small. Add tomatillos to meat. Place a lid on the pot and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Crain and rinse white beans. Drain chilies and finely chop. Chop cilantro. After tomatillos have been cooking for 10 minutes, add beans and green chilies along with chicken stock. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Remove lid and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 8 minutes until chili has thickened and liquid has reduced slightly.

Remove from heat and stir in cilantro if serving immediately. If not serving immediately, save cilantro and serve as a garnish on each bowl. Taste for seasoning and adjust with more salt if necessary. Top with optional pumpkin seeds, sour cream, or cheese and serve.


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Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)

Thursday, December 02, 2010

AGC News December 2nd 2010 (26:50)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Games Magazine announces it Games of the Year. Wizards announces a new Virtual Tabletop, and drops its Player Rewards program. Willingham V&V reprints coming! Wizard acquires Mid-Ohio-Con. New deck building game coming from AEG. Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars! New Killer Bunnies expansions. A look at the coming fate of bookstores.


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Show links
Games Magazine Games of the Year (Games Magazine)
Jump Gate (The GameCrafter)
D&D Virtual Table FAQ (Wizards of the Coast)
Virtual Table Overview Videos (Dread Gazebo)
Monkey House Games (Villains and Vigilantes)
Mid-Ohio-Con
Alderac Entertainment Group (Thunderstone, Nightfall)
Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars (Toy Vault)
Killer Bunnies (Playroom Entertainment)
Joseph-Beth Files For Bankruptcy Protection (Lexington Herald-Leader/Kentucky.com)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

AGC 142 November 30th 2010 (Taking a Contract Out On Your Players) (37:41)

With Mark and Mags. Carol had more chaos. Everyone's chaos and Mark's creative phase (and he did finish NaNoWriMo). DriveThruRPG Picks. Mark's dating woes, and how they relate to tonight's topic. Social Contracts! What are they and what form do they take? Out of the game itself. Shifting to in game concerns. House rules or no, and GM leeway. Large groups and LARP. Changes to your group. Watch out for gaming the system. Big things you need to cover. Mark's earliest RPG writing credit is now back up on e23. ExtraordinAgents is out, and maybe Mark will run it at ConGlomeration (which is also putting it's scheduling online).


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Show links
Mortal Coil (Galileo Games)
Mortal Coil on DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Mark's "Geek Girls" YouTube Video
In Your Face Again (Atlas Games/e23)
The ExtraordinAgents! (Khepera Publishing/Cubicle 7 Store)


AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Savage Worlds Fantasy Companion (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Mags: FantasyCraft Adventure Companion (Crafty Games)


Promos
ConGlomeration
Zero Fortitude

Monday, November 22, 2010

AGC Feedback November 22nd 2010 (14:38)

Recorded November 16th, 2010, with Mark and Mags. Apologies because things are chaotic and we've fallen behind on feedback. No more voice mail number at the moment. Cincinnati game stores and such. The I.T. Crowd. Dark Deeds In Freeport patronage project. MiniSix. World Fantasy Con. Shave a Sheep in the US! Villain laughs and changing tables. Upcoming shows.


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Show links
YottaQuest
Dark Deeds In Freeport Announcement (Open Design)
Antipaladin Games (MiniSix)
Shave A Sheep (Lego)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Stealth Geek Unlimited

Friday, November 19, 2010

AGC News November 19th 2010 (23:45)

With Mark and Mags. New online D&D Character Builder announced. The Forge going into "Winter." Palladium and Trion settle. DriveThruRPG raises $65,000 for Pakistan flood relief. Heroscape is going away! Playing Cards and the Game of Life in the Toy Hall of Fame! Mikki Nicholson wins UK Scrabble championship! Nigerian governor Akpabio defeats world Scrabble champion! Battle Cry returning! Champions Online going Free-To-Play! Wild World Wrestling! Could Hasbro Game Movies cost a Studio Exec his job? Game companies helping an alternative high school teacher.


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Show links
New D&D Character Builder (Wizards of the Coast Community)
The Winter of the Forge looms near (The Forge)
Palladium Books v. Trion Worlds Inc. Rifts Trademark Case Resolved! (LivingDice)
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
Heroscape Cancellation FAQ (Wizards of the Coast)
Toy Hall of Fame
Battle Cry (Wizards of the Coast)
Wild World Wrestling Thread (Timeout Diversions Forum)
Kayfabe (Errant Knight Games)
Ron Meyer May Be Sunk at Universal: Was a Roster of Board-Game Movies His Final Mistake? (New York Magazine Vulture Blog)
Game Companties Helping Out (RPG.net Forums

Saturday, November 13, 2010

ConGlomeration Promos

Hey all,

We now have promos for the local science-fiction et cetera convention, ConGlomeration! We hope to see some of our listeners there, and for the podcasters in our audience, we hope you'll make use of one of these promos!

Promo 1

Promo 2

Thanks!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

AGC 141 November 9th 2010 (Better Know A Game Company: Blackwyrm Games) (45:50)

With Mags, Carol, and Dave Mattingly. Mark is absent due to stuff. Upcoming content. Dave's Geek Cred. The history of Blackwyrm Games. Haymaker and Ez Hero, and the founding of Blackwyrm. Moving into fiction publishing. What they're working on now. Audio? A contest as well...


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Show links
Blackwyrm Games and Publishing
Afterthoughts
Left in the Dark
Albrim's Curse
Gran's Secret
An Unforgiving Land
The Holler
Branwen's Garden
The Starcrossed
Trajan's Arch
Kazei 5
Pretty Hate Machines
Unkindness
Autographed Trajan's Arch Contest (Until November 30th)


Promos
Star Trek: Outpost
Yog Radio
DriveThruRPG

Thursday, November 04, 2010

AGC News November 4th 2010 (9:40)

With Mags and Carol. Mark is out due to an unavoidable scheduling thing. GAMA has a new retailer division chair, and Wizards of the Coast has a new Marketing VP. WizKids relaunching Mage Knight! Exodus coming soon for Battlestar Galactica (with an aside about Caprica). Mirrodin Besieged coming in February.


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Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
WizKids (Mage Knight)
Battlestar Galactica Exodus Expansion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

RPG Buffet 13 (Second Helping: FantasyCraft) (18:38)

Louis runs Crafty Games' FantasyCraft for the Buffet, with additional input from Mags, Steve, and John.


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FantasyCraft (Crafty Games)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Games You May Never Have Heard Of 3 (Cosmic Encounter and Complete Disclosure) (12:22)

With Ben Balestra. Cosmic Encounter, the game that wouldn't die. Also, a word on games received free for review.


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Cosmic Encounter (Wikipedia)
Cosmic Encounter (Fantasy Flight Games)


Promos
The Tome

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RPG Buffet 12 (Year of D&D Part 7: D&D Third Edition Forgotten Realms) (22:43)

Kae brings the RPG Buffet to Third Edition with Forgotten Realms!


Kae's Chili Burgers
Lightly beat one egg.
Add 2 tbsps chili powder, 1 tsp hing or onion powder, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cumin, a dash of red pepper, and a dash of salt.
Mix completely.
Add 3 lbs of ground beef.

Mix completely. Make into patties and grill! YUM!


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Show links
Dungeons and Dragons 3rd Edition (Wikipedia)
Forgotten Realms (Wikipedia)


Promos
Brilliant Gameologists
The Escapistcast

Thursday, October 21, 2010

AGC News October 21st 2010 (28:39)

With Mark and Mags. The Big White Wolf announcement. DriveThruRPG and Doctors Without Borders join forces to help victims of the Pakistan flooding. D&D4 and Pathfinder tied for hobby sales! What won't be at Spiel 2010. Games Workshop profits, and musing on their "One Man Store" concept. Palladium back on track. Paizo to release a snazzy new version of Save Doctor Lucky. Cryptozoic collecting cans in a WoW TCG tournament! Wings of War Revised Deluxe Set coming to Europe! Hasbro Earnings (and commentary on the movies). A new Reiner Knizia game! Mayfair co-sponsoring Origins Game Fair 2011. The IT Crowd game.


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Show links
Doctors Without Borders Pakistan Flood Relief Bundle (DriveThruRPG)
Doctors Without Borders Pakistan Flood Relief (DriveThruComics)
Mouse Guard Boxed Set (David Petersen's Blog)
Save Doctor Lucky (Paizo Publishing)
Chase The Can (Cryptozoic)
The IT Crowd Series 1-4 (Amazon.co.uk)

Monday, October 11, 2010

AGC 140 October 12th 2010 (GenCon Interview Z!) (54:48)

More interviews from GenCon, after Mark presents a DriveThruRPG pick (and also describes how the Diaspora interview was lost). Mags talks to James Sutter from Paizo Publishing about things Pathfinder. Carol interviews James Auld from iTabletop about their virtual tabletop. Mags speaks to Brenda Holsknecht from Geek Chic! Carol talked to Matthew Grau, co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of Infrno, a new virtual tabletop that is system neutral, and community based. Mags speaks with Will Schoonover from Steve Jackson Games about Zombie Dice and Cthulhu Dice. Carol spoke with Tony Sisson and Ken, the gentlemen at Exim-Games booth at GenCon this year and found out about xPirate, the first integrated iPod/iPhone Touch board game / mobile application. Mags interviews the folks at Lego about their game line. Carol talks to Ben McFarland about Open Design, the patronage system, and new products.


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Show links
Paizo Publishing (Pathfinder)
iTabletop
Geek Chic
Infrno
Steve Jackson Games (Zombie Dice, Cthulhu Dice)
Exim Games (xPirate)
Lego Games
Kobold Quarterly/Open Design


AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Tunnels and Trolls (Fiery Dragon)


Promos
The Babylon Podcast

Friday, October 08, 2010

AGC News October 8th 2010 (19:05)

With Mark and Mags. AEG has a Legend of the Five Rings contest! Paizo bringing on coordinators for the Pathfinder Society! A new Marvel RPG! Powerchords is funded! Iron GM at NeonCon! International Gamer Awards for 2010! Small World expansions! Dungeons and Dragons ad on Hulu!


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L5R Imperial Histories Contest (Alderac Entertainment Group)
Pathfinder Society (Paizo Publishing)
That Marvel Reference (Bleeding Cool)
Powerchords (Kickstarter)
Iron GM
NeonCon
Small World: Be Not Afraid (Days of Wonder)
Small World: Necromancer Island (Days of Wonder)
Dungeons and Dragons Hulu Ad (YouTube)

Monday, October 04, 2010

AGC Interview 10 (+5 Charisma) (28:54)

Mark, Mags and Carol welcome E from Geek's Dream Girl back to the show to talk about how her Origins and GenCon events went, and a new site for geek fitness support.


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Geek's Dream Girl
+5 Charisma
Stupid Ranger
Critical Hits
Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Fringeworthy Podcast

Friday, October 01, 2010

AGC 139 October 1st 2010 (The LARP GMing Round Table) (1:00:26)

Mags, Steve and Carol are joined by Eli, Megan, and Other Steve to talk about the ins and outs of LARP GMing, from suitable player bases to combat and problem players.


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Promos
DriveThruRPG Affiliate Link
Hotel Pacifica
The Great Debate

Monday, September 27, 2010

AGC Interview 9 (Don't Call It A GenCon) (27:14)

Mags talks Apocalypse World with Vincent Baker. Carol managed to get a few minutes with Margaret Weis at GenCon this year to talk a little bit about the properties that her company has produced and some of her new fiction. Mags discusses game design and Mispent Youth with Robert Bohl. Carol spoke with Robin D. Laws about "Hamlet's Hit Points" and other projects - plus the strange time warp that GenCon seems to produce. Also discussed are Mutant City Blues, and Skullduggery, which debuted at GenCon this year. He also has a few words of wisdom for the beginning GM.


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Show links
Lumpley Games (Apocalypse World)
Margaret Weis Productions
Mispent Youth
GamePlayWright (Hamlet's Hit Points)
Pelgrane Press (Skullduggery)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Zero Fortitude

Thursday, September 23, 2010

AGC News September 23rd 2010 (26:50)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. The Indie RPG Awards (a little old news). The Deutscher Spiele Preis goes to Fresco! 2010 Windhammer Prize voting is open! Mike Mearls talks to the Escapist about the reception of Fourth Edition. Dolmun Creative to publish support for Bill Coffin's Septimus! Powerchords and Destiny6 Kickstarter projects (with a little commentary from Mags). Loren Wiseman needs your help with medical bills (Paypal to loren@sjgames.com)!


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2009 Indie RPG Awards
2010 Windhammer Prize
Red Box Renaissance (The Escapist Magazine)
Dolmen Creative (Septimus support)
Powerchords (Kickstarter)
Arpeggio
Destiny6 (Kickstarter)
Loren Wiseman Editorial (Journal of the Travellers Aid Society)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

AGC Interview 8 (Steve Kenson at GenCon) (19:56)



Carol talks to Steve Kenson, who wrote DC Adventures, about getting the DC license, and what went in to the DC Adventures line. Listen to the challenges of condensing 75 years of story and art into 4 books over 1 year. We discuss the upcoming Heroes and Villains books, as well as the fourth and final book detailing many of the settings you and your players can use.


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Show links
DC Adventures (Green Ronin)
Mutants and Masterminds (Green Ronin)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
The Wandering Geek

Friday, September 17, 2010

RPG Buffet 11 (Year of D&D Part 6: AD&D Second Edition Al-Qadim and Dark Sun) (26:32)

Starting to catch back up with the Year of D&D, moving on to Second Edition AD&D, and catching up on a missed session. Louis ran Al Qadim in May, and John ran Dark Sun in June.


Mags' Marinated Beef Kabobs
Take five lbs. of stew beef, cut into cubes. Apply 4 tablespoons of Patak's Original Spicy Ginger and Garlic Marinade (or about half the jar) to the beef, and mix together 'til the beef is covered. Dump beef into a Ziploc bag and marinate in the refrigerator at least an hour, preferably 24 hours.

On kabab sticks, alternate beef, tomato, onion, bell pepper, and mushroom. Grill 'til done. Serve with coucous!


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Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition (Wikipedia)
Al-Qadim (Wikipedia)
Dark Sun (Wikipedia)
Sitar Restaurant in Louisville


Promos
Star Trek: Outpost
Brilliant Gameologists

Monday, September 13, 2010

AGC 138 September 14th 2010 (BWAHAHAHAHA!) (47:06)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Lots of reading to do! FantasyCraft in second printing! A nod to Brian Wood. Convention talk! Our first round of DriveThruRPG Picks Of The Fortnight! Getting into villains! Individual and group and places ("Some houses are just born bad"). Villains from the early days of D&D! Bargle Must Die! Paradise Lost. Redemption of villains. Keeping a good villain around. Media recommendations, from Infernal Affairs to the Thunderbolts!


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Show links
Crafty Games (FantasyCraft)
YoreCon
ConGlomeration
Con on the Cob
Into The Dark


AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Diaspora (VSCA Publishing)
Carol: Shaolin Squirrels: Nuts of Fury (HinterWelt Enterprises)
Mags: Gangster London Fiasco Playset (Bully Pulpit Games)


Promos
Story Schtick

Saturday, September 11, 2010

DriveThruRPG Discount Code for September


Check out the following publishers over at DriveThruRPG this month, and use the code HotAugustGames2010 for 20% off of your purchase of their products, through October 5th, 2010!


Goodman Games
Inner City Games Designs
Mongoose
Palladium Books
Pinnacle Entertainment
Erisian Entertainment
Generic Universe Publishing
Holistic Design
Kallisti Press
LPJ Design
Palladium Books
Rogue Games, Inc
RPG Objects
Savage Mojo
Highmoon Games



And if you see anything you really like, be sure to tell us about it! We might make it one of our Picks of the Fortnight on an upcoming AGC episode!

AGC Feedback September 11th 2010 (14:38)

Recorded September 7th, 2010, with Mark, carol, and Mags. Forum issues. Upgrading our LibSyn (and maybe getting an iPhone app)? Virtual tabletops and Scenegrinder. Patches from the Quilt City OGRES (including one contributing to the Gygax Memorial Fund). Questions from the UK. Robert Dean returns to answer our questions. Was the Big Hairy DM captured by Martians? (Just a bit of fun, sorry, please call back!) Spoiler alert?


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Show links
Ruthless Diastema Games
Scenegrinder
OGRES Patches (OGRES)
OGRES Patches (ALittleCrafty.com)
The Big Hairy Podcast (Big Hairy GM)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Geek Acres

Thursday, September 09, 2010

AGC News September 9th 2010 (9:22)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. A new order from the name stuff. Charles Roberts, Avalon Hill founder, passes away. 2010 Finnish Game of the Year winners (with big apologies from Mark). 2010 International Gamer Award nominees (with less need for apologies from Carol). Wrath of Ashardalon! In the blooper reel, we pull back the curtain on our pronunciation difficulties. (And sorry, Mark isn't going to try to put together the huge list of links for all these games. With the links to the Boardgame News pages, you can execute Google searches from there easily, though.)


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Show links
Charles Roberts Obituary (Baltimore Sun)
Finnish Game of the Year Awards (Boardgame News)
Nominees for the 2010 International Gamers Awards (Boardgame News)
Wrath of Ashardalon (Wizards of the Coast)

Monday, September 06, 2010

AGC Interview 7 (Even More From GenCon) (28:01)

Mark, Carol, and Mags bring more interviews from GenCon 2010, including Mags talking to Drew Milosco(?) about the new Star Trek games from WizKids, Carol talked to Travis Parker from the Game Crafter, Mags talking Pathfinder with James Sutter from Paizo Publishing, and Mark chats with Rob Boyle and Brian Cross of Posthuman Studios about Eclipse Phase and other things.


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Show links
WizKids
The Game Crafter
Paizo Publishing (Pathfinder)
Eclipse Phase (Posthuman Studios)
Mark's Guess At The Entry in Adam Jury's Blog Mentioned in the Posthuman Studios Interview. If I'm wrong, check out the blog anyway.
(And the actual blog post, thanks Adam!)


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

AGC Interview 6 (KublaCon: The Rossi Interviews) (26:54)

Listener Joe Rossi brings us coverage of the KublaCon convention from this past May in Burlingame, California. Interviewees include Paul Girardi (Z-Man Games), Robert Gifford (Geek Chic), Candace Moore (CCBE Clothiers), Ed Bryan (Troll and Toad), Patrick Stevens and Alicia Stevens (Numbskull Games), Aldo Ghiozzi (Impressions/Free RPG Day), Patrick Varney (PolyCon), Jeffrey Walker (Three Sages Games), Joshua Qualtieri (Zombiesmith.com), and Alise Barley (Struck). (With apologies from Mark for any misspellings above!)


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KublaCon
Z-Man Games
Geek Chic
CCBE Clothiers
Troll and Toad
Numbskull Games
Free RPG Day
PolyCon
Three Sages Games
ZombieSmith.com
Artworld's page didn't seem to be working when I checked.


Promos
The Gutter Skypes

Monday, August 30, 2010

AGC 137 August 31st 2010 (Damn, That's a Big Interview Show) (1:10:16)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. A word about what we're doing with this new DriveThruRPG affiliation and participation in their Podcast/Blog program. Carol talked to Eddy Webb, Ethan Skemp and Richard Thomas about White Wolf. The White Wolf release schedule is out through July of 2011. Serialized novels and expansion into even more electronic formats are forthcoming. Just what does their new business model mean for what is and can be published? What is the Grand Masquerade all about? Oh, and a little info about this little computer project... Then, Carol and Mark talk to Sean Patrick Fannon and Carinn Seabolt about DriveThruRPG, the Haiti bundle, writing, Shaintar news, Con on the Cob, electronic books, internet play, GenCon highlights, unofficial observations, and retrogaming.

Use the code DTRPGAugust2010BlogPCast at DriveThruRPG for a 20% discount on pdfs from the following publishers until September 10th:
A Terrible Idea
Aethereal Forge
Bailey Records
Crucifiction Games
Dream Pod 9
Fantasy Games Unlimited
Final Redoubt Press
Gold Rush Games
Goodman Games
Highmoon Games
Morbid Games
OtherWorld Creations
Palladium Books
Rogue Games
RPG Objects
Savage Mojo
Tricky Owlbear
Vigilance Press


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Show links
White Wolf Game Studio
DriveThruRPG
Savage Mojo (was Talisman Studios)
Reality Blurs
Infrno
d-Infinity on Facebook


Promos
Podiobooks
The Plitone Revisionist (Podiobooks)
Paul S. Jenkins (The Plitone Revisionist)
Solid Symbols

Friday, August 27, 2010

AGC Feedback August 27th 2010 (16:23)

Recorded August 24th, 2010, with Mark, carol, and Mags. Mental images, lack of pics, and Mage. Technolich. "That's Not Canon!" More Gamma World coverage? Save or Die! A gift from the Computer King! Villains and hawtness. Gamer obsession. Hog calling, cheese rolling and... something. A little bit at the end.


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Show links
Technolich
Gamer's Haven Podcast
Roll For Initiative Podcast
Save or Die! Podcast
Into The Dark


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
Wormwood: Revelation

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AGC News August 26th 2010 (22:11)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Watch for lots of stuff coming down the feed! GenCon Indy crests 30,000! 2010 Deutscher Lernspielpreis winners! Atlantis wins Spiel der Spiele 2010! TSR1 Insidious, playing dangerous games with trademark law! Gamers for Humanity membership drive! News on Fantasy Flight's Arkham Horror minis! Yog Radio posts Continuum seminars (with an aside about boxed sets)! Gamer's Haven gives us the Hamlet's Hit Points panel from GenCon! The return of ConGlomeration, in nifty new digs!


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Show links
GenCon
Creationary (Lego)
Wer War (Ravensburger)
Schollenhupfen (Oberschwäbische Magnetspiele/BoardGameGeek Link)
Donnerwetter (BoardGameGeek)
Atlantis (Mayfair Games)
Well, I Wonder How This Will Go Over - TSR1 Insidious (Underdark Gazette)
Gamers For Humanity Membership Drive
Familiar Faces Are Coming to Arkham (Fantasy Flight Games)
Arkham Horror Minis (Fantasy Flight Games)
Yog Radio
Gamer's Haven Special Edition (Hamlet's Hit Points)
ConGlomeration

Monday, August 23, 2010

AGC Interview 5 (A Mags' Eye View of GenCon 2010) (28:25)

Mark introduces a raft of interviews Mags did at GenCon. In order: Elizabeth Shoemaker-Sampat (Blowback), David Hill (Maschine Zeit) and Filamena Young (An Open Letter to the Gaming Industry), Chris Engle (Hamster Press), Graham Walmsley (Play Unsafe), and Thomas Grable (Gaming Paper).


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Show links
Blowback (Two Scooters Press)
Maschine Zeit (Machine Age Productions)
A Letter to the Game Industry
Hamster Press
Play Unsafe (The Un-store)
Gaming Paper


Promos
DriveThruRPG (Affiliate Link)
The Game Master Show

Friday, August 20, 2010

AGC Interview 4 (Words from GenCon 2010) (22:33)


Mark and Mags bring you interviews from GenCon 2010. Mark talks to Ivan Van Norman with Outbreak: Undead. Mags talks to Kim Tollson of Queen Games. Mark talks to Luke Meyer about the upcoming Iron Tyrants. Mags talks Noel Meyer, artist and owner of the Steampunk wheelchair that Felicia Day tweeted about.


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Show links
Outbreak: Undead
Queen Games
Iron Tyrants
The Podge Cast
Noel Meyer


Promos
Swing And A Miss

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

AGC 136 August 17th 2010 (GenCon Hangover Special) (1:22:31)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Thanks to our listeners for the Silver ENnie (and congrats again to Atomic Array)! Yeah, it's another GenCon retrospective, starting with a True Dungeon proposal. Playing Hellas, and Savage Saturday Night! Meetups, and how to say Tzimisce. A women in gaming panel Carol sat on. A serious situaion. Back from break, and going to tweets of questions and such, a discussion of headgear sparked by Mick Bradley. A look ahead at upcoming interviews. What we brought back, and a little commentary along the way. Stuff we saw. WizKids' upcoming Star Trek games. "That's not canon!" The meet-and-greet. Virtual Tabletops. Other shout outs. A few of our favorite things. The White Wolf booth. We suppose Mark can talk about this book he has coming out... What did we miss? And thanks to Sarah Robinson, without whom none of this would be possible...


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Show links
Atomic Array
Wil Wheaton and True Dungeon Engagement stories (Trudger's Treatises)
Wil Wheaton At Gencon On Why He Is A Geek-Part 1 (YouTube)
The Bones (Gameplaywright)
Hellas (Khepera Publishing)
Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds)
RPG Circus
Roll For Initiative
Geek's Dream Girl
Apocalypse World (Lumpley Games)
Blowback (Two Scooters Press)
Maschine Zeit (Machine Age Productions)
Fat Dragon Games (Ultimate GM's Screen II)
Zombie Dice (Steve Jackson Games)
Ape Games (Duck Duck Safari, Duck Duck Go)
DC Adventures (Green Ronin)
Element (MindtwisterUSA)
Asmodee Editions (Dixit, Identik, Claustrophobia)
Hamster Press (Guilty Moneybags)
Tri Tac Games (Fringeworthy)
Play Unsafe (Lulu)
Mecha (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Lacuna Part I (Memento Mori Publishing)
Flying Buffalo (Tunnels and Trolls, Monsters! Monsters!)
Skulduggery (Pelgrane Press)
Triple Ace Games (All For One: Regime Diabloique)
Margaret Weis Productions (Smallville)
Arc Dream Publishing (Wild Talents, Monsters and Other Childing Things)
Hamlet's Hit Points (Gameplaywright)
RPGGirl Zine
WizKids
Gamers Haven Podcast
Troll in the Corner
Brilliant Gameologists
Infrno
Geek Chic
Exim-Games
The Great Luke Ski
Scrying Eye Games
Gaming Paper
Damsels of Dorkington
Gamer Chick
Rogue Games
Fistful of Comics (And Games)
The Podge Cast
Iron Tyrants
The ExtraOrdinagents! for Godsend Agenda (Khepera Publishing/Cubicle 7 Store)
FreeMarket
Eoris
Paizo Publishing
NeonCon



Promos
Podiobooks
V and A Shipping (Podiobooks)
V and A Shipping
RPGPodcasts.com
SIBCON XV
Amorphous Blobcast


DriveThruRPG


DriveThruRPG Affiliate Links
Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone
Maschine Zeit
DC Adventures Hero's Handbook
Mecha
Wild Talents
Wild Talents Essential Edition
Monsters and Other Childish Things
Monsters and Other Childish Things Pocket Edition

Friday, August 13, 2010

AGC Feedback August 14th 2010 (18:48)

Recorded August 10th, 2010, with Mark, carol, Mags, and Steve. A concern over differentiating commentators' opinions with the show opinion (in regards to Random Thoughts On Gaming and the Outlaw Press situation), and comments on the segment. Discussion of intellectual property issues. Aluminium! A miniatures podcast recommendation! Obsidian Portal. Parsec! The ENnies derail us toward the end.


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Show links
Creative Commons
The Adventure of English (Amazon.com)
Meeples and Miniatures Podcast
Obsidian Portal
Parsec (Jolly Roger Games (RPGNow)
Escape (Doug's Blog)


Promos
The Tome

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

AGC News August 12th 2010 (26:40)

With Mark, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Board Game Geek wins the Diana Jones Award! ENnie results, and the side bet with the Gamer's Haven! Maria wins Portuguese Game of the Year! Bits and Mortar -- PDF support for brick and mortar stores! The 2010 Mind Sports Olympiad. Super Genius taking over Dungeon-a-Day! More Red Dragon Inn. Heavy Gear back to Dream Pod 9! Blood Bowl: Team Manager, and Lord of the Rings! Zombie Dice on the iPhone (and why the delay for Android). Dicebook -- an iPad PDF reader with a dice roller! What we did and didn't observe or otherwise find out at GenCon! Mags speculates on the abortive Mongoose announcement. Money raised for the Gygax Memorial Fund and the Pajama Program!


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Show links
Board Game Geek
Diana Jones Awards
ENnie Awards
2010 ENnie Winners
Atomic Array
Maria (Histogame)
Bits-And-Mortar
Mind Sports Olympiad
Super Genius Games
Dungeon-A-Day
Red Dragon Inn (Slugfest Games)
Dream Pod 9 (Heavy Gear)
Blood Bowl: Team Manager (Fantasy Flight Games)
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games)
Zombie Dice for iPhone (Steve Jackson Games)
Daily Illuminator: Apps For Android (Steve Jackson Games)
DiceBook (iPad App)
Bruce Baugh's Livejournal DiceBook Review
DiceBook thread (RPG.net)
Paizo Publishing
DC Adventures (Green Ronin)
Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)
The Grand Masquerade
Gen Con Indy Facebook Page
Gary Gygax Memorial Fund
Pajama Program
True Dungeon

Saturday, July 31, 2010

AGC Feedback July 31st 2010 (28:27)

Recorded July 24th, 2010, with Mark, carol, and Mags. Keep us busy, or we'll bring back Glondar... Lots of Ebook feedback (something had to take over now that Doctor Who is finished for the season)! Swashbucklers of Mars. Uses of gaming fiction! Cooperative boardgames we missed! Regarding the possibility of actual play recordings from the RPG Buffet. A voicemail from Birmingham! RPG.net meetup at GenCon.


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Show links
Sony PRS-600 CNet Review
Project Gutenberg
GameStorm
GameStorm on Twitter
Dropbox
Swashbucklers of Mars (RPG.Net Index)
Flying Frog Productions (A Touch of Evil, Last Night on Earth)


Promos
Podiobooks.com
The Pirates of Sufiro

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

AGC News July 29th 2010 (24:27)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. GenCon Australia cancelled for 2010. 2010 Diana Jones Award Shortlist! The release of Lamentation of the Flame Princess' Weird Fantasy RPG! Precis Intermedia picks up Masterbook! A Kindle version of the Eclipse Phase Quickstart. Some media articles about gaming. Fantasy Flight Cthulhu LCG Domain Statue, and new Talisman stuff! Terra Incognita is online! Smallville out in PDF! Carey Grayson profiled by the Oregonian. Choose Your Own Adventure on the iPhone. Ryan Reynolds takes the Green Lantern Oath (yeah, I know, but hey, why not?).


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Show links
Board Game Geek
Chaos In The Old World (Fantasy Flight Games)
Kagematsu (Cream Alien Games)
Montsegur 1244 (Thoughtful Games)
Weird Fantasy Role-Playing (Lamentation of the Flame Princess)
LOTFP Weird Fantasy Role-Playing RPG.net Thread
Precis Intermedia Acquires Masterbook (RPGBlog II)
Precis Intermedia
mechascorpio's Kindle and Mobipocket Eclipse Phase Quickstart
Why We Still Love Board Games (Financial Times)
Fantasy Flight Games beat downturn by sticking to core business
The Horror In The Clay (Fantasy Flight Games)
Talisman Sacred Pool Announcement (Fantasy Flight Games)
Terra Incognita Map Listing
Smallville RPG (Margaret Weis Productions/RPGNow)
Carey Grayson Profle (OregonLive.com)
Ryan Reynolds recites the Green Lantern oath

Monday, July 26, 2010

AGCExtra 38 July 26th 2010 (Random Thoughts On Gaming With Ben) (8:13)

With Ben Balestra. Ben comments on the Outlaw Press and Palladium/Trion situations.


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Show links
Post quoting Trion countersuit (Palladium Megaverse Forums)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

AGC 134 July 20th 2010 (It's Opposite Day) (45:47)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Carol is still not present due to being married and stuff. Mark's piratical near-disaster. Yard sales and renfaires (and Mark's shocking musical tastes). Upending normal play dynamics. The cooperative boardgame. Mark fumbles the name of Shadows Over Camelot. Mark takes a look at Conflict Roleplaying. Stealing the "Danger Room" concept. Moving to interplayer conflict in RPGs with All Flesh Must Be Eaten. Cold City, The Mountain Witch, and Trust mechanics. Setting expectations for in-character tension. Houses of the Blooded and the "Friendly Game." Paranoia! Shab-Al-Hiri Roach. ENnie nominated again!


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Show links
Pandemic (Z-Man Games)
Arkham Horror (Fantasy Flight Games)
Battlestar Galactica (Fantasy Flight Games)
Chill: Black Morn Manor (BoardGameGeek)
Shadows Over Camelot (Days of Wonder)
Mystery Of The Abbey (Days of Wonder)
Conflict Roleplaying (Conflict Games)
All Flesh Must Be Eaten (Eden Studios)
Cold City (Contested Ground Studio)
The Mountain Witch (TimFire Publishing/IPR)
Houses of the Blooded
Paranoia (Mongoose Publishing)
Shab-Al-Hiri Roach (Bully Pulpit Games)


ENNie Awards Ballot



Promos
On The Edge of Darkness
Fringeworthy
Fringeworthy Podcast

Monday, July 19, 2010

AGC Feedback July 17th 2010 (29:43)

Recorded July 13th, 2010, with Mark and Mags. Carol is still absent. Going back to some RPG Buffet cooking tips, Dresden, Ragnarok, and e-readers! Aluminium? Wushu Open for Swashbuckling? The badness of pirates, and reversals on the Empire. Racism (and notable lack thereof) in the pulps, and otherwise. PulpFest! More (Hollywood) Arabian options for swashbuckling! More QAGS supers (and other) discussion. Matt from Asshat Paladins gives us a list of more Swashbuckling games.


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Show links
PanDigital Novel
Wushu Open
HistoriCon
The Case For The Empire (Weekly Standard)
A Different Point of View (Podiobooks)
PulpFest
Hex Games (QAGS, Qerth, Adventures of Sindbad, Spooky)
Asshat Paladins Blog
GURPS Scarlet Pimpernel (Steve Jackson Games)
GURPS Robin Hood (Steve Jackson Games)
Lace and Steel (GeekDo)
Swashbuckler (Jolly Roger Games)
Swashbuckler (Yaquinto/GeekDo)
SKull and Bones (Green Ronin)
Bloode Island XPG (Deep7)
Privateers and Gentlemen (Fantasy Games Unlimited)
Skull and Crossbones (FGU/GeekDo)
Run Out The Guns (ICE Webring)
Omnihedron Games (Beat To Quarters, Duty and Honor)
Poison'd (Lumpley Games)
Leverage (Margaret Weis Productions)


Promos
Zero Fortitude

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

AGC News July 15th 2010 -- The ENnies Special (34:07)

With Mark and Mags. Amtgard mixup at the Toronto G20 Summit. Rich Baker to appear on Jeopardy! The ENnie Award nominations! Mark and Mags' ENnies Predictions (and in some cases, how their intended votes differ from their predictions).


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Show links
'Medieval Knight' Caught in G20 Sweep (The Star.com)
Amtgard
Condition Zebra, Gamma World, Jeopardy! (Rich Baker's Blog)
2010 ENnie Award Nominations

Monday, July 12, 2010

AGCExtra 37 July 13th 2010 (The E-Book Roundtable) (39:40)

With Mark Kinney, Eric Franklin, Mark from South Dakota, and Ben Balestra. Eric and the Marks talk about their respective devices (in particular, the Kindle 2, Kindle DX, and the iPad). Ben Balestra talks about the technologies involved. Back to the others with a discussion of how gaming PDFs behave on the various devices. Goodreader. A few rendering woes. How do they do at the table? Portability and priorities. Mark K's durability worries. From PDF to actual eBook formats. Where to from here? The future of PDF?


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Show links
Amazon Kindle 2
Amazon Kindle DX
Apple iPad
Goodreader
Talking Game (Eric's Blog)


Promos
Wandering Geek Podcast

Friday, July 09, 2010

All Games Considered Nominated for 2010 Best Podcast ENnie!


We here at AGC are proud to announce we are once again nominated for the prestigious ENnie Award for Best Podcast this year! Sadly, not all of us will be there for the presentation, but we look forward to it once again this year (and Mark might actually be prepared to make a speech if he needs to...).

Our fellow nominees (whom we heartily encourage folks to go check out) are:
Atomic Array
NewbieDM.com MiniCast
Open Design
Power Source
And a hearty congratulations to the Honorable Mention as well, our friends over at the Gamer's Haven Podcast!

Congratulations everyone, and I particularly hope to see everyone at GenCon this year!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

AGC 133 July 6th 2010 (You Killed My Father, Prepare To Die) (42:41)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Carol is not present due to being married and stuff. Mark's going to a pirate party on the roof of a local museum (as well as evidently being newly single or something). Mulling on using the Power Of The Show for personal gain. Mark then grouses about the US' World Cup loss (trust us, we get to gaming soon...). The return of the forums (thanks to the Gamer's Haven Podcast)! Thanks for donations! Outlaw Press off Amazon. Convention talk (including the return next year of our local con)! Swashbuckling! What is swashbuckling? Swashbuckling vs "cinematic." Mechanics versus tropes. Crossing genres.


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Show links
The Gamer's Haven/All Games Considered Forums
RPG.net Outlaw Press Thread
MichiCon 2010
KantCon
Play On Con
ConGlomeration
Swashbuckler (Wikipedia)
Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds of Solomon Kane, Pirates of the Spanish Main)
Flashing Blades (Fantasy Games Unlimited)
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies (Evil Hat/Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
7th Sea (Wikipedia)
En Garde!
GURPS Swashbucklers (Steve Jackson Games)


Promos
Bear Swarm
Gamer's Haven Podcast

Saturday, July 03, 2010

AGC Feedback July 3rd 2010 (15:54)

Recorded June 29th, 2010, with Mark and Mags. You all missed Mags' yard sale. The original D&D sets. Less-than-super supers. Reminders of Champions: New Millenium, and an aside about Qerth. Another customizable GM screen. HistoriCon! Response on Lords of Gossamer and Shadow. Hellas made goal as well! Gaming fiction recommendations. A reminder about the reviews!


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Show links
Hex Games (QAGS, Qerth)
Customizable GM Screen (GeekDo)
Gaming Support Store
HistoriCon
Lords of Gossamer and Shadow (Rite Publishing)


Promos
Narrative Control

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

AGC News July 1st 2010 (29:26)

With Mark and Mags. Outlaw Press off Amazon. Catalyst gets an extension. Sandstorm Productions rises. Origins 2010 winners (and our mostly missed calls). A little discussion of the Origins Awards process. Dixit takes Spiel de Jahres! DOJ Inc. acqures majority holding in Indie Press Revolution! The return of Villains and Vigilantes! Silver Line Edition of Lord of the Rings? A new release of Ticket To Ride: Nordic Countries! Judge Dredd Minis Game playtest (and a free Traveller campaign)! Pete's Box -- A gaming end table? Tons of board game adaptations coming to the iPhone/iPad! Trask's GenCon Dealer's Directory. Z-Man Games celebrating ten years! We have new forums!


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Show links
Outlaw Press RPG.Net Thread
Creamtrumpet's RPG.net post
Amazon Listing for Outlaw Press
Catalyst Game Labs Secures Licensce Extenion For Shadowrun and Battletech (Catalyst Game Labs)
Sandstorm Productions
Dixit (Board Game Geek)
Monkey House Games (Villains and Vigilantes)
Villains and Vigilantes (RPGNow)
Killer Party (Cocktail Games)
Lord of the Rings (Fantasy Flight Games)
Ticket To Ride Nordic coming back (Days of Wonder)
Judge Dredd Minatures Game Playtest (Mongoose Publishing)
Secrets of the Ancients (Mongoose Publishing)
Pete's Box (Prevideo Productions)
LivingDice GenCon Exhibiton Listing (LivingDice)
Z-Man Games
Gamer's Haven Podcast
Gamer's Haven/AGC Forum

Monday, June 28, 2010

RPG Buffet 10 (Year of D&D Part 5: AD&D First Edition Oriental Adventures) (11:49)

Guest GM Tony runs the group in an Oriental Adventures session in first edition AD&D!

Kae's Stir Fry Recipe.

Kae's allergic to soy sauce, due to its fermented state, and to onion products, so this recipe is geared to fit her needs. It's really quite good, but you can add in soy and onion as you see fit.

INGREDIENTS:
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 small package stew beef (1 lb or less), slices into small pieces
1 8 oz can stir fry vegetables
6 oz apple juice (here you can substitute 3 oz soy sauce and 3 oz apple juice mixed together)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 to 1/4 tsp black pepper
dash cayenne pepper (or to taste)

DIRECTIONS
In skillet, cook meat until mostly done. Add stir fry veggies. Cook on medium heat until completely warm.

Mix cornstarch, seasonings, & apple juice (or soy/juice combo) and add to skillet. Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until milky appearance becomes shiny.

Serve over rice. Great as a side dish, or as the main meal.


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Show links
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (Wikipedia)
Oriental Adventures (Wikipedia)


Promos
Hotel Pacifica LARP
Yog Radio

Monday, June 21, 2010

AGC 132 June 22nd 2010 (A Murder of Gaming Fiction) (1:02:29)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and P.G. Holyfield. How last episode happened. Thunder to stop the rambling. Murder at Avedon Hill. The ongoing Outlaw Press situation. A talk with P.G. Holyfield about his novel, Murder at Avedon Hill, its gaming roots, and a little about gaming fiction. Gaming fiction: threat or menace? Well, no, there are highlights, but plenty of pitfalls as well. What's good, or should be? Fiction about gaming.


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Show links
HyperiCon
Daniel Falck's Blog Post on Outlaw Press
Outlaw Press Art Comparison PDF
Geek Related Outlaw Press posting
The Other Side Outlaw Press posting
Outlaw Press Tunnels and Trolls information (Geek Related)
RPG.net Outlaw Press Thread
TinEye Reverse Image Search
P.G. Holyfield (Murder at Avedon Hill)
Dead Robots Society Podcast
Zombie State: Diplomacy of the Dead (Zombie State Games)
Fantasy Grounds


Promos
Ninja vs Pirates
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space

Saturday, June 19, 2010

AGC Feedback June 19th 2010 (28:50)

Recorded June 15th, 2010, with Mark, Carol, and Mags. The Quilt City OGREs chime in about QAGS Super Zeroes. A letter from Ireland. The forum question. Fringeworthy notes. Randomness in gaming. More Doctor Who talk. Talismania Revised! Masterplan! The usefulness of the Dresden Files RPG to model other urban fantasy settings. Dungeons and Dragons versions. Microlite20. Modular game screens and one-sheet notes.


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Hex Games (QAGS)
Fringeworthy (Tri Tac Games)
Fringeworthy Podcast
The Curse of Fatal Death - Part 1
The Curse of Fatal Death - Part 2
The Doctor Visits England 2010
Talisman Island
Masterplan
Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat)
RPG Buffet: A Year of Dungeons and Dragons
Microlite20


Promos
Podictionary

Thursday, June 17, 2010

AGC News June 17th 2010 (25:10)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Palladium's lawsuit against Trion Worlds over Rift: Planes of Telara (and ongoing progress). Catalyst and Topps signing a new licensing deal any time now. D&D Encounters makes CNN coverage. WizKids and CBS bringing us TrekClix? Spiel de Jahres nominees. 2010 UK Games Expo recognition. An aside about the World Cup (and the vuvuzela). Dresden Files RPG release date moving forward? Mayfair Games seeking GenCon volunteers. Happy Birthday Robot! A reminder of the Hellas: Princes of the Universe Kickstart. Days of Wonder wants to give away an iPad to the winner of their 20 millionth online game. Catan app beta opening. Carcassonne makes it to the iPod Touch. Michael Tresca's The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games up for pre-order. Monsterpocalypse moving to the big screen?


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Palladium Books v. Trion Worlds Rifts Trademark Dispute–The Court Ruled… (LivingDice)
Trion Worlds v. Palladium Books Trademark Counter-Suit (LivingDice)
Catalyst Game Labs License Extension Imminent
D&D Encounters (Wizards of the Coast)
Dungeons & Dragons tries to lure back players (CNN.com)
WizKids/CBS Star Trek game press release
UK Games Expo Awards
Mayfair Games
Happy Birthday Robot! (Kickstarter)
Hellas: Princes of the Universe (Kickstarter)
Days of Wonder iPad Contest Rules
Catan App Beta Application
Carcassonne (iTunes)
The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games (Amazon.com)
Monsterpocalypse (Privateer Press)