Wednesday, January 27, 2010

AGC News January 27th 2010 (32:02)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Gamers give to Haiti. Wisconsin prison D&D ban. Eden Studios returning! The status of Septimus. The One Ring RPG! An aside into The Dresden Files. A free Kobold Quarterly download for a limited time. TARGA's 2010 Pledge and Auction Drive for GaryCon and a Gygax statue. Free RPG Sound Mixer. Reiner Knizia's Money as an iPhone app. Also, Rio Grande brings us Dream Factory. Days of Wonder brings another Mystery Express. Forbidden Island, a new Matt Leacock game coming this spring. A new Heroscape D&D set. A live streaming Biggest Damn Review Show Evar? A new Heroscape D&D set.

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DriveThruRPG Haiti Relief Special (through January 31, 2010)
Wisconsin Prison D&D Ban Upheld
7th Circuit Court decision pdf
7th Circuit Court oral argument mp3
Slashdot Comment Highlighting Possible Ban Reasons
Eden Studios Returns!
Eric Gibson Posts About Septimus
Cubicle 7 (The One Ring)
Sophisticated Games (The One Ring)
Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat)
A Free Kobold Quarterly Download (through January 31st, 2010)
TARGA 2010 Pledge and Auction Drive
Traditional Adventure Role Play Game Association (TARGA)
Scene Sound
Reiner Knizia's Money (iTunes Link)
Dream Factory (Rio Grande Games)
Mystery Express Slideshow (Days of Wonder)
Heroscape Dungeons and Dragons Battle for the Underdark (Wizards of the Coast)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

RPG Buffet 2 (Army of Darkness... with a Twist) (11:46)

With Mags and the RPG Buffet. RPG BUFFET PRESENTS....Frankenhooker, using Army of Darkness rules from Eden Studios! Recorded live at Louisville's newest gaming store, Role of the Die!

We recorded this back in September, and Rebecca joins us for a review. The unusual background noise is the sound of customers entering and leaving Role of the Die, a comic store which kindly acted as host for our September game. No recipe this month, as we decided to have supper at Sitar, a fantastic Indian restaurant just around the corner from RotD.

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Eden Studios (Army of Darkness)
About Sitar Restaurant

Thursday, January 21, 2010

RPG Buffet 1 (Star Wars Saga Edition) (15:44)

With Mags and the RPG Buffet. We recorded this back in March, and Carol from AGC makes a surprise appearance. The audio isn't fantastic, but our enthusiasm for this excellent RPG shines through.

Beef Fajitas

4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 dash ground oregano
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon kosher or coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed and cut into large pieces to fit on a grill or broiler pan

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 medium assorted colored bell peppers, seeded, membrane removed, sliced thin
1 large red onion, halved and sliced thin
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (leaves only)
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Kosher or coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 dozen tortillas, warmed

1. In a large zip-lock style plastic bag, combine garlic, lime juice, cumin, oregano, oil, salt and pepper. Add steak to the marinade, seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and turn to coat well. Marinate for at least 1 hour at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

2. Remove steak from marinade and drain well. Grill steak on a well-oiled rack set about 5-inches over glowing coals for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until it is just springy to the touch, for medium-rare meat. (Or steak may be broiled on rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler about 4-inches from heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare meat.) Transfer steak to a cutting board and let it stand for 10 minutes.

3. While the steak is standing, in a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat until hot, add bell peppers, onion and garlic; sauté the mixture, stirring, for 5 minutes, or until bell peppers are softened. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Slice steak thin across the grain on the diagonal and arrange slices on a platter with vegetable mixture. Drizzle any steak juices over entire mixture.

5. Serve with warmed tortillas.

Makes 6 servings. Excellent served with Guacamole, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, and your favorite tequila!

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Star Wars Saga Edition (Wizards of the Coast)

Saturday, January 09, 2010

AGC Review 2 (Roman Taxi) (16:27)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Mark looks at Bucephalus Games' Roman Taxi boardgame.

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Roman Taxi (Bucephalus Games)

The Secret Lair

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Stepping up...

I know we've run promos for some of author Tee Morris' work (things like Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword, Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Pitcher's Pendant, and Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana) at one time or another on AGC. He is also a prolific podcaster, and a big booster of especially the podcast fiction community, and surely people who are seeing this on any of our sites have probably already heard about it elsewhere first. If not, though, I thought I should spread the word here.

As noted over at Phillipa Ballantine's blog, he's had a personal loss recently, leaving him to raise a young daughter alone. She has set up a ChipIn account (the widget is in the blog post linked above) to help out with connected expenses, and gives somewhat more full details there.

If we've somehow helped you to find his work and you've enjoyed his many efforts in writing and podcasting, we hope you'll help a little bit now.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

AGCExtra 35 January 4th 2010 (BashCon 2009 Part 2) (21:04)

Ben Balestra talks to the guys from Amorphous Blob Games and the Amorphous Blobcast.

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Amorphous Blob Games

The Great Debate