Tuesday, March 30, 2010

AGC 126 March 30th 2010 (126th Edition) (59:33)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Steve. First, the AGC music minute as Mark discovers the Lord Weird Slough Feg's Traveller album, and Mags got up permission to play Sean Moron's "Pretend With Dice." Talking editions. Why a new edition of a game? Why not? Editions over the years. What might attract or repel you from a given edition? A look back at the 1995 TSR Code of Ethics.

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Slough Feg's Traveller (Wikipedia)
Slaine RPG (Wikipedia)
Sean Moron's MySpace (Pretend With Dice)
TSR Code of Ethics (Grognardia)
Hays Production Code (Wikipedia)
Comics Code Authority (Wikipedia)

Amorphous Blobcast

Monday, March 29, 2010

RPG Buffet: A Year of D&D Promo (1:04)

The promo for the RPG Buffet's big Year of Dungeons and Dragons event. Let us know if you play it!

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Needle-drag.wav from, via The freesound project is licensed under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 license.

Friday, March 26, 2010

AGC News March 25th 2010 (29:42)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Trouble at Catalyst Game Labs. Reports from Steve Jackson Games and Crafty Games. SpyCraft Third Edition. A Keg For Dragon. White Wolf's Grand Masquerade. Cubicle 7 recruiting for their demo teams, and releasing a Laundry Files game. Margaret Weis Productions is bringing Leverage to your tabletop. Steve Kenson takes another stab at the supers genre with ICONS. Fantasy Flight announces Deathwatch! DriveThruRPG begins convention support. I Hit It With My Axe (with an impromptu aside on a little controversy). Geek Chic's 2010 Tour. Jess Hartley's Shattered Glass Project.

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Catalyst Game Labs
Steve Jackson Games Stakeholders Report
Crafty Games (Spycraft, FantasyCraft)
Crafty Games State of the Company
A Keg For Dragon (Reality Blurs) (DriveThruRPG)
The Grand Masquerade
Cubicle 7 (The Laundry)
Department 7 Recruitment (Cubicle 7)
Leverage (Margaret Weis Productions)
Leverage Quickstart (DriveThruRPG)
ICONS (Adamant Entertainment)
Deathwatch (Fantasy Flight Games)
DriveThruRPG (Find Convention Support link at bottom left)
Playing D&D With Pornstars
I Hit It With My Axe (Escapist Magazine)
Geek Chic
+1 Sword (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
Dungeon Crawl (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
Tripod vs the Dragon (Melbourne Comedy Festival)
The Shattered Glass Project (Jess Hartley)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

AGC Review 4 (Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space) (26:37)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Mark talks about Cubicle 7's Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG.

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Doctor Who (Cubicle 7)
Unofficial Doctor Who RPG Forum

Into The Dark

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RPG Buffet 6 (Year of D&D Part 2: 1st Edition AD&D) (15:16)

With Mags and the RPG Buffet. The RPG Buffet returns with a look at 1st edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons.

Homemade Pizza Crust and Pizza Sauce (serves 8) Takes about an hour to prep, and 20 minutes to cook. (Note: to save time, there are any number or ready-to-bake pizza crusts and jarred pizza sauces available at your local grocery)

1 (.25 ounce) envelope active dry yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
6 fluid ounces water
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and shortening. Stir in the yeast mixture. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl, and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 45 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion until tender. Stir in tomato paste and water. Season with sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano, marjoram, cumin, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Recipe makes 2 (12 inch) pizzas. Divide dough in half, and spread onto pizza pans. Cover with sauce, and desired toppings. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Recommended toppings: Mozzarella Cheese, Diced Ham, Green Olives, Pepperoni, Italian sausage (pre-cooked), Bell peppers (thinly sliced with stems and seeds removed), Mushrooms (thinly sliced), Black olives, Fresh sweet basil (chopped), Fresh tomatoes (chopped)

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1st Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AGC 125 March 16th 2010 (State of the Hobby) (1:05:14)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Carol is still sick. Mags' plans for her AD&D2 Greyhawk game for the RPG Buffet. Mark's adventure at ConCave, and a quick look at one of Mark's gaming purchases, Legends of Wrestling. Mark also got a new tech toy (finally). The state of the hobby: where we've been, where we are, and how we got there (from our perspective, of course). A look at a couple of forum discussions (Red Box and the Players episode).

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Martian Fluxx (Looney Labs)
Legends of Wrestling (Filsinger Games)
Ryan Dancey on the Acquisition of TSR

Gamer's Haven
The Jesus Geeks

Saturday, March 13, 2010

AGC Feedback March 13 2010 (21:41)

Recorded March 9th, 2010, with Mark and Mags. A quick programming note. Starting with voicemails today. More Zune info, and large game discussion. An AGC LARP episode? Jungle Speed. More apparent AGC matchups, and KantCon. The story behind "Not A Deathtrap." Reminiscing about Shadis. Buttonmen and Frag! Feedback on the Red Box. A cooking tip for the Buffet.

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Bang! (daVinci Games)
Memoir '44 (Days of Wonder)
BattleLore (Fantasy Flight Games)
Ten Buck Review
Jungle Speed English Site (Asmodee Editions)
Red November (Fantasy Flight Games)
Orgsnization of Gamers and Roleplaying Enthusiasts)
Frag (Steve Jackson Games)
RPG Buffet: A Year of Dungeons and Dragons

Zero Fortitude

Correction to AGC News for March 11th, 2010

The AGC News Team wishes to apologize to Ms. Adrian Swartout for an error made in our most recent news episode. In the report about GenCon UK being canceled permanently, Mags identified Ms. Swartout as "Mr. Swartout" and consistently referred to "him" in the report.

As many of you are aware, Ms. Swartout is a woman. Mags in particular wishes to express her embarrassment and dismay at this mistake, and offer her personal apologies to Ms. Swartout.

Thank you.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

AGC News March 11th 2010 (9:58)

With Mark and Mags. Carol is not well. Neither is GenCon UK, apparently (although there are still alternatives). Robot Chicken D&D videos no longer podcast. 3.5 Monster app for the iPhone. Free RPG Day coming June 19th!

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GenCon UK is No More (UK Role Players)
UK Games Expo
No More Robot Chicken D&D Podcasts (
Robot Chicken D&D Videos (YouTube)
3.5 Monster App (iTunes)
Free RPG Day

AGC Promo 2010 (00:58)

A new promo for the podcasters in our audience. This one is up to date for the new format and the ENnie. Let us know if you play it (and send us your promo, too).

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

RPG Buffet 5 (Second Helping: Lady Blackbird) (20:23)

With Mags and the RPG Buffet. Launching a new subset of the RPG Buffet to run concurrent with the Year of D&D, with the steampunk story game Lady Blackbird.

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Lady Blackbird (One Seven Design)

Thursday, March 04, 2010

AGC 124 March 5th 2010 (Hate The Player, Not The Game) (59:14)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Updates: Carol's new toy, and Mark's still working on Doctor Who stuff. Being a good player. Out of game, in game, and everything in between. Closing up on the question of "It's what my character would do..."

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Mags' RPG.Net thread
RPG General Tips


Tuesday, March 02, 2010

AGC Feedback March 3 2010 (24:40)

Recorded February 23rd, 2010, with Mark, Carol and Mags. "Not A Deathtrap." Shave a Sheep for Mags. The eReader question. Feedback from a Gutter Skype (on QAGS). Answers from Hex Games. More on NPCs. Mulling about gaming for large groups (not sure how helpfully, at least at this point, but we'll come back to it...)

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AGC on Zune Marketplace
The Gutter Skypes
Original Rolemonkeys (links to
Hex Games
M-Force (Hex Games)
Quilt City Ogres on YouTube

Canon Puncture