Tuesday, April 27, 2010

AGC 128 April 27th 2010 (Share and Share Alike) (47:54)

With Mark Kinney, Carol and Mags. ConGlomeration updates. Future convention plans, and Mark wants your GenCon floor space! Bounty Head Bebop contest update. Ning forums will be closing. An aside about Pathfinder. Sharing narration and world building. Examples, from traditional to story games, and from character to scene based to building a setting. An aside on PC betrayal. Similarities with things already in traditional gaming. Setting boundries (the whole "lines and veils" thing).

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Death Frost Doom (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)
CthulhuTech (Wildfire LLC)
All Games Considered Facebook Page
FATE (Evil Hat)
Primetime Adventures (Dog-Eared Designs)
Shab-al-Hiri Roach (Bully Pulpit Games)

RPG Buffet: A Year of Dungeons & Dragons

Saturday, April 24, 2010

AGC Feedback April 24 2010 (30:52)

Recorded April 6th and 20th, 2010, with Mark, Carol, and Mags. That's right, two feedback shows for the price of one! +1 Sword reviews. Doctor Who review commentary (with an aside on fanfic and crossovers). Bang! The Bullet Edition. Opening with feedback part two, Ning is ending free services, so the forums are departing once again. Tri Tac and the hobby history episode. Bring back Greg! FATE character generation. More on Jungle Speed! AGC's romantic reputation. The extent of AGC's fan enthusiasm. The purpose of podcasting. Congrats for Carol. Awful Library Books!

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Roll For Initiative
+1 Sword Review (The Enthusiast)
+1 Sword Review (Australian Comedy Review)
Bang: The Bullet Edition (Mayfair Games/daVinci Games)
All Games Considered Facebook Page
Tri Tac Games
This Just In From GenCon!
Awful Library Books

Open Design Podcast
Bear Swarm

Thursday, April 22, 2010

AGC News April 22nd 2010 (25:05)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Gaming doing well in the recession. Some discussion of what the numbers may or may not mean. Wizards cracking down on fake tournaments in Alabama. New D&D comics! West End Games closing up shop. Erick Wujcik Diceless patronage project! Mongoose exploring the Star Wars license? Double Zero! A Conclave of Wyrms recall. Asmodee updates. Another look at the state of the hobby. Knights of the Dinner Table seeing writers! Livingstone and Jackson to attend UK Games Expo!

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About Internal Correspondence (ICv2)
Wizards of the coast fake tournament lawsuit (ICv2)
Dungeons and Dragons comics (Comic Book Resources)
WEG: This is the End (Stargazer's World)
Erick Wujcik's Diceless Role-Playing (Rite Publishing)
Double Zero (Unclebear)
Conclave of Wyrms Recall thread (Board Game Geek)
Asmodee Editions US Site
Michael Tresca's State of the Industry coverage (RPG Examiner)
Knights of the Dinner Table (Kenzer and Company)
UK Games Expo
Fighting Fantasy

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

RPG Buffet 7 (Year of D&D Part 3: 2nd Edition AD&D in Greyhawk) (14:51)

With Mags and the RPG Buffet. Mags runs 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons for the RPG Buffet, with an adventure set in Greyhawk.

Here is John's lamb stew recipe:

1 large onion, chopped (or substitute 2 tablespoons of Hing)
3.5 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 pounds boneless lamb for stew, cut into 2" cubes
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cans (14.5 ounces each) beef broth
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary leaves
2 bay leaves
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
1 pound potatoes, cut into 2" chunks
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas

Cook and stir onion in 1.5 teaspoons olive oil in large skillet over medium heat until clarified. Add to slow cooker. (For those with onion allergies, skip this step).

Mix flour with salt and pepper in large bowl. Dredge lamb in flour mixture. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add lamb. (For those with onion allergies, also add Hing). Cook lamb until browned on all sides. Add sugar. Mix well to coat meat. Cook several more minutes until meat is carmelized. Add to slow cooker.

Add broth to skillet and boil over high heat, scraping sides and bottom of pan to loosen browned bits. Add tomato paste, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Stir to combine. Pour over meat mixture in slow cooker.

Add potatoes and carrots. Cover. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or HIGH for 3 to 4 hours; or until vegetable and lamb are tender.

Add peas and cook 30 minutes more. Remove and discard bay leave before serving.

and Misty's Venison Stew:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds venison stew meat
3 onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon salt
3 cups water

Cook in pressure cooker for 60 minutes at 15 lbs pressure. Then add:
7 small potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 pound carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces

Cooked at pressure for another 25 minutes.

Finally, combine flour and water. Stir into the stew to thicken. Remove bay leaf before serving.

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2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (Wikipedia)
Greyhawk (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

AGC 127 April 13th 2010 (Greg Poehlein and Origins Awards) (45:43)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Greg Poehlein. Glad to be back at ConGlom (and to have more audience!). A few special guests in the audience. Greg Poehlein's gaming history, from Metagaming and FASA's Star Trek to Microtactix! Questions on game design. The Origins Awards -- or as many as we could fit into the remainder of the one-hour panel, with our picks! A suprise moment.

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Origins Nominees (Tabletop Gaming News)
Origins Game Fair

The Gutter Skypes

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Repost for the April 3rd Feedback Show

We had a glitch with the feedback show posting in the feed, so here it is again.

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

AGC News April 8th 2010 (22:06)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. We're recording at ConGlomeration... at some point on Friday. The GAMA summary: the return of HeroClix (with an apparent Blackest Night spoiler), and other new games. Wizards' new Red Box, and more games in general! PAX East a success. GenCon Indy event preregistration opens real soon now! A new edition of Tsuro (and the creation of Funfair)! Tinhouse's gaming articles. The hazards of news gathering in early April. Masks of Nyarlathotep, a Companion, and some goodies from! Mark briefly grouses about Changes' non-availability on the Kindle before Carol talks of the Dresden Files RPG Preorder. iPad versions of Small World and Money. Troll Lord Games launches a YouTube channel!

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WizKids/NECA (HeroClix et al)
Dungeons and Dragons Starter Set (Wizards of the Coast)
Lone Shark Games (Dust and Sin)
Alderac Entertainment Group (Mad Zeppelin, Thunderstone)
Super Genius Games
PAX East
Wil Wheaton's PAX East Keynote (BoardGameNews)
GenCon Indy
Funfair (ICv2 Article)
Tinhouse Literary Magazine (Current as of 4/08/10)
Rio Grande Games News
Chaosium (Call of Cthulhu, Masks of Nyarlathotep etc)
Dresden Files RPG Preorder Information (Evil Hat)
Troll Lord Games' YouTube Channel

Saturday, April 03, 2010

AGC Feedback April 3 2010 (25:27)

Recorded March 23rd, 2010, with Mark and Mags. A little about Lady Blackbird. A Manhattan Ghost Story. Acquire's national origins. Reminsicing about the hobby. Player hate. Conventions and podcasting.

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Lady Blackbird (One Seven Design)
Solar Wiki
A Manhattan Ghost Story (Amazon)
Postcards From The Dungeon