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! meetup at GenCon.

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

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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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 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 (
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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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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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

On The Edge of Darkness
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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PanDigital Novel
Wushu Open
The Case For The Empire (Weekly Standard)
A Different Point of View (Podiobooks)
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)

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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'Medieval Knight' Caught in G20 Sweep (The
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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Amazon Kindle 2
Amazon Kindle DX
Apple iPad
Talking Game (Eric's Blog)

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 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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The Gamer's Haven/All Games Considered Forums Outlaw Press Thread
MichiCon 2010
Play On Con
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)

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

Narrative Control