Saturday, August 27, 2011

RPG Buffet 20 (Dreaming Cities) (16:14)

Mags, John, Brandon, Misty, Louis, Kae, and Steve played the late Guardians of Order's Dreaming Cities urban fantasy RPG.

The Buffet decided to grill out for our Dreaming Cities game, and so we feasted on venison burgers and chicken. Kae made a tasty cold pasta salad with ham, hard cooked eggs, Swiss cheese, and peas recipe from

1 (8 ounce) package small seashell pasta
2 eggs
2 ounces cooked ham, cut into thin strips
1 (10 ounce) package frozen English peas, thawed
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
green onions, chopped
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon paprika

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Rinse under cold water, drain, and set aside. Meanwhile, place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Over medium heat, bring water to a full boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately plunge eggs into cold water. Let cool completely, then peel and slice. In a large serving bowl, toss together the pasta, egg, ham, peas, and Swiss cheese. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onion, mustard, mustard, and hot pepper sauce. Stir until well blended. Pour 3/4 of the dressing over the pasta, and toss to coat thoroughly. Spread the remaining dressing evenly over the top of the pasta salad, all the way to the edge of the bowl. Sprinkle with paprika, cover tightly, and chill 4 hours, or overnight for best flavor.

And Brandon gave us a tremendous vegetable salad.

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Tri-Stat_dx (Dreaming Cities' system) (Wikipedia)

RPG Buffet 19 (Lady Blackbird Redux and Second Helping: Mage The Awakening) (32:00)

Mags, John, Louis, and Layne discuss their replay of Lady Blackbird and a short campaign of Mage: The Awakening for the Buffet's "Second Helping."

Thai Summer Slaw
YIELD: 10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

3 cups thinly sliced napa (Chinese) cabbage
1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut yellow squash
1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut zucchini
1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut red bell pepper
1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup (1/8-inch) julienne-cut seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4 cup grated radishes
1 minced seeded jalapeƱo pepper

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon water
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon chile paste with garlic (such as sambal oelek)

To prepare slaw, combine first 11 ingredients in a large bowl. To prepare dressing, combine juice and remaining ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Drizzle over slaw; toss well to coat. Serve immediately.

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Lady Blackbird (One Seven Deisgn)
RPG Buffet Episode 5: Second Helping -- Lady Blackbird
Mage the Awakening (Wikipedia)
Youtube Video for Layne's character

The BaltiCon Podcast

RPG Buffet Promo for 2011 (:35)

Here is another promo Mags produced, this one featuring the RPG Buffet. Let us know if you play it on your own show!

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AGC Promo for 2011 (:33)

Courtesy of Mags, here is a new promo for All Games Considered. Let us know if you play it on your own show!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

RPG Buffet 18 (Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone) (22:02)

Mags, John, Louis, Becca and Steve played Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone from Khepera Publishing and Aethereal Forge. Be aware it's a bit echoey. Not badly, but a little.

And the recipes for this game...

Mediterranean Lamb Stew

3 pounds cubed lamb stew meat*
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 to 3 teaspoons olive oil
2 cans beef broth
1/2 c. chopped onion (or substitute 2 Tablespoons Hing Powder)
1/2 c. chopped celery
1 pound. chopped carrot
3 tbsp. snipped parsley
1 pound petite Yukon gold potatoes, halved
1 can (14.5 ounces) chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup red wine
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 package frozen peas
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons. salt
1 teaspoon. ground black pepper
1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves
1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf

Preparation: Coat lamb cubes in flour. Heat oil in large skillet. Brown floured lamb. Transfer lamb to crock pot. Add remaining ingredients except frozen peas. Cook 3 to 4 hours on LOW (or 1½ to 2½ hours on HIGH) or until vegetables and lamb are tender. Add peas and cook for 30 more minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving. Great served over rice. Serves 6 to 8

*for enhanced flavor, marinade lamb meat overnight in mixture of infused white truffle oil, lemon juice, and snipped fresh rosemary leaves


Spinach Pies

Makes 8-10 Pies

1 pound of prepared phyllo dough
2 packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry
4 eggs
1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped parsley
1 cup chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried dill
2/3 lb. butter, melted

Mix the ingredients for the filling (feta, spinach, eggs, parsley, green onions, dill). Put a couple of sheets of waxed paper on your counter. Open the phyllo package and unwrap the dough. Now you must work quickly as the dough will dry out in very little time. Place a sheet of dough on the counter and quickly brush it with some of the melted butter. Place another sheet on top of the first & you're ready to add the filling. Place 2 tablespoons of the filling at the narrow end of the dough and being to roll it up in the dough. Use wide rolls rather than narrow ones. After two rolls, fold one side to the center. Roll one more time and fold the other side to the center, thus giving you a neat package. Continue rolling and place the package, seam side down, on an oiled backing sheet. Brush the top with more butter and continue with the next one.

Bake at 400 for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the pies are a light golden brown. Serve warm.


Greek Green Beans

serves 6-8

3/4 cup olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 lbs green beans, trimmed
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh snipped parsley, preferably flat-leaf
2 tsp dried oregano
1 cup water
salt to taste (I used about 2 tsp.)

In a stewpot, place olive oil over medium heat. When hot, add onions and cook until onions are soft and maybe getting a little brown at the edges. Then add other ingredients (start with 1 tsp salt for now) and stir well. Turn heat up to bring to a boil, then turn down to medium or a little below, place the lid on the pot and allow beans to simmer for about half an hour. Check their doneness. Greeks, like we US Southerners, like their green beans stewed, so cook until they are pretty soft, then adjust the salt. Opa!

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Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone (Khepera Publishing/Aethereal Forge)

Monday, August 08, 2011

AGC News August 8th 2011 (12:40)

With Mags. Transformers brings Hasbro some money. FFG picks up the Star Wars licenses. Intellectual property disputes and plagiarism. Second Edition Game of Thrones board game coming from FFG. More intellectual propery conflicts. Munchkin: The Guild! NG International liquidating. Diamond to distribute Cryptozoic's The Walking Dead Board Game. Futurama Monopoly. Pathfinder Battles! The Battleship movie trailer. Even more IP dispute.

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Star Wars: X-Wing (Fantasy Flight Game)
Star Wars: The Card Game (Fantasy Flight Games)
Encounters in Intellectual Property (Mad Brew Labs)
Wilderness of Mirrors (John Wick Presents)
Sword Noir (Sword's Edge Publishing)
Paizo Copyright Flap (Geek Related)
Obsidian Portal
Paizo Publishing Community Use Policy
Paizo Publishing Community Use Packages
A Game of Thrones Board Game (Fantasy Flight Games)
CGF sends cease and desist regarding unlicensed version of Glory To Rome (BoardGameGeek)
Glory To Rome Black Box Edition (Kickstarter)
Dice Age (Kickstarter)
Battleship Trailer (Hollywood Reporter)
BattleLore Copyright Infringement and Unfair Competition Suit (Patent Arcade)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

AGC Extra #36: Hellas Actual Play from GenCon 2010 (3:10:27)

An AGC extra-special Extra! To tide you over while we're at GenCon 2011, here's Mags's recording of our GenCon 2010 Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone actual play session with gamemaster (and game author) Jerry Grayson.

WARNING: This file is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's....

Okay, well, it's not that big. But it is over three hours of audio, coming in at 174 Mb file size for the MP3 (the WAV file was 961 Mb!). So for that reason, we're hosting the file offsite at Mediafire, for you to download at your leisure. Perhaps you'll enjoy listening to it while driving to GenCon, or while re-grouting your bathroom, or during some other time-intensive activity.

Anyway, enjoy, and see you after GenCon!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

AGC 155 August 2nd 2011 (Summer Convention Spectacular!) (1:22:38)

With Mark Kinney, Carol and Mags. From FandomFest 2011! GenCon is coming soon! Gaming at FandomFest (Savage Worlds!). Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition. Blackwyrm debuting books! And the interviews begin! Claude Miles of ConCave and Breakfast Impossible! Jerry Hall from Urban Vikings! John Johnson of Plan 9! Clint Black (Savage Worlds Core Rules Brand Manager) of Pinnacle Entertainment! And, of course, Sean Patrick Fannon of DriveThruRPG, Silvermeet Studios, and Reality Blurs, and Carinn Seabolt of Silvermeet (and a big announcement)!

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Breakfast Impossible
Breakfast Impossible Facebook Page
Urban Vikings
Urban Vikings Facebook Page
Plan 9
Plan 9 Teaser Trailer
Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds)
Pinnacle Forums
Pinnacle Licensees
Silvermeet Studios Facebook Page
Reality Blurs
AGC 92: Sean Announces His Quest
AGC 97: The Quest Result!

AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Our Pick For This Episode:Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)