Monday, September 26, 2011

AGC 156.5 September 26th 2011 (The Mags-The-Axe GenCon Interview Special) (42:03)

With Mags. A series of short interviews, including Robin Laws, Margaret Weis, Mongoose Matt, Anthony Gallela, Joe Browning, Graham Walmsley, and Filamena Young. Also, stay past the "credits" for some quick words from the pre-ENnie Awards gathering.

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Robin Laws
Margaret Weis Productions Marvel Press Release
Mongoose Publishing
Crystal Commerce
The Old School Renaissance Group
Thieves of Time
Filamena Young
Machine Age Productions
Monte Cook
Matt Forbeck
Ed Healy
Atomic Array
Gnome Stew

Monday, September 19, 2011

Additional Content from GenCon 2011!

We have some audio for you from GenCon 2011, now available in our Additional Content section!

First off, Mags recorded a demo of WizKids' board game Star Trek Expeditions.

Secondly, we have a recording of the Action panel hosted by the good folks at Hex Games!

Check them out here!

Mags-The-Axe School of GMing 4 (Pacing) (11:19)

Mags discusses pacing in adventures.

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Outline of Aristotle's Theory of Tragedy in the Poetics
The Adventure Outline Worksheet (courtesy of Greg Poehline and Guy McLimore)
MacGuffin (Wikipedia)
Dramatic Structure (Wikipedia)
Denouement (Wikipedia)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

AGC News September 10th 2011 (17:08)

With Mark, Carol and Mags. Amazon plans a tablet, and some discussion of what this might mean for gamers. IDW launching a Magic: The Gathering comic. Mayfair brings A Few Acres of Snow to the US! Wings of War goes to Ares as Wings of Glory! Dust Games brings back Confrontation! The World Chess Cup. And an aside at the end about a certain blog post about a certain date...

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A Few Acres of Snow (Mayfair Games)
The World Chess Cup
My Brief OkCupid Affair With a World Champion Magic: The Gathering Player (Gizmodo)

Thursday, September 01, 2011

RPG Buffet 21 (Cold City) (30:40)

Mags, Louis, Brandon, John, Misty, and Kae played the cold war horror RPG Cold City from Contested Ground Studios.

The Cold City RPG is set in Berlin, and so the RPG Buffet decided to explore German food for the evening. John made a Bavarian Pork Roast from with potatoes, Misty bought German bread and a butter kuchen from a local bakery, Mags contributed Pikanter Moehrensalat from, Brandon made both red cabbage and cucumbers with dill from, and dessert was a homemade German chocolate cake made by Kae's mom. We served it all up with German beer that Steve brought, and homemade pear brandy from Brandon's dad!

Pikanter Moehrensalat

A tasty alternative to Carrot and Raisin Salad recipes. This shredded carrot salad has nuts and cheese which are optional, but no mayonnaise. Cayenne pepper gives it a little kick. Makes carrot salad for 2 people.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

2-3 carrots, about 8 oz.
1 small parsley root (optional), not parsnip
1 1/2 T. lemon juice
1 T. flat parsley, chopped, the leaves from 3-4 stalks
1 T. nuts, chopped (hazelnuts, if you have them, otherwise your favorite)
2 oz. hard cheese, cubed (Gouda, Emmentaler, Monterey Jack, or other)
1/3 c. yogurt
1-2 tsp. sugar or other sweetener (honey, agave nectar, Stevia) to taste
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. salt

Grate carrots (and parsley root, if you can find it) and mix with lemon juice. Add chopped parsley and cheese cubes, if using, and mix. Sprinkle nuts on top. This can refrigerate until the meal is ready. Shortly before you serve salad, mix yogurt with sweetener, salt and Cayenne pepper and mix with carrot salad. Serve cold.

Notes: Parsley root is sweeter than parsnips, the lemon juice will keep it from browning. I have not found parsley root in the stores in the US. If you take this to a picnic, don't mix the yogurt into the carrots until you are ready to eat, otherwise, the yogurt separates and makes the salad watery.

German Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

3/4 cup water
1 small head red cabbage, finely shredded
3 apples - peeled, cored and chopped
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 tablespoons butter, divided

Place water in a large saucepan, and stir in cabbage, apples, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and 1 tablespoon butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender. Stir in remaining butter before serving.

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Cold City (Contested Ground Studios)