Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Special Announcement: Beautiful Brains Chat on Thursday, December 29th! (1:46)

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Mags, Carol and Mark will be taking part in a chat over at Beautiful Brains Books and Games this Thursday, December 29th, 2011 from 9pm to 10pm EST! We're looking forward to this, and hope our fans will turn out. We're working on prizes at the moment, and expect a cool conversation otherwise.

Find more information at Beautiful Brains Books and Games!

In the meantime, I expect to have AGC 161 out later this week, and 162 shortly after New Years Day! We'll then be back with new recordings in late January, and would love your input on subject matter for the coming year!

Let us know, join us for the chat, and thanks for listening!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

AGC 160 December 20th 2011 (That's a Long Story) (51:18)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. An asteroid missed, Black Friday, and NaNoWriMo. And other stuff. Cthulhu wrapping paper (well after the Kickstarter is closed, but still...). Video on DriveThruRPG (and another probably missed Kickstarter). Oh yeah, Carol isn't here. Preparing for a long campaign! Defining the Long Game, and intentional versus unintentional. A good beginning, and arc planning. System considerations. The Big Boss! Armies and minis? Outlining and design. PC turnover. Player and GM expectations. Epilogues. Famous last words.

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Show links
Midnight Chronicles (Netflix)
The Adventure Funnel (I Waste The Buddha With My Crossbow)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: CORPS Down In Flames (BTRC)
Mags:Dirt Cheep Cityscapes Skyscrapers Basic Set (Microtactix)
In addition:
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising SD (Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheus)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising HD (Dead Gentlemen/Zombie Orpheus)

The Canon Puncture Show
The Dunesteef

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Twelve Days of Gaming (35:31)

The AGC Trio share some gift ideas, both electronic and physical, for this holiday season!

Music by Kevin MacLeod

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Show Links (By Day)

Future Worlds: Scenery 101 Boxes & Drums (Arid Hills Productions)
Song of Drums and Shakos (Ganesha Games)
Song of Drums and Shakos (DriveThruRPG)
Blowback (Two Scooters Press)

Little Town of Hamlin (Eden Studios)
Little Town of Hamlin (DriveThruRPG)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (Dead Gentlemen Productions)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising HD (DriveThruRPG)
Buckaroo Banzai (Adamant Entertainment)

The Lords of the Night: Vampires (Bottled Imp Games)
The Lords of the Night: Liches (Bottled Imp Games)
The Lords of the Night: Zombies (Bottled Imp Games)
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (DriveThruRPG)
V20 (White Wolf)

Macho Women With Guns (Mongoose Publishing)
Macho Women With Guns Diet Edition (Mongoose Publishing)
Roller Girls Vs (Hex Games)
Gaming Dice in Chocolate and Sugar

Maidens of Moordoth (DwD Studios)
Mother's Milk (Khepera Publishing)
Legend of the Five Rings 4th Edition (Alderac Entertainment Group)
The Bones (Gameplaywright)
The Bones (DriveThruRPG)

Swansong (Prince of Darkness Games)
Swansong (DriveThruRPG)
Pirate vs Pirate (Out of the Box Publishing)
Space 1889: Red Sands (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Space 1889: Red Sands (DriveThruRPG)

Wonderland No More: The Egg of Seven Parts (Triple Ace Games)
Egg of Seven Parts (DriveThruRPG)
Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)
Fiasco (DriveThruRPG)
Pathfinder Box Set (Paizo Publishing)

Loot 4 Less Vol. 2: Pretty, Pretty, Rings (Super Genius Games)
The One Ring (Cubicle 7)
The One Ring (DriveThruRPG)
The Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat Productions)
The Dresden Files RPG Bundle (DriveThruRPG)

Birds (Columbia Games)
Birds (DriveThruRPG))
Red Dragon Inn (Slugfest Games)

Chickens in the Mist (12 to Midnight)
10 Days in Europe (Out of the Box Publishing)
Heroica (Lego)

Miss Adelaide's Soiled Doves (Expeditious Retreat Press)
Discworld: Ankh-Morpork (Mayfair Games -- Thought we said Treefrog in the show, this is still the Martin Wallace design)
Savage Worlds Action and Adventure Decks (Studio 2)

Treetop Village (0One Games)
Fringeworthy (Tri Tac Games)
EZ PDF Reader (Android Market)

Monday, December 12, 2011

AGC 159 December 12th 2011 (Good Night Everybody!) (1:10:16)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. We're here, and have a topic! Updates, and the RPG Buffet calendar for 2012! iPhone, Android, and V20, and notes on notetaking. A new podcast (well, it was when we recorded): Law of the Geek! And other podcasts Mark has picked up. Wow, this took a while to release... DriveThruRPG Picks! Fabled Environment's Provincial Hotel review (and further discussion of using maps and the like in a game). Past Mark (looking for a past podcast mascot) kills Current Mark to introduce our Temporal Shenanigans topic for the night. Paradoxes? Immutable past? Alternate histories? PCs meeting themselves? Past PCs vs Future PCs? Replays and prophecies. Flashbacks and memories. A game modeled on Cryptonomicon. Time is like a piece of stream. Rescuing Current Mark. A post-credits gaming story.

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Show links
Deliria: Goblin Markets (Quiet Thunder Productions)
Law of the Geek Podcast
Geek Love Radio
How Did This Get Made?
Modern Floorplans: Hotel (Fabled Environments)
Wikihistory (Abyss and Apex)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Lacuna Part 1 (second attempt) (Memento Mori Theatricks)
Carol:Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition (White Wolf)
Mags:Toxic Bag Productions Sound Effects

Adventures of Indiana Jim
The Gutter Skypes
Nerdbound Podcast

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

AGC News December 6th 2011 (24:45)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Pathfinder MMO coming! Barnes and Noble increasing Toy and Game sections for the holidays. Changes in Magic World Championships under fire, but the game enjoys increased playership. Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre coming from Cryptozoic. Cryptozoic had Walking Dead boardgame demos last weekend. Days of Wonder's iPhone version of Ticket to Ride. Upper Deck's Marvel game, Slingers. Hero Games cutting back. Golden Geek Awards and OGGIEs announced! Isles of the Shackles coming in 2012. Geek Chic's Locus.

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Show links
Magic Petition (
The Persian Incursion (Foriegn Policy)
Locus (Geek Chic)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

RPG Buffet 22 (Wraith: The Oblivion and Justice Inc) (42:18)

Apologies for the clipping on this episode. There wasn't much I could do about it. (Oddly, it's not as obvious in the 24kbps version, so if you can stand the lower bitrate...)

Mags, Kae, John, Steve, and Laine talk about the October and November outings for the RPG Buffet, Wraith: The Oblivion, and Justice Inc!

No recipe for Wraith (October) but for Justice, Inc. (November), we checked out some Depression-era recipes:

Meatloaf Muffins (from
Servings: 4 mini loaves
Serving Size: 1 loaf
Calories: 221.3 Fat: 4.6 g • Carbs: 14.1 g • Fiber: 1.2 g • Protein: 28.9 g

1/2 small onion, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1.3 lb 99% lean ground turkey
1/2 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup ketchup + 2 tbsp
2 tsp worcesterchire sauce
1 large egg
1 tsp marjoram

Preheat the oven to 350°. Saute olive oil and onion on low until translucent. In a medium bowl, mix turkey, onion, oatmeal, egg, ketchup, salt and marjoram. Divide into four equal loafs and place each loaf into a non stick mini loaf pan or shape into small loafs on an un-greased nonstick baking pan. In a small cup mix remaining 2 tbsp ketchup with worcesterchire sauce and brush onto each loaf to give it a nice glaze. Bake uncovered for about 40 minutes at 350°. After baking let it sit for 5 minutes serving.

Mock Apple Pie (from

2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1-3/4 cups water
Zest and 2 Tbsp. juice from 1 lemon
1 pkg. (14.1 oz.) ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
36 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken (about 1-3/4 cups)
2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Mix sugar and cream of tartar in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on low heat 5 min. or until mixture is reduced to 1-1/2 cups. Stir in zest and juice; cool 30 min. Heat oven to 425°F. Roll out 1 crust on lightly floured surface to 11-inch circle; place in 9-inch pie plate. Place cracker crumbs in crust. Pour sugar syrup over crumbs; top with butter and cinnamon. Roll out remaining crust to 10-inch circle; place over pie. Seal and flute edge. Cut several slits in top crust to permit steam to escape. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until golden brown. Cool. Enjoy this mock apple pie treat but be mindful of the serving size.

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Show links
Wraith: The Oblivion (White Wolf/Wikipedia)
Justice, Inc (Hero Games/Wikipedia)

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