Tuesday, May 24, 2011

AGC 150 May 24th 2011 (Lamentations of Vornheim) (58:50)

With Mark Kinney, and special guests James Raggi, Zak S., Mandy Morbid, Kimberly Kane, and Satine Phoenix. An unremarked but not unremarkable milestone show wherein we discuss the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and Vornheim: The Complete City Kit, with asides in artwork and city adventure, as well as a little bit about I Hit It With My Axe.

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Show links
Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing
Where I Read Lamentations of the Flame Princess (RPG.net Forums)
Vornheim: The Complete City Kit
Playing D&D With Pornstars
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
I Hit It With My Axe Facebook Page
Sex, Food and Comic Books (Satine Phoenix's Blog)

2011 RPG Podcast Survey
The Tome
3.5 Private Sanctuary

Thursday, May 19, 2011

AGC 149 May 19th 2011 (That Is... Totally Allowed!) (1:12:08)

With Mark Kinney, Carol and Mags. A knitting podcast? Fun and drama, and a donation! The podsting delay shows. ConGlom talk, with gig thanks to the Game Knights, Completely Comics, and DriveThruRPG! DriveThruRPG May Codes and our DriveThru Picks! Yes, it's a later posting than I'd thought it would be. Goodman Games' "Crime Pays." Helping out Crimson Castle (as well as others affected by the tornadoes back in April and May). Allowing things in games. Allowing things in the first place and accomodating players. What to do if it goes wrong? More ConGlomeration talk. Mark nabbed a few things, and a discussion of GM screens. Carol's busyness. First convention games. The GMing seminar. Zendo. Il Troubadour. Tales from the Dead Dog Party. Mags as RPG.net Moderator. Mags' Sexual Harassment in Fandom panel.

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Show links
The Game Knights Podcast
Completely Comics Podcast
Fandom Fest
Tuscaloosa Tornado Video (Vimeo)
Crimson Castle Chess and Games (DriveThruRPG)
Dawn's Craft and Consignment
Dawn's Dice Bags (YouTube)
Ab3 Collector's Set (RPG.net)
ConGlomeration 2011 Sexual Harassment Panel (UStream)
Con Anti Harassment Project
Back-Up Project
Jim C Hines: Reporting Sexual Harassment in SF&F blog post
The Geek Social Fallacies
Miss Manner's Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior (Amazon)

The Geek Feminisim Wiki's Timeline of Incidents

AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Happy Birthday Robot! (Evil Hat)
Carol: Dresden Files Case File: Night Fears (Evil Hat)
and Mom Player Class (Bards and Sages)
Mags: Wire to Wire (Two Hour Wargames)

D6 Generation
Solid Symbols

Saturday, May 07, 2011

AGC 148 May 7th 2011 (Live at ConGlomeration 2011!!) (42:03)

With Mark, Mags and Carol at ConGlomeration 2011 with Gaming Guest of Honor Andy Chambers, Anthony Gallela, and the Game Knights! We discuss if video games are encroaching on RPGs, or is there room for everyone at the table, be it virtual or the one in your kitchen. But not everyone sees the merging of online and tabletop aspects together to be as good as Chocolate and Peanut Butter! We talk about the retro-resurgence, the trend of growing interest in Euro games and Facebook games, and some speculation about the future of gaming. We also find out that Carol's puppy-dog eyes do NOT work as an investigative journalistic tactic. Then the Game Knights talk about their Actual Play podcast and the resulting webcomic (The characters who were just fine...until they got a GM!)

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Show links
Bobber Interactive
Crossroads - due out Summer 2011
Deathwatch (Fantasy Flight Games)
Warhammer 40K (Games Workshop)
The GameKnights Podcast

Brilliant Gameologists

Thursday, May 05, 2011

AGC News May 5th 2011 (Bonus Sized Origins Awards Edition) (41:27)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. GenCon Event Registration has opened! Third Eye Games doing (and succeeding) with Part-Time Gods Kickstarter, and David Hill has one for Amaranthine. Updates on DC Heroes and Villains. Infrno's online game convention. Hasbro game sales down. Cryptozoic sponsoring Entrepreneur's Avenue at GenCon! Wizards expanding Wizards Play Network to Magic National Qualifiers. Magic set releasing on Free Comic Book Day, and controversy. Fantasy Flight enters the deckbuilding game arena with Rune Age. Monsterpocalype: Dangerous Monster Zone coming, and going non-collectable! (That and Tim Burton is tapped to direct a Monsterpocalypse movie...) Living Legends updating Villains and Vigilantes. Abney Park's Airship Pirates RPG from Cubicle 7, as well as The One Ring details! Origins Awards nominees, and our picks.

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Part-Time Gods Kickstarter
Amaranthine Kickstarter
Warner Bros moving some DC Comics jobs to Hollywood (Reuters)
Product Spending And Weak Sales Send Hasbro Profits Down (Forbes)
Rune Age (Fantasy Flight Games)
Monsterpocalypse: Dangerous Monster Zone (Privateer Press)
Living Legends (Monkey House Games)
Abne7 Park Airship Pirates Press Release (Cubicle 7)
The One Ring Press Release (Cubicle 7)
Origins Awards Nominees

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

RPG Buffet 16 (Houses of the Blooded, DC Adventures, and Scion) (35:39)

Mags, John, Louis, and Kae of the RPG Buffet gathers over skype to discuss the first several games played in 2011. They discuss John Wick's Houses of the Blooded (run by Guest GM Mark), Green Ronin's DC Adventures (run by Special Guest GM Steve), and Scion: God.

A Harlem classic, chicken and waffles has been the breakfast of jazz musicians and others who stayed up late since the '20s. Traditionally, it's a piece of fried chicken served alongside sweet waffles with maple syrup. We're presenting here a recipe for savory waffles, via the food blog Corduroy Orange:

Savory Waffles (from Corduroy Orange)
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2-2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup oil

Combine all dry ingredients and mix to evenly distribute through mix (by shaking in tightly closed container or by sifting together). Beat together egg yolks, milk, and oil. Stir into dry ingredients with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened but the batter is still lumpy. Beat the egg whites until they hold stiff peaks, but stop beating them before they turn dry and brittle. As they approach stiffness, stop beating every so often and pull the beater out of the whites. If the peaks hold, you’re there: stop. If they still flop over, keep beating a bit longer. Fold the batter into the beaten egg whites with a rubber spatula, using a twisting motion with your wrist to bring the contents from the bottom of the bowl up and over to the top. Be careful not to stir the mixture because that will lead to your egg whites deflating, causing a more runny texture to your batter than is ideal. Continue until the batter has uniform consistency. Cook the batter on your waffle iron for about 5-7 minutes, or according to manufacturer’s directions.

February presented a plethora of choices when it came to deciding the menu for the month. Should we do soul food for Black History Month (Mags's suggestion)? Or presidential favorites for President's Day? How about aphrodisiac food for Valentine's Day? In the end, though, we were playing DC Adventures, so the final choice was obvious: Build-Your-Own Hero Sandwich Bar!

Ingredients for sandwiches:
* hero or sub rolls
* sliced Swiss cheese
* sliced Cheddar cheese
* sliced tomatoes
* lettuce
* green pepper slices
* thinly sliced purple onion
* sliced salami
* thinly sliced ham
* sliced smoked turkey
* pimiento stuffed olives, sliced
* pickled sliced banana peppers
* cucumber pickle slices
* light olive oil
* mayonnaise
* mustard
* Italian dressing
Arrange the ingredients on plates, let everyone build their own sandwiches. Serve with iced tea and sides such as chips, pasta salad, a green salad, and/or fresh fruit.

In March we decided to honor Pi Day with a chicken pot pie for the main course, and Kae made Ambrosia Salad for dessert, because of course ambrosia is food of the (Greek) gods. This recipe came from AllRecipes.com:
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained (optional)
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a large bowl, combine the whipped topping, coconut, chopped nuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple, mandarin oranges, marshmallows, cherries, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix together well and refrigerate for 30 to 45 minutes.

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Show links
Houses of the Blooded
DC Adventures (Green Ronin)
Scion (White Wolf)

The BaltiCon Podcast
Monkeys Took My Jetpack
Doctor Who: Podshock