Friday, June 24, 2011

AGC 151 June 23rd 2011 (Roll A Die And Find Out) (56:18)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. 6 years of All Games Considered. So where was everyone last episode? DriveThruRPG Picks, leading to our subject: Randomness! Boardgaming. Character creation (with special attention on Traveller). Lifepaths and other means of background generation. A GM's Best Friend? Tables as instructive text. An aside on the old fashioned Wandering Monster tables. A run through Central Casting. A little bit of feedback. Yeah, keeping things caught up, about that...

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Blackwyrm Games at IndieAGoGo
Jason Richards Cannot Be Trusted
RPG Buffet Looks At Murphy's World
Central Casting: Heroes Now! (Amazon)

AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Vornheim: The Complete City Kit (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)
Carol: The Dad Player Class (Bards and Sages)
Mags: Complete Characters (Jason Richards Publishing)

2011 RPG Survey
Knights of the Night

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

AGC News June 22nd 2011 (26:40)

With Mark and Mags. Former Wizards employee pleads guilty. New Yu-Gi-Oh! logo and mechanics. Looney and Elmore team up for Seven Dragons! Mage Wars! Star Trek Fleet Captains! Devil's Dice! Mayfair Catan licensing! Strasbourg coming to the US! Angry Birds coming to the tabletop. Teaching teenagers about the Electoral College. Topps rumor? Burning Wheel Gold! Cosmic Patrol from Catalyst. The Hellas Action Deck Kickstarter. More about WizKids' Pathfinder Minis and HALO HeroClix! Sorry, you missed Free RPG Day, and I didn't feel like re-editing.

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Seven Dragons (Looney Labs)
Mage Wars (ElfinWerks/Arcane Wonders)
Star Trek Fleet Captains (WizKids/NECA)
Devil's Dice (Mongoose Publishing)
Strasbourg German Page (Pegasus Spiele)
G.G.'s Red/Blue Electoral College Game (Teacher's Discovery)
Burning Wheel Gold Announcement
Cosmic Patrol (Catalyst Game Labs)
Hellas Action Deck (Kickstarter)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

AGC Review 6 (Dungeon Crawl Classics Adventure Starter and You Geek, They Grok) (20:35)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Mark talks about Goodman Games' upcoming Free RPG Day (don't forget that's June 18th, 2011!) offering connecting with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, and E's online dating advice ebook, You Geek, They Grok.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Adventure Starter (Goodman Games)
Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG Beta Rules (Goodman Games)
You Geek, They Grok (Geeks Dream Girl)

Into The Dark

Monday, June 13, 2011

AGC News June 13th 2011 (42:25)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Hobby gaming doing well in the first quarter according to ICV2. New Origins dates! Epic Con! Hasbro reorganization. 2011 Spier de Jahres Nominees! Mensa Select games for 2011! Fantasy Flight brings A La Carte to the US. Guards! Guards! Two Walking Dead boardgames on the way! Stronghold finally making it over from Poland. Star Trek Deck Building Game from Bandai. Interesting news on 2012 Magic The Gathering: Duel of the Planeswalkers! Munchkin: Axe Cop! Pirate Flux, coming to a bookstore near you! Dungeons and Dragons Lair Assault! Neverwinter Campaign Guide coming soon! Pathfinder gets a beginner box! Games Workshop raising minis prices, and adding restrictions to sales. Pathfinder pre-painted minis! A Privateer Press production pickle... The Bob and Angus Show!

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Origins Game Fair
Epic Con Announcement (Cryptozoic Entertainment)
Spiel de Jahres Nominees Announced (GameSalute)
2011 Mensa Select Games
A La Carte (Fantasy Flight Games)
Guards! Guards! (Z-Man Games)
The Walking Dead Board Game (Cryptozoic Entertainment)
Z-Man Games (The Walking Dead: The Board Game)
Stronghold (Valley Games)
Star Trek Deck Building Game (Bandai America)
Munchkin: Axe Cop (Steve Jackson Games)
Pirate Fluxx (Looney Labs)
D&D Lair Assault Announcement (Wizards of the Coast)
Neverwinter Campaign Guide (Wizards of the Coast)
Pathfinder Beginner Box (Paizo Publishing)
Pathfinder Pre-Painted Minis Announcement (WizKids Games)
The Bob and Angus Show (Mayfair Games/Pulp Gamer)

Friday, June 03, 2011

RPG Buffet 17 (Lord of the Rings Role Playing Game) (20:28)

Mags, Louis, and Kae of the RPG Buffet gather over skype to talk about their playing of Decipher's Lord of the Rings RPG.

Since we were playing Lord of the Rings, we decided it was time to eat like hobbits. Any fan of the series will tell you that hobbit fare is simple and rustic, with loads of flavor. So, Kae made a mushroom quiche, Brandon did a homemade cake, Louis did mashed potatoes seasoned with chili powder, Mags made gougeres (French cheese puffs traditionally served at French wine tastings), and John did a lentil stew. Steve supplied assorted Blue Moon beers, because of course hobbits do love their ale!

Hearty Lentil Stew
2 cups dried lentils
8 cups water
1 1/2 tbsp. crumbled bacon or bacon bits
2 cups diced ham
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped carrot
3 tbsp. snipped parsley
1 tbsp snipped cilantro
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried leaf oregano
1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
2 tbsp. wine vinegar

Rinse lentils; place in slow cooker. Add 8 cups water and remaining ingredients except tomatoes and vinegar. Cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours. Add tomatoes and vinegar. Turn to HIGH and cook 15 minutes longer, until hot.

Gougeres (French cheese puffs)
From the book Saveur Cooks Authentic French by Saveur Magazine
8 tbsp. butter, cut into pieces
3/4 cup milk
Salt and freshly ground white pepper
1 cup flour
4 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups grated comté or gruyère cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine butter, 1/2 cup milk, and 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan over high heat. Season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; when butter has melted, remove pan from heat. Add flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture forms a thick dough and pulls away from the sides of the pan, 1–2 minutes. Return pan to heat for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
2. Let dough cool to room temperature, then beat in eggs, one at a time, making sure each egg is completely incorporated into mixture and dough is smooth after each addition. Dough should be thick, shiny, and smooth. Add 1 cup of the cheese and beat in until well combined.
3. Spoon tablespoon-size mounds of dough on nonstick baking sheets, leaving about 1'' between each. Brush tops with remaining 1/4 cup milk, then sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Working in batches, bake in lower third of oven until doubled in size and golden, 20–25 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game (Wikipedia)