Tuesday, February 28, 2012

AGC 160.5 February 29th 2012 (We Didn't Start The Fire) (48:14)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Where have we been? Mark needs a good scar story. Encouragement to get help if so needed. Carinn and Sean are ConGlomeration 2012's Gaming Guests! Some ConGlom chatter. DriveThruRPG picks! Kickstarters out there for V20 Companion and a new Nature of the Beast set! Mark got a Kindle Fire -- so how is it for gaming? Overview, with a couple of apps mentioned (like Ubuntu One). "The ease of zooming..." Sorry this isn't a visual format, but hopefully the descriptions and reactions are good enough.

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Show links
ConGlomeration 2012
V20 Companion Deluxe Edition (White Wolf/Kickstarter)
Nature of the Beast: Prairie vs Polar (Eye Level Entertainment/Kickstarter)
AGCExtra 37: The E-Book Roundtable
Kindle Fire (Amazon)
Nook Tablet (Barnes and Noble)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark: Empire of the Petal Throne (Original Manuscript) (M.A.R. Barker's World of Tekumel)
Carol:Random Acts of Fantasy Humor (4 Winds Fantasy Gaming)
Mags:Hex Games 2011 Bundle (Hex Games)
In addition:
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Basic Game (Margaret Weis Productions)

Star Trek: Outpost

1 comment:

Grimpen said...

Long time listener, great to hear everyone together.
Just wanted to comment on the Kindle Fire review. It's good to hear a tech/tabletop RPG crossover. I just got a tablet myself (Acer A500), and got to use it at a local con (GottaCon, Victoria BC) for some tabletop gaming. I basically agree with your asessment, the books are better, but...
The processor power of the tablet is probably important (I'm happy with my Acer's dual-core Tegra processor), as is screen size (once again I like the 10 inch screen on my Acer). As was mentioned a good pdf viewer is essential (I use ezPDF as well). Add in good battery life and ample storage (most Android tablets will take an SD or micro-SD card), and your back will thank you! I was carrying a whole library with me, plus notes and everything else.
So tablets are good, but I was doing all this 3 years ago with a net book. I will grant that I prefer my tablet, but it's just doing the same thing essentially.
Of course now you guys will need to have a follow-up episode on etiquette for electronics at the gaming table.