Tuesday, November 26, 2013

AGC News November 27th 2013 (24:35)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. The TableTop Bump? Some interesting deals for the holidays. Mars Attacks! Get Lucky! Pandemic: The Cure! Nations! Galaxy Trucker and Tzolk'in! Some stuff about monsters... Firefly RPG release schedule! Fantasy Flight and world chess tournament news! Robotech RPG Tactics delayed. Something special for Cards Against Humanity.

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Robotech RPG Tactics Updates (Kickstarter)
Anand Carlsen Video with Commentary
Cards Against Humanity Bigger Blacker Box
Bigger Blacker Box imaged (imgur) (NSFW!)

Friday, November 22, 2013

RPG Buffet 36 (Dark Ages: Inquisitor and Demon: the Fallen) (38:49)

Still getting caught up on the RPG Buffet Year of World of Darkness, this time featuring Dark Ages: Inquisitor and Demon: the Fallen!

Recipes for Dark Ages: Inquisitor

Bouef Bourguignon
3 pounds of beef sirloin cut into cubes
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 slices of bacon, diced
3 - 4 carrots, diced
8 small new red potatoes, unpeeled, quartered
8 - 10 mushrooms, sliced
1 small onion, chopped (or for those with onion allergies, 2 Tablespoons of Hing powder)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup lentils, dry
1/2 cup pearled barley
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups of beef or chicken broth
2 cups of burgundy wine

Coat beef in flour, shaking off excess.  Set aside. Fry bacon in large skillet over medium heat until partially cooked.  Add beef and cook until browned. Layer carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, onion garlic, lentils, and barley in a slow cooker.  Add spices and meat.  Add broth and wine.  Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours or until beef is tender.  Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.

Kae used the recipe posted by Pixar on their site for the movie, and preserved online here. The recipe is by legendary American chef Thomas Keller (influenced by confit byaldi), owner of The French Laundry. Kae says it was a challenge to make, but it was totally worth it!

Mousse au chocolat
Louis pulled the recipe from RPG Buffet episode 15 to make his chocolate mousse.

Recipes for Demon: the Fallen

Homemade Parsnip Fries (from
2 1/2 pounds parsnips or carrots, peeled, cut into about 3x1/2-inch strips
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, plus 5 sprigs rosemary
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon (or more) ground cumin

Preheat oven to 450°. Mix parsnips, chopped rosemary, garlic, and oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. Scatter rosemary sprigs over. Roast for 10 minutes; turn parsnips and roast until parsnips are tender and browned in spots, 10–15 minutes longer. Crumble leaves from rosemary sprigs over; discard stems and toss to coat. Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. cumin over. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and more cumin, if desired.

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Dark Ages: Inquisitor (White Wolf)
Demon: the Fallen (White Wolf)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

RPG Buffet 35 (Hunter: The Vigil and Orpheus) (38:27)

Still getting caught up on the RPG Buffet Year of World of Darkness, this time featuring Hunter: The Vigil and Orpheus!

Recipes For Hunter: the Vigil
John placed this adventure in the Carpathian Mountains, so the Buffet returned to their beloved Hungarian menu! Please see the show notes for RPG Buffet episode 15 for our Hungarian recipes.

Recipes For Orpheus

Crock-Pot Meat Loaf (from
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion, salt, sage, and mushrooms in a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture and stir well to combine. Shape into a round loaf; place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 5 to 6 hours.

Whisk ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; spoon sauce over meat loaf. Return to slow cooker and cook on Low until heated through, about 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Garden Vegetable and Bean Soup (From
6 cups fat-free vegetable broth (but I used Imagine Un-Chicken broth)
cooking spray
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
4 teaspoons garlic or four cloves minced garlic
1/2 cabbage, chopped
1/2 pound frozen green beans
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
generous grinding of black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 large zucchini, diced
1 19-ounce can (2 cups) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed (may substitute Great Northern Beans or any white beans)

Sauté the carrots, onion and garlic in a large non-stick pot for about 5 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the zucchini and cannellini beans and bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the beans are tender. Add the zucchini and cannellini and cook until the zucchini are tender.

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Hunter: The Vigil (White Wolf)
Orpheus (White Wolf)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

AGC 177 November 15th 2013 (Smells Like Potpourri) (1:13:06)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. This was recorded in July, so some of the stuff is a little out of date -- blame Mark for that. The end of a Dresden campaign, and Fae-based food for a Changeling LARP? Peter Capaldi. The main segment: The FandomFest discussion, Kickstarter and the Doom that Came to Atlantic City, and Eureka! And yeah, we missed GenCon. Coming at the end of the year, the Essential Gamers Stuff List!

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A Blog About FandomFest (Kentucky Geek Girl)
The Doom That Came To Atlantic City Timeline (Kickstarter)
TDTCTAC Cancellation Statement (Kickstarter)
Keith Baker Responds
Crytpzoic Saves The Doom! (Keith Baker)
Eureka (Engine Publishing)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:D&D Rules Cyclopedia (Wizards of the Coast)
Carol:Masks (Engine Publishing)
Mags:The Nazi Occult (Osprey Publishing)