Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mags-The-Axe School of GMing 8 (Getting Personal) (15:08)

Dean Mags and Professors Mark and Carol talk about relationships, both personal and in game, and their interaction.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AGC News Mid-December 2015 (21:47)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Major updates from Paradox, White Wolf, and Onyx Path! Kickstarter releases failure rates. Gen Con expands! WOTC tightens WPN requirements. Product releases of note. 4e D&D Insider no longer available to new subscribers. $1 Mystery Kickstarter! Self-rolling dice now a reality. Man goes directly to jail from Monopooly tournament.

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'New' World of Darkness Makes Way for Chronicles of Darkness (Onyx Path)
Kickstarter Study Reveals Failure Rate (Kickstarter)
Boogie Dice coming in 2016 (YouTube)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

AGC News December 11th 2015 (27:24)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Gail Gygax and TSR settle their trademark dispute, with some difficulties (Full Disclosure: The AGC crew was invited to take part in Cube of Death, a production of TSR). 2015 Games Magazine Awards. Wizard World goes into gaming! Secret Hitler. Study in Emerald 2nd Edition. An Einstein game is coming. Steve Jackson gets Simon's Cat and Bill and Ted. RuneQuest! 2015 RPG Superstar! Virtual Reality D&D? Airfix Battles. 1A relinquishes Tide of Iron rights. Escape from Colditz 75th Anniversary! Resume mistakes?

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United States Trademark and Patent Office
Tenkar's Tavern
Games World of Puzzles
AltspaceVR D&D Page
Sean McNally's Character Sheet Resume (DeviantArt)
MrDeepImmersion's Artifact Resume (Imgur)

Sunday, December 06, 2015

AGC Interview 34 (The Sixth Gun RPG) (24:01)

Mark and Mags talk with Scott Woodard about The Sixth Gun RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group! A little bit of Flash Gordon, too.

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The Sixth Gun RPG (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Scott Woodard on Twitter
G2V Productions

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Monday, November 30, 2015

RPG Buffet 39 (Star Wars from Fantasy Flight Games) (22:06)

Mags, Karen, Louis, Kae, and John talk about Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPG!

John was our gamemaster for FFG’s Star Wars. We could find any Star Wars-themed dishes to eat, so we went with his favorite cuisine: Indian!

4 chicken breasts, cubed
1 large onion
2 green chilies
2 garlic cloves
2 red chilies
2 tbsp. plain flour
2 red peppers
2 tsp. garam masala
2 1/2 tsp. medium curry powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
400g chopped tomatoes
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Cover the chicken in the flour, seasoned with half of the salt, and fry in 1 tbsp. of oil until browned on all sides. Place into the slow cooker.

Finely slice the onion, deseed and finely slice the red and green chilies, and de-seed and chop the peppers. Heat the remaining oil in the pan you cooked the chicken in and cook the onions until soft. Add the garlic, chillies and pepper, cook for another five minutes, add the curry powder and garam masala, fry for another minute, then add to the slow cooker.

Add the tomatoes, chili powder, coriander, cumin and remaining salt to the slow cooker. Stir well, set the heat to low and cook for six hours.

If the sauce is too thick, thin it with water. If it’s too thin, thicken it with corn flour. This recipe serves four, and can be easily doubled for larger crockpots.

4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup oil
2 small onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coriander seed
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 prepared pie crusts
2 egg whites, beaten, or as needed

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a bowl; coarsely mash.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions, coriander seed, curry powder, ginger, salt, turmeric, cumin, allspice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir tomatoes and peas into onion mixture; pour into mashed potatoes and thoroughly mix. Cool completely.

Cut each pie crust into 8 even triangles. Kae made a vegan pie crust for this step, but if you aren’t trying to avoid certain ingredients, make your favorite pie crust or use store-bought

Spoon filling onto the wide end of each triangle; fold corners over filling creating a triangular 'hat' shape. Pinch the dough together to form a seal. Brush egg white over each samosa and arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until samosas are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (Fantasy Flight Games)
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Star Wars: Force and Destiny (Fantasy Flight Games)

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

AGC News Mid-November 2015 (9:34)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Steve Jackson Games' 2014 Stakeholder Report! New card and board game releases from Magic: the Gathering and more! John Wick buys the 7th Sea RPG from Alderac. Free D&D 5E Monster-A-Day PDF on Reddit! GW's new stand-alone board/minis game. National Toy Hall of Fame 2015 inductees!

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Reddit's Fan-Written Monster-A-Day Compendium (PDF)
Monster-A-Day Image Icons List. Download the Gallery by 1) scrolling to the bottom of the page, 2) clicking on "Post Options," and 3) clicking "Download Gallery.
Fantasy Grounds modules for Reddit's Monster-A-Day Compendium

Monday, November 16, 2015

AGC 200 November 16th 2015 (Episode Four Hundred Fifty Two... Approximately) (1:40:35)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf! Stuff we're doing. Remembering, questions, basic misunderstandings about how Google Hangouts work, and so on. Greetings from guests and past hosts. There's a contest too!

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Mark's Instagram

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:The Tekumel Sourcebook - Swords and Glory Vol. 1 (M.A.R. Barker's World of Tekumel)
Carol:Katanas and Trenchcoats Episode 1: Welcome to Darkest Vancouver (Ryan Macklin)
Mags:Designers and Dragons: The 2000s (Evil Hat Productions)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

AGC Interview 33 (The Ninja Crusade 2nd Edition) (30:52)

Mark and Mags talk with Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games about The Ninja Crusade Second Edition, and some Kickstarter tips (in terms of both other Kickstarters going now, and how to do one).

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Ninja Crusade Second Edition (Kickstarter)
Eloy Lasanta's YouTube Channel
The Ninja Crusade G+ Community
Pulsars Tabletop Roleplaying Game (Kickstarter)
Wild Skies: Europa Tempest (Kickstarter)
Sig: The City Between (Kickstarter)
Masks: A New Generation (Kickstarter)

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

AGC 199 October 17th 2015 (The Quickass Review Show) (1:13:08)

With Marl Kinney and Mags. Third attempt. Carol is absent today. Fiasco Follies. Upcoming RPG Buffet Fun. Reviewing some of the collected works of Hex Games. An overview of QAGS. All-Stars. Beowulf vs Grendel. Edison Force. Fratboys Vs. Herland: Perfect Genetic Utopia. JINGO: America's Greatest Combat Squad. Laser Ponies. Mountains of the Moon: Sindbad in East Africa. QAGS Cops and Robbers. Roller Girls Vs. Sharktoberfest. Hobomancer (less a review and more a "this needs a better look than we can give it here). Sex, Lies and Ultraspies. American Artifacts 2. The Book of Dumb Tables. An open invite for Episode 200 content, and watch for the link to the live Google Hangout on October 30th!

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Fiasco Playsets
Hex Games
Nostalgia Critic: Sharknado (YouTube)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:d20 Apocalypse (Wizards of the Coast)
Mags:Savage Worlds Horror Companion (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)

The Gutter Skypes"

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

AGC 198 October 13th 2015 (Under The Hood: Fate Edition) (1:17:41)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. We need a Gaming Industrial Complex t-shirts. RPG Buffet: By Popular Demand, coming in 2016! Ripping apart the engine that is the Fate System, from Spirit of the Century to Fate Core! A touch of history. The four components. Fate Points. Compels and Invokes. A perfect segue into Aspects. What are they? Are they the end-all be-all of Fate? Stress and Consequences. Stunts. Skills. What you roll the dice for, the Pyrmaid (or maybe Obelisk?), and Approaches. The Fate Fractal, and scaling. James Shipman re-emerges. Leaving on a happier note. Please let people know we're back!

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Those Crazy Games -- Spammers
Fate Codex (Patreon)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying (Barrel Roll Games)
Carol:The Fate Codex (Magpie Games)
Mags:Big Book of Little Games (John Wick Presents)

The Gutter Skypes"

Sunday, September 27, 2015

AGC 197 September 27th 2015 (Get Off My Intellectual Property, You Hooligans!) (1:10:23)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. The Gaming-Industrial Complex is our new home. Mark read Mazes and Monsters. RPG Buffet plans! Mags gives us a look at Exploding Kittens. Intellectual Property and such. Definitions. Fanfiction, Kindle Worlds, and fan adaptations. Scratching off the serial numbers. Fan vs business. "What boardgame do you recommend?" Those Crazy Games looks at Doctor Who. Approaching 200!

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Those Crazy Games Book Club -- Mazes and Monsters
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Exploding Kittens
Berne Convention
Copyright Clearance Center
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Copyright Officec
Kindle Worlds (Amazon)
3.5 Revised Open Game License (Wizards of the Coast)
4e Game System License (Wizards of the Coast)
Pathfinder Reference Document (Paizo Publishing)
Fate Licensing (Evil Hat Productions)

Correction: The RAINN Bundles we talked about in the DriveThru Pick section of the show have evidentally ended, but the Pay What You Want Donation is still available.

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:In Your Face Again (Atlas Games)
Carol:Fate Versions and Licensing Guide (Evil Hat Productions)
Mags:Focal Point: The Complete Game Masters Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions (Engine Publishing)

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

AGC 196 September 2nd 2015 (The Golden Age) (58:51)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. New games and new arrivals. A statement from Zak S regarding out ENnie Walkout coverage. Golden Ages in gaming? Mags' GenCan't prize, and a little talk of Those Crazy Games.

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Feng Shui 2 GM's Screen (Atlas Games)
Carol:Savage Worlds System Sale
Mags:Lords of Olympus Diceless RPG (Precis Intermedia)

The Gutter Skypes"
Completely Comics

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

AGC 195 August 27th 2015 (Summer Con Extravaganza) (1:24:30)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. A soundboard over Skype? Say it ain't so! GenCan't. Carol's gaming successes, Mark's gaming failure, and Mags' GenCan't prize. Mark at HyperiCon! Spiel de Jahres! The Diana Jones Award! ENnies highlights! The Walkout. The Knights of the Dinner Table events and Ken Whitman. Happier GenCon things! Running games, announcements, and so on. Food tips for GenCon. The launch of Those Crazy Games!

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Tribbles (Board Game Geek)
Spiel de Jahres 2015
Diana Jones Award
ENnie Awards
Zombie Orpheus Entertainment (Patreon)
Official Comments Page for Knights of the Dinner Table Live Action Series (Kickstarter)
d20 Entertainment Kickstarter Issues (Facebook)
Knights of the Dinner Table Live Action Series Episode 1 (YouTube)
GenCon Pinnacle Seminar (YouTube)
CROM Conan Rise of Monsters (Kickstarter)
Misdirected Mark
Alex Luthor's Channel (YouTube)
Those Crazy Games Channel (YouTube)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls (Flying Buffalo)
Carol:Vampire 20th Anniversary Edition Dark Ages (Onyx Path)
Mags:Torchbearer (Burning Wheel)

The Gutter Skypes"
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AGC Interview 32 (Carolina Game Tables) (23:28)

Carol and Mags talk with Jodi and Clint Black about their new venture and Kickstarter for Carolina Game Tables!

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Carolina Game Tables (Kickstarter)

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Friday, August 14, 2015

AGC News August 14th 2015 (11:42)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. GenCon attendance up 9% this year! The world will be graced with another Dungeons and Dragons movie. New ownership for Chaosium. Villains and Vigilantes copyright news. Tabletop and Titansgrave. New Battletech computer game coming.

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Geek and Sundry (Tabletop, Titansgrave)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

RPG Buffet 38 (10 Years of the RPG Buffet) (27:17)

Mags, Brandon, John, Steve, Kae, Layne, and Louis talk about the RPG Buffet's 10 year run. Genesis, favorites, meals, and memories.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

AGC Interview 31 (Legendary Planet) (37:18)

Mark, Carol, and Mags talk with Jason Nelson and Mike Shel from Legendary Publishing about their new project/Kickstarter, Legendary Planet, for Pathfinder and 5th Edition.

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Legendary Games
Legendary Planet Adventure Path (Kickstarter)
Legendary Games on Facebook
Legendary Games on Google+
Paizo Message Boards
Legendary Games on DriveThruRPG
Mike Shel on Facebook

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

AGC 194 June 17th 2015 (Page One) (1:00:35)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. How many podcasts can we reference? Mark's apartment. News! Greg Stafford and Sandy Peterson return to Chaosium. Top Tabletop Kickstarters. Things fall apart for Dust: Operation Babylon. I Am Zombie. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Shenanigans on the Magic Pro Tour. New Words for International Scrabble. Star Trek: Five Year Mission. Good thoughts for Nichelle Nichols. DriveThru RPG pics. One Page RPGS. Focused and generic. One page adventures. Ongoing games? A bit more than one page. What does US magazine have to do with gaming?

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I Won A $5000 Magic: the Gathering Tournament on Shrooms (Gawker)
The Magic The Gathering Pro Tour Sucks (Team Legengs Tech)
Lasers and Feelings (One Seven Design Studio)
Everyone Is John
Searchers of the Unknown
Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds One-Sheets)
The Doubleclicks
One Page Dungeon Contest
GURPS Lite (Steve Jackson Games)
GURPS Ultra-Lite (Steve Jackson Games - found during shownote compilation)
Fate Accelerated (Evil Hat Productions)
EABA Anywhere (BTRC)
Lady Blackbird (One Seven Design Studio)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Blowing Up The Movies (Atlas Games)
Carol:Weird Discoveries: Ten Instant Adventures for Numenera (Monte Cook Games)
Mags:Unwritten: Adventures in the Age of MYST and Beyond (Inkworks Productions)

Star Trek: Outpost

Friday, June 05, 2015

AGC 193 June 5th 2015 (Missed It By That Much) (1:20:06)

With Marl Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Missed the 10th anniversary by a little bit (and posting by about three weeks). ConGlomeration after the recording. Awards news. Mark reviews Feng Shui 2 (having been a Kickstarter backer)! Mage 20th, personal gaming, and movie/TV chatter to close out the show. (And apologies for the sound mix. Should be better in the future! -- Mark)

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Play On Target
HyperiCon 2015
Feng Shui 2 (Atlas Games)

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Juggernaut (Bully Pulpit Games)
Carol:Firefly: Ghosts in the Black (Margaret Weis Productions)
Mags:Spirit of '77 Core Rulebook (Monkeyfun Studios)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

AGC 192 April 28th 2015 (ConGlomeration 2015 Almost Live!) (54:48)

With Carol, Mags, Steve and John. A preliminary intro by Mark, with a little news (Savage Worlds Rifts!). Recording on April 4th. Some news from that time frame, and the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Local events of the day. April Fools Day, and Katanas and Trenchcoats! Kickstarter stuff.

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Rifts is Coming for Savage Worlds! (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Katanas and Trenchcoats

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Lankhmar: City of Thieves (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Carol:The Paranet Papers (Evil Hat Productions)
Mags:Katanas and Trenchcoats (Ryan Macklin)
Also:Katanas and Trenchcoats Premium Edition (Ryan Macklin)

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Monday, February 02, 2015

AGC 191 February 2nd 2015 (Where The Hell Did We Go?) (54:26)

With Mark Kinney and Carol. So, we were absent for a while, and it'll still be a bit topsy-turvy for a while longer. The Hobbit and The Imitation Game, et al. Looking forward to's. Louisville peeps, where are the good thrift stores for furniture? GenCon's HotelHungerGames. Dark Dungeons, the movie! This episode dedicated to Fred Grimm. The AtGames Genesis console. Send us memories for the 10 year anniversary! Mark's tech woes.

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Dark Dungeons the Movie
AtGames Genesis Console

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
None this time! But we appreciate the help if you want to buy through our links.

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