Fri, 15 December 2006
In this show, Veronica and I interview Sean Preston of Reality Blurs. As usual, we check in with Joe Unger who talks a bit about future Pinnacle releases. Also, we reveal the winner of the first Savage Worlds contest. Listen in for details on how to enter the next contest and what you can win!
Thanks to Pinnacle for allowing us to use a portion of the original Deadlands cd to lead into our duel!
Savage Worlds links:
The PEG forum
Harrowed Halls Forums (Convention Support)
Sun, 3 December 2006
This show has our first roleplaying roundtable review. Veronica and I lead a discussion about Mythic Game Master Emulator.
In addition, we interview Brennan Taylor of Indie Press Revolution (IPR) and Galileo Games. Brennan discusses IPR and his game Mortal Coil. He also gives us the scoop on his new upcoming game.
Mythic G.M.E links:
Home Site - http://www.mythic.wordpr.com/
Purchase @ RPG Now - http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=7696&
Brennan Taylor Links:
Brennan's blog - http://brennantaylor.blogspot.com/
Galileo Games - http://www.galileogames.com/
Indie Press Revolution - http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/
Fri, 17 November 2006
Our first Savage Worlds podcast! Ron and Veronica interview Shaintar creator, Sean Patrick Fannon. Sean discusses his high fantasy Savage Worlds setting as well as the Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible, Talisman Studios, Con on the Cob, and Project '77. We also discuss his origins as a gamer and designer.
We check in with Joe Unger from Pinnacle, to get the skinny on what's upcoming for Savage Worlds. In addition, we begin our Savage Worlds contest series. Listen in for details! It's not mentioned in the show, but the deadline for entry is December 9, 2006 at 11:59 pm Mountain time.
This episode is long. For those people who like to place these shows on CD, we recommend downloading the freeware program Mp3 Splitter, which can be used to split an Mp3 file into multiple parts.
Sun, 12 November 2006
Season 2, Episode 5: Board and Card Game Show: Ticket to Ride 1910, Arkham Horror/Shadows Over Camelot Roundtable
Kainan and I discuss the new Ticket to Ride 1910 expansion. We also give an overview of Arkham Horrror and play a roundtable we had with Adam and Jamie comparing Shadows Over Camelot to Arkham Horror.
Thu, 9 November 2006
Ron and Veronica are joined by friend and old gamer buddy Jen Decker, along with Veronica's sister Cat Dickerson to discuss female roleplayers. Sound quality is kind of off for this show, due to some technical difficulties, but it is worth the listen!
Sun, 22 October 2006
So, this is why we say "on or about Friday."
In this episode, Kainan and I gush about Days of Wonder, and we review Memoir '44, Spy Alley, and Shadows Over Camelot.
As mentioned in the show, you can check out info about Essen 2006 and boardgames in general from Boardgame News, Gaming Report, and Boardgame Geek. And go to Fantasy Flight Games to see info on Marvel Heroes.
Join us on or about November 3rd for a roleplaying show about female gamers.
Fri, 6 October 2006
Our first all-roleplaying show went well as I introduce my wife, Veronica, to the show. We interviewed Shane Lacy Hensley, creator of Savage Worlds and, of course, Deadlands! Shane spills the beans about a neat upcoming product in Great White Games' future and dishes about his history in gaming and developing RPGs. Shane also gives details about the upcoming "The Savage Worlds of Solomon Kane" and discusses how GWG's licenses with Wiz Kids Games came about. Listen in to learn three things about Shane you probably never knew!
Visit Shane's company, Great White Games/Pinnacle Entertainment Group, to learn about all the neat products discussed.
Wed, 27 September 2006
This is the first and last time I will bring up this subject.
The Game's the Thing is not an expensive endeavor in the grand scheme of things. It is also not free. Aside from an equipment and software outlay of just under $200, I have an annual operating cost of about $120.
Since the equipment is already bought and the operating costs are installment-based ($5 here, $12 there, etc.), I'm not trying to say there's a hardship here. I would, however, like to spend some money I don't have improving the quality of the show.
Some of the things I'm looking to have in the future:
Better sound input (i.e., mics, a preamp, etc.)
A method of recording in the field
A dedicated system for capturing sound (other than the hard drive of my laptop)
Most of the above isn't necessary (the exception being a method of recording in the field for interviews and such), but they sure would make for a better quality show.
I want to be clear and say I don't see this show as any kind of a financial burden, but some of this stuff could help bring about improvements. If you like the show, you have the inclination, and you can afford it, click on the PayPal donation button in the right column of this page, and make a small contribution.
Thanks for your time.
Category:general -- posted at: 6:44 AM
Sat, 23 September 2006
So, we're officially back! We manage to complete undercut our 45-80 minute goal and produce a show that's just over 28 minutes. That said, we have four reviews for you! Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear Ron let the cat out of the bag about our first RPG show interview.
Wits and Wagers
As promised, a positive Blue Moon City review.
Tue, 8 August 2006
You might think this show is a day late, but in fact we've always intended to have it come out on Mondays. That means this is the first show that is right on time! Over the last few shows, you may have noticed an annoying intermittent hum. We didn't want to bring this up on the show, so as not to draw attention to it. Well, the hum is gone. It seems having the mic on the same table as the laptop was causing the issue whenever the laptop's fan came on. The quick fix was to put the laptop on a different table.
Dvonn (reviewed) - This was Games Magazine's 2003 Game of the Year. It was nominated for the Spiel des Jahres in '02, but it didn't win.
Ticket to Ride
Blue Moon City