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Episode 048: The Device Has Been Modified

July 6th, 2009 · Joe · 4 Comments

* Birthday wishes from Jennifer Notch of the barbershop quartet, Cloud 9

* Tony Mast records with us, but the episode still comes out the next week

* You want to win D&D minis! We want to give them to you! Enter now!

* Literary devices that can be applied to role-playing games

* Fish out of water and system bias

* Matt wants to role-play the Gilmore Girls

* The prologue

* GMs breaking their own rules

* Misdirection

* In the Hodge (live), Joe talks about Taking Chance

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jdac // Jul 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Joe, are you sure you’re not talking about A. E. Van Vogt instead of Vonnegut? Specifically “The World of Null-A”?

  • 2 Joe // Jul 6, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    I don’t think I’ve read any Van Vogt, but it was 14 years ago, so I couldn’t be sure (the title doesn’t sound like something I would have read in catholic school, though).

  • 3 Asylos // Jul 8, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Okies, so I’ve been going back through the episodes for the contest, and I have no idea what happened in what episode anymore.

    Musicals are great – any of you seen Repo?
    A Study in Emerald – great recommendation. Even better that it’s a free pdf.
    Did the Selby Force 5 ever meet up in a game?

  • 4 MrTim // Jul 9, 2009 at 12:27 am

    The book about orcs that Matt was talking about is “Grunts” by Mary Gentle. The orcs start out as fairly typical (if a bit cleverer than usual) orcs and wind up slowly turning into modern marines thanks to a cursed extradimensional treasure.

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