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Entries from July 2008

Episode 004: Dark Knight Nerdgasm

July 27th, 2008 · 8 Comments

There is so much business at the front of this episode!

* The logo design contest is in full swing! You can find information here.

* Thanks to Stefan Sallay (Dhyjinx) for creating the logo we’re going to use on our business cards.

* Grungydan’s “Great First Lines” Livejournal community can be found here.

* We say we’re going to talk about Burning Wheel, but don’t.

* Let the Bat-critiquing commence! If you’re interested in the Backseat Producers’ take on it, you can check that episode out at their website here.

* In the Hodge (Live), Joe talks about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

Friend of The Podge, Aaron Acevedo, Needs Help

July 25th, 2008 · 3 Comments

On Wednesday, July 23rd, a flash flood struck Aaron Acevedo’s New York home. You may recognize Aaron’s name. He’s the CEO of Talisman Studios and an industry artist for games like A Song of Ice & Fire, Call of Cthulhu, Deadlands, Dungeons & Dragons, Legend of the Five Rings, Solomon Kane, Suzerain, Warlord, The Wheel of Time, and World of Darkness properties, among others. To defray costs from the flood damage, he is selling prints of his artwork, $15 for signed 9″x12″ prints, with free shipping in the US. You can browse his Flickr to see his work. Send him an email at aaronace [at] gmail [dot] com for availability.

Your assistance is appreciated.


Tags: Blog

High Quality Characters

July 24th, 2008 · 10 Comments

This is the first in what is to be a semi-regular series of essays and articles here on The PodgeCast blog. This is not just something for the hosts (like we don’t talk enough!), we’d like to invite the whole community to contribute. If you’d like to submit an article about any of the extremely broad topics we cover here at The Podge, just shoot any of us an email at and we’ll talk it up.

Follow the link to the article.



Tags: Articles and Essays

Episode 003: I’m Going To Make You A Man

July 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments

*A tale of woe.

*We define sandbox games.  Feel the pretentiousness.

*Character creation in sandbox games.

*Phil’s character is awesome.

*How types of character creation work with sandbox games

*In The Hodge (Live), Matt has a unique take on the summer’s best superhero movie.


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

Watchmen Trailer A Day Early!

July 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Looks like the trailer got leaked a bit early.   I have to say I am impressed.  Check it out and decide for yourself over at Gizmodo.

Then enjoy it again before The Dark Knight.  Only enbiggenated.


Tags: Blog