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Entries from November 2008

LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

November 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

(Host’s Note: Jason “LurkerWithout” Root is the PodgeCast’s official comics guru. You might consider these mini-reviews, but it would be better to simply consider them as suggestions. Jason has an extensive comics collection and history with both mainstream and indy presses. Every Sunday he recommends a comic trade that he is reading and that you might like as well. So with the first of many, the PodgeCast proudly presents Lurker Without’s Sunday Trade.)
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Rogue Trader is the Bizzbomb

November 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Warhammer 40,000 is a worldwide phenomenon. It’s probably the only miniature game that has been played in what has to be nearly every country in the world. It has entire stores, conventions, books, resin art, video games, and just about everything else short of a movie devoted to celebrating the grim future of humanity (in which there is only war and stuff). 40K is easily Games Workshop’s strongest brand and that makes it the strongest brand in the miniature gaming world.

Unfortunately, in the two decades that the game has been around, it has gained a number of less-than-positive reputations. It’s expensive to get into. It’s expensive to keep up with. Tournaments require you to also take up the hobby of painting. The large fanbase contains a lot of people who are not fun to play competitive games against. The list goes on. I know I don’t play because of the sheer expense of it. That and I’ve been burned by Games Workshop in the past and really don’t want to give them my money anymore.

But that doesn’t mean I’m not a fan.

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Whether it’s in October, November, or any other month, it’s good to take stock of your blessings and give thanks for the joys–simple and great–in your life. Today, we at the PodgeCast, our families, and our friends, offer our heartfelt thanks for your participation in this little endeavor that means so much to us. You are our reward. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
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Campaign Recap: Kingdom the Next Generation Episode 008

November 27th, 2008 · 2 Comments

* This is not actual play

* This begins the second season of KTNG.

* Session 14: Downtime I – The Shadows of Things to Come

* Session 15: The Night of Knives

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Episode 019: Return of the Lucias

November 24th, 2008 · 3 Comments

* V3 is coming. Prepare yourself.

* Phil is wrong. V3 is December 6th.

* Want to contribute the Spooky Outhouse Wall (the newsletter)? Email Adam!

* Adam’s experience playing Don’t Rest Your Head

* Luke’s story game epiphany

* If you want to be on the Dark Tower fan roundtable, email adam@podgecast.com

* Magic systems

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