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Entries from February 2009

D&D Interview, Genghis Con Part 1

February 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s a podcast panel from Scott Dunphy from the Story Shtick podcast.

Scott’s Podcast: http://storyshtick.com
Genghis Con: http://denvergamers.org
Andy Collins: http://www.andycollins.net/
Gwendolyn Kestrel: http://www.gwendolynkestrel.com
Harley Stroh: http://www.goodman-games.com/

Part 2 will follow next Thursday!

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Episode 031: Getting Fixed

February 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

* We’ve replaced Luke with Alex

* Alex tells a gaming story

* Joe is employed!

* V3-2 is almost here. Come join us.

* Master the Met with Phil and Adam

* Maladjusted expectations

* Improvisation

* Why

* Go listen to This Modern Death

* Number of times we talk about Burning Wheel: 1

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LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

February 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

Northlanders: Sven the Returned written by Brian Wood, illustrated by Davide Gianfelice, colors Dave McCaig, letters Travis Lanham

Collecting the first arc of Brian Wood’s most recent ongoing series. About, well, Vikings. In this case the story of Sven, a chieftan’s son working as a soldier in Constantinople as one of the Varangian. Sven learns that his father has died and his lands taken over by his uncle. So Sven decides to head back to the home he abandoned for his inheritance. Or at least the parts that clink and are easily portable…

Wood’s story reads like a violent gangster story really. Or maybe a adaption of a never filmed Kurosawa adaptation of a forgotten noir piece. Dark and brooding and full of blood and vengeance. All set in ink by the skilled Gianfelice and McCaig…

Plus its a fat 8-issue tpb that only runs 10 bucks. Thats a damned good deal…

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4E – Rolling With Roles

February 20th, 2009 · 7 Comments

With The Keep on the Shadowfell about to fall before our party’s combined effort, it’s safe to say that the gaming group is really digging 4th Edition D&D.  Last week, we decided to continue playing 4E and we’d alternate weeks with the Burning Wheel game Adam is planning.  This has the benefit of keeping everyone in the group (something we couldn’t do with just Burning Wheel) and giving Adam more time to prepare for his first sandbox game.

Since Adam didn’t want to run both games, I’ll be taking over D&D after we’re done with the Keep.  I’m very excited!  I haven’t run D&D for years because I grew tired of the massive preparation time that third edition carried with it.  4e fixes that problem  so I was more than happy to put on my cape and step back into the role of DM. (more…)

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Episode 030: Whedonesque

February 16th, 2009 · 5 Comments

* Congratulations Fraser from the Accidental Survivors podcast.

* V3-2 is almost here. February 28th.

* Aron Head has a new blog, Ideology of Madness, and they’re hosting a contest.

* V3-3 is going to be June 6th.

* Support Adam walking up stairs (or support Phil). Details on the forums.

* Matt didn’t waste his money on his new boots

* Joss Whedon is our master now

* Feminism and Chauvinism in the Whedonverse

* Death and tragedy

* Technical skill and its influences

* Favorite moments, lines, and characters

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