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Entries from March 2009

Episode 036: Ninja Warriors of the Vodkapocalypse

March 30th, 2009 · 6 Comments

*Joe is sick – send him retroactive good vibes

*Special Guest Host: Jenn from The Trapcast.

*Our second Live episode is recording on 3/31. Come join us online! You can find the live episode here.

*Adam cites his funniest moment in podcast courtesy of Downunder Gamers

*Adam challenges us to build a setting in thirty minutes and brags how easy it is

*Listen as too many cooks prove Adam wrong.

*Joe’s true destiny

*We find out we just inadvertently played the first part of a Primetime Adventures game.

*Madonna

*Silent, but taco

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LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

March 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Criminal: Coward written by Ed Brubaker, art by Sean Phillips

Criminal is probably one of the best books (not just comics, but books) being published. And probably one of the finest examples of noir you can find. No capes, no magic, nothing but cops and crooks and two-time losers and people looking for that last one big score and fools and madmen…

This first collected story arc follows Leo, a master pick pocket who gets recruited to work an armored car heist. One where damn near everything goes wrong and almost everyone involved is lying. Its violent and beautiful and tragic.

I’ve yet to see a bad review of this series and this first volume is a perfect start. The only thing thats really missing from the singles are the back-up essays on the noir genre, highlighting creators and works in print and film.

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Episode 035: Evil Urges

March 23rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

* Buy Shawn Merwin’s D&D4e Adventure P3: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress. He’s good peoples

* We can finally wank about Watchmen

* Shaky cam fight scenes and fish islands

* It’s just a penis. Get over it.

* Villainy, alignment, and being evil

* Evil campaigns

* Evil characters in non-evil campaigns

* Advice for playing evil characters

* Number of times we talk about Burning Wheel: 4

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LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

March 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Proof Book 1: Goatsucker Script and letters by Alexander Grecian, Art & colors by Riley Rossmo, Colors by Tyler Jenkins

Proof is John Prufrock, agent of the Lodge and 200+ year old Sasquatch. The Lodge is in charge of watching cryptids. Keeping them safe from humanity and humanity safe from many of them. Ginger Brown is his new partner. She was FBI until a hostage situation she was negotiating was solved by a giant man made from clay. One no one else says they saw. And on her first day at her new job she and Proof are sent to Minnesota to investigate a chupacabra sighting…

Within the last couple years cryptozoology seems to have got an upswing in popularity again. Proof is one of a couple comics and shows featuring secret groups that employ and investigate “monsters”. And its probably my favorite of the bunch. The comic has a very early season X-Files feel to it. Especially if they’d only done the weird happenings episodes and not the Alien/Conspiracy Mythology ones…

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Meet Me in the Morning with Zak Kaveney

March 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Review of M. Ward’s Hold Time

Time, much like music, is described in many forms. Everyone has an opinion on time and how we perceive it. From a simple measurement between then and now, to a scientific theory on relativistic time versus Newtonian time. In M. Ward’s newest album Hold Time he has much to say about time. Nothing that will expand any scientific fields of research, but bits from the past and the future that can spin into a much longer yarn if you will your imagination to take you there.

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