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Entries from March 2009

Episode 034: Giant, Double-Sized Head Episode

March 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

* We do our best with lightning storms messing with the audio

* Aron screws up his introduction

* White Castles and its effects on the human condition

* Luke Appreciation Week; if you want to donate, email

* Go to this episode’s discussion thread to vote on which subject we’ll talk about in our live episode

* Our live episode is Tuesday, March 31st at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-5). Join us at where you can participate in the show as it is recorded!

* JeffCon charity event, Adam is attending

* Master the Met was a success except for the part where they failed

* Getting fired from artistic endeavors

* Personal Blogging vs. Professional Blogging

* Geographical realities of gaming communities

* Harneshing Passion

* Name Dropping
- Ideology of Madness (
- Luke’s Magnificent Beard (
- The Bastard Blog (
- Paul’s Blog (
- The Popecast (


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Starman Omnibus, vol. 1 Written by James Robinson, Pencils by Tony Harris, Inks by Wade Von Grawbadger, Colors and Letters by various

It seems appropiate to have this collection get focused on today. Because one of the underlying themes of the entire series is fathers. Jack and Ted. The Mist and his two children. The O’Dare clan and the influence their father had on them. Throughout the run of this book the theme shows up…

For those unfamiliar with Robinson’s Starman, its the tale of a second generation hero, Jack Knight. Jack’s father Ted was the first Starman, though there were several others in between Ted’s WWII adventures and Jack taking up the mantle. Will Payton, the alien warrior Mikaal, alien Prince Gavyn. Even Jack’s older brother David. In fact this first volume opens with David’s assassination at the hands of the Mist’s son Kyle. The Mist had been one of Ted’s oldest foes. And in his twillight days he attempts to destroy his rival and all his works. But the attempt to kill Jack pushes him into taking up Starman’s Cosmic Rod…

While everyone else was spending the 90s trying to copy the worst excesses of Image, Starman set a different tone. With its gorgeous and fleshed out Opal City. With its expanded DCU history. And with its way of making bad guys into good guys…

Because just as much as the long term story was about the Starman legacy of the Knight family, it was also about the evolution of golden age villain the Shade into hero. And with these new omnibus editions all that will be seen. In this volume and the five to follow will be every issue and every story. Annuals, one-shots, mini series. Everything. Which explains, other than the fact that the thing is just amazing, why I’m buying this series for a third time…


Tags: Articles and Essays

Episode 033: Ludere Diem

March 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments

* V3-2 was a podcaster orgy

* Luke doesn’t like Jared Sorenson but likes Inspectors

* V3-3 is June 6th, you’ve been warned

* Our next Podge Live recording is March 31st at 8:00pm Eastern. Join us at where you can participate in the show as it is recorded!

* Bone Wrestling

* Adam’s opinion of gamedays is evolving

* Casual gamedays vs. Organized gamedays

* Conventions

* Gaming is people!!!

* Taking convention material and using it at home


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Street Angel written by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca, drawn by Jim Rugg

Whats this? A Sunday Trade update in the morning???

Thats right! Be shocked and amazed by my get up and go attitude that is all for you and not linked in any way to my desire to spend all of Sunday in a coma so I can put off cleaning my apartment…

Rugg and Maruca’s title character is a martial arts bad-ass and skateboarding wizard. An orphaned girl, raised on the mean streets of the world’s worst ghetto she spends her time scrounging for food, ditching class and delivering savage and sometimes lethal beat downs to arrogant cops, ninjas, conquistidorspirates and/or robots. And maybe she’ll take some time to get recruited to rescue the mayor’s spoiled brat daughter from mad geologist Dr. Pangea. Or help out retired blaxploitation hero Afrodisiac or Irish astronaut CosMick. But mostly she’s just bad-ass awesome and wicked, crazy cool…


Tags: Articles and Essays

D&D Interview, Genghis Con Part 2

March 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Here’s Part 2 of a podcast panel from Scott Dunphy from the Story Shtick podcast.

Scott’s Podcast:
Genghis Con:
Andy Collins:
Gwendolyn Kestrel:
Harley Stroh:

Apparently, I’ve forgotten how to do this properly Everything should be working correctly now.


Tags: Interviews · Podcast