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Entries from September 2009

TPC 058: An Evening with Jess Hartley

September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

* Jess Hartley, freelance gaming writer joins us for a discussion of her various works.

*Geist: The Sin-Eaters

*Werewolf: The Forsaken

*Changeling: The Lost

*One Geek To Another


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

TPC 057: An Evening With Shawn Gaston

September 21st, 2009 · 6 Comments

-Welcoming Shawn as a guest!

-Easiest Contest Ever! Win a plethora of Bounty Head Bebop prizes!

-A Farewell to Joe – Make sure to let him know how much you appreciate all he’s done on the message boards.

-Matt’s recording in an airport this week.¬† He has to scoot early on. No worries, folks. We know what happened to him, unlike last time.

-The Origins of Clockworks

-Worst Cosplays

-Shawn’s GMing Pro-Tips

-The Voltron Interlude

-Splitting the Party and Psuedo-troupe play

-Persistent worlds across multiple GMs and campaigns as exemplified by Clockworks

-Chainmail Bikini revisited

-Shawn’s other works: Doors and Windows, Children’s Choir, True Tales of South City

-Clockworks Savage Worlds Adventures  and Sourcebook

-Sandwich Taco

Hosts: Adam, Matt, Luke, Shawn


Tags: Admin · Episodes · Podcast

TPC 056: Religiosity

September 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

* Contest Stuff – All you have to do is send an e-mail to

* Valhalla’s Gate in Columbia, MO, is only the greatest general game store ever. Myriad Games in Salem, NH, is the best board game store ever.

* Melcrest’s D*C Wrap-Up: James Marsters is awesome, Stargate Atlantis stuff was awesome, TAPS interview was awesome. She also danced the 903 person large, Guiness Book record breaking Thriller Dance. A video can be found here.

* Congratulations to the BGs who won the Parsec at D*C!

* To skip all the D*C stories, you can go ahead and skip to 22:30ish.

* Before we start talking the episode topic, we talk a lot about Iron Tyrants, which Eric is the lead playtester (badass) for.

* Religion and Philosophy in games: its place, how we handle it, and how it can enrich your games

* The Great Debate podcast – go check it out

* Kevin Smith, hardcore fans, validation for creative works. I’m editing it now, and can’t figure out how we started talking about this, The Watchmen Review Podcast with Kevin Smith

* Long episode is long

With David, Luke, Joe, Eric and Melcrest


Tags: Episodes · Podcast

LurkerWithout’s Sunday Trade

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite written by Gerard Way, art by Gabriel Ba, colors by Dave Stewart, letters by Nate Piekos of Blambot

The first volume of the Umbrella Academy opens with a professional wrestler dropping a flying atomic elbow on a cyclopean space squid from Rigel X-9 and quickly begins to get weird. What kept surprising everyone about this comic wasn’t that musician Gerard Way had some decidedly odd ideas for his story. What surprised everyone was just how damn good the whole thing turned out to be. Seriously, outside of My Chemical Romance’s legions of teen fans, who was expecting the guy to have these levels of creative chops. But he does. And when matched with Brazillian artist Gabriel Ba you get what is easily one of the top comics for 2008.

Time travel, little kids fighting the Eiffel Tower, bad parenting, talking chimps and a family reunion that probably isn’t that much more of a disaster than most peoples. I mean sure most reunions don’t lead to the end of the world, but the crying and fighting is probably pretty typical…


Tags: Articles and Essays

TPC 055: IP Freely

September 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

*Easiest Contest Ever!

*Check out the Bounty Head Bebop prizes from Heroic Journey Publishing for the Easiest Contest Ever!

*Check out Shadow Complex for XBLA.

*Licensed RPGs:  Are they worthwhile or just generic systems with pretty pictures?

*Emulation of source material

*Buffy, Angel, Army of Darkness, Mouse Guard, Burning Wheel, Star Wars, A Game of Thrones, Serenity, Battlestar Galactica


Tags: Episodes · Podcast