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Episode 100, Part 1 – Missing the Middle

Episode 100, Part 1 – Missing the Middle

We’re finally here! Episode 100! Kind of. Mostly. Half, at least. But still a full episode. You’ll find out when you listen.

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WEEK IN GEEK: Andrew went back to Watch the Skies megagame with a new, interesting twist this time around and relays his experiences while D. Bethel started watching the now-cancelled show, Penny Dreadful. Also, bonus outtakes!

A LITTLE CLASSIC: Nintendo dropped an out-of-nowhere announcement recently with the reveal of the Nintendo Classic, an 30-in-one plug-and-play NES that ignited a lot of people’s interest and nostalgia.

RADIO KILLED THE VIDEO STAR: Dan and Andrew address the rise of audio dramas from their apparent graves with the rise of nerd culture and podcasting and discuss why they are actually adapting to new media and digital consumer habits.

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For all intents and purposes, that was the recap of the first part of episode 100!

FEATURED MUSIC:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio
-“Save Music” by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy)
-“Radio/Video” by System of a Down
-“The Final Countdown” by Europe
*also features game over music from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Episode 87 – Thunder and Lightning

Episode 87 – Thunder and Lightning

Week in Geek: Andrew picks up and cuts out minifigs for the new expansion/addition to the Kickstarter success, Shadows of Brimstone, while Dan plays the video game version of one of Andrew’s favorite tabletop card games, Sentinels of the Multiverse.

Talk with Jesse Megagame: Dan and Andrew sit down and talk with one of the founders of Seattle Megagames about, surprise of surprises, megagames.

The Symptoms of Pandemic Legacy: Jesse, Andrew, and Dan talk about the destructive game that is Pandemic Legacy and how it and its kind are changing tabletop gaming by making a truly unique tabletop experience.

If you want to learn more about Jesse, Seattle Megagames, and megagames in general, be sure to check out the official Seattle Megagames Facebook page and their YouTube channel.

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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.

Relevant Links:

Shut Up & Sit Down‘s play-through of a megagame.

“Table for One: How to Play Board Games Without a Group” by Aaron Zimmerman via Ars Technica.

“Using Jenga for Roleplaying Games” by Nicole Jekich via AcrossTheBoardGames.net.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“Watch the Skies” by Jeremy Soule (from Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

-“Callin’ In Sick” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

-“Three Guitars Mood 2” by Derek Nelson (from Doctor Who)

Episode 81 – Synchronized Like Color Swatches

Episode 81 – Synchronized Like Color Swatches

Week in Geek: Andrew discusses his participation in a recent Seattle Megagames event while Dan gushes about the Wayforward Technologies remake of A Boy and His Blob.

Regeneration: Doctor Who showrunner since 2010, Steven Moffat announces his plans to leave the show after series 10 in 2017. Furthermore, his replacement has been revealed to be Chris Chibnall, an accomplished writer in his own right. But is this a big deal? Dan and Andrew discuss the implications.

I Vant to Roll Your Die: Andrew and Dan investigate why Dungeons & Dragons‘ return to Ravenloft, in a new adventure titled, “Curse of Strahd,” is a big deal, or, at least, why it’s interesting.

Feel free to leave a comment on this week’s topics at forall.libsyn.com. Be sure to join the official Facebook and Google+ pages. You may also e-mail the show at forallpod [at] gmail.com. If you like the show, help it out by leaving a review on the iTunes store.

For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.

Links:

An excellent and candid podcast interview with Chris Chibnall from 2014 about Torchwood and Broadchurch with the Nerdist Writers Panel.

-“D&D’s Ravenloft Returns with the Help of its Original Creators” by Charlie Hall via Polygon.

Sketch Fridays #15 – A Boy and His Blob” by D. Bethel. The “Sketch Friday” post about A Boy and His Blob Dan refers to during the Week in Geek.

Featured Music:

-“Stayin’ in Black” by Wax Audio

-“I am the Doctor” by Jon Pertwee

-“Theme of D (Entrance)” by Tetsuya Komuro (from Vampire Hunter D)

-“Circle of Life” by Carmen Twilie & Lebo M (from The Lion King

*Quote taken from Army of Darkness.