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Reset the Doomsday Clock

Reset the Doomsday Clock

OGL EPILOGUE 1.0: Wizards of the Coast has backed down after all the heavy discourse over the leaked documents, but where does this leave Dungeons & Dragons, gamers, and the industry?

THE OFFERMAN ANGLE: Our hosts dive into the controversial and lauded third episode of HBO’s The Last of Us, despite the fact that Andrew hasn’t yet watched any of the show. However, the discourse around it has generated a lot of opinions.

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Do the Laugh

Do the Laugh

OGL DISASTER REPORT: Andrew catches us up (briefly) on the ongoing Wizards of the Coast Open Game License drama.

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew realizes his dream tabletop game exists but spread across a television show and a video game as he discusses his first time through season 1 of The Walking Dead and his time with State of Decay 2. D. Bethel keeps the post-apocalyptic survival theme going as he finds a lot to enjoy in the premiere episode of HBO’s The Last of Us.

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Land Your Runabout

Land Your Runabout

PREPARING FOR THE ICE AGE: Our hosts have a quick check-in about Twitter, and Andrew shares his early experience on the [possible] replacement, Mastodon.

FRONTIER TOWN IN THE STARS: To round out the last three weeks of Star Trek obsession, our hosts sit down to talk about the premier episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, “Emissary.”

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  • It’s a Fake” (03 February 2017): Where Andrew and D. Bethel talk about the Deep Space 9 Season 6 episode, “In the Pale Moonlight.”
  • Reverent Irreverence” (17 May 2019): Where Andrew watches the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 documentary, What We Left Behind.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where D. Bethel and Andrew share their thoughts about the series finale of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

Mighty Morphin’ Paranormal Rangers

TWITTER STILL SUCKS: Our hosts take a second to check in on the state of Twitter, recently purchased by billionaire, Elon Musk, and all the strange changes that have been made to the service.

TOS VS. TNG: D. Bethel briefly returns to Star Trek by watching the last original series movie/first Next Generation movie, Star Trek: Generations. It’s…fine.

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  • Twitter Comes Tumblr-ing Down.” Comic Lab, 10 November 2022. The episode of the excellent Comic Lab podcast (with Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett) where they thoroughly investigate the fall––and fallout––of Twitter.

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  • Alien Control Party” (22 January 2016): Where our hosts discuss previous Digital Eclipse ports in their discussion about archiving old video games.
  • Aggressive Modulation” (04 November 2022): Where our hosts reflect on, and analyze, the legacy of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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  • “Yakety Sax” by Boots Randolph
HBOh No

HBOh No

FILL MY POCKETS: The long awaited FPGA console, Analogue Pocket, is finally shipping and Andrew relays his reasonings for pre-ordering one.

WHY NOT BOTH: With the first season of the DMCU Disney+ show, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, coming to a close, our hosts share their thoughts for this daring experiment––a show they have, literally (they’ve been talking about She-Hulk since episode 1 of the podcast), been waiting for for years. Warning: SPOILERS for the first season of She-Hulk.

ACE IS THE PLACE: Our hosts share their excitement for the return of the 7th Doctor companion, Dorothy “Ace” McShane, in this weekend’s regeneration episode of Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor in Doctor Who.

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  • Cuss Bomb” (17 April 2015): Where our hosts give their first impressions of Netflix’s Daredevil.
  • Wheelhouse Collector” (2 September 2022): Where our hosts give their first impressions of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.

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Dragon Crap

Dragon Crap

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew gets entranced (and a little ill) playing the hit indie rhythm game, Trombone Champ, while Dan gets charmed by the hit AppleTV+ show, Ted Lasso.

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  • Jerry Goldsmith White Noise Machine” (6 March 2015): Where D. Bethel talks about John Carpenter’s first album of instrumental music, Lost Themes.
  • An Existential Poem” (12 August 2018): Where D. Bethel talks about John Carpenter’s second album of instrumental music, Lost Themes II.
  • Toxic Delivery Mechanism” (12 October 2018): Where our hosts discuss another of John Carpenter’s incredible entries into the horror genre, Halloween.
  • Chasing Chickens” (17 July 2020): Where Andrew shares his excitement for an early AppleTV+ show, For All Mankind.

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Full Frasier

Full Frasier

WEEK IN GEEK: After avoiding the microphones for a week due to disaster-level weather, our hosts return with their Weeks in Geek. Andrew watched Cobra Kai, season 5, and finds it makes a bad movie good. D. Bethel watched people play videogames over on the Nextlander YouTube channel, where they work their way through the incredibly dated, but also incredibly daring point-and-click adventure game, The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery (aka Gabriel Knight 2).

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  • Premature Clapulation” (19 June 2014): Where our hosts talk about the history, legacy, and current state (as of 2014) of point-and-click adventure games.
  • The Tainted Lens” (28 April 2017): Where D. Bethel discusses his favorite point-and-click adventure game, LucasArts’ Full Throttle, after it was remastered as Full Throttle Remastered.
  • Chekhov’s Honk” (22 January 2021): Where our hosts talk about the first three Karate Kid movies.
  • Too Many Johnnies” (05 February 2021): Where our hosts have a big talk about the Cobra Kai series.

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An Optimistic Dystopia

An Optimistic Dystopia

WEEK IN GEEK: This week, Andrew endures convalescence by getting a double dose of survival horror, by watching the premiere season of Netflix’s live-action Resident Evil series while also playing through Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 3. D. Bethel, on the other hand, finds incredible connection in the first game from Blue 12 studio’s Stray.

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  • Tile Pile” (22 November 2019): Where D. Bethel discusses his time with another Annapurna-published game, Outer Wilds.

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Kinda Sorta

Kinda Sorta

CLIP SHOW VACATION: Our hosts are taking a week to enjoy the summer (well, one of our hosts is traveling, so they couldn’t get together), but they recorded a quick “hello” as well as a bunch of previously unreleased outtakes/pre-show conversations (most from around 2016) to the end to give you some content in the interim.

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Hobbit Seasons

Hobbit Seasons

WEEK IN GEEK: A lot of video games were played this week, some new, some old. Andrew plays the new hotness that is Cellar Door Games’ Rogue Legacy 2 and finds it engrossing. D. Bethel plays two video games, first working his way through the Metroidvania classic, Ori and the Blind Forest, and the new arcade beat ’em up, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

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  • Super Sleep Mode” (28 November 2014): Where Andrew first discusses his time with the first Rogue Legacy.
  • With Space Hands” (12 June 2015): Where D. Bethel talks about his time with Rogue Legacy.
  • The Game of Life” (23 February 2018): Where Andrew talks about the ins and outs of Cellar Door Game’s follow-up to Rogue Legacy, Full Metal Furies.
  • Baguettevania” (24 August 2018): Where D. Bethel talks about a recent popular rogue-like, Motion Twin’s Dead Cells.
  • Scumbag Removal” (16 April 2021): Where Andrew talks about the unique rogue-like, Four Quarters’ Loop Hero.

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