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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 01:41:00 +0000With Mark Kinney. Spiel des Jahres. Hasbro acquires Boulder Media. Asmodee acquiring F2Z. Wizard World turns a profit! Hastings closing. Lots of coming games. New gaming cafes. Orcs and Swords summer camp.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 21:44:00 +0000With Mark Kinney and Mags. Our condolences to the family of Steve Russell of Rite Publishing. Holy cow, is that Mark? Work dominates our lives, which is why Carol is MIA. We missed the anniversary show--maybe Anniversary Episode 1.5? Hypericon, where Mark doesn't get in enough gaming. Video podcast ambitions. The Sheriff of Nottingham game. Mark's Free RPG Day at the Game Keep in Nashville (since it isn't a thing in Louisville anymore). Mags plans to improvise her way through the next episode of GURPS Transhuman Space. If you're a gamer in Idaho Falls, ID, contact Mags so you can meet a Buffet Alumnus! A brief discussion of gaming by the seat of your pants, and Mags getting new windows. Play Dirty and Play Dirty 2. Mark gets sucked into Pokemon Go and contrasts it with Ingress. Oddball and inappropriate Poke-stops. Mags draws the line at catching Pokemon while your wife is in labor, but Mark points out that the game is helping some folks with anxiety and depression. DriveThruRPG Picks (affiliate links!). Our condolences once again to the loved ones of Steve Russell, and please consider supporting Rite Publishing at this difficult time, or donating to the GoFundMe set up by his sister. Mags reviews Million Dollars, But.... Card Game from Rooster Teeth. Mark talks a bit about Super Fight! New AGC email address! Mags also gives a quick review of the dice and counter rings from CritSuccess. A look at the 2016 Diana Jones Short List and the 2016 ENnie Nominees.Download 64kbps mp3 (29.2 MB)Show linksHypericon web siteThe Sheriff of Nottingham board game (link goes to Amazon)The Game Keep, Nashville, TNPlay Dirty (15th Anniversary Edition) by John WickPlay Dirty 2 by John WickWestboro Baptist Church recruits Jigglypuff, a Pokémon, against LGBT community on Pokémon GoLouis Park Pays Pokemon While Fighting IsisPokémon Go: Man plays hit game while his wife gives birthPokémon Go: How the game is helping players tackle anxiety and depressionGoFundMe: Steve Russell Memorial FundMillion Dollars But...(Rooster Teeth)SuperFight! GameCritSuccess: Makers of Dice and Counter RingsEvil Dead 2: the Board Game Kickstarter Campaign (Space Goat Productions)2016 Diana Jones Short ListGeek Dad Review: Fall of MagicOrder Fall of Magic hereRussian medieval reenactor takes out drone with spear throw (UPI)2016 ENnie Award Nominees and Spotlight WinnersYou can vote for the ENnie Nominees here until July 21st.Adventure ScentsBe sure to check out Gamerati!AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!Please consider purchasing from Rite Publishing(not an Affiliate Link) during this difficult time.Mags: Lords of Gossamer and Shadow (Rite Publishing)(Affiliate Link)Mark: The Black Hack (Gold Piece Pubishing)(Affiliate Link)[...]
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:23:00 +0000With Mark Kinney and Mags. RIP Steven D. Russell of Rite Publishing. Ennies voting is open, and the Diana Jones award has released its shortlist. Top ten tabletop Kickstarters. Social media algorithmic follies. News from the tournament scene. Bloodborne, Evil Dead 2, Galaxy Quest. Oragnized Play Seasons for Tanks. Dicing for a nomination!
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:01:00 +0000With Carol and Mags. Spiel des Jahres nominations! Conventions and lawsuits, and is Hasbro planning a con? Mayfair taking over Twilight Creations, and Wizards goes big with giants and Magic: the Gathering. Organized Play announcements! Pathfinder heads for the stars! New lives for the Traveler's Aid Society and Warhammer Quest. In movie news, a discontinued Privateer Press game causes a fierce bidding war in Hollywood, while the My Little Pony movie picks up some serious dramatic cred. An announcement about Mark's continued absence from the show.
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:08:00 +0000The weather was hot, so Becca decreed that we would cool off with some salads. Mags brought curried chicken salad, and Louis decided to make pot de crème as a chilled dessert to top off the evening.
Sun, 22 May 2016 22:32:00 +0000Carol and Mags sit down with Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games to discuss his RPG Murders and Acquisitions, and the challenges of running one’s first-ever Kickstarter.
Fri, 13 May 2016 20:43:00 +0000Karen chose French cuisine for supper, so Kae made an easy Coq au Vin recipe from AllRecipes.com. In deference to some of the food allergies in our group, she substituted cranberry/pomegranate juice with a splash of vinegar in lieu of red wine, and celery with hing powder in lieu of onions. Hing powder can be found in South Asian food groceries, or ordered online.
Tue, 10 May 2016 16:06:00 +0000Louis was our GM for ‘Toon, and we decided on favorite childhood dishes. After much discussion, we settled on spaghetti and meatballs. John cooked the pasta, while Mags cooked meatballs and sauce in her new electric pressure cooker.Electric pressure cookers are easy, and remove all of the hassle of the traditional pressure cooker. Mags got hers from Amazon, and adapted this recipe from PeggyUnderPressure.com.PRESSURE COOKER MEATBALLS IN ITALIAN SAUCE (via PeggyUnderPressure.com)Ingredients:1 bag of Kirkland frozen Italian meatballs from Costco (note: this is a LOT of meatballs—roughly 100 as the bag is designed for parties). I used about forty from the bag. Obviously, you can use your favorite frozen meatballs here.If you prefer to make your own meatballs and cook them in your pressure cooker, Mags recommends you check out this recipe from HipPressureCooking.com for guidance.2 jars store-bought marinara sauce (or your favorite tomato sauce for meatballs) 1 chicken bouillon cube 2 cups water 1. Note: it’s important to have actual water in any pressure cooker recipe, because the cooker uses water to build up pressure. Without it your pressure cooker will overheat. 2. And you have to use actual water, as opposed to broth or just depending on the water in an ingredient, to achieve this effect.3. The general rule of thumb is one cup of water per one cup of an ingredient. A couple of generous dashes of Italian seasoning to enhance the flavor of the store-bought saucePour one of the jars of sauce into the cooker. Put the frozen meatballs on top of the sauce (no need to defrost--trust me, they’ll come out very tender), then dump the second jar on top.Stir to coat, then lock on your lid.Set the pressure cooker to cook for twenty minutes. Since we’re talking frozen ingredients here, it will take a while (roughly 30 to 40 minutes, give or take) for the cooker to build up the pressure. Then it has to de-pressurize! So keep in mind that the total cooking time is going to be between 60 and 75 minutes.Once the cooker signals that it’s okay to remove the lid, do so, and let the meatballs rest for about ten minutes. Give them a nice stir, and you’re good to go. Serve over your favorite pasta. Add cheese, if desired.If you don’t have a pressure cooker, you can do the following:1. First, be sure to scale your sauce and pans as needed for the number of people you’re serving. Depending on the size of your pans and the number of meatballs you’re cooking for your crew, you may need to divide the meatballs into two or more pans. Or, if you’re expecting a smaller group, use half a jar of sauce for the bottom of the pan, and the other half over the meatballs. 2. Get a large oven-safe pan (a big casserole dish is ideal). 3. Dump in one jar of the sauce, spread over the bottom of the pan. 4. Dump in the meatballs, then pour the other jar overtop. 5. Cover with aluminum foil.6. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. 7. Serve over pasta. JOHN’S ‘TOON PLAYLISTThe Merrie Melodies / Looney Tunes series of cartoons from Warner Brothers is famous for its creative use of classical music, and for decades was the first introduction to classical music that American children had. John decided to put together a playlist to run while we were playing Steve Jackson Games’ ‘Toon, and we provide the list of tracks below. It is 9 1/2 hours of music. Enjoy!1. Strauss – Thunder & Lightning Gallop Polka2. Strauss – Tales From the Vienna Woods Waltz3. Smetana – From Bohemia’s Fields & Meadows4. Chopin – Nocturne Op 27 No. 25. Chopin – Waltz in D flat Op 646. Beethoven – Symphony #77. Schumann – Op 738. Schumann – Op 569. Rossini – Overture – The Barber of Seville10. Rimsky-Korsakoff – Flight of the Bumble Bee11. Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 1 in G minor12. Brahms – Hungarian Dance No 2 in D[...]
Fri, 06 May 2016 20:02:00 +0000Yay, news!
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:07:00 +0000Carol and Mags talk to game designer Ryan Macklin about Katanas & Trenchcoats, an April Fool’s Day joke-RPG that’s spiraled out of control (and for which Ryan blames Steve Kenson).
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 20:43:00 +0000Carol and Mags talk to with Paris Crenshaw, lead author of the Trail of the Apprentice mini-campaign, Legendary's current Kickstarter. The campaign is part of their Pathfinder & 5E - Legendary Beginnings.
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 03:24:00 +0000At ConGlomeration 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, Carol, Mags, and Steve bring us headlines, followed by an interview with gaming and fandom luminary and ConGlomeration Media Guest Jenna Busch!
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:55:00 +0000Carol and Mags sit down with Dennis Detwiller, Shanna Germain, and Monte Cook about the latest goings-on at Monte Cook Games.
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 02:46:00 +0000Carol interviews Ross Watson and Michael Surbrook about High Rock Press' Kickstarter - Aaron Allston's Strike Force. We talk about the history of the setting, and all of the knowledge that Aaron Allston brought from his long-running campaign to GMs. As of this recording on 2/17/16 they are at $28K+ to bring a new edition of the groundbreaking classic Champion's supplement, first published in 1988, to gamers everywhere. Join us as we talk about the effort to bring a new edition of this work that inspired so many of the writers and developers of the games we all enjoy today.
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 05:36:00 +0000With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. WOW...this is late. The AGC Crew looks back at 2015 (and a little of 2014). Special Guest Appearance by...Alexa!
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:03:00 +0000With Carol and Mags. Games and game stores performing well in the market place, and a could a new game store from Down Under be in the offing? Rey has been missing from Monopoly, and the AGC Gals get indignant about it. The Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Asmodee has been busy again, while Kalmbach gets one of the few companies not in Asmodee's sights. WotC offers an OGL for 5th edition, and open up the D&D Adventurer's League. Strahd and Free Trader Beowolf are back! Symbarum to arrive from Sweden. Green Ronin, Luke Crane, and Evil Hat get busy in 2016. New minis for the Walking Dead and D&D Icons of the Realms. NEW BORG SHIP IS EIGHT INCHES ON ONE SIDE and Mags can't deal. And Finally: an author unearths a precursor to the Chainmail Fantasy supplement.
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:13:00 +0000With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Stuff coming up from a month ago. White Wolf memories, Tunnels and Trolls plans, and the saga of the Dwarf Giant. Those Crazy Games Season 2 is coming! Crossovers and mashups! Cautionary tales from a Torg game. The Wild Worlds of White Wolf. Balancing length, tone, and common elements. Examples! Episode 200 live stream post-mortem. Mr. Whitman goes to Vegas?
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:07:00 +0000Dean Mags and Professors Mark and Carol talk about relationships, both personal and in game, and their interaction.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 02:24:00 +0000With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Major updates from Paradox, White Wolf, and Onyx Path! Kickstarter releases failure rates. Gen Con expands! WOTC tightens WPN requirements. Product releases of note. 4e D&D Insider no longer available to new subscribers. $1 Mystery Kickstarter! Self-rolling dice now a reality. Man goes directly to jail from Monopooly tournament.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 04:32:00 +0000With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Gail Gygax and TSR settle their trademark dispute, with some difficulties (Full Disclosure: The AGC crew was invited to take part in Cube of Death, a production of TSR). 2015 Games Magazine Awards. Wizard World goes into gaming! Secret Hitler. Study in Emerald 2nd Edition. An Einstein game is coming. Steve Jackson gets Simon's Cat and Bill and Ted. RuneQuest! 2015 RPG Superstar! Virtual Reality D&D? Airfix Battles. 1A relinquishes Tide of Iron rights. Escape from Colditz 75th Anniversary! Resume mistakes?
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 04:20:00 +0000Mark and Mags talk with Scott Woodard about The Sixth Gun RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group! A little bit of Flash Gordon, too.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:06:00 +0000Mags, Karen, Louis, Kae, and John talk about Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPG!John was our gamemaster for FFG’s Star Wars. We could find any Star Wars-themed dishes to eat, so we went with his favorite cuisine: Indian!CHICKEN JALFREZI (via IndianCurryRecipe.co.uk)Ingredients:4 chicken breasts, cubed1 large onion2 green chilies2 garlic cloves2 red chilies2 tbsp. plain flour2 red peppers2 tsp. garam masala2 1/2 tsp. medium curry powder1/2 tsp. chili powder1 tsp. ground coriander1 tsp. ground cumin400g chopped tomatoes2 tsp. salt2 tbsp. vegetable oilCover the chicken in the flour, seasoned with half of the salt, and fry in 1 tbsp. of oil until browned on all sides. Place into the slow cooker.Finely slice the onion, deseed and finely slice the red and green chilies, and de-seed and chop the peppers. Heat the remaining oil in the pan you cooked the chicken in and cook the onions until soft. Add the garlic, chillies and pepper, cook for another five minutes, add the curry powder and garam masala, fry for another minute, then add to the slow cooker.Add the tomatoes, chili powder, coriander, cumin and remaining salt to the slow cooker. Stir well, set the heat to low and cook for six hours.If the sauce is too thick, thin it with water. If it’s too thin, thicken it with corn flour. This recipe serves four, and can be easily doubled for larger crockpots.BAKED SAMOSAS WITH VEGAN CRUST (via AllRecipes and Food.com)Ingredients4 potatoes, peeled and cubed1/4 cup oil2 small onions, finely chopped3 tablespoons coriander seed1 tablespoon curry powder1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground turmeric1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon2 roma (plum) tomatoes, finely chopped1/2 cup frozen peas4 prepared pie crusts2 egg whites, beaten, or as neededPlace potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a bowl; coarsely mash.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions, coriander seed, curry powder, ginger, salt, turmeric, cumin, allspice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir tomatoes and peas into onion mixture; pour into mashed potatoes and thoroughly mix. Cool completely.Cut each pie crust into 8 even triangles. Kae made a vegan pie crust for this step, but if you aren’t trying to avoid certain ingredients, make your favorite pie crust or use store-boughtSpoon filling onto the wide end of each triangle; fold corners over filling creating a triangular 'hat' shape. Pinch the dough together to form a seal. Brush egg white over each samosa and arrange on a baking sheet.Bake in the preheated oven until samosas are golden brown, about 15 minutes.Download 64kbps mp3 (10.6 MB) Show linksStar Wars: Edge of the Empire (Fantasy Flight Games)Star Wars: Age of Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games)Star Wars: Force and Destiny (Fantasy Flight Games)[...]
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:34:00 +0000With Mark Kinney and Mags. Steve Jackson Games' 2014 Stakeholder Report! New card and board game releases from Magic: the Gathering and more! John Wick buys the 7th Sea RPG from Alderac. Free D&D 5E Monster-A-Day PDF on Reddit! GW's new stand-alone board/minis game. National Toy Hall of Fame 2015 inductees!
Tue, 17 Nov 2015 01:00:00 +0000With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Paradox Interactive buys White Wolf! Stuff we're doing. Remembering, questions, basic misunderstandings about how Google Hangouts work, and so on. Greetings from guests and past hosts. There's a contest too!
Tue, 20 Oct 2015 21:51:00 +0000Mark and Mags talk with Eloy Lasanta of Third Eye Games about The Ninja Crusade Second Edition, and some Kickstarter tips (in terms of both other Kickstarters going now, and how to do one).