Episode 189 – Bard-fi

Fiction, pacing and the voyage from youth to hero.

Assassin’s Creed 4 is piratlicious!

Nature can suck it.

Doctor Who, Frailty and Craig Ferguson.

The Grind vs. The Fun

Repetition as a game design issue.

Character missions provide a reason to endure a grind again.

Fun working at a restaurant.

Competitive eaters.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 188 – Tales from the State of Kenfucky

The Holiday Steam sale makes Thom enjoy the thought of consoles more.

Dessert girl!

Ian pimps Rocksmith 2014.

Canadians are the best.

Assassin’s Creed 3 & 4 talk.

We want a Desmond Miles game, dammit!

Brian’s waning feels for Borderlands 2.

Brand new-new.

Bam pow kersplatting Irene Adler.

Despite his youth, Ian is an 80′s kid. We also learn the true fate of the middle Phillips brother, Todd.

Thom can’t spell tablature.

Back to the bass-ics.

The Great State of Kenfucky.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 187 – Thanks, sandwich.

Intelligent design. Again.

God is math.

How to look fat.

Foreign music and Nuno boys.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s religious views or lack thereof.

Thanks, sandwich.

Shit Ian’s phone says.

Man-at-Arms from He-Man was really named “Duncan”.

Followers and hirelings in games.

Dark Wizard was the bomb.

The Jackson Pollock of redaction.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 186 – Come on over to the deathray…

Teslapunk

Punch card hookers.

Quantum levitation.

Tesla in new (read: fantasy) worlds.

Dwarves make the most sense.

Warfare in a Teslapunk world.

Hasidic Bane

The Gummy Bears theme song. Damn you, Ian!

Alternate history Civil War: Edison vs. Tesla

Inglourious Basterds

Tricky womenses.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 185 – Cult of the Strong Dong

Brian is Santa.

Scott Lynch’s “The Lies of Locke Lamora” is the spiritual successor to Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & Gray Mouser.

Ian defines “schmuck” for us. Yay?

Epic Rap Battles of History!

YouTube videos: The OMEn Chronicles, Steampunk Boba Fett and Quantum Levitation.

Will Sasso playing Kenny Rogers as Boba Fatt.

The Jedi “faith”.

World of Warcraft as a cult.

Digital (software) cult.

Doctor Who cult in the Whoniverse.

Juniper berry dick.

Sleepy Hollow.

Gaining followers in old school D&D.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 184 – Snow Day

Due to a fairly decent snow fall, we couldn’t record. Please enjoy some “best of”* material to tide you over until next week.

* “best of” not guaranteed to entertain or be interesting in any way, and should not be taken literally. Do not apply “best of” to ears, nose, skin, eyes or the soles of your feet. If you accidentally ingest “best of”, seek something better to immediately flush “best of” from your system.

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Episode 183 – Amy Pond’s Gams

Ghosts of Reignsborough!

Smoker kids.

The Day of the Doctor

John Hurt owned it.

A few words about companions, and which ones are better than Billie Piper (hint: all).

Do artists owe anything to their fans?

Eccleston is the 2013 version of Alec Guinness.

The Batman voice makes everything better.

John Hurt would be the Doctor for people who don’t like Doctor Who.

Can you go back to classic episodes?

The Curator!

This episode is the perfect jumping on point, unless the next episode is like Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 182 – Medieval Love Times

Dragondoom and McKiernan make us have feels.

Twisting tales.

Old man techs and Dr. Dino.

We rank Willy Wonkas.

Sons of Anarchy as Hamlet.

Where’s the Shakespearean fantasy?

Cross-dressing both ways.

A-wooing.

Deadpool is a permanent aside.

Medieval love times.

Battle of wits rewards.

Friendly foes.

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 181 – Projectile Dysfunction

Church 2.0

Is it weakness or strategy?

Man at Arms on YouTube.

Numenera, and science as magic.

The iron wind / gray goo.

Real light sabers (with limited charges) as a numenera.

Challenge: get your science peanut butter in my magic chocolate.
-Sword in the Stone, Magic Ring, Fountain of Youth, Staff of the Magi,
Ranger’s bow, Spawn Curse/lycanthropy

Idle nanobots are the devil’s playthings.

Cyberplague!

Hosts:
(the) Brian
Ian
Thom

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Episode 180 – Sectual Suasages

We talk about alternatives to killing the PCs. To make up for our Brianless episode, this one is extra punny. We’re sorry/you’re welcome, take your pick.

Microwaving for fun and profit.

9021Arrow

The Dirty Sandhawk

Don’t kill your players

Sausages

Resurrection and mysterious returns

Robot bodies and ghosts

Fake death for a reason

Descending into hell

Sectual healing

Cyber parts and symbiotes

Brian would visit Erin Gray’s depends drawer.

Hosts:
Ian
Thom

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