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How to Play GURPS

How To Play GURPS (RPG Tutorial)

(direct link to video if you would rather not watch via the embed: https://youtu.be/l7WvCEef-h8)

Learn to play GURPS along with Shane using the All In A Night’s Work solo adventure that GM (and Steve Jackson Games MIB program rep) Tony Dutra has modified for use with GURPS 4th Edition.

We’re also joined by veteran GURPS GM Warren “Mook” Wilson (author of “How to be a GURPS DM”)! If you want to learn to play this fantastic RPG system, need a refresher, or enjoy the schadenfreude of watching me flail around like a noob, this video is for YOU!

Special bonus: Shane blasts a dude’s nads!

Make sure to check out the companion video: How to Create a GURPS Character

This video is was created by me for use with GURPS from Steve Jackson Games to help with learning to play GURPS. This video is not “official” or endorsed by Steve Jackson Games.

How to Create A GURPS Character companion video (recommended if you are new to GURPS!):

Link to the “Tony the Mook” GURPS character sheet used in this video:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mEpzsHQnCvbkFElgcgTsKxO993IZNXW-jW1McM4tCUQ/edit?usp=sharing

Link to the blank character sheet created by Tony Dutra:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JZKDbuzEo8wzLFsKHj0tqrTxwhXtjc3OkGVefBSa8Dk/edit#gid=0

Tony Dutra: 5378MiB@gmail.com

Tony’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMt7M0ztz4RC9js4bHXnkw
(Tony asked me to add its subject matter and language suitable is for adults)

Mook’s How to be a GURPS GMhttp://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/howtobeagurpsgm/

Mook’s RPG site: http://www.themook.net/rpg/

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GURPS:
The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, or GURPS, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting. It was created by Steve Jackson Games and first published in 1986 at a time when most such systems were story- or genre-specific.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #50

This Episode: The last stand of the Pudding King as the Battle of Blingdenstone finishes! What happens if a gelatinous cube engulfs… another gelatinous cube?! The ins and outs of green slime. Taking damage at 0 hit points. Glabagool turns a major corner. Rocktopus submissions!

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Spy DNA RPG With Shy Snake Games! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 92

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/18/2017:
Spy DNA RPG with Shy Snake Games!

Highlights: Geek news; Husband and wife team Jason Sams and Alex Maier of Shy Snake Games join to talk about Spy DNA, their unique computer RPG.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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Wizards of the Coast is releasing an official app to support your D&D campaign | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/12/14899974/wizards-of-the-coast-dungeons-and-dragons-beyond-cursed-rpg-gaming

Kingsway: and RPG set in your Windows 95 desktop (from Hell) | Geek & Sundry
http://geekandsundry.com/kingsway-an-rpg-set-in-your-windows-95-desktop-from-hell/

The first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda are… well they aren’t good | Rock Paper Shotgun
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-review-opening-hours/

We have mixed feelings about the first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/we-have-mixed-feelings-about-the-first-few-hours-of-mass-effect-andromeda/

Mass Effect Andromeda’s animations have already reduced it to a laughing stock | VG247.com
https://www.vg247.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromedas-animations-have-already-reduced-it-to-a-laughing-stock/

GUEST: SHY SNAKE GAMES

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Husband and wife team Jason Sams and Alex Maier of Shy Snake Games join to talk about Spy DNA, their unique computer RPG, and indie game dev in general!

Spy DNA is a tactical squad RPG that combines turn-based game mechanics with realistic combat simulation. The game plays about 70 years in the future, and the player controls a squad of genetically-enhanced superspies with unique talents.

Spy DNA on Steam Greenlight
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876434355

Shy Snake Games
http://www.shysnake.com/

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #40

This episode: We clear out the Temple of Ghaunadaur with a minor bit of black pudding trouble, end up giving the quest giver a nice beat down cuz he’s cuckoo, and make some mad cash turning in another marked ruby.

This a let’s play of the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends.

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

https://swordcoast.com/

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Attack of the Geek Memes II!

Oh yeah, baby, here we go again! Another installment of geek memes to tickle both your funny bone and possibly enrich your therapist. 

If you like this kind of thing (what, are you a masochist?), make sure to check out all the other posts in the Shane Plays memes series.

Here we go! Why not start get things started with Spock?

geek meme star trek han solo

Unexpected… but somehow eminently logical

geek meme starfleet eye chart

Eye like the D best, myself

geek meme star trek dowager

Lost in the Downton Quadrant

geek meme star trek mona lisa

She might lose that mysterious smile if she knew what was slated for the next away team

geek meme Star Trek Snoopy

Here’s the world famous Woodstock with a Scottish brogue

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We have the fossil record to prove it

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Darmok, when the Pooh fell

geek meme aliens facehugger history channel

Will someone please stop egging this guy on

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The good news is you won’t need to worry about cholesterol

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Show your potential employer you’re a good fit as soon as possible in the interview. Send me $5 and I’ll show you how.

geek meme star wars best shooting face

I have no caption that can top image #3

geek meme star wars tell your sister i hate sand

It gets everywhere

geek meme darth vader choking hazard

Talk about redundant warning labels

geek meme darth vader if you could just join the dark side

Worse boss ever, he forces me to read the TPS reports

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The Emperor won’t buy your “you still have a copy so I didn’t really steal anything” argument. Even if he did, he really likes his force lightning

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The rarely spoken of First Jedi Trial

geek meme collapsing floor cubes

Good thing I don’t drink anymore

geek meme superman batman crushing cans

Supes why ya gotta crush Batman’s ego in public like that?

geek meme im batman

But don’t quote him on that

geek meme real life checkers

What, you never thought about it?!

That’s it for this installment, party peoples! Thanks for memeing with Shane Plays Airlines.

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Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #10

This Episode: We steal a badge, forge an official document, get lippy with a nosy city official, and rescue Tybir’s friend Ris from that horrific multi-day execution (he doesn’t seem too grateful about it).

Torment: Tides of Numenera is the thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically acclaimed role-playing games of all time. Immerse yourself in a single-player, isometric, story-driven RPG set in Monte Cook’s Numenera universe. What does one life matter? Find your answer.

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Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #9

This Episode: We meet some “orphans”, possibly betray a few machine intelligences, ogle some airships, send the Numenera version of Don Quixote on a quest and get a fantastic night’s rest.

Torment: Tides of Numenera is the thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically acclaimed role-playing games of all time. Immerse yourself in a single-player, isometric, story-driven RPG set in Monte Cook’s Numenera universe. What does one life matter? Find your answer.

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #39

This episode: We glimpse a shadow of the real enemy behind the scenes, get told we need to go the Underdark, have a big secret revealed by Soronil, pick up a new mage companion and then go tearing around Luskan looking for a blind beggar.

This a let’s play of the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends.

Set in the lush and vibrant world of the Forgotten Realms, Sword Coast Legends offers an all-new way to enjoy the time-tested magic of playing Dungeons & Dragons as a shared storytelling experience. With a deep narrative developed by a team of long-time industry veterans and a partnership with Wizards of the Coast, the single player campaign of Sword Coast Legends brings the world of Faerûn home like never before.

https://swordcoast.com/

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Nintendo Switch! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 91

shane plays podcast title 2-25-2017

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/11/2017:
Nintendo Switch!

Highlights:  The Nintendo Switch is out! Nintendo’s newest console and the first console intended for both home and portable use… get the latest Switch news plus insight and perspective from indy game dev Johnathan Dixon! 

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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Shane Plays interviewed on Onder Radio:
http://onderlibrum.com/index.php/2017/03/09/onder-radio-episode-003/

Nintendo Switch Is Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Console Ever In The Americas, Europe, and Australia | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-is-nintendos-fastest-selling-conso/1100-6448486/

Nintendo Switch Has Huge Launch At GameStop, Retailer Says | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-has-huge-launch-at-gamestop-retail/1100-6448434/

You Can Expect A Super Smash Bros. Game For Nintendo Switch | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-can-expect-a-super-smash-bros-game-for-nintend/1100-6448593/

People Are Already Trying to Fix the Nintendo Switch’s Dumb Design Issues | Gizmodo
http://gizmodo.com/people-are-trying-to-fix-the-switchs-dumb-design-issues-1793020785

Nintendo prez discusses Switch docks and left Joy-Con issues | Engadget
https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/10/nintendo-prez-discusses-switch-docks-and-left-joy-con-issues/

Yes, Nintendo Switch games really do taste bad on purpose | Eurogamer.net
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-02-yes-nintendo-switch-cards-really-do-taste-bad-on-purpose

TOPIC: NINTENDO SWITCH

Nintendo hit a home run with the Wii and then barely got to first base with the Wii U. They’ve proven they’re not afraid to take risks and their latest console, the Switch, is further proof of that. Designed as both a home console AND a portable console, have they pushed the concept of what console gaming is further yet again or is it back to the drawing board?

Get the latest Switch news on today’s show, plus insight and perspective from indy game dev Johnathan Dixon! 

Nintendo Switch official site:
http://www.nintendo.com/switch/

Modest Arcade (Johnathan Dixon):
http://www.modestarcade.com/

Barkley 2 (a game Johnathan is currently working on):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_2

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