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Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #34

This episode: We continue storming the Gilded Eye chapterhouse, find some sweet loot and discover that reading books pays off.

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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RPG Designer Rodney Thompson & Dusk City Outlaws! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 88

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/18/2017:
RPG Designer Rodney Thompson & Dusk City Outlaws!

Highlights: Geek news; Game designer Rodney Thompson (D&D 5th Edition, Star Wars Saga system, Lords of Waterdeep, Destiny video game) discusses his Dusk City Outlaws fantasy heist 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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NEWS ITEMS

Loren Wiseman, co-founder of Game Designers Workshop and co-designer of Traveller, passes away | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3858-Loren-Wiseman-RIP#.WKTpDfkrKCg

Explore the Worlds of 2000 AD With New JUDGE DREDD & THE WORLDS OF 2000 AD Roleplaying Game! | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3857-Explore-the-Worlds-of-2000-AD-With-New-JUDGE-DREDD-THE-WORLDS-OF-2000AD-Roleplaying-Game!#.WKiDWPkrK00#ixzz4Z3hXXkjQ 

Lego Ideas Dungeon Master
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/165437

GUEST: RPG DESIGNER RODNEY THOMPSON

Rodney Thompson is a game designer whose credits include D&D 5th Edition , the Star Wars Saga system RPG, the Lords of Waterdeep boardgame, and the Destiny video game from Bungie.

The designer of Lords of Waterdeep is Kickstarting a fantasy heist RPG | Geek & Sundry
http://geekandsundry.com/the-designer-of-lords-of-waterdeep-is-kickstarting-a-fantasy-heist-rpg/

Dusk City Outlaws Kickstarter:

A roleplaying game of heists & other thievery by Rodney Thompson. Play as members of 8 criminal cartels in a massive fantasy city.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481478805/dusk-city-outlaws

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Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #33

This episode: We go bear hunting and then begin storming the castle of our enemies the Gilded Eye. Looks like their leader may be under the influence of… a succubus?!

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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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #46

This episode: Basilisk battle in Entemoch’s Boon. Adjusting encounters for party capability. More notes on Leomund’s Tiny Hut. Balancing DM rulings against having fun. Unfortunately there are some players you just can’t trust.

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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2016 CRPG Game of the Year! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 87

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/11/2017:
2016 CRPG Game of the Year!

Highlights: Richard Hatch tribute; Felipe Pepe (The CRPG Book Project) and Matt Barton (Dungeons & Desktops, Matt Chat) discuss the RPG Codex Game of the Year voting results and related carnage.

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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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

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Richard Hatch 1945-2017

Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, dead at 71 | NY Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/richard-hatch-battlestar-galactica-star-dead-71-article-1.2966680 

Shane’s September 24, 2016 Interview With Richard Hatch at Spa-Con in Hot Springs, AR
http://shaneplays.com/richard-hatch-interview-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

TOPIC: RPG CODEX GAME OF THE YEAR VOTING RESULTS

rpgcodex goty results 2016 graph

Felipe Pepe (The CRPG Book Project) and Matt Barton (Dungeons & Desktops, Matt Chat) join to discuss…

Are RPGs better than 5 years ago? Has Kickstarter really delivered? Have indies done any great RPG? Are we getting more PC ports? Has the “Age of Incline” truly arrived?

The Age of Incline: RPG Codex’s 2012-2016 GOTY Results
http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10535

Related forum discussion:
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-age-of-incline-rpg-codexs-2012-2016-goty-results.113518/

NEXT WEEK: RPG DESIGNER RODNEY THOMPSON

Rodney Thompson is a game designer whose credits include D&D, the Star Wars RPG, the Lords of Waterdeep boardgame, and the Destiny videogame from Bungie. 

Dusk City Outlaws Kickstarter:

A roleplaying game of heists & other thievery by Rodney Thompson. Play as members of 8 criminal cartels in a massive fantasy city.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481478805/dusk-city-outlaws

dusk city outlaws rpg

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #32

This episode: We manage to take down the Ashen Priest and get everyone leveled up after completing Hommet’s companion quest. Next Up: The super triple secret Gilded Eye HQ!

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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February 11, 2017 Show Notes

shane plays banner newShow notes and links for the Shane Plays radio show on 2/11/2017

Highlights:  Felipe Pepe (The CRPG Book Project) and Matt Barton (Dungeons & Desktops, Matt Chat) discuss the RPG Codex Game of the Year voting results and related carnage. 

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com.  Visit the show page for ways to follow the podcast version!

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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

richard hatch battlestar galactica

Richard Hatch 1945-2017

Richard Hatch, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ star, dead at 71 | NY Daily News
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/richard-hatch-battlestar-galactica-star-dead-71-article-1.2966680 

Shane’s September 24, 2016 Interview With Richard Hatch at Spa-Con in Hot Springs, AR
http://shaneplays.com/richard-hatch-interview-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

TOPIC: RPG CODEX GAME OF THE YEAR VOTING RESULTS

rpgcodex goty results 2016 graph

Felipe Pepe (The CRPG Book Project) and Matt Barton (Dungeons & Desktops, Matt Chat) join to discuss…

Are RPGs better than 5 years ago? Has Kickstarter really delivered? Have indies done any great RPG? Are we getting more PC ports? Has the “Age of Incline” truly arrived?

The Age of Incline: RPG Codex’s 2012-2016 GOTY Results
http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10535

Related forum discussion:
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/the-age-of-incline-rpg-codexs-2012-2016-goty-results.113518/

NEXT WEEK: RPG DESIGNER RODNEY THOMPSON

Rodney Thompson is a game designer whose credits include D&D, the Star Wars RPG, the Lords of Waterdeep boardgame, and the Destiny videogame from Bungie. 

Dusk City Outlaws Kickstarter:

A roleplaying game of heists & other thievery by Rodney Thompson. Play as members of 8 criminal cartels in a massive fantasy city.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481478805/dusk-city-outlaws

dusk city outlaws rpg

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #31

This episode: We get more info on our dreaded enemies the Gilded Eye (including the location of their super secret HQ), get ambushed, finish a bugged quest and get our ashes handed to us by the Ashen Priest.

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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Richard Hatch Interview – Shane Plays Podcast Extra

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Podcast Extra:
Richard Hatch Interview

RIP Apollo

Highlights: Radio interview with Richard Hatch (Apollo, original Battlestar Galactica) recorded September 24, 2016 at Spa-Con in Hot Springs, AR. Mr. Hatch passed away from pancreatic cancer on February 7, 2017.

This interview was originally broadcast on that date’s live radio show.

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RPG Designer Ross Watson! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 86

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/4/2017:
RPG Designer Ross Watson!

Highlights: Geek news; RPG designer Ross Watson (Savage RIFTS, Warhammer 40K, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire).

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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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Doctor Who and spinoff series Class debut on BBC America April 15

Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi to bow out from BBC series | BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38805151

John Hurt Dead: ‘Elephant Man’ Star Was 77 | Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/john-hurt-dead-elephant-man-809521

PETA wants Warhammer characters to stop wearing furs now | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/peta-wants-warhammer-characters-to-stop-wearing-furs-now/

The CW Picks Up Black Lightning Pilot From Greg Berlanti | comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2017/02/03/the-cw-picks-up-black-lightning-pilot-from-greg-berlanti/

It’s Official: The Dune Reboot Has Found Its Director | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/02/01/official-dune-reboot-legendary-pictures-director/

GUEST: RPG GAME DESIGNER ROSS WATSON

From Wikipedia:
Ross Watson is a designer of computer, miniature and role-playing games and a writer in various genres. Watson worked on the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay line as the Lead Developer for Dark Heresy, was the lead designer for Rogue Trader and Deathwatch, and was part of the design team for Black Crusade. He was the lead developer for both Aaron Allston’s Strike Force and Savage Worlds Rifts. His written works include the Accursed and Weird War I settings for Savage Worlds, contributions to the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire RPG, and the video games Darksiders II, Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, and Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. Watson has designed rules and scenarios for miniature game lines, such as Dust Warfare, and he has written for several card games, including Warhammer: Invasion, Empire Engine, and the Lost Legacy series.

Ross’s personal site:
http://therosswatson.com/

Ross’s Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross_Watson_(game_designer)

Evil Beagle Games:
http://www.evilbeaglegames.com/

Savage Rifts:
https://www.peginc.com/product-category/rifts/

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