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April 22, 2017 Show Notes

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Show notes and links for the Shane Plays radio show on 4/22/2017

Highlights: Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

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

Marvel Reveals Captain America Was ALWAYS Evil | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-hydra-evil-explained/

The New Dune Movie To Be Written By The Guy Who Wrote Forrest Gump | Epicstream
http://epicstream.com/news/The-New-Dune-Movie-To-Be-Written-By-The-Guy-Who-Wrote-Forrest-Gump

Watchmen is getting an R-rtated animated adaptation | CBR
http://www.cbr.com/watchmen-r-rated-animated-movie/

Cloak & Dagger TV series trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZFc3FzK344

Marvel’s New Warriors TV series character lineup revealed | IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/19/marvels-new-warriors-tv-series-character-lineup-revealed

‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/wheel-of-time-tv-series-sony-1202390897/

Doctor Who-inspired proxy transmogrifies politically sensitive web to avoid gov censorship | The Register
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/21/doctor_whoinspired_proxy_software_plays_nice_to_fool_censors/

TOPIC: DOCTOR WHO’S BACK!

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Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

Rumor: Kris Marshall Cast As Next Doctor Who? | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/doctor-who-season-11-kris-marshall/

‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star Michaela Coel | IndieWire
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/doctor-who-next-doctor-michaela-coel-rumor-1201807897/

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Geek News & Marvel Madness! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 96

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/15/2017:
Geek News & Marvel Madness!

Highlights: Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust with Michael Brown joins to talk geek news and the recent Marvel Comics craziness!

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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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

KryptonRadio1Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Direct MP3 Download:
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NEWS ITEMS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

Nintendo Discontinues The NES Classic | Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-discontinues-the-nes-classic-1794303321

Dwight Schrute To Revive Classic STAR TREK Villain for DISCOVERY | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/33830-report-dwight-schrute-to-revive-classic-star-trek-villain-for-discovery.html

CBS Expects “Star Trek: Discovery” To Get All Access To 4 Million Subscribers | TrekMovie.com
http://trekmovie.com/2017/03/07/cbs-expects-star-trek-discovery-to-get-all-access-to-4-million-subscribers/

Star Trek’s “tricorder” medical scanner just got closer to becoming a reality | Quartz
https://qz.com/957285/star-treks-tricorder-handheld-medical-scanner-just-got-closer-to-becoming-a-reality/

Report: Josh Brolin Is Deadpool 2’s Cable | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/report-josh-brolin-is-deadpool-2s-cable-1794265550

Marvel’s New Wolverine is Logan’s Son | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/marvels-new-wolverine-is-logans-son/

Joss Whedon to Direct “Batgirl” Solo Movie | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2017/03/30/joss-whedon-direct-batgirl-solo-movie/

Wonder Woman on Track For $83 Million U.S. Opening | CBR.com
http://www.cbr.com/wonder-woman-us-opening-projection/

TOPIC: MARVEL’S GONE CRAY CRAY

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Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust with Michael Brown joins to talk about recent announcements and incidents with Marvel comics that aren’t  good.

Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/08/marvel-artist-ardian-syaf-hid-anti-christian-jewish-messages-weeks-x-men-comic/

Marvel’s David Gabriel on the 2016 Market Shift
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37152/marvels-david-gabriel-2016-market-shift

Damage Control: In Wake Of Backlash, David Gabriel Elaborates On Diversity, Says Marvel Gets Both Sides Of Story | Bleeding Cool

Damage Control: In Wake Of Backlash, David Gabriel Elaborates On Diversity, Says Marvel Gets Both Sides Of Story

Marvel editor-in-chief: ‘Writing comics was a hobby for white guys’ | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/26/marvel-editor-in-chief-axel-alonso-civil-war-x-men

‘Captain America’ Writer Nick Spencer: Why I Turned Steve Rogers into a Supervillain | The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/25/captain-america-writer-nick-spencer-why-i-turned-steve-rogers-into-a-supervillain.html

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Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #14

This Episode: The exploration of Cliff’s Edge continues. The Chirurgical Parlor’s options appeal to us, but we need more shins (let’s be honest, them Wolverine claws are sweet like a mug). We save the lone stichus and help a young man find his path.

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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D&D White Plume Mountain Notes #2

This episode: The party stops mucking around and enters the dungeon. Riddles in the dark. It’s gonna be a hot time in the old trap tonight. Healer’s kits and herbalism kits. Shady villagers? Are half-elves immune to a ghoul’s paralysis? Does the WPM dungeon “reset”? Shane’s cat Buster says hello again.

Crafting list for potions:
https://www.reddit.com/r/dndnext/comments/2wbouc/made_a_list_of_all_potions_for_crafting_purposes/

This is a series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the classic D&D adventure White Plume Mountain from 1979, converted to 5th Edition in Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Arcanis RPG with PCI’s Henry Lopez! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 95

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/8/2017:
Arcanis RPG with PCI’s Henry Lopez!

Highlights: Henry Lopez of Paradigm Concepts talks their Arcanis the World of Shattered Empires RPG and it’s update to 5th Edition.

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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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Direct MP3 Download:
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SHOW NOTES

Little Rock Comic Con is coming on as a new sponsor! More next week!
May 20-21, 2016 in Benton, AR
http://lrcomiccon.com/ 

NEWS ITEMS

Thanks! Shout out to Shane Plays from The Science Fiction History Blog!
http://www.scifihistory.net/the-science-fiction-history-blog/stardate-04032017c-scifi-shoutout-shane-plays-celebrates-multiple-fandoms

Trek Talk: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 6
http://trektalk.blubrry.com/2017/04/05/trek-talk-a-star-trek-podcast-episode-6/
Gaaron Gilham and co-hosts interview ‎Guy McLimore and Greg Poehlein who, along with David Tepool, designed FASA’s Star Trek The Roleplaying Game first published in 1982.

Star Trek Continues E08 “Still Treads the Shadow”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQeO5uuUbH4 


New editions of Vampire and Werewolf RPGs | ICv2

https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37162/new-editions-vampire-werewolf-rpgs

Joe Manganelio is Writing the D&D Movie? And Is it DRAGONLANCE? | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4012-Joe-Manganiello-is-Writing-the-D-D-Movie#.WOkSgvnyu01#ixzz4dg2vElSQ

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Script Being Developed by Joe Manganiello | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-movie-joe-manganiello/

GUEST: HENRY LOPEZ OF PARADIGM CONCEPTS

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Henry Lopez is the lead writer and line developer for Paradigm Concepts and is the creator of Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires, Witch Hunter: The Invisible World, and Rotted Capes

FREE Arcanis Primer on RPG Now:
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/194097/Arcanis-5E-Primer

From the Arcanis Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanis

Arcanis was originally a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons game, created by Henry Lopez and supported by Paradigm Concepts. It is also the name of the fictional world where the setting takes place. The setting was launched in 2001 and is known for its odd twists on the fantasy genre, as well as its wide member approval and community-based design and construction. Unlike many other fantasy roleplaying games, which focus primarily on tactical combat, the Arcanis campaigns focus on moral ambiguity and politics.

From the Arcanis 5E Kickstarter :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-rpg/description:

The Arcanis 5E Core Book is a 400+ page book, fully compatible with the latest edition of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG. It will be published with high production values and lavishly illustrated by some of the industry’s most talented artists.  

Arcanis first debuted in 2001 as a d20 compatible world setting and campaign. Now it’s time to introduce this award-winning setting to a new generation of players, as well as former fans, with a brand new edition.  

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D&D White Plume Mountain Notes #1

This episode: The group prepares to brave White Plume Mountain after a rowdy evening’s detour to the Inn of the Yawning Portal. Shane alters the backstory and motivation of the adventure a bit. Rolling up new higher level characters, party balance, complaints about free magic items, elevator pitches to save sanity and 10′ poles. No metagaming!

This is a series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the classic D&D adventure White Plume Mountain from 1979, converted to 5th Edition in Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #13

This Episode: We begin exploring Cliff’s Edge, challenge a martial artist to a duel to the death, and encounter a lonely stichus, a weepy levy and a nervous baker.

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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D&D’s Mike Mearls & Tales from the Yawning Portal! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 94

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/1/2017:
D&D’s Mike Mearls & Tales from the Yawning Portal!

Highlights: D&D‘s Mike Mearls talks the success of Fifth Edition and the new Tales from the Yawning Portal book!

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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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Direct MP3 Download:
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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Show Sponsor Troll Lord Games Kickstarter for 7th Printing of C&C PHB
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-players-handbook-7

Shane’s review of Tales from the Yawning Portal 
http://shaneplays.com/dnd-tales-from-the-yawning-portal-review/

 GUEST: D&D’s MIKE MEARLS

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D&D lead Mike Mearls joins to discuss the surprising success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal!

From http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/tales-yawning-portal:

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #51

This Episode: Back on the surface after surviving the vengeful Ilvara’s final move! It’s the end of Out of the Abyss Part 1, unfortunately a bit of a chaotic session due to player behavior, the DM dropping the ball a couple of times, and real life constraints like the darn store’s about to close.  Plus: Rocktopus art! Do gelatinous cubes need air?! Two of Shane’s cats say hi!

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.

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #41

This episode: We keep tracking down the stone for Bryn all over and around Luskan, get attacked by mercenaries in a warehouse even though we politely paid their required bribe, and then get our rears handed to us by a succubus and her knight flunky.

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/