Author Archives: Shane

d&d meme why do dragons refuse to eat paladins they taste so lawful

Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes VIII!

Great galloping googly mooglies, Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes is back like a guilty pleasure you’ll never admit to anyone and that’s actually much more guilt than pleasure. 4 out of 5 doctors agree you should never tell anyone you actually like these things, ever. And if you do to leave them out of it.

Seeing as how you’re sick in the head for being here in the first place, you might as well check out all of the previous Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes posts in the spirit of go big or go home.

Now, Let’s get all that pleasurable guilt flowing!

d&d meme dogs playing d&d

Our beloved hobby has finally gone to the dogs

d&d meme why are hit points so popular

See?!

d&d meme i want you for adventure

Good old Uncle Gan

d&d meme polymorph into a magic sword

That’s a sharp dealer

d&d meme murder hobo flow chart

It’s all about the stuff, let’s be honest

d&d meme chaotic loot-ral

Like I said, it’s all about the stuff

d&d meme toilet paper alignment

So many people strain over this debate… this will wipe the confusion away

d&d meme 4 sider on toilet

Another toilet related meme to make a point about alignment

d&d meme confucius fumble

Confucius say fumble can make for amusing bumble

d&d meme why do dragons refuse to eat paladins they taste so lawful

Plus they tend to be rather stiff to chew, and that’s not good

d&d meme fantasy frisbee

The great archmage Frizzbee would hurl these at threatening warriors with a stunning wham-o sound

d&d meme ad&d beach towel 1982

+2 Towel of Drying (+3 on the beach), Wondrous item, uncommon (requires attunement)

d&d meme japanese red box

The land of the Rising Sun also got in on the rising fun

d&d meme oprah tpk

Self-actualize and be the best total party kill you can be! She read a book on it!

d&d meme multiclassing regret

We tried to tell them, but noooooo

d&d meme covfefe

This is why you NEVER use the dread word of power Covfefe. Oh. Wait.

d&d meme not the right level for what dm throws at you

Also known as the moment you realize you have annoyed the DM with (what you had thought were) your amusing antics

d&d meme jeremy crawford magic missle ruling

That’s a ruling, not a joke! Just seeing if you were paying attention 😛

d&d meme brave and the old

The brave tend to mold

d&d meme attacking the darkness

D&D: Do you have a gazebo?

d&d meme svirfneblin sounds made up

“Epiphany” is almost as fun to say as svirfneblin

d&d meme smarter swords

He makes a good point

d&d meme party balance

But they’ll look great when doom is descending swiftly upon them

d&d meme why do rogues prefer leather armor

Thought I’d sneak this one in there at the last moment…

What, you’re still here? What in the name of all that’s right with Pluto being called a planet is wrong with you?! Now you’re gonna need a saving throw. Geez.

shane plays podcast title 8-26-2017

Marvel Messes Up (Again) & The RPG X-Card! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 114

shane plays podcast title 8-26-2017Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 8/26/2017:
Marvel Messes Up (Again) & The RPG X-Card!

Highlights: Marvel Legacy is already off on the wrong foot as Marvel does retailers wrong; The RPG X-Card grinds Shane’s gears; Defenders TV discussion. Friends of the show William Brackeen and comedian Michael Brown join.

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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_8-26-17_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Michael Brown’s web series Everything’s OK nominated for a Streamy!
https://www.streamys.org/nominees-winners/7th-annual-nominees/
(he plays the disembodied head of Orson Wells, natch)

The Tick season 1 is out on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Pilot/dp/B01J776HVW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1503767423&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tick

Jonathan Hickman Confirms Marvel Cancelled Fantastic Four Over Fallout With Fox | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/05/jonathan-hickman-confirms-marvel-cancelled-fantastic-four-fox/

Big Bang Comics Drops Marvel Lenticular Orders – and 70 Other Stores May Follow | ComicsBeat
http://www.comicsbeat.com/big-bang-comics-drops-marvel-lenticular-orders-and-70-other-stores-may-follow/

‘Possibly the first boycotter without even realizing it.’ MICHAEL TIERNEY OF COLLECTOR’S EDITION/THE COMIC BOOK STORE ON MARVEL’S LENTICULAR COVERS | ICv2
https://icv2.com/articles/talk-back/view/38306/michael-tierney-collectors-edition-the-comic-book-store-marvels-lenticular-covers

Comic Store Owners Refusing to Carry ‘Marvel Legacy’ Issues | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/comic-store-owners-announce-they-wont-offer-marvel-legacy-issues-1032851

Two More Well Known Retailers Join The Marvel Legacy Lenticular Dropout – Jetpack Comics And Jesse James’ Comics | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/25/two-retailers-marvel-legacy-lenticular-dropout-jetpack-comics-jesse-james/

Industry In Revolt As More Retailers Boycott Marvel Lenticular Covers | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/23/industry-revolt-retailers-boycott-marvel-lenticular-covers/

The RPG X-Card by John Stavropoulos (Google Doc)
https://www.facebook.com/ChristIsKingNowandForever/posts/10156157736142289?comment_id=10156157806222289&notif_t=feed_comment&notif_id=1504021466830535


patreon logo in fieldLike what you hear?
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/

Torment Tides of Numenera thumbnail

Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #21

We wrap up the old lady ghost and sticha invasion quests in Sagus Cliffs and then FINALLY head to the Valley of Dead Heroes. Callistege likes us now, evidently. Tybir begs to come back.

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.

D&D Out of the Abyss Notes Title

D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #52

Finally, it’s Part 2 of Out of the Abyss! An unexpected summons and a friendship renewed. The reclaimed dwarven kingdom of Gauntlgrym (how do you pronounce that, anyway?) and an audience with King Bruenor. It’s a hot time at the old feast tonight. The finer details of the curse of lycanthropy. Retail therapy. Magic item rarity and prices. The guild likes it’s share, too.

Helpful Gauntlgrym resources:

Elven Tower: Out of the Abyss guide – Chapter 8 – Gauntlgrym
https://www.elventower.com/archives/340

Power Score: Rage of Demons – A Guide to Out of the Abyss
http://thecampaign20xx.blogspot.com/2015/12/rage-of-demons-guide-to-out-of-abyss.html

Geek Rampage: “Gauntlgrym” – Out of the Abyss, Chapter 24
http://geekrampage.blogspot.com/2016/09/gauntlgrym-out-of-abyss-chapter-24.html
(Nice list of NPC characters for expedition)

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.

shane plays podcast title 8-19-2017

Kevin Eastman & Drawing Blood! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 113

shane plays podcast title 8-19-2017Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 8/19/2017:
Kevin Eastman & Drawing Blood!

Highlights: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman on his Drawing Blood graphic novel Kickstarter; Geek news with friend of the show Stuart Berryhill.

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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_8-19-17_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

THE RIFFTRAX GUYS DISCUSS TACKLING A DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/rifftrax-doctor-who-interview/

‘Deadpool’ Director Tim Miller to Adapt ‘Neuromancer’ for Fox | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-director-tim-miller-adapt-neuromancer-fox-1028185

Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Casts David Tennant, Michael Sheen | ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/879475-neil-gaimans-good-omens-casts-david-tennant-michael-sheen

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Confirmed to Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-movie-confirmed/

Star Wars Boba Fett and Yoda Movies Confirmed To Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-boba-fett-yoda-movie-standalones/

Jabba The Hutt Star Wars Movie In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/18/star-wars-jabba-the-hutt-spinoff-in-development/

The Original Ending To Steven Spielberg’s E.T. Involved a Game of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS | GeekTyrant
https://geektyrant.com/news/the-original-ending-to-steven-spielbergs-et-involved-a-game-of-dungeons-dragons

GUEST: KEVIN EASTMAN & DRAWING BLOOD

kevin eastman

From Wikipedia:
Kevin Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Eastman is also the previous editor and current publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

Drawing Blood Kickstarter:

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Co-Creator Turns to Kickstarter for Comic Book Tell-All | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-creator-turns-kickstarter-comic-book-tell-all-1026762


patreon logo in fieldLike what you hear?
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/

D&D White Plume Mountain thumbnail

D&D White Plume Mountain Notes #17

This episode: THE EPIC CONCLUSION! An unexpected final encounter challenges the party and proves deadly at “High Noon”. How to make an archmage lose their crap. Players quibbling over loot. Shane reveals his lore for the dungeon. The guild comes with a cost. Lycanthropy is a curse, not a disease. Alignment is cosmic and fundamental in Shane’s D&D games. Tips for handling large groups. Cultivating your players as DMs. *Note: This session is almost all homebrew as the official adventure was basically completed last session.

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.

shane plays podcast title 8-12-2017

What if D&D Had Never Been Published! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 112

shane plays podcast title 8-12-2017Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 8/12/2017:
What if D&D Had Never Been Published!

Highlights: D&D and RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer and Jon Peterson ponder what the hobby and pop culture would look like today if D&D had never been published.

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.

patreon logo in fieldLike what you hear?
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:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_8-12-17_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Book Deals: Week of August 7, 2017 | Publishers Weekly
(Dungeons & Dragons: A Visual History announcement)
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/74416-book-deals-week-of-august-7-2017.html

See the D&D Draft at the Gen Con Museum | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/see-d-draft-at-gen-con-museum.html 

TOPIC: WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?!?

WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?! That’s the topic this week as we’re joined by D&D / RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer (Empire of the Imagination) and Jon Peterson (Playing at the World) to discuss the impact on RPGs and pop culture in general if this alternate history had unfolded!

Empire of the Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Imagination-Gygax-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/1632862794/

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047

geek meme name cant be changed later

Attack of the Geek Memes IV!

Oooooooooh yeaaahhhh, more geek memes so fascinatingly terrible you’ll want to share them with your friends after your doctor says you’re ready for discharge!

Make sure to check out all the other posts in the Shane Plays memes series.

geek meme godzilla parents tech problem

Gives you a kaiju sized headache

geek meme cloudzilla

That lizard’s always had his head in the clouds, I tell ya

geek meme dino thesaurus

That’s a huge vocabulary

geek meme squirrel life debt

You would says it’s nuts if you hadn’t seen it yourself

geek meme fallout logic weapon

That NPC is dogmeat

geek meme what if Skyrim was Fallout

I guess you could say it’s definitely a relationship

geek meme saints row 2

Whoever came up with this deserves to be paddled

geek meme name cant be changed later

There’s always a smart butt

geek meme do not use blade to open

Okay make that two smart butts

geek meme death goldeneye

Ironically, the trick to staying alive at this point is DON’T BEAT DEATH

geek meme gandalf this is a boss room

It’s hard to pull one over on Gandalf (and he knows where all the power ups are, too!)

geek meme zelda sword is a burden

(and Zelda is just using you, kid)

geek meme pac-man burn monitor burn in

Look below…

geek meme johnny has a 25 cent habit

… for the kid who played all that Pac-Man!

geek meme selfies in the 90s

I wonder if the idea will stick?

geek meme spider man rotten tomatoes

Tobey has the feat of the best Pete

geek meme drunk kirk

So THAT’s how we got JJ Trek

geek meme pretty fly for a white guy

Don’t let it bug you

geek meme never trust elves

Oh look it’s Elrond he’s eating some nice lettu– GREAT GALLOPING GAZELLES!!!

geek meme adventure time batman

This could drive you batty

geek meme batman s is for stupid

Bats is a super jerk

geek meme batman you wanna get nuts

This scene finally makes sense

geek meme star wars boombox by Enkel Dika

Credit: Enkel Dika

geek meme boba fett pez dispenser

Cool mint flavor (won’t disintegrate)

geek meme short star wars movie

Obi-Nope-Kenobi

That’s it, another amazing(ly awful) round of geek memes finished! Don’t ignore that itching, burning sensation and the nausea… we advise you to schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately. Tell them you wandered into a wild patch of Shane Plays. After they gasp, they’ll get you fixed right up. (If you made it in time, that is…) 

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #45

This episode: We fight a bunch of spiders in the Evermoors, find Rhylfang’s Lair but can’t get in, and stumble across a broken down “hamlet” in the middle of nowhere. Lady Andra seems a mite suspicious.

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/

Torment Tides of Numenera thumbnail

Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #20

This episode: We enjoy some nice combat courtesy a drone with delusions of grandeur in the Anechoic Lazaret, put in a good word for Qorro, enjoy some nice banter between Rhin and Callistege and get reminded that the the Cult of the Changing God may revere me somewhat but they still want to shake me down.

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.