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shane plays podcast title 4-21-2018

Dragon Heresy: 5E Norse-Inspired Fantasy RPG! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 145

shane plays podcast title 4-21-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/21/2018:
Dragon Heresy: 5E Norse-Inspired Fantasy RPG!

Highlights: Douglas Cole of Gaming Ballistic goes berserk talking about Dragon Heresy, his 5E Norse-inspired fantasy roleplaying game! Plus: realistic Viking shields and a new adventure for GURPS Dungeon Fantasy.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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_4-21-2018_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angels ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don’t want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

Podcast zinger from Erik the Viking (1989).

NEWS ITEMS

2001: A Space Odyssey returns to theaters in 70mm for its 50th anniversary | AV Club
https://news.avclub.com/2001-a-space-odyssey-returns-to-theaters-in-70mm-for-i-1824281446

Amazon Has Committed To Five Seasons of THE LORD OF THE RINGS Series and it Will Cost Them $1 Billion to Produce
https://geektyrant.com/news/amazon-has-committed-to-five-seasons-of-the-lord-of-the-rings-series-and-it-will-cost-them-1-billion-to-produce

D&D Endless Quest books are coming from Penguin Random House in September
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/series/ZEQ/endless-quest

GUEST: DOUGLAS COLE OF GAMING BALLISTIC

The Dragon Heresy Introductory Set Fantasy RPG: Explore and conquer in a Norse-inspired land with Dragon Heresy, with modified 5E rules. Secure your place in the sagas, or die trying!

Dragon Heresy Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101297466/the-dragon-heresy-introductory-set-fantasy-rpg

Announcing Hall of Judgment for Dungeon Fantasy RPG | Steve Jackson Games
http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/2018-04-01

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shane plays podcast title 4-14-2018

Star Trek Discovery Revisited & Star Trek News! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 144

shane plays podcast title 4-14-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/14/2018:
Star Trek Discovery Revisited & Star Trek News!

Highlights: Returning guest Brent Bristow makes his case (as a longtime Trek fan) for Shane to give Star Trek Discovery another chance. Also: Star Trek news, and which Trek actors has Brent played sax on stage with?

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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_4-14-18_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angels ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don’t want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

Podcast zinger is from The Philosophy of Gene Roddenberry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjk7ECPiprY

NEWS ITEMS

Zachary Quinto: Paramount Eager For More Star Trek, May Be Planning More Than One Movie | TrekMovie.com
https://trekmovie.com/2018/04/13/zachary-quinto-paramount-eager-for-more-star-trek-may-be-planning-more-than-one-movie/

Star Trek Adventures Red Alert Rules beta version from Modiphius currently free as PDF:
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/239622/Star-Trek-Adventures-Red-Alert-Rules

12 Deep Space Nine Actors Joining “Star Trek Online – Victory Is Life” Revealed | TrekMovie.com
https://trekmovie.com/2018/04/12/12-deep-space-nine-actors-joining-star-trek-online-victory-is-life-revealed/

Meet Discovery’s Captain Pike | StarTrek.com
http://www.startrek.com/article/meet-discoverys-captain-pike

Check Out USS Enterprise From ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ In 2019 Ships Of The Line Calendar | TrekMovie.com
https://trekmovie.com/2018/04/08/check-out-uss-enterprise-from-star-trek-discovery-in-2019-ships-of-the-line-calendar/

Klingon Tourism Center Opens In Sweden And They Have Something To Say About ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ | TrekMovie.com
https://trekmovie.com/2018/02/09/klingon-tourism-center-opens-in-sweden-and-they-have-something-to-say-about-star-trek-discovery/

Star Trek Actress Marries Leonard Nimoy’s Son | The Wrap
https://www.thewrap.com/star-trek-actress-marries-leonard-nimoys-son/

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Brent Bristow and Sir Patrick Stewart

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Brent Bristow, Misha Collins & William Shatner


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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #5 – Oleg’s Trading Post

The bandits retaliate at Oleg’s Trading Post as expected, but we’re ready like a ready thing. What’s the haps, Happs? A safe night’s rest, a strange fog, a dreamy nymph, our first round of obligatory companion chats, and then it’s off to hunt the Stag Lord! An odd stranger offers us guidance.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #72 – The Labyrinth

The homebrew subplot in Gauntlgrym has wrapped so it’s back to the expedition in the Underdark! Vizeran wants his book back, which is awkward. The Labyrinth charges at our heroes with lots of minotaurs! Another ride on the antimagic field train. Can players be disruptive by nature while still taking the game seriously?

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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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #4 – Oleg’s Trading Post

We find Oleg’s Trading Post with the Stag Lord’s thugs already there giving Oleg and his sweet dove Svetlana a hard time… so we smack them around like the brutal heroes we are. Preparations for the inevitable retaliation (cue “A-Team” theme). First round of leveling up.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

shane plays podcast title 4-7-2018

Jack Kirby with Comics Pro Tom Scioli! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 143

shane plays podcast title 4-7-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/7/2018:
Jack Kirby with Comics Pro Tom Scioli!

Highlights: Unique comics talent Tom Scioli (Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, American Barbarian, Super Powers) talks the unparalleled importance of Jack Kirby on comic books, and his Kirby comic series!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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_4-7-18_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angels ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don’t want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

FTL Short Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIUIh7dxlnI

Podcast zinger is from Jack Kirby on Entertainment Tonight – 28 Oct 1982
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-BTa_lQ6uQ

NEWS ITEMS

Marvel Comics Announces New Fantastic Four Series | CBR
https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comics-announces-new-fantastic-four-series/

Marvel’s 2018 ‘Fresh Start’ Includes a New Avengers #1 By Aaron & McGuinness | CBR
https://www.cbr.com/marvel-comics-avengers-1-jason-aaron-ed-mcguinness/

DC NATION #0 Lands One Million Orders, ACTION COMICS #1000 500k | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/39385-dc-nation-0-lands-one-million-orders.html

GUEST: TOM SCIOLI ON JACK KIRBY

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Unique comics talent Tom Scioli (Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, American Barbarian, Super Powers) talks the unparalleled importance of Jack Kirby on comic books, and his Kirby comic series!

Jack Kirby:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kirby

Tom Scioli’s website:
http://www.tomscioli.com/

Tom’s Kirby comic:
http://www.tomscioli.com/?p=277

tom scioli kirby strip panel

Follow Kirby from Tom as it happens at Instagram account @kirbycomic:
https://www.instagram.com/kirbycomic/?hl=en

Transformers vs G.I. Joe: The Quintessential Collection
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-G-I-Joe-Quintessential-Collection/dp/1631408607

jack kirby comic book artwork


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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #3

The battle against the assassins in Swordlord Aldori’s fortress concludes. Suspicion is cast on us despite our heroic efforts (basically, Tartuccio’s a big fat jerkface). The companions choose teams. World travel map, an ambush, and the resting system.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #2

BETRAYAL IN THE NIGHT after being given a quest to claim your own country! Opening battle and introduction to your companions, including an overeager bard, a cleric who needs a pep talk, a barbarian who fits the mold, and an undead elf with a scythe (plus, let’s be honest, the sorcerer Tartuccio is almost certainly a baddie). Puzzling suits of armor protect a possible cache?
[Note: around the 48 minute mark the video gets choppy. Not sure what caused that, it’s never happend on my game videos before. Justy FYI!]

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #1

Updated character creation in the Beta version. Pretty nice stuff! Shane recreates his Magus from the Alpha knowing better how the class works now. NOTE: This video is character creation only. Next video starts gameplay.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

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Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #49

[Note: I was using different screen capture software than normal so this video has some black around the main game screen]

Finally, the creepy confrontation with Rhylfang in her lair! She’s a big, mean, eight-legged fighting machine with lots of kids to come help momma. Brannor and Larather level up. A captive asks us for help finding his peace. The portal we have been searching for now lays open before us. Next stop, the Underdark?

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/