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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #65 – Purple Worm Fight / Worm Nursery / The Wormwrithings

PURPLE WORM FIGHT! The inevitable confrontation in the Worm Nursery unfolds. A divine intervention? Shield Guardians are nifty. Rope Trick ins and outs. More info on the Wand of Limited, Vengeancy Underdark Teleportation. Modifying the house rule on spell components. A 1 in 400 dice roll. How exactly would one mock a giant worm, anyway? Op is the atomic symbol for overpowered.

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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Top 5 Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2018! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 133

shane plays podcast title 1-20-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/20/2018:
Top 5 Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2018!

Highlights: Forget the blog listicles, get the real geek movie buzz for 2018! Dave Elswick (The Dave Elswick Show) joins for our second annual Top 5 Most Anticipated Geek Movies of the Year episode! Who wins? Who loses? Which flicks receive the Shane Plays Shout Out for the Coolness of It Award and the Shane Plays Please Don’t Do It Award? Plus: Top grossing movies of 2017.

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:
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SHOW NOTES

The Dave Elswick Show:
https://965fmtheanswer.com/radioshow/813

NEWS ITEMS

Box Office Mojo: 2017 Domestic Grosses
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2017

‘Justice League’ Blu-Ray Details and Box Art Revealed; No Zack Snyder Cut | Collider
http://collider.com/justice-league-bluray-details/

The 39 Must See Movies of 2018 | Den of Geek
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/must-see-movies-2018/269332/best-movies-of-2018

The Geek’s Guide to Movies in 2018 | gameinformer
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2018/01/01/geek-guide-to-2018-movies-comic-book-star-wars.aspx

2018 sci-fi, fantasy and geek movies to get excited about | CNET
https://www.cnet.com/pictures/2018-movies-sci-fi-fantasy-geeky/

 


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Damage #1 & The New Age of DC Heroes – Comic Book Review [Minor Spoilers]

Damage #1 review and initial thoughts on DC’s The New Age of Heroes (AKA “DC’s Marvel characters”). Is DC doing too much at once with Rebirth, Doomsday Clock and now the New Age of DC Heroes? What did Shane think of Damage #1? BONUS: What’s the terrific surprise Shane found at the end of the book? (Note: Minor spoilers)

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Weird Geek News! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 132

shane plays podcast title 1-13-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/13/2018:
Weird Geek News!

Highlights: Weird Geek News with the one and only Neal Hallford (author, game designer, indy filmmaker)… NASA weird news! Video game weird news! Star Trek weird news! UFO weird news! More weird news than you can shake Spock’s original devil tail at! P.S. Getting drunk doesn’t make you hallucinate, people!

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Check out Neal’s Uncharted Regions radio drama:
https://www.facebook.com/UnchartedRegions/

NEWS ITEMS

weird news

R.I.P. astronaut John Young, the first man to get yelled at for smuggling a sandwich into space | AV Club
https://www.avclub.com/r-i-p-astronaut-john-young-the-first-man-to-get-yelle-1821845571

Japanese Astronaut Concerned After Growing 3.5 Inches Taller in Three Weeks [Update: He Was Wrong] | Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/japanese-astronaut-concerned-after-growing-3-5-inches-t-1821910135

Space station crew watched Star Wars: The Last Jedi from orbit | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/25/16817540/star-wars-the-last-jedi-iss-nasa-astronauts

After 37 years, Voyager 1 has fired up its trajectory thrusters | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/after-37-years-voyager-has-fired-up-its-trajectory-thrusters/

Chinese woman blinded in one eye after playing game likened to electronic heroin | The Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/06/chinese-woman-blinded-one-eye-playing-game-likened-electronic/

‘ASIMIL8’: Licence plate fight may be headed to court | CTV News
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/asimil8-licence-plate-fight-may-be-headed-to-court-1.3499283

Here’s what Spock was originally going to look like on ‘Star Trek’ | MeTV
https://www.metv.com/stories/heres-what-spock-was-originally-going-to-look-like-on-star-trek

Guillermo del Toro says he saw a real UFO and it was ‘horribly designed’ | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/23/16814948/guillermo-del-toro-ufo-design

Fmr. Manager of DOD Aerospace Threat Program: “UFOs are Real” | Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fmr-manager-of-dod-aerospace-threat-program-ufos_us_59de2f4be4b0b992a8214874?section=us_weird-news

CNN: Ex-UFO program chief: We may not be alone | YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2b4qSoMnKE

 


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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #64 – The Wormwrithings

The Worm Nursery. Egg theft for fun and profit. Friendly drow are still basically jerks. The warlock’s rash action continues to be a diplomatic migraine for Bruenor and it’s not getting any better. Be careful with that silence spell. Help action clarification. Player responsibility for XP tracking and miniature placement. Minor metagaming allowed in a particular instance. What is essential at the table to play D&D and what about props and accessories? Does Shane have a Patreon?

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 Alpha #4

We finish the Ancient Tomb and follow Tartuccio’s trail to the Old Sycamore. Kobolds and mites don’t like each other. Will-o’-wisps are kind of tough (no wonder, they’re CR 6 and my party is level 2). Thylacines aren’t (no wonder, they’re CR 1/2).

(Alpha means incomplete. Not all content and features are fully implemented, not all in-game copy is perfect, there will be bugs – this game is still a work in progress.)

For more information on Pathfinder: Kingmaker please visit https://goo.gl/SwTxgo

Thanks to Owlcat Games for the invitation to the Closed Alpha.

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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The Destroyer! (Remo Williams) – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 131

shane plays podcast title 1-6-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/6/2018:
The Destroyer! (Remo Williams)

Highlights: R.J. Carter, the author on The Destroyer book series! Remo Williams and his mentor Chiun have been stopping the bad guys for America and saving the world with the ancient, mysterious and powerful martial art of Sinanju since 1971 (and they’re still going strong). Martial arts, spies, buddy cops, over the top villains, political satire and more: it’s not just your average “action guy” series. Plus… Shiva!

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:
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SHOW NOTES

The podcast & Krypton Radio version of the show uses audio from the Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins 1985 movie the following YouTube video:

The Destroyer Fan Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVd9SoZ7A1I

NEWS ITEMS

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Officially Crosses $1 Billion Worldwide at Box Office | comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/12/31/star-wars-the-last-jedi-box-office-1-billion/

Switch becomes fastest-selling console in US history, according to Nintendo | Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/4/16849094/nintendo-switch-sales-numbers

Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Draws 11M U.S. Viewers In First Three Days | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2017/12/bright-ratings-will-smith-netflix-nielsen-1202233332/

GUEST: R.J. CARTER

R.J. Carter
R.J. Carter is the product of early exposure to American comic books. He is the author of ALICE’S JOURNEY BEYOND THE MOON, NICHOLAS’ CAGE, and A KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and the co-author of TIME HUNTER: THE SIDEWAYS DOOR He is currently the author on The Destroyer series of books and writes reviews on
http://criticalblast.com.

Bully Pulpit (The Destroyer 151) – R.J.’s first Destroyer book!
https://www.amazon.com/Bully-Pulpit-Destroyer-Book-151-ebook/dp/B01BX98WSS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515633661&sr=8-1&keywords=the+destroyer+bully+pulpit

R.J.’s Amazon Page:
https://www.amazon.com/R.J.-Carter/e/B00QQT7DYA/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1474901151&sr=8-1

The Destroyer Fan Site
http://www.sinanju.net/

Remo Williams and Chiun

The Destroyer Bully Pulpit cover


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Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #48

Rhylfang’s Lair continues. Lots of spiders and drow, plus a… derro? Throwing spider eggs for fun and profit. Hommet and Illydia level up. Chain lightning is cool.

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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The Last Jedi! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 130

shane plays podcast title 12-30-2017Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/30/2017:
The Last Jedi!

Highlights: Comedian Michael Brown and certified geek Richard McBain join Shane for a full on, spoilers-are-a-go Star Wars: The Last Jedi discussion. TLJ is proving to be divisive among the fans. Did our panel love it? Hate it? Do they launch porgs into low Earth orbit for fun and profit? Who is Shane’s favorite new trilogy character? Is Snoke half the man the Emperor was? Casino scene: unnecessary? Tune in for all this and more!

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:
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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

The Curious Case Of THE LAST JEDI And Its Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score | Birth Movies Death
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2017/12/20/the-curious-case-of-the-last-jedi-and-its-rotten-tomatoes-audience-score

‘Star Wars’ Franchise Crosses $4 Billion, Eclipsing Disney’s Lucasfilm Price | The Hollywood Reporter
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-franchise-crosses-4-billion-eclipsing-disneys-lucasfilm-price-1070624

Look for ‘The Last Jedi’ to Become 2017’s Highest Grossing Release Over New Year’s Frame | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4356&p=.htm

Opening Weekend Showdown | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=openingweekendshowdown.htm

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Topping $1 Billion Today
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/12/30/box-office-star-wars-the-last-jedi-has-2nd-best-3rd-friday-drop-ever-for-100m-opener/#74bade2477e2
Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi earned $19 million on its third Friday, a drop of just 23% from last Friday’s $24m day-eight gross. To wit, that’s a smaller “third Friday” drop than Force Awakens (-30%) and just slightly higher than Rogue One (-20%).


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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #63 – The Wormwrithings

Finishing up the troglodyte lair. A fearsome voice in the dark and then into the worm nursery. A player discovers unexpected consequences for rash behavior. Can you cast two spells in one turn with a spell gem? Dealing with “power creep” and players who don’t always show up. Happy New Year!

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.