Author Archives: Shane

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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #10 – Old Sycamore

We wave goodbye to the kobolds and head over to visit with the mites. Other than a few combats, this video is in all honesty a painful and somewhat confusing series of rest attempts as Shane tries to suss out the intricacies of the game’s 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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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #78 – The Fetid Wedding

A message from Sovereign Basidia solves the conundrum of where to go next. Myconids, myconids in the dark. My, what big fungus Araumycos has. Zuggtomy’s on the move, and it’s bad luck to see this bride even on the wedding day. Wait, is Juiblex invited? These black puddings seem kind of… different. Plus: Behir battle! What to do with Mara? The mating habits of the domestic flying snake. A spell-like effect is not necessarily a spell.

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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Waxing Geeketic! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 153

shane plays podcast title 6-23-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/23/2018:
Waxing Geeketic!

Highlights:  Shane and Zach wax poetic on gobs of geeky stuff, including E3 games, Star Wars standalone movie woes, Star Trek TV updates, a triple play of DC Comics news, D&D and RPG items, and… Superman becoming a police officer? An unexpected postcard is received. BONUS: Two, count ’em TWO, bad jokes of the week (and one of them is guaranteed to sting)!

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_6-23-18_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.

Podcast zinger is from Jurassic World.

NEWS ITEMS

Comics pro Mitch Breitweiser announced that the Red Rooster comic book IndieGoGo launches July 5. Also: “legendary” comics artist on board for Futurists project to follow Red Rooster.

E3 games discussed: Fallout 76, Cyberpunk 2077

Dean Cain joins Idaho police department | CBS News
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dean-cain-joins-idaho-police-department/

Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Dungeon of the Mad Mage – D&D Adventure Books Announced | Game Banshee
http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/120815-dungeons-dragons-waterdeep-dragon-heist-dungeon-of-the-mad-mage-adventure-books-announced.html

Origins Award Winners | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5341-Origins-Award-Winners

DC Launches 100-Page GIANTs as WALMART Exclusives – BENDIS/BATMAN, KING/SUPERMAN, More | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/40515-dc-launches-100-page-giants-as-walmart-exclusives-bendis-batman-king-superman-more.html

DC’s $3.99 Comics to Move Back to 22-Page Stories | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/22/dc-3-99-comics-to-move-back-to-22-page-stories/

DC Comics to Lose the Gloss? Colourists Take Care | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/06/22/dc-comics-gloss-colourists-beware/

‘Invincible,’ From ‘Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman, Set as Amazon Series | Hollywood Reporter
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/invincible-walking-dead-creator-robert-kirkman-set-as-amazon-series-1119666

Report: Lucasfilm puts Obi-Wan film “on hold” after underwhelming Solo debut | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/06/report-lucasfilm-puts-obi-wan-film-on-hold-after-underwhelming-solo-debut/

Star Trek: Discovery showrunner’s new five-year deal could bring Patrick Stewart back to the franchise | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/19/17479734/cbs-star-trek-discovery-alex-kurtzman-five-year-deal


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The Curse of Brimstone #1 – DC’s The New Age of Heroes: Comic Book Review [Spoilers]

There’s a new hero (villain?) in town, not that there’s actually much town left to speak of since the coal and factories left. What did Shane think of The Curse of Brimstone? Is it DC’s Ghost Rider or something else, and is there any connection to the previous Brimstone? Let’s heat things up and find out![SPOILERS]

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Let’s Play Final Equinox: The Arrival Demo (Turn-Based Ship Combat RPG)

Shane checks out the demo for Final Equinox: The Arrival, a sci-fi game with turn-based ship combat and RPG elements.

From developer Frozen Realms: Final Equinox: The Arrival is a turn-based spaceship role-playing game. You are an admiral of a newly formed fleet stationed in the Outer Worlds, a place overrun by raiders, rebels, and marauders. They fight against you with tactics you have never trained for. Final Equinox puts you in the driver’s seat and allows you to make decisions that will shape the world around you.

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Total Geeky Carnage! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 152

shane plays podcast title 6-16-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/16/2018:
Total Geeky Carnage!

Highlights:  Great googly mooglies! Lock up your bunnies and hide the whiskey! On short notice I was unable to do my live show, so Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show stepped up with comic book pros Mitch Breitweiser, Timothy Lim & Mark Pellegrini to save the day! As I both hoped and feared, it was total geeky carnage!!!

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_6-16-18_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.

Podcast zinger is from 9 Lives cat food commercial with Morris the Cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fflf–0Cb5Y

NEWS ITEMS

Ethan Van Sciver’s CYBERFROG:BLOODHONEY Comic Book on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethan-van-sciver-s-cyberfrog-bloodhoney-comic-book-fantasy#/

Chuck Dixon’s RAVAGE – KILL ALL MEN! on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ravage-kill-all-men-youtube-women#/

Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars 35th Anniversary: Time Warmageddon on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1161542777/wild-stars-35th-anniversary-time-warmageddon

The Red Rooster (at Merry Muse)
http://merry-muse.com/the-red-rooster/

The Red Rooster by Mitch Breitweiser


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Let’s Play Bloodlust 2: Nemesis (Vampire Hack ‘n Slash – Dungeon Crawling – Action RPG)

Shane sinks his teeth into vampiric action dungeon crawler Bloodlust 2: Nemesis. Did he have fun stalking the night, and was he hunter or hunted (or both)? Watch and find out! This video includes character creation and over an hour of initial gameplay.

Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is a “Hack ‘n Slash – Dungeon Crawling – Action RPG” experience from WRF Studios that will allow players to explore the dark underworld of a forgotten society of Vampires and their disciplines, all while trying to solve the secrets to their bloodline’s scientifically enhanced monstrous power.

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #77 – The Labyrinth / Maze Engine

Tag, Slaughtertusk is it! Wild magic effects can grease the drama much to a DM’s potential delight. The Maze Engine amazes, astounds and terrifies! Bye Bye, toaster (and maybe someone else, too). A surprise transformation! A shocking return! Using manacles in combat. Walking the line between improvising and expecting D&D to be a realistic physics and reality simulator (which it isn’t). What might a weeping angel be like in D&D?

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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Tom King’s Mad Butcher Comic Book Draft Repair Writing Workshop

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Comics scribe Tom King recently pushed out a series of tweets giving real time insight into one aspect of his writing process. In honor of a grocery store from my youth, I dub it his Mad Butcher mode.

I’ve collected them together here for convenience. If you’re curious about the process of writing and/or want to write comics yourself, I highly recommend taking a look. I imagine his decision making can be applied to any kind of writing, but with the tight “twenty something” pages of a comic book issue it’s especially relevant.

With no further ado, and all credit to Mr. King:

He never got back to us from that “one sec” as far as I can tell, so either the draft butchered him or he came out on top like that guy  beating his chest and yelling at Charlie Sheen in the helicopter at the end of Platoon. 

As an extra special crunchy bonus: ultimate words of wisdom sure to guide all hopefuls into epic comic book stardom…

kite man hell yeah

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Mighty Doctor Solo! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 151

shane plays podcast title 6-2-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/2/2018:
Mighty Doctor Solo!

Highlights: Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio joins for geek news and chat, including the Mighty Aphrodite animation project, Doctor Who, SOLO easter eggs, and more! Plus: Does Gene like the bad joke of the week? Don’t be TARDIS for this one!

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_6-2-18_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.

Podcast zinger is from Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks.

NEWS ITEMS

Mighty Aphrodite Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774709582/mighty-aphrodite-the-animated-web-series

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks in Theaters
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/doctor-who-genesis-of-the-daleks

Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer Said To Drop This Month, Captain Jack May Return | WeGotThisCovered.com
http://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/doctor-who-season-11-trailer-rumored-june/

Twitch classic Doctor Who 7-week marathon | Variety
https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/doctor-who-twitch-marathon-streaming-1202818885/

All the Callbacks I Caught in Solo: A Star Wars Story | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2018/05/25/all-the-callbacks-i-caught-in-solo-a-star-wars-story-spoiler-warning/


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