Category Archives: CRPG

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #30

This episode: We tangle with priests of Demogorgon and recover the infernal relics while the Mysterious Stranger decides to remain mysterious. Oh yeah we find a room in the Luskan sewers we missed previously.

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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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #13

This episode: We continue clearing the cave of its undead problem for the dwarves. Are we about to encounter a lich?! Shane gets confused on D&D 2E vs 3E cleric spontaneous casting.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Serpent in the Staglands #39

This episode: Ice imps are a major pain in the tuckus, especially at night. And we’re not big fans of ice spiders, either.

Join Shane as he plays through a hardcore computer RPG that has the mechanics and style of a 90s CRPG, and that’s just dripping with beautiful atmosphere!

Thanks for watching!

About Serpent in the Staglands:

A true role-playing adventure.

A campaign within the world of Vol, a fully realized setting inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape, with unique politics, races and gods steeped in history. Featuring a chosen party of five, you role-play Necholai, a minor god of a celestial body who descends to the Staglands for a moonlit festival only to find the way home blocked and immortality slipping away. Seeking answers and aid, you take on a mortal body and the guise of a traveling Spicer. This isn’t a story of good and evil, saving the world or being a hero, it’s about intrigue and your adventure of survival in a harsh land.

Buy on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands?pp=6a3236f5f213960de5c415fd15c6d1cb5a46d04e

Buy on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #29

This episode: We spend half the time running around trying to remember how to get to places around Luskan and the other half fighting a big honkin’ bunch of demons. 

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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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #12

This episode: We solve the mystery of the menhirs, play spectral matchmaker, and decide to help out some dwarves with a pesky undead problem.

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Serpent in the Staglands #38

This episode: We explore Orf’s Bridge Consil and then head out, get ambushed by imps and find… a shrine to ourselves?

Join Shane as he plays through a hardcore computer RPG that has the mechanics and style of a 90s CRPG, and that’s just dripping with beautiful atmosphere!

Thanks for watching!

About Serpent in the Staglands:

A true role-playing adventure.

A campaign within the world of Vol, a fully realized setting inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape, with unique politics, races and gods steeped in history. Featuring a chosen party of five, you role-play Necholai, a minor god of a celestial body who descends to the Staglands for a moonlit festival only to find the way home blocked and immortality slipping away. Seeking answers and aid, you take on a mortal body and the guise of a traveling Spicer. This isn’t a story of good and evil, saving the world or being a hero, it’s about intrigue and your adventure of survival in a harsh land.

Buy on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands?pp=6a3236f5f213960de5c415fd15c6d1cb5a46d04e

Buy on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/

Sword Coast Legends

Let’s Play Sword Coast Legends Story Mode #28

This episode: Jarhild’s brother and sister are avenged. Boy, can her mom lay down a guilt trip or what? Illydia returns as we hunt the streets of Luskan for NPCs important to different quests.

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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“Burger” Becky Heineman & The Bard’s Tale Remastered! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 73

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 10/22/2016:
“Burger” Becky Heineman & The Bard’s Tale Remastered!

Highlights: Geek news; “Burger” Becky Heineman on winning the very first console game championship, her upcoming RPG Dragons of the Rip and the Bards Tale I-III Remastered project!

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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SHOW NOTES

TEMPORARY STATION CHANGE STARTING OCTOBER 8th for six weeks due to football:
Same time – Saturdays at 1 PM on temporary sister station of 99.5 FM, then rebroadcast Sundays at 5 PM on our regular station of 96.5 FM.

NEWS ITEMS

Steve Dillon, Iconic Preacher And Punisher Artist, Has Died | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/10/22/steve-dillon-iconic-preacher-and-punisher-artist-has-died/

steve dillon preacher
Star Trek Adventures Living Playtest Sign up
http://www.modiphius.com/star-trek.html
Thanks to Patreon supporter Gaaron Gilham for this news item

Spa-Con set for long run | Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODE/Wehco/LandingPage/LandingPage.aspx?href=VGhlU2VuUmVjLzIwMTYvMTAvMTc.&pageno=MQ..&entity=QXIwMDExMw..&view=ZW50aXR5

Trailer for the new Nintendo console, now officially known as Switch not NX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3c6MWsEE884

Voice actors declare strike against video game companies | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/21/13357004/voice-actors-declare-strike-ea-activision-disney
Actors group could start strike against video game publishers on October 21 | Venture Beat
http://venturebeat.com/2016/10/16/actors-group-sets-strike-date-against-video-game-publishers/

The Walking Dead Gets Renewed For Season 8 Before Season 7 Even Premieres | Games Radar
http://www.gamesradar.com/the-walking-dead-gets-renewed-for-season-8-before-season-7-even-premieres/

GUEST: “BURGER” BECKY HEINEMAN

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http://oldeskuul.com/

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Heineman:
Rebecca Ann Heineman (born William Salvador Heineman) is an American video game programmer. A long-time veteran of the computer game industry (originally credited mostly as Bill Heineman), Heineman was a founding member of Interplay Productions, Logicware, and Contraband Entertainment. She has also been affiliated at various times with Barking Lizards Technologies, Electronic Arts, Bloomberg, Microsoft, MacPlay and Ubisoft, among other game companies. Heineman works as the CEO of Olde Skuul in Seattle, Washington.

NEXT WEEK: ALAN HOWARTH

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https://www.alanhowarth.com/

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Howarth_(composer):

Howarth’s collaborations with John Carpenter include: Escape From New York, Halloween II, Halloween III, Halloween IV, Halloween V, Halloween VI, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, Prince of Darkness. and They Live.

His music been featured in films like The Dentist and The Dentist 2, Boo, Evolution, Basement Jack, Hansel and Gretel, Zombie Night, and Brutal.

His award-winning sound designs have appeared in Star Trek I, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, Back to the Future Part II, and Back to the Future Part III, The Little Mermaid and Total Recall. His team received Academy Award awards for Best Sound Effects for The Hunt for Red October and Bram Stoker’s Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Let’s Play Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear #11

This episode: The mystery of the missing refugees solved. More menhirs. Pit fights to the death. A bridge over troubled waters and… an encounter with The Shining Lady herself?!

From developer Beamdog‘s marketing copy:

A major new expansion to Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition adds areas, action, and adventure to the original!

“Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.” -Plutarch

Though Sarevok is dead and his plan for war averted, peace eludes the citizens of Baldur’s Gate. A crusade marches from the north, seizing supplies, forcing locals into military service, and disrupting trade along the Sword Coast. A charismatic warrior known as the Shining Lady leads this army, her background shrouded in mystery. Can the rumors be true—is she, like you, the child of a god?

The closer you get to the Shining Lady, the more you realize your father, the dead Lord of Murder still casts a long shadow upon your path. Baldur’s Gate has put its faith in you, but you must determine whose interests you truly serve before you face the Shining Lady among the ruins of Dragonspear Castle…

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear adds a new chapter to the Bhaalspawn saga. The events occurring between Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II are at last revealed in this 25-hour expansion pack for Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition.

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Let’s Play Serpent in the Staglands #37

This episode: Lebez finishes as we rough up some ruffians and meet a very… interesting wheelwright. Then it’s on to Orf’s Bridge Consil and we collect a bounty.

Join Shane as he plays through a hardcore computer RPG that has the mechanics and style of a 90s CRPG, and that’s just dripping with beautiful atmosphere!

Thanks for watching!

About Serpent in the Staglands:

A true role-playing adventure.

A campaign within the world of Vol, a fully realized setting inspired by the late bronze age in a Transylvanian landscape, with unique politics, races and gods steeped in history. Featuring a chosen party of five, you role-play Necholai, a minor god of a celestial body who descends to the Staglands for a moonlit festival only to find the way home blocked and immortality slipping away. Seeking answers and aid, you take on a mortal body and the guise of a traveling Spicer. This isn’t a story of good and evil, saving the world or being a hero, it’s about intrigue and your adventure of survival in a harsh land.

Buy on GOG:
https://www.gog.com/game/serpent_in_the_staglands?pp=6a3236f5f213960de5c415fd15c6d1cb5a46d04e

Buy on Steam:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/335120/