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shane plays podcast title 1-14-2017

The Top 5 Geek Movies of 2017! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 84

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/14/2017:
Top 5 Geek Movies of 2017!

Highlights: Geek news; Shane and radio veteran Dave Elswick count down their top 5 anticipated geek 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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NEWS ITEMS

Nintendo Switch price set at $299, launching March 3 | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/12/14244400/nintendo-switch-price-release-date

Justice League Photo Finally Unites the Team | Gizmodo
http://io9.gizmodo.com/justice-league-photo-unites-the-team-in-ominous-fog-1790953002

Here’s Why ‘Rogue One’ Failed to Take Off in China | The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/heres-rogue-one-failed-take-off-china/

‘Rogue One’: Darth Vader’s Final Scene Was a Last-Minute Addition | Collider
http://collider.com/rogue-one-darth-vader-scene/

Star Wars will not digitally recreate Carrie Fisher for next film | Entertainment Weekly
http://ew.com/movies/2017/01/13/star-wars-carrie-fisher/

TOPIC: TOP 5 GEEK MOVIES OF 2017

Shane and his friend and radio talk show veteran Dave Elswick (daily Dave Elswick Show) count down their top 5 must see geek movies of 2017.

Helpful 2017 geek movie articles:

Our 40 Most Anticipated Films For 2017 | Geek Exchange
http://www.geekexchange.com/editorial/our-40-most-anticipated-films-for-2017/

The Most Anticipated Movies of 2017 | Den of Geek!
http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/2017-movies/260264/the-most-anticipated-movies-of-2017

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Indy Dev PixelMetal & Sombrero! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 83

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Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/7/2017:
Indy Dev PixelMetal & Sombrero!

Highlights: Geek news; Indy video game developer Nick Robalik of PixelMetal talks Sombrero, the Spaghetti Western party game.

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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NEWS ITEMS

‘Star Trek’ Fan Film Dispute Goes to Jury Trial in Big Ruling | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/judge-makes-big-ruling-sending-star-trek-fan-film-dispute-jury-trial-960703

New D&D Book Coming April 4th: Tales from the Yawning Portal
http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/tales-yawning-portal

WoW’s Diablo Anniversary Celebration Includes a Secret Cow Level | GameSpot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/wows-diablo-anniversary-celebration-includes-a-sec/1100-6446630/

The mesentery: A ‘new’ organ you didn’t know you had | CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/04/health/new-organ-mesentery/

GUEST: PIXELMETAL

PixelMetal is a strong, independent videogame company
located somewhere in New York City.
http://site.pixelmetal.com/

Gritty Gets Pretty in Spaghetti Western Sombrero | The Escapist
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/editorials/binging-indie/14811-Pixelmetal-Sombrero-Indie-Local-Multi-Western#&gid=gallery_4885&pid=1

Sombrero: Spaghetti Western Mayhem on Steam

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #42

This episode: Ghostbusting in Blingdenstone at the behest of another ghost. Can you do nonlethal damage to a lycanthrope? The art of messing with NPCs heads. The psychology of icebergs.

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 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/

Star Wars The Old Republic Trooper

Let’s Play Star Wars The Old Republic Trooper #15

This episode: We get duped into a shady quest but then get out of it, expose a corrupt senator, and talk to a droid on drugs. Ok, he’s not really on drugs but it sure sounds like it. Next up: fun with Black Sun.

This is a let’s play series of the Trooper story line in Star Wars The Old Republic.

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is the only massively-multiplayer online game with a Free-to-Play option that puts you at the center of your own story-driven Star Wars™ saga. Play as a Jedi, a Sith, a Bounty Hunter or as one of many other Star Wars iconic roles and explore an age over three-thousand years before the classic films. Become the hero of your own Star Wars adventure as you choose your path down the Light or Dark side of the Force™.

http://www.swtor.com/

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Rogue One! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 82

shane plays podcast title 12-31-2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 12/31/2016:
Rogue One!

Highlights: Carrie Fisher tribute; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story deep dive with Michael Brown and Stephen Chenault including likes, dislikes and easter eggs.

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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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Carrie Fisher, ‘Star Wars” Princess Leia, dies at 60 | CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/27/entertainment/carrie-fisher-obit-star-wars/

‘Rogue One’ Set to Close Out 2016 With Third Straight Weekend at #1 | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4254&p=.htm

Lucasfilm Responds to Rogue One CG Character Backlash | Movieweb.com
http://movieweb.com/rogue-one-tarkin-leia-cg-character-backlash-lucasfilm/

27 Secrets You Probably Didn’t Catch In “Rogue One” | BuzzFeed
https://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/rogue-one-easter-eggs?utm_term=.lkd9yBZAP#.dm74MmvVG

 TOPIC: ROGUE ONE

Deep dive into Rogue One: A Star Wars Story including spoilers, easter eggs and likes and dislikes.

Recurring guests Michael Brown of Brain Trust with Michael Brown and Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games join.

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NEXT WEEK: PIXELMETAL

PixelMetal is a strong, independent videogame company
located somewhere in New York City.
http://site.pixelmetal.com/

Gritty Gets Pretty in Spaghetti Western Sombrero | The Escapist
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/editorials/binging-indie/14811-Pixelmetal-Sombrero-Indie-Local-Multi-Western#&gid=gallery_4885&pid=1

Sombrero: Spaghetti Western Mayhem on Steam

sombrero game art

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #41

This episode: Rolling with the punches as a DM. Blingendstone’s ghost problem and the great Burrow Warden conspiracy. Is a grid map essential to playing D&D? There’s always more to learn about your fellow players. Shane’s cat bites his toe.

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 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/

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #40

This episode: Should you allow a player to “redo” a level choice? Ogremoch’s Bane can be a puzzle for both players and DMs. Possible politics within Blingdenstone. Teachable moments with new players. Can the Arcana skill only be used trained? Rapier haggling. When is a bow not a bow?

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.