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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #68 – Vast Oblivium / The Wormwrithings

Beholder fight in Karazikar's Maw (the Vast Oblivium)! Before that: eyes in the dark and messages to King Bruenor. This part of the book really needs some maps and diagrams, WotC! But hey, feel free to ask a question about ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #67 – Worm Nursery / The Wormwrithings

The Worm Nursery concludes. It's almost as if hanging around a place where purple worms protect their eggs might be dangerous. Saliva and guano in copious amounts. Sideswiped by a natural freight train. The mechanics of reading Vizeran's mad book ...
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Fantasy Author Jeremy Morphis! (Plus Lovecraft) – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 136

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/17/2018: Fantasy author Jeremy Morphis! (plus Lovecraft) Highlights: Fantasy author Jeremy Morphis joins to chat about Lovecraft, Cthulhu and his novel series the Strandian Tales. Plus: Lovecraft trivia! Shane ...
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RPG History: TSR’s Code of Ethics (D&D “Comics Code Authority” rules)

UPDATE: Wargaming and RPG historian Jon Peterson of Playing at the World provided an additional version of TSR's guidelines from 1982 after this post was initially published, so we now have documents from both 1982 and 1994. Thanks, Jon! Did ...
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Feast your eager Star Wars geek gaze upon Solo trailer cockpit and technology screencaps!

One thing I noticed immediately with the Solo trailer is that there's a lot of sweet cockpit and tech shots to gaze upon (Millennium Falcon and otherwise) that not only respect decades of established Star Wars Empire-era design, but also ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #66 – Worm Nursery / The Wormwrithings

The Worm Nursery continues. Be quiet or you'll make momma mad. Purple worm milking for fun and profit. Are you sure you want to check a book out from this library? Chasm crossing 101. This place really needs a Terminex ...
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Let’s Play Torment: Tides of Numenera #24

The Valley of Dead Heroes continues as the Phoenix rises (sort of), we learn about a tantalizing new metal from a forgetful trader, buy some sweet loot, and finally enter the Necropolis only to interrupt some... aggressive negotiations. Torment: Tides ...
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PolyHero Dice & D&D News! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 135

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/3/2018: PolyHero Dice & D&D News! Highlights: We talk with PolyHero Dice about their cool themed polyhedral RPG/tabletop dice (currently Kickstarting their Rogue set), plus D&D news! Shane Plays ...
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PolyHero Dice WIZARD Set Review: themed polyhedral D&D / RPG Dice

Review of the PolyHero Dice Wizard set, a wizard themed polyhedral dice set complete with bolt, fireball, scroll, potions, wand and orb (plus a spell book as Kickstarter reward). Will these dice cast a spell on your table during gaming, ...
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Stefan Pokorny on D&D, Dwarven Forge & Life! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 134

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/27/2018: Stefan Pokorny on D&D, Dwarven Forge & Life! Highlights: The one and only Stefan Pokorny talks about D&D and Dwarven Forge! Stefan is super enthusiastic about the RPG ...
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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 ...
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Top 5 Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2018! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 133

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

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

Podcast 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 ...
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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. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> This a ...
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The Last Jedi! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 130

Podcast 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 ...
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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 ...
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