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

Does New Challengers #1 from DC's New Age of Heroes challenge us in a good way, or challenge us to toss it away? Are these four (five?) brand new adventurers, or are they familiar Challengers faces from the past? And ...
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Steve Ditko! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 155

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 7/7/2018: Steve Ditko! Highlights: Tribute to Steve Ditko, without whom Marvel Comics (and mainstream comics) would literally NOT be the same. Also: Shane’s take on Batman #50 (“The Wedding) ...
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D&D Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes Review

Be it multiversal lore book or monster manual... or both?!? The tagline on the front cover of Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes says discover the truth about the great conflicts of the D&D multiverse in this supplement for the world's greatest ...
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Galactic Scoundrels & Little Rock Games! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 154

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/30/2018: Galactic Scoundrels & Little Rock Games! Highlights: The crew of Little Rock Games talks about making games and their Galactic Scoundrels space-western storytelling card game. Plus: what clever ...
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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 ...
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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 Auramychos has. Zuggtomy's on the move, and it's bad luck to see this bride even on the wedding ...
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Waxing Geeketic! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 153

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

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

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

Podcast 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! ...
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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #9 – Old Sycamore

Hey Scoobs, let's leave the Old Sycamore Depths and head up to the Caves (depths are always worse than caves as taught in Dungeon Delving 101, natch). More fun with giant spiders and traps, plus an audience with the kobold ...
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Let’s Play ATOM RPG Early Access #3 – Otradnoye

We fight rats and get a job to root out a rat of a different kind. Reading books can make you streetwise. Mutant spiders, wasps and ants make good fishbait once you know how. I fixed your water pump but ...
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Comics Talk with Bob Bretall, Largest Comic Book Collection Guinness World Record Holder! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 150

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/26/2018: Comics Talk with Bob Bretall, Guinness World Record Holder for Largest Comic Book Collection! Highlights: Bob Bretall of Comic Spectrum (Guinness World Record holder for largest comic book ...
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Let’s Play ATOM RPG Early Access #2 – Otradnoye

Exploring Otradnoye (the starting village in the game) while picking up rookie quests and a nice drunken hallucination along the way. First look at the barter system and combat. Mushrooms seem a popular theme. Rubles rule, bottle caps drool. <span ...
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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #8 – Old Sycamore

Kobolds like to trap stuff and Linzi, frankly, may be perky but she kinda sucks at disarming them. Plummeting to the Old Sycamore Depths for fun and profit. Giant spiders. Skeletons. More giant spiders. Shedding weight isn't easy. Why are ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #76 – The Labyrinth / Gallery of Angels / Maze Engine

What's the angle on these angels and why are they stonewalling us, anyway? That demon's pretty ugly, but he sure is polite. Big clockwork shinies and the players that love them. Rate of falling rules. Figurines of Wondrous Power aren't ...
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