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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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Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes with D&D’s Jeremy Crawford & Kate Welch! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 149

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/19/2018: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes with D&D's Jeremy Crawford & Kate Welch! Highlights: Jeremy Crawford (D&D Lead Rules Designer & Managing Editor) & Kate Welch (D&D Designer & member ...
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Let’s Play ATOM RPG Early Access #1 – Opening Cinematic, Character Creation, Quick Look at Gameplay

First look at ATOM RPG, which can be described as Fallout in Soviet Russia. This video includes the opening cinematic, a browse of the UI, character creation and a little of the beginning gameplay. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; ...
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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #7 – Old Sycamore

Turns out Tartuccio isn't just a big fat jerko, he's also a spy actively working against our mission. The mites and kobolds in the Old Sycamore area are a might testy. Nightmare wisps are a bit of a nightmare. Frog ...
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Toy Collecting & Pre-Little Rock Comic Con Show! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 148

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/12/2018: Toy Collecting & Pre-Little Rock Comic Con Show! Highlights: Mike Tinnel (Just Another G.I. Joe Show) and Josh Hollis aka G1Hexatron (Cybercast and Galactic Gumbo podcasts) share an ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #75 – The Labyrinth / Yeenoghu’s Hunt / The Filthriddens

The terrible tableau of Yeenoghu's Hunt and his bullheaded opponent! There may be gnoll escape for our heroes... Demon lord's blood and goristro hearts. Quick look at the Filthriddens. Should taking a level in a different class ever prompt a ...
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shane plays podcast title 5-5-2018

Infinity War! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 147

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/5/2018: Infinity War! Highlights: It's live on the scene at Collector's Edition during Free Comic Book Day as Shane talks Avengers Infinity War with comedian Michael Brown, William Brackeen ...
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The Immortal Men #1 – DC’s The New Age of Heroes: Comic Book Review [Spoilers]

Guess what? There's been a secret war of clans of super-powered immortals right under our feet for centuries and it's getting uglier... Shane's thoughts on The Immortal Men #1. This series was one of the New Age of Heroes series ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #74 – The Labyrinth / Spiral of the Horned King / March to Nowhere

The Spiral of the Horned King's maze (not to be confused with The Labyrinth as a whole). Is Gash a friend or foe? The modrons' long, sad March to Nowhere. Prologue to Yeenoghu's Hunt (and how the heck do you ...
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Pro Comic Book Colorist Brett R. Smith! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 146

Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/28/2018: Pro Comic Book Colorist Brett R. Smith! Highlights: Veteran comic book industry pro Brett R. Smith talks the art and importance of coloring in comics, why personal relationships ...
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Let’s Play Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #6 – Ancient Tomb

We catch up to Tartuccio in the Ancient Tomb, recruit one of his companions (the downer cleric, but hey we need a cleric) and give the rest a nice old fashioned beat down. When we catch up to the evil ...
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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #73 – The Labyrinth / Adamantine Tower

The Labyrinth continues with gargoyles and shadow demons at the mysterious adamantine tower. How often can you take a short rest? Dim light vs. bright light in game terms. How long does a readied action last? Surprise rules. What exactly ...
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