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skald crpg shane plays podcast title 12-7-2019

SKALD Retro CRPG! – Episode 204 – 12/7/2019

skald crpg shane plays podcast title 12-7-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/7/2019:
Skald Retro CRPG!

Highlights: SKALD: Against the Black Priory retro-style CRPG with one-man dev team Al of Scape-IT. What is SKALD? How is Al developing a true old school style game in a modern engine like Unity? Tabletop RPG gaming influence on the CRPG dev process. Not every game has to be 100 hours long. Shane’s favorite RPG fumble result ever. Yes, Norway is in Europe. Rest easy, rats are confirmed in the game!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_12-7-19_podcast.mp3

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from How Two Rats Become 15,000 in a Year | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJA4IW_pkeo

Topic Notes:

SKALD In Demand on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skald-against-the-black-priory#/

The SKALD RPG Devlog
https://www.skaldrpg.com/tag/rpg/

SKALD Against The Black Priory Alpha Demo Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqwp6kRAoS4

invisible, figmentary, and dead: that damn turtle
http://jrients.blogspot.com/2008/03/invisible-figmentary-and-dead-that-damn.html


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition

Shane’s book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon now:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

 


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The Mandalorian & Star Wars Sequel Trilogy With Dave Elswick & Mark Pellegrini – Shane Plays Podcast Extra

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Podcast Extra:
The Mandalorian & Star Wars Sequel Trilogy With Dave Elswick & Mark Pellegrini

Highlights: Shooting the bull on the new Disney+ hit The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Rogue One and STOP MESSING WITH HAN SHOOTING FIRST aaaargh. Shane falsely accuses Mark of liking Holtzmann. Originally broadcast on the Dave Elswick Show on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock.

Special thanks to Dave for the opportunity to podcast a portion of his show.

Direct Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/dave_elswick_show_12-6-2019_mark_pellegrini_shane_stacks.mp3

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SKALD Against the Black Priory Alpha Demo Gameplay

SKALD: Against the Black Priory is an upcoming dark fantasy turn-based RPG, featuring modern design combined with a classic 8-bit look and feel. It’s set in a dark and gritty fantasy universe, full of tragic heroes, violent deaths and eldritch horror from developer Scape-IT.

The game is in development with a release date of summer 2020. It will release for Windows and Mac first and then handheld devices down the line.

https://www.skaldrpg.com/

Indiegogo InDemand:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skald-against-the-black-priory#/

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Bold Comics with Mitch Breitweiser of Allegiance Arts! – Episode 203 – 11/30/2019

bold comics with mitch breitweiser of allegiance arts shane plays podcast title 11-30-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 11/30/2019:
Bold Comics with Mitch Breitweiser of Allegiance Arts!

Highlights: Comics artist and Allegiance Arts founder Mitch Breitweiser joins to talk comics and Allegiance’s upcoming blockbuster books! MAJOR news items on comic books coming to a HUGE retailer! How did the comics industry get to the low state it’s in now? The Diamond problem and the plight of the comic book owner. Plus: Favorite Thanksgiving dishes and The Mandalorian is… Lone Wolf and Cub?

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_11-30-2019_podcast.mp3

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Hoda Kotb’s Goku balloon commentary during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019.

Topic Notes:

Allegiance Arts Founders Indiegogo: Futurists, Norah’s Saga, Bass Reeves COMIC BUNDLE!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/futurists-norah-s-saga-bass-reeves-comic-bundle#/

Allegiance Arts & Entertainment
https://allegiancearts.com

Mitch’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mbreitweiser

Lone Wolf and Cub
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_and_Cub


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition

Shane’s book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon now:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

 

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A Non-Artist’s Second Inktober: 2019 Drawing Compilation

Last year I undertook my first Inktober and made a post about the experience along with my 31 daily Inktober drawings. As a recap, from the Inktober website: “Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month… post it on any social media account you want or just post it on your refrigerator. The point is to share your art with someone. :)”

This year, I did it again. I found myself anticipating October rolling around so I could do it. And it was just as enjoyable of a challenge (if not more enjoyable). I still don’t really consider myself an artist, but it’s interesting to see the differences between last year and this one. I’ve also been doodling more in general and bought a couple of sketchbooks a few months ago.

Here are this year’s 31 drawings. Like last year, I used the “prompt” Inktober method where you use their list of prompt words for a drawing theme for each day.

inktober 2019 prompt list
Inktober 2019 Prompt List from https://inktober.com/

Day 1 – Ring

inktober 2019 day 1 ring shane stacks
Day 1 #ring

Day 2 – Mindless

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Day 2 #mindless

Day 3 – Bait

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Day 3 #bait

Day 4 – Freeze

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Day 4 #freeze

Day 5 – Build

Day 5 #build

Day 6 – Husky

inktober 2019 day 6 husky shane stacks
Day 6 #husky

Day 7 – Enchanted

Day 7 #enchanted

Day 8 – Frail

Day 8 #frail

Day 9 – Swing

inktober 2019 day 9 swing shane stacks
Day 9 #swing

Day 10 – Pattern

inktober 2019 day 10 pattern shane stacks
Day 10 #pattern

Day 11 – Snow

inktober 2019 day 11 snow shane stacks
Day 11 #snow

Day 12 – Dragon

inktober 2019 day 12 dragon shane stacks
Day 12 #dragon – After (and with apologies to 😀) Stephanie Hans’s Prussian Steel Dragon from DIE

Day 13 – Ash

inktober 2019 day 13 ash shane stacks
Day 13 #ash

Day 14 – Overgrown

inktober 2019 day 14 overgrown shane stacks
Day 14 #overgrown

Day 15 – Heading

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Day 15 #legend

Day 16 – Wild

inktober 2019 day 16 wild shane stacks
Day 16 #wild

Day 17 – Ornament

inktober 2019 day 17 ornament shane stacks
Day 17 #ornament

Day 18 – Misfit

inktober 2019 day 18 misfit shane stacks
Day 18 #misfit

Day 19 – Sling

inktober 2019 day 19 sling shane stacks
Day 19 #sling

Day 20 – Tread

inktober 2019 day 20 tread shane stacks
Day 20 #tread

Day 21 – Treasure

inktober 2019 day 21 treasure shane stacks
Day 21 #treasure

Day 22 – Ghost

inktober 2019 day 22 ghost shane stacks
Day 22 #ghost

Day 23 – Ancient

inktober 2019 day 23 ancient shane stacks
Day 23 #ancient

Day 24 – Dizzy

inktober 2019 day 24 dizzy shane stacks
Day 24 #dizzy

Day 25 – Tasty

inktober 2019 day 25 tasty shane stacks
Day 25 #tasty

Day 26 – Dark

inktober 2019 day 26 dark shane stacks
Day 26 #dark

Day 27 – Coat

inktober 2019 day 27 coat shane stacks
Day 27 #coat

Day 28 – Ride

inktober 2019 day 28 ride shane stacks
Day 28 #ride

Day 29 – Injured

inktober 2019 day 29 injured shane stacks
Day 29 #injured

Day 30 – Catch

inktober 2019 day 30 catch shane stacks
Day 30 #catch

Day 31 – Ripe

inktober 2019 day 31 ripe shane stacks
Day 31 #ripe
osr chat and arkansas rpg con shane plays podcast title 10-26-2019

OSR Chat & Arkansas RPG Con! – Episode 202 – 10/26/2019

osr chat and arkansas rpg con shane plays podcast title 10-26-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 10/26/2019:
OSR Chat & Arkansas RPG Con!

Highlights: RPG podcaster and con coordinator “DM Carl” Heyl joins for OSR news, tidbits, and chat including the D.R.E.A.D. “OSR 5E” project, the Zenopus Archives and Swords & Wizardry. Plus: Arkansas RPG Con is coming November 9th and 10th! RPG podcast shoutouts. Should gold pieces count as XP? Carl slam dunks the Bad Joke of the Week.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/shane_plays_10-26-2019_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from The Simpsons.

Topic Notes:

Arkansas RPG Con
http://arkansasrpg.com/

Night Shift RPG Kickstarter (urban horror)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasonvey/night-shift-veterans-of-the-supernatural-wars-rpg?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=night%20shift%20rpg

Lost City of Gaxmoor 5E Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/the-lost-city-of-gaxmoor-5e

D.R.E.A.D. “OSR 5E” project
https://osrdread.blogspot.com/2019/08/dread-game-design-and-intention.html

Zenopus Archives
http://zenopusarchives.blogspot.com/

Swords & Wizardry
https://froggodgames.com/product-category/product-lines/swords-wizardry-2/

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy: Genre Rules — Plain Text Edition
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/291995/OldSchool-Essentials-Classic-Fantasy-Genre-Rules–Plain-Text-Edition

Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy: Cleric and Magic-User Spells — Plain Text Edition
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/292057/OldSchool-Essentials-Classic-Fantasy-Cleric-and-MagicUser-Spells–Plain-Text-Edition

The Crusader Podcast
https://crusaderpodcast.com/

Save or Die Podcast
http://saveordie.info/

Save for Half Podcast
https://saveforhalf.com/

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane’s book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon now:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event’s early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year’s one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 


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Solasta: Crown of the Magister 5th Edition CRPG Pre-Alpha Gameplay #2 – Three Combats

Second (and final) part of the Solasta demo. Three combats with orcs, spiders and even bigger spiders.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister is an in-development turn-based tactical CRPG from Tactical Adventures based on the D&D Fifth Edition / 5E rules via the Open Gaming License. This is not the D&D IP and lore, but an implementation of the 5E game mechanics. And so far it’s really impressive.

From their Kickstarter page:

Created and written by lifelong fans of Pen & Paper RPGs, Solasta: Crown of the Magister is a Turn-Based Tactical cRPG heavily influenced by Tabletop RPGs.

An Epic Team Adventure – Create your very own party of adventurers in the classic tabletop RPG tradition with our Character Creation Tool. Breathe life into your heroes, and see their personalities reflected in their dialogue.

Discover a Mysterious & Dynamic World – Delve into long forgotten dungeons to unearth ancient artifacts, but be very aware of light and darkness. Many dangers hide in the dark, but a light can attract monsters.

Prepare to Think in Three Dimensions – The dungeons in Solasta are more than flat game-boards. Climb, jump, or fly around obstacles. Evade or surprise foes from above or below. Watch out, though – the monsters are also thinking vertically.

True to Tabletop – Solasta: Crown of the Magister brings back the thrill, tactics, and deep storytelling of tabletop games. As you play, you’ll feel yourself reaching for your dice and miniatures. Roll for initiative!

A Team of Passionate Veterans – Led by Mathieu Girard, co-founder of Amplitude Studios (Endless Space…), Tactical Adventures is a small studio of experienced developers with many projects under their belts.

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Vast Kaviya Sword & Sorcery D&D 5E Setting With Mike Myler

Live stream with RPG Designer Mike Myler: Vast Kaviya D&D 5th Edition Campaign Setting. Blood, grit, and survival are at the fore in these primordial lands.

If you like Conan the Barbarian, Xena the Warrior Princess, Tarzan, Fafrhd, Khal Drogo, Thundarr, Red Sonja, Grognar, the Scorpion King, Beowulf, Kull the Conqueror, Fire and Ice, or are just a fan of savage adventures on a primal and untamed world—Vast Kaviya is for you!

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Wild Stars Comic Book 35th Anniversary Worldwide Release!

Wild Stars Comic Book – 35th Anniversary Worldwide Release!

Michael Tierney has released the 35th Anniversary editions of his time and space spanning comic book novel THE WILD STARS in conjunction with publishing partner CIRSOVA! This series (now in its fourth decade) has it all: space travel, time travel, UFOs, ghosts, psychic dinosaurs and more!

Get your copies on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers (omnibus edition available via Lulu)! If you’re in Central Arkansas, they’re in stock at Collectors’s Edition (North Little Rock) and The Comic Book Store (Little Rock).


From the mind of author and comic book industry expert Michael Tierney: It’s not just a comic book, it’s a comic book novel!

The Wild Stars is sci-fi and so much more. Learn the explanations behind UFOs and Space Gods. This isn’t the Twilight Zone… this is the region of the Milky Way Galaxy known as the WILD STARS!

We guarantee you’ve never read anything like it! The complete comic book novel took 20 years to tell, with one reviewer noting “The story of Wild Stars stretches ambitiously across space and time, from small-town murders to the destruction of planets, with every event given multiple layers of meaning.”

If you haven’t read the Wild Stars, you’re missing out!

Visit thewildstars.com today!

RPG Design & True Dungeon with Alex Kammer! shane plays podcast title 9-21-2019

RPG Design & True Dungeon with Alex Kammer! – Episode 201 – 9/21/2019

RPG Design & True Dungeon with Alex Kammer! shane plays podcast title 9-21-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 9/21/2019:
RPG Design & True Dungeon with Alex Kammer!

Highlights: Alex Kammer’s RPG design work, plus his advice on writing RPG adventures and setting expectations when working in the industry. What is True Dungeon??? (Hint: it’s a super cool, immersive live dungeon experience that may or may not involve enthusiastic ropers). Gamehole Con 2019 update. Dice or Treat. Shane and Richard like the Cybertronic Spree.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at 1011fmtheanswer.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, SoundCloud & Stitcher (plus other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Direct MP3 Download:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/shaneplays/Shane_Plays_9-21-19.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from “The Streak” by Ray Stevens.

Topic Notes:

Truck Carrying Gaming Dice Spills Onto Highway, Rolls A Perfect 756,000 | Kotaku
https://kotaku.com/truck-carrying-gaming-dice-spills-onto-highway-rolls-a-1838218869v

True Dungeon: Real Props. Real Dungeon. Real Cool.
https://truedungeon.com/

Gamehole Publishing products at Frog God Games
(Alex Kammer’s RPG products)
https://froggodgames.com/product-category/friends-of-the-frogs/gamhole-publishing/

The Cybertronic Spree
http://www.thecybertronicspree.com/

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane’s book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon now:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event’s early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year’s one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 


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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
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Hey, YOU! Yeah, YOU! 😀😀 You can buy cool stuff and support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!

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Humble Bundle
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