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Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con shane plays podcast title 6-15-2019

Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con! – Episode 188 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con shane plays podcast title 6-15-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/15/2019:
Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con!

Highlights: Shane’s report from North Texas RPG Con, a hidden gem for old school tabletop RPG gamers! Plus his interview with Mike and Elizabeth Stewart of Victorious RPG (“steampunk and super heroes in the Victorian era”), co-hosts of the Save for Half podcast and just all around swell folks!

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_6-15-2019_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from The Invisible Man (1933)

Topic Notes:

Note: Show sponsor Troll Lord Games publishes Victorious.

Victorious RPG – Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind
http:// victoriousrpg.com

Victorious RPG on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/169398/Victorious-the-Role-Playing-Game?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

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

North Texas RPG Con
https://ntrpgcon.com/

Villains & Vigilantes 3.0 Mighty Protectors on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220501/VV-30-Mighty-Protectors?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

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

Mike & Elizabeth Stewart North Texas RPG Con

Elizabeth and Mike Stewart, North Texas RPG Con 2019


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earthworm jim and creator doug tennapel shane plays podcast title 6-8-2019

Earthworm Jim & Creator Doug TenNapel! – Episode 187 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

earthworm jim and creator doug tennapel shane plays podcast title 6-8-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/8/2019:
Earthworm Jim & Creator Doug TenNapel!

Highlights: Did you know Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel is also an Emmy-nominated animation producer and self-described multi-medium storyteller? We talk Doug’s new Earthworm Jim comic book project, his impressive career, the power of crowdfunding, taking care of your fans, G.K. Chesterton, geeky interests as relationship glue, making yourself Teflon when the culture is uncertain, and more!

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_6-8-2019_podcast.mp3

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the Earthworm Jim cartoon intro

Topic Notes:

Earthworm Jim the Comic Book! | Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/earthworm-jim-the-comic-book#/

Doug TenNapel IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855066/

Doug on Moby Games
https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,27631/

Doug’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/tennapel

Audio Mullet (Doug’s podcast with Mike Nelson and Ethan Nicolle)
https://audiomullet.libsyn.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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Art Bell Tribute: UFOs and Other Weirdness shane plays podcast title 5-25-2019

Art Bell Tribute: UFOs & Other Weirdness! – Episode 186 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

Art Bell Tribute: UFOs and Other Weirdness shane plays podcast title 5-25-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/25/2019:
Art Bell Tribute: UFOs & Other Weirdness!

Highlights: Tribute to Art Bell, paranormal talk radio host extraordinaire who challenged what the medium could be, gained millions of listeners, and was an interesting guy in his own right (while being surprisingly down to earth). Also: unexplained explosions and dead birds in an Arkansas town, and the US government admits they investigate UFOs. Wanna take a ride?

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_5-25-2019_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Music used:
Giorgio Moroder – Chase
From the soundtrack for 1978’s Midnight Express
Art Bell’s opening theme for Coast to Coast AM

Topic Notes:

Art Bell’s Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

According to the New York Times, once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

Cost of Y2K Bug Fixes (Over $300 Billion with a B!):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem#Cost

Explosive sound that rattled windows in Beebe remains a mystery; probably not aliens, professor says | Arkansasas Online
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/feb/25/explosive-sound-beebe-mystery-residents-say-probab/

Beebe, AR: Repeated blackbird death incidents
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beebe,_Arkansas#Repeated_blackbird_death_incidents

Where are they now: Beebe Blackbirds | THV 11
https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/animal/where-are-they-now-beebe-blackbirds/91-614965981

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town | Boston.com
http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/31/dead_blackbirds_fall_again_in_arkansas_town/

Scientists say mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ object could be an alien spacecraft | NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/amp/ncna931381

‘Oumuamua Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/’Oumuamua

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer’s theory | Chicago Tribune
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-harvard-astronomer-aliens-20190204-story.html

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot’s encounter with UFO | ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/newly-released-dod-video-purportedly-shows-navy-pilots/story?id=53671546

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs | FOX News
https://www.foxnews.com/science/pentagon-finally-admits-it-investigates-ufos

‘Wow, What Is That?’ Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Time
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled | Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea4pk/the-navy-says-ufos-are-real-ufo-hunters-are-thrilled

What We Know About the Navy’s UFO Problem | Foxtrot Alpha
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/what-we-know-about-the-navy-s-ufo-problem-1835071834

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings on Almost ‘Daily Basis’ | Rolling Stone
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/ufo-navy-pilots-840902/


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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D&D Tomb of Annihilation Notes #2 – Port Nyanzaru

This episode: Welcome to Port Nyanzaru! Overview of Tomb of Annihilation Chapter 1, the areas and highlights of the city, and the various things players can do (or have done to them). Shopping, Merchant Princes and factions. Random encounters and side quests. Suddenly, at the harbor: a rampaging tugboat — er — ankylosaurus! Minor Illusion discussion. Does the Grease spell actually use grease? In D&D terms, what is an object? Is Shane a DM (and person) worth emulating?

All Freely Available Tomb of Annihilation Maps:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/8pdpjl/all_freely_available_tomb_of_annihilation_maps/

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Tomb of Annihilation plus D&D rules clarifications and DM / GM tips in general

 

crpgs with matt barton shane plays podcast title 5-11-2019

Computer Role Playing Games (CRPGs) with Matt Barton! – Episode 185 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

crpgs with matt barton shane plays podcast title 5-11-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/11/2019:
Computer Role Playing Games (CRPGs) with Matt Barton!

Highlights: Shane and Matt Barton of Matt Chat celebrate the release of their book Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition by, what else, talking CRPGsas they break down their favorite CRPGs, their biggest disappointments in the genre and their most anticipated upcoming game! Plus: when did Bioware first disappoint Shane, trolleys vs. buggies, how do you say renaissance, and Survivor: Westeros update.
(Podcast version has extra content not included in radio broadcast)

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_5-11-2019_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Gather Your Party Mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXOpjgYMISw

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

Matt Barton Of Matt Chat Kills A Giant Rat In Ultima I
https://soundcloud.com/shane-plays/matt-barton-of-matt-chat-kills-a-giant-rat-in-ultima-i

Was that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones? | Chicago Sun-Times
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/6/18621694/was-that-a-starbucks-cup-in-game-of-thrones

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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Endgame Assemble! – Episode 184 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

avengers endgame podcast shane plays podcast title 5-4-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/4/2019:
Endgame Assemble!

Highlights: Avengers… ASSEMBLE! The gang of Michael Brown, William Brackeen and Richard McBain gets back together with Shane to geek out about Avengers Endgame a year after geeking out about Infinity War! What did they think, what were their favorite moments, and what are their theories moving forward with the MCU? Plus: is fanservice always a bad thing, big announcements from adventure fiction publisher Cirsova and a tribute to the evertall Peter Mayhew on Star Wars Day!
(Podcast version has extra content not included in radio broadcast)

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_5-4-19_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Peter Mayhew talks Chewie (YouTube)

Free Comic Book Day
https://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Game Goblins is partnering with Arkansas Childrens Hospital / Extra Life to help children in need. You can help!

Extra Life & Game Goblins

Avengers: Endgame Box Office Totals at Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=marvel2019.htm

‘Avengers: Endgame’: All the Box Office Records Broken in Debut Weekend
‘Avengers: Endgame’: All the Box Office Records Broken in Debut Weekend

Avengers: Endgame Sees 85% More Repeat Viewings Than Infinity War Did on Fandango
https://comicbook.com/marvel/2019/05/02/avengers-endgame-85-percent-more-repeat-viewings-infinity-war/

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Easter Eggs: All Of the Callbacks to the MCU Phase 1

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Easter Eggs: All Of the Callbacks to the MCU Phase 1

Did You Catch These MCU Phase 3 Easter Eggs in ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

Did You Catch These MCU Phase 3 Easter Eggs in ‘Avengers: Endgame’?

What Phase 4 looks like after Avengers: Endgame
https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/27/18484839/avengers-endgame-marvel-movies-mcu-phase-4-eternals-black-panther-gotg-vol-3

Avengers Endgame: Who’s The Kid At The End?
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/avengers-endgame-whos-the-kid-at-the-end/1100-6466505/

“Avengers: Endgame” Had One TRUE Hero And It’s Not Who You Think
https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/avengers-endgame-true-hero

Tony Stark’s Most Iconic Moment In “Avengers: Endgame” Was A Last-Second Addition
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alliehayes/tony-stark-avengers-endgame-best-line

The Russo Brothers Try to Explain Captain America’s Wild Avengers: Endgame Twist
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-russo-brothers-try-to-explain-captain-americas-wild-1834423270

84 Avengers: Endgame Easter Eggs & References You Might Have Missed
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/84-avengers-endgame-easter-eggs-and-references-you/2900-2738/?ftag=NLS-04-10aaa1d

33 Marvel Movie Moments That Are Referenced In “Avengers: Endgame”
https://www.buzzfeed.com/noradominick/avengers-endgame-details-references-other-marvel-movies

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:

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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D&D Stranger Things Starter Set: Unboxing & First Thoughts

Let’s take a look at the D&D Stranger Things Starter Set. Interest in D&D, Stranger Things, and all things retro is running high. Is this combined D&D / Stranger Things introductory tabletop RPG starter set a non-starter at the gate, or is it amazing enough to turn your gaming entertainment upside down? Watch and find out! Hint: Shane thinks it’s pretty cool. Plus ya get two count ’em two demogorgon minis.

Product description from the Dungeons & Dragons site:

The Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set contains everything players need to embark on a Stranger Things adventure including the essential rules of the roleplaying game. It’s a great way for new as well as seasoned Dungeon & Dragons players to experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends.

Pick your character—will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon. Prepare for just about anything, because the game just got stranger.

Includes Stranger Things Adventure book, Rulebook, 5 Stranger Things character sheets, 6 dice, Demogorgon figure, and paintable Demogorgon figure.

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Comics Update With Timothy Lim & Mark Pellegrini + Heroes & Angels ComiCon! – Episode 183 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

comics update with timothy lim and mark pellegrini plus heroes and angels comicon - shane plays podcast title 4-20-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/20/2019:
Comics Update With Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini plus Heroes and Angels ComiCon!

Highlights: Heroes & Angels ComiCon 2019 is coming! Brandy “The Bulldog” Bullock gives the details on this fun event and the amazing organization that helps families of children with cancer behind it. Con guests Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini share their latest comics project updates, including Black Hops II, WALL-MIGHT: First Term Part II, and Kamen America. Plus zombies, The Walking Dead, Survivor: Westeros and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

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_4-20-19_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

ninjaink (Timothy Lim) on DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/ninjaink

Mark Pellegrini on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Pellegrini/e/B072N1DZW2%3F

13 Lesser Known Found Footage Films That Just Might Restore Your Faith in the Genre | Dread Central
https://www.dreadcentral.com/top-10-lists/264367/13-lesser-known-found-footage-films-just-might-restore-faith-genre/

Heroes and Angels on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/heroesandangelscorp/

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane’s book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Pre-order on Amazon now, releases May 12
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Heroes and Angels ComiCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

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.
http://arpgcon.com 


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Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
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Converting Historical & Mythological Figures to D&D! – Episode 182 – Shane Plays Geek Talk

podcast converting historical & mythological figures to d&d shane plays podcast title 4-13-2019Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/13/2019:
Converting Historical & Mythological Figures to D&D!

Highlights: RPG designer Mike Myler returns to talk about converting historical and mythological characters to D&D! He runs down Genghis Khan, then we take a look at Merlin for a spell. Plus D&D / RPG news, Shane and Zach speculate on Avengers: Endgame plot twists and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

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_4-13-19_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Mike’s Genghis Khan D&D 5E Conversion:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6212-Mythological-Figures-Genghis-Khan-(5E)

Mike’s Merlin D&D 5E Conversion:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5494-Mythological-Figures-Merlin-Ambrosius-(5E)

EN World Mythological Figures:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/list.php?category/56-Mythological-Figures

EN World EN5ider:
https://www.patreon.com/ensider

D&D Ability Score Calculator:
http://chicken-dinner.com/5e/5e-point-buy.html

Kickstarter update – Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Special:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalrole/critical-role-the-legend-of-vox-machina-animated-s

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Chinese censors incinerate entire run of a kickstarted Call of Cthulhu RPG sourcebook | BoingBoing
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/25/the-sassoon-files.html

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
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D&D Tomb of Annihilation Notes #1 – Introduction

This episode: A worldwide death curse has struck and it seems like the dangerous and mysterious continent of Chult holds the answers to stopping it. Jungles! Dinosaurs! Undead! Undead dinosaurs! Buckle up for a crazy thrill ride that has a connection to Tomb of Horrors, one of the most famous and dangeous early D&D adventures. This video covers the introductory notes, adventure hook(s), optional meatgrinder mode, and more. Shane runs his first session zero. Discussion: Do players absolutely have to know what adventure they will be playing before rolling up characters?

Shane has a book coming out with Matt Barton of Matt Chat!
Pre-order now on Amazon, releases May 12!
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
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All Freely Available Tomb of Annihilation Maps:
https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/8pdpjl/all_freely_available_tomb_of_annihilation_maps/

Out of the Abyss NPC list by chapter (created by Zac Arbuckle):
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WQh52ESZiGEGBhrMMJYNQrrTOU5ZuqHJ/view?fbclid=IwAR0iEUqoXejl7T3nyYNU5GI9riUkuTrZ3WQqXZ3faS_dPujrW_I0KMJtdP4

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Tomb of Annihilation plus D&D rules clarifications and DM / GM tips in general

Each video follows recent a recent session (or sessions) with his group.