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

shane plays podcast title 6-16-2018Podcast 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 Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show stepped up with comic book pros Mitch Breitweiser, Timothy Lim & Mark Pellegrini to save the day! As I both hoped and feared, it was total geeky carnage!!!

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_6-16-18_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Podcast zinger is from 9 Lives cat food commercial with Morris the Cat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fflf–0Cb5Y

NEWS ITEMS

Ethan Van Sciver’s CYBERFROG:BLOODHONEY Comic Book on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ethan-van-sciver-s-cyberfrog-bloodhoney-comic-book-fantasy#/

Chuck Dixon’s RAVAGE – KILL ALL MEN! on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ravage-kill-all-men-youtube-women#/

Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars 35th Anniversary: Time Warmageddon on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1161542777/wild-stars-35th-anniversary-time-warmageddon

The Red Rooster (at Merry Muse)
http://merry-muse.com/the-red-rooster/

The Red Rooster by Mitch Breitweiser


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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 of initial gameplay.

Bloodlust 2: Nemesis is a “Hack ‘n Slash – Dungeon Crawling – Action RPG” experience from WRF Studios that will allow players to explore the dark underworld of a forgotten society of Vampires and their disciplines, all while trying to solve the secrets to their bloodline’s scientifically enhanced monstrous power.

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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 in combat. Walking the line between improvising and expecting D&D to be a realistic physics and reality simulator (which it isn’t). What might a weeping angel be like in D&D?

This is an ongoing series of Shane’s notes, thoughts and tips for running the D&D adventure Out of the Abyss, which is the tabletop portion of the Rage of Demons story line.

Each video follows the most recent session with his group.

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

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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 them together here for convenience. If you’re curious about the process of writing and/or want to write comics yourself, I highly recommend taking a look. I imagine his decision making can be applied to any kind of writing, but with the tight “twenty something” pages of a comic book issue it’s especially relevant.

With no further ado, and all credit to Mr. King:

He never got back to us from that “one sec” as far as I can tell, so either the draft butchered him or he came out on top like that guy  beating his chest and yelling at Charlie Sheen in the helicopter at the end of Platoon. 

As an extra special crunchy bonus: ultimate words of wisdom sure to guide all hopefuls into epic comic book stardom…

kite man hell yeah

shane plays podcast title 6-2-2018

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

shane plays podcast title 6-2-2018Podcast 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! Plus: Does Gene like the bad joke of the week? Don’t be TARDIS for this one!

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_6-2-18_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Podcast zinger is from Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks.

NEWS ITEMS

Mighty Aphrodite Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774709582/mighty-aphrodite-the-animated-web-series

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks in Theaters
https://www.fathomevents.com/events/doctor-who-genesis-of-the-daleks

Doctor Who Season 11 Trailer Said To Drop This Month, Captain Jack May Return | WeGotThisCovered.com
http://wegotthiscovered.com/tv/doctor-who-season-11-trailer-rumored-june/

Twitch classic Doctor Who 7-week marathon | Variety
https://variety.com/2018/digital/news/doctor-who-twitch-marathon-streaming-1202818885/

All the Callbacks I Caught in Solo: A Star Wars Story | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2018/05/25/all-the-callbacks-i-caught-in-solo-a-star-wars-story-spoiler-warning/


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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 chieftain (where we might have told a lie when agreeing to kill the mite queen). Gee, it sure would be sweet to take a rest. Having lots of people on ranged attack is nice. We pick up another companion who seems cool, maybe a little too cool. Right now its the more the merrier, so along she comes.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.

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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 I’m not an altruist, Comrade Pops.

ATOM RPG is a post-apocalyptic indie game, inspired by classic CRPGs: Fallout, Wasteland, Deus Ex, Baldur’s Gate and many others.

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Comics Talk with Bob Bretall, Largest Comic Book Collection Guinness World Record Holder! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 150

shane plays podcast title 5-26-2018Podcast 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 collection) hangs out for a little bit of Guinness chat, and a lotta bit of comics talk! How many comics does Bob actually have, and how long has he been collecting? What was his first comic? What’s his advice to someone who’s never been to a comic shop? What game show has he been on? Variant covers vs. chase covers and graphic novels vs. trade paperbacks. Oh yeah, What did Shane think of Solo: A Star Wars Story? Punch it and find out… ’nuff said!

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_5-26-18_podcast.mp3

Listen Here via Embed:

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Podcast zinger is from Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNW0B0HsvVs

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week.

GUEST: BOB BRETALL

Bob Bretall not only runs Comic Spectrum for the love of comics, but is the no foolin’ Guinness World Record holder for largest comic book collection!

Comic Spectrum (“By Fans who Love Comics for Fans who Love Comics”):
http://www.comicspectrum.com/

Largest collection of comic books | Guiness World Records
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/95745-largest-collection-of-comic-books

Fandom Files Ep #29: Secrets of the biggest comic book collection in the world | SyFy Wire
http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/secrets-of-the-biggest-comic-book-collection-in-the-world-1
*Special thanks to SY

The Mall comic book | Free Comic Book Day
https://www.freecomicbookday.com/Catalog/JAN180040

Excelsior!

bob bretall and comic books

 


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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.

ATOM RPG is a post-apocalyptic indie game, inspired by classic CRPGs: Fallout, Wasteland, Deus Ex, Baldur’s Gate and many others.

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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 we getting our butts kicked so much? Oh yeah, we’re level 2.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – an isometric CRPG inspired by the gameplay experience of classics like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights!

Have you got what it takes to rule a kingdom? With the help of your advisors you take care of the affairs of your subjects and communicate with delegates of the neighboring kingdoms. But it’s not just all politics! Trolls, bandits, and other dangerous beasts are threatening the lands and it is up to you to end their threat. Explore, engage in real-time strategic combat, discover treasure and ancient artifacts, and become the ruler of the Stolen Lands!

But you won’t be undertaking this adventure alone – many companions will join you on your journey, lending their strength to yours. Together, you can conquer any foe and overcome the greatest challenges. And they’re not just soulless puppets – like you, they have their own story, goals, and motivations! Talk to them, get to know them by the campfire during your adventures. Watch them become your loyal friends – or turn on you if you betray their trust.