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The Persistent Mike Myler & Imperial Matchmaker Redux! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 163

rpg designer mike myler and imperial matchmaker redux shane plays podcast title 9-8-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 9/8/2018:
The Persistent Mike Myler & Imperial Matchmaker Redux!

Highlights: Tabletop RPG designer (and editor of the EN World EN5ider) Mike Myler returns to discuss Kickstarter persistence, not letting your supporters down and his revamped Mists of Akuma Imperial Matchmaker / Trade War campaign! Can RPG adventures reliably crowdfund? PLUS: RPG news, D&D 5E data science, and Shane’s in hot water with Muffin AGAIN.

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast zinger is from Marianne Trench’s CYBERPUNK documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxbZq8Zmd88

Mike’s Kickstarter: Eastern Fantasy Adventures for D&D 5e and SotDL
2 hardcover adventures in the Mists of Akuma campaign setting: the (finished) Trade War AP & the Imperial Matchmaker mega adventure!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/verantheacodex/eastern-fantasy-adventures-for-dandd-5e-and-sotdl

NEWS ITEMS

There’s “probably, likely” going to be a Cyberpunk 2077 tabletop RPG | vg247.com
https://www.vg247.com/2018/09/04/cyberpunk-2077-pen-paper-tabletop-rpg/

d20datascience: Data science investigations into the mechanics of the world’s greatest role playing game | cyberscribe on github
https://github.com/cyberscribe/d20datascience


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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #81 – The City of Spiders

The City of Spiders continues and its into Menzoberranzan proper for our intrepid heroes. Drow patrols! Mysterious rescuers! Alley chases! A certain swashbuckling drow mercenary! Spell area of effects. Armor donning and doffing times. Monster CRs and spell saves. Plus: Soul-sucking adventures in the DMV! Social media has spoken and it desires Shane’s players to suffer.

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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Comic Book Talk! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 162

comic book talk shane plays podcast title 9-1-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 9/1/2018:
Comic Book Talk!

Highlights:Shane makes a splash and hosts himself as a panel of one while touching on several borders of the comic book industry. Are you on the same page with his thoughts? Topics covered include comics sales numbers, new comic book distribution venues, how comics distribution has changed over the decades (and is it a good thing), ComicsGate and more! Plus: A TOTALLY 100% AUTHENTIC banter session with Zach.

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast zinger is from the 1960’s Batman TV show.

NEWS ITEMS

Diamond Announces Top Sales for July 2018 | Comics Sprectrum
https://comicspectrumnews.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/diamond-announces-top-sales-for-july-2018/

GameStop Explains How and Why It’s Going to Start Selling Comic Books | i09
https://io9.gizmodo.com/gamestop-explains-how-and-why-it-s-going-to-start-selli-1827109559

 

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Uncharted Regions & Weird Geek News – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 161

uncharted regions and weird geek news shane plays podcast title 8-25-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 8/25/2018:
Uncharted Regions & Weird Geek News!

Highlights: It’s a journey into the weird unknown as we talk the Uncharted Regions audio drama & Weird Geek News with the one and only master geek Neal Hallford! What Star Trek actor did was just lined up for an Uncharted Regions episode??? What sci-fi actress has already recorded one??? Plus! Is Shane a Greaser or a Soc??? All this and more to delight your ears!

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast zinger is from the Outsiders movie (1983)
Note: The poem Ponyboy recites to Johnny is ‘Nothing Gold Can Stay’ by Robert Frost

NEWS ITEMS

Bear wanders inside Stanley Hotel (“The Overlook Hotel” from The Shining) in Estes Park, Colorado | FOX31 KDVR
https://www.facebook.com/fox31denver/videos/514021109011888/

Mark Hamill Secretly Cosplayed At This Year’s Comic-Con, Posing With Unwitting Fans In Numerous Photos | UPROXX
https://uproxx.com/hitfix/mark-hamill-comic-con-cosplay/

Return of the Jedi Falcon and tie fighter attack deleted scene on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPjTrgvGG0

NES Isn’t Pronounced ‘N.E.S.’ | lifehacker
https://lifehacker.com/nes-isnt-pronounced-n-e-s-1828130155

GUEST: NEAL HALLFORD / UNCHARTED REGIONS

Beyond all we know, beyond all we believe lie the Uncharted Regions: Thirteen classic audio dramas that take you into the realms of Science Fiction, Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Mystery produced by Neal and Jana Hallford of Swords & Circuitry Studios.

Uncharted Regions:
https://www.unchartedregions.com/

Uncharted Regions on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/UnchartedRegions

NPR (KBPS) interview with Neal and Jana Hallford and full Uncharted Regions pilot episode:
https://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/sep/21/podcast-episode-126-horrible-imaginings-and-unchar/

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Godzilla! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 160

godzilla shane plays podcast title 8-11-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 8/11/2018:
Godzilla!

Highlights: SKREEEEEE-ONNNNNNNK! It’s go, go Godzilla with fellow big green scaly one fans Tony Isabella and Mark Pellegrini! In addition to Godzilla discussion in general: What does kaiju mean? What are the eras and different incarnations of Godzilla? Would King Kong ever have a chance against Godzllla? How has the Big G changed in size over the decades? What did we think of Shin Godzilla? Godzilla trivia! Tony saves the bad joke of the week! More! (NOTE: Podcast version includes 15 minutes more content than broadcast radio version!)

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Watch Godzilla Grow in Size Evolution Video That Charts Entire Franchise | Movieweb
https://movieweb.com/godzilla-size-evolution-video/

G-FAN.com, brought to you by Daikaiju Enterprises Ltd. is the home of G-FAN magazine, G-FEST and GTOUR
http://www.g-fan.com/

Various audio clips used:

Gojira’s (Godzilla) Theme Song
Blue Oyster Cult – Godzilla
Godzilla 1978 Cartoon Theme
Mothra’s Song by Yuji Koseki
Podcast zinger is “Our experts here have doubts” from Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant All Out Monsters Attack!

The Godzilla panel:

Tony Isabella, veteran comic book writer and pastor of the First Church of Godzilla
https://www.facebook.com/FirstChurchOfGodzilla/

Mark Pellegrini, upcoming comic book writer and Godzilla aficionado.

Shane Stacks (“Shane Plays”), slept with the Shogun Warriors Godzilla like a teddy bear as a child

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week

 

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D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #80 – The Fetid Wedding / The City of Spiders

Burying the dead after the monstrous Juiblex battle, a visit to Gauntlgrym, and then it’s off to lovely Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders itself, for a ridiculously dangerous infiltration and retrieval mission sans expedition. Speaking of spiders, even low CR opponents can be dangerous to higher level parties in the right circumstances. Is it the final goodbye to Glabbagool, and regardless he brought… gifts? Who can cast a spell scroll? Scroll mishaps in 5E? Handling “called shots”. Limits of the Raise Dead spell. A player pulls the old switcharoo.

D&D 5e Encounter Sheet:
http://critgames.com/rpg/dnd-5e-encounter-sheet/

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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Iron Man with Lennon Parker (the Arkansas Iron Man)! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 159

shane plays podcast title 8-4-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 8/4/2018:
Iron Man with Lennon Parker (the Arkansas Iron Man)!

Highlights:It’s all about Ol’ Shellhead, the Golden Avenger himself as guest Lennon Parker the Arkansas Iron Man talks his Iron Man charity cosplay and Guinness World Record level collecting!

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Arkansas RPG Con is August 11th!
Get your badge and sign up for games now!
http://arpgcon.com

Podcast zinger is from Iron Man Intro (1966)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjTIVaSnRR0

NEWS ITEMS

One ad libbed line in the first ‘Iron Man’ changed everything for Marvel | Mashable
https://mashable.com/2018/07/22/iron-man-robert-downey-jr-ad-lib/#ZcLMJ8_TIqq3

GUEST: LENNON PARKER AKA THE ARKANSAS IRON MAN

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Lennon Parker, Iron Man charity cosplayer and collector from Arkansas.

Lennon is in the final process for being certified by Guinness World Records for largest personal Iron Man Collection.

Arkansas Iron Man on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/arkironman/

Arkansas Iron Man on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/arkironman/

The ARvengers
https://www.facebook.com/arkansasvengers/

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D&D / RPG News & Arkansas RPG Con! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 158

shane plays podcast title 7-28-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 7/28/2018:
D&D / RPG News & Arkansas RPG Con!

Highlights: D&D / RPG news and discussion. Plus! Arkansas RPG Con is coming on August 11th! Con Coordinator Carl Heyl (Save or Die podcast) and Jared Nielsen (World of Game Design) are Shane’s guests.

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:
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SHOW NOTES

Arkansas RPG Con is August 11th!
Get your badge and sign up for games now!
http://arpgcon.com

NEWS ITEMS

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Is Already Selling Tickets Like Crazy
http://comicbook.com/anime/2018/07/26/dragon-ball-super-broly-movie-ticket-sales-anime/

Broly Storms into Theaters in ‘Dragon Ball Z: Broly – The Legendary Super Saiyan’ Re-Release in September
http://collider.com/broly-movie-tickets/

Board games giant Asmodee finds buyer, likely to be sold | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/board-games-giant-asmodee-finds-buyer-likely-to-be-sold/

Star Wars RPG 30th Anniversary Edition Unboxing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGyxlujgPFg

Founders & Legends Day Celebrates ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ for Charity | comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/07/13/dungeons-and-dragons-founders-and-legends-streaming-event/

Play D&D in the Magic: The Gathering World of Ravnica This November & Delve into an Updated Eberron Now
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/new-worlds

Troll Lord Games The Players Guide to Aihrde for 5th Edition Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/5th-edition-players-guide-to-aihrde?ref=hqnv5w

The Expanse Roleplaying Game Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1780208966/the-expanse-roleplaying-game

Dungeons & Dragons is having its best year ever, Hasbro CEO says | CNBC
(plus D&D e-sports???)
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/23/hasbro-ceo-dungeons–dragons-is-having-its-best-year-ever.html

Your Best Game Ever! book Kickstarter by Monte Cook Games
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/your-best-game-ever

THE FANTASY TRIP – Old-School Roleplaying! Kickstarter by Steve Jackson Games
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/the-fantasy-trip-old-school-roleplaying

‘Adventure Zone’ Graphic Novel Tops New York Times’ Trade Fiction Best-Seller List | The Hollywood Reporter
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/adventure-zone-graphic-novel-tops-new-york-times-trade-fiction-bestseller-list-1130198

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Star Wars RPG 30th Anniversary Edition Unboxing & Discussion

Shane has the Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition in his hot little hands and he can’t wait to get it open and take a look. This represents both the original Star Wars RPG and gaming history… does it live up to the legacy? Let’s punch it and find out!

From Fantasy Flight Games: Few books or games have had as enduring an impact upon the Star Wars galaxy and its fans as Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game. Originally published by West End Games in 1987, it arrived at a time when the future of the Star Wars galaxy was uncertain, and it captivated a whole generation of gamers with rules and guidelines that made it possible to design and enjoy adventures truly worthy of the Star Wars universe and its ongoing space opera.

Now Fantasy Flight Games is proud to offer faithful recreations of this influential rulebook and The Star Wars™ Sourcebook. Our Star Wars™: The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition is a limited edition set of both books, printed with higher quality than the originals and packaged in a stylized slipcase.

These books were sent to Timothy Zahn as references when he started to develop Grand Admiral Thrawn and his Thrawn trilogy. They introduced materials that were later adopted into Star Wars canon, such as the names of alien races like the Twi’lek, Rodians, and Quarren. They even inspired members of the Lucasfilm Story Group as they worked on their writers’ bible.

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Hero-U with Corey Cole, Lori Cole & Matt Barton! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 157

shane plays podcast title 7-21-2018Podcast version of the Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 7/21/2018:
Hero-U with Corey Cole, Lori Cole & Matt Barton!

Highlights: Longtime husband and wife game dev team Corey & Lori Cole (of Quest for Glory fame) join to talk their newly released adventure RPG game Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption! Special guest: Matt Barton of Matt Chat! p.s. Matt may have a surprise announcement.

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.

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SHOW NOTES

Red Rooster: Golden Age
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/red-rooster-golden-age-books-fantasy/x/19012395#/

Trump’s Space Force
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/trump-s-space-force-adventure/x/19012395#/

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.

From Jake Tapper @jaketapper on Twitter:
Tia Coleman and 10 family members were on the duck boat when it capsized. Tia and her nephew were the only survivors from her family.
Verified gofundme to help Tia and her family lay nine family members to rest; funds will go directly to Tia:
https://www.gofundme.com/branson-duck-boat-survivor

Podcast zinger is from Matt Chat 408: Ultima in The Silver Age
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnJUw8meFXA

NEWS ITEMS

Microsoft is giving Dragon Ball Z, Season 1 streaming away for free for a few days
(Microsoft Store online)

17 year old Brady wants to go to Comic Con
https://www.gofundme.com/get-me-to-baltimore-comic-con

SPECIAL THANKS to game historian and YouTube show host Matt Barton of Matt Chat for his time!
Find Matt Chat on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8

GUEST: COREY & LORI COLE

corey and lori cole drawn as wizards

Hero-U is a turn-based PC RPG with adventure game puzzles and immersive story, by the award-winning designers of Quest for Glory.

A Fireside chat with Lori & Corey Cole:
http://www.hero-u.net/lori—corey-cole-q-a.html

Hero-U website:
http://www.hero-u.net/index.html

Buy Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption:
http://www.hero-u.com/

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