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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 familiars. When can a summoned creature first take an action? “Overly enthusiastic, underly wise” players wanting to chase a demon lord and how to save them with Robert Frost.

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

shane plays podcast title 5-19-2018Podcast 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 of Acquisitions, Inc. “C Team”) talk Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes! Get the scoop on this new D&D 5E multiversal lore & monsters resource! What is the Blood War? Plus: What does a D&D designer do? Who is Mordenkainen, and who created him? What character levels tend to provide the most player satisfaction? SPECIAL BONUS: What is Kate’s favorite monster from the book, and what stinks about it???

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

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.

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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.

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 #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 legs for dinner. Falling off of a log hurts. Bandits tend to trap the area around their camps, which can be a hot mess. More clarification in the UI on encumbrance.

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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Toy Collecting & Pre-Little Rock Comic Con Show! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 148

shane plays podcast title 5-12-2018Podcast 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 intriguing slice of the toy collecting scene. Mike also runs the upcoming Little Rock Comic Con so we get pumped for that! Guest appearance by comic pros Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini with a special LRCC announcement! PLUS: Is Shane an accidental toy collector???

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_5-12-18_podcast.mp3

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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 the 1992 G.I. Joe Tiger Force toy commercial.

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Marvel Studios’ Original Iron Man Armor Appears to Have Been Stolen | io9
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GUESTS: MIKE TINNEL & G1HEXATRON

mike tinnel gi joe styleMike Tinnel: Just Another G.I. Joe is the brainchild of Mike Tinnel. With his co-host Fred Meyer from JoeBattlelines.com he proves that it is possible for adult men to have some pretty entertaining discussions about G.I. Joe. And Tiger Force. Mike LOVES the Tiger Force. A lot.

Just Another G I Joe Show on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGEKUAoYLAQPVLEFNUFTdKA

Just Another G I Joe Show Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/JustAnotherGIJoeShow/

g1hexatronJosh Harris aka G1Hexatron: reviews on Transformers, Star Wars, TMNT, Thundercats, MOTU, DC Icons, Batman figures, Hot Toys, Neca, and sometimes just random toy reviews. Host of Cybercast – The Transformers and Action Figures Podcast Show which streams live every other Saturday at 6pm US CST. Host of Galactic Gumbo Topic Show which streams live every other Saturday at 830pm US CST.

G1Hexatron on YouTube:
(for toy reviews, Cybercast and Galactic Gumbo podcasts)
https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron/

G1Hexatron on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/TheG1Hexatron/

Shane’s accidental toy collection!
Curse you, Darth Vader!


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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 request for in-game reasoning? Viewer feedback: The Maze engine throws a DM for a (time) loop, the short and long rest discussuin continues with variants and house rules, more thoughts on pushing/knockback damage.

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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Infinity War! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 147

shane plays podcast title 5-5-2018Podcast 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 and Richard McBain. After an unprecedented 10 year build up, did the MCU’s master plan deliver an epic superhero flick worthy of the anticipation? Plus: what was everyone’s “got me in the feels” moment?

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_5-5-18_podcast.mp3

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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 The Fellowship of the Ring Extended Edition.

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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 he was least excited about, but now that he’s read it has that changed? Plus: how does DC’s New Age of Heroes tie into DC Metal (or more to the point, does it really)? [SPOILERS]

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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 say Yeenoghu, anyway). Readied actions. Sneak attacks, at range and otherwise. Damage from a character being pushed into another creature or wall, etc.? More short rest / long rest discussion plus a house rule from a viewer. Some DMs would rather their players not have Daern’s Instant Fortress.

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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Pro Comic Book Colorist Brett R. Smith! – Radio Show / Podcast Ep. 146

shane plays podcast title 4-28-2018Podcast 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 are the lifeblood of the industry, and how influential The Ultimates was to modern comics (and superhero movies).

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_4-28-18_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 Samuel L Jackson on Nick Fury – Origin Stories | SYFY WIRE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwWAkEdJgWI

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JAWBREAKERS- LOST SOULS graphic novel indiegogo:
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2018 EISNER AWARDS Nominations | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/39672-2018-eisner-awards-nominations.html

Why the MCU Is Legally Obligated to Include Samuel L. Jackson | MovieWeb
https://movieweb.com/marvel-movies-mcu-samuel-l-jackson-legal-obligations/

GUEST: BRETT R. SMITH

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Brett R. Smith is a professional commercial artist working in the comic book industry as a color artist, a storyboard artist in the advertising industry, and a graphic artist for multiple clients. He holds a B.F.A. in Animation. Smith started in the commercial art field in 1995 as an in-house color artist for Chaos! Comics. Since then he has worked with a wide array of clients, including Marvel and DC Entertainment, contributing to multiple premier properties and licenses including The Avengers, Batman, Superman, GI Joe, Wolverine, Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy, the Hulk and Detective Comics. Brett also helped create the successful Thump: The First Bundred Days and Clinton Cash books.
https://www.amazon.com/Brett-R.-Smith/e/B01IW7OKX0

Color Fusion, Inc. (Brett’s website):
https://www.brs76.com/

Brett’s listings on Comic Book DB:
http://www.comicbookdb.com/creator.php?ID=4545

captain america colored by Brett Smith

 


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