Saturday, July 16, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 024 - Star Wars: The Long Shot Campaign - Episode 04: Running The Sisar!

"Does the chicken seem trustworthy?"
Episode 24 of The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast is up and in stores near you (i.e. iTunes)!  

Remember: it's on a different feed from The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue, so you will need to subscribe to this feed separately if you're into it!

The game is Star Wars (Revised d6), by West End  Games


And now a quick breakdown of our characters:

PC:  Gwen DeMarco
Human Slicer
Player:  Chris

PC:  Quint Multra
Human Wrench Monkey
Player:  Jack


PC:  Zahira Tagge
Human Pilot
Player:  Brian

PC:  Zaquesh Rooleg (aka This One)
Gand Findsman
Player:  Nick

Here's the Obsidian Portal Page!


Remember to show your love and support for the Geek out on Patreon!  Actual play episodes don't count for our Patreon contributions, so every time we play a game, you get a freebie!

Music:  "The Race" by Yello

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 023 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 14: To The Gates of Shadow



Episode 23 of The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast is up and in stores near you (i.e. iTunes)!  

Remember: it's on a different feed from The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue, so you will need to subscribe to this feed separately if you're into it!

The game is The One Ring, by Cubicle 7 Games!  The campaign is The Darkening of Mirkwood!


Don't remember much about The One Ring?  Check out the Geek's game review of it here!

Or check out the TOR community forums here!

Here is Tales from Wilderland!


Here is Ruins of the North!


Check out the campaign's Obsidian Portal page!

And now a quick breakdown of our characters:

PC:  Denethor Lightbow
Player:  Nick
Culture:    Elf of Mirkwood
Background:  Diligent Defender

Calling:  Scholar

PC:  Fendegil
Player:  Monster Mike
Culture:  Ranger of the North
Background:  Solitary Vagabond

Calling:  Wanderer

PC:  Brand, son of Gorm
Player:  Jack

Culture:  Barding (Man of Dale)
Background:  Rediscovering the Past

Calling:  Treasure Hunter

Remember to show your love and support for the Geek out on Patreon!  Actual play episodes don't count for our Patreon contributions, so every time we play a game, you get a freebie!


Monday, July 4, 2016

Bardic Lore! - Discussion Thread for the June/July 2016 Monthly Marathon



We're back with another Monthly Marathon and we're shaking our Shakespeare down!

It's a tall order, but over the next couple of months, we're trying to cram, in no particular order:

The Comedies
The Tragedies
The Histories
The Deviations

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #019: Scratch My Bard!

Great River Shakespeare Festival 2016 Mosaic by Barbara Keith Designs
Episode Nineteen of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher.

Scratch My Bard

A Podcast in Five Acts

Dramatis Personae (in order of appearance):
BRIAN, Prince of Cats - The Chippewa Valley Geek
DOUG SCHOLZ-CARLSON - Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival
"MONSTER" MIKE - A country vicar, In love with Hernia
"JETPACK" JACK - Sea-captain, Former Roomate of a Fourth Cousin to the Exiled Duke

Act I, Scene 1 - Intros
Act I, Scene 2 - The Up Front: On the Classics and Accusations of Snobbery
Act II, Scene 1 - The Interview:  GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson tells us what goes into making a festival happen, muses about what makes Shakespeare great, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

Act III, Scene 1 - The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack wax lyrical on bards, the Bard and a lot of other ado about really not much else of importance.
Act IV, Scene 1 - The Community Calendar

Act IV, Scene 2 - The Monthly Marathon: Bardic Lore cont'd!
Act V, Scene 1 - Outro & Credits
Act V, Scene 2 - Bonus Track:  "Hey Nonny Nonny"

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Some Show Notes and Links!

Go check out the Great River Shakespeare Festival!

Running this year:


The Red Clay Ramblers (Personally, I heartily recommend Live - one of my faves...)

Mike Munson

The BBC Hollow Crown


An Amazon search for bards...

Branagh's Henry V comes up a lot


Romeo & Juliet (1968 Zeffirelli)
Romeo + Juliet (1996 Luhrman)

Dungeon magazine back issue #52 - containing Spirits of the Tempest by Mike Selinker
Dungeon magazine back issue #54 - containing Dark Thane Macbeth by Mike Selinker

Dungeon magazine back issue #78 - containing Lear, The Giant King by Mike Selinker

Bone up on your Pushkin too...


The Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff podcast
Hamlet's Hit Points by Robin Laws

The Birthright Campaign Setting

The 7th Sea RPG

Fiasco: The London: 1593 playset 
and the
Fiasco: The Break a Leg playset

The Works of Shakespeare RPG Sourcebook

Apocalypse World


Night Witches: the RPG


Our friends at the Saving the Game podcast

Selling England By The Pound by Genesis just seems like a good fit here.


A Summary of Star Trek and Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher

The Shakespeare Unlimited podcast

Everything is a Remix

Schadenfreude!

Poison on a Fouler Toad - The Film (based loosely on Richard III, Act 1, Scene ii):


The backing sound effects used in this episode included:

-  "Balalaika loop", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.


GRSF Season 13 Poster

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #018: Break Your Moneymaker!

Smaug always was a sucker for the "Scrooge McDuck Dive"

Episode Eighteen of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher.

We're cashing in with a discussion about economics, money and coinage in our games.

0:00:00 Intros
0:01:26 The Up Front: On Piracy and Being Poor As Flumph
0:05:37 The Interview:  Game designer Caleb Stokes talks to Monster Mike about Red Markets, economic horror, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:43:53 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack, ante up and put in their two cents about how money should work in our games...
1:51:20 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Bardic Lore!

1:53:15 Outro & Credits
1:54:35 Bonus Track:  "Tarras Q"


Some Show Notes and Links!

Our special guest Caleb Stokes is from Hebanon Games

Get in on The Red Markets Kickstarter!




Check out the Red Markets playtest actual play podcasts

Check out the rest of Roleplaying Public Radio Podcast

Caleb also wrote No Security: Horror Scenarios in the Great Depression

Twilight: 2000

Call of Cthulhu RPG

Delta Green

Eclipse Phase RPG

Here's everything from Cubicle 7

An Amazon search for treasure

Currencies of Krynn and Dragonlance

Wheel of Time RPG

50 Fathoms RPG


Campaign Coins


The World of Darkness

d20 Modern

In Time for Timberlake


EVE Online

Metro 2033 by Dmitri Glukhovsky

Caleb Stokes contributed this month's PC Stinger from Half Off, his PC from one of the Red Markets playtests (the fellow in the middle in the pic below).  You can learn more about the playtest campaign by reading the RPPR forums here.



The backing sound effects used in this episode included:
-  "My Tavern 1.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Screaming_Crowd.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Dinosaur Scream.flac", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Dragon Scream.flac", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 022 - Star Wars: The Long Shot Campaign - Episode 03: Temptation Canyon


Episode 22 of The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast is up and in stores near you (i.e. iTunes)!  

Remember: it's on a different feed from The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue, so you will need to subscribe to this feed separately if you're into it!

The game is Star Wars (Revised d6), by West End  Games


And now a quick breakdown of our characters:

PC:  Gwen DeMarco
Human Slicer
Player:  Chris

PC:  Quint Multra
Human Wrench Monkey
Player:  Jack


PC:  Zahira Tagge
Human Pilot
Player:  Brian

PC:  Zaquesh Rooleg (aka This One)
Gand Findsman
Player:  Nick

Here's the Obsidian Portal Page!


Remember to show your love and support for the Geek out on Patreon!  Actual play episodes don't count for our Patreon contributions, so every time we play a game, you get a freebie!

Music:  "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins