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

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 021 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 13: The Last Stand Of The Green Company



Episode 21 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:  The "Boarslayer"
Player:  Monster Mike
Culture:  Woodman of Mirkwood
Background:  The Hound

Calling:  Warden

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!

Music:  "I Died So I Could Haunt You" by Stars

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Bug Hunt! - Discussion Thread for the May 2016 Monthly Marathon

"I'm from Little Whinging, and I say, 'Kill 'em all!'"  (WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?)
We're back with another Monthly Marathon checking out a lot of creepy crawly creature features!

Between now and the next ep, we're trying to cram, in no particular order:


Friday, May 6, 2016

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #017: (I'm A) Crawlin' Kingsnake!

Sandworm by Mark Kent

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


The sleeper has awakened, and we're talking all about Dune and the spice!

0:00:00 Intros
0:00:46 The Up Front: On the Fourth Worst Decision of My Life
0:04:15 The Interview:  Game designer Matt Colville talks about the history of Last Unicorn Games, muses on gaming in licensed settings, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:48:29 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike, Jetpack Jack, and special guest Easy Erik give their Herbert book reviews, discuss gaming opportunities in the Duniverse, and check in with some New Year's Resolutions...
1:53:44 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Bug Hunt!

2:00:46 Outro & Credits
2:02:21 Bonus Track:  "Shai-Hulud (Slight Return)"

Some Show Notes and Links!
Dune and the Dune Encyclopedia 

Let's watch some movies:



Ladies & Gentlemen, Mr. Matt Colville!





















Check out his brilliant Youtube channel!

Let's talk about the DUNE: Chronicles of the Imperium RPG!

The Dune CCG

Last Unicorn Games' Heresy Card Game


Artist Walter Velez

Artist
Mark Zug  (Thufir Hawatt)


The Legends of the Five Rings CCG


The Star Trek RPG, using the Icon system

The Vulcan Guidebook (Death Commandos not included)




Here is a link to Dune d20 material released on Matt's blog

Check out Matt's fantasy novels too!

Board Games based on Dune (more or less):

  • Dune by Avalon Hill
  • Dune by Parker Brothers
  • Rex by Fantasy Flight Games


Dune and Philosophy: Weirding Way of the Mentat 

The Spice must flow!












Give a listen to the Dune Saga Podcast!

A pile of Trevanian   

Asimov and Foundation 

The Gamers' Table podcast 

Trail of Cthulhu 

Hero Kids 

Mutants & Masterminds 

True Detective - Season 1 

Bunnies & Burrows or The Warren (Bully Pulpit) 

Colonial Gothic


Watch The Venture Bros!


Sign up for Clearwater Con!


The Thin Blue Line


Goat Simulator (Yes, it's real.)


Matt Colville contributed this month's PC Stinger from Octavio Des Casserta, "one of the most cool characters I've ever played.  He was a sinister Lawful Evil... spymaster captured by the enemy" and given a chance either to earn back his freedom or a trip to the gallows in a Suicide Squad-style campaign.


The backing sound effects used in this episode included:
-  "explosion 2.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "record scratch.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Dragon Warrior (Loopable).wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.


Candid snapshot of the CVG Roundtable recording session



The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 020 - The "Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium" One-Shot: Instrument of Kanly


Episode 20 of The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast is up here and is on its way to 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 this time is a one-shot of Dune: Chronicle of the Imperium,written by Owen Seyler and Co. and published by Last Unicorn Games!  It's Instrument of Kanly!

Music:  "Inama Nushif" by Brian Tyler

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 019 - Star Wars: The Long Shot Campaign - Episode 02: Heavy Lifting


Episode 19 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:  "Pullin' Punches" by Arkells