Saturday, December 3, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 034 - Star Wars: The Long Shot Campaign - Episode 08: You Don't Have To Live Like A Refugee



Episode 34 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:  "Refugee" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 033 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 18: The Old Forest Road



Episode 33 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, October 24, 2016

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 032 - Star Wars: The Long Shot Campaign - Episode 07: The Treasure of Celis Mott



Episode 32 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 Treasure (Take One)" by Stephen Stills (Manassas)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Grover's Mills, Population: YOU! - Discussion Thread for the October 2016 Monthly Marathon

In no way is this image a metaphor for megalomaniacs potentially overestimating the size of their own hands
Just in time for the coming cold and flu season, it's a new monthly marathon!  Let's get to it!  

They're adaptations and spinoffs of HG Wells' The War of The Worlds, and they are coming to heat ray our souls into oblivion!

This month, we're watching:

There will also be a lot of listening to the Jeff Wayne musical here in the Geekery, and perhaps even a re-reading of Volume 2 of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #020: Knock On Words!


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

This installment is all about stories and writing!  We're tellin' tales out of school (and occasionally singing into a can)!

0:00:00 Intros
0:01:22 The Up Front: On nerves of steel and the courage to tell stories
0:05:59 The Interview:  Publishing agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock talks about the world of pitches and queries, reveals her favorite storytellers, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:51:13 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack talk about storytelling, misattribute famous 70's gangster movies and give readings from their favorite works of fiction!
2:33:34 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Grovers' Mills, Population: You!

2:38:38 Outro & Credits
2:40:03 Bonus Track:  "Rocket Into Space"

Some Show Notes and Links!

Meet our special guest, literary agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates!



Jennifer's guest post on Carly Watters' blog!

Hamilton!

Gilmore Girls


Gossip Girl

Jennifer's Top 5 Storytellers (off the top of her head)

Follow up for more of our guest out at: www.jjohnsonblalock.com!

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Better Off Dead

Edith Wharton's "The Age of Innocence"

Curtis Hanson's "Wonder Boys" and Michael Chabon's "Wonder Boys"

Barrett


Izzy Stradlin  

What the World Needs Now


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The Roundtable gives a lot of storytelling shoutouts to:




Shit Pitches on Twitter


The Roundtable Readings:
Jim Butcher's "Summer Knight"
Stephen King's "Salem's Lot"
Robert E. Howard's "Queen of the Black Coast"
Chuck Palahniuk's "Fight Club"
Patrick O'Brien's "The Reverse of the Medal"
Vladimir Nabokov's "Pnin"

I also highly recommend the Dark Horse adaptation of Mike's REH reading in "Conan, Volume 13: Queen of the Black Coast".

Mike also drops some P.G. Wodehouse on us.


Then there's Lolita...

"Undaunted Courage" by Stephen Ambrose

For the record, Scorsese is pretty cool, but:
- Dog Day Afternoon was directed by Sidney Lumet
- The Godfather was directed by Francis Ford Coppola
- Scarface was directed by Brian DePalma

The final reading is from The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Luke Cage!

The backing sound effects used in this episode included:

-  "Pirate ship at bay.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Electronic music loop 2 M1", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Lightning crash.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Incoming Artillery.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Explosion 2.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.

I also cribbed a bit of the first episode of Futurama.

All apologies to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats



The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 031 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 17: A Gift For The Dead



Episode 31 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!