Thursday, March 6, 2014

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #007: Hellhounds on my Trail!

Things are a little rougher downtown...
Episode Seven of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher.

Welcome to 2014!  Here's your accordion!

0:00:00 Intros
0:01:44 The Up Front: On Geeks Bearing Gifts
0:06:57 The Interview:  Rev. Derek White, the Geek Preacher, gets theological up in the hizzy, grants us a +2 bonus on our Knowledge (Hell) skill checks, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:36:57 Payin' some bills

0:40:26 The Roundtable:  Wherein the boys talk about hockey sticks, mapping infinite planes, and throw out far too many country music references for my personal comfort level!
1:32:03 The Community Calendar

1:37:13 A Warpcon travelogue
1:44:18 The March Monthly Marathon: Gods, will this winter ever end?
1:45:25 Outro & Credits
1:46:46 Bonus Track:    Sold My Soul For Rockin' Rolls!

Some Show Notes and Links!

Thor, God of Thunder!

The wisdom of Honest Abe at work...

Meet Rev. Derek W. White the Geek Preacher!

Frank Mentzer

Typical Lexx-ian weirdness as Xev nukes Hell

Colossal Orcus!

Milton's Paradise Lost

Dante's Inferno
The Three Little Bops:

Ray Wylie Hubbard - Conversation with the Devil

The New Cosmos!

Alanis as God in Dogma

Photo album is out here!  I think...

The Sho3box!
Loving the Zoidberg mini...

Grant Woodward's Saving The Game Podcast!

PC Stinger:  Ned Shakeshaft
This month's pick is more of an NPC stinger, hailing from the old 1st Ed. module U1: The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh.  Here's what Derek White had to say about his choice...

"My favorite NPC of all time... is from my favorite module of all time.  The funny thing about this NPC... He's an assassin that was put in the haunted house.  But I never got to use him because he was upstairs, and no one would go upstairs.  Everybody went straight to the basement, every time.  I have run this adventure more times than I could count, and no one would ever go upstairs, so I never got to use him in the game.  But I used him, like if I was playing in someone else's game, and I'd say, 'Hey, can I play an assassin?', and they would say 'Sure'.  I would use Ned Shakeshaft.  So he is my favorite PC and my favorite NPC of all time..."

NED SHAKESHAFT — supposedly imprisoned in area 15, he is a Waghalter (3rd level assassin) pretending to be a 2nd level thief. 
S 12; 1 11; W 10; D 14; C 15; Ch 12. hp 15 (including constitution bonus); AC 10. Alignment NE No weapons (but see key to area 15).

Also, this month's cover art is A Paladin in Hell, by David C. Sutherland, which appears in the 1st Edition Player's Handbook

The backing sound effects for the Lucullus Lennox Merchant and Mercenary Trading Company advert was "Pirate Ship at Bay.wav", obtained via via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.


  1. The Devil and Tom Walker by Washington Irving was the early American short story I was trying to think of when we were discussing Robert Johnson/Crossroads.

  2. More corrections: Tim Curry in Legend, not Legion. Talking is hard.