Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 001 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 01: Blood In The Water

Episode 1 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!

Check out the campaign's Obsidian Portal page!

And now a quick breakdown of our characters:

PC:  Carl Huffingtoe
Player:  Andrew

Culture:  Hobbit of the Shire
Background:  Too Many Paths To Tread

Calling:  Wanderer

PC:  Draveon Silverwing
Player:  Bill

Culture:  Elf of Mirkwood
Background:  A Muscial Legacy

Calling:  Warden

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!

Art:  "Lake-Town" by Jon Hodgson
Music:  "Heroes" by David Bowie

Monday, February 2, 2015

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #011: Come On In My Kitchen!

A Supper to end all Suppers in the Geekery.  (Yes, ALL the holidays.)

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

We're covering the holidays with an examination of feasts and food in history, games and geek media!

0:00:00  Intros
0:02:00  The Up Front: On pageantry and periodicity
0:05:38  The Interview:  Medieval food expert Cassandra Baldassano tells us about medieval misconceptions, humors us with a discussion of the four humors, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
0:27:!6  Payin' some bills

0:32:19  The Roundtable:  Wherein Mike and Donny and Jack make with the matchups, celebrate 7 holidays in 90 minutes, and enjoy an offally good dinner!
1:58:04  Announcements and the Community Calendar

2:03:43  Outro & Credits
2:04:54  Bonus Track:    Highway 53 Blues!

Hey, how about some show notes?

Check out Cassandra Baldassano and her Culinary Journey!

Penzey's is a great place to get your spices!

Here's the Geek's main Amazon link!

Attention kids and giblets:
 KWIKSTARTER IS NOT A REAL THING.  Neither is A Pwnable Feast.

PATREON sure is though!

Let's hit some holidays!




Give a listen to the Atomic Array!

Or the Gamer's Haven Podcast!

Or Postcards from the Dungeon!

Or Gaming & BS!


How about some Feats of Strength!

Mike and Jack square off...

Donny goes "Tusken Raider" on the Festivus pole...


Afterlife with Archie! by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla

The Manhattan Projects! by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra

Black Science! by Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera

Go watch Ravenous!

Or Crazy Legs Conti and the Zen Art of Competitive Eating

Or Cannibal! The Musical


We want to get to:

Trail of Cthulhu
The One Ring


Try it with something from the Keweenaw Brewing Company!  (I recommend the Widow Maker Black Ale.)

Remember you can get your own copies of the bonus tracks out at Bandcamp!

PC Stinger:
Euriol of Lothian is how Cassandra Baldassano is known amongst the SCA, and as she explains, "Euriol is Welsh and Lothian is the county where Edinburgh resides.  My mother was born in East Lothian and most of my ancestors in the geneology research I've done were born in... East Lothian"
The backing sound effects used in this episode included:
-  "Magic Wand Glitter.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "01914 punches and slaps.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Space Engine.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.
-  "Space Beam, Cloak, Warp, Jump, etc.wav", obtained via Freesound.org via a Creative Commons 0 license.  The original file can be found here.

Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!