Monday, November 16, 2015

The CVG Actual Play & Community Theater Podcast 008 - The One Ring: The Darkening of Mirkwood - Session 06: The Narrows of the Forest!

Episode 8 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!

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:  "The Narrow Way, Part 1" by Pink Floyd

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The CVG Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue - Episode #015: Mean Talkin' Blues!

You may have had to have been there...
Episode Fifteen of The Chippewa Valley Geek Podcast and Rhythm & Blues Revue is complete and can be found here or on iTunes and Stitcher.

We're talking about the Dark Side, and how you got to change your evil ways (baby)!

0:00:00 Intros
0:01:12 The Up Front: On Bulgakov and the Necessity of the Shadow
0:06:07 The Interview:  Our first return guest, Rev. Derek White, the Geek Preacher, comes back to tell us about the history of the dark side, opines on the nature of evil, and re-takes the Geek-del Test!

0:53:31 The Roundtable:  Now with improved Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack!  Ethics!  Matchups!  Dark secrets revealed!  And more!
1:45:58 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: I'm still stuck in Season Two of Twin Peaks

1:50:09 Outro & Credits
1:51:32 Bonus Track:    Roll It!

Some Show Notes and Links!

The Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

(The opera is pretty good too...)

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov

Incidentally, you can get your own awesome Behemoth Tshirts here!

Meet Rev. Derek W. White the Geek Preacher!

Roger Zelzany's Princes of Amber series

Elric of Melnibone

Get your own 14-sided Virtue & Vice die here!

How about some Green Ronin books?

A Search for Evil

It holds the universe together!

FEAR is the path to the dark side...

Time Bandits!

The Shadow!


Mystery Men!

Peter Pan with Christopher Walken!

Jack Thompson

Support the Goldman Piracy Career Academy!

Side Jobs by Jim Butcher

This episode's cover art is an impression of Satan's grand ball in The Master and Margarita by MadLittleClown on deviantart.  Check out the original here!

The backing sound effects used in this episode included:
-  "atrium loop" by leswagcupcakes, obtained from via a Creative Commons Attribution license.  The original file can be found here.

More Behemoth!