Tag Archive: Evil Hat

Feb 04 2015

MMP#142 – Encumbrance, What is it good for

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142 – Encumbrance, What is it good for?

iIPNV9aqUYrGsHey Folks. Today we’re lugging stuff around just to prove that we can, or at least that encumbrance might not be the dog of a rule everyone thinks it is. We also do that listener feedback thing and chat about the games we’ve been playing in the gameroom. Enjoy and feel free to leave us your feedback.

Time Stamps

0:56 – Lobby

10:51 – Game of the Week: Monster of the Week

12:56 – Extradimentional Social Media Depository

Golden Geek Awards

31:07 – Gameroom

56:56 – Workshop: Encumbrance, What is it good for.

Jul 10 2014

MMP #120 – The Improv Tool Kit and Creative Constraint

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The Improv Toolkit

Hey Folks. This week Chris and Phil chat about The Improv Tool Kit and Creative Constraint while things are heating up with the yearly story as the villain makes their first appearance on the mics. Hope you enjoy and feel free to leave feedback. We always want to get better.

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News

  1. L.U.G. Con (Let Us Game: All day and all night Convention!)
  2. Mechanical Bard: Ninth World Tales
  3. Evil Hat is looking for Playtesters for War of the Ashes
  4. D&D Basic Rules
  5. Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals (D&D Boxed Game)
  6. Blood Bowl coming soon on iOS and Android

Crowdfunding

  1. Zombiecide Season 3 
  2. Stray’s – Kid friendly Fate Accelerated
  3. Short Order Heroes – Locations:
  4. Ross & Sean’s Big Denver Adventure happening this week.

Local

  1. Pro Level Gaming’s D&D Starter Launch Party
  2. Collectors Inn

Sunday July 13th – UFS demo’s at 2pm.

Saturday July 19th – Golem Arcana Demo’s at 3pm.

Rapid Fires

Gameroom

Phil

  1. The Hood – slow start, but solid session, tensions building
  2. Airy Peaks – good god what a great session
  3. Shadowrun Returns – loving it, but had to rewind
  4. Minecraft – Diamonds Steve’s best friend.

Chris

  1. Airy Peaks,
  2. The Hood
  3. Shadowrun Returns
  4. Lords of Waterdeep: A Dungeons & Dragons Board Game

Workshop – Improv Tools and Constrained Creativity

Recent Gnome Stew article: http://www.gnomestew.com/gming-advice/improv-toolkit/

Geekery

Phil

    1. Drone films Fireworks

  1. Blame Sage event  (why others should do the same)
  2. Dice Shaming Lighting Hand dice shame

Chris

  1. Monster Hunter Nemesis (Monster Hunters International Book 5)

Mar 27 2014

Episode #106 – Multidimensional Dice and Making Story Happen on the Grid

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Multidimentional Dice and Making Story Happen on the Grid

Hey Folks. This week I learn we have a garage and it needs an access card or a portal gun. In there we pull apart Multidimensional Dice as a mechanic and then we chat about Making Story Happen on the Grid and ways you can keep the narrative strong when the mini’s and the maps come out.

1:06 – Intro

2:23 – Watercooler

The One Page Dungeon Contest
All Rolled Up is turning 1 year old. – Phil’s Gnome Stew article on All Rolled Up
Dungeon Elementary
Icons Assembled Edition
Shop Till You Drop by Mike Merals
Night Witches

Coming to DnDClassics this week:
Eberron Campaign Setting (3E Eberron)
Mind Lords of the Last Sea (2E Dark Sun)
Circle of Darkness (2E Ravenloft)
FRA3 Blood Charge (2E Forgotten Realms)
SJA1 Wildspace (2E Spelljammer)

and looking ahead to next week:
Thri-Kreen of Athas (2E Dark Sun)
RM1 Roots of Evil (2E Ravenloft)
The Gothic Earth Gazetteer (2E Ravenloft)
WGR5 Iuz the Evil (2E Greyhawk)
SJQ1 Heart of the Enemy (2E Spelljammer)

Crowdfunding
Combat description cards from Conflict Roleplaying
Sean Patrick Fannon’s GoFundMe

Local News
The Buffalo GenCon Party Bus Mark@misdirectedmark.com
Painted Ogre Games is Looking for Minion’s 
UBCon
The Queen City Conquest Kickstarter
Around the Table – Remind about this new segment

22:34 – The Garage — Multidimensional Dice

39:58 – Gameroom

Chris
Marvel Puzzle Quest
League of Legends
D&D Encounters

Phil
More Minecraft! On the iPad a well as PC
Scattagories (parents house)
Ticket to Ride (parents house)
Gloom

52:03 – Workshop – Making story happen on the battle map.

1:09:26 – Geekery

Chris
Letters of Note: Make Your Soul Grow

Phil
Star Wars Ep 7 30 years after Jedi
X-Men Days of Future Past Second Trailer:
Gauntlet Trailer
Breach & Clear coming to Steam 
Incredibles 2 is a go.

Mar 20 2014

Episode #105 – The New GM and Moving Day

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The New GM and Moving Day

Hey Folks. This week Phil Vecchione is in the house as the new co-host of the show and we’re moving all his stuff in. It’s a lot of stuff. I mean a whole tone of stuff. Good thing I have an extradimentional space to put it in. We also take a listener question about tips for starting a new campaign as a new GM in the Workshop and announce a couple of new segments. Enjoy and feel free to tell us what you think and how we can make the show better.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Evil Beagle Games

0:47 – Intro

3:16 – Watercooler

Secrets, Rumors and Fast Setting Building
Banking Fate Points to create suspense in Fate
Latest Bundle of Holding: Fantastic Valor
Descriptive damage for Dungeon World
Adding mini’s to your fate game
Corporia the RPG
Ritual in Roleplaying games
Two Column Fate
Mall Adventures
Project Paradigm
Ross and Sean’s Big Denver Adventure
Around the Table

25:10 – Gameroom

Chris
Marvel Puzzle Quest
League of Legends
Killer Bunnies
Dr. Who
Dungeon World – The Airy Peaks
Savage Worlds: Elhal – The Harvest

Phil
Minecraft!
Dungeon World – The Airy Peaks
Elhal
Dangerous Space Jail

41:43 – Workshop – Advice for the New GM

Start small…just get your first adventure under your belt.
Learn the core rules…skill checks and combat.
Understand what your game is doing.
Connect with the players, connect with the characters.
Don’t sweat the first session its like the pilot of a TV show.

Golden Sky Stories

57:14 – Geekery

Chris
Veronica Mars Movie

Phil
Agents of Shield
The Boys (comic)
Minecraft Wiki

Mar 13 2014

Episode #104 – The Two Year Extravaganza Audio Drama Show

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The Two Year Exstravaganza

Hey Folks. Chris here and I’d just like to say thanks to everyone for listening these past two years. Going forward there will be some changes but this last year and the story we’ve been telling with all the gaming, game mastering, and entertaining we’ve been doing has been great, and fear not, there will be an episode 105 and a year 3. So I hope you enjoy and feel free to let us know what you thought of this episode.

Show Notes

Batman Arkahm Knight
State of the Hat
Katana’s and Trench coats
Mutant Chronicles
Bruce Cordell on Ordering Art
Wield Kickstarter
Everyone is John
D&D Classics
Nathan Poletta’s Wrestling Game
International Boardgame Day
The Queen City Conquest Kicksarter

Jan 16 2014

Episode #97 – Microscope and Star Wars EU

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Microscope and Star Wars EU

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Hey folks. This week I have Drew Smith. My secret podcasting topic weapon joins me for the show this week as we hash out Microscope, a game by Ben Robins from Lame Mage Productions. It leads us to the idea of creative constraint before we get to Drew ranting about getting to the action. We also chew on the fate of the Star Wars EU in the geekery.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Evil Beagle

0:33 – Intro

3:44 – Watercooler

15:14 – Gameroom

Drew
Find a Link to GASP
Edge of the Empire – Heist Mechanics and “Getting to the Monkey/Action”
King of Tokyo + Expansions
Boss Monster (Card game)
Neverwinter MMO (optional, i dont know if anyone cares about this, but its technically D&D)
Arkham vs Eldritch Horror
Artemis

Chris
Marvel Puzzle Quest
Final Fantasy IV the after years
Monster Con
Secret Tijuana Deathmatch
Puerto Rico
Nile De Luxor
Numbers League

37:55 – Workshop: Double shot

  • Worldbuilding, Creativity, Player-Buy-In, and games like DW and Microscope.
  • Microscope by Ben Robins
  • “Getting to the Action”, learning to limit the setup and get things rolling as soon as possible?

 

1:12:25 – Geekery: Disney’s Overhaul of the StarWars Expanded Universe conversation.

Jan 09 2014

Episode #96 – Game, Story, or Character

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Game, Story, or Character

Hey Folks. This week I’m joined by Phil Vecchione, the Gnome Illusionist Cannibal, for the show and we chat about playing games at the Story, Game, and Character levels, what that means, and how it can help you in your games.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games

0:34 – Intro

4:48 – Watercooler

24:01 – Gameroom

Chris
Penny Arcade Card Game
Smash Up
Lords of Waterdeep
Ascension
Elhal
Microscope

Phil
Breach & Clear
Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Batman: Arkham City
Scategories & Scategories Categories
Mage Knight
Elhal

40:42 – Workshop: What level are you playing your game at?

58:37 – Geekery

Phil
Dr. Who
AMC Theaters
Frozen

Chris
The Empire Strikes for Bucks

 

 

Dec 01 2013

Patreon #5 – Organized Play Round Table

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Organized Play Round Table

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Hey Folks. For this special Patreon episode I’ve managed to coerce Teos Abadia and The Mad Wizard Merwin to join myself and the informant Rob Dorgan to lay the skinny on Organized Play on you. The conversation was quite good…hey, what the heck. I didn’t authorize thi… Pay no head to those words. They’re just a little interference in the signal. Anyways, enjoy the show.

Show Notes

Vault of the Dracolich

Shadowrun missions

Tales of the age 13th age

Ashes of Athas

D&D Encounters

 

Nov 27 2013

Episode #90 – The New Guy

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The New Guy

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Hey folks. This week Mark tracks down the Evil Hat, we hit the ussual spots in the show, and I venture into the Greenshirts lounge to converse with Gnome Illusionist Cannibal Phil, Colonel Myke, and Sean, we’ll figure out a nickname later, to talk about being the New Guy. Hope you enjoy and feel free to let us know.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Evil Beagle Games, Seeley and Kanes

0:47 – Intro

1:38 – Watercooler

Gaming Superstars Join Cubicle 7 for Call of Cthulhu London Kickstarter
Pete Figtree and Ruthless Diastema
Baulder’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition
Rite Publishing’s biggest sale of the year
Mike Mearls & Design Finesse.
Commander decks for MtG.
White Box & an excellent article on a history of OD&D and the supplements released for it.
Dungeons and Donuts
Magfest bundle
Argent the Consortium

13:56 – Gameroom

Gaming With Baby

Mark
D&D Encounters
Mobile Games

Chris
Elhal
Numenera
Bananagrams
Five Crowns

29:28 – Workshop  –  The New Guy

1:01:57 – Geekery

Mark
Doctor who 50th anniversary

Chris
Wrestling School Sunday on BS Radio.

Nov 20 2013

Episode #89 – The Long Game with Garrett Crowe

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The Long Game with Garrett Crowe

Threat detected

Hey Folks. This week we have Garrett Crowe on to talk about Threat Detected and his campaign he finally finished, after three years. All that’s left is to roll out the rest of the audio. So we’re gonna talk about really long games. Garrett is also here to hone Marks skill with the force so Mark can finally catch that Evil Hat.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Seeley and Kane’s Comics, Evil Beagle Games

0:41 – Intro
Jedi Master Garrett Crowe from Threat Detected

2:11 – Watercooler
Evil Beagle games Typhoon Relief Charity Bundle
Joan “The Game” Nobile is our New AOA&E (Audio Operations Advisors & Engineer.
Cthulhu Britanica kickstarter
Omega Zone
Amanda Valentines Daughter writes about gender discrimination.
Evil Hat Street Team Bump
The Corporia Kickstarter
Breaking down the Fate Core kickstarter financially
Eathbound Time Lords
Level 99’s newest game. Argent the Consortium

16:33 – Gameroom

Chris
Zombicide
Resistance
Smash up
Blood Bowl

Mark
Tomb of Horrors

Garrett
Doctor Who
Indiana Jones
Star Wars
Toon

25:56 – Workshop The Long Game – Chatting about long campaigns.

1:04:30 – Geekery

Chris – Constantine and the Flash coming on WB. Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, Daredevil, and the Defenders coming on Netflix.

Garrett – Turkey Day is back

Mark –  Arkahm Nights is a thing and in Toronto

 

Nov 13 2013

Episode #88 – Gaming & Relationships and Knapik is Deranged

 

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Gaming & Relationships and Knapik is Deranged

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Hey Folks. Chris here and we’ve got another installment of the show for you. This time we have a panel of folks who tell us all about their experiences as gamers with significant others and give some advice for being gamers and having healthy relationships. Mark also might be suffering from the effects of being beaten by the Evil Hat. There are a few audio glitches but that’s because Mark was wearing his aluminum foil hat.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games and Seeley and Kane’s Comics

0:53 – Intro
3:14 – Watercooler

The Actual Play Festival by Ginger Goat
We are all Strange Video
World Wide D&D Gameday is November 16th. Buffalo D&D Encounters Facebook Group
Father and Sun Galaxy
Garrett Crowe and Threat Detected
Prismatic Tsunami Quarterly
Eon Altar
Brimstone
Artimis Night at UB on the 3rd Monday of November

Level 99 games spot

17:05 – Gameroom

Gaming With Baby

Chris
Smash up
Ghosts
Ascension
King of Tokyo
La Strada
Elhal
SPI
Numenera
Blood Bowl

Mark
Shaintar
Dresden Files
Encounters

42:26 – Workshop: Gaming and Relationships at MiniCon

1:24:27 – Geekery

Thanksgiving Vampire Larp at the Buffalo Screening Room
The Age of Genre TV. Arrow and Dracula

Nov 07 2013

Episode #87 – The Strange with Bruce Cordell

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The Strange with Bruce Cordell

The Strange

Hello Folks. Chris here and we’ve got a good one for you today. The Prophet of Carter Morrison is here to tell you all about The Strange. Who’s the prophet you ask? Why it’s Bruce Cordell and think the interview is quiet good. We also have the return of the Marks favorite ass chapper as Tony returns for the second You Know What Really Chaps My Ass segment. Mark is also absent as he chases down the Evil Hat of Fred Hicks. Man is that Hat Evil. Enjoy.

Sponsors for the Show – Seeley and Kanes, Evil Beagle, Level 99 Games

0:49 – Intro

1:27 – Watercooler

Kickstarter and the dangers of international shipping
The Evil Hat Street Team is now a thing.
MiniCon at UB is on November 9th – Gaming and relationships, Rm 114 Baldy Hall, 7pm – 8pm. Board Gaming to follow.
Post World Games update:
Torchbearer is available to purchase in print now.
The Firefly Cover has be revealed from Margret Wies Productions
Table Top – Halloween Episode
Level 99 Games – Power Play

Seeley and Kanes Comics

10:18 – Gameroom

Chris
Dungeon World
Cards Against Humanity
Blood Bowl the Video Game
Ticket to Ride on Android
D&D Encounters

13:06 – Lounge

Bruce Cordell and The Strange

Evil Beagle Games – Colossal Clash

54:44 – You Know What Really Chaps My Ass

1:01:11 – Geekery
NanoWrimo

Oct 30 2013

Episode #86 – Horror Games and Con on the Cob Part II

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Horror Games and Con on the Cob Part II

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Hey Folks. Chris here and we’re gonna talk about horror RPGs you might be interested in picking up. I also have a chat I had with Lester Smith from Popcorn Press and a Fate discussion with Pete Figtree of Ruthless Diastema and Tom Flanagan from Knight of the Night.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Seeley and Kanes

0:50 – Intro
I got the Evil Hat from Fred Hicks but now it’s running loose in the house.

3:06 – Watercooler

How to run a small gaming business
The Devil’s Spine
Station 10
FFG is hiring
The 13th age SRD is now available
Level 99 Games Spot – Power play. Competitive Narrative Gaming.
Queen City Conquest Sept 19-21
Running Gagg

10:00 – Gameroom 

Gaming w/ baby

Chris
The Fate of Elhal – get to the monkey
Love Letter
Ticket to Ride
Kingdom Builder
Numenera
D&D Encounters

Mark
encounters tomb of horrors
dresden files

32:05 – Workshop – Creepy ass games

Call of Chthulu 

Trail of Chthulu

Tremulus 

Nights Black Agents

Silent Memories

Dread

Zombie Cinema

Final Girl

43:03 – Rest of Con on the Cob material

Lester Smith and Pop Corn Press
Core RPG

Pete Figtree and Tom Flannagan Fate Chat

1:40:59 – Geekery

Grimm and Doctor Who

Oct 24 2013

Episode #85 – Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob

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Fred Hicks and Con on the Cob

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Hey Folks. Today we have Fred Hicks from Evil Hat Productions and a bunch of interviews with people from Con on the Cob. I love me some Con on the Cob. Look for the Con on the Cob lost audio files which will be coming soon with a chat with Lester Smith from Popcorn Press and formerly of TSR.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Seeley and Kanes, and Evil Beagle Games

1:59 – Intro

3:18 – Watercooler

The Quest Kick Kickstarter
The Strange Kickstarter
Bones kickstarter 2
Obsidian portal News
Rob’s Game Group and Game Traders
Level 99 games spot – Noir is still on sale but you won’t get it before holloween.

10:03 – Gameroom

Gaming with Baby

Mark
D&D Encounters

Chris
D&D Encounters
Con on the Cob Recap
Eminent Domain
Dominion
Cantabury by Andrew Parks
1740 Demo 1740
Fate – Superheros with Knights of the Night’s Tom Flanagan and Ruthless Diastema’s Pete FIgtree
25:48 – On the Floor interviews
Growling Door Games
aer’feralen.com

1:06:57 – Lounge – Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions

2:01:21 – Geekery

Epic Rap battles of History
Con on the Cob Parties
God Strike Tempest

GST3 GST2 GST1 GST whole

Oct 17 2013

Episode #84 – Numenera

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084 – Numenera

Hello Folks, Today we’re taking a look at the ninth world even though Monte and Bruce decided to start a kickstarter for their new game called The Strange but you know what, it’s ok. They’re using the same rules for The Strange and I pretty much talked about how the Cypher system works, that’s what they’re calling it. Also gaming with baby, lots of news, and next week reports from Con on the Cob and an Interview with Fred Hicks, That’s right. I said Fred Hicks.

Sponsors for the Show – Level 99 Games, Seeley and Kanes

Patreon Shout Outs – Old School DM, Alex Swingle

1:30 – Intro 

2:59 – Watercooler

Apocalypse Prevention Inc 2
The Numenera Licence
Numenera Character Creation in Five Minutes or Less by Richard Malena
Fantasy Flight is opening a Game Center.
Monte Cook Games is developing a new game called The Strange.
Level 99 Games Battle Con Beta.   Tom Vassal Battle Con review
Atomic Robo RPG pushed back to early 2014
The Walking Mind – Rob Donahuges Blog talks about his FAE 2 Hack
Evil Hat’s 3rd Quarter numbers.
The Fate Freeport Companion has been released
Roll 20 Rugged Reroll
Pokemon XY

15:01 – Gameroom

Gaming with Baby

Chris
Kingdom Builder
Numenera – Character Creation and Intro to Play
D&D Encounters

Mark
D&D Encounter
Dresden Files
Shaintar Justice & Life

24:58 – Workshop – Talking Numenera

Numenera resources

Podcasts: Transmissions from the Ninth World, The Signal, Ninth World Chronicles AP Podcast, Knights of the Night are doing a Numenera AP currently
YouTube: Richard Malena’s YouTube Page
G+: The Numenera G+ Community
Web Sites: theninthworld.com, Ninth World Hub, Numenera.com, Rob Donoghue’s Blog Posts about Numenera, Monte Cooks Blog

53:57 – Geekery
It’s TV season: Arrow Season 2, Marvel Agents of shield Episode 3, Elementary end of season 1 and beginning of Season 2.
The Oatmeal.com on Christopher Columbus