Hey 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.
Tag Archive: Evil Hat
Feb 04 2015
Jul 10 2014
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.
- L.U.G. Con (Let Us Game: All day and all night Convention!)
- Mechanical Bard: Ninth World Tales
- Evil Hat is looking for Playtesters for War of the Ashes
- D&D Basic Rules
- Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Fundamentals (D&D Boxed Game)
- Blood Bowl coming soon on iOS and Android
- Zombiecide Season 3
- Stray’s – Kid friendly Fate Accelerated
- Short Order Heroes – Locations:
- Ross & Sean’s Big Denver Adventure happening this week.
- Pro Level Gaming’s D&D Starter Launch Party
- Collectors Inn
Sunday July 13th – UFS demo’s at 2pm.
Saturday July 19th – Golem Arcana Demo’s at 3pm.
- The Mad Wizard’s article on Critical Hits: A D&D Lover’s guide to DW
- Dresden Files Accelerated RPG playtest should be live sometime towards the end of July.
- Hero Forge partners with Shapeways
- Encoded Designs is gearing up for a bunch of information in the next week or two.
- The Hood – slow start, but solid session, tensions building
- Airy Peaks – good god what a great session
- Shadowrun Returns – loving it, but had to rewind
- Minecraft – Diamonds Steve’s best friend.
- Airy Peaks,
- The Hood
- Shadowrun Returns
- 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/
- Drone films Fireworks
Mar 27 2014
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
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)
22:34 – The Garage — Multidimensional Dice
39:58 – Gameroom
Marvel Puzzle Quest
League of Legends
More Minecraft! On the iPad a well as PC
Scattagories (parents house)
Ticket to Ride (parents house)
52:03 – Workshop – Making story happen on the battle map.
1:09:26 – Geekery
Mar 20 2014
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.
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
Ross and Sean’s Big Denver Adventure
Around the Table
25:10 – Gameroom
Marvel Puzzle Quest
League of Legends
Dungeon World – The Airy Peaks
Savage Worlds: Elhal – The Harvest
Dungeon World – The Airy Peaks
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.
57:14 – Geekery
Veronica Mars Movie
Agents of Shield
The Boys (comic)
Mar 13 2014
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.
Batman Arkahm Knight
State of the Hat
Katana’s and Trench coats
Bruce Cordell on Ordering Art
Everyone is John
Nathan Poletta’s Wrestling Game
International Boardgame Day
The Queen City Conquest Kicksarter
Jan 16 2014
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.
0:33 – Intro
3:44 – Watercooler
- Evil Hat’s Fate adventure and campaign starter series through Pateron.
- Fate Boosts Revisited
- Numenera’s First Year
- Fractal adventure Idea’s and War of the Ashes
- Making Cards 3 ways with James Ernest from Cheap Ass Games
- Ted – Ed How to build a fictional world.
- Storyscape kickstarter launched
15:14 – Gameroom
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
Marvel Puzzle Quest
Final Fantasy IV the after years
Secret Tijuana Deathmatch
Nile De Luxor
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
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
- Thank you to Seeley and Kane’s comics for being a sponsor of the show.
- Roll 20 Year in Review
- Fate Codex Patron Project
- Corporation: Bloodstorm
- Red Fate Deck
- Nights Black Agents: Double Tap
- Iron Empires: Void
- Over The Edge Bundle of Holding
- The Power Hour Album by Ali Spagnola
- The Truth About Dungeons & Dragons
- Level 99 Games spot – BattleCon: Devestation of Indines
24:01 – Gameroom
Penny Arcade Card Game
Lords of Waterdeep
Breach & Clear
Halo: Reach, Halo 4, Batman: Arkham City
Scategories & Scategories Categories
40:42 – Workshop: What level are you playing your game at?
58:37 – Geekery
The Empire Strikes for Bucks
Dec 01 2013
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.
Nov 27 2013
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.
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
Argent the Consortium
13:56 – Gameroom
Gaming With Baby
29:28 – Workshop – The New Guy
1:01:57 – Geekery
Doctor who 50th anniversary
Wrestling School Sunday on BS Radio.
Nov 20 2013
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.
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
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
Tomb of Horrors
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
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.
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
Artimis Night at UB on the 3rd Monday of November
Level 99 games spot
17:05 – Gameroom
Gaming With Baby
King of Tokyo
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
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.
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
10:18 – Gameroom
Cards Against Humanity
Blood Bowl the Video Game
Ticket to Ride on Android
13:06 – Lounge
54:44 – You Know What Really Chaps My Ass
1:01:11 – Geekery
Oct 30 2013
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.
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
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
10:00 – Gameroom
Gaming w/ baby
The Fate of Elhal – get to the monkey
Ticket to Ride
encounters tomb of horrors
32:05 – Workshop – Creepy ass games
43:03 – Rest of Con on the Cob material
1:40:59 – Geekery
Grimm and Doctor Who
Oct 24 2013
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.
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
Con on the Cob Recap
Cantabury by Andrew Parks
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
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
Oct 17 2013
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.
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
15:01 – Gameroom
Gaming with Baby
Numenera – Character Creation and Intro to Play
Shaintar Justice & Life
24:58 – Workshop – Talking Numenera
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