Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Episode 16 - Fantasy vs Sci Fi

In this episode we discuss Fantasy and Science Fiction. Why do the two get lumped together? And why choose one over the other? Why do Fantasy authors seem to write thousands of pages of material? All this and more in our rambling conversation!

The file can be downloaded here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_16_64kb.mp3

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Episode 15 - Worst (Board and Card) Game Ever

In this episode, Neil, Dave, and Peter talk about their personal least favorite board and card games, as well as discussing games that just stray into questionable themes that make some people queasy.  What makes for a bad game?

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_15_64kb.mp3

Monday, October 27, 2014

Episode 14 - Challenges in Running an RPG: Linking Characters

In this episode we discuss one of the first hurdles any new GM runs into.  How do you link your characters effectively?  Do they just meet in a tavern?  Is there something else in common?  Or should you use game mechanics to help facilitate things?

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_14_64kb.mp3

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Episode 13 - Geek Music

In this episode, we discuss Geek Music. What is it?  Who are some of the bands that can be classified this way? And for that matter, what's a Geek in the first place?

I also attempted to insert some music clips about the bands we're talking about...it would be a shame to have an audio podcast and not have something as reference to listen to.


The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_13_64kb.mp3

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Episode 12 - Media Conversions

In this episode, we discuss various attempts to convert from one media to another. Adapting books to movies, movies to television, etc. How accurate does a conversion need to be?  And why did some particular projects fail?

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_12_64kb.mp3

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Episode 11 - Underappreciated Video Games

In this episode, we have a new panel member, and we discuss underappreciated video games, most of which seem to be at least 10 years old.  Then again, how would we know if they're underappreciated unless they've been out a while?

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_11_64kb.mp3

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Episode 10 - Comics and Society, Part 2

In this episode, we continue our discussion about the connections between Comics and Society.  And Dave admits to being Ent-ist.


The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_10_64kb.mp3

Friday, June 6, 2014

Episode 9 - Challenges in Running an RPG: Maintaining Momentum

As keeping a campaign going for a long stretch can be quite difficult, we discuss some of the difficulties in maintaining the momentum in a long term role playing campaign, for both the GM and the players themselves.

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_9_64kb.mp3

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Episode 8 - Comics and Society, Part 1

In this episode, we discuss the connection between comics and society, including the Comic Code Authority and the lack of a Wonder Woman movie.  And then we realize...we've run out of time, and need at least a second episode to cover more.

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_8_64kb.mp3

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Episode 7 - Joss Whedon

We were short one member for this episode where we discuss the work of Joss Whedon.  Thankfully, we had someone else step in to bring us back up to four people.

That and we talk about opera.  Curious.

File can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_7_64kb.mp3

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Episode 6 - Green Lantern

In our first episode completely focused on comic books, we take a close look at Green Lantern.  And...then we stray off topic a few times, as always.

The file can be found here:
 https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_6_64kb.mp3

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Episode 5 - Challenges in Running an RPG - Part 2

In a continuation of our discussion from Episode 4, we talk about 'Danger vs. Illusion of Danger', and we discuss the question of 'Why use a rule set at all?'

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_5_64kb.mp3

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Episode 4 - Challenges in Running an RPG - Part 1

Because there is no shortage of challenges in running an RPG, we've decided to tackle a few of them in what will be a recurring series of episodes.

In this particular episode, we discuss two reasons for the dreaded Total Party Kill (TPK).

The file can be found here:
https://googledrive.com/host/0B67E5vVHRnIINWZzVFZPbDJ6M00/Old_Geeks_Never_Die_Episode_4_64kb.mp3