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Episode 135: I Was a Teenage Scamp

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First Keith reports on his recent trip to his hometown of Ithaca NY. Andy mentions that this year’s Burning Man theme is “I, Robot” and Keith tells Andy about a new game being designed by friends of his called Inhuman Conditions, which is about trying to determine if your opponent is a robot or a human. Then they talk about tattoos people have gotten featuring images from their games. Andy tells Keith about a memorable hand of Action Cats! Then they spend more than half the show talking about Star Trek: Discovery, which Keith has finally gotten caught up on.

Episode 134: The Kevin Test

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First Keith talks about how things went in the first session of his new D&D campaign, and about a D&D event he just returned from called Level Eater 8. Keith mentions a couple who went looking for a dog they could call Kevin. Andy mourns the passing of Joe Frank, recommends a book by Roz Chast called Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, and asks if Keith has thought about going to Burning Man. Keith tells a morbid story, then they get into a big discussion about Star Trek Discovery, including some minor spoilers. Behind the spoiler curtain they also discuss The Good Place, Electric Dreams, and Black Mirror.

SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers inside.

Episode 133: The Waffle Report

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First Keith talks about a new D&D campaign he’s starting up, which he’s going to be running “sandbox-style,” and Andy mentions At Your Service, a book of sandbox-style adventures Keith wrote for the Over The Edge RPG system. Andy talks about sending Get the MacGuffin and Anatomy Fluxx off to the printer, and Keith talks about the Action Cats! expansion for which Andy submitted a new photo. Then Andy follows-up on the story he told last week about a mysterious cat that showed up on his doorstep. Andy also announces the pending release of Russian Star Wars Fluxx. This inevitably leads to another round of Star Wars discussions, followed by some talk about Star Trek, Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, 24, and the endings of TV series in general. Lastly, behind the spoiler curtain, they discuss several episodes of Electric Dreams.

SPOILER WARNING: Spoilers Inside!

Episode 130: The Abandoned Universe

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First Andy and Keith talk about various subjects ranging from Harry Potter, the holidays, role-playing character motivations, The Twilight Zone, Over the Edge, and the concept of a Mary Sue character. This gets them talking again about the new Star Wars movie, which they discuss at length, again, mostly avoiding spoilers until near the end. Other topics along the way include Star Trek, The Sarah Conner Chronicles, Thor: Ragnarok, Knights of the Old Republic, Battlestar Galactica, and Lost.

Episode 129: Two Crusty Looks at the War in the Stars

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Andy and Keith spend the entire hour talking about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. They have opinions.

Episode 128: Now You’re Cooking With Li’l Keith

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First, Keith talks about cooking Ellen’s Jambalaya. Andy talks about being in the Sweet Spot on the game design process, and talks a little about his 31st pyramid game. After some discussion of the Three Wise Men, the wise guys talk about some Star Wars related videos they’ve been watching in preparation for the release of Episode 8. Andy just received his copy of Action Cats! so they discuss cats. Andy talks a little about the Pyramid People Executive Retreat, and whines about a toothache. Keith rants at length about things he disliked in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 during his second viewing. Andy talks about watching Back to the Future 2 & 3 in French with his friend Bonnie, who’s moving to a French-speaking country soon, and Keith talks about a new show he’s looking forward to, called Counterpart. Lastly, they discuss the latest episodes of Legends of Tomorrow.

Episode 127: Call of the Mild

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First, Keith talks about buying an old book, using gold coins, at an estate sale, about a dog called Kazan. Andy praises Goodloe’s cartoons and Keith suggests making a custom version of Loonacy featuring some of the best ones. Andy talks about his attempt to write a novel during NaNoWriMo. Andy talks about a couple of new Fluxxes in the works, one for a licensed-theme he can’t talk about yet, and one about human anatomy. Andy also reports on the progress of Get the MacGuffin, and Keith talks about possibilities for the next Gloom release. Then they discuss the upcoming new Star Wars movie, rumors about a Star Trek movie, the final episode of Star Trek Continues, and the most recent episode of the Orville, called New Dimensions. Keith can’t get over his issues with Thor 3. Andy talks about the movie Tomorrowland, and rants, again, about the failure of Mad Men to properly feature the New York World’s Fair. The guys also discuss/complain about Star Trek Discovery, Designated Survivor, and Mr. Robot. Lastly, Andy talks a little about Future Man and Keith talks a little about Runaways.

Episode 126: The Blinovitch Effect

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Keith and Andy have just returned from PAX Unplugged and they discuss the event at length. Keith talks about debuting his new games, Illimat and Action Cats! and Scott Pilgrim, and Andy talks about his new releases, Doctor Who Fluxx and Zendo. They also talk about various other games and game-related items they noticed during the convention. They spend the whole episode talking about game design stuff!

Episode 125: Asgardians of the Galaxy

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First Andy goes through a few items of old business, mostly media related, including the new movie Loving Vincent and the older movies Sound of Her Voice, and What We Do in the Shadows. Andy mentions his 3-phase breakdown of working on a project, and they each talk about the books they have written. Then they talk about work, and how great it is to be working with the printer Delano, who printed both Doctor Who Fluxx and Action Cats! But they spend most of the episode discussing Thor: Ragnarok in great detail.

Episode 124: An Entire Planet Modeled After ME

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First Keith talks about the new Thor movie, which Andy hasn’t seen yet, then they continue to discuss The Orville and Star Trek Discovery. Topics include the classic Trek trope of the character who’s an outsider who wishes to be an insider, Harry Mudd version 2.0, and the expectations of new stories set in an existing universe. This leads to a discussion of Minority Report, Tomorrowland, and utopias vs dystopias in general. Then Keith talks about the games he ran and played at AmberCon, including a new Phoenix adventure, and Andy talks about playing games at GameHoleCon. Lastly they discuss season 2 of Stranger Things.