All posts filed under “Fluxx

Episode 274: Strange Rays from Outer Space

This week the word is Zombies. The nerds have a lot to say about zombies, and how they differ from other undead beings including vampires, ghosts, and reanimated corpses. After all that, Keith recaps the start of his Fugue State: Threshold campaign running via Twitch, and Andy again has things to say about Taskmaster. Next they talk about what book they should read next. Behind the spoiler curtain they talk about What If and Lower Decks.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 260: All the Liquid Nitrogen in the Soviet Union

This week the word is Chernobyl, and the nerds start by discussing various aspects of that and other big disasters. Andy talks about getting his first shot, and the nerds speculate about life after vaccination. Keith talks about Harley Quinn, and Andy talks about Infinity Train. Keith reports on the D&D campaign he’s doing on Patreon, and on the progress of the Kickstarter for Gloomier. He also talks about eating cookies on TikTok. Then Andy discusses the just-announced Wonderland Fluxx. Next come the spoilers, as they discuss Chapter 8 of S., episode 2 of Raised By Wolves, I Am Mother, episodes 2 & 3 of Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and lastly, the HBO mini-series, Chernobyl.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 233: Bitten By a Radioactive Wombat

This week the word is PublicDomain. The nerds talk about various aspects of Intellectual Property law, in particular discussing how a court ruling has affected portrayals of Sherlock Holmes. They also talk about Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and touch on work stuff, before bringing down the spoiler curtain to discuss the book, Life’s Lottery, and second season episodes of Homecoming and the Twilight Zone.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 207: Who’s a Good Space Dog?

This week the word is Russia, since Andy just got back from his first trip there and had a lot to talk about. Then Keith talks about his newly released Eberron book and the next one he’s working on. Keith wonders what’s up with the wasps and ants in his neighborhood, and talks about Jenn’s trip to China. Then they lower the spoiler curtain to discuss the first few episodes of The Mandalorian.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!

Episode 206: The Severed Arm of Chuck Palahniuk

This week the word is unreliable. They discuss unreliable narrators in popular media, trying not to get to spoilery until the last part of the show. Andy talks about his upcoming trip to Russia, and Keith tells the story of how he came to be in possession of an autographed rubber arm. Other topics include Galactus action figures, Keith’s new Eberron books, Math Fluxx 2.0, Tom Lehrer’s New Math song, and what Keith wants to do next with Gloom. Then they lower the spoiler curtain to further discuss unreliable narrator stories.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Episode 205: The Story of Cathawk Johnson

This week the word is Birthday, since they recorded it Andy’s. They talk about various birthday traditions and memories, including stories of birthday stunts by friends. Andy carries on for awhile about chocolate angel food cake. Keith passes on some stories from this year’s Essen Spiele courtesy of Jenn, and they talk a little more about Halloween. Keith talks about games he played at AmberCon. Then Keith gives Andy a spoiler-free overview of a couple of series he’s just gotten into, Castle Rock and Watchmen.

Episode 204: Gilligan’s Halloween

This week the word is Halloween. The nerds share childhood memories of the holiday, their favorite costumes, and such, and spend a lot of time reminiscing about times they cosplayed the castaways from Gilligan’s Island. Moving on to media, they discuss the newest trailer for Picard and news about other new Star Trek shows. Keith compares Trek factions to Hogwart’s houses. Then they discuss other upcoming new shows and movies, including Star Wars 9, along with a fan film called Fan-O-Rama, and lastly, more Gilligan stuff.

Episode 203: The Trouble with Space

This week the word is Space. The nerds talk about what space means to them. Other topics they cover include ideas like Fluxx Fluxx, magic with Magic cards, and how card tricks are possible now that never were before. Then they each talk about their current works in progress, raw cookie dough, and a recent ranking of the games in Pyramid Arcade. After the spoiler warning they discuss the Trek short The Trouble with Edward and episode 3 of season 4 of The Good Place.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Episode 202: The Adventure Place

This week the word is Adventure. The nerds talk about the definition of adventure and early computer games by that name. Keith talks about his progress on his Adventure Zone game, and Andy talks about converting the cardframes for older versions of Fluxx to the newer standard. A lengthy (and spoilery) discussion of Ken Grimwood’s book Replay then follows. Other topics include upcoming media, weird videos on the internet, and games by fast food restaurants. Lastly, they lower the spoiler curtain to discuss the first couple of episodes of season 4 of The Good Place.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Episode 201: Star Wars Wars

This week the word is Midichlorians. The nerds talk about what the new Star Wars movies might have been if Disney had taken the suggestions they’d gotten from George Lucas, and they debate which of the movies they think is the worst one. Keith talks about his current work projects, which leads the nerds discuss the differences between a storytelling game and a role playing game. Then Andy talks about Astronomy Fluxx, which is about to go to the printer. Lastly, they talk slightly about recent and upcoming media.