All posts filed under “Spoilers

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 196: Lab Coats and Watermelons

This week the word is Gen Con, which the nerds spend a lot of time discussing. But first Keith talks about being in Maine, and his distaste for lobster. They talk about the year 2020, seeing multiple people wearing a lab coat and carrying a watermelon, and zany stunts they used to do at sci-fi conventions before they each started a game company. Keith talks about his new project with the Adventure Zone, then they speculate more about the upcoming Picard series. Andy asks Keith to compare the gore factors on Stranger Things vs. The Boys, since Andy is very adverse to graphic depictions. Then Keith talks about the start of Season 3 of Legion, and Andy mentions a theory about Star Wars Episode 9 that’s been going around. After lowering the spoiler curtain, the discuss season 3 of Stranger Things.

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Episode 195: Bram Stoker’s Chocula

This week the word is Chocula, so the nerds talk about monster cereals and their mascots at some length. Then they talk a lot about previews for shows and movies they haven’t seen yet. Keith talks about a new Eberron book he’s working on, and Andy tells Keith about finally getting to hear live handpan music, and more recent episodes of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio show. Lastly they speculate about the new Star Trek: Picard series, including a discussion of the ending of Voyager.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS VINTAGE SPOILERS

Episode 194: Superman vs. Spiderman

This week the word is secret-identity. The nerds spend a lot of time discussing superhero secret identities in particular. Other topics include the technical reasons for Superman’s powers, the definition of the birthday season, Jumanji, August Fool’s Day, and the new Star Wars area at Disneyland. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss Spiderman: Far From Home at length.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Episode 192: Edifice not Oedipus

This week the word is Libraries. The nerds reminiscence about all the time they spent as youths going to the library, and how times have changed, even including the way we consume books. Keith describes a unique book experience called S and talks about new technology for reading comics. Andy tells the story of meeting Greykell in a library as a youth, and describes how that library building has just been torn down but the cool entrance artifact is being saved. Keith tells the story of how fake accents adopted during a model UN event led to an embarrassing incident in the library. Andy talks about getting ready to go to Origins, and Keith hints at the work he can’t talk about. Andy talks about watching old episodes of Star Trek Voyager again, working from a list of good and bad episodes he created by combining several notable episode lists. He also talks about getting caught up on Brooklyn Nine Nine. They conclude by discussing the word churlish.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS VINTAGE SPOILERS

Episode 191: The Escher Vessel

This week the word is Word. The nerds talk about a few of their favorite words, their favorite word games, and their favorite other uses for word-game tiles. Andy talks about going to New York City for Book Expo & Con and notes the differences between the book industry with the game industry. He also describes walking on the High Line and climbing The Vessel. Keith talks about work he can’t talk about. Keith talks about having seen “Chernobyl” and Andy talks about Jimmy Carter’s visit to Three Mile Island. After the spoiler warning, they discuss the new Twilight Zone episodes, “Wunderkind,” “Point of Origins,” and “Blurryman.”

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Episode 190: Let’s Build That Reactor!

This week the word is Zone. The nerds spend a lot of time discussing The Twilight Zone, since Keith has been re-watching classic episodes and Andy always has things to say about his favorite show of all time. Keith addresses the question of his own favorite Star Wars quote and gives predictions for the next Star Wars trilogy. After the spoiler warning, they discuss the Game of Thrones finale and the new Twilight Zone episodes “A Traveler” and “Six Degrees of Freedom.”

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS

Episode 188: Dammit Andy, I’m a Baker, not a Farmer!

This week the word is five. First the nerds talk a lot about The Tick, starting with the new Amazon series but encompassing all the adaptations. Keith talks about his garden, then explains the Discordian Law of Five. Then they talk a little about Star Trek movies, and Andy mentions that his new game Star Trek Chrono-Trek has gone to the printer. After the spoiler warning, they discuss the new Twilight Zone series, and at great length, Avengers: Endgame.

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Episode 187: My Dinner with Android

This week the word is expectations. The nerds talk about how expectations can make or break an experience, and discuss the impact of expectations on everything from Star Wars to Harry Potter, including the Twilight Zone and various role-playing games. After they spoiler warning, they discuss Game of Thrones, the Orville, and Avengers: Endgame.

SPOILER WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS