All posts filed under “D&D

Episode 305: I Like Laika

This week the word is Roof, since it happens that both of the nerds just got new rooves on their houses. Then they discuss the scandal currently roiling the D&D world (a situation that has continued to rapidly develop since this was recorded). After a bit of ranting on that, they move on to other topics. Keith talks about finally playing Gloomhaven, which they discuss at some length. Near the end they lower the spoiler curtain to discuss Taskmaster and Wednesday.

Spoiler Alert: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 303: The Sad Clown of Life

This week the word is Swamped, since Keith just has too much stuff going on right now. He reports on various projects, including the coin for the new version Illimat, the issue of guns in Eberron, Hero Forge minis wearing his hat, and a new micro RPG called Snow Globe. Moving on to other business, they discuss again the Dream Apart / Dream Askew games, how time used to work in D&D, social media upheaval, and Puddles singing Royals. Movie on to media, topics include Bullet Train, the Weird Al Movie, the board game about Rear Window, and movies that only make sense if you’re dreaming. After dropping the Spoiler Curtain, they discuss Andor season 1 at length, along with an episode of Star Trek Prodigy called “All the World’s a Stage.”

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 300: Visitors’ Cemetery

This week the word is Spartacus, for reasons that don’t entirely make sense. Keith talks about his recent travels, including visiting Italy, then Andy talks about his recent travels, including Burning Man. Topics of note include cemeteries, how Andy’s new game Dustworld played out, the naming of the Colosseum and the history of Venice, and foods on the menus in foreign McDonalds. Next Keith reports on his D&D campaign and the first expedition of the Eberron space program. Lastly, they talk a little about TV they’ve been watching, including Rings of Power, Andor, What We Do in the Shadows, and Lower Decks.

Episode 299: Galactus and Friends

This week the word is cartoons. The nerds discuss the differences between cartoons and comic books and why (or why not?) they each prefer one over the other. They talk a long time about comics and cartoons, movie adaptions thereof, the gore factor, and more. Then Keith talks about life stuff including chasing down a UPS truck, and reveals his ideas for incorporating the new Spelljammer stuff into Eberron. They each talk about the long trips they’re about to depart on, and yammer a little about shows they are watching, the games they are playing, and the books they are reading.

Episode 298: Trackanon Says “Dance!”

This week the word is Trackanon, which the nerds start by explaining. Then Andy talks about a tree that almost fell on his house and how he bought a chainsaw to cut it up with. He also carries out about the joy of Ryobi power tools and their interchangeable battery packs. Keith reports on various topics including the saga of his ten frozen Giordano’s pizzas and what’s currently going on in his D&D campaign. Other topics include the start of season 4 of Westworld, different styles of stand-up comedy, Zorak on “Intergalactic Love Connection,” the villainous roles of David Warner, a bar in Ithaca called the Rongovian Embassy, Mythic Quest’s “A Dark Quiet Death,” the Marvel Comic and Cinematic Universes, and Andy’s plans for the epic game he plans to run at Burning Man, called Dustworld.

Episode 292: Return of the Carbuncle

This week the word is Carbuncle (again). First, Keith reports on a very successful D&D session he just ran, featuring a carbuncle. Andy recommends that Keith watch a movie called The Endless, and Keith recommends Everything Everywhere All At Once, and also talks about a show called Servant. Then they discuss various late night talk shows they enjoy, and Keith mentions that a mysterious stranger has been sleeping in his car. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to complain quite a bit about Star Trek Picard.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 290: The Carbuncle Doesn’t Care

This week the word is carbuncle. No, not a painful collection of boils, but the old D&D creature that looks like an armadillo with a gemstone in its forehead, which the nerds were reminded of by a recent meme. The discussion includes other wacky monsters like the Nilbog and the Hell-Cow. Next, Keith gives a report on his D&D campaign, and challenges the assertion that Wheel of Fortune is “America’s Game.” Then they drop a series of spoiler curtains as they spend a lot of time talking about Star Trek Picard and Severance.

Episode 286: Thrilling Tales of Swords and Sorcery

This week the word is Eberron. Keith tells the story of how he won the D&D setting contest that made him famous, and they spend a lot of the show digging into those details, including Andy’s review of one of Keith’s Eberron books, Queen of Stone. Andy talks about The Man From Taured, and then they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss the end of season 1 of The Book of Boba Fett.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 277: The Ultimate Good Stuff

This week the word is Cookies. Topics include the crime of replacing chocolate chips with raisins, the recipe for Sweet Dream cookies, the best gluten-free flour substitute, rigging a baking contest during a D&D game, and biscuits vs scones. Then they get into a long discussion about discontinued candy and other lost foods. Moving on to media, they talk about Foundation and Dune and the importance of wacky side characters in huge epic dramas. They discuss a few other shows they’ve been watching, including, of course, Taskmaster. Lastly they briefly discuss Lower Decks and What If?

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 276: Break Me Off a Piece of that Squid-Kat Bar

This week the word is Quisling, for reasons that become clear only after Andy talks about watching old videos of Norm MacDonald. Keith talks about the Bar None candy bar raises the question of discontinued food products. Non-spoilery media topics include the movie Clue, Taskmaster, Only Murders in the Building, and the first few episodes of For All Mankind and Foundation. Next Andy talks about Chrononauts being discussed on the Sleep With Me podcast, which leads to a discussion of the euphemism, “bought the farm.” Keith talks about his D&D campaign and a custom miniature of his character he got from Hero Forge, then they vote another book off their list of book club candidates. After dropping the spoiler curtain, they discuss Lower Decks and What If?

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.