All posts filed under “Eberron

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 248: Baby Yoda Gets the Cookies

This week the word is Heroes. The nerds talk about their favorite heroes, what makes for a good hero, etc. As with last week’s discussion of villains, they have a lot to say (including more about villains). Then Keith talks about the Eberron campaign he’s running for his Patreon subscribers. Moving on to media, they talk a little about Schitt’s Creek before dropping the spoiler curtain to discuss the newest episodes of Star Trek Discovery and The Mandalorian.

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 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.

Episode 200: The Bison & Tennille

This week the word is Bicentennial. The nerds reflect on having recorded 200 of these shows, and share their memories of the national bicentennial in 1976. Then they talk about the custom Loonacy deck, featuring 24 of Goodloe’s cartoons of Keith & Andy, which superfan Leila put together for the occasion, and which you can actually buy! Andy reports on the status of the newest Fluxx decks in production, and talks about what subject matter he won’t consider turning into a version of Fluxx. Andy talks about Rick & Morty Fluxx, which has just been released, but only in Polish. Keith talks about a show called Nikita, which leads to discussions of other remakes, reboots, and spin-offs, and Andy mentions enjoying a web series with a real lawyer reacting to fictional legal proceedings.

Episode 197: Apocryphal Lobster

This time the nerds just ramble a lot about various subjects, starting with lobsters, about which they find a lot to say. Other topics they discuss include the finer points of the meaning of the word apocryphal, humanity’s unique ability to tell stories, good dogs & Action Pups, Weird Al’s song about foil, and the Lego movies. Other media topics include Booksmart, Dark, Fleabag, and Killing Eve. Lastly, Keith tells Andy about Quiplash and other Jackbox games.