All posts filed under “Star Wars

Episode 302: Caution: Groovy Pavement

This week the word is Groovy, since Andy just turned 59. The nerd discuss a few groovy topics, then Keith talks about AmberCon and a couple of games he played there using the No Dice, No Masters RPG system. Then Andy talks about running a playtest of Dustworld for a bunch of his friends on his birthday. Other topics include Jenny Nicholson’s videos, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and vintage LARP games. After lowering the spoiler curtain, they discuss Andor, Lower Decks, and the Peripheral.

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 301: The Hard Thing or the Easy Thing

This week the word is Cool, since Keith’s company is Kickstarting a game called Cool Cool Cool. They also discuss coolness in other games and coolness (and uncoolness) in general. Other topics include fist bumps, Crater Lake, Keith’s current Eberron game, and a new videogame he’s working on. Andy talks about the next Looney Labs release: Across America Fluxx. He also talks about buying a lawnmower, and Keith talks about his sword cabinet. Then they discuss the question of doing the Hard Thing or the Easy Thing. Keith talks about re-reading a classic called The Tain. Next they drop the spoiler curtain to discuss season 3 of Lower Decks at length, followed by discussions of Andor, Rings of Power, She-Hulk, and others. Lastly, Keith reports on things he’s heard about the Galactic Starcruiser.

Spoiler Warning: contains spoilers!

Episode 297: The Sun Came Up and They Held Hands

This week the word is Covid, since Keith just lost his membership in the never-had-Covid club. Keith talks about what Covid has been like, and also talks abut ordering a bunch of Giordano’s pizzas. Then they talk, yet again, about Star Trek vs. Star Wars. Eventually they move on to other shows and movies including Ghostbusters Afterlife and Dr. Strange before going back to the subject of Star Trek.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 296: Whozeewhatzit

This week the word is biweekly. First the nerds talk about their recent decision to slow down this podcast, by only recording it every other week (even though they will continue to talk weekly). Then Keith mentions that he thinks he’s caught Covid, after which he gives his live reactions to a new type of candy bar he discovered. Next, Keith recounts the latest action in his current D&D campaigns. Moving on to media, they talk about Taskmaster, the penultimate episode of This Is Us, Star Trek Strange New Worlds, The Orville, and the Obi-wan Kenobi series.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

Episode 295: John Dean vs. Godzilla

This week the word is discombobulation. First the nerds talk about post-travel discombobulation, since Andy just got back from his first big event in over 2 years, and Keith is still getting back into the groove after his recent trip to Utah. They talk in a non-spoilery way about the new Kenobi series, the new season of Stranger Things, The Time Traveler’s Wife, This Is Us, Shining Girls, For All Mankind, Gaslit, and Godzilla. Then they yammer about about gavels and mallets before dropping the spoiler curtain to talk about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and also Severance.

Warning: Contains Spoilers!

During this episode, the nerds talk about a bunch of funny star wars re-edits; here are the relevant links.

Episode 291: I’m a Doctor, Not a Mechanic

This week the word is cliffhanger. The nerds discuss various cliffhangers they’ve enjoyed, or not, and the problems of cliffhangers that end up never being resolved, or worse, having disappointing eventual resolutions, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Twin Peaks, and many others. Then Keith has another word to discuss, which is decoct, after which he talks his next D&D game, and Andy talks about his newest pyramid game, which he’s calling Green Queen. Andy also mentions a Star Trek fan film he enjoyed, called Doomsday. Then they drop the spoiler curtain to talk at length about Star Trek Picard and Severance.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 289: Thanks to these Puppies

This week the word is Consequences. After a quick shoutout to the concept album, the nerds discuss the importance of consequences in games and other forms of story-telling, with particular emphasis Star Trek and Phoenix: Dawn Command. Next Keith yammers about the expression, “Beyond the Pale,” and Andy talks a little about Galactic StarCruiser. Then they continue their discussion of House of Leaves, in particular, Expedition 5. Moving on to other media, they talk about Free Guy and The Adam Project, and Andy talks about playing games on BoardGameArena, in particular, Lost Cities. Lastly, they lower the spoiler curtain to discuss the newest episodes of Star Trek Discovery and Picard.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

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 285: Four Interesting Chickens

Blurb: This week the word is choices. The nerds start by discussing various difficult choices and how creating those is a goal of game designers. Keith talks about recent events in his role playing game that involved 4 chickens. Moving on to media, Keith talks about watching Yellow Jackets, and Andy talks about Station Eleven and Miracle Workers. Next they talk a bit about unusual tarot decks. After dropping the spoiler curtain, they discuss The Book of Boba Fett and Star Trek Prodigy. Andy also describes a scene from My Little Pony.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.

Episode 284: The Ultimate Nullifier

Blurb: This week the word is Galactus. The nerds start by discussing the giant Marvel character at great length. Next, after checking in with work stuff, they discuss recently rewatching the original Matrix movie. Then they really get into the spoilers, first talking about the book they’re both reading, House of Leaves, then a movie, Marvel’s Eternals, and a series, the Book of Boba Fett.

SPOILER WARNING: contains spoilers.