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Galaxicus Space MMO! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 192 - July 13, 2019

Shane Plays! - 7/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Galaxicus, the unique space empire building MMO (previously MegaWars), with Crimson Leaf's David Baity. Space news, including V'ger(?) in our solar system, Uranus getting knocked around and Godzilla in the stars. A little geeky Silverlight and game dev chat.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 7/13/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Topic Notes:

Galaxicus on Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1019820/Galaxicus/

Galaxicus
https://galaxicus.com/

Astronomers spot 'Farout,' the most distant object in our solar system | CNET
https://www.cnet.com/news/astronomers-spot-farout-the-most-distant-object-in-our-solar-system/

Uranus was slammed by an object twice the size of Earth | BGR
https://bgr.com/2018/12/24/uranus-impact-simulation-history-research/

Godzilla Gets Official Constellation From NASA | Comicbook.com
https://comicbook.com/anime/2018/10/18/godzilla-anime-nasa-constellation/

Indie Dev Mathew Weymouth & Tenacity Online MMORPG! – Radio Show / Podcast Episode 139
https://shaneplays.com/indie-dev-mathew-weymouth-tenacity-online-mmorpg-radio-show-podcast-ep-139/

Mars or Bust (SpaceX & Elon Musk)! – Radio Show / Podcast Episode 138
https://shaneplays.com/mars-or-bust-spacex-elon-musk-falcon-heavy-radio-show-podcast-ep-138/


MegaTrekWars! - Radio Show / Podcast Episode 12
https://shaneplays.com/radio-show-podcast-episode-12-megatrekwars/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Wild Stars Rising! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 191 - July 6, 2019

Shane Plays! - 7/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sci-Fi fantasy pulp comic book novel Wild Stars IV: Wild Star Rising with author Michael Tierney and CIRSOVA magazine publisher P. Alexander. Spider-Man: Far From Home. MAD Magazine ceasing publication. Akira news.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 7/6/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the Galaxy Quest

Topic Notes:

Cirsova Presents: Wild Stars Rising
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cirsova-presents-wild-star-rising/x/19012395#/

Akira Is Getting a 4K Remaster, and a New Anime | i09
https://io9.gizmodo.com/akira-is-getting-a-4k-remaster-and-a-new-anime-1836127694

MAD Magazine to Cease Publication | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/07/04/mad-magazine-to-cease-publication/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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D&D Gets Classier with Morrus & Peter! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 190 - June 29, 2019

Shane Plays! - 7/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Russ "Morrus" Morrissey and Peter Coffey join for a classy chat on A Touch More Class: nine new, creative and fully playtested 5E classes from EN Publishing! Plus: Favorite D&D classes, what "class" is the D&D 5E game engine and guess the RPG Kickstarter "Balderdash" edition! Everyone makes unicorn noises.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/29/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the The Neverending Story trailer

Topic Notes:

A Touch More Class Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/a-touch-more-class-9-new-5th-edition-classes

EN5ider
https://www.patreon.com/ensider

Morrus' Unofficial RPG Talk Podcast
https://morrus.podbean.com/

Kickstarter "Balderdash game" links:
The ADVANCED RPG Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/beirdogames/the-advanced-a-complete-adaptable-tabletop-rpg-system
Adrift in the Dark: A 5th Edition One-Shot Duet https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1745780643/adrift-in-the-dark-a-5th-edition-one-shot-duet

Balderdash board game
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/163/balderdash

Shane Plays WOIN interview with Morrus
https://shaneplays.com/full-version-of-w-o-i-n-rpg-interview-with-russ-morrissey-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

Esper Genesis: Heroic Sci-Fi Role-Playing for 5E
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/113664363/esper-genesis-heroic-sci-fi-role-playing-for-5e/posts/2543622

GeneFunk 2090 (5E-based non-fantasy system)
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crisprmonkey/genefunk-2090


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Transformers Artist & Toy Designer Robby Musso, Angry Mike & Little Rock Comic Con! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 189 - June 22, 2019

Shane Plays! - 6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

It’s the annual Little Rock Comic Con pre-show with “Angry Mike” Tinnel and Transformers comics artist and Hasbro toy designer Robby Musso. Another Transformers/Ghostbusters toy mashup is coming. Shane likes the Batman vs Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated movie. How to say New Orleans like a cool local. Final Survivor: Westeros update. Muffin situation update from the Mobley Detective Agency.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/15/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the The Tranformers G1 animated series

Topic Notes:

Little Rock Comic Con
http://lrcomiccon.com

Little Rock Comic Con on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockComicConvention/

Robby Musso on Comic Vine
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/robby-musso/4040-50867/

Angry Mike on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGEKUAoYLAQPVLEFNUFTdKA

Transformers/Ghostbusters toy mashup hits San Diego Comic-Con | Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/deals/2019/6/17/18681872/ghostbusters-transformers-hasbro-action-figure-toy-comic-con-2019


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 188 - June 15, 2019

Shane Plays! - 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane’s report from North Texas RPG Con, a hidden gem for old school tabletop RPG gamers! Plus his interview with Mike and Elizabeth Stewart of Victorious RPG (“steampunk and super heroes in the Victorian era”), co-hosts of the Save for Half podcast and just all around swell folks!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/15/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the The Invisible Man (1933)

Topic Notes:

Note: Show sponsor Troll Lord Games publishes Victorious.

Victorious RPG – Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind
http://victoriousrpg.com

Victorious RPG on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/169398/Victorious-the-Role-Playing-Game?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

Save for Half Podcast
http://saveforhalf.com/

North Texas RPG Con
https://ntrpgcon.com/

Villains & Vigilantes 3.0 Mighty Protectors on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220501/VV-30-Mighty-Protectors?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

 

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

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Earthworm Jim & Creator Doug TenNapel! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 187 - June 8, 2019

Shane Plays! - 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Did you know Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel is also an Emmy-nominated animation producer and self-described multi-medium storyteller? We talk Doug’s new Earthworm Jim comic book project, his impressive career, the power of crowdfunding, taking care of your fans, G.K. Chesterton, geeky interests as relationship glue, making yourself Teflon when the culture is uncertain, and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/8/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the Earthworm Jim cartoon intro

Topic Notes:

Earthworm Jim the Comic Book! | Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/earthworm-jim-the-comic-book#/

Doug TenNapel IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855066/

Doug Moby Games
https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,27631/

Doug’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/tennapel

Audio Mullet (Doug’s podcast with Mike Nelson and Ethan Nicolle)
https://audiomullet.libsyn.com/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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UFOs & Other Weirdness: Art Bell Tribute! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 186 - May 25, 2019

Shane Plays! - 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tribute to Art Bell, paranormal talk radio host extraordinaire who challenged what the medium could be, gained millions of listeners, and was an interesting guy in his own right (while being surprisingly down to earth). Also: unexplained explosions and dead birds in an Arkansas town, and the US government admits they investigate UFOs. Wanna take a ride?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/25/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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SHOW NOTES

Music used:
Giorgio Moroder - Chase
From the soundtrack for 1978's Midnight Express
Art Bell’s opening theme for Coast to Coast AM

Topic Notes:

Art Bell’s Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

According to the New York Times, once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

Cost of Y2K Bug Fixes (Over $300 Billion with a B!):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem#Cost

Explosive sound that rattled windows in Beebe remains a mystery; probably not aliens, professor says | Arkansasas Online
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/feb/25/explosive-sound-beebe-mystery-residents-say-probab/

Beebe, AR: Repeated blackbird death incidents
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beebe,_Arkansas#Repeated_blackbird_death_incidents

Where are they now: Beebe Blackbirds | THV 11
https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/animal/where-are-they-now-beebe-blackbirds/91-614965981

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town | Boston.com
http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/31/dead_blackbirds_fall_again_in_arkansas_town/

Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft | NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/amp/ncna931381

'Oumuamua Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Oumuamua

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer's theory | Chicago Tribune
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-harvard-astronomer-aliens-20190204-story.html

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO | ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/newly-released-dod-video-purportedly-shows-navy-pilots/story?id=53671546

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs | FOX News
https://www.foxnews.com/science/pentagon-finally-admits-it-investigates-ufos

'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Time
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled | Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea4pk/the-navy-says-ufos-are-real-ufo-hunters-are-thrilled

What We Know About the Navy’s UFO Problem | Foxtrot Alpha
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/what-we-know-about-the-navy-s-ufo-problem-1835071834

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings on Almost 'Daily Basis' | Rolling Stone
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/ufo-navy-pilots-840902/

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

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Computer Role Playing Games (CRPGs) with Matt Barton!

Shane Plays! - 5/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane and Matt Barton of Matt Chat celebrate the release of their book Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition by, what else, talking CRPGs as they break down their favorite CRPGs, their biggest disappointments in the genre and their most anticipated upcoming title! Plus: when did Bioware first disappoint Shane, trolleys vs. buggies, how do you say renaissance, and Survivor: Westeros update.
(Podcast version has extra content not included in radio broadcast)

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/11/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
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http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Gather Your Party Mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXOpjgYMISw

Order Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Matt Barton Of Matt Chat Kills A Giant Rat In Ultima I
https://soundcloud.com/shane-plays/matt-barton-of-matt-chat-kills-a-giant-rat-in-ultima-i

Was that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones? | Chicago Sun-Times
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/6/18621694/was-that-a-starbucks-cup-in-game-of-thrones


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

 

 

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Avengers Endgame Assemble! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 184 - May 4, 2019

Shane Plays! - 5/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Avengers… ASSEMBLE! The gang of Michael Brown, William Brackeen and Richard McBain gets back together with Shane to geek out about Avengers: Endgame a year after geeking out about Avengers: Infinity War! What did they think, what were their favorite moments, and what are their theories moving forward with the MCU? Plus: is fanservice always a bad thing, big announcements from adventure fiction publisher Cirsova and a tribute to the evertall Peter Mayhew on Star Wars Day!
(Podcast version has extra content included in radio broadcast)

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/4/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Peter Mayhew talks Chewie (YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4we2HM7nMLw

Free Comic Book Day
https://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Game Goblins is partnering with Arkansas Childrens Hospital / Extra Life to help children in need. You can help!
https://gamegoblins.com/extra-life/

Avengers: Endgame Box Office Totals at Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=marvel2019.htm

‘Avengers: Endgame’: All the Box Office Records Broken in Debut Weekend
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/avengers-endgame-box-office-records-2-1203199781/

Avengers: Endgame Sees 85% More Repeat Viewings Than Infinity War Did on Fandango
https://comicbook.com/marvel/2019/05/02/avengers-endgame-85-percent-more-repeat-viewings-infinity-war/

'Avengers: Endgame' Easter Eggs: All Of the Callbacks to the MCU Phase 1
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/avengers-endgame-easter-eggs-mcu-phase-1.html/

Did You Catch These MCU Phase 3 Easter Eggs in 'Avengers: Endgame'?
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/mcu-phase-3-easter-eggs-avengers-endgame.html/

What Phase 4 looks like after Avengers: Endgame
https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/27/18484839/avengers-endgame-marvel-movies-mcu-phase-4-eternals-black-panther-gotg-vol-3

Avengers Endgame: Who's The Kid At The End?
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/avengers-endgame-whos-the-kid-at-the-end/1100-6466505/

"Avengers: Endgame" Had One TRUE Hero And It's Not Who You Think
https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/avengers-endgame-true-hero

Tony Stark's Most Iconic Moment In "Avengers: Endgame" Was A Last-Second Addition
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alliehayes/tony-stark-avengers-endgame-best-line

The Russo Brothers Try to Explain Captain America's Wild Avengers: Endgame Twist
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-russo-brothers-try-to-explain-captain-americas-wild-1834423270

84 Avengers: Endgame Easter Eggs & References You Might Have Missed
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/84-avengers-endgame-easter-eggs-and-references-you/2900-2738/?ftag=NLS-04-10aaa1d

33 Marvel Movie Moments That Are Referenced In "Avengers: Endgame"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/noradominick/avengers-endgame-details-references-other-marvel-movies


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

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Comics Update With Timothy Lim & Mark Pellegrini + Heroes & Angels ComiCon! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 183 - April 20, 2019

Shane Plays! - 4/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Heroes & Angels ComiCon 2019 is coming! Brandy "The Bulldog" Bullock gives the details on this fun event and the amazing organization that helps families of children with cancer behind it. Con guests Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini share their latest comics project updates, including Black Hops II, WALL-MIGHT: First Term Part II, and Kamen America. Plus zombies, The Walking Dead, Survivor: Westeros and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/20/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Monty Python and The Holy Grail

ninjaink (Timothy Lim) on DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/ninjaink

Mark Pellegrini on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Pellegrini/e/B072N1DZW2%3F

13 Lesser Known Found Footage Films That Just Might Restore Your Faith in the Genre | Dread Central
https://www.dreadcentral.com/top-10-lists/264367/13-lesser-known-found-footage-films-just-might-restore-faith-genre/

Heroes and Angels on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/heroesandangelscorp/

Heroes and Angels ComiCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Pre-order on Amazon now, releases May 12
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Converting Historical & Mythological Figures to D&D! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 182 - April 13, 2019

Shane Plays! - 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

RPG designer Mike Myler returns to talk about converting historical and mythological characters to D&D! He runs down Genghis Khan, then we take a look at Merlin for a spell. Plus D&D / RPG news, Shane and Zach speculate on Avengers: Endgame plot twists and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Mike’s Genghis Khan D&D 5E Conversion
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6212-Mythological-Figures-Genghis-Khan-(5E)

Mike’s Merlin D&D 5E conversion:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5494-Mythological-Figures-Merlin-Ambrosius-(5E)

EN World Mythological Figures
http://www.enworld.org/forum/list.php?category/56-Mythological-Figures

EN World EN5ider
https://www.patreon.com/ensider

D&D Ability Score Calculator
http://chicken-dinner.com/5e/5e-point-buy.html

Kickstarter update - Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Special
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalrole/critical-role-the-legend-of-vox-machina-animated-s

The #DnDSelfie: Why 'Dungeons & Dragons' players are posting selfies in spite of 'SNL' | Mashable
https://mashable.com/article/dungeons-and-dragons-saturday-night-live.amp

Chinese censors incinerate entire run of a kickstarted Call of Cthulhu RPG sourcebook | BoingBoing
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/25/the-sassoon-files.html

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Pre-order on Amazon now, releases May 12
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Heroes and Angels ComicCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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IndieCron & ComicsGate with Edwin Boyette! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 181 - April 6, 2019

Shane Plays! - 4/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Can ComicsGate have a positive side? Rising comics personality Edwin Boyette certainly thinks so! Shane and Edwin talk about comic book crowdfunding hub IndieCron, ComicsGate itself, why Edwin cares and what other cool stuff he has in the works, the safest way to respond to a swatting, being ruthlessly positive and A WHOLE LOT more including what the heck is a Geek Containment Unit??? Plus: Shane and Zach give their thoughts on Captain Marvel AKA The Goose Movie

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SHOW NOTES

IndieCron:
https://indiecron.com/

Edwin on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Edwin_Boyette

Edwin’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/HonoluluEdwin

Heroes and Angels ComicCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Random Shane Generator! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 180 - March 23, 2019

Shane Plays! - 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane gets random! Sabaton, the Swedish metal band acting as modern day bards! Hipster D&D! Google+ shutting down! Neon Buttstain RPG! Ray Bradbury in a prunes commercial! The (in)famous Orson Welles “Frozen Peas” outtakes! Lice, pink eye and the flu! Call of Cthulhu skit “Now That’s What I call A Sanity Check!” Star Wars Return of the Jedi reactions from 1983! More!

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SHOW NOTES

Songs used in this episode:

SABATON - The Last Stand 

SABATON - Uprising

SABATON - Winged Hussars 

Land of the Lost Season One Opening Credits & Theme Song

Topic notes:

Shane talks about the importance feedback and encouragement (or even discouragement) to a creator.

Sabaton YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/Sabaton

Sabaton History YouTube Channel
"The real history behind one Sabaton song every week"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw

D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #83 - THE FINALE! - The City of Spiders / Against the Demon Lords - SHANE PLAYS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxGvXCYm6jQ
D&D Out of the Abyss Notes Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_naiW6rw3tF1tbE4A2Uk40

D&D / RPG Skit: Now That’s What I Call A Sanity Check
https://shaneplays.com/dnd-cthulhu-rpg-skit-humor-skit-sketch-now-thats-what-i-call-a-sanity-check/
From Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk - #35 Sci-Fi Games with Ed Jowett
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/34-sci-fi-games-with-ed-jowett/

Shane Ponders: Lice, Pink Eye & The Flu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoOj4Iix27g

Ray Bradbury Sunsweet Prunes Commercial
“Brave New Prune” 1969
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoOj4Iix27g

Orson Welles - Frozen Peas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE
Frozen Peas Wikipedia entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Peas

Reactions to seeing "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" | Austin, TX 1983
KTBC FOX 7 Austin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ODqcl1WxE

Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Discord Channel:
https://discord.gg/cmMHRSP

Frequently asked questions about the Google+ shutdown
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723?hl=en

 

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Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 179 - March 2, 2019

Shane Plays! - 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AM

It's history in the making for both the Tarzan canon and adventure fiction itself as "Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She" premieres in Cirsova magazine, a collaboration by author and Edgar Rice Burroughs historian Michael Tierney to finish a story began by Burroughs himself (with the blessing of ERB, Inc.)! How did such a swingin' cool thing happen, and what were Michael's thoughts in approaching such an important project? More importantly, how many times does Shane play the Tarzan yell? Michael, Cirsova's P. Alexander and Critical Blast's R.J. Carter all join.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from “The first ever Tarzan Yell” (Elmo Lincoln, first actor to portray Tarzan in 1918)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL642ldL7O8

Tarzan Call / Yell used in intro and during show is the famous version by actor Johnny Weismuller

“Me Tarzan You Jane” chorus is from the song by The Fuzztones

Vastly Important Prepared Statement from Shane Plays:
Samoa is best Girl Scout cookie. I won't even fight you because it is ironclad beyond dispute and anyone who thinks otherwise obviously deserves my pity and comfort
#girlscoutcookies #provenfacts

The Traitor William Brackeen’s Girl Scout Cookies Poll on Facebook:
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215468757925095&id=1022652199

Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense: Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer 2019)
Premiere of Young Tarzan & The Mysterious She, a collaboration by Michael Tierney and Edgar Rice Burroughs (posthumously)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949313115/

Beyond the Farthest Star: new Edgar Rice Burroughs web comic with Michael Tierney & John Lucas coming soon
https://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/

Gods & Services anthology edited by R.J. Carter
Includes story by Michael Tierney
https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Services-R-J-Carter/dp/1722090790/

R J.'s Critical Blast relocation IndieGoGo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/books-for-critical-blast-crisis-relocation

Comic Book Heroes Spider-Man and Black Panther Win Big At Oscars 2019 | Geek Culture byline Germaine
https://geekculture.co/comic-book-heroes-spider-man-and-black-panther-win-big-at-oscars-2019

Morrus / EN World Job Opportunity
Closes March 8
Publishing Administrator
http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?657441-EN-Publishing-is-Hiring-Publishing-Administrator-(UK-Part-time)

 

 

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(There Is No) Section Zero 1959! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 178 - Feb 23, 2019

Shane Plays! - 2/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane and Bill may or may not discuss Karl Kesel’s bonkers fun Section Zero 1959 comic book Kickstarter (which doesn’t exist)! They almost talk about Mexican Spider-man! It’s the 10th anniversary of Matt Barton’s Matt Chat and Matt makes a special guest appearance. The Marvel / Netflix / Hulu thing. Plus geek news and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense! SPECIAL HUGS to Karl Kesel, who was scheduled to join but got laid low by pneumonia (or at least that’s the cover story the MiBs gave us while mashing a cigarette out in a very meaningful way).

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 2/23/2019

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Shane Plays ATOM RPG Early Access #3 - Otradnoye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HG3dzX3Ni4&t=1273s

Matt Barton’s Matt Chat: 10 Year Anniversary
https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8/featured

Listen as Matt Kills A Giant Rat in Ultima I
https://soundcloud.com/shane-plays/matt-barton-of-matt-chat-kills-a-giant-rat-in-ultima-i

Section Zero 1959 Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero-1959

Original Section Zero Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero

Hulu Could Revive The Cancelled Marvel-Netflix TV Shows, Eventually | ComingSoon.net
https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1039033-hulu-could-revive-the-cancelled-marvel-netflix-tv-shows-eventually

Season 3 Will Be the Last for FX Series 'Legion' | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/02/04/season-3-will-be-the-last-for-fx-series-legion/

DC Announces 'DCeased' | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/02/18/dc-comics-dceased-tom-taylor/

SPIDER-MAN's Greatest Mystery: How AMAZING FANTASY #15's Original Art Ended Up in the Library of Congress | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/43804-spider-man-s-greatest-mystery-how-the-amazing-fantasy-15-original-art-ended-up-in-the-library-of-congress.html

Did Mexican Comics Marry Off Gwen and Spidey Rather Than Kill Her? | CBR.com
https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-mexican-comics-gwen-stacy-married-instead-killed/

 

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Galaxy of Scoundrels! - Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 177 - Feb 16, 2019

Shane Plays! - 2/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Shane and guest co-host Richard McBain gab on a live remote from Game Goblins as they catch up with Little Rock Games for the Galactic Scoundrels release party! Plus Richard’s Top 5 geeky movies for 2019, a veritable cornucopia of geek news, and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back “Scoundrel” scene

Question from listener Chris Hardgrove:
Playing live stream style games online in Colombia

Richard’s Top 5 Geeky Movies for 2019
5. Ad Astra
4. Unnamed Terminator Sequel
3. Star Wars: Episode IX
2. John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum
1. Avengers: Endgame

Dragon Ball Super: Broly video release date: April 16 | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/02/16/dragon-ball-super-broly-blu-ray-dvd-release-date-united-states/

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has launched a kickstarter for another book in the Castles & Crusades Mythos Series!
Codex Egyptium is live! From Ra to Set, from temple to tomb, unlock the Gods of Ancient Egypt. Bring their otherworldly mythology to your gaming table. Don't miss out! As a bonus they've included the 2nd edition of Codex Celtarum as well!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-codex-aegyptus

Andrew from LootTheBoss reached out to me:
Kickstarter (ends March 3): Ultimate Player Race Creator - Endless 5E D&D Races
Make any playable Dungeons and Dragons race you can imagine with hundreds of racial traits to choose from
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loottheboss/ultimate-player-race-creator-end

Rian Johnson Confirms His Star Wars Trilogy Is Still Happening [UPDATED] | ScreenRant
https://screenrant.com/star-wars-rian-johnson-trilogy-canceled/

Episode IX's Shoot Comes to a Close as J.J. Abrams Posts an Emotional Cast Photo | io9
https://io9.gizmodo.com/episode-ixs-shoot-comes-to-a-close-as-j-j-abrams-posts-1832658505

'Masters of the Universe' Movie Filming Start Date and Location Revealed | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/02/12/masters-of-the-universe-production-start-date-location/

 

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GoBots! - Episode 176 - Feb 9, 2019

Shane Plays! - 2/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

The GoBots! Yep, that's right... those beloved (by some) transforming robots from the 80’s! The toys! The cartoon! The movie! The... Rock Lords?? Who came first: Leader-1 or Optimus Prime? Find out as Shane geeks out with GoBots fan Robin, plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Screwhead | Robot Chicken SNEAK PEEK | Adult Swim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIe62bGX2c

Mad Merv's new game: Apolune
Shane has Steam keys... email or tweet him
"Apolune is a minimalist, endless procedural evolutionary space war. Enjoy fighting wave after wave of enemy starships in a classic "2D" simulation that evolves and mutates as you fight on, victorious. Defend the Earth from hordes of vile aliens in your simple craft: point-and-shoot."
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1019150

Art & Arcana book by Mike Witwer & Jon Peterson is up for "Best Art Book" in 2019 Locus Poll and Survey
Locus is The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field - 30 time Hugo award winner
https://locusmag.com/2019-locus-poll-and-survey/

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Real Rocket Raccoon Passes Away; Chris Pratt Confirms James Gunn's Vol. 3 Script Still In Play | SyFy Wire
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/guardians-of-the-galaxy-real-rocket-raccoon-passes-away

GO-BOTS Return in All-New Comic Book Series | IDW
*IDW Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Classic Toy Line with a Sci-Fi Epic Written and Drawn by Tom Scioli
https://www.idwpublishing.com/go-bots-return-in-all-new-comic-book-series/

 

Gobots: Everything You Didn't Know | SyFy Wire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU

Hasbro Might Be Making A GOBOTS Movie | ComicBookMovie.com
*From 2015
https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/hasbro-might-be-making-a-gobots-movie-a114286
January 2015: "Hasbro has...filed documents to the United States Patent & Trademark Office for a new GoBots trademark under 'distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs' and 'Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith.'"

GoBots Timeline

Credit to:

GoBots: Everything You Didn't Know | SYFY WIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU
&
Wikipidia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobots

1982:
Machine Robo in Japan
(human-piloted mechanical machines)
Before Transformers!
“Friendly” and “Enemy” factions

1983:
Tonka licenses Machine Robo toy line for USA and calls them GoBots
A year before Transformers
Reconcepted as self-aware robots, not human piloted machines
Given names, not just numbers
Gobotron - home planet

September 1984
Transformers animated series
Transformers toys flood US toy stores

“Challenge of the Go-Bots”
Aired one season 1984 - 1985
Hannah - Barbera cartoon
65 episodes, 22 minutes each
1,430 minutes total
Cartoon introduced “Guardians” and the “Renegades” faction??
Voice actors:
Phil Hartman - Professor Baron (Von) Joy
Frank Welker (Megatron) - Scooter
Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) - Pincher

1985
Super Go-Bots
6” toys
New characters from show sold to expand line
Animated feature: “Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords”
New Rock Lords spinoff toy line from Tonka

1987
Go-Bots line ends

1991:
Hasbro buys by Tonka for $516 million
Go-Bots folded into Transformers toy line

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Traveller RPG! - Episode 175 - Feb 2, 2019

Shane Plays! - 2/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Traveller RPG! The Free Trader Beowulf is sending a distress signal... assuming your PC survives character creation, will you respond or head for adventure and fame in the Spinward Marches?! Shane and veteran Traveller GM and player David Elmore talk the original and influential hard sci-fi RPG! Plus RPG news and the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 2/2/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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GIVEAWAY

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https://twitter.com/ShanePlays/status/1091434676101832705

SHOW NOTES

Far Future Enterprises
Successor to Game Designers Workshop
Traveller resources on CD-ROM, etc.
https://www.farfuture.net/

Traveller Imperium map
https://travellermap.com/

What was happening to the Free Trader Beowulf?
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/traveller-what-was-happening-to-the-free-trader-beowulf.313278/

Traveller Beowulf Class Free Trader info
https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Beowulf_class_Free_Trader

D&D's 45th Birthday | Jon Peterson - Playing at the World
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2019/01/d-45th-birthday.html

Also: BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary & Shadowrun’s 30th Anniversary
(hat tip to Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk)

"I’m Sorry, But That’s What My Character Would Do" by Rick Neal
http://www.rickneal.ca/?p=86
FnordCon: Steve Jackson Games convention in Austin April 6-7
http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/December_31_2018/Our_Own_Convention

Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Core Rulebook and The Robot Wars adventure / supplement now available on DriveThru RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/87/EN-Publishing/subcategory/30390/Judge-Dredd--The-Worlds-of-2000-AD

Penny Arcade partners with Wizards of the Coast to publish official 'Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual' | GeekWire byline Tim Ellis
https://www.geekwire.com/2019/penny-arcade-partners-wizards-coast-publish-official-acquisitions-incorporated-dungeon-manual/


Footnotes added to Podcast version of show:

In Traveller, just like in reality, space is big. Really big. Really, really big. To get an idea, go to https://travellermap.com/

Classic Traveller is “hard sci-fi” of the 70s and early 80s. Computers were huge and home computers weren’t a widespread thing, no internet, etc. For example: Some ship schematics have large area for computers.

Lack of faster than light communications led to a more feudal / regional governmental system throughout the empire

Weapons run the range from rocks to firearms to lasers. Daggers and knives are still very common because you don’t want to use lasers or bullets on a ship

Ships usually carried a lot of sand. If enemy ships appeared, they could drop sand that would act as chaff / defense against lasers

No hit points, damage is deducted from attributes

Similar attributes to D&D, however instead of Wisdom and Charisma there was Education and

Social Standing. Those could be codified, where the other two are more subjective

No experience, no levels… advancement is through wealth, status, etc.

Skills CAN be changed during adventuring by going back college or joining the military, etc. Or the Imperium goes to war and veterans get called back to service.

Certain attributes can be changed during play… for example you marry into nobility

They chose six siders because people already had them at home and would not need to buy polyhedrals

Traveller appealed to David when he was younger because it cost less than the D&D books

 

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Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2019! - Jan 26, 2019

Shane Plays! - 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM

A listener favorite! It's the annual team up with Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2019 episode! Plus: Movie news, how did our picks from last year hold up, and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/26/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Unbreakable (2000):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EBi5Yxl12k

2018 Domestic Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2018&p=.htm

2018 Worldwide Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2018&p=.htm

The Biggest Movies To Watch In 2019 | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-the-biggest-movies-of-2019-glass-avengers-endg/2900-2414/  

2019 on the big screen | Cnet
https://www.cnet.com/pictures/2019-movies-to-geek-out-over/

2019 Movies: Avengers 4, Star Wars 9 and 42 Other Movies to Geek Out Over | IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01/01/2019-movies-marvel-avengers-4-star-wars-9   

Top 15 upcoming Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies 2019 2020 | IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls056104811/

Best New Sci-Fi Movies of 2019 & Beyond | NerdMuch
https://www.nerdmuch.com/movies/3578/new-sci-fi-movies/

Must See Movies of 2019 | Den of Geek
https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/276453/must-see-movies-2019

 

 

 

 

 

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly & Anime! - Jan 19, 2019

Shane Plays! - 1/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

It’s over 9,000!!! Finally, the Shane Plays Geek Talk anime episode! Dragon Ball Super: Broly is tearing up theaters and Shane and his fellow geeks have seen it… what do they think? Plus! We power up during the Arkansas Snowpocalypse for “intro to anime” tips on getting started with this popular form of entertainment. And! Bad jokes aplenty in addition to all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense. Thanks to Nik, Brent and Justin (of the Mobley Detective Agency) for their help making this show happen!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/19/2019

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Ghostbusters 2020 Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lT3LEimWk

New 'Ghostbusters' Sequel Set in Original Universe on the Way | byline Patrick Cavanaugh ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/01/16/ghostbusters-sequel-jason-reitman-reboot-bill-murray/

Ghostbusters teaser trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjqCRJmCPE

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Tops U.S. Box Office With Massive $7M+ Opening Day | Cartoon Brew byline Amid Amidi
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/box-office-report/breaking-dragon-ball-super-broly-tops-u-s-box-office-with-7m-opening-day-169290.html


Justin’s Introduction to Anime Notes
*Courtesy the Mobley Detective Agency
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15e2DArXmW6sTYWpDU_7_ATDrITEq2elUxkXPT8OClww/edit

Nik’s recommendations for new anime watchers:
Mob Psycho 100
Great Teacher Onizuka


Brent's recommendations for new anime watchers:
That Time I Got Reincarnated Into A Slime
Made in the Abyss - Brent’s reasoning (did not make it into broadcast or Krypton Radio version of show due to time constraints): It’s genre breaking, very focused on story and the the opposite kind of show than Dragon Ball to demonstrate the storytelling range in anime. Very cool visuals. Not recommended for kids.

Find anime (legally!):
Crunchyroll - https://www.crunchyroll.com/
Funimation - https://www.funimation.com/
Toonami (Adult Swim) - http://www.adultswim.com/toonami/
Anime Streaming Search Engine - https://because.moe

 

 

 

 

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