The Adventuring Party
Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.
 

This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Oisin

This week we look for your feedback on what classic module we should play and follow up with a review of the award winning boardgame, Camel Up. Give us your thoughts.

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20150422.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Oisin

It's time to put your minds at rest from our hosts taxing questions. This week our hosts give you the answers to our annual pub quiz.

Show notes:

  • 02:00: 13th Age
  • 06:24: Log Horizon
  • 07:00: Shadows of Brimstone 
  • 08:10: Eirtakon and Gascon *NB GASCON IS THIS WEEKEND! YOU SHOULD GO!
  • 09:06: Merchant of Venus
  • 09:20: If you haven't read/seen the Merchant of Venice, racism aside it is quite good. Man oh man is it racist though.
  • 10:04: Se7en
  • 12:25: Quantum Leap
  • 15:00: Uncooking an egg
  • 15:40: Keep moving, I really can't top Ice-creams "ouefficially" pun
  • 16:24: 419eater is the scamming the scammer site. 419 emails are your classic email from a Nigerian prince emails.
  • 16:55: Adventure Time 
  • 19:06: They are a little weird
  • 20:05: Paizo
  • 21:30: The Inner Light 
  • 22:23: Quote of the Episode "Advanced mind bending technology and one rocket"
  • 23:00: Our continuing mission, to waffle on about TNG for quite a while
  • 27:40: If wiki says it, it must be true
  • 28:15: I have no idea... we will have to hunt down Ice-cream with pitch forks on this one.
  • 29:53: Congratulations to Neil from Royal Oak, Michigan.
  • Do you think any noticed that the episode titles were listing 2014 for a while?

Answers:

  • Round Eoin: 
    1. The Prince of Shadows
    2. Shiroe from Log Horizon
    3. You get 1 movement and 1 grit point
  • Round Liam:
    1. Eirtakon and Gascon
    2. The Merchant of Venus
    3. Gwyneth Paltrow/Tracy Mills head
  • Round Graham:
    1. Professor Sebastian LoNegro
    2. Eggs
    3. Finn the Human
  • Round Humbug:
    1. Paizo
    2. From a Ressikan probe which was brought aboard the Enterprise
    3. Lt Cmdr Data
  • Round Ice-Cream:
    1. (500 miles + 500 more) + 1000 miles = 2000 miles
    2. Daniel Hall (aka Daniel Dream)
    3. Salt
Direct download: adventuringparty20150415.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00 AM

This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Oisin

Utterly broken and not even outside of the newly extended Con Crush. This week our hosts discuss what they got up to during Leprecon, Itzacon and Vaticon.

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Direct download: adventuringparty20150408.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Icecream

Special Guests: Girls Get Gaming

Before we get stuck into the million review episodes that are required after the Con Crush, let us all sit back and enjoy Part 2 of our interview with Irish gaming commentators Girls Get Gaming. This week, we further discuss how social media can be used to enrich the tabletop gaming and convention scene.

Show notes:

  • 2.06: Don't be ridiculous, Humbug, that number is never going to come up again.
  • 2.33: You heard it here first, folks! Eoin Burke believes we should round women up! He said more after that, but I wasn't listening. Was he suggesting mandatory sterilisation? More at 9.
  • 3.54: Warhorn
  • 4.24: We need to leverage the synergies in our core competencies, inspiring a snowballing community-driven viral campaign in key millennial demographics.
  • 4.51: “That sounds dreadful to me. I hate people; I don't want to debate them anonymously on twitter!”
  • 7.02: If you ever want to hear the Pyjama Porn story, ask me in person.
  • 11.27: I don't like Monopoly. It was designed bad on purpose.
  • 13.26: This was a real thing! Know your enemy, people.
  • 14.15: Mind how you go.
  • 16.41: Quote of the Episode: “'Don't expose yourself to other people' is a widely-accepted standard for society in general”
  • 17.56: Yeah, the Jane Austen thing lead to at least one arrest for death and/or rape threats. Which, sadly, has become sort of standard for social networking. Not the arrest part; that's still pretty rare. It's death/rape threats which have become commonplace.
  • 19.48: The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. - H. L. Mencken
  • 21.07: AWARD WINNING
  • 23.45: Man, I'm looking forward to XCon as well, it's going to be sweet. Or maybe Liam was saying ex-con, which would be less a guarantee of a good time. Although that largely depends on a) your definition of a good time and b) what they went to prison for in the first place.
  • 26.18: I was wrong! [citation needed]
  • 28.13: It's @adventuringpty – and if you've been listening to the closing scroll for the last four weeks, you'll notice that we have indeed updated it to include that information!
Direct download: adventuringparty20150401.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Icecream

Special Guests: Christine and Siobhan from Girls Get Gaming

After two weeks of getting them to pitch in on our Convention previews, this week we finally publish part 1 of our interview with Irish gaming commentators Girls Get Gaming.

Show notes:

  • 1.16: There was! Here it is! 
  • 2.37: Woah, woah, woah! What's with the hardball questions, David Frost?
  • 3.27: Quote of the Episode: “I feel passionately about keys explaining what all of the little card effects are”
  • 4.08: Will Wheaton's Tabletop
  • 9.11: FROM THE MISTS OF TIME... AMIGA POWER. The last issue had “The magazine with no future” on the front cover, in a beautifully morbid display
  • 11.15: This a time reference for the reference to time references. META!
  • 11.51: In my defence, it's only because Eoin is a powerful jerk.
  • 12.58: #blog
  • 13.23: #ConCrush
  • 23.10: This weeks Phrase of the Week is “Adderol-infected 15-year olds”. If you want to suggest... wait, sorry, thought I was Crash Course World History for a second there. Man, I wish. Damn that handsome dastard!
  • 24.16: Tropes vs. Women
  • 24.36: Kelly Sue DeConnick 
  • 32.31: “Social media isn't a horrible, terrifying place”
Direct download: adventuringparty20150325.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Brian, Ice-cream and Eoin

Special Guests: Christine and Siobhan from Girls Get Gaming

UCS’s games convention Vaticon is fast approaching, happening on the 27th to 29th of March, as it does. This week, the Adventuring Party joins forces with Irish gaming commentators Girls Get Gaming to discuss the whos, whats and happs (that’s short for “happenings”, if you’re curious) of the final convention in The Crush.

Show notes:

  • 0.30: Humbug and I are really bad at the five seconds of silence before the show. We find it almost impossible to keep a straight face.
  • 0.35: Christine and Siobhan are from Girls Get Gaming - check them out on their blog, Facebook and twitter!
  • 1.28: Academy of Eblana and IGoLRP - Ireland’s two on-going rubber-sword LRP events.
  • 7.49: Obligatory Dungeons and Donuts mention!
  • 10.48: The Deptford Mice. It’s so sad.
  • 12.10: Quote of the Episode: “Just empty out your wallet there… ooh, you’re playing Skaven. I’ll need two wallets”
  • 19.00: No space for your realism here, Chuckles!
  • 21.20: Oops, I meant to say Sonic there. Oh well.
  • 22.42: The Other Whisper

Discuss this episode on irishgaming.com

Direct download: adventuringparty20150318.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Icecream

Special guest stars: Christine and Siobhan from Girls Get Gaming

This week marks the first of a run of episodes which will be guest starring Irish gaming commenters Girls Get Gaming! Check out their blog, Facebook and twitter. This week, we talk about Itzacon, the upcoming and perennially popular Galway-based gaming convention.

Show notes:

  • 1.15: Itzacon website
  • 3.48: Ah, the obligatory Dungeons and Donuts reference!
  • 4.26: That was a good joke, and Eoin visibly enjoyed saying it.
  • 7.26: Quote of the Episode: "My business cards state that I am 'Flammibus the Red'; I specialize in cold magic. The 'Red' is a branding issue"
  • 7.58: #TeamCoffeyandIcecream
  • 8.33: God bless you, Humbug!
  • 8.38: It does not! The Stars My Destination actually opens with "He was one hundred and seventy days dying and not yet dead", but I needed a number of days and I just used the first one I thought of.
  • 12.28: Oh my God! Extra points! I'm going to spend them all on salt water taffy!
  • 13.37: Bride of Quote of the Episode: "It would be brilliant if that was SO meta, it was just a bad game! Just a terrible dungeon crawl! Hope everyone enjoyed it… SUCKERS!"
  • 15.34: Ugh… I was going to link to an example of a pig screaming here. But it's actually very upsetting, so I'm not going to.
  • 20.22: Pathfinder; the candidate you can trust.
  • 27.20: I think you'll find I won't.
  • 29.55: Stop trying to make Fetch happen.
  • 33.45: IGoLRP - the Irish Guild of Live Action Role-players

Discuss this episode on irishgaming.com

Direct download: adventuringparty20150311.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin, Humbug

This week we bring you a look at a Japanese town builder Machi Koro!

Show notes:

  • 1.00: Machi Koro
  • 18:30 - Dominion. Infamous for being a multiplayer game that has little to no interaction between players.
  • 18:43 - Quote of the episode "Are you playing with everyone or are you just playing with yourself?"
  • 21:30 - Harbor expansion
  • 24:30 - Millionaires Row

Discuss this episode on irishgaming.com

Direct download: adventuringparty20150304.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin, Humbug

This week we bring you a preview of Irelands oldest convention, Leprecon, now in it's 36th year!

Show notes:

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Direct download: adventuringparty20150225.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00 AM

This week's hosts: Liam, Humbug, Graham and Eoin

Do you like pub quizzes? Do you like money? Then compete in the 6th Annual Adventuring Party Pub Quiz for a fabulous €50 prize! As in, the prize itself is €50 in your local gaming store. Even if you live abroad - we'll sort it out with your local shop. We've mixed things up a bit this year, and instead of the usual hour-long slog through a billion questions, we're only asking three questions each. So this year is a much tighter 15-question affair. Go on, give it a go! Send your answers by email to party@theadventuringparty.net - the closing date for entries is midnight, March 17th.

 

Show notes:

  • 0.59: Oh man, "Most Regular" is pretty lame. Thank God we've got "Award Winning" to say now instead.
  • 1.41: Fabulous prizes! I'm not in this episode, I just wanted to join in. I felt left out!
  • 3.34: I'm guessing "Billy No-Mates"
  • 6.52: That's the only good bit in Expendables 2. Dreadful movie.
  • 8.40: I bet all this would be hilarious if I knew anything about Deadlands.
  • 10.20: Quote of the Episode: "I have consulted with my brain; and apparently the joke I wanted to make, I shouldn't make"
  • 17.38: This egg conversation has now ouefficially been going on for too long.
  • 21.41: You can just tell by Liam's laugh that he's thinking rude thoughts.
  • 22.23: I'm quite concerned about this, as I've received no picture. Good luck, everyone! (Oh wait, I've got it now. Crisis averted)
  • 24.10: It's God-damn uncanny.
  • 27.13: Liam is unstoppable this week!
  • 28.10: Send your answers to party@theadventuringparty.net

Discuss this episode on irishgaming.com

 

The Questions:

Round Eoin

1. In the 13th Age RPG, which Icon does not appear on the Kickstarter-exclusive Icon dice?

2. In a recent Anime series, which character is known as "The Villain with Glasses"?

3. In the recently released boardgames Shadows of Brimstone, what happens when you roll 1 on the movement dice?

 

Round Liam

1. What conventions did the Adventuring Party do panels at in 2014?

2. What game were we talking about when Icecream asked "is it remarkably racist against Space Jews?"

3. WHAT'S IN THE BOX!?

 

Round Graham

1. Who first came up with the theory of time travel that Dr. Samuel Beckett uses to leap around in Quantum Leap?

2. What breakfast food did scientists recently figure out how to uncork?

3. Which character in a popular children's/adult's cartoon can be called by the initials FTH?

 

Round Humbug

1. A boardgame and a games company have different names, but they both translate to the same phrase. What is that phrase?

2. Where did Captain Picard get his flute?

3. What is the rank of the pictured character?

 

Round Icecream

1. Why does the Proclaimers + Vanessa Cartlon = the Pretenders?

2. What comic book character can be heard, but not seen, in Deus Ex?

3. An abundance of what substance ruined Peg's porridge?

Direct download: adventuringparty20150218.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM