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

This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian.

This week, we talk about the slummingist con of all, Hobocon, taking place on the 3rd to the 5th of June. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160525.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian

This week, we review the games, Skulls and '... And Then We Held Hands'. 

Show notes:

  • 01:03 - Skulls in the form of Beermats
  • 02:10 - Where Brian Reminisces about wrecking Skulls
  • 04:40 - Where we know Ian put a skull down from the Look of him
  • 05:07 - It's not playing wrong, it's "Playing a variant".
  • 05:41 - The philosophical proof that Eoin is not an idiot... maybe
  • 06:48 - It's all in the bluff
  • 07:55 - Lame duck in the corner
  • 09:10 - Mexican day of the dead motif
  • 09:58 - Heavy cardboard beermats
  • 11:17 - Taking everyone by surprise
  • 12:59 - Where Eoin dissects the Meta game
  • 14:25 - Ian suggests making bets
  • 14:56 - ...and then we held hands
  • 16:55 - content, malice, cold and betrayal
  • 17:59 - it's all about the nodes
  • 20:00 - where Sean reaches an emotionally balanced state
  • 23:31 - where the largest problem is discovered
  • 26:37 - running out of nodes
  • 28.57 - quote of the episode : "that's something I probably should have looked up ahead of time"
Direct download: adventuringparty20160518.mp3
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This week, the party discuss dealing with sensitive topics, crossing the line, and triggers.

Show notes:

01:50 - Personal Space Invaders
02:45 - Rules of engagement.
04:00 - Establishing consent.
06:20 - Traffic Light Signalling.
09:10 - Stranger Danger.
10:20 - Trigger Warnings.
10:35 - Hunter: The Vigil
11:30 - If you know, drop us a line!
12:00 - No goats were harmed in the recording of this episode.
12:50 - Mature themes.
14:30 - Matureness and depth.
16:20 - Maintaining Character.
17:00 - Ratings.
17:20 - No sex workers were harmed in the recording of this episode.
17:50 - Deadpool loves his Chimichangas.
18:30 - Minors in Larps.
19:15 - NO TOUCHING!
19:40 - Giant cuddly Lion.
20:20 - Creative Solutions.
21:20 - Legal rules.
21:40 - Full body searches.
22:40 - Codes of Conduct.
23:20 - Electroshock Laser Tag.
25:20 - Vaticon
26:10 - Permission slips.
26:30 - Minors and consent.
27:55 - Tomb robbing and murder. - A Fantasy RPG.
28:15 - Three Strike Rule.
29:30 - Big larps have it easier.
31:30 - When in doubt, rewrite it.
34:30 - JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER.

Quote of the Episode:
"Unless you've got a problem with tomb robbing and murdering people, which most people seem to be fine with, you're going to be okay."

Direct download: adventuringparty20160511.mp3
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This week's hosts: Brian, Eoin, Liam and Mary

This week, we discuss when, why and if you should surrender inRPGs.

 Show notes:

  • 00:13    Just kidding, we merely discuss givingup.
  • 00:31    Copyright pending. (SpinOff 1, OriginalTopic)
  • 00:39    The party that flee together, DnDtogether
  • 00:51    DnD reference at under 1 minute
  • 00:59    Not the sound of Eoin coughing, "WFRP"is actually short for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play
  • 01:06    BigBad
  • 02:24    Notice Eoin quickly shying away fromfractions here.
  • 03:53    "shshhshkkssghss" according to googletranslate this is Air Elementalese for "Run you fools!" either thator "Dibs on the last slice of Pizza"
  • 05:07    Looting the corpses of your fallencomrades is a time honoured tradition among adventurers (andextremely pragmatic).
  • 06:42    Sweepthe Leg
  • 06:52    Flip it!
  • 07:07    Firefly - Serenity
  • 08:22    Flip it 2!
  • 08:27    Still technically part of the lastflip, I will refer to this as "Flip it 2A".
  • 13:35    Sometimes your party just needs tofail to trigger more plot.
  • 14:40    Note, Eoin does not ask about takingcharacters hostage, he asks about "players", make of that what youwill....
  • 15:50    Quote of the episode "Mercy, we'll workwith you... you're our new overlord!"
  • 17:48    Star Wars Roleplaying game, released as(what else but) a trilogy, in the form of Edge of the Empire (2013), Age of Rebellion (2014) and Force and Destiny (2015)
  • 19:26    Fellow host Stu, sure he doesn't showup often (his last pub quiz round was in 2014) but thats why we allstill like him right?
  • 19:30    FLIP it 3!
  • 20:12    I believe the silence here represents"What the hell guys!"
  • 21:02    At this stage methinks Eoin is flat outdescribing Railroading
  • 22:01    The "Die Evildoers" was actually thesound of the Podcasters in the next room, but our party hadn't metthem yet....
  • 22:18    Determinatorsvs CombatPragmatists
  • 23:34    RocksFall, Everyone Dies!
  • 23:42    Wow, that was such a sad and defeatedsigh from Mary, I can only assume she has unknowingly walked intoDragons Lairs in the past
  • 24:00    Meta-Annoyance from Liam
  • 24:43    Paranoia
  • 25:28    SunkCost Fallacy, or as I like to call it, my PhD.
  • 27:13    Don't worry it was all just a dream,Bobbydidn't really get hit by that car :)
  • 29:58    Who doesn't have a story about ahalfling beginning negotiations by loosing an arrow into the lizardambassadors face?
  • 33:11   AMacGuffin or possibly in this case actually a Sword of Plot Advancement
Direct download: adventuringparty20160504.mp3
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This weeks hosts are Liam, Ian and Feargal.

 

This week we take a look at the many gaming events happening in the coming week.

 

  • 00:40 - Table Top Day
  • 01:06 - IGA Beginners Games Night
  • 02:40 - Nerdai
  • 02:48 - Noncon
  • 03:04 - No... Seriously... We're not joking... It's free.
  • 04:40 - The fiscal reality of Convention tickets
  • 05:20 - Committee fat cats
  • 06:00 - The best Marvel TV show ever.
  • 06:15 - Spy warning, we're warning you about our spies
  • 07:42 - Where Liam does not in any way admit to playing diplomacy by email in work
  • 07:55 - A public service announcement about transport options for Noncon
  • 08:40 - Knavecon
  • 08:51 - Victor Gannon
  • 08:58 - The beginning of link in the show notes
  • 09:40 - Tabletop Day Info
  • 10:08 - Rampant Speculation
  • 10:35- The controversial portion of this weeks podcast
  • 11:15 - A commentary on UK competition regulation
  • 12:00 - Gamersworld
  • 12:22 - FringeLab
  • 13:22 - The son of links in the show notes
  • 14:05 - The Cork absorbtion theory
  • 14:48 - Where we advise our listeners to roam the streets of Cork listening for the sound of rolling dice
  • 15:12 - Girls Get Gaming Table Top Tuesdays
  • 15:26 - The Black Sheep
  • 16:34 - Dresden Files Larp
  • 19:25 - Monkshood Meadows
  • 21:30 - Dublin Dark Heresy
  • 23:08 - Quote of the episode "We're going to start our own game, with blackjack and chaos priests!"
  • 24:38 - Alfie Byrnes
  • 25:26 - The Return of the son of links in the show notes
  • 25:50 - The secret to a good gaming venue
  • 26:30 - Your Game
  • 26:50 - Are you setting up a game in Dublin and need to source a venue? We know a guy
  • 28:27 - Hunter:The Vigil
  • 30:05 - Wargame figures Kickstarter
  • 30:44 - The return of the bride of the son of links in the show notes
  • 32:03 - Where I apologise to myself for all the links I'm going to have to put in the show notes


 

Direct download: adventuringparty20160427.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Mary & Liam

This week, we take a look back at the cons so far this year. 

Show notes:

  • 00:50 - The bittersweet end of the crush
  • 01:16 - Leprecon
  • 01:25 - Guildball
  • 03:25 - The secret to making soccer more palatable to Americans
  • 04:20 - Eoin's attempt at either a scottish or russian accent
  • 04:50 - An invisible creature in an antimagic field with pounce... oh my
  • 05:15 - Crossroads Larp
  • 09:10 - Quote of the week "There was a small instance of 'A man has been shot in the corner but the Larp is still going on' Syndrome"
  • 10:20 - Breakdown of LCG issue statistics... or something
  • 10:40 - Itzacon
  • 11:15 - Keep talking an no one explodes
  • 12:35 - D12 Discount from Dungeons and Donuts
  • 13:20 - "Swear Word"
  • 13:35 - Trapped in Galway... almost
  • 13:53 - Codenames
  • 14:02 - Zia: Legends of Drift
  • 14:20 -Vaugely looking for a bake sale
  • 15:20 - Darkside Detective eludes Liam
  • 15:58 - D&D Spelldecks
  • 16:47 - Hardworking 'Pass without trace' spell
  • 17:25 - Seasons
  • 18:09 - Galaxy Trucker
  • 19:35 - The Vaticon Journey to Galway
  • 19:53 - Juggling at Vaticon
  • 20:20 - Milk & Cookies
  • 21:00 - What not to do in an escape room
  • 22:25 - Pro Wrestling Entertainment Circuit Spring Super Slam Larp
  • 24:35 - Gilgamesh
  • 24:55 - Crutches on wet floors
  • 27:40 - Gunfight
  • 30:05 - The Midway Larp is Funded!!
  • 30:40 - Armour plated wheelchair
  • 31:50 - Kong Kon
  • 32:00 - *Controversy*
Direct download: adventuringparty20160420.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin, Mary, Brian

This week, we bring you a review of two popular card games with teamworking elements, Hanabi and Codenames. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160413.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Liam, Ian, Cathal, Sean

This week, we discuss constructing combat encounters in RPGs.

 Show notes:

  • 00:35    Previous Podcast in question
  • 01:18    True! Tis actually the first line in its Wikipedia Entry
  • 08:11    Spin off 2, Spin off Harder, COMING SOON! (Maybe)
  • 08:59    5th ed DnD
  • 12:18    Sean doesn't like to let his players plan....
  • 12:54    Pathfinder
  • 13:07    Maths Magic
  • 14:23    Note the use of the word "necessarily"
  • 15:10    The Adventuring Party featuring music by "Ice Cream Van Man"
  • 15:24    Thanos "It was only a matter of time before she gained the upper hand. She possesses the power infinite. With such might, any dullard would eventually prove victorious"
  • 16:15    Gumshoe!!! First non DnD related game mentioned today!
  • 21:08    Mechwarrior RPG
  • 22:25    Paizo can be a little strict about its PFS!
  • 23:15    DND (4th Ed this time!)
  • 26:14    "One week I wasn't there and they ended up being attacked by a giant monster which they evetually managed to make blind and depressed... so it wandered off"
  • 27:03    I'm pretty sure there was a ghost in the background at this point, but I killed it with editing, so don't worry fair listeners, for it shall be only I the mighty Ed Itor who suffers any curse from hearing these ghastly whispers!
  • 27:57    I'm sure we can also expect an episode on "Real life things not to do if you don't want your GM to kill your character"
  • 29:52   Shadowrun
  • 32:13    The pain Eoin expresses at the loss of his NPCs here is truly heartfelt, you should have seen the hand wringing.
  • 33:55    Ah, Sean clearly follows the Zap Brannigan school of battle planning...
  • 34:52   Cortex Plus
  • 37:05    The TLDR section of the podcast, or should that be TLDL?
  • 37:47    Ah communication... Future episodes will just start with pointing out the necessity of this and then promptly end.
Direct download: adventuringparty20160406.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Liam, Cathal, Sean

This week, we talk to Cian from the Irish Go Association about the game of Go. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160330.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Liam, Ian, Cathal, Sean.

This week, we talk about UCDs gaming convention, Vaticon taking place on the 1st to the 3rd of April. 

Show notes:

  • 00:30 - Vaticons functioning website
  • 05:12 - Quote of the episode "Those are some awfully oxygen dependent children you have there"
  • 07:00 - Jazz age call of Cthulhu
  • 10:00 - Listeners stop listening for a while.
  • 10:05 - Vaticon committee, really stop listening for a while.
  • 10:58 - Start listening again.
  • 12:00 - Totally failing to remember the Team Rocket entrance speech
  • 13:50 - Paranoia!
  • 17:19 - Apology at 17:23
  • 17:23 - Apology
  • 18:24 - We didn't make it to KingKon. If you did drop us a line and let us know how it went.
  • 19:44 - Con entry is a mere €5. RPG and LARP tickets are a €2 deposit which you can either take back or give as a donation to Pieta House.
  • 20:30 - Pathfinder timetable
  • 23:58 - Draught draft
  • 28:50 - X-wing
  • 29:15 - GW getting back into tournament gaming 
  • 29:30 - For our European listeners the clocks go forward 1 hour this Saturday night/Sunday Morning
  • 32:45 - Mandatory Dungeons and donuts reference
Direct download: adventuringparty20160323.mp3
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