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, Ian and Eoin.

This week, the party discuss the mobile game phenomenon, Pokemon Go.

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160727.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Cian, Ian, Brian, and Seán.

This week, the party discuss house rules and their intersection with home brews. 

Show notes:

00:50 - Robo Cian
01:00 - House Rules. Mostly House Rules.
01:50 - Ian never plays by the rules.
02:10 - Seán follow's the rules too much.
02:20 - A more sensisble approach.
04:00 - Tell us how you feel about Fate, Cian?
04:50 - Dresden Files.
06:15 - Death to Mooks.
08:35 - Ian holds a grudge.
09:44 - You don't need dice to have a good time.
10:15 - The slash and burn approach to customisation.
12:00 - The Correct and Right way to approach house rules.
14:00 - Reacctionary House Rules
15:50 - D&D 5e Rogues
19:10 - Change the gameplay, not the rules.
22:00 - How well do you think this has been playtested?
23:30 - Houserule for flavour.
24:10 - Clue in your players on your changes.
26:50 - Cutting rules for pacing.
27:35 - Homebrew welcome at convention games!

Direct download: adventuringparty20160720.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Ice-cream, Brian, Ian and Seán.

This week, the party discuss a listener question about Gamer Nostalgia.

Show notes:

    00:42 - Where we greet Robot Cian
    01:20 - Shots fired!    
    01:55 - Where we lose nerd points
    02:55 - Our producer this week has been Ian
    04:52 - Cian gets controversial about Fate
    05:30 - The biggest selling RPG of all time [citation needed]
    11:30 - 2005 - When Yu Gi Oh was still good
    11:40 - Brian lists all the versions of Traveler
    13:04 - Savage worlds is so old
    16:00 - If you try to play a catiff, you're gonna have a bad time
    16:55 - Quote of the Episode:"Why are these rules getting in the way of my fun?"
    18:05 - Upstart whipper snappers
    19:31 - Stuff going on at the edges
    19:55 - Cian courts more controversy
    21:35 - I've seen that movie
    23:45 - Where we hear from Cian's DNA
    26:55 - Bendy head or hammer head?
    27:58 - Cian defaults to Savage Worlds
    32:38 - Cian admits defeat

Direct download: adventuringparty20160713.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Ice-cream, Brian, Ian and Seán.

This week, the party bring you a report on what they got up to a Q-con.

Show notes:

  • 01:00 - Ice-creams back!
  • 01:12 - Qcon XXIII
  • 02:02 - Quote of the episode - "No no wait! Where are my dank hall! Where are the ass smelling basements I fight dragons and elves."
  • 02:41 - Does dank mean something else to Ian and Ice-cream...
  • 05:25 - Spin off topic - Ditching gaming and selling out? :D
  • 06:14 - Poutine does sound delicious 
  • 07:20 - 5th Edition
  • 10:47 - It's time for the pronoun game!
  • 11:05 - Character cards were a kickstarter project. Some availability elsewhere.
  • 14:50 - All you have to do is say, it'll be in the show notes and taadaa!
  • 15:05 - Beacon 19th-20th of November 
  • 15:51 - Dank is absolutely a mean word when describing a venue
    Dank adjective, danker, dankest.
    Unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly
  • 17:00 - Yu-gi-oh!
  • 23:22 - I'm not counting but that is a lot of tables
  • 25:44 - 10 to 11 tier. There is no 7-11.
  • 28:20 - Eatery of the con - Wok-a-moley
  • 30:00 - Last years pub quiz prize was nor redeemed :(
  • 38:25 - Damn it Ian! All those precious minutes on search engines could have been saved if you mentioned this earlier! Once again that is
  • 38:50 - We are on the internet, where all good podcasts can be found.
Direct download: adventuringparty20160706.mp3
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This week's hosts:  Liam, Seán, Feargal, and Stu.

This week, the party review Kingdom Builder, and Witness.

Show notes:

00:30 - Kingdom Builder
02:10 - No season breaks, just continuous releases!
06:00 - Reviewing a visual game through an audio medium.
07:40 - Objectives
08:43 - Best intentions
11:29 - Would you eat them on a boat?
14:00 - Simple to play. Short enough.
18:10 - Khet
19:00 - Stargate
23:50 - Witness
24:00 - Blake & Mortimer
25:59 - Sit in the right seats!
27:00 - Apologies to toffs everywhere.
29:00 - Purple Monkey Dishwasher
32:00 - Discreet whispering. A+ Radio.
36:40 - Further discussing of visual clues on an audio podcast.
38:22 - We can still to interstitial music if we want to.
41:00 - Four players. Dinner parties only?

Direct download: adventuringparty20160629.mp3
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This week's hosts: Liam, Sean, Feargal and Stu

This week, we talk about party balance, is it needed and how important is it?

Show notes:

  • 09:12 - Don't have a rogue? You're going to be kicking down a lot of doors
  • 09:55 - Breakdown of communication
  • 12:19 - It's not fun to play a character you don't want to play
  • 14:50 - The dice say you're all stupid
  • 17:50 - Mandated balance in Gumshoe
  • 21:25 - Keeping a chokehold on your players
  • 22:06 - Quote of the Episode: "If you don't have a Cleric... you're gonna have a bad time."
  • 24:38 - Solving problems by killing characters
  • 32:07 - The Illusion of free choice
  • 32:17 - We almost got all the way to the end of the episode without saying it!!
Direct download: adventuringparty20160622.mp3
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Sorry for the delay folks. This week's episode should be posted later today.

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This week's hosts: Liam, Sean, Feargal, Stu.

This week, we talk about the event packed Q-con XXIII coming up this weekend in Queens University Belfast.

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160615.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Graham, Liam.

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: adventuringparty20160608.mp3
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This week's hosts: Brian, Eoin, Ian, Mary and Sean

This week, we discuss what happens when a railroad meets a sandbox...

 Show notes:

  • 01:42    Finally! Eoin has made this the episode where we finally start by saying communication is the solution.
  • 01:44    And immediately discount it.
  • 02:19    Instigator or Saboteur?
  • 05:55    Speaking as someone in one of Brian’s games I am quite scared about this hypothetical scenario...
  • 06:04    Phew!
  • 08:11    What plot hook?
  • 09:11    I really really really thought he said Wolf farmers (or Wolf-Farmers!), I was so disappointed when I realised that was NOT what they were talking about.
  • 11:02    At which point Ian falls in love with his new phrase
  • 11:17    RAILROADED!!!!!
  • 13:28    Damn it Eoin, stop speaking in riddles, and just tell me what you need!
  • 19:14    Gorram it Mary we agreed NOT to bring up the entirely reasonable solution of discussion and communication!
  • 19:33    Ah, I can only assume somebody wrote a note to the above affect!
  • 21:28    Future episode Freeform vs Preplan a GMs guide
  • 22:39    Attendance, how GMs should measure success
  • 27:35    Sweeping generalisation time! Though don't tell Eoin I said that, I really don't want to get into an argument with him.
  • 28:00    Railroad Pros :)
  • 29:35    Railroad Cons :(
  • 35:45    My shownotes say different....
  • 35:55    Ok, on that one my shownotes agree.
  • 37:15    Quote of the Episode "Oh! I forgot he could offer us stuff we want!"
  • 37:29    The NEW Adventuring Party stock answer.... bribery.

        Eh you guys... what about the sandbox pros and cons????
Direct download: adventuringparty20160601.mp3
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