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, Cathal, Ian and Stu

This week, the party answer a query from a totally legit listener.

00:49 - Seems Legit...
01:28 - Default solution is off the table.
01:55 - Fellow Host Brian is mean
02:32 - Foreboding...
03:45 - Project for listeners... build a medieval battery
13:08 - That time I woke up upside down on the ceiling with a knifein my belly... good times.
15:25 - The old Switcheroo
16:08 - We're going prospecting asteroids... so I made a spy!
17:23 - My Character always knew he wanted to be a professional cartographer!
18:36 - The Big brown envelope of DOOOOM!
21:11 - The return of... Foreboding.
24:50 - Goblin genocide is wrong... we think... maybe

Direct download: adventuringparty20170111.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:40pm UTC

This week's hosts: Cathal, Liam, Mary and Sean

This week the party discusses snowflake characters, what are they and does everyone need to have one?

Show notes:

  • 00:23     Boardgame cafe in Cork doing a kickstarter to stock their boardgames library. If you feel like supporting them follow the LINK.
  • 01:52    This isn't judging other players by the way, I just have "Escapism" as very high on my list of priorities for entertainment be that roleplaying, reading or watching tv - Cathal
  • 05:25   Traveller and its lifepath system
  • 07:10    Serenity/Firefly
  • 07:56    Pathfinder
  • 10:02    Convention-games vs Home-games
  • 12:20    Character Backstory vs World Backstory
  • 13:30    Is skilled writing (or lack thereof) to blame?
  • 14:20    What is a backstory for?
  • 16:05    Collateral damage, a fantastic idea for wanting vengeance.
  • 20:50    Tune in next time and we might tell you if he survived
  • 21:00    Heavy Gear
  • 21:55    GMs just say NO!
  • 25:53    It may be bad form but I'm giving quote of the episode to myself "Your parents, no they're dead, your sister, no she's dead, do you care about anybody? YOUR Gold, actually your gold is here and it's been kidnapped!"
  • 26:39    Party self-correction of overly snowflaked characters.
  • 30:27    GM using backstory to torment players.
  • 33:39    Aberrant
Direct download: adventuringparty20170104.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Sean, Liam and Mary

Special guest: Donnie Kingston

This week, the party hit their book shelves and bring this years edition of recommendations of books that gamers would like. 

Show Notes:

  • 00:33 - Once again, our Special guest Donnie. With us entirely of his own volition. 
  • 01:31 - Recommended by Eoin: The Black Prism by Brent Weeks 
  • 05:48 - Recommended by Sean: Terminal World by Alastair Reynolds 
  • 09:35 - Recommended by Liam: The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski 
  • 13:30 - Recommended by Mary: Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb 
  • 17:58 - Recommended by Donnie: Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams 
  • 18:41 - Poor auld Elijah Wood. Been in tons of stuff but will probably be forever known as... yore man... ehm... Frodo
  • 21:54 - Recommended by Eoin: The Aeronaut's Windlass by Jim Butcher 
  • 26:39 - Recommended by Sean: Blacksad by Juan Díaz Canales 
  • Quote of the episode: It's weird to say that one of the most grabbing things about that is what it looks... on a podcast...
  • 30:00 - Recommended by Liam: The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming by Teri Litorco. Her Youtube channel is also worth a look
  • 34:00 - Recommended by Mary: An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer
  • 36:13 - The Regency Period was from 1811 - 1837 when King George IV ruled first as Regent and then as King of Great Britain. 
Direct download: adventuringparty20161228.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm UTC

Apologies for the delay. Episode will be posted later today.

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:21am UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Sean, Liam and Mary

Special guest: Donnie Kingston

This week, the party get into the festive season with the annual Kris Kindle/Secret Santa.

Show Notes:

  • 00:37 - Once again, our Special guest Donnie
  • 01:00 - Dice game rules: Roll 6 dice (d4,d6,d8,d10,d12,d20). If you get no 1s you are out. If you get any 1s, score their sides in points (ie 6 for getting a 1 on the d6) and reroll all the remaining dice. Keep going till all players are out. Highest score wins.
  • 03:14 - Secret Santa rules - Recycle unused games or buy something of nominal value €10. Don't give something you wouldn't be happy to receive.
  • 04:20 - Last years episode
  • 04:34 - Spyrium
  • 07:00 - Side-tracked with Bloodbowl Vrs Guild Ball starter set face-off
  • 08:25 - Pirate Flux!
  • 10:13 - That is a rather stylish monkey
  • 12:01 - Puerto Rico 
  • 12:30 - Quote of the episode "These are historical things... unpleasant historical things"
  • 16:12 - For our non-Irish/UK listeners, Iceland is a supermarket chain who specialise in frozen goods.
  • 17:00 - Credit unions, decent for car loans
  • 17:33 - Got the order wrong here, tune in next week for a full review of this in next weeks, books for gamers episode.
  • 18:00 - Civilised Guide to Tabletop Gaming
  • 18:50 - 8 minute empire: Legends review episode
Direct download: adventuringparty20161221.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week, the party discuss gaming in media.

This week's hosts: Eoin, Seán, Liam, Cathal, and special guest Donnie.

00:30 - Poor Audio Quality due to terminal failure of our recording equipment. Our apologies.
00:35 - Special Guest Donnie! - https://www.facebook.com/DonnyKingstonT/
01:00 - Portrayal of games in other media. All kinds.
01:30 - Cheap Laughs.
01:50 - Stranger Things. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4574334/
03:30 - Community. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1439629/
04:20 - Harmontown. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3518988/
04:30 - HarmonQuest. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5905038/
05:50 - Doing the Research; easy for nerds.
06:40 - Caring helps though.
07:15 - Note to self; Never let Mary cook if she offers.
07:41 - Using Gaming as a means to tell jokes, rather than a punchline.
08:30 - Real Life Comedian Donnie Kingson. (Self proclaimed.)
10:10 - At least someone did their homework...
10:20 - Mazes and Monsters. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084314/
11:00 - Jack Chick's Dark Dungeons - http://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.ASP
11:40 - Role Models - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430922/
12:40 - Bullying now welcome at real LRP events.
12:57 - Ken Jeong - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0421822/
13:17 - Zero Charisma - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2294965/
15:30 - Table Titans - http://tabletitans.com/
16:40 - The Big Bang Theory - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898266/
18:19 - Dark Dungeons, again.
18:45 - The Satanic Panic!
19:40 - Stranger Things, again.
20:35 - Sturgeon's Law. - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon's_law
24:30 - The I.T. Crowd - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0487831/
30:33 - The Dwarvenaut- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5170428/
30:45 - Dwaven Forge - http://www.dwarvenforge.com/
31:10 - D&D Movie - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190374/
32:22 - The 2nd One - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0406728/
32:22 - Also did you know there was a third? - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1733125/
32:54 - Peter Dinklage - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0227759/
32:56 - Knights of Badassdom - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1545660/
33:57 - Bone Tomahawk - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2494362/
35:38 - The Lone Ranger - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1210819/
35:41 - Star Wars Rebels - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2930604/
36:13 - West End's Star Wars - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Roleplaying_Game
37:40 - Donnie Kingston again, in case you missed it above - https://www.facebook.com/DonnyKingstonT/

Direct download: adventuringparty20161214.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Cathal, Liam, Mary and Sean

This week the party review Splendor plus throw in an add-on review for the Codenames expansion.

Show notes:

  • 00:47    First pun
  • 00:54    I'm basically a saint
  • 01:07    Hey, why can't I come to the pub!
  • 01:26    Wahey, finally on topic, which is Splendor.
  • 02:56    Like I said, saint, I took a few pics, but actually everything is nicely shown in just this one.
  • 02:58    Wait whut?
  • 03:39    The rustle of a notebook as Sean begins to take notes.
  • 03:47    NOT THE GOLD CHIPS SEAN! Jeez man!
  • 06:54    100% sure he says "Nip that in the butt" here....
  • 09:05    Not Liams fault, we had written "Rubies?" on the cue cards.
  • 12:36    The Adventuring Party does not endorse winning by hiding your ace card behind a glass..... unless it gets you the victory, in which case go for it.
  • 13:08    Aiii, the awkwardness that could lead to. So gang, who was on a date most recently? Anyone, anybody? Come on!
  • 14:15    Where we learn Sean is actually a baby
  • 14:23    A very very hairy baby
  • 18:20    Liam declares he didnt get the "flow" until about his fourth game, to be clear though the rules themselves (though possibly hard to explain in audio format) are actually something you will most likely pick up before the end of your first game.
  • 19:29    Pit
  • 19:37    Blank = "Not very nice person"
  • 22:13    Splendor: Score
  • 23:50    Codenames: Pictures
  • 23:56    Codenames (original review)
  • 24:25    Seans idea of a 5x4 grid
  • 25:05    An actual 5x4 grid
  • 25:40    Quote of the episode Liam (to Sean) "Don't show us that, hide that!"
  • 26:36    Okay this one I didn't actually get a picture of....
  • 28:04    That "ding ding ding ding ding" represents the depth of the connection Sean and I share, and to mark that we got to place a little blue agent on the board
  • 30:15    Marys "ding ding ding ding ding" means NOTHING, we just gave her and Liam a red agent to make them feel better
  • 31:31    Best egg-timer ever
  • 32:54    Expanded designs
  • 33:25    Whats a podcast without me trying to argue ay?
  • 34:56    Has Mary been partaking of said beverages?
  • 36:54    Codenames: Pictures Score
  • 36:59    Codenames originally received a score of 15 from Mary (31:37 into the original review episode)
Direct download: adventuringparty20161207.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Liam, Cathal, Sean and Mary

This week, the party discuss their favourite monsters. Which ones and why?

Direct download: adventuringparty20161130.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Seán, and Cathal

This week, the party discuss boring gaming stories.

00:30 - Gaming Stories
02:00 - Personal investment in stories.
02:25 - Degrees of Separation
03:25 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon's_law
04:00 - Wasn't enough of it to be bad?
04:40 - Be a good storyteller.
05:25 - Is your Audience in the Know?
05:57 - The right language of your wargame/cardgame.
06:30 - Anatomy of a boring story.
06:46 - Anatomy of a compelling story. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118147/
07:26 - A level of insider knowledge required.
08:38 - I rolled two twenties in a row once...
11:20 - Eoin chances his arm at a gaming story. - https://www.l5r.com/
13:00 - Build to a climax.
16:20 - Teacher training helps.
17:05 - Out of Context D&D Quotes.
18:40 - Peter Ustinov - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001811/
19:45 - Captive Audiance.
20:16 - Otherwise known as this podcast's bread and butter...
22:03 - Keep it snappy!
22:35 - Shared Experiences are good.
26:08 - Sell it. Open big.
29:00 - Baron Munchausen - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2470/extraordinary-adventures-baron-munchausen
30:10 - Lost opportunity to share actual gaming stories.
31:18 - A Character Death so traumatic that Seán erased it from his memory.
32:24 - The answer is NOT communication.

Direct download: adventuringparty20161123.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Cathal and Sean.

This week, the party discuss recent events at Gaelcon and Eirtakon and take a peek at BeAcon, coming up this weekend in Belfast.

00:35 -

  • 00:50 - Gaelcon
  • 01:15 - This episode comes with a class 4 laser hazard warning
  • 02:10 - Aku
  • 05:09 - Legacy of the Stonelords
  • 05:15 - Kitadel... Kitadel... Thank you Sean, I thought that was honestly going to be let pass...
  • 14:17 - Guild ball
  • 14:50 - Kick off 
  • 18:05 - Well everyone knows that 1 in 243 chances come up 9 times out of 10
  • 20:07 - Inis
  • 23:44 - Yu-gi-oh!
  • 24:40 - Object permanence
  • 25:11 - The last ever Eirtakon
  • 27:38 - Quote of the episode: That diversity of RPG selection just reminds me of walking into a bar and going what type of music you have here, country and western. What type of games you got here, we've got both D&D and Pathfinder, I hope you like your psuedo medieval fantasy!
  • 28:09 - Bobs Country Bunker
  • 30:13 - BeAcon
  • 31:44 - Siege of Serpents 
Direct download: adventuringparty20161116.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am UTC