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

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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Exciting news. If anyone fondly remembers Midway, IT'S BACK! Or at least will be if people pre-purchase their tickets on the groups fundraising campaign.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-return-to-midway#/

Mud! Rubber Swords! Airsoft guns! Dodgy accents! MORE MUD! 

Category:general -- posted at: 11:27pm UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian and Mary

Special Guest: Feargal

This week we discuss the issue of cheating in gaming.  

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160316.mp3
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Apologies for the delay. Episode should be posted tonight.

Category:general -- posted at: 8:46am UTC

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian and Mary

Special Guest: Feargal

This week we reach deep into the mail bag and answer a question a genuine listener question from a genuine, not fake listener.  

Show Notes:

Show notes:
00:30 - Leprecon is on this weekend!
01:00 - He got the joke this week but got no credit for it. There really is no pleasing some people.
03:00 - We did, there is recorded evidence of this 
10:00 - Vampire 20
18:00 - Dragonage
25:00 - Lifepath character creation
27:35 - Good pronunciation of Oirish
31:10 - Angel Summoner and BMX bandit
34:00 - 5th Ed
36:00 - Feng Shui 2

Email: 

Hey guys. I hear the old country's having a rough time. Hope you can swim.
1) How are you getting on with Masks of Nyarlathotep? I am interested
in hearing about your academics' first meeting with Machete Steve (as
we dubbed him).
2) Inspired by the interesting debate in the 2015 retrospective:
"Pathfinder sucks. Any RPG that requires you to spend more time
reading the rules and planning your character's mechanical advancement
than actually playing is a poor one. Can the party disagree?"
(TAP has had a noticeable pro-Pathfinder bias for a long time, so I'm
glad you finally got some people on who don't love homework.)
(I feel like Shadowrun probably also sucks, but I've less experience with it.)

Direct download: adventuringparty20160309.mp3
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