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

This week's hosts: Graham, Liam and Oisin.

This week we answer listener questions and discuss running a successful long RPG campaign.

Apologies for the lack of show notes. Internet is down so having to use my phone. On the neat side we live in the future, such things are possible.

Direct download: adventuringparty20150520.mp3
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This week, we discuss upcoming Dublin convention Hobocon 4, which is running in the Teacher's Club on Parnell square from May 30th to June 1st

Show notes:

  • 0.18: “Inexplicably” because it was never intended to be more than a one-year event, not because I don't think it's good. I love you guys.
  • 2.33:
  • 2.40: CCGs
  • 4.46: I'm now having doubts about how official this L5R event is.
  • 5.08: I love it when Podcasting Icecream and Editing Icecream agree on something! It doesn't always happen, you'd be shocked.
  • 6.04: Wargames
  • 7.00: Quote of the Episode: “MMMMMMMnyum num num num EASY WINS, kill kill kill!”
  • 8.30: Social
  • 9.15: Kill Hitler:
  • 10.01: Nothing is happening anywhere in the world on Friday. The world will enter stasis, and only begin to spin again when Hobocon begins on Saturday. Such is the Way.
  • 13.30: RPGs
  • 15.20: Attorney General's bedroom, actually. I was wrong there.
  • 16.35: Yep.
  • 27.03: LARPs


Direct download: adventuringparty20150513.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:14 AM

This week's hosts: Liam, Graham and Icecream

This week on the Adventuring Party, we play and review a lovely, calming game called Tokaido, which is about being the absolute best tourist you can be. No honestly, it's really good!

  • 1.10: Tokaido 
  • 2.41: Kill the Buddha 
  • 2.43: Quote of the Episode: “Buddha's gotta have a lot of hitpoints”
  • 3.18: And here is the picture of the board in the shownotes!
  • 3.58: Picture of the two character cards I had to choose from:
  • 4.18: The coinage in question:
  • 7.27: Sorry, Gav.
  • 8.15: Tracking 
  • 10.05: They're called Torii 
  • 12.07: Cheevos!
  • 14.08: The starting positions:
  • 15.15: Manju IS a delicious baked good
  • 20.21:

Frogs croak in the pond

I chop off his head and arms

and steal all his cash

  • 27.16: The Samurai from the Murphy's commercial 
  • 33.04: We fairly obstinately refused to understand Liam's joke there. Soz, Liam.
Direct download: adventuringparty20150506.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42 AM

Hosts: Liam, Graham and Icecream

This week, our hosts get down dirty with the dirtiest and downest... that didn't work as well as I'd hoped. Let's just move past it. The Adventuring Party discusses the dark side of gaming this week, as we mull over the topic of cheating in games, and how to best deal with it.


  • 0.40: Our new set-up
  • 0.45: You know they're laughing AT you, right?
  • 1.07: A peck is one quarter of a bushel, as it turns out.
  • 4.07: That is OUTRAGEOUS behavior and I would never condone it. Well… I'd never solicit it. I'd never ACTIVELY solicit it. I'd certainly turn it down if it wasn't a pint of NICE beer. Probably.
  • 10.46: Admit it, Liam, you just hate to see anyone else succeed. Bitterness is your draught of choice, and your favorite bar is Schadenfreude.
  • 14.45: That's what SHE said!
  • 32.40: Love you guys!
  • 33.55: I don't believe that I rag on Eoin at all during the episodes we recorded during this session. I regret that. So I'll rag on him here! Hey, Eoin! You're a jerk!
  • 36.10: That's two blankety blanks in one episode, Liam. You're on probation, buddy, this is a family-friendly show.
Direct download: adventuringparty20150429.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59 PM

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
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00 AM

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?


  • 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.

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20150408.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00 AM

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:30 PM

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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM

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

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Direct download: adventuringparty20150318.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 AM