The Adventuring Party
Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.
Downtime: Shane, Dave and humbug together explore the graveyard where character sheets go, and talk about the myriad of topics relating to role-playing game character death. Features:
  • Campaign lethality
  • MERP
  • Keeping it in the family
  • Deathcon I
  • The near-inevitability of death
  • That cartoon
  • Avoiding misery through all-powerful badassery
  • Getting stoned out of your gaming group
  • Avoiding misery through self-medication
  • Blaze Of Glory Guy!
  • A bit of the old group suicide
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Other peoples' fault
  • Diplomacy
  • The Camarilla
  • Deadlands
  • Avoiding misery through acclimatisation
  • Killed by your own stupidity

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091229.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49pm UTC

The grueling rigours of Christmastime have filled editing time with dinner and drinking and prezzies and telly and all that, so this week's episode is delayed! Sorry about that!
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm UTC

+2 Downtime: With visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads (or they would be if they knew what those are), Shane, Dave and humbug remember some of the great games they received as Christmas prezzies in the past, and think about what they'd love to get this year. But first, announcing the lucky winner of the Twilight: 2013 competition! Where by 'lucky' we mean 'knows a mildly unhealthy amount about gaming'. Features:
Direct download: adventuringparty20091222.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27am UTC

+1 Downtime: Following on from last week's yak about weird games your family might like, Shane, Liam and humbug turn things around and consider family games your weirdo might like. Features:

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091215.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

Downtime: With impending family time looming on the horizon, Shane, humbug, Dave and Liam make some recommendations and some anti-recommendations for gamer games that you can dig out to play with a human family. Features:

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091208.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

Exp: With the holiday season finally unarguably upon us maybe people will stop looking oddly at Shane for wearing a Santa hat and even Mean Old Mr. Humbug has found some Christmas spirit, because they with Liam and guest expert Stu are reviewing Perudo (Dice of the Andes) as part of the Game Cryer Holiday Gift Guide project. You should buy this now. NOW! Features:
  • Game Cryer Holiday Gift Guide
  • Perudo
  • Oh No, Not More Pirates
  • Dank Peruvian Mexican Prison Cell
  • Little sock of a game
  • Ordinary human charisma
  • Other prisonly activities
  • Ignorant gamers
  • Non-structural drink colour change
  • Guesswork, bluff and luck
  • Some kind of statistics
  • Swearing
  • The Conflict
  • A rules example
  • The House Rule
  • What's hiding behind that moustache
  • The Advanced Rules
  • humbug's hip flask
  • The bell curve of godhood
  • Mojo loss

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091201.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm UTC

GP: If you think having to roll for cholera, track how thirsty you are, perform constant preventative maintenance on your gun and count expenditure of valuable, irreplaceable ammunition sounds like fun, enter our competition to win a copy of Twilight: 2013! Alternatively, if you think naming all the games in our logo sounds like fun, you can enter too.
Direct download: twilightcompetition.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am UTC

Today's episode is going to drop at 1800 instead of the usual midnight-wherever-our-server-is, because it's part of a bigger project spanning multiple gaming podcasts and blogs and they're trying to sync it all up. There'll be something to keep you occupied in the meantime though; watch this space. Shane
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:49am UTC

Per: Units of toy soldiers skirmish over imaginary battlefields, complete with advanced rules for firefights, objectives, intelligence, explosives and even airstrikes. The unusual part is that this time, the toy soldier is you. Shane, Dave and humbug meet with a sniffly DoC from the Irish Airsoft Association to take a look at running about for wagamers. Features:
  • Irish Airsoft Association
  • A story
  • Deadly weapons
  • That German guy from Die Hard
  • Your own activity level
  • Sitting-in-a-tree fun
  • That gun with the funny sight that cocks off to one side from Die Hard
  • Faint whining
  • Pokemon for grown-ups
  • A flag the shape of a briefcase
  • Running with your human legs
  • Chairsofting
  • The Argument
  • Berget 7
  • Running up a ski resort in summertime
  • The Jebrovian Conflict
  • The Liberation of Fictionalistan
  • Phoenix Rising III
  • The South rising again
  • The Mall
  • The coolest man on Earth

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091124.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am UTC

Con: All excited from three days of gaming excellence, Shane, Dave, humbug and Liam talk Gaelcon. Features:

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Direct download: adventuringparty20091117.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:00am UTC