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

Downtime: The line or lack thereof between character knowledge becomes the bread in an excuse-to-tell-the-story-of-Dave-not-saying-a-short-sentence-correctly-and-Dizzy-not-drinking-olive-oil sandwich. Without Dave to defend himself, Shane, Liam, humbug and Oisín take on the task. Features:

  • Successful entrants to humbug's competition
  • Fortune and glory
  • Gaming stories
  • Murder mystery
  • Great GMing
  • Klaatu Verata, eh...
  • The name of That Guy
  • Levels of immersion
  • Baron Grellis
  • Rolling a 1
  • Lost axe
  • The origin of Shane and humbug
  • Shady banking
  • Chemistry 101
  • Squad-level tactics
  • Corporal punishment
  • NPC mentality
  • Deadlands
  • Heart health
  • Game-related arson
  • 11-foot poles
  • Diligently avoided mickey jokes
  • Kicking-out time
  • Goons on the roof
  • Thespnapping
  • Corpse looting
  • Mongo
  • Dumbing Liam down
  • Pre-dumbed-down players
  • Shades of grey
  • Unleashing the dark side
  • The condensed lessons
  • Olive oil for everyone
Direct download: adventuringparty20090728.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am UTC

Source Material: Attempting to communicate something more constructive than "...and you should see it because yer man's all like hiiiyaaaah peowm peowm kerprgh kprgh and the bad guy's all like whaaaaaaaaaaaa-bowww!" or "...and then the screen goes all dark, right, and up in big letters it says: Jean-Claude Van Damme. And that's why it's great." Shane, Dave, Oisín, humbug and Liam demand that all gamers familiarise themselves with a list of books and movies. Features:

  • Life in the future
  • Thousands of Space Marines
  • Mad Max
  • Crazy cockroaches and mad hair
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Pervy chainmail bikini
  • Andean doubt
  • Plot advancement
  • An important life lesson
  • Unknown cyberpunky movie
  • Ruined city full of canals
  • Pervert with binoculars
  • Free pint competition!
  • Necroscope, and others
  • The adventures of Harry Something
  • Special agents with powers
  • Poseidon
  • Traps and obstacles
  • Tremors
  • Strange happenings
  • Arsenal owner
  • Stargate: SG-1
  • Aiding another
  • Monster of the week
  • Group dynamic business
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Stupid gods
  • Our colleague
  • Kelly's Heroes
  • Perfect con scenario?
  • World War Z
  • Son of Mel Brooks
  • Stuff that'll make the GM angry
  • Sad Dave
  • Guns, Germs and Steel
  • Different insight
  • Blissful ignorance
  • Sharpe
  • A really big eagle that Bonaparte had down his trousers
  • Sean Bean dedication
  • Return of the Living Dead
  • Rabid weasels
  • Graveyard dancing
  • 1984
  • Thought crime (thinking bad about The Adventuring Party is wrong!)
  • A truckload of grit
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Gigantic portion of cheese
  • Berserk
  • Repeater crossbow
  • Extended, non-musical montage
  • Gladiator
  • He's-behind-you bad guys
  • Vaguely whiny operatic music
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Sean Bean's hit points
  • Words we know
  • Ghostbusters
  • Maxed-out Bluff score
  • Improperly fleshed-out character
  • Mountain Survival
  • Scary hillbilly
  • Oisín versus a motor rifle division
  • "Pint" followed by "[name of movie]"
Direct download: adventuringparty20090721.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am UTC

NPC Exp: Shane and Liam are joined by Seán and Skippy to take a look at the new Codex: Imperial Guard for Warhammer 40,000 - its changes, its new units, its background fluff, its dreams, its desires, its most intimate of intimates. Features:

  • No gag reflex
  • Codex: Imperial Guard
  • Codex envy
  • Standard Imperial bullet-stopper
  • Dark Eldar rumours
  • An awful lot of tanks
  • Valkyrie
  • Hommina
  • Meat ablative armour
  • Pie plates
  • Squadronables
  • All sorts of fancy orders
  • Lord Commissar
  • Mr. Shouty
  • Primaris Psyker
  • Sanctioned Psykers
  • Tau Empire
  • Stormtroopers
  • Ogryns
  • Sly Marbo
  • One man, but what a man
  • Heavy weapons
  • Veteran squads
  • Salamander scout vehicle
  • Leman Russ Conqueror
  • Leman Russ Punisher
  • 29 dice
  • Griffon
  • Colossus
  • Crazy machines of death
  • Wargear
  • Bionic face
  • How to destroy Skippy
  • Kill points
  • Lots of command squads running around
  • How to be the baddest
  • Chainswords and power fists and stuff like that
  • A guy standing on the treads of a tank while it's moving
  • The Great Enemy
  • Deathstrike missile launcher
  • Hot new models
  • Hydra flak tank
  • Elite SAS operatives
  • Penal legion
  • Valhallans and Tallarns too
  • Damn Spoiled Marines
Direct download: adventuringparty20090714.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am UTC

Con: A maxed-out Adventuring Party reports on the goings-on at Queens University Belfast's gaming-and-cartoons convention, Q-Con. Features:

Direct download: adventuringparty20090707.m4a
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am UTC