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

Mailbag: Coming to the aid of a listener in distress (or at least a listener with a question), Shane, Liam and humbug stutteringfully tackle the issue of how to keep the atmosphere alive when a role-playing game hits combat rounds.  Features:

  • Completely non-fictional listener!
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Not letting players know how many hit-points they have left
  • How to play RPGs wrong
  • Twilight: 2013
  • Exalted
  • Huge dice pools
  • Shadowrun
  • Insufficient GM processor power
  • Shorn off fingers
  • Feng Shui
  • The coward problem
  • The combat mini-game
  • Evil speeches first, offing characters second
  • No atheists in foxholes
  • Quaffing not drinking
  • Not naming the threat
  • Arm-waving
  • Heavy Gear
  • Thinking fast or losing your action
  • Descriptions and franticism to a point
  • Intent, roll, description
  • Captain Kirk versus the GM machine

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+1 Int: With a great line-up, novel ideas, a tight schedule, lots to do and serve-yourself free tea, Vaticon is looking to be one of the best college cons of the year - it certainly was last year.  Shane, Liam, Dave, humbug and now featuring a guest appearance by Oisín take a look over what's to get excited about this weekend.  Features:

  • Vaticon
  • The Sum of all Adventurers
  • Geist: The Sin-Eaters
  • ...explained by our expert
  • Victoriana
  • The good ship Punctilitious
  • Mass Effect: Spectre of the Past
  • C-Sec's (say it fast)
  • Liam confuses Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
  • Space 1889
  • Pirate's Life
  • Outlast
  • Chrononauts
  • The Trilogy
  • Harry Potter & The Dagda's Colossal... Wand
  • A very serious in-depth going-over
  • Deadlands
  • Broken Gears
  • Ditches and D-Words
  • Mr. Flibble vs Ballygobackwards
  • Dark Heresy
  • Hong Kong Action Theatre!
  • The International Convention for the Normalisation of Protocols and Legislation with Reference to Temporally Locomotive Technologies
  • Obsessing over speed limits and timetables
  • Hard Times rubber-sword LRP
  • Pigged and dangerous
  • Mooks on a budget
  • The ever-present crop
  • The Olympia Tragedy
  • The Warhammers
  • Battletech
  • Sign of weakness!
  • The more things change
  • Warmachine
  • ...or go home
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Legend of the 5 Rings
  • The smell of victory
  • Board games from throughout history
  • Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Goldeneye
  • Rock Band
  • Mariokart
  • Modern Warfare 2
  • Street Fighter IV
  • The InnQuizition
  • Guaranteed free tea and coffee
  • Posthumous accolades for Leprecon
  • Armed goons

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Con: Staggering from Leprecon to The Adventuring Party recording-hole, Shane, Liam and humbug tiredly enthuse about a weekend of LARPs, RPGs, associated goings-on, board games, unnecessary purchases and pints, many of which got to go in mouths instead of on trousers.  Features:

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Int: The oldest thing in gaming in Ireland that anybody knows about, Leprecon's been going since dice were carved from granite by nerdy cavemen and wargames featuring flintlock muskets were categorised as science fiction.  It still usually manages to serve up an excellent show.  A full house of Adventurers takes a look at what's on the cards for this year's.  Features:

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GP: Your time is up!  Minions, collect the answer sheets!  Pencils down!  Don't make me take off my sunglasses!  With the opening time of the Pub Quiz past, Shane, Liam, Dave and humbug welcome Cillian aboard as a new fifth Beatle, and make asses of themselves attempting to answer their own questions after having had a month to research them.  Pitiful, really.  Also, the actual winner is announced - assuming that is that it isn't The Adventuring Party.  Features:

  • A new contestant
  • Scoring our contestants
  • Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
  • Round humbug
  • The owlbear question
  • humbug forgets about Yorkshire and Black Sea
  • Not the Necronomicon
  • Round Shane
  • Liam's knobulous face
  • Round Liam
  • Races and political alliances
  • Round Dave
  • Mysteriously vanishing whiskey
  • A short pause
  • The losers
  • The winner

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