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

NPC Exp:  Another over-long in-depth analysis of board games you'll never even see!  Tom and Dizzy are back and they've brought historical board war games with 'em.  Features:

  • Richard III
  • Hammer of the Scots
  • Questionable history
  • Britannia
  • Picking at nits
  • Command & Colours
  • Bad pun about canon
  • Status quo retention
  • Fix bayonets!  (did they even have bayonets?)
  • Treachery!
  • How to gain votes and execute people
  • Navel movement
  • Maria
  • King of Hungary and Elector of Bohemia strangle each other
  • Male heirs in a hurry
  • Pragmatically fighting France
  • Glory deposits
  • Strike Them A Blow
  • The War of Jenkins' Ear
  • Psychological warfare
  • War by suits
  • Dizzy's ghost armies
  • The colourblind leading the blind
  • Indestructible wagons
  • Pillage shortages
  • Liam confuses historical periods yet again

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Downtime:  What would you have at your ideal gaming convention?  That's not what this episode is about.  It's about what Shane, Liam, Cillian and humbeg would like at their ideal gaming convention, or more correctly conventions, because of course opinions vary dramatically.  Convention organisers take note!  But not too much note.  Apologies for Cillian's faintness, he was actually in the recording room but slouching very far from his microphone like a big slobby gamer.  Features:

  • Lord of the Pies
  • There's 'ideal' and there's 'ideal'
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs
  • Pub quiz time
  • Conduration
  • Looking at wargamers
  • Layout by the guys who did R'lyeh
  • Venue for atmosphere
  • Medieval or at least pre-60s
  • Lots and lots of delicious trade
  • humbug's junk
  • Lots of travel or none at all
  • Girlfriends in another country
  • Unspecified vague adversity
  • People talking to you
  • Style over substance
  • Slots a day
  • RPGs versus pub quiz
  • Call of Cthulhu
  • Savage Worlds
  • Special events
  • BattleTech
  • Space Hulk
  • Variety
  • Elaborate GMed wargame scenarios
  • Serious boardgame throw-down
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Twilight Imperium
  • Axis & Allies
  • Pie-corresponding toilet facilities
  • Up-front information
  • Leaving the con excited
  • The prize fight
  • RPG and LARP coordinator
  • Scenarios ready
  • Nice weather
  • Belt up!
  • The crack is ninety
  • How not to organise a con

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Source Material: With the film industry seeming to lean more and more heavily on existing intellectual properties from other media for material and a number of surprisingly good and unsurprisingly bad tie-in games knocking about, Shane, Liam, Cillian and humbug discuss a number of examples in each direction, and then start dreaming.  Features:

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Con: Small, cheap, and with lots of fun crammed into it, Vaticon is in many ways like your mum.  Shane, humbug, Dave and Liam gather around to discuss the goings-on of the weekend, including Dave's first foray into rubber-sword LARPing.  Features:

  • The correct opinions on Vaticon
  • Dave is completely unfair toward the excellently-organised Leprecon and Vaticon of last year
  • Concentric-circle-free travel
  • Outlast
  • Timeline as sand painting
  • Winning minor-drinking by default
  • Dominion for Trilogy
  • Geist: The Sin-Eaters
  • Real actual informative facts about Geist
  • The International Convention for the Normalisation of Protocols and Legislation With Reference to Temporally Locomotive Technologies
  • Fastest finger in the west
  • Rubber-sword LARPing
  • Waving big latex-encased weapons about
  • Laying down your arms, werewolf attack style
  • Field-expedient Jebrovian palliative care
  • The Innquizition
  • Human people dressed as nuns
  • Etymology of a hangover
  • How's the cracks?
  • Battletech
  • Zangief versus Chun Li
  • Deadlands
  • The Quick & the Dead
  • Drinkies for directy-man
  • Chrononauts
  • Dominion
  • Judge Dredd RPG

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