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

Mailbag:  A Completely Non-Fictional Listener is back with another rambling question, and Shane, Liam and humbug are at hand with another rambling non-answer.  It's all got something to do with RPG wound systems, lethality and healing, and as with so many questions about RPGs, raises the big issue again of "what exactly is that nonsense trying to simulate, anyway?".  Some interesting things to think about are raised.  Features:

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+1 Downtime:  With stacks of role-playing supplements accumulated from years of ill-advised purchasing, Shane, humbug and Dizzy examine the merits and flaws (ho ho) of the big-line-of-crap-for-each-game model, and discuss the many forms those supplements take.  Unfortunately a computer error wiped out the list of things in the episode which should be here.  I have no idea why humbug's new camera-phone is making all the embedded pictures be sideways.

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Downtime:  Initiative systems in role-playing games are something abstract and strange and full of weird anomalies and holes, possibly the hardest part of a role-playing game rule system to get right.  This week, Shane, humbug, Liam, Dizzy and Cillian take a look at the complexities and pitfalls of the concept in general and some specific games, eh, specifically.  Features:

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Exp:  Fresh from games of the apparently rare Axis & Allies Anniversary Edition, Shane, humbug, Liam, Dizzy and Cillian discuss the original, the revisions and the board game spin-offs of this classic in the high on World War II, low on swastikas stakes board war game.  Features:

  • Axis & Allies
  • Aggravated uninformedness
  • Canada and Australia weren't proper countries back then, either
  • Breach of non-aggression
  • Historically correct terminology
  • Germans with funny accents
  • World in Flames
  • The Manhattan Party
  • Zeros and Lancasters and Chaos cruisers from Battlefleet Gothic
  • Burning the Statue of Liberty
  • Downing fighters with Lugers
  • The Fuhrer has taken a sleeping pill and is not to be disturbed
  • Rooting
  • The navel option
  • War of the Ring
  • Money/3=infantry
  • The only copies of the game in the country
  • Playing online
  • Nuclear War
  • Marks on a scale from 3 to 18
  • Don't listen to this if you like Axis & Allies
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