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

This week, we reveal both the answers to, and winner of, our 5th Annual Adventuring Party Pub Quiz! If you missed the quiz, and want to give it a shot before getting all the answers, you can find it here.

Show notes:

  • 0.36: OH CAN I?
  • 1.15: Round Oisin
  • 9.07: Round Liam
  • 10.01: The question was vague. You didn't capitalise 'only war', or say whether anyone is watching or, uh... at any rate, I certainly wouldn't harm the child.
  • 13.26: Oh thank Christ that hum has gone away. I wanted to claw my ears off and add them to my collection. My collection of ears.
  • 15.15: Round Eoin
  • 21.22: There were SEVERAL MINUTES of the podcast I cut out here. You guys know what you did.
  • 21.50: How dare you slander me like that. I have never mentioned my rich, caramel baritone, and I am both dissappointed and offended that I have been accused of such behaviour. It is my smooth, caramel baritone that I frequently reference.
  • 22.05: Round Cian
  • 22.12: I appreciate the gesture, I really do
  • 24.54: That was horrifying. For the actual pronunciation, check here
  • 25.46: "Ladies" count - 1
  • 27.20: Round Humbug
  • 31.13: Round Stuart

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Hello all,


I'm very sorry for the delay in posting today's episode of the Adventuring Party. Due to technical difficulties, it will be posted this evening.


Cian "Icecream" O'Sullivan

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It's the Crush, and the Con reviews are coming fast and heavy! This week, the Adventuring Party tackles the great monster o'Galway; Itzacon. It's on 21st to 23rd of March. That's this weekend, folks!


  • 0.55: A plethora
  • 1.50: It has! You ABANDONED us Humbug! You dumped the editing duties onto me and then ran towards freedom, naked as a baby, whooping and hollering with delight! DAMN YOU!
  • 2.14: Man, that analogy started SO well.
  • 3.05: What the hell is this? Some kind of democracy!?
  • 5.40: This is a convention, loser. Who cares about role playing, we want to blow things up! Sorry, that was Jim Beam talking. Try to ignore that guy, he's a wild card.
  • 5.52: You guys are dangerously close to describing an episode of Scooby Doo.
  • 7.26: You absolute b****rds, I quit.
  • 7.56: Ok, I take it back. That blurb was ways better than mine.
  • 9.25: Ed and Till's Reasonable Jaunt. Marvelous.
  • 11.42: That was me! I described that game! Oh, this is just adding insult to injury.
  • 14.23: I'm with Oisin. Running Sunday games at 10am is god damn barbaric.
  • 15.07: THAT's more like it! None of this wishy-washy voting rubbish. You change the rules when you want to, Eoin, and send any dissenters to the Gulag.
  • 16.54: Quote of the episode “We can't interrogate ANYONE here, everyone's dead!” “All right, just put the thumbscrews on him and see if we get anything”
  • 18.55: BOOOOOOO! Jim Beam says FATE sucks! And I agree!
  • 19.27: That strange, unwelcome feeling, Humbug? That's joy.
  • 29.39: The vision of surly, drunken munchkins getting into fights fills me with a sort of hideous pleasure.
  • 30.36: Oh WOW, that is specific.
  • 32.31: WARNING! Political satire in progress! You can actually HEAR Liam putting inverted commas around Knights there.
  • 36.04: I'll wear a princess dress if I want to!
  • 37.47: OHHHHH! It's all worth it for that one joke, folks!
  • 41.08: BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
  • 44.18: I hate you and I want you to die. If you fell in a hole and starved to death, I would not weep. And neither would Jim.

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Recorded live at GAS Con in Dublin, this week's episode of the Adventuring Party is a twofer; it's both a panel at a Convention, and a discussion (with a dash of argument) about the phenomenon of media-jumping in gaming.


As I edit this it's ridiculously late and I'm very tired, so I apologise in advance for the surly show notes.

  • 4.07: Ascension
  • 4.38: Gaze upon this horror and know despair. 
  • 5.38: Even worse than the time he bought 90 euro worth of being stabbed.
  • 6.13: The filthy audience begins to participate! Shudder at their grubby, proletarian opinions!
  • 6.30: Must you know everything, Eoin? Avalon Hill.
  • 7.00: Fantasy Flight's apparently far superior Civilization boardgame.
  • 8.21: Laser Squad
  • 10.26: DOOM the boardgame 
  • 10.53: Descent the boardgame 
  • 11.11: Too many boardgames, I'm sick of looking for links now.
  • 17.00: I suppose I should do a link for this bit. Card Wars. My will to live is dwindling.
  • 20.48: Something something something Humbug
  • 32.52: Thank you, one guy who laughed
  • 33.22: Check out VASSAL. It's horribly clunky, but it lets you play pretty much any board game on-line.
  • 34.36: Oh thank Christ

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In this week's episode of Monte Cook's The Adventuring Party by Monte Cook, we review and rate his recently released RPG, Numenera – a game we've followed from its inception through to its release, and now get to analyse in-depth, like a scrivener rummaging through chicken guts.


Website for Numenera

  • 1.46: No one can replace Humbug.
  • 2.16: The Cypher System.
  • 3.00: 10,000 hours theory. It's a real thing!
  • 3.58: I strayed onto Oisin's turf here. Stay off the East Side!
  • 5.48: Here comes the B-dog to drop some truth bombs!
  • 10.36: One of them is a big pit in the ground with spikes at the bottom and a sign saying “Free XP”. That one's a doozy.
  • 13.07: None of your heathen blabber here, Ois.
  • 14.24: This fundamental concept of mathematics brought to you by Icecream Cian.
  • 15.14: Like Michael Phelps
  • 15.46: Unless you're an EXCEPTIONALLY good cheat
  • 20.37: Like Michael Phelps
  • 28.23: That's why I never make plans
  • 31.01: So, 30 minutes in, I finally get around to saying what Numenera is really about
  • 37.41: “I do whatever to you that I want”. That's a very awkwardly constructed sentence.
  • 48.33: "Ladies" count – 3
  • 49.21: That book is now out, though I've not yet bought it. I probably will. It might have naughty illustrations.


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Direct download: adventuringparty20140305.mp3
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