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

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am UTC

This week the Adventuring Party reviews Itzacon, raves about Dungeons and Donuts, goes off topic with breathless enthusiasm, and forays into stunningly awkward middle-class white Irish rap.

Show-notes:

  • 0.38: Oh God, I wish this wasn't about to happen
  • 0.50: The Internet seems to disagree with me about Bulworth being bad - perhaps I should revisit it
  • 1.11: The original Gin and Juice, and the version Liam is talking about.
  • 2.22: We're a little giddy this episode. And next episode. And the episode after.
  • 2.56: #BoycottTheCrush let's make it happen. 
  • 3.48: We spiral off into movie review territory here. Ebert we ain't.
  • 4.59: There's actually a picture of me eating said confection and enjoying said coffee here.
  • 6.35: This actually sounds like a horrible bloody mess, but it worked!
  • 7.12: As promised, a link to the website for all you wannabe Evil Supergeniuses out there who wish to blow up the Earth.
  • 8.01: Quote of the Episode - “That's cheating! Because anti-neutronium doesn't exist!”
  • 9.09: Pince-nez
  • 10.00: Congratulations Cian, in a 30 minute podcast about an entire convention you spent 5 minutes talking about your own game. Wait a minute, I'm Cian!
  • 14.51: If you are Eastern European I am so sorry for my dreadful accent
  • 16.51: Man, Dungeons and Donuts really have captured the hearts and minds of the gaming community. Who'd have known that gaming-related pastries would appeal to us?
  • 19.42: I should have listened to the rest of the story before going “poor Stuart”
  • 22.05: Milena, I hope I pronounced your name right. Also, that apology for the accent at 14.51 is basically to you.
  • 22.32: See? Dungeons and Donuts, man. It's crack with icing.
  • 23.01: That's a joke about the Dominion card “Village”. It looks better written down.
  • 25.29: We did do a review of Pandemic

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Direct download: adventuringparty20140430.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am UTC

The Adventuring Party put on their black hats this week and partake in the destruction of a city, with the loss of many innocent lives. Afterwards, we played and reviewed the boardgame Rampage, wherein the players are giant monsters fighting one another and everyone else in an urban landscape. Spoilers: it's fun!

Show-notes:

  • 0.38: RAMPAAAAAGE!
  • 3.29: I have to apologise for the extreme quietness of Cillian here. We've been having trouble with one of the mics.
  • 3.51: Picture of one of the monsters. Not ours, I should say. Credit to Dan Thurot of Space Biff.
  • 6.47: Here's how the buildings look when they're built. Credit to The Boardgame Family
  • 8.04: Gentlemen prefer to devour blondes
  • 11.31: The cigarillo is the internationally recognised symbol for “I am a bad guy”
  • 18.15: And all our little eyes lit up
  • 19.15: Things are about to get a bit weird and whispery
  • 19.31: Quote of the episode: “I appear to like kissing other monsters”
  • 20.46: Lovely bit of satire from Liam there.
  • 32.43: Liam blows real good.

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Direct download: adventuringparty20140423.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am UTC

This week we dig into our bulging mail bag, and deign to answer one of the many thousands of questions we've received from our adoring throng. The question concerns violence in role-playing games. I don't want to give away more than that. Suspense!

Show-notes:

  • 0.50: Something strikes me as slightly insincere about this... I can't quite put my finger on it.
  • 1.42: It's not all about you, Liam!
  • 4.09: I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU, QUAYLE!
  • 7.16: Oh man, the mockery in Humbug's voice there was thick like brandy butter on a christmas pudding
  • 9.16: It's not all about you, Liam!
  • 10.30: Here's how well it worked out in Commando
  • 13.48: That one's already been figured out. They made quite a good documentary series about it.
  • 15.39: You've obviously never had an argument with my father
  • 15.56: The real world! What the hell is wrong with you? We're gamers specifically to ESCAPE that!
  • 18.20: Quote of the episode: “If I'm having an argument with somebody, I GENERALLY don't punch them in the face”
  • 33.24: It still annoys me that I didn't do that. It would have been cool.
  • 35.31: THE STEAKS WERE TOO HIGH!
  • 37.43: “Ladies” count – 1
  • 39.13: We'll stick to what we're good at, thanks; wild, uninformed speculation.
  • 44.00: Combat, for lack of a better word, is good  

 

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Direct download: adventuringparty20140416.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:21pm UTC

Do you hear that? That glorious sound? That's the sound of the The Crush approaching an end. The mad rush of Irish gaming conventions is drawing to a close once again with Vaticon in UCD, and the Adventuring Party is here to give you our wild, unwelcome opinions on it.

Vaticon link

Show-notes:

  • 1.02: Who are these lazy Cons that aren't running Friday nights, that's what I want to know! Frankly, you disgust me. Stalin would never have put up with that, let me tell you.
  • 2.11: Ork vs. Ork is irrelevant. It's Orks vs. EVERYONE, and always will be.
  • 3.05: WARNING! MASSIVE DERAILING IMMINENT!
  • 3.41: Is it too early for a Quote of the Episode? Nah! “Disco Marines. I think someone needs to take a LONG, HARD Inquisitorial look at that Chapter”
  • 4.36: “Who knows?” Huh! Huh! Niiiiice.
  • 4.57: There is a real world myth about that! 
  • 6.55: Not even a giggle. I'm wasted on you proles.
  • 10.14: “Ladies” count: 2
  • 14.15: After a bit of Googling, I've determined that Rippers wasn't even close to being the first Savage Worlds setting
  • 27.05: I don't like the way this is going
  • 30.58: I can never remember the name of that bloody game either
  • 38.22: 13 seconds. Good work, that man.

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Direct download: adventuringparty20140409.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52pm UTC

We're finally approaching the end of The Crush, and with only Vaticon left to go, we thought we'd review two other Cons that happened recently; namely GAS Con from DIT, and Leprecon from Trinity College. It gets hectic this time of year...

Show-notes:

  • 0.58: I addressed it before we even got to the show notes! Now that's efficiency.
  • 1.35: If you want to listen to our panel at GAS Con, you can find it here.
  • 2.07: Due warning, a slightly technical discussion about podcast recording starts here. If that's not your bag, skip ahead to 2.55
  • 3.35: Ah now lads, you're just wrong. Brown sauce is yer ONLY man for a breakfast roll.
  • 4.43: My professional conduct is being impugned! How dare you, sir, I challenge you to pistols at dawn!
  • 5.45: That's actually a very good joke there, and I feel Liam deserved more credit than he got.
  • 9.18: That tea was not free! I bought you that tea!
  • 9.28: Thank you, Eoin, you got my back. *Bro Fist*
  • 12.54: This has been a wonderful example of cryptotaxonomy.
  • 13.15: Quote of the Episode: “I'm alarmingly good at roleplaying a male prostitute”
  • 22.07: What did I say about brown sauce? Don't make me come over there.
  • 23.45: I believe there ARE Higher Powers RPGs, but they take place in an alternate universe and have no effect on the LARP universe.
  • 28.30: We scaled Mount Platter like Big God Damn Heroes. Then we descended into Grease Sweat Valley and regretted our lifestyle choices.
  • 37.00: As requested, our Google+ page.

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Direct download: adventuringparty20140402.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am UTC