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

This week's hosts: Liam, Humbug, Eoin and Graham

On this week's Adventuring Party, the vast ocean of new games and announcements from GenCon 2014 are sifted through to find the nuggets of gold within.

Show notes:

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This week's hosts: Cian, Humbug, Eoin and Oisin

On the Adventuring Party this week, we talk about abusive jerks and how they can jerkily abuse a game... though we find that the line which seems so clear in Wargames and CCGs gets a bit blurry when it comes to RPGs.

Show notes:

We start off talking about RPGs. If you'ld like to hear the other topics, have a look down  through the show notes for where they start.

  • 1.05: I do not.
  • 6.41: And like a damn trooper, Humbug answers the question anyway. Good man!
  • 8.51: Rule Zero is a pan-RPG social rule that applies to all games. Like Oisin, I would have said the Rule Zero was "The GM makes the rules; don't argue with the GM" – however, 1d4chan says that's called the Golden Rule, and that Rule Zero is actually "Roleplaying games are entertainment; your goal as a group is to make your games as entertaining as possible." I like both rules, whichever name you choose to give them.
  • 10.30: Eoin is speaking accurately, if not exclusively, of me there.
  • 11.46: Quote of the Episode (first time I've given it to myself, but I like the following): “If I'm the GM... I AM THE UNIVERSE”
  • 18.25: CCGS DISCUSSION STARTS HERE
  • 20.10: That's a thing that actually happened 
  • 21.44: LARPING DISCUSSION STARTS HERE
  • 25.05: Humbug's always on the prowl for inexperienced 14-year-olds. Hey oh!
  • 27.40: That's Eoin tut-tutting there, by the way.
  • 29.26: WARGAMES DISCUSSION STARTS HERE
  • 35.20: Eoin is referring here to the very popular X-Wing miniatures game from Fantasy Flight
  • 39.28: BROTHER! 
  • 40.52: I didn't find a GMs Girlfriend meme, but it does have a TV Tropes page 
  • 41.01: “Ladies” count – 2

 

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This week's hosts: Cian, Humbug, Eoin and Oisin

On this week's Adventuring Party, we discuss the looming deployment of the Player's Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition, ahead of its official launch on August 19th. Unable (or unwilling) to wait until then, we discuss the various changes and innovations that can be found in the Starter Set and Basic Rules that have been released so far.

For them are as interested, the full release schedule can be found here.

Show notes:

  • 1.33: The free rules PDF, if you want to read along at home
  • 1.57: You can immediately hear my groan of regret after I say “I loved every edition”
  • 4.04: Ooh, laady daa! Mr. Frenchman!
  • 8.07: If you get the Creepy William joke, you probably remember too much of what we say on the Adventuring Party
  • 19.11: Good old fashioned fantasy name there
  • 49.09: Good old fashioned game grumping here. Why, you whippersnappers!

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This week's hosts: Liam, Graham, Cian and Oisin

This week on the Adventuring Party, we play and review the utterly bonkers and tremendously enjoyable LUCHADOR – a dice game that evokes the spirit of Mexican masked wrestling. Be warned, there are some VERY dodgy Mexican accents in here. 

Game link: http://backspindlegames.com/luchador-mexican-wrestling-dice/

Show notes:

  • 0.30: Guillermo; Creanoro; El Hombre de Helado; and Queztacoatl, the Feathered Jerk.
  • 2.00: Quote of the episode: “El Santo is like Mexican Batman... who is also a wrestler”
  • 2.30: The Ring / board, with the Red Corner and Blue Corner visible
  • 2.51: The large, high-quality cards
  • 5.40: “For me, it was Tuesday” - if you don't know what myself and Oisin are on about.
  • 6.04: The Hit Point track on the back of the card 
  • 6.24: The basic dice. You basic!
  • 8.44: If any of our listeners are hispanic;  I am so, so sorry.
  • 11.17: An example of the board in play
  • 24.21: Graham and I won, if our boorish yelling hadn't made that clear.
  • 25.25: “What is a plethora?” - even more movie references!
  • 30.40: The video isn't actually all that informative, but there's an image on the Kickstarter showing some of the individual special moves that wrestlers will have. 

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