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, Eoin, Humbug

This week we bring you a preview of Irelands oldest convention, Leprecon, now in it's 36th year!

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

Do you like pub quizzes? Do you like money? Then compete in the 6th Annual Adventuring Party Pub Quiz for a fabulous €50 prize! As in, the prize itself is €50 in your local gaming store. Even if you live abroad - we'll sort it out with your local shop. We've mixed things up a bit this year, and instead of the usual hour-long slog through a billion questions, we're only asking three questions each. So this year is a much tighter 15-question affair. Go on, give it a go! Send your answers by email to - the closing date for entries is midnight, March 17th.


Show notes:

  • 0.59: Oh man, "Most Regular" is pretty lame. Thank God we've got "Award Winning" to say now instead.
  • 1.41: Fabulous prizes! I'm not in this episode, I just wanted to join in. I felt left out!
  • 3.34: I'm guessing "Billy No-Mates"
  • 6.52: That's the only good bit in Expendables 2. Dreadful movie.
  • 8.40: I bet all this would be hilarious if I knew anything about Deadlands.
  • 10.20: Quote of the Episode: "I have consulted with my brain; and apparently the joke I wanted to make, I shouldn't make"
  • 17.38: This egg conversation has now ouefficially been going on for too long.
  • 21.41: You can just tell by Liam's laugh that he's thinking rude thoughts.
  • 22.23: I'm quite concerned about this, as I've received no picture. Good luck, everyone! (Oh wait, I've got it now. Crisis averted)
  • 24.10: It's God-damn uncanny.
  • 27.13: Liam is unstoppable this week!
  • 28.10: Send your answers to

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The Questions:

Round Eoin

1. In the 13th Age RPG, which Icon does not appear on the Kickstarter-exclusive Icon dice?

2. In a recent Anime series, which character is known as "The Villain with Glasses"?

3. In the recently released boardgames Shadows of Brimstone, what happens when you roll 1 on the movement dice?


Round Liam

1. What conventions did the Adventuring Party do panels at in 2014?

2. What game were we talking about when Icecream asked "is it remarkably racist against Space Jews?"



Round Graham

1. Who first came up with the theory of time travel that Dr. Samuel Beckett uses to leap around in Quantum Leap?

2. What breakfast food did scientists recently figure out how to uncork?

3. Which character in a popular children's/adult's cartoon can be called by the initials FTH?


Round Humbug

1. A boardgame and a games company have different names, but they both translate to the same phrase. What is that phrase?

2. Where did Captain Picard get his flute?

3. What is the rank of the pictured character?


Round Icecream

1. Why does the Proclaimers + Vanessa Cartlon = the Pretenders?

2. What comic book character can be heard, but not seen, in Deus Ex?

3. An abundance of what substance ruined Peg's porridge?

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

Warpcon, Warpcon; so good they reviewed it twice! Well... split the review episode into two parts, more accurately. Last week we did Friday night through to Saturday afternoon, so this week we get straight in on Saturday evening through to the closing ceremony.

Show notes:

  • 0.41: Weiss Schwarz
  • 2.34: Photos and videos of the bomb. It was awesome. I didn't get any footage of it speaking Russian gibberish, unfortunately.
  • 7.35: The raccoons with the giant testicles are called Tanuki. They're hilarious. One of them is in Naruto, actually. Given the way children's anime tends to be somewhat sanitised on it's journey West, I wonder if the original one had the giant balls? I don't recall them in the version I saw. Oh, Naruto. You were such a bad show.
  • 8.01: “Famously”
  • 18.38: Quote of the Episode: “Fabulous bit of crumble with Creme Anglais, which is Fancy for 'custard'”
  • 19.14: The Paranoia RPG reboot. Absolutely great to have a table of this run by the man who actually rebooted it.
  • 27.30: A noble attempt, Liam. But that can will not reseal, and those worms are never coming back.

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

Hey hey! It's more than a week since Warpcon, which means we've got to... do something. Maybe talk about it. Talk about our feelings, you know?  Really get it all out there. Get the healing started. Also games and stuff, but who cares about that? How are you doing? You ok?

  • 0.41: Beautiful. Straight out the gate we get lodged in a pedantic argument. That's why you keep coming back, folks!
  • 2.34: Surely it's not Montezuma's Revenge if it's a Chinese meal? Maybe Mao Zedong's Revenge? Confucius' Revenge?
  • 2.40: Oh, I see. Graham didn't leave that one hanging either.
  • 4.05: Trail of Cthulhu runs on the GUMSHOE system, an interesting RPG system that we've discussed before. Find more details here.
  • 7.57: "Bun"
  • 8.30: For those not in the know, Garnish House and Audley House are the two fancy B&Bs of choice for those traveling to Cork for Warpcon. 
  • 10.16: Much like the USSR, you communist!
  • 13.57: Tokaido and Shadowrun
  • 16.56: Arcadia Quest
  • 21.01: Quote of the Episode: "We have 250,000 people to evacuate… 200,000 people… 150,000 people… you know what, never mind"
  • 27.48: Betrayal at House on the Hill

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