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

This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian.

This week, we talk about the slummingist con of all, Hobocon, taking place on the 3rd to the 5th of June. 

Show notes:

Direct download: adventuringparty20160525.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Ian, Mary, Sean, Brian

This week, we review the games, Skulls and '... And Then We Held Hands'. 

Show notes:

  • 01:03 - Skulls in the form of Beermats
  • 02:10 - Where Brian Reminisces about wrecking Skulls
  • 04:40 - Where we know Ian put a skull down from the Look of him
  • 05:07 - It's not playing wrong, it's "Playing a variant".
  • 05:41 - The philosophical proof that Eoin is not an idiot... maybe
  • 06:48 - It's all in the bluff
  • 07:55 - Lame duck in the corner
  • 09:10 - Mexican day of the dead motif
  • 09:58 - Heavy cardboard beermats
  • 11:17 - Taking everyone by surprise
  • 12:59 - Where Eoin dissects the Meta game
  • 14:25 - Ian suggests making bets
  • 14:56 - ...and then we held hands
  • 16:55 - content, malice, cold and betrayal
  • 17:59 - it's all about the nodes
  • 20:00 - where Sean reaches an emotionally balanced state
  • 23:31 - where the largest problem is discovered
  • 26:37 - running out of nodes
  • 28.57 - quote of the episode : "that's something I probably should have looked up ahead of time"
Direct download: adventuringparty20160518.mp3
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This week, the party discuss dealing with sensitive topics, crossing the line, and triggers.

Show notes:

01:50 - Personal Space Invaders
02:45 - Rules of engagement.
04:00 - Establishing consent.
06:20 - Traffic Light Signalling.
09:10 - Stranger Danger.
10:20 - Trigger Warnings.
10:35 - Hunter: The Vigil
11:30 - If you know, drop us a line!
12:00 - No goats were harmed in the recording of this episode.
12:50 - Mature themes.
14:30 - Matureness and depth.
16:20 - Maintaining Character.
17:00 - Ratings.
17:20 - No sex workers were harmed in the recording of this episode.
17:50 - Deadpool loves his Chimichangas.
18:30 - Minors in Larps.
19:15 - NO TOUCHING!
19:40 - Giant cuddly Lion.
20:20 - Creative Solutions.
21:20 - Legal rules.
21:40 - Full body searches.
22:40 - Codes of Conduct.
23:20 - Electroshock Laser Tag.
25:20 - Vaticon
26:10 - Permission slips.
26:30 - Minors and consent.
27:55 - Tomb robbing and murder. - A Fantasy RPG.
28:15 - Three Strike Rule.
29:30 - Big larps have it easier.
31:30 - When in doubt, rewrite it.
34:30 - JUST TALK TO EACH OTHER.

Quote of the Episode:
"Unless you've got a problem with tomb robbing and murdering people, which most people seem to be fine with, you're going to be okay."

Direct download: adventuringparty20160511.mp3
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This week's hosts: Brian, Eoin, Liam and Mary

This week, we discuss when, why and if you should surrender inRPGs.

 Show notes:

  • 00:13    Just kidding, we merely discuss givingup.
  • 00:31    Copyright pending. (SpinOff 1, OriginalTopic)
  • 00:39    The party that flee together, DnDtogether
  • 00:51    DnD reference at under 1 minute
  • 00:59    Not the sound of Eoin coughing, "WFRP"is actually short for Warhammer Fantasy Role Play
  • 01:06    BigBad
  • 02:24    Notice Eoin quickly shying away fromfractions here.
  • 03:53    "shshhshkkssghss" according to googletranslate this is Air Elementalese for "Run you fools!" either thator "Dibs on the last slice of Pizza"
  • 05:07    Looting the corpses of your fallencomrades is a time honoured tradition among adventurers (andextremely pragmatic).
  • 06:42    Sweepthe Leg
  • 06:52    Flip it!
  • 07:07    Firefly - Serenity
  • 08:22    Flip it 2!
  • 08:27    Still technically part of the lastflip, I will refer to this as "Flip it 2A".
  • 13:35    Sometimes your party just needs tofail to trigger more plot.
  • 14:40    Note, Eoin does not ask about takingcharacters hostage, he asks about "players", make of that what youwill....
  • 15:50    Quote of the episode "Mercy, we'll workwith you... you're our new overlord!"
  • 17:48    Star Wars Roleplaying game, released as(what else but) a trilogy, in the form of Edge of the Empire (2013), Age of Rebellion (2014) and Force and Destiny (2015)
  • 19:26    Fellow host Stu, sure he doesn't showup often (his last pub quiz round was in 2014) but thats why we allstill like him right?
  • 19:30    FLIP it 3!
  • 20:12    I believe the silence here represents"What the hell guys!"
  • 21:02    At this stage methinks Eoin is flat outdescribing Railroading
  • 22:01    The "Die Evildoers" was actually thesound of the Podcasters in the next room, but our party hadn't metthem yet....
  • 22:18    Determinatorsvs CombatPragmatists
  • 23:34    RocksFall, Everyone Dies!
  • 23:42    Wow, that was such a sad and defeatedsigh from Mary, I can only assume she has unknowingly walked intoDragons Lairs in the past
  • 24:00    Meta-Annoyance from Liam
  • 24:43    Paranoia
  • 25:28    SunkCost Fallacy, or as I like to call it, my PhD.
  • 27:13    Don't worry it was all just a dream,Bobbydidn't really get hit by that car :)
  • 29:58    Who doesn't have a story about ahalfling beginning negotiations by loosing an arrow into the lizardambassadors face?
  • 33:11   AMacGuffin or possibly in this case actually a Sword of Plot Advancement
Direct download: adventuringparty20160504.mp3
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