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, Cathal, Sean and Mary

This week, the party discuss their favourite monsters. Which ones and why?

Direct download: adventuringparty20161130.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Seán, and Cathal

This week, the party discuss boring gaming stories.

00:30 - Gaming Stories
02:00 - Personal investment in stories.
02:25 - Degrees of Separation
03:25 - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon's_law
04:00 - Wasn't enough of it to be bad?
04:40 - Be a good storyteller.
05:25 - Is your Audience in the Know?
05:57 - The right language of your wargame/cardgame.
06:30 - Anatomy of a boring story.
06:46 - Anatomy of a compelling story. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118147/
07:26 - A level of insider knowledge required.
08:38 - I rolled two twenties in a row once...
11:20 - Eoin chances his arm at a gaming story. - https://www.l5r.com/
13:00 - Build to a climax.
16:20 - Teacher training helps.
17:05 - Out of Context D&D Quotes.
18:40 - Peter Ustinov - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001811/
19:45 - Captive Audiance.
20:16 - Otherwise known as this podcast's bread and butter...
22:03 - Keep it snappy!
22:35 - Shared Experiences are good.
26:08 - Sell it. Open big.
29:00 - Baron Munchausen - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2470/extraordinary-adventures-baron-munchausen
30:10 - Lost opportunity to share actual gaming stories.
31:18 - A Character Death so traumatic that Seán erased it from his memory.
32:24 - The answer is NOT communication.

Direct download: adventuringparty20161123.mp3
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This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, Cathal and Sean.

This week, the party discuss recent events at Gaelcon and Eirtakon and take a peek at BeAcon, coming up this weekend in Belfast.

00:35 -

  • 00:50 - Gaelcon
  • 01:15 - This episode comes with a class 4 laser hazard warning
  • 02:10 - Aku
  • 05:09 - Legacy of the Stonelords
  • 05:15 - Kitadel... Kitadel... Thank you Sean, I thought that was honestly going to be let pass...
  • 14:17 - Guild ball
  • 14:50 - Kick off 
  • 18:05 - Well everyone knows that 1 in 243 chances come up 9 times out of 10
  • 20:07 - Inis
  • 23:44 - Yu-gi-oh!
  • 24:40 - Object permanence
  • 25:11 - The last ever Eirtakon
  • 27:38 - Quote of the episode: That diversity of RPG selection just reminds me of walking into a bar and going what type of music you have here, country and western. What type of games you got here, we've got both D&D and Pathfinder, I hope you like your psuedo medieval fantasy!
  • 28:09 - Bobs Country Bunker
  • 30:13 - BeAcon
  • 31:44 - Siege of Serpents 
Direct download: adventuringparty20161116.mp3
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This week Mary, Liam, Feargal and Ian are discussing what tools they use to organise campaigns on an episode recorded during a panel at Eirtakon convention.

 

Show notes:

    00:52 - Geometric confusion
    01:30 - Adventuring Party Al-Fresco
    01:54 - The Adventuring Party does not condone the the threatening and intimidation of players
    02:20 - Quote of the Episode: "Does anyone actually use forums anymore?"
    02:35 - Facebook groups are the new Forums
    03:20 - Doodle
    04:10 - Where we explain how vital Liam is
    05:00 - Trello
    06:30 - What's another tool?
    07:05 - Facebook Polls
    07:24 - Survey Monkey
    07:55 - The freemium model: Give people a useful product that's just frustrating enough to pay for the better version
    08:04 - Google Doc Questionairres
    08:45 - Fergal gets violent
    09:55 - Arguing as part of a game
    10:50 - 'Note goblins' ate my plot arc
    11:55 - Fegals fanatical love of his google drive causes mic interferance
    13:45 - Coming to a store nowhere near you, The Adventuring party's new product "Game Some Thing"
    14:11 - Realm Works
    15:11 - *Stunned Silence*
    15:24 - Mary hails her Apple overlords
    16:37 - Obsidian Portal
    17:39 - Feargals shifty eyebrows
    18:45 - Excel and Powerpoint
    19:35 - Onenote
    22:55 - Where Liam shows how devious he is
    23:35 - In game communication
    24:50 - Post its
    25:50 - Electronic Character sheets
    31:20 - Fist Bump!

Direct download: adventuringparty20161109.mp3
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Int, November 2016: Essen

This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin, and Mary.

This week, the party discuss Essen and the games Eoin picked up there.

00:35 - Jealously regarding Eoin's board games.
00:45 - 160,000 people. (Mostly gamers?)
01:05 - World's biggest Nerd supermarket.
02:00 - Mary still hates co-operation.
02:30 - Eoin's travelogue.
04:25 - A Feast for Odin. BIG AND HEAVY. - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/177736/feast-odin
05:03 - Includes Ziplocks. A+.
06:25 - Includes trays. A++.
08:00 - "Punishingly intricate." - Eoin.
09:50 - Many choices, some guidance.
12:30 - Eoin sourced a copy from Asmodee.
12:50 - Rulebook, appendix rulebook, and an in-depth almanac included.
13:55 - Eoin expects this premium product to carry a premium price tag.
14:20 - Not Alone - Small and light. - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/194879/not-alone
14:50 - One Versus Many
18:50 - Short, tense.
20:01 - Capital Lux - Also small. - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/205046/capital-lux
20:05 - Drafting and trick taking.
23:01 - Keep watching and counting cards to win.
23:50 - Inis - Celtic Mythology - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155821/inis
24:50 - Featuring art by Jim Fitzpatrick - http://www.jimfitzpatrick.com/
25:40 - Celtic Mythology
27:35 - Wongamania - Singaporean - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/165888/wongamania
29:40 - Make money. Buy low, sell high.
32:00 - You pick what we review!
33:30 - Board Game Geek Secret Santa

Direct download: adventuringparty20161102.mp3
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