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Talking about Gaming the Irish Way!

Jul 21, 2009

Source Material: Attempting to communicate something more constructive than "...and you should see it because yer man's all like hiiiyaaaah peowm peowm kerprgh kprgh and the bad guy's all like whaaaaaaaaaaaa-bowww!" or "...and then the screen goes all dark, right, and up in big letters it says: Jean-Claude Van Damme. And that's why it's great." Shane, Dave, Oisín, humbug and Liam demand that all gamers familiarise themselves with a list of books and movies. Features:

  • Life in the future
  • Thousands of Space Marines
  • Mad Max
  • Crazy cockroaches and mad hair
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
  • Pervy chainmail bikini
  • Andean doubt
  • Plot advancement
  • An important life lesson
  • Unknown cyberpunky movie
  • Ruined city full of canals
  • Pervert with binoculars
  • Free pint competition!
  • Necroscope, and others
  • The adventures of Harry Something
  • Special agents with powers
  • Poseidon
  • Traps and obstacles
  • Tremors
  • Strange happenings
  • Arsenal owner
  • Stargate: SG-1
  • Aiding another
  • Monster of the week
  • Group dynamic business
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Stupid gods
  • Our colleague
  • Kelly's Heroes
  • Perfect con scenario?
  • World War Z
  • Son of Mel Brooks
  • Stuff that'll make the GM angry
  • Sad Dave
  • Guns, Germs and Steel
  • Different insight
  • Blissful ignorance
  • Sharpe
  • A really big eagle that Bonaparte had down his trousers
  • Sean Bean dedication
  • Return of the Living Dead
  • Rabid weasels
  • Graveyard dancing
  • 1984
  • Thought crime (thinking bad about The Adventuring Party is wrong!)
  • A truckload of grit
  • Dog Soldiers
  • Gigantic portion of cheese
  • Berserk
  • Repeater crossbow
  • Extended, non-musical montage
  • Gladiator
  • He's-behind-you bad guys
  • Vaguely whiny operatic music
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Sean Bean's hit points
  • Words we know
  • Ghostbusters
  • Maxed-out Bluff score
  • Improperly fleshed-out character
  • Mountain Survival
  • Scary hillbilly
  • Oisín versus a motor rifle division
  • "Pint" followed by "[name of movie]"

thirteen and a half years ago

Oh Lord of the Rings... damn credit hog. Read some Moorcock you philistines!

If you think Fighting Fantasy are bad, try the Tunnels and Trolls solo-play adventures where you\'re a Goblin... ouch.

thirteen and a half years ago

You haven\'t seen Mad Max????

Good podcast. Nice idea. Have you done anything on Pick-Up RPGs (Spirit of the Century, InSpectres, etc.)?

thirteen and a half years ago

We\'ve brought up a few but haven\'t devoted a full episode to indy rpgs.

Back in Feb we talked about Dogs in the Vineyard (ish) and Serial Homicide unit in this episode:

We also brought up some indy rpgs in our discussion on character creation;

Perhaps it is time to have a full show devoted to our favs. I\'ll talk it over with the guys, thanks for the feedback :)

thirteen and a half years ago

I\'ll listen to those. Thanks.