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Shane Plays

It's a great time to be a geek! Shane Plays is a journey into the things we love... games, comic books, movies, TV, books... you name it. The world respectfully requests -- NAY DEMANDS! -- a show that supports and encourages geekdom in all of it's splendor! This podcast is made from the live Shane Plays radio show that airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock, AR. It may also be listened to live online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and the Tune In Radio and iHeart radio apps.
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Aug 22, 2017

Highlights: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman on his Drawing Blood graphic novel Kickstarter; Geek news with friend of the show Stuart Berryhill.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/19/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

THE RIFFTRAX GUYS DISCUSS TACKLING A DOCTOR WHO CLASSIC | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/rifftrax-doctor-who-interview/

'Deadpool' Director Tim Miller to Adapt 'Neuromancer' for Fox | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/deadpool-director-tim-miller-adapt-neuromancer-fox-1028185

Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens Casts David Tennant, Michael Sheen | ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/879475-neil-gaimans-good-omens-casts-david-tennant-michael-sheen

Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi Movie Confirmed to Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-obi-wan-kenobi-movie-confirmed/

Star Wars Boba Fett and Yoda Movies Confirmed To Be In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/17/star-wars-boba-fett-yoda-movie-standalones/

Jabba The Hutt Star Wars Movie In Development | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/starwars/2017/08/18/star-wars-jabba-the-hutt-spinoff-in-development/

The Original Ending To Steven Spielberg's E.T. Involved a Game of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS | GeekTyrant
https://geektyrant.com/news/the-original-ending-to-steven-spielbergs-et-involved-a-game-of-dungeons-dragons

GUEST: KEVIN EASTMAN

From Wikipedia:
Kevin Eastman is an American comic book artist and writer, best known as the co-creator alongside Peter Laird of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.Eastman is also the previous editor and current publisher of the magazine Heavy Metal.

Drawing Blood Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2073065927/kevin-eastmans-drawing-blood-vol-1-a-graphic-novel?ref=discovery'

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Co-Creator Turns to Kickstarter for Comic Book Tell-All | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-creator-turns-kickstarter-comic-book-tell-all-1026762

 

Aug 15, 2017

Highlights: D&D and RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer and Jon Peterson ponder what the hobby and pop culture would look like today if D&D had never been published.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/12/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Book Deals: Week of August 7, 2017 | Publishers Weekly
(Dungeons & Dragons: A Visual History announcement)
https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/book-deals/article/74416-book-deals-week-of-august-7-2017.html

See the D&D Draft at the Gen Con Museum | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2017/07/see-d-draft-at-gen-con-museum.html 

TOPIC: WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?!?

WHAT IF D&D HAD NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED?! That's the topic this week as we're joined by D&D / RPG authors and historians Michael Witwer (Empire of the Imagination) and Jon Peterson (Playing at the World) to discuss the impact on RPGs and pop culture in general if this alternate history had unfolded!

Empire of the Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Imagination-Gygax-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/1632862794/

Playing at the World by Jon Peterson
https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047

Aug 8, 2017

Highlights: It's a Geek News Tsunami with friend of the show Neale Carter!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/5/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77 | L.A. Times
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

The Dark Tower 18% on Rotten Tomatoes (63% audience score)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_dark_tower_2017

The Tick live action series launches on Amazon Prime August 25th | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/tv-shows/2017/04/26/the-tick-amazon-release-date/

Classic Lego Voltron approved for production via Lego Ideas program
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/f9eb3ff9-eff8-42e1-85a5-b7e1107bfedb/official_comments

The First Official DC Comics / Marvel Crossover In A Very Long Time Is For #MakeMineMilkshake | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/01/dc-comics-marvel-crossover-milkshake/

Stabbed seven times after a Magic: The Gathering fight | Geek Native
https://www.geeknative.com/59601/stabbed-seven-times-magic-gathering-fight/

Star Trek Continues Episode 09 is out! "What Ships Are For" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VEZH8bqytA

STAR TREK CONTINUES revises the RELEASE DATES for its final two episodes!| Fan Film Factor
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2017/07/29/star-trek-continues-revises-the-release-dates-for-its-final-two-episodes/

Discovery May Be An Official Star Trek Show, But The Orville Could Wind Up The Truer One | Gizmodo
https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/07/discovery-may-be-an-official-star-trek-show-but-the-orville-could-wind-up-the-truer-one/

Ben Affleck Reportedly Signs Up For DCEU's Batman Trilogy And A Future 'Batman Beyond' Adaptation | Movie Pilot
https://moviepilot.com/p/ben-affleck-signs-up-for-a-new-batman-trilogy-batman-beyond/4336101

There's an Easter Egg Hidden in the Ready Player One Movie Logo | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-an-easter-egg-hidden-in-the-ready-player-one-mov-1797395680

Jul 31, 2017

Highlights: Veteran RPG designer Monte Cook talks about his innovative new deluxe RPG, Invisible Sun!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/29/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Ready Player One SDCC Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtwpjnuaVTE

Marvel Legend "Fabulous" Flo Steinberg Has Passed Away | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/07/23/marvel-fabulous-flo-steinberg-passed-away/

GUEST: MONTE COOK

Monte Cook is a veteran RPG game designer and founder of Monte Cook Games with popular game credits such as D&D 3rd Edition, Malhavoc Press, Numenera and the Cypher System.

Invisible Sun RPG preorder:
https://www.montecookgames.com/store/product/invisible-sun-preorder/

Invisible Sun is the innovative new deluxe RPG from Monte Cook Games. A roleplaying game of surreal fantasy, secrets, and magic that is truly magical. Wield fabulous powers as you uncover the secrets of reality itself.

 

Jul 24, 2017

Highlights: Author Gene DeRosa joins to talk about the classic sci-fi thriller anthology TV show The Twilight Zone!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/22/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

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GUEST: GENE DEROSA

Gene DeRosa is an author and editor with Signature Horror / Samson Publishing Company.

Signature Horror:
https://www.signaturehorror.com/

The Twilight Zone Trivia Book & Encyclopedia order page:
https://www.signaturehorror.com/product-page/the-twilight-zone-trivia-book-encyclopedia

Author Gene DeRosa’s third book is all about The Twilight Zone, the Sci-Fi-Thriller classic television series from the mind of Rod Serling. The book covers the entire original series as well as mentions of the film and two revival series where appropriate.

The Twilight Zone Trivia Book & Encyclopedia is over 800 pages filled with episode synopsis, full cast lists, trivia questions about each episode, as well as a Trivia Extras section filled with interesting facts about the episodes and cast members. There’s also a full index listing every actor, director, writer, movie, TV show, and more.

Jul 18, 2017

Highlights: Portalarium's Starr Long and Mathew Anderson join to talk about Richard "Lord British" Garriott's fantasy MMO Shroud of the Avatar!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/15/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

‘Doctor Who’: 13th Time Lord To Be Revealed After Sunday’s Wimbledon Final | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2017/07/doctor-who-new-lead-reveal-set-13th-doctor-1202129018/

GUEST: SHROUD OF THE AVATAR

Portalarium’s Starr “Darkstarr” Long (Executive Producer) and Mathew “Berek” Anderson (Senior Community Manager) join to discuss Richard “Lord British” Garriott’s fantasy MMO Shroud of the Avatar.

Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is a fantasy RPG that combines a single player narrative with a sandbox MMO created by a team that includes: Richard “Lord British” Garriott the creator of the Ultima series, Starr Long the Director of Ultima Online, and Tracy Hickman the author of Dragonlance.

Shroud of the Avatar main site
https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/

Portalarium on SeedInvest
https://www.seedinvest.com/portalarium/series.b

Richard Garriott’s Portalarium to raise equity crowdfunding for Shroud of the Avatar | Venturebeat
https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/04/richard-garriotts-portalarium-to-raise-equity-crowdfunding-for-shroud-of-the-avatar/

Starr Long on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starr_Long

Jul 10, 2017

Highlights: Veteran game designer Chris Avellone talks about the upcoming Pathfinder Kingmaker game from Owlcat Games!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/8/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

How big is the table top RPG market? | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?563442-How-big-s-the-RPG-market

‘Fallout 4’ Makers Sued for $1 Million Over Use of ‘The Wanderer’ in ‘Repugnant’ Ads | The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/fallout-4-lawsuit-zenimax-the-wanderer-dion/

GUEST: CHRIS AVELLONE & PATHFINDER KINGMAKER

Chris Avellone on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Avellone

Chris Avellone on Twitter: @ChrisAvellone

Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player computer RPG based on the acclaimed Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. The game invites players to Golarion, a world rich with history, mystery, and conflict, and gives players the chance to claim part of this world as their own.

Pathfinder Kingmaker on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/owlcatgames/pathfinder-kingmaker

Owlcat Games: https://owlcatgames.com/

Jun 26, 2017

Highlights: Rebecca "Burger" Heineman joins to talk about the classic Dragon Wars computer RPG; Bard's Tale remastered and Dragons from the Rip updates; Star Trek Discovery news.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/24/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek: Discovery announces its official premiere date | EW.com
http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/19/star-trek-discovery-premiere-date/

Star Trek: Discovery to ditch a long frustrating Trek rule | EW.com
http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/23/star-trek-discovery-rules/

Transformers: The Last Knight Review: Michael Bay’s Latest Is 2017’s Most Toxic Movie | Rolling Stone
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/peter-travers-transformers-5-is-2017s-most-toxic-movie-w488595

GUEST: REBECCA "BURGER" HEINEMAN & DRAGON WARS

Dragon Wars is a 1989 computer role-playing video game developed by Rebecca Heineman for Interplay Entertainment. It was originally intended to be The Bard’s Tale IV and was changed shortly before release to Dragon Wars.

This game is highly regarded by critics and players, but never achieved the sales success of the three Bard’s Tale games.

Rebecca on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Heineman

Dragon Wars on MobyGames:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/dragon-wars

The Burger Speaks: An Interview With An Archmage | Gamasutra
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/134614/the_burger_speaks_an_interview_.php

An Independent Interplay Takes on Tolkien | The Digital Antiquarian
http://www.filfre.net/2017/05/an-independent-interplay-takes-on-tolkien/

 

Jun 20, 2017

Highlights: Tabletop RPG news blast during Free RPG Day at Game Goblins! Friend of the show Tony Dutra joins.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/17/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Adam West, TV’s ‘Batman,’ Dies at 88 | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/adam-west-dead-dies-batman-1202461532/

BAT-SIGNAL To Be Lit Over Los Angeles In Honor of ADAM WEST | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/34925-bat-signal-to-be-lit-over-los-angeles-in-honor-of-adam-west.html

Unaired Adam West “Powerless” Episode from DC Comics YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUJ8vNugi6c

Next D&D storyline Tomb of Annihilation coming in September | Wizards.com
http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/tomb-annihilation

D&D Xanathar’s Guide to Everything coming in November | Wizards.com
http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/xanathars-guide-everything

Official Print D&D Character Sheets Coming June 20 | Wizards.com
http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/charactersheets

Dragonlance: The Road Trip That Changed a World | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4115-The-Road-Trip-That-Changed-a-World#.WUSKnmjyuCg

Rise of the Dungeon Master: A fascinating graphic novel about the origins of Dungeons & Dragons | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/05/a-fascinating-graphic-novel-about-the-origins-of-dungeons-dragons/

Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition pre-alpha playtest rules now available | White-Wolf.com
https://blog.white-wolf.com/2017/06/15/v5-pre-alpha-the-curtain-rises/

Torg Eternity Kickstarter raises $260K with $8K initial goal, 12 days still left in campaign
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1216685848/torg-eternity

Star Trek Adventures RPG ready for preorders, deliveries starting in August
https://www.modiphius.net/collections/star-trek-adventures

Pathfinder: Kingmaker – First single player Pathfinder CRPG coming, Chris Avellone on board
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/owlcatgames/pathfinder-kingmaker

Games Workshop And Cubicle 7 Announce Warhammer Fantasy Role-Play 4th Edition | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4139-Games-Workshop-And-Cubicle-7-Announce-Warhammer-Fantasy-Role-Play-4th-Edition#.WUSVq2jyuCi

BROADCAST LOCATION: FREE RPG DAY AT GAME GOBLINS

Shane broadcasts from show sponsor Game Goblins during our big Free RPG Day event! Friend of the show Tony Dutra joins.

Free RPG Day:
http://freerpgday.com/

Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers.

Game Goblins:
http://gamegoblins.com/

Game Goblins on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins/

Game Goblins is Central Arkansas’s premiere retailer of board games, card games, role-playing games, miniatures, miniature war games, dice, and hobby accessories.

 

Jun 12, 2017

Highlights: Learn more about table top RPG gaming's coolest day with Free RPG Day founder and organizer Aldo Ghiozzi!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/10/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Peter Sallis, Voice of Wallace and Gromit’s Wallace, Dies | CBR.com
http://www.cbr.com/peter-sallis-wallace-gromit-dead/

GUEST: FREE RPG DAY

This year's Free RPG Day is June 17th:
http://freerpgday.com/

Established in 2007, Free RPG Day works with participating hobby game retailers and RPG publishers to bring new and exclusive RPG quickstart rules and adventure modules into the hands of gamers.

Consumers WORLDWIDE will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs --- no overstock, retail-priced or dead product here. The goal of Free RPG Day is to inspire gamers to play a new RPG, which will in turn, create sales through local game stores. Use the retailer locator to find a participating store near you!

Jun 5, 2017

Highlights: We get medieval with the Society for Creative Anachronism with longtime member Neale Carter and SCA President John Fulton!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/3/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Wizards of the Coast announce new D&D storyline: Tomb of Annihilation | Geek & Sundry
http://geekandsundry.com/wizards-of-the-coast-announce-new-storyline-tomb-of-annihilation/

‘Wonder Woman’ Set to Lead Post-Memorial Day Weekend Charge with $11M from Thursday preview screenings, may have $90M opening weekend | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4297&p=.htm

GUESTS: THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM

SCA Website: http://www.sca.org/

SCA on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_for_Creative_Anachronism

SCA Kingdom Lookup: http://www.sca.org/geography/kingdom_lookup.php

John Fulton is President of the SCA. His moniker is Duke John the Bearkiller of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Neale Carter is a longtime member and active supporter of the SCA. His moniker is The Honorable Lord Brendan Sionnach of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Founded as a non-profit in 1966, The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

May 30, 2017

Highlights: 100 years of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan, Jon Carter of Mars) art in pulps, comics and novels with author and historian Michael Tierney and publisher Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/27/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Rich Buckler, Co-Creator Of Deathlok, Passes Away At Age 68 | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/marvel/2017/05/20/rich-buckler-passes-away-marvel-dc-comic-artist-deathlok-creator/

Roger Moore, Legendary James Bond Actor, Passes Away | CBR.com
http://www.cbr.com/roger-moore-james-bond-dies/

Star Wars Anniversary 40th Anniversary Collides with International Towel Day
Star Wars premiered on May 25, 1977
http://www.starwars.com/star-wars-40th
Towel Day
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Towel_Day
Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans.

GUESTS: 100 YEARS OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS ART WITH MICHAEL TIERNEY & STEPHEN CHENAULT

100 years of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan, Jon Carter of Mars) art in pulps, comics and novels with author and historian Michael Tierney and publisher Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games!

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology on Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/600766964/edgar-rice-burroughs-100-year-art-chronology

We are producing the FOUR volume Edgar Rice Burroughs’ 100 Year Art Chronology, an illustrative history of all Burroughs’ publications in the United States (with a heavy dose of art from the United Kingdom). Written and compiled by Michael Tierney, the narrative gives the history of Burroughs’ work and the often legendary artists who visualized it, featuring untold stories, art that hasn’t been seen since its release, and pieces that were buried in the vaults from the beginning of his publishing history to the present day.

Officially licensed and sanctioned by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., this nearly 1,200 page examination of the vast publishing illustrative history of Edgar Rice Burroughs is divided into four parts:

Volume 1: The Pulps The Dawn of the Age of Science Fiction
Volume 2: The Books Literature With Sharp Cutting Edges
Volume 3: Comics The Universal Language Part 1
Volume 4: Comics The Universal Language Part 2

May 23, 2017

Highlights: Geek news blast; Star Trek Discovery trailer reaction; Actor Santiago Cirilo; Remote broadcast from the floor of the Little Rock Comic Con!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/20/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

Live show from the floor of the Little Rock Comic Con!

LRCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockComicCon/

LRCC site: http://lrcomiccon.com/

Actor Santiago Cirilo (The Walking Dead, Nashville)
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4030125/

NEWS ITEMS

Not Only Did Batman #21 Actually Outsell Secret Empire #0 – But So Did Flash #21 | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/05/08/not-batman-21-actually-outsell-secret-empire-0-flash-21/

The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-reactions-for-wonder-woman-are-spectacular-1795356828

Man Is Suing His Date For Texting During Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/man-is-suing-his-date-for-texting-during-guardians/1100-6450113/

The CW's Black Lightning not part of Arrowverse, crossover unlikely | Entertainment Weekly
http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/18/cw-superheroes-crossover-black-lightning-flash-arrow-legends-tomorrow/

Deadpool Animated Show Set To Premiere In 2018 | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/deadpool-animated-show-set-to-premiere-in-2018/1100-6449937/

Comic Book TV: Your Guide to All the New Shows of the 2017 Season | CBR
http://www.cbr.com/comic-book-tv-shows/

Star Trek Spoof TV Series The Orville: Official Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy9sKeCE8V0

Star Trek Discovery - First Look Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM

May 16, 2017

Highlights: Justin Nimmo the original Silver Power Ranger and popular YouTube personality and toy reviewer Optibotimus! Guests courtesy Little Rock Comic Con.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/13/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

It’s the 100th episode of Shane Plays Geek Talk Radio!!! Wow!!!

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week.

GUESTS: SILVER POWER RANGER JUSTIN NIMMO & OPTIBOTIMUS

Note: This week’s guest are courtesy Little Rock Comic Con:
https://www.facebook.com/events/257188611312663/

Justin Nimmo played Zhane the Silver Ranger on the Power Rangers in Space TV series.

Justin’s IMDB page:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0632372/

Justin’s Ranger Wiki page:
http://powerrangers.wikia.com/wiki/Justin_Nimmo

Paul aka Optibotimus is a popular YouTube personality and toy reviewer with a a focus on Transformers (but other toys too).

Optibotimus on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/optibotimus

May 8, 2017

Highlights: Geek news; Comics inker and writer Karl Kesel joins to talk his work and his Section Zero comic Kickstarter! Friend of the show William Brackeen also joins.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/6/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Free Comic Book Day – May 6th
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Shane Plays Special Podcast: Marvel’s Mad Agenda with Comics Pro Mitch Breitweiser
http://shaneplays.com/marvels-mad-agenda-mitch-breitweiser-dave-elswick-show-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Hauls in $17 Million from Thursday Previews | Box Office Mojo
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4289&p=.htm

Unlucky 13%: Comics Book Sales Take a Plunge in April | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/34374-unlucky-13-comics-book-sales-take-a-plunge-in-april.html

GUEST: COMICS PRO KARL KESEL & SECTION ZERO!

Comics inker and writer Karl Kesel has a long history industry since the mid-80s, including work with DC, Marvel and Dark Horse. Notable works include Suicide Squad, “Reign of the Superman“, Superboy, Hawk and Dove and The Final Night.

Karl’s Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Kesel

Section Zero Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero

May 3, 2017

Highlights: Geek news; Dr. Travis Langley the Superherologist joins to talk his new Wonder Woman Psychology book!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/29/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Free Comic Book Day – May 6th
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

New Justice League Movie Poster Brings Back Superman | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/04/23/justice-league-superman-dc-comics-movie/

Superman vs The KKK Movie In Development | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/dc/2017/04/28/superman-vs-the-kkk-film-in-development/

Meet the Dungeons & Dragons Players Who Are Making A Living Running Games | Glixel
http://www.glixel.com/news/meet-the-dd-players-who-make-a-living-running-games-w479506

TOPIC: WONDER WOMAN PSYCHOLOGY WITH DR. TRAVIS LANGLEY!

@Superherologist

http://www.travislangley.info/

Dr. Langley’s books on Amazon

From Amazon’s Travis Langley Page: Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing’s Popular Culture Psychology series, including DOCTOR WHO PSYCHOLOGY: A MADMAN WITH A BOX, WONDER WOMAN PSYCHOLOGY: LASSOING THE TRUTH, and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY (with foreword by Stan Lee) along with looks at Star Wars, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Wonder Woman, and Supernatural. A psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University, he received his degrees from Hendrix College and Tulane University.

Apr 30, 2017

Shane Plays Podcast Extra:
Marvel's Mad Agenda with comics artist Mitch Breitweiser on The Dave Elswick Show

This is a Shane Plays podcast extra, featuring content that was not broadcast as part of the live Shane Plays radio show.

Highlights: Pro comics artist Mitch Breitweiser discusses the sad changes inside Marvel Comics from an insider's perspective on The Dave Elswick Show. Plus Shane flaps lips along with Josh "Heffy" Huffington and Bill Brackeen.

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Apr 26, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/22/2017

Highlights: Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Marvel Reveals Captain America Was ALWAYS Evil | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-hydra-evil-explained/

The New Dune Movie To Be Written By The Guy Who Wrote Forrest Gump | Epicstream
http://epicstream.com/news/The-New-Dune-Movie-To-Be-Written-By-The-Guy-Who-Wrote-Forrest-Gump

Watchmen is getting an R-rtated animated adaptation | CBR
http://www.cbr.com/watchmen-r-rated-animated-movie/

Cloak & Dagger TV series trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZFc3FzK344

Marvel’s New Warriors TV series character lineup revealed | IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/04/19/marvels-new-warriors-tv-series-character-lineup-revealed

‘Wheel of Time’ TV Series Lands at Sony | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/wheel-of-time-tv-series-sony-1202390897/

Doctor Who-inspired proxy transmogrifies politically sensitive web to avoid gov censorship | The Register
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/04/21/doctor_whoinspired_proxy_software_plays_nice_to_fool_censors/

TOPIC: DOCTOR WHO’S BACK!

doctor who with companions bill and nardole

Whovians Gene Turnbow of Krypton Radio and Neale Carter join to talk about the return of Doctor Who after a year’s hiatus and Peter Capaldi’s final season as The Doctor.

Rumor: Kris Marshall Cast As Next Doctor Who? | Screen Rant
http://screenrant.com/doctor-who-season-11-kris-marshall/

‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star Michaela Coel | IndieWire
http://www.indiewire.com/2017/04/doctor-who-next-doctor-michaela-coel-rumor-1201807897/

Apr 18, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/15/2017

Highlights: Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust joins to talk geek news and the recent Marvel Comics craziness!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Little Rock Comic Con is coming on as a new sponsor! More next week!
May 20-21 in Benton, AR
http://lrcomiccon.com/

NEWS ITEMS

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB4I68XVPzQ

Nintendo Discontinues The NES Classic | Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-discontinues-the-nes-classic-1794303321

Dwight Schrute To Revive Classic STAR TREK Villain for DISCOVERY | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/33830-report-dwight-schrute-to-revive-classic-star-trek-villain-for-discovery.html

CBS Expects “Star Trek: Discovery” To Get All Access To 4 Million Subscribers | TrekMovie.com
http://trekmovie.com/2017/03/07/cbs-expects-star-trek-discovery-to-get-all-access-to-4-million-subscribers/

Star Trek’s “tricorder” medical scanner just got closer to becoming a reality | Quartz
https://qz.com/957285/star-treks-tricorder-handheld-medical-scanner-just-got-closer-to-becoming-a-reality/

Report: Josh Brolin Is Deadpool 2’s Cable | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/report-josh-brolin-is-deadpool-2s-cable-1794265550

Marvel’s New Wolverine is Logan’s Son | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/marvels-new-wolverine-is-logans-son/

Joss Whedon to Direct “Batgirl” Solo Movie | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2017/03/30/joss-whedon-direct-batgirl-solo-movie/

Wonder Woman on Track For $83 Million U.S. Opening | CBR.com
http://www.cbr.com/wonder-woman-us-opening-projection/

TOPIC: MARVEL’S GONE CRAY CRAY

captain america hail hydra

Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust with Michael Brown joins to talk about recent announcements and incidents with Marvel comics that aren’t good.

Marvel Artist Ardian Syaf Hid Anti-Christian And Jewish Messages In This Week’s X-Men Comic | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/08/marvel-artist-ardian-syaf-hid-anti-christian-jewish-messages-weeks-x-men-comic/

Marvel’s David Gabriel on the 2016 Market Shift
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37152/marvels-david-gabriel-2016-market-shift

Damage Control: In Wake Of Backlash, David Gabriel Elaborates On Diversity, Says Marvel Gets Both Sides Of Story | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/03/31/damage-control-wake-backlash-david-gabriel-elaborates-diversity-says-marvel-gets-sides-story/

Marvel editor-in-chief: ‘Writing comics was a hobby for white guys’ | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/26/marvel-editor-in-chief-axel-alonso-civil-war-x-men

‘Captain America’ Writer Nick Spencer: Why I Turned Steve Rogers into a Supervillain | The Daily Beast
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/25/captain-america-writer-nick-spencer-why-i-turned-steve-rogers-into-a-supervillain.html

Apr 12, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/8/2017

Highlights: Henry Lopez of Paradigm Concepts talks their Arcanis the World of Shattered Empires RPG and it’s update to 5th Edition.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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SHOW NOTES

Little Rock Comic Con is coming on as a new sponsor! More next week!
May 20-21 in Benton, AR
http://lrcomiccon.com/

NEWS ITEMS

Thanks! Shout out to Shane Plays from The Science Fiction History Blog!
http://www.scifihistory.net/the-science-fiction-history-blog/stardate-04032017c-scifi-shoutout-shane-plays-celebrates-multiple-fandoms

Trek Talk: A Star Trek Podcast – Episode 6
http://trektalk.blubrry.com/2017/04/05/trek-talk-a-star-trek-podcast-episode-6/
Gaaron Gilham and co-hosts interview ‎Guy McLimore and Greg Poehlein who, along with David Tepool, designed FASA’s Star Trek The Roleplaying Game first published in 1982.

Star Trek Continues E08 “Still Treads the Shadow”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQeO5uuUbH4

New editions of Vampire and Werewolf RPGs | ICv2
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/37162/new-editions-vampire-werewolf-rpgs

Joe Manganelio is Writing the D&D Movie? And Is it DRAGONLANCE? | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4012-Joe-Manganiello-is-Writing-the-D-D-Movie#.WOkSgvnyu01#ixzz4dg2vElSQ

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Script Being Developed by Joe Manganiello | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/dungeons-dragons-movie-joe-manganiello/

GUEST: HENRY LOPEZ OF PARADIGM CONCEPTS

Henry Lopez is the lead writer and line developer for Paradigm Concepts and is the creator of Arcanis: The World of Shattered Empires, Witch Hunter: The Invisible World, and Rotted Capes.

FREE Arcanis Primer on RPG Now:
http://www.rpgnow.com/product/194097/Arcanis-5E-Primer

From the Arcanis Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcanis

Arcanis was originally a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons game, created by Henry Lopez and supported by Paradigm Concepts. It is also the name of the fictional world where the setting takes place. The setting was launched in 2001 and is known for its odd twists on the fantasy genre, as well as its wide member approval and community-based design and construction. Unlike many other fantasy roleplaying games, which focus primarily on tactical combat, the Arcanis campaigns focus on moral ambiguity and politics.

From the Arcanis 5E Kickstarter :
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/arcanis-5e-rpg/description:

The Arcanis 5E Core Book is a 400+ page book, fully compatible with the latest edition of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG. It will be published with high production values and lavishly illustrated by some of the industry’s most talented artists.

Arcanis first debuted in 2001 as a d20 compatible world setting and campaign. Now it’s time to introduce this award-winning setting to a new generation of players, as well as former fans, with a brand new edition.

Apr 3, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 4/1/2017

Highlights: D&D lead Mike Mearls on the success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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NEWS ITEMS

Show Sponsor Troll Lord Games Kickstarter for 7th Printing of C&C PHB
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-players-handbook-7

Shane’s review of Tales from the Yawning Portal
http://shaneplays.com/dnd-tales-from-the-yawning-portal-review/

GUEST: D&D’s MIKE MEARLS

D&D lead Mike Mearls joins to discuss the surprising success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal!

From http://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/tales-yawning-portal:

When the shadows grow long in Waterdeep and the fireplace in the taproom of the Yawning Portal dims to a deep crimson glow, adventurers from across the Forgotten Realms, and even from other worlds, spin tales and spread rumors of dark dungeons and lost treasures. Some of the yarns overheard by Durnan, the barkeep of the Yawning Portal, are inspired by places and events in far-flung lands from across the D&D multiverse, and these tales have been collected into a single volume.

Within this tome are seven of the most compelling dungeons from the 40+ year history of Dungeons & Dragons. Some are classics that have hosted an untold number of adventurers, while others are some of the most popular adventures ever printed.

Mar 27, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/25/2017

Highlights: Award-winning animator and producer Jeffrey Nodelman of Doug, Beavis & Butthead, The Venture Bros., and Gotham Girls fame.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

Show Sponsor Troll Lord Games Kickstarter for 7th Printing of C&C PHB
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-players-handbook-7

Kickstarter for Sacred Fire: Psychological RPG about revenge and loyalty
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poeticstudio/sacred-fire-psychological-rpg-about-revenge-and-lo

Shane’s How to Play GURPS RPG Tutorial video is now out! A year in the making
http://shaneplays.com/how-to-play-gurps-rpg-tutorial/

Shane’s D&D Beyond Beta Phase 1 Review
http://shaneplays.com/dnd-beyond-beta-phase-1-review/

"Plan Escape" – Planescape related viral marketing countdown … most likely Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition
http://planescape.com/

Legendary Horror Artist Bernie Wrightson Passes Away | Comic Book Resources
http://www.cbr.com/bernie-wrightson-passes-away/

GUEST: JEFFREY NODELMAN

As an award winning illustrator and animator, Jeffrey Nodelman has spent over 20 years in the arts and entertainment industry. With a star on the Walt Disney Television Animation “Walk of Fame” his career includes television and film work at: Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Miramax, D.C. Comics and Tokyopop. Not one to typically show his personal work outside of family and friends, his last gallery exhibit was a screening of his short film, “The Tree Elves” as a Presidential pick for Earth Day at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Currently, Mr. Nodelman is the Vice President of Marketing and Media for ATA International and lives in Little Rock, AR with his family and rescue dogs.

Jeffrey’s art show starting March 31, 2017:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1014725595324187/

Jeffrey’s IMDB page:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1532547/

Cantrell Gallery:
http://www.cantrellgallery.com/

CARE – Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals
http://www.careforanimals.org/

NEXT WEEK: MIKE MEARLS

D&D lead Mike Mearls joins to discuss the surprising success of 5th Edition and the newest D&D book, Tales from the Yawning Portal.

Mar 21, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/18/2017

Highlights: Husband and wife team Jason Sams and Alex Maier of Shy Snake Games join to talk about Spy DNA, their unique computer RPG, and indie game dev in general!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
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NEWS ITEMS

Wizards of the Coast is releasing an official app to support your D&D campaign | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/12/14899974/wizards-of-the-coast-dungeons-and-dragons-beyond-cursed-rpg-gaming

Kingsway: and RPG set in your Windows 95 desktop (from Hell) | Geek & Sundry
http://geekandsundry.com/kingsway-an-rpg-set-in-your-windows-95-desktop-from-hell/

The first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda are… well they aren’t good | Rock Paper Shotgun
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-review-opening-hours/

We have mixed feelings about the first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/we-have-mixed-feelings-about-the-first-few-hours-of-mass-effect-andromeda/

Mass Effect Andromeda’s animations have already reduced it to a laughing stock | VG247.com
https://www.vg247.com/2017/03/16/mass-effect-andromedas-animations-have-already-reduced-it-to-a-laughing-stock/

GUEST: SHY SNAKE GAMES

Husband and wife team Jason Sams and Alex Maier of Shy Snake Games join to talk about Spy DNA, their unique computer RPG, and indie game dev in general!

Spy DNA is a tactical squad RPG that combines turn-based game mechanics with realistic combat simulation. The game plays about 70 years in the future, and the player controls a squad of genetically-enhanced superspies with unique talents.

Spy DNA on Steam Greenlight
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=876434355

Shy Snake Games
http://www.shysnake.com/

Mar 14, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/11/2017

Highlights: The Nintendo Switch is out! Nintendo’s newest console and the first console intended for both home and portable use... get the latest Switch news plus insight and perspective from indy game dev Johnathan Dixon!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

Shane Plays interviewed on Onder Radio:
http://onderlibrum.com/index.php/2017/03/09/onder-radio-episode-003/

Nintendo Switch Is Nintendo’s Fastest-Selling Console Ever In The Americas, Europe, and Australia | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-is-nintendos-fastest-selling-conso/1100-6448486/

Nintendo Switch Has Huge Launch At GameStop, Retailer Says | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-has-huge-launch-at-gamestop-retail/1100-6448434/

You Can Expect A Super Smash Bros. Game For Nintendo Switch | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-can-expect-a-super-smash-bros-game-for-nintend/1100-6448593/

People Are Already Trying to Fix the Nintendo Switch’s Dumb Design Issues | Gizmodo
http://gizmodo.com/people-are-trying-to-fix-the-switchs-dumb-design-issues-1793020785

Nintendo prez discusses Switch docks and left Joy-Con issues | Engadget
https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/10/nintendo-prez-discusses-switch-docks-and-left-joy-con-issues/

Yes, Nintendo Switch games really do taste bad on purpose | Eurogamer.net
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-03-02-yes-nintendo-switch-cards-really-do-taste-bad-on-purpose

TOPIC: NINTENDO SWITCH

Nintendo hit a home run with the Wii and then barely got to first base with the Wii U. They’ve proven they’re not afraid to take risks and their latest console, the Switch, is further proof of that. Designed as both a home console AND a portable console, have they pushed the concept of what console gaming is further yet again or is it back to the drawing board?

Get the latest Switch news on today’s show, plus insight and perspective from indy game dev Johnathan Dixon!

Nintendo Switch official site:
http://www.nintendo.com/switch/

Modest Arcade (Johnathan Dixon):
http://www.modestarcade.com/

Barkley 2 (a game Johnathan is currently working on):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barkley_2

Mar 7, 2017

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/4/2017

Highlights: Ed Greenwood, Richard Lee Byers and Geoff Gander talk The Ed Greenwood Group’s Forgotten Realms publishing news! Plus: who would win, Elminster or Drizzt?!

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Radio on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes, Google Play Music and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

Bill Paxton Dies at 61 | Variety
http://variety.com/2017/film/news/bill-paxton-dead-dies-1201996712/

Shane Plays interviewed on the Matturday Podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/matthew-squaire/6-shane-plays-everything-geek

GUEST: ED GREENWOOD & THE ED GREENWOOD GROUP

Ed Greenwood (Elminster himself!), Richard Lee Byers and Geoff Gander talk The Ed Greenwood Group’s Forgotten Realms publishing news via Onder Librum!

Pitch an RPGA for an exclusive chance to work with Mr. Greenwood on a Realms RPGA!
http://realms.theedgreenwoodgroup.com/rpga-pitch-ormpur/

http://onderlibrum.com/

http://theedgreenwoodgroup.com/

 

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