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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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Jan 26, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/23/2016:
Villains & Vigilantes Returns!

Highlights: Geek news; Jeff Dee and Jack Herman of Monkey House Games return to talk about the future of the Villains & Vigilantes RPG!

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System | NPR
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/20/463087037/hints-of-a-hidden-distant-planet-in-our-solar-system

“No Who in 2016” – Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat quits to be replaced by Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall | Radio Times
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-01-22/doctor-who-showrunner-steven-moffat-quits-to-be-replaced-by-broadchurch-creator-chris-chibnall

‘Star Wars VIII’ Release Date Pushed Back | Krypton Radio
http://kryptonradio.com/2016/01/20/star-wars-viii-release-date-pushed-back/

Dawn of the Justice League Special on the CW:
http://www.cwtv.com/shows/more-video/dc-films-presents-dawn-of-the-justice-league/?play=352e5039-69c6-4a4c-b84c-085c39e70bc9
-Batman vs. Superman footage
-New Suicide Squad Trailer (“Suiciders of the Galaxy”)
-First Wonder Woman movie footage
-Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Green Lanterns & Green Lantern Corps in Justice League cinematic universe

Powers the Series and Jessica Jones (both based on Brian Michael Bendis comics) getting second seasons

DC Comics To Relaunch Everything With #1s Again This Summer With A Film/TV Bent | Bleeding Cool
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/01/22/dc-comics-to-relaunch-everything-with-1s-again-this-summer-with-a-filmtv-bent/

Marvel Announces Steve Rogers to Return as Captain America | Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/marvel-announces-steve-rogers-to-return-as-captain-america

Yandere Simulator is banned from Twitch | Pixel Dynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/2016/01/23/95002/yandere-simulator-banned-twitch/
“If nudity bothers them, I wonder why they allow Outlast to be streamed,” he said. “If torture bothers them, I wonder why they allow Grand Theft Auto 5 to be streamed. If bullying bothers them, I wonder why they allow Bully to be streamed. If graphic violence bothers them, I wonder why they allow Mortal Kombat X to be streamed.”

A new edition of the Traveller RPG from Mongoose Publishing is now available, and print version will be available in April
http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/171643?src=DTRPGTwitter
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule

Gary Gygax “borrowed” fire ball for D&D? A Precursor to the Chainmail Fantasy Supplement | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2016/01/a-precursor-to-chainmail-fantasy.html

GUEST: FANTASY GROUNDS

Doug Davison discusses virtual table tops and Fantasy Grounds.

Fantasy Grounds on Twitter: @FantasyGrounds2

Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/

SmiteWorks USA, LLC: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/press/index.php

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@BrianLiberge Frilly skirts and laser rifles

NEXT WEEK:

YouTuber Yoda Didnt Die and his Star Wars: The Force Awakens Snapchat Trailer!

 

Jan 21, 2016

Big news from D&D recently! The Dungeon Master's Guild! 5th Edition SRD and OGL! Adventurer's League changes!

What does it all mean? Can you publish D&D content and make money? Is there a new way to get hired by D&D? Will Batman and Robin escape the death trap? Listen to this podcast to find out!

Some help to make sense of it all (and see links below as well):

It's very important to be clear... the DM's Guild is NOT the OGL / SRD and the OGL / SRD is NOT the DM's Guild.

They are TWO SEPARATE THINGS. Ya gotta understand this to get the rest of it.

Per the DM's Guild website, the Dungeon Masters Guild is a new program that allows you to create content (adventures, monsters, backgrounds, etc.) using Wizards of the Coast intellectual property (IP) and to make some money while you’re at it. In other words, publish through WotC using their copyrighted content and characters.

The System Reference Document (SRD), on the other hand, contains guidelines for publishing role playing game content under the Open-Gaming License (OGL) that does not use WotC IP. You also do not publish through their site in a revenue sharing model.

-DM's Guild:
http://www.dmsguild.com/
http://www.dmsguild.com/whatisdmsguild.php

-D&D Podcast Jan 14, 2016:
https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/podcasts/dd-podcasts
http://media.wizards.com/2016/podcasts/dnd/DnDPodcast_01_14_2016.mp3

-Reddit AMA: D&D AMA with Mike Mearls and Chris Lindsay 1/15
https://www.reddit.com/r/DnD/comments/413uu7/dd_ama_with_mike_mearls_and_chris_lindsay_115/

-ENWorld: A Million Answers From Mearls & Lindsay About DM's Guild, DDAL, and the OGL (Compiled AMA)
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3161-A-Million-Answers-From-Mearls-Lindsay-About-DM-s-Guild-DDAL-and-the-OGL-(Compiled-AMA)#.Vp275iorKM9

-Systems Reference Document (SRD) / Open Gaming License (OGL)
http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd (includes chart of DM's Guild vs.
http://www.5esrd.com/ (searchable version)

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Note: This is the audio version of a video from the Shane Plays YouTube channel at http://youtube.com/goshaneplays.

Jan 18, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/16/2016:
Virtual Tabletops & Fantasy Grounds!

Highlights: Geek news; Doug Davison (Smiteworks USA) talks virtual tabletops and Fantasy Grounds!

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

David Bowie has died from cancer at age 69.
David Bowie's one and only gaming role, remembered | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/11/10749686/david-bowie-omikron-nomad-soul-david-cage

Alan Rickman (Hans Gruber in Die Hard, Severus Snape in the Harry Potter movies) has died from cancer at age 69.

The Force Awakens' Poe is getting his own comic and it looks great | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/comics/2016/1/14/10772346/star-wars-marvel-poe-dameron-comic

Happy 50th Anniversary ‘Batman’! How The 60s TV Show Changed The Dark Knight | ScienceFiction.com
http://sciencefiction.com/2016/01/12/happy-50th-anniversary-batman-how-the-60s-tv-show-changed-the-dark-knight/

Batman '66 Is Getting A Feature Animated Film | Cinema Blend
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Batman-66-Getting-Feature-Film-Get-Details-70585.html

John Romero releases new Doom level after 21 years | Pixel Dynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/01/15/94057/john-romero-releases-new-doom-level-21-years/

Amazon Prime members now get 20 percent off game pre-orders and new releases
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/12/10754962/amazon-prime-deal-pre-orders-new-releases

Watch the first minute of the upcoming X-Files premiere | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/11/10750988/x-files-mulder-scully

Pacific Rim 2 is "Still Going," Director Del Toro Confirms | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/pacific-rim-2-is-still-going-director-del-toro-con/1100-6433733/

Study: Role-playing gamers have more empathy than non-gamers | Geek & Sundry
http://geekandsundry.com/role-playing-gamers-have-more-empathy-than-non-gamers/

D&D announces DM's Guild & 5th Edition goes OGL!
http://www.dmsguild.com/

Let's Compare Roll20 & Fantasy Grounds "What Do Both Of These Virtual TableTops Have To Offer?"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb-d3Zcznj4

GUEST: FANTASY GROUNDS

Doug Davison discusses virtual table tops and Fantasy Grounds.

Fantasy Grounds on Twitter: @FantasyGrounds2

Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/

SmiteWorks USA, LLC: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/press/index.php

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@warrensimons effort is a skill
(Warren is Valiant Comics editor in chief)

NEXT WEEK:

Jeff Dee and Jack Herman return with more Villains & Vigilantes, including future plans for the game!

 

Jan 11, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/9/2016:
Warhammer 40K & Frontline Gaming!

Highlights: Geek news; Reese of Frontling Gaming and Warhammer 40K.

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Replicant Roy Batty of Blade Runner's inception date was the 8th of January, 2016

Roy Batty's "Tears in the Rain" Monologue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_in_rain_monologue

Star Wars passes Avatar, sets domestic record | USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2016/01/06/star-wars-passes-avatar-rule-box-office/78355590/

Daredevil Season 2 to Debut March 25th Against Batman V Superman | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/01/04/daredevil-season-2-to-debut-march-25th-against-batman-v-superman/

NBC orders Office-like series based in the DC Comics universe | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/8/10736324/nbc-orders-office-like-series-based-in-the-dc-comics-universe

M. Night Shyamalan Revamps ‘Tales from the Crypt’ As Part of New TNT Horror Block | Variety
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/tales-from-the-crypt-m-night-shyamalan-tnt-horror-block-1201674257/

New Guillermo del Toro show headed to Netflix & All Dreamworks movies coming to Netflix | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/5/10715408/guillermo-del-toro-show-headed-to-netflix-dreamworks

BBC America Gives Series Order to ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ | Variety
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/bbc-america-douglas-adams-dirk-gentlys-holistic-detective-agency-1201674933/

HBO Announces Game of Thrones Season 6 Premiere Date - April 24 | NERDRAGENEWS
http://nerdragenews.com/hbo-announces-game-of-thrones-season-6-premiere-date/

Just in time for Star Trek's 50th Anniversary year: STAR TREK Creator Gene Roddenberry’s Long Lost Data Re-materializes with the Help of DriveSavers
http://www.drivesaversdatarecovery.com/blog/star-trek-creator-gene-roddenberrys-long-lost-data-re-materializes-with-the-help-of-drivesavers/

The island of Catan is under new ownership
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/7/10729416/the-island-of-catan-is-under-new-ownership

Gamer leaves SNES powered on for 20 years to keep his gamesave alive
http://www.polygon.com/nintendo/2016/1/2/10701068/snes-powered-on-20-years-gamesave-data

Steam hits new peak with 12M playing over New Year's | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/4/10708676/steam-hits-new-peak-with-12m-playing-over-new-years

Activision Aims to Create "ESPN of Esports" With MLG Acquisition | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/activision-aims-to-create-espn-of-esports-with-mlg/1100-6433501/

Canadian subdivision uses World of Warcraft cities for real-world street names | Venture Beat
http://venturebeat.com/2015/12/31/canadian-subdivision-uses-world-of-warcraft-cities-for-real-world-street-names/

GUEST: FRONTLINE GAMING

Frontline Gaming and Warhammer 40K.

Frontline Gaming: http://www.frontlinegaming.org/

Frontline Gaming on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/frontlinegaming_tv

Games Workshop Warhammer 40K: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-CA/Warhammer-40-000

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@hahildebrand Funeral directors get all the credit, but it's funeral writers who do all the real work.

NEXT WEEK:

Doug Davison and Dave Middleton discuss virtual table tops and Fantasy Grounds.

Fantasy Grounds virtual tabletop: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/

SmiteWorks USA, LLC: http://www.fantasygrounds.com/press/index.php

Dave (Table Topping) on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/table_topping

 

Jan 4, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/2/2016:
Spoilerific Star Wars!

Highlights: Geek news; Shane rants about so-called hoverboards; Spoilerific Star Wars discussion (with a bonus rant).

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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

KryptonRadio1Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek Axanar being sued by CBS & Paramount | Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/31/star-trek-axanar-lawsuit/

What the heck is up with these new so-called hoverboards? We’ve been bought off cheap people! The best thing about them is one knocked out Mike Tyson and some models spontaneously combust.
http://www.cnet.com/how-to/buy-a-hoverboard/

The Untold Story Of The Invention Of The Game Cartridge
http://www.fastcompany.com/3040889/the-untold-story-of-the-invention-of-the-game-cartridge

Benedict Cumberbatch casts a spell as Doctor Strange in EW’s First Look issue | EW.com
http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/28/doctor-strange-first-look-benedict-cumberbatch-ew

X-Force Movie Lineup Possibly Revealed | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2015/12/28/jeff-wadlows-x-force-movie-lineup-revealed/

Game of Thrones is the most pirated show of 2015 | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2015/12/28/10674172/game-of-thrones-is-the-most-pirated-show-of-2015

DC COMICS TAKING SOME SERIES BI-WEEKLY IN 2016 | Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dc-comics-taking-some-series-bi-weekly-in-2016

DC Comics adult coloring book covers | Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/dcs-adult-coloring-book-variants-bring-out-our-inner-child

Fan spends a year building 7,500-piece Millennium Falcon from The Force Awakens
http://www.brothers-brick.com/2015/12/26/fan-spends-a-year-building-7500-piece-millennium-falcon-from-the-force-awakens/

‘Force Awakens’ becomes fastest movie to $1 billion | AP
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/937e730fac6f463f96ff46e4f1079c26/force-awakens-becomes-fastest-movie-1-billion

Rotten Tomatoes has The Force Awakens at 94%
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/star_wars_episode_vii_the_force_awakens/

TOPIC: SPOILERIFIC STAR WARS

Shane has already said he liked Star Wars: The Force Awakens but it’s been enough time and now it’s time to get spoilerific and dig in with a real discussion!

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@ChrisAvellone: I keep wondering if the Sick Stick from KickAss should be paired with the Bowel Disruptor from Transmetropolitan

NEXT WEEK:

Frontline Gaming and Warhammer 40K.

 

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