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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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Feb 29, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/27/2016:
Copper Dreams & More Staglands!

Highlights: Joe and Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios talk about their Serpent in the Staglands expansion and their new cyberpunk game Copper Dreams.

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

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has a new Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More

Game It Forward: March 4-5
Gaming event in Springdale, AR benefitting local teachers
http://nwagameitforward.com/
Games and demos from game library of over 250 tabletop games, RPGs, Silent Auction, Door Prizes. Game It Forward Art Show, food from local restaurants, Splendor Tournament, Magic The Gathering IQ Tournament, Star Wars X-Wings Tournament and more!

NEWS ITEMS

No news segment in this episode.

GUEST: WHALENOUGHT STUDIOS

Joe and Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios join us again to talk about their Serpent in the Staglands expansion and their new cyberpunk game Copper Dreams!

https://whalenoughtstudios.com/

Copper Dreams Preview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaSbtTmfP3g

Announcing: A Fool’s Banquet
https://whalenoughtstudios.com/announcing-a-fools-banquet/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@BruceCordell The ability to admit you don't know a lot about a topic outside your areas of focus instead of [BSing] ahead--a rare trait.

NEXT WEEK:

Steve Jackson Games, publisher of Munchkin and GURPS.

http://www.sjgames.com/

Feb 22, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/20/2016:
Fumble Rant & One More Story Games!

Highlights: Shane rants about RPG fumbles; Jean Leggett of One More Story Games talks about StoryStylus, their interactive story telling engine plus a big author announcement!

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

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has a new Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More

NEWS ITEMS

No news segment in this episode.

SHANE'S FUMBLE RANT

Are fumbles in RPGs “mean”? Are they “sadistic”? Do they make players “feel bad”?

Is this something we really need to be worrying about?

The post that set this off...
Monte Says: A 1 is Not a Fumble
http://www.montecookgames.com/monte-says-a-1-is-not-a-fumble/

GUEST: ONE MORE STORY GAMES

Jean Leggett of One More Story Games talks about StoryStylus, their interactive story telling engine (“designed for emerging and established writers to create and publish interactive story games reminiscent of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books”).

https://onemorestorygames.com/

OMSG announces deal with Charlaine Harris, #1 NYT bestselling author
https://onemorestorygames.com/2016/02/16/lily-bard-online/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Ed Greenwood @TheEdVerse You can accomplish all things through love, kindness, understanding, and a great big stick.

NEXT WEEK:

Joe and Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios join us again to talk about their Serpent in the Staglands expansion and their new cyberpunk game Copper Dreams!

https://whalenoughtstudios.com/

Feb 15, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/13/2016:
D&D 5th Edition Opens Up!

Highlights: Geek news; Stephen Chenault of Castles & Crusades / Troll Lord Games joins to talk about D&D‘s Dungeon Master’s Guild and the 5th Edition OGL / SRD.

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

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has a new Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/5th-edition-familiars-monstrous-companions-steeds


NEWS

Einstein Confirmed: Gravity Waves Exist | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/02/12/einstein-confirmed-gravity-waves-exist/

Deadpool sets new Thursday night record (R-rated) at the box office | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/12/10979208/deadpool-box-office-record-thursday-night-preview

Battlestar Galactica film franchise now in development
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/10/10961704/battlestar-galactica-film-franchise-now-in-development

Star Wars: Episode VIII has started filming
-Production has begun on Episode IX
-Ep VII $900M domestic, $2B globally and $3B globally in consumer products
-Filming of “Rogue One” virtually complete and preproduction on “young Han Solo” movie underway
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/10/star-wars-episode-viii-production

Announcing Star Wars Headspace Electronic Compilation Album
http://www.starwars.com/news/the-force-goes-electronic-announcing-star-wars-headspace-compilation-album

Star Trek revival to be led by Bryan Fuller of Hannibal and Pushing Daisies | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/9/10951426/star-trek-bryan-fuller-showrunner-cbs-all-access

Spoiler Warning: Game of Thrones Season 6 Photos Confirm Certain Characters Are Alive | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/12/10978836/game-of-thrones-season-6-photos-confirm-certain-characters-are-alive

PS4 Tops January 2016 US Console Sales Charts | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-tops-january-2016-us-console-sales-charts/1100-6434728/

Amazon launches Lumberyard, a free, high-quality game engine with AWS and Twitch integration
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/265425/Amazon_launches_new_free_highquality_game_engine_Lumberyard.php


GUEST: D&D DUNGEON MASTERS GUILD & 5E OGL / SRD

Stephen Chenault of Castles & Crusades / Troll Lord Games talks the D&D Dungeon Master’s Guild and 5th Edition Open Gaming License / System Reference Document.

Troll Lord Games: http://www.trolllord.com/

DMs Guild: http://www.dmsguild.com/

5E SRD / OGL: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/systems-reference-document-srd

Understanding the D&D DMs Guild & 5th Edition SRD / OGL
http://shaneplays.com/understanding-the-dms-guild-5th-edition-srd-ogl/


TWEET OF THE WEEK

@howardtayler TIL: the human skull is a really good electrical insulator, WAY better than a tinfoil hat. Prob’ly why the aliens have all those drills.


NEXT WEEK:

Jean Leggett of One More Story Games talks about StoryStylus, their interactive story telling engine.

https://onemorestorygames.com/

Turn your stories into interactive story games with StoryStylus
https://youtu.be/gc3s48huCIk

 

Feb 8, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 2/6/2016:
Scale Modeling!

Highlights: Geek news; competition level model making with the Central Arkansas Scale Modelers!

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

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has a new Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/5th-edition-familiars-monstrous-companions-steeds

NEWS ITEMS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crosses $900M Domestic ; $2B Global
https://thewaltdisneycompany.com/star-wars-force-awakens-crosses-box-office-milestone/

The X-Files Breaks Worldwide Ratings Records
http://www.fox.com/the-x-files/article/the-x-files-breaks-worldwide-ratings

The Witness Makes More Money in First Week than Braid did in its First Year | Pixel Dynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/02/03/96259/witness-makes-money-first-week-braid-first-year/

Grant Gustin’s Flash to guest star on Supergirl in March
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/grant-gustins-flash-guest-star-supergirl-march

Justice League vs. Teen Titans animated movie | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/02/05/justice-league-vs-teen-titans/

Marvel’s top editor sketches out the details for its next big event: ‘Civil War II’ | Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2016/02/03/marvels-top-editor-sketches-out-the-details-for-its-next-big-event-civil-war-ii/

Hot Toys has produced a $8000, 7ft Batman figurine | Pixel Dynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/entertainment/2016/02/05/96534/hot-toys-produced-8000-7ft-batman-figurine/

10 Cloverfield Lane will focus on relationship drama, “blood relative” of Cloverfield | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/2/1/10884902/10-cloverfield-lane-will-focus-on-relationship-drama

The Hugely Succesful Pandemic Board Game Is Getting an Infusion of Lovecraft Mythos | Pixel Dynamo
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166247-The-Hugely-Succesful-Pandemic-Board-Game-Is-Getting-an-Infusion-of-Lovecraft-Mythos#&gid=gallery_5594&pid=3

GUEST: STAR WARS: CENTRAL ARKANSAS SCALE MODELERS

https://www.facebook.com/CASModels/

http://www.casmodels.org/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@jonrog1 (John Rogers) When a business dinner ends with everybody talking about their D&D campaigns, you know you’re probably with the right people.

NEXT WEEK:

Stephen Chenault of Castles & Crusades / Troll Lord Games talks the D&D 5th Edition SRD / OGL and the RPG industry in general.

Feb 1, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 1/30/2016:
Star Wars Snapchat!

Highlights: Geek news; Shane rants about football and The X-Files; Star Wars: The Force Awakens snapchat trailer with YouTuber Yoda Didnt Die!

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

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has a new Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/5th-edition-familiars-monstrous-companions-steeds

NEWS ITEMS

Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion | BBC News
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35420579

The world’s first gamer hotel opens in Amsterdam | Pixel Dynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/2016/01/25/95249/worlds-first-gamer-hotel-opens-amsterdam/

Steam’s Atari Vault Brings Back 100 Classic Games | Wired
http://www.wired.com/2016/01/atari-vault-steam/

Kevin Conroy is back as the Batman! Breaking News: Announcing Justice League Action | DC Comics Blog
http://www.dccomics.com/blog/2016/01/29/breaking-news-announcing-justice-league-action

In other DC animated news, new animated movie Batman Bad Blood out Tuesday, Feb 2nd

Scooby Doo Apocalypse, Mad Max Wacky Racers and more coming from DC Comics | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/comics/2016/1/28/10858874/scooby-apocalypse-dc-comics-hanna-barbera

Sony’s attempt to trademark ‘Let’s Play’ dealt critical blow by gaming law firm | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/27/10853620/sony-trademark-lets-play-rejected

OD&D now available via PDF in DMs Guild
http://www.dmsguild.com/product/28306/ODD-Dungeons–Dragons-Original-Edition-0e?it=1

Weird Al will be playing an 80s version of himself on Feb 17th on The Goldbergs | Hitflix
http://www.hitfix.com/news/weird-al-yankovic-is-playing-80s-weird-al-on-the-goldbergs

Star Wars: Episode IX director wants to shoot part of it in space | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/1/29/10868256/star-wars-episode-ix-director-wants-to-shoot-part-of-it-in-space

Fox Fumbles Handoff From NFC Championship to ‘The X-Files’ | Variety
http://variety.com/2016/tv/columns/x-files-premiere-fox-nfc-championship-game-1201687634/

GUEST: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS SNAPCHAT TRAILER

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Snapchat Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jzJ-hsLlf0

Comparison Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPsUgf7Krac

Mashable article:
http://mashable.com/2015/12/19/star-wars-trailer-snapchat/#s2dpin4kk8qB

Yoda Didnt Die’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9a1f9bEGuiFo7PgrQB77A

TWEET OF THE WEEK

#DnDClickBait hashtag
@DungeonFacts 138 Jokes About Drow That Will Make you LOLth #DnDClickbait
@DeceptionZombie Look What Bigby’s Hand Was Caught Doing. (It’s Not What You Think). #DnDClickbait

NEXT WEEK:

Central Arkansas Scale Modelers

 

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