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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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Mar 30, 2016

Shane Plays Podcast Extra:
The Uniqueness of Comic Books (Randy Duncan, Part 2)

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

This is part 2 of a conversation with Dr. Randy Duncan.

Highlights: Comics scholar, professor and author Dr. Randy Duncan discusses what makes comic books so unique as a medium.

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

Shane Plays Radio and Podcast:
http://shaneplays.com/shane-plays-radio-and-podcast/

More about Dr. Randy Duncan:

The Power of Comics on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1472535707/

Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Comics-Journalism-Memoir-Nonfiction/dp/0415730082/

Randy Duncan: Creating a class filled with costumes, iconic characters and CRASH!
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/oct/14/randy-duncan-creating-class-filled-costumes-iconic/?f=trilakes

Mar 27, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/26/2016:
Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear!

Highlights: Phillip Daigle and Amber Scott of Beamdog, Inc. talk Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear!

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

Shane’s Spoiler Free, Knee Jerk Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice Review
https://youtu.be/EmffZ_PUtEg

Brain Trust’s Batman V Superman reaction video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsU9E98qETI

Batman V Superman Rotten Tomatoes
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/batman_v_superman_dawn_of_justice/

GUEST: BEAMDOG & BALDUR'S GATE: SIEGE OF DRAGONSPEAR

Phillip Daigle – Lead Designer

Amber Scott – Publishing and Marketing Coordinator

Beamdog, Inc.
https://www.beamdog.com/

Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Presentation
http://www.gamereactor.eu/grtv/?id=257103

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@Slaktus: GAME DESIGN JARGON OF THE DAY
“COYOTE TIME”
The number of frames during which you can still execute a jump after running off a ledge.

NEXT WEEK:

Super Hero movies.

Mar 22, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/19/2016:
Comic Books & The Wild Stars!

Highlights: Geek news; Michael Tierney, comic book industry expert and creator / publisher of The Wild Stars.

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

AlphaGo beats Lee Se-dol again to take Google DeepMind Challenge series | The Verge
DeepMind AI goes 3-0 up to seal historic victory
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/12/11210650/alphago-deepmind-go-match-3-result

Star Trek New Voyages new episode: The Holiest Thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opdlZ6jxcdg

Star Trek Beta Fleet: The New Unofficial Comic You Don’t Want To Miss
http://trekmovie.com/2016/03/09/star-trek-beta-fleet-the-new-unofficial-comic-you-dont-want-to-miss/

"Preacher" to premiere after "Fear the Walking Dead" midseason finale (May 22) | CBR
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/preacher-set-to-premiere-after-the-fear-the-walking-dead

Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford announce a new Indiana Jones movie | EW.com
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/03/15/steven-spielberg-and-harrison-ford-announce-new-indiana-jones-movie

D&D comes to Middle-earth
http://cubicle7.co.uk/dd-comes-to-middle-earth/

Microsoft will allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/14/11222370/microsoft-xbox-cross-network-play-pc-ps4-gaming

Shane Plays Podcast Extra: Comics Legend Will Eisner (Randy Duncan, Part 1)
http://shaneplays.com/comics-legend-will-eisner-randy-duncan-part-1-podcast-extra/

GUEST: MICHAEL TIERNEY

Michael Tierney, comic book industry expert and creator / publisher of The Wild Stars.

http://thewildstars.com/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@DungeonFacts
One of my favorite adjectives is "jumentous", meaning "of or pertaining to the smell of horse urine"

NEXT WEEK:

Phillip Daigle (Lead Designer) and Amber Scott (Publishing and Marketing Coordinator) of Beamdog, Inc. talk about their upcoming Baldur's Gate "interquel": Baldur's Gate: Seige of Dragonspear.

https://www.beamdog.com/

Mar 17, 2016

Shane Plays Podcast Extra:
Comics Legend Will Eisner (Randy Duncan, Part 1)

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

This is part 1 of a conversation with Randy Duncan.

Highlights: Comics scholar, professor and author Randy Duncan discusses comic book legend Will Eisner and Will Eisner Week.

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

Shane Plays Radio and Podcast:
http://shaneplays.com/shane-plays-radio-and-podcast/

More about Randy Duncan:

The Power of Comics on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1472535707/

Creating Comics as Journalism, Memoir and Nonfiction on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Comics-Journalism-Memoir-Nonfiction/dp/0415730082/

Randy Duncan: Creating a class filled with costumes, iconic characters and CRASH!
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/oct/14/randy-duncan-creating-class-filled-costumes-iconic/?f=trilakes

Mar 14, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/12/2016:
The Case of Evil!

Highlights: Geek news; Neal & Jana Hallford of Swords & Circuitry studios and their award-winning horror short film The Case of Evil.

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

Man demands ‘Magic’ cards in attempted robbery | Comic Book Resources
http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2016/03/comics-a-m-man-demands-magic-cards-in-attempted-robbery/

Captain America: Civil War - Trailer 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKrVegVI0Us

Supergirl renewed for 2nd season | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3//11179418/supergirl-renew-second-season

Luke Cage premieres on Netflix September 30 and Daredevil returns March 18 | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/11/11206546/luke-cage-premiere-date-marvel-netflix

CW renews The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and iZombie | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/28362-flash-arrow-dc-s-legends-of-tomorrow-izombie-renewed-by-the-cw.html

DC Comics’ SCALPED Will Be Adapted into a TV Series | GeekTyrant
http://geektyrant.com/news/dc-comics-scalped-will-be-adapted-into-a-tv-series

The Tick Returning With Amazon Pilot Order | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/10/the-tick-returning-with-amazon-pilot-order/

D&D Curse of Strahd Review
http://shaneplays.com/dd-curse-of-strahd-review/

Ravenloft setting now allowed in DMs Guild
http://support.dmsguild.com/hc/en-us/articles/217029298-Content-and-Format-Questions?affiliate_id=237976

The history of Dungeons and Dragons video games from youtuber 90sgamer92 (2 hour video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgoonTyjKoc

GUEST: THE CASE OF EVIL

Sword & Circuitry's Neal & Jana Hallford and The Case of Evil.

http://www.swordsandcircuitry.com/

http://www.thecaseofevil.com/

For a limited time, Shane Plays listeners and followers can watch The Case of Evil 50% off using the promo code XCPCVPPHC!
https://selz.com/item/5674c62f6edca00e788f7485?code=XCPCVPHC

The Case of Evil Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECaXtrES3BI

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@OutofContextDND
The second room is unremarkable except that it is on fire

NEXT WEEK:

Michael Tierney, comic book industry expert and creator / publisher of The Wild Stars.

http://thewildstars.com/

Mar 7, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 3/5/2016:
GURPS!

Highlights: Geek news; Happy Vader music; Tony Dutra and Warren "Mook" Wilson talk GURPS, the Generic Universal RolePlaying System from Steve Jackson  Games.

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

Congrats to show sponsor Troll Lord Games for another successful Kickstarter!
5th Edition: Familiars, Monstrous Companions, Steeds & More

NEWS ITEMS

New ‘Star Trek’ Series Adds Gene Roddenberry’s Son as Executive Producer | The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/new-star-trek-series-adds-gene-roddenberrys-son-as-executive-producer/

Star Trek: Wrath of Khan writer-director Nicholas Meyer joins CBS reboot | EW
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/26/star-trek-cbs-reboot-nicholas-meyer

Home Version of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" Gets R Rating | Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/home-version-of-batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-gets-r-rating

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Sandman" Adaptation Adds Horror Writer Eric Heisserer | Comic Book Resources
http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/joseph-gordon-levitts-sandman-adaptation-adds-horror-writer-eric-heisserer

Ghostbusters 2016 Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3ugHP-yZXw

Big Hero 6 TV series launching next year | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/2/11146424/big-hero-6-series-disney-xd-premiere-date
Started as a Marvel comic:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Hero_6_(comics)

Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear available for pre-order, coming March 31st | RPG Codex
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/baldurs-gate-siege-of-dragonspear-available-for-pre-order-coming-march-31st.107335

White Wolf confirms computer games will be economic focus of company, release planned for 2016
http://imagonem.org/2016/02/15/white-wolfs-lead-storyteller-there-will-be-a-release-in-2016/

Star Wars: The Force Awakens headed to Blu-ray and DVD April 5
Digital edition available April 1 | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/3/11152842/star-wars-the-force-awakens-headed-to-blu-ray-and-dvd-april-5

Happy Vader! Star Wars Imperial March in major key
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9MShtCg4fk

GUEST: GURPS

Tony Dutra (Steve Jackson Games rep) and Warren "Mook" Wilson (game expert) talk GURPS, the Generic Universal RolePlaying System.

Steve Jackson Games: http://www.sjgames.com/

GURPS: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

Tony Dutra: 5378MiB@gmail.com

Tony's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOMt7M0ztz4RC9js4bHXnkw
(Tony asked me to add its subject matter and language suitable is for adults)

Mook's How to be a GURPS GM: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/books/howtobeagurpsgm/

Mook's RPG site: http://www.themook.net/rpg/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@OutofContextDND
“I misspoke and now it’s canon” - The DM

NEXT WEEK:

Neal & Jana Hallford and The Case of Evil.

http://www.thecaseofevil.com/

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECaXtrES3BI

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