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Shane Plays Geek Talk

A journey into the things we love: D&D and other RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!
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Jul 18, 2016

Pokemon Go News & Turbine Games!

Highlights: Pokemon Go news; Turbine Games MMORPGs The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online with Johnny Wood and Jerry Snook.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/16/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter!
The Hallowed Oracle: Troll Lord Games has partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! An all new adventure series, complete with new classes, spells and monsters!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-the-hallowed-oracle

NEWS ITEMS

The Pokémon Go news edition.

Pokemon Go down: Hacking group claims responsibility for bringing down game’s servers ‘with DDOS attack’ | The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/pokemon-go-down-servers-ddos-attack-hackers-poodlecorp-game-unavailable-a7140811.html

Nintendo Stock Up 25% Thanks to Pokémon Go | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/07/11/nintendo-stock-up-25-thanks-to-pokemon-go

Teens used Pokémon Go app to lure robbery victims, police say | USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/07/10/four-suspects-arrested-string-pokemon-go-related-armed-robberies/86922474/

I got caught cheating through Pokémon Go | New York Post
http://nypost.com/2016/07/12/woman-uses-pokemon-go-to-catch-cheating-boyfriend/

Holocaust Museum to visitors: Please stop catching Pokémon here | Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/holocaust-museum-to-visitors-please-stop-catching-pokemon-here/

Pokémon Go: man quits job to become full-time Pokémon hunter | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/15/pokemon-go-man-quits-job-to-become-full-time-pokemon-hunter

GUEST: TURBINE GAMES

Johnny Wood (software engineer) and Jerry Snook (community representative) join us to talk about Turbine Game’s MMORPGs.

Turbine Games http://turbine.com

Dungeons & Dragons Online https://www.ddo.com/

The Lord of the Rings Online https://www.lotro.com/

NEXT WEEK: PROJECT SMALL ACCESS

Jonathan Lane and David Heagney Jr. of Project Small Access.

Project Small Access is a group putting the pressure on CBS to revise their fan film guidelines.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallaccess/

 

Jul 11, 2016

V&V Strides Forward with Monkey House Games!

Highlights: Geek news. A real life Batman in Moscow? Villains & Vigilantes legal update and product line news with Jeff Dee and Jack Herman of Monkey House Games.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/9/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter!
The Hallowed Oracle: Troll Lord Games has partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! An all new adventure series, complete with new classes, spells and monsters!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-the-hallowed-oracle

NEWS ITEMS

Wyoming teen playing new Pokemon game on phone discovers body | KTVQ
http://www.ktvq.com/story/32403198/wyoming-teen-playing-new-pokemon-game-on-phone-discovers-body

Real Life Russian Batman Cleaning Up Moscow | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/07/05/real-life-russian-batman-cleaning-moscow/

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer – Redrawn Graphic Novel Style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_r-qsxGiKY
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer Redrawn – Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEHTAnsmGU

Valiant Has More Harvey Awards Nominations Than Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom And IDW Put Together | Bleeding Cool
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/07/05/valiant-has-more-harvey-awards-nominations-than-marvel-dc-dark-horse-image-boom-and-idw-put-together/

Congratulations to the 2016 ENNIE AWARD NOMINEES! | EN World
Public voting will be from July 11th through to July 21st.
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3538-Congratulations-to-the-2016-ENNIE-AWARD-NOMINEES!#.V3wYIjkrLo-

YouTuber Meets Pope, Gives Him A Copy Of Undertale
http://kotaku.com/youtuber-meets-pope-gives-him-a-copy-of-undertale-1783157410

GUEST: MONKEY HOUSE GAMES

An update from from Monkey House Games regarding Villains & Vigilantes.

Monkey House Games: http://monkeyhousegames.com/

Villains & Vigilantes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Villains-and-Vigilantes-110965138921803/

Villains & Vigilantes Twitter: @OfficialVandV

Villains & Vigilantes on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_and_Vigilantes

NEXT WEEK: TURBINE GAMES

Johnny Wood (software engineer) joins us to talk about Turbine’s MMORPGs.

Turbine Games http://turbine.com
Dungeons & Dragons Online https://www.ddo.com/

The Lord of the Rings Online https://www.lotro.com/

 

Jul 4, 2016

System Shock & Night Dive Studios!

Highlights: Geek news; new System Shock game with Stephen Kick of Night Dive Studios. What's Chris Avellone's involvement? An appearance by Fragments of Silicon's Adam Dayton.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/2/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter coming! Early Bird opens July 6, Official on July 7
The Hallowed Oracle: Troll Lord Games has partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! An all new adventure series, complete with new classes, spells and monsters!

NEWS ITEMS

D&D movie THE HAND OF CHAOS Has Title and Lead | Tribality
http://www.tribality.com/2016/06/29/dungeons-dragons-the-hand-of-chaos-has-title-and-lead/

Pacific Rim 2 gets February 2018 release date | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/30/12072770/pacific-rim-2-release-date

Batman vs Superman Ultimate Edition is out on Digital HD now, Blu Ray / DVD out July 19th
(3 hours as opposed to 2.5 hours, reviews indicate it is better than theatrical version)

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition’ Review: A Superior Cut Of A Doomed Film | Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/06/28/batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-ultimate-edition-review-a-superior-cut-of-a-doomed-film

Kickstarter: Easy to Learn, Hard to Master – The Fate of Atari documentary
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744798558/easy-to-learn-hard-to-master-the-fate-of-atari

Matt Chat hangout talking RPGs with author Mike Witwer (Gygax biography Empire of the Imagination) and actor Sam Witwer (Battlestar Galactica, Starkiller Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Rebels). These guys truly love RPGs and have a long history with them. Great geekout session. Witwers join at the 19:35 mark.
https://youtu.be/_qY8t5Ipfjc?t=19m35s

GUEST: STAR TREK AXANAR

Night Dive Studios founder and CEO Stephen Kick talks their System Shock remaster project.

Nightdive’s mission is to bring lost and forgotten gaming treasures back from the depths.

http://www.nightdivestudios.com

System Shock Remastered, Turok 2, Atari, LucasArts and More: Night Dive Studios on Fragments of Silicon

System Shock Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock

NEXT WEEK: MONKEY HOUSE GAMES

An update from from Monkey House Games regarding Villains & Vigilantes.

Villains & Vigilantes 2.1 Cover

Monkey House Games: http://monkeyhousegames.com/

Villains & Vigilantes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Villains-and-Vigilantes-110965138921803/

Villains & Vigilantes Twitter: @OfficialVandV

Villains & Vigilantes on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_and_Vigilantes

 

Jun 26, 2016

Axanar & Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines!

Highlights: Alec Peters of Axanar on the new Star Trek fan film "guidelines" and the future of Axanar!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/25/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

Anton Yelchin, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 27 | NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/arts/anton-yelchin-star-trek-actor-dies-at-27-in-an-accident.html

CBS / Paramount Declare War on Star Trek Fan Films w/ Draconian Fan Film Guidelines | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/06/23/cbs-paramount-drop-hammer-trek-fan-films/

Star Trek: Axanar Producer Criticizes Paramount’s Fan-Film Guidelines | Screenrant
http://screenrant.com/star-trek-axanar-fan-film-paramount-controversy/

GUEST: STAR TREK AXANAR

Alec Peters, Executive Producer of Star Trek Axanar and actor for Garth of Izar in the same.

https://twitter.com/StarTrekAxanar

Prelude to Axanar on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1_8IV8uhA

AXANAR Teaser Trailer “Honor Through Victory”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np_PVbW6y64

AXANAR Teaser Trailer “Stands United”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_4W5ywBTpE

 

Jun 20, 2016

The CRPG Book Project!

Highlights: Free RPG Day; Felipe Pepe & The CRPG Book Project ( Sharing the History of Computer Role Playing Games); a surprise appearance by CRPG game developer "Burger" Rebecca Heineman!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/18/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

Free RPG Day is June 18th!
http://www.freerpgday.com/

Free RPG Day Retailer Locator 2016:
http://www.freerpgday.com/stores.htm?v=2016

GUEST: FELIPE PEPE & THE CRPG BOOK PROJECT

@FelipePepe Twitter https://twitter.com/felipepepe

Felipe’s Gamasutra Blog:
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/author/FelipePepe/982590/

The CRPG Book Project – Sharing the History of Computer Role-Playing Games
(currently with 350 pages and 200 reviews)
https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

NEXT WEEK:

Alec Peters of Star Trek Axanar!

http://www.axanarproductions.com/

 

Jun 17, 2016

River City Comic Expo 2016!

Highlights: Brief geek news; Comic book sales ranks; live remote from the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, including "man on the street" interviews with cosplayers, VIPs and vendors!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/11/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

'Pacific Rim 2' Recruits John Boyega to Re-Cancel the Apocalypse | Slashfilm
http://www.slashfilm.com/pacific-rim-2-casts-john-boyega/

Warcraft Review: All That Could Have Been | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/9/11895050/warcraft-review-all-that-could-have-been

2015 Comic Book Sales Figures | The Comics Chronicles
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html

2016 Comic Book Sales Figures | The Comics Chronicles
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2016.html

TOPIC: LIVE FROM THE RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO

Shane broadcasts live from the RCCE and does "man on the street" interviews with cosplayers, VIPs and vendors!

River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR June 11-12, 2016. Back at the Statehouse Convention Center! Now with 90,000 square feet of Guests, Artists, Dealers, Gaming, Panels, and Entertainment!

Comics, pop culture, Little Rock Picture Show, cosplay, gaming and more!

http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

RCCE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/864970530247751/

Game Goblins: https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins/
(multiple events at RCCE including Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40K)

RPG Games at RCCE (with Game Goblins & Shane Plays): https://www.facebook.com/events/1571131839851959/

Jun 8, 2016

River City Comic Expo Pre Show!

Highlights: A quick visit from Joe & Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios re: Copper Dreams kickstarter; Stuart Berryhill, Justin Nickels, Stephanie Straw, and Jeff Nodelman talk about the cool guests, films, events and games at the upcoming River City Comic Expo in Little Rock!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/4/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHANE PLAYS RADIO! IT’S BEEN A YEAR! FIRST SHOW WAS 5/30/2015!

NEWS ITEMS

Copper Dreams Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1649838104/copper-dreams

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

Shane’s Angry Captain America Hydra / Nazi reaction video has over 16K views and tons of comments and debate with 72% thumbs up from viewers!
https://youtu.be/eXJJ_njLddk

GUESTS: RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO

River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR June 11-12, 2016. Back at the Statehouse Convention Center! Now with 90,000 square feet of Guests, Artists, Dealers, Gaming, Panels, and Entertainment!

Comics, pop culture, Little Rock Picture Show, cosplay, gaming and more!

http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

RCCE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/864970530247751/

Game Goblins: https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins/
(multiple events at RCCE including Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40K)

RPG Games at RCCE (with Game Goblins & Shane Plays): https://www.facebook.com/events/1571131839851959/

May 31, 2016

Horror as Art with The Film Phreak!

Marvel turns Captain America into a Nazi which is *sick* & *offensive*; The Film Phreak Kristofer Upjohn, horror expert and author.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/28/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

GIVEAWAY WINNER! Congratulations to Eoghain McLaughlin from Scotland for winning the shiny new Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games. Be on the lookout for more Shane Plays giveaways in the future!

NEWS ITEMS

MAKE MINE NOT MARVEL! Marvel Comics has made an incredibly sick and offensive move by revealing Captain America, the Word War II super hero created by Jewish immigrants to fight Hitler, to have been a Nazi for his entire 75 year history. This is an insult to fans, veterans and all those who see Captain America as a symbol of purity, goodness and America at its best. This goes beyond just a story or a publicity stunt and touches on issues and ideals way beyond “just a comic book.” To make matters worse, they did this reveal just before Memorial Day when we remember our armed forces who have lost their lives in war. I have dropped all Marvel titles as of immediately and urge everyone else to do the same. This is completely wrong and sick.

Shane’s Captain America Hydra / Nazi Angry Reaction Video (note: truly upset, this isn’t click bait stuff for the sake of views)
https://youtu.be/eXJJ_njLddk

A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along
http://time.com/4347224/captain-america-hydra-agent-marvel-tom-brevoort/

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

GUEST: THE FILM PHREAK, HORROR AUTHOR & EXPERT KRISTOFER UPJOHN

Kristofer Upjohn on Twitter: @TheFilmPhreak https://twitter.com/thefilmphreak

Kristofer Upjohn’s books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Kristofer+Upjohn&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Kristofer+Upjohn&sort=relevancerank

May 26, 2016

The Superherologist!

Highlights: Geek news; Superherologist Dr. Travis Langley discusses the psychology of super heroes!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/21/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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

Nintendo proposes changes to the company’s purpose as business broadens | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/18/11703550/nintendo-business-diversification-plans-2016

Harley Quinn Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. With Margot Robbie | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/margot-robbies-harley-quinn-movie-894486

SUPERGIRL Joins With FLASH, ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW For DECEMBER Crossover On The CW | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/29366-supergirl-joins-with-flash-arrow-legends-of-tomorrow-for-december-crossover-on-the-cw.html

'Batman v. Superman' Fallout: Warner Bros. Shakes Up Executive Roles
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-v-superman-fallout-warner-895174

Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvq3y8BhZ2s

Star Trek Television Logo and First Look Teaser Revealed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpPweAooeE

GUEST: SUPERHEROLOGIST 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 series on psychology and popular culture, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD; STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY: DARK SIDE OF THE MIND; GAME OF THRONES PSYCHOLOGY: THE MIND IS DARK AND FULL OF TERRORS; DOCTOR WHO PSYCHOLOGY: A MADMAN WITH A BOX; and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY. A psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University, he received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College and his doctorate in psychology from Tulane University.

Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the “Wheel of Fortune” game show. He appears as an expert interviewee in the documentaries “Legends of the Knight,” “Comic Book Literacy,” and “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.” The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.

May 17, 2016

Captain America!

Highlights: Geek news; Captain America, the movie and the character plus Captain America trivia!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/14/2016

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr

NEWS ITEMS

Eisner Winner Darwyn Cooke Has Passed Away
http://comicbook.com/2016/05/14/eisner-winner-darwyn-cooke-has-passed-away/

Little Rock Comic Con May 14-15
https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockComicCon/timeline

Disney Infinity Discontinued, Developer Shuttered With Nearly 300 Jobs Lost | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/disney-infinity-discontinued-developer-shuttered-w/1100-6439677/

Civilization VI is coming in October
http://store.steampowered.com/app/289070

Bryan Cranston to star in Philip K Dick Channel 4 sci-fi TV series | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/10/bryan-cranston-philip-k-dick-channel-4-sci-fi-tv-electric-dreams

Supergirl renewed and moving to The CW | EW.com
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/12/supergirl-renewed-cw

ABC Has Canceled Marvel’s Agent Carter | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/abc-has-cancelled-marvels-agent-carter-1776366639

The First Reviews of X-Men Apocalypse Are In, and They’re ‘Meh’ | io9 http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-reviews-of-x-men-apocalypse-are-in-and-theyr-1775617115

Voltron Legendary Defender trailer (Netflix, June 10)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXW1waqRCb0

TOPIC: CAPTAIN AMERICA

Captain America, both the movie and the character! Plus Captain America trivia!

May 10, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 5/7/2016:
No Thank You, Evil!

Highlights: Geek news; Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games talks No Thank You Evil!, the creative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun for all ages.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeartRadio 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(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr

NEWS ITEMS

Today (May 7) is Free Comic Book Day!
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Admins of shut down World of Warcraft server say they will meet with Blizzard | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/1/11551766/nostalrius-world-of-warcraft-shut-down-blizzard-vanilla-servers-solution

It’s like peanut butter and chocolate! D&D meets Magic: The Gathering in Plane Shift: Zendikar D&D 5E free PDF supplement
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-zendikar-2016-04-27

Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy novels to be adapted for new TV series | Blastr
http://www.blastr.com/2016-5-2/robert-jordans-wheel-time-fantasy-novels-be-adapted-new-tv-series

Nintendo is foregoing a digital event at E3 2016 | PixelDynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/05/05/103062/nintendo-foregoing-digital-event-e3-2016/

Nintendo NX coming March 2017: Nintendo President claims launching NX next year is “proper” | PixelDynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/04/29/102829/nintendo-president-claims-launching-nx-next-year-is-proper/

New Star Trek Series To Stream Weekly, Debut in January 2017 | StarTrek.com
http://www.startrek.com/article/new-series-to-air-weekly-debut-in-january

Report: CBS Considering Dropping SUPERGIRL Over Budget Issues | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/29136-report-cbs-considering-dropping-supergirl-over-budget-issues.html

GUEST: MONTE COOK GAMES

Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games and No Thank You, Evil!, the creative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun for all ages.

Monte Cook Games:
http://www.montecookgames.com/

No Thank You, Evil!:
http://www.nothankyouevil.com/

Shanna Germain on Twitter:
@ShannaGermain

 

May 2, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/30/2016:
Geek News Extravaganza!

Highlights: Geek News Extravaganza with geek council Cody Waits,Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games and comedian Michael Brown ofBrain Trust.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online athttp://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app andiHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlaysduring 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(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ONFACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades PlayersHandbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr


NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek Continues indiegogo campaign shoutout (for patreonsupporter Gaaron Gilham)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-continues#/

Today (April 30th) is International Tabletop Day!
http://geekandsundry.com/table-top-day/

Next Saturday (May 7) is Free Comic Book Day!
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Federation Falling? CBS brings a halt to crowdfunding of theStarTrek Horizon sequel – Does this signal the end of fan films?|TrekMovie.com
http://trekmovie.com/2016/04/21/federation-falling-cbs-brings-a-halt-to-crowdfunding-of-the-star-trek-horizon-sequel-does-this-signal-the-end-of-fan-films/

Doctor Who Reveals Peter Capaldi’s New Companion: Pearl Mackieas “Bill” | IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/23/doctor-who-reveals-peter-capaldis-new-companion-pearl-mackie

What the Hell Is DC Comics’ Rebirth, Anyway? | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/what-the-hell-is-dc-comics-rebirth-anyway-1769164590

WotC Being Sued By Magic: the Gathering Judges | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3369-WotC-Being-Sued-By-Magic-the-Gathering-Judges&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.VyOsoWSDFBf

Fantasy Grounds Usage Stats Are In – 5E, Pathfinder, 3.5,SavageWorlds, then Star Wars! | En World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3385-Fantasy-Grounds-Usage-Stats-Are-In-5E-Pathfinder-3-5-Savage-Worlds-then-Star-Wars%21#.VyN8FmP5zUI#ixzz47EHaimQ0

D&D 5E Up 4% In Latest Orr Group Industry Report |ENWorld
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3370-D-D-5E-Up-4-In-Latest-Orr-Group-Industry-Report#.Vx_E4mQrJpL#ixzz47KKLfb7z

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 3 on AMC
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/fear-the-walking-dead-renewed-for-season-3-on-amc-1201754580/

Batman V Superman Inspired Marvel To Make Captain America: CivilWar | Screenrant
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-civil-war-batman-v-superman-inspired/

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Nabs Heroic $38.7M InTwo Days | Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/04/29/box-office-captain-america-civil-war-nabs-heroic-38-7m-in-two-days/

‘The Flash’ movie loses director Seth Grahame-Smith |Batman-News.com
http://batman-news.com/2016/04/29/the-flash-loses-director/


NEXT WEEK

Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games and No Thank You, Evil!, thecreative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun forallages.

Monte Cook Games:
http://www.montecookgames.com/

No Thank You, Evil!:
http://www.nothankyouevil.com/

Shanna Germain on Twitter:
@ShannaGermain

 

Apr 25, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/23/2016:
Torment: Tides of Numenera with inXile!

Highlights: George Ziets and Colin McComb of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer 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

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

NEWS ITEMS

No news segment this week.

GUEST: INXILE ENTERTAINMENT

Colin McComb and George Ziets of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer RPG.

inXile Entertainment: https://inxile-entertainment.com/

Torment: Tides of Numenera https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

George Ziets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gziets

Colin McComb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinMcComb

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@KimmyMonte
I hate when boxing announcers say a boxer is "down for the count." I don't care that he loves Dracula I just want to know who's winning.

 

Apr 20, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/16/2016:
Gamers Plane!

Highlights: Geek news; Rohit Sodhia of Gamers Plane, the RPG "play by post plus" website and community.

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

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

NEWS ITEMS

d120 from The Dice Lab
http://thedicelab.com/d120.html

West End Games Acquired By White Wolf’s Stewart Wieck | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3353-West-End-Games-Acquired-By-White-Wolf-s-Stewart-Wieck#.VxFm8CMrJpK

VILLAINS & VIGILANTES Legal Dispute Settled | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3356-VILLAINS-VIGILANTES-Legal-Dispute-Settled#.VxFn3SMrJpI

Crowdfunding effort seeks to resurrect Commodore 64 for retro gaming | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/crowdfunding-effort-seeks-to-resurrect-commodore-64-for-retro-gaming/

Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie receives R rating | EW
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/14/batman-killing-joke-animated-rated-r

GUEST: GAMERS PLANE

Rohit Sodhia of Gamers Plane, great tools to let people get into RPG gaming.

http://gamersplane.com/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Cory Doctorow @doctorow
If you think typos are evidence of moral failure, you need to rethink your moral universe.

NEXT WEEK:

Colin McComb and George Ziets of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer RPG.

inXile Entertainment: https://inxile-entertainment.com/

Torment: Tides of Numenera https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

George Ziets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gziets

Colin McComb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinMcComb

Apr 11, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/9/2016:
Betrayal at Krondor Remastered & Lumberyard!

Highlights: Geek news; Neal Hallford talks Betrayal at Krondor remastered and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

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

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

Voice of ‘Star Wars’ Adm. Ackbar, Erik Bauersfeld, dies at 93 | CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/04/entertainment/eric-bauersfeld-obit-admiral-ackbar-star-wars-irpt/

SpaceX Sticks Its Landing And Does Not Explode | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/04/08/spacex-sticks-landing-not-explode/

See what Batman: The Killing Joke looks like as an animated feature | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/3/11355448/batman-the-killing-joke-movie-trailer-teaser-video

Paramount Lawsuit Becomes Studio’s Own Kobayashi Maru? | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/04/05/paramount-lawsuit-becomes-studios-kobayashi-maru/

The Siege of Siege of Dragonspear: A Baldur’s Gate Story
http://shaneplays.com/the-siege-of-siege-of-dragonspear-a-baldurs-gate-story/

GUEST: NEAL HALLFORD

Neal Hallford on Betrayal at Krondor and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

https://www.patreon.com/Nealiios

https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@DungeonFacts
I live in a fantasy world full of undead horrors, man-eating dragons, and infinite hells of demons because the real world is much scarier.

NEXT WEEK:

Gamers Plane, great tools to let people get into RPG gaming.

http://gamersplane.com/

Apr 4, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/2/2016:
Comic Book Movies!

Geek news; Comedian Michael Brown and recurring guest Bill Brackeen talk comic book movies.

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 Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Let’s Play series
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_guMz2cKtKOvwin4gfaR80

Central Arkansas Library System: CALS Con 2016 is today, April 2nd
http://www.cals.org/events/full-calendar.aspx?id=15314

SUICIDE SQUAD Reshoots Bode Well For The DC Movieverse | Birth. Movies. Death.
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/03/31/suicide-squad-reshoots-bode-well-for-the-dc-movieverse

Batman V Superman Opens With $424 Million Globally, Biggest Ever For a Comic Book Movie | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/27/batman-v-superman-opens-with-424-million-globally-biggest-ever-f/

Deadpool Is Now Highest Grossing R-Rated Movie Ever At Worldwide Box Office | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/28/deadpool-is-now-highest-grossing-r-rated-movie-ever-at-worldwide/

Meet Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in the Film’s First Full Trailer | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/meet-electra-woman-and-dyna-girl-in-the-films-first-full-trailer/

Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray on September 6 | Slash Film
http://www.slashfilm.com/the-iron-giant-blu-ray/

Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman to Helm Dungeons & Dragons Movie | ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/672225-goosebumps-director-rob-letterman-to-helm-dungeons-dragons-movie#l444dvrFrZjgq7hr.99

Star Wars The Force Awakens with deleted scenes. Digital version came out April 1st, Blu Ray on April 5th
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Awakens-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B018FK66TU

Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here — if you can pay | Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/28/oculus-rift-review/


GUEST: COMIC BOOK MOVIES

Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust and recurring guest Bill Brackeen talk comic book movies.

Watch Brain Trust!:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMiVR8aSI7QDDKKigcyEKvQ


TWEET OF THE WEEK

@HamillHimself Mark Hamill
Non-disclosure Agreement
(when being asked to describe Star Wars Episode 8 in two words)


NEXT WEEK:

Neal Hallford on Betrayal at Krondor and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

https://www.patreon.com/Nealiios

https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

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

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

 

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