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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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Jun 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

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

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

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

GUEST: REBECCA "BURGER" HEINEMAN & DRAGON WARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Jun 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BROADCAST LOCATION: FREE RPG DAY AT GAME GOBLINS

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

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

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

Game Goblins:
http://gamegoblins.com/

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

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

 

Jun 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

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

GUEST: FREE RPG DAY

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

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

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

Jun 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

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

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

GUESTS: THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANACHRONISM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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