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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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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 30, 2017

Star Trek Discovery and The Orville with Gaaron Gilham (Trek Talk podcast) and certified geek Richard McBain.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/28/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 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!

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

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Oct 26, 2017

This episode has a little bit of everything: geek news, an update from RPG designer Douglas Cole of Gaming Ballistic, and Tolkien reading from The Hobbit!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/21/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 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!
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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.

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All Star Comics #8 CGC 9.4 First Wonder Woman Sells For Record $936,223.00 | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/27/all-star-comics-8-first-wonder-woman-record/

The Greatest American Hero Is Coming Back With an Indian-American Heroine | io9
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-greatest-american-hero-is-coming-back-with-an-india-1802791753

Chuck Dixon – The Most Published Comic Book Writer Of All Time? | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/08/22/chuck-dixon-most-published-comic-book-writer-40000-pages/

Comic Book Sales Up 6% In Bookstore Market In Past 12 Months, And 37% Women | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/36895-comic-book-sales-up-6-in-bookstore-market-in-2017.html

Netflix reveals which Star Trek episodes are most rewatched | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/star-trek-netflix-most-rewatched/

Star Trek Continues Episode 10 “To Boldly Go: Part 1”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCBuaTnDsQs

The ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo movie now has an official name | TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/17/the-star-wars-han-solo-movie-now-has-an-official-name/

‘The Walking Dead’ Plans Crossover With ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ | Deadline.com
http://deadline.com/2017/10/the-walking-dead-crossover-fear-the-walking-dead-new-yorj-comic-con-amc-1202183976/

The popularity of zombies is due to one mistake in Night of the Living Dead | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/2/16246194/zombies-popularity-mistake-in-night-of-the-living-dead-kaptain-kristain-watch

Cuphead Sells Over 1 Million Copies Already On PC And Xbox One | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cuphead-sells-over-1-million-copies-already-on-pc-/1100-6454062/

J.R.R. Tolkien reads from ‘The Hobbit: Riddles in the Dark’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VOdv2RE4jg

GUEST: DOUGLAS COLE OF GAMING BALLISTIC

Gaming Ballistic
https://gamingballistic.com/

Lost Hall of Tyr: A 5e Adventure Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2101297466/lost-hall-of-tyr-a-5e-adventure-dungeon-grappling

Oct 16, 2017

DM Carl & DM Chrispy of the Save or Die podcast join to talk D&D character rarity and OSR RPG gaming.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/14/2017

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 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!
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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.

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Is your D&D character rare? | 538.com
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/is-your-dd-character-rare/

GUEST: SAVE OR DIE

DM Carl & DM Chrispy of the Save or Die podcast join this week to talk OSR (Old School Revival or Old School Renaissance depending on who you ask) RPG gaming.

Save or Die
http://saveordie.info/

OSR Gaming
http://osrgaming.org

From the Save or Die website:

Remember those thrilling days of yesteryear, when D&D came in a single box? When rules were there to be guided by the Dungeon master, not in control of him or her? Where extrapolation was king and fun was the major goal of any adventure?

Those days have returned! As with the very title of the podcast, one can imagine dangerous dungeons, wily Non-Player Characters, and monsters that might just be able to kill your character regardless of your level?

The Save or Die! podcast intends to cover them all, from the first box set of 1974 to the last of the 1990s box sets. If its Dungeons & Dragons and came in a box, we’ll talk about it. Our fearless hosts will regale listeners with tales of past events and future possibilities. Magic, Monsters, and Mayhem will abound as we delve into the ideas of light rules and heavy role-playing!

Oct 11, 2017

Frank Mentzer (of "Red Box" fame) shares D&D history and discusses Empyrea, his multi-system fantasy RPG setting.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 10/7/2017

IMPORTANT NOTE: From October 7 – November 11, 2017 Shane Plays Geek Talk will air at our regular time of Saturdays at 1 PM Central on sister station 99.5 FM Faith Talk instead of our home station of 96.5 FM The Answer due to live football. It will repeat on 96.5 FM The Answer during this time on Sundays at 5 PM. The podcast and Krypton Radio information remains the same.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 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.

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GUEST: FRANK MENTZER

Worlds of Empyrea RPG fantasy setting Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/extsr/frank-mentzers-empyrea-fantasy-setting-for-10-rpg

From Frank’s Kickstarter profile:
Frank was at TSR and New Infinities in the 1980s, working closely with founder Gary Gygax as his Aide, co-author, and friend. Frank is best known for the D&D “Red Box” line of 5 boxed sets (1983-89) and their Rules Compendium, plus Temple of Elemental Evil, Book of Marvelous Magic, and the Cyborg Commando RPG (all with Gary), 2001: A Space Odyssey, and dozens of other products.

In 2012 Frank created Eldritch Enterprises with Jim Ward, Tim Kask, and Chris Clark. Medical and financial issues kept Eldritch small, and it is now sleeping, awaiting a new era. Its members continue to write and publish games independently.

Loxley inc was created in 2016 to package all of Frank’s creative ideas. As a Design House, Loxley plans to produce product for manufacturers to print and distribute to the gaming industry.

 

Oct 3, 2017

Computer and gaming history with David L. Craddock, author of Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 9/30/2017

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

Divinity: Original Sin 2 roars out of the gates to nearly 500K sold | Eurogamer.net
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-18-divinity-original-sin-2-roars-out-of-the-gates-to-nearly-500k-sold

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds just set an all-time player count record on Steam | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/17/16322430/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-all-time-player-count-record-steam

GUEST: DAVID L. CRADDOCK

David’s website:
http://davidlcraddock.com/

Break Out: How the Apple II Launched the PC Gaming Revolution on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Break-Out-Launched-Gaming-Revolution/dp/0764353225

Around the world, millions of people hijack cars in Grand Theft Auto, role play fantastical heroes in World of WarCraft, and crush candy on phones as small as wallets yet nearly as powerful as desktop computers. Long before video games became a multi-billion-dollar industry, a small group of hackers created the Apple II, a PC that contained less memory than the average size of a Microsoft Word document and turned heads by outputting graphics in color. Some users tapped its resources to design productivity software. Others devised some of the most influential games of all time. From the perils along the Oregon Trail and the exploits of Carmen Sandiego to the shadowy dungeons of Wizardry and Prince of Persia s trap-filled labyrinth, Break Out recounts the making of some of the Apple II s most iconic games, illustrates how they informed the games we play today, and tells the stories of the pioneers who made them.

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