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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 27, 2018

Beamdog's studio director Phil Daigle talks Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition, the new updated version of the beloved D&D video game. Plus! Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile and lots of bad D&D jokes!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/24/2018

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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

The podcast version of Shane Plays Geek Talk was recently a "Top Mover" on Stitcher (#46 of 100 on this list):
https://www.stitcher.com/stitcher-list/top-movers-podcasts?date=2018-02-26

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angles ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don't want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

Podcast zinger is from the Neverwinter Nights prelude cinematic.

NEWS ITEMS

No news items this week.

GUEST: PHIL DAIGLE, BEAMDOG STUDIO DIRECTOR

Beamdog's studio director Phil Daigle talks Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition, the new updated version of the beloved D&D video game. What does it change and what does it keep the same? Plus Baldur's Gate: Siege of Dragonspear on mobile and what changes it received before desktop. What else might be in Beamdog's future?

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
https://www.beamdog.com/products/neverwinter-nights-enhanced-edition

Siege of Dragonspear Is Coming To Mobile As A Standalone Release | Kotaku
https://kotaku.com/siege-of-dragonspear-is-coming-to-mobile-as-a-standalon-1823500853

 

Mar 22, 2018

RPG designer Mike Myler joins to talk about his new Mists of Akuma Imperial Matchmaker 5E mega adventure project! Plus: Mike's new role as editor for E.N. World's EN5ider and D&D/RPG news!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/17/2018

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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angles ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don't want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

Podcast zinger is from "Turning Japanese" by The Vapors.

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'Dungeons & Dragons' to Introduce Sexfluidity in Elves | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/03/14/dungeons-and-dragons-genderfluid-elves/

Most D&D Players Prefer Humans - Without Feats! | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5013-Most-D-D-Players-Prefer-Humans-Without-Feats!

Welcoming Mike Myler, The New EN5ider Editor! | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5002-Welcoming-Mike-Myler-The-New-EN5ider-Editor!

GUEST: MIKE MYLER & MISTS OF AKUMA'S IMPERIAL MATCHMAKER

RPG designer Mike Myler joins to talk about his new Mists of Akuma Imperial Matchmaker 5E mega adventure project and his new role as editor for E.N. World's EN5ider.

The Imperial Matchmaker sandbox mega adventure for 5E is a full color hardcover book that takes characters from 4th through 10th level as they try to stop the disruption of Emperor Hitoshi's decreed nuptials—or use the grand events to gain glory, fame, and power in the disparate lands of Soburin. Throughout the adventure PCs explore the richly detailed imperial capital of Sanbaoshi while fighting off adeddo-oni emerging from the Mists of Akuma and discovering the subplots woven into the module for their characters, each one of them unique and distinct from their mercenary peers.

Mists of Akuma's Imperial Matchmaker Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/verantheacodex/mists-of-akuma-imperial-matchmaker-5e-rpg-mega-adv

Mists of Akuma: Eastern Fantasy Noir Steampunk for D&D 5E:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/verantheacodex/mists-of-akuma-eastern-fantasy-noir-steampunk-for

EN World EN5ider:
https://www.patreon.com/ensider

 

 

Mar 15, 2018

Indie game developer Mathew Weymouth ("the only video game developer in Mississippi") joins to talk MMOs and Tenacity Online, his "MMORPG for the role player"! Plus video game news and a site that helps you find hidden gems on Steam.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/10/2018

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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Heroes & Angles ComiCon: April 28th, 10am-4pm, at the Greenbrier Event Center (Greenbrier, AR). Heroes and Angels ComiCon! You don't want to miss this, tons of activities for the kids, special guests, and free admission! Donations will be accepted, all proceeds go to Heroes and Angels, a non profit organization that provides assistance to families affected by childhood cancer and to military families in need.

Podcast zinger is from the “blonde woman in a bar Equilibrium game theory” scene from the A Beautiful Mind movie.

NEWS ITEMS

Beamdog @BeamdogInc: JUST ANNOUNCED! Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition is coming to #Steam March 27!

Richard Garriot’s house broken into? He chased them off with a primal scream? Evidently posted on his Facebook

Fortnite passes PUBG with 3.4 million concurrent players | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-passes-pubg-with-34-million-concurrent-players/

Steam User Develops His Own Way To Find New Games | Kotaku
https://steamed.kotaku.com/steam-user-develops-his-own-way-to-find-new-games-1823245726

GUEST: MATHEW WEYMOUTH & TENACITY ONLINE

Indie game developer Mathew Weymouth ("the only video game developer in Mississippi") of Brain Sandwich Games joins to talk MMOs and Tenacity Online, his "MMORPG for the role player"!

Tenacity Online is an independently published MMORPG. It will feature classic MMORPG systems from such games as Everquest, Dark Age of Camelot, Asheron's Call, Star Wars Galaxies and others. Some of the features include but are not limited to quest lines that don't hold your hand, highly customizable character avatars, a large open world ripe for exploration, player built and controlled regions, unique spell system and much much more.

The only video game developer in Mississippi | Engadget
https://www.engadget.com/2016/01/29/the-only-video-game-developer-in-mississippi/

Brain Sandwich Games:
https://www.facebook.com/Brain-Sandwich-Games-115414555949461/

Bartle taxonomy of player types:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartle_taxonomy_of_player_types

MMORPGs Don’t Really Scratch My Itch, Man | Shane Plays
https://shaneplays.com/mmorpgs-dont-really-scratch-my-itch-man

 

 

Mar 8, 2018

It's Mars or Bust! as David Baity (MegaWars) helps Shane break down the details of Elon Musk's historic SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and what it means for space exploration. Did the launch go exactly as planned? What will be the ultimate fate of the Tesla convertible launched into space (and what song is playing on it's radio)? What is it's SECRET PAYLOAD? All this and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 3/3/2018

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 YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Shane Plays sponsor Arkansas RPG Con 2018 (August 11th) badge sales are now open. Vendor and Sponsorship options also open. Go to http://ARPGCON.COM for more info and make sure to follow Arkansas RPG Con on Facebook.

Podcast version zinger is from Elon Musk Mars video: Watch him tackle bizarre audience questions:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAwiyS5aTcU

NEWS ITEMS

Kevin Smith home after massive heart attack: 'Everything means so much more' | ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/kevin-smith-home-massive-heart-attack-means/story?id=53437925

TOPIC: MARS OR BUST - SPACEX & ELON MUSK

It's Mars or Bust! as David Baity (MegaWars) and I break down the details of Elon Musk's historic SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and what it means for space exploration. Did the launch go exactly as planned? What will be the ultimate fate of the Tesla convertible launched into space (and what song is playing on it's radio)? What is it's SECRET PAYLOAD? All this and more!

Success! SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket on Historic Maiden Voyage | Space.com
https://www.space.com/39607-spacex-falcon-heavy-first-test-flight-launch.html

Here's what will happen to the Tesla that SpaceX shot into space | NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/here-s-what-will-happen-tesla-spacex-shot-space-ncna845566

NASA Has Officially Listed Musk's Tesla Roadster As a Celestial Object | Gizmodo
https://gizmodo.com/nasa-has-officially-listed-musks-tesla-roadster-as-a-ce-1822843923

SpaceX Hid a Second, Secret Payload Aboard Falcon Heavy, And It Sounds Amazing | Science Alert
https://www.sciencealert.com/spacex-launched-second-secret-payload-designed-last-millions-years-tesla-arch

Elon Musk: I will "eat my hat" if a competitor’s rocket flies before 2023 | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/02/elon-musk-i-will-eat-my-hat-if-a-competitors-rocket-flies-before-2023/

 

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