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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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Now displaying: December, 2018
Dec 27, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review! What is Santa's D&D alignment? Peace on Earth. Again with the pickle. The definitive answer to whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie! Penny Marshall (“Laverne”) tribute. Plus all the usual nonsense & tomfoolery and a surprise appearance by Shane’s family!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/22/2018

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!

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

SHOW NOTES

Intro song from “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues

Laverne & Shirley theme song:
"Making Our Dreams Come True", performed by Cyndi Grecco

Penny Marshall Wikipedia entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Marshall

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Rotten Tomatoes
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/spider_man_into_the_spider_verse/

Die Hard on Rotten Tomatoes
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/die_hard

Christmas pickle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_pickle

What alignment is Santa?
Reddit thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/rpg/comments/a7znvb/what_alignment_is_santa_claus/

Peace on Earth
Luke 2: 1-14 (NASB)
https://my.bible.com/bible/100/LUK.2.nasb

Dec 21, 2018

Josh Wilhelmi joins to talk tabletop gaming trends, game gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas, his love of Warhammer 40K and its lore, and upcoming gaming events at Game Goblins! Plus geek news and the usual nonsense and tomfoolery including… what does a pickle have to do with Christmas???

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/15/2018

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.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, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Podcast zinger is from:
FOR THE EMPEROR | Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2o-LmI3ki

Christmas pickle
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_pickle

Magic Esports 2019: $10 Million Up For Grabs | Wizards.com
https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/magic-esports-2019

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Podcast
#26 Top 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2019
*Features a skit Shane wrote!
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/26-top-10-most-anticipated-rpgs-of-2019/

California election resolved with Dungeons & Dragons dice | Polygon
https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/14/18141183/california-election-dungeons-and-dragons-dice-d20

 

Dec 20, 2018

Shane Plays Podcast Extra:
Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons

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

Accidental gaming historian M. Griffith ("Griff") discusses the Secrets of Blackmoor documentary, a five year project involving 10 cities, 200 hours of interviews, and 20,000 photos and documents. Dungeons & Dragons was famously co-created by Dave Arneson & Gary Gygax, but what part did Arneson and his gaming group play in the creation of tabletop role playing itself? There's more to the story than you know!

Show Notes:

Secrets of Blackmoor Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretsofblackmoor/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons

"The GaryCon Draft" - 35 minutes of Secrets of Blackmoor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC4qH-Psvpc

The Blackmoor Archives - Dave Arneson's Blackmoor Discussion Forum
https://blackmoor.mystara.net/forums/

OD&D Discussion forum
http://odd74.proboards.com/

Dragonsfoot Forums
https://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/

Empire (PLATO) - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empire_(PLATO)

dnd (video game) - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dnd_(video_game)

TOPICS COVERED include but are not limited to:

  • This documentary is NOT Dave Arneson vs. Gary Gygax. It’s the story of what happened before they met with Arneson and his gaming group.
  • The vital role of Dave Arneson (and his gaming group) in the creation of D&D / fantasy roleplaying
  • Preconceptions, misconceptions and headcanon
  • Is it Gee-gax or Gy-gax?
  • Difference in difficulty / sense of accomplishment between old school and new school tabletop RPGs
  • The “Strategos Connection”: Strategos military training wargame book from 1880 and its connection to Dave Arneson’s gaming group
  • David Wesley’s Braunstein style miniatures wargaming (pre-Blackmoor proto fantasy roleplaying)
  • How direct is the connection between Chainmail and Dungeons & Dragons?
  • Is a sapper tunnel a proto-dungeon?
  • David McGary’s Dungeon! Boardgame
  • Tonisborg, the oldest still existing dungeon map set (publicly known, anyway)
  • Griff’s desired death rate percentage per session as DM
  • Is it possible to define what a roleplaying game is?
  • Hipster D&D
  • Where did the Tolkien influence on Dungeons & Dragons come from?
  • Would RPGs have exploded into pop culture without Gary Gygax / TSR?
  • What types of cons do Shane and Griff prefer?

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Dec 13, 2018

Eisner award-winning comics and novel writer Mike Baron (Nexus, The Badger, Punisher, Star Wars, The Flash) joins to talk his “Bad Road Rising” biker action novel series, a heartwarming (no, really) book about a dog called Disco, and upcoming comics projects Off Worlder, The Wraith, Q-Ball and NEW (yes, new) Nexus material! Plus geek news and the usual tomfoolery.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 12/8/2018

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.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, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Podcast zinger is from:
Avengers Endgame Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8

Mike Baron’s books at Liberty Island Press:
https://libertyislandmag.com/author/mike-baron/

Mike’s Amazon author page:
https://www.amazon.com/Mike-Baron/e/B004N7W25W/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1544724720&sr=8-2-ent

Mike’s personal website:
http://www.bloodyredbaron.net/

Captain Marvel Trailer #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHxvxdRnYc

Avengers 4 Endgame Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA6hldpSTF8

SECRETS of BLACKMOOR: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretsofblackmoor/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons/description

Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard ‘Star Trek’ Series Will Debut at End of 2019, David Nevins Says | The Wrap
https://www.thewrap.com/patrick-stewarts-jean-luc-picard-star-trek-series-will-debut-end-2019-david-nevins-says/

Scientists ate Legos to see how long it takes to poop them out | BGR
https://bgr.com/2018/11/27/lego-head-poop-science-research-pediatrics

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