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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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Jun 21, 2019

Shane’s report from North Texas RPG Con, a hidden gem for old school tabletop RPG gamers! Plus his interview with Mike and Elizabeth Stewart of Victorious RPG (“steampunk and super heroes in the Victorian era”), co-hosts of the Save for Half podcast and just all around swell folks!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/15/2019

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

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the The Invisible Man (1933)

Topic Notes:

Note: Show sponsor Troll Lord Games publishes Victorious.

Victorious RPG – Steampunk Adventure in the Age of SuperMankind
http://victoriousrpg.com

Victorious RPG on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/169398/Victorious-the-Role-Playing-Game?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

Save for Half Podcast
http://saveforhalf.com/

North Texas RPG Con
https://ntrpgcon.com/

Villains & Vigilantes 3.0 Mighty Protectors on DriveThruRPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/220501/VV-30-Mighty-Protectors?affiliate_id=488512
(affiliate link)

 

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

Jun 17, 2019

Did you know Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel is also an Emmy-nominated animation producer and self-described multi-medium storyteller? We talk Doug’s new Earthworm Jim comic book project, his impressive career, the power of crowdfunding, taking care of your fans, G.K. Chesterton, geeky interests as relationship glue, making yourself Teflon when the culture is uncertain, and more!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 6/8/2019

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the Earthworm Jim cartoon intro

Topic Notes:

Earthworm Jim the Comic Book! | Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/earthworm-jim-the-comic-book#/

Doug TenNapel IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0855066/

Doug Moby Games
https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,27631/

Doug’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/tennapel

Audio Mullet (Doug’s podcast with Mike Nelson and Ethan Nicolle)
https://audiomullet.libsyn.com/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

 

 

Jun 3, 2019

Tribute to Art Bell, paranormal talk radio host extraordinaire who challenged what the medium could be, gained millions of listeners, and was an interesting guy in his own right (while being surprisingly down to earth). Also: unexplained explosions and dead birds in an Arkansas town, and the US government admits they investigate UFOs. Wanna take a ride?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/25/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Music used:
Giorgio Moroder - Chase
From the soundtrack for 1978's Midnight Express
Art Bell’s opening theme for Coast to Coast AM

Topic Notes:

Art Bell’s Wikipedia Entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Bell

Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72 | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

According to the New York Times, once had the third-largest radio audience among talk-show hosts, after Rush Limbaugh and Dr. Laura Schlessinger | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/obituaries/art-bell-radio-host-who-tuned-in-to-the-dark-side-dies-at-72.html

Cost of Y2K Bug Fixes (Over $300 Billion with a B!):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem#Cost

Explosive sound that rattled windows in Beebe remains a mystery; probably not aliens, professor says | Arkansasas Online
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/feb/25/explosive-sound-beebe-mystery-residents-say-probab/

Beebe, AR: Repeated blackbird death incidents
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beebe,_Arkansas#Repeated_blackbird_death_incidents

Where are they now: Beebe Blackbirds | THV 11
https://www.thv11.com/article/news/local/animal/where-are-they-now-beebe-blackbirds/91-614965981

Dead blackbirds fall again in Arkansas town | Boston.com
http://archive.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011/12/31/dead_blackbirds_fall_again_in_arkansas_town/

Scientists say mysterious 'Oumuamua' object could be an alien spacecraft | NBC News
https://www.nbcnews.com/amp/ncna931381

'Oumuamua Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Oumuamua

Washington Post news service removes story about Harvard astronomer's theory | Chicago Tribune
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/environment/ct-harvard-astronomer-aliens-20190204-story.html

Newly-released DoD video purportedly shows Navy pilot's encounter with UFO | ABC News
https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/newly-released-dod-video-purportedly-shows-navy-pilots/story?id=53671546

Pentagon finally admits it investigates UFOs | FOX News
https://www.foxnews.com/science/pentagon-finally-admits-it-investigates-ufos

'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects | The New York Time
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/26/us/politics/ufo-sightings-navy-pilots.html

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled | Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/nea4pk/the-navy-says-ufos-are-real-ufo-hunters-are-thrilled

What We Know About the Navy’s UFO Problem | Foxtrot Alpha
https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/what-we-know-about-the-navy-s-ufo-problem-1835071834

Yet Another Sign of the Apocalypse: Navy Pilots Reported UFO Sightings on Almost 'Daily Basis' | Rolling Stone
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/ufo-navy-pilots-840902/

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Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

May 18, 2019

Shane and Matt Barton of Matt Chat celebrate the release of their book Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition by, what else, talking CRPGs as they break down their favorite CRPGs, their biggest disappointments in the genre and their most anticipated upcoming title! Plus: when did Bioware first disappoint Shane, trolleys vs. buggies, how do you say renaissance, and Survivor: Westeros update.
(Podcast version has extra content not included in radio broadcast)

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/11/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Gather Your Party Mix
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXOpjgYMISw

Order Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Matt Barton Of Matt Chat Kills A Giant Rat In Ultima I
https://soundcloud.com/shane-plays/matt-barton-of-matt-chat-kills-a-giant-rat-in-ultima-i

Was that a Starbucks cup in Game of Thrones? | Chicago Sun-Times
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/6/18621694/was-that-a-starbucks-cup-in-game-of-thrones


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

 

 

May 11, 2019

Avengers… ASSEMBLE! The gang of Michael Brown, William Brackeen and Richard McBain gets back together with Shane to geek out about Avengers: Endgame a year after geeking out about Avengers: Infinity War! What did they think, what were their favorite moments, and what are their theories moving forward with the MCU? Plus: is fanservice always a bad thing, big announcements from adventure fiction publisher Cirsova and a tribute to the evertall Peter Mayhew on Star Wars Day!
(Podcast version has extra content included in radio broadcast)

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/4/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Peter Mayhew talks Chewie (YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4we2HM7nMLw

Free Comic Book Day
https://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Game Goblins is partnering with Arkansas Childrens Hospital / Extra Life to help children in need. You can help!
https://gamegoblins.com/extra-life/

Avengers: Endgame Box Office Totals at Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=marvel2019.htm

‘Avengers: Endgame’: All the Box Office Records Broken in Debut Weekend
https://variety.com/2019/film/news/avengers-endgame-box-office-records-2-1203199781/

Avengers: Endgame Sees 85% More Repeat Viewings Than Infinity War Did on Fandango
https://comicbook.com/marvel/2019/05/02/avengers-endgame-85-percent-more-repeat-viewings-infinity-war/

'Avengers: Endgame' Easter Eggs: All Of the Callbacks to the MCU Phase 1
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/avengers-endgame-easter-eggs-mcu-phase-1.html/

Did You Catch These MCU Phase 3 Easter Eggs in 'Avengers: Endgame'?
https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/mcu-phase-3-easter-eggs-avengers-endgame.html/

What Phase 4 looks like after Avengers: Endgame
https://www.polygon.com/2019/4/27/18484839/avengers-endgame-marvel-movies-mcu-phase-4-eternals-black-panther-gotg-vol-3

Avengers Endgame: Who's The Kid At The End?
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/avengers-endgame-whos-the-kid-at-the-end/1100-6466505/

"Avengers: Endgame" Had One TRUE Hero And It's Not Who You Think
https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/avengers-endgame-true-hero

Tony Stark's Most Iconic Moment In "Avengers: Endgame" Was A Last-Second Addition
https://www.buzzfeed.com/alliehayes/tony-stark-avengers-endgame-best-line

The Russo Brothers Try to Explain Captain America's Wild Avengers: Endgame Twist
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-russo-brothers-try-to-explain-captain-americas-wild-1834423270

84 Avengers: Endgame Easter Eggs & References You Might Have Missed
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/84-avengers-endgame-easter-eggs-and-references-you/2900-2738/?ftag=NLS-04-10aaa1d

33 Marvel Movie Moments That Are Referenced In "Avengers: Endgame"
https://www.buzzfeed.com/noradominick/avengers-endgame-details-references-other-marvel-movies


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Order on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

Apr 24, 2019

Heroes & Angels ComiCon 2019 is coming! Brandy "The Bulldog" Bullock gives the details on this fun event and the amazing organization that helps families of children with cancer behind it. Con guests Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini share their latest comics project updates, including Black Hops II, WALL-MIGHT: First Term Part II, and Kamen America. Plus zombies, The Walking Dead, Survivor: Westeros and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/20/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Monty Python and The Holy Grail

ninjaink (Timothy Lim) on DeviantArt:
https://www.deviantart.com/ninjaink

Mark Pellegrini on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Mark-Pellegrini/e/B072N1DZW2%3F

13 Lesser Known Found Footage Films That Just Might Restore Your Faith in the Genre | Dread Central
https://www.dreadcentral.com/top-10-lists/264367/13-lesser-known-found-footage-films-just-might-restore-faith-genre/

Heroes and Angels on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/heroesandangelscorp/

Heroes and Angels ComiCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Pre-order on Amazon now, releases May 12
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

Apr 19, 2019

RPG designer Mike Myler returns to talk about converting historical and mythological characters to D&D! He runs down Genghis Khan, then we take a look at Merlin for a spell. Plus D&D / RPG news, Shane and Zach speculate on Avengers: Endgame plot twists and all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/13/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Mike’s Genghis Khan D&D 5E Conversion
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6212-Mythological-Figures-Genghis-Khan-(5E)

Mike’s Merlin D&D 5E conversion:
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?5494-Mythological-Figures-Merlin-Ambrosius-(5E)

EN World Mythological Figures
http://www.enworld.org/forum/list.php?category/56-Mythological-Figures

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

D&D Ability Score Calculator
http://chicken-dinner.com/5e/5e-point-buy.html

Kickstarter update - Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Special
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/criticalrole/critical-role-the-legend-of-vox-machina-animated-s

The #DnDSelfie: Why 'Dungeons & Dragons' players are posting selfies in spite of 'SNL' | Mashable
https://mashable.com/article/dungeons-and-dragons-saturday-night-live.amp

Chinese censors incinerate entire run of a kickstarted Call of Cthulhu RPG sourcebook | BoingBoing
https://boingboing.net/2019/03/25/the-sassoon-files.html

Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
Pre-order on Amazon now, releases May 12
https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

Heroes and Angels ComicCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
ARPGCON.COM

 

 

 

Apr 12, 2019

Can ComicsGate have a positive side? Rising comics personality Edwin Boyette certainly thinks so! Shane and Edwin talk about comic book crowdfunding hub IndieCron, ComicsGate itself, why Edwin cares and what other cool stuff he has in the works, the safest way to respond to a swatting, being ruthlessly positive and A WHOLE LOT more including what the heck is a Geek Containment Unit??? Plus: Shane and Zach give their thoughts on Captain Marvel AKA The Goose Movie

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/6/2019

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 Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

SHOW NOTES

IndieCron:
https://indiecron.com/

Edwin on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/Edwin_Boyette

Edwin’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/HonoluluEdwin

Heroes and Angels ComicCon 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM
Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!
Heroes and Angels provides non-medical assistance to families affected by childhood cancer, and to military families in need. Also provides funding to organizations that research the causes and cures of childhood cancer.
Heroes and Angels ComicCon is their biggest fundraiser of the year!
Come on out, Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 4 PM at Sherwood Forest
Admission is just $3!

Arkansas RPG Con registrations are now open!
Head on over to ARPGCON.COM for Arkansas RPG Con 2019 on Nov 9th and 10th. This two day event's early bird badge is only $20 the same as last year's one day event badge. Get them before the price raises to $30 on July 1st.
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Mar 28, 2019

Shane gets random! Sabaton, the Swedish metal band acting as modern day bards! Hipster D&D! Google+ shutting down! Neon Buttstain RPG! Ray Bradbury in a prunes commercial! The (in)famous Orson Welles “Frozen Peas” outtakes! Lice, pink eye and the flu! Call of Cthulhu skit “Now That’s What I call A Sanity Check!” Star Wars Return of the Jedi reactions from 1983! More!

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SHOW NOTES

Songs used in this episode:

SABATON - The Last Stand 

SABATON - Uprising

SABATON - Winged Hussars 

Land of the Lost Season One Opening Credits & Theme Song

Topic notes:

Shane talks about the importance feedback and encouragement (or even discouragement) to a creator.

Sabaton YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/c/Sabaton

Sabaton History YouTube Channel
"The real history behind one Sabaton song every week"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaG4CBbZih6nLzD08bTBGfw

D&D Out of the Abyss Notes #83 - THE FINALE! - The City of Spiders / Against the Demon Lords - SHANE PLAYS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxGvXCYm6jQ
D&D Out of the Abyss Notes Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_naiW6rw3tF1tbE4A2Uk40

D&D / RPG Skit: Now That’s What I Call A Sanity Check
https://shaneplays.com/dnd-cthulhu-rpg-skit-humor-skit-sketch-now-thats-what-i-call-a-sanity-check/
From Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk - #35 Sci-Fi Games with Ed Jowett
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/34-sci-fi-games-with-ed-jowett/

Shane Ponders: Lice, Pink Eye & The Flu
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoOj4Iix27g

Ray Bradbury Sunsweet Prunes Commercial
“Brave New Prune” 1969
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoOj4Iix27g

Orson Welles - Frozen Peas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V14PfDDwxlE
Frozen Peas Wikipedia entry:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_Peas

Reactions to seeing "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" | Austin, TX 1983
KTBC FOX 7 Austin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6ODqcl1WxE

Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Discord Channel:
https://discord.gg/cmMHRSP

Frequently asked questions about the Google+ shutdown
https://support.google.com/plus/answer/9217723?hl=en

 

Mar 7, 2019

It's history in the making for both the Tarzan canon and adventure fiction itself as "Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She" premieres in Cirsova magazine, a collaboration by author and Edgar Rice Burroughs historian Michael Tierney to finish a story began by Burroughs himself (with the blessing of ERB, Inc.)! How did such a swingin' cool thing happen, and what were Michael's thoughts in approaching such an important project? More importantly, how many times does Shane play the Tarzan yell? Michael, Cirsova's P. Alexander and Critical Blast's R.J. Carter all join.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from “The first ever Tarzan Yell” (Elmo Lincoln, first actor to portray Tarzan in 1918)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL642ldL7O8

Tarzan Call / Yell used in intro and during show is the famous version by actor Johnny Weismuller

“Me Tarzan You Jane” chorus is from the song by The Fuzztones

Vastly Important Prepared Statement from Shane Plays:
Samoa is best Girl Scout cookie. I won't even fight you because it is ironclad beyond dispute and anyone who thinks otherwise obviously deserves my pity and comfort
#girlscoutcookies #provenfacts

The Traitor William Brackeen’s Girl Scout Cookies Poll on Facebook:
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215468757925095&id=1022652199

Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense: Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer 2019)
Premiere of Young Tarzan & The Mysterious She, a collaboration by Michael Tierney and Edgar Rice Burroughs (posthumously)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949313115/

Beyond the Farthest Star: new Edgar Rice Burroughs web comic with Michael Tierney & John Lucas coming soon
https://www.edgarriceburroughs.com/comics/

Gods & Services anthology edited by R.J. Carter
Includes story by Michael Tierney
https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Services-R-J-Carter/dp/1722090790/

R J.'s Critical Blast relocation IndieGoGo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/books-for-critical-blast-crisis-relocation

Comic Book Heroes Spider-Man and Black Panther Win Big At Oscars 2019 | Geek Culture byline Germaine
https://geekculture.co/comic-book-heroes-spider-man-and-black-panther-win-big-at-oscars-2019

Morrus / EN World Job Opportunity
Closes March 8
Publishing Administrator
http://www.enworld.org/forum/showthread.php?657441-EN-Publishing-is-Hiring-Publishing-Administrator-(UK-Part-time)

 

 

Feb 28, 2019

Shane and Bill may or may not discuss Karl Kesel’s bonkers fun Section Zero 1959 comic book Kickstarter (which doesn’t exist)! They almost talk about Mexican Spider-man! It’s the 10th anniversary of Matt Barton’s Matt Chat and Matt makes a special guest appearance. The Marvel / Netflix / Hulu thing. Plus geek news and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense! SPECIAL HUGS to Karl Kesel, who was scheduled to join but got laid low by pneumonia (or at least that’s the cover story the MiBs gave us while mashing a cigarette out in a very meaningful way).

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Shane Plays ATOM RPG Early Access #3 - Otradnoye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HG3dzX3Ni4&t=1273s

Matt Barton’s Matt Chat: 10 Year Anniversary
https://www.youtube.com/user/blacklily8/featured

Listen as Matt Kills A Giant Rat in Ultima I
https://soundcloud.com/shane-plays/matt-barton-of-matt-chat-kills-a-giant-rat-in-ultima-i

Section Zero 1959 Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero-1959

Original Section Zero Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero

Hulu Could Revive The Cancelled Marvel-Netflix TV Shows, Eventually | ComingSoon.net
https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/1039033-hulu-could-revive-the-cancelled-marvel-netflix-tv-shows-eventually

Season 3 Will Be the Last for FX Series 'Legion' | Bleeding Cool
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/02/04/season-3-will-be-the-last-for-fx-series-legion/

DC Announces 'DCeased' | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/dc/2019/02/18/dc-comics-dceased-tom-taylor/

SPIDER-MAN's Greatest Mystery: How AMAZING FANTASY #15's Original Art Ended Up in the Library of Congress | Newsarama
https://www.newsarama.com/43804-spider-man-s-greatest-mystery-how-the-amazing-fantasy-15-original-art-ended-up-in-the-library-of-congress.html

Did Mexican Comics Marry Off Gwen and Spidey Rather Than Kill Her? | CBR.com
https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-mexican-comics-gwen-stacy-married-instead-killed/

 

Feb 22, 2019

Shane and guest co-host Richard McBain gab on a live remote from Game Goblins as they catch up with Little Rock Games for the Galactic Scoundrels release party! Plus Richard’s Top 5 geeky movies for 2019, a veritable cornucopia of geek news, and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back “Scoundrel” scene

Question from listener Chris Hardgrove:
Playing live stream style games online in Colombia

Richard’s Top 5 Geeky Movies for 2019
5. Ad Astra
4. Unnamed Terminator Sequel
3. Star Wars: Episode IX
2. John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum
1. Avengers: Endgame

Dragon Ball Super: Broly video release date: April 16 | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/anime/2019/02/16/dragon-ball-super-broly-blu-ray-dvd-release-date-united-states/

Show sponsor Troll Lord Games has launched a kickstarter for another book in the Castles & Crusades Mythos Series!
Codex Egyptium is live! From Ra to Set, from temple to tomb, unlock the Gods of Ancient Egypt. Bring their otherworldly mythology to your gaming table. Don't miss out! As a bonus they've included the 2nd edition of Codex Celtarum as well!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-codex-aegyptus

Andrew from LootTheBoss reached out to me:
Kickstarter (ends March 3): Ultimate Player Race Creator - Endless 5E D&D Races
Make any playable Dungeons and Dragons race you can imagine with hundreds of racial traits to choose from
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/loottheboss/ultimate-player-race-creator-end

Rian Johnson Confirms His Star Wars Trilogy Is Still Happening [UPDATED] | ScreenRant
https://screenrant.com/star-wars-rian-johnson-trilogy-canceled/

Episode IX's Shoot Comes to a Close as J.J. Abrams Posts an Emotional Cast Photo | io9
https://io9.gizmodo.com/episode-ixs-shoot-comes-to-a-close-as-j-j-abrams-posts-1832658505

'Masters of the Universe' Movie Filming Start Date and Location Revealed | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/02/12/masters-of-the-universe-production-start-date-location/

 

Feb 18, 2019

The GoBots! Yep, that's right... those beloved (by some) transforming robots from the 80’s! The toys! The cartoon! The movie! The... Rock Lords?? Who came first: Leader-1 or Optimus Prime? Find out as Shane geeks out with GoBots fan Robin, plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Screwhead | Robot Chicken SNEAK PEEK | Adult Swim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZIe62bGX2c

Mad Merv's new game: Apolune
Shane has Steam keys... email or tweet him
"Apolune is a minimalist, endless procedural evolutionary space war. Enjoy fighting wave after wave of enemy starships in a classic "2D" simulation that evolves and mutates as you fight on, victorious. Defend the Earth from hordes of vile aliens in your simple craft: point-and-shoot."
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1019150

Art & Arcana book by Mike Witwer & Jon Peterson is up for "Best Art Book" in 2019 Locus Poll and Survey
Locus is The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Field - 30 time Hugo award winner
https://locusmag.com/2019-locus-poll-and-survey/

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Real Rocket Raccoon Passes Away; Chris Pratt Confirms James Gunn's Vol. 3 Script Still In Play | SyFy Wire
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/guardians-of-the-galaxy-real-rocket-raccoon-passes-away

GO-BOTS Return in All-New Comic Book Series | IDW
*IDW Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Classic Toy Line with a Sci-Fi Epic Written and Drawn by Tom Scioli
https://www.idwpublishing.com/go-bots-return-in-all-new-comic-book-series/

 

Gobots: Everything You Didn't Know | SyFy Wire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU

Hasbro Might Be Making A GOBOTS Movie | ComicBookMovie.com
*From 2015
https://www.comicbookmovie.com/transformers/hasbro-might-be-making-a-gobots-movie-a114286
January 2015: "Hasbro has...filed documents to the United States Patent & Trademark Office for a new GoBots trademark under 'distribution of motion pictures, ongoing television programs' and 'Toys, games and playthings, namely, toy vehicles and accessories for use therewith.'"

GoBots Timeline

Credit to:

GoBots: Everything You Didn't Know | SYFY WIRE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBIDqug6GLU
&
Wikipidia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobots

1982:
Machine Robo in Japan
(human-piloted mechanical machines)
Before Transformers!
“Friendly” and “Enemy” factions

1983:
Tonka licenses Machine Robo toy line for USA and calls them GoBots
A year before Transformers
Reconcepted as self-aware robots, not human piloted machines
Given names, not just numbers
Gobotron - home planet

September 1984
Transformers animated series
Transformers toys flood US toy stores

“Challenge of the Go-Bots”
Aired one season 1984 - 1985
Hannah - Barbera cartoon
65 episodes, 22 minutes each
1,430 minutes total
Cartoon introduced “Guardians” and the “Renegades” faction??
Voice actors:
Phil Hartman - Professor Baron (Von) Joy
Frank Welker (Megatron) - Scooter
Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) - Pincher

1985
Super Go-Bots
6” toys
New characters from show sold to expand line
Animated feature: “Go-Bots: Battle of the Rock Lords”
New Rock Lords spinoff toy line from Tonka

1987
Go-Bots line ends

1991:
Hasbro buys by Tonka for $516 million
Go-Bots folded into Transformers toy line

Feb 8, 2019

Traveller RPG! The Free Trader Beowulf is sending a distress signal... assuming your PC survives character creation, will you respond or head for adventure and fame in the Spinward Marches?! Shane and veteran Traveller GM and player David Elmore talk the original and influential hard sci-fi RPG! Plus RPG news and the usual tomfoolery and nonsense!

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GIVEAWAY

Retweet and/or reply to one of the following tweets to be entered into a giveaway for a signed copy of Trump’s Space Force by Chuck Dixon, Timothy Lim, Brett R. Smith, Mark Pellegrini and Dave Dorman!

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SHOW NOTES

Far Future Enterprises
Successor to Game Designers Workshop
Traveller resources on CD-ROM, etc.
https://www.farfuture.net/

Traveller Imperium map
https://travellermap.com/

What was happening to the Free Trader Beowulf?
https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/traveller-what-was-happening-to-the-free-trader-beowulf.313278/

Traveller Beowulf Class Free Trader info
https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Beowulf_class_Free_Trader

D&D's 45th Birthday | Jon Peterson - Playing at the World
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2019/01/d-45th-birthday.html

Also: BattleTech’s 35th Anniversary & Shadowrun’s 30th Anniversary
(hat tip to Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk)

"I’m Sorry, But That’s What My Character Would Do" by Rick Neal
http://www.rickneal.ca/?p=86
FnordCon: Steve Jackson Games convention in Austin April 6-7
http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archive/December_31_2018/Our_Own_Convention

Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD Core Rulebook and The Robot Wars adventure / supplement now available on DriveThru RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/87/EN-Publishing/subcategory/30390/Judge-Dredd--The-Worlds-of-2000-AD

Penny Arcade partners with Wizards of the Coast to publish official 'Acquisitions Incorporated Dungeon Manual' | GeekWire byline Tim Ellis
https://www.geekwire.com/2019/penny-arcade-partners-wizards-coast-publish-official-acquisitions-incorporated-dungeon-manual/


Footnotes added to Podcast version of show:

In Traveller, just like in reality, space is big. Really big. Really, really big. To get an idea, go to https://travellermap.com/

Classic Traveller is “hard sci-fi” of the 70s and early 80s. Computers were huge and home computers weren’t a widespread thing, no internet, etc. For example: Some ship schematics have large area for computers.

Lack of faster than light communications led to a more feudal / regional governmental system throughout the empire

Weapons run the range from rocks to firearms to lasers. Daggers and knives are still very common because you don’t want to use lasers or bullets on a ship

Ships usually carried a lot of sand. If enemy ships appeared, they could drop sand that would act as chaff / defense against lasers

No hit points, damage is deducted from attributes

Similar attributes to D&D, however instead of Wisdom and Charisma there was Education and

Social Standing. Those could be codified, where the other two are more subjective

No experience, no levels… advancement is through wealth, status, etc.

Skills CAN be changed during adventuring by going back college or joining the military, etc. Or the Imperium goes to war and veterans get called back to service.

Certain attributes can be changed during play… for example you marry into nobility

They chose six siders because people already had them at home and would not need to buy polyhedrals

Traveller appealed to David when he was younger because it cost less than the D&D books

 

Jan 31, 2019

A listener favorite! It's the annual team up with Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2019 episode! Plus: Movie news, how did our picks from last year hold up, and all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/26/2019

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Unbreakable (2000):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EBi5Yxl12k

2018 Domestic Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2018&p=.htm

2018 Worldwide Grosses | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?view2=worldwide&yr=2018&p=.htm

The Biggest Movies To Watch In 2019 | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/all-the-biggest-movies-of-2019-glass-avengers-endg/2900-2414/  

2019 on the big screen | Cnet
https://www.cnet.com/pictures/2019-movies-to-geek-out-over/

2019 Movies: Avengers 4, Star Wars 9 and 42 Other Movies to Geek Out Over | IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/01/01/2019-movies-marvel-avengers-4-star-wars-9   

Top 15 upcoming Sci Fi and Fantasy Movies 2019 2020 | IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls056104811/

Best New Sci-Fi Movies of 2019 & Beyond | NerdMuch
https://www.nerdmuch.com/movies/3578/new-sci-fi-movies/

Must See Movies of 2019 | Den of Geek
https://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/276453/must-see-movies-2019

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2019

It’s over 9,000!!! Finally, the Shane Plays Geek Talk anime episode! Dragon Ball Super: Broly is tearing up theaters and Shane and his fellow geeks have seen it… what do they think? Plus! We power up during the Arkansas Snowpocalypse for “intro to anime” tips on getting started with this popular form of entertainment. And! Bad jokes aplenty in addition to all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense. Thanks to Nik, Brent and Justin (of the Mobley Detective Agency) for their help making this show happen!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/19/2019

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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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Ghostbusters 2020 Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4lT3LEimWk

New 'Ghostbusters' Sequel Set in Original Universe on the Way | byline Patrick Cavanaugh ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/2019/01/16/ghostbusters-sequel-jason-reitman-reboot-bill-murray/

Ghostbusters teaser trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyjqCRJmCPE

‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Tops U.S. Box Office With Massive $7M+ Opening Day | Cartoon Brew byline Amid Amidi
https://www.cartoonbrew.com/box-office-report/breaking-dragon-ball-super-broly-tops-u-s-box-office-with-7m-opening-day-169290.html


Justin’s Introduction to Anime Notes
*Courtesy the Mobley Detective Agency
https://docs.google.com/document/d/15e2DArXmW6sTYWpDU_7_ATDrITEq2elUxkXPT8OClww/edit

Nik’s recommendations for new anime watchers:
Mob Psycho 100
Great Teacher Onizuka


Brent's recommendations for new anime watchers:
That Time I Got Reincarnated Into A Slime
Made in the Abyss - Brent’s reasoning (did not make it into broadcast or Krypton Radio version of show due to time constraints): It’s genre breaking, very focused on story and the the opposite kind of show than Dragon Ball to demonstrate the storytelling range in anime. Very cool visuals. Not recommended for kids.

Find anime (legally!):
Crunchyroll - https://www.crunchyroll.com/
Funimation - https://www.funimation.com/
Toonami (Adult Swim) - http://www.adultswim.com/toonami/
Anime Streaming Search Engine - https://because.moe

 

 

 

 

Jan 18, 2019

Andrew Wall (Writer/Director/Producer) and Derek “The Geek Preacher” White of The Fantasy Makers feature documentary discuss the profound impact J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and George MacDonald have made on fantasy writing and popular culture as well as the beliefs and experiences that shaped them. Geek discussion and news including Darwin Bromley of Mayfair Games. Shane says goodbye to his cat Bonnie.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/12/2019

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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SHOW NOTES

Buckaroo “Bonnie” Banzai: a difficult, beautiful cat who existed and was loved
2004 - 2019

Podcast Zinger is from Douglas Gresham reading the ending of C.S. Lewis’s The Last Battle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkNp2usUdTw
and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3geKDX-Ads

Darwin Bromley, Co-Founder of Mayfair Games, Dies at 68 | Tabletop Wire http://www.tabletopwire.com/darwin-bromley-co-founder-of-mayfair-games-dies-at-68/

The Fantasy Makers / Refuge 31 Films:
https://www.refuge31.com/project/the-fantasy-makers-faith-in-imagination/

The Fantasy Makers: Tolkien, Lewis, and MacDonald on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Makers-Tolkien-Lewis-MacDonald/dp/B07DKRPFTH/

The Geek Preacher:
http://geekpreacher.org/

"All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before."
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

 

 

 

Jan 9, 2019

Looking back and looking forward! Cool shows on the schedule. Top performing Shane Plays shows, blog posts and YouTube videos for 2018. A legit peace overture from Muffin? How are the current geeky movies in theaters doing by box office and critics? Geek news including a comic book robbery that impacts charity. Was Loki mind controlled in the first Avengers movie? The Christmas Pickle epilogue. Bonus: a skit about giant spiders from Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast. Plus all the usual nonsense and tomfoolery!

 

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 1/5/2019

 

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SHOW NOTES

 

Intro song from “My Way” by Sid Vicious

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Debate with Timothy Lim on the Dave Elswick Show – Shane Plays Podcast Extra

https://shaneplays.com/spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-debate-with-timothy-lim-shane-plays-podcast-extra/

 

D&D / RPG Skit: Not Your Garden Variety Giant Spider

https://shaneplays.com/dnd-rpg-skit-not-your-garden-variety-giant-spider/

Performed on

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #26 Dec 12, 2018

https://morrus.podbean.com/e/26-top-10-most-anticipated-rpgs-of-2019/

 

Wanted: Man Who Stole $100,000 in Comics in Las Vegas | Critical Blast by RJ Carter

http://www.criticalblast.com/articles/2019/01/01/wanted-man-who-stole-100000-comics-las-vegas

 

Early internet pioneer Larry Roberts dies at 81 | engadget

https://www.engadget.com/2018/12/30/arpanet-creator-larry-roberts-dies/

 

Marvel Confirms Loki Was Mind Controlled in Avengers | Screen Rant

https://screenrant.com/avengers-loki-theory-mind-stone-thanos/

 

Christmas pickle

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

 

Top Shane Plays content in 2018:

 

Podcasts:

  1. Hero-U with Corey & Lori Cole & Matt Barton! - July 21, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/hero-u-with-corey-cole-lori-cole-and-matt-barton-radio-show-podcast-episode-157/

  1. The True History of Dungeons & Dragons: Secrets of Blackmoor - Podcast Extra - Dec 19, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons-and-dragons/

  1. PolyHero Dice & D&D News! - Feb 3, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/polyhero-dice-and-dd-news-radio-show-podcast-ep-135/

  1. The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Tabletop Games! - July 14, 2018

https://shaneplays.com/overstreet-guide-to-collecting-tabletop-games-radio-show-podcast-episode-156/

 

Blog Posts:

  1. Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes X!

https://shaneplays.com/attack-of-the-dnd-rpg-memes-x/

  1. Attack of the D&D / RPG Memes IX!

https://shaneplays.com/attack-of-the-dd-rpg-memes-ix/

  1. RPG History: TSR’s Code of Ethics (D&D “Comics Code Authority” rules)

https://shaneplays.com/rpg-history-tsr-code-of-ethics-dd-comics-code-authority-rules/

 

YouTube Videos (by views):

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzA9TeRDDY&t=75s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjkRtpDdS4&t=1993s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Alpha #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjzAz6Zlv9g&t=1123s

 

YouTube Videos (by watch time):

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqzA9TeRDDY&t=75s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FjkRtpDdS4&t=1993s

  1. Pathfinder: Kingmaker Beta #3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeMC-lLBfuA

 

Current geek movies in theaters stats as of Jan 3, 2019:

 

Aquaman

64% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $229,020,880   26.4%

+ Foreign: $637,000,000   73.6%

= Worldwide: $866,020,880

 

Bumblebee

93% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $84,353,140   43.8%

+ Foreign: $108,318,108   56.2%

= Worldwide: $192,671,248

 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

97% Rotten Tomatoes

Box Office Mojo as of Jan 3

Domestic: $120,851,346   52.4%

+ Foreign: $109,715,453   47.6%

= Worldwide: $230,566,799








Jan 7, 2019

Is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse just a fun movie or a cultural attack jam packed with social conditioning and ideological dog whistles? Listen to a spirited discussion (in truth, more of a debate without formal rebuttals) between Shane and comics artist / bunny-lover-in-chief Timothy Lim as we each present our opposed perspectives. Includes some fun general movie discussion at the end. Recorded during the December 21, 2018 Dave Elswick Show on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock.

Special thanks to Dave for the opportunity to podcast a portion of his show.

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