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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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Aug 3, 2016

Gary Gygax & The Empire of the Imagination!

Highlights: Geek news; Author Michael Witwer & his Gary Gygax biography Empire of the Imagination. Special Guest: Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/30/2016

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

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SHOW NOTES

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter!
The Hallowed Oracle: Troll Lord Games has partnered with Shane Moore of Abyss Walker fame to bring you even more Castles & Crusades! An all new adventure series, complete with new classes, spells and monsters!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-the-hallowed-oracle

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe | Gizmodo
http://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-discovery-officially-takes-place-in-the-prim-1784196830

First Look – Test Flight of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Discovery
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm9HSYbf0o

Nintendo NX is a portable console with detachable controllers (It also connects to your TV, and runs cartridges) | Eurogamer
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-26-nx-is-a-portable-console-with-detachable-controllers

Roll20 Becomes An Officially Licensed D&D Platform | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3597-Roll20-Becomes-An-Officially-Licensed-D-D-Platform#.V5o-mrgrKCh

Watch The Next PAX Live D&D Event In Cinemas | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3601-Watch-The-Next-PAX-Live-D-D-Event-In-Cinemas&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.V5uifzkrKOE

Transformers Producer Enters Into Deal With Gygax Estate To “Oversee The Gygax Catalog” | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3595-Transformers-Producer-Enters-Into-Deal-With-Gygax-Estate-To-Oversee-The-Gygax-Catalog#.V5rJCbgrKCg

GUEST: MICHAEL WITWER

Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons by Michael Witwer
https://www.amazon.com/Empire-Imagination-Gygax-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/1632862034/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1469210311&sr=8-1&keywords=empire+of+the+imagination

NEXT WEEK: BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

Does the animated version live up to the classic graphic novel?!

https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Killing-Joke-Kevin-Conroy/dp/B0169PXH2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1469809189&sr=1-1&keywords=the+killing+joke

 

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