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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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Sep 22, 2016

Escape Rooms!

Highlights: Geek news; Cat cosplay?!; Escape rooms with Stephanie Straw.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 9/17/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Show sponsor MegaWars game trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqsBmHeSDJc

NEWS ITEMS

DeLorean driver clocked by police at 88mph insists 'I wasn't trying to time travel' | Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/delorean-driver-clocked-by-police-at-88mph-insists-i-wasnt-tryin/

Microsoft Solitaire Collection Reaches 100 Million Unique Users | Xbox.com
https://news.xbox.com/2016/08/31/microsoft-solitaire-collection-reaches-100-million-unique-users/

New Discworld Roleplaying Game coming from Steve Jackson Games! | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3748-New-Discworld-Roleplaying-Game-coming-from-Steve-Jackson-Games%21#.V9ynpz4rK8p

GURPS Dungeon Fantasy Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/dungeon-fantasy-roleplaying-game-powered-by-gurps

D&D vs. Transformers and Bubble Wrap for National Toy Hall of Fame! You can vote!
http://www.toyhalloffame.org/

1st Look: ‘Power of the Daleks’ Teaser | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/09/07/1st-look-power-daleks-teaser/

Valiant Reveals Cat Cosplay Covers, And They Are Real, This Is Happening | Comics Alliance
http://comicsalliance.com/valiant-cat-cosplay-covers/

GUEST: ESCAPE ROOMS

Escape rooms with Stephanie Straw!

Stephanie on Twitter: @insertstrawhere

From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_room
An escape room is a physical adventure game in which players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. The games are physical versions of "escape the room" video games. Games are set in a variety of fictional locations, such as prison cells, dungeons and space stations, and are popular as team building exercises.

NEXT WEEK: SPA-CON

Live remote from Spa-Con in Hot Springs, AR!

http://www.spa-con.org

 

Sep 13, 2016

Transformers The Movie 30th & Comics Creator Tom Scioli!

Highlights: Transformers The Movie 30th anniversary; Transformers vs. G.I. Joe creator Tom Scioli; Star Trek 50th.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 9/10/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek 50th Anniversary! Star Trek broadcast it’s first episode “The Man Trap” on September 8, 1966. Shane tells his favorite Star Trek joke.

New Star Trek Continues episode is out! E07 “Embracing the Winds”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMasSzFXaKQ

Shane Plays review of D&D adventure Storm King’s Thunder
http://shaneplays.com/dd-storm-kings-thunder-review/

 

GUEST: TRANSFORMERS & TOM SCIOLI

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie and talk with Tom Scioli of IDW’s insanely cool Transformers vs. G.I. Joe maxi series.

Transformers: The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] releases September 13th
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Movie-30th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B01GU82O9U

Transformers: The Movie (1986) on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Transformers:_The_Movie

http://www.tomscioli.com/

@tomscioli

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe at Transformers Wiki
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_vs._G.I._Joe

NEXT WEEK: ESCAPE ROOMS

Escape rooms with Stephanie Straw!

@insertstrawhere

Sep 7, 2016

Invisible Sun RPG with Monte Cook Games!

Highlights: Geek news; Monte Cook Games COO Charles M. Ryan talks their innovative new Invisible Sun RPG.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 9/3/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines Response: Join the new Fan Film LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN! | Fan Film Factor
http://fanfilmfactor.com/2016/08/23/join-the-new-fan-film-letter-writing-campaign/

World of Warcraft’s New Level Cap Hit in Less Than 6 Hours | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-of-warcrafts-new-level-cap-hit-in-less-than-/1100-6443162/

Nintendo slaps Metroid 2 remake and 500-plus fangames with takedown orders | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/2/12770344/nintendo-slaps-metroid-2-remake-and-500-plus-fangames-with-takedown-orders

The Awesome Way The BBC Looks To Be Reviving The Lost Doctor Who Episodes | Cinemablend
http://www.cinemablend.com/television/1551109/the-awesome-way-the-bbc-is-looks-to-be-reviving-the-lost-doctor-who-episodes

GUEST: MONTE COOK GAMES

Monte Cook Games COO Charles M. Ryan joins to talk about their innovate new premium RPG Invisible Sun.

Invisible Sun Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/montecookgames/invisible-sun

NEXT WEEK: TRANSFORMERS & TOM SCIOLI

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of Transformers: The Movie and talk with Tom Scioli of IDW’s insanely cool Transformers vs. GI Joe maxi series.

Transformers: The Movie (30th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] releases September 13th
https://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Movie-30th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B01GU82O9U

http://www.tomscioli.com/

@tomscioli

Tranfomers vs. G.I. Joe at Transformers Wiki
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Transformers_vs._G.I._Joe

Aug 31, 2016

D&D / RPG scholar and historian Jon Peterson!

Highlights: Geek news; D&D and RPG scholar / historian Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/27/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Man tries to rob store with sword; finds clerk also has a sword | GlobalNews.ca
http://globalnews.ca/news/2169438/watch-man-tries-to-rob-store-with-sword-finds-clerk-also-has-a-sword/

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web (again) | CNet
http://www.cnet.com/news/happy-25th-birthday-to-the-world-wide-web/

The Neverending Story in theaters September 4th & 7th
http://www.fathomevents.com/event/the-neverending-story

D&D / Acquisitions, Inc. in theaters September 4th
http://fathomevents.com/event/dungeons-and-dragons

Dungeons & Dragons 5E proves to be a sales monster | DDOPlayers.com
http://ddoplayers.com/2016/08/13/dungeons-dragons-5e-proves-to-be-a-sales-monster/

D&D Syndicated Radio Show Pilot from the 80s | Playing at the World
http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-d-syndicated-radio-show-pilot.html?m=1

GUEST: JON PETERSON

Jon Peterson, role playing game historian and author of Playing at the World.

@docetist

http://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/

Inside the Lost 1980s Dungeons & Dragons Movie Gary Gygax Loved | Escapist
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/tabletop/features/14604-Inside-Lost-1980s-Dungeons-Dragons-Movie-Gary-Gygax-Loved

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047/

NEXT WEEK: MONTE COOK GAMES

Monte Cook Games COO Charles M. Ryan joins to talk about their new Invisible Sun RPG.

Aug 24, 2016

Veteran Inker John Beatty!

Highlights: Geek news; comic book artist and industry veteran John Beatty (Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman). Special guest local comics artist Stuart Berryhill.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/20/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

Kickstarter! Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0: The Mighty Protectors™ RPG
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeffdee/villains-and-vigilantestm-30-the-mighty-protectors

NEWS ITEMS

Kenny Baker, actor behind R2-D2, dies | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/aug/13/kenny-baker-r2-d2-dies-star-wars

Pokémon Go cracks down on cheaters with lifetime bans
https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/15/pokemon-go-cracks-down-on-cheaters-with-lifetime-bans/

Henry Cavill Teases Black Superman Costume For Justice League | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/henry-cavill-teases-black-superman-costume-for-justice-league/

The Shazam Movie Will Exist In The DC Universe On Its Own Terms | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/the-shazam-movie-will-exist-in-the-dc-universe-on-its-own-terms/

Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar return for animated Batman movie | Entertainment Weekly
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/08/17/batman-adam-west-burt-ward-julie-newmar-animated

Marvel And Hulu Announce Runaways TV Series | Comicbook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/08/17/marvel-and-hulu-announce-runaways-tv-series/

GUEST: JOHN BEATTY

Comic book artist and industry veteran John Beatty (Punisher, Secret Wars, Captain America, Batman, much more!)

@_johnbeatty_

http://johnbeattyart.com/

John Beatty on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Beatty_(illustrator)

NEXT WEEK

Jon Peterson, role playing game historian and author of Playing at the World.

@docetist

https://www.amazon.com/Playing-at-World-Jon-Peterson/dp/0615642047/

Aug 15, 2016

No Man's Sky, Star Trek Discovery & Suicide Squad!

Highlights: Extended geek news segment; No Man's Sky; Star Trek Discovery; Suicide Squad movie.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/13/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

RPG Codex Torment Gamescom appointment CANCELLED
http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/codex-torment-gamescom-appointment-cancelled.110327/page-43#post-4683958

212,620 people playing No Man's Sky at once makes it the biggest Steam launch this year | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/no-mans-sky-sales/

Star Wars Rogue One Trailer from Olympics looks rawkin' spanky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY

Bryan Fuller Unloads Details About Upcoming ‘Star Trek Discovery’ Series | Deadline
http://deadline.com/2016/08/star-trek-discovery-bryan-fuller-cbs-all-access-1201801698/

'Ghostbusters' Heading for $70M-Plus Loss, Sequel Unlikely | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-heading-70m-loss-sequel-918515

Warner Bros. Puts ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Into Active Development | The Wrap
http://www.thewrap.com/warner-bros-puts-man-of-steel-sequel-into-active-development-exclusive/

'Embarrassed' Fan Plans to Sue 'Suicide Squad' for False Advertising | Moviefone
http://www.moviefone.com/2016/08/09/embarrassed-fan-plans-sue-suicide-squad-for-false-advertising/

Nintendo issues DMCA notice against that really good Metroid II fan remake | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/nintendo-issues-dmca-notice-against-that-really-good-metroid-ii-fan-remake/

GoldenEye 007 gets an unofficial (free) multiplayer remake with modern graphics | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/12/12457748/goldeneye-007-source-mod-pc-remake-multplayer-gaming

Aug 10, 2016

Batman: The Killing Joke!

Highlights: Geek news; How does the animated Batman: The Killing Joke compare to the graphic novel? Special guest: Comedian and Brain Trust Show host Michael Brown.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 8/6/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

NEWS ITEMS

‘Batman and Harley Quinn,’ ‘Teen Titans,’ ‘Justice League Dark’ Movies Announced | TV Overmind
http://www.tvovermind.com/movies/batman-harley-quinn-teen-titans-justice-league-dark-movies-announced

The First 13 Years Of ‘Nintendo Power’ Can Now Be Read Online | Uproxx
http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/nintendo-power-read-old-issues/

World first: Skydiver plummets 25,000 feet — with no parachute | CNN.com
http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/us/skydiver-no-parachute-successful-landing-trnd/index.html

ABC confirms ‘conversations’ are underway for potential Star Wars TV series | Blastr
http://www.blastr.com/2016-8-4/abc-confirms-conversations-are-underway-potential-star-wars-tv-series

SHOW TOPIC: BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE

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

With guest Michael Brown of Brain Trust Show:
http://patreon.com/braintrustshow
http://youtube.com/braintrustshow

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer Redrawn – Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEHTAnsmGU

Buy The Killing Joke from Amazon:
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

 

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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

 

Jul 28, 2016

Star Trek Beyond & Project Small Access!

Highlights: Geek news; Spoiler free Star Trek Beyond; Jonathan Lane and David Heagney, Jr. talk Project Small Access and Star Trek fan film guidelines.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/23/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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

Every Difference in Batman V Superman’s Ultimate Edition | ScreenRant
http://screenrant.com/batman-v-superman-ultimate-edition-changes-differences/?view=all

Detective Pikachu Live-Action Movie To Be Produced By Legendary Entertainment | GameSpot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/detective-pikachu-live-action-movie-to-be-produced/1100-6442021/

Nintendo just introduced a mini $60 version of its first major game console, NES | Tech Insider
http://www.techinsider.io/nintendo-announces-nes-classic-price-release-date-2016-7

The World’s Last VCRs Will Be Produced In Japan This Month | Atlas Obscura
http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-worlds-last-vcrs-will-be-produced-in-japan-this-month

Axanar: The $1 Million Star Trek Fan Film CBS Wants to Stop | ReasonTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxOkhC8-u3s

After Over A Decade, Here Comes A Brand New STAR TREK RPG!
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3570-After-Over-A-Decade-Here-Comes-A-Brand-New-STAR-TREK-RPG!

Shane's Star Trek Beyond Review - SPOILER FREE
https://youtu.be/6iKV0HIC6Fk

GUEST: PROJECT SMALL ACCESS

Jonathan Lane and David Heagney Jr. of Project Small Access.

Project Small Access is a group putting the pressure on CBS to revise their fan film guidelines.

Project Small Access on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallaccess/

Jonathan’s Fan Film Factor Blog: http://fanfilmfactor.com/

David’s Blog: http://hubcapdave.blogspot.com/

NEXT WEEK: 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

 

Jul 18, 2016

Pokemon Go News & Turbine Games!

Highlights: Pokemon Go news; Turbine Games MMORPGs The Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online with Johnny Wood and Jerry Snook.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/16/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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

The Pokémon Go news edition.

Pokemon Go down: Hacking group claims responsibility for bringing down game’s servers ‘with DDOS attack’ | The Independent
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/pokemon-go-down-servers-ddos-attack-hackers-poodlecorp-game-unavailable-a7140811.html

Nintendo Stock Up 25% Thanks to Pokémon Go | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/07/11/nintendo-stock-up-25-thanks-to-pokemon-go

Teens used Pokémon Go app to lure robbery victims, police say | USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2016/07/10/four-suspects-arrested-string-pokemon-go-related-armed-robberies/86922474/

I got caught cheating through Pokémon Go | New York Post
http://nypost.com/2016/07/12/woman-uses-pokemon-go-to-catch-cheating-boyfriend/

Holocaust Museum to visitors: Please stop catching Pokémon here | Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/07/12/holocaust-museum-to-visitors-please-stop-catching-pokemon-here/

Pokémon Go: man quits job to become full-time Pokémon hunter | The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/15/pokemon-go-man-quits-job-to-become-full-time-pokemon-hunter

GUEST: TURBINE GAMES

Johnny Wood (software engineer) and Jerry Snook (community representative) join us to talk about Turbine Game’s MMORPGs.

Turbine Games http://turbine.com

Dungeons & Dragons Online https://www.ddo.com/

The Lord of the Rings Online https://www.lotro.com/

NEXT WEEK: PROJECT SMALL ACCESS

Jonathan Lane and David Heagney Jr. of Project Small Access.

Project Small Access is a group putting the pressure on CBS to revise their fan film guidelines.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallaccess/

 

Jul 11, 2016

V&V Strides Forward with Monkey House Games!

Highlights: Geek news. A real life Batman in Moscow? Villains & Vigilantes legal update and product line news with Jeff Dee and Jack Herman of Monkey House Games.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/9/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

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

Wyoming teen playing new Pokemon game on phone discovers body | KTVQ
http://www.ktvq.com/story/32403198/wyoming-teen-playing-new-pokemon-game-on-phone-discovers-body

Real Life Russian Batman Cleaning Up Moscow | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/07/05/real-life-russian-batman-cleaning-moscow/

BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer – Redrawn Graphic Novel Style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_r-qsxGiKY
BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE Trailer Redrawn – Comparison
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFEHTAnsmGU

Valiant Has More Harvey Awards Nominations Than Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Image, Boom And IDW Put Together | Bleeding Cool
http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/07/05/valiant-has-more-harvey-awards-nominations-than-marvel-dc-dark-horse-image-boom-and-idw-put-together/

Congratulations to the 2016 ENNIE AWARD NOMINEES! | EN World
Public voting will be from July 11th through to July 21st.
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3538-Congratulations-to-the-2016-ENNIE-AWARD-NOMINEES!#.V3wYIjkrLo-

YouTuber Meets Pope, Gives Him A Copy Of Undertale
http://kotaku.com/youtuber-meets-pope-gives-him-a-copy-of-undertale-1783157410

GUEST: MONKEY HOUSE GAMES

An update from from Monkey House Games regarding Villains & Vigilantes.

Monkey House Games: http://monkeyhousegames.com/

Villains & Vigilantes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Villains-and-Vigilantes-110965138921803/

Villains & Vigilantes Twitter: @OfficialVandV

Villains & Vigilantes on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_and_Vigilantes

NEXT WEEK: TURBINE GAMES

Johnny Wood (software engineer) joins us to talk about Turbine’s MMORPGs.

Turbine Games http://turbine.com
Dungeons & Dragons Online https://www.ddo.com/

The Lord of the Rings Online https://www.lotro.com/

 

Jul 4, 2016

System Shock & Night Dive Studios!

Highlights: Geek news; new System Shock game with Stephen Kick of Night Dive Studios. What's Chris Avellone's involvement? An appearance by Fragments of Silicon's Adam Dayton.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 7/2/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

New Troll Lord Games Kickstarter coming! Early Bird opens July 6, Official on July 7
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!

NEWS ITEMS

D&D movie THE HAND OF CHAOS Has Title and Lead | Tribality
http://www.tribality.com/2016/06/29/dungeons-dragons-the-hand-of-chaos-has-title-and-lead/

Pacific Rim 2 gets February 2018 release date | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/30/12072770/pacific-rim-2-release-date

Batman vs Superman Ultimate Edition is out on Digital HD now, Blu Ray / DVD out July 19th
(3 hours as opposed to 2.5 hours, reviews indicate it is better than theatrical version)

‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Ultimate Edition’ Review: A Superior Cut Of A Doomed Film | Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/06/28/batman-v-superman-dawn-of-justice-ultimate-edition-review-a-superior-cut-of-a-doomed-film

Kickstarter: Easy to Learn, Hard to Master – The Fate of Atari documentary
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744798558/easy-to-learn-hard-to-master-the-fate-of-atari

Matt Chat hangout talking RPGs with author Mike Witwer (Gygax biography Empire of the Imagination) and actor Sam Witwer (Battlestar Galactica, Starkiller Star Wars The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Rebels). These guys truly love RPGs and have a long history with them. Great geekout session. Witwers join at the 19:35 mark.
https://youtu.be/_qY8t5Ipfjc?t=19m35s

GUEST: STAR TREK AXANAR

Night Dive Studios founder and CEO Stephen Kick talks their System Shock remaster project.

Nightdive’s mission is to bring lost and forgotten gaming treasures back from the depths.

http://www.nightdivestudios.com

System Shock Remastered, Turok 2, Atari, LucasArts and More: Night Dive Studios on Fragments of Silicon

System Shock Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock

NEXT WEEK: MONKEY HOUSE GAMES

An update from from Monkey House Games regarding Villains & Vigilantes.

Villains & Vigilantes 2.1 Cover

Monkey House Games: http://monkeyhousegames.com/

Villains & Vigilantes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Villains-and-Vigilantes-110965138921803/

Villains & Vigilantes Twitter: @OfficialVandV

Villains & Vigilantes on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villains_and_Vigilantes

 

Jun 26, 2016

Axanar & Star Trek Fan Film Guidelines!

Highlights: Alec Peters of Axanar on the new Star Trek fan film "guidelines" and the future of Axanar!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/25/2016

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!

Like what you hear?
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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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Anton Yelchin, ‘Star Trek’ Actor, Dies at 27 | NY Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/20/arts/anton-yelchin-star-trek-actor-dies-at-27-in-an-accident.html

CBS / Paramount Declare War on Star Trek Fan Films w/ Draconian Fan Film Guidelines | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/06/23/cbs-paramount-drop-hammer-trek-fan-films/

Star Trek: Axanar Producer Criticizes Paramount’s Fan-Film Guidelines | Screenrant
http://screenrant.com/star-trek-axanar-fan-film-paramount-controversy/

GUEST: STAR TREK AXANAR

Alec Peters, Executive Producer of Star Trek Axanar and actor for Garth of Izar in the same.

https://twitter.com/StarTrekAxanar

Prelude to Axanar on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W1_8IV8uhA

AXANAR Teaser Trailer “Honor Through Victory”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np_PVbW6y64

AXANAR Teaser Trailer “Stands United”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_4W5ywBTpE

 

Jun 20, 2016

The CRPG Book Project!

Highlights: Free RPG Day; Felipe Pepe & The CRPG Book Project ( Sharing the History of Computer Role Playing Games); a surprise appearance by CRPG game developer "Burger" Rebecca Heineman!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/18/2016

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!

Like what you hear?
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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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Free RPG Day is June 18th!
http://www.freerpgday.com/

Free RPG Day Retailer Locator 2016:
http://www.freerpgday.com/stores.htm?v=2016

GUEST: FELIPE PEPE & THE CRPG BOOK PROJECT

@FelipePepe Twitter https://twitter.com/felipepepe

Felipe’s Gamasutra Blog:
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/author/FelipePepe/982590/

The CRPG Book Project – Sharing the History of Computer Role-Playing Games
(currently with 350 pages and 200 reviews)
https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

NEXT WEEK:

Alec Peters of Star Trek Axanar!

http://www.axanarproductions.com/

 

Jun 17, 2016

River City Comic Expo 2016!

Highlights: Brief geek news; Comic book sales ranks; live remote from the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, including "man on the street" interviews with cosplayers, VIPs and vendors!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/11/2016

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!

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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

'Pacific Rim 2' Recruits John Boyega to Re-Cancel the Apocalypse | Slashfilm
http://www.slashfilm.com/pacific-rim-2-casts-john-boyega/

Warcraft Review: All That Could Have Been | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/9/11895050/warcraft-review-all-that-could-have-been

2015 Comic Book Sales Figures | The Comics Chronicles
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2015.html

2016 Comic Book Sales Figures | The Comics Chronicles
http://www.comichron.com/monthlycomicssales/2016.html

TOPIC: LIVE FROM THE RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO

Shane broadcasts live from the RCCE and does "man on the street" interviews with cosplayers, VIPs and vendors!

River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR June 11-12, 2016. Back at the Statehouse Convention Center! Now with 90,000 square feet of Guests, Artists, Dealers, Gaming, Panels, and Entertainment!

Comics, pop culture, Little Rock Picture Show, cosplay, gaming and more!

http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

RCCE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/864970530247751/

Game Goblins: https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins/
(multiple events at RCCE including Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40K)

RPG Games at RCCE (with Game Goblins & Shane Plays): https://www.facebook.com/events/1571131839851959/

Jun 8, 2016

River City Comic Expo Pre Show!

Highlights: A quick visit from Joe & Hannah Williams of Whalenought Studios re: Copper Dreams kickstarter; Stuart Berryhill, Justin Nickels, Stephanie Straw, and Jeff Nodelman talk about the cool guests, films, events and games at the upcoming River City Comic Expo in Little Rock!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 6/4/2016

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!

Like what you hear?
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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 and Stitcher(and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHANE PLAYS RADIO! IT’S BEEN A YEAR! FIRST SHOW WAS 5/30/2015!

NEWS ITEMS

Copper Dreams Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1649838104/copper-dreams

Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest of All Time’, Dead at 74
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/sports/muhammad-ali-greatest-all-time-dead-74-n584776

Shane’s Angry Captain America Hydra / Nazi reaction video has over 16K views and tons of comments and debate with 72% thumbs up from viewers!
https://youtu.be/eXJJ_njLddk

GUESTS: RIVER CITY COMIC EXPO

River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, AR June 11-12, 2016. Back at the Statehouse Convention Center! Now with 90,000 square feet of Guests, Artists, Dealers, Gaming, Panels, and Entertainment!

Comics, pop culture, Little Rock Picture Show, cosplay, gaming and more!

http://rivercitycomicexpo.com/

RCCE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/864970530247751/

Game Goblins: https://www.facebook.com/GameGoblins/
(multiple events at RCCE including Magic: The Gathering and Warhammer 40K)

RPG Games at RCCE (with Game Goblins & Shane Plays): https://www.facebook.com/events/1571131839851959/

May 31, 2016

Horror as Art with The Film Phreak!

Marvel turns Captain America into a Nazi which is *sick* & *offensive*; The Film Phreak Kristofer Upjohn, horror expert and author.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/28/2016

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!

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

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY WINNER! Congratulations to Eoghain McLaughlin from Scotland for winning the shiny new Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games. Be on the lookout for more Shane Plays giveaways in the future!

NEWS ITEMS

MAKE MINE NOT MARVEL! Marvel Comics has made an incredibly sick and offensive move by revealing Captain America, the Word War II super hero created by Jewish immigrants to fight Hitler, to have been a Nazi for his entire 75 year history. This is an insult to fans, veterans and all those who see Captain America as a symbol of purity, goodness and America at its best. This goes beyond just a story or a publicity stunt and touches on issues and ideals way beyond “just a comic book.” To make matters worse, they did this reveal just before Memorial Day when we remember our armed forces who have lost their lives in war. I have dropped all Marvel titles as of immediately and urge everyone else to do the same. This is completely wrong and sick.

Shane’s Captain America Hydra / Nazi Angry Reaction Video (note: truly upset, this isn’t click bait stuff for the sake of views)
https://youtu.be/eXJJ_njLddk

A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along
http://time.com/4347224/captain-america-hydra-agent-marvel-tom-brevoort/

‘Captain America’ Writer Nick Spencer: Why I Turned Steve Rogers into a Supervillain
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/05/25/captain-america-writer-nick-spencer-why-i-turned-steve-rogers-into-a-supervillain.html

GUEST: THE FILM PHREAK, HORROR AUTHOR & EXPERT KRISTOFER UPJOHN

Kristofer Upjohn on Twitter: @TheFilmPhreak https://twitter.com/thefilmphreak

Kristofer Upjohn’s books on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Kristofer+Upjohn&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Kristofer+Upjohn&sort=relevancerank

May 26, 2016

The Superherologist!

Highlights: Geek news; Superherologist Dr. Travis Langley discusses the psychology of super heroes!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/21/2016

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!

Like what you hear?
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Shane Plays is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher(and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Nintendo proposes changes to the company’s purpose as business broadens | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/18/11703550/nintendo-business-diversification-plans-2016

Harley Quinn Movie in the Works at Warner Bros. With Margot Robbie | The Hollywood Reporter
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/margot-robbies-harley-quinn-movie-894486

SUPERGIRL Joins With FLASH, ARROW & LEGENDS OF TOMORROW For DECEMBER Crossover On The CW | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/29366-supergirl-joins-with-flash-arrow-legends-of-tomorrow-for-december-crossover-on-the-cw.html

'Batman v. Superman' Fallout: Warner Bros. Shakes Up Executive Roles
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/batman-v-superman-fallout-warner-895174

Star Trek Beyond Trailer #2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tvq3y8BhZ2s

Star Trek Television Logo and First Look Teaser Revealed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpPweAooeE

GUEST: SUPERHEROLOGIST DR. TRAVIS LANGLEY

@Superherologist

http://www.travislangley.info/

Dr. Langley’s books on Amazon

From Amazon’s Travis Langley Page: Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing’s series on psychology and popular culture, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD; STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY: DARK SIDE OF THE MIND; GAME OF THRONES PSYCHOLOGY: THE MIND IS DARK AND FULL OF TERRORS; DOCTOR WHO PSYCHOLOGY: A MADMAN WITH A BOX; and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY. A psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University, he received his bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College and his doctorate in psychology from Tulane University.

Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the “Wheel of Fortune” game show. He appears as an expert interviewee in the documentaries “Legends of the Knight,” “Comic Book Literacy,” and “Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics.” The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.

May 17, 2016

Captain America!

Highlights: Geek news; Captain America, the movie and the character plus Captain America trivia!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays geek talk radio show from 5/14/2016

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!

Like what you hear?
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Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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Listen to the Shane Plays podcast on iTunes and Stitcher(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr

NEWS ITEMS

Eisner Winner Darwyn Cooke Has Passed Away
http://comicbook.com/2016/05/14/eisner-winner-darwyn-cooke-has-passed-away/

Little Rock Comic Con May 14-15
https://www.facebook.com/LittleRockComicCon/timeline

Disney Infinity Discontinued, Developer Shuttered With Nearly 300 Jobs Lost | Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/disney-infinity-discontinued-developer-shuttered-w/1100-6439677/

Civilization VI is coming in October
http://store.steampowered.com/app/289070

Bryan Cranston to star in Philip K Dick Channel 4 sci-fi TV series | The Guardian
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/may/10/bryan-cranston-philip-k-dick-channel-4-sci-fi-tv-electric-dreams

Supergirl renewed and moving to The CW | EW.com
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/12/supergirl-renewed-cw

ABC Has Canceled Marvel’s Agent Carter | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/abc-has-cancelled-marvels-agent-carter-1776366639

The First Reviews of X-Men Apocalypse Are In, and They’re ‘Meh’ | io9 http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-reviews-of-x-men-apocalypse-are-in-and-theyr-1775617115

Voltron Legendary Defender trailer (Netflix, June 10)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXW1waqRCb0

TOPIC: CAPTAIN AMERICA

Captain America, both the movie and the character! Plus Captain America trivia!

May 10, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 5/7/2016:
No Thank You, Evil!

Highlights: Geek news; Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games talks No Thank You Evil!, the creative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun for all ages.

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!

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 and Stitcher(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr

NEWS ITEMS

Today (May 7) is Free Comic Book Day!
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Admins of shut down World of Warcraft server say they will meet with Blizzard | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/1/11551766/nostalrius-world-of-warcraft-shut-down-blizzard-vanilla-servers-solution

It’s like peanut butter and chocolate! D&D meets Magic: The Gathering in Plane Shift: Zendikar D&D 5E free PDF supplement
http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/plane-shift-zendikar-2016-04-27

Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time fantasy novels to be adapted for new TV series | Blastr
http://www.blastr.com/2016-5-2/robert-jordans-wheel-time-fantasy-novels-be-adapted-new-tv-series

Nintendo is foregoing a digital event at E3 2016 | PixelDynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/05/05/103062/nintendo-foregoing-digital-event-e3-2016/

Nintendo NX coming March 2017: Nintendo President claims launching NX next year is “proper” | PixelDynamo
https://www.pixeldynamo.com/news/gaming/2016/04/29/102829/nintendo-president-claims-launching-nx-next-year-is-proper/

New Star Trek Series To Stream Weekly, Debut in January 2017 | StarTrek.com
http://www.startrek.com/article/new-series-to-air-weekly-debut-in-january

Report: CBS Considering Dropping SUPERGIRL Over Budget Issues | Newsarama
http://www.newsarama.com/29136-report-cbs-considering-dropping-supergirl-over-budget-issues.html

GUEST: MONTE COOK GAMES

Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games and No Thank You, Evil!, the creative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun for all ages.

Monte Cook Games:
http://www.montecookgames.com/

No Thank You, Evil!:
http://www.nothankyouevil.com/

Shanna Germain on Twitter:
@ShannaGermain

 

May 2, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/30/2016:
Geek News Extravaganza!

Highlights: Geek News Extravaganza with geek council Cody Waits,Stephen Chenault of Troll Lord Games and comedian Michael Brown ofBrain Trust.

Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1:05 PM Central on 96.5 FM TheAnswer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online athttp://965fmtheanswer.com and on the Tune In Radio app andiHeartRadio apps. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlaysduring 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 and Stitcher(andother fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ONFACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades PlayersHandbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

AND Castles & Crusades has a cool new Kickstarter!
Monsters & Treasure of Aihrde
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/castles-and-crusades-monsters-and-treasure-of-aihr


NEWS ITEMS

Star Trek Continues indiegogo campaign shoutout (for patreonsupporter Gaaron Gilham)
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/star-trek-continues#/

Today (April 30th) is International Tabletop Day!
http://geekandsundry.com/table-top-day/

Next Saturday (May 7) is Free Comic Book Day!
http://www.freecomicbookday.com/

Federation Falling? CBS brings a halt to crowdfunding of theStarTrek Horizon sequel – Does this signal the end of fan films?|TrekMovie.com
http://trekmovie.com/2016/04/21/federation-falling-cbs-brings-a-halt-to-crowdfunding-of-the-star-trek-horizon-sequel-does-this-signal-the-end-of-fan-films/

Doctor Who Reveals Peter Capaldi’s New Companion: Pearl Mackieas “Bill” | IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/23/doctor-who-reveals-peter-capaldis-new-companion-pearl-mackie

What the Hell Is DC Comics’ Rebirth, Anyway? | io9
http://io9.gizmodo.com/what-the-hell-is-dc-comics-rebirth-anyway-1769164590

WotC Being Sued By Magic: the Gathering Judges | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3369-WotC-Being-Sued-By-Magic-the-Gathering-Judges&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#.VyOsoWSDFBf

Fantasy Grounds Usage Stats Are In – 5E, Pathfinder, 3.5,SavageWorlds, then Star Wars! | En World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3385-Fantasy-Grounds-Usage-Stats-Are-In-5E-Pathfinder-3-5-Savage-Worlds-then-Star-Wars%21#.VyN8FmP5zUI#ixzz47EHaimQ0

D&D 5E Up 4% In Latest Orr Group Industry Report |ENWorld
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3370-D-D-5E-Up-4-In-Latest-Orr-Group-Industry-Report#.Vx_E4mQrJpL#ixzz47KKLfb7z

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Renewed for Season 3 on AMC
http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/fear-the-walking-dead-renewed-for-season-3-on-amc-1201754580/

Batman V Superman Inspired Marvel To Make Captain America: CivilWar | Screenrant
http://screenrant.com/captain-america-civil-war-batman-v-superman-inspired/

Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Nabs Heroic $38.7M InTwo Days | Forbes
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/04/29/box-office-captain-america-civil-war-nabs-heroic-38-7m-in-two-days/

‘The Flash’ movie loses director Seth Grahame-Smith |Batman-News.com
http://batman-news.com/2016/04/29/the-flash-loses-director/


NEXT WEEK

Shanna Germain of Monte Cook Games and No Thank You, Evil!, thecreative, imaginative RPG for kids as young as 5 but fun forallages.

Monte Cook Games:
http://www.montecookgames.com/

No Thank You, Evil!:
http://www.nothankyouevil.com/

Shanna Germain on Twitter:
@ShannaGermain

 

Apr 25, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/23/2016:
Torment: Tides of Numenera with inXile!

Highlights: George Ziets and Colin McComb of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer RPG.

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

NEWS ITEMS

No news segment this week.

GUEST: INXILE ENTERTAINMENT

Colin McComb and George Ziets of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer RPG.

inXile Entertainment: https://inxile-entertainment.com/

Torment: Tides of Numenera https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

George Ziets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gziets

Colin McComb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinMcComb

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@KimmyMonte
I hate when boxing announcers say a boxer is "down for the count." I don't care that he loves Dracula I just want to know who's winning.

 

Apr 20, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/16/2016:
Gamers Plane!

Highlights: Geek news; Rohit Sodhia of Gamers Plane, the RPG "play by post plus" website and community.

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

GIVEAWAY! Like and Share the following Facebook post (ON FACEBOOK) for a chance to win a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook from show sponsor Troll Lord Games!

Like and share this FB post ON FACEBOOK to enter!
https://www.facebook.com/goshaneplays/posts/586058121562010:0

NEWS ITEMS

d120 from The Dice Lab
http://thedicelab.com/d120.html

West End Games Acquired By White Wolf’s Stewart Wieck | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3353-West-End-Games-Acquired-By-White-Wolf-s-Stewart-Wieck#.VxFm8CMrJpK

VILLAINS & VIGILANTES Legal Dispute Settled | EN World
http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?3356-VILLAINS-VIGILANTES-Legal-Dispute-Settled#.VxFn3SMrJpI

Crowdfunding effort seeks to resurrect Commodore 64 for retro gaming | PC Gamer
http://www.pcgamer.com/crowdfunding-effort-seeks-to-resurrect-commodore-64-for-retro-gaming/

Batman: The Killing Joke animated movie receives R rating | EW
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/14/batman-killing-joke-animated-rated-r

GUEST: GAMERS PLANE

Rohit Sodhia of Gamers Plane, great tools to let people get into RPG gaming.

http://gamersplane.com/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

Cory Doctorow @doctorow
If you think typos are evidence of moral failure, you need to rethink your moral universe.

NEXT WEEK:

Colin McComb and George Ziets of inXile Entertainment talk their Torment: Tides of Numenera computer RPG.

inXile Entertainment: https://inxile-entertainment.com/

Torment: Tides of Numenera https://torment.inxile-entertainment.com/

George Ziets on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gziets

Colin McComb on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColinMcComb

Apr 11, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/9/2016:
Betrayal at Krondor Remastered & Lumberyard!

Highlights: Geek news; Neal Hallford talks Betrayal at Krondor remastered and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Official Teaser Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg

Voice of ‘Star Wars’ Adm. Ackbar, Erik Bauersfeld, dies at 93 | CNN
http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/04/entertainment/eric-bauersfeld-obit-admiral-ackbar-star-wars-irpt/

SpaceX Sticks Its Landing And Does Not Explode | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/04/08/spacex-sticks-landing-not-explode/

See what Batman: The Killing Joke looks like as an animated feature | Polygon
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/3/11355448/batman-the-killing-joke-movie-trailer-teaser-video

Paramount Lawsuit Becomes Studio’s Own Kobayashi Maru? | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2016/04/05/paramount-lawsuit-becomes-studios-kobayashi-maru/

The Siege of Siege of Dragonspear: A Baldur’s Gate Story
http://shaneplays.com/the-siege-of-siege-of-dragonspear-a-baldurs-gate-story/

GUEST: NEAL HALLFORD

Neal Hallford on Betrayal at Krondor and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

https://www.patreon.com/Nealiios

https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

TWEET OF THE WEEK

@DungeonFacts
I live in a fantasy world full of undead horrors, man-eating dragons, and infinite hells of demons because the real world is much scarier.

NEXT WEEK:

Gamers Plane, great tools to let people get into RPG gaming.

http://gamersplane.com/

Apr 4, 2016

Podcast for the Shane Plays radio show from 4/2/2016:
Comic Book Movies!

Geek news; Comedian Michael Brown and recurring guest Bill Brackeen talk comic book movies.

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 and on the Tune In Radio app and iHeart Radio apps. 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 and Stitcher (and other fine podcast directories) after the live show.

SHOW NOTES

NEWS ITEMS

Shane’s Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear Let’s Play series
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlNkQuTXnH2_guMz2cKtKOvwin4gfaR80

Central Arkansas Library System: CALS Con 2016 is today, April 2nd
http://www.cals.org/events/full-calendar.aspx?id=15314

SUICIDE SQUAD Reshoots Bode Well For The DC Movieverse | Birth. Movies. Death.
http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/03/31/suicide-squad-reshoots-bode-well-for-the-dc-movieverse

Batman V Superman Opens With $424 Million Globally, Biggest Ever For a Comic Book Movie | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/27/batman-v-superman-opens-with-424-million-globally-biggest-ever-f/

Deadpool Is Now Highest Grossing R-Rated Movie Ever At Worldwide Box Office | ComicBook.com
http://comicbook.com/2016/03/28/deadpool-is-now-highest-grossing-r-rated-movie-ever-at-worldwide/

Meet Electra Woman and Dyna Girl in the Film’s First Full Trailer | Nerdist
http://nerdist.com/meet-electra-woman-and-dyna-girl-in-the-films-first-full-trailer/

Brad Bird’s ‘The Iron Giant’ is Finally Coming to Blu-Ray on September 6 | Slash Film
http://www.slashfilm.com/the-iron-giant-blu-ray/

Goosebumps Director Rob Letterman to Helm Dungeons & Dragons Movie | ComingSoon.net
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/672225-goosebumps-director-rob-letterman-to-helm-dungeons-dragons-movie#l444dvrFrZjgq7hr.99

Star Wars The Force Awakens with deleted scenes. Digital version came out April 1st, Blu Ray on April 5th
http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Awakens-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B018FK66TU

Oculus Rift review: High-end VR is here — if you can pay | Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/28/oculus-rift-review/


GUEST: COMIC BOOK MOVIES

Comedian Michael Brown of Brain Trust and recurring guest Bill Brackeen talk comic book movies.

Watch Brain Trust!:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMiVR8aSI7QDDKKigcyEKvQ


TWEET OF THE WEEK

@HamillHimself Mark Hamill
Non-disclosure Agreement
(when being asked to describe Star Wars Episode 8 in two words)


NEXT WEEK:

Neal Hallford on Betrayal at Krondor and Amazon’s Lumberyard game engine.

https://www.patreon.com/Nealiios

https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

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