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May 29, 2021

The new Awfully Cheerful Engine (ACE) RPG with Russ "Morrus" Morrissey of E.N. Publishing. ACE is an action-comedy RPG inspired by a frightfully cheerful game from the 80s that’s quick and fun to play. Plus: A Level Up Advanced 5E RPG project update. Giant monkeys punching giant lizards. Sketch comedy writing. Sea Monkeys. How to watch Eurovision. It's awfully contentful!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #241 - 5/29/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Awfully Cheerful Engine RPG on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/the-awfully-cheerful-engine-an-rpg-of-action-comedy/

Awfully Cheerful Engine RPG website
https://www.awfullycheerfulengine.com/

Awfully Cheerful Engine RPG Character Builder
https://www.awfullycheerfulengine.com/build-your-hero-1

Level Up: Advanced 5E RPG Sneak Preview – Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode 238 – 3-19-2021
https://shaneplays.com/level-up-advanced-5e-a5e-sneak-preview-podcast/

Sea Monkeys Wikipedia Page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea-Monkeys

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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/

May 21, 2021

On scarlet sorcery and heroic wings, Phase 4 of the MCU has arrived! What did Shane and friends of the show Richard McBain and William Brackeen think of WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Are they excited for Phase 4 in general? Plus! An overview of everything currently on the MCU’s Phase 4 slate! Tune in, True Believers!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #240 - 5/21/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Four at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Cinematic_Universe:_Phase_Four

Marvel Phase 4 Timeline: Here's When Each Movie Will Be Released | The Wrap
https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/news/marvel-phase-4-timeline-heres-when-each-movie-will-be-released/ar-BB1gjFqo

Marvel’s Reportedly Made Another Offer To John Krasinski For Fantastic Four | We Got This Covered
https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/marvels-reportedly-offer-john-krasinski-fantastic/

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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/

Mar 31, 2021

After years of denials of its existence, the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League is here! Comedian and friend of the show Michael Brown joins Shane for a deep dive on Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon’s versions of the movie. Is one better than the other? Does it mainly come down to fun vs gravitas? Green Lantern and Aquaman digressions. Mike is a true Aquaman fan. Shane tries and fails to do a ghastly Joker laugh.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #239 - 3/31/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Thank you to the #ReleasetheSnyderCut Movement for raising $500k for suicide prevention
https://afsp.org/story/thank-you-to-the-releasethesnydercut-movement-for-raising-500k-for-suicide-prevention

Why The Snyder Cut of Justice League Isn't Widescreen
https://www.ign.com/articles/zack-snyder-cut-justice-league-widescreen-fullframe

Rotten Tomatoes
Justice League: 40%
Zack Snyder’s Justice League: 73%

Justice League Movie & The State Of The DCEU! – Shane Plays Geek Talk Ep. 125
https://shaneplays.com/justice-league-movie-and-state-of-the-dceu-radio-show-podcast-ep-125/

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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/

Mar 19, 2021

Level Up: Advanced Fifth Edition RPG is coming and Russ “Morrus” Morrissey of E.N. Publishing provides a sneak preview! A5E is an expanded version of 5E, adding more depth and options yet still backward compatible with 5E. Among lots of other cool stuff, the exploration pillar gets much love, a revamped heritage and culture system is coming, monster signs appear, and get ready for combat maneuvers! Plus: The Awfully Cheerful Engine RPG. Shane and Russ are excited for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Who would win: Sarah Jessica Parker versus the Justice League. The resurgence of sea shanties.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #238 - 3/19/2021

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SHOW NOTES

Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition
https://www.levelup5e.com/

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG News
https://www.enworld.org/

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Podcast
https://morrus.podbean.com/

Allies & Adversaries: NPCs for D&D 5th Edition Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/allies-and-adversaries-npcs-for-dandd-5th-edition

WOIN RPG: What’s O.L.D. is N.E.W.
http://www.woinrpg.com/

Judge Dredd and the Worlds of 2000 AD RPG
https://www.worldsof2000adrpg.com/

Understanding the D&D DMs Guild & 5th Edition SRD / OGL
https://shaneplays.com/understanding-the-dms-guild-5th-edition-srd-ogl/

Why The Snyder Cut of Justice League Isn't Widescreen
https://www.ign.com/articles/zack-snyder-cut-justice-league-widescreen-fullframe

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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/

Feb 23, 2021

It’s a veritable cavalcade of geeky news goodness! All Your Base 20th anniversary, WandaVision, Chinese CRPGs, The Burning Crusade for WoW Classic, McDonalds Pokemon scalper frenzy, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Day of the Dead TV series, Batman: The Animated Series, Godzilla vs Kong, The Snyder Cut, Fan buyout of DC Comics?, Spawn expanded comics universe, Dragonlance, puppet D&D and more! Plus: Shane rants a bit about DC Comics and event based comics in general. Press play!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #237 - 2/21/2021

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SHOW NOTES

An anniversary for great justice: Remembering “All Your Base” 20 years later | Ars Technica
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/get-ready-to-feel-old-the-all-your-base-music-video-turns-20-today/

All Your Base Are Belong To Us (Original)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fvTxv46ano

Mission Control Live: NASA Lands Perseverance Mars Rover (clean feed)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPrbJ63qUc4

Chinese open-world RPG rockets to the top of Steam with over 170,000 concurrent players | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/chinese-open-world-rpg-rockets-to-the-top-of-steam-with-over-170000-concurrent-players/

World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Classic Confirmed For 2021 Release | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/world-of-warcraft-burning-crusade-classic-confirmed-for-2021-release/1100-6487843/

RPG Codex GOTY 2020: Results & Cool Graphs | RPG Codex
https://rpgcodex.net/article.php?id=11612

Nox Archaist
https://www.6502workshop.com/p/nox-archaist.html

The CRPG Book Project by Felipe Pepe
https://crpgbook.wordpress.com/

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

McDonald's Happy Meal Offers Pokémon Cards in Celebration of 25th Anniversary | Hypebeast
https://hypebeast.com/2021/2/mcdonalds-pokemon-trading-cards-happy-meal-25-anniverary-celebration-announcement

McDonald's 'Strongly Encouraging' Restaurants to Prevent Happy Meal Pokemon Card Scalping | IGN
https://www.ign.com/articles/mcdonalds-strongly-encouraging-restaurants-to-prevent-happy-meal-pokemon-card-scalping

'Babylon 5' finally gets remastered and is now available to rent or buy online | Space.com
https://www.space.com/babylon-5-remastered-streaming-amazon-itunes-hbo-max

Legal row puts future of Red Dwarf at risk | Chortle : The UK Comedy Guide
https://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2021/02/04/47778/legal_row_puts_future_of_red_dwarf_at_risk

Syfy’s ‘Day of the Dead’ Series Will Have Some Ties to George Romero’s Original Classic | Bloody Disgusting
https://bloody-disgusting.com/exclusives/3648804/syfys-day-dead-series-will-ties-george-romeros-original-classic-exclusive/

Solid rumor? Batman: The Animated Series Sequel Reportedly In The Works For HBO Max | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/tv-shows/news/batman-the-animated-series-sequel-hbo-max/

Godzilla Vs. Kong Is Already Breaking Records For Warner Bros - CINEMABLEND
https://www.cinemablend.com/news/2562094/godzilla-vs-kong-is-already-breaking-records-for-warner-bros

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sU6JGZAxv4

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy Remastered to Be Released in IMAX Theaters | ComicBook.com
https://comicbook.com/movies/news/lord-of-the-rings-imax-release-anniversary-details-theaters/

Kickstarter: Preserve JRR Tolkien’s Former Home as a Public Writing Haven
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2126005107/preserve-jrr-tolkiens-former-home-as-a-public-writing-haven

SCOOP: DC Comics Buyout In The Works From Fans With Lots Of Money | Bleeding Cool
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/dc-comics-buyout-in-the-works-from-fans-with-lots-of-money/

DC Announces Batman '89 and Superman '78 Digital First Series | CBR
https://www.cbr.com/dc-batman-89-superman-78-digital-first/

Todd McFarlane Announces Spawn's Universe, Launching 4 New Comics | Bleeding Cool
https://bleedingcool.com/comics/todd-mcfarlane-spawns-universe-new-comics-comicspro/

Here's That Official Dragonlance Novels Announcement, Featuring Classic Characters & An Old Logo! | Morrus’s Unofficial Tabletop RPG News
https://www.enworld.org/threads/heres-that-official-dragonlance-novels-announcement-featuring-classic-characters-an-old-logo.677842/

Dungeons & Dragons and Puppets Come Together in Stuff of Legends | Comic Book.com
https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/dungeons-dragons-stuff-of-legends-puppets-jovenshire/

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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/

Jan 18, 2021

It’s the fifth annual team-up with Arkansas talk radio legend Dave Elswick for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2021! What made the cut? How did our picks from last year hold up? Dave and Shane’s thoughts on Wonder Woman 1984. Dave’s theory on The Empire Strikes Back. Ed and Elizabeth Warren. Dave thinks Shane looks like Jerry Garcia. Press Play!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #236 - 1/18/2021

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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/

Dec 22, 2020

Jon Peterson discusses The Elusive Shift, his newest in-depth book about role-playing game history. The importance of fanzines to the hobby and researching its history. Where did the term “role-playing game” come from? The history of “roll-playing” vs “role-playing”. Letting the dice tell the story vs GM fudging. Some dice history. Platonic solids and the nature of reality. What was Gary Gygax’s design reason for saving throws? The three types of wargamers. A D&D cookbook. Orc bacon. Bonus bad jokes.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #235 - 12/22/2020

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SHOW NOTES

The Elusive Shift: How Role-Playing Games Forged Their Identity
https://www.amazon.com/Elusive-Shift-Role-Playing-Identity-Histories/dp/0262044641/ 

Fanzines beget blogs by Roger Ebert
https://www.rogerebert.com/roger-ebert/fanzines-beget-blogs

Playing at the World: Identifying the Dice of the 1970s
https://playingattheworld.blogspot.com/2020/02/identifying-dice-of-1970s.html 

Playing at the World Episode #2: Identifying 1970s Dice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqt3A1bpoYA 

Lee Gold on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Gold

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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/

Dec 11, 2020

Who are Frog God Games? The current state of OSR RPG gaming and some OSR history. Recommendations on trying out OSR games. North Texas RPG Con. Large cons versus intimate cons. Con special guest invitation criteria. Economics of RPG conventions. Economics of the RPG industry. RPG archaeology. Tavern brawls. A cool story about a lost piece of D&D and Gary Gygax history. Michael “Bad Mike” Badolato and Carl Heyl join.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #234 - 12/11/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Frog God Games
https://www.froggodgames.com/

Swords & Wizardry RPG
https://www.froggodgames.com/product-category/product-lines/swords-wizardry-2/

OSRIC
https://osricrpg.com/

Blueholme
https://dreamscapedesign.net/products/

Labyrinth Lord
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/64332/Labyrinth-Lord-Revised-Edition

Basic Fantasy
https://www.basicfantasy.org/

Castles & Crusades
https://www.trolllord.com/indexnew.html

Dungeon Crawl Classics
https://goodman-games.com/dungeon-crawl-classics-rpg/

B/X D&D
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/110274/DD-Basic-Set-Rulebook-B-X-ed-Basic

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

Talking Crit podcast
https://anchor.fm/erik-stiene

Save or Die podcast
http://saveordie.info/

The Crusader podcast
https://crusaderpodcast.com/

Victorious RPG & North Texas RPG Con! – Episode 188 – Shane Plays Geek Talk
https://shaneplays.com/victorious-rpg-north-texas-rpg-con/

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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/

Nov 25, 2020

Asunder is the dark fantasy RPG (powered by the Shadow of the Demon Lord system) set in a dying world with no metal where humans have transformed plants and insects into living weapons. Adam Lawson and Robert J. Schwalb join to discuss! How long is the average tabletop RPG campaign (the answer may surprise you)? What’s it like to make an RPG for the first time compared to what you THINK it will be like? The “Dread to GURPS” scale of RPG crunch. Shane has one of Robert’s sweaty custom leather wristbands.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #233 - 11/25/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Asunder: A Dark Fantasy RPG on Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/failedsuperhero/asunder

Asunder RPG Quickstart Rules
https://www.dropbox.com/s/45tdekcmh75ag8t/Asunder_QSG.pdf

ASUNDER: Gaia's Judgement - "Blister Socket" Ep #1 | TTRPG Liveplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBfluW5HgOw

Shadow of the Demon Lord RPG
https://schwalbentertainment.com/shadow-of-the-demon-lord/

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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/

Nov 13, 2020

Tékumel: The Empire of the Petal Throne is known as the first published tabletop RPG setting, but began long before that in Professor M. A. R. Barker’s imagination. It’s a rich and exciting world matched by a fascinating creator! Bob Alberti (Tékumel expert, author, and friend of Professor Barker) tells us all about this important part of RPG history.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #232 - 11/13/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Professor M. A. R. Barker on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._A._R._Barker

Tékumel: The World of the Petal Throne
https://www.tekumel.com/

The Tékumel Foundation
http://www.tekumelfoundation.org/

Béthorm: The Plane of Tékumel (the current official RPG rules)
http://bethorm.com/shop

Tékumel Game Systems
https://www.tekumel.com/gaming_officialrules.html

Mitlanyál
Bob’s book with Professor Barker about Tékumel’s religion and deities
https://www.tekumel.com/gaming_rulesMIT.html

Matt Chat 457: Bob Alberti on Scepter of Goth and Gopher
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm0LleLJ4Wk&t=9s

Vilification Tennis
https://vilificationtennis.com/

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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/

Nov 2, 2020

The unproduced final episode of the 80s Dungeons & Dragons cartoon now exists thanks to superfans Ryan Nead and Marshall Hubbard and is receiving widespread praise! What was involved? How long did it take? Why did they do it? Why do they love the D&D cartoon so much? Is it an energy bow, a lightning bow, or a plasma bow? The final episode in other media. Ryan has a DeLorean.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #231 - 11/2/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon Requiem IMDB Credits
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13213426/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1

Michael Reeves Requiem script
https://frpnet.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/dungeons-and-dragons-requiem.pdf

Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon Renault Commercial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmCTtom62HM

Requiem final episode audio drama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4WFXW-BzPk

Requiem Fan-made Portuguese Comic
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18479552-dungeons-and-dragons

AD&D Forgotten Realms Comic: The Grand Tour (features the cartoon characters as adults)
https://forgottenrealms.fandom.com/wiki/The_Grand_Tour

Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon TV Series Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DnDCartoon

HitFilm Express Video Editor
https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express

Autodesk Sketchbook
https://sketchbook.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/

Oct 23, 2020

Writer, director, and producer Adam Lawson (Snakes on a Plane, Escape the Night, The Eighth, TableTop) joins to talk The Kill Journal, a horror graphic novel about survivors of supernatural slashers who band together to get revenge. Which version of Michael Meyers is the most frightening? Michael vs Jason. What does Adam think of “newer” horror movies? Ed and Lorraine Warren. RPGs as spectator entertainment.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #230 - 10/23/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Halloween

Topic Notes:

The Kill Journal on Indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-kill-journal/x/19012395#/

Adam Lawson IMDB page:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2286969/

Ed and Lorraine Warren on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_and_Lorraine_Warren


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/

Sep 30, 2020

The hugely popular Inktober drawing challenge with creator Jake Parker. When did Inktober start and how large has it grown? What are people saying about how Inktober has helped them? Advice from Don Bluth. How do you say Mignola? Shane wants to be a cartoonist.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #229 - 9/30/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from Guardians of the Galaxy

Topic Notes:

Jake’s website:
https://www.mrjakeparker.com/

Inktober
https://inktober.com/

Jake Parker on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Parker


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/

Sep 25, 2020

Good Strong Hands RPG (“A darkly whimsical game about saving your fantastical world”) with indie developer Craig Campbell of NerdBurger Games. RPGs gone virtual. The importance of cons to the RPG industry. How is RPG design like architecture? Sad scenes in geek movies. The butter burger.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #228 - 9/25/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from The Black Hole

Topic Notes:

NerdBurger Games
https://www.nerdburgergames.com/

Good Strong Hands Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1582756696/good-strong-hands-rpg?ref=5xgy12

Nerdburger Games Discord Community:
https://discord.com/invite/BRXGCyw


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/

Sep 20, 2020

10 playful sketches chock full of D&D and RPG mirth and good-natured skewering, written by Shane Stacks and performed and edited by the Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk podcast crew (Russ Morrissey, Peter Coffey and Darryl Mott)! Sketches include comparing sanity check fails, “invisible” bank robbers, a certain gazebo, the lack of variety in the post-apocalypse, having cows in dungeons, GMs saying yes, quiz show initiative, and more!

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #227 - 9/20/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG News
https://www.enworld.org/

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk
https://morrus.podbean.com/

RPG Sketches:

Now THAT'S What I Call a Sanity Check!
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #35: Sci-Fi Games with Ed Jowett
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/34-sci-fi-games-with-ed-jowett/

Barricade Bessie
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #66: Top 20 Dungeons & Dragons Villains
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/66-top-20-dungeons-dragons-villains/

The Gazebo's Tale or Gazebo and the Dread Eric
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #44: U2 Danger at Dunwater
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/44-ghosts-of-u2-danger-at-dunwater/

The original Eric & the Dread Gazebo story that inspired this sketch:
https://web.archive.org/web/20080804140516/http://www.dreadgazebo.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8

Invisible Bank Robber
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #82: Top RPG Podcasts of 2019
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/82-top-rpg-podcasts-of-2019/

The story that inspired this sketch:
https://factualfacts.com/a-man-tried-to-rob-a-bank-after-paying-500-to-a-wizard-to-make-him-invisible/

The Ultimate Pool of Might and Wizardry
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #69: Dungeons & Desktops with Shane Stacks and Matt Barton
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/69-dungeons-desktops-with-shane-stacks-and-matt-barton/

Quiz Show Initiative
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #100: Our 100th Episode with Guests Shane Stacks and Darryl Mott
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/100-our-100th-episode-with-guests-shane-stacks-and-darryl-mott/

Grabnar's End
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #107: Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters with Mike Myler
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/107-mythological-figures-maleficent-monsters-with-mike-myler/

Would a Giant Cockroach Hurt Once in a While?
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #48: Exploring Saltmarsh Finale: The Styes
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/48-exploring-saltmarsh-finale-the-styes/

Horsing Around
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #85: Top RPG Podcasts of 2019
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/85-capers-with-craig-campbell/

Star Wars Backstory
From Morrus's Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #103: Fantastic Lairs with James Introcaso
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/103-fantastic-lairs-with-james-introcaso/


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/

Aug 22, 2020

Darklands! The cult classic open-world RPG from 1992 that lets you adventure in the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century… or rather, 15th Century Europe as people believed it to be at the time! Darklands broke a lot of CRPG ground, still has fans, and influenced games like Baldur’s Gate and the Elder Scrolls. Fellow fans Matt Wirkkala and Keith Hiorns join.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #226 - 8/22/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Topic Notes:

Arnold Hendrick, creator of influential '90s RPG Darklands, has died | PC Gamer
https://www.pcgamer.com/arnold-hendrick-creator-of-influential-90s-rpg-darklands-has-died/
(Aged 69)

Darklands on GOG
https://www.gog.com/game/darklands

Darklands on Steam
https://store.steampowered.com/app/327930/Darklands/

Darklands FAQ 3.0
http://www.darklands.net/faq/faq.shtml

Matt Wirkkala’s Darklands Site
http://darklands.net/index.shtml

Darklands Group on Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/darklands

Matt Chat 77: Darklands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQLLW3ApIcY

Matt Chat 78: Arnold Hendrick Interview Pt. 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I30dzwiNxLk

Matt Chat 78: Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZClSiClBuQ

Matt Chat 78: Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIlsepGUW30

CRPG Addict’s List of Games Played
(look for Darklands multi-part entry)
http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_3.html

Todd Howard quote: "The main inspiration for The Elder Scrolls comes from games like Ultima Underworld, Darklands, and Legends of Valour. And of course, D&D.; The whole idea was to do a grand RPG, where you could do pretty much whatever you wanted."
Source: http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=159095 via Archive.org’s Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20120808185406/http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=159095

Darklands has a new publisher -- Ziggurat?
https://steamcommunity.com/app/327930/discussions/0/1754646299859536640/

BOMBSHELL: Original Darklands source material at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY
https://groups.io/g/darklands/message/9724?p=,,,20,0,0,0::relevance,,ziggurat,20,2,0,72417865

Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian
(academic book with some Darklands content, inspired in part by the game and the Darklands FAQ)
https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429345616


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/

Aug 14, 2020

UFO reports are increasing rapidly and the official discussion of UFOs keeps flying higher with everyone from U.S. Senators to UFO lobbyists to the previous lead singer of Blink-182 pushing for answers. Lots of UFO news. Some space news. Art Bell trivia. Trump quotes about UFOs. Mars is being noisy. Are stars disappearing in droves? What does Kurt Russell have to do with the Phoenix Lights?

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #225 - 8/14/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Topic Notes:

The Art of Talk book on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Art-Talk-Bell/dp/1879706776

Art Bell Tribute: UFOs & Other Weirdness! – Episode 186 – Shane Plays Geek Talk
https://shaneplays.com/art-bell-tribute-ufo-weird-news-podcast/

Marine Plankton Found On Surface Of International Space Station | IFLScience
https://www.iflscience.com/space/marine-plankton-found-surface-international-space-station/amp.html

A Stellar Mystery: How Could 100 Stars Just Vanish? | Air & Space By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
https://www.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/stellar-mystery-how-could-100-stars-just-vanish-180973821/

Nasa releases 'peculiar' recordings from surface of Mars | The Independent by Anthony Cuthbertson
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-mars-recordings-audio-space-listen-a9138376.html

Mars launch: NASA sends Perseverance rover to space | CNN By Ashley Strickland
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/world/mars-perseverance-rover-launch-scn/index.html

Kurt Russell Is the Pilot Who Reported Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting | Movieweb by Ryan Scott
https://movieweb.com/kurt-russell-pilot-reported-phoenix-lights-ufo-sighting/

'Fleet Of UFOs' Hovering Over Arizona Captured On Video | BroBible
https://brobible.com/culture/article/fleet-of-ufos-arizona-sighting-video/

Alien-Hunter Spots UFO Flying Near Erupting Volcano In Live Cam Video | BroBible
https://brobible.com/culture/article/ufo-flying-erupting-volcano-alien-hunter-sighting/

UFO Spotted On NASA Live Stream Video Outside The International Space Station Is ‘Absolutely Real’ | BroBible
https://brobible.com/culture/article/ufo-nasa-stream-international-space-station/

UFO Expert Claims ISS Video Is ‘100% Proof’ NASA, Russia Know Aliens Visit The Space Station | BroBible
https://brobible.com/culture/article/iss-video-proof-aliens-space-station/

UFO sightings triple in New York City in 2019 | NY Post
https://nypost.com/2020/01/04/ufo-sightings-triple-in-new-york-city-in-2019/

UFO videos are footage of real 'unidentified' objects, US Navy acknowledges | Fox News By Chris Ciaccia
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/ufo-videos-real-navy-acknowledges

The Pentagon just released a video of a Tic-Tac-shaped UFO. The Navy pilot who recorded it says he doesn't want to be associated with aliens | Business Insider by Aria Bendix
https://www.businessinsider.com/navy-pilot-tic-tac-ufo-interview-aliens-2019-12

UFO Lobbyists Are Trying to Get the Truth From Congress, and They're Winning | Vice By MJ Banias
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyz8x3/there-are-ufo-lobbyists-in-dc-and-lawmakers-are-apparently-listening

No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon’s U.F.O. Unit Will Make Some Findings Public | The New York Times By Ralph Blumenthal and Leslie Kean
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html

Pentagon UFO unit to publicly release some findings after ex-official says ‘off-world vehicle' found | Independent Gino Spocchia
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/ufo-pentagon-statement-findings-vehicle-research-a9636481.html

Pentagon to launch task force to investigate UFO sightings | CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/politics/pentagon-ufo-task-force/index.html

British 'X-Files' of UFO sightings is going public | LiveScience By Mindy Weisberger
https://www.livescience.com/uk-ufo-reports-soon-released.html

Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Reveals He Believes There Is Alien Life Out There In Space | BroBible by Paul Sacca
https://brobible.com/culture/article/apollo-11-astronaut-aliens-michael-collins-twitter/


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/

Jul 16, 2020

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters for 5th Edition with Russ Morrissey and Mike Myler. A veritable cornucopia of real life and legendary figures for your game! Hair fuses. American mythology. Knights joust a lot. Jesus as a stat block? The real Peter Pan is kind of creepy. Ra Ra Rasputin. Cryptids. Skunk Apes. Numenera comes to D&D. The Far Side is back (kind of). Hudson the ASBOdog.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #224 - 7/16/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from The Skunk Ape Hunter | Skunk Ape (Discovery YouTube Channel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZviC4cOjuk

Topic Notes:

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters for 5th Edition Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/mythological-figures-and-maleficent-monsters

Converting Historical & Mythological Figures to D&D! – Episode 182 – Shane Plays Geek Talk
https://shaneplays.com/podcast-dnd-genghis-khan-merlin-mythological-historical-figures/

Monte Cook’s Numenera setting comes to 5e with Beneath the Monolith | EN World
https://www.enworld.org/threads/monte-cook%E2%80%99s-numenera-setting-comes-to-5e-with-beneath-the-monolith.673164/

The Far Side returns after 25 years, and it’s all digital | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/21317458/far-side-new-comics-creator-gary-larson-25-years-digital-tablet


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/

Jul 9, 2020

Producer, writer, and director Aaron B. Koontz of Paper Street Pictures talks horror movies and the new horror-comedy anthology Scare Package. The financial realities of the film industry. The project management aspect of filmmaking and the necessity of crazy instant decisions. Making credits cool. Chasing your dreams. Working with John Bloom (Joe Bob Briggs). Rad Chad is rad. Dreams of zombie Jason.

Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #223 - 7/8/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Scream

Topic Notes:

Aaron B. Koontz on IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1323319/

Scare Package movie website
https://www.scarepackagemovie.com/

Scare Package motion picture soundtrack
http://smarturl.it/scarepackage

Paper Street Pictures
https://paperstreetpictures.com/

The Joe Bob Briggs Drive-In Mutant Collective Facebook Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2081943165181317


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/

Jun 5, 2020

Shane has made no secret that he’s been disappointed with recent Star Trek offerings. Now he revisits Star Trek Discovery and takes a look at Picard with returning guest Brent Bristow to find out what he thinks now! Also: they sink their teeth into a little Dark Shadows chat.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/30/2020

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 "The Trouble with Edward"- Star Trek: Short Treks

Topic Notes:

Richard Herd Dies: ‘Seinfeld’s Mr. Wilhelm & ‘China Syndrome’, ‘Star Trek’ Actor Was 87 | Deadline
https://deadline.com/2020/05/richard-herd-dead-seinfeld-mr-wilhelm-star-trek-mr-wilhelm-was-87-1202943394/

Star Trek Strange New Worlds: Everything we know so far | The South African
https://www.thesouthafrican.com/lifestyle/entertainment/star-trek-strange-new-worlds-everything-we-know-so-far/


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/

May 21, 2020

RPG historian and filmmaker Griffith "Griff" Morgan returns for a follow-up show on Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of D&D now that the documentary has been released. Dave Arneson, the Blackmoor Bunch and Gary Gygax. Shane is a nerd when it comes to RPG-related fiction. Early game balance. Griff demonstrates some really excellent and atmospheric spontaneous DMing. Are DMs the most important player at the table?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 5/16/2020

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 Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons

Topic Notes:

Secrets of Blackmoor website
https://www.secretsofblackmoor.com/

Watch Secrets of Blackmoor on Vimeo
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/sobfinal

Watch Secrets of Blackmoor on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087QMYZ4R

Secrets of Blackmoor: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons – Shane Plays Podcast Extra (December 2018
https://shaneplays.com/secrets-of-blackmoor-the-true-history-of-dungeons-and-dragons/


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/

May 1, 2020

Shane’s advice and tips for DMs / GMs, plus a foolproof method for knowing whether you’re good at it. A different take on rules lawyers. Fantasy races and alignment discussion.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/25/2020

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 the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon - Episode 18 - Day of the Dungeon Master

Topic Notes:

No links this week.


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/

Apr 27, 2020

Tom Hise (the GM for Shane’s Villains & Vigilantes / Mighty Protectors superhero RPG campaign) joins to share about running a rich tabletop RPG by EMAIL. He’s done it for 10 years. Also: why Tom loves V&V and their mutual love for Astro City.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/18/2020

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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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
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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.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is dial-up connection sounds and AOL’s “You’ve Got Mail!”

Topic Notes:

Tom’s Villains & Vigilantes / Mighty Protectors Play by Email Campaign Site:
http://vav-megalopolis-pbem.blogspot.com/

Save for Half Podcast: Champions
https://saveforhalf.com/2019/04/23/episode-17-champions-1st-edition/

Astro City
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astro_City

 

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/

Apr 21, 2020

Comics writer (Batman & The Outsiders, American Carnage) and screenwriter (Ash vs Evil Dead, Titans) Bryan Edward Hill joins to talk his work, videogames in the pandemic, being a creator and still enjoying other people’s creations, respectful online dialogue, Miami Vice, his movie Zone 414, and more... including a special appearance by his Batman voice.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 4/11/2020

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.
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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.

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from the Miami Vice TV series

Topic Notes:

Bryan Edward Hill is an American author, screenwriter, musician, comic book writer, and graphic designer.

Bryan on:

Twitter
https://twitter.com/bryanedwardhill

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Edward_Hill

IMDB
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1843333/

Comic Vine
https://comicvine.gamespot.com/bryan-edward-hill/4040-56659/

 

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/

Apr 9, 2020

Ed Greenwood and Alex Kammer discuss The Border Kingdoms, their new Adventurers League compatible Forgotten Realms sourcebook. A preview of two new character backgrounds. How the Forgotten Realms has grown over time and become a unifying D&D setting. Ed’s original Forgotten Realms map. Paperclipomancy.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 3/28/2020

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
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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from "MacGyver" Pilot (1985)

Topic Notes:

The Border Kingdoms: A Forgotten Realms Campaign Supplement
https://www.dmsguild.com/product/244431/The-Border-Kingdoms-A-Forgotten-Realms-Campaign-Supplement

Ed Greenwood's Original Forgotten Realms Map
https://www.enworld.org/threads/ed-greenwoods-original-forgotten-realms-map.668302/

RPG Collecting & Gamehole Con With Alex Kammer! – Shane Plays Episode 195 – 8/10/2019
https://shaneplays.com/rpg-collecting-gamehole-con-alex-kammer-podcast/

RPG Design & True Dungeon with Alex Kammer! – Shane Plays Episode 201 – 9/21/2019
https://shaneplays.com/rpg-design-and-true-dungeon-with-alex-kammer-podcast/


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/

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