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Shane Plays Geek Talk

A journey into the things we love: D&D / RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!
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Now displaying: December, 2019
Dec 27, 2019

World-class collector and three-time Strat-O-Matic Baseball champion William "Bill" Meinhardt joins to discuss his tabletop Fantasy RPG collection and more. What age did Bill have the foresight to begin preserving RPGs? Which Gencon was at the Playboy Club and which D&D set premiered there? Strat-O-Matic Baseball and its contribution to the RPG hobby. How to invoke Stefan Pokorny. The unbridled imagination of young children playing RPGs. Some love for Tracy Hickman and his empathy for lonely confused vampires.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/21/2019

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

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SHOW NOTES

Closing song clip is from Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

Topic Notes:

Playing at the World Episode #1: Original D&D Box Set
(Jon Peterson and Bill Meinhardt)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQlA6oAyLXg

Strat-O-Matic on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strat-O-Matic

Heroic Worlds by Lawrence Schick
https://www.amazon.com/Heroic-Worlds-Lawrence-Schick/dp/0879756535

Tracy Hickman on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Hickman


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 19, 2019

James M. Ward on The Starship Warden, Metamorphosis Alpha (the first Sci-Fi RPG), Gamma World and his newer projects GiantLands and Forgotten Ruin. James’s history playing and designing tabletop RPGs. Who was the “biker” that got him into the hobby, and in what unexpected place did they meet? What is James’s favorite mutant power, what book was an inspiration for Metamorphosis Alpha, and what game does he consider his crowning achievement? Some insider perspective on that whole Deities & Demigods 1st printing pantheons kerfluffle.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/14/2019

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

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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.

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from The Starlost

Topic Notes:

The Starship Warden Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676918054/the-starship-warden

Metamorphosis Alpha on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphosis_Alpha

GiantLands RPG
https://giantlands.com/

Forgotten Ruin RPG
https://www.facebook.com/forgottenruinbooks/

This is the Conversation
Weekly Wrap-Up Show For 12/7/2019
http://thisistheconversation.spacedshare.biz/wrapup20191207/
Thanks for the shout out to Shane Plays!

CRC Press is having an End of Year Sale!
Get 20% off @mattbarton's and my book Dungeons & Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition…
That's cheaper than Amazon and includes free shipping!
https://www.crcpress.com/Dungeons-and-Desktops-The-History-of-Computer-Role-Playing-Games-2e/Barton-Stacks/p/book/9781138574649


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 12, 2019

SKALD: Against the Black Priory retro-style CRPG with one-man dev team Al of Scape-IT. What is SKALD? How is Al developing a true old school style game in a modern engine like Unity? Tabletop RPG gaming influence on the CRPG dev process. Not every game has to be 100 hours long. Shane’s favorite RPG fumble result ever. Yes, Norway is in Europe. Rest easy, rats are confirmed in the game!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/7/2019

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

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
http://kryptonradio.com/

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

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

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from How Two Rats Become 15,000 in a Year | National Geographic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJA4IW_pkeo

Topic Notes:

SKALD In Demand on Indiegogo
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skald-against-the-black-priory#/

The SKALD RPG Devlog
https://www.skaldrpg.com/tag/rpg/

SKALD Against The Black Priory Alpha Demo Gameplay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqwp6kRAoS4

invisible, figmentary, and dead: that damn turtle
http://jrients.blogspot.com/2008/03/invisible-figmentary-and-dead-that-damn.html


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 8, 2019

Shooting the bull on the new Disney+ hit The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Rogue One and STOP MESSING WITH HAN SHOOTING FIRST aaaargh. Shane falsely accuses Mark of liking Holtzmann.

Originally broadcast on the 12/6/2019 Dave Elswick Show on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock.

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
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DriveThruRPG.com
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512

 

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 2, 2019

Comics artist and Allegiance Arts founder Mitch Breitweiser joins to talk comics and Allegiance's upcoming blockbuster books! MAJOR news items on comic books coming to a HUGE retailer! How did the comics industry get to the low state it's in now? The Diamond problem and the plight of the comic book owner. Plus: Favorite Thanksgiving dishes and The Mandalorian is... Lone Wolf and Cub?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 11/30/2019

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

Like what you hear?
Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays

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

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

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

SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Hoda Kotb's Goku balloon commentary during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019.

Topic Notes:

Allegiance Arts Founders Indiegogo: Futurists, Norah’s Saga, Bass Reeves COMIC BUNDLE!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/futurists-norah-s-saga-bass-reeves-comic-bundle#/

Allegiance Arts & Entertainment
https://allegiancearts.com

Mitch’s YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/mbreitweiser

Lone Wolf and Cub
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_and_Cub


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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