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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, 2020
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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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, Amazon Music, Podbean and Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories).

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
Humble Bundle
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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/

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