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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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SHOW NOTES

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!

Like what you hear?
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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 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!

Like what you hear?
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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 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!

Like what you hear?
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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 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!
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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?
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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 "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/

Mar 31, 2020

The competitive fighting game scene with Arkansas Fighting Game Network coordinator Maxx and friend of the show / competitive gamer Nicholas aka Swiggs. What’s it about all about? What are the most popular competitive fighting games? How the heck do you get started? Can you win money?? Plus: what the heck is Yoshimitsu? Tune in, baby, TUNE IN!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 3/14/2020

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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Podcast Zinger is from What The Hell IS Yoshimitsu? Part 1 | Tekken Theory and Lore by AwpWilliams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLEVCG7e3I

Topic Notes:

Arkansas Fighting Game Network
Stream: http://twitch.tv/ARKFighters
Twitter: http://twitter.com/ARKFighters
Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/ARFGN
Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/ArkansasFightingGameNetwork


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 16, 2020

The always interesting Doug TenNapel joins to talk: Bigfoot Bill 2 Finger of Poseidon. Earthworm Jim. Guns. Tolkien vs Star Wars. Tolkien vs Sanderson. Moby Dick. A great steak vs a really good steak vs burgers. People with opposing beliefs can still love and work with each other. Note: This podcast version has more content than the radio broadcast version.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 3/7/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Racketeer Rabbit (Bugs Bunny cartoon)

Topic Notes:

BIGFOOT BILL 2: Finger of Poseidon on Indiegogo:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bigfoot-bill-2-finger-of-poseidon#/

Doug TenNapel YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp8GId3Figb51baHAJjxHCg


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition

Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
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Mar 2, 2020

It’s Die Hard... on a starship! Russ “Morrus” Morrissey talks The Spartan Gambit adventure for SolSpace, a cool new setting that’s a love letter to Star Trek using the W.O.I.N. (What’s O.L.D Is N.E.W.) multi-setting, multi-genre RPG system. Also: a quick overview of the Simply 6 rules-lite RPG. Shane blathers about The Orville vs. Star Trek yet again, then fumbles around trying to remember Star Trek video games. Bad Shatner impressions. An appearance by Hudson the ASBOdog(tm).

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/29/2020

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Topic Notes:

SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/solspace-the-spartan-gambit

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

Simply6: A Fast Universal RPG
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/282161/Simply6-A-Fast-Universal-RPG?affiliate_id=488512

Exclusive: Captain Pike And The Enterprise To Be Star Trek’s Next Show | Giant Freakin Robot
https://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/ent/star-trek-pike.html

List of Star Trek Video Games
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Trek_games#Video_games

Shane Plays Episode 122: Star Trek Discovery & The Orville!
https://shaneplays.com/star-trek-discovery-and-the-orville-radio-show-podcast-ep-122/

Shane Plays Episode 144: Star Trek Discovery Revisited & Star Trek News!
https://shaneplays.com/star-trek-discovery-revisited-and-star-trek-news-radio-show-podcast-episode-144/

The Orville - Interactive Fan Experience
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1096200/The_Orville__Interactive_Fan_Experience/

William Shatner "Sings" 'Rocket Man' (1978)
From The Science Fiction Film Awards, William Shatner's unforgettable performance of Elton John's "Rocket Man"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lul-Y8vSr0I

Leonard Nimoy: The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC35cQKHwzg

 

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 26, 2020

Oi, chummer! It’s an introduction to Shadowrun with an emphasis on the game’s setting and lore with Darryl Mott of Gamer’s Tavern (the self-proclaimed world’s greatest Shadowrun expert who hasn’t actually worked on the game)! Humans, elves, dwarves, trolls, and orks using magic and advanced technology to survive in a cyberpunk fantasy future!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/22/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from Johnny Mnemonic

Topic Notes:

Shadowrun on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowrun

Morrus’ Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk #64: Shadowrun Sixth World Edition Review with Darryl Mott
https://morrus.podbean.com/e/64-shadowrun-sixth-world-edition-review-with-darryl-mott/

Darryl’s review of the Shadowrun Sixth World Edition Core Rules: https://www.enworld.org/threads/shadowrun-sixth-world-core-rulebook-review.667068/

No Future Shadowrun Sourcebook https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/264740/Shadowrun-No-Future-A-Cyberpunk-Sourcebook

2XS Shadowrun Novel
https://www.amazon.com/Shadowrun-04-Nigel-D-Findley/dp/0451451392

Gamer's Tavern
http://gamerstavernshow.com/

Gamer's Tavern Twitch
http://twitch.tv/gamerstavernshow

Gamer's Tavern YouTube
http://youtube.com/gamerstavernmedia

Shadowcasters Network (Shadowrun podcasters)
https://shadowcasters.network/

 

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 21, 2020

Comics creators Timothy Lim and Mark Pellegrini talk KAMEN AMERICA, their newest project (and ninth collaboration). Sonic vs. Harley. Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo. Video game characters are the new cartoon icons. The universal appeal of Dragon Ball. New He-Man cast revealed. Friend of the show Justin Mobley also joins for the geeky madness.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/15/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from the Sonic the Hedgehog movie

Topic Notes:

Kamen America Kickstarter
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ninjaink/kamen-america-volume-1

'Sonic the Hedgehog' Rings Up $21 Million on Friday, Heading Toward $60M+ Four-Day - Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3731883012/?ref_=bo_hm_hp

'Birds of Prey' Grounded While Holdovers Thrive Over Oscar Weekend | Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3748660228/?ref_=bo_hm_as

Netflix's Animated He-Man Show Has An Amazing Cast, Including Mark Hamill As Skeletor | Gamespot
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/netflixs-animated-he-man-show-has-an-amazing-cast-/1100-6473758/

 

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 7, 2020

Historic D&D designer Stephen R. Marsh wrote the first D&D Expert rules, created several monsters that have appeared in every edition, helped create the alignment system as we know it, planted the seed that became psionics and more! The D&D alignment system. Intelligent hairy rhinos are a no-go. Naked Amazons. Serious hiking. Carl Heyl of the Save Or Die and The Crusader podcasts also joins.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/1/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from Amazon Women on the Moon Trailer

Topic Notes:

Stephen’s Wikipedia page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_R._Marsh

Stephen’s blog
http://adrr.com/d20/

Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_Expert_Set

OD&D Blackmoor Supplement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmoor_(supplement)

OD&D Eldritch Wizardry Supplement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldritch_Wizardry

Saga games
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2214/saga

Punxsutawney Phil
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punxsutawney_Phil

https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1119658-whoopi-goldberg-to-return-as-guinan-picard-season-2

 


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
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Jan 31, 2020

It’s the annual team-up with Arkansas talk radio legend Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2020! How did our picks from last year hold up? Plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense... press play!

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/25/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Topic Notes:

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77 | PBS News Hour
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/monty-python-star-terry-jones-dies-at-77

‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access | TechCrunch
https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/27/star-trek-picard-breaks-streaming-records-on-cbs-all-access/

Whoopi Goldberg to Return as Guinan in Star Trek: Picard Season 2 | ComingSoon.net
https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1119658-whoopi-goldberg-to-return-as-guinan-picard-season-2

 


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 23, 2020

Alterna Comics (tagline “Bringing Back Newsprint, Affordable Prices, and Comics for EVERYONE”) has been publishing comic books since 2006! Founder Peter Simeti owns, operates, publishes, funds, and designs everything that Alterna Comics does while staying out of the drama… tune in as we talk about this cool comic book company and the comics industry in general.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/18/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from Justice League Season 2, Ep 14 “Eclipsed - Part 2”

Topic Notes:

Alterna Comics
https://www.alternacomics.com/

Spectacular Spider-Man #138
https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/14585/peter_parker_the_spectacular_spider-man_1976_138

Christopher Tolkien, Son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Lifelong Curator of Middle Earth, Has Passed | Krypton Radio
https://kryptonradio.com/2020/01/16/christopher-tolkien/


Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
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Jan 9, 2020

Comedian Michael Brown and certified geek Richard McBain join to talk about what we thought of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Did J.J. Abrams pull it off and tie everything together? How is it doing at the box office? We respond to a completely devastatingly ignant tweet trying to gatekeep Star Wars fandom. The Star Wars fanfare still gives Mike goosebumps.

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/4/2020

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Podcast Zinger is from from “Welcome To Eltingville” Pilot

Topic Notes:

Ed Powell’s ignant “Star Wars Fan” tweet
https://twitter.com/DrEdPowell/status/1212622645214273536

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd

‘Rise of Skywalker’ Still Box Office Gold with $11M; ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $5.4M | Collider
https://collider.com/rise-of-skywalker-friday-box-office-the-grudge/

'The Grudge' Scares Up $1.8 Million from Thursday Previews - Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3396338692/?ref_=bo_hm_hp

My Star Wars movie rankings:
V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?

What George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9 would have looked like
https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/10/21005059/george-lucas-star-wars-sequel-trilogy-plot-characters

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness on Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Arcade_Adventures:_On_the_Rain-Slick_Precipice_of_Darkness


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 3, 2020

R.J. Carter of Critical Blast joins for a journey through recent news from geekdom. We say goodbye to D.C. Fontana, René Auberjonois, Chuck Peddle and Don Imus. Plus: R.J.’s The Destroyer novels and a new YA superhero book called Bulletproof from Critical Blast, admiring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s legs and more! “Good” Star Trek. What item has just become the most valuable prop in horror history?

Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/28/2019

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SHOW NOTES

Podcast Zinger is from Twelve Days of Christmas performed by Bob and Doug McKenzie

Topic Notes:

Dorothy Catherine "D.C." Fontana 1939 - 2019
D.C. Fontana on Memory Alpha
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/D.C._Fontana

René Auberjonois 1940 - 2019
René Auberjonois, actor featured in 'Star Trek' and Altman films, dies at 79 by Andrew Dalton | The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rene-auberjonois-actor-featured-in-star-trek-and-altman-films-dies-at-79/2019/12/08/3f59c822-1a0d-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html

Chuck Peddle 1937 - December 15, 2019
Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age by Cade Metz | The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/technology/chuck-peddle-dead.html

Don Imus 1940 - 2019
"Imus in the Morning" helped get me through the 90s. Stern's good, but I'd take Imus any day of the week. And his brother Fred at the Autobody Express :)
Don Imus, giant of New York airwaves who pioneered shock jock genre, dead at 79 by Brian Niemietz | Daily News

Bulletproof: Origins by Stephen Mitchell is a YA read about a kid who becomes invulnerable on his 16th birthday
https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Origins-Stephen-J-Mitchell/dp/0578573431

Monumental Terror: The Destroyer Book 153
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBGBRNK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Trilogy of Terror Zuni Doll becomes the most valuable prop in horror history
https://news.justcollecting.com/trilogy-of-terror-zuni-doll-auction-record-horror-movie-prop/

'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker' Chasing ‘Last Jedi’ With $76M 2nd Weekend; ‘Little Women’ Not So Tiny With $29M 5-Day by Anthony D'Alessandro | Deadline
https://deadline.com/2019/12/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-little-women-uncut-gems-spies-in-disguise-post-christmas-box-office-1202817539/

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd

My Star Wars movie rankings:
V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?

Jon Favreau tweeted on 12/27 that The Mandalorian Season 2 is coming Fall 2020


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 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

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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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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!

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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 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!

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Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
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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 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?
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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 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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