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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 53 :: Group Rolls

    Ever wanted to create your own tabletop RPG? Join the Homebrew Hombres on a D.I.Y. docu-quest for tabletop roleplaying perfection as they design, test, and rebalance their own RPG From Scratch!

    Liam sits this one out while Doug, Josh, and Maxx go to town on the Savothian racial abilities. With the changes to Professions and combat actions, they could really use a replacement for Character Bonus. We also go in depth on skill checks and group rolling. Should everyone roll individually? Is the +2 from Aid in Pathfinder and D&D sufficient? We hash it out.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 277 :: Made In The Eternals’ Image

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Time. Space. Deviants. Eternals. Dive into the massive space opera where titans live among man with the intent of helping to ensure the human race’s advancement. But what does that mean when they won’t help to stop some of the most terrifying atrocities from happening?  Maybe just add a Kit Bit to the story and you’ll find out the answer!

    In the beginning… *cue dramatic text scroll* …wait, no that’s not how this is supposed to go. The boys have joined Arishem the Judge to not only create the next Eternals in their image, but to discuss the newest entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel’s Eternals! To kick off this episode BeeJay, Erik, and Pat dip their toes into the one topic that’s on everyone’s lips… the trailer for Clifford The Big Red Dog. Yes, really. After a quick tangent about trailers that hit them in the feels, the boys quickly roll into the first segment of the show, the positive takeaways from this movie. After a quick break for station identification, the boys cannonball into the parts of the movie and plot that maybe didn’t whet their appetite in the way they had hoped. From there, there’s only one thing left to do… throw the wildest of conjecture out into the universe! The boys will give their hot takes on what they think is going to happen next in this massive space epic (and if their speculation doesn’t actually happen, then they reserve the right to be mad and vocal on the internet!) as well as chime in with their FLAME RATINGS for the film!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 276 :: The League of Disney Dread

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    What’s that sound? Is that an E.M.M.I creeping around the corner? Don’t let the dread set in just yet, because Baymax is here to help make sure you feel better. Well at least until you watch THAT episode of Arcane that is. Just roll yourself into a morph ball and get ready to dish!

    It’s almost Thanksgiving dear listeners, and the boys of Flame ON! are back to gobble gobble their way through the month in pop culture – and they ain’t just talking turkey! After an intro where they discuss how many Jeremy Bearimy’s have transpired since their last meeting, they dive into the treasure trove of topics on the docket. First topic of conversation is Arcane: League of Legends, the new anime airing in three installments on Netflix. Do you need to know the game to enjoy the anime? Should you refill your prescription of Xanax before watching? Find out as Erik dives into his topic! Next up we’re playing video games with Pat as he tackles the most difficult Metroid game in the series, Metroid Dread, and boy did they get the dread part right! Whether it’s battling the E.M.M.Is or facing off against Kraid, this is one game that will keep you on your toes! After a quick break for station identification, BeeJay tackles ALL of the major news that was released as part of Disney+ Day including Baymax, the live action Rescue Rangers, Agatha: House of Harkness, and the one show no one saw coming – X-Men ’97! From there the boys cap off their conversation with the things that are giving them life this month – their 1-UPs!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 275 :: Exploring The Multiverse Of What If…?

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you had turned right instead of left? Maybe you think that things would have been better if you had made other choices. Every time you make a decision, the main timeline splinters and the multiverse expands even wider and The Watcher observes it ALL.

    Gobble gobble dear listeners! The leaves on the trees are changing colors and falling to the ground and the boys of Flame ON! have stepped through the looking glass to join The Watcher as he observes the multitudes of the multiverse in the latest release from the Marvel Cinematic (or Television) Universe on Disney+, the animated series What If…? The first season has wrapped and the boys have their thoughts. For the first round of discussion Beejay, Erik, and Pat chat about the things that they enjoyed from season one including the voice acting of some of the most well known actors from the films, the animation style, and of course, the jokes! After that, they dive into some of the aspects of season one that they felt could have been done differently or even things that they just didn’t enjoy including the lack of stories from outside of the MCU, the overarching storyline, and how quickly all of the stories collided. Before signing off, the boys do a quick round of storylines or topics they would love to see included in the second season of the multiverse shattering series when it returns to Disney+!

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Ep. 50 :: WE’RE BACK!

    We’re back, baby! After braving the wilds of quarantine for over a year and a half, we have survived, gotten vaxx’d, and can now meet again in person, and we have SO much new to share with you. – Upcoming free tabletop game using a block tower – Updates about the Wiki – Merging back […]

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  • Flame On :: Episode 274 :: Visions of A Squid Game Are Here

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Will you start on offense, or on defense? What would you give up to play the Squid Game? That’s the real question here! Before the games start, maybe you should grab your lightsaber or your Chucky doll and hit the playground to practice your moves. Red or blue, it’s all up to you!

    The fall weather has settled in nicely and in this spoopy season the boys have gathered again around the computer screen… erm… the recording studio to discuss the past month of pop culture and they’ve got some great topics to share with you! After a well placed Back To The Future reference, they jump into the first topic, Star Wars Visions on Disney+. What did the boys think about this new anime style anthology series about the beloved Lucasfilms property and does it match up with what you thought? Chime in to let them know! From there the boys get cursed in the body of a Child’s Play thing with Syfy‘s newest gay rights icon, Chucky! After that, the boys get ready to shed some tears with the help of Bob the Drag QueenShangela, and Eureka as they discuss the second season premiere of HBO‘s We’re Here. Have you watched this season yet? Did you ugly cry or has your soul turned to ash? Let the boys know what you think of this new season on social media! Once the boys get back from a brief station identification they tackle the final topic of the month and it’s one of (if not THE) top watched programs from NetflixSquid Game! The boys dive into the premise, the dub versus sub debate, and whether or not any of the characters were redeemable throughout the show. Pat for sure has some thoughts and questions after binging the entirety of Squid Game in one day. Have you watched the show yet? What would you do for a second season of Squid Game if you were in charge? Sound off in the comments! As always, the boys close out the show with the things that are giving them life, their 1-UPs!

    Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON! (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 273 :: Everything Old Is A Reboot Again

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    They say that everything old is new again, but in the world of pop culture, everything old gets a reboot these days! Whether it’s musicians sampling older songs for new hits or a comic franchise resetting continuity to mine new stories from decades old characters or just a classic movie getting a shiny new high def remake, it’s pretty easy to say that reboots are here to stay.

    As the weather changes and the leaves begin to fall, the boys get together to discuss a very important topic, which pop culture reboot worked for them and what media that would love to see get a refresh in the not too distant future. First on the agenda, the boys each set the tone by diving into a piece of pop culture that had a successful reboot or refresh. From movies to video games, they cover the gamut of  pop culture. After a quick break for station identification, they dig into the nitty gritty of what this episode is all about! From Marvel fighting games to rebooted “dolls,” the boys have put some thought into the pop culture they would love to see get a second life (and don’t worry there is a special mention of Fan4astic and the hope for Marvel’s first family’s appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Did the boys mention a property that you would love to see get a facelift? If not, they’d love to hear what you would revive with a new look if you had the chance, so be sure to let them know on social media!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 272 :: Montero and the Legend of the Ten C-Rings

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    The baby is almost here! Did you get everything you need? Diapers? Bottles? The Ten Cock Rings from Shang Chi? No? Well, there’s no time left because Montero has been delivered and it’s ready for you to hear! Grab your headphones and get ready to jam out to the tunes while you enjoy the month in pop culture!

    The seasons are changing and the boys have joined together to ring in the autumn leaves with a lively round table discussion about the month in pop culture. Beejay kicks off the conversation this month talking about the Paramount+ animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks. Does this animated entry to the Star Trek pantheon measure up to the legacy started by Gene Roddenberry? Beejay seems to think so! From there Bryan dips into post-apocalyptic world created by Brian K Vaughn for DC Comics, Y The Last Man, now adapted to FX by Eliza Clark. Can this crazy world where any living creature with a Y chromosome translate well from the comics to your TVs? Did the dying dog take it too far? Bryan’s answers to that may (or may not) surprise you! The boys then take a trip to the mystic lands of Ta Lo to discuss the latest Marvel movie release for Phase 4, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Does sexy daddy Simu Liu give us all the life we were hoping for and more? Listen in as the boys deep dive into the magical waters to find out. After a quick break for station identification, the boys chat about the birth of Little Nas X‘s baby… erm… full length album, Montero! Does the album live up to the hype surrounding it? Even if it didn’t, there’s absolutely no denying the ceilings being shattered by this one of a kind artist! Once the musical interlude has ended, Pat chimes in with the final topic of the month, Q-Force, the new adult animated show on Netflix from the minds of Gabe LiedmanSean HayesMichael Schur, and more. Does the show deserve the critiques and hatred on social media or does it help bring some much needed representation to LGBTQIA+ communities that are often underserved? Listen in for the thoughts the boys have and feel free to chime in with your own! After that, the boys dive into their 1-Ups for the month AKA the things that are giving them LIFE (aside from the birth of Montero)!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 271 :: DitNS: AS6: Love Eleganza Extravaganza

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    A wise poet once said, “A little bit of love goes a long, long way. Lifting you up to a brighter day,” and while you wait for that RuPaul earworm to exit your head, why not sashay your way to the Drag Race Hall of Fame to meet the newest inductee! It’s been an incredible journey, but the latest season of All Stars is over and a new queen has been crowned! Everybody say (Kylie Sonique) LOVE!

    The boys are backpack, backpack, back again to sip the tea and dish the dirt, squirrel friends! Now that the finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 has aired, Bryan, Erik and Pat Da Bear have reconvened to dish on the cast that made up, quite arguably, one of the best seasons of All Stars we’ve seen yet. From the sisterhood the queens shared to the stunning looks they turned, to the depth and maturity they showed in the challenges, these queens truly are ALL STARS. They also share their picks for the best of the challenges from this season as well as the challenges they hope to NEVER see again and of course there’s an extended conversation about the Super Secret Lip Sync Smackdown Pageant Competition Extravaganza Competition Extraordinaire. Did Silky deserve all of her wins? Did Jan break the runway lights on purpose? Should the light up wall have won that Barbie Girl lip sync (the answer is of course – and the lighting person should get a raise as well!)? Was Trinity robbed of her rightful place in the top 4? Did the right queen take the crown? All of those questions are discussed and in this episode, so check it out and let us know what YOU think!

    Grab your wig and heels, ’cause we’re bringing you another fabulous episode of Drag is the New Spandex(more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 270 :: The Titans of Schmigadoon!

    Flame ON! is the all-gay, all-geek podcast. Tune in as we dish on the latest in pop and queer culture.

    Is that a show tune playing faintly in the distance in that town called Schmigadoon? Maybe it’s the call of a Hawk or Dove? Whether you fear the paranormal and vampires or you’re just worried that a giant starfish from space is coming to get you, this episode of Flame ON! will help keep you safe and sound during these uncertain times!

    The summer is sizzling by and while storms roll past the Southeast and the Midwest, the boys of Flame ON! have reconvened to bring their favorite pop culture topics to the round table to discuss them for you. Tickling their fancies this month are a range of topics that they’re ready to chat about so they kick off the discussion with the Apple TV+ show that is on everyone’s lips (and playlists), Schmigadoon! If you’re a fan of musical theater, parodies, or just Kristin Chenowith (even as a side character), then Schmigadoon! is the show for you. After that the boys hop into a discussion about James Gunn‘s newest superhero film, DC‘s The Suicide Squad, currently in theaters and on HBO Max. Did the boys like it? Was Harley Quinn the best part or too over powered for the film? Did Sly Stallone do the motion capture for King Shark? The boys discuss all of that and more! After a quick break to shout out more members of our Patreon family and a station identification break, they come back chatting the What We Do In The Shadows spin off, Wellington Paranormal on HBO Max including some highlights and spoilertastic plot points for season two. The last topic of the episode dives into the third season of DC‘s Titans now exclusive to HBO Max. Has the storytelling gotten better? Does Scarecrow turn on one of the boys in ways he never thought would happen? Did they really just make one of the boys horny on main for a naked Hawk before they blew him… to pieces? You’ll have to listen to find out! After one last commercial break the boys are back with their 1UPs AKA the pop culture that is giving them LIFE this month!

    Sit back and get ready to FLAME ON! (more…)

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