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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 18 :: The Waltz to Step 4

    Design Episode 18 :: The Waltz to Step 4Ever 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!

    Riding the high of our upcoming Actual Play campaign, we talk about potential balance issues and settle on terminology for our Dice Tier system before diving feet-first into Step 4: creating new abilities for Decay, Command, Champion, Fire and Ice. Listen in and get ready to spend some Momentum!

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  • The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 10 :: Loose Ends

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Estelle Thorpe’s motley band of curiosity seekers uncovered more than they bargained for. Their fanciful investigation of occult curios led to a madwoman’s plot to summon an unholy entity. Miraculously, the team staved off the apocalypse and survived… but not unscathed…

    Now that the immediate danger has passed, they’ve got more than a few questions about the sinister and disturbing whys and wherefores that set them on this dire quest in the first place. Are there answers to be found? And if so, are our investigators prepared to face them? (more…)

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Agnes’ Ashes :: Session Zero

    Agnes' Ashes :: Session ZeroEver 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!

    It’s time for a new campaign and a new actual play podcast!

    Liam takes the helm in GMing and Josh and Doug finally get the chance to play the game they’ve been building these last few months. Also joining the players as a wildcard is the den mother of The Nerdy Show Network, herself: Cap Blackard!

    In this preemptive episode, we build our characters from scratch and end up with a truly unique group of adventurers.

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 159 :: Alita: Battle Angel

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    Wicked Anime went to the movies! At said movies, we saw a movie. Said movie was an “American Anime adaption”. This so-called American Anime adaption . . . was PRETTY DAMN GOOD! Later in the episode, we tell the listening audience all about our thoughts on Robert Rodriguez’ Alita: Battle Angel!

    Join Jonstar, AFLM, Evan, Derek and Greg, as they talk about what’s happening in anime and badass American Movies! PLUS – The great Tetris controls debate, the Oscars, and the Equally Bad Anime Awards! (more…)

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 17 :: Soul Magic

    Design Episode 17 :: Soul MagicEver 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!

    Following the Grand Finale of our first actual play campaign, we further mill around the subject of damage scaling and debate the rules and terminology of an entirely new school of magic! Listen in and get pumped with us for the next phase of your favorite podcast!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 220 :: Now That’s What I Call Gay Life Vol. 3: The Three Fs

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

    We all have those friends that we have fantasized about. Maybe you’ve even fu… fooled around with them. This episode dives deep into the world of friends, fantasies, and of course, fu… fooling around!

    BeeJay is back to lead hosts Pat and Josh in another round table discussion to find out more about living in the LGBTQ+ world as well as putting them on the spot to answer some really personal questions! This time the discussion focuses on the three fs.

    Have the boys ever had fantasies about other queer friends? What about their straight friends? Have they ever acted on those fantasies? Listen in to hear all the juicy stories and BeeJay even has the tables turned on him and he has to answer the questions as well in this next installment of our Gay Life series!

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

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  • EPIC PIEcast :: Episode 66 :: Killy Dwyer Doesn’t Sleep

    It’s EPIC PIEcast! Party with Nelson Lugo and Schaffer the Darklord as they dust off every corner of pop culture for discussion, debate, and deconstruction with all the snark and witty banter that they can muster.

    The middle aged curmudgeons you love to love have returned from a light siesta with a juicy podcast for your ever-loving ear holes. This month they tackle such irreverent and timely topics as: hating your day job, New York weddings, and horrible comedians who do horrible jokes. Also, they’ve got the rambunctious and effervescent Killy “Mockstar” Dwyer in the hot seat for all kinds of crazy.

    How often does Schaffer cry on the subway? Is Nelson’s giggle infectious? Will Killy’s parents approve of this podcast? Some or none of these questions will be asked and answered in this month’s installment of the EPIC PIEcast. (more…)

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  • The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program :: Episode 9 :: Curtain Call

    The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program is live tabletop roleplaying turned into a 1930s radio serial. A cinematic audio drama wrought with unknowable horror and black comedy.

    Though the conspirators are gone – the madness unleashed lives on! The veil between our world and… another place are thin and the vile, theatrical ritual to summon The King in Yellow persists. Do our inexperienced investigators stand a chance in hell of repelling the walking, waking nightmare to come, or will they give in to the delirium and gibbering inflicted upon those who have truly seen the unseen?

    One way or another, this episode is really gonna bring the house down. (more…)

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Echoes of the Starcrypt :: Part 14

    Echoes of the Starcrypt Part 14Ever 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!

    It is the END! In Part 14, the gang confronts Kalavon AND Forsha and reveal the true nature of this incomprehensible dungeon in a finale that will shake the foundations of Urd. As we say goodbye to the characters we know and love, we look toward to the future and what it brings for our erstwhile band.

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  • Wicked Anime :: Episode 158 :: Tetris the Anime

    Wicked Anime brings you awesome animated commentary every other week!

    With Ni No Kuni making it’s way into the anime realm, we started wondering what other video games would make really good anime! There have been plenty of examples across the spectrum of what makes a good anime adaption and certainly ones that are bad examples!

    Join Jonstar, Evan, and Greg, as they talk about what’s happening in anime and what we’d rather watch than play! PLUS – Jackass mascots, offensive ninjas, and our favorite video game CEOs! (more…)

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  • Dungeons & Doritos :: D&D Q&A 2

    Long, long ago a legend was born… a legend of crusaders… and corn chips… of Dungeons & Doritos…

    This groundbreaking hybrid of an actual play podcast and an audio drama blundered through dice rolls and spun sordid tales of mayhem, until it was suddenly silenced. However, while the giant slumbers, the cast and fans of Dungeons & Doritos pine ever for the gleaming day when it shall return. And lo – dusting off our musty feed – it’s the second D&D Q&A!

    Join Cap (Jamela), Colin (Barty), and Lefty Lucy (Lefty) as well as special surprise guests for a reunion where YOU ask the questions! Learn secret backstories, plans, plots, and characters that never came to fruition, roleplaying challenges, and much more! (more…)

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 16 :: Neverending Compromises

    Design Episode 16 :: Neverending CompromisesEver 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!

    We explore some mild party drama and talk about how to resolve it, but the real meat of this episode is where we dive off the cliff into the dangerous waters of damage scaling. Our proposed solution is guaranteed to be controversial, but if geeks like us enjoy anything… it’s arguing.

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