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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 44 :: Stoopid Attacks

    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!

    Step 6 takes flight in Episode 44. We take a hard look at our first alternate step for Zealotry. Are wings broken in RPGs? We’re about to find out. Citadel also gets its turn under the microscope, and we discover that it’s already pretty good, but there’s still plenty of room to improve.

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  • Flame On :: Episode 229 :: Eww, Covid! Stay Six Feet Away!

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

    The world is in turmoil during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, but the world of pop culture continues to spin and the boys are ready to dish the dirt on all their faves!

    The boys of Flame ON! have gathered during the COVID-19 pandemic (while ensuring proper hand washing and with only a small gathering) to dish on pop culture this month. From Beastars, Catlevania, I Am Not OK With This, Bert Kreischer: Hey Big Boy, and 100 Humans, Netflix chatter dominates the first round of topics (social distancing measures are a great time to stream!). After a brief station identification, the boys come back for round two to discuss Top Chef, Schitt’$ CreekThe Last of Us and Sonic Forces on Playstation 4. No pop culture round up would be complete without the boys giving you all their 1-UPs AKA the things that are giving them LIFE!

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  • Nerdy Show :: The Big Chill

    The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast is a polymath polymorph gestalt entity of all known geek knowledge.

    In this time of global upheaval, the entirety of The Nerdy Show Network unites! If we must be alone, let us be alone together! We summoned our fans far and wide along with personalities from Omniverse and The Nerdy Show Network to our Discord server to hang out, geek out, and spread love from a distance.

    Hear from the cast and crews of: Nerdy Show, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program, Ghostbusters: Resurrection, Dungeons & Doritos, Derpy Show, Flame On!, Wicked Anime, RPG From Scratch/Leyliners, and YOU! (more…)

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  • Leyliners 10 :: All Along the Watchtower

    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!

    In Part 10, the gang puts on their fancy new digs and their crummy old ones to ascend above the camp’s formidable walls and deal with the team of skilled snipers who’ve been raining on their parade. It turns out to be both more and less dangerous than they feared!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 228 :: Onward Movie Review

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

    In a world that has left magic behind for a world of technology and electricity, two brothers embark onward and upward in a quest to find closure and bring their dad back for just one day. Find out if the boys of Flame ON! were touched in this heartwarming mix of magic and comedy brought to you by the mouse!

    It’s time for a movie review, and the boys of Flame ON!, BeeJay, Erik, and Josh, are here to discuss the brand new family fun adventure from Pixar, Onward! It’s the tale of two brothers in a world where magic is a thing of the past, but when these brothers come of age and are given a gift containing a magic wand and a spell to bring their father back for just 24 hours, their whole world changes. Find out what parts the boys loved, what they thought could have been better, and then dive into a spoiler filled discussion of the story to cap it all off. As always, the boys will share their flame ratings, so you can see if they enjoyed the film as much as you did!

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  • Nerdy Show :: We Are Omniverse!

    The Nerdy Show Network’s flagship podcast is an ever-evolving thing! Are we a news source? A travelogue of niche nerdery? A family of freaky friends with a penchant for pop culture? Media journalists documenting artistic endeavors from the geek world, far and wide?

    We’re all these things! But now, we’re also Omniverse!

    Join Cap, Doug, and La Valle as they offer insights into what we’ve been up to behind the scenes and how our podcast empire has become something exciting and new as our skills and community has grown and changed with us. And… while there may be new things on the horizon… Nerdy Show is far from over. (more…)

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  • Flame On :: Episode 227 :: The Birds of Sonic Place

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

    Zipping through the year 2020 like Sonic the Hedgehog, the boys of Flame ON! are hunting and pecking through the month in pop culture like Birds of Prey to bring you all of their favorite topics like you’re in The Good Place. Join the conversation and see if you’re favorites made the list!

    It’s February, so normally the pop culture highlights are few and far between, but that’s not the case this year. Pat, Josh, and BeeJay have plenty of to talk about and they’re ready to share their thoughts with you. From the newly re-titled Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey, and the re-animated Sonic the Hedgehog, to the drama surrounding Disney‘s decision to pull the Love, Simon sequel from Disney+, the boys cover it all and then some. No pop culture round up would be complete without a round of 1-Ups, the things that are giving us life this month!

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  • Leyliners 9 :: Like Riding a Pike

    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!

    In Part 9 of our ongoing Actual Play campaign, the prisoners are freed, and there are no guards in sight, but they’re still trapped in the fort and surrounded by enemies. Still hunting for their lost divining utensil, the gang storms the Larsan armory, ready to give them what-for, only to discover that a pair of monstrous meanies beat them to the punch.

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 42 :: Flame War

    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!

    In Episode 42, Liam and Josh dig into the value of names in Game Design. We also discuss problems caused by Cookie Cutter Builds in RPG systems and try to build our own optimized 2 and 3-man parties to see if we always come to the same conclusions. Flame Orbs gets a total overhaul. Is it too good now? Let us know!

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  • Flame On :: Episode 226 :: Now That’s What I Call Gay Life Vol. 9: Butthole’s Cupid

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

    Bars have often been called the gay church because even during tumultuous times they are a safe haven for homosexuals to gather, fraternize, and oftentimes find a mate. Once you’ve figured out how to navigate the potential pitfalls, you can have some wild and crazy nights! Listen in as the boys tell their wildest stories and find out how you can be butthole’s cupid!

    BeeJay is in the host chair once again to lead this discussion about some of the most intriguing and debauchery filled nights. You’ll hear stories from Pat about his nights in New York and Atlanta, Josh will fill you in on how trying to buy merchandise can get you more than you bargained for, and BeeJay will fill you in on how he became a friend’s butthole cupid one night at Parliament House. After that, they also tackle why bar life is still important in a digital age and give their opinions on how they could thrive in 2020 and beyond! All of this and more is waiting for you in this volume of Now That’s What I Call Gay Life!

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  • Leyliners 8 :: Your Two Tents

    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!

    In Episode 8, the gang seizes the moment and goes full Thin Lizzy on the Larsan fort and take advantage of the confusion. They decide that more prisoners should be released, if not for the sake of pure compassion, then for their outspoken commitment to chaos. In so doing, they meet a familiar voice… and then his face.

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  • RPG From Scratch :: Design Episode 41 :: GM Quest’ions

    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!

    In Episode 41, Liam, Josh, and Maxx throw down on some of the most common GM’ing questions. How do you do loot? Skill checks? What about huge differences in power between player characters? Most importantly, how do you make a good villain?

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