Games & Hobbies

A podcast of two friends (of disparate ages and body types), who have gaming discussions; sometimes serious but mostly hilarious, about gaming in all its forms. This podcast is a way to share stories and experiences, interview local gamers, support games, the players and have a blast while doing it!

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We deviated from our normal bonus tracks (if they can be called that) to actually talk to all our listeners. We want to try and do something a bit different and we explain in depth what that is. 

It doesn't impact our overall goal to support the gaming community. In fact, we feel that it will strengthen and enhance it. But that is also for you to say as part of the community!

So give us a listen and reach out and let us know what you think!

Again our contact info is:

oldmanskinnyguy@gmail.com  or on our Facebook at facebook.com/oldmanskinnyguy 

And please contribute to this awesome documentary kickstarter about the art of Dungeons and Dragons! Info can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/eyeofthebeholdermovie  or on their website at http://www.eyeofthebeholdermovie.com/  and dndartdoc.com 

 

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We were able to get the elusive Shoshana Kessock to meet with us at Metatopia 2017 and give an amazing interview.

Shoshana gives a lot of insight to her process. Given the amount and quality of the work she has put out over the years, it is not an exaggeration to say that she is surely one of the top rising game developers of this generation.

Below you will find links to all of the projects she has been part of in one form or another and we're sure you will find something that will grab you.

Truly a professional and all around lovely person, we were honored to interview her.

Phoenix Outlaw Productions 

 7th Sea 

Changeling 20th Anniversary 

The Dracula Dossier 

Fate: Blood on the Trail 

War Birds Anthology 

Bright Story 

Shoshana Kessock Website: https://shoshanakessock.com/

 

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As two guys fairly new to the podcasting landscape, we tend to play around and figure out how equipment works, how we sound, etc.

One day we decided to record a number of Skeletor's life affirming memes on the internet as Skeletor

You're welcome.

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In March 2018, we will have the next Steven Spielberg movie. Not only is this exciting, but it will be the adaption of the book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline! A book that can be easily described as 80's nostalgia porn or the ultimate fiction about gaming!

We recorded this episode shortly after the initial teaser trailer came out in August of 2017. We make some predictions and give our thoughts. We also drip some sweet love all over Wil Wheaton for his impressive reading of the book on Audible.

Here are some links to the folks we watched and referenced in our episode. Enjoy!

New Rockstars: Ready Player One Trailer breakdown 

Nerdist 

Massive G 

IGN 

 

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All the way back to Episode 9, we interviewed an extremely talented singer/songwriter/musician by the name of Shawn Hutz aka Erik BPD.

We pulled 3 of the 4 songs he sang for us to make it easier for all of us to enjoy! We didn't put the fourth song on because you should go back to Episode 9 and listen to it! It's also amazing!

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During our very productive day at Metatopia 2017 (produced by Double Exposure, Inc.); we were fortunate enough to sit down with a number of creators of various games.

One such creator was Kelvin Ortega. He is the co creator of the Live Action Role Play game; Aurum. Aurum, a Steampunk LARP; will be holding their first event in March 2018. 

Not only do we discuss in great detail their dates and locations, but what kind of game Aurum is and what kind of fun the players can expect once they go live! Some events that they will be at before their first event can be found here.

Kelvin was kind enough to also share some of his extensive gaming experience and advice to those looking to play or create their own larp.

Thank you to Kelvin and the folks at Aurum! We look forward to seeing you at your first event!

Note: There is a part where Old Man is shown photos of some of their NPC costuming. Unfortunately, we can't show them here, but Aurum has let us use some of the pictures from their past events. Enjoy!

Aurum Links and Photos

Aurum Website 

Aurum Facebook 

Aurum Group Page 

 @aurumlarp on Twitter 

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So with the New Year upon us, we decided we wanted to share how the magic is created with you! When recording a show, a certain amount of time is dedicated to sound checks and getting levels just right.

Sometimes this means alot of material that is no good for any of our shows. But life finds a way and so did we! Now listen to your heroes have the most inane and nonsensical conversations ever! Or maybe, just maybe, you will hear some bad impression work as well!

We think this bonus track proves the old adage, " We aren't laughing with you, we're laughing at you."

Necessary Links for Context and/or Hilarity:

Barry White Radio Spot Outtakes 

John DiMaggio Barry White Impression 

Original Orson Welles Wine Commercial Outtakes 

Bluto's Animal House Speech 

 

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For your listening enjoyment, here is another special holiday episode! Your heroes take inspiration from New Year's Eve traditions (mostly drinking excessively) and discuss their favorite games, Fallout and Magic the Gathering!
 
And from the extra long run time (even with editing) maybe they had a lot to say! Or maybe its the alcohol talking. Either way, it's probably very entertaining!
We hope you're having an amazing holiday and that you have an even better New Year!
 
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In our ongoing series of recording sessions from Metatopia 2017 (by Double Exposure) this year, we sat in on an extremely informative panel, "Ask a Marketing Expert". 

This panel is great for both game developers and anyone who might be interested in peeking behind the curtain of how the experts market their products to the gaming community. 

The following is the official Metatopia blurb for the panel:

"Ask a Marketing Expert: A Q&A for the Game Industry" presented by  Beth Rimmels, Banana Chan, Mike Roberts. Getting word out about your  game or company is essential for success. In this seminar you can ask  your burning questions about video marketing, social media marketing and  search engine optimization (SEO). If time allows we'll do a few quick  web site/social media audits/video critiques. Our experts include social  media marketer Beth Rimmels, video marketer/videographer Barbara Chan, and SEO data analyst Mike Roberts."

Intro Links:

Lost Colonies LARP Meetup 

Lost Colonies LARP on Facebook 

Lost Colonies Patreon 

Episode Links

This is the LARP kickstarter video project heard in the panel: Seco Creek Vigilance Committee

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A long time ago (maybe a few weeks) in a cramped recording space, Old Man and Skinny Guy discussed the new, wondrous addition to the Disney attractions; Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.

For those unaware, Disney will be opening new sections at both Disney World and Disney Land of Star Wars! They will also be opening an immersive experience hotel which; when described, sounds alot like a weekend long LARP.

We discuss the actually game aspect of what has been proposed by Disney (Live Action Role Play) as well as our hopes and wishes for what they might actually add before opening in 2019.

Here is the link to Disney's initial announcement in July.

Here is a link to the Disney Fan Club that shows more of the proposed theme park.

Inside the Magic's Youtube page:  Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge name announcement, more details - Disney World, Disneyland - D23 Expo 2017

  "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is a disco single recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk

Skinny Guy's Bulletin Board Links:

NES Classic Edition 

Super NES Classic 

Sega Genesis Flashback HD 2017 Console 

 

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