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!



Welcome to our new segment, Old Man Yells at the Sky! This a new piece of content where we try to tackle some of the more contentious issues facing the gaming community.

This month, we talk about whether or not LARP (live action role play) games are protecting themselves and their "staff" by following state and federal labor laws. We want folks to be aware that sometimes even a hobby should be following basic FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) guidelines with those who do any type of work at their games.

We would like to note and thank LARP Cynic and the article, LARP and Employment – is my LARP legal? Fan Submission, that inspired this conversation. 

We also want to hear what you think about this topic. You can follow and message us at our Facebook page or email us at

As noted in the show, we are NOT professionals by any means and any concerns about the topics addressed would be better asked of a professional in that field.

Next Topic on Old Man Yells at the Sky: Revenge LARPS

Helpful Links:

The Department of Labor 

Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act 

Non Profit Organizations and the FLSA



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Convention LARPs: You either love them or you've never played them. At least according to some. Old Man & Skinny Guy share some of their favorite stories about one shot convention LARP (live action role playing) games and some of the amazing people that run them. Most of the games mentioned ran in 2016.

There are laughs, tears and the whole gamut of emotions. You'll hear about the wonderful folks of Phoenix Outlaw Productions, the game runners of L5R (Legend of the 5 Rings) LARP version, and our friends at Double Exposure, Inc. 

Also mentioned are Lizzie Stark and her book and website about the world of LARP, Leaving Mundania.


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Have you ever heard of a game and wanted to know more about it through the eyes of someone who has played it already? That's what we do in this episode with the popular RPG (role playing game) Deadlands! 

We have some of our favorite people, Team Waerloga, join us on a magical journey! As the novice, Old Man asks a serious of pointed questions about the game he barely knows and tries to learn what it is to be part of this interesting Weird West role playing game.

This round-table was fun and entertaining. Half of that being the people in the room, the other half was feeling their love and joy over this game!

Check out both their LARP, Waerloga and the game Deadlands! Of course, after you listen to the episode.


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February 23, 2018

Bonus Track 11 - ???


This is one of the quickest bonus tracks we've ever put together! We want to update you all on what's happening in the upcoming weeks and months for Old Man & Skinny Guy!



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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:  or on our Facebook at 

And please contribute to this awesome documentary kickstarter about the art of Dungeons and Dragons! Info can be found at:  or on their website at  and 



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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:



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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 


Massive G 




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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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