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!


So if you're looking for Old Man to talk about the positive aspects of supporting your local gaming stores, then we have filled that oddly specific need. In fact, its probably a little scary how much he addressed all the questions you were just asking yourself. It's almost as if he was reading your mind and not looking in your living room window though binoculars.
By the way, your new couch is nice.
Game Store Links in the Lehigh Valley, PA Area:
The Portal Comics and Gaming :
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Are you looking for a live action role play (LARP) game that's unique, fun and puts you in the American west? If the answer is yes, then you need to hear the creator of Dead Legends talk about that very game he created! 

If the answer is no, then you already play Dead Legends, know Zach and should be listening anyway because you know how awesome the game is!

Zach discusses his inspirations and passions for Dead Legends along with his amazing team and players. He also discusses his passions as a player; not just a creator; in the game Mutvia and some of the other games that excite him!

Additionally, he talks exclusively with us about another creation of his, Dammerung, which he hopes to have released to the public by the end of this year!

Other Links

Level up Dice: 

Double Exposure, Inc: 

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With the holiday weekend upon us, many folks want to do more than just blow things up to celebrate the independence of this country. Double Exposure offers that to you with Dexcon 21!

This is your amusement theme park of gaming and fun! If you're in or can get to Morristown NJ and looking for fun, there isn't any reason to not go! In this bonus track, find out more details on how to be part of the Dexcon fun!

Also, we will be recording live with some amazing guests on Saturday! We also give you some details on who we're interviewing in this bonus track! You really should go.


Dexcon 21:

New World Magischola: 

Learn LARP:

Dead Legends: 


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Your heroes take an opportunity to sit down with a gamer with abilities some would call "extra ordinary". He has no plans of creating his own games however. All he wants to do is play them for all their worth and challenge himself.

In this interview, we get the perspective of a player that loves to play games yet doesn't have a podcast of his own and therefore needs our help to spread his message of hope and love of games.

"Wally" as he is known to his friends, and now the rest of the internet, shares the ups and downs of his gaming career, mostly through the medium of card games.

Sit back with a beer, "clink clink", and enjoy!

Important Links:

Dexcon 21:

Post Pandemic LARP (Lancaster, PA) 

Lost Colonies LARP (Sterling, VA): 

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n the vein of our unusable episodes, we were able to save some parts of an interview with Kate Beaman Martinez where we discuss our one an only listener (at the time) Kevin. 

Kevin is actually the founder and editor of Raging Chicken Press and it's podcast Out d'Coup and a great friend to our show. From the website, " Raging Chicken Press, based in Kutztown, PA, is a left/progressive media site devoted to covering and helping build on-the-ground activism and communities of resistance. "

We also talk about the LARP coordinator for Double Exposure, Inc, Mike Malecki and the great work he does especially with the Battlestar Galactica LARP that went on 2 years ago.

Also, our friends at Lost Colonies LARP will be having a playtest and photo shoot this weekend! You can find the info on their Facebook page or by clicking here.

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As with all podcasting,we tried to find our voice early on. What kind of format will we have? What topics should we discuss? How heavily should we drink?

In this excerpt of an unreleased episode, you will hear none of those questions answered in anyway whatsoever. 

We do discuss Star Wars but not in any significant or meaningful way nor do we link it to gaming, You will probably hear very quickly why we never released the full episode.

Even with all that said, it does have some entertaining qualities that you may enjoy. Old Man still gets a chuckle when he listens to it!

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On our latest segment of Old man Yells at the Sky, we talk at length about the issue of cultural appropriation in games; specifically tabletop, video and live action role play (LARP). We reached out to a number of communities on social media to get their take on this important issue.
We also talked with Dr. Amanda Morris who is an associate professor of writing and rhetoric at Kutztown University and a scholar of contemporary Indigenous rhetorics. She currently serves as chapter president for the faculty union, APSCUF, and co-hosts and produces the Inside 254 Podcast. She talks with us very specifically about Native American cultural appropriation.
It's a tough topic but one we all need to discuss. Did we forget something? Should we expand on another type of game? Let us know what you think at or on our Facebook group page: Old Man & Skinny Guy: The Group Thing!
Important Links discussed in the show:
Elizabeth LaPensée - Native American game designer, writer, artist, and researcher
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If the episode art is any indication, taking those thermal detonator safety classes was well worth the money! We sat down with Gia Grillo and Sean Jaffe and they talked all nerdy with us!
Sean tells us how he got into tabletop and larping and how both types of games inspired him to not only become a better storyteller but to create the games he wanted to see in the world! He is not only one of the creators of Nerdy City (and their Facebook), but also of the game Ex-Arcana and the Chronos System.
Then both Gia and Sean tells us all about their latest endeavor, the tabletop Rememorex! Linked to Rememorex is the successful kickstarter which details much of the game. It is a game very much inspired by the 80's and the nostalgia of the times.
It's a lot of awesome packed into a tiny package! Give it a listen. We promise you won't be disappointed.
This the link to the opener of the video Sean mentions during the interview:
Here is a link to Gia's tumblr:
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Another sneak preview of next week's episode! Our guests (multiple for next episode!) are Gia Grillo and Sean Jaffe. Their sound check was so hilarious there wasn't any doubt that we would share it with all of you.

These amazingly entertaining folks who love to tell stories and entertain others give you a sample of the great interview they gave with us!



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How does one go from mild mannered to full on mega creator of awesomeness? We find out from our latest guest, Megan Dawson Jaffe. And the only thing false about the stated question was the mild mannered part.
Megan talks with us about her beginnings that have led her to the path she is currently on. She shares with us some of the games she has helped to develop like Ex-Arcana and the Pacific Rim LARP. She discusses the company she is co-owner of Nerdy City that helps facilitate much of the games she works on.
She also mentions how costume businesses such as Manhattan Wardrobe Supply are beginning to do more with the cosplay community!
You can find her on Facebook or if you need some costume inspiration, you can look through her Pinterest!
If you ever wanted the skinny, down low on costuming, this is the episode you've been waiting for!
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