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Peter recently went to film school and has some exciting new projects to talk about, as well as GenCon, board games, story games, and a few other things.

Direct download: stabbingcontestep040.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49 PM

Judd's been on a hiatus from gaming while he gets his post school life sorted. We talk about this and, of course, just about anything else that comes up. Sorry about the hum, my recording setup has gone backwards a bit after leaving things fallow for too long.

http://githyankidiaspora.wordpress.com/ Judd's gaming blog. Lots of new goodness lately.

Direct download: stabbingcontestep039.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28 AM

Clyde wanted to talk about the dickwolves debacle and Mickey was here to talk to him about it. I only had dumb rants and cheerleading to add. Should this have been an episode of Polimicks? I dunno, but here you are.

 http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/8/11/
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2010/8/13/
 http://debacle.tumblr.com/post/3041940865/the-pratfall-of-penny-arcade-a-timeline
Direct download: Stabbingcontestep038.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:52 AM

Lukas and I got together on a sunday afternoon to take a look back at some story/forge/indy/not-new-but-getting-the-attention-deserved-now concepts and see how they've changed the way we look at games.

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep037.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:06 AM

I recorded all of this episode with my new Zoom H2 recorder, which I'm quite fond of, but I'm also still learning what it is and isn't capable of and its myriad settings and functions, so some of this is pretty raw. Thankfully due to Levellator the audio is less spiky and ear-hurty.

 

GPNW was a blast and a half and if you can fit it into your schedule next year i highly recommend it.

All hail the loudness of Paul Riddle.

 

Direct download: stabbingcontest035.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20 AM

Kevin and I mull over the question: When IS is ok for a game designer to bitch about the way people play and critique their games?

We also dork out about games, podcasts, and a tv show full of sex and blood and Lucy Lawless.

Here's the link to The Walking Eye podcast, of which kevin is one of the many hosts http://www.thewalkingeye.com

and here's a link to Actual People, Actual Play which is a great new cast by some great people, including my friend Will Huggins who you may remember from the show he, Ryan Macklin, Mickey and I recorded two GPNWs ago.

http://apap.libsyn.com/

For everything else? Google! It's your friend!

Direct download: StabbingContestep034.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01 AM

This is the second part of the long overdue and, indeed, long cast I recorded with Epidiah, in this half we talk about tactile elements in games. I also pick his brain about Time and Temp.

Oh, and go to his space on the weband look around. http://dig1000holes.wordpress.com/

Direct download: StabbingContestepisode033.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20 AM

Ok, I've taken way too long to put this up. I did however, move during the holidays. What a nightmare.

So, Epidiah Ravachol had a good long conversation a while back and this is the first of the twohours we recorded.

We talk about his job and mine, briefly about the games hobby "industry," and talk about Dread and how it was designed.

Direct download: StabbingContestep032.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15 PM

Mickey and I had a skype conversation with my friend Hans. We talked about the differences he saw between the gamer community we're a part of and the christian community he grew up with. Not as heavy as it sounds.

 

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep031.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:12 AM

Brennan and I sat down the night before Halloween and talked about his games, game design and Halloween plans, as well as certain kinds of designs we'd like to see more of.

Brennan's site http://www.galileogames.com/

and IPR, your source for independently published games http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/home.php

 

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep030.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:09 AM

The Wicked Dead Brewing company http://www.wicked-dead.com/

John's blog http://wickedthought.livejournal.com/

Learn your Pro wrestling history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional_wrestling

 

Direct download: Stabbingcontestepisode029.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:40 AM

Art by James V. West.

http://www.halfmeme.com/nicotinegirls.html

http://storybythethroat.wordpress.com/ Joel's gaming blog

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep028.mp3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:44 PM

Too long and blah blah blah.

Scott Dunphy and spent some time earlier this summer talking about rpgs, podcasting, board games, and the phones constantly ringing.

Scott's show is quite good. http://storyshtick.spookyouthouse.com

If you're interested in more actual play podcasts, go here http://www.rpgpodcasts.com/topic/actualplay I highly recomend Virtual Play, the Walking Eye, The Game Master Show, and the Myth Weavers.

Direct download: StabbingContestep027.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:24 AM

I had a chance to chat with Luke Crane earlier this spring. I finally managed to get the several files strung together and sort of edited. Skype was being shitty that day too.

Here's the link for Burning Wheel and Mouse Guard (same link).

http://www.burningwheel.org/

There's not a thing mentioned otherwise that you can't search for on google.

 

Direct download: StabbingContestEpisode026.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03 AM

I'm joined by Zeke from the Brilliant Gameologists, as well as Mickey.

 

Brilliant Gameologists http://brilliantgameologists.com/
Luke Crane/Burning Wheel/Mouse Guard/et all http://www.burningwheel.org/
IRN BRU http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irn-Bru
Power Thirst http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRuNxHqwazs
Jiffy-Con http://www.jiffycon.com/
Sign in Stranger http://www.blackgreengames.com/sis.html
The Durham Three http://www.durham3.com/
Magical Land of Yeld Panty Explosion Classroom Deathmatch Sea Dracula http://atarashigames.wordpress.com/
Trapcast http://www.trapcast.com/

Direct download: stabbingcontestep025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14 AM

This is a fun show. I sat down at the Indie Hurricaine table on sunday afternoon and recorded this with Carl, Leslie, And Andy, Later Gilbert, Nathaniel, and Willem dropped by.

Willem dropped some serious learning method. It's interesting to hearme totally not get it for awhile. I almost decided to edit in a big DING sound when I finally figure out what he's talking about.

I had detailed show notes, but then some crazy shit happened to my machine and it shut me down. If you need links ask me after you ask google, because that's what I ask.

Sorry about the long wait. I'm not podfading, I'm just a lazy procrastinator.

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep024.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:53 PM

http://www.burningwheel.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales
Yes, I do know the word is Christianized.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney_Halleck
Settlers of Catan http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bay_City_Rollers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluedo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry_(board_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_Yard_(board_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fury_of_Dracula
http://www.indie-rpgs.com/ramshead/
http://www.fellowshipwhitestar.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendragon_(role-playing_game)
http://www.gregstolze.com/reign/
http://www.trapcast.com/
http://www.thismoderndeath.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellucidar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelljammer
http://kallistipress.com/category/my-games/full-light-full-steam/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRd1a5MVMw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkwind
http://atomicovermind.com/blog/?page_id=121
http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/
http://www.sepiachord.com/
http://www.cateransociety.com/

No grognards were harmed during the recording of this episode. http://www.burningwheel.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales
Yes, I do know the word is Christianized.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurney_Halleck
Settlers of Catan http://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/13
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bay_City_Rollers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cluedo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry_(board_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_Yard_(board_game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fury_of_Dracula
http://www.indie-rpgs.com/ramshead/
http://www.fellowshipwhitestar.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendragon_(role-playing_game)
http://www.gregstolze.com/reign/
http://www.trapcast.com/
http://www.thismoderndeath.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pellucidar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelljammer
http://kallistipress.com/category/my-games/full-light-full-steam/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTRd1a5MVMw
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawkwind
http://atomicovermind.com/blog/?page_id=121
http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/
http://www.sepiachord.com/
http://www.cateransociety.com/

No grognards were harmed during the recording of this episode. More's the pity.

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep023.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39 AM

No editing, no show notes, just the way Macklin LOVES it.
Direct download: stabbingcontestep022.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12 AM

That's right, you other shows that go off topic and ramble, you ain't got nothin' on us.

Nothin'.

 

Malazan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malazan_Book_of_the_Fallen
Eee PC http://eeepc.asus.com/global/products.html?n=0
Burning Wheel/Mouse Guard RPG http://www.burningwheel.org
Bear Swarm! http://www.bearswarm.com/
The Brilliant Gameologists http://brilliantgameologists.com/
The Trapcast http://www.trapcast.com/
This Modern Death http://www.thismoderndeath.com/
Independant Insurgency http://independentinsurgency.com/
Sons Of Kryos http://www.sonsofkryos.com/
The Tav http://www.judysbook.com/cities/ellensburg/Restaurants/24643561/Tav_the.htm
The Podgecast http://podgecast.com/
digestives http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_biscuit
GURPS http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/
2D6 Feet in a Random Direction http://www.jadelantern.com/2d6feet/
Unhallowed Metropolis http://www.newdarkage.net/
Canon Puncture http://canonpuncture.com/netcasts/the-game-that-may-be.html
Master Plan with Ryan Macklin http://masterplanpodcast.net/
Girl Genius http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/
Spirit of the Century http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=103
Classroom Deathmatch http://atarashigames.wordpress.com/about-classroom-deathmatch/
Little Fears http://www.littlefears.com/
Call of Cthulhu http://catalog.chaosium.com/index.php?cPath=41&osCsid=5362279ed33ac83450cc6fc95f799a1b
Barbarians of Lemuria http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/barbarians-of-lemuria

Direct download: stabbingcontestep21.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19 AM

Ed and Curt are guys I've gamed with for quite awhile, 20 years in the case of Ed, and 15 in the case of Curt.

Mickey and I have been gaming with them on Sunday mornings over Skype, so after a sunday morning session we decided to record and reminisce.

WARNING: extreme nostalgia!

No show notes, sorry, I have a really crappy headcold.

Direct download: stabbingcontestep020.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:34 AM

Ok, I was about halfway through a detailed show note when my laptop froze up on me. It's been doing that often, and I just don't want to throw it through the television in a fit of rage.

So, no show notes for you.

Reply here if there's something you absolutely cannot live without, or learn to use Google.

Direct download: Stabbingcontest019.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14 AM

We had the good fortune for Rob Bohl to come out and spend a little over a week with us. During this time we got to play a little Misspent Youth, and then we recorded this episode I think the next day.

This time you get some real show notes.

All Your Base Are belong To Us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qItugh-fFgg
Lolcatz http://icanhascheezburger.com/
Rob's game Misspent Youth http://misspentyouthgame.com/learn.php
Rob's show http://independentinsurgency.libsyn.com/
Battlestar Galactica as if you don't know http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/
Pete Venters http://wiki.mtgsalvation.com/article/Pete_Venters
Rock Band http://www.rockband.com/
Ben Lehman http://www.tao-games.com/
Raven Minmura http://www.ravenmimura.com/bio.php
Ambercon NW http://www.amberconnw.org/
Chronicles of Amber http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chronicles_of_Amber
Solar Babies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_babies
Max Headroom http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_Minutes_into_the_Future
Burning Wheel http://burningwheel.org/
The Shadow Of Yesterday http://crngames.com/the_shadow_of_yesterday/
Spirit of the Century http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=103
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld http://www.scottwesterfeld.com/books/uglies.htm
Cory Doctorow http://craphound.com/
Craps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craps
Gencon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gencon
Kebabs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebabs
Sharps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinheads_Against_Racial_Prejudice
PTA or Prime Time Adventures http://www.dog-eared-designs.com/games.html
The Robert Bohl forums at the Forge http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?board=71.0
The Forge http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php
Kthulhu Kitsch http://www.kthulhukitsch.com/shirts.html
This Modern Death http://www.thismoderndeath.com/
PAX http://www.pennyarcadeexpo.com/
Judd Karlman http://judd-sonofbert.livejournal.com/

Edited to add: The Brilliant Gameologists http://brilliantgameologists.com/

Direct download: Stabbingcontestep018.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:34 AM

Sorry about the long delay, I guess this just happens to podcasts in the summer.

I was writing show notes for this episode and it occurred to me that there wasn't anything in there that I hadn't listed in numerous other shows.

So instead, go read about HotB.
Houses of the Blooded http://www.housesoftheblooded.com/


Direct download: Stabbingcontestep017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06 AM

Clyde emailed me and said he had some issues he wanted to talk about, I thought that was cool so we went ahead and recorded.

Clyde has issues. Ha! Well, don't we all.


http://geekgirlsrule.wordpress.com/ Mickey's column.
http://www.sirriamnicast.libsyn.com/ Her cast.

http://www.pulpgamer.com/ Their homepage.
http://www.pulpgamer.com/kingscourt/  I, um, think this is the show Clyde was talking about. I'm a dick and still haven't listened yet. Me=lazy dick.

Edit: It's actually Game Kennel. http://www.pulpgamer.com/gamekennel/ Thanks to Clyde for pointing that out.


http://thedigitalfront.com/2008/05/30/tdf_12/ episode 12 of the Digital front by Daniel Perez where he interviews Don Dehm.
http://thevoiceoftherevolution.com/ The Voice of the Revolution

http://ayreforce.bodoglife.com/ Yup, it's a comic starring Calvin Ayres. I am not making that up.
I am not linking Levis, Band-Aids, or Kleenex. They get enough advertising.
http://canonpuncture.libsyn.com/ Canon Puncture. Made of awesome. Seriously, go listen.

Then Clyde and Mickey talk and I listen. Then I open my mouth and... well I think I sound like a tool, but I kind of always do, so... make up your own mind.

Direct download: Stabbingcontest016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:03 AM

At Go Play NorthWest '08 I got a chance to run Don't Rest Your Head for Ryan Macklin of the Master Plan, and then we went to his room, drank scotch and rambled all over the place.

No, you don't get editing, nor do you get show notes. You just get us, drunk, off-topic, and did I mention drunk?

Hey, it's your fault for listening to this show.

(if you really need a link to something post here, and I'll do something about it. Maybe).

Direct download: Stabbingcontest015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58 AM

Mick Bradley and I talk about gamer mid-life crises, and a whole lot else. Oh, and you can hear me snacking because I had just gotten home from work.

He had his video feed going which helped with us talking over each other. I think I need a cam. It really helps when the conversants can see each other.


Show Notes:
The Harping Monkey http://harpingmonkey.com/

The Game That May Be http://harpingmonkey.com/tgtmb/

vegas After Midnight http://www.harpingmonkey.com/index.php/vam.html

Virtual Play http://virtualplay.podbus.com/

Role Monkeys http://www.rolemonkeys.info/

The Fnordcast http://www.sjgames.com/fnordcast/

The Voice of the Revolution http://thevoiceoftherevolution.com/

SonS of Kryos http://www.sonsofkryos.com/

CanonPuncture http://canonpuncture.libsyn.com/

Prime Time Adventures http://www.dog-eared-designs.com/games.html

The Game Master Show http://thegamemastershow.com/

Steal Away Jordan http://stone-baby.com/?page_id=4

Have Games, Will Travel http://havegameswilltravel.net/

A Penny For My Thoughts http://gameslinger-enterprises.com/penny/

Don't Rest Your Head http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=101

octaNe http://www.memento-mori.com/octane/

How We Roll http://thatshowweroll.libsyn.com/

FATE http://www.faterpg.com/

Spirit of the Century http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=103

Dresden Files RPG http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=102

Jenn Rodgers http://jenniferrodgers.livejournal.com/

Diplomacy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplomacy_(game)

Bang! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang!

7th Sea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7th_Sea_(role-playing_game)

Apples to Apples http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apples_to_Apples

Ron Edwards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Edwards

 

Direct download: Stabbingcontest014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:27 AM

Sam Chupp emailed me and said "hey, let's do this podcast together like we've talked about." Who am I to resist such a charming fellow as Sam, huh? So we Skyped and recorded. Mickey and Deke were over because the three of us were heading out for dinner and then to go see New Model Army play at a local venue.

Great stuff, yeah? Well here comes the not so cool part. That night when we got home and were unwinding so we could get a few hours of sleep before a very long day I SPILLED CUP'O'NOODLES BROTH ONTO MY LAPTOP!! Oh fuck, oh no.

The upshot is that my sound device is kaputski.

So this episode is unedited, late, and unlistened to. I tried to send the files to my wife's laptop, but I would have had to send the Audacity data files one by one, and that's tedious as all get out.

So if the sound quality sucks here, I aplogize, and if the unedited portion where Sam loses his connection is irritating, sorry about that too.

Remember, at Stabbing Contest, professionalism is job... um 28 or so?

The Bear's Grove podcast http://bearsgrove.com/ which gets better with age like good cheese.

Dragonkin http://dragonkin.bearsgrove.com/ where sam talks about kids and gaming.

I know there were things i was going to put in the notes, but dammit I would rather just get this up seeing as it's stupidly late.

If you need links to anything, please leave a comment and i'll reply with the link.

Direct download: stabbingcontestep013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05 AM

Shaenon Garrity http://shaenon.livejournal.com/
Shazam http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shazam%21
chuck austen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Austen
nightcrawler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightcrawler_%28comics%29
Story games (again) http://www.story-games.com/forums/
the Forge (again) http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/
Scott Pilgrim http://scottpilgrim.com/
The Boys http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_%28comic%29
Wanted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_%28comic%29
Astro City http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astro_city
Northwest Circle, no link. If you're in the Northwest ask me for an invite over email.
Tony Dowler http://tony.dowler.com/
Chocolate cake! http://www.seldo.com/artemis/archives/chocolatecake.JPG
Paul Czega http://www.halfmeme.com/
Ron Edwards http://www.adept-press.com/
Vincent Baker http://lumpley.com/games/
Meg Baker http://www.fairgame-rpgs.com/
Emily Care Boss http://www.blackgreengames.com/
Scott Sigler http://www.scottsigler.com/
Look for Bliss Stage and Polaris links in the last show's notes.
Alternate Reality Games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alternate_reality_games
Deeper In The Game http://bankuei.wordpress.com/

 

Direct download: stabbingcontestep012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:38 AM

I had the chance to sit down with Ben at his table and talk about all manner of things. We talked for about two hours so I broke this into two episodes.

Show Notes:

Tao Games http://www.tao-games.com/

Ben's old blog http://benlehman.blogspot.com/

Edible Dirt http://eddirt.frozenreality.co.uk/

Story Games forum http://www.story-games.com/forums/

The Mutualism thread http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=6071&page=1

The episode of Theory From The Closet that spawned it http://theoryfromthecloset.com/2008/03/19/show030-mutualism-is-dead/

Mutualism group hug thread http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=6082&page=1#Item_18

With Great power... http://www.incarnadinepress.com/

Capes http://www.museoffire.com/Games/index.html

The Forge forum http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/

Rpg.net http://www.rpg.net/

Riddle of Steel http://www.theriddleofsteel.net/

Hungry, desperate, and Alone http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=5170

Charnel Gods http://www.sorcerer-rpg.com/product.php/charnelgods.html

Game Chef http://www.game-chef.com/

My WWII game thread http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=5941&page=1#Item_61

SG Names Project http://www.lulu.com/content/404111

The Dreaming Comics and Games http://thedreamingcomics.com/

Indie Press Revolution http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/home.php

Dont Rest Your Head http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=101

Faery's Tale http://firefly-games.com/

Prime Time Adventures http://www.dog-eared-designs.com/games.html

Shooting the Moon and Breaking the Ice http://www.blackgreengames.com/games.html

Jeepform http://www.jeepen.org/dict/

Dogs In The Vineyard http://www.lumpley.com/games/dogsources.html

SLC Punk http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133189/

GURPS http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

D&D http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/welcome

Warhammer Fantasy Battles http://us.games-workshop.com/games/warhammer/

World of Warcraft http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/index.xml

Independant Insurgency episode with Epidiah Ravachol http://independentinsurgency.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=310654

G.I. Joe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe#A_Real_American_Hero_.281982-1994.29 Specifically the 6" G.I. Joes Ben and I grew up on.

Snake Eyes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake-Eyes

Silent Interlude http://www.yojoe.com/comics/joe/joe21.shtml

Direct download: stabbingcontestep011.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50 AM

Sorry about the sound on this one. Kevin's a little quiet, and I should've asked people not to mess about on the table while recording.

Some really good stuff here. Especially early on when we talk about wanting characters to fail.

Show notes:

Rpgpodcasts.com http://www.rpgpodcasts.com/

Cyberpunk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk#Games

Bruce Sterling http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling

William Gibson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gibson

What's a mary-sue? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_sue

Spirit of the Century http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=103

The FATE system http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=105

Gumshoe http://www.dyingearth.com/gumshoe/index.html

221B Baker St. http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1275 

Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sherlock_Holmes_Consulting_Detective http://www.thevintagegamer.net/?p=49

Glenn Cook: http://www.xmission.com/~shpshftr/GC/GC-Home.html  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Cook

Jake Garrett P.I. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_Cook#Garrett_P.I.

Greeter the comic: http://www.greetercomics.com/

Comfort Guides: http://www.comfort-guide.com/

Mickey's Cassanova game, or at least a thread about it http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=5697&page=1#Item_23

Jersey Boys, a musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Boys

the Flaming Taft game thread http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Boys

2300 AD http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2300AD

John Wick's Thirty http://www.wicked-dead.com/thirty/

My WWII game thread, which I need to update with things that have changed during playtest http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=5941&page=1#Item_40

Mick Bradley's The Game That might Be http://harpingmonkey.com/tgtmb/

The Godzilla Gaming Podcast http://godzillagamingpodcast.libsyn.com/

Sons of Kryos http://www.sonsofkryos.com/

Independent Insurgency the home of Rob Bohl http://independentinsurgency.libsyn.com/

I left out some co-hosts of these shows, and I'm sorry for that. Cam, Jeff, and Storn are awesome.

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:50 AM

Stabbing Contest episode 009 Conquest NW saturday after action report with Lukas Myhan, Joe McDonald, Jordan Whateverhe'scallinghimself, Marcy, Deek Murtaugh, Mickey Schulz, Chris Vermeers, and myself.

We holler and fuss and yell and rage about games and get all silly after a day of lots of intense gaming.

Rock.

Show notes:

Games played: In a Wicked Age http://www.lumpley.com/wicked.html

Princes Kingdom http://crngames.com/the_princes_kingdom/

Shock! http://glyphpress.com/shock/

Don't Rest Your Head http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=101

Gloom http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG1250.php

Jungle Speed http://www.junglespeed.co.uk/

Doesteyevskyan Murder Ballad no link found

Two-Die or Trait System http://www.story-games.com/forums/

The nonattending member of our saturday game, Jason http://poxlom.livejournal.com/ pop by and tell him he sucks for not coming.

his hilarious webcomic http://hellbentcomics.com/newest.htm

Conquest NW where we were http://www.avalonconventions.com/conquestnw/

Mechaton which i bought from a lego vendor which was extra unexpected and extra rad http://www.lumpley.com/results.php?term=mechaton&in=Posts

Lego lik you needed this link http://www.lego.com/en-US/default.aspx

Playmobil http://www.playmobil.com/index.html

Dreamation a con I call mecca http://www.dexposure.com/d2007.html

Cafe Game Exchange http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=5378&page=1

Age of Quarrel an album by the Cro-Mags that came up for some reason http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro-Mags

GeekGirlsRule http://geekgirlsrule.wordpress.com/

SepiaChord http://www.sepiachord.com/

Victorian Adventure Enthusiast http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/index.html

the worlds coolest dice box does not come up on the Container Store's website. Do they know the sales they're missing?

Perfect http://www.1km1kt.net/rpg/Perfect_RPG.php

Polaris and Bliss Stage http://www.swingpad.com/dustyboots/wordpress/

Principia http://planet-thirteen.com/

The Shadows of Yesterday http://crngames.com/the_shadow_of_yesterday/

 

Whew, you can do a lot of notes when you're home with stomach flu.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03 AM

A little late because I left my mic in Wenatchee wat my folks house.

I hadn't set up a recording session because of said missing microphone, but Judd and I were chatting, and then Skypeing, and, well, what the hell, we did a cast.

This was a really good time.

Show notes, of which some are just extrapolations off a theme, not direct references:

The Scorpions http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scorpions

Evil Hat Productions makers of Don't Rest Your Head http://www.evilhat.com/home/

John Kim's excellent gaming page http://www.darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/index.html

Shock: Social Science Fiction http://glyphpress.com/shock/

Push: New thinking about roleplaying http://plays-well.com/push/

Ambercon US, which jen actually can go to http://www.ambercon.com/

Ambercon NW my favorite con of the year http://www.amberconnw.org/

Mortal Coil http://www.galileogames.com/mortal-coil/index.html

Carry: A Game About War http://www.hamsterprophetproductions.com/wordpress/?page_id=25

 

Hey, if you like the show, let me know. Commetn here, or drop me a line at StabbingContest@gmail.com

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:20 AM

Robert Bohl of The Independant Insurgency and I go for about an hour. This was a lot of fun as Rob and I have a lot of things in common.

I aplogize for all the "Are you there? Did I lose you?" crap. Skype wasn't being our best friend that day.

Show notes: Rob's Show, which rocks. http://independentinsurgency.libsyn.com/

Hub City Stompers, His theme music providers. http://hubcitystompers.com/

I Would knife Fight a Man. http://www.i-would-knife-fight-a-man.com/forum/ Here's a little warning, read all the stickys, seriously.

In A Wicked Age http://www.lumpley.com/wicked.html Lots of fun.

Dog Blog, Matt Wilson's design blog where you can read about Galactic. http://dogdesign.blogspot.com/

The Master Plan episode with luke Crane. http://masterplanpodcast.net/index.php?post_id=286128

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53 AM

This is the second part of my lengthy ramble with Clyde from Theory Form the Closet and Discussion from the Closet.

We wander even further around gaming and talk about counter-culture and it's influence on gaming and the story games community.

A few brief show notes.

Go Play Northwest http://goplaynw.wetpaint.com/?t=anon

Conquest Northwest http://www.avalonconventions.com/conquestnw/

Gamestorm in Vancouver WA http://www.gamestorm.org/

Origins http://www.originsgamefair.com/

Forge Midwest http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=25563.msg246264

Double Exposure, the umbrella orginization for Condex and Dreamation http://www.dexposure.com/home.html

Ok, that seems to take care of the really important stuff. It's late and I have holes to drill in concrete tomorrow, so if i left anything out, please forgive me.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43 AM

So Clyde Rhoer and I talked for over two hours the other night, and this is part one of that conversation.

Show notes: Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax were the creators of D&D. I remembered Dave's name about a half hour after we wrapped up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_&_Dragons this is a pretty good article. I got well distracted reading it while i should have been posting these notes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardians_of_Order contains a bit of the Game of Thrones story.

http://independentinsurgency.libsyn.com/ Rob Bohl's new podcast. Cracking good!

http://theoryfromthecloset.com/ Clydes awesome show. Check out his latest post where he pimps his new awesome show Discussions From The Closet.

That's all for now, and I just realized that i have again neglected to point out that websites and email address on air.

stabbingcontest@gmail.com for those who'd like to email me from here.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:59 AM

Well, sorry for the delay, but the holidays make it a bit difficult to get together with co-hosts.

And, on with the show notes.

Two games we mentioned during our conversation about board games when we were kids that you may not have heard of are http://www.farmgame.com/tfg.htm The Farming Game, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland_Yard_%28board_game%29 Scotland yard.

Gloom, an excellent witty card game http://www.atlas-games.com/product_tables/AG1250.php

Bang! A western game about shooting each other http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bang!

The Kenneth Hite episodes of Have Games, Will Travel can be found on this page http://havegameswilltravel.libsyn.com/?search_string=kenneth+hite&search=1

Kublacon the Khan of cons, where Jules runs a game design contest http://www.kublacon.com/

BoardGameGeek http://www.boardgamegeek.com/newuser.php

Phoenix, a former winner of that KublaCon contest http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6481

Russian Rails, by former winner Jodi Soares (though not the entry she won with) http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/9617

Time's Up, Jules and I's favorite party game http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/1353

Apples to Apples, another great party game http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/74

Are You a Werewolf, which I'm not so crazy about, but Jules loves http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/925

Paranoia, my favorite pick-up rpg http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpg/series.php?qsSeries=19 and the design blog http://www.costik.com/paranoia/

Days of Wonder a great games company who make Ticket To Ride, Colosseum, and other games we mention. http://www.daysofwonder.com/en/

The Vintage Gamer, by Jim Van Verth, an excellent and informative podcast that's made me track down and buy a few things http://www.thevintagegamer.net/

Asmodee Games, who make Mall of Horror, Cash and Guns, and Jungle Speed http://www.asmodee-us.com/

Suicide Bomber Card Game http://www.playccg.com/

A thread with links about luke Crane and Jared Sorensen being hired by Hidden City Games, the makers of Bella Sara http://www.story-games.com/forums/comments.php?DiscussionID=4630

Bella Sara, the greatest pretty horses game ever http://www.hiddencitygames.com/

The Origins Awards http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origins_Award http://www.originsgamefair.com/

Cheapass Games http://www.cheapass.com/

Mechwarrior http://www.wizkidsgames.com/mechwarrior/

Horrorclix http://www.wizkidsgames.com/horrorclix/

Multiman Publishing, http://www.multimanpublishing.com/about.php Lu Ann Youse isn't listed as a designer like I'd thought, sorry. Sounds like she gets stuck playing "adult" in that company a lot.

NerdNYC http://www.nerdnyc.com/

NerdSo-Cal http://nerdsocal.com/

NerdNC (not mentioned) http://www.nerdnc.com/

Emerald City Game Feast in Seattle WA http://ecgf.wikidot.com/

Go-Play NW http://goplaynw.wetpaint.com/

The Wayward, a coffee house in the Greenwood area of Seattle. http://www.waywardcoffee.com/

The Dreaming, my favorite comic and game store. http://thedreamingcomics.com/

Whew, that was a l;ong one, and I had to leave some things out. It seems Jules and I are name droppers. Heh.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10 AM

Episode Three wherein Judd from the Sons Of Kryos and I talk about all manner of things, and Mickey chimes in once in awhile.

About an hour and nine minutes, and about 66mb.

I think my New Years resolution is to try to stop myself from saying "y'know" as much, y'know?

Also: note to self. Do not move mic during recording and do not let someone type at her laptop next to the mic. I'm still figuring these these things out, but those should have been obvious to me.

Some show notes:

http://www.sonsofkryos.com/ Judd, Jeff, and Storn's show.

John Wick's lj http://wickedthought.livejournal.com/ where he talks extensively about houses of the Blooded.

http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=101 Don't Rest Your head, again. I love this game so much.

http://www.burningwheel.org/ Home of the Burning Wheel. An awesome game to read and an awesomer game to play. Hateful nasty orcs, ooooohhh!

Speaking of awesome http://www.dog-eared-designs.com/games.html Prime Time Adventures is made of magic fairy crack.

We then talk quite a lot about the upcoming D&D 4th edition http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/welcome and about how we're getting out information about it.

One of those places is http://www.enworld.org/ and another is my good friend Alex Chobot, who you'll hear on an upcoming show. hopefully soon.

We talk a little about http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=starwars/article/rpgsagaed The Star Wars Saga edition, which is somewhat of a playtest for 4E.

We also talked about how Alex and i want to break in 4E with a homebrew Spelljammer ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spelljammer ) campaign. We didn't even get to talk about the angel drives. I guess we'll get to that when I do a show with Alex.

Another place to get your 4E straight dope is http://www.rpg.net/

We talk briefly about social combat, which leads to talking about geek attractiveness, and no conversation on that subject is complete without mentioning Gamer: The podcasting, http://somniturne.com/gtp/ and Sasha's awesome hair.

We also talk quite a lot about the Story Games forum, as I often do. http://www.story-games.com/forums/

We get into the subject of games that bring up heavy subjects, and we talk about Carry http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16181&cat=0&page=1 and Grey Ranks http://www.bullypulpitgames.com/games/index.php?game=grey_ranks also Death's Door http://www.blankshieldpress.com/death.html And Steal Away Jordan http://swingpad.com/julia/wordpress/

We mention Under The Bed http://www.glyphpress.com/UtB/

We talk bout GURPS as I tend to a lot http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/

In The Statement: Play Other Games we talk about boardgames as well as rpgs and Arkham horror comes up http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/arkhamhorror.html as well as http://www.daysofwonder.com/shadowsovercamelot/en/ Shadows over Camelot.

We also talk about the super-rad card game Jungle Speed http://www.junglespeed.co.uk/

Then we talk about running games for kids and mention Faery's Tale http://www.firefly-games.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=48&osCsid=71a96d47323a394d8707230794d5c39f and Cat http://www.wicked-dead.com/cat/ and Monkey Wrench, which I couldn't find a link to. I suck.

We also mention the Sam Chupp has talked about gaming with kids extensively over at The Bears Grove. http://bearsgrove.com/ He has most of those shows in their own section now.

So that about does it. Feel free to leave comments here or at Stabbingcontest@gmail.com Thanks for listening. we had a great time recording it.

 

Judd sent me some more show notes.

Monkey Wrench is here. http://www.harlekin-maus.com/ It appears to be the whole game.

Here's the ap for Judd's hateful hateful orcs game. http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=348339

Thanks, Judd.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:42 PM

This one's a bit chaotic, but it's always a bit chaotic when my co-host and best friend Jordan Block get together.

This comes in at about 1hr,05min and is about 60mb.

 

Sepiachord, Jordans steampunk music site: http://www.sepiachord.com/

Victorian Adventure Enthusiast, his Victorian gaming site, which will hopefully have some content soon: http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/

Uchronia, a Victorian rpg the jordan is translating with the help of the authors: http://uchronia.free.fr/

Forgotten Futures, by Marcus Rowland. An amazingly huge site chock full of content: http://www.forgottenfutures.com/

Da Yoopers, Michigan's upper penninsula's greatest band: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Yoopers

 

I know this one sounds a bit rough. Jordan and I get a little goofy together and we've always had the bad habit of talking over each other, but I hope it comes through just how much fun we have at the same time.

As always, thanks for listening and comment here, or email at stabbingcontest@gmail.com

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:02 AM

It's my first podcast. Welcome to the show. This one is rated not for young audiences and wear your headphones at work due to coarse language and some frank talk about sexuality.

My co-host this episode is my lovely wife, Mickey, and we have a lot of fun figuring this thing out.

Some notes: The webcomic where you can find the cartoon that gave me the name is Edible Dirt by Matt Rosemier. http://eddirt.frozenreality.co.uk/

In fact, here's the specific comic. http://eddirt.frozenreality.co.uk/index.php?id=252

I mentioned my workplace. http://www.privateerpress.com/ I hope i didn't give the idea that I was involved in design or development, because I actually work in production. I turn hot metal into miniatures.

Eos Press http://www.eos-press.com/ producers of Unhallowed http://www.eos-press.com/products-unhallowed.html

Geek Girls Rule, my wife's geek collumn http://geekgirlsrule.wordpress.com/ and Media Gauntlet where it's hosted as a feature http://www.mediagauntlet.com/

Valerie Strangiato, her sex advice site http://www.valeriestrangiato.com/

The free short version of the Two-Die system http://ogremarco.fileave.com/

The Zorcerer of Zo http://www.atomicsockmonkey.com/products/zoz.asp

Faery's Tale http://www.firefly-games.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=48&osCsid=71a96d47323a394d8707230794d5c39f

Little Fears, looks like something is coming soon http://www.littlefears.com/

Don't Rest Your Head http://www.evilhat.com/home/?page_id=101

Prime Time Adventures http://www.dog-eared-designs.com/games.html

Carry: A Game About War http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16181&cat=0&page=1

GURPS http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/ which I still love to pieces.

 

Some of the podcasts I mentioned and a few I forgot.

The Voice Of The Revolution http://www.thevoiceoftherevolution.com/

The Score http://www.chimera.info/

Theory From The Closet http://theoryfromthecloset.com/

Master Plan http://masterplan.libsyn.com/

Sons Of Kryos http://www.sonsofkryos.com/

The Dragon's Landing http://www.dragonslanding.com/mambo/

Gamer: The Podcasting http://somniturne.com/gtp/

The Vintage Gamer http://www.thevintagegamer.net/

Have Games, Will Travel http://www.havegameswilltravel.net/ How did i forget to mention this one?

And, also how could I forget the Durham 3? http://www.durham3.com/

A couple of cons mentioned

http://www.norwescon.org/ Norweson, A Seattle area con.

http://www.amberconnw.org/ Ambercon Northwest in Troutdale Oregon

 

Hey, so It's really late, and I need to sleep. Feel free to email me your comments. Thanks.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:15 AM