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By John Quiett
I had planned a board game for this week, but last night I was introduced to a great new RPG that I have to share. Lately I have been enjoying the podcasts put out by Decoder Ring Theater a site that produces mostly 1930s and 40s pulp action radio drama plays. I highly recommend everyone check it out. Matt wrote a review of their detective story, Black Jack Justice, that you can check out here…and their super-hero, The Red Panda here. Think it’s safe to say he would recommend them as well, but we are here to talk about an RPG…DANGER PATROL! By John Harper
By Matt Quiett
Normally, when I tell you about a podcast, I cover who the hosts are, what the structure is like and what audience it’s made for. I also offer my opinion on what the quality of the audio and the material is. I can’t remain objective today. This was a whole new podcast experience for me.
By Matt Quiett
Author: Phil Voyd
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Eggplant Literary Productions, Inc.
The Fine Art of Boxing is a short story that originally appeared in a shorter form, titled Bronzage, in TransVersions in 1998. The story centers around Patrick Bronzage, a boxer in the future. The story is full of science fiction elements and uses them to tell the story effectively, without becoming overly technical and losing the reader.
By Jestin Kimmet
Written: Paul Bales
Directed: Joseph J. Lawson
Produced: The Asylum
Running Time: 1 hr. 31 min.
Style: Action/Adventure, Horror
Staring: Dominique Swain, Jake Busey, Joshua Michael Allen
by Shirley Niedzwiecki
App: iphone, iDevices
- Price: Free
- Category: Lifestyle
- Version: 1.0.5
- Size: 15.8 MB
- © 2013 Tophatter, Inc.
Okay. So, I wasn’t looking for sparklies to add to my non-existent jewelry collection when I stumbled upon “Tophatter.” I saw it in my Facebook feed on my iPhone. I am attracted to large sparkly rings that won’t look good on my hand. Yea, I know this. That’s why I look and don’t purchase. Smaller rings, good. Big gaudy rings? BAD.
by John Quiett
So recently we all got together for a game night, a thing we don’t get to do often enough in my opinion. Anyway, at this game night. I got to try a game that I have been trying to check out for nearly a year. I saw “King of Tokyo” (published by IELLO) at Gen Con 2012 but never found an open seat. The game is designed by Richard Garfield, the guy who designed Magic: the Gathering, so I expected big things. I was only let down a little, but I’ll talk about that in a bit.
By Matt Quiett
“When Nerds Collide” is a weekly podcast hosted by Tom and Dan. The topic is usually comic book related, but occasionally the hosts veer off to other topics from video games to cartoons. The shows run right around an hour. You can find the podcast on iTunes.
The podcast only has a total of seven episodes as of this writing. The two hosts make it clear at the beginning of the first episode that their podcast is really just the two of them recording their normal conversations. The result is both good and bad. Often the duo get off on tangents and while they’re usually entertaining, they sometimes drift away from the main topic. It’s clear that both hosts are still getting used to recording and staying on topic. I feel that, with time, that will improve greatly.
For a brand new podcast, these are pretty good. There are a few audio quality issues, usually just the peak of the audio being too high and causing some distortion. Overall that’s the only audio issue I’ve heard and it’s something that’s learned as time goes.
The topics are usually a little loose, with the structure of the show being very fluid. This seems to be something that the hosts are working on as the episodes go on, and it’s partly due to the tangent issue mentioned above. Normally, the episodes sound great and it’s clear both hosts are having a great deal of fun.
The only other issue I had with the podcast was the intro. I know the hosts are Tom and Dan but there is never a last name used for either that I could find, including on their website. This is likely just a personal issue but it’s something that I didn’t hear that would have drawn me in a little deeper.
For all my complaints, this is a good podcast. It’s a learning process and Tom and Dan seem to be making changes to better their podcast as they go. They’re only seven episodes in and it takes time to really find your spot in both structure and flow.
I recommend this podcast to any one who enjoys comics and comic-related material. I give “When Nerds Collide” a 3.5 out of 5.