Episode 96: Gamers in Transition

Hosts: Megan, Charles, Timo, Reek

Banter: We do Todd’s shtick without Todd, Pinot!, Lexx was a little Chewie, It’s Megan’s birthday, nihilists aren’t dark enough (in another world the escargot is eating you), $10 will still get you a magic pack, that damnable song, is it a life-drain jackal?.

Charles is leaving (7:40). This is where we sing the praise of Charles. He’s pretty awesome, and we really will miss him.

What did we play: (9:15)
Megan: Star Wars West End, Remember Tomorrow, Crazy MTG decks.
Reek: There is a huge void where gaming was. If no Scott, then China. That said, West End Star Wars
Timo: Remember tomorrow, House on Haunted Hill

Main topic:

Gamers in Transition (17:03)
Looking for a group in Kentucky (17:50)
Networking (19:20)
The fluidity of our group (19:50)
Trad process: Find a group, that’s your group thick and thin. (21.25)
It’s like going on a date (22:50)
When new to a group: jump right in (24:10)
Being welcoming of new people (25.40)
Story games can be a little personal (27:00)
The language thing (27:55)
When you have to play with these people (29:00)
Non-gaming relationships between gamers (30:05)
What happens with the breakup (31:50)
Being able to cherry pick people (32:30)
Social interaction that isn’t just RPG (33:50)
Group looking for people (34:45)
Mike’s first ed game (36:30)
Other organizational structures (38:30)
Jovian Chronicles: when you can’t find interest in your game (41:35)
Transitioning who you’re willing to play with (43:30)
The Audition (44:20)
Passive aggressiveness sucks (46:20)
The Indie Pimping: Dread is great to warm up to people (47:50)

Rants (50:05)
Charles: It sucks to leave Chicago gaming
Megan: It’s kinda odd that a lot of fantasy writers are old men writing preteen fantasy romance things
Timo: Why don’t people in the suburbs realise they live in middle of goddamned nowhere.
Reek went off to pride.

You have been listening to The Jank Cast, copyright 2011 under the creative commons license. You can find out more about us at jankcast.com. All the music in the show is from the song, “Jank is a Dork Word” written and recorded by Todd and is used with his permission. You can send comments and feedback to feedback@jankcast.com Again, we are sponsored by Chicagoland Games, and this is JOHNKELLY reminding you to support your local gaming store. Now go out and roll some dice.

4 thoughts on “Episode 96: Gamers in Transition

  1. I don’t think I ever had the pleasure of meeting or gaming with Charles, but I wish a bon voyage and best of luck to him and his couch.

  2. So, am I correct in understanding that a ‘living game’ is a series of ongoing adventures in a persistent world which may or may not involve a series of rotating characters?

  3. Okay, I have been wondering because the term has shown up on the cast more frequently and I had not heard a definition of the term. BTW I agree with Timo about clothes and how ludicrously expensive they are.

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