JANK 200!

Hosts: Jenn, Joe, Megan, Scott, Todd

Here it is, folks! Our 200th episode! Whoo!

So we decided to do something a little fun for this one. Megan is starting up a series of interviews with gamers on why they game. As such, we decided to, for our 200th episode, talk about how we got into gaming and what we get out of it. We also do a fairly lengthy rundown of what we played recently which includes D&D, Spark, World Wide Wrestling, and Sorcerer, as well as have a LOT of banter because it’s been a while since we’ve talked. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Sh’notes:

14:00- Intro the show, finally.
29:00- Topic
1:05:00- Rants!
Jenn- Fuck lupus.
Joe- Working too much is not good for me.
Scott- D&D is the same the world over.
Todd- Memories and social media. What’s the deal?
Megan- Plug ALL THE THINGS! Particularly JANK AT THE MOVIES, which you should be getting in on, if you’re not. Seriously, Megan’s got a lot of plugs.

One thought on “JANK 200!

  1. I am hopelessly behind on my podcasts, so I only just got around to listening to this today. There were two things that struck me about this episode. You’ll have to forgive me, though, because I’m not good at remembering the names of the casters and whose voice is whose.

    First, I must say that the idea of regimented interaction is precisely why I enjoy gaming. I’d always considered myself an introvert, but my wife, who is truly an introvert, has classified me as an extrovert who is just painfully shy. She can’t stand to be around people for more than a couple hours and a time and needs to go home and have a lot of downtime to recharge. (She has never gotten into RPGs—as opposed to board games or card games—because the idea of spending several hours being forced to interact with people sounds like a nightmare to her.) I, on the other hand, really enjoy being around people for long periods of time. The only problem is that I have trouble keeping up a conversation unless there’s something very definite to talk about, and that’s where games come in.

    Second, when one of the casters mentioned that tabletop roleplaying gamers tend to be a progressive group of people (and that he himself was an activist for a time), I definitely agreed. I am huge into comic books, but one of the reasons I can’t stand to listen to comic book podcasts is because the hosts tend to be your typical bigoted fanboys who will go into a nerd rage if a previously straight character comes out of the closet, or a white superhero is replaced by another character of a different skin color* or sex, or anything they perceive as being political correctness being forced into their comics. While the TTRPG community’s record certainly isn’t spotless—there were some particularly vile comments from TTRP-gamers after Gen Con delivered the press release regarding Indiana’s “religious freedom” bill—I don’t feel that the bigotry involved is nearly as rampant as it is in the worlds of comics and video games.

    *See the recent announcement of Miles Morales replacing Peter Parker as Spider-Man in the main Marvel Universe.

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