Hosts: Todd, Lexx, Scott, JohnKelly
Main topic: The Human Condition (18:05)
Wikipedia definition (18:30)
An intense and overbearing fear of death (19:55)
Todd’s first explorative experience (23:30)
Stolen inspiration: Scott’s buddhist character (26:10)
Rob and Megan: players who explore via characters (27:30)
Lexx: Playing up realism or the other (28:15)
Diatribe against 300 (29:20)
Dragon Age racism (30:20)
Do you set out to explore the human condition? (33:20)
Layer and sublayer (35:00)
Story and meaning (36:10)
Genre games provide more direction toward meaning (Battlestar Galactica, Usagi Yojimbo) (39:05)
A dearth of positive things in gaming (love, hope, friendship) (40:20)
Massaging the topic: back to good and bad game (44:00)
Reality TV is the fascination with cruelty (46:00)
When it’s not: overcoming the challenges (48:00)
Refusal to submit (49:30)
Positive relationships, metagaming, and life (50:25)
When fantasies come out (53:15)
Learning things about others by accident (54:10)
Lexx: We put up with much worse things in gaming than anywhere else. Why?
JohnKelly: My show is about post-rapture survival
Scott: If your game store offers open gaming, buy
from that store.
Todd: Didn’t have one, so we rant about him instead.
New Fiasco Playset, made by Megan and JohnKelly
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.