Episode 146: What is it about Apocalypse World

Hosts: Todd, Tom, Timo, Megan

What did we play? (4:21)
The Sword, The Crown, the Unspeakable Power – Todd, Tom, Timo, Megan

Main Topic: (8:37)
There’s a lot going on with Apocalypse World in our part of the gaming world. We’re going to devote 2 episodes to the topic. In this one, we discuss what it is about the game that has made it so popular as a system and what we think it’s unique appeal is.

Rants (1:18:52)
Timo: Friendship, a thing!
Megan: Cat Hair and couch!
Todd: October 2012: Best music month ever!
Tom: I am an elitist college professor, and for good reason.

Other Links
Game of Thrones
50 remakes that will break your heart
Red Letter Media
Harry Potter
Jurassic Park
Fingers in the Firmament
Saga of the Icelanders
Burning Wheel
Clouds and boxes
Dungeons & Dragons – 4ed
Descent 2
Rifts
Misspent Youth
Sorceror

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Episode 110: Gaming as Socialising

Hosts: Timo, Tom, Megan, Todd, Reek

What did we play:
Dogs in the Vineyard: Timo, Todd, Megan
Shapocalypse World: Shadowrun ApoWo hack: Todd, Tom
Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space: Todd, Timo
Mouseguard: Todd, Tom
Fiasco, Zombie Cinema: Megan
Ravenloft: Reek

Main topic: Gaming as Socialising (23:14)
Part of the fun of gaming is not actually the game itself, but the hanging out with friends that it causes. Whether you are friends outside of the game, or get together just to do this

particular thing, or barely know each other, there is a whole realm of interactions that the game is part of, but is not necessarily all about the game. As part of our “Why we game” series we talk about the socializing that goes on around and about the game.

Rants (01:09:00)
Todd: Plugging Hammers of Misfortune (The Grain)
Reek: To the beat up guy on the red line: You didn’t get anything in, just go home.
Timo: I am a hideous leper.
Tom: Stark Trek is way too fucking blase about revolutionary technology.
Megan: When I watch bad reality TV, I’ll do the exact opposite.

Other Links:
Polaris
Game of Thrones
Murderous Ghosts
D&D Encounters
The Colony
Misspent Youth
Sorcerer
Unhallowed Metropolis
Bachannal
Babylon 5
Deep Space 9>
Shock
Human Contact

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Episode 106: Getting Into Gaming

Hosts: John, M-Riv, Paul, Tim, Todd, Tom

So this week we did something a little different: Todd did a cast with his group which started via school, several of whom weren’t gamers until recently and the rest of whom hadn’t gamed since high school. Most gaming podcasts, understandably, feature people who have been into the hobby for a long time. We thought it would be an interesting take to get

to hear from some people who are brand new to the hobby or just got back into it after a decade or more away to get a somewhat different perspective on this little thing we call role-playing. Enjoy!

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 Viagra see what it does 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 encourage you to get in touch with us via our Facebook page, Spooky Outhouse Forum (it’s a little quiet, but we’d love to get it going again), or on Twitter or Google+. Now go out and roll some dice!

Episode Seventeen: The Villian Cast

Episode Seventeen: The Villian Cast
Hosts: JOHNKELLY, Tom, Dylan, Lexx, Reek, Autumn

A bit about Tom
A bit about Timo
Games we played this week: Serenity, Call of Cthulhu, Spirit of the Century, Dugeons and Dragons, and modeling.
1d20: JOHNKELLY (12), Tom (2), Lexx(7), Reek(6), Autumn (13), Dylan (3)
Main Topic: Villians
Lexx insults Christianity and all Christians
Our Favorite Villians
Dylan: Vacinni from the Princess Bride
Tom: Grand Moff Tarkin & The General from Pan’s Labrinth
JOHNKELLY: Nicodemus
Autumn: Darth Vader & The Goblin King
Reek: Darkside and Death Star
Lexx: Zod!

On another note: Bowie in Space

Rants
Dylan: Twilight
Autumn: Respect for all authors who are published
JOHNKELLY:
Lexx: meh
Reek: Villian PCs
Tom: The great overlord of Chicago

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