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Episode 412 – ideas
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) Andy Warhol gets trolled by Dennis Hopper through Strasbergian emotional memory.

* (4:30) Dropped glasses become art, perhaps because of Yoko Ono’s famous picture?

* (5:41) Chad has an idea to pitch.

* (9:20) Telling good stories without alienating the people they’re about. Catching Pat in his refractory period.

* (17:11) Chad owns MorningSkye.com and can’t seem to opt out of the sale of a similar domain.

* (24:09) Dan’s idea that never happened, and why certain ideas in general don’t get done.

* (37:03) Tying it all together: Things done, things never done, and why.

* (43:43) Dan will try to dig up the Lookout Radio demo.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Chris, Dan, Pat

Bonus Episode 68 – random geekery
by Dan Repperger

* (0:24) Dan will record, anyway. The Pimp’s Prayer (NSFW). Brodeur can’t cry. Tyromancy, the cheese magic.

* (6:39) The lowest form of horror. The 1979 movie, Zombie. The silent film, Un Chien Andalou. Hobo with a Shotgun.

* (17:32) A time jump in Brodeur’s RPG.

* (21:32) Geoff Johns uses physics to make Aquaman a good character. The war between Amazons and Atlanteans. (Correction: The individual that led the defeat of the Amazons was Mopsus the Thracian, not a Theban.)

* (32:21) Running a superhero game in the Bronze Age.

* (36:29) An RPG with a cartoon aesthetic. Grave of the Fireflies, Wings of Honneamise, AnohanaKill la Kill, and Bone Tomahawk.

* (43:56) Red Dwarf and the assassination of JFK. Pokémon, Star Trek VI, the UN, and the comedy of violent politics.

* (48:16) Funny patient names and the Easter Eggs in CMS test data.

* (53:55) The life lesson of Ben-Hur.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Episode 411 – cognitive dissonance
by Dan Repperger

* (0:27) The Facebook post explaining our site difficulties.

* (1:32) The Inkwell Ideas’ Kickstarter for Hexographer 2.

* (3:14) The cognitive dissonance of many gamers regarding fairness and success.

Hosts: Dan

Episode 410 – talking time
by Dan Repperger

* (0:28) Fear the Boot’s crossover with Dead Games Society. Gaming resources that are not sourcebooks.

* (3:43) A sad farewell and all our love to Mark.

* (4:39) Everyone begs for new chairs. Brodeur plans to steal from Good Will.

* (6:10) Game-relevant table talk. Meta-gaming and immersion.

* (17:41) When can a character speak and for how long?

* (24:59) Action timing in Blades in the Dark.

* (32:50) Models of initiative.

* (46:15) Pat takes us back to the original point.

* (49:13) Letting everyone talk—or not!

* (55:25) Chad thanks Brodeur the Elder.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Pat

Episode 409 – stupid gamer tricks
by Dan Repperger

* (0:29) A loose sound card, Patreon, falling pants, and attack chairs.

* (3:42) The TSA, full-body scanners, and having to take your belt off. Wave of babies.

* (8:14) RPG people tricks, starting with Dan trolling.

* (10:46) Wayne getting the feel of a game.

* (12:16) Brodeur interviews himself.

* (14:04) Dan CAN judge you. But he rehearses his lines, too.

* (16:28) Voices and the methods by which accents can be attained. Theme songs, and more ways to get hyped for a game.

* (22:33) Chad’s confession: The hit points are a lie. Conceptual damage instead of hit points.

* (27:08) It’s not fair?

* (30:30) Wayne asks why.

* (40:37) Naming NPCs after things in the room.

* (44:59) Pregame rituals

* (47:19) Fortunetelling for your NPCs.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, Wayne

Bonus Episode 67 – augmented reality
by Dan Repperger

* (0:22) Horrible things you can do with Pokémon GO.

* (1:04) Augmented Reality and Alternate Reality Games. Drug addiction.

* (7:34) Wayne’s wrestling efed. Gnarl’s adventures on Twitter.

* (17:53) Wayne’s wrestler’s name.

* (26:18) The psychology of roleplaying. The freedom that a mask grants, particularly when it’s a fully articulated gnoll mask.

* (32:30) What would Brodeur say if he had Twitter and a purrsona? Next time, on “Everyone is Furries Furever”. Mind-mouth filtering for the good of mankind.

Hosts: Brodeur, Dan, Wayne

Episode 408 – three facets of GMing
by Dan Repperger

* (0:33) Moon, Dredd, and Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition.

* (8:25) Dan comes up with one nice thing to say about the movie, Battleship. Also, they’re voxels, not pixels.

* (12:58) Chad recommends The Seventh Seal.

* (14:15) Dan’s Gnollsona days are to be in their peak soon.

* (15:30) All the things worse than gamer categories. The Sokal affair and other uses of world salad.

* (18:59) The three facets of GMing, starting with the adversarial.

* (21:56) The confederate.

* (28:29) The middle ground: the adjudicator.

* (33:56) Pat’s special dice. Labels are better at describing a moment than the GM.

* (36:29) Chad hates the Myers-Briggs test. Dan hates the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, though it isn’t mentioned in the show.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Pat

Episode 407 – audio ambience
by Dan Repperger

* (0:31) The end of Brodeur’s honeymoon with 5th edition D&D and his endless honeymoon with a Marilith.

* (4:32) Brodeur denies, as all subs do, that he wants to bang the Marilith.

* (14:21) When the whole thing needs to go.

* (16:08) Topic of this episode: Sound and music. MyNoise.

* (23:17) Issues with sound. Blending soundscapes together. The value of sounds people aren’t aware of. Frederic Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude.

* (38:10) Let’s talk about music. The NPR interview with the composer for Epic Mickey. Also, Radio Rivendell.

* (43:45) Examples of music as used in Blades in the Dark, video games, and Dan’s car.

* (53:02) Rapid-fire advice.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chad, Dan, John

Episode 406 – RPGs and mental health, part 2
by Dan Repperger

* (1:19) The requisite disclaimers.

* (1:57) How mental health affects gaming, as the person with the condition.

* (2:26) Attendance issues.

* (5:15) Accepting that some issues can’t be dealt with or accommodated in the context of gaming.

* (7:02) Some ideas for accommodating attendance issues when you can.

* (10:53) Beating yourself up during the game.

* (12:12) Accommodating mid-game issues.

* (17:37) Being anxious about being anxious.

* (22:28) The relationship between depression and self-value. Asking the right questions.

* (27:23) Tough thoughts during the downtime.

* (31:55) Dan versus the X card. The importance of communicating meaningful information. Applying Hanlon’s Razor to issue of offense.

* (52:22) Wayne gives his thanks to a group at DruCon. The value of distraction.

* (54:49) A big thanks to our Patreon backers!

Hosts: Brodeur, Chris, Dan, Wayne

Episode 405 – RPGs and mental health, part 1
by Dan Repperger

* (0:39) Mental health as a topic, why we’re talking about it, and some important disclaimers.

* (8:49) Why this relates so closely to gaming.

* (13:47) Dan’s history and issues.

* (18:41) The uniqueness of the conditions when compared to “normal” thoughts. The courage of getting treatment.

* (26:04) The anatomy of a panic attack.

* (27:24) PTSD can come from any serious trauma.

* (28:54) Brodeur’s history and issues.

* (32:47) The anatomy of PTSD.

* (34:39) Wayne’s history and issues.

* (38:03) Medication as a way to get a handle on an issue.

* (40:13) Time does not heal all wounds, but there are ways to cope. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook.

* (46:22) Advice to people that know someone suffering from a mental disorder.

Hosts: Brodeur, Chris, Dan, Wayne

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