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Episode 20 – Shaken not Stirred
by Dan Repperger

You should quickly realize this episode isn’t quite right.  This is part of a promotion that’s being done between a dozen gaming podcasts.  One week in September, each show will be run by the hosts of a different show.  The strangers you’re hearing on Fear the Boot are Mick and Rae from  Misfit Brew.  In this show, Mick and Rae talk about RPGs, focusing on Rae’s impressions of the hobby as a non-gamer.

If you want to hear your “home team” FTB hosts, you can find us over at the Roundtable.  For a direct link to the show we did for them, click right here.

A big thanks to Mick for hosting this show and letting us host one of his!  And let me wrap this up by giving you the relevant links for Mick and Rae…

Contested Ground Studios (where Rae’s friend Iain publishes games)
http://www.contestedground.co.uk

Rae’s Blog: http://www.raesblog.blog.co.uk

Mick’s Blog: http://mick.harpingmonkey.com

Hosts: Mick, Rae

Episode 19 – evil player characters
by Dan Repperger

Before every show, we go through a dysfunctional routine which we describe at the start of this episode.  We also talk about the market penetration of podcasts in the gaming community and one of the few fixtures of gaming life we haven’t yet discussed: junk food!

Our main topic is evil characters and evil parties, though we didn’t realize just how big the subject was until we started talking about it.  This is one we might revisit in more detail at some point in the future.

At the end of the show, we announce our next contest.  This one is the exact opposite of our “freak show” contest.  To enter, head to our forums and look for the “contests” topic area.  In 500 words or less, give us a deep and interesting character whose race/class is as boring as possible.  We want to demonstrate that interesting characters have nothing to do with concept, so blow us away with your secretaries, garbage collectors, farmers, and the like! The prize is a $30 gift code for GeekLabel.com.

Hosts: Adam, Chad, Dan, Dawn

Bonus Episode 8 – good things gone wrong
by Dan Repperger

Just as I promised on the forums, here’s a bonus episode to go hand-in-hand with episode 18!

We intended to make this bonus episode about our take on where Battletech went wrong.  However, we ended up on so many tangents that the show is really more about where creative endeavors in general go wrong.

As you probably know by now, these bonus episodes are neither edited nor quality controlled.  So if this is your first time here, please check out a regular episode to find out what our show is really like.

Episode 18 – card games and electronic devices
by Dan Repperger

In this show we cover some fond memories of FASA product catalogs, name the winner of our “freak show” character contest, offer our thoughts on card games, kick around some settings we wish had their own roleplaying games, and offer our thoughts on the use of electronic devices to aid your games.

Hosts: Chad, Dan, Dawn

Episode 17 – playing in an established setting
by Dan Repperger

I want to remind everyone of the contest we’re running right now.  You can find details in this episode, the show notes for episode 16, or our forums.

Continuing a topic we started in bonus episode 7, we spend some time talking about spaceship combat in roleplaying games.  Then we offer some insight and advice about running your game in an established setting with a single, pervasive storyline.

Hosts: Adam, Chad, Dan, Dawn

Bonus Episode 7 – video games
by Dan Repperger

We’re probably just as opinionated about video games as we are roleplaying games, but the former just isn’t what this podcast is about.  However, for this bonus episode, we decided to talk only about video games.

You guys know the drill.  These bonus episodes are not edited or formatted, so the quality of our normal shows isn’t really there.  We just make these things for fun.

Episode 16 – long distance gaming
by Dan Repperger

We start this episode with several announcements.  I’ll post those here along with relevant links.

First, we’ll be at Archon from October 5th – 8th.

* http://archonstl.org/30/index2.html

Second, our World of Warcraft guild is really taking off.  If you play WoW, we hope you’ll stop by and join us.

* http://www.feartheboot.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=18

Third, we’re starting a contest with prizes sponsored by GeekLabel.com.  Listen to the episode for details and post your entry in the forum area linked below.

* http://www.feartheboot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=518
* http://www.geeklabel.com

Our discussion topics for this episode are the use of time travel in your game and running roleplaying games when long distances separate your players.

Hosts: Adam, Chad, Dan, John

Episode 15 – absentee players
by Dan Repperger

At the start of this episode, we mention a WoW guild Fear the Boot listeners and hosts have started.  If you’re interested in joining, you can find details at: http://www.feartheboot.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=18

After that, we give our follow-up on Gencon, some response to the discussions our “freak show” commentary in episode 13 started, and offer advice for dealing with absentee players in your roleplaying game.

Hosts: Adam, Chad, Dan, John

Episode 14 – our Gencon experience
by Dan Repperger

Our Gencon experience was short and fruitless.  We start off the episode by explaining what happened and then offer some advice on allowing players to run multiple characters during the same game.

This episode was recorded in an unusual way, so the bells and whistles of our main episodes aren’t there.  In fact, it seems closer to a bonus episode.

Hosts: Adam, Chad, Dan

Bonus Episode 6 – farewell to John
by Dan Repperger

This episode was supposed to be our farewell to John, who’s leaving for Rome soon.  However, it quickly degrades into tangents about travel, foreign beer, and international family.

WARNING!  WARNING!  WARNING!  This show is far edgier than anything we have ever done before.  We poke fun at some very serious issues, but please keep in mind we’re just joking.  If you’re easily offended, this is probably not the episode for you.

As always, please keep in mind that these bonus episodes are not on the same topics or of the same quality as our normal work.  We do not script, edit, or quality control these extra shows.

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