Useless Drivel – Murder Mart on Vinyl

Today is a Friday, unlike any other Friday. One that will go down in the history books as a turning point for the entire world. What is it that could have such a resounding influence on the world, you ask? A brand new podcast episode, that’s what! Join your hosts Matt, Robert, and The David as they discuss all manner of horrible alcohol, awesome music, sex pillows, and Mexican surgery!  Settle in your comfiest chair, ignore the world burning down around you outside, and let your ears enjoy a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Episode 78 – NPC’s, Allies, and Adversaries

NPCs

NPCs; they are the lifeblood of any adventure, campaign, or gaming world.  Sure, the story is created by the actions of the Player Characters, but without NPCs, who would the heroes turn to for help, sell all their (sometimes ill-gotten) treasures off too, or shiv prison-style in a back-alley for some easy XP?  Join us this week as we jump back almost two decades to discuss some of the memorable NPCs – allies, adversaries, and otherwise – from our epic AD&D 2nd Edition campaign!  Ready your fantasy cellphones, lock down that split-personality disorder, and for the sake of your family take out a life insurance policy as you prepare for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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What it Means to be a Geek Mom

Illustration from the book, “Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families” by Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri, Corrina Lawson, and Jenny Williams.

I am going to drop some truth on you, dear readers.  I am tired.  I wear a lot of hats.  All of them are important to me and all of them require more time and energy than I normally have.  However, the most important hat of them all is that of “Mommy.”    As a full-time working mother, I often fear that I am not there enough time for my 20-month old son.  So, how do I make the most of my time with my toddler?  Well, that’s where being a geek comes into play.

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Super Emo Art

Super Emo Walter from The Big Lebowski by JSalvador

Oh, hey!  It’s me again.  I know, I know two posts from Karen while she’s on vacation?!  What the heck?  Well, I’m doing Ramses a solid and covering for him while he works out some creative blocks.  His vacationitis is worse than mine.

There’s no doubt that Matt & Robert are both “super emo” without us so here’s some amazing art by JSalvador to get you all over the hump.  See more heartbreaking adorableness after “the jump.”  Continue reading

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