Episode 108 – All Good Things

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“There is an end to everything, to good things as well.” ~Chaucer

Well geeks and geekettes, it’s been one hell of a ride.  For 108 weeks, the crew here at To-Ag studios have aimed to bring laughs, fun, and not a little bit of misinformation to our little corner of the internet, all for your (and our) enjoyment.  As the saying goes, “Life Happens,” and while the MITC crew has done a good job of making the podcast fit into their hectic schedules week after week without missing a beat, it seems that real life has finally caught up with the cast. While we don’t see this as a definitive end, the MITC Podcast will henceforth be on indefinite hiatus.  Fear not, however, as there is still one last episode to enjoy, and we will always keep the mics ready for when the stars are right.

We’d like to thank all of our listeners and supporters these past few years for their honesty, feedback, and awesomeness.  We love you all, and while we won’t be in the studio every week, we do hope that all of the awesome people we’ve met, recorded with, and made friends with keep in touch.

Much Geek Love,

The Monkey in the Cage Podcast

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Useless Drivel – Moustache Pirate

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Happy Turkey Day, internet!  While you spend the day watching TV, eating delicious food, and creating lifelong animosity with your family members, remember to be thankful for one thing – free podcasts!  Matt and Robert are back this week talking about all the things that matter to no one in particular, and they are thankful that you could join them.  So, loosen up your belt, hop into your fat-pants, and enjoy your seconds and thirds while you enjoy a new episode of Useless Drivel, the podcast without a point!

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I Took a Stab at Conan and Conan Won

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So, the crew over at Gamerstable wrapped up their Conan Character Submission Contest this week in preparation for their next Savage Worlds actual play podcast.  I (and apparently plenty of other gamers out there) caught wind of the contest and decided to jump headlong into the creation process, albeit with two minor problems.  The first problem, I had only ever created five Savage Worlds characters, so I’m pretty much a n00b to the system.  The second problem, the extent of my knowledge regarding the Conan universe is limited to the 1980’s films Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer.  Ignoring these minor inconveniences, I forged ahead (thanks to my copy of Hero Lab and plenty of time spent at the Conan Wiki).  Although I was not one of the lucky winners, I’m still proud of the characters I drafted and have decided to share them here, in all their fleshed out and statted glory.

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Episode 55 – Movies That Scared Us as Kids

One person’s scary movie is often another person’s comedy, but, being a kid in the 80’s meant you were pretty much on the same page with everyone else when it came squirming in your seat and being afraid of the dark.  Join us this week as we discuss the movies that kept us awake at night when we were kids.  Most are familiar, some a little less so, and there might be one or two in there that make you think, WTF!?!  So, be sure you’ve got a swimming buddy, make sure to keep that night light on, and whatever you do DON’T RUN UPSTAIRS as you settle in for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Episode 21 – Gaming’s Influence Away From the Table

We all love being “in it” when we’re around the gaming table with our friends.  Whether it’s slaying dragons, hacking supercomputers, or saving any number of fantastical worlds from nefarious villains, there comes a time to pack up the books, put away the dice, and get back to the humdrum routine of real life.  However, the fact of the matter is that when we leave the gaming table, the gaming experience goes with us.

Join us this week as we discuss the ways in which gaming influence us away from the table with our special guest and long-time friend, actor Louis (Louie) Carazo.  Catch him in theaters March 16th in the new Will Ferrell comedy, Casa de mi Padre, but first, take a listen at how gaming has influenced the Monkeys when they aren’t roleplaying it up!

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Episode 13 – Campaign Settings

You walk into a room.  It has some walls and there are some figures in it.  What do you do?  Sound familiar?  If you’ve ever played a role-playing game, you’ve undoubtedly heard countless iterations of varying detail along those lines.  Some may have been incredibly memorable, while others as vague and unappealing as the one written above.  If  you suffer from lack of attention to detail, or symptoms of poorly descriptive writing,  just ask your favorite podcast Monkey if Episode 13 is the right prescription for you.

This week the podcast crew is talking about what (in our opinions) are some of the ins and outs of successful worldbuilding.  Everything from visual props to novel length world history, we look at some of the various aspects of world-building and campaign management that we think will help breathe some long-lasting life into your adventuring party’s world.  Strap on your ears, take some notes, and enjoy this week’s discussion on bringing a setting to life.

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