HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!! That’s right boys and girls, Monkey in the Cage Productions has just turned 3 years old! So, in order to celebrate this somewhat insignificant landmark in the vast wasteland of the internet, we have brought you, our faithful dozens of listeners, a brand new episode of Useless Drivel. Sure, we are probably your 14th or 15th choice when it comes to entertainment, but we’re going to keep on keeping on every week, at least until ebola knocks us off the internet. So, enjoy the Birthiversary festivities with a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!
Each and (almost) every week, Matt and Robert get together behind the mics, and talk nonsensically and sometimes nasally about all manner of things that our meager following of listeners already know about. That being said, it’s time for a brand new episode! Sure, we don’t fact-check, have wild speculations, and more often than not are just dead wrong, but none of that matters. What matters is you, the listener, and your dedicated masochistic ways! So sit right down and plug right in for a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!
“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
Unfortunately, the gods of labor and employment (aka my bosses) made it impossible for Robert and I to get together this week to record a new episode of Useless Drivel. However, in an attempt to make good on a personal New Year’s resolution, I’m writing this post as a way to not only breathe some new life into the site, but also to keep the geeky goodness flowing until the next podcast. 2013 was a super busy year, but it was most definitely a rewarding one for this gamer. How rewarding? Well, I guess you’ll just have to keep reading to find out!
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!
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.