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!
“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!
Well, we actually managed to do it! We got half of the Monkeys to Gen Con 2013 to represent the podcast, and not only was it “The best four days in gaming,” it was likely to be the best four days of the entire year! Matt and Robert packed up their dice, grabbed all their cash, and shipped out some recording equipment to bring the MITC community a special episode straight from Gen Con, complete with special guests and fellow gamers Kevin and Sarah Smith! So, butch up on your 80’s action flicks, make some room in your luggage, and prepare for a whole shuttle full of teh awesome as you get ready to listen to a brand new, limited edition, foil wrapped episode of Monkey in the Cage!
Gen Con 2013 is just around the corner, and I’m already losing sleep from the building excitement. Making it to Gen Con has been high on my gamer bucket list for close to two decades and in only a few short months, I’ll finally get to experience the geektastic event that is “the best four days in gaming.” Event registration was a little over a week ago, and while I didn’t get into every event I had hoped for, I was actually surprised I made it into the majority. Here’s a quick run-down of my Gen Con schedule for Thursday August 15th, which includes the event description and my first impressions of what lies in store.
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.