Kickstarter is like a drug, only the first hit is definitely not free. Sure, it might be cheap, but before you know it, you’re hooked! Want this new game sometime next year? Sure! Want to see this long defunct publication get reprinted? Hell yes! How about this shiny new thingamajig that – INSERT MODERATELY FAMOUS NICHE PERSONALITY HERE – is involved in, even though their work hasn’t been on your radar in 15 years? OH F*CK YEAH! Join Robert and Matt as they talk about the things in their lives that don’t really matter as well as their opinions of the current state of Kickstarter on a brand new episode of Useless Drivel, the Podcast Without a Point!
Hey Monkey Lovers! Monkey in the Cage has grown and evolved, shifted and changed, and finally morphed into an even greater entity – Monkey in the Cage Productions! While the MITC Podcast will still feature all four of our lovable hosts every few weeks, the episodes in between will be filled by Matt and Robert chatting about damn near everything in questionable states of sobriety. What kind of shenanigans will these two adversarial friends get up to in the coming weeks, only time will tell, but it is there mission to bring you, the listener, something that qualifies remotely as entertainment every Tuesday. They don;t know where they’re going, but it’s no use being late! So, without further adieu, welcome to Useless Drivel: A Podcast Without a Point!
From the clothes we wear to the games we play, we are all individuals. Unique, delicate little flowers chock-full of free will, self-determination, and our own thoughts, dreams, and ideas. Well, ideally we could be bastions of individuality, free from influence, but then there’s that damn pop culture thing around every corner you turn! BAM, it’s on your TV! BANG, it’s in your closet! BOOM, it’s EVERYWHERE!!! Join us this week as the Monkeys are joined by their special guest (and Matt’s wife), Nikki Fuller, and put on their thinking caps to discuss why exactly pop culture is something to be paid attention to! So, turn on the dog channel, prepare for some disappointment, and curse the Hollywood casting calls as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
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!
As a high school teacher also writing my thesis, the last five months have been an unending headache, and the next month and a half will be much of the same. That being said, there’s one thing on the horizon that has kept me from going completely insane. That one thing is Gen Con 2013! I’ve kept up with Matt’s Twitter posts about the convention as well as his articles on here, and I felt that I should answer his essential question of “What are YOU doing at Gen Con?” So, here are the top events that I’m going to be experiencing at the biggest convention in gaming.