Useless Drivel – Mary Sue New Year to You!

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Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2016, where things probably aren’t going to get better for damn near everyone and we’ll all be dead in a hundred years so none of it really matters! Join your hosts Matt and Robert this week as they discuss all manner of Star Wars opinions, podcast reflections, and other such tomfoolery, because hey, what better way to start off your 2016 hungover with two idiots prattling in your ears! So, eat a big greasy breakfast, er… lunch, pop some painkillers, drink lots of water, and torture yourself some more with a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Useless Drivel – The 62nd One

Sleep DeprivationSo, this week, the post is not getting even close to my best half-assed effort. With everyone in Casa de Matt sick (me, the wife, and the 5 month old kid) for the better part of 2 weeks, it was amazing enough a recording got done that wasn’t just Robert.  Consider all of this a place holder for the regular crap I write, but hey, you still get a full podcast episode anyway.  Besides, I know you all don’t read this stuff anyhow.  Enjoy, it’s a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point.

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Episode 80 – What’s in Your Closet?

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If you’re a gamer and a geek, then undoubtedly you’ve amassed a grand collection of wondrous treasures, from boxes and books to cartridges and discs.  While some of these items may be considered mundane or even relics of geek ages long past, we all know that it goes against our very nature to part with such great gifts of enjoyment, even if we’ve never taken the shrink wrap off yet!  Join us this week as we delve into our geek closets and discuss games of all types – purchased, played, and otherwise.  Clear off the table, charge up those controllers, and for God’s sake read some damn instructions as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Disney Gets It’s First Modern Princess, From the Past

While we still wait for Disney to come up with a decent princess, oh wait.. now they have one:  Princess Leia.  Princess Leia is not your run of a mill princess, and neither is she your average political figure. Princess Leia, out of all the female influences in my childhood, had to be the one I looked up to the most. She is strong, confident, and beautiful.

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Playing the Anti-Hero – It Feels So Good to be Such a Jerk

Do you ever want to just punch someone in the face, insult them for no reason, or just plain shoot them from under the table mid-sentence?  Sure, we all do, but in both the real world and the game world, this can bring about a whole slough of consequences.  Luckily, around the gaming table, Player’s are free to test the limits of societal norms and common decency, and as every GM knows, Players don’t just test those boundaries, they obliterate them.  Recently, I’ve assumed the anti-hero archetype in a game, and I have to admit, I might be enjoying it a little too much.

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