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!
It’s a new week and that means it’s a brand new podcast episode! Let the dulcet tones of Matt and Robert wash over your earholes as they talk about a whole bunch of stuff in their patented, nonsensical format. Relax, o traveler of the interwebs, as you a regaled with stories about non discrete vigilantes, underpaid knights, and the seedy underbelly of Asian pop music. Will it ever make sense? Probably not, but that’s how it goes when you hitch a ride on the Useless Drivel Podcast!
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.
Gamers want to feel immersed and invested in the games they play and run. Now, while this responsibility can be shared by Players and GMs alike, it will almost certainly falls on the shoulders of the overburdened GM. Bringing something unique and memorable to the gaming table – be it a prop, ambiance, or even food – will definitely stay in the forefront of the Players minds, unlike useless details such as “Where are we?” or “What are we supposed to be doing?” or “What was the name of the guy that hired us?” Join us this week as we welcome our special guest, MITC listener and fellow podcaster JiB of the Happy Jacks RPG community to talk about techniques to help bring a game to life. Strap on a HazMat suit, clean out your test tubes, and be sure to have a plan as you get ready for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!