Useless Drivel – Social Justice Idiots

Useless Drivel Social Justice

If there is anyone who knows what it means to be far from perfect, it’s the producers of this podcast! Join your hosts Robert and Matt this week as they discuss goings-ons in the geek and internet worlds. From complete failure to understand complex social issues to not knowing when to just shut up, it’s the sort of clusterf*ck of an episode you should have already learned to expect. But hey, if people keep listening, we’ll keep yammering. Plug yourself in and get ready to rage, because it’s a brand new episode of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Useless Drivel – What The Holy Hell???

Useless Drivel Nino LoboFirst off, our apologies.  No, really.  Not the regular “apologies” we give you every week for producing our amazingly good/bad podcast, but for real and for true, sorry.  Things were going great (depending which side of the fence you sit on) and then Matt had to go and bring it down.  What a dick!  Anyways, now that’s out of the way, it’s on with the show!  From low-brow theology and anointed body parts to Wondercon and continuity issues, this show has enough to rub everyone the right and wrong way, simultaneously!  Please note, we don’t fact check for shit, but that’s kind of the heart and soul of Useless Drivel – A Podcast Without a Point!

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Episode 106 – Uncaged 18: The Chronicles of Monkey

Chronicles of Monkey

“In their third year of podcasting, the Monkeys find themselves in a dark and foreboding plane of existence called Teh Internetz, surrounded by an army of soulless and viscous creatures called H8-ers.  They must band together, with their loyal fanbase of MITC listeners in order to drive off all the non-believers (and Beliebers) in order to become true rulers of the Net!”  Sounds like a badass movie, right!?!  Join us this week as we go off the rails and uncaged!  So, grab your crystal skulls, make a nemesis at the zoo, and just stop reading altogether as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 50 – Why We Love RPGs

Of the multitude of geek hobbies and influences that guide the MITC crew through their everyday lives, there is one in particular that has served as glue to keep us together.  It’s the ketchup to our mustard, the salt to our pepper, the dungeon to our dragon, and while we’ve talked about it plenty, our listener David from Quebec wants to know more!  Join us this week as we open up, share our feelings, and discuss what it is about role playing games that “does it” for us.  Snatch up those character sheets, buy some new sets of dice, and get ready for some sexual tension on an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Finding My GM: A Savage Worlds Story

It has been a long while since I’ve GMed anything. My last attempt was a failed D&D 4E campaign that lasted two sessions before it fell flat and turned me off of GMing for a time. Thinking back on it, I’ve realized that campaign was destined to fail before I even started. My love of board games, in addition to the tactical nature of 4E combat, created a perfect storm of me fighting in ways that a group of unskilled fighters never would. I started the game with one of the two tropes that I absolutely hate in any game, an unkillable bad guy (My attempt at creating a nemesis), and my GM rust had left me with expectations that players would take adventure hooks just because they were there and not role play the scene. Finally one of my players really hated all things 4E. All of these things together made for a game that was unfun for the players and frustrating for me. Continue reading

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Episode 43 – Uncaged Part 2

It’s that time again!  We like to keep it fresh, so it’s time for round two of our monthly uncaged episode.  What’s our topic?  We don’t have one!  What are we talking about?  That’s a surprise!  Are you going to enjoy what your hear?  Abso-farking-lutley!!  Join us this week as we talk about whatever the hell we want as well as fielding the burning questions from our loyal Monkey Lovers out there.  Do some ab exercises, get that bikini wax, and be sure to go crazy with the spray tan because it’s about to get wild and crazy up in here on an all new summer time bonanza episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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