Useless Drivel – The Book of Future Past

Magneto Useless DrivelWhat happens when you put two out-of-shape nerds behind some microphones and give them access to the internet?  Magic.  Magic and deep-seated homoerotic sexual tension, but mostly magic.  Join Robert and Matt this week as they talk about movies, books, theater, and delicious cake!  From mutants and Mormons to emo elves and LARPing, this week’s episode has got a little bit of everything for a whole lot of no one.  Brought to you fact-check free courtesy of inherent laziness, it’s a new episode of Useless Drivel, a podcast without a point!

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Episode 96 – Uncaged 14: The Fourteenth One

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Hey all you out there in Podcastland, welcome to the MisinformationCast!!  Wait, what’s that?  You’re looking for Monkey in the Cage??  Well you found them, only we here at To-Ag Studios wonder how the Monkeys even found their way to the mics to record!  Join us this week as we talk about whatever the hell we want, all of it true, most of it factually (and geographically) incorrect!  So, dig yourself outta that grave, ride a shark to safety, and hop on your super-powered big wheel as you get ready to be confused by a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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What are YOU doing at Gen Con? – Part 1

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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.

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Episode 84 – Bringing a Game to Life

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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!

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Episode 75 – Uncaged 9 – Monkey: The Great and Powerful

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Step right up boys and girls, step right up! Prepare to be astounded and amazed, excited and entertained, overwhelmed and occupied by the freakish sights that only your ears can behold!  That’s right folks, were going uncaged this week, so there’s no rules, no order, and no stopping the freakshow geek show!  Join us this week as we discuss a little bit of this, a little bit of that, and a whole bunch of other stuff!  Open up your pocket books, get in tune with your psychic side, and kiss the bearded lady good-bye as you settle in for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Episode 72 – Mazes and Monsters

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So back in the 80’s, before anyone here at To-Ag Studios had ever rolled up a character, delved into a dungeon, or put the beat down on some Monster Manual baddies, Dungeons & Dragons was getting a bad rap.  You grognards out there are sure to remember the public outcries of Satanism and devil-worship, but now-a-days, with gaming becoming a touch more mainstream, such reactions are slightly less common (at least we’d like to hope so).  However, we in the gaming community will always have the likes of Mazes and Monsters to contend with.  Join us this week as we discuss our viewing of this crap-tastic, gamer-tainting Tom Hanks extravaganza!  Dial in your sonar, stock up on your psyche meds, and prepare for the death of hope on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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