Episode 85 – Favorite Actors and Directors

Michael Bay Demotivator

It’s no secret that we here at To-Ag Studios enjoy us some movies – good, bad, and otherwise.  Now, while we all have varying and discerning tastes, there are those actors, actresses, and directors that no matter what project they attach themselves too, we absolutely cannot pass up.  Join us this week as we discuss the entertainers that make us give them all of our money, whether we like it or not.  Check your brain fluid, beware of mutant fish, and kill those hipsters on sight as you settle in for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 61 – Gaming With Friends vs. Strangers

Gaming as a hobby and the experiences it brings can swing from one end of the spectrum to the other.  Be it tabletop RPGs, online gaming, or a good old-fashioned roundabout with a board game, there are always inherent pros and cons when it comes to living the gamer lifestyle (or life in general).  We here at To-Ag Studios have been fortunate to have maintained a core gaming group, but what’s a solitary gamer to do when a local group isn’t available?  Join us this week as we discuss the process of gaming with strangers and offer our insights on how both enjoy the positive experiences as well as survive the not so positive ones.  So, pop those social anxiety pills, make sure your PING is decent, and definitely DON’T smell like cold-cuts and prepare yourself for a new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Episode 52 – Monkey Birthday & Gaming Recap

Well, we did it!  We actually made it a full year – 52 weeks and 52 episodes – without killing one another, destroying our friendships, and offending and alienating the podcast masses!  Join us this week as we not only take a look back at our first year, but discuss where we’re at and where the MITC crew is headed in year number two!  Oh yeah, we’re also recapping Robert’s GMing rotation, chock full of Board-gamey and RPG goodness.  So, settle in and take a listen as we go shout-out crazy and thank all of our listeners, supporters, and most of all each other for a great first year here at Monkey in the Cage!

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Kill all the Things!: Mage Knight

Imagine, if you will, a time that seemed innocent… almost too innocent. Imagine a world full of danger, a world where outside the confines of your village there lurked all manner of beast. And imagine, if you will, a group of heroes, the likes the world had never known. These heroes would slay the vile beasts gaining fame and reputation as they traveled  But what if these “heroes” also pillaged your villages and burned your monasteries? Let us examine how such actions could come to play, how what had once been saviors could so easily turn dark. Let us investigate the secrets of… Mage Knight.

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Episode 47 – Building a Gaming Community

What’s better than breaking out a board game, rolling up some characters, or snatching up some controllers with your closest friends?  Okay, maybe a lot of things, but in terms of gaming and having fun, nothing!  However, those of us with established groups can often take that reality for granted, so what’s an isolated gamer to do to help plant the gaming seed and make that community grow?  Join us this week as we tackle listener @AllenStucker’s question and offer an insiders-looking-out perspective on how to help a fledgling gaming community grow.  Make nice-nice with the locals, gather up your games, and put on your extrovert pants as we talk gaming communities on a whole new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 44 – Current Addictions

Geek, Podcast, Gaming, Addictions, Batboy

We’ve all been there.  Breaking into cold sweats in the middle of the night with cravings.  You can’t sleep, you can’t eat, your family keeps asking why you’re acting so differently.  You know they just won’t understand, because deep down, you know you need just one more hit… one more bump to keep you going until the next one… just one more.. GOOD TIME WITH YOUR GEEKINESS!!!  Join us this week as we discuss our current geeky obsessions.  If you’ve been listening, you’ll know that it can be almost anything.  Hit the ATM, bring a whole bunch of patience, and kiss the heat wave goodbye as we discuss what’s got us all hot to trot on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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