A while back, when we recorded Episode 44, we discussed the things we were addicted too at the time, and they were all totally awesome. However, it got us thinking about some of the not-so-great geek addictions of days gone by, and we realized that we better get these skeletons out of the closet… you know, before they reanimate and attempt to kill us. Join us this week as we discuss some of our past obsessions that have either blown out bank accounts, crushed our social lives, or just flat out sucked. So lock up your bank accounts, put away the credit cards, and for the love of the gods, be with the friends you’re with, as you listen to a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!
Do you enjoy a randomized dungeon layout? How about a combat system that is both random and overly complicated? Does the idea of dying within a few turns really rev your engine? Are you the type of person that will try to gather as much loot as possible before leaving the dungeon? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, then I have the perfect game for you. It is full of all the random quick deaths you could possibly want and it is damn fun to boot. Continue reading →
Well, Christmas is just around the corner! It’s time to wrack up that credit card debt, pack on the holiday pounds and try to squeeze some gaming time in between those pesky long hours at work, holiday get-togethers with extended family, and dodging pepper-spraying psycho shoppers at the malls. This week, the podcast Monkeys discuss geek culture and consumerism and reflect on the simultaneous joy and regret our over-spending on the hobbies we love has left us with some significant debt over the years. Pop on your fuzzy rabbit slippers, grab some hot cocoa, and be happy your finances aren’t our finances in this week’s pre-Christmas special!
It never fails. If we are playing a game that has miniatures, we can all count on Karen gathering them together in a circle for a dance party complete with house music beats. She’s such a girl sometimes.