In Conflict Bound: Part 4 – Freedom and Explosions

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Here it is, the epic finale to the Star Hero: In Conflict Bound saga!  Will our heroes fight their way to freedom, or are they forever destined to by the Terran Empire’s puppets?!?  We’ve reached the epic climax and conclusion, so onward into danger!

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In Conflict Bound: Part 3 – Sibling Rivalry and Absolute Mayhem

Loki and Thor Sibling Rivalry

So last week I detailed what constituted a game-plan as how the Norse God A.I. super-android spaceships were going to break their bonds, gain a little vengeance, and make their bid for freedom from the Terran Empire.  IXB-Thor and IXA-Loki have set off into the space station in android bodies, IXA-Skaal is having an identity crisis, and IXI-Hella is actually the only one trying to go about things in a reasonable manner, so, on to the action!

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In Conflict Bound: Part 2 – Self-Awareness and a “Game-Plan?”

Loki and Thor

Last week, I introduced you to the characters of the Star Hero game run by JiB at OrcCon 2013, so this week I’ll delve right into the set-up and my plan for action.  Be warned, this is as I (in character) remember it, so details may be either slightly inaccurate, or wildly hyperbolized.  Truth be told, the most random things you read will undoubtedly be spot-on.  Now, on with the adventure!

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In Conflict Bound: A Star Hero Game Gone Awesome – Part 1

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A few weeks back, Robert and I attended OrcCon 2013 out near LAX and had the privilege of playing in a Star Hero game run by JiB of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast fame.  Prior to the convention, I knew three things:  first, JiB was running a game, so I wanted to be in it.  Second, it was a Sci-Fi game using the Hero System, and it had something to do with the players being either captives or slaves.  Third, there was going to be a twist.  Little did I know how surprised I would be at the twist, and how absolutely awesome this game was going to be!

Special thanks to JiB for providing me his GMing notes for reference, for being a great GM, and for having some sweet art skills, as you will see.

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Episode 66 – Bad Geek Addictions

066 Bad Addictions

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!

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An Old Fart on Old School– Wherein I will pontificate upon the actual meaning of “Old School”.

I am 44 years old, and other than a brief two year break for a bad life decision, I’ve played RPGs since 1979. I don’t tell you this to boast, I tell you this and ask you to think about the first thing to pop into your head. Was it, “he must be an old school gamer”? If it was, think about what that means. Does the picture in you mind spring to life of a bunch of pimple faced kids, noses in thick books, rolling dice and moving miniatures around? That’s not the way it was.

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