Gamer vs. Non-Gamer – The Married Life

Considering the fact that I just had my fourth wedding anniversary, I’m dedicating this post to my wife, Nikki, for putting up with my crap so far.  Boy did she not know what she was in for!

So, I was a table-top gamer well before I met my wife.  Thankfully, this fact did not impact our relationship in the slightest while we were dating or through the first four years of our marriage.  Even better, she has been extremely supportive of the time, energy, and financial contributions related to the Monkey in the Cage Podcast Experience (it’s just like The Jimi Hendrix Experience, but with less guitars and not quite as many psychedelics).

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Episode 14 – Convention Experiences with. . . The David

One of the best parts of a new year, besides failing miserably at your resolutions by the second week of January, is the start of a whole new convention season.  Whether you are rabidly anticipating the “Geek Mecca” that is San Diego Comic-Con or like to keep it low-key and hit up your local favorites, we here at the Podcast love conventions, large and small.  From awesome (to awesomely bad) cosplay to getting mad-dogged by The Incredible Hulk himself, Lou Ferrigno, hitting the convention circuit and reporting back to our listeners is definitely a top priority for the podcast monkeys this year.

Join us this week as we welcome our most seasoned Con-goer and close personal friend, The David from the Greenlandic Powerpop band The Maxies, as we recollect some highlights from convention trips past.  Grab your daily passes and stack up your swag while we dive into this week’s look at the convention experience.  It’s both chaotic and fun, just like the convention floor!

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Episode 8 – Heroes and Villains

We all love heroes, right?  We also know that for a great story to exist, there needs to be great characters, and while not all stories are epic adventures of  ass-kickery, they all most definitely have a main character we can relate to.  Whether you’re reading a book, watching a movie or playing a game it is fairly safe to say that during that time you have a vested interest in the characters and the world in which they exist.  However, for every great protagonist, there should be a great antagonist and every once in awhile, the villains are even cooler than the hero, right!  We know!  This week, we’re talking Heroes and Villains and what we feel make them effective, believable and deeply complex.  Seal up your Bat Cave, double up on inept Henchmen, and make sure your Fortress of Solitude stays that way because you won’t want to miss a minute of this!

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