Here it is boys and girls, the illustrious Third Act of the Skyrim Six’s violently idiotic rampage across all of Northern Tamriel. If you have no clue what I’m talking about, go back and read Part I and Part II before venturing forward into the epic conclusion of our Gateway 2012 quest for vengeance, lost parents, and a little sumthin-sumthin’ from those ever elusive girl dragons. So, without further adieu, the finale of Kimi’s Skyrim: Vikings vs. Dragons!
Two weeks ago, I brought you the first installment of what may have been the most epic one-shot convention game, ever. This week, I continue the tale of the “Skyrim Six,” the name I’ve given to the dysfunctional band of dragon brothers I and my fellow gamers brought to life, undoubtedly to both the chagrin and entertainment of our extremely patient GM, Kimi (aka @LadyAdeena). If you haven’t already, go check out Part I, then prepare for the next level of epic dragon shenanigans after the jump!
Do you ever find yourself watching a movie, reading a book, or playing a game and thinking to yourself, “This has happened before”? Of course, we all have? But, this form of entertainment deja vu isn’t because you’ve decided to re-watch, re-read, or re-play. Join us this week as we discuss the phenomenon of entertainment influencing itself, for better or for worse. From classic literature to classless television, it seems there are no bounds. Dust off that tome of Shakespeare, spike up that blow-out, and whatever you, don’t feed the Honey Boo Boo as you settle in for a certified original episode of Monkey in the Cage!
So, for Labor day weekend, @RobMITC and I spent our time down at the Sheraton hotel at LAX getting our game on at Strategicon: Gateway 2012. This was my first foray into a gaming convention and truly the first time I had sat down to role-play with a group of complete strangers. To say the least, I was intimidated, but within 30 minutes of starting the day’s first one-shot, I knew I was involved in something awesome. Something epic. Something LEGENDARY! How could it not be when, in the Skyrim: Vikings vs. Dragons game, the player characters ARE F*$%ING DRAGONS!
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!