Episode 84 – Bringing a Game to Life

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Gamers want to feel immersed and invested in the games they play and run.  Now, while this responsibility can be shared by Players and GMs alike, it will almost certainly falls on the shoulders of the overburdened GM.  Bringing something unique and memorable to the gaming table – be it a prop, ambiance, or even food – will definitely stay in the forefront of the Players minds, unlike useless details such as “Where are we?” or “What are we supposed to be doing?” or “What was the name of the guy that hired us?”  Join us this week as we welcome our special guest, MITC listener and fellow podcaster JiB of the Happy Jacks RPG community to talk about techniques to help bring a game to life.  Strap on a HazMat suit, clean out your test tubes, and be sure to have a plan as you get ready for an all new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 82: Iron Man 3

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The summer blockbuster movie season has officially begun!  Last week’s release of Iron Man 3 has already seen it reach the second highest opening take behind Avengers, but, as always, not everyone is impressed (such is the way of us geeks)!  Join us this week as we discuss the movie, Robert Downey Jr., and all manner of geeky and Iron-y Man-y (yeah, it’s a thing) goodness.  Charge up your Unibeam, polish up the Mark XLII Armor, and get ready for some holiday cheer as we talk Iron Man 3 on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Episode 72 – Mazes and Monsters

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So back in the 80’s, before anyone here at To-Ag Studios had ever rolled up a character, delved into a dungeon, or put the beat down on some Monster Manual baddies, Dungeons & Dragons was getting a bad rap.  You grognards out there are sure to remember the public outcries of Satanism and devil-worship, but now-a-days, with gaming becoming a touch more mainstream, such reactions are slightly less common (at least we’d like to hope so).  However, we in the gaming community will always have the likes of Mazes and Monsters to contend with.  Join us this week as we discuss our viewing of this crap-tastic, gamer-tainting Tom Hanks extravaganza!  Dial in your sonar, stock up on your psyche meds, and prepare for the death of hope on a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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