Episode 35

by Brian on July 30, 2008

Our 2 year anniversary.  We chat about Good Omens Games, WH40k 5th edition, Days of Wonder, plenty of D&D 4th edition play experience, and more with a few shout-outs along the way.


Liner Notes

[0:37]  Intro 

[3:00] Good Omens Games 

[8:56] WH40K 5th and trends in minigames

[26:20] The GSL revisited

[36:51] Days of Wonder distribution

[42:53] World of Warcraft adventure game 

[46:10] Don’t Rest Your Head actual play

[49:25] Chris’ D&D 4th start and Back Story

[53:59] Brian’s D&D 4th experiences

[1:02:53] Sins & Virtues cards by Sinister Games

[1:06:01] Fred Hicks and Julian Murdoch at EndGame on 8/6

[1:07:02] We exit – stage right

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Fred Hicks July 31, 2008 at 10:17 am

Hey, just a comment, guys — far as I know, the Adamant Entertainment “Venture 4th” line is being promoted as 4th edition compatible, but I think that’s in the sense that a map or a set of minis are 4th edition compatible but clearly not a problem for producing, GSL or not.

Brian July 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

Howdy Fred,

Actually, we’re both right! 😉 Adamant Entertainment (and not Adamant Publishing, as I mis-stated in the episode) currently has two Venture 4th products out. One appears to be a mapset; the other – the Ratmen adventure – is actually a full adventure module, with maps, stat blocks, and the like. I’ve read the whole thing (and may do a review next show).

For the mapset, I’ll agree it seems far off from needing the GSL. For the actual module … well, I guess that was the topic for the show. 😉

Thanks for listening and providing comments.

Will July 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Awesome show guys. I’m going to have to check out those Sins & Virtues cards.

Chris Pramas July 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

Lunchtime gaming was one of the fun parts of working at WotC. Over my years there I played in several campaigns, using the D&D Rules Cyclopedia (for Tegal Manor of all things), AD&D 2nd Edition, and 3rd Edition D&D. I have run both 3.5 and 4E at lunch at Flying Lab. Interestingly enough, the longest combat was in a 4E game. One encounter, two hours.

Sean Nittner August 1, 2008 at 8:29 am

Two syllables. Nitt – ner. First syllable pronounced just like “knit”, second like you’d expect, first part of the word “nerf”! Hah, just giving you guys a little grief. :)

Just started listening to episode 35. First, congratulations on going two years with 2d6 feet. The show has always been great.

Second, thanks much for the shout out. The con was great, everyone walked away from it stoked on the games they played, the people they played with (except maybe Hanrahan who had to sit next to me for Carl’s DRYH game, 😛 ), and the place they played at. Chris, you and the rest of EndGame totally rock for hosting us.

Sean Nittner August 1, 2008 at 4:47 pm

Glad you guys are having such a great time playing D&D, similar experiences here.

Justin’s sins and virtue cards worked awesome in his Roanoke game as he had the players take the role of different NPCs and gave them a lot of personality by passing out the cards at random. It was good times.

Justin Evans August 1, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Thanks for checking out the Sins and Virtues deck! I hope they are able to add a little somethin’ to your game.

I think the url you mention on ‘the air’ was http://www.sinistergames.com. Unfortunately that one will send you to the Ubisoft site. I got mad love for Ubisoft, but to get to my cards you’ll have to go to http://www.sinistergame.com. (…I promise, I had my url before they had theirs.)

I have a few other game add-ons there as well including some plot cards for my Firefly/Spirit of the Century game and an In a Wicked Age Oracle for Battlestar Galactica.

Let me know what you think.


Shaun Hayworth August 1, 2008 at 7:04 pm

Hey, guys! Thanks for the shoutout. You don’t have to thank us too much, though. The awesome time that we had at GO Con both this year and last year make the drive totally worth it. I hope that our schedules allow us to make it down for some of the non-GO mini-cons as well.

-Shaun Hayworth

Valandil August 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

It took me a few minutes with Google to find the cards.

Maybe the guys can add a “Links” list like on other episodes with a direct link to your site.

Valandil August 2, 2008 at 10:08 am

The cards are brilliant, BTW!

Charles Tan August 4, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Happy anniversary guys! Love the show.

Steve Mortimer August 7, 2008 at 1:35 am

Hi there guys, congratulations on the anniversary, keep up the good work.

I have a link of interest for you both.

I’m not sure if you’re aware but Cubicle 7 (http://www.cubicle-7.com/) have just released Starblazer Adventures, its a Sci-Fi Space Opera RPG set in the universe of the Starblazer Adventures comics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starblazer). Now the neat thing here is that the game is done entirely using the FATE 3.0 system and features some nice tweaks.

Anyway, I just thought that if you’d not seen it you might be interested.

Have a good one.

Gareth-Michael Skarka August 8, 2008 at 11:13 am

Hey! Thanks for the shout-out!

I’d love to talk GSL/OGL/Copyright stuff with you some time.

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