Monday, March 31, 2008

Episode 1 - "Tips & Tributes"

Episode 1 of The Escapistcast is now up and ready for your listening pleasure.

Featured in this episode:
  • Gaming advocacy news, including many articles on Gary Gygax in the mass media
  • A segment on suggestions for creating an "RPG idea mining notebook" to help brainstorm ideas for plots, stories, characters, and other elements of roleplaying games.
Featured promos in this episode: The Gamer Traveler Podcast, The Bear's Grove Podcast

Due to length, the show notes for this episode are in comments.


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Dr. Awkward said...
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THE ESCAPISTCAST EPISODE 01 - SHOW NOTES

Air date: 03/31/08
Title: Tips & Tributes

Links to articles and other items mentioned in the program:

Stephen Colbert tribute: http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=156302

CNN - http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/03/04/obit.gygax.ap/index.html

CNET - http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9885688-7.html?tag=nefd.top

NPR - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87901434&ft=1&f=1001

FARK: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3443526

Wired logo contest: http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/wired-readers-s.html

Time.com articles: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1719341,00.html
http://time-blog.com/nerd_world/2008/03/gary_gygax_19382008.html
http://www.time-blog.com/tuned_in/2008/03/what_dd_did_for_tv.html
http://time-blog.com/nerd_world/2008/03/exploding_runes_a_roundup_of_g.html

Freaks & Geeks: http://imdb.com/title/tt0193676/
final episode clips on YouTube: http://youtube.com/watch?v=hJAGxAeV7YU

Laughing Squid: http://laughingsquid.com/tributes-to-gary-gygax-dungeons-dragons/

Newsweek: "Magic's Kingdom": http://www.theescapist.com/newsweek.htm
"So Long, Dungeon Master" - http://www.newsweek.com/id/119782
(Time slammed tabletop gamers by calling them “dateless dweebs,” not Newsweek – see http://www.theescapist.com/advocacy99.htm)

New York Times: "Geek Love" - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/opinion/09rogers.html

ABS-CBN: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=111238

National Post: http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/03/11/a-message-from-a-hardcore-dungeons-amp-dragons-veteran-quot-people-can-t-appreciate-how-high-gygax-expected-us-to-strive-quot.aspx

Atlanta Journal Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/news/content/news/stories/2008/03/05/OBIT_GYGAX.html

Steve Jackson Illuminator: http://www.sjgames.com/ill/archives.html?y=2008&m=March&d=5

Facebook Gygax tribute group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=10857697050

The RPGSite: "GaryCon Across the Globe" - http://www.therpgsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9322

Penny Arcade: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/03/04

Order of the Stick: http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html

Full Frontal Nerdity: http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/ffn/index.php?date=2008-03-06

XKCD: http://www.xkcd.com/393/

Sword's Edge Publishing:
www.swordsedgepublishing.ca


Christian Children's Fund: www.christianchildrensfund.org

Gygax Podcaster tribute: http://bearsgrove.com/2008/03/31/gary-gygax-memorial/

MIT students build giant d20: http://laughingsquid.com/mit-hackers-pay-tribute-to-gary-gygax-with-giant-20-sided-die/

WoW patch dedication: http://www.2404.org/news/4150/World-of-Warcraft-v2.4.0-Patch

Huffington Post: "The Real Problem with Reverend Hagee" - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/the-real-problem-with-rev_b_89580.html

Politics as she is played with 3d6: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/03/politics_as_she_is_played.html

The View: Dealing with bipolar disorder is a constant battle - http://www.bellevilleview.com/stories/032008/loc_20080320009.shtml

SECOND SEGMENT

RPGnet: www.rpg.net
The RPG Site: www.therpgsite.com
The Forge: www.indie-rpgs.com

The Big List of RPG Plots: http://www.io.com/~sjohn/plots.htm
(PDF version: http://www222.pair.com/sjohn/free/biglist.zip)

Dr. Rotwang!'s Adventure Funnel: http://xbowvsbuddha.blogspot.com/2006/10/adventure-funnel.html

Greg Stolze's "How To Run Roleplaying Games" and "How To Play Roleplaying Games":
http://www.gregstolze.com/HowtoRun.zip
http://www.gregstolze.com/HowtoPlay.zip

Robin Laws' "See Page XX": http://www.rpgnow.com/product_info.php?products_id=50677&src=OldPageXX

RoleplayingTips: www.roleplayingtips.com
“Motivating Yourself As A GM”: http://www.roleplayingtips.com/readissue.php?number=391

crngames said...

Hi,
this was a good podcast. I especially enjoy hearing what is in the news regarding rpg's. The tips are welcome too. Except the Stolze links appear to be broken.
I'm looking forward to see how the Kids and RPG's thing goes. I have 3 and would like to see them eventually do some gaming too.

Charles said...
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Charles said...

I finally sat down and tried to track down and print out everything you listed from your GM's notebook. I discovered that Dragon issue 184 with the "7 Sentence NPC" article appears to be available for order from Paizo at:
http://paizo.com/dragon/products/issues/1992/184
I haven't ordered the issue yet (can't decide if it's worth $15 for the one article), so I don't know for sure that it's available.

Also, many of the links seem to have spurious characters at the end which are making the appear to be broken. When those characters are removed, however, the links work fine.

Game on!