Jan 30, 2013

Episode 19: Preparing and Logistics

Good afternoon friends! Episode 19 is hot off of my laptop. On today's episode Ron, Will, & Chloe talk about how to prepare for a weekend long event; what to bring, what to eat, where to sleep, etc. Later in the episode we interview Barb Martin from Alliance Seattle about running logistics.

Special thanks to our new artist of the month (I know we jumped the gun by two days...) The Megas! Props to Beefy for letting us play his tunes all month.

Transition music: Edward Shallow's song Emerald Witches off of the Album World Head Law

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Gamma Unchained by The Megas, off of their album, History Repeating: Blue.

All music used with permission.

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Jan 26, 2013

The New Rig is Here!

Special thank you today to all our Indiegogo contributors! Our new rig arrived in the mail! Just one more episode with the old one and then you get the new Nerdcast 2.0 Studios. This is awesome.

Jan 23, 2013

Episode 18: Good Gamers Unite!

It's Wednesday, so that means another episode of the NW Nerdcast. Submitted for your approval is episode 18. On today's episode Ron, Chloe, and Will talk about all things good. In the first segment they discuss how to be a good player in tabletop game. In the second segment they talk all about being a good NPC at LARP. We should be debuting our new rig next month.

If you have any tips we missed please comment on this post or our Facebook page.

  • 2:03 Being a good tabletop player
  • 18:38 Chloe's event calendar
  • 22:29 Being a good NPC in a LARP

Transition music: Edward Shallow's song Poisons & Potions off of the Album World Head Law

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Join My Guild by Beefy, off of his album, With Sprinkles.

All music used with permission.

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Jan 16, 2013

Episode 17: Creative Character Creation 101

Our Indiegogo campaign is done and now we can stop talking to it. We came in just under a thousand bucks, almost twice our goal! Expect some fun new things in the future, including some rig updates. If you contributed, expect your swag in the mail in early February.

On today's show we are talking all about character creation. Ron, Mike, and Chloe give some tips and opinions about creating a character for a tabletop game then a LARP. If you have any tips we missed please comment on this post or throw it up on Facebook.

  • 1:56 Character Creation (Tabletop)
  • 18:30 Chloe's Event Calendar
  • 21:45 Character Creation (LARP)

Check out Ron's Lovecraft event!

Transition songs: From Micro Invasion

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Up, Up, and Away by Beefy, off of his album, With Sprinkles.

All music used with permission.

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Jan 9, 2013

Episode 16: Giving Props to the Movies

Episode 16 is here and marks the end of our Indiegogo campaign. Today is the last day to get in your pledges: http://www.indiegogo.com/nwnerdcast1. Join the revolution.

On today's podcast Mike, Ron, and Chloe talk about creating props for your tabletop game. On today's LARP segment, the crew talks about LARP in film and video. Mild spoiler alert! Make sure to welcome our special guest podcaster who just wouldn't shut up, Scooter the cat. Nerdcast1 Studios is in Ron's apartment and his cat just couldn't resist making an appearance. As a special treat, Mike learns the meaning of "jumping the shark."

  • 2:30 Creating tabletop props
  • 19:53 Chloe's event calendar
  • 23:36 LARP in film

Check out Ron's Lovecraft event!

Transition songs: From Hexwave's Monorave Compilation

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Dork Date by Beefy, off of his album, Rolling Doubles.

All music used with permission.

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Jan 2, 2013

Episode 15: Storing Your Favorites

For the first time in 2013, we have the Northwest Nerdcast for your listening ears. Happy New Years everyone! We hope you made it through the holidays, happy and healthy.

On this week's episode Chloe, Ron, and Mike highlight some of their favorite places to game in the western Washington area (see the links below). Note, these are just a few of the awesome places to game in the area. If you would like us to highlight your store, send us an email at info@nwnerdcast.com. The other topic for this week is on favoritism and fairness within a LARP; when is it appropriate and when should it be avoided.

A new change to the podcast is the addition of the artist of the month. This month we are featuring the Washington native nerdcore rapper, Beefy. Go show him some love.

  • 3:28 Highlight of gaming stores in the western Washington area.
  • 16:10 The return of Chloe's Event Calendar!
  • 21:05 Favoritism and fairness in a LARP

Featured stores: The Game Matrix, Green Lake Games, Gary's Games, Games and Gizmos, and Otherworlds.

Transition songs: From Hexwave's Monorave Compilation

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Ones & Zeros by Beefy, off of his 2010 album, With Sprinkles.

All music used with permission.

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