Feb 27, 2013

Episode 23: Boards Forcing RP

Welcome to Episode 23 of the Northwest Nerdcast. Chloe and Mike are out this week on unrelated scheduling conflicts. This week we bring back a  blast from our past, Matt Oostman, general manager and head of plot for Alliance Seattle, to sit in as guest host.

On the show today we talk about the relationship between board games and role-playing games. The topic started as a history lesson on the evolution of board games to RPGs and back again but the conversation shifted focus into something more. On the LARP topic of the day we talk about forced role-playing effects.

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  • 2:00 The relationship between board games and tabletop RPGs
  • 20:01 Matt's event calendar
  • 22:15 Forced RP effects in a LARP setting

Transition song: From Hexwave's Monorave Compilation

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: The Message From Dr. Light by The Megas, off of their album, Get Equipped.

All music used with permission.

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Feb 20, 2013

Episode 22: Radcon is Live!

Our nerdcasters are tired and a little hung over from Radcon... Wait Radcon happened; that means the first LIVE episode of the NW Nerdcast was recorded! On this week's episode Ron, Will, and Chloe "perform" live at Radcon. They talk about role-playing at a con, take questions from the audience, and interview a few audience members just for fun. This episode is more loosely structured than your standard NW Nerdcast, due to having an audience helping guide things. We will be back in studio and to our standard format next week.

If you have any question or comments please comment on the episode's comment section or check us out on facebook.

  • No time stamps, just all live nerdery!

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: History Repeating Pt. 2 (One Last Time) by The Megas, off of their album, History Repeating: Blue

All music used with permission.

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Feb 13, 2013

Episode 21: Exalted Changes

Happy Wednesday my favorite people,

Today on the show Mike, Chloe, and Ron highlight the tabletop game, Exalted 2nd Edition by White-Wolf Publishing. Later in the show we talk about how LARP changes ourselves and others for the better or worse. If you have a topic you would like us to discuss on the show, please email us at info@nwnerdcast.com.

This Saturday Ron, Chloe, and Will will be at Radcon (held at the Red Lion in Pasco, WA) doing the very first live episode of the NW Nerdcast. We are not quite set-up for actual "live-broadcast" but we will be airing the live show on our normal day (next Wednesday). If you are attending the con, stop on by and say hello. According to our itinerary we will be on from 8-9pm in 2203, check you programs to confirm.

If you have story you would like to share please comment on this post or post on our Facebook page.

  • 1:55 Highlight of Exalted
  • 23:50 Chloe's Event Calendar
  • 26:16 How LARPing changes people for better or worse

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

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Just Another Machine by The Megas, off of their single, Fly on a Dog.

All music used with permission.

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Feb 6, 2013

Episode 20: Your Death is in the Mail

Welcome to the 20th episode of the NW Nerdcast! It seem right that it's the 20th episode since we are debuting our new rig. Ron is hard at work figuring out the new technology at his finger tips. On today's show Ron, Mike, Will, and Chloe talk about character death and why it's all going to be okay. Later in the show we do our fabled mailbag episode; answering all the burning questions from our fans.

Transition music: Buskerdroid's song:  Blast off of the Gameboy Love Ep.

Original music: Fat Warrior

Song of the week: Promise of Redemption/Bubbleman by The Megas, off of their album, Get Equipped.

All music used with permission.

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