It's summer and that means it's time to kick back and relax ... if only I can remember how. In this episode of Radio Active I run down my summer plans, including a week in New England, trips to Mets and IronPigs baseball games and adventures in home improvement.
It's all Balticon, all the time as I recap my trip to the science fiction convention, talk about the panels I attended, catch up with some old friends (and find some new ones) and talk about the new audio and video podcasts -- such as Mur Lafferty and Jason Adams' new podcast ZombInc and the supernatural fiction video podcast Stranger Horizons -- that I discovered at the convention.
In this edition of Nuketown Radio Active, my toddler discovers the word that all podcasters hate, we spend a day at the Land of Make Believe, and I prepare to head to Balticon.
In Netheads I check out the Digital Front of role-playing game PDFs, try out Firefox 3 Release Candiate 1 and experiment with a new notification gadget for Mac OS X.
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On this episode of Radio Active, geek fitness gets a gut check, Nuketown delves deep into statistics, I discover a new path to gaming adventure with the Pathfinder RPG alpha, I try two new online productivity tools and offer my thoughts on how to write a better role-playing game adventure in less time.
On this episode of Radio Active, Jordan loses her first tooth, but finds Narnia with the Magician's Nephew, baseball season gets underway as I discover the wonders of DVRing games and having a new AAA baseball team in the Lehigh Valley, Nuketown's comment section explodes with conversation, gaming advocacy gets a new voice with the EscapistCast, I check out a new podcast dedicated to the Mets and find a blog for the Lehigh Valley's new AAA baseball team, the IronP
This episode of Nuketown Radio Active is brought to you by the letter F. Also, Jordan turns five, we buy a car-camping tent, Nuketown gets upgrades to its anti-spam capabilities, Critical Hits blogs about the life of RPG gamers, Reaper announces modern day miniatures, and the MacMommy figures out how to balance teaching, technology, and raising a toddler.
Finally, I've got a review of Portal, the excellent puzzle game released as part of the Half-Life 2 Orange Box for Xbox 360 and Windows.
On this issue of Nuketown Radio Active I struggle to wake my narcoleptic MacBook Pro, try out The Bourne Ultimatum as a movie on demand, discuss my upcoming convention trips to DrupalCon Boston and Balticon 42 and spend some time trying to infiltrate the Secret Lair podcast. In Netheads, I figure out how to actually enjoy exercise and take a look at a Savage Worlds wiki, and then spend some time ranting about why Wizards of the Coast has chosen to slash and burn Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition.
Radio Active returns to its somewhat regular schedule as I talk about family visits, getting more sleep, hacking Moodle and trying out Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
In Netheads, I talk about getting a sneak peak at D&D 4th Edition through already-released products like the Book of Nine Swords, discover a new Secret Lair for masterminds and minions to hang out in, and experiment with Google Code. Finally I have a review of the new print magazine Kobold Quarterly, which just may be the Dragon replacement that gamers are looking for.