Venture into the Lair of Secrets podcast

My friend David Moore (formerly of The Gamemaster’s Show and After Serenity) and I recently launched the Lair of Secrets podcast. It’s a podcast about gaming and being a geek by two forty-something geek dads. So far we have seven episodes out, with new ones being released on a regular basis (approximately weekly, give or take a week). S1E1 … Read more

Searching for new RPG Podcasts

I’m on a quest for new RPG Podcasts. It’s been a while since I listened to them extensively — you can blame Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings audiobook for that — but I’ve got the itch again. Oh … and I have a Knights of the Dinner Table “Summon Web Scryer” column that needs to be written…

I have a number of old standbys still in my podcast queue, including the Accidental Survivors, All Games Considered, Atomic Array, The Dungeons & Dragons Podcast, Fear the Boot, Flagons & Dragons, Order 66, RPG Circus, Smiling Jack’s Bar & Grill, and Yog-Sothoth Podcast.

It’s a good mix, but I find I’m under-represented in a few categories, notably Pathfinder, game theory, and game mastery.

Carol of the Great Old Ones

It’s the Winter Solstice, and what better way to celebrate than with a rousing chorus of (and a music video for) “The Carol of the Old Ones”? While the stars may not be right this year we all know it’s just a matter of time. This song’s taken from A Very Scary Solstice, the most … Read more

Podcast Roundup: Cyberpunk’d, Skill Challenges, PHB2, Dungeon-A-Day

Three weeks of rainy days put a major crimp in my podcast-listening schedule in May as I was forcd to drive (rather than walk) to work. It’s the difference between a 2 minute commute and a 15 minute one … as well as no podcasts or three podcasts a week. With the sun finally shining … Read more

Podcast Round Up: Canon Puncture, All Games Considered, Order 66, Atomic Array

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the podcasts I listen to, partly because for much of the late summer and early fall I really wasn’t listening to many of them (save the Order 66 podcast, which I’ve listened to slavishly since realizing my Star wars campaign was really going to happen). That’s changed … Read more

Get Fit, Get Inspired with the GutCheckCast

As more geeks begin contemplating middle age, it seems more of us are also thinking of doing something about our expanding waistlines. The hosts of the GutCheckCast are looking to do exactly that. In episode #0, Doug Rapson (Geek Acres) and Zach Ricks (Geek Survival Guide) layout their goals for this project: each wants to … Read more

Thoughts on Podcamp Philly 2007

For a while, it looked like the Unconference was going to live up to its name: while Podcamp Philly had a list of proposed seminars, we didn’t get a concrete schedule until Wednesday. No worries though — Podcamp’s organized chaos congealed at the last moment, providing a rambling structure to a Saturday full of podcasting goodness.

The chaos lurked just behind the corners as folks tried to use the guest ids scribbled on  whiteboards around the Drexel University classrooms to log into the wireless network … at least until they figured out that the IDs only worked on the lab computers. Wired connections for the wandering bands of Mac, Windows and Linux laptop owners were scrounged however, giving rise to deep-sea scuba-like drama as people swapped Ethernet cables back and forth to share net connections.

The sessions were about what you’d expect at any conference: some good, some blah, with the best ones being those that encouraged audience participation (the exception being Apple’s GarageBand session, which gave a lightning fast overview of the software, but still managed to provide some helpful insights into it.  Of course, the conference itself was free, which gives it an edge up over many conferences I’ve gone to that had so-so seminars but cost a few hundred dollars.

A New Crop of Gaming Podcasts

I’m working on my latest Knights of the Dinner Table “Summon WebScryer” column, and have decided to return to the Eternal Well of Podcasting for a third time. Normally I don’t like to keep hitting the same topic, save for my various “GM/Player Tools” columns, but in this case I think it does a service … Read more