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James Introcaso sits down with Rudy BassoAlex Basso, and Allison Rossi to discuss the new Unearthed Arcana Battlesystem rules and not one, but two vague tweets from WotC employee and LeBron James of DMing Chris Perkins. This podcast was recorded on March 15, 2015.

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D&D V&G 5 - Stronghold

The D&D V&G Crew are joined by Round Table Host and overall Great Guy James Introcaso to discuss Stronghold, a 1993 city builder/RTS sim hybrid game.  Before the discussion can get really get underway, however, the boys find themselves magically transported back to 1993 by a Time Wizard!  Will 1993 RudyAlexVegasGreg, and James (who somehow all retain their ages and adult maturities yet no knowledge of future games) show Stronghold some love for being so unique among its contemporaries?  Or will they chastise and awkwardly compare it to games that they haven't played since they were 4-8 years old?  Will this Time Wizard character be returning in future episodes or is it going to be just a stupid, clearly last-minute one-off appearance?

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In this episode of the Book Club Jeff and Tracy are joined by Eric M. Paquette, Geoff Winn, and Christine Bellemere to talk about Fire in the Blood, the latest Forgotten Realms novel by Erin M. Evans. Their discussion is followed by an interview with the author!

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James Introcaso sits down with Dave Gibson, Andrew Kane, and Topher Kohan to discuss the first Sage Advice column, the second D&D feedback survey, and speculate about future D&D products. This podcast was recorded on March 3, 2015.

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Rob Schwalb (Gamer to Gamer)

James Introcaso sits down with Rob Schwalb, professional game designer who has worked for Green RoninMongoose PublishingFantasy Flight Games,Monte Cook GamesWizards of the Coast, and more. Rob was one of the designers of Dungeons and Dragons fifth edition and has launched his own company, Schwalb Entertainment is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming release of Shadow of the Demon Lord on March 12. This podcast was recorded on February 17, 2015.

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Stealth and Hiding (Bonus Action 006)

In this episode James and Sam discuss the rules for Stealth with a special focus on using the skill to hide in D&D. You can find an explanation of this rule in the Player's Basic Rules D&D PDF on page 60 or in the Player’s Handbook on page 177.


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D&D 5e Basic PDF: http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/features/basicrules

James’ blog: http://www.worldbuilderblog.me

Sam’s blog: http://www.rpgmusings.com


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Round Table 59 - Minis, New D&D Web Column, and DM Support Group

James Introcaso sits down with Rudy Basso, Alex Basso, Allison Rossi, and Joe Lastowski to talk about the new D&D Elemental Evil miniatures from Wiz Kids, the new Behind the Screens digital column on theD&D website, and the comedic web series, DM Support Group, from Wizards of the Coast. This podcast was recorded on February 22, 2015.

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D&D V&G
Game O Clock YouTube Channel
Modern Myths Game Store
Acts of Geek
Cows Come Home Comedy
Ogre Mini Preview
Fire Mini Elemental Preview
Earth Mini Elemental Preview
Air Mini Elemental Preview
Water Mini Elemental Preview
Heroic Minis Preview
Fire Minis Preview

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Behind the DM Screen (Jan/Feb 2015)

Sam, Andy, and Mike get together to talk about their gaming in January and February of 2015.


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The Appendix N Podcast - Episode 13 - The Stories of Conan, Part 1

“Hither came Conan…” The world’s most famous barbarian comes to The Appendix N Podcast to tread the works of lesser fantasy authors beneath his sandled feet. We are talking about the earliest Conan stories written by Robert E. Howard, though not necessarily the first published.

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 Howard, R. E.: “Conan” series

Robert E. Howard
born 1906, died 1936

Born in Texas, the only son of a traveling country physician. Traveling with his father exposed him to firsthand tales of violence that would influence his writing, and like many people of the time he was greatly interested in the sport of boxing. Howard’s love of poetry and literature came from his mother, Hester. His earliest stories were historical fiction about Vikings, Arabs and lots of violence. His earliest influences were Jack London, Rudyard Kipling and Thomas Bullfinch.

In August 1930, Howard wrote to Weird Tales in praise “The Rats in the Walls” by H. P. Lovecraft. The letter was forwarded to Lovecraft and the two authors became friends. Howard is considered to have contributed to the Lovecraft Mythos. The correspondence between Howard and Lovecraft contained a lengthy discussion on a frequent element in Howard’s writing, civilization versus barbarism. Howard held that civilization was inherently corrupt and fragile.

Howard wrote his first Conan story in 1932, adapting an unpublished story “By This Axe I Rule!” featuring one of Howard’s other protagonists, Kull the Conqueror. Conan would go on to become Howard’s most enduring character.

Howard sadly committed suicide in 1936 upon learning that his mother was dying of tuberculosis.

“The Phoenix on the Sword” first published in Weird Tales, December 1932
“The Frost Giant’s Daughter” first published as “The Gods of the North” in Weird Tales, 1932
“The God in the Bowl” reject by Weird Tales, published posthumously in Space Science Fiction, September 1952

 

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Jeffrey Wikstrom

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Peter Foxhoven

 

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Round Table 58 - Sword Coast Legends and Feargus Urquhart Polygon Interview



James Introcaso sits down with the crew from D&D V&G - Rudy BassoAlex BassoVegas Lancaster, and Greg Blair. This week they're dishing on the recently announced D&D RPG video game Sword Coast Legends and a Polygon interview with Obsidian's Feargus Urquhart. This podcast was recorded on February 19, 2015.

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Interview with Nathan Stewart and Dan Tudge about Sword Coast Legends
phillyncrowd.com
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