Monday 21 September 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 18: The Day the Internet Forbade Us Discussing Twilight

Dave and Nate discuss blogging and anniversaries, creativity, past projects, Star Wars, actuaries, professional video game playing, Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana, the World of Darkness games, and narrative-style play. They also attempt to discuss the Twilight books...but the internet forbids it, cutting them off before they could truly begin.

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Tuesday 21 July 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 17 - Diddly-do, diddly-do, diddly-do, diddly-do....

Nate and Dave discuss Superman, why combat rules are often so detailed, Feminist perspectives on violence, day-time TV, Woody Allen, dodgy impressions, Agatha Christie-based games, birds & bees (no, not that birds & bees) and much more. The podcast was interrupted by, quite literally, a falling tree: but AGPAN STOPS FOR NO MAN, WOMAN OR TREE!

Link to Harlan Ellison's classic rant:

Link to the podcast download:

Wednesday 22 April 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 16 - Being a DM is Weird

Nate and Dave discuss Star Trek films, James Bond films, being a DM, being a God, There is Therefore a Strange Land, and ambiguity.

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Friday 6 March 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 15 - If You Turned to Stone, You Would Weigh a Heck of a Lot

Nate and Dave discuss passwords, Anne McCaffrey, Yoon-Suin, past games, publishing, the nature of petrification, and the Oort Cloud (yet again).

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Friday 20 February 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 14 - Am I Supposed to Say 'Dave?'

Dave and Nate review 'Forgive Us' by Kelvin Green, lacking patience for new rules, Into the Odd (again), the new edition of D&D and why neither of them have read it yet, Wizards of the Coast, gaming styles, edition wars, and Doing it Yourself.

But more importantly, they announce the first ever GAMING PODCAST ABOUT NOTHING COMPETITION, in which you can win your very own - yes, your very own - "friendship" version of Into the Odd. Listen to the podcast for details, but the rules are below:

1. To enter, comment on this post and leave an entry for a book in the Library of Bastion: a title and one line description of the book.
2. Enter as many times as you want. Two entries = two chances at winning. Enter on separate comments.
3. A winner will be selected at random during the next recording of A Gaming Podcast About Nothing. The winner will be selected at random by rolling dice.
4. The winner will receive a Friendship Edition paperback copy of Into The Odd (we'll contact you for your address).
5. Entries close at 12:00GMT - midday - on 28th February 2015.

Link to the podcast download:

Tuesday 10 February 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 13 - Do Americans Know About Brown Sauce?

Dave and Nate discuss food poisoning, are rudely interrupted, play a little more Highway Holocaust, discuss Cancers in Western Civilization, review the first 10 pages of Playing at the World, and offer their thoughts on creativity and the completion of projects. 

Tuesday 3 February 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 12: It's a Good Listen, I Think

Nate and Dave discuss OSR Day UK, dungeoneering and Tekumel, Crystal Maze and Knightmare, future plans, books, and six-packs.

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Courtney Campbell's Treasure Post:

Thursday 15 January 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 11: Pull Your Finger Out Of Your Arse And Do Something

We discuss "-punk", candlestick makers, guerilla role-playing, Into the Odd, combat crunch, Apocalypse World, rules-lite games and their pitfalls, Risus, one-shots and their pitfalls, Reign, publishing DIY products, Worlds Without Master, Yoon-Suin, and so forth. You'll notice it's heavy on game content. This is a New Year's Resolution.

There is a problem with sound in the first minute or two which is quickly resolved.

Link to the podcast episode:

Link to Foxit PDF editor:

Link to Worlds Without Master:

Link to Chris McDowall's blog (Into the Odd):

Sunday 4 January 2015

A Gaming Podcast About Nothing, Episode 10: The Episode Where We Don't Even Talk About Games That Much

Dave and Nate discuss brussel sprouts, layout, hatemongers, twitter rage, Dave's qualities, Into the Odd, English cities, Nando's, and so forth.

Feel free to skip this one. We give you permission. It was shortly before Christmas and we were both knackered.

Link to Into the Odd:

Link to the podcast: