Friday, August 29, 2014

Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sandbox

Greetings, human subjects!

Here we are again with episode 3 of the Coalition Deadboys Podcast. We hope everyone has been having a good summer, but as it starts to wind down, it just gives everyone more of a chance to play games, right?

In this episode, Jeff and Matt discuss "sandbox" campaigns--that is, games where there is little to no structure insofar as having a concrete story arc. During the recording, we did move on to discuss other things, but the conversation went so long that we're going to put the rest of the discussion out next time. So there's something to look forward to.

Aside from that, we don't have much in terms of M.D.C. News, but we do have a little S.D.C. News for everyone.

Here's the synopsis of this episode:
0:00 - Intro
0:39 - What news we have
9:35 - Discussion segment starts

Again, keep in mind that we recorded this and the next episode all at once, so we don't have a Creature Feature or any other segments for a bit. Naturally, we won't have the news next week because of the situation.

Carry on, citizens.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Episode 2 - Attack of the Martial-Artist Walrus Girl

Hello, everybody!

Once again, it's time for Matt and Jeff to discuss stuff, and the stuff this time is something for every gamer--literally.

And before you ask, no. We did not record this in a wind tunnel. Our normal recording area was being painted, and apparently they didn't want us recording in there while they were doing it. And they didn't want us recording in the main part of the library either, so we moved over to the secondary recording studio (a.k.a. the room in Jeff's house he and his wife haven't organized from when they moved in). Utah summers are pretty hot, so we had to use a fan, so it gets kinda noisy from time to time. Also, Jeff's kids tried to contribute their thoughts from the other room at various points.

But anyway, here's the basic outline of this episode:

0:00: Introduction
0:40: S.D.C. News - A report about Matt's character creation party
13:00: M.D.C. News - Miniatures, books and GenCon, oh my!
29:20: Discussion - Imagine someone isn't familiar with anything Palladium. What are three things you'd have them try to get them into it? Here are ours:

1. Random roll tables! Especially insanities, mutations and other...stuff.
2. Contested combat rolls and the common sense rule
3. "Chromatic" alignment, or alignment that isn't like others
Bonus 1: The fact that Palladium actually puts a disclaimer for parents into books...
Bonus 2: Splugorth!!

1. Chromatic alignment, but with a slightly different twist
2. Creativity and cross-pollination between games
3. M.D.C. makes pretty much all non-supernatural critters explode

Hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

Until next time...carry on, citizens.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Episode 1 - The Phantom Chronology

Hello, everybody!

As promised in Episode 0, here is the continuation of the Coalition Deadboys Podcast! Sorry it's late. Today's discussion focuses on the publication history of Palladium Books, but also includes several segments we're going to be featuring every two weeks. Here is what this episode looks like:

0:00 - Introduction. Kinda need that.
0:44 - S.D.C. News, where your hosts let you know what's going on for them in games, life and all that stuff.
4:58 - M.D.C. News, where we discuss the Palladium Books update from July 17. Yeah, it would have been nice to have the update from July 26, but it came out the day after we recorded. Figures.
14:53 - Discussion. This episode's topic, as mentioned, is the publication history of Palladium Books. There's a lot of it, and there's a lot we didn't really have enough information to cover. Regardless, even Matt said he learned something new. Hopefully, you will too. And hopefully you'll enjoy our...somewhat rambling discussion.
44:51 - Creature Feature. We were running a little shorter than we'd thought, so we decided to talk about our favorite Megaversal critters of the week. Matt's choice was a Melek (sorry if I misspelled it), whereas Jeff's choice was the race of Vampires from Rifts.
57:44 - Feedback and Q&A. Matt got a few questions from Facebook since Episode 0, and we try to answer them. Also, we got some feedback about the volume of the audio, so we cranked it up for this one. Again, let us know if it's better.

Remember, we're now on iTunes, so feel free to subscribe to us there or through a podcatcher of your choice. Please remember to leave us ratings and feedback so we know how we're doing and how we can improve.

By the way, Jeff said that we'd be releasing these podcasts every other Thursday. He lied. It's probably going to be every other Friday. And Jeff says he thinks he's got the uploading thing figured out, so there won't be any delays in the future. Probably.

Carry on, citizens.