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Good show!

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Chock full of information and beer, each episode is like a party in your ear!

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These guys are a bunch of drunks from Michconson or Wishigan.

iTunes Ratings

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Good show!

By discopetey - Jun 08 2016
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Chock full of information and beer, each episode is like a party in your ear!

Drunks

By Kevin the TEXAN - Mar 25 2016
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These guys are a bunch of drunks from Michconson or Wishigan.
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Drink Spin Run: The RPG Talkshow Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Old School Games Design Panel at UCon

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We recorded the OSR Old School Games Design Panel discussion at Ucon in Ypsilanti, MI. +Adam Muszkiewicz  couldn't make it Friday night so +Donn Stroud  jumped in at the last minute sans prep, but with the trusty DSR digital recorder.
The Panel:
+Brendan LaSalle
+Stacy Dellorfano
+R.J. Thompson
+Bill Webb
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Dec 01 2016

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Rank #2: DSR Episode 6.1: Jon & Jerry

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Jerry is clearly the mouse, but I think Jon is the zombie, not a cat.
Our Guests+Jon Gilmour co-designer of Dead of Winter+Jerry Hawthorne designer of Mouse & Mystics
Show Notes after the jump

This episode was recorded on 12/22/14

Drink

Milk Stout Nitro Left Hand Brewing, Longmont, COBell's Two Hearted Ale, Bell's Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
Bell's Double Cream Stout, Bell's Brewery
Kentucky Bourbon Stout, could this be from Lexington Brewery Co.?
Chocolate Sombrero, Clown Shoes & Mercury Brewing Co., Ipswitch, MA

Spin

Rusted Root, When I WokeBuck 65, Neverlove, This Right Here Is
Colossus, ...And The Sepulcher of the Mirror Warlocks
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Of Natural History

Read

[Adam totally got this part out of order]The Sixth Gun, Oni Press
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Hogfather, Terry Pratchett
Kyrik: Warrior Warlock, Gardner Fox

Run

Marvel Dice Masters/Quarriors
Star Wars Imperial Assault
Arcadia Quest
Dungeon!
Hero Kids RPG
Dagger RPG
Adventures in Oz RPG
Happy Birthday Robot
[The Bundle of Holding collection that Jon mentioned has expired by this episode's air date]
The Old God's Return, Michael Curtis
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. We'd love to read your comments on the show, suggestions, where exactly we can stick what and other thinly-veiled threats. Send us your thoughts at dsr@kickassistan.net. Once again, thanks for listening.

Jan 26 2015

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Rank #3: Drink Spin Run S2 E9.2: Creative Campagin Settings

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Ben and Erik join us to discuss creative campaigns.
Our Guests
+Erik Jensen
+Ben Djarum
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Dec 04 2016

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Rank #4: Drink Spin Run S3 E2.1

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In this episode, Adam tears his finger open with pliers. How? Listen and learn, folks.
Our Guests:

+Jarrod Shaw

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Jarrod Shaw of MYTHOARD!

Show Notes

Drink

A dude on a turtleJarrod was drinking what sounded like an awful mess that Donn thinks should taste like a peach cobblerHop Cocoa, Wicked Weed, Asheville, NCNosferatu Imperial Red Ale, Great Lakes Brewing, Cleveland OHOctoRock Semi-Sweet Cider, Starcut Ciders, Elk Rapids, MI

Spin

Archers of Loaf
Mary Halvorson Octet 
Nurgle, Me and That Man
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Murder Ballads

Read

OpenQuest 2
Chaosium's The Hastur Cycle
Mysteries of the Worm, Robert Bloch

Run

Jarrod has been running OpenQuest 2
Modded into "Arena Trent"
Donn ran his DCC campaign
Check out Adam's RuneQuest6 Elder Wilds game [HERE]

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.



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May 08 2017

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Rank #5: Drink Spin Run S3 1.1: Daniel and Kiel

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Adam knows just how full of it he is.

Our Guests

+Kiel Chenier
+Daniel Bishop

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Kiel Chenier

Daniel Bishop

Show Notes

Drink

French Press Vanilla Stout, Double Trouble Brewing Company, Guelph, Ontario
No Rules Vietnamese Porter, Perrin Brewery, Grand Rapids, MI
New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta, Rogue Brewery, Ashland OR
Verdun Biere de Garde, Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids, MI

Spin

Weedcraft
Spaceslug
Some Podcasts Kiel was listening to: The Comedy Button & Cool Games, Inc.
We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, A Tribe Called Quest
Moana soundtrack (seriously Daniel?)
Storybots Super Songs (on Netflix)
The Unexplained podcast

Read

Uzumaki, Junji Ito
The Mucker, Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Lies of Locke Lamorra, Scott Lynch
The Hastur Cycle

Run

Kiel: Some play tests of Reynaldo Madriñan's 'BREAK!!', also a bunch of D&D 5e.
Daniel: Fire in the Mountain, Frozen in Time, Gnome Jambalaya...5 games at Gary Con!
Donn: Bronze Age DCC!
Adam: Runequest 6!
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Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Apr 20 2017

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Rank #6: DSR Episode 7.1: James & Noah

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Your podcast will be served up fresh momentarily.
Our Guests:

+Noah Stevens
+James Spahn

Show Notes after the jump

This episode was recorded on 01/05/15

Guest Links

Noah Stevens

James Spahn

Show Notes

Drink

Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter, Cranker's Brewery, Big Rapids, MI
Wizard Burial Ground, Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids, MI
James was drinking old, reheated coffee, and I'm stunned that I'm writing that fact down
Cutlass Amber Lager, Heavy Seas, Baltimore, MD

Spin

The Heavy Eyes, s/t and Maera
Behemoth
Wilson Pickett
Judas Priest
Rob Zombie
Carpathian Forest
Emperor
Wolves in the Throne Room

Read

Warlock of Witch World, Andre Norton
Raising Steam, Terry Pratchett
Time-Traveler's Guide to Medieval Europe, Ian Mortimer
19th century anonymous British porn [I really wasn't sure how to handle that]

Run

Into the Odd
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Warhammer 40,000
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. We'd love to read your comments on the show, suggestions, where exactly we can stick what and other thinly-veiled threats. Send us your thoughts at dsr@kickassistan.net. Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Feb 06 2015

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Rank #7: DSR Episode 6.2: Role Play Elements In Board Games

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In the time it takes you read this, the podcast will probably have loaded. Or will shortly thereafter.

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Our Guests
+Jon Gilmour co-designer of Dead of Winter
+Jerry Hawthorne designer of Mice & Mystics

Show Notes after the jump

This episode was recorded on 12/22/14

Show Notes

Soggy Bog of Doom
Earth, Primitive and Deadly
Sleep, "The Clarity"
Electric Wizard, "Time to Die"
Cough
Bongripper, "Miserable"

HeroQuest - it is indeed a magical thing

Arcadia Quest

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game - has RPG elements, but not Role Play elements - doesn't make you feel like you're playing that character

Warhammer Quest - Jerry felt the strongest RP elements came in "in town" rather than in the dungeon.

Red Dragon Inn - Competitive RP?

Necromunda/Mordheim/Gorka Morka

White Bear & Red Moon

Dread

Claustrophobia

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. We'd love to read your comments on the show, suggestions, where exactly we can stick what and other thinly-veiled threats. Send us your thoughts at dsr@kickassistan.net. Once again, thanks for listening.

Jan 29 2015

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Rank #8: Drink Spin Run S3 1.2: Mining Childhood and Fairy Tales

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Daniel's Cat-in-the-Hat voice is the stuff of nightmares.

Our Guests

+Kiel Chenier
+Daniel Bishop

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Kiel Chenier

Daniel Bishop

Show Notes

+Stacy Dellorfano's Zaya's Promise [[HERE]]
+Harley Stroh's Bride of the Black Manse [[PDF HERE]] [[PRINT HERE]]
+Pearce Shea's In The Woods [[HERE]]

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.



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Apr 18 2017

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Rank #9: Drink Spin Run S2 E12.2: The Mythic Underworld

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Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Nov 09 2016

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Rank #10: Drink Spin Run S2 E12.1: Jason Sholtis and Mike Evans

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Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Nov 09 2016

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Rank #11: Drink Spin Run S2 10.1: Stacy Dellorfano

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Yes, Adam might be in a deep, dark cave.
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Nov 05 2016

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Rank #12: Drink Spin Run S2 E10.2: Inclusion

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Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Nov 05 2016

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Rank #13: Drink Spin Run S2 E9.1: Erik and Ben

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Something clever goes here
Our Guests
+Erik Jensen
+Ben Djarum
Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Erik Jensen

Ben Djarum

Show Notes

Drink

Tree Bucket (previously "Trebuchet") Belgian-Inspired Double IPA, Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids, MI
Gosling Ginger Beer + Fireball
Boris the Crusher, Hopping Frog Brewery, Akron, OH
Distorter Porter, Greenbush Brewery, Sawyer, MI

Spin

Amebix radio on Pandora
Windhand
Weird Al
XTC
Loretta Lynn
Hexvessel
Wanda Jackson
Voidcrawler
Mulatu Astatke
Kult of the Wizard
In the Company of Serpents
Odd Future & Tyler, the Creator

Read

Elric series by Michael Moorcock... chronologically
RE Howard (obviously)
WH Pugmire
Savage Sword of Conan
Afghanistan: A Military History, Steven Tanner (Adam couldn't find a link)
Quag Keep, Andre Norton
Well World series, Jack Chalker
Playing At The World, Jon Peterson
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino (again)
Yngarr zine
Gongfarmer's Almanac zines
The Night Land, William Hope Hodgson

Run

Donn ran some DCC.
Erik was getting ready to run WAMPUS COUNTRY!
Erik was planning to run Ghost Tower of Inverness using the Marvel Super Heroes RPG at Legacies Game Day.
Ben had run some Into The Odd.
Adam went to GaryCon and only played in two sessions and ran them both. He ran +Pearce Shea's Monster Parts (not to be confused with Monsterhearts) and Torchbearer. Adam's wife Katie ran "MuppetMorphosis Alpha," Metamorphosis Alpha set on the Swine Trek.

Our intro bumps were graciously provided by the one and only +Gabriel Perez Gallardi.

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Jul 15 2016

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Rank #14: Episode 15.2: MONSTERS!

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Drink Spin Run... that kind of podcast
Our Guests
+Jobe Bittman
+James Raggi

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

+Jobe Bittman

  • Has written for 
    • Dungeon Crawl Classics
    • Metamorhposis Alpha
    • D&D 5e
    • Lamentations of the Flame Princess
  • Host of Spellburn! podcast
  • Renaissance asshole
+James Raggi
  • Writer/publisher of the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy RPG
    • Lots of top tier adventures!
      • Grinding Gear
      • Death Frost Doom (original!)
      • Weird New World
  • Writer of the Random Esoteric Creature Generator For Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and Their Modern Simulacra

Show Notes

  • Yes, we are officially on between-season break. We'll resume recording in September, but are thinking about doing some Actual Play podcast in the intervening months. 
  • "Random Esoteric Creature Generator For Classic Fantasy Role-Playing Games and Their Modern Simulacra" is like a Tribe Called Quest, you've got to say the whole thing
  • Favorite Monster Books
    • James - Fire on the Velvet Horizon by Patrick Stewart & Scrap Princess
    • Jobe -
    • Adam - honorable mention for Chaosium's All The Worlds' Monsters book
    • Donn - Lusus Naturae - Raphael Chandler & Gennifer Bone
  • Then we talked a whole lot of crap. Listen to it. 
  • We didn't end up making a monster, but we did discover the Jobe Bittman/Joe Rogan "A Florida man..." monster generation method.
  • Jobe's daughters did a good job of listing all of Jobe's special abilities 
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. We'd love to read your comments on the show, suggestions, where exactly we can stick what and other thinly-veiled threats. Send us your thoughts at dsr@kickassistan.net. Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Jul 13 2016

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Rank #15: Drink Spin Run S2 E7.2: Pushing Boundaries and Innovation

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Our Guests
+Alex Mayo
+Chris Kutalik
Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Chris Kutalik

Alex Mayo
  • Layout and illustration for lots of OSR products!
  • Penetralia blog - No longer available

Show Notes

This is the second half of our conversation with Chris & Alex. The first part (Episode 7.1) aired on 3/24/16.

Talking about pushing boundaries.

Chris messes with form a lot, specifically the point-crawl.

  • Problem: "Where are these things in the hex?" 
  • Instead of "What's in the hex?" the point-crawl strips out the empty space and instead moves between interesting things. 
  • (Then Adam kind of missed the point and got corrected by Chris)
Alex pushes boundaries in art.
A common thread in this conversation (but that Adam doesn't realize until the end) is that better decisions, better innovations and better gaming happens when we are authentic and genuine to our own thoughts and experiences. 
Alex: "One of the things that I love about the OSR is that it's an aesthetic movement as much as a movement about mechanics." [Paraphrase]

"Where is the innovation in the OSR?" was a trolly thread that circulated on G+ in the beginning of 2016. While the folks behind that thread claimed they asked their question in good faith, they promptly shut down many OSR innovators who contributed to the conversation.

Adam: "The innovation & boundary pushing in the OSR isn't about the rules, it's about form, structure and content."

Donn seems to experience a degree of dissonance when he exposes himself to too many rule sets.

Alex: "Boundaries are pushed in the community at large as a hive mind."

Adam: "It's as much incubation as innovation."

Our favorite boundary-pushers:

  • Alex - James Raggi & Lamentations of the Flame Princess line
  • Chris - Hydra Coop stuff, especially Jason Sholtis's Operation Unfathomable, and Patrick Stewart & Scrap Princess's Broken Fire Regime
  • Donn - Zzarchov Kowalski's Scenic Dunnsmouth & Thulian Echoes
  • Adam - Jason Lutes's Perilous Wilds, Zak S.'s Red & Pleasant Land and Vornheim
Who are we most excited about their next creation?
  • Alex - Zzarchov Kowalski
  • Chris - Gus L. (not sure how he spells his last name)
  • Donn - Mike Evans (specifically Hubris)
  • Adam - Erik Jensen (Wampus Country forever!)
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Jun 26 2016

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Rank #16: Drink Spin Run S2 E8.2: RPGs and Technology

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Adam feels better about being liked by Wayne than he feels about liking Wayne in the first place
Our Guests
+Dan Sandberg
+Wayne Snyder

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Guest Notes

Dan Sandberg

Wayne Snyder

  • Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad zine
  • More independent gaming projects than I can remember

Show Notes

Roll20.net
Donn doesn't like online gaming because he feels like he has to spend too much time setting these up.
Online gaming tools have to support on-the-fly gaming and improv style
Adam preemptively makes useful macros & conflict maps/mats to improv conflicts
Adam's Torchbearer conflict mapDrawing in Roll20 sucks
Wayne uses Twiddla in hangouts instead

Infinitas DM + a big screen TV laid down with a sheet of acrylic over top = Dan's ideal gaming set up (and Adam plans on making it happen)

Make the things you need for your game, share the things you make. Basic DIY ethics.

None of us had used Fantasy Grounds or MapTool or any of the other Roll20 alternatives, Dan has reservations about complete rule integration in Fantasy Grounds. Adam doesn't appreciate the $$$ barrier to entry.

Crawler's Companion for DCC RPG by Purple Sorcerer Games

ACKS treasure generator on Autarch's website: http://autarch.co/treasure

Mega.co.nz

Wayne & Donn are curmudgeonly about pdfs. Everyone prefers books.

Wayne talked about random generator websites:

Donn brought up 3D printing for minisShapewaysHeroForge (but actual minis are cheaper)
Adam talked about 3D modelling with Google SketchUp

Donn says that using music in games is good at the beginning of sessions, but can be ignored as you start to get into stuff (his Sound Cloud stuff can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/pollyworg )
Adam mentioned TableTopAudio.com
Music was a point of contention
DMDJ app

Obviously, Google Drive is a thing
Adam has been using his iPad a lot
Trello app for smart stuff (hierarchical note storing, can add pictures!)
Obsidian Portal (Adam's OP page: https://fromkickassistan.obsidianportal.com/)

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Apr 13 2016

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Rank #17: Drink Spin Run S2 E8.1: Wayne and Dan

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Let's learn about North Kovacistani customs
Our Guests
+Dan Sandberg
+Wayne Snyder

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Dan Sandberg

Wayne Snyder

  • Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad zine
  • More independent gaming projects than I can remember

Show Notes

Drink

Trois Pistoles, Unibroue, Chambly, Quebec
Curmudgeon Old Ale, Founders Brewery, Grand Rapids, MI
Old Rasputin Imperial Russian Stout, North Coast Brewing, Fort Bragg, CA
Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewery, Fort Collins, CO
Jackhammer Old Ale, Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor, MI (Adam managed to pawn off the rest of his Jackhammer on his ACKS group this past Sunday)

Spin

Disenchanter
Yidhra, "Hexed"
Black Pyramid
Blind Guardian
Grave Digger
Jag Panzer
Frederico Durand (?)
Biosphere
Blue Snaggletooth, "Beyond Thule"
Electric Wizard
Dead Games Society's GaryCon Podcast Panel Podcast

Read

Lord of the Rings appendices
CA Smith, The End of the Story
Neuromancer, William Gibson
The Troll King Trilogy, John Vornholt
Playing At The World, Jon Peterson
Peril on the Purple Planet Boxed Set

Run

Wayne has taken over the reins of the Metal Gods of Ur-Hadad campaign
Dan was playing D&D 4e
Apes Victorious is on its way from Goblinoid Games
Adam has been running Torchbearer and will run it as part of the "DSR Actually Plays" series of livestreams on 4/10/16 & 4/24/16
RuneQuest 6

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Apr 06 2016

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Rank #18: Drink Spin Run S2 E7.1: Chris and Alex

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Something clever goes here
Our Guests
+Alex Mayo

+Chris Kutalik

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

Chris Kutalik

Alex Mayo
  • Layout and illustration for lots of OSR products!
  • Penetralia blog - No longer available

Show Notes

Drink

Scallywagger, Oddside Ales, Grand Haven, Mi
Grapefruit Sculpin, Ballast Point, San Diego, CA
Heavyweight Zinfandel, Scotto Cellars, Walnut Creek, CA
Bean Flicker, Oddside Ales, Grand Haven, MI

Spin

Kylesa
[Adam couldn't figure out the band that Chris mentioned. If you know what it was, let us know!]
Low & Beck got a little depressing for Katie
Old time radio shows on Spotify

Read

Tunnels of Chuchi [Adam couldn't find a link to this book]
World War Z, Max Brooks
An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison
Matt Fraction Hawkeye collected hardback
The Complete Guide to Making Mead, Steve Piatz
Kill the Dead, Tannith Lee
The Mushroom Handbook, Louis Charles Christopher Krieger

Run

Mutant Year Zero
Hill Cantons
DCC RPG
Dungeon of the Unknown, Geoffrey McKinney
Random Esoteric Creature Generator blah blah blah
Tome of Adventure Design
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
Bad Myrmidon, Rafael Chandler
Donn STILL needs to design his minis rules!
Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Mar 24 2016

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Rank #19: Drink Spin Run S2 E6: Adam and Donn

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We could suck a little less.

Our Guests
... couldn't make it, so Donn & Adam recorded anyway

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Show Notes

Drink (4:35)

Twisted Cain, Short's Brewery, Bellaire, MI
Zhatfig Ghastly Pale Stout, Dark Horse special release, Marshall, MI

Spin (9:40)

Sweet, "Action"

Mud
Brian Eno, Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)
Bohren & Der Club of Gore
Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble
Bowie, "Bewlay Brothers"

Motorhead, "Burner"

Read (19:00)

House on the Borderland, WH Hodgson
The Wendigo, Algernon Blackwood

Run (30:20)

Dungeon as mythic underworld
DCC RPG: are the modules railroads?
5e Ravenloft
5e Greyhawk
Dark Sun
Frostgrave
Adam talks about Kings of War but means Wrath of Kings

Other Stuff (49:00)

Donn's going to write minis rules, Adam will pay him $5 for it
Can players spend too much planning at the table?

  • Donn: No way! Whatever the players are having fun with is cool, also good for the DM to use that time to do stuff on his side of the screen. 
  • Adam: Usually no, but if they do, give them something to react to. 
Miniatures digression

Thanks for joining us for this episode of Drink Spin Run. If you like what you've heard, share us with your friends, leave us an iTunes review or send us an email at dsr@kickassistan.net. You can also support us at http://www.patreon.com/DSRCast. Our theme music was generously provided by the band Blue Snaggletooth (http://bluesnaggletooth.bandcamp.com). Once again, thanks for listening, you gorgeous listeners.

Mar 03 2016

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Rank #20: Drink Spin Run S2 E4.2: The Weird

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I'll do my Donn voice. "Hi, I'm Donn."
Our Guest
+Clint Krause

Show Notes after the jump

Guest Notes

  • Red Moon Medicine Show
    • Vacant Ritual Assembly zine
    • Don't Walk in Winter Wood
    • Stygian Garden of Abelia Prem
    • Driftwood Verses (upcoming)

Show Notes

Clint talks a bit about his Driftwood Verses supplement (1:42)
Adam makes up a definition of Weird Horror (4:30)
Clint: You can't force creepy, it happens on its own (8:50)
Adam: dissonance between player agency and terror (12:00)
Clint: build up and absence of a creature (Hitchcock effect?) (13:00)
Donn: the unknown! (16:00)
Adam: the seductive allure of the unknown (17:50)
Donn: ghosts! Give 'em stuff they can't fight! (19:10)
Clint: Keep players wondering (20:23)
Donn still hates Adam's Senior Sugarskull (21:25)
Clint: what's mechanical, what's scenery? (23:00)
Clint is prep-heavy. Donn finally has an ally.
Adam: ever good GM has a moment of self-doubt right before a game starts (26:00)
Clint & Donn: prep makes a session real for the GM (26:30)
Adam: communicating a feeling is more important than communicating a fact (28:20)
Donn takes over (30:43)
Adam talks about reality & phenomena again (35:00)
Donn: immersion means presenting things to the characters rather than the players (39:00)
Clint: if everything's weird, nothing is; mundane stuff creates essential contrast (41:00)
Adam: when you name a thing, it ceases to be unknown (45:40)
Clint makes Adam's points coherent (48:00)
The Third Rail: Is The "Quantum Clue" worth the loss of failure?
Clint: No. The chance of failure is a small issue.
Donn: Has never played either.
Adam: It's complicated. It solves a problem that isn't one. Rather, its answer is more useful for everything other than the question that it attempts to answer.

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Feb 20 2016

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