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Geekery in General 205: The Astral Plane

Al takes a look at the Astral Plane from AD&D first edition's Manual of the Planes. I also talk a bit about my old metal band from the college years, but I promise it is (somewhat) relavent!

33mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Geekery in General 203: Pandemonium

Al takes a look at Pandemonium, the Chaotic Neutral Evil realm in AD&D First Edition's Manual of the Planes.

31mins

18 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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Geekery in General 204: The Twin Paradises

In the last episode of the outer planes from AD&D First Edition's Manual of the Planes all discusses Greek mythology, Finnish mythology, and beer.

23mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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Geekery in General 202: Acheron

Al takes a look at Acheron and how it was presented in AD&D First Edition's Manual of the Planes.

15mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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Musically Challenged - Episode 79 - A Drunk Knight's Tale

WORST or BEST show ever. Chad and Lou definately take you on a journey in this episode. What started out simply as a review of the soundtrack for A Knight's Tale, became a train wreck when the guys decided to start  out sober and do shots after every song. There is no editing, so you will hear all the weird stuff we normally take out. You will hear the pregnant pauses, the eff ups and every thing else. It is entertaining and you should listen to it all to find out if you too are musically challenged. We are on Twitter, please follow us and get updates from Musically Challenged! @MCPodcast17 will find us. If you see the skeleton rock fingers, it's us! If you follow us, we follow you. Want to reach out to us? There are a few ways to do that. First send us an email at musicchallengepodcast@gmail.com or if your more into that social media thing, you can find us on Facebook @poinetwork or @musicallychallengedpodcast. Like us and share us.

52mins

2 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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W2HSI? - Episode 19 - A Mom's Tale

You've heard the dad's take on being a parent, now for the mom's turn. Both Scott and Chad's wives come on the show and share their perspective on being a parent. There is a ton of fun and laughing mixed in with a bit of seriousness. do you WANT TO HEAR SOMETHING INTERESTING? If so, tune in now. Thank You Nicole Knight and Tina Smith!! If you wnt us to research and talk about a topic your interested in please drop us a line at one or more of the following places. You can find us on Facebook @poinetwork or @want2hearsoemthinginteresting or you can drop us a line at want2hearsomethinginteresting@gmail.com  or eclecticmediaproject@gmail.comeither way we look forward to hearing from you!

56mins

1 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Geekery in General 247: My Top 13 Urban Legends and Creepypasta part 2

With the launch of the Strange Things Afoot Kickstarter Al gives you 13 more of his favorite urban legends, creepypasta, and SCPs! CORRECTION: The Kickstarter goes from January 13 to February 12 2020. What to jump in on this? You can visit the Strange Things Afoot Kickstarter page at https://kickstarter.com/projects/596092285/strange-things-afoot-role-playing-game Want to contact us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

33mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Geekery in General 242: My Top 13 Favorite SCPs, Urban Legends and Creepypasta

Just in time for Halloween! Al shares his favorite SCPs, creepypasta, and urban legends. CORRECTION: I mention a book called Weird US and got one of the author's names wrong. The second author's name is Mark Sceurman, not Mark Schuler. Want to contact us? Got an idea for a topic for a show? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

36mins

30 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Geekery in General 241: Black Mirror S3E1-Nosedive

Al and Chad are back to continue their discussion and over-analysis of the Black Mirror series! Want to reach out to us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

52mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Gamer's Gambit 14: Switch Lite, TGX16, Smoking, Space Invaders, LotR, and Fan Games

Lots of video game stories to cover this month! We also have a side conversation about Transformer toys. Gamers upload over 2 million Mario Maker 2 levels Nintendo releases Switch Lite Turbo Graphix 16 mini game titles announced No smoking in Gears of War 5 Space Invaders movie is in the works New Lord of the Rings game in development Fire Emblem: Three Houses to allow same sex relationships Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan game Opinion: Should game companies embrace fan games? Want to contact us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

1hr 29mins

19 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Scary Spaghetti Developement Blog 1

Welcome to the first developer's blog for the Scary Spaghetti role playing game! Al gives some thoughts and updates on the development of the Scary Spaghetti rpg as well as a the Scary Spaghetti theme song. You can download the Scary Spaghetti demo kit at Point of Insanity Game Studio's store at DriveThruRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/278746/Scary-Spaghetti-Demo-Adventure?src=newest Want to email us? Contact poigamestudio@gmail.com

18mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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The Casual Martial Artist 14: Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling

Al and Marcus face a mysterious new challenger as they discuss the overlap between martial arts and professional wrestling. We talk about wrestlers who had a martial arts gimmick, wrestlers who were legit martial artists, martial artists who became wrestlers, and wrestlers who became martial artists. So ring the bell and let's get ready to poooooodcast! Want to contact us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

1hr 22mins

14 Jun 2019

Rank #12

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Geekery in General 237: Legendary Weapons part 10-Native America

Al tells some Native American legends and discusses how you can use some of these items in a Dungeons & Dragons game. Want to reach us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com

39mins

23 May 2019

Rank #13

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Geekery in General 236: Legendary Weapons part 9-Historical America

This is the first of a two part mini-series where we will take a look at some weapons from American history and folklore. In this episode we'll explore George Washington, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and John Henry. Want to email us? Contact poigamestudio@gmail.com

36mins

5 May 2019

Rank #14

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Geekery in General 235: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Worst Characters

At the time of this recording Final Fantasy Record Keeper offers more than 200 playable characters. Not all of them were created equally. Some characters from this game have limited skills or a small selection of weapons and armor. These handicaps can limit their effectiveness. In some cases even having a couple of soul breaks for the character won't do them much good! Al and son discuss who they think are the least useful characters in the game. CORRECTION: Al mentions Ceodore gets a record material that gives him a high chance to heal an ally when using knight abilities. This is incorrect. It is only a moderate chance. Any other FFRK fans out there? Do you agree or disagree with our picks? Feel free to email us at poigamestudio@gmail.com

28mins

2 May 2019

Rank #15

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Geekery in General 234: Legendary Weapons part 8-Russia

In this episode Al takes a look at warriors and weapons from Russian and Slavic folklore. Want to email us? Contact us at poigamestudio@gmail.com

28mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Geekery in General 231: Final Fantasy Record Keeper Top 10 Characters

Al and son discuss Final Fantasy Record Keeper's 4th Anniversary and some of the new changes to the game. We also give our list of the top ten best characters that can still be useful even of you don't have any soul breaks or special equipment for them. Want to contact us? Reach us at poigamestudio@gmail.com

40mins

31 Mar 2019

Rank #17

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The Casual Martial Artist 11: Martial Art Urban Legends

With April Fool's Day fast approaching Al and Marcus discuss some of the many urban legends associated with martial arts. We discuss things like registering your hands as deadly weapons, the death touch, and the origin of the black belt. We also speculate whether a monk in Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition could kill Tiamat with a quivering palm and if Venger's magic could protect him from firearms. Want to contact us? Is there a martial art urban legend we forgot to mention? Email us a poigamestudio@gmail.com Like the show? Please share on your social networks and consider leaving us a review on iTunes.

44mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Geekery in General 230: Black Mirror S2E2-White Bear

Al and Chad review the next episode in Black Mirror's second season. We also discuss the message we think this episode has on technology, crime, punishment, and social interactions. Want to email us? Contact us at poigamestudio@gmail.com Like the podcast? Please share on your social networks and consider leaving us a review on iTunes.

52mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Geekery in General 228: Black Mirror S2E1 Be Right Back

Al and Chad kick off season 2 of Black Mirror with Be Right Back, an episode that explores the theme of grief and artificial intelligence. Want to contact us? Email poigamestudio@gmail.com Like the show? Please consider sharing it on your social media platform of choice and leaving us a positive review on iTunes.

43mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #20