Expanding our consciousness one episode at a time, it’s an all new Geek at Arms! In yet another Super-Sized episode we welcome Jenny from Saving the Game and Ashley from the Min/Max Podcast. In Geek Out Ashley starts us off with her love of the recent book Lanny from Max Porter. Jenny continues the almost constant book recommendations with And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich, I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, and shares how much she’s enjoyed taking part in reading challenges. Bryan describes digging into the virtual tabletop Foundry to make it work for various rpgs. Mike walks us through his latest epic adventure in the game Time Stories. Finally James talks about how much he enjoyed the final episodes of The Mandalorian and getting trounced by his wife in The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In the shows main topic they discuss the topic of Transhumanism. They address what it means, it’s moral, ethical, and spiritual implications, and examples found in media.
Let’s Keep Calm and Geek On, it’s the new episode of the Geek at Arms Podcast! Kicking off Geek out Mike explains how a D6 campaign he was running, and thought defunct, found a second life on Roll20. Then he gives us a review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and delivers his latest PAX Report! Next, Bryan shares his progress in watching the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, both movies and television. He also describes his enjoyment of the anime Stein’s;Gate and his plans for an upcoming Tales from The Loop game on Roll20. Wrapping up Geek Out, James talks about The Dragonslayer Trilogy by Duncan M Hamilton and give an overview of his likes and dislikes of Star Trek: Picard. Finally, Bryan hits us with a Pop Quiz before we head into the discussion of the first movie in our new Film Club series. Shining the spotlight on superhero movies that are NOT a part of DC or Marvel, the guys take a look at the 1999 comedian-studded cult classic Mystery Men!
Errata: Mike talked for a while about a Kickstarter for a new NES game, but we never actually said the title. It’s called Trophy.
Geek at Arms returns with a super-sized episode! Bryan kicks off Geek Out by sharing the ups and downs, and possible opportunities, of the growing user-base of the visual effects software he uses. Mike gives us his PAX East report, and James jumps from Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds to Parks & Rec to Ready Player One, and more! Then, in a follow-up from last episode’s “Geek Budgeting” topic, the guys reveal which single item they would buy if they had the money to blow. Finally, Bryan asks the question “Have you encountered any difficulty when other believers discover your geeky hobbies?” They share stories and discuss the hurdles they’ve faced from sharing their interests openly.
Source for the Stan Lee stolen blood story: http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/05/stan-lee-stolen-blood-for-sale-black-panther-comic-books/
Michael Stackpole’s Pulling Report
Errata: Bryan referred to the “David Rumsfeld collection.” That should have been “David Rumsey collection.” He never opened a museum of his own, but he did donate the collection to Stanford University.
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