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.
Merry Christmas from Geek at Arms! James begins Geek Out by sharing how much he’s enjoyed the recent seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian, and the Netflix series Space Force. Bryan talk about rewatching the anime Sword Art Online and jumping back into the science fiction MMO EVE Online. Next Mike confesses to a spot of “geeky vandalism” and walks us through the new game he created to teach his kids the ins and outs of computers, “Does it Boot?” He and James then recount how much they enjoyed being guests of the awesome people at the 1 Geek 4:11 Podcast! Finally, we kick off a whole new Film Club series focusing on Historical Fiction. The first movie we review is the 1968 period drama and Christmas flick The Lion in Winter starring Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn!
Going where every podcast has gone before, it’s the all new Geek at Arms! In a crossover episode we welcome Francisco and Paul from the oft mentioned Retro Rewind Podcast! In Geek Out, Paul shares how much he’s enjoyed the anime Re:Zero and watching The Goldbergs with his wife. Next, Francisco talks about catching up on the latest season of Stranger Things and how much he’s crushing on Cobra Kai. Bryan then proceeds to blow James’ mind by sharing how he started his own Twitch stream, playing MtG: Arena, Destiny 2, and Factorio. Mike shares his latest favorite anime BNA: Brand New Animal. Finally, James describes playing Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which leads to discussion of who, besides Arnold, would make a good Terminator. Then, in a special Film Club which serves as Part 2 to Retro Rewind Podcast Episode 209: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, we review the 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness!
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.
Although it released late in August, this episode was recorded on July 28, 2019, prior to the shootings that took place in El Paso and Dayton a few days later, which have prompted more conversation on the topic of violence in video games. We want to make it clear that we do not necessarily believe that video games are a root cause of the violence we currently see in our society. However, we do feel it is important to stress that the violence portrayed in some games should absolutely not be viewed as an effective or acceptable method of enacting change. We stand with the victims of these tragedies and affirm the ongoing value of all human life, celebrating our diversity and shared human experience.
Coming back with another Super-Sized episode, Geek at Arms returns! Bryan, Mike, and James start off with an impromptu To The Future discussing the recent trailer for Picard and a teaser for the upcoming Lord of The Rings show from Amazon. James starts Geek Out with his thoughts on the final season of the Revolutionary War spy drama Turn: Washington’s Spies and how it led him to dig deeper in the subject by reading Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose. Next Bryan answers a listener question about the Oculus Rift and shares how much he loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also describes how things went with his first Primetime Adventures session, Shadows in the Toybox! Mike tells us about his recent vacation and the abundant amount of reading he did on it: from Civil War battleship history to biographies of JRR Tolkien to medieval fencing treatises by Ken Mondschein! Finally, the guys have a long discussion on ethical situations and moral dilemmas found in video games like Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, and more.
Bryan’s Middle Earth lore failed him. Beleriand was destroyed at the beginning of the Second Age, a result of the War of Wrath. The fall of Númenor was accompanied by the bending of the seas and removal of Aman and Tol Eressëa from Arda.
Meet our Fellowship. pic.twitter.com/Npouu6ZlRt
— The Lord of the Rings on Prime (@LOTRonPrime) July 27, 2019
We’re back with another super-sized episode! In Geek Out, Mike describes reading “The Princess Bride” with his daughters and how applying googly eyes to anything makes life better. James talks about revisiting the show Babylon 5 and his efforts to turn his daughter into a warrior princess by taking her to a local archery practice. Bryan relates how his recent trigonometry education is improving his visual effects work and how well the live-action adaptaion of Full Metal Alchemist holds up. Then, based on a listener suggestion, the guys begin a look back at classic science fiction & fantasy movies. The first they discuss is the 1956 sci-fi thriller Forbidden Planet. Finally, they share their thoughts on the most recent Star Wars movie Solo.
editor’s note: James makes reference to Destiny 2: Outcast. The actual title of the new campaign is Forsaken, scheduled for release in September.
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In Episode 6, the guys Geek Out about Tudor-era warship Mary Rose, Star Trek and The Orville, and Ken Mondschein. We also express our opinions of the movies we saw over the summer and look forward to the ones coming up in the holiday season. After that, it’s a look at introducing roleplaying to new players and a not-so-fresh suggestion for public school lunches.
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Geek at Arms is back! Bryan talks about his current Cyberpunk mood, James describes his experience with Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Mike tells us a little about Star Wars: Thrawn. Then the guys look “To the Future” and what summer movies they’re looking forward to.
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There is nothing more fashionable than a floral arrangement on your junk.