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Have Movies, Will Game! is an irreverent and whimsical podcast that takes movies new and old off the big screen to a round-table discussion, bringing them to your gaming table. Join Matthew, Dusty, and Nathanael every two weeks (or thereabout) as they break down different movies, share their own takes of what made those movies great (or awful!), and then give you advice on how you can find gaming inspiration from them for use at your tabletop role-playing group. Each episode features a different movie and a new multitude of gaming options! It's a good half-and-half mix of movie trivia, trope breakdowns, and the tabletop gaming advice born from that critique - with a healthy helping of friendly comedy!

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Have Movies, Will Game! is an irreverent and whimsical podcast that takes movies new and old off the big screen to a round-table discussion, bringing them to your gaming table. Join Matthew, Dusty, and Nathanael every two weeks (or thereabout) as they break down different movies, share their own takes of what made those movies great (or awful!), and then give you advice on how you can find gaming inspiration from them for use at your tabletop role-playing group. Each episode features a different movie and a new multitude of gaming options! It's a good half-and-half mix of movie trivia, trope breakdowns, and the tabletop gaming advice born from that critique - with a healthy helping of friendly comedy!

    Episode 0045 - The Dark Crystal (1982)

    Episode 0045 - The Dark Crystal (1982)

    A thousand years ago, this land was green and good, until the Crystal cracked! This week we're doing the great puppetry masterwork, Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal. Does it hold up to the ravages of time? Listen and find out!


    This was a really fun episode to record for all of us. Listen in for a deep dive into the background of this film, and stick around for a breakdown of gaming themes and ideas on how you can find inspiration for your home games!


    Starting with our next episode, we're going to be trying a new tweak to our format and release schedule. If you've been listening to us since the beginning, then you might have an idea what we're going to try doing. We hope it works out and keeps the coming content fresh and awesome, so stick around and find out alongside us!


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:00:51 - Movie Talk
    00:42:44 - Sponsor Break
    00:43:23 - Gaming Talk
    01:39:46 - Outro


    Links:


    The Dark Crystal (1982) on IMDB
    Crystal Method Vegas
    Illustrated Dark Crystal Book
    Jane Roberts and "Seth Speaks"
    Fizzgig animated gif
    Mechanical Dream
    Talislanta
    Stone of Souls


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    Chaotic F*****g Evil: The Chancellor


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


    Check out our main website for more information and action, or instead visit our low-bandwidth alternative site!


    Hmmmmmmmmmm! Hmmmmm?


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    • 1 hr 40 min
    Episode 0044 - Snakes on a Plane (2006)

    Episode 0044 - Snakes on a Plane (2006)

    Welcome to another listener-voted episode, this time bringing you the winner of our "monster animals" bracket: Snakes on a Plane! (insert that inevitable quote here).


    This episode, like the movie, is shorter, but still really fun. Despite being an internet meme over-hyped sensation, Snakes lands solidly on the "enjoyable" side of the scale, and we hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording. After our thoughts on the movie in the first half, stick around for a breakdown of RPG themes in the second half!


    Releasing shortly after this episode, we recorded another special bonus "alternate first half" for this one, doing our take on the movie Sharknado. We'll be putting that out as patron-exclusive content on our Patreon Page, so if you want to hear that head on over and check it out. And thanks!


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:43:55 - Movie Talk
    00:36:29 - Sponsor Break
    00:37:24 - Gaming Talk
    01:00:14 - Outro


    Links:


    Snakes on a Plane (2006) on IMDB
    Stay Alive 2006
    Dread
    Monster of the Week
    Cannibal Contagion
    Geiger Counter
    Horror Rules


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    The part of Samuel L. Jackson is being played by: Samuel L. Jackson


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


    Check out our main website for more information and action, or instead visit our low-bandwidth alternative site!


    Spring Break Hutt Butt Sluts, only four easy payments of $19.95!


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 0043 - Apocalypse Now (1979)

    Episode 0043 - Apocalypse Now (1979)

    You hear that? Do you hear that? Podcast, son. Nothing else in the world sounds like that. I love the sounds of geekdom in my podcatcher. You know, one time we recorded an episode, for 2 hours. When it was all over, I released it, and that's what you're about to hear: APOCALYPSE NOW!


    We once again welcome you back to our show, with our forty-third episode. Matthew got a bit tired of the "fluff" movies we've been doing, and demanded something gritty, and boy does this movie deliver that. Prepare for a ride into the background of this trauma-heavy film, and stick with us as we ride further down the river on a journey into how you can find gaming inspiration here. Bring some water and bug repellent.


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:00:40 - Movie Talk
    00:41:13 - Sponsor Break
    00:41:53 - Gaming Talk
    01:19:36 - Outro


    Links:


    Apocalypse Now (1979) on IMDB
    Martin Sheen as The Illusive Man (many spoilers!)
    Palladium RECON RPG


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    1979 Award for Incoherent Ranting Goes to: Marlon Brando


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


    Check out our main website for more information and action, or instead visit our low-bandwidth alternative site!


    I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. That's my nightmare: crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor and surviving.


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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 0042 - The Incredibles (2004)

    Episode 0042 - The Incredibles (2004)

    Selected by our awesome listeners, this time we're doing your favorite of the Pixar greats: The Incredibles!


    This was a really fun episode to record, and we have some really interesting tangent talks buried within. We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we did. And please join us on Discord, share your thoughts, and let us know your ideas on some of the questions we pose.


    And also, big thanks to That One Guy for giving us an amazing new iTunes review!


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:00:44 - Movie Talk
    00:30:40 - Sponsor Break
    00:31:35 - Gaming Talk
    01:07:27 - Outro


    Links:


    The Incredibles (2004) on IMDB
    Unified Pixar Theory
    Worlds in Peril
    Heroes Unlimited


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    The Fast Angel: Dashiel


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


    Check out our main website for more information and action, or instead visit our low-bandwidth alternative site!


    Kids are made of rubber and anger.


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 0041 – Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Episode 0041 – Inglourious Basterds (2009)

    Back from our vacation with the winner of our recent Tarantino Poll: nazi-scalping with the Inglourious Basterds!


    This was our first episode born from our new multi-vote system for our fans and patrons, and we're super happy with the way that poll turned out. As it happens, people like having multiple votes for quality films, who knew? Anyway we'll definitely be doing more of that from now on!


    This is also our first episode recorded in the new studio. Hopefully all the new sound tweaks turned out fine, but please let us know if you encounter any odd audio issues, thanks!


    As often happens in these discussions, we're not all aligned on our opinions of the movie, but often that also makes things great. Due to the odd dual-nature story of this somewhat disjointed film, we look at a variety of highly-contracting options in the game talk, giving you a number of very different approaches to play.


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:00:44 - Movie Talk
    00:38:22 - Sponsor Break
    00:39:14 - Gaming Talk
    01:15:27 - Outro


    Links:


    Inglourious Basterds (2009) on IMDB
    PotPlayer Media App
    Savage Worlds Weird War II
    D20 Modern
    Delta Green
    Apocalypse World


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    Award for Best Piercing Stare: The Little Man


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


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    And I want my scalps!


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 0040 – Short Circuit (1986)

    Episode 0040 – Short Circuit (1986)

    Johnny Five alive! This week we're talking about 1986 robot comedy Short Circuit. Does it live up to our nostalgia? Listen and find out!


    Also, this episode's gaming section may surprise you. It didn't go where we expected it to, and the results are horrendously glorious.


    And be sure to stick around AFTER the outro music for a special shout out to all our patrons!


    Highlights (We support podcast chapters!):


    00:00:01 - Intro
    00:00:44 - Movie Talk
    00:33:21 - Sponsor Break
    00:34:12 - Gaming Talk
    01:07:48 - Outro
    01:08:52 - BONUS!


    Links:


    Short Circuit (1986) on IMDB
    Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC)
    Robotic Age - discussed on our Transformers the Movie episode


    Credits:


    Hosts: Matthew Gray, Dusty Eppers, Nathanael Cole
    Intro Music: Syd Valentine’s Patent Leather Kids – “Rock And Gravel”
    Announcer: Isaac Sher
    Produced and Edited By: Nathanael Cole
    Who's Johnny?: Tim Blaney


    Social Links: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Discord


    Have Movies, Will Game is distributed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Movie poster image acquired from The Movie Database.


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    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

ThatOneGuyPDX ,

This podcast killed the Sheriff's men

I love this show. It feels like it was made exactly for me. The guys are hilarious and knowledgeable. I think the greatest praise I can give is that this is a show about movies and gaming that makes me want to watch more movies and play more games.

The Screg ,

This podcast saved my marriage!

Dr. Phil, useless. Dr. Ruth, old news. Nathaniel, Dusty, and Mathew will teach you how to open your heart and how to love yourself.

They also talk about movies.

Chris street ,

Hilarious and informative!

I love this podcast. The banter is fantastic and there have been several moments where I’ve laughed out loud while listening. It’s also introduced me to multiple games I’ve never heard of!

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