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A journey into the things we love: D&D and other RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!

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A journey into the things we love: D&D and other RPGs, tabletop games, wargames, video games, comics and comic books, Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, fan films, movies, TV, books, sci-fi, fantasy, more! Hosted by a fellow geek that supports and encourages geeks and our fandoms in all of their various splendor! Come along and get your geek on (or maybe even discover you inner geek)!

    D&D History with Stephen R. Marsh! - Episode 211 - 2/1/2020

    D&D History with Stephen R. Marsh! - Episode 211 - 2/1/2020

    Historic D&D designer Stephen R. Marsh wrote the first D&D Expert rules, created several monsters that have appeared in every edition, helped create the alignment system as we know it, planted the seed that became psionics and more! The D&D alignment system. Intelligent hairy rhinos are a no-go. Naked Amazons. Serious hiking. Carl Heyl of the Save Or Die and The Crusader podcasts also joins.
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 2/1/2020
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
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    SHOW NOTES
    Podcast Zinger is from Amazon Women on the Moon Trailer
    Topic Notes:
    Stephen’s Wikipedia page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_R._Marsh
    Stephen’s blog
    http://adrr.com/d20/
    Dungeons & Dragons Expert Set
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeons_%26_Dragons_Expert_Set
    OD&D Blackmoor Supplement
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackmoor_(supplement)
    OD&D Eldritch Wizardry Supplement
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldritch_Wizardry
    Saga games
    https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/2214/saga
    Punxsutawney Phil
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punxsutawney_Phil
    https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1119658-whoopi-goldberg-to-return-as-guinan-picard-season-2
     

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 47 min
    Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2020! - Episode 210 - 1/25/2020

    Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2020! - Episode 210 - 1/25/2020

    It’s the annual team-up with Arkansas talk radio legend Dave Elswick of the Dave Elswick Show for our Most Anticipated Geek Movies of 2020! How did our picks from last year hold up? Plus all the usual tomfoolery and nonsense... press play!
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/25/2020
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
    Like what you hear?
    Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays
    Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
    Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
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    Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
    Humble Bundle
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    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512
    SHOW NOTES
    Podcast Zinger is from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
    Topic Notes:
    Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77 | PBS News Hour
    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/monty-python-star-terry-jones-dies-at-77
    ‘Star Trek: Picard’ breaks streaming records on CBS All Access | TechCrunch
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/01/27/star-trek-picard-breaks-streaming-records-on-cbs-all-access/
    Whoopi Goldberg to Return as Guinan in Star Trek: Picard Season 2 | ComingSoon.net
    https://www.comingsoon.net/tv/trailers/1119658-whoopi-goldberg-to-return-as-guinan-picard-season-2
     

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 56 min
    Alterna Comics & Peter Simeti! - Episode 209 - 1/18/2020

    Alterna Comics & Peter Simeti! - Episode 209 - 1/18/2020

    Alterna Comics (tagline “Bringing Back Newsprint, Affordable Prices, and Comics for EVERYONE”) has been publishing comic books since 2006! Founder Peter Simeti owns, operates, publishes, funds, and designs everything that Alterna Comics does while staying out of the drama… tune in as we talk about this cool comic book company and the comics industry in general.
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/18/2020
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
    Like what you hear?
    Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays
    Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
    Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
    http://kryptonradio.com/
    Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
    Humble Bundle
    https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
    DriveThruRPG.com
    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512
    SHOW NOTES
    Podcast Zinger is from Justice League Season 2, Ep 14 “Eclipsed - Part 2”
    Topic Notes:
    Alterna Comics
    https://www.alternacomics.com/
    Spectacular Spider-Man #138
    https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/14585/peter_parker_the_spectacular_spider-man_1976_138
    Christopher Tolkien, Son of J.R.R. Tolkien and Lifelong Curator of Middle Earth, Has Passed | Krypton Radio
    https://kryptonradio.com/2020/01/16/christopher-tolkien/

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 54 min
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker & Fandom Gatekeeping! - Episode 208 - 1/4/2020

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker & Fandom Gatekeeping! - Episode 208 - 1/4/2020

    Comedian Michael Brown and certified geek Richard McBain join to talk about what we thought of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Did J.J. Abrams pull it off and tie everything together? How is it doing at the box office? We respond to a completely devastatingly ignant tweet trying to gatekeep Star Wars fandom. The Star Wars fanfare still gives Mike goosebumps.
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 1/4/2020
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
    Like what you hear?
    Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays
    Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
    Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
    http://kryptonradio.com/
    Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
    Humble Bundle
    https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
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    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512
    SHOW NOTES
    Podcast Zinger is from from “Welcome To Eltingville” Pilot
    Topic Notes:
    Ed Powell’s ignant “Star Wars Fan” tweet
    https://twitter.com/DrEdPowell/status/1212622645214273536
    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd
    ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Still Box Office Gold with $11M; ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $5.4M | Collider
    https://collider.com/rise-of-skywalker-friday-box-office-the-grudge/
    'The Grudge' Scares Up $1.8 Million from Thursday Previews - Box Office Mojo
    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3396338692/?ref_=bo_hm_hp
    My Star Wars movie rankings:
    V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?
    What George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9 would have looked like
    https://www.polygon.com/2019/12/10/21005059/george-lucas-star-wars-sequel-trilogy-plot-characters

    Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness on Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Arcade_Adventures:_On_the_Rain-Slick_Precipice_of_Darkness

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 57 min
    New Year's Geek with R.J. Carter of Critical Blast! - Episode 207 - 12/28/2019

    New Year's Geek with R.J. Carter of Critical Blast! - Episode 207 - 12/28/2019

    R.J. Carter of Critical Blast joins for a journey through recent news from geekdom. We say goodbye to D.C. Fontana, René Auberjonois, Chuck Peddle and Don Imus. Plus: R.J.’s The Destroyer novels and a new YA superhero book called Bulletproof from Critical Blast, admiring Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s legs and more! “Good” Star Trek. What item has just become the most valuable prop in horror history?
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/28/2019
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
    Like what you hear?
    Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
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    Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
    Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
    http://kryptonradio.com/
    Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
    Humble Bundle
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    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512
    SHOW NOTES
    Podcast Zinger is from Twelve Days of Christmas performed by Bob and Doug McKenzie
    Topic Notes:
    Dorothy Catherine "D.C." Fontana 1939 - 2019
    D.C. Fontana on Memory Alpha
    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/D.C._Fontana
    René Auberjonois 1940 - 2019
    René Auberjonois, actor featured in 'Star Trek' and Altman films, dies at 79 by Andrew Dalton | The Washington Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/rene-auberjonois-actor-featured-in-star-trek-and-altman-films-dies-at-79/2019/12/08/3f59c822-1a0d-11ea-b4c1-fd0d91b60d9e_story.html
    Chuck Peddle 1937 - December 15, 2019
    Chuck Peddle Dies at 82; His $25 Chip Helped Start the PC Age by Cade Metz | The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/24/technology/chuck-peddle-dead.html
    Don Imus 1940 - 2019
    "Imus in the Morning" helped get me through the 90s. Stern's good, but I'd take Imus any day of the week. And his brother Fred at the Autobody Express :)
    Don Imus, giant of New York airwaves who pioneered shock jock genre, dead at 79 by Brian Niemietz | Daily News


    Bulletproof: Origins by Stephen Mitchell is a YA read about a kid who becomes invulnerable on his 16th birthday
    https://www.amazon.com/Bulletproof-Origins-Stephen-J-Mitchell/dp/0578573431
    Monumental Terror: The Destroyer Book 153
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YBGBRNK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
    Trilogy of Terror Zuni Doll becomes the most valuable prop in horror history
    https://news.justcollecting.com/trilogy-of-terror-zuni-doll-auction-record-horror-movie-prop/
    'Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker' Chasing ‘Last Jedi’ With $76M 2nd Weekend; ‘Little Women’ Not So Tiny With $29M 5-Day by Anthony D'Alessandro | Deadline
    https://deadline.com/2019/12/star-wars-rise-of-skywalker-little-women-uncut-gems-spies-in-disguise-post-christmas-box-office-1202817539/
    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker on Box Office Mojo
    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/release/rl3305145857/?ref_=bo_hm_rd
    My Star Wars movie rankings:
    V, IV, III, VI, VIII, VII, IX, R1, II, I, S - What's yours?

    Jon Favreau tweeted on 12/27 that The Mandalorian Season 2 is coming Fall 2020

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 52 min
    World's Largest Fantasy RPG Collection with Bill Meinhardt! - Episode 206 - 12/21/2019

    World's Largest Fantasy RPG Collection with Bill Meinhardt! - Episode 206 - 12/21/2019

    World-class collector and three-time Strat-O-Matic Baseball champion William "Bill" Meinhardt joins to discuss his tabletop Fantasy RPG collection and more. What age did Bill have the foresight to begin preserving RPGs? Which Gencon was at the Playboy Club and which D&D set premiered there? Strat-O-Matic Baseball and its contribution to the RPG hobby. How to invoke Stefan Pokorny. The unbridled imagination of young children playing RPGs. Some love for Tracy Hickman and his empathy for lonely confused vampires.
    Podcast version of the live Shane Plays Geek Talk radio show from 12/21/2019
    Shane Plays airs on Saturdays at 1 PM Central on 101.1 FM The Answer in Little Rock. It can also be heard online at http://1011fmtheanswer.com. Call in at 501-823-0965 or tweet @ShanePlays during the show!
    Like what you hear?
    Support Shane Plays Geek Talk on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/shaneplays
    Shane Plays Geek Talk is carried on Krypton Radio!
    Krypton Radio is SciFi for your Wifi.
    http://kryptonradio.com/
    Listen to the Shane Plays Geek Talk podcast on YouTube, SoundCloud, iTunes, Google Play Music, Podbean, Stitcher (and other fine, fine podcast directories) after the live show.
    Hey, you! Yeah, you! Buy cool stuff, support Shane Plays Geek Talk with these affiliate links!
    Humble Bundle
    https://www.humblebundle.com?partner=shaneplays
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    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse.php?affiliate_id=488512
    SHOW NOTES
    Closing song clip is from Fairytale of New York by The Pogues
    Topic Notes:
    Playing at the World Episode #1: Original D&D Box Set
    (Jon Peterson and Bill Meinhardt)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQlA6oAyLXg
    Strat-O-Matic on Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strat-O-Matic
    Heroic Worlds by Lawrence Schick
    https://www.amazon.com/Heroic-Worlds-Lawrence-Schick/dp/0879756535
    Tracy Hickman on Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tracy_Hickman

    Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
    Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat
    https://www.amazon.com/Dungeons-Desktops-History-Computer-Role-Playing/dp/1138574643/

    • 1 hr 42 min

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