Jun 272012
 
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In this week’s installment of Alex’s Eclipse Phase game, the boys pursue Roland Heinrikson to the quarantined Lunar colony of New Mumbai. There, they explore the airless tomb of a corporate security bunker, and ultimately, confront Heinrikson. However, the TITAN-corrupted monstrosity¬†they find with Heinrikson is more terrifying than they could have imagined. As if a battle with The Man from Earth wasn’t enough, four splicer soldiers also join the fray, evidently members of the mysterious third party that has dogged their every step since their first encounter aboard¬†Ecstatic Metamorphosis. Get ready for an all-out battle for the fate of transhumanity in the epic conclusion to “You Can’t Go Home!”

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Jun 202012
 
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We in the Rag-NERD-rok Crew have elected to participate in the massive play-test of the newest release of Dungeons and Dragons, D&D Next! Join us, along with special guest and veteran D&D player Derek, for an in-depth discussion of the new version of the classic role-playing game, its strengths, weaknesses and peculiarities. Later, we touch on this year’s E3 in another 10 in 10 segment, and Will stops by to read us his children’s story, Paul the Adventurer. It’s a fun-filled, orc-slaying, dungeon-looting episode, so grab your dice and pray to Pelor that you roll 20s!

(Show notes after the break.)

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Jun 132012
 
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After a brief trip back to Miter in order to regroup and re-sleeve their fallen comrades, our favorite Firewall team heads off to Vo Nguyen, an O’Neill cylinder in Earth orbit and the last known destination of Roland Heinrikson. They find the colony in chaos, its security forces falling prey to a rampaging TITAN war machine inadvertently activated by The Man from Earth. Can they restore order to the station and defeat their robotic foe? More importantly, can they discover Heinrikson’s ultimate destination before the trail goes cold? Or will they screw the pooch as hard as they did last time? Listen to find out!

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Jun 072012
 
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In recent years, a small community in North Dakota has found itself at the center of a vast oil fracking operation that has drawn people from across the country in order to work the fields. The surge in population and the influx of oil money have turned the once quiet town into an overcrowded haven of iniquity and lawlessness. Peddlers of sex and drugs ply their trades openly, seeking to separate the flush oilmen from their hard-earned cash. When a young woman is savagely murdered, a reporter, a pair of police detectives and a Mexican bounty hunter decide to investigate, but in this modern day version of an Old Western boomtown, who can say where their efforts will lead?

(Notes on this game of A Dirty World after the break.)

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