Jan 302013
 
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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in remembrance of the Nintendo Wii, a console that will live in the hearts of families and casual gamers for years to come. Join the Rag-NERD-rok Crew as we reminisce about the good points and the bad about gaming on the Wii, from the fun-as-hell party games to the piles of useless plastic Wii-mote attachments we’ve collected over the years. Then, we turn our eyes to the future: the Wii-U. What does Nintendo have in store for the next generation of console gaming, and how will it measure up? We’ll give you our opinions on the new system, along with our predictions and recommendations. Later, Erik has a brand-new, original sketch for us — or, at least, something he blatantly ripped off from Ed. Give it a listen!

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Jan 232013
 
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In the last episode, the team of Firewall Sentinels successfully recovered a fragment of Promethean AI Proxy Steel’s consciousness from his remote asteroid base in the Main Belt. This week, they must navigate a series of complex traps and puzzles set in place by Steel in order to help him regain his full functionality. Complications arise when two of the team’s members succumb to a TITAN brain hack aboard Steel’s recovery ship, touching off a conflict that could potentially tear them apart. Can Dalton, Elis and Amir stop Lucas and Doc Skeelaxx from killing each other over a worthless artifact, or will their inexplicable desire to possess it lead to a bloody Fury on Neo-Avian battle? Find out this week on Self-Discovery!

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Jan 162013
 
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On the remote waterworld of New Kolyma, the lags of Corrective Colony No. 14 have had their fill of hardship. Between the hazardous local wildlife, the toxic atmosphere, and the oppressive reign of the Authority government, life on this prison planet is harsh. When the governor’s wife interferes in the trial of a prisoner accused of inciting a riot, she unknowingly touches off a series of events that will lead her into the prison population and put her ideals to the ultimate test. Can she survive the wrath of her husband, the machinations of the Dimber-Damber and The Abbot, and the tentative affections of the man she saved from the gallows, or will she become another casualty of an all-too-cruel world? Find out on this week’s Rag-NERD-rok Actual Play!

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Jan 092013
 
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Lucas, Gavin, Doc Skeelaxx, Amir, Damien, Dalton and Elis are dispatched to a remote asteroid under siege by agents of the Prometheus Syndicate in order to rescue Proxy Steel, a Promethean AI currently working with Firewall. Can our favorite Sentinels mop up the remnants of the enemy incursion team before Proxy Steel is corrupted beyond repair, or will they be undermined from within when one of them is infected with the exsurgent virus? Join us for a battle-heavy session of Alex’s Eclipse Phase campaign to find out!

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Jan 032013
 
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Woo whee. That apocalypse sure was something, wasn’t it? Remember all of the explosions and death? We didn’t want to take any chances, so all of the Rag-NERD-rok guys hunkered down in the Rag-NERD-bunker to await our eventual demise. We figured that, while we were down there, we might as well record a podcast episode. And what better way to ring in the end of the world than by talking about our favorite things that we all discovered in 2012? After that, we decided to spend some time talking about the things we were going to miss in 2013 because the world had ended. There’s also a Will Interview, because we wanted to end our time on this planet with a smile.

This episode was recorded in our bunker on Dec. 21 and posted automatically. Hopefully we’re all alive in the future, in which case most of this is superfluous. If not, it’s been nice knowing you, Planet Earth.

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