In this special episode, we look back on our just-completed Pilot Season. We talk about what we liked about each game and where we see them going if they get picked up.
This week, Alex, Ryan, Meyer, Derek, Ed, James, Chris and Will sit down for a chat about the recently completed Eclipse Phase campaign, The Promethean Chronicles. We cover our favorite moments, the biggest surprises, things we wish we could have done differently, and the ultimate fate of our characters. In addition, Alex discusses some of his ideas that never made it to the table, as well as a proposal for a short sequel campaign. If you’ve enjoyed Alex’s Eclipse Phase games, join us for a look back on the laughs, the violence, and the existential horror that kept us going for 29 sessions!
(Acknowledgements and music credits after the break.)
One of the most intriguing aspects of science fiction and fantasy is their ability to transport us to other worlds, often incredibly detailed fictional places with their own elaborate histories. In this episode, we discuss some examples of works in these genres that spark our imaginations, as well as what makes them so evocative. From tenacious, resourceful characters to highly advanced technological toys, each element contributes something unique to these worlds, helping us to share in their creators’ vision. After the break, we recommend some of our favorite sci-fi and fantasy media for your future enjoyment, and Meyer puts our knowledge of obscure sci-fi titles to the test. So grab your ray guns, deely boppers and rings of true power, and prepare yourselves for another thought-provoking discussion with The Rag-NERD-rok Crew!
(Show notes after the break.)
Game of Thrones has quickly become one of the most respected shows and book series of our generation, seemingly overnight. Before the HBO show, few people had heard of the series. Now, everyone talks about how Winter is Coming. We here at Rag-NERD-rok love us some Game of Thrones. So with the third season recently wrapped, we decided to talk about it and share our thoughts about… OMG THE RED WEDDING! I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED! WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK! I DON’T…BUT…IT…GAH!!!!!
(Spoilers and show notes after the jump. And sorry about the Ned Stark meme. We just had to do it.)
From the minds of five ordinary nerds comes a tour-de-force of bad fan fiction, a derivative work so puerile, so debauched, so nonsensical that we devoted an entire episode to exploring its murky depths. Each member of the Rag-NERD-rok Crew comes to the table with a different intellectual property in the hopes of creating a five-way crossover fic that will leave you stunned–preferably in a good way, but we’ll take whatever stunned reactions we can get. The result is part fanfic, part role play, part improvised musical, and completely, hilariously terrible from beginning to end. Join us for a ret-conning, fourth-wall-shattering, Gary-Stu-creating extravaganza of an episode, this month on Rag-NERD-rok!
(Show notes after the break.)