This week, we’re playtesting Ed’s new homewbrew engine, tentatively called Will / Fate! At the tail end of World War II, four prisoners of war escape from a Nazi concentration camp and discover a horrific secret lab buried in the sewers. Nazi scientists experimenting with genetics have created three species of human-animal hybrids that have overtaken the laboratory. In order to reach freedom, the escapees will need to fight their way past the feral Alphas and parley with the dangerously intelligent Omega. Should they leave the otherwise harmless creatures alive in the abandoned lab, or do they risk the Third Reich unleashing an army of übermensch abominations on the unsuspecting Allies?
There’s a stereotype of nerds being bad at sports. And for us here at Rag-NERD-rok, that’s mostly true. But if there’s one thing that nerds are great at, it’s games. And yet we still seem drawn to playing games that we just can’t win, no matter how hard we try. What’s up with that? Maybe we’re just a bunch of masochists. Those games that we just can’t win but love to play anyway are our topic for this episode. And after that, get ready for another thrilling episode of Dead of Winter. Seriously, it’s a good one.
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We at Rag-NERD-rok are pleased to announce the premiere of the newest installment of our serial drama, Dead of Winter, the story of murder in a small town with a dark secret. In this episode, lawyer Neil Price confronts shady hotel proprietor Arthur Webb about his role in the death of young Sarah Winter, peeling back yet another layer of the mystery and revealing even more about the sinister brotherhood of murderers to which Webb belongs. For a small taste of what’s to come, listen to the preview below.
In this episode of Rag-NERD-rok, we take a long look into our Netflix Instant queues to bring you the best TV shows that the service has to offer! Later, Ed presents another episode of his audio serial drama, Dead of Winter. It’s an episode full of laughter, pathos and frightening breaks with consensual reality, so take your happy pills and listen up!
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The episode we’ve all been waiting for is finally here! This week, the boys in The Rag-NERD-rok Crew answer what is perhaps one of the most difficult questions in all of nerd-dom: which apocalypse is the best apocalypse? Ed, Ryan, Erik and Meyer face off in a formal debate moderated by Alex to get to the bottom of this matter once and for all. Later, Ryan reviews the new “Fiasco Companion,” published by Bully Pulpit Games in June of 2011, and the boys in The Crew discuss their experiences playing the game, writing playsets, and using the results to fuel their creative endeavors. Finally, Ed presents the second episode of his serial drama, “Dead of Winter.” We hope you enjoy the much-lauded Episode 008, our best so far!