Sep 012011

Since the dark, awkward days of our early adolescence, we of the Rag-NERD-rok Crew have enjoyed tabletop role-playing games. During that period of nascent nerdliness, when we first scoured the hobby shops of Long Island for polyhedral dice and White Wolf source books, our game master was Chuck Rozakis, and the campaigns he ran were the stuff of legends. Playing alongside us, testing the boundaries of the game system and of Chuck’s resolve at every possible turn, was our friend Paul Faldetta, who took min-maxing and elevated it to a practiced art form. In this week’s episode, we sit down with Chuck and Paul for a discussion about how to create exciting worlds for your players to explore and entertaining games for them to enjoy, as well as how to take those carefully laid plans and burn them to ashes in a searing, white-hot monster hug of abysmal flame.

(Show notes after the break.)

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Aug 252011

Last time on “Dead of Winter,” Neil Price (Bob Domingo) met his client Evan Hollister (Mike Natale), a man being charged with a double homicide. Evan explained that the two murders he was charged with are in fact connected with the year-old murder case of his high school sweetheart, Sara Winter (Alice Muterspaw). He told Neil about the night of Sara’s murder, the Mysterious Stranger (Ed Cress) he and his best friend Ralph (Tony Piccirilo) met, and how Evan was, in fact, in the parking lot of the hotel they were staying at when he heard Sara being murdered.

Cassandra Donner (Allison Malinowski), Ralph’s prom date, is Neil Price’s source of information in “Dead of Winter – Episode 2: Before and After.” She sheds some light on Sara’s relationship with her father, Rev. Mike Winter (Derek Muterspaw), and talks about what she can remember about what happened in the hotel room on the night of Sara’s murder. Listen to this promo, and get excited about “Dead of Winter – Episode 2: Before and After,” which will premiere during the legendary Episode 8 of Rag-NERD-Rok on Sept. 13.

May 252011

Murder, home spun wisdom and dried ears on a string. These are three elements you can expect from Rag-NERD-rok’s first audio serial. “Dead of WInter” is a six-episode audio drama involving the murder of a Pine Springs teen named Sarah Winter, told from the perspective of a small town lawyer. In each episode, lawyer Neil Price gets a part of the story from one of the people closest to the murdered girl. Continue reading »