The Accidental Survivors Podcast, Episode 025: Good Modern Gaming

One would expect that a discussion of good gaming would include good gamers, or at least substantially skilled gamers. Well, we can’t promise you that, we can only promise the Accidental Survivors opining about Good Modern Gaming. If you’ve got the time to waste, they’ve got the hot air to expel. Luckily, it’s only coming out of their mouths. Get ready to be impressed, or at least amused . . . possibly disappointed. You won’t know until you give it a listen.

Accidental Survivors Episode 024: Pre-Modern Modern

You can check out the latest episode right here.

WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.

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All music in podcast by Mindscape Music

This episode we welcome Mike Lafferty the author of Wizards & Wiseguys, Modern Dispatch (#118): Pirates20: The Golden Age of Piracy, the 6th Seal, and Defcon 1, among others.

1. News & Views

PCGen v5.13.12 (Beta) released! Release notes here.

In memory of the late E. Gary Gygax, Sword’s Edge Publishing will be donating its revenues from March and April to the Christian Children’s Fund, a charity to which his family has indicated Mr. Gygax was much endeared.

The Escapistcast

2. Feature: Franchise Fiasco

Get read for the flood of links! Stand well away from the screen.
Brotherhood of the Wolf; d20 Past; A Mighty Fortress; Witchhunter; Savage Worlds of Solomon Kane; Chuck’s Web novel, Hellstrom Voyage; Patrick O’Brien; Master and Commander; Last of the Mohicans; Louisbourg; Beast of Gévaudan; His Majesty’s Dragon; William Walker; Filibusters/Freebooters; British East India Company; Zulu; The Thing (and the original); HP Lovecraft; Sir Richard Burton (the explorer); First Footsteps in East Africa; Mountains of the Moon; Mutants and Masterminds; DC Universe; Gotham by Gaslight; Deadlands; Transcontinental Railway (Canada); Wormhole; Sewers of Paris; Steampunk Musha; Crimson Skies; Saving Private Ryan; Dog Soldiers; An American Werewolf in London; The Keep; Operation Jedburgh and the adventure from Empty Room Studios

Game Bag Review Show

3. Inspiration

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen; The Difference Engine and the In our Time episode with Ada Lovelace; Tunguska Event; Cast a Deadly Spell; Arrowsmith; Flyboys; Public Enemies; The Imperial Age line from Adamant Entertainment, specifically London, British India and the Gamemaster’s Guidebook to Victorian Adventure; The Anubis Gates

4. The Hook

One explanation of the Tunguska Event; Tesla (and the David Bowie reference); Rasputin; Hellboy

5. Feedback

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6. Pimpage Zone

Don’t forget to check out Defcon 1.