Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rocket Punch Radio Book Club: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire part 1

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In this episode of Rocket Punch Radio Book Club, Samantha, James, Ally and Jenelle discuss the first half of Goblet of Fire. Listen as a very sick Samantha becomes a Percy Apologist and we all discuss what it’s like to be in a big family.

The Giant Robot of Rocket Punch Radio can only be fueled by the ratings and subscriptions of faithful listeners like yourself. Hit us up on iTunes and Tunein and keep the fight going! You can join the official Rocket Punch community on Facebook on the Grown-Ass Geeks group.

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Rocket Punch Radio: @RocketpunchRDO
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Nate: @BladeofCreation
Allayne: @HeyAlliOops
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Episode 24: Doin’ it on the table!

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In this, RPR’s final episode of Season 1, James, Samantha, and Nate chat about table top role playing games! We discuss what we are playing, and suggest a couple of games we really love. Samantha also reveals that she is over 100 years old, and James reveals that he is a wizard, maybe. Nate’s audio had some issues on this recording, so apologies in advance for any crackling that you may hear.

Titles talked about in this episode include:

Pathfinder
Dungeon World
Powered by the Apocalypse
The Sprawl
The Fate System
Savage Worlds
Microscope
The Kingdom
Fiasco

Also check out Friends at the Table for an actual play of a bunch of the games we talked about tonight. Also for some crazy good worldbuilding and stories. And then tweet all the feels to @thekebabylon because she really wants to talk to you about them!
The Giant Robot of Rocket Punch Radio can only be fueled by the ratings and subscriptions of faithful listeners like yourself. Hit us up on iTunes and Tunein and keep the fight going! You can join the official Rocket Punch community on Facebook on the Grown-Ass Geeks group.

Follow these crazy bastards:
Rocket Punch Radio: @RocketpunchRDO
James: @JpatrickAuthor
Samantha: @thekebabylon
Nate: @BladeofCreation
Allayne: @HeyAlliOops
Kurt: @kspaz13

If you want to ask us a question in private you can email us at rocketpunchradio@gmail.com
photo credit: Helping out with a special project at work- introducing people to diceware via photopin (license)

Let me tell you about Lore…

I don’t mean lore, like the weird stories from the “old country” your friend’s creepy old great grandma told you against your wishes when you were a kid – I mean Lore, the supernatural, super thrilling podcast written and produced by Aaron Mahnke. Now that I think about it though, maybe it’s more like those creepy old stories than I thought…maybe Aaron Mahnke is secretly someone’s creepy old ethnic great granny?? (I’m on to you Mahnke…)

ANYWAYS… Lore is a by-weekly podcast that brings you real scary stories – and that’s real as adjective and a noun! Really though, each episode is a unique tale of people, places, or things with supernatural elements or goings-on. You’ll get the story first – each little horrifying bit delivered exceedingly well with lots of details to help you get a firm grasp on the topic at hand. Then you’ll get the breakdown, meaning the little (or surprisingly large) pieces of truth that hide in the core.

Mahnke covers a wide variety of topics to, so you’re sure to find something that appeals. From the classics like werewolves and the rambling undead, to more obscure fables of “others” living among us, to news stories that can’t quite get their stories straight – trust me, there is something for everyone.

My personal favorites, with a mini synopsis, include:

The Bloody Pit (Episode 2): A super tragic and frightening true story about a series of intense mining accidents that still linger to this day.

Dinner at the Afterglow (Episode 4): Imagine that awkward family dinner…for all eternity.

The Castle (Episode 8): H. H. Holms puts the hostile in hospitable.

Black Stockings (Episode 11): “You’ve changed” use to be a legitimate reason to torture your relatives, friends and neighbors.

Covered Mirrors (Episode 16): Real life stories about how it was way easier to be a serial killer back in the day.

Hunger Pains (Episode 18): Tales about the taboo of cannibalism and it’s place in mythology.

Bite Marks (Episode 19): A collection of stories about spirits and the marks they can leave on the physical world.

6792384200_a6e467b5f3.jpgThe scariest one (if you’re into that) I can think of off the top of my head, is Unboxed (Episode 15); that one tells you about a boy who’s attached to a doll that is more than a little attached to him. (I was going to put a creep doll photo in the end here for you guys, but … I got scared, OK?)

Right now, there’s 26 episodes with more being added every other week – and even though I’ve mentioned my favorites, they are definitely all worth a listen. Next time you’ve got some time to kill, put yourself in good company and hunker down with one of these chilling and thrilling tales of men and monsters. But, maybe leave the lights on…