Vermont Science Fiction Writer and Podcaster Mike Luoma has a brand-new science fiction novel launching this week on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones and the Hornet’s Nest begins: http://glowinthedarkradio.podomatic.com/entry/2014-11-15T07_10_20-08_00.
Alibi Jones and the Hornet’s Nest – Free science fiction audio adventure in a classic vein, exclusively on Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Alibi Jones rescued friends from the planet Kismet, accidentally blowing up and destroying the place in the process. Fought a Time War against the Devrizium everyone strangely forgets. Now he’s been sidelined, and the inactivity has him bored. Never good. What’s next for Alibi Jones? Meanwhile, out beyond the border of the Solar Alliance an ancient, giant, derelict ship has materialized. What is it doing in human space? Listen and find out as we begin the adventure!
Yesterday, I launched a new thing: Held Action Theatre. Specifically, it’s an actual play podcast, where me and my role-playing friends record ourselves playing RPGs. It’s a growing genre in game-related media, from let’s play captures of video game play throughs, to cameras hovering over Magic and Netrunner matches to audio recorders at role-playing tables — my personal favorite is the ongoing lunacy of the crew over at Role Playing Public Radio.
The plan is to post recordings of one-shots periodically, usually broken into parts for ease of listening. We started with the World’s Worst Dungeon Crawl, a parody scenario written by “adventure coach” Bill Cavalier. Six hapless schmoes are pressed into rescuing Princess Bumblebottom of the halfling kingdom Turnipton. That sets the tone for the evening, I promise.
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With the locally-designed board game Penny Press in the last stretch of raising funds to enhance the print edition, designers Matt Golec and Robert Dijkman Dulkes are making the rounds to get the word out to board game enthusiasts and potential backers. I was able to meet up with them last weekend at the Green Mountain Gamers’ Game ‘n Grill in Vergennes, where we took some time out from playing games to talk about playing games.
Check out Carnagecast 52, where Robert and Matt lay out how Penny Press plays, its journey from kernel of an idea to polished product and their experiences competing in the Tabletop Deathmatch design contest.
Like listening to science fiction adventure? Join Writer, Reader and Host Mike Luoma for the 300th episode of Glow-in-the-Dark Radio! Mike reads from his books every week – right now it’s The Adventures of Alibi Jones! For this special 300th episode, you’ll hear chapters twenty-one, twenty-two and twenty-three of the novel Alibi Jones and The Sunrise of Hur! Mike runs down the story so far beforehand, so you can enjoy the chapters even if it’s your first time listening in. There’s also a short “history” of the podcast, which began in the late summer of 2006.
One Shots cover. Published at Atlas Games.
Jailbreak is a legendary scenario in some role-playing circles, particularly those that treasure its parent game, Unknown Armies. It has built-in friction among the player characters, as some play the inhabitants of a lonely farmhouse and others the convicts that invade it. It has high weirdness. It has ample potential for mayhem.
So of course, it’s a natural fit for the New England Role Players Association. Jailbreak is the podcast’s final post before their summer hiatus. You’ve heard of summertime reading. Well, here’s some summertime listening. Sweet dreams, everyone.
Things get grim in this installment of Halfway to Han, the New England Role Players Association’s Star Wars actual play series:
When Twi’Lek Noble Pratari Tara’Cahma is hired by the Sith and Republic to oversee negotiation talks pertaining to the peaceful transition of power on Coruscant…almost everyone dies. Some justly, some unjust. Death is the only truly democratic institution in the universe.
Halfway to Han, one of the New England Role Players Association’s on-going actual play series, reaches the Episode III milestone. No promises on the presence of wookiees or absence of ewoks.
[6/6/2013 9:50am: Updated the link to a repost of the episode, on account of a corrected editing snafu.]
Greyhawk: Wars cover.
This week on the New England Role Players Association podcast, they begin the second of three adventures centered around one particular story in the realm of Greyhawk:
After the elvish kingdom of Celene suffers and unprovoked assault from the neighboring county of Pomarj a counter offensive is mounted with the aid of the Ulek States nearby. The goal? To put an end to random raids once and for all? Vengeance for the towns and citizens maimed, killed and abducted from the assault? Perhaps the royals of the Ulek States and Celene merely want access to the wealth in the hills of the Pomarj? Whatever the cause, three men volunteer to join the fight and find themselves being sent on a scouting mission away from the battle lines . . .
It’s Friday afternoon, gamers. Make it through the rest of your afternoon before sweet, sweet release with the second episode of New England Role Players Association’s mini-series Halfway to Han.
As hinted during the wrap-up of their Ravenloft campaign, the players of NERPA turns their sight to the stars and the wars among them. This week kicks off their Star Wars miniseries Halfway to Han.