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Episode 113: News Feed, December 2016

Synopsis: More Unearthed Arcana, New POD & PDFs, New WizKids minis, and the loss of a legend. For Summerlund and the Kai!

Direct download: RFB-113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Episode 112: Retro Review - Player's Option: Combat & Tactics (1995)

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: My recording woes are over! Time to make up lost episodes, first with this retro review which I've wanted to do for months. We'll be checking out this rules tome which is one third (or fourth depending on who you talk to) of the rules expansions which made up the "2.5 edition" rules.

Direct download: RFB-112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:25pm EDT
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Episode 111: Immortality and Demigodhood

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Audio quality isn't up to my normal desired levels but the content & topic is good even though I sound like I'm using a tin can for a microphone. Today Al & Dan discuss the rules concerning immortality & divine ascension amongst PCs through the editions and where they thought these rules hit perfect and where they maybe needed some help.

Direct download: RFB-111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:45pm EDT
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Episode 110: News Feed, November 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: The audio is a little better, but I'm still having issues. Therefore, here's the November news which will hopefully keep you happy until the promised new big-topic show can be finished. This month features info from Gamehole Con, a Hall of Fame nod, a PH2 denied, and the surprise big news that WotC didn't even bother to announce!

Direct download: RFB-110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EDT
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Episode 109: Volo's Guide to Monsters, a Walkthrough Review

YOUR HOST Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back to work after countless problems. For this review we walk through the sections of this new accesory together! Apologies for the less-than-stellar sound quality, I'm still trying to get the details right on my new system.

Direct download: RFB-109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Episode 108: News Feed, October 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Not much news, but some updates on Volo's Guide to Monsters, the "labyrinth" rumor from Amazon, encounter building from UA, new Classics, conventions, and more.

Direct download: RFB-108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13am EDT
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Episode 107: The Zeppelin Connection

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Dan spends 20 minutes gushing over one of his favorite bands and how they inspired his D&D gaming over the past few decades and rules editions. (and hopefully inspires you to check out Achilles Last Stand and No Quarter)

Direct download: RFB-107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:31am EDT
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Episode 106: Storm King's Thunder, the Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Better late than never, here's Dan's review of the newest module to hit your FLGS.

Direct download: RFB-106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT
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Episode 105: News Feed, September 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Find out why a major Asian Shipping Corporation may cause problems with your gaming, why some theater-goers didn't get their freebie module, what "Labyrinth" means, and where I have been.

Direct download: RFB-105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT
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Episode 104: Fifth Edition, Year Two in Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: If you listened to the Year One in Review you probably know what I was hoping for this year. Did I get it? Here's my take on the past year in D&D, and what I hope to see in Year 3.

Direct download: RFB-104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT
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Episode 103: News Feed, August 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News about Gen Con Attendance, Storm King's Thunder, some business-side numbers, and more.

Direct download: RFB-103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EDT
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Episode 102: Gen Con 2016

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Shannon. SYNOPSIS: Dan & Shannon have a long and sometimes odd discussion on their take of this year's Gen Con. And Dan's love of the Consignment area. And Pokemon Go in the Exhibit Hall. And Crystal Pepsi.

Direct download: RFB-102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:51pm EDT
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Episode 101: News Feed, July 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News about WotC on Twitter, new resources for virtual table tops, new PDFs, rumors involving Print on Demand, and more!

Direct download: RFB-101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10am EDT
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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & John. SYNOPSIS: We take a look behind the wizard's curtain to some of the stories that made it out of TSR, hopefully constructing a framework that will let us see perhaps why such a successful company like TSR had such a big fall. We talk about the early successes, the devastating losses (RIP Don Kaye), the betrayals, the bad decisions, and that business deal they made back in the 80s that probably killed the company in the end. Please keep in mind that much of what happened back then is heresay, and we tried our best to discuss things we've heard from multiple sources. But, we may have missed some stuff, or misheard some stuff. A big and controversial conversation for #100!

Direct download: RFB-100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT
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YOUR HOST: Dan SYNOPSIS: Info to help you make the best of Gen Con, for both new visitors as well as the Veterans! Everything from Gas prices in Indy to the lack of official WotC presence.

Direct download: RFB-099.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EDT
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Episode 98: Edition Jumping

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Nobody likes to waste money. So we discuss going back and forth between editions for different campaigns, some of the benefits and hinderances of this, as well as ways to make each campaign fit within a larger narrative, even when jumping from one edition to the other. Play 'em all, we say!

Direct download: RFB-098.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT
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Episode 97 - News Feed, June 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: All the news from June, including info on Storm King's Thunder, Volo's Guide to Monsters, new PDF downloads, and the July conventions!

Direct download: RFB-097.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EDT
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Episode 96: The World is Your Inspiration

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Never limit your game ideas to the fantasy themed books, TV, and film! Al & Dan discuss using places, people, history, and all sorts of other things here in the real world to inspire you in game!

Direct download: RFB-096.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
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Episode 95: The Art of 2nd Edition

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Continuing on with the art theme, Al & Dan got together to talk about the 2nd Edition artwork, and how it evolved with the financial troubles of TSR, the anti-80s 90s, and the WotC purchase.

Direct download: RFB-095.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
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Episode 94: Retro Review - Exemplars of Evil

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: It's been awhile, so another retro review is in order, this time the late 3.5-era supplement Exemplars of Evil!

Direct download: RFB-094.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm EDT
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YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: Time to steal the plots & other aspects of our favorite movies again! Choices this time include Labyrinth, The People Under The Stairs, Game of Death, The Incredibles, Star Wars, and The Magnificent Seven.

Direct download: RFB-093.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:05am EDT
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Episode 92: News Feed, May 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNPOPSIS: Check out all the news that's been scrounged for the month of May!

Direct download: RFB-092.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19am EDT
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Episode 91: Travelogues - Eberron

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Back on our journey through the settings, this time the recent addition of Eberron. Explore Sharn, meet some warforged, and try not to restart the Last War.

Direct download: RFB-091.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:58am EDT
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Episode 90: Diversions - Marvel Super Heroes

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: In an all-new series (I know, there are a lot of them already) we discuss this classic of 80s-90s era TSR.

Direct download: RFB-090.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:03am EDT
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Episode 89: The Art of Basic & 1st Edition

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al. SYNOPSIS: The art plays a very important role in D&D. It inspires us, draws us in, and helps jump-start the imagination when needed. It also sometimes hints at where we were in real life at the time the art was created. These ideas, as well as discussions on some of the iconic A/D&D artists from the Basic/BECMI and 1st Edition era, will be presented to you.

Direct download: RFB-089.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11am EDT
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Episode 88: News Feed, April 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: More news about the movie, leadership change at WotC, MTG for D&D, Baldman Games, miniature deals and ripoffs, and old-new stuff on PDF.

Direct download: RFB-088.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT
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Episode 87: Over the Top

YOUR HOSTS: Dan & Al SYNOPSIS: Sometimes in the course of a campaign one aspect goes way out of whack and over the top. Too much violence, campaign-jumping, sexism, terrible humor attempts, etc. Dan & Al discuss many of the ones that could and do often happen, with ways to see if you may be the one going over the top.

Direct download: RFB-087.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Episode 86: Curse of Strahd, the Review

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Pretty straightforward, actually. Our official review for the newest 5th edition adventure!

Direct download: RFB-086.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43pm EDT
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Episode 85: News Feed, March 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: News on Curse of Strahd, new Classics, minis, and some rambling about Pine-Sol.

Direct download: RFB-085.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EDT
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Episode 84: Crash & Burn

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: My campaign has crashed & burned. Let's discuss why, and maybe figure out ways to fix it!

Direct download: RFB-084.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT
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Episode 83: News Feed, February 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Updates on the D&D Movie, Curse of Strahd, D&D Classics, GMs Guild, and the passing of two legends of the art.

Direct download: RFB-083.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT
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Episode 82: Through the Multiverse

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Love it or hate it, the idea of PCs jumping from one campaign setting to another has always been with the game. In this episode is some history, as well as my own opinions on the subject and how to make it work under certain circumstances.

Direct download: RFB-082.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:46pm EDT
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Episode 81: Retro Review - Palace of the Silver Princess

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: It's been awhile since I've done one of these, so I decided to delve into a true classic, B3 Palace of the Silver Princess. I include information on the controversial origins of the module, pricing if you want to find it now, some of the interesting choices of formatting & more.

Direct download: RFB-081.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT
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Episode 80: News Feed, January 2016

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: Despite the unfortunate technical problems that plagued the previously recorded and now scrapped episode, I am back with this month's news feed. And what a month of news it was.

Direct download: RFB-080.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
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Episode 79: Travelogues - Birthright

YOUR HOST: Dan. SYNOPSIS: The holidays are over, and the travels continue! This time we will be visiting the realm of PC nobles, Birthright! Learn all about what makes this setting special.

Direct download: RFB-079.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT
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