Our personal friends over at the Personal Arrogants podcast have decided to join up with Jim, Madbrew, and myself here at the Bald Move network. Their cast — similar to but superior in every way to our old Blue Yonder podcast — aims to bridge the gap between pop culture and nerd culture, but I…
Hey guys, I was digging through our archives and I found a few other movie reviews we did over the past few years. Some of them were bonus-only for the forums we used to have, so they haven’t previously been available. I don’t know if there is any interest in them, but I didn’t want to lose them either, so I’m posting them here for posterity. It’s also an interesting glimpse into the evolution of our podcasts… In roughly chronological order…
Join Jim and A.Ron as we discuss just what the hell we’ve been up to the past four months and our latest gaming endeavors (including Settlers of Catan, Stratego, Battles of Westeros, Batman Arkham City, and of course, Skyrim). We rant about the ludicrous situation that downloadable patches and locked save games has brought to us, talk a little bit of TV (of course), reminece about our Great War with Personal Arrogants, and read the last feedback we got on the cast way back in August. Jim gives an update on our experiment with a “listener sourced cast”. Finally, A.Ron fulfills a promise to donate some cash to his favorite charity, Child’s Play.
In this week’s show, A.Ron and Jim ponder some science, philosophy, pop culture and politics through the lens of SCIENCE! First up, a research paper opens up the debate about spoilers we first had way back in episode 62, with a new study suggesting that reading pre-spoiled books is more enjoyable than reading them spoiler-free. So take your spoiler tag, shine it up real nice, turn it sideways, and cram it up your candy ass!
We are back after last week’s hiatus. Honestly, I’m heartbroken we lost the Jim Jones Experiment. It was an hour long mind fuck of yours truly by Jim Jones, and it was weird, it was uncomfortable, it was hilarious by the end, and it would have been legendary, and then Jim deleted it, with no backups. Because, I dunno? Mac people don’t make good backups. I guess?
Jim and I’s podcast professionalism lasted through 74 episodes, but alas, they didn’t get us to 75. My partner mistakenly deleted episode 75 while editing it this morning. So, that kinda sucks, since it’s the middle of GENCON and we don’t exactly have time to record a new one. Our apologies for the fuck up.…
GENCON, the “best four days in gaming”, is coming to our humble home town of Indianapolis next week. We invited Michael “Madbrew” Brewer back on to give some tips for what to look for in this years convention, how to navigate the expo hall, potential new releases, and what you can safely avoid. If you missed last year’s GenCon preview with Michael, you might want to give it a listen, as he discussed a lot more general GENCON survival tips, and his love for RPGs.
This week we bring back Michael “Madbrew” Brewer from MadBrewLabs for a three man debate about insane co-workers, assholes in RPGs, gaming culture, inclusiveness, women and minorities in gaming, who has rights to our friendships, and what we can or should do about our White/Straight/CIS/Male Privilege.
Jim and A.Ron always pay their debts. We owe you a cast, and today we deliver on that promise. We talk about Florence + The Machine, Battle for Hill 218 (free online version), Battlestar Galactica (board game AND series), that fantastic new HBO series “Game of Thrones” that just finished up it’s first season, A.Ron’s revolutionary idea for a “sincerity” movement, and the surprising news that Kickstarter is the 3rd largest independent comic book publisher.
The write up for this one is going to be short and sweet, folks, because the content is long and savory. We finally aligned technology and schedules and sat down with Ian for a talk about all things geek, legal, and lawery. Want to know what it’s like to argue before the Supreme Court? What it’s like to be an Omeganaut at PAX? How to fight back against unfair IP law? If emulators are legal? How much energy the Death Star took to destroy Alderaan? We talk about it. At length.