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Gen Con Saturday Night Special: Made with Real Lightning!

Welcome to our second Saturday Night Special! Join Nicky, Joe, Kevin the Epic, and Chris as we discuss how the show is going for us and what it’s like to be here! We apologize in advance for any quality issues, as this was recorded in a small fort we constructed out of a bed in our hotel room. Chris was able to do a quick edit though, so it’s better than last year’s.

This is the Gen Con retrospective we promised you all, and we are super excited to be bringing you our first impressions of the show so far! It’s been Aretha time so far, much fun has been had, and much stuff has been acquired. This is the 45th Gen Con, and being at a milestone con is pretty cool.

Let us know what you think of the show via email, on our Forums, on Facebook, or Twitter!

Saturday Night Special 2012


Gen Con is awesome so far!

Special thanks to David and Drew for stopping by the Wild Beaver Saloon!

You should all email Chessex and ask for Fudge dice in different colors.


Midnight Syndicate
Hirst Arts
Fat Dragon
War Games Factory
Chris and Kevin recommend heated sprue cutters

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)

Games Mentioned

Shadows of Esteren
Magic the gathering
Flapjacks and Sasquatches
Tok Tok Woodman
The World’s Greatest Screen
Qin: The Warring States
Geek Chic Sultan
Nights Black Agents
Blue Planet
Iron kingdoms
Hex Hex XL
Drinking Quest
Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorers’ Edition
Deadlands Classic
Deadlands: Reloaded
The Last Sons (Deadlands Savage Worlds)

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  • Hey guys! Loved the episode. I tried all weekend to find you, (even signed up for twitter… I hate twitter) but I kept missing you! Totally bummed. I was hoping for a button and to introduce you to the wife. (She doesn’t get the whole “podcast” thing, lol.)

    Sorry you couldn’t grab a copy of the IKRPG. I had to run demos at the booth all day on Thursday, so I had my wife wait in line and she didn’t get to grab one either. I talked to a few of the staffers and apparently they were only able to expedite one shipment of 350 books to the con. The rest are still at the printers in China. Fortunately for us though, PP decided to push up the release date from middle of October to September 19th! There is also a bevy of pdf downloads from the book here: ( Things like character sheets, extra monsters, etc. I had an opportunity to leaf through parts of the book at the con, and it’s beautiful.

    Anyways, glad to hear your thoughts on the con. I suppose there is always next year!


    August 20, 2012

  • I’m sorry we missed you, too! Next time, man.


    August 20, 2012

  • RedBrick has information on the Blue Planet Revised Player’s Guide in the news section of their forums:


    August 20, 2012

  • Thanks dude, I will update the show notes presently.


    August 20, 2012

  • And you’re right: it does look awesome. I am going to pick this up ASAP.


    August 21, 2012

  • Hey, that’s Valerie from 7eme Cercle you’re talking about. I’ll mention it to her.

    GB Steve

    August 24, 2012