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Episode Fourteen: Gen Con Retrospective

This episode is our thought out response to our time at Gen Con, it was a good time! We’re very sorry this episode is a little late, and we burned the midnight oil to get you a full size episode only two days late.

We found this Gen Con to be different than last years in some pretty surprising ways. We talked about it a bit on the Saturday Night Special, but with some thinking, we have some new insights.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email us. We love getting emails. We also love interacting with fans on the Forums, over Facebook, and even using Twitter.

Episode 2-14

Favorite Games of the Week

Welcome to Mortiston, USA
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beta
All For One: Savage Worlds Core Rules

Currently Playing

We haven’t played anything. Although at Gen Con we played Hex Hex XL.


Joe’s voice is unused to talking a lot, and so he apologizes for his roughness this episode.

Thanks so much to everyone who came up and said hi at Gen Con.


Drew! Thanks for hanging out with us at Wild Beaver.

David! Next year, man, we’ll have a time to meet and greet both in and out of bars.

Henry Lopez, Your game, Arcanis, is absolutely gorgeous!

Everything for Trail of Cthulhu is on sale at DrivethruRPG! It’s worth your money, and how can you beat such a deal?

Need good sushi in Indianapolis? Go to Oishi Sushi!

Music Section

“Roll the Dice, Make my Day [Stick Jones Remix]” (Stick Jones)
“Candy Nation” (Nick Moss)
“The Way I Feel (4 Daye Club)” (Tears Of Velva)

Games Mentioned

Broncosaurus Rex
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Pathfinder Ultimate Equipment Guide
Shadows of Esteren
Flapjacks and Sasquatches
Quack in the Box
Cuthroat Caverns
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
Only War
Black Crusade
Dark Heresy
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Outbreak Undead
Savage Worlds
Star Wars Saga Edition
7th Sea
Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorers’ Edition

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  • $30 for a fucking beta… and you’re supposed to pay the full price for the completed game once that is available?
    I’m afraid this game is not for me. To me, what Star Wars needs is a relatively rules-light, smooth-running, pulpy/cinematic system, not the convoluted fiddle-and-clunk with hip novelty dice this sounds like. It will take you considerable time to even figure out what your dice pool is!?
    Also, having all your options spread out over three different games serves no purpose (except getting you to give FFG more of your money), it is just frustrating.


    August 24, 2012

  • couple things, from the beginning i like the idea of a “pitch” episode, and return to Star Bastards, i got the dice app it is good and cheaper then buying 40 dice, but i still want them, big greivance why dont they use for the advantage and threat icons the republic phoenix and imperial logo. I think you guys should give Star Bastards a try with Edge of the Empire

    Travis Price

    August 24, 2012

  • Just a comment on FFG and RPGs. They do more than just the Warhammer stuff (and the WFRP 3 is nothing to do with the minis really). BTW WFRP 3 is nothing like a board game either.

    There is someone at the RPG club where I play who is keen on Anima – which is published in English by FFG although it doesn’t originate with them as it is a Spanish RPG. They also used to do Fireborn and published Blue Planet second edition. Finally we used to play DragonStar which is a space fantasy with magic setting with extra rules for the D20 system – which was also published by FFG. There were a few more products but they weren’t as successful.


    August 27, 2012

  • I’m sorry that I didn’t know about your podcast before, but I am also happy that I now have a LOT of episodes to listen to. (Holy Sh!^ ! I think I Love you MotherFrs!)

    BTW, thanks for the viciously cool review of Welcome to Mortiston, USA! ; )


    Mark Cookman

    September 6, 2012

  • I know some folks haven’t heard of us yet, but we’re still young…we have plenty of time to build our media empire!

    I really enjoyed Mortiston, it’s a damn fine zombie work with a great concept (the systemless/pan-system thing). It’s one of my favorite zombie themed game supplements so far.


    September 7, 2012