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#98875 Mystara Youtube Channel

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 24 May 2017 - 07:40 AM in Roleplaying

One other thing of note for the elves is that they have slight physiological differences from the traditional elves - they can grow beards. They can't grow the big, bushy dwarven beards, but they can get a Van Dyke or a goatee, after a few hundred years of trying... So, kinda like me.


What a disappointing admission from the guy who played one of the most famously beardy dwarf characters in RPGMP3 history! :O (Of course, if that comment had come from PoC, it'd have been much more understandable.) ;)

#98868 Beyond The Mountains Of Madness Session 10

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 11 May 2017 - 07:23 AM in Call of Cthulhu

How could we forget the guy who gave us such memorable lines as "I break out in a rash if I touch a Monte Cook product" and "I'm gonna go debauch myself in the worst possible way" - and that's just from this campaign! ;)

#98863 Beyond The Mountains Of Madness Session 10

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 06 May 2017 - 01:32 AM in Call of Cthulhu

Glen: "Happy birthday, Wayne!" That was in November, this is Glen's birthday! Nobody ever calls... :(

Linds: I promise you, Glen, I will make sure that I remember it's your birthday. What's the date?

Glen: May 2nd, same day J. Edgar Hoover died - I was born May 2nd, 1972; he died May 2nd, 1972.

Happy 45th anniversary of being unleashed on an unsuspecting world, @TheGlen! :)

#98840 International Lindsay day

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 19 April 2017 - 02:51 AM in Announcements

Happy birthday @Lindsay! :)


A pug podcast? Roscoe considers sharing his wisdom with the world.

#98836 BAG Plans 2014

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 10 April 2017 - 08:26 AM in BAG People Group Chat

Happy birthday, @WhiteKnight! :D Still hoping you might drop by site some day. (Possibly even bringing new audio?) :)

Keep-on Nimbic Or Captain Kicking Extremely Rudely Society.


#98832 New APs, starting halfway through, seeking forum wisdom

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 05 April 2017 - 07:35 AM in Personal Projects

Here, hopefully!

I've got voiceover intros already done at the start of the files referencing RPGMP3.com (like Lockhart's ones), and no burning desire to redo them all to put them elsewhere.

W00t! Sounds promising. :) Since @The QuestionableDM also seems to be planning on sharing some audio here on the site, that's two new groups getting added to the roster:

BTW @Reverse, have you picked an official name for your gaming group, yet?

Ah a lost episode. I like the Gilleran tale of what happened in an episode of Warlords of the Accordlands that was cut short. It was most amusing to hear it from his unique viewpoint.

Yeah, good stuff. :) If anyone's interested (and not worried about SPOILERS), you can read the epic tale in this thread - oh, and there's another thread that has a convenient list of Landmark Episodes of Warlords & Accordions.

#98827 The Sunless Citadel Session 01

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 03 April 2017 - 06:46 AM in Dungeons and Dragons 3.5

Started listening to this story.

Cool! What are your thoughts so far?

BTW, if you delve through the site archives, you can find a lot of additional information about this campaign. :)

I have not got the character sheets for this game (as preciously stated) though I have just found my notebook from the game which lists who was playing who :D

Dulson AKA White Knight - Played Taklinn Strakeln - Dwarf Paladin of Moradin
Lindsay - Played Rowayn 'Badger' Filtchbatter - Gnome Rogue
Steve B - Played Oskar Dankil - Dwarf Cleric of Moradin
Fin - Played Johannas Van Eston - Human Sorcerer

Hope that helps with the listening :D

#98826 New APs, starting halfway through, seeking forum wisdom

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 03 April 2017 - 06:41 AM in Personal Projects

Thanks guys, looking back on this the advice has been helpful. 40+ episodes in the can already :)

Huzzah! Are you planning on uploading it here on the site, or somewhere else? (Or just keep the audio goodness to yourself?) :)

#98825 The Sunless Citadel Session 00

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 03 April 2017 - 06:40 AM in Dungeons and Dragons 3.5

It's amusing to note that Meepo became such a universally beloved NPC that they made an official miniature version. :)


#98824 wishlist: space: 1889 gameplay

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 03 April 2017 - 06:36 AM in Roleplaying

System Mastery Podcast posted an episode about Space: 1889 a couple of years ago, but I don't think they enjoyed the game as much as you do... ;)

Craving high adventure in an age of zeppelins, Victoriana, and space fantasy? Keep looking then, because what we have here is boring. This week Jef and Jon take a tour of the Earth if the sun also never set on the British Empire on Venus and Mars. Is the art horrifying? Of course. Is the whole thing vaguely racist? Naturally!


Editor’s note: Proof of horrifying art included. Check out that cartilaginous Robert Smith in a ripped bodice. That’s basically the only female face in this thing. Seriously, every lady in the book is drawn like she forgot to close her eyes when the Arc of the Covenant popped open.

They even made a t-shirt that has (almost) nothing to do with the game. :P

#98823 It's Post On The Forums Week!

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 03 April 2017 - 06:36 AM in Announcements

Looks like it's that time again! :)

Maybe you could advertise Post On The Forums Week on FB and Twitter, @Hal? :)

#98805 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 15 March 2017 - 09:20 AM in Introductions

BTW, it was interesting to hear that those dinosaur traps consisted of cages made of "boobam". It can't have been easy to turn tuned bongo drums into velociraptor traps, but if the PCs just stumbled onto the set of a Hollywood movie studio, it probably makes some kind of sense. ;)

Nice comics. I think I'd better get round to watching Battle of the 5 Armies before it leaves Netflix in a couple of days.

Stjepan Sejic has also worked on several published RPG-related comic books, like Rat Queens and the Pathfinder Origins series, doing covers for the Seoni and Merisiel issues etc.

#98802 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 11 March 2017 - 05:04 AM in Introductions

Regarding your discussion in episode 186, about possible names for your adventuring party - when Nikki returns, she'll probably suggest "Argante & the Argantettes". :) Come to think of it, you've got three PCs whose names start with a syllable that rhymes with 'Oh!' (Rho-gar, Cro-thu, Bo-nesteele), as well as Argante the mandolin-toting poet, and Cuddy, who, uh... mows through the foes with his Taekwon-Do, delivering K.O.s - so maybe you should name the team "The O-Faces". :P

Speaking of names, it was a good thing you called that Goliath guardsman Cpt. Nanep, and not Colonel Sanders Sandstone; otherwise, the players might have been able to guess that you were about to ambush them with a triple serving of Kentucky Petrified Chicken. (And yes, in case you're wondering, that's a Nodwick joke.) ;)

#98786 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 01 March 2017 - 09:54 AM in Introductions

Re: BlindGeek's question at the end of episode 185, where he wondered whether "Here, here!" or "Hear, hear!" is the correct phrase - Nikki was right, it's the latter. It's derived from "Hear him! Hear him!", and apparently arose in the British Parliament, because they usually ban applause in those settings, so people invented an alternative.

There's also an amusing anecdote about the phrase:

During one of his many famous speeches in the House Sheridan became aware of one M.P. who insisted on muttering his agreement whenever Sheridan paused. After a while this interruption became so distracting that he departed from his text to silence the fool.

'Where, oh where, shall we find a more foolish knave or a more knavish fool than this?' he asked the packed house.

'Hear, hear!' said the lone voice for the last time.

Speaking of Nikki, she should be careful about showing her new Super-mandolin to strangers - she might end up with an envious enemy, like the infamous Lex Luthier. ;)

Management reserves the right to punch you dead in the face if you make a joke with the word "smelt" in it.

But how can you be sure that the sign is genuine, and not a forge-ery? That's just the sort of thing that crooks anvil-lains would do. :P

#98773 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 15 February 2017 - 09:34 AM in Introductions

Good news, everyone! (Or at least, every Gutter Skype that might drop by.) :)

Remember that dragon picture Trilobite used as a character portrait for his ranger, Rhogar? The one where he couldn't find the original source? Turns out that it's part of a digital painting made by comic book artist Stjepan Sejic, Ravine: Calisto and Vulpeen.


He's made plenty of other dragon pictures, if you're interested, along with loads of other stuff, including a large selection of joke and gag comics - perhaps Nikki can confirm his scientific theorems and hypotheses? :P

(No doubt @Hal and @TheGlen, and all the other LotR aficionados here on the site, will be amused by the comics he made after watching the new Hobbit movies.) ;)


#98772 The Happy Birthday Thread

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 13 February 2017 - 08:23 AM in Non-Gaming Discussion

Happy birthday @Trizophenie :D (And belated happy birthday to @Fin) ;)

#98771 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 13 February 2017 - 08:21 AM in Introductions

Re: the mandolin discussion in #183 - since they're part of the lute family, a mandolin maker would probably be called a luthier, as well (even though it would certainly be funnier if they were called Mandaloreans). :)

Considering that the average D&D adventurer is a remorseless Murder HoboTM by default, it should hardly be any surprise to you that the PC who was raised by velociraptors is the most polite and compassionate member of the party. ;) (Perhaps the other players will have to start referring to Rhogar's adotive parents as "ver'-nice-iraptors"?) :P

#98769 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 11 February 2017 - 03:24 AM in Introductions

Listening to #184, it was surprising that nobody made any Bugs Bunny references. After all, when the ambulance driver was so eager to drink carrot juice, it seemed like he was setting the scene for a snarky "Ehhh... What's up, doc?" ;)

If you want some tips on how to pronounce the name "Meguey", you could try listening to this Backstory podcast interview:

To celebrate one year of Backstory, Alex brings on indie legends and Apocalypse World co-creators Meguey and D. Vincent Baker. Topics range from sex education to censorship to masonic initiation ceremonies and quilt preservation – and yes, it’s all related to game design.

Speaking of Apocalypse World, you might also be interested in another episode from the OneShot network:

Urban Shadows. The Watch. Andrew Medeiros knows how to hack Apocalypse World, and more importantly, he knows what happened to Janet! Come listen to us chat about why it’s so fun to be Powered by the Apocalypse.

Nikki might not be able to pay her post-apocalyptic bar tab with pink fuzzy dice ripped from rear-view mirrors, but it could be the perfect currency for your D&D campaign. After all, the name of your campaign setting, Quincunx, also describes the arrangement of pips on the fifth side of a d6. :)

#98765 2015 Christmas Special: All Fear Kramp-Ass Teaser

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 08 February 2017 - 09:12 AM in Seasonal Games

Anyone who feels saddened by the dire lack of an RPGMP3 2016 Christmas Special might be interested in the Swordnut Radio equivalent. :) It features all the same heart-warming nostalgic atrocities that you've come to fear and become nauseated by know and love from Hal & co., including:
  • Lawsuit-worthy wandering accents!
  • Reindeer rectal recordings!
  • Deep-fried semen!
  • Wife beating!
  • Hello Kitty school shootings!
  • Scotsmen!

#98764 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 08 February 2017 - 09:11 AM in Introductions

Don't worry, sooner or later, the other Gutter Skypers will probably meander by and leave a comment. :D As the Beatles said, "All you need is bugs". (Which makes a lot of sense, considering the band title.) ;)

BTW, Trilobite mentioned in #183 that he had trouble telling Jimmy Buffett apart from that Warren guy with the similar surname - if that's still an issue, you could recommend that he should listen to MBMBaM episode 317, and get a deeper analysis of the parrot hats. :)

#98754 So many coming Back! This must be a "Home"

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 01 February 2017 - 10:07 AM in Introductions

Fun to hear you guys try out Apocalypse World in episode 182, although it was surprising that @anim5 claimed to have decided to play an Angel named Gabe because of inspiration from Penny Arcade - are you sure you weren't making a pun, referring to the Arch-Angel Gabriel? ;)

BTW, when Trilobite mentioned playing Monopoly from a book, was he perhaps talking about the Monopoly RPG that's been discussed on RPG dot net? :)

"You land on Boardwalk."
"I don't buy it."
"What? Why?"
"'Top Hat' wouldn't do that."
"Okay, then 'Car' buys it!"
"But 'Car' isn't even close!"
"It can drive, right?"
"Okay, fine, then 'Iron' backstabs."
"How can an 'Iron' backstab?"
"It's cold steel, right? And besides, I spent my points in 1 level of Thief class."

#98751 Tales of the Arabian Nights Board Game Session 01

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 30 January 2017 - 08:18 AM in One Offs and Shorts

As part of their on-going Vet vs Newb board game challenge, Carter and Heather tackle the legendary story-telling game 'Tales of the Arabian Nights' to see whether experience or beginner's luck will reign supreme.


Thanks to a buddy. I know have this Canadian board game in my collection. #bluenose. A fishing game of the Canadian sailing ship Bluenose.

I wish I had played this in 1977 but it probably wasn’t widely available. Boardgamegeek says this was the only game published by MF Developments of Ottowa.

A new challenge for Lockhart & Heather, perhaps? ;)

#98750 Heather's Hallowed Art Hall

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 26 January 2017 - 09:29 AM in Personal Projects


Dianne and Goram: Did some quick avatars for my Pathfinder group. Thought to share

Nice work! :) No doubt @Thing is very pleased with the new Goram portrait - but who's Dianne? According to the tags, she's a Half-Elf Summoner, but who's playing her (or is she another GMPC)?

#98749 For The Love Of Pugs

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 26 January 2017 - 09:28 AM in Fun Stuff


Daily Dogs #375: Dungeons and Dogs


Also, bonus Vacuugorgon, the bane of all Dog-venturers out there:


#hahaha there's a blatant stranger things and okami reference hiding here


UNOFFICIAL DAILY DOG DOODLE ;’) I just drew this for a friend and thought ya’ll would get a kick out of it too hehe

#98746 Knightmare on YouTube Geek Week

Posted by Pencil-Monkey on 24 January 2017 - 05:29 AM in Bulging Bag of Holding

Ok now I'm feeling a bit dated. Had Nightmare for the spectrum +2.

Happy birthday, @myriadchaos! :)

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