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Friday, December 08, 2006

Radio ISB #002

Reactions to the first one were pretty positive, so prepare your speakers for a punch in the face:

Radio ISB #002 is On The Air! (Rocking out for 15 minutes at 64kbps, for a trim 7 MB filesize)

Topics for today include how to boost your self-esteem in one easy step, Matt Fraction's Rex Mantooth!, and a look at the DC Universe RPG's Swamp Thing supplement.

I don't know if I'm going to keep doing these weekly--or really if I'm going to keep doing them--but I'm definitely in for at least one more. And as you might guess, it'll be a Christmas Special.

Show Notes:

The Annotated Mantooth! on Amazon.com

Mike "Sugarbear" Sterling's Progressive Ruin (and my favorite of his recent posts)

Update! Sterling also took a look at the Swamp Thing RPG a few years back. He couldn't believe it either.

The Music:

Intro: The Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News)

Break: Art Brut - Good Weekend

Outro: Manic Street Preachers - P.C.P.


Blogger timmdrums said...

Chris, as usual, you put the blogging community at large to shame. Glad to see you are enjoying Phonogram so much, the Manics have been one of my favorite bands for 10 years, and PCP one of my favorite songs by them! True class!

12/09/2006 2:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the podcast, Chris!

As a big fan of the DCHeroes RPG (not the DC Universe RPG, there is a distinction...), I own almost everything ever made for both 1st and 2nd edition of the game. I even still GM a campaign based on the post-Crisis 80s DCU (even went so far as involving the characters in the ridiculous Millenium crossover, in our version, they're the ones who kept Extrano from killing himself - and pretty sorry about it too - and stole Booster Gold's thunder - a recurring theme - meh it was a good excuse to kick Manhunters in the face)... Where was I?

Oh yeah, I do own the Swamp Thing supplement, but not being a fan of Choose Your Own Adventure (TM), I never read it. (The stats for Swamp Thing villains and friends is fine though.) I dug it out because I couldn't believe what you were saying. It's all true folks. God, I wish it weren't. I still don't know if I'm gonna pawn that watch...

Looking through my collection, Ray Winniger is responsible for a number of adventures. There's a pretty good Justice League International vs. Wotan + Abnagazar, Rath and Gast that all ends in Batman's head, though the puzzles to get to the end are a little ridiculous.

There's an ok Outsiders vs. Kobra story taking place in Hollywood. When I say ok, I mean lame.

And I have an unread Watchmen adventure called Taking Out the Trash, which I'm not afraid to look at in case it's literally what it's about. I haven't been that unsettled by a Swamp Thing story since The Anatomy Lesson...

12/09/2006 11:53 AM

Blogger David C said...

So is the Swamp Thing supplement in question actually a DC Heroes RPG supplement, or DC Universe?

DC Heroes did have some good ones, and on awfully obscure topics, sometimes. IIRC, the Hex! (Yes, based on the Jonah Hex post-apocalypse thing) solo adventure was actually pretty good.

The Ambush Bug adventure is almost as awesome as the Ambush Bug comics, and introduced my favorite rules modification - that instead of the 5 or 6 Villain Motivations listed in the rules, they can better be broken into two:

1. Villains who say "Bah!"
2. Villains who don't say "Bah!"

12/09/2006 12:42 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you got Mantooth Fever, Chris! I think it's the funniest thing Fraction's ever done, though that "please don't let me die at the hands of cutesy little robots" comes close.

12/09/2006 2:46 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dave,

It IS DCHeroes, came out just before the Magic Sourcebook, IIRC.

And you're right. Ambush Bug - Don't Ask! is bar none, THE DCH product. You don'T have to be a gamer to enjoy it.

Where else can you get kid versions of Deadman and the Spectre? Love that thing. In fact, it guaranteed that I would be all the DCH stuff I did.

Have yet to run it though... I think it may tend to be lost a little on players who aren't has knowledgeable of the DCU (that's why I'm setting up Deadman, et al in pre-games).

12/09/2006 4:01 PM

Blogger Brandon Bragg said...

Wow. I thought me and my nerd frirnds were the last people alive still playing DC Heroes. Great system. We've actually got a current game going on set in Louisville, KY. As you might imagine, several of the villains are indeed redneck methheads.

Awesome cast by the way, Sims. Keep this up and I might have to start breaking the 'no-internet rule' at work just to hear your dulcet tones.

12/09/2006 7:58 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi. Does anybody have a link to share Magic Sourcebook?

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