Sunday, September 10, 2017

Episode 43: Emoji, Gencon, Deathspank, Darkmatter.

Episode 43: WI: Emoji, Gencon, Deathspank, Darkmatter
Hosts: Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Produced by Relevant to Our Interests
Scripting by Frank Shaw and John Belliston
Edited by: Frank Shaw
Graphic Design by: Nathan Newell
Intro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw
Outro Music: Morning Activities by F.G. Shaw

Fun conversation this past week:

First up, Drive-Ins, I'm not a huge fan of drive-ins, but a lot of people like them in the US. They are a slowly dying tradition, for good or bad. There are only 338 drive-ins left in the US. If you want to give one a try and perhaps experience a movie the way your parents or grandparents may have during the summer, just follow this link for a list, or this one for a map.  If you do decide to go, make sure you pack some snacks (though there will be some available at the drive in, be prepared to start your car once or twice and let it idle to prevent the battery from dying (most use short wave radio station to transmit the audio) and don't turn your lights on during the movie, it's rude and inconsiderate. 

As for the Emoji movie: Rotten Tomatoes and Meta-Critic have everything you'll want to hear about it, in addition to this episode of the podcast of course.

Now for the boardgames and Starfinder from Gencon 2017: Here's an Ars Technica article detailing the games mentioned. There's not a lot of reviews yet, but here are a few. 
Here's the Dice Tower Review for Ex-Libris. Here's The GameBoyGeek's review on Ex-Libris. 
Here's the Dice Tower Review for Rising Sun.
And here's the link to the Starfinder main page and the Online Rules Document. Both John and I are excited for this, though finding time to read it, let alone play it, will be challenging, but if you like table-top RPG's, crazy Sword and Spaceships stories, then Starfinder may be right up your alley.

The Deathspank trilogy is one that slipped by me. Having John talk about them during this episode has piqued my interest though. Here's a link to it on Steam, at least the first game.

Finally Darkmatter. I haven't hopped on the Darkmatter Train yet, but it's been cancelled. There is a campaign to get it picked up by another network here. But regardless check it out on Netflix.

Finally if you'd like to submit a question for John's Bad Advice do so at or on our facebook page or on twitter @r2interests

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