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This installment is all about stories and writing!  We're tellin' tales out of school (and occasionally singing into a can)!


0:00:00 Intros
0:01:22 The Up Front: On nerves of steel and the courage to tell stories
0:05:59 The Interview:  Publishing agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock talks about the world of pitches and queries, reveals her favorite storytellers, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:51:13 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack talk about storytelling, misattribute famous 70's gangster movies and give readings from their favorite works of fiction!
2:33:34 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Grovers' Mills, Population: You!

2:38:38 Outro & Credits

2:40:03 Bonus Track:  "Rocket Into Space"

Direct download: CVG__020_-_Knock_On_Words.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:41pm PST

Scratch My Bard

A Podcast in Five Acts

Dramatis Personae (in order of appearance):
BRIAN, Prince of Cats - The Chippewa Valley Geek
DOUG SCHOLZ-CARLSON - Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival
"MONSTER" MIKE - A country vicar, In love with Hernia
"JETPACK" JACK - Sea-captain, Former Roomate of a Fourth Cousin to the Exiled Duke

Act I, Scene 1 - Intros
Act I, Scene 2 - The Up Front: On the Classics and Accusations of Snobbery
Act II, Scene 1 - The Interview:  GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson tells us what goes into making a festival happen, muses about what makes Shakespeare great, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
Act III, Scene 1 - The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack wax lyrical on bards, the Bard and a lot of other ado about really not much else of importance.
Act IV, Scene 1 - The Community Calendar
Act IV, Scene 2 - The Monthly Marathon: Bardic Lore cont'd!
Act V, Scene 1 - Outro & Credits
Act V, Scene 2 - Bonus Track:  "Hey Nonny Nonny"

Direct download: CVG__019_-_Scratch_My_Bard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09am PST

Scratch My Bard

A Podcast in Five Acts

Dramatis Personae (in order of appearance):
BRIAN, Prince of Cats - The Chippewa Valley Geek
DOUG SCHOLZ-CARLSON - Artistic Director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival
"MONSTER" MIKE - A country vicar, In love with Hernia
"JETPACK" JACK - Sea-captain, Former Roomate of a Fourth Cousin to the Exiled Duke

Act I, Scene 1 - Intros
Act I, Scene 2 - The Up Front: On the Classics and Accusations of Snobbery
Act II, Scene 1 - The Interview:  GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson tells us what goes into making a festival happen, and takes on the Geek-del Test!
Act III, Scene 1 - The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack wax lyrical on bards, the Bard and a lot of other ado about reallynot much of importance or other.
Act IV, Scene 1 - The Community Calendar
Act IV, Scene 2 - The Monthly Marathon: Bardic Lore cont'd!
Act V, Scene 1 - Outro & Credits
Act V, Scene 2 - Bonus Track:  "Hey Nonny Nonny"

Direct download: CVG__019_-_Scratch_My_Bard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08am PST

We're cashing in with a discussion about economics, money and coinage in our games.


0:00:00 Intros
0:01:26 The Up Front: On Piracy and Being Poor As Flumph
0:05:37 The Interview:  Game designer Caleb Stokes talks to Monster Mike about Red Markets, economic horror, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:43:53 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack, ante up and put in their two cents about how money should work in our games...
1:51:20 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Bardic Lore!

1:53:15 Outro & Credits

1:54:35 Bonus Track:  "Tarras Q" Q"

Direct download: CVG__018_-_Break_Your_Moneymaker.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm PST

The sleeper has awakened, and we're talking all about Dune, Frank Herbert and the spice!

0:00:00 Intros
0:00:46 The Up Front: On the Fourth Worst Decision of My Life
0:04:15 The Interview:  Game designer Matt Colville talks about the history of Last Unicorn Games, muses on gaming in licensed settings, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:48:29 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike, Jetpack Jack, and special guest Easy Erik give their Herbert book reviews, discuss gaming opportunities in the Duniverse, and check in with some New Year's Resolutions...
1:53:44 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: Bug Hunt!

2:00:46 Outro & Credits

2:02:21 Bonus Track:  "Shai-Hulud (Slight Return)"

Direct download: CVG__017_-_Im_A_Crawlin_Kingsnake.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm PST

We've got a three-pipe pod for you this month and it's all about mysteries and Holmesian gaming!


0:00:00 Intros
0:01:10 The Up Front: On the Tyranny of Excellence and Just Watching The Damn Movie Already
0:04:57 The Interview:  Ga
me designer Bryce Whitacre clues us in on Baker Street, muses why Sherlock is a cultural touchstone, and takes on the Geek-del Test!

0:29:26 The Roundtable:  Monster Mike and Jetpack Jack discuss mysteries in RPGs, steal a time-honored podcast game, and bear witness to a drive-by gifting...
2:04:29 The Community Calendar and
 The Monthly Marathon: 
I'm still stuck in Season Two of Tw
in Peaks, but I'll start watching Dune right away too

2:08:39 Outro & Credits

Direct download: CVG__016_-_Baby_Please_Come_Holmes.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm PST

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