Monday, April 20, 2015

Iteration 137 - Layered Histories





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In this episode: Leave Batman's nipples alone! Ryan has a trippy dream about Giant Elk. Poetry as simulationism. Minecraft! Your friendly neighbourhood Fish-Man. And our main topic is about creating history for your fictional world, and all about layering it with multiple periods from history.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Iteration 136 - Theories of Comic Relief





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In this episode, we are joined by our most popular guest host, Jason Kirkby!

Jason plays D&D 5th edition, Josh plays Minecraft, and Ryan plays it all. For our main topic, we talk about comic relief and comedic elements in otherwise "serious" works of art and fiction and role-playing games. And what is the role of comedy in highly comedic works? We basically analyze all comedy ever.

References and Recommendations:

Star Thugs: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/18437/Star-Thugs-The-Roleplaying-Game?it=1

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy

The Maggot Show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7ka7I-z_dI

Monday, April 6, 2015

Iteration 135 - Celestial Politics





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In this iteration of the Simulationist Podcast, we wish everyone a happy easter! We talk about what would happen to a vampire staked by the true cross. Josh gets fascinated by hairless animals. Josh describes some of his adventures in building stuff in Minecraft. Ryan recounts more of his Museum adventures, and we talk about the films being filmed in Victoria and elsewhere in BC. Somehow we talk about corporal punishment. And for our main topic, we talk about the politics and organizational models of deific pantheons. Josh tries to tempt Ryan with reincarnation.


References and Recommendations:

Board Game Jam in Victoria: https://www.facebook.com/events/628331170601223/

Paper Street Theatre http://www.paperstreettheatre.ca/season.html

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Iteration 134 - Dungeon Medicine




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Happy April Fool's! Ryan tells a tale of pranking his friends. Josh recounts his adventures at Victoria's own Roll for Intiative D&D event, mostly just his elf's lack of a beard. We ask the very important question: what if Kate Moss had a ZZ Top beard? We talk about Ryan's adventures in Minecraft and Dwarf Fortress. And for a main topic, we wanted to ask the question: how to make injuries and wounds more dramatic in a game like D&D? And should we do that?

References and Recommendations:

Er Wang Dong awesome cave thing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Er_Wang_Dong

Klein Bottle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klein_bottle


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Iteration 133 - A Recipe for a Formula




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We start the podcast off with a discussion of alternate universes. We talk about our weekly exploits in Minecraft and Dungeons & Dragons. Then we have a discussion about how an in-story prophecy is like a meta-story formula. Trust me, we wrap it all up by the end.


Cern and Alternate Universes:
http://ca.ign.com/articles/2015/03/22/miniature-black-holes-could-prove-parallel-universes-claim-scientists

Relativistic Swimming:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/surprises-from-general-relativity/

Philadelphia Experiment:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Experiment

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Iteration 132 - Death and Legos





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Happy Pi Day! Josh attempts speaking German, and we end up making fun of Sweden. Do you really want the Swedish chef by your side in a crisis? We both share our experiences in Minecraft: Ryan plays with Tinker's Construct, and Josh experiments with ranching and cattle slaughterhouses. Ryan makes plans for GottaCon 2016, and we get excited about new free stuff coming from Wizards of the Coast. We propose D&D wands re-skinned as rolls of duck tape. Josh extols the virtues of creative collaboration. And for a main topic, we watched the Lego Movie. We talk about teamwork, and why it's hard to make it look meaningful in an action movie. We talk about the philosophy of Lego, and why it's a capitalist's ideal play medium.


References and Recommendations:

The Tao Manifesto:
http://www.tauday.com/tau-manifesto

Tinker's Construct:
http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/2218638-tinkers-construct

GottaCon Discussion Panels 2015:
https://geekypleasures.com/2015/03/gottacon-2015-diversity-panel-podcast-god-and-the-game-religious-inclusion-and-accommodation-in-gaming/

Roll for Initiative Victoria:
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Wind Dukes of Aaqa:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_Dukes_of_Aaqa


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Monday, March 9, 2015

Iteration 131 - The Merits of Stupidity




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In this episode, Josh and Ryan talk about how to properly defend Erebor, and keeping dwarves awake at night, and how to manage their alcohol intake. Ryan does interior decorating in Minecraft.

And for our main topic, the Merits of Stupidity. Josh and Ryan come up with a surprising amount of instances in which it's better to be stupid. We refer to quotes from: Socrates, Dilbert, Lovecraft, John Wayne, Queen, and Michael J Fox.

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