Monday, August 31, 2015

Iteration 156 - Hubs, Nexuses, Focuses, and Locuses



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In this episode: we report on all the fun we've had playing D&D, Minecraft, and Warhammer 40k. Our main topic this week is about hubs in fantasy worlds: such as Sigil, the city of doors, and the Infinite Staircase, the Plane of Mirrors, the World Serpent Inn, and even the Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Ryan invents the Dungeon Plane.

Join us at Roll for Initiative Victoria:

http://rollforinitiative.ca

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Iteration 155 - Pixar's Rules Part 2



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In this episode, we talk about Yvonne Craig, who played Batgirl. We plug CBC's the Debaters, for some reason. And for our main topic, we finish off the Rules of Storytelling from Pixar's Emma Coats. Ryan shares some of his ideas for the next Nanowrimo.




References and Recommendations:

Roll for Initiative Victoria: http://www.rollforinitiative.ca/

Pixar's Rules: http://io9.com/5916970/the-22-rules-of-storytelling-according-to-pixar

Monday, August 17, 2015

Iteration 154 - Rules of Storytelling




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We start with a philosophical-mythological discussion on the nature of time itself. Josh and Ryan talk about all the adventures they've been having in Minecraft and various other games. For our main topic, we talk about Pixar's rules of storytelling.

References and Recommendations:

Epic Games Victoria: http://www.epicgamesvic.com/

Hometech Games Plus: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hometech-Games-Plus/355714717872155


The Rules of Storytelling According to Pixar: 
http://io9.com/5916970/the-22-rules-of-storytelling-according-to-pixar




Monday, August 10, 2015

Iteration 153 - World-Shattering Planet-Building




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We start with a talk about Jon Stewart finishing off the Daily Show, and what it means for an icon to quit or retire. We discuss Hollowfaust: the City of Necromancers. Plus, our adventures in Minecraft, and Josh's adventures in Dungeons & Dragons, which our listeners can join at Roll for Initiative Victoria. And for our main topic, we talk about world building and taking inspiration from one medium to another, translating between very different worlds with very different rules. Which leads us into a rather odd conversation about an otherworldly invasion of sanity-defying beasts.

References and Recommendations:

Roll for Initiative role-playing event: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/roll-for-initiative-tickets-17639853276





Monday, August 3, 2015

Iteration 152 - The Physically Flawed Protagonist




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Happy BC Day everyone! Even if you don't live here, you're surely a British Columbian at heart. We start the podcast off with some very stirring political commentary on Alberta, British Columbia, and the upcoming Canadian federal elections. Then we talk more about our adventures in video games, all the television we watched, and the films we're into. And for a main topic, we talk about what it's like to have a Hutt as your character, or any other character with a physical limitation being a hero.

References and Recommendations:

King Kong (2005 film): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0360717/

Minecraft Teleporter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6y3HuecaQ



Monday, July 27, 2015

Iteration 151 - Seconds in Command



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In this iteration of the Simulationist Podcast, Josh reports on Dungeon World, Josh and Ryan both report on adventures in Minecraft. We invent insane conspiracy theories about Donald Trump, going both directions. And for our main topic, we talk about lieutenants for bad guys, and all about the perils of being second in command. And during all of this, we go into some strange Star Wars tangents.


References and Recommendations:

Dungeon World: http://www.dungeon-world.com/




Monday, July 20, 2015

Iteration 150 - Walrus Yes



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In this iteration of the podcast, we recount our adventures in games and movies. Minecraft, Whiplash, the Shadow of the Cat, and Tusk. We have an extended conversation about the Kevin Smith film "Tusk". We cover topics ranging from acting skills to realistically extracting a man from a walrus suit, to American tourists. Spamburgers. And we find out what kind of food Ryan thinks they would have in Mongolia.


References and Recommendations:

Whiplash (film): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582802/

The Shadow of the Cat (film): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055438/

Tusk (2014 film): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3099498/