Tue, 1 January 2013
We have our Rush t-shirts and a new year has started. It's time to reconnect with you, our treasured listeners, and just barely fail to talk in-depth about the amazing comic "Saga". We will, however, cover some games, a visit from a dear friend, and a movie or two.
1. (1:00) Star Wars Edge of Empire RPG
- It's Firefly and Futurama, with Funny Dice (dice app)
- Ilan's specious comparisons to FATE and Cortex
- Compared to Star Wars Saga Edition?
- Fantasy Flight will be releasing the game in a manner similar to their 40k system
- Notes on the "Edge of the Empire" setting
2. (11:20) Jerome Comeau, King of Tokyo
- Welcome to Toronto, Jerome Comeau!
- Sauced: since we last podcasted, they began and ended, and put out as many episodes as we ever did. Ever!
- Poutineries in Toronto: Smoke's and Poutini's. Ilan's Daiya Cheesemongering.
- How King of Tokyo works - rules, and dice.
3. (17:00) Other two-player games
- Spot It
- Kahuna ("A Full Web")
- Burger Joint
4. (20:00) Sentinels of the Multiverse
- That's what those crackling noises were, Ilan unpacking it.
- All about Sentinels of the Multiverse, how it works.
- That it's the Kickstartered second edition.
- As a single-player game.
5. (23:50) HALO 4
- Co-op gameplay, playing online.
- Thinking back on ODST, Reach.
6. (26:00) Brief return to Sentinels of the Multiverse
- Character design
- Comparison to Fantasy Flight's "Death Angel"
7. (27:25) Movies: Argo, Kirby
- Argo. "Made in Canada", but "you have to change history". Alan Arkin and John Goodman.
- Jack Kirby's storyboards. And Devil Dinosaur.
- "Cashing in on the Sci-fi craze."
- Did it succeed in nuance and balance? Are any historical movies "true"?
8. (35:00) Skyfall, and Ken and Robin
- Skyfall. What's the authoritative James Bond?
- Plug for "Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff"
- Did Skyfall have the things you need to have a James Bond movie?
- Character of "Eve" - a female character in a James Bond movie
9. (39:00) Quick Saga Chat, with a promise of more
- We'll do Saga next episode in depth.
- Worth a reread and good for sharing, at Image Starter Pricing ($10)
- Pricing on trades!
- Incal and Lost riding a dinosaur through rocket-ship forest; Esperanto-speaking Jedi druids versus winged laser-imperialists, with robot mercenaries and lying cats. All the things are in the book.
- If you don't like it "I will not actually punch you."
- We got a new microphone (Blue Yeti)
- Canadian law on Wendigos
10. (44:00) Signoff, and things to look forward in the future:
- AT SOME POINT FanExpo "lost episode", perhaps edit back together at some point.
- Disney purchase of Lucasfilm in more depth