Feb 232016
 

With the growing popularity of RPG’s utilizing a virtual table top, This is BIG news!  I received this press release yesterday and pass it on to you now…

For additional information, contact Jenny Bendel.
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SYRINSCAPE AND D20PRO ANNOUNCE NEW INTEGRATION FOR PLAYING ROLEPLAYING GAMES FASTER, BIGGER, AND ANYWHERE,NOW WITH SOUND

Award-Winning Syrinscape Sound App Now Compatible with D20PRO Virtual Tabletop

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (February 22, 2016) – Syrinscape, creator of the award-winning apps that put the power of custom, movie-like sound effects, soundscapes, music, and audio solutions at the fingertips of the gamer, and D20PRO, the Virtual Tabletop that takes roleplaying games from around the table to gamers around the world, are thrilled to announce today the two products are now compatible, creating a dynamic gaming experience for roleplaying gamers everywhere.*

D20PRO comes with the complete rules set for OGL 3.54E and thePathfinder Roleplaying Game systems. However, the powerful tools ofD20PRO work for any game system that utilizes maps, combat on or off a grid, and even games that rely on “theater of the mind.”

“Syrinscape has been one of our most requested integrations, and we are so pleased to make that a reality,” says Tobias Drewry, CEO of Mesa Mundi. “Now game masters running a campaign with D20PRO can easily incorporate Syrinscape’s incredible library of music and sound effects to set the perfect mood for their games.”

With this integration, D20PRO Game Masters will be able to control Syrinscape remotely on the systems of their players. Game Masters will be able to embed objects within D20PRO that can be used to ‘click’ buttons inside Syrinscape, without needing to bring Syrinscape into focus, or having to navigate through any of its menus.

“Now every spell, every location, and every hideous monster roar is right at the finger tips of D20PRO Game Masters,” says Syrinscape creator Benjamin Loomes. “And yes… most importantly, that includes the Wilhelm Scream!”.

D20PRO has created real-time video with an introduction demo on how to incorporate Syrinscape into D20PRO games, using Syrinscape in 3rd-party mode, how to add sound triggers inside D20PRO, and how to configure virtual audio settings.

D20PRO Virtual Tabletop is available to try free with a 30-day Trial License to build campaigns, adventures, and encounters in no time. To start a free 30-day trial, visit, www.d20pro.com/getd20pro/.

The award-winning Syrinscape apps bring fantastic, realistic sound to tabletop gaming. Each is available to try for free, can be completely unlocked for free for 30 days at Syrinscape.com/freetrial, and includes 2 free SoundSets to keep after the trial. To download the free Board Game Player, Sci-Fi Player, or Syrinscape Fantasy Player, visit Syrinscape.com.

*At this time, Syrinscape integration is Windows only, with Mac OS and Linux integration coming soon.

About D20PRO
D20PRO is a Virtual Tabletop (VTT) that takes roleplaying games from around the table to gamers around the world. Experience all the elements of roleplaying while optimizing your play with the powerful D20PRO rules engine–speed up combat, roll a natural 20 on integrated dice, explore vast maps, and bring character sheets to life. No matter what kind of game you’re running,D20PRO is the VTT desktop solution your gaming group needs. Campaign with players throughout the world, and you’ll never miss game night again. Run smooth, accurate combat with D20PRO’s suite of built-in tools ensuring that every bonus, feat, and twist of the rules is accounted for. D20PRO ©2016 Mesa Mundi, Inc. (www.mesamundi.com)

About Syrinscape
Using a powerful audio engine and complex algorithms to produce ever-changing soundscapes and rich encounter-specific music, Syrinscape conjures every aural landscape imaginable, from ethereal forests and stony shorelines, to dank, vermin-filled dungeons, to the spooky depths of the underdark. Designed by accomplished composer and tabletop gamer Benjamin Loomes, along with the developers at the Interaction Consortium, Syrinscape builds on more than 8 years of prototyping and community feedback. Syrinscape is based in Australia. Syrinscape is available for a wide range of devices, including PC, Mac, Android Tablets and phone, iPhones and iPads, and the players can be downloaded via syrinscape for free.

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Sep 172014
 

Hands down the BEST interview from GenCon!

I had the pleasure of once again catching up with Sean Fannon of Evil Beagle games.  We cover a lot of ground in this one, so hold on tight! Enjoy!

Host - Dan Whorl

Special Guest - Sean Fannon (Evil Beagle Games)

 

 

 

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Sean’s Pick of the Day (dot)com
Shaintar (dot)com
Evil Beagle Games (dot)com

You can purchase Shaintar and other Evil Beagle products at:
Evil Beagle Products on DriveThru RPG

Follow Sean!
-on Google+
-on Facebook
-on Twitter

Sean Supported:
SpringGiving and ThanksGmaing
and also:
Doctors Without Borders

This episode was made possible by the beautiful folks at GenCon 2014. Be sure to check them out – http://www.gencon.com/

 

 

 

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Feb 092014
 

lModiphius Entertainment Announces “MINDJAMMER
From Mindjammer Press

Mindjammer Press and Modiphius Entertainment are delighted to announce their partnership to produce the new edition of  Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game , a transhuman science-fiction roleplaying game using the  Fate Core system, written by ENnie Award-winning RPG and fiction writer Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Achtung! Cthulhu, Monsters & Magic, Legends of Anglerre, Fate Core – Burn Shift, The Chronicles of Future Earth ).

If you would like to review Mindjammer please reply and we’ll send you the pre-release PDF! As usual if you post anything please let us know so we can link to you from our Twitter, Facebook and Modiphius.com press page as thanks!

Grab your blaster, thoughtcast your orders to the starship sentience, and fire up the planing engines – come and defend the light of humanity’s greatest civilization as it spreads to the stars!

Have you always wanted to play a modern science-fiction roleplaying game – with consistent yet futuristic science, virtual realites, sentient starships, realistic aliens, and mysterious worlds, yet action-packed and filled with adventure? Mindjammer is your answer. It’s a tabletop roleplaying game about heroic adventurers in the galaxy of the far future. With its hyper advanced technology humankind has spread to the stars, discovering ancient lost colonies and mysterious alien worlds. Using the popular and award-winning Fate Core rules,Mindjammerlets you play hardened mercenaries, cunning traders, steely-nerved pilots, intrigue-filled spies and culture agents, aliens, divergent hominids, artificial life forms, and even sentient starships.

Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game is a 496-page hardback with gorgeous artwork and astrography by industry stalwarts such as Jason Juta, Eric Lofgren, Andreas Schroth, and Ian Stead. It’s a standalone game with everything you need to play, including innovative new rules for alien life, planets, and star systems, organisations, culture conflict, hypertech, starmaps, background material, virtual realities and techno-psionic powers, and much more.

It’s the Second Age of Space – the transhuman adventure is just beginning!

“We’re really excited to be releasing Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game,”said Sarah Newton, co-owner of Mindjammer Press and author of the game.“Chris Birch (Modiphius) and I have worked together on many titles, including the ENnie-award winning Achtung! Cthulhu and first edition Mindjammer, and the ENnie-nominated Legends of Anglerre. It’s great to be teaming up now to bring Mindjammer – The Roleplaying Game and its line of supplements and fiction to a wide and discerning audience, using Modiphius’s proven industry expertise and excellent track record. We’re looking forward to a regular release of Mindjammer products with Modiphius, beginning with the core rulebook this May.”

“Mindjammer was first introduced as an incredible supplement for the enormous Starblazer Adventures RPG and it’s fantastic that Sarah has now developed the universe into such an incredible setting and brought it bang up to date with the Fate Core ruleset. I know Fate and sci-fi fans are going to find one of the best and most comprehensive roleplaying games at their fingertips.” Said Chris Birch, Publisher of Modiphius.

You can pre-order Mindjammer - The Roleplaying Game right now from theModiphius webstore and download the Thoughtcast Edition 496-page PDF immediately. The hardback version of the game is expected to ship in late March, and hit the shelves in May. A free preview is available from

Oct 092013
 

silver gryphon
I caught up with Kevin Rohan of Silver Gryphon Games at Archon.

Kevin was gracious enough to give me an interview right there in the dealer room at the convention.  We discuss the titles that Silver Gryphon Games has out presently, some upcoming releases, and a Kickstarter campaign that is currently active.  Enjoy

Be sure to check out Aethermancy,  Silver Gryphon Games’ magic system expansion for the Aether campaign setting!

 

 

 

Media :

Aethermancy (Kickstarter)

Silver Gryphon Games’ website ~ http://silvergryphongames.com/

Silver Gryphon Games on Facebook ~ https://www.facebook.com/Silvergryphongames

On Google + ~ https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115232558111929038020

On Twitter ~ https://twitter.com/sggames

Kicktater Support Facebook Group~ https://www.facebook.com/KickstarterSupportersAndCampaigns

Kevin Supported : The Michael Rohan Memorial Fund ~

The Michael Rohan Memorial Fund is dedicated to help families find the means to give their children swimming lessons.

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelRohanMemorialFund

Aug 012013
 

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Hosts - Dan, Bryan, Steve, Tyler, Mack

Topic - In this episode, our intrepid hosts tackle some questions and comments from our listeners, for better or worse.  Also, we announce our “Gamestore Weirdos” contest.

Notes - The Pathfinder book that was mentioned in this episode is actually  Ultimate Campaign my apologies for the oversight!

Be sure to enter our “Game Store Weirdos” contest….. find out more at http://carpegm.net/contest/

 

 

Hear more of The Cold Stares and purchase their music at CD Baby!

Like The Cold Stares?  Find out more:

on their website http://www.thecoldstares.com/

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on Twitter https://twitter.com/thecoldstares

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Apr 122013
 

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Topic - In our first ever Listener Episode, we settle in for a fantastic, and sometimes heated, conversation about ways that character creation can change the canon of your game world.  The topic was provided by our listener, Matthew Parody, from the Probably Questionable Podcast.  Matthew wasthe winner of  his own episode during our rating and review raffle, and has the distinction of being the fist person that I let my co hosts talk to!  The conversation was lively, and there’s no doubt, we will do it again.  Enjoy!

 

 

Media - 

Men At Arms Hobbies Inc (Facebook)
Midtown Comics
Iron Kingdoms | Privateer Press
D&D Next Playtest – Wizards of the Coast
Robot Chicken Star Wars
Probably Questionable
IPA Comedy (YouTube)
The Burningmoore Incident (2010) – IMDb
Nerdist
Harmontown

 

 

Buy Maple Ridge by Swear and Shake

The music for this episode was provided by:

Swear and Shake

You can find more of their work at:
http://www.facebook.com/swearandshake
http://www.youtube.com/swearandshake
http://www.reverbnation.com/swearandshake

 

 

 

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Dec 242012
 

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Hosts - Dan, Bryan, Mack, Steve

Topic - In this, our holiday episode, we discuss the many legends of Santa Claus, his counterparts, and ways to use them in your games.
Don’t forget about our Rating and Review Raffle!
Learn more at http://carpegm.net/contest/

Happy Holidays!

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Dec 182012
 

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Our Rating and Review Raffle is still on!  Act fast, it ends 1/1/2013.  

See http://carpegm.net/contest/ for more details!

!!!Spoiler Alert!!! This episode contains major spoilers for Wreck It Ralph!!!!

Hosts - Dan, Mack, Tyler, Steve, Bryan

Topic - In this episode, we answer(?) yet another listener email.  Then we tear into Wreck It Ralph with a GM’s eye.  We loved the movie and discuss ways to emulate video games in your table top RPGs.

(3:50 ) On Our Horizon

(16:36) Listener email

(32:15) Wreck It Ralph

(107:01) Our Favorite Video Game Movie

Media - 

 

Lincoln (2012) – IMDb
Batman: The Brave and the Bold (TV Series 2008–2011) – IMDb
Workaholics (TV Series 2011– ) – IMDb
The Totally Rad Show – YouTube
Amazon Prime
Fringe (TV Series 2008– ) – IMDb
Revolution | NBC
Do the Right Thing (1989) – IMDb
Metagamers Anonymous “Today is a Good Day To Die
Wreck-It Ralph (2012) – IMDb
Snakes on a Train (Video 2006) – IMDb
Transmorphers (Video 2007) – IMDb
Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies (Video 2012) – IMDb
ReBoot (TV Series 1994–2002) – IMDb
The Wizard (1989) – IMDb
QAGS Second Edition (HEX Games)
Car Wars (SJ Games)
Street Fighter (1994) – IMDb
Mortal Kombat (1995) – IMDb
Silent Hill (2006) – IMDb
Resident Evil (2002) – IMDb
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) – IMDb

Tyler supported The 4 day work week

The music for this episode is “Conan” by Mercury Descends
Find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MercuryDescends,
on Reverb Nation at http://www.reverbnation.com/mercurydescends,
or on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/MercuryDescends

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Oct 222012
 

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Hosts -Dan, Tyler, Bryan, Mack

Topic - In this episode, we answer(?) another listener email.  We also discuss the sci-fi genre  (What is sci-fi and what isn’t?).

We then spend a little time talking about the sub-genres of sci-fi, and close the episode out with a campaign idea from Mack.

(2:40) Another listener email!!! Keep ‘em coming!!

(20:48) The sci-fi breakdown

(42:07) Sub-genres

(47:23) An homage to the Steve moment

(56:47) Mack’s game concept

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MTG: Return to Ravnica
iTunes review
Please feel free to leave one while you’re there!
Critical Hit (podcast)
RPPR Actual Play (podcast)
Sammy and the Punk
Legend (RPG) (Rule of Cool.com)
Pathfinder (RPG)
GURPS (RPG)
QAGS (RPG)
PDQ (RPG)
Don’t Rest Your Head (RPG)
Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot: the Roleplaying Game
Toon (RPG)
Savage Worlds (RPG)
Mutants and Masterminds (RPG)
Hero Games
Margaret Weis Productions
Cloverfield (2008) – IMDb
Super 8 (2011) – IMDb
Fringe (TV Series 2008– ) – IMDb
Mac and Me (1988) – IMDb
Paul (2011) – IMDb
Isaac Asimov (Wikipedia)
Shadowrun (RPG)
Toilet paper dispenser Ipod dock
The Fifth Element (1997) – IMDb
Surrogates (2009) – IMDb
Johnny Mnemonic (1995) – IMDb
Borderlands 2
Firefly (TV Series 2002–2003) – IMDb
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series 1993–1999) – IMDb
Cowboy Bebop (TV Series 1998– ) – IMDb
Red Dwarf (TV Series 1988– ) – IMDb
^This is really still on?!?^

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Oct 042012
 

The CarpeGm Interview Series – Episode 2 – Chris Birch

 

 

 

Notes - “World War Two…with tentacles!”  I was able to sit down and chat (via Skype) with Chris Birch of Modiphious about his new publishing imprint and campaign series, Achtung! Cthulhu.  Enjoy!

Media - 

 Modiphius
Achtung! Cthulhu
Starblazer Adventures
Fate RPG
Legends of Anglerre
Sarah Newton
Joystick Junkies
Atomic Sock Monkey Press (PDQ System
Spirit of the Century (Evil Hat Productions)
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (FFG)
Defenders of the Realm
Hollow Earth RPG
Feng Shui RPG
Flames of War
Realms of Cthulhu (Reality Blurs)
Call of Cthulhu (RPG) (Chaosium Inc.)
Trail of Cthulhu (Pelgrane Press)

Chris supported:  Orcs Nest Games Shop

P.S.  Chris is a brilliant conversationalist, and sadly, I had to cut the interview a little short, as I had to go to my real job.  Unfortunately, once the mics were turned off, the conversation went on for another 15 to 20 minutes about gaming and geek culture in general.  By the time I realized the gold that was slipping through my fingers, it was to late.  With that, good listeners, I leave you with a solemn promise….From this point forward, the mics WILL NOT be turned off until all communication has ceased!!!

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