A Spark in Fate – Wild is Plus, Episode 1

Join us as we use a pre-game tool called “A Spark in Fate Core” to get some initial worldbuilding in place before we start the game proper.  This episode riffs off the  “sneak peak” in the previous episode and helps us get some initial story foundations on the table for the world. 

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Season 2 of Natural Geekery!

I’m very happy to announce the first episode for Natural Geekery, Season 2 will be dropping this Wednesday morning, July 22rd. New episodes will continue to release every Wednesday for your geeky listening pleasure!

It’s been rough holding on to this secret for what has turned into a very long six months. I made the decision to relaunch things back in January of this year and since then have been very busy creating, recording and editing new episodes. I had hoped to kick this off a little earlier but, as you may have guessed, 2020 had other plans. (I think 2020 has had alternate plans for just about everyone at this point.) Regardless, I am finally ready to share it with all of you.

This podcast has always been about the community surrounding the hobby of tabletop roleplaying games and the joy we get from creating characters and playing through stories. (And, yes, I did just say, “We.” More on that in the upcoming episode!) To that end, we’ve decided to create our own story as well as looking more to that focus on interaction and community. We are going to be doing this with a special twist that I don’t think you will find in other podcasts.

I don’t want to spoil it early but let’s just say we’ve built an entire new game world for you to enjoy and explore with us. In addition, a new feature for listeners to email in gaming stories has been added. We will also be adding surveys and questions and all manner of things available to you to have a hand in shaping the progress of the show. In addition, there are plans still being worked on that will take us well into next year and beyond with stories, interviews, and more.

As we move through the later half of what has been a very tough year for most of us, it’s our hope the upcoming Season 2 will give you a chance to take a break from the nuttiness of the world, have a laugh, enjoy a tale and to share in our enjoyment of roleplaying, storytelling and creativity.

The podcast will be available here of course and is available on all major podcast hosts, Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and others. If you’d like to follow the official Twitter account then hop over to @NaturalGeekery and click follow. If you’re a bit more visual you can follow my daily wanderings on my @naturalgeekery Instagram. If you have any questions, comments or would like to be on the show then feel free to comment here or email me at naturalgeekery@gmail.com!

I look forward to kicking off Season 2 with you this Wednesday. See you then!

Keep Shining!

Announcement Time

Hello to all of you wonderful subscribers and supporters of this blog and podcast. It’s been awhile. This is a small post with a simple message.

If you’ve caught some of my Twitter and Instagram posts, there have been stirrings and bits of movement in the darkness of the recording studio, reports of the faint sounds of dice rolling, distant laughter, and a shadowy voice you can barely hear whispering, “Check one, Check two. Check. Check”

Yes, as you may have guessed, the podcast will be back very soon! There are numerous changes inbound and I’ve spent much of the past few months working with those changes and putting something brand new together for the show. I did make the mistake of not mentioning more things here and using this as a vehicle for updates and information. Rest assured that, as we move forward, that mistake is corrected.

As to the long break? Well, that will be addressed in time. In the long run, I think the downtime has served it’s purpose, like how cold and winter is important after planting bulbs. It produces some pretty colorful results in the end and I’m hoping that you enjoy what has been planted.

More to come next week and the weeks to come. I can’t wait to share the new show with you!

Keep Shining!

A Speculative Fictionero – Interview with Michael R. Underwood, Part One

Join me for part one of an interview with author Michael R. Underwood, Speculative Fictionero.  I get to talk to him about his writing career, how it started and how it has so closely meshed with his love of roleplaying games. 

Michael can be found out the following links.  Make sure to check out his Patreon for some great content on writing and publishing!

A very recent Scum and Villainy One-Shot Mike ran on Twitch
Hearts of Wulin RPG on Twitch – http://twitch.tv/arvaneleron.

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If you have any comments, questions or would like to be interviewed on the show, please email me at naturalgeekery@gmail.com

You can also find me on Twitter – @NaturalGeekery and @Coyoteguy

Intro and Outro Music – Nomadic Sunset by Alexander Nakarada
Thank you, Alexander, for providing some awesome free music!

 

The Agency of Choice – Interview with Daniel McDeavitt (Part 2)

Part Two of an interview where I talk with close friend Daniel McDeavitt.  We dive into his DM experience, expectations around the gaming table and events within our home game – Critical Role based – Tales of the Take!

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The Worlds We Live In – Interview With An Old Friend. Episode #4

Join me as I talk role-playing, the power of story, and Lord of the Rings music you may not know about with my old friend, Dr. Scott Hippensteel, Director of Instrumental Music at Shepherd University. 

Scott sees the GenCon Vendor floor for the first time.

Scott’s Twitter – DrHipp1

Composer Johan de Meij’s Website

Complete Performance of Lord of The Rings, Symphony #1 performed by the U.S. Marine Band.

Tallsquall’s Paladin ConDad Guide to GenCon – Via Scratticus Academy on Twitch
A  great stream featuring a ton of information for coming to GenCon for the first time.

Episode 2 – Gencontastic

GenCon, for me, is an amazing place and it’s coming up next week.  In honor of this I’ve made it the focus for this episode.  I go through a brief history to get a perspective of how far the convention has come and then tell two stories that occurred to me at GenCon.  One is from my very first GenCon and the second occurred just a few years ago.

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