Accidental Survivors: The Modern Gaming Podcast
Three Canadian geeks distracted by bright, shiny objects. Or beer.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from all of us at Sword's Edge Publishing!

Category:general -- posted at: 8:10 PM

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
Podcast music is "Battle Hymn" by Mindscape Music

This is the one without the witty banter, without the other hosts, and with Fraser blabbing on forever about resources he uses in his game (like anyone would care). No edits. No format. No worries.

Some General Reference Resources

Wikipedia

Google News

CIA World Fact Book

Security web sites like FAS or Global Security

Military Resources

Armed forces websites, for example Canada's Army, Navy, and Air Force

Defenselink, the Department of Defense website

SOCNET

SEP's forum at ForgedRPG

TACLINK

Character Generators

RPG Objects Modern Character Generator

PC Gen

Product Pimpage

I didn't mention it, but check out SEP's cool stuff

Blood & Guts 2: Modern Military

Blood & Fists

Blood & Secrets

Ultramodern Firearms

Modern Player's Companion

and don't forget cool free stuff from Mike Tresca

Direct download: ASSE001.mp3
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Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
Podcast music is "Battle Hymn" by Mindscape Music

1. News & Views
Cosmic Object Impacts
Nextwave Agents of HATE will be ending
Planetary 26 finally out.
Spider-Man 3 teaser trailer
Machine Gun Sentry Robot
White Wolf and CCP (makers of Eve Online) have merged.

2. Feature - Magic and Monsters in Modern Games: Justifying The Weirdness
Walt Simonson and Thor
Frankenstein
X-Files

3. Inspiration
Global Frequency
the Anubis Gate
Spider-Man
Harry Potter
Supernatural

4. The Hook
Adventures from WotC
Them!

4. Feedback
Blue Devil Games and Dawning Star.

You can email us at accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca

You can hop on over to the ForgedRPG forums at www.forgedrpg.com

You can call or fax us at 206-222-2519

You can leave us an ODEO.

6. SEP News
Modern Dispatch: Line Zero

Direct download: ASP004.mp3
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This is a 49 second promotional spot for the Accidental Survivors podcast.
Direct download: PromoAccidentalSurvivors.mp3
Category:Promos -- posted at: 8:58 PM

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
Podcast music is "Battle Hymn" by Mindscape Music

Thanks to our special guest, Preston DuBose from 12 to Midnight

1. News & Views
Expedition to Castle Ravenloft and WotC's D&D Podcast
Politically Incorrect Games and "Disposable Heroes"
Military Exoskeleton

2. Feature - Horror Show
Bloodlines
Fear Effects
Chickens in the Mist
Year of the Zombie
White Wolf
warhammer FRPG
OGL Horror
Grim Tales
Pinebox Basics
RPG Library
New Moon Investigations

3. Inspiration
Dog Soldiers
Aliens
George Romero
Urban Dead
Poltergeist
John Steakley's "Vampire$"
John Carpenter's Vampires
The Ring

4. Feedback
You can email us at accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca

You can hop on over to the ForgedRPG forums at www.forgedrpg.com

You can call or fax us at 206-222-2519

You can leave us an ODEO.

5.Podcast News
Square One Podcast
Second Life
The Domain of Apokolipz
Voice of the Revolution

6. SEP News
NPG Rangers

And here's an Accidental Survivors' scoop, never before (we believe) revealed (we think) anywhere (probably)

12 to Midnight products coming soon!
Fire in the Hole, a follow up to Weekend Warriors
Wild Things, a fantasy adventure
The Beast Within, a Pinebox adventure
ETU campaign Setting, coming in 2007

Direct download: ASP003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:34 PM

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
sponsored by Sword's Edge Publishing
Podcast music is "Battle Hymn" by Mindscape Music

1. News & Views
North Korea has a nuke! An article from the Korean Times.
The Pritzker Military Library podcasts.
Coming on DVD: the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon
Neverwinter Nights 2 should be out soon.
The TV series "Heroes."

2. Feature - Combat Operations
Military Operations Other Than War defined in Wikipedia.
An example of a Provincial Recontruction Team working in Afghanistan.
Resources from Fear the Boot including the group template and questionnaire.

3. Inspiration Time
Black Hawk Down, the movie and especially the book.
the Unit, the official website.
Ultimate Force at Wikipedia.
Battlefield 2 at Wikipedia
Metal Gear at Wikipedia

4. Feedback:
Troy's site is at http://tholaday.iweb.bsu.edu/otr101/. Enjoy!

You can contact us through:
accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca
http://www.forgedrpg.com/
call or fax us at 206-222-2519
or
send us an ODEO

5. Resources
No SEP news this episode--everything's different this time around, so instead, how about a list of resources for your military game? Yeah, lots of SEP stuff in there. Still, check out the reviews--it's good stuff!

RPGNow: d20 Modern/Military: If you're looking for d20 military stuff, this is where it's at--for download!

Covert Forces: A resource for any spec ops campaign. Filled with flavour but very little crunch.

Canada's CSRS: This short PDF tells all about a fictional, Canadian spec ops unit. Easily adaptable to any military or paramilitary force.

B&G2: In Her Majesty's Service: A supplment for RPG Object's Blood & Guts 2: Modern Military all about the spec ops and elite forces from the United Kingdom.

B&G2: Military Training Manual: The core book for any d20 military campaign. Full of classes, feats, and skill applications to give your campaign the proper feel and your players the proper tools.

B&G2: Special Operations Command: The B&G2 spec ops supplement for the United States. Packed with templates for a wide variety of SOC units, from Airforce Combat Controllers to Delta Force.

Teams SAS: A ready-made SAS Patrol along with notes on equipment.

The Counter Terrorism Assaulter: A prestige class from SEP's acclaimed Roles & Classes line. This one's a high-speed, low-drag door kicker, ready to clear the room and save the day.

The Special Operations Marksman: A prestige class from SEP's acclaimed Roles & Classes line. Not just a deadshot, but part ghost and part predator, invisibly stalking prey on the battlefield.

Spec Ops Recce: A prestige class from SEP's acclaimed Roles & Classes line. When your survival is at stake, whether in the jungle or the desert, this master of recon will keep you safe and get you where you need to go.

And for adventures:
The Albenistan Series: A collection of 3 adventures, which can be purchased separately, that combine in a single story arc. First you find out about a threat, then you find out things are worse than you thought, then you pretty much have to save the world . . . or at least one little part of it. Spec ops at its most exhilarating! Would I lie to you?

Direct download: ASP0025.mp3
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Hey All

Okay, big delay and I'm sorry about that. We won't have a regular show for you this time, but I will get something up to hold you over until the next real episode. I mean, I know you can't go on without your Accidental Survivors fix.

Give me some sugar, baby.

Fraser

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:12 PM

For those of you playing in a Bond-ian campaign, Fistful of Comics (and Games) has an epsiode all about Espionage. Check it out while you wait for our next podcast (it's on the way, just delayed, and it's my fault)

Accidental Fraser
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12 PM

In case the mention of Alien Invasion from episode 2 whet your appetite, you might be interested to know that it's out. Alien Invasion is now available at RPG Now.

I'm a little biased, as I got a preview copy and had David Gallant--one of the editors--as a guest host on episode 2, but I have to say that Alien Invasion looks good. The layout is really eye-catching. I've only skimmed it rather than read through it completely, but it looks pretty darn interesting. There's a great history of alien contact that got me hooked. If you are running an X-Files type campaign, or even an Independence Day campaign, you'll find plenty of good background info here.

See ya around
Fraser
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59 AM

Hey All, Fraser here

So I finally saw Crank, the movie we talked about in Episode 1. It's a fun movie, much in the vein of Transporter 2 (which also had someone injected with a sci-fi serum). It's easy, escapist entertainment, but it's not great. If you want to see Jason Statham kicking butt (and having sex in front of Korean schoolgirls), then check it out. There really isn't much to mine from this movie for your campaign, but Statham does a great job of playing tough guy.
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