Accidental Survivors: The Modern Gaming Podcast
Three Canadian geeks distracted by bright, shiny objects. Or beer.
Congratulations to Fraser and his family!

Their new baby girl, Eun-Hye Fiona, was born in Ottawa at 13:35 weighing 8 lbs 7 oz on Wednesday, January 28th. That's a goodly sized little girl!

We here at the Accidental Survivors Secret Underground Control Room extend our fondest wishes and our biggest, heartiest congratulations to Fraser, his wife, and big sister Christina. All the best!

Rob.
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08 PM

WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast

All music in podcast by Mindscape Music

1. Geek Week
Fraser's digging the viral websites up for the Watchmen movie, including I Watch the Watchmen and the New Frontiersmen. The New Frontiersman is also on Twitter as NewFrontiersman. One of his players gave him the d20 Modern Menace Manual (thanks Eric!).

Chris was pretty busy, geek-wise lately. He finished Fallout 3 and thought the ending rather fitting with the story even though it's rather abrupt. He also started playing Fable 2, which is a lot of fun. He got out to the movies and saw My Bloody Valentine 3D which he did a review of on our site.  He's glad to finally have Supernatural back on again.  But the big highlight for Chris was finally starting up the Dark Heresy campaign that's been in the talks now for a few months. Also check out the trailer for a new Tim Burton film called 9 it's another animated movie.

Rob got into the beta for Champions Online and though he's restricted by an NDA. He also started playing a 14-day trial of City of Heroes just for comparison.

David picked up Mortal Kombat vs DC for the PS3 and considers it awesome. In addition, he's started a project in LittleBigPlanet, attempting to build a simple Tower Defense game. He's been working with his fiancee on a client's website and now has a passing mastery of how to make Google Maps work for me.

2. Feature - Review of Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood
This Robin Hood supplement is published by Battlefield Press. Sherwood is written by Marc Gacy and Wil Upchurch, with various public domain art and some art by V. Shane and OtherWorld Creations, Inc.

Chris's opinion of PDF value 4/5 (for print price, 2.5/5)
Rob's opinion of PDF value 3.5/5 (for print price, 2.5/5)
Dave's opinion of PDF value 2/5
Fraser's opinion of PDF value 2/5

3. The Hook
March 2009. U.S. President Barack Obama finalizes the draft that orders the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be closed within one year.  His administration also starts to setup a program to determine how to process the currently existing prisoners.  

November 2009 all communication from Guantanamo Bay cease.  It is later relayed to the public that it was a problem with the generator and nothing more.

January 2010 a report is leaked to the press that an investigative force was sent in to discover the source of the black out and communications were lost with them also.

March 2010 the characters are contacted to go in as a strike force and find out what is going on.

4. Podcast News
In Our Time: Robin Hood
One of Fraser's favourite podcasts, BBC's In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg has a great episode from 2003 on Robin Hood. His guests are Stephen Knight, Professor of English Literature at Cardiff University and author of Robin Hood: A Mythic Biography (Cornell University Press, 2003); Thomas Hahn, Professor of English Literature at the University of Rochester, New York; and Dr Juliette Wood, Secretary of the Folklore Society.

You can listen to the episode online.

5. Feedback
In case you haven't heard, the Accidental Survivors Podcast is holding a contest for modern gaming ideas sponsored by RPG Objects. The idea can be anything, as big as a setting or campaign to as small as a single character or piece of equipment. Use your imagination! What about a criminal organization or an evil corporation? Perhaps a cocktail! Just about anything is grist for this mill.

The idea should be presented in a one-page synopsis of no more than 500 words. If the idea includes a mechanical component, those mechanics need to be described in a system-neutral manner--so that an individual who does not know the system will understand the impact of the mechanics.

Each submission must be in PDF format and include the entrant's name, address, email address and telephone number. There is a limit of one submission per person. The deadline for entries is Saturday January 31, 2009.

Send your submissions to accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, February 17, 2009. There will be three winners--first, second and third place. The winners will be contacted by email before officially announced on the Accidental Survivors podcast. The prizes include print copies of Blood and Fist, Blood and Relics, and Modern Backdrops from RPG Objects.

If you want to contact us, you can email us at accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca

If you're signed up on Facebook you can join the Accidental Survivors Podcast group and leave comments for us there

You can hop on over to our message forums at www.accidentalsurvivors.com.

You can find FraserRob, and David on Twitter. Chuck don't play that. And Chris is illiterate.

Direct download: ASP041.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 12:16 AM

Rob was invited to join a group of gaming podcasters called "The Bad Boys of Podcasting"! From time to time the BBoP will be recording special projects for your enjoyment. This is our first project. WARNING: This podcast contains very explicit language is not recommended for anybody. Ever.

The Bad Boys of Podcasting's first project is here and tackles a very important issue that we’ve all been affected by.

Josh is an asshole.

Peer into the inner depths of each of the following podcasters and join us in Josh’s healing process.

Intervention Moderator:

Intervention Participants:

Intervention Target:

The music featured was Adhesion’s “Float Up from Depth” found on the Podshow’s Podsafe Music Network

This intervention was recorded over Skype.

Warning: This episode is tagged Explicit. It is intended for adult audiences.

Direct download: InterventionofJosh.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 3:30 PM

The Accidental Survivors Podcast is holding a contest for modern gaming ideas, sponsored by RPG Objects. The idea can be anything, as big as a setting or campaign to as small as a single character or piece of equipment. Use your imagination! What about a criminal organization or an evil corporation? Perhaps a cocktail! Just about anything is grist for this mill.

The idea should be presented in a one-page synopsis of no more than 500 words. If the idea includes a mechanical component, those mechanics need to be described in a system-neutral manner--so that an individual who does not know the system will understand the impact of the mechanics.

Each submission must be in PDF format and include the entrant's name, address, email address and telephone number. There is a limit of one submission per person. The deadline for entries is Saturday January 31, 2009.

Send your submissions to accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, February 17, 2009. There will be three winners--first, second and third place. The winners will be contacted by email before officially announced on the Accidental Survivors podcast. The prizes include print copies of Blood and Fist, Blood and Relics, and Modern Backdrops from RPG Objects.

Direct download: ASP-ModernContentContest.mp3
Category:Special Episodes -- posted at: 10:45 PM

WARNING: Instances of very strong language may offend some listeners.

Accidental Survivors: the Modern Gaming Podcast
All music in podcast by Mindscape Music

1. Geek Week
Fraser's Christmas swag includes Rome Season 1  and Clerks II. Picked up A Magical Society: Silk Road from an Expeditious Retreat Press sale. Got Blood Brothers 1 on 1 Adventure as well. Got cheated out of $4,000 in a new work contract.

Chuck scored Dark Cloud 2  for Christmas, is playing Oblivion (again!), and watching DS9 from the beginning (again!)

Rob's Christmas swag included The Dark KnightCrichton's "Next" , an ice-cream maker, and another addition to his pewter LotR goblet collection. His birthday swag included a great book called Kirby: King of Comics. The holidays saw him playing some Pandemic, getting further into GTA IV, and reading Jim Butcher's Storm Front, book one of the Dresden Files.
 
2. Feature - Break It To Them Gently (when you tell them that I won't ever play that game again)
The Gamer Dad Weekly article that started all this is here.

3. Feedback
If you want to contact us, you can email us at accidental@swordsedgepublishing.ca 


If you're signed up on Facebook you can join the Accidental Survivors Podcast group and leave comments for us there


You can hop on over to our message forums at www.accidentalsurvivors.com.

You can find Fraser Rob, and David on Twitter. Chuck don't play that. And Chris is illiterate.
Direct download: ASP040.mp3
Category:Season Three -- posted at: 11:11 AM

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