Ep. 409 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 7)

Call of Cthulhu Part7

It is late in the day on August 8, 1977. The investigators have finally dealt with the monstrous Harvey, saved the neighborhood children from their imminent demise, and—left with no other option—have contacted Mr. Zeus of the CIA and the Knights Templar to inform him of their situation. This recording picks up in Mr. Zeus’s vehicle while en route to his temple.  Continue reading

Ep. 408 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 6)

Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Part 6

The date is August 8th, 1977. Investigators Brock Malone, Donna Jackson, and Alex “Chili Dog” Peterson have just had a horrific encounter with the dog known as Harvey, the alleged messenger to the Son of Sam. The investigators fled after Harvey revealed his true form, leaving their only lead in a flaming New York City alley. Left with dwindling options, the investigators decide to track down someone who might be their strongest ally or their worst enemy.  Continue reading

Ep. 406 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 5)

Call of Cthulhu Part 5

The date is August 8th in the early hours of the morning. The investigators have recently had their minds broken and remolded into actual reality. Brock, Donna and Chili Dog now leave the Process Church—exhausted, broken and worried—and are on the way to investigate a necessary lead at the respective apartments of Steve and Ian, the owners of Studio 54. There will be skill ups!  Continue reading

Ep. 403 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 3)

Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Part 3

The date is August 6, 1977. Donna Jackson, Brock Malone and Alex “Chili Dog” Peterson wake up and deal with the aftermath of the supernatural night before. Will Malone arrest his two criminal companions? Who murdered Gentle G? How does Dianetics tie in? What clues do the three misfit investigators uncover? Find out in this installment of our Call of Cthulhu Actual Play.
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Ep. 402 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 2)

Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Part 2

The events in this recording occurred on August 5, 1977 in New York City. Three strangers were dragged together into the roiling chaos of a city pushed to the edge by the Son of Sam. Nicole is playing the role of the cunning Donna Jackson, who is living on the wrong side of the law. Josh is playing Brock Malone, the tough as nails New York City detective. Dave returns as Alex “Chili Dog” Peterson, the drummer turned karate instructor. We are dreadfully delighted to present Tyler’s second session of our Call of Cthulhu Actual Play. Continue reading

Ep. 401 – Call of Cthulhu (Actual Play Part 1)

Call of Cthulhu Actual Play Part 1

It has been a little over a year since we have recorded an actual play of a tabletop role-playing game. So! We got the band back together. That’s right, baby! TADPOG Sweethearts Josh and Nicole Nance join us to roll up some investigators for a Call of Cthulhu Actual Play entitled “August 5th, 1977”. It’s an original story by Tyler so it’s kind of a big deal. It has been awhile since any of us have played Call of Cthulhu—so we spend some time shaking off the rust—but we assure you that characters get created. Continue reading

Ep. 393 – Ultima Online

Ultima Online

We’re joined by TADPOG Sweetheart Josh and Wizened Sage Ian to talk about Ultima Online, the 1997 MMO by Origin Systems. Things get hot and sweaty as we try a bunch of hot sauces sent to us by Faceful of Alien Wing Wong. Burger Bottom Jon gets a new title (sorry Jon). Dave becomes intoxicated by memories of virtual murder. Who knew four sweaty adult men crammed into a blanket fort could have this much fun? Continue reading

Ep. 385 – Phantasy Star IV (Part 3)

Phantasy Star IV

Tyler and Dave, back in the saddle! Josh (of Uniracers fame) joins us to wrap up our discussion about Phantasy Star IV for the Sega Genesis. We finish talking about the game’s story and the rest of the game’s cast: Demi, Wren, Kyra, and Seth. If that’s not enough to entice you to hit the play button: We sip on Ecto Cooler Iced Tea and talk about circumcision (of the male and female variety!); Dave reveals his suicide notebook; Tyler and Josh talk about the LEGO universe they created; and we read a listener postcard from California.  Continue reading