Archive for April, 2009

Episode 54 – PDFs

April 27th, 2009 No Comments

Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  PDFs
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

1:33 : Survey
5:10 : WotC PDFs news , A second article
6:07 : Crafty Games
6:10 : Piazo
6:13 : White Wolf
10:45 : S.A.S. (Storyteller Adventure System)
13:30 : Houses of the Blooded
14:00 : GSL
15:40 : I.P.R.
25:00 : Obsidian Portal
30:20 : Assassins Creed 2
34:30 : Arkham Asylum
35:00 : Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
36:14 : Wheel of Time
39:00 : Jim Butcher
41:50 : Mick Foley
42:00 : Mike Mearls
42:50 : Keith Baker
43:18 : Monte Cook
43:40 : Horse Sex
47:30 : Pipboy – ipod conversion
48:00 : Bearswarm! Shirts!

Shoutouts
Rob: Solomon Kane
Mike: A Game of Thrones
Artemis: Turn Coat

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Johnny Dawes
Kendall Dawes raised his son to be responsible, friendly, and loyal. Johnny managed to duck the first one somehow, but they say that two out of three ain’t bad. From a young age, Johnny had always had something of a rebellious streak in him; Kendall wanted his son to follow in his footsteps and join the police force, maybe even someday moving into a command position. Johnny’s uncle Randle, however, saw the way that the young boy inspected the gadgets and various pieces of technology that populated Vault 47, and he always suspected that Kendall would probably be disappointed.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  World Building: Whats it like? China
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

2:20 : Survey
41:08 : Rome
44:04 : Solomon Kane
44:36 : A Knight’s Tale
44:42 : St George & the Dragon
47:50 : Fable 2: Knothole Island
48:56 : Kongregate
49:00 : Mastermind World Conqueror
49:36 : More Mastermind content found here under cartoons
50:30 : Fallout 3

Shoutouts
Rob: Zero Punctuation Reviews
Mike: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Artemis: Brotherhood of Battles

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Joshua Carter
One of Anne Carter’s favorite stories to tell about her youngest son, Joshua, was of the time when at age four, he begged his father to take him on his annual month-long hunting sabbatical in Kansas. Perhaps due to hearing the story so many times throughout his life, the incident is also the earliest memory that Josh can recall.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis, and Jacob
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  Balancing Realism
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

01:45 : Meta-Games now has an online store! Check it out!
03:20 : Midnight
03:35 : CyberPunk 2020
06:40 : Scion
25:05 : Fallout 3
29:55 : OnLive
30:35 : Crysis
31:20 : WebTV
34:40 : Ninja Blade
35:15 : God of War
36:10 : Mass Effect
36:45 : Age of Booty
37:30 : Crystal Defenders
37:50 : The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
39:05 : Campaign Cartographer
39:25 : Vin Diesel’s Wheelman
40:00 : Pitch Black
42:15 : Aeon Flux
42:45 : Reign: The Conqueror
44:25 : Chronicles of Methos

Shoutouts
Rob: Requiem For Rome
Mike: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Artemis: Classic Godzilla Movies
Jacob: Puppy

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Backstory Title
Martin Blake is a Irish born Nationalist, during the height of Provisional IRA, who latter fled the Ireland do to being hunted down for a car bombing. It was during this flight from the law that Blake would make his introduction into the world of the supernatural when he killed a ghoul of a wealthy Turkish vampire. Instead of killing the ghoul assassin the Kindred Kavo Shyna hired the lone gunman as a personal bodyguard and later turned Martin into a Ghoul himself. This arrangement lasted until 1974 when Kavo needed Martin for a certain task one that his Bloodline was bread for. So Blake was Embraced into the Azerattl Bloodline to once more become a servant killer but this time he was in the service of Kavo and not the people. After some basic training in the arts of this ancient Bloodline Blake was sent to America to hunt down and his target and complete his mission, but with the knowledge of the fact that with failure or success he could never return to Kavo’s side as Vampire hold on to vengeance as long as their Unlife.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: TeKilla – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  World Building: Whats it like? Russia
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

1:22 : Meta-Games Online Store!
2:45 : Brilliant Gameologists
3:30 : Topic Discussion Begins
57:45 : Horror Recognition Guide
58:30 : A Hunger Like Fire
58:36 : The Darkwar Saga
59:18 : Supernatural
1:01:27 : Watchmen
1:06:00 : Saturday Morning Watchmen
1:07:26 : Batman Arkham Asylum
1:07:40 : Assassin’s Creed
1:09:34 : The Pit
1:12:22 : Mass Effect

Shoutouts
Mike: I Love You Man
Artemis: Orgazmo
Rob:  Quantum of Solace

What is Backstory Friday? Every Friday there will be a new article showcasing the backstory of characters past and present. Characters range from various settings, systems, players, and writing styles. The whole point is to share our creative works, and potentially the creative works of our listeners. Perhaps one of these characters will inspire other Players or Gamemasters, but primarily they are for entertainment. Enjoy.
Who all can submit backstories? Anyone! Listeners, Fans, Hosts,  YOU! Just shoot any off to Backstory@BearSwarm.com

Iblis, the Devil in the Shadows

Iblis watched the security guard as he circled around to check the front door again. The man looked bored more than anything else – after all, it wasn’t like he was protecting something of particular value. His job mainly entailed chasing off troublesome teenagers that were interested in exploration and being nosey, not theft.

So far tonight he’d had not so much as a peep. Iblis closed his eyes for a moment and tried to concentrate. He took a deep breath – a habit that had managed to stick around despite the fact that he no longer needed to breathe – and looked again, letting his eyes trace the outlines of the shadows in the office complex’s front lobby.

He had no interest in the items that were inside, but the guard patrolling the building was a valuable asset. He knew the man would be patrolling until near dawn, which gave him a static audience to practice on – a known quantity that would react similarly to the same stimulus, at least for a while.
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