Archive for June, 2009

Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis, and Elder
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: Hang Me High – Outro: I Spit on your Grave
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  Review: Star Wars Saga Edition
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

04:07 Gamestop
04:32 D&D
04:37 Magic: the Gathering
04:58 Kicked in the Dicebags
05:00 Houses of the Blooded
05:02 World of Darkness
05:35 Song of Ice & Fire
09:33 Shadowrun
16:15 D20 Modern
20:59 Knights of the Old Republic
25:34 Clone Wars CG series
27:46 d6 Star Wars
30:19 Ghostbusters
34:57 The Sims 3
37:23 Gamers with Jobs
40:10 Overlord 2
41:28 Pikmin
41:43 Get Smart
42:34 Balls of Fury
42:42 Superbad
43:22 Predator
45:39 Fallout 3
46:00 World of Warcraft (in case you don’t know what it is)
46:28 Demigod
46:39 Defense of the Ancients

Shoutouts
Rob: gbfans.com
Mike: Ebberon Players Guide
Artemis: Waffle House
Elder: woot.com

This is the last Backstory Friday article, the feature has been discontinued.

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
Who is this character? Give a brief rundown of your character, what system/setting he’s from and some details that might be relevant to understanding the story.

Backstory Title

The explosion was glorious.

Malcolm watched from a hilltop several miles away, listening via radio to the panicked voices of blast organizers as they scrambled to find out what had happened. He turned the radio off, dropped it to the ground, and walked away. Read the rest of this entry »

The seventh Bear Swarm! Bumper!

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All music used with permission of Ghoultown

(Note: With this release, all older bumpers have been removed and archived from public use)

Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: Hang Me High – Outro: I Spit on your Grave
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  Inner-Party Conflicts
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

2:11 : Kicked in the Dicebags
2:25 : Mike Mearls
3:26 : Old World of Darkness
3:40 : New World of Darkness
3:41 : New Coke
5:29 : Forgotten Realms
12:32 : Wilderness of Mirrors
19:06 : My Name is Bruce
19:56 : Let the Right One In
20:56 : Dracula (1931)
21:38 : Romeo & Juliet
21:56 : Red Faction Guerrilla
22:54 : Tribes 2
23:49 : GTA
23:51 : Mercenaries
23:56 : Unreal Tournament
25:26 : DieCon
25:44 : PodgeCast
26:39 : Kansas
26:35 : Supernatural
26:59 : VisionCon
27:37 : IPR
27:52 : L5R
27:58 : Warmachine & Hordes
29:38 : Klobasnek (not actually Kolache close though)
29:51 : Popeyes
30:55 : Ipod Touch
30:59 : Iphone
31:12 : Zune
31:50 : A Hymn Before Battle
32:04 : Gust Front
32:08 : A Game of Thrones LCG
33:13 : Gloom

Shoutouts
Rob: Peggle
Mike: That Guy with the Glasses
Artemis: Tower of the Hand

Geist Skull

Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Background: Gunslinger
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

The 5 Minutes series are five minute long, one-host pieces on topics recorded wherever and released whenever.

This first one is Rob sitting on his sofa with his old MP3 player recording his thoughts on the quick start rules for Geist: The Sin-Eaters released by White Wolf for Free RPG Day. Enjoy!

This is the second to last Backstory Friday, the feature will be discontinued after next week’s entry.

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
Aaron Cash was only fourteen years old when his father died. His father wasn’t a terribly well liked guy so the funeral was small and quiet, mostly close family and not many friends. When Aaron and his mother made their way up to the front to pay their last respect to the deceased Aaron displayed his affection for his father in the only way he was ever taught. He spit on him. A gasp when up from those in attendance… everyone except his mother and Uncle Max.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, and Artemis
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: Hang Me High – Outro: I Spit on your Grave
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  World Building: Whats it like? Neutrals
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

02:50 : Ideology of Madness
33:20 : Logan’s Run
36:15 : Kicked in the Dicebags
37:40 : Save Against Frostbite
38:30 : Loveline
40:05 : Superbad
43:20 : Natal
47:10 : EndWar
48:30 : Assassin’s Creed 2
49:45 : Star Wars: The Old Republic
51:20 : Alan Wake
52:55 : Agent
53:50 : Modern Warfare 2
56:10 : Bully: Scholarship Edition
59:55 : Honor of the Clan

Shoutouts
Rob: Zombie Nirvana
Mike: Chardonnay Apartments
Artemis: Def Jam Vendetta

Backstory Friday is being discontinued. The feature will continue through June but after that there will be no more updates.

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
In 1998, Alexander Wright was an up-and-coming cellist, a rising star renowned for his musical prowess, his affluent upbringing and pedigree, and his movie-star good looks. His funeral was quite an event in the world of classical music, full of pomp and flair and eulogies about what could have been.
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Cast : Rob, Mike, Artemis and Jacob
Music : All music used with permission of Ghoultown
– Intro: Mexican Moonshine – Transition: Hang Me High – Outro: Train to Nowhere
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic :  Goals!
Bear Swarm is a member of Spooky Outhouse Productions.

02:25 : Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
04:55 : Save Against Frostbite
33:00 : Scion
33:25 : Midnight
36:55 : Ecto Cooler
37:10 : Skittles Vodka
38:25 : Big Boss Man
39:10 : Netflix
39:20 : MI-5
39:55 : Rome
40:05 : JCVD
43:50 : Enter the Dragon
44:10 : How Bruce Lee Changed the World
44:40 : His Name was Jason
47:55 : Piers Anthony
48:10 : Eragon
48:45 : Bully: Scholarship Edition

Shoutouts
Rob: Rob Zombie’s Halloween II
Mike: Bruce Lee
Artemis: Catch 22
Jacob: City of Bones

Backstory Friday is being discontinued. The feature will continue through June but after that there will be no more updates.

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
Gage Kopper was born to a mid-class police family in Kansas City suburb to an abusive police officer father, a mother who had lost touch with reality by the time Gage was twelve and a mean older brother who was as abusive as his father. Gage learned quick how to take care of himself as no one else seemed to care to do so and it was with little surprise that at the age of near seventeen after having the crap beaten out of him one too many time that Gage ran away from home and never looked back. Read the rest of this entry »

Episode 1 of a new cross-show cast is up over at Spooky Outhouse.   The plan is to get a few different hosts from a few different shows on each month to kick around a topic and see what they come up with.  No host can host back-to-back episodes, so you wont’ see Scott, Rob, Rib or David back at least for two months.

Enjoy!

Hosts
DavidThe Podge Cast
ScottStory Shtrick
RobBear Swarm
RibThe Downuder Gamer Show

You can find the show here.