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Cast : Rob, Mike, Matt, and Beezley
Intro Music
: “Haters” by Sore found on www.podsafeaudio.com
Transition Music : “Sore Spot” by Sore found on www.podsafeaudio.com
Outro Music : “Position” by Sore found on www.podsafeaudio.com
Sponsors : Meta-Games Unlimited
Topic : Luck-balancing mechanics in tabletop gaming

04:20 : On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, from Penny Arcade
07:35 : Comix Zone
08:20 : Age of Conan
14:05 : Fallout
15:20 : A Hunger Like Fire and Marriage of Viciousness and Virtue, by Greg Stolze
15:45 : Blood In, Blood Out by Lucien Soulban
16:25 : Games Workshop
21:45 : Munich
23:10 : The swarm is set to gain another bear.
25:55 : Battlestar Galactica
26:10 : Mike’s Mass Effect campaign portal
27:30 : Grand Theft Auto IV
27:35 : Equilibrium
28:05 : The Strangers
29:00 : 16 Blocks
29:10 : Mos Def
29:30 : Zombies!
31:15 : Resident Evil: Extinction
32:05 : Order of the Stick board game, and the associated comic
32:55 : Tannhauser
33:05 : Rock Band
33:25 : Tsui Hark’s Vampire Hunters
36:45 : Topic discussion begins. The Bear Swarm cast discusses various luck and luck-balancing mechanics in different game systems
37:30 : Eberron
38:40 : Savage Worlds
38:55 : Skies of Glass, from the guys at Fear the Boot
40:15 : Warhammer
42:20 : World of Darkness
44:45 : Legend of the Five Rings
45:25 : Star Wars SAGA
47:25 : Unhallowed Metropolis
56:10 : CyberPunk 2020
58:25 : Fireborn
01:02:00 : WarMachine and Hordes

Shoutouts
Rob : Spirit of the Century & Carl @ Meta-Games
Mike : Solomon Birch
Matt : Jacob’s wife, Megan
Beezley : Iron Man

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