Thursday, February 24, 2011

Episode 34 - After the Hiatus

Episode 34 - After the Hiatus

Now I can't promise that the drought has broken.

I can, however, promise that Liz and I have some ideas, some topics, and we're trying out a new, shorter but unedited format. Which means you will get to hear my hideous laugh in all it's dorky glory.

Today's topic: Understanding your Dramatic Function.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

under construction

Our new home is being built! We can live there, it's just a bit... messy for now.

It's over here:

Change your bookmarks, ladies and gentlemen, coz that's where we're gonna be.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Is this thing on?

We have been having technical difficulties... And timing issues...

Hopefully these are close to being sorted!

So... What do you wanna talk about?

I started playing Dark Dungeon, we could talk about that...
Another first time interview?
Let me know!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


So we're getting a plug from Synapse RPG.

So I shall return the favour: Synapse is up for public beta.



Thursday, July 22, 2010


Thanks to Chris.King for letting me know that we have got some broken links...

I'll try and get those fixed up ASAP.

Other changes that are on their way include moving this site over to but that will depend on how quickly I'm able to get things done, and whether I make my Will save to resist being distracted by... ooooooh shiny!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Episode 33 - Playing a Jerk

Episode 33 - Playing a Jerk

Can you play a jerk without ruining other people's fun?

In 'Body Corporate', which we played at Phenomenon 2010, I, Emma, played a jerk.
It's true.

Liz played my wife. While we were in the game, I pretty much ruined her fun. Unintentionally, mind you. Honest!

Using this experience, plus a few hypotheticals from other games - D&D for instance - and improvisational theatre, we discuss ways that you can *play* a jerk without *being* a jerk.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Podcast Alley!

My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-5a49b0425822dbeb3274098f7e18b3d7}

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Episode 32: Emma’s Identity Crisis

Episode 32: Emma’s Identity Crisis (32:35, 15.2MB)

(Venn diagram via

    In our discussion, we equated:
  • Obsession with extreme enthusiasm
  • Intelligence with deep knowledge - particularly stats and numerical data (which is why people can be car geeks or sports geeks, if they know all the players stats or car specs).
  • Social ineptitude with Fandom, and an alternate aesthetic sense.

We also concluded that nerddom and geekdom specifically relates to Technology, as well as pursuits that could be considered ludic or childish (or at least, not directly related to the adult concerns of earning money, raising a family, etc.). We also thought that nerds and geeks are innovative rather than following social conventions; and Emma suggested that the scale of how nerdy/geeky you are is directly related to your degree of creativity or participation in your area of nerdliness/geekiness.
What do you think?

Some links:
Girl Geek Dinners Worldwide
Canberra Girl Geek Dinner

Experimental drug to make female foetuses girly (but not dykes) Article Bioethics Forum Commentary
Experiment to test nerve response in little girls

Article about attracting women to the subculture.
The Convention Conundrum
Supanova 2010 costumes
Supanova 2010 Power Girl

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Episode 31 - Inappropriate Backstories -WARNING

WARNING Some of the discussion in this podcast centres around sex and sexual assault.

Episode 31 - Inappropriate Backstories (23.18min 11.2MB)

Some statistics about sexual assault on men and women in Australia, remembering that it is difficult to get precise numbers, because so many assaults are unreported. The numbers are (way too) high, so a lot of the jokes that get made unthinkingly at gaming tables, might actually not be a joke to someone you're playing *with*.
Australian Institute of Criminology

Rape as Backstory links:
TV Tropes
A Softer World
With some added information from Girl Wonder

Finally, one version of the (fan made) AD&D Book of Carnal Knowledge. Including a rule I did not remember. (With rules like this in their literature, I would say the rule is a self-fulfilling prophecy!)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Late Episode

Sorry! There will be an episode this week: just not right now.