Thursday, May 22, 2008

Episode #3 - Food, Health and Gaming

Episode #3 - Food, Health and Gaming (33min 14.9MB)

This episode: a topic relevant to this time of year, with everyone starting to suffer from the sniffles and dying from the lurgy, but bravely gaming on!

Emma and Liz talk about their favourite types of gaming foods, and eating habits at the gaming table. (Some of these are even healthful.)

Liz demonstrates some polite ways to be unwell at the gaming table. You heard me: demonstrates.

"Warning": This episode briefly alludes to health and medication topics relating specifically to female gamers' biology.

Also this episode, for those of you playing along at home on iTunes or iPod: artwork!
(The sound levels also appear to be louder, this episode, too.)

Nutrition Data
RPG Meetup

Thank Terence Janssen for the music...
Phase Two Comics for hosting the 'cast

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Cue Stevie Wonder:
"Very superstitious
Writings on the wall
Very superstitious
Ladders 'bout to fall
13 month old baby
Broke a looking glass
7 years of bad luck
Good things in your past..."
(Fade out)

It's the topic of our next podcast, and it's something many can relate to.
However, I don't personally have any particular habits or rituals I adhere to during gaming that are geared toward controlling the outcome of my dice or my success in the game.

Do you have any particular rituals or behaviours your rely on to influence your luck?
What about what you've observed in others?
Do you practice any behaviour that others might deem superstitious, but you believe is actually effective?
Do you practice, but don't actually believe?
Natural 20 Podcast wants to know!

Cue music:
(Fade in)
"When you believe in things
That you dont understand,
Then you suffer,
Superstition ain't the way!"

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Upcoming Episodes

The podcast is about to go weekly!
Our goal is to have a new episode up every week by Thursday.

Coming soon!
Episode 3: Food and Health in Gaming
Emma and I talk about food! And health! Issues that may, at first, seem unrelated to gaming, but have you ever played a game where there wasn't food present? And how many of you attend a game when you're feeling miserable because you've got a cold that just won't go away?

Coming slightly less soon!
Episode 4: Gaming Superstitions
A possibly two part episode about the behaviours and habits roleplaying gamers use in the attempt to control the random outcomes of dice.