Episode 15 – Don Discusses Divergent Distractions

Assisted by guest host Don (The Pinball Podcast), the guys tackle these rad topics in Episode 15:

Pinball: The segment starts with just a generalized pinball discussion, flowing into an examination of Pabst Can Crusher’s for-sale price (only available through Pabst). From there, the guys go into the rumors that Slayer will be Stern Pinball’s next music pin. They close out the pinball segment by talking about the bad/not great pinball machine (loosely defined as being ranked on Pinside beneath 200 if a solid-state machine, or beneath 100 if an EM) they’d each most like to own.

Video Games: This segment leads with the most obvious topic in the current doldrums of summer, No Man’s Sky. From there, a discussion about Curt Schilling’s defunct 38 Studios (which recently had criminal charges dismissed regarding the loss to Rhode Island taxpayers when the company went bankrupt) ensues. Since the Xbox One S is now out, the guys look a bit more into the latest console release. Finally, BATTLETECH’s #SuperPreAlpha first look is discussed.

Tabletop: Thanks to Gen Con 2016, this segment is rich in content. First up is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle (a cooperative deck-building game). Next is Potion Explosion, a game that lacks actual explosions but does involve marbles. Finally, Tony leads into some thoughts based around his in-depth examination of D&D 5e, and uses that as a basis to explain his theories of character/class creation in RPG games.

Links:
The Pinball Podcast: http://www.thepinballpodcast.com/

Pabst Can Crusher sale page: http://store.pabstblueribbon.com/products/pabst-can-crusher-pinball-machine

BATTLETECH  SuperPreAlpha first look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjEeDz51pHE

BATTLETECH added a late backer group for people who want to get in on the game now that the Kickstarter is over: https://battletech.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Itmejp (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/itmeJP/playlists
Itmejp (Twitch): https://www.twitch.tv/itmejp/profile
Watch recommendations: Rollplay the original, Rollplay solum, Rollplay age of rebellion, Rollplay made RPG (very funny)

The Dice Tower (great for all board game stuff): https://www.youtube.com/user/thedicetower

Koibu (Neal Erickson; recommend the Dicing with Death videos) (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/user/Koibu0
Koibu (Twitch): https://www.twitch.tv/koibu/profile

Geek and Sundry (tabletop): http://geekandsundry.com/shows/tabletop/

Nifty LED: http://www.niftyled.com/

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