Archive for July, 2013

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This midweek edition of our GAD-Con episode features  Harold Dinkins (Carlin) receiving an unwanted reward.  Thor Grumbacher (Jordan) faces a boatload of trouble when Dan Macchio (Jeff) catches him stealing money from the Home Owner’s Association. Also, meet friend-of-the-podcast Mike Dunnick laying down the law as a very tough police officer!

We want to thank all of you for tuning into these special convention issues of the show. We had a blast recording these (if the laughter wasn’t enough of a giveaway), and we’re looking forward to being a part of GAD-Con in the future. There were a lot of great people there last year, and we’d love to see you there as well.  If you’re in the Maryland area, or if you’re willing to drive a bit to get here, check out GAD-Con’s website for details about dates, costs, and location.

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And here is the third episode of our Gad-Con special series.  In part three of this Fiasco session, Poppleton Terrace gets hairy when  LeRoy Jenkins and Michael Warner continue their escalating personal feud.

BTT Special: Gad-Con Episode 02

Posted: July 23, 2013 by jddennis in Podcast


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Surprise, surprise! Here is the second episode of the GAD-Con edition of Bone Throwers Theater. While this special mini-series is ongoing, we thought we’d treat you with episodes both on Tuesdays and Fridays. So, you’ll get roughly an hour’s worth of actual play every week, but split up. We hope you enjoy.

Just to share about Fiasco, it is a GM-less story game RPG published by Bully Pulpit Games. The home_invasionplay set we decided on, “Home Invasion,” is available for free download here. Bully Pulpit is doing some really neat stuff now, including a science fiction game called Durance, so we highly recommend you check out their website.

In this episode, we go around the table, and introduce our characters.

  • Carlin: Harold Dinkins, the manager of the Chicken Hut #6310 and member of the neighborhood watch. He’s having a romantic affair with Stephanie’s character.
  • Jeff: Dan Macchio, wants to get out of the neighborhood watch. Currently is the Home Owner’s Association treasurer. By nature, Dan is a highly suspicious man who also has very bad luck.
  • Jordan: Thor Grumbacher. Unemployed trash man. Stealing from the HoA to cover his home mortgage. Before losing his job, Thor went on a credit tear and is now facing home foreclosure.
  • Johnny: Michael Warner. Thor’s former manager, but is now also unemployed. He’s in the middle of a two-man war with Jeremy’s character.
  • Jeremy: LeRoy Jenkins. Confined to a wheelchair after an unfortunate accident with Michael Warner’s garage door. He is a former aerospace engineer forced into early medical retirement.
  • Stephanie: Joy Campbell. Angry goth sixteen year old who lives with her mother and uncle. Joy works at the Chicken Hut. She is the Lolita to Harold Dinkins’ Humbert Humbert.

And thus begins Act One of this Fiasco.

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Hey everyone, Jordan here. If you look at the run time for this episode, you’ll see that it’s a little short. Before the show begins, I wanted to share with you why.

When we started talking about Bone Throwers Theater, we intended it to be structured like a television show. Every so often, a show takes a break for a few weeks. Sometimes it’s for sweeps. The holidays can cause programmers headaches, too. Or even big sports events, like the Olympics. So much good programming, so little time.

So, just like the tentpole TV show of your favorite network, sometimes the main story of Bone Throwers Theater is going to take a bit of a step back. We hope to schedule this in regular intervals. I’d personally like to do it about every twenty episodes or so.

As a programming note, we had intended to present these episodes as a single week’s worth of episodes. Some very serious real-life things got in the way of that, though. So we’re spreading out the special editions more than I originally intended. You’ll hear me mention the original idea we had, but of course, that’s a day late and a dollar short. Sorry about the inconsistency there.

Back in May, the group was very excited to be a part of the maiden run of Maryland’s newest gaming convention… GAD-Con. We had a blast playing as a podcast group, running games for our other friends, and taking part in other fun RPGs, like Shadowrun and Pathfinder. The Fiasco game you’re about to listen to took place on the first night. I think we may have the distinction of being the first official game of the con! Greg can e-mail me and let me know if I’m wrong, though.

We’re excited that GAD-Con is returning again in 2014, and I’m already thinking about what games I want to be a part of. If you’d like to learn more about GAD-Con, purchase memberships, or just keep in touch with their awesomeness, go ahead and check out this episode’s show notes for a direct link to their website.

OK, folks, that’s enough from me. Enjoy this week’s episode of Bone Thrower’s Theater!

BTT 20: Cast Commentary Session 4

Posted: July 13, 2013 by jddennis in Podcast

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Time to discuss the craziness of the last few episodes and award points!

BTT Episode 19: The Not-Kill-Somebody Option

Posted: July 6, 2013 by jddennis in Podcast

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Tensions are high as the crew tries to figure out what to do in light of the discovery of the virus.