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Time for another commentary episode! We talk about the changing roles within the group, how characters are growing and changing. Also, we give a shoutout to Heath, who’s been really awesome with his comments and support of the show. We also talk about why the different characters

BTT 40: Leadership!

Posted: January 31, 2014 by jddennis in Podcast
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The battle of Xibalba continues. Dran distinguishes himself in battle. Bees die, and Edrick finds himself hanging out with the jaguars. Meanwhile, Jordan’s bee jokes fall short. Despite that, this episode features a lot of levity. Hope you enjoy this!

BTT 38: I am Now… Treeish…

Posted: January 17, 2014 by jddennis in Podcast
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Well, folks, it’s time to find out what’s been happening since Dran’s been confined to quarters. There are weapons being upgraded… by science. There are missing grenades. And how will Willis handle his new authority? Find out this week!

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The penultimate episode of the Inspectres mini-series is here. We’ve got a ton of cool stuff this episode. Villains monologuing, body-switch hijinks, knock-offs of J-horror, past-life regressions…. See? Something for everyone! But to hear it all in just 25 minutes, you’ll need to tune in to episode 7!

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Well, this went well.

Remember the comic book that set fire to the SEATAC airport? Remember where that came from? Well, find out what happens when the group only has one vehicle to flee in… the Canterbury Airport Van. And guess where it takes them? You got it in one guess! Find out what happens when they get a room and the proverbial fan meets the proverbial manure…

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Happy New Year’s Eve, everyone! Things are getting downright unsettled as the Seattle Spirits crew tries to put together what’s happening with the person calling himself Jason Troy, the symbol-covered comic books, and the SEATAC fire suppression system.  A couple of confessionals and lots of stress rolls make this game really interesting. Things are starting to heat up!

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In this episode of the one-shot, the gang goes through and puts together the finishing touches on their Inspectres world. We set up our franchise, figure what town we live and work in, and choose the technology available to us. Lots of fun and laughs were had by all, and we hope you enjoy it.

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Hey folks, didn’t expect an episode today, did you? Well, you’re in luck! (more…)

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In this director’s episode, we discuss the new development to Dran’s character? How crazy is crazy? We also talk about trust, and who different party members give their trust to. and why. We also discuss how the group is, for the most part, driven by a need for respect. We discuss several of the other characters. Stephanie mentions that she wanted to play a more pissy, less shocked version of Miranda this time. Jeff really likes the post-tree chrysalis Willis quite a bit.

As far as experience awarded, Jordan gives out his standard four Character Points. There’s much discussion about who had the best role-playing this session. Much tree and foliage puns were had at this point, but Carlin gets the extra point in the end. For character advancement, it came down between Jeff and Jeremy. After some debate, the point goes to Jeff. For best NPC, the group chose to award Jordan that character point. He gave it to Jeremy. For snacks, Stephanie won with rotisserie chicken.

Jordan asked for feedback on the GMing for this session. Carlin mentioned how he likes how Jordan can sneak in his own secret agenda from time to time. He described it as keeping the story fresh. Stephanie mentioned that initiative should have been called for when the scuffle between Dran and Burned Tail started. They discussed the call for a wit check against command checks.

Jordan asks what the players want in the next few sessions. Stephanie really wants Miranda to become Kerrigan, Queen of Blades of StarCraft fame. Jeremy and Jeff both want a throw-down in the cave. Carlin was interested in how everything would play out for Dran. He’s not sure if that means Dran knows he’s losing his grip on reality.

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Well, much of the gangs back together at the landing site! Listen to Orion and Dran’s reunion… right here!

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Drann gets ready to move Landing Team Beta’s camp and butts heads with Edrick Farthing. Willis emerges from his chrysalis. Orion gets to ride on a pterodactyl. And Miranda is confronted with a horrific choice.

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Things are continuing poorly for Landing Team Beta. Miranda has to make sure Wendy doesn’t panic, which could potentially kill them both. Dran wants the camp to be moved, while Edrick is working as fast as he can to find a solution to fight against the True Hive. Orion is making some headway getting back to his friends, but Aurora and her constant needling isn’t making it easy. And Willis? Yup. You guessed it. Tree.

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We return to CPT Orion James and SGT Willis Masters. They manage to free each other from their bonds, and Orion tells Willis about his French Flu. Aurora reveals Landing Team Alpha’s secret mission. The Clan of the Nine Claws asks for Landing Team Beta’s assistance. A new faction reveals itself.

Meanwhile, back in the camp of Landing Team Beta, Wendy tries to stop the spread of the French Flu. She tries to convince Miranda that it’s the only way.

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The science team’s weaponry training is interrupted when a beloved NPC is attacked.

Also, Jordan made a “meme photo” from the image that helped inspire some of the most recent villains on the show. Enjoy!

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Now that the French flu is common knowledge, Miranda does another round of testing to put minds at ease. Edrick helps double check. (more…)

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As morning dawns on Landing Team Beta, Orion James is being carried away by a pterodactyl, and Willis masters is being dragged through the forest by a group of natives. Meanwhile, Drann Renner has called a meeting to reveal to the party that members had been infected with the French Flu. He also asks that everyone be tested for the French Flu. Edrick Farthing requests firearms training for himself and his staff. Miranda reveals to Robinson that Drann wanted to have McKinley killed.

We also discuss the amazing cheesecake Jeremy made, swap some Bill Cosby jokes, and come up with the magical phrase tractordactyl.

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Well, it’s been a while since we did one of these, but here’s the cast commentary episode for the last three episodes. Hope you enjoy!

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Well, we wanted to say thanks for tuning into the GAD-Con specials. We had a lot of fun at the con, and we thought this Fiasco game was a lot of fun. We’re looking forward to doing more special edition sessions in the future, so definitely keep an eye out for those. Stay tuned as we return to the exploits of Landing Team Beta this Friday!

As kind of an archive, here are all nine of the GAD-Con episodes, one more time. (more…)

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And this is the last episode of our GAD-Con Fiasco series. Thanks very much for listening to this. New episodes will resume next Friday, August 23rd.

In this episode, we go through the end-of-game montage, showing what happens to the characters. Once that’s completed, we spend a few minutes talking about the game, what we enjoyed, and what we thought about Fiasco overall.

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In this penultimate episode of the GAD-Con specials, Michael finds out the truth behind his relationship with LeRoy and Joy, Thor continues to have job troubles, and Harold and Joy are Vegas bound, baby!

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It’s really hard to write a description for this episode. There’s a water main break, a make-out session, a fight, a lawsuit, and a marriage proposal. All in under half an hour. You’ll just have to listen to hear the rest.

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The Tilt is here, as chosen by Jeff and Jeremy!

  • 3: Innocence
    • 2: A neighbor wanders into the situation
  • 1: Mayhem
    • 6: Misdirected Passion

After the Tilt was chosen, Harold takes the weedkiller to Michael, where LeRoy springs some unexpected mayhem. Dan goes to the Home Owners Association to resign from the Neighborhood Watch. Thor manages to get out jail, after only having to spend a little extra time with Tiny.

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On this episode of our special GAD-Con episode of Bone Throwers Theater, Michael and Joy share some weed, theres a flashback showing just how LeRoy wound up in a wheelchair (with an extra revelation), and Joy and Harold share a special moment in the Chicken Hut’s walk-in cooler.

We’re joined again this episode by Michael Dunnick, this time guest starring as Shamus the fry cook. We also had John from Predatory Games as an observer during the game. Predatory games is getting ready to kickstart an awesome game called Cannibals (Jordan had a chance to playtest it at the con), and we’ll definitely let you know when that begins!

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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.

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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!

Getting confused with all the NPCs and PC names being thrown around in the podcast? Yeah, so are we (like you couldn’t tell). Here’s a handy-dandy character web to help you (and us) keep it all straight! You’re welcome.

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BTT 09: Discord on the Ground

Posted: April 26, 2013 by jddennis in Podcast
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In this episode, Miranda works hard to save the injured crew members. However, her and CPT James have words when she tries to exert authority over his soldiers…

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The third episode of our prologue session, “The Night Before the Mission.” Here we visit with Professor Edrick Farthing as he has a surprise going-away party, SGT Willis Masters gets a phone call from his parents, and CPT Orion James tests the mettle of his troops.

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The away mission attends an all hands meeting led by Admiral James. We begin meeting some of the “red shirts” that will be accompanying the main cast.

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Our second session focuses on discussing the rules system. We discuss the group’s familiarity to West End Game’s D6 Star Wars RPG, and how they released the core system as the OpenD6 System under an OGL. We’re using Antipaladin Games’ variant, known as Mini Six.

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