DNA Podcast 096 – Rules Heavy and Lite RPGs

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In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by their friend Jack Ward to discuss the difference between Role Playing Games that use detailed rules systems (rules heavy) versus those who use minimalist rules (rules lite) and how each affects gameplay. Along the way, the trio discuss lots of oldschool RPGs, Japanese vs. American RPGs, Console RPGs, and the direction that games are taking in general. All this, and slimes, are waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

What’s New With Phil and Dixie (Sex in D&D Joke)
Soft Sci-fi versus Hard Sci-fi
DNA Making the Biff Straker RPG with Jack Ward
Narrativist RPG
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
Fallout IV
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen (game)
CHAMPIONS RPG
Star Fleet Battles
Space Opera RPG
Traveller RPG
Star Frontiers RPG
Star Frontiers: Night Hawks
The World of Synnibarr RPG
X Minus 1 – Cold Equations
The Ninja Crusade RPG
Ninja HERO RPG
PC-98
Phantasy Star
Dragon Quest Console RPG
Japanese Dragon Quest Slimes
Chocobo Horsebirds
Elephant bird
Cosmic Patrol RPG
Amazon Women on the Moon
It Came from the Late, Late, Late Show
DNA Horror RPG Episode
Gundam RPG
Vampire the Masquarade
Cartoon Action Hour RPG
Shadowrun 5th Edition
Lasers and Feelings RPG
Love and Justice RPG
Lasers and Feelings Hacks (Holy crap there’s a lot of them)
D20 Modern


New DNA YouTube Channel

At long last, I’ve gotten around to putting the complete collection of DNA episodes (to date) up on YouTube. They’re not annotated with images and clips (sorry, it would be too much to annotate 94 episodes), but they are available for listening and hopefully it will help to find a new audience. Also, if you prefer YouTube as your audio source of choice, or place to comment, we now have you covered!

You can use the link in this post, or the one at the top of the page to check them out.

Rob


Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to all our listeners! The next episode of DNA will be released Friday, July 5th!

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The Next Episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs Will Air May 17th

Set your podcatchers, folks! The next episode of DNA goodness (or badness, since it’s about crime and villainy in pop culture!) will air on May 17th, 2019.

Don’t miss it!

Rob

 


Episode Delayed

The next episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs, an interview with J-Novel Club founder Sam Pinansky, will be released Friday December 7th.

Don’t miss it!

Rob


DNA Podcast 076 – American Superhero Comics

In this episode, Don and Rob delve deep into the history of American superhero comics. From their early murky and pulpy origins to the modern digital age, the pair explore the rocky history of superhero comics and how they reflect American society.  All this, and the Crimson Bee, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Marvel Comics
DC Comics
A Brief History of American Comics
The Scarlett Pimpernel
Zorro
The Grey Seal
Gregg Taylor Pulp DNA Episode
The Shadow
Superman Old Time Radio Show
The Shadow Old Time Radio Show
Freakonomics
Captain Nazi (I was wrong, he’s a SHAZAM villain)
The Crimson Bee (actually the Red Bee, but I don’t think it matters….)
Lucy Meets Superman
Captain Comet
Adam Strange
Tommy Tomorrow
Gold Key Comics
Charlton Comics
Del Rey
Kid Colt
The Comix Book
Captain Canuck
E-man
Shogun Warriors
Atlas Comics
Morlock 2001
Devil Hunter (I kinda combined a few versions of the name)
Iron Jaw
Merry Marvel Marching Society
Amazing Heroes
Ty Templeton
Sho Kosugi
The Marvel New Universe
Yuusuke Murata Spiderverse Poster
Crisis on Infinite Earths

The Death of Superman
Marvel Mangaverse
Woman in the Fridge Trope
Marvel MAX
The Marvel Adventures Line
IDW
Marvel Unlimited
DC Universe

 


Next episode delayed until Oct 5th.

We’ll be releasing the next DNA episode, a monster 3 hour extravaganza about American Superhero Comics, on Oct. 5th.

Sorry for the delay.

Rob


Next Episode August 17th

Due to life and other unfortunate circumstances, the next episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs will be delayed until August 17th.

While you’re waiting, use the time to go check out the latest episode of the Sonic Society’s Summer Playhouse!

Rob


Show delayed until May 4th

Hi all!

Due to life getting in the way, our next episode will be released on May 4th.

Sorry about the delay.

Rob


Christmas Break

Hi Operatives!

The DNA podcast is going on a break for the holidays and will be back the first week of January. Don and I hope that you have a great nerdly Christmas and wish you and yours an awesome New Year’s! 
Stay nerdly!

Rob