Ben Duncan grew up religious, but somehow his parents let him watch Star Trek, which is about a secular progressive utopia. I don’t understand it, but he watched it and he loved it, so now we talked about it.
In the second episode of our interview series “The Dungeon Masters,” I sat down to talk with Derek Krentz who you will recognize as one of the players on this very podcast. Derek is both one of my players, and one of my dungeon masters, so we talked about the games we’ve both run and played.
Quick Warning: The intro to this one is extra long, because I took a few minutes to talk about “Gamergate” and my thoughts on the dickheads that are promulgating it. I also talk quickly about a book, Chicks Dig Gaming: A Celebration of Gaming by the Women Who Love It, which happens to coincidentally deal with the issues women often face when getting involved with games and gaming. You can read my review of it here. If you want to skip it all, you can head to about the 7:36 mark.
In the last episode, we met our new characters, and they set off their first adventure to cleanse the Legislative Plaza Hotel of its restless spirits. We pick up with our heroes headed to the home of one Abraham Alinsky, the lead detective on a case involving the hotel. After talking to Alinsky, we head back to the hotel, where the brave adventurers choose, perhaps unwisely, to make an end run around everything else and head for the biggest baddy. We’ll see how that all works out.
Update: It looks like the problem fixed itself. I made some changes to the feed, too, to make the episode names consistent.
If you’re an iTunes user, it seems that iTunes isn’t listing Episode 2 for no particularly good reason. I’ve checked the site, the feed, and the iTunes settings and nothing seems to be amiss, but it’s just not there. For now, I recommend using the RSS feed and adding it directly to iTunes, instead of trying to use the iTunes store.
Hopefully it’s just a glitch in iTunes that will fix itself, but I’m not holding my breath. Apple continues to do nothing to address concerns about how iTunes is run, or the complete lack of transparency for the user or publisher. Currently, it just doesn’t work, and I don’t know why.
Somewhere along the line, a WordPress update seems to have messed up the RSS feeds for the podcasts so that it did not show earlier episodes. The problem’s been fixed! Especially if you’re a new listener to “2 Guys, a Girl, and a Goblin“, this is a chance to listen to the earlier episodes. It will take some time for iTunes to update, but the RSS feeds are working for your listening pleasure.