Gen Con Blues

Everyone is at Gen Con checking out what’s the haps for the next year of gaming and I’m just sitting here looking at my Instagram feed like:

Have fun at Gen Con foolios. Have some great games and come back and tell us everything. Grab some of that LE swag for your homies at FMRPG, the DM says you’ll get extra XP for it.

Full Metal RPG – Episode 25: I Can’t Believe We Paid For This With Keith

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What’s up muthafuckas?!

While you are all trolling the halls of Gen Con you may need some sweet-ass-sweet podcast talk to get you by. At least maybe for that drive home.

In this week’s episode Brendan and Ben are winding down from con season and the disastrous LepreCon while you guys are out there enjoying it’s zenith. They are joined by the Mysterious Jeff for the first half and then by their homie Keith in the second half. It’s our longest episode yet, and really it’s pretty not bad. Except for the technical issues we had recording Keith, that was terrible!

We talk about what we’ve been up to, what’s new with our favorite lines and the past, present and future of pulp fiction with our friend Keith Shaw.

Anyway, pull up a chair, crack a beer, paint some models, whatever. Here’s to episode 25!

Portrait of a playa: KB Shaw.

Some Heavy Reading for the Fuck Bois

Here’s a link to not only one of my favorite comics about roleplaying, but really, one of my favorite comics ever. Here at Full Metal RPG we fucking love this thing. But it’s a joke people, I mean seriously. I’ve caught some blowback in the gamer community for handing these things out at events and using them as our card with our contact info.

I guess I forgot about that legendary gamer sense of humor.

Anyway, read on and enjoy! If you like what you see, check out the indie movie based on the tract. Also hilarious but in a much more self aware way.

https://www.chick.com/reading/tracts/0046/0046_01.asp
http://www.darkdungeonsthemovie.com/

Ben’s Random Ramblings Begins!

So, I thought for the first post, I would try to make it apparent who I am in a gaming sense. After all, I will be writing about various gaming related things. This is just a short post to share my bona fides as a gamer if you will. And so I want to share my gaming history with you.

I played D&D for the first time in 8th grade. It was a wonderful experience, but it would be a few years until I played a role playing game again. From my mid high school on, I began to play AD&D, Cyberpunk, WoD, Shadowrun, and anything else I could get my hands on. I have been playing role playing games ever since (approximately 23 years). I am currently working on my own game.

I also have played a lot of Magic the Gathering since high school. When I started playing, Legends had yet to come out (it came out a month or two after I started). I stopped around Ice Age. I came back to the game during Legions and have been playing through most sets since. I have competed on the Pro Tour (made money at the only Masters format Pro Tour in Philly) and made money at a Grand Prix.

I also began miniature gaming right after high school with 5th edition Warhammer Fantasy. I shortly there after began with Warhammer 40k as well during third edition. I have since stopped playing GW games, though Brendan Carrion is trying his damndest to pull me into AoS. Currently, I play Infinity, which in my opinion is the coolest and most challenging miniature game I have ever played.

I thought I would begin with this short introduction as to who I am as a gamer. After all, this should give you a background into my experiences with various systems, etc. as I ramble about them on this blog. I hope you enjoy this journey with me.

Full Metal RPG – Episode 24: FMRPG, Live at Crit Hit!

In  which sleep deprivation and a day of virtual mayhem combine to make everyone just a little bit giddy. Special guest stars Jim Miller, Warlord Amanda, Shadowsworn Adam, Richard Newby, and PhillyC! This one was a lot of fun to record.

Listen here:

Join in the fun at the Crit Hit Facebook group. Weirdos only. Neckbeards and squares forbidden.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/252601675123886/

Full Metal RPG – Episode 22: The Return

In which… Brendan and Ben return from the wastes. They have been exploring exaggerated landscapes. Exaggerated deserts. Exaggerated swamps. Those crazy forests where the trees have evil faces. They have battled. They have leveled up. And now they are back to lead the cult to new frontiers, new vistas. The greatest challenges are yet to come…

Listen here:

Full Metal RPG – Episode 21: Brendan and Ben Get Wrecked With Josh

In which Brendan and Ben are joined by none other than Josh of the Wrecking Crew and their podcast, Podcast: the Wreckening. The three talk about the difference between rules light and rules heavy as opposed to crunchy vs. not crunchy.

Listen here:

 

Get with our homies at the internationally renown Wrecking Crew here:

http://thewreckingcrew.org/

Full Metal RPG – Episode 20: EPIC GMing with Randy

In which Brendan and Ben are joined by Randy, a GM’s GM. Randy talks about the epic, long running game he has been crafting and the monster manual he is producing so that you can share some of his adventures at you table. Brendan needs more than just a protein shake after working-out and he and Ben find a way to make it all about the Kickstarters! Yea!

Listen here: