Odder Worlds - Pigsmoke - They Might Be Giant 1

July 14, 2018

Somewhere in the distance, on a world with no sun, within a giant whelk shell, upon a cold and hostile ocean, sits the Seven Kings Academy.  Our four assistant professors are starting a new year and must sculpt a new student body into a powerful magical force.  And dodge their monstrous department heads.  And scheme and backstab each other.  And if that weren't enough, something is coming from the sky.  What will they do with the challenges before them?  Can they survive?  Most importantly, can they get tenure?

Panel: Jarod Cerf, Ken Hurt, Pablo Deferrari, Tom Herman, David Herman, and the hole Stephen Herman made in the wall when he ran screaming.

Game: Pigsmoke by Certain Death

 

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The Geekly Oddcast 33 - Final Fantasy Tactics

July 6, 2018

We've covered quite a few games in our ongoing quest to talk about all the Final Fantasy we've played over the years.  This week, though, we are going where no Final Fantasy game had gone before: Into the world of turn based strategy games.  It's a game of thrown rocks, deadly calculators, and gridded combat fields.  It's Final Fantasy Tactics.

Panel: Tom Herman, Stephen Herman, Jarod Cerf, David Herman

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Odder Worlds - Pigsmoke - They Might Be Generating Characters

June 29, 2018

A few months ago we ran across a game with a wonderful premise.  What if you were at Hogwarts, but instead of being the plucky young students you were the weary faculty who had to publish or perish.  Well, one of our GMs, Jarod Cerf, already has a game set in a sorcerous academy, so we've decided to share a little piece of that with you.  Today, we are creating characters for Pigsmoke.

Panel: Jarod Cerf, Ken Hurt, Pablo Deferrari, Tom Herman, David Herman, and the hole Stephen Herman made in the wall when he ran screaming.

Game: Pigsmoke by Certain Death

"Groundwork" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ossuary 6 - Air Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Geekly Oddcast 32 - The Incredibles 2 and When Sequels Work

June 22, 2018

Like many of you we saw Incredibles recently and, spoilers, we loved it.  But it got us thinking about what makes a good sequel, so that is what we are here to talk about.  We are going to break down some of the great pitfalls of sequels and how Incredibles 2 and many other Pixar movies managed to navigate around them.  That said, we will be getting into details about Incredibles 2 so...

Spoiler Ahead

You have been warned.

Panel: David the Iron Whistler, Anna AKA Plasma Light, Stephen the Pants Runner

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The Geekly Oddcast 31 - The Muppets Take History (They Need The Credits)

June 10, 2018

We here at the Brothers Herman are big muppet fans.  You might be able to tell from our YouTube logo... and the puppets in our old videos... and that one time we snuck a bunch of puppets into Disney World.  So tonight Tom decided to go through the history of the Muppets and some of the many puppeteers they've inspired.

Panel: Thomas Herman, Nick Hoffman

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The Geekly Oddcast/Odder Worlds - An Interview With Puffin Forest

May 25, 2018

This week we are sitting down with Puffin Forest, Master of Dungeons, Teller of Tales, Creator of YouTube Videos.  We recently found his channel and can't get enough of it, so we're taking this chance to grill- I mean interview him- and get a look at how he started in both gaming and youtube.

Panel: Tom Herman, David Herman, Benjamin Scott (Puffin Forest)

If you'd like to see more of Ben's work, check out his youtube channel here.  The clips in this episode came from:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYExETbLL1E&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVHyY4SVNc0&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8Z1_raOH40&t

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRIr4-oYj1A&t

 

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Odder Worlds - Night’s Black Agents - Noises in the Static 3

May 20, 2018

Our heroes have beaten their giant, does that mean they are exceptionally strong?  Hardly.  Now they are wounded and alone in a cave in the desert of the southwest.  The people they've come here to save are at the mercy of aliens.  And somewhere outside there is a terrible and ominous smell.  Will they manage to escape?  Will they manage to rescue the captives?  Find out in our finale of Night's Black Agents.

 

GM/Director: Ken Hurt

Players: Abbey Normal Perini, Monica Wilson, Tim Azarchs

Game: Night's Black Agents from Pelgrane Press

 

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The Geekly Oddcast 29 - What We Don’t Miss in Old RPGs

May 11, 2018

Classic RPGs will forever be in our hearts, and we still play them on occasion.  But when you look closer, some elements of the old video games belong firmly in the dustbin of history, and today we are going to take a look at a few of them.  So be prepared for the horrors of gaming ages gone by.

Panel: David Herman, Jarod Cerf

You can check out Jarod's Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/jarodcerf 

And if you have any other horrible elements from classic rpgs then let us know at http://brothersherman.dudeletter.com/

 

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Odder Worlds - Night’s Black Agents - Noises in the Static 2

May 4, 2018

The aliens are here, and they are Australian.  Or are they from further afield?  Australians aren't usually so flammable after all.  Our crack team of goverment operatives have stumbled onto something far stranger than they were suspecting.  Will they find Saresh? Will they get to the bottom of things?  Will they survive their encounter with the land down under?

 

GM/Director: Ken Hurt

Players: Abbey Normal Perini, Monica Wilson, Tim Azarchs

Game: Night's Black Agents from Pelgrane Press

 

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The Geekly Oddcast 28 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

April 26, 2018

It's been a while since we looked at Final Fantasy.  This game is the reason why.  It's a story of generic elements, little to no characterization, and a plot you can see starlight through.  The Final Fantasy game with training wheels: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest.

Panel: Tom Herman, Jarod Cerf, David Herman

You can check out Jarod's Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/jarodcerf 

Have a topic you'd like us to hit, or an idea for one of our games to tackle? Be sure to let us know at http://brothersherman.dudeletter.com/

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