On his birthday, Joseph indulges his obsession with Role-Playing Games by playing “Wizards & Whatever” with funny, charming people who mostly know nothing about RPGs! Join special guests comedian Shanan Custer (who previously appeared on our Jane Austen episode), comedian Jim Robinson (who previously appeared on our Existential Dread episode), singer/actor Dennis Curley, and co-producer of the podcast Sara Stevenson Scrimshaw on an adventure called “The Time Scooper of Bat-Raven Tavern.” Monsters are killed, dice are rolled off the table, the sexual appeal of plumbers is called into question, hilarity/adventure/swearing/senseless violence ensues! Enjoy!
Monthly Archives: August 2013
Paul and Storm, musical/comedy duo of much awesomeness, compete to see who is more obsessed. Is it Paul and his love for Avatar: The Last Airbender (NOT the movie) or Storm and his devotion to Classic Arcade Video Games? Learn such shocking secrets as Paul’s most desired bending power, Storm’s theory of Pokemon based cultural fault lines, heated opinions on hot dogs, and two long lovely answers to the perennial podcast question “What is happiness?” Recorded live at ConnectiCon in Hartford, Connecticut. As always, thanks to Molly Lewis for our uber-catchy theme song.
Dear friends of the geek persuasion, the geek curious, and fans of the Obsessed podcast:
August 17th also happens to be my birthday, so I decided to gather some of my favorite humans and do an episode of the podcast about one of my favorite topics: Role Playing Games.
I’m looking for feedback from other gamers, so here are two questions. Feel free to answer in the comments section or tweet your answers to me on the twitters. You can find me here. Use the hashtag #RPGsurvey
Why do you love Role Playing Games?
(I’m looking for honest, funny, pithy answers I can read at the top of the podcast.)
What is your favorite and/or most hated Role Playing trope or stereotype?
(I’m playing a made-up mini-game with my guests during the show and I want to build in some tropes!)
Thanks for your time and your answers, friends. I’m off to role up some characters for the victims–I mean, players in my mini-game!
For the past several months I’ve been doing a series of daily tweets. First tacos, then monkeys, then daily affirmations, then daily etiquette tips, and now a series of horribly incorrect quotes. Enjoy!
You can also follow me on Twitter to enjoy August’s series of Daily Fake TV Show Tweets.
Day One: Look! Up in the sky! What the fuck is that?
Day Two: Clear eyes, full hearts, bionic legs, fire breath, armored crotches, knife fingers, laser teeth, can’t lose.
Day Three: “When a man is tired of cats, he is tired of the Internet.” -Samuel Johnson
Day Four: Give me liberty or give me death OR, if I can do a combo, liberty and eternal life would be pretty fucking sweet.
Day Five: No one puts baby in the corner unless the corner supports the baby’s head.
Day Six: Hell hath no furries.
Day Seven: Starve a fever, whiskey a cold.
Day Eight: “Teacher say every time you fund at the bell level an angel gets his wings.” -It’s A Wonderful Kickstarter.
Day Nine: Four score and seven years ago, you dumb shits knew what four score meant.
Day Ten: You know nothing about ham, Jon Snow.
Day Eleven: A shark in the tornado is worth two in the bush.
Day Twelve: Revenge is a dish best served without sriracha. People really like sriracha.
Day Thirteen: Someday we’ll find it, the Rainbow Connection, the lovers, the dreamers, the lunatics, the goat people, and me.
Day Fourteen: Today we are rescheduling the apocalypse! When we find a date that works for everyone we’ll send out a new evite!
Day Fifteen: There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but they’re all horrible BECAUSE YOU’RE SKINNING A CAT, YOU MONSTER.
Day Sixteen: Houston, we don’t have a problem. We can stop anytime we want. YOU’RE NOT OUR MOM, HOUSTON!
Day Seventeen: There’s nothing to fear but spiders, dentists, mortality, lists with no Oxford Comma, herpes, and fear itself.
Day Eighteen: Pain is weakness leaving the body. Or it means you’re dying. Pain isn’t a very good communicator.
Day Nineteen: There’s no I in team, probably because the word team was created by a committee with no leadership or vision.
Day Twenty: Keep Calm and Lose Your Shit
Day Twenty-One: I made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. It was a GroupOn. 2 horse heads for the price of 1. I’ve said too much.
Day Twenty-Two: Give a man a fishstick and he will eat for a day, teach a man to make fishsticks and he will die in a grease fire.
Day Twenty-Three: You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy outside of the DMV or maybe an Applebee’s.
Day Twenty-Four: If you’re not outraged, you’re probably in a medically induced coma.
Day Twenty-Five: A Lannister always pays his student loans for his 2 year degree in political science, rhetoric, and stabbing.
Day Twenty-Six: It’s better to have loved and lost than to have accidentally sexted a picture of your penis to your hair stylist.
Day Twenty-Seven: Welcome to the jungle. We have fun and games. Mostly heroin and Yahtzee.
Day Twenty-Eight: With great power comes great responsibility. It’s like a GroupOn for your soul, Spider-Man.
Day Twenty-Nine: Ten years ago we had Steve Cash, Johnny Hope, and Bob Jobs. Now we have dyslexia.
Day Thirty: An autocorrect a day keeps the dolphin agape.
Day Thirty-One: “I never said any of that shit.” -Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and the Dalai Lama.