OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Free RPG Day 2012)

We’re getting the last bits of KublaCon 2012 out of our system at OgreCave by posting a podcast episode about Free RPG Day 2012. Coming up in just over a week on Saturday, June 16, you may be wondering what to expect from the annual event (now in its sixth year!). In this Gaming News Update interview, Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions Advertising & Marketing (and Free RPG Day) talks about the influence of Kickstarter on this year’s giveaway offerings, how Queen of the Demonweb Pits nearly got reprinted, melting candy dice, and more. Nearly twenty companies – from Catalyst Game Labs and Fantasy Flight Games, to Goodman Games, Paizo Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast – are contributing free goodies this year. Wouldn’t you like to hear more?

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

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OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Signal Fire Studios)

It had been a while since we caught up with Signal Fire Studios, so we made sure to sit down with Jamie Chambers at KublaCon 2012 and hear what his company’s been up to lately. In this Gaming News Update interview, Jamie clues us in to the latest developments: the Building an Elder God card game; how the Metamorphosis Alpha RPG is progressing; gives us a description of the Pantheon card game; heck, Jamie even mentions the twisted children’s book The Very Hungry Cthulhupiller. And who could forget Ponythulhu?

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

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OgreCave GNU – KublaCon 2012 (Crafty Games)

KublaCon 2012 has come and gone, and OgreCave was there to get latest news from Crafty Games. In this Gaming News Update interview, Patrick Kapera of Crafty Games gives us the details on the Mistborn RPG, which has enjoyed an unprecedented level of involvement from Brandon Sanderson, the author of the popular fantasy novels. Then we hear about the SpyCraft 3.0-compatible 10,000 Bullets, a gritty modern setting along the lines of The Wire or Grand Theft Auto. Naturally, a quick mention of the game that started it all, SpyCraft, will be made. Patrick hints at even more as well.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2012 image gallery, and while you’re there, become a fan of OgreCave to hear everything that echoes forth from the Cave.

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OgreCave GNU – KublaCon ’11 (Free RPG Day)

In our second Gaming News Update episode from KublaCon 2011, we get the scoop from Aldo Ghiozzi about this year’s Free RPG Day. This year is the fifth anniversary of the event – which is coming up this Saturday, June 18th – and a number of great products will be offered up at Friendly Local Game Stores worldwide. From Paizo Publishing, Eden Studios, and Fantasy Flight Games to Pinnacle and Wizards of the Coast, a wide range of publishers are participating this year. Get yourself down to a Free RPG Day event near you this weekend, and support your local retail store!

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our KublaCon 2011 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

OC_GNU_Kubla2011_FreeRPGDay.mp3

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OgreCave GNU – KublaCon ’11 (Jason Bulmahn/Paizo Publishing)

This Gaming News Update episode from KublaCon 2011 sits down for an interview with Jason Bulmahn of Paizo Publishing. Jason tells us all about upcoming Pathfinder products, like the freshly-minted Ultimate Magic, its planned follow-up Ultimate Combat, the prepainted Pathfinder Miniatures coming from WizKids, and more. He also gushes a bit about KublaCon, which is just fine by us.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to view our KublaCon 2011 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

OC_GNU_Kubla2011_Bulmahn.mp3

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OgreCave GNU – DunDraCon 35 (Patrick Kapera/Crafty Games)

Another recording from DunDraCon 35, this Gaming News Update episode sits down with Patrick Kapera of Crafty Games. Much craftiness was afoot at DunDraCon this year, so we went straight to the source to hear about the upcoming releases for FantasyCraftSpellbound and Gear for the Ages – as well as what sets the game apart from other fantasy RPGs. Patrick also hints at the rigorous playtesting of SpyCraft 3.0 (including an “exposure” mechanic), which will be published when the game’s ready. From the sound of things, it’ll be worth the wait. Finally, we learn more about the Mistborn RPG, Crafty Games’ licensed system based on the dark fantasy novels of Brandon Sanderson, due out by this fall/GenCon.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our DunDraCon 35 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

Our OCAR 2.0 promo bumper rounds out the episode. Yes, the OgreCave Audio Report will return. Soonish.

OC_GNU_DunDraCon35_Patrick_Kapera.mp3

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OgreCave GNU – DunDraCon 35 (Darren Watts/Hero Games & IPR)

Recorded at DunDraCon 35, this Gaming News Update gets the annual update from Darren Watts, though now in addition to his Hero Games responsibilities he also serves as President of Indie Press Revolution. DunDraCon tradition demands we hear all the knowledge Darren wishes to impart, so listen attentively! Darren describes the Hero System Sixth Edition Equipment Guide and Villains 2, then smoothly transitions to his IPR hat as he mentions the highlights from his “What’s Hot” seminar with Ken Hite: Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games), Blowback (Two Scooters Press), The Dresden Files (Evil Hat Productions), Smallville and Leverage (Margaret Weis Productions), and other topics. (Many of these hot items were in our latest OgreCave Christmas Gift Guide, by the way.)

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our DunDraCon 35 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

Our OCAR 2.0 promo bumper rounds out the episode. Yes, the OgreCave Audio Report will return. Soonish.

OC_GNU_DunDraCon35_Darren_Watts.mp3

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OgreCave GNU – NeonCon ’10 (Matt Grau/Infrno)

Recorded at NeonCon 2010, this Gaming News Update gives you the lowdown on all the current projects Matt Grau has his hands in, as told by the man himself. Firstly, Matt tells us about Infrno, the “Facebook for gamers” and electronic tabletop gaming site (and no, “Infrno” is not a typo). Then we hear what WildFire is up to, starting with Cthulhutech, Matt’s well-known RPG system. As Matt puts it, Cthulhutech is for Cthulhu game fans who “want to be able to shoot back for once.” Matt also tells us about the Cthonian Stars RPG, and Nuts, the sequel to this year’s Origins Award winner for Best Card Game, Poo.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our NeonCon 2010 image gallery, and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

At the end of the episode, we’ve thrown in our OCAR 2.0 promo bumper, announcing the impending return of our original podcast show, the OgreCave Audio Report. Stay tuned at OgreCave for the relaunch episode of one of the first tabletop gaming podcast shows, new and improved for your listening pleasure.

OC_GNU_NeonCon2010_Matt_Grau.mp3

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OgreCave GNU – NeonCon ’10 (Ryan Macklin/Mythender)

In this Gaming News Update recorded at NeonCon 2010, I catch up with Ryan Macklin of the Internet (also of Dresden Files RPG fame, and the Master Plan podcast), and get the skinny on Mythender, his RPG side project for the last three years. Ryan tells us about destroying the gods, and being epic without becoming what you despise the most. If you want to slay deities, to tear down pantheons, and just be awesome, you’ll want to hear about Mythender. Expect to see the game by Gen Con 2011 (approximately) from Evil Hat Productions.

Be sure to visit OgreCave’s Facebook page to check out our NeonCon 2010 image gallery (there’s a shot or two from our Mythender session, by the way), and become a fan of OgreCave to keep hearing about other cool stuff we’re up to.

At the end of the episode, we’ve thrown in our OCAR 2.0 promo bumper, announcing the impending return of our original podcast show, the OgreCave Audio Report. Stay tuned at OgreCave for the relaunch episode of one of the first tabletop gaming podcast shows, new and improved for your listening pleasure.

OC_GNU_NeonCon2010_Ryan_Macklin.mp3

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OgreCave Audio Report: Nearly done hibernating

Despite an extended period of technical malfunctions and family health issues, the crew of the OgreCave Audio Report podcast is set to stretch, shake off the months of sleepiness, and begin the hunt for great gaming experiences once more. As you’ll hear in this short ad for the show, we’ve been prepping the show for relaunch, and we’re nearly ready to resume pounding game industry topics with a large club until they submit. We’ll introduce some format changes as we proceed, but expect more great news discussion, reviews, interviews, and other goodness. Prepare for the arrival of the OgreCave Audio Report 2.0!

Feel free to spread the news! If you run a podcast, and would like to help our relaunch efforts by running our bumper in your show, just let us know, and include a link back to this episode/ad in your show notes.

The OCAR 2.0 promo bumper makes use of the following sounds from Freesound.org:

  • saw_lumber.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=59321) by vibe_crc
  • Driller On – Off.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=82409) by Vampirella17
  • 01063 roadworks driller.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=73623) by Robinhood76
  • construction_reciprocating_saw_01.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=80560) by joedeshon
  • roofhammering01.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=25060) by WIM
  • two_builders.wav (http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=21310) by Pooleside

Have a listen, and stay tuned!

http://ogrecave.com/audio/ocar_2_promo.mp3

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