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Coming to you straight from the inebriated wildlands of Portland, Oregon (USA), Bikers, Dice, and Bars takes you out to the road with discussions on the many intersecting themes of bike life, geek culture, and dive-bar appreciation. Join NPC, Just Jacob, and Dr. Xander Gerrymander every two weeks as they talk about their experiences with these topics both in Portland and beyond, and stick around afterward for special downtime content such as Ride Reports, Game Sessions, Dive Bar Reviews, Industry Interviews, and more!

Coming to you straight from the inebriated wildlands of Portland, Oregon (USA), Bikers, Dice, and Bars takes you out to the road with discussions on the many intersecting themes of bike life, geek culture, and dive-bar appreciation. Join NPC, Just Jacob, and Dr. Xander Gerrymander every two weeks as they talk about their experiences with these topics both in Portland and beyond, and stick around afterward for special downtime content such as Ride Reports, Game Sessions, Dive Bar Reviews, Industry Interviews, and more!

Location:

United States

Description:

Coming to you straight from the inebriated wildlands of Portland, Oregon (USA), Bikers, Dice, and Bars takes you out to the road with discussions on the many intersecting themes of bike life, geek culture, and dive-bar appreciation. Join NPC, Just Jacob, and Dr. Xander Gerrymander every two weeks as they talk about their experiences with these topics both in Portland and beyond, and stick around afterward for special downtime content such as Ride Reports, Game Sessions, Dive Bar Reviews, Industry Interviews, and more!

Language:

English

Contact:

503-200-7239


Episodes

BDaB Plays: Mothership 02 - Produce the Juice

12/31/2020
We're back for the second session of our extended Mothership RPG actual play campaign, recorded here in the studio in the Pre-COVID days of early 2020. We continue where we left off in the last session, getting into deadly shenanigans on the doomed Serendipity Station. Each of these sessions is also accompanied by some exclusive extra bonus content, released on Patreon and also to our tipping listeners on Pinecast. If you like what you hear in this session and want more, please consider...

Duration:01:06:12

BDaB Plays: Mothership 01 - Nightmare Eulogy

12/29/2020
Welcome back, dear listeners! This episode kicks off a new series of actual play featuring the excellent indie sci-fi horror RPG, Mothership. These sessions were initially recorded at the very beginning of 2020, but due to the chaos from the onset of the COVID-19 quarantine in the US, NPC was unable to get around to editing them until the end of the year. I don't want to spoil the surprises of the session, so go on and give it a listen! As a tech note, an unfortunate recording goof resulted...

Duration:01:45:59

BDaB#51 – All Geared Up with Nowhere to Ride

12/27/2020
This is another part of the big "2020 Close-out!" backlog rush, and as such the notes here are at a minimum. In this episode, we discuss the new issue that some of us are facing, which is: getting all geared up for a winter ride, but everywhere now is closed thanks to the plague. Where do we go now? Listen, and find out. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com. We...

Duration:00:54:09

BDaB#50 – Gin Tasting Special

12/27/2020
This is another part of the big "2020 Close-out!" backlog rush, and as such the notes here are at a minimum. Also, woo hoo for making it to Episode 50! Hooray! In this episode, Xander leads us through an educational session on Gin. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com. We have a Discord Channel and a Facebook Page, too. And now we're live streaming our...

Duration:01:06:34

BDaB Character Jam 17: Ray Winninger's Underground

12/27/2020
This is another part of the big "2020 Close-out!" backlog rush, and as such the notes here are at a minimum. In this character jam, we attempt to make characters for Ray Winninger's Underground. " It's like Platoon meets Dead Presidents meets Article 99 meets Captain America Civil War meets Jacob's Ladder." This is a long one, and there's lots of math, but it's a really good episode, and we hope you like it! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or...

Duration:02:27:24

BDaB Character Jam 16: Firefly Part 1: The Characters

12/27/2020
NOTE: This episode kicks off a major effort to clear out the editing backlog in the final weeks of 2020. The show notes on these are kept at a minimum until we clear out the log, which ends with the last of our new Mothership RPG Actual Play sessions. In this new Character Jam, we make an awesome set of new heroes for the excellent Firefly RPG. Please give it a listen, and then check out the special bonus Part 2 episode on Patreon, where we later meet back up and create our ship! Drop us a...

Duration:01:46:56

BDaB#49 – Horrible Life Choices with MD 2020

11/2/2020
Listen closely, dear Listener, to this deep cautionary tale of poor decisions and destroyed souls. The BDaB crew finally (!) delivers on its long-mentioned promise of guiding you through a taste sampler review of all the flavors of MD "Mad Dog" 2020 wine that we could acquire. Why would we inflict this torture upon ourselves? For comedy and science, of course. We drink the Mad Dog, so you don't have to. Don't know what Mad Dog is? Give us a listen and you will very quickly find out! ALSO!...

BDaB#48 – Getting the Band Back Together / Xander for Mayor!

10/17/2020
We're getting the Band back together! And by that I mean that the Bikers Dice and Bars crew is finally starting the long-needed process of reassembling our podcast crew to record in-person again. After months of remote recording woes, we now have added safety measures to our studio to enable us to once again meet face to face, and joyfully record like we used to in The Before Times. Hooray! As such, this episode is all about the idea of "getting the band back together," be it an old...

Duration:01:16:49

BDaB#47 – Summer 2020 Retrospective

10/12/2020
In this episode we return to our "classic" three-part format, taking a look back at the better times of this otherwise awful Summer in the otherwise terrible year that has been 2020. In our first segment we talk about our favorite rides (or lack thereof) taken during this past Summer. In our second segment, we discuss the gaming and general nerdery we've accomplished while on COVID lockdown the past few months. And in our third segment, we look at how our drinking has changed, and the ways...

Duration:01:11:52

Virtual Tabletops w/ Alex Hakobian

9/15/2020
With Poppy and Xander absent, this time around JJ and NPC take a break from the normal format to record a fun bonus discussion with our good friend Alex Hakobian, developer of the Broadsword RPG. Our focus tonight is on the appeal and availability of "virtual tabletops" (VTTs) for playing RPGs online. We talk about the big fish in the VTT pond, as well as a number of additional offline and alternate options. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or...

Duration:01:13:06

BDaB Character Jam 15: Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1st Edition)

9/10/2020
FINALLY! We've had a lot of tech difficulties in the last month, resulting in two "lost" episodes and a whole new approach to the entire way we record. Hopefully things are worked out, so for now, here's our latest new character jam! This time we try our hand at drunkenly making characters for Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 1st Edition. And spoilers: it does not go well, but it's still hilarious through to the end. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as...

Duration:01:45:56

BDaB#45 – A Spontaneous Hour of Wine

7/26/2020
Xander couldn't join us at the last minute, so Jacob, poppy, and NPC decide to do a spontaneous recording about their appreciation of good wines. We share out various wine stories, tangents about our 21st birthdays, origins of our wine appreciation, what we've learned, and what we love the most. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com. We have a Discord Channel and...

Duration:01:16:45

BDaB#44 – Adapting Our Hobbies to this Brave New World

7/20/2020
In this episode, we talk about the many ways in which the quarantine has impacted our hobbies, forcing us to adapt to the new world of uncertainty. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com. We have a Discord Channel and a Facebook Page, too. And now we're live streaming our recordings on Twitch! And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! For even...

Duration:01:21:27

BDaB#43 – So You Want to Own a Firearm... (w/ PB of the LRA)

6/29/2020
We're super excited to welcome special guest PB, founder of the Latino Rifle Association. PB joins us to talk about a subject that many folks have had on their mind in these conflicted times: firearms and the acquisition thereof. We look at good and bad reasons for wanting to own a gun, then talk about what you need to know in order to begin the process of legal acquisition. Along the way we share our own stories of past and present firearm acquisitions, and reinforce crucial safety rules...

Duration:01:33:21

BDaB#42 – Dice, Cards, and Other Tools of the Tabletop

6/25/2020
We talk about those cool physical game components that we all recognize as the iconic tools of tabletop role-playing. We talk about the tools as well as much of the common lexicon and "inside terms" that permeate modern games, so you too can sound like an expert in nerdy conversations. We also take a special look into Poppy's home-made "Dice Guide" that she made to help her learn which dice were which when she started playing more RPGs. Also HOO DAMN this one is late to the feed. That one...

Duration:01:43:02

BDaB#41 – Classic Board Games

5/11/2020
In this episode, we share a lively discussion about the "classic" board games we all grew up with. By "classic" we mean "you could buy these at a big box toy store in the 1990s" kind of board games. These are the games that you probably played a lot with your families before moving on to the geekier and more complicated nerd-games that are all the rage today. We close out with a talk about some of the various "gateway games" that you use to help bridge the gap, or even to replace the...

Duration:01:04:01

BDaB#40 – Staying Sane During Quarantine

4/29/2020
After an unexpected quarantine-required break from our regular recording sessions, we are finally back with a new episode. Like many other creative ventures around the world, we had to take additional time out to adapt our recording setup to work via an online format. I'm happy to finally have (most of) the issues all sorted out, so we can bring you more content! This issue is a bit more free-form than most, as we take some time to dive into the various things we've been doing to keep...

Duration:00:33:14

BDaB#39 – Bartending 101

3/23/2020
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to get into a new career as a bartender? Just Jacob and Dr. Xander lead us on an informative look into the basics of what it takes to learn the business, including their own behind-the-bar origin stories. All the while, we drink a variety of Irish Whiskeys that we've not had on the show before, starting with the "worst" of the bunch and working our way deeper into the delicious vaults of aged quality. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter...

Duration:01:16:00

BDaB Bonus: COVID-19 Special Discussion

3/21/2020
We're bringing you a special bonus message from the Breakfast Puppies crew: Stay the Fuck Home! This mini-episode details how the four of us are dealing with the current COVID-19 aka Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent quarantine. If you're looking for tips on how to stay sane, listen along. And if you are losing your shit, please join us online, reach out to us however you can. We're here for you. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as...

Duration:00:19:44

BDaB Plays: Tales From the Loop 05 – “Rat vs Robot”

3/9/2020
Listen now to our fifth and final session in the first story arc of the "Out of Time" campaign for the Tales from the Loop RPG. This is a long one, and took a bit longer than usual to assemble. I don't want to spoil a single moment, so please, pour yourself some libations, prepare a snack or five, and enjoy the adventure! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or DrXanderGerrymander at Breakfastpuppies dot com. We...

Duration:03:30:50