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BDaB #019: Chervona! (and also Cats)

12/10/2018
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This time we have two special guests in the studio, Andre and Alma of the local klesmer-gypsy-punk band Chervona! Our drink of the evening is Bak’s Bison Grass Vodka (aka Żubrówka), a new experience that I (NPC) quite enjoyed - this may even become my new go-to for vodka drinking! In our Bike Talk segment we check in on Xander's daily frosty commute, and then tell stories of Chervona's bike-religious drummer. In our Game Talk segment, we kinda forget about games and just tell cat stories. In...

Duration:01:06:20

BDaB Bonus: Irish Whiskey Special (w/ Matt Buckley)

11/18/2018
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It’s the long awaited “Whiskey with Matt Buckley” bonus episode! Back in September, NPC, Poppy, Dr. Gerrymander, and Just Jacob sat down at 4K Ranch for a special curated tour of Matt’s stunning Irish Whiskey collection (after a fun day of eating, exploring, and shooting). Matt is one of the co-founders of the amazing Wagoncon gaming convention here in the Columbia Gorge, and as part of this episode we dig a bit deeper into the roots of the con, and what lies in its future. Matt then...

Duration:01:40:44

BDaB #018: All About Accessibility

11/11/2018
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Welcome back to the show, folks. This episode is all about promoting Accessibility in our favorite hobbies! Poppy (your favorite local Wannabe Wine Snob) brings our drinks of the evening, which are both the White and Red Winemaker's Cut wines from Copa di Vino, a winemaker we've mentioned before in previous episodes. In our Bike segment, we talk about a variety of options available to make motorbiking and bicycling more accessible to those with physical discomfort, limitations, and...

Duration:01:20:22

BDaB #017: Halloweeen Biking Tips, Scary Video Games, Halloween Drinking

10/28/2018
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It's spoooOOOoOoOoOOOooky time on Bikers, Dice, and Bars! We decided to be cliche and do our first ever Halloween-themed episode, accompanying our talk with a variety of pumpkin beers from the great Pacific Northwest. In our Bike Talk segment, we talk about how to effectively ride on Halloween, including costume ideas, costume no-nos, and other tips. In our game talk, we talk about techniques for effectively instilling true fear in horror-based video games. In our Bar Talk segment, we share...

Duration:01:19:13

BDaB #016: Rain Riding, VTTs, Oktoberfest

10/3/2018
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For our sixteenth main-program episode, we're jamming on a fairly massive variety of Oktoberfest-styled beers, about half of which are from the Oregon area and the other half from Germany. In our first segment, Just Jacob guides us through a discussion about safety tips for riding in the coming rain season here in the Pacific Northwest. In our Game Talk segment, NPC tells us about Virtual Tabletops (VTTs), including how they work, what you need, and some of the major options. Finally, in our...

Duration:01:16:33

BDaB Character Jam 08: The Nightmares Underneath

9/24/2018
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We're back with another Character Jam episode! In each of these episodes, we record ourselves drunkenly attempting to make characters for a new role-playing game. This time we're tackling one of my all-time favorite games, "The Nightmares Underneath" by Johnstone Metzger. It's yet another "retro" style of game - we apparently do a lot of these because they're pretty simple to go through as a bunch of drunks. Enjoy! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as...

Duration:01:02:04

BDaB #015: Last Mile, Last Turn, Last Call

9/17/2018
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Yes, in this episode, we finally complain about E-Scooters, hooray! Once again we've brought Linsel along, more or less upgrading his prestige class to "Regular Host" on our show. Our drinks of the evening are a couple of delicious varieties of Linsel's own "Switchel" recipe, brought to us in mason jars and mixed at the table with Louisiana's own Bayou Rum. In our first segment, we talk about the concept of "the last mile" in traveling, and then relentlessly bitch about e-scooters. In our...

Duration:01:16:17

BDaB #014: Don't be "That Guy"

9/2/2018
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This episode is all about "That Guy" we all know and hate (and have likely been at one point ourselves), and how not to be That Guy. Be it riding like an asshole, being a crappy sport at the gaming table, or failing to compose yourself properly at a bar, we talk about many of the variants of That Guy in our mutual hobbies, and how to step back from the precipice when you find yourself about to become him. Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or...

Duration:01:03:21

BDaB Character Jam 07: Pugmire

8/26/2018
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We're once again joined by both Linsel and Poppy, this time to take a delightful romp through the character creation process of a charming new RPG called Pugmire. We drink a continuing variety of dog-themed beers and such, as we make a new pack of Good Dogs to go adventuring in this adorable anthropomorphic role-playing game. This is our longest episode yet, I do believe, but we had so much fun from beginning to end that it was difficult to cut anything at all! Drop us a line! You can...

Duration:01:22:23

BDaB #013: Dogs!

8/20/2018
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We're back from a schedule break with a new episode, and this time we're talking about nothing but Dogs! Returning guest Linsel Greene is back with us again, and we expect to see more of him in the coming weeks, too! This time around, we also have an EXTRA special guest: Oliver Cromwell the Welsh Corgi, once voted best bar dog in Portland! In our Bike Talk, we discuss cycling and motorbiking (and others) with your favorite canine companions. In our Game Talk, we talk about video and tabletop...

Duration:01:09:06

BDaB #012: Bike Music, Retro Gaming, The Sandy Hut

7/21/2018
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Welcome back fellow geeky road ramblers! This time around we are joined by Skip vonKuske, creator of many wonderful tunes and projects - one of which is our own theme song. In our first segment, we talk about our favorite bike-themed songs over the years, and also briefly catch up with Xander on his daily grueling bicycle commute. After that we reminisce about our experiences growing up with gaming consoles that are today considered of the "retro" variety. In our final segment we talk...

Duration:01:18:20

BDaB #011: Summer Riding, NINJA TURTLES, Eulogy for the Boiler Room

7/12/2018
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Hello again, fellow biker nerds! We're releasing a few days late this time around, thanks to a half-dozen-plus conflicts of scheduling and other life events. This episode was recorded right after the 4th of July celebrations here in the Pacific Northwest USA, and we had a vast quantity of leftover booze on-hand. With Xander being unexpectedly absent due to a new job, we managed to get our good friend Basem from the hilarious Turtle Power Pod to join us in his place, along with our favorite...

Duration:01:14:20

BDaB Character Jam 06: HoL PART 2! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

6/30/2018
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Listen to us break Xander's will to live with the second part (and conclusion!) to our Human Occupied Landfill (HoL) RPG Character jam! 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, Facebook Page, and Google Plus Community, too! And let us know your thoughts by leaving a review on iTunes! As always: Rubber Side Down, May your Dice ever roll...

Duration:00:48:04

BDaB #010: Ride Report 1, Point-Buy vs Random Chargen, Smoking in Bars

6/23/2018
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For our tenth episode, our drinks of the evening are a pairing of George Dickel Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey and the "Local Logger" Lager from Everybody's Brewing. In our bike segment, Just Jacob gives a post-ride report on a recent trip he took through eastern Washington, following it up with a talk about emergency bike maintenance and safety tips. The Game Talk topic is the divisive subject of tabletop RPG character creation methods, specifically the conflict between Point-Buy and Random...

Duration:01:10:25

BDaB #009: Recumbents and Electrics, Co-Op Board Games, and Eulogy for the Tugboat

6/10/2018
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We're thrilled to have a very special guest with us this week: Linsel Greene, the former bartender of the legendary Tugboat Brewery, Portland's oldest independent nano-brewery, which unfortunately closed down for good last year. We start off with a talk about recumbent and electrics bikes, which a lot of local bicycle mavens love to hate for some reason. In our nerd chat segment, we discuss various types of co-op board games, and our experiences playing them. Finally, we close our episode...

Duration:01:19:41

BDaB Character Jam 05: Adventure Maximus! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

6/3/2018
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We're back with another Character Jam! This time we pulled NPC's copy of Adventure Maximus off the shelf for a run through its initial character creation process. It's a super-cute visually-driven RPG designed for kids, with some really cool ideas equally hilarious and clever. This might be our shortest one yet, but that's just because Adventure Maximus focuses on such a quick set up to play. Enjoy! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us...

Duration:00:25:48

BDaB Bonus: Wagoncon 2018 Post-Con Report - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

5/28/2018
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With Xander out due to illness, NPC, Just Jacob, and Poppy spend an evening drinking Kalimotxo and talking about their experiences at the recent Wagoncon event in The Dalles, OR. This episode goes pretty off the reails so we decided to keep it shorter and make it a bonus release. Thanks again for listening, and we hope to see you all at Wagconcon in 2019! Drop us a line! You can follow us on Twitter and Instagram as "Breakfastpuppy" or email us as either NPC, Justjacob, or...

Duration:00:46:17

BDaB #008: Touring, Gaming as Social Therapy, and Karaoke Bars

5/27/2018
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Xander's back, hooray! Our drink of the evening is one of NPC's old time favorites, the Royal Crown Royal, which is nothing more than Crown Royal whiskey mixed with Royal Crown Cola, over ice. We kick off our topics with a discussion about the joys of Touring on motorcycles and bicycles, including tips for the road and how to pack the necessities. In our second segment, we talk about the concept of the Gaming Group as a major social hub, and then unexpectedly drift into a conversation about...

Duration:01:13:05

BDaB Character Jam 04: Dungeons and Dragons Rules Cyclopedia - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

5/19/2018
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With Xander absent due to illness, the rest of us post-Wagoncon-exhausted folks decided to get drunk on Kalimotxo and break out the ol' D&D Rules Cyclopedia for another Character Jam! We're using my old original print copy for this session, from which I've birthed many awesome gaming memories over the last three decades. 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:00:35:41

BDaB #007: Wagoncon 2018 Live Crossover Special! - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

5/12/2018
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It's our first ever "show on the road" - live from Wagoncon 2018 in The Dalles, we've brought the crew from all of our shows (Have Movies, Will Game and the brand new HAMMERCRAWL! podcast) together for a multi-show celebration! This time around we are drinking quite a variety of things, but our specific showcase is the 2015 Oregon Mountain Pinot Noir, showcased by our special guest Spencer from the Sunshine Mill winery. For our bike talk segment, we start with a ride report following the...

Duration:01:18:47