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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.

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 together for a multi-show celebration!

Duration:01:18:47

BDaB #006: Bike Lanes, Loot Crates, and Dead Dive Bars - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

4/30/2018
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We open with our drink of the evening: Xander's personal recipe for "The Desert Storm" cocktail, featuring Arak, orange juice, and grenadine. We then fire off our discussions with a pretty passionate conversation about greenways, bike lanes, those confusing "green boxes" around town, and the outright lies that are "Bike-Friendly!" living developments in the infrastructurally-corrupt city of Portland. Hashtag #fuckPBoT! In our nerd-talk segment we discuss the controversy behind "loot...

Duration:01:18:00

BDaB Character Jam 03: Tales from the Loop - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

4/23/2018
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For our third bonus Character Jam episode, Poppy joins us again as we make characters for the recently-kickstarted "Tales from the Loop" RPG. Listen along as we make a new group of kids to play through a fantastical 1980s America that never was. And be sure to check out all the inspirational artwork from Simon Stålenhag!

Duration:01:00:33

BDaB #005: Bike Clubs, MMOs, and Back of the House (w/ Guests) - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

4/16/2018
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Welcome back! This week Dr. Xander Gerrymander was unable to join us, but we're also joined by two guests from our Monday night gaming group, Christina and Mike. They brought delicious whiskey sours with them, made with Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Duration:01:20:14

BDaB Character Jam 02: Human Occupied Landfill (HoL) RPG - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

4/9/2018
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We're back with another awesome Character Jam bonus episode! This time we attempt to make characters for the complete exercise in hilarious frustration that is everyone's favorite hand-written RPG, Human Occupied Landfill (HoL). Join us on a hilarious ride through our misery as we jam out a pair of "heroes" for the late 90s post-Vampire middle finger of a game that is HoL. We are now forever scarred, and you can be too!

Duration:00:51:27

BDaB #004: Helmets, Gamer Noobs, and the Wannabe Wine Snob (w/ Poppy Beaujolais) - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

4/2/2018
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Today we are again joined by Poppy as we talk about some rather passionate subjects! We open by uncorking a fine bottle of Tears of Vulcan wine, and discussing our experiences with wine in general. For our Talk of the Road, we get pretty heavy on the subject of Helmet laws and responsibilities, before diving into the experiences of being a Total Noob at the role-playing game table. the final portion of the show is devoted to our thoughts on the Tears of Vulcan after an evening of drinking...

Duration:01:12:01

BDaB Character Jam 01: Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) RPG - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

3/26/2018
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Welcome to our first episode of BDaB Character Jam! This is the first of a planned series of bonus content for the Bikers, Dice, and Bars podcast! In these episodes we break out various tabletop role-playing game and get hands-on with their character creation processes. We record these after our main show sessions, so we're all usually pretty sauced by the time the game hits the table, which means that our filters are almost nonexistent. For this first episode, we are making characters for...

Duration:00:41:22

BDaB #003: The Wave, the Funnel, and the Frugal Drinker - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

3/19/2018
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Our third episode of our brand new show is live! In this episode we start with a pretty passionate discussion about the "Motorcycle Wave" and what it means to us. Following that we discuss our experiences with the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, and Xander tells us about an awesome video game called _Life is Strange_. We close out the show with an in depth guide on how to get the most bang for your buck when drinking at a dive bar. This episode rounds out our three-episode launch day bracket,...

Duration:00:54:11

BDaB #002: Cyclists, Conventions, and Classified Dives - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

3/19/2018
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Hello friends, we're back for an exciting second episode, hooray! This time around our new drink of the evening is the "uncertain enjoyment" of the Crownberry. After managing to somehow stomach this bizarre concoction, we talk about perceptions of cyclists in our town pf PDX and beyond. In the nerd section we discuss two upcoming conventions here in the Pacific Northwest that we are all pretty excited about. We close out with discussions of our favorite local dive bars, and the different...

Duration:01:19:32

BDaB #001: Bikes & Beginnings - Bikers, Dice, and Bars Podcast

3/19/2018
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It's our first episode and we're thrilled to be here! We open with our first drink of the series, the solid dive bar classic of a Jack and Beer Back. After that we move to talking about the bikes we ride and the bikes we've lost, how we met, and the games that started our nerdly hobbies. Wrapping up the episode is a conversation of our first drinks, and notes on our continued excitement for the sessions to follow.

Duration:01:18:18