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The SwarmCast podcast is hosted by SIGM 2012 Jon Maness, and features a variety of guests talking about gaming, fandom tropes, and more.

The SwarmCast podcast is hosted by SIGM 2012 Jon Maness, and features a variety of guests talking about gaming, fandom tropes, and more.
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The SwarmCast podcast is hosted by SIGM 2012 Jon Maness, and features a variety of guests talking about gaming, fandom tropes, and more.

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English

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Episodes

Astonishing!

9/12/2018
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Episode 79 - Astonishing Intro Designers Dungeon Robin Laws part 2 Quick Start Phoenix Dawn Command Guest Fabled Environments GFAW Rockopolis Board Game Reviews -- Pretending to Grown Up -- Rhino Hero Outtro End Song Cybertronic Warrior by Cybertronic Spree Links The Pelion Report for Olympus, inc. http://kck.st/2N32YoO Rockopolis the RPG http://kck.st/2oEwen9

Duration:02:12:46

Uncanny!

8/30/2018
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Episode 78 - Uncanny Intro [00:00] Designers Dungeon [08:51] Robin Laws part 1 Quick Start Review [36:36] Unknown Armies - FRPGD GFAW [51:26] Era: the Chosen Kickstarter! Board Game Reviews [1:27:10] -- King of NY -- Lord of the Fries -- Mow Money Cooking with Toast [1:35:10] Stuffed Mushrooms Outtro [1:37:31] Exit Song [1:38:30] Seek and Destroy - I Fight Dragons Links (of Vengeance) Era the Chosen Kickstarter: http://kck.st/2nG8OO0 Shades of Vengeance of...

Duration:01:27:15

Giant Sized SwarmCast!

6/4/2018
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Warning! This episode is extra-jumbo-large! What better way to come back for a sixth season! Toast is back. Back again. Today is back. Tell a friend. Welcome back! After a bit of a break, we're back with same new segments and new craziness! Intro [00:00:00] Guest! [or Back in My Day] - Orcs Unlimited (Pat McNeary) [00:06:54] Quick Draw! [Quick Start RPG Exchange] - CthulhuTech [00:33:38] GFAW! [Fan Favourite!] - Järnringen - Symbaroum [01:03:45] Designer's Dungeon! [#SKYNETISREAL]...

Duration:03:15:41

Season 5, Episode 14: Kickstarters and Colon Dominion!

4/24/2018
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Intro [00:00:00] QD Clockwork: Dominion [00:01:05] GFAW: City of Mist [00:21:05] TMayG: Yndaros Kickstarter [00:57:48] Guest: SoV - Battlecruiser Alamo [01:07:48] Board Game Reviews [01:36:44] Noir of IndinesRoll For It Deluxe Santa's BagOuttro [01:46:55] End Song: History Repeating (I Fight Dragons) [01:48:03] Links! YNDAROS: THE DARKEST STAR, award-winning Symbaroum campaign Battlecruiser Alamo RPG (Powered by Era d10)

Duration:01:19:38

Season 5, Episode 13: Bounty Hunters and ShushCon RPG Pharaoh's Challenge!

4/2/2018
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Join us as we check in on the ShushCon Edition of the RPG Pharaoh's Challenge, talk about some more games from SCARAB, and another Quickstart from our Quick Draw exchange! Jon also sits down at SCARAB to talk with Aaron Lopez, who it turns out is a pretty neat guy. Intro [00:00:00] RPG Pharaoh's Challenge - Shush Con [00:02:20] Tell Me about your Game (SCARAB Style) [00:21:18] - Era Survival - Era Consortium Games From Around The World (SCARAB Style) [00:29:20] - Paranoia - Tenra...

Duration:01:12:28

Season 5, Episode 12: More Live Stuff! (SCARAB '18 and GnomeCon '18)

3/12/2018
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More stuff recorded live at Cons! This round, more SCARAB 2018 stuff and Gnome Con 2018! Intro Escape Room Review - SC History (@ 4m, 10s) Tell Me About Your Game (@ 6m, 36s) -Pathfinder with Cathy -D&D5e with Robbie GFAW - Era Empowered Kickstarter with Ed (@ 16m, 17s) Quick Draw - Metal, Magic, and Lore (recorded and played at GnomeCon) (@ 48m, 10s) Round Table - Gnome Con discussion with Donald, Ben, Ruby, and Jon (@ 1h, 8m, 33s) Board Game Review: Voodoo (or is it Vudu?) mega...

Duration:02:04:20

Season 5, Episode 12: More Live Stuff! (SCARAB ‘18 and GnomeCon ‘18)

3/12/2018
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More stuff recorded live at Cons! This round, more SCARAB 2018 stuff and Gnome Con 2018! Intro Escape Room Review - SC History (@ 4m, 10s) Tell Me About Your Game (@ 6m, 36s) -Pathfinder with Cathy -D&D5e with Robbie GFAW - Era Empowered Kickstarter with Ed (@ 16m, 17s) Quick Draw - Metal, Magic, and Lore (recorded and played at GnomeCon) (@ 48m, 10s) Round Table - Gnome Con discussion with Donald, Ben, Ruby, and Jon (@ 1h, 8m, 33s) Board Game Review: Voodoo (or is it Vudu?)...

Duration:02:04:20

Season 5, Episode 11: SCARAB 2018 part 1

2/8/2018
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This epsisode contains recordings from con goers at SCARAB Gaming Con from Januaray 2018. Intro Escape Rome Reviews -Eco Escape Room -Christmas Escape Room Tell Me About Your Game -Starfinder Society with Chris -Pathfinder Society with Brent GFAW - Cold and Dark Quick Draw - Fragged Empire Ad: The Swarm at GnomeCon Guest - Dan Machado and Gravity Warfare The RPG Pharaoh's Challenge at SCARAB 2018 Ad: Shush Con Board Game Reviews -Gavity Warfare -Dominion Exit Ending Song...

Duration:01:13:04

Season 5, Episode 10: A Wild Tangent Appears!

1/5/2018
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Toast is still missing! Jon finds the last (lost?) episode for 2017! It's all here! [Toast, come back! The show really needs you!!] On this episode: Intro Guest: Robert from Crit Games Tell Me About Your Games -Prizes at SCARAB! -Tim talks about Sybaroum -Internation Gaming Table at SCARAB with the Soda Dragons Gaming Society Quick Draw: Era the Consortium Quickstart The RPG Pharaoh's Challenge GFAW: Wade with Fragged Empire SC/PC Board Game Reviews -Total Rickall -Square...

Duration:02:33:27

Season 5, Episode 9: Jon Talks to a Wizard

12/22/2017
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Toast nromally usually types this up. Where is he? If you see him, call us at 803-470-4439. On this episode: Intro Bruce Voge, Social Media Wizard with North Star Games ---Vote for Happy Salmon for TOTY! Tell Us About Your Games at SCARAB 2018 for a chance to win Prizes! Quick Draw - Conan the RPG quick start on Drive Thru RPG RPG Pharaoh's Challenge at SCARAB 2018 GFAW: Tenra Bansho Zero ---Indie Press ---Drive Thru RPG Board Game Reviews --12 Days --Santa's Big --Dungeon Roll...

Duration:02:30:48

Season 5, Episode 8: TTTTTT

11/16/2017
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Tim takes command, and things get very interesting. He and Jon talk about PA Games (You’ll just have to listen to find out what that’s about). Jon and Ruby discuss a one GM, one player RPG Quickstart. Ed from Shades of Vengeance joins us to talk about a new Era Kickstarter about to end soon. All this, plus board game reviews, magic dice, emo puppet music and more! Note: Time stamping the notes hasn’t been very accurate of late for all sorts of reasons (kobolds), so until this gets fixed,...

Duration:03:21:19

Season 5, Episode 7: Summoning Greater Evils for Fun and Profit.txt

10/25/2017
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It's that time again! Time for Tricks and Treats! And, boy do we have a treat (or is it a trick?) for you this time. Listen as Toast opens a .txt file and summons the monsters of his dreams! Intro [ 0 sec ] Quick Draw: Cold and Dark [ 9 min, 11 sec ] A Toast en-Count-er [ 22 min, 36 sec ] GFAW – The Yellow King RPG (ft. Robin Laws) [ 28 min, 16 sec ] Dr. F Will Build A Creature [ 46 min, 18 sec ] Tales From The Swarm – Cleave to the Queen [ 51 min, 56 sec ] We’ve Got a Guest! – Chris...

Duration:01:18:23

Season 5, Episode Meow: Meow Meow Meow, Cats

10/1/2017
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Greetings, meow! In this epsiode, we talk a lot about... cats! Jon may also have been sick and drinking a lot a cough syrup... we're not entirely sure... Intro [0sec] RT: Cats In Gaming [2min, 26sec] Quick Draw: Laser Cats! [40min, 18sec] GFAW: Drinking Quest - Liquor Before Honor [47min, 15sec] Board Game Reviews [1hr, 9min, 58sec] GFAW: Ryuutama [1hr, 26min, 38sec] Outro [2hr, 6min, 30sec] Ending Song - MC Lars - Schrodinger's Cat [2hr, 7min, 38sec]

Duration:02:40:05

Season 5, Episode 5: Out Out Danged Gamer!

9/6/2017
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On this epsiode, we take a serious look at our experiences on coming out as gamers. We give advice, and share some rather shocking stories. You'd think we turned into a serious podcast or something. Also, our standard bag of segments and the return of Jon making a fool of himself. This should be a good one. [00] Intro [2:42] Round Table: Coming Out as a Gamer (Part 1) [36:41] Quick Draw: Alternity [52:15] LMTYAMG: Space Pirates the Musical RPG [56:15] Music: King of Spain [1:01:04]...

Duration:03:01:11

Season 5, Episode 4: The Lost Episode!

7/27/2017
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Every show needs a lost episode, and this one is ours! Intro [00:00:00] Podcast Mania [00:04:38] Quick Draw: Neomancer [00:26:00] LMTYAMG: 13th Age [00:42:59] The DROiDS - Obstacle [00:50:01] More Mania! [00:54:01] GFAW: Faith Sci Fi RPG [01:18:56] Board Game Reviews [01:48:13] Fast Track Munchkin Panic Red Dragon Inn Exit [02:06:39]

Duration:02:42:35

Season 5, Episode 3: Take Your Supplements!

6/15/2017
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In this episode, we talk about game supplements and expansions. Wade from Fragged Empire joins us again to talk about their newest KickStarter for Fragged Empire Expanded. Matthew Sprange of Mongoose publishing joins us for GFAW to talk about [REDACTED] Paranoia! Join us as we review the 2017 Free RPG Day QuickStart offering of Rune Quest by Chaosium. All this, plus Board Game Reviews, and Jon talking about some stuff. Intro [00:00:00] RT: Expansions and Supplements [00:01:47] Fragile...

Duration:02:20:08

Season 5, Episode 2: Survival of the Swarmiest

5/25/2017
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On this episode, Jon talks with Ed from Shade of Vengeance about their new Kickstarter for Era: Survival Expansions into the Unknown and all of their other games. Tim talks to Free League Publishing about Tales from the Loop. All of this, plus… flamethrowers?? Intro [00:00:00] Shade of Vengeance [00:02:51] Quick Draw: Tales of the Slayers (Peat Gods) [00:37:41] Music: The DROiDs – Flicker [01:03:15] Kickstarter for Era: Survival Expansions into the Unknown [01:08:13] GFAW: Tales from...

Duration:01:55:16

Season 5, Episode 1: Pew Pew Pew!

5/2/2017
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The first episode out of Gravy Jones' Locker! In this episode, we introduce some new segments, some new musical friends, and a new SwarmCast Hotline! Drop us a line some time at (803) 470-4439. Intro [00:00:00] Round Table: The Quickstart Exchange [00:03:11] LMTYAMG: Dragon Quest Builders [00:39:34] Music: The DROiDs - All I've Got [00:42:30] GFAW: Fragged Empire [00:46:20] here Board Game Reviews [01:05:33] Music: Fragile Rock - I am Sad (And So am I) [01:21:59] Outro...

Duration:01:46:07

Season 4, Episode 14 colon The End

4/1/2017
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In this episode we talk about the importance of min/maxing your characters, answers tons of listener emails and questions, plus: a new co-host? All this plus game reviews and interviews with two of the hottest new game designers out there! [00:00] Intro [02:35] Min/Max to the Max (or Min?) [35:15] Listener Mail-Bag! [45:00] Guest Co-Host Gerard Way [58:01] Game Reviews - Monkey Fight XTreme, Throwin' Donkeys, Plus+Minus [01:15:25] Interviews - Special Guests! [2:00:15] Outro - Be on...

Duration:00:09:03

Season 4, Episode 13: What Does Kitsune Say?

2/13/2017
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We talk with Diamond Dust Dreams about their games and their experience in the industry. Intro [00:00] Diamond Dust Dreams [02:03] Game Review - Kistune: Of Fox and Fools [41:02] Outro and Gaming Cons in March [49:21] ... The Fox... [52:53] Be on the lookout for us at GnomeCon 3/3-3/5 and ShushCon 3/10-3/12!

Duration:00:56:38