Carnagecast 11: Arkham Horror Actual Play, Part 5

In episode 11 of Carnagecast, we reach the conclusion of the Arkham Horror actual play series. It’s been a long, hard road for our investigators, struggling against alien horrors, the schemes of elder gods and pure chance itself. Who wins and who dies? Find out!

Ursula uses the word “caper.” Kate Winthrop finds herself in a strange high house in the mist. Patrice Hathaway busts out a little “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to boost Agent Banks’ morale.


Carnagecast 9: Arkham Horror Actual Play, Part 4

In episode 9 of Carnagecast, the travails of Dan, Hunter, Jessica and Tyler against the machinations of Nyarlathotep continue in the fourth part of the Arkham Horror actual play series. Mark Harrigan, like Chuck Norris, kills everything given sufficient clue tokens. Mayoral candidate Kane throws his weight around at the Arkham Advertiser‘s janitor.

Watch the Carnagecast feed for the final installment in this actual play series in two weeks’ time.


Carnagecast 8: Triple Play and Arkham Horror

In episode 8 of Carnagecast, Interview with the Gamer hits the road, visiting Triple Play in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. Co-owner Sean Wolfe gives a little bit of history on the business and reveals why he got into running a game and comic shop. Then Tony Vandenberg talks about running tournaments and organizing store events for the local gaming community.

During Autopsy of a Game, Dan discusses why he likes about Arkham Horror, the board game based on the horror and weird tales of H. P. Lovecraft, its many expansions and the game’s faithfulness or lack thereof to Lovecraft’s original stories. Then we talk a bit about the blending of tabletop gaming tropes with the Lovecraft mythos. Continue reading

Carnagecast 7: Arkham Horror Actual Play, Part 3

In episode 7 of Carnagecast, return to the monster-choked streets of Arkham with Dan, Hunter, Jessica and Tyler for part 3 in the on-going actual play recording of Arkham Horror. Ms. Winthrop is savaged by a cthonian. Charlie Kane admits to a painkiller addiction enabled by Herbert West. Violinist Patrice Hathaway distracts the terrified townsfolk from the eldritch horrors besieging them. Librarian Daisy is the top 1% of clue holders.

Watch the Carnagecast feed for further installments in this actual play series.


Carnagecast 5: Arkham Horror Actual Play, Part 2

In episode 5 of Carnagecast, Dan, Hunter, Jessica and Tyler carry on the struggle against Nyarlathotep begun in episode 3 with two more turns of Arkham Horror. Mayor Kane dispenses cleansing fire without due process despite laboring under a curse. Federal agent Banks flees a yithian via shantak. Mark Harrigan maintains an impeccable reputation of badassedness.

Watch the Carnagecast feed for further installments in this actual play series.


Carnagecast 4: Tom Loney of Peryton Publishing and Dominion: Hinterlands

In episode 4 of Carnagecast, Interview with the Gamer meets up with Tom Loney, one of the brains behind the works of Peryton Publishing, purveyor of role-playing games, supplements and ‘zines.

Then we launch Autopsy of a Game’s first installment, a review and commentary segment in which sage panelists dissect a game with keen, analytical eyes. Or, more accurately, they opine a bit in the manner of friends chatting amiably. This episode’s game of interest is Dominion: Hinterlands and, by extension, Dominion itself.


Interview with the Gamer

Autopsy of a Game


Carnagecast 3: Arkham Horror Actual Play, Part 1

In episode 3 of Carnagecast, we do something a little different: an actual play recording of Fantasy Flight Games’ Arkham Horror. Dan, Hunter, Jessica and Tyler send their investigators skulking through the streets of Arkham, Dunwich and Kingsport in search of clues and weapons to fight back the rising of the ancient Nyarlathotep.

Arkham Horror has a deserved reputation for a lengthy game, so this recording is split into multiple parts to defray any sanity loss on the part of its listeners. Watch this feed for future installments.


Carnagecast 2: Uncommon Nonsense and Andre Kruppa

In episode 2 of Carnagecast, Rod Sheldon fills us in on the Uncommon Nonsense Charity Auction, a silent auction of donated games and other items whose proceeds benefited victims of flooding in Vermont caused by Hurricane Irene.

Next, Interview with the Gamer visits Andre Kruppa, known on the New England convention circuit for his games’ theatrical production values and high immersion Call of Cthulhu and Lovecraftian horror scenarios. Continue reading