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Episode 224- Nerds of Iron

The day we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Destiny’s new expansion, Rise of Iron has released, and, boy, do we have some impressions. But first! Quentin Weir and Dan Reiss from Elderwood Academy join us to discuss their new products currently lighting up Kickstarter, the Scroll and Codex dice and rolling tray! We get into how the company got their start and talk about their process on making products that spice up the tabletop gaming experience! Listen here: Next Week’s Challenge: Read the first volume of Black Panther (1998) on Marvel Unlimited

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Episode 223 – Escape from Nerd York Double Feature

This week Patrick lays down a Double Film Feature presentation for his Birthday Challenge: To watch both “Escape From New York”, and “Escape From L.A.” directed by John Carpenter. We track Snake Plisskens tours through the world of Metropolitan Maximum Security Prisons as he warns us about the downfalls of the Electoral College in U.S. Politics. Listen here: Next Week’s Challenge: DESTINY: Rise of Iron First Impressions  

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Episode 222 – Finding Molly With Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge

Justine Prado and Jenn St-Onge, the writer and artist of Emet Comics‘ Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting, join us this week to discuss the inspiration behind their hilarious and sincere book as well as talking about their new Kickstarter to fund the Finding Molly graphic novel! It’s a rare treat to have both creators of a comic aboard, and we had an absolute blast talking about comics, cats, and comics about cats! Listen here: Fortnight’s Challenge: Escape From PATRICK’S BDAY CHALLENGE!

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Episode 219: Babblin’ About Babylon 5

It’s Drew’s birthday! In celebration, he challenged us to watch the two hour pilot and first episode to an old favorite show of his: Babylon 5! After some Talk Nerdy To Me, we discuss the merits of the science fiction cult classic, and why it still works over twenty years later. Listen here: Fortnight’s Challenge:Watch Season 1 of Stranger Things on Netflix.

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Episode 216: Star Trek Beyond, Thunderdome

Spoilers: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Nerd. Its continuing mission to expand nerd horizons by engaging in weekly challenges. This week, the crew finds themselves face to face with the brand new offering of a beloved franchise: Star Trek Beyond. Will the Kelvin universe consume them? Listen here: Fortnight’s Challenge: San Diego Comic Con News Special

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Episode 215: Monte Cook’s Critical Hits

Last time game master Monte Cook visited the show, poor Patrick was sick and had to miss out chatting with one of his heroes. Luckily, Monte kindly took time away from prepping for GenCon to chat with us more about role playing culture, what inspired him to create Numenera, as well as gifting us the ability to give a little surprise to our listeners! Listen here: Fortnight’s Challenge: Star Trek Beyond SPOILERCAST!

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