Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again when we all hunker down, dim the lights, and play the crap out of the scariest games in our backlogs, right? Or is everyone playing Super Mario Odyssey? To help us out this week, Mike from the Pod Nerdy 2 Me podcast joins the cast! He’s here to talk comics, tabletop games, and to tell us about a new project he’s part of that recently launched a Kickstarter. It’s called Advanced Death Saves, and it’s comics and tabletop RPGs rolled together in one epic book. Check out the Kickstarter page and if you’re feeling generous toss those guys some support. They’ve been working their asses off and we can’t wait to see the finished product! In the meantime, check out Pod Nerdy 2 Me and get your nerd on with Mike and Josie.
A lot has gone down in the last couple weeks so we’ve got a lot to get through! As we mentioned, Super Mario Odyssey has launched and we are all hopelessly addicted. We haven’t gotten too far into it yet, but over the next couple weeks expect it to be fully dissected. In the meantime, check out the Twitch channel and watch Stevo’s streams. We’ve also managed to sneak in a few horror sessions, so Mike and Stevo get to talk about Hellblade and Amnesia, and Elliot cowers into his happy place.
And last but not least, we talk about the NeoGAF meltdown and the birth of ResetEra, a new gaming community hoping to cultivate a space for open discussion about video games on the internet. We have an interesting perspective on how ResetEra came to be and the events leading up to its founding, as our very own Rather Be Playing cohost, Josh, had a front row seat. The community he was most active in on NeoGAF was not only among the first admitted to ResetEra, but also happened to be among those in the early Discord general chat sessions. Josh gives us a rundown as a fly on the wall starting at 48:25.
Until next time, happy horror gaming!
- Super Mario Odyssey
- NeoGAF and ResetEra
- Advanced Death Saves
- Pod Nerdy 2 Me
- Tabletop Games
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Amnesia: The Dark Descent