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Squadcast Episode 27: Featuring the King of RPGs

Gia and John got to sit down with Jason Thompson this week!

The first (but probably not final) design of the King of RPGs cover
The first (but probably not final) design of the King of RPGs cover
I'm a huge fan of Jason Thompson. His Manga: The Complete Guide is an essential bible of English-language manga, and as an erstwhile tabletop player and manga fan, I'm really excited for his upcoming manga King of RPGs-- a sort of shounen manga meets D&D mash-up. Jason chatted about the book, and plenty of other stuff-- did you know that the man literally owns over a half ton of manga? Over 1,000 pounds? We calculated it out ourselves, though we were mildly disappointed it wasn't a full ton.
 
Jason also talks a little bit about his recent experience as a guerrilla Dungeon Master in the public eye of San Francisco, CA, which you should check out-- I can't wait for the video to go online! --and his current manga giveaway on Del Rey's Suvudu blog, as well as yaoi readings and manga orcs. Yes, I said manga orcs.
 
While I'm at it, permit me to apologize a bit for John's lack of volume here-- we had a slight recording error in which his track was not actually recorded in and of itself. I did my best to fix the problem, but even after a solid hour and a half of adusting, this was the best I could do! Oddly enough, John doesn't talk as much as usual this week, so hopefully it won't be too big a problem. He'll be back in loud mode next week, I promise!
 
You can listen to this week's Squadcast, as well as past weeks', right over here!
AjayRazon Oct. 28, 2009 at 12:56 p.m.
WOO! NEW SQUADCAST!  
*takes pants off* 
giaon Oct. 28, 2009 at 1:01 p.m.
@AjayRaz: If only the entire world responded to our podcast that way. We could all live in pantsless harmony.
 
...Kumbayaaaaaa...
megaplushieon Oct. 28, 2009 at 2:41 p.m.
Hmm... I tried downloading the Squadcast from iTunes and it keeps spitting a weird iTunes error (9006) at me after it gets halfway through downloading it. Is anyone else running into this or is it just me? :(
Nikoon Oct. 28, 2009 at 2:47 p.m.
@gia said:
" @AjayRaz: If only the entire world responded to our podcast that way. We could all live in pantsless harmony.  ...Kumbayaaaaaa... "
That would be a scary world.
giaon Oct. 28, 2009 at 3:06 p.m.
@megaplushie said:
" Hmm... I tried downloading the Squadcast from iTunes and it keeps spitting a weird iTunes error (9006) at me after it gets halfway through downloading it. Is anyone else running into this or is it just me? :( "
I just tried it on Babs' computer here in the office (my computer recognizes that I already have a copy), and it seemed to work fine over there. Anyone else having this problem?
megaplushieon Oct. 28, 2009 at 3:08 p.m.
I guess it might just be my fail connection. I've never seen the error before... so it's weird. Searching Google hasn't helped me.
Oh well, I'll try downloading it again later tonight or tomorrow when I'm on a better connection.
giaon Oct. 28, 2009 at 3:31 p.m.
@megaplushie: Try going to Help menu -> Diagnostics -> network diagnostics and see if you get anything useful?
megaplushieon Oct. 28, 2009 at 6:21 p.m.
@gia Everything passes with flying colors. I think I ran it earlier after I started having issues and iTunes failed getting a secure connection to the store. I started the download once moar and took a nap and it finished this time. Real weird, but I can listen nao. :3
giaon Oct. 28, 2009 at 10:01 p.m.
@megaplushie: Very odd, but I'm glad to hear it's working now :)
cfatalison Oct. 28, 2009 at 10:35 p.m.
@Niko said:
" @gia said:
" @AjayRaz: If only the entire world responded to our podcast that way. We could all live in pantsless harmony.  ...Kumbayaaaaaa... "
That would be a scary world. "
really scary, like ryleh scary
Nerxon Oct. 28, 2009 at 11:27 p.m.
@cfatalis: Orwell scary

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