May 22, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 2

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

A rag-tag band of miscreants is drinking away their forced retirement on the backwater world of Vanagen when approached by a Chirper bearing gold. Is it goodwill or the lure of treasure that leads the gang to investigate the secrets of RESEARCH STATION GAMMA?

This week: Scratching for money to purchase transport to the Southern islands, the future crew of the Fishwife attempts to secure some high-value illicit goods. What they thought would be a drug connection turns out to be the mastermind of an organ-harvesting ring.

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic 

May 19, 2020

Microphones of Madness- This Yellow Madness 2

Steve and Rodney discuss three short stories from the legendary Joe Pulver.

To Live and Die in Arkham

The Second Wave of Fear

Fatally Coloured Gestures

May 15, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 1

(Traveller LBB/ Cepheus Engine)

The Monday Night Heroes are back for some far future madness with Steve behind the screen.

A rag-tag band of miscreants is drinking away their forced retirement on the backwater world of Vanagen when approached by a Chirper bearing gold. Is it goodwill or the lure of treasure that leads the gang to investigate the secrets of RESEARCH STATION GAMMA?

Cast

Steve: GM

Wes: "Earnest" Ernie McHale- Former Naval officer and pencil-pusher

Nick: Doreen Smith- Criminal on the run

Molly: Lady Allie Wayan- Gun-toting badass

Rodney: Durbin Echs- Merchant marine engineer and mechanic 

May 13, 2020

Microphones of Madness- This Yellow Madness: Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.

Steve and Rodney celebrate the life and work of Joe Pulver, Mayor of Carcosa, with a look at the collection King In Yellow Tales Vol. 1.

Grab a copy of this excellent book at the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/King-Yellow-Tales-1-ebook/dp/B00Y710UG2/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=king+in+yellow+tales&qid=1589339521&sr=8-3

Apr 29, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Autoduel Tales

Steve and Rodney strap in and burn rubber with an anthology of Car Wars fiction from Steve Jackson Games.

Apr 22, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Parasite

Steve and Rodney's quarantine watch party goes to the Oscars with Bong Joon-ho's 2019 film Parasite.

Apr 17, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 9

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: The Luckies seek to turn everyone against everyone else. Jimmy and Doc take out one of Cardone's stool pigeons and discover that Agent Jones has enacted a nefarious plan. Meanwhile, Whistler meets face to face with Boss Cardone and made an offer he can't refuse. 

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Apr 15, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Nasomi’s Quest

Steve and Rodney talk about Enock I Sambaya's novel Nasomi's Quest. The book drops in paperback on June 1st but digital copies are available at the link below.

https://www.mvmediaatl.com/product-page/nasomi-s-quest-epub-edition?fbclid=IwAR0vGFVuHEiNg9g4ak0i6WHxprBawf-cldhbcIFV8yhZF1OLmqhcuPlCkkc

Apr 9, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 8

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: Doc recovers from the shootout at Flo's while Jimmy and Whistler learn that the Luckies were the actual target. The city is a powderkeg and someone has lit the fuse. 

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Apr 7, 2020

Microphones of Madness- “Lady, it rose below vulgarity.”

Steve and Rodney examine one of Steve's favorite films, Mel Brooks' The Producers (1967). 

Apr 3, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 7

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: Jimmy and Doc hook back up with Whistler, discover that the Feds have moved into town, and how the actions of the Lucky Gang have accelerated the hostile takeover of the Cardone family. The boys also have an explosive meeting with Detectives Hauser and O'Brien.

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Apr 1, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Altered Carbon: The Series

Steve and Rodney examine the Netflix adaptation of Altered Carbon. Beware of spoilers for Season 1&2 as well as the animated feature Altered Carbon: Resleeved.

Mar 27, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 6

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: While Whistler makes some special arrangements, Jimmy and Doc take on a bootlegging job for Ratzo where they encounter some zealous Treasury Agents.

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Mar 25, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Altered Carbon

The transhuman revolution has begun! Steve and Rodney take a look at Richard Morgan's sci-fi mystery Altered Carbon.

Mar 20, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 5

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: When one of the gang's informants turns up dead, Jimmy, Whistler, and Doc realize they may be pawns in a bigger play.

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Mar 18, 2020

Microphones of Madness- DC Universe All Star Games

Steve and Rodney take a look at the Actual Play offering from the DC Universe streaming service.

Mar 13, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 4

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: While Doc is recovering from his injuries, Jimmy and Whistler take on a job from one of Boss Cardone's men. 

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Mar 6, 2020

(Actual Play) The Hard Goodbye 3

(Gangbusters B/X)

When Boss Cardone breaks the truce between organized crime families, Salvatore Moroni recruits an inexperienced group of freelancers to enact some mob justice. The catch? Leave Moroni's name out of the whole sordid affair. 

This week: The fallout from the Dead Man's Hand Massacre rains down on the city. Boss Schultz has brought in talent from New York and the city's own masked avenger seems to have taken notice of the "Lucky Gang's" activities. Jimmy, Whistler, and Doc go after Cardone's courier, Weasel, with disastrous results. 

MUSIC: Evil Minded Blues by Virginia Liston (1926)

CAST:

Steve as Jimmy "La Nozze" Figaro, driver and safecracker

Matt as  Jackie "Whistler" Delaney, muscle

Brian as Charles "Doc" Coffin III, has poor taste in friends and is in over his head

Mar 4, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Harley Quinn Animated

Steve and Rodney discuss the hilarious animated series from DC Universe. 

Feb 26, 2020

Microphones of Madness: Locke and Key

Steve and Rodney take a look at the Netflix adaptation of Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.

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