Jun 26, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 7

(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: The crew locates the Chirpers but will they make it past the remaining defenses to free them? 

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

Jun 24, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Hard Traveling Heroes

Steve and Rodney take a look back at the late, great Denny O'Neil's famous run on Green Lantern. 

Jun 19, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 6

 
(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: The hunt for the Chirpers continues as the crew of the Fishwife explores Research Station Gamma. Will they fulfill their mission or will the station's automated defenses get them first? 

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

Jun 17, 2020

Microphones of Madness- The Royal Heretic

Steve and Rodney discuss The Royal Heretic the Afrocentric fantasy epic from Sarah Macklin. This fan-fucking-tastic novel will be available July 1 from MV Media. Check out her thoughts on the book HERE!

Jun 12, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 5

(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: The crew locates the mysterious Research Station Gamma and find their way inside. What mysteries will they discover?

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

Jun 10, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Blade of the Immortal

Steve and Rodney talk about Takashi Miike's 2017 adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's manga.

Jun 5, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 4

(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: Alfredo and the crew of the Fishwife come to an arrangement and the hunt for Research Station Gamma begins in earnest. 

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

Jun 3, 2020

Microphones of Madness- Woman of the Woods

Steve and Rodney take a look at Milton Davis's sword and soul epic, Woman of the Woods. Pick up a copy in the format of your choice at the link below!

Woman of the Woods

May 29, 2020

(Actual Play) Tales of the Laughing Fishwife 3

(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: Purchasing black market livers is tougher than it looks for our intrepid crew. Without enough money for the deal, Alfredo decides that the crew of the Fishwife is a source of fresh stock. Will they escape or will they be harvested? Find out in this episode of Tales of the Laughing Fishwife!

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 27, 2020

Microphones of Madness- 36th Chamber of Shaolin

Steve and Rodney talk about one of the greatest martial arts movies of all time, 1978's 36th Chamber of Shaolin.

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). 

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