Podcast #258: Who Chooses the Game to Play?

Morrus, Peter, and Jessica answer the question, who chooses the game to play?

This week, Morrus, Peter, and Jessica talk about who chooses what game to play. In the news, previews on new Dungeons & Dragons books, The Laundry Files 2nd Edition announced, Paizo community update, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about facing an underwhelming monster.

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Planescape: Adventures in the Multiverse boxed set cover and art preview https://www.enworld.org/threads/planescape-pre-order-page-shows-off-the-books.698812/

Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants monster preview video https://www.enworld.org/threads/a-d...0-new-monsters-in-glory-of-the-giants.698795/

Shadow of the Weird Wizard Kickstarter pre-launch page https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/432417423/shadow-of-the-weird-wizard

Not DnD - Shadow of the Weird Wizard
News Digest for July 21 (Monte Cook Games The Weird, The Laundry Files 2nd Edition announced, Fantasy AGE 2nd Edition released, SAG-AFTRA Strike and Critical Role, Dimension20, etc., CMON Marvel Multiverse accessories) https://www.enworld.org/threads/news-digest-for-july-21-2023.698859/

Paizo Community Update and a Look Ahead https://www.enworld.org/threads/paizo-community-update-and-a-look-ahead.698829/

What’s OLD is NEW Starter Set Kickstarter from EN Publishing https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/enworld/woin

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Hosts: Russ “Morrus” Morrissey, Peter Coffey, and Jessica Hancock

Editing and post-production: Darryl Mott

Theme Song: Steve Arnott

Malach the Maleficent played by Darren Morrissey

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Keovar

AKA Thanatos from NKL/NTL days.
About Marvel’s Earth 616; the earliest versions of the book of revelation give the number of the beast as 616. That’s because the Romans weren’t the only culture to use letters as numerals, and the name ‘Nero Caesar‘ adds up to a different number depending on the letter-numerals the author used. i think it was the translation from Aramaic to Greek which changed the number the first time, but when translated to Latin, the numerals didn’t change again and were thereafter left at 666. The whole thing was an anti-Rome political polemic, so it makes sense that the scribes who understood that might not want to update the calculation and get executed for it.
666 — Numberphile

Why Marvel chose that number I don’t know.
 
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About Marvel’s Earth 616; the earliest versions of the book of revelation give the number of the beast as 616. That’s because the Romans weren’t the only culture to use letters as numerals, and the name ‘Nero Caesar‘ adds up to a different number depending on the letter-numerals the author used.
666 — Numberphile

Why Marvel chose that number I don’t know.
Alan Moore was writing the series where it was named and, well, being Alan Moore he was grumpy at his publisher and took out some petty revenge.
 

Keovar

AKA Thanatos from NKL/NTL days.
Ah well, I think it’s hilarious. Because proponents of a moral panic don’t actually read or otherwise know the media they attack, the anti-comics nutters don’t seem to have noticed the 616 thing. It’s kinda like how the anti-D&D satanic panic crap never seemed to notice that the ideal stat roll was three sixes.
 

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