Nerd Words: A podcast where two fellas shoot the shit about stuff of minor pop-culture relevance. In this episode, we digest topics: horror movies like Us, online gaming, Bloodlines 2, and how were totally going to review Kult 4th edition next episode. Some topics we expand on, some we just blow hot air. Anyways, thanks for listening to us ferment chaos!
Welcome back! We took a month off to prepare, go to Gen Con, work on other things, etc! We’ve returned to discuss all of those things with you. We talk about our Indy Gen Con meetup, games we played, folks we met and the terrible service you’re likely to find in the Circle City.
Thank you to Onyx Path and Modiphius for supplying us with cool prizes to give out at our meet up events!
In this episode of Nerd Words, Nate and Rachel talk about our upcoming meet up at Gen Con 2019, the epic harbinger, Sabbat OWbN, and finally the most recent season of Stranger Things.
Make sure to get your free tickets to BOTH our meetups, August 1st!
Date And Time
Thu, August 1, 2019,
8:00 PM - until ?? EDT
The Indianapolis Star
130 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Date And Time
Thu, August 1, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
1060 NORTH CAPITOL AVE SUITE C-100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
In this episode, we talk about missing our latest episode of VTM25. We talk about work and self-doubt. Also, we review Clanbook: Kiasyd from Drive Thru RPG!
Written by: Ian C.H. Hogan
Long thought to be an unplayably quirky bloodline, the Kiasyd have never been seen in this light: Treasure Hunters, Mystics, Goblin Friends. Learn their secrets! Investigate lost relics!
Clanbook: Kiasyd contains 100+ pages of:
• The Darkling's complete history, hierarchy, and habits
• A completely new take on Mytherceria, their signature discipline, now separated in a Seelie and Unseelie path.
• New merits, flaws, backgrounds, and even a new Path of Enlightenment for your Weirdlings
• Brand new original art by VtM veterans John Cobb and Mark Kelly!
In this episode, Nate and Bob talk about their most recent gaming experiences with (almost) D&D, Werewolf: the Apocalypse, Mutants and Masterminds and V5.
The two also review the Storytellers Vault title, “A Golconda Story,” by Glenn Houtchens.
A Golconda Story
When journalist Patricia Heron witnesses a murder, she becomes involved in a deeper mystery and unwittingly places herself in great danger; she is Embraced and in a no-win situation, she desperately seeks to find a way to reverse the curse and return to her humanity. A Golconda Story is a novel which details her perilous journey. A Golconda Story touches upon the themes of what it means to be human. Tragedy. Loss. Hope. Sacrifice. Love. Matthew Dawkins was the editor and his skills added some real polish to the final product.
Welcome back to the Nerd Words podcast. In this episode, we talk about crappy DLC, the new Bloodlines 2 Gameplay trailer, Kult, and we give you a review of “Mens Sana In Corpore Sano,” a Storytellers Vault title for Vampire: the Masquerade.
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano
By Secrets of the Masquerade
Follow this Coterie’s unique situation as they are struck both with incredible luck and incredible misfortune and find out the source of these bizarre events that have been plaguing their nightly lives for far too long.
This short supplement contains an easy to adapt one shot story to any city to introduce new players to Vampire the Masquerade, alongside premade characters and a descriptive of the situation they are involved in. The scope is small and oppresive to allow for a perfect “behind closed doors” personal horror tale. Most elements were left vague to give room for the storyteller to personalize and adapt the story to their specific needs.
Welcome. In this episode, we talk about some Shadowrun goodness. Also, on the last half of the cast, we discuss and review Clanbook: Blood Brothers from the Storyteller’s Vault. Check it out!
Clanbook: Blood Brothers
Written by: Matthew Dawkins
Thankfully rare, yet growing in number during the Victorian Age, the Blood Brothers are among the most bizarre, twisted bloodlines in the World of Darkness. Loyal to the Sabbat but slavishly devoted to each other, the Freaks exchange blood, thoughts, and limbs to increase their lethality. Fearful tales spread from domain to domain of the vampires that share faces, smiles, and voices. Few know the bloodline's origin or true purpose.
Clanbook: Blood Brothers includes:
The history of the bloodline, from its origins in 1815 through to the end of the 19th century;
The bloodline's views, powers, and motivations;
Story hooks to help involve the Blood Brothers in any Vampire: The Victorian Age chronicle; and
A character sheet designed for the Blood Brothers.
Hello all! We’re back with another stunningly adequate podcast! This episode, we try to tickle multiple fancies with a double shot of reviews. In hopes to lure all you Vampire: the Masquerade fans, we start with a Storyteller’s Vault review. We take a look at New Blood; a Dark Ages supplemental scenario by Jacob Klünder. We do this review FIRST, that way you don’t have to sift through part two. Part two is a spoiler-rich review of Avengers: Endgame (if the cover photo didn’t give it away.)
Avengers: Endgame review starts at 19:40 into the cast. Be aware of spoilers.
New Blood is a scenario that can be used as a one-off, a chronicle starter or inserted into an ongoing chronicle. A rumor states that a Tremere and a mortal alchemist have been able to create alchemical blood that will nourish a Cainite. Now, delegations from around the world arrive in Languedoc to join an auction to buy the secret of this new blood.
Inside, you’ll find.
A scenario that can be played as neonates, experienced characters or even elders.
A look at the troubles faced by Cainites when traveling in the Dark Medieval World.
A large gallery of Storyteller Characters to use in this scenario and beyond.
In this episode, Nate and Rachel talk about their most recent experience at the One World by Night, Vampire: the Masquerade event, Ecumenical Council.
One World by Night is an international network of World of Darkness live-action role-playing games.
In this episode, Bob talks about the current debacle in his Shadowrun game. Nate talks about his trip to Chicago, seeing some cool bands, and a quick review of “Us.” After that, Nate and Bob review Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1: Carna’s Rebellion.
If you want to skip straight to the Storyteller’s Vault review (How dare you?!?) jump to about 46:30 into the episode.
Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1: Carna’s ReBellion
Written by: Joshua Heath, Chaz Lebel, J.C. Stearns, David Horwitz
Beckett’s Vampire Folio includes:
Beckett’s Vampire Folio 1 is the first in a series of support products designed for use with Beckett’s Jyhad Diary. That massive tome makes reference to various NPCs of note from the greater World of Darkness.
These Folio’s will go chapter by chapter through that book describing and detailing the statistics of the characters referenced.
With the announcement of Bloodlines 2 this week, our expected podcast took a different path. I mean, we’re mostly a V:tM podcast anyways, so this had to be pretty obvious. We talk at length about the original Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines and speculate up a storm in our vaguely informed manner about the new game. Also, we talk about the Captain Marvel movie as well!
In this episode, we dish on the real Storytellers Secrets - the nightmares of storytelling/running a game. We’ve all had them and we’ve all been there. We go deep on some of the worst times we’ve had doing one of the things we love the most. In this episode, we also give a review for “Madison by Night,” a supplement for Vampire: the Masquerade.
If you came for the review only, skip ahead to 38:00 to get right to it!
Madison By Night
By Bill Bodden
"It is said that Madison is 94 square miles surrounded by reality. Honestly, though, the reality out there isn't much better than what we have in here."
-- Chopper, Nosferatu and Keeper of Information for the Baron of Madison
Part supply depot, part library, and part fast-food joint, Madison is a one-stop shop for Anarchs looking to take over a piece of ground to call their own.
With a small permanent population of Kindred, Madison is easy to overlook but for one thing: they supply or directly support over half of the Anarch insurgencies on the North American continent.
Madison by Night includes:
A brief history of Madison, Wisconsin, from the early days of European immigrants and the arrival of the first Kindred to the Anarch take-over in the 1960s.
A listing of some of the more important Kindred-related sites in the Madison area
An overview of the Anarch Kindred who currently call Madison home.
In this episode, we discuss our time away, crazy neighbors and living in new spaces, and we review the upcoming tabletop role-playing game, “They Came From Beneath the Sea!”
THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA!
They Came From Beneath The Sea! is a new game encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game will evoke all that is great in the B-Movies of decades ago, and provides a dynamic, fun experience at the table.
Our review starts about 30 minutes into the episode, if you want to jump ahead and skip our banter. “They Came From Beneath The Sea!” is developed and conceived by Matthew Dawkins and published by Onyx Path Publishing, planned for a 2020 release.
Onyx Path Publishing
TCFBtS Kickstarter Page
In this final episode dedicated to The Night In Question, we sit down again with Matt Webb from Jackalope LARP to talk about all the great, difficult, fun, and amazing parts about running this blockbuster event. We also talk to Tandy who played one of the special characters from the event.
Note: There were some issues on the back end of the recording. If you find some parts of the podcast slightly disjointed, I am aware of those audio issues. I did my best to edit the podcast into a cohesive episode. Thanks for your patience if it’s a little jarring in some spots.
In this episode, Nate and Rachel are joined by the Indy Sabbat crew to talk more about the vampire perspective at The Night in Question in mid-November. Tickets for the 2019 The Night in Question are on sale now!
Next episode, we’ll wrap up our summery of the event by having Matt Webb from Jackalope LARP!
The Night in Question Site
In this long-overdue episode of Nerd Words, Nate and Rachel sit down with Bob at his palatial estate to talk about their experience with “The Night in Question.” TNiQ was a blockbuster LARP presented by Jackalope LARP and White Wolf in Austin, TX. This podcast is part 1 of 2. Next week, we will be joined by other players to hear their experiences from The Night in Question.
The Night in Question Site
In this episode, Nate and Bob are joined by Rachel to talk about their most recent One World by Night Mind’s Eye Theatre LARP game. Every other month, Nate and Rachel play in the local Indianapolis chapter of the OWbN Sabbat Chronicle. This month, they talk about the diocese’s journey to promote a new Bishop.
Rachel joins us to discuss our issues playing Star Wars role-playing games. Additionally, Nate and Rachel talk to Bob about their experience watching the World of Darkness documentary.
”World of Darkness”
An in-depth look into how the World of Darkness and Vampire: The Masquerade created a phenomenon in the 1990's - a zeitgeist that helped shape film, literature, fashion, club culture, and ultimately fans, whose lives it forever altered.
Click here to purchase or rent “World of Darkness” via Google Play
Check out the White Wolf/Vampire: the Masquerade Humble Bundle available until October 17th, 2018 and help out our show!
In this episode, Nate and Bob are back to talk about health scares, Meg and shark movies, as well as some LARP and Vampire: the Masquerade stuff.
We are quickly approaching three years of Nerd Words! Thanks for following us on this journey and all your support!
In this episode, Nathan is joined by the awesome Rachel to chat about their fun night at LARP with the OWbN, Stars Never Rise Sabbat game in Indy. We talk about forming a pack, playing a path of enlightenment and more.