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!
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.
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.
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
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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, Bob is absent due to his impending move. Nate is joined by the delightful Rachel to talk more about our trip to see the Lost Boys in Downtown Indy! We wax nostalgic on old movies and grumble about new stuff.
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In this episode, Bob and Nate talk about decidedly un-nerdy things including cell phones, Sushi and weddings. They also talk about their Patreon rewards and some upcoming events going on in the UML world.
In this episode, we review the Marvel Cinematic experience, "Infinity War." Warning: as the title implies, there are spoilers. The entire podcast is a spoiler. We SPOIL THE MOVIE!
In this episode, Nathan and Rachel discuss watching "Friends," as well as their experience at Gary Con X. We discuss the Awake in the Night LARP, thrown by Chad from DGS. Check out Dead Games Society for more podcast fun!
Welcome once more, you rapscallions, to another episode of Nerd Words. We are joined in the Nerd Sanctum by the grand 'caster, Jeff. ADDITIONALLY, scoundrels, we are joined by the preeminent Nerd Words associate, Katastroph3 (AKA, Chris).
We talk about the perils of vaguely being popular, personalities and Werewolf: the Forsaken. This is a rather self-indulgent episode.
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In this episode, we are joined by the amazing Jeff! We talk horror movies, pooping, coffee and nothing else of any particular interest! It's Nerd Words - Classic! Get with the program!
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In this episode we review the Netflix original series, Marvel's The Punisher.
Additionally, Bob shares his experience with the 2010 shock horror film, "A Serbian Film." Nathan finds it incredibly funny because he's a soulless asshole.
In this episode, we talk on Sabbat nonsense, LARP, and all the perils you'll find in such ventures, terrible convention food and games, and some tips for storytelling. We mention The Punisher as well, but refrain from review.
The above photo has nothing to do with the content of this podcast! In this episode, we talk about Thor: Ragnarok, MCU, Marvel Netflix and, well, all things Marvel Comics. This podcast has NO White Wolf related content in it, Jack. Live with that. Love you.