Episode Twenty-Six - Out of Control

In our final episode of 2018 we talk experimental larp styles and mechanics. In "What Are You Playing?" Linda tells us about Hidden Folk, Kelly discusses her Battle for Azeroth and Undertale progress, and both update us on sci-fi western larp After the End. Plus Joie gives her Metatopia 2018 review and tells us about upcoming dark fairytale larp Real Royalty and the Atlanta run of cyberpunk larp Project Ascension. Our "Off Topic" is winter holiday plans.

Episode Twenty-Five - Spooky Streaming

A very special episode recorded as we livestreamed on Twitch to kick of 24 hours of gaming for Extra Life. Our main topic, DLC, microtransactions and pay-to-play, generated a lot of discussion. Meanwhile, we covered WoW, Slime Rancher, Hearthstone, Pokemon Go, and larps Garden of Destinies, After the End, and Dead Legends in "What Are You Playing?," as well as games at brand new convention HLGCon. Our spoooooky "Off Topic" is Halloween!

Episode Twenty-Four - The Bog of Eternal Stench

We tackle the prickly subject of bad sportsmanship while discussing bullying, harassment and toxicity in gaming environments, reflect on some instances when we've been the bullies, and develop strategies on how to be better players. In "What Are You Playing?" we discuss D&D Adventurers League, Monster Seeking Monster, The Witness, Escape the 80's at Escape the Room, and upcoming events Maelstrom Mansion, Dead Legends, and HLGCon. Our "Off Topic" is cosplay groups and photoshoots. Plus an announcement about a Glitter Dice Special Event coming mid-October!

Episode Twenty-Three - Scream Queens

This episode we cover all things creepy, spooky and downright scary as we discuss horror in gaming. Between our main topic and "What Are You Playing?" we discuss so many games we can barely list them all: Call of Cthulhu, Among the Sleep, Bioshock, Resident Evil, Fatal Frame, Catherine, Doki Doki Literature Club, Bluebeard's Bride, Nyctophobia, Arkham Horror, Mysterium, Dead of Winter, Zombies!, Zombiecide, Betrayal, Gloom, Ten Candles, Monsterhearts, Soma, Oxenfree, D, Thirteenth Guest, Dead Space, World of Darkness games, World of Warcraft's Battle for Azeroth expansion, FATE core, and Garden of Destinies larp. Our "Off Topic" is getting ready for DragonCon 2018!

Episode Twenty-Two - Gender (R)evolution

In this episode we discuss the importance of gender diversity and representation in a variety of different gaming formats. In "What Are You Playing?" Linda discusses her recent playthrough of What Remains of Edith Finch, app games Pokemon Go and Transformers: Forged to Fight, Kelly and Joie share their mutual admiration of Monster Prom and Beat Saber, and Joie tells us all about indie darling Oxenfree. Our "Off-Topic" this month is everything that piqued our interest at E3 this year (and a few tragic disappointments).

Episode Twenty-One - Drinking Games

This is our special "drinking episode" to celebrate 21 months of being on the air. Our main topic is managing your geek identity in the mundane world. We cover a number of games including Pokemon Go, Dead Space, World of Warcraft, hybrid board game Best Friends Forever, the wonders of the MomoCon arcade, and larps After the End and Project Ascension. Our "Off Topic" is thematically appropriate: drinking stories!

Episode Twenty - The Fine Print

Content Warning: Discussion of non-consensual physical contact. This episode is all about social contracts and how they influence behavior in gaming spaces. In "What Are You Playing?" we cover pigeon-dating sim Hatoful Boyfriend, Pokemon Go, WoW, Garden of Destinies larp, and Joie updates us on Project Ascension. Our "Off Topic" is vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows and its upcoming FX television series.

Glitter Dice Plays: Monsterhearts - Red Right Hand, Part Five (Finale)

The finale of a five-episode actual play series, the Glitter Dice hosts and special guest Amy play a one-shot session of the tabletop RPG Monsterhearts. A game about "the messy lives of teenage monsters," Monsterhearts uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The custom-created scenario, entitled "Red Right Hand," centers around the arrival of a mysterious stranger to the small Midwestern town of Perdition, South Dakota. 

Glitter Dice Plays: Monsterhearts - Red Right Hand, Part Four

Part four of a multi-episode actual play series, the Glitter Dice hosts and special guest Amy play a one-shot session of the tabletop RPG Monsterhearts. A game about "the messy lives of teenage monsters," Monsterhearts uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The custom-created scenario, entitled "Red Right Hand," centers around the arrival of a mysterious stranger to the small Midwestern town of Perdition, South Dakota. 

Episode Nineteen - Genre Savvy

In our latest episode, we discuss our favorite genres in gaming and those we'd like to see more of. In "What Are You Playing?" Linda tells us about her intense experience with Among the Sleep, Kelly updates us on her WoW progress, Joie details her experience with digital larp Hellfire & Happiness, and we discuss local sci-fi western larp After the End. Our "Off Topic" for this month is cooking at games.

Glitter Dice Plays: Monsterhearts - Red Right Hand, Part Three

Part three of a multi-episode actual play series, the Glitter Dice hosts and special guest Amy play a one-shot session of the tabletop RPG Monsterhearts. A game about "the messy lives of teenage monsters," Monsterhearts uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The custom-created scenario, entitled "Red Right Hand," centers around the arrival of a mysterious stranger to the small Midwestern town of Perdition, South Dakota. 

Episode Eighteen - CONtext

This episode is all about how gaming fits into the convention experience. In "What Are You Playing?" we discuss Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Garden of Destinies larp, World of Warcraft, Werewolf: the Wild West, and Seven Wonders. Our "Off Topic" for this month is anything and everything being filmed in and around Atlanta these days.

Glitter Dice Plays: Monsterhearts - Red Right Hand, Part Two

Part two of a multi-episode actual play series, the Glitter Dice hosts and special guest Amy play a one-shot session of the tabletop RPG Monsterhearts. A game about "the messy lives of teenage monsters," Monsterhearts uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The custom-created scenario, entitled "Red Right Hand," centers around the arrival of a mysterious stranger to the small Midwestern town of Perdition, South Dakota.

Episode Seventeen - Flagged for PVP

We talk about the difference between good PVP and bad PVP and how it can make or break your gaming experience. In "What Are You Playing?" Linda updates us on her Slime Rancher progress and tells us all about Terraria, Kelly waxes poetic about the Battle for Azeroth WoW expansion, and Joie gives us the details about upcoming storygame One Child's Heart and cyberpunk larp Project Ascension, and dips back into Dragon Age: Inquisition. "Off Topic" for this episode is the Marvel cinematic and television universe.

Glitter Dice Plays: Monsterhearts - Red Right Hand, Part One

Part one of a multi-episode actual play series, the Glitter Dice hosts and special guest Amy play a one-shot session of the tabletop RPG Monsterhearts. A game about "the messy lives of teenage monsters," Monsterhearts uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system. The custom-created scenario, entitled "Red Right Hand," centers around the arrival of a mysterious stranger to the small Midwestern town of Perdition, South Dakota.

Episode Fifteen - So Many Games, So Little Time

In this episode we cover a HUGE number of games we're excited to play in the new year: Maelstrom Mansion, New World Magischola, Griftlands, The Artful Escape, Changeling the Lost, Warlords of Draenor for WoW, Palette Parade, Kingdom Hearts 3, Psychonauts 2, Changeling the Dreaming 20th Anniversary Ed., Mysterium, Among the Sleep, Simulacra, After the End, Gardens of Destiny and everything available at Pax Unplugged. In "What Are You Playing?" Linda updates us on her Slime Rancher progress, Kelly tells us about the newest addition to Hearthstone and Telltale Games' Guardians of the Galaxy, and Joie gives her opinion of Sims 4 for console. Our very important "Off Topic" is Net Neutrality and why you should care.

 

Episode Fourteen - L'esprit de l'escalier

Content Warning: Our main topic centers on missing stairs in geek communities and the discussion includes instances of assault, sexual harassment, bullying and other potentially triggering content. This is a difficult topic and we attempt to give it the gravity it deserves. In "What Are You Playing?" Kelly and Linda discuss LARPs After the End and Garden of Destinies, and Joie introduces listeners to Metatopia, a playtesting-oriented convention, and the numerous games she played there. Our "Off Topic" this month is Netflix nostalgia-fest Stranger Things.

Glitter Dice Plays: Fiasco, Part Three (Act II, Aftermath)

Part three of a three-part Special Episode series celebrating our one-year anniversary, the Glitter Dice Podcast plays Bully Pulpit Games' Fiasco! Fiasco is described as "an award-winning, GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. During a game you will engineer and play out stupid, disastrous situations, usually at the intersection of greed, fear, and lust." This is the final episode of the series and covers Act II and the Aftermath.