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The Online Gamers Anthology #15
Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:55:00 GMT [download/play]

Welcome to Episode 15!  This episode is part 2 of our look back at Dungeons and Dragons!

- Two vampire hunters find Castle Ravenloft's library to be a bit...unusual.
- Jonathan introduces the show and talks about more favorite memories of D&D.
- Jonathan talks with fellow-skitmembers/co-workers Chris Babcock and Jeff Syphus about their memories of D&D.
- Troy (of Travels of Troy) comes back to the show, and he and Jon talk about the magic of pen-and-paper, the best gaming memories, and how Troy nearly got a  job at TSR.
- The online side of Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition.
- Jonathan reads a bit of viewer mail and closes the show.
- Outtakes!

- Next Episode:
   We take our D&D nostalgia to the next level with a look at Pool of Radiance and the almighty "Gold Box" computer games!

   Email us your favorite gaming moments at theonlinegamersanthology[at]

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Episode #20 - Duration: 01:25:12 - Released: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 01:26:00 GMT
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Episode 15 Discussion Thread

'Another great show' by Monstage
Submitted on 2008-06-11 16:50:22 CST
Another great podcast! It's strange but I am feeling nostalgic about D & D and I never got to play it as my friends were not geeky enough to join me on my adventures :(

The shows (especially the intros) have all been great and have really made me miss those old games we used to play back in the ....past.

Good job Jonothan on limiting the "Back in the day" quotient by the way, I have been listening very closely. I can forgive Troy for that one in this podcast and the odd little BITD you have slipped in here and there (even the embedded hidden easter egg back in the day) but Brent, Brent Brent!! How can I let the four blatant BITD's in show 11 go unpunished huh? (and I am sure the last one was said with a hint of a grin, I could hear it, that one counts as double).

I guess I can let you off though since you have done such a good job with the collective. What would I do without my pocast fix? Besides, I couldn't possibly risk the wrath of a horde of angry pocasters and bloggers bearing down on me seeking revenge like the horde of Sauron bursting from the gates of Mordor!

Great show. Keep em coming.

Monstage - Inquisitor of Repetitious phraseology

'On-line D&D etc.' by scytale2
Submitted on 2008-06-11 18:32:36 CST
Some interesting stuff. Especially nice to hear about Troy's meeting with the great man.

I have been playing on-line D&D for quite a while now. In fact I run two quite successful on-line roleplaying campaigns. I play using Fantasy Grounds, a very polished programme, which is designed to work with all sorts of rpg systems, including D&D 3.5 (and soon to be 4e). Pop along to www, and purchase the software for $30. There are no shortage of on-line games happening and many have excellent roleplayers in them.

It was also very interesting to hear about the listener in Korea, who was using RPG to teach English. Some may know that I am planning a project in Africa, which will introduce rural youngsters into roleplaying, not specifically to teach them Elglish, although this may happen, but to encourage creativity, problem-solving and imagination. My belief is that, in time, rpg will help support Africans solve their own problems, by developing more capable problem-solvers within their rural youth.

'Back in the day' by Kirath
Submitted on 2008-06-11 20:41:49 CST
I love it! The phrase and the show, keep up the good work

'great show Jonathan' by odinseye
Submitted on 2008-06-12 18:35:11 CST
great show Jonathan. I didnt know you was into D&D. Most of our talks have involved Stargate and SGW but this is another interest we share. I currently play in a couple of PBP (play by post) D&D games on the net at a siite called "rustmonster" located at

If your interested stop by, I go by the same handle there as well. I have the set of books for the 4th edition and am looking forward to getting into a good campaign, probably will be a PBP game though as I have too much real life to be able to actually get out with a group to play.

Once again I love your shows and please keep up the good work. Go Go UO show!

'Cool show' by animagnum
Submitted on 2008-06-14 12:06:33 CST
Loved the Castlevania: SotN song at the beginning. Nice touch.

'Great show' by teddyrtolley
Submitted on 2008-06-17 20:44:21 CST
Really enjoyed the show. Brought back lots of great memories. I live in the Houston area so if anyone wants to get a group together...drop me a line

'My Epic Tale of Dungeons and Dragons' by Braden
Submitted on 2008-06-30 03:06:57 CST
Check out my recent GAX blog post I think you might like it because it is all inspired because of this show

Thank you