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The Online Gamers Anthology #17
Mon, 11 Aug 2008 01:02:00 GMT [download/play]

Welcome to Episode 17!  This episode is part 2 of our look back at SSI's "Pool of Radiance" and the "Gold Box" Games!

- A factory worker describes his battle with his own "Curse of the Azure Bonds"
- Welcome and thoughts on SOE FanFaire.
- Jonathan's personal memories of the GoldBox games.
- Jonathan welcomes Pool of Radiance programmer Brad Myers onto the show!  They talk of the creation of Pool of Radiance, a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making it, and some easter eggs in the game you may not have even known were there!
- Viewer mail and "Podcast of the Show".
- Outtakes!

- Next Episode:
   We journey to an MMO in a galaxy far far away with our look back at "Star Wars Galaxies"

   Email us your favorite gaming moments at theonlinegamersanthology[at]!!

   Galactic Village Games:

   "Eve of Adam" Podcast:

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Episode 17 Discussion Thread

'Dude!' by Checksix
Submitted on 2008-08-11 14:26:48 CST
I've gotta say host my favorite podcast here on Virginworlds. Partly because of your pod casting style and partly your subject matter.

Way to go man, keep em coming!


'Pools of Greatness' by Seekerpilgrim
Submitted on 2008-08-13 02:45:58 CST
I'm getting spoiled: I've been listening to the VirginWorlds podcast for quite awhile and enjoyed it, but never really thought about trying any of the satellite shows. Yesterday, howerver, I figured I'd give one a shot and listened to the MMOG Nation podcast, where I was pleasantly surprised to really enjoy it, and since Van Hemlock was a guest his podcast was next on my list. I tried yours however, and couldn't help but get caught up in the GoldBox excitement. Is there any way to play these classics on Vista?

(Serious bonus points for mentioning SpellJammer!)

These two positive experiences bode well for ALL of the VirginWorld Collective and I plan try each one, even for games I'm not currently playing.
Thanks again!

'Ditto' by Shawn
Submitted on 2008-08-13 10:07:47 CST

- The interview with Brad Myers was so awesome. How did you land that gig?!? Not only that, but the sound quality was better than most podcast HOSTS have, let alone someone on a call, and his stories were fantastic.
- Your blue-collar Michigan accent always cracks me up. I grew up around very similar blue-collar South Chicago accents
- Thanks for the shout-out for Eve of Adam
- You seriously rock

'*love* ' by Luper
Submitted on 2008-08-13 11:12:19 CST
I havent played Pool of radiance in forever. You always bring back good 'ol memories. Way to go Jonny boy!

You know I'm a total fan girl for you cast. I love the way you organize it. The skit this show was schweeeeet!!!

Can't wait to see you at Fan Faire!! Woot woot!


'Curse of the Azure Bonds!' by Zoso
Submitted on 2008-08-28 11:30:36 CST
Oh, man, bouncing lightning bolts off walls, trying to decide if you could take the hit for the sake of getting mobs twice! Positioning fireballs! Stinking Cloud... I *loved* Curse of the Azure Bonds. Just missed out on Pool of Radiance, but I played Curse of the Azure Bonds to death on an 8086 PC with two 5.25" drives, CGA, swapping disks for every combat... And then upgrading to EGA later, and the amazing ability to change colours of your character icons! But no flesh tones, I think my party ended up black, white, blue, green... Massive thanks to Brad and the team for giving us those games, and to Jonathan for the podcast.