Friday, November 15, 2013

Episode 104: Guns, Tomatoes and Steel

Having recorded this episode nearly a month ago -- so it's been sitting in the can all this time -- one might think it's gotten a bit stale. But lo and behold, it's still fresh as a daisy and submitted here for your approval.

As you might guess from the photo at right, we're going to be talking tonight about a wonderful product from Bounding Fire Productions, Crucible of Steel. (Our sincere gratitude goes to BFP for this generous donation.) This is one What's in the Box segment you won't wanna miss. Don't yet own this module? Don't worry! There's plenty of time to get it on the top of your Christmas wish list -- right above that "peace on earth, good will etc, etc" part.
Ever seeking to surprise and delight our audience, somehow the show starts with a discussion of tomatoes. While this is certainly a surprise, were not sure how delighted you'll be. But hang on, Letters follows close behind, followed by a listener-submitted entry of Box Art Review.

It's all good. Go ahead and be jealous.

:30 -- Banter and Letters
19:30 -- Box Art Review of Journal 9 -- written by Dennis Donovan
30:49 -- Quid in Capsa? It's Crucible of Steel
1:10:09 -- Total running time

Tarawa extension map (anyone know who created these? We want to give credit where it's due.)
Tarawa extended rules
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  1. Cheers Boys. Nice return of box art review. Hats off to Bounding Fire Productions for their excellent add on module, "Crucible of Steel". (Not to mention it was a GENEROUS donation to your cause! Off Topic: You both need to plant a type of DETERMINATE tomato plant, which only grows to a specific size; which will limit the amount of tomatoes produced. Bon Apetit!

  2. Thanks for your comments, Jack. Especially the horticultural tip. Jeez, we never know what we're going to learn on this show.

  3. Professor David Rothchild IIINovember 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Dear David:
    Was happy to listen to your entertaining on-line broadcast however as your English Literature Associate Professor at Department of English I must say I am shocked by your current reading tastes! Bond of Brothers! Really? Young adult fiction about the post modern nuclear family? Followed by Russian romance (Anna Karenina?)

    Might I suggest the following as more age appropriate and suitable for a ASL podcast:

    A Bridge to Far by Cornelius Ryan (1974, Simon & Schuster)
    It Never Snows in September by Robert J. Kershaw (1996, Da Cappo Press)

    In any event keep up the 'dull' work!

    Professor Emeritus of Modern Classic English,

  4. Just wanted you to know that your search function seems a little bit not working. I use it a lot when searching for different topics so if it could be fixed I would be deeply grateful. Keep up the good work and all that.