106X: Quest For The Rings (Extended)

Select Game PodcastSword-‘n’-Spell-Slingin’ Super-Sized Sixth Episode! There’s a thin line between setting out on a grand quest to restore peace and order to the kingdom, and “Dad, why do we have to get all these rings?” And in this episode we cross that line! E and I swash our buckles, and fail a saving throw against playing the board game precisely the wrong way. This is the extended, almost-unedited cut of the episode, with the full half-hour (!!) gameplay segment that was edited down for the initial version of the podcast. What does it contain more of? Us getting killed. Very, very killed, lots of times. (1:12:02)

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106: Quest For The Rings

Select Game PodcastSword-‘n’-Spell-Slingin’ Sixth Episode! There’s a thin line between setting out on a grand quest to restore peace and order to the kingdom, and “Dad, why do we have to get all these rings?” And in this episode we cross that line! E and I swash our buckles, and fail a saving throw against playing the board game precisely the wrong way. The edited-down game play segment in this almost painfully focused, detailed episode is nearly 15 minutes long; an extended cut with the full half-hour game play segment (!!) will be released at a later date. Either way, this episode requires a much bigger box than usual. (58:20)

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105: Mano A Mano

Select Game PodcastFurious Fightin’ Fifth Episode! “They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country. But in modern war there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.” And so will we! Little E joins the show as Select Game’s first Player 2, as we play Showdown In 2100 A.D.! and War Of Nerves! It’s just possible that this installment is less informative than usual, but the gameplay segments…are what playing games is all about. Let us know what you think. The first rule of Fight Club is…nobody hits “reset” early. (35:05)

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104: Ah, Edutainment!

Select Game PodcastFantastic[ally late] Fourth Episode! Let’s get some educational games out of the way, shall we? Except that one of them is a bit more advanced than I remembered, and one of them played a part in changing the course of my adult life…and still another is sort of an accidental tribute to the late, great Ralph Baer. Every game counts as we play Math-A-Magic! / Echo!, I’ve Got Your Number!, and the very hard-to-describe Keyboard Creations! Supplemental media for the latter is included below. (42:58)

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103: UFO Monster Attack!

Select Game PodcastThrilling Third Episode! In this jumbo-sized, spaced-out, and ever-so-slightly self-indulgent episode, your host mulls over a future that never was, running from space crabs as a family pastime, plays a duet between two numbered game consoles, and makes an announcement at the end. Also, somewhere in here, Alien Invaders – Plus! and UFO! are played. (49:34)

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102: America’s Pastime

Select Game PodcastExciting Second Episode! There’s more to life (and the Odyssey2) than racing cars and scrambling words. Listener mail is read, Moonbase Alpha is visited, and Baseball! and Computer Golf! are played. (35:01)

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Pre-production meeting with my staff for episode 2. I’ll be covering two games and you already know what one of those titles is. I wonder what the other one is?

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101: Welcome Home, Odyssey2

Select Game PodcastPremiere Episode! In which I recount how I came to be the owner of a shiny new Odyssey2 from the future, what this had to do with booze and college football mascots, wax rhapsodic about Odyssey2 cartridge packaging, and proceed to review Speedway! / Spin-Out! / Crypto-Logic!. (31:18)

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