Borzoi and McNabb give you the deep dive into Battletech but also discuss board games, cosmic horror, more WOTC controversies, more Last of Us, Cormac McCarthy, and more.
49:00 Board Games
1:07:00 House of the Dragon and Race in fiction
1:17:00 Thomas Ligotti and H.P. Lovecraft
1:23:00 The Dungeons and Dragons Anti-White Comments and Hasbro Woes
1:48:00 The Last of Us, Again
2:05:30 Cormac McCarthy
2:26:00 Wrapping Up With Picard and Henry Cavill
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Intro: II by Aufhocker: https://aufhocker.bandcamp.com/album/through-the-ages
Outro: Heroes of the Dawn by Aufhocker: https://aufhocker.bandcamp.com/album/heroes-of-the-dawn
BattleTech Lore & History - Age of War: A Complete 500 Year History (MechWarrior Lore)
Wizards Of The Coast And Dungeons & Dragons Executive Kyle Brink Demands White Males Leave Tabletop Gaming
3 Black Halflings Interview Kyle Brink (timestamps for comments are 31:50 and 46:57)
Survey of Dungeons and Dragons Demographics
Dungeons & Dragons' Racial Reckoning Is Long Overdue
Hasbro Slapped By Bank Of America For ‘Destroying Customer Goodwill’
Why Magic: The Gathering's 30th Anniversary Edition Is Controversial
The 1992 NYT Cormac McCarthy Piece
In addition to the anti-White angle, the forced diversity in fantasy settings broadly based on medieval Europe upsets my historical autism and breaks immersion. Like I’m supposed to believe that Valyrians on the one hand all share highly specific racial traits, like white hair, but can Nordic Whites or niggers in the rest of their phenotype, and this never gets remarked on in-universe. It’s just absurd. Wheel of Time adaptation was also a bad offender. Isolated mountain village with a tiny population in a faux-medieval setting? Clearly, there should be full-blooded niggers living alongside Whites and other races there. How… Read more »
Finding out that there would be nigger Valyrians killed any interest I had in House of the Durgun. But that anecdote about the gay mulatto getting cucked by Andal Chad is pretty funny.
Probably one of my favorite TRS show titles of all time
Along with NIGR, best TRS content
Very comfy pod, reminds me of Hygge house with Laurits.
Alex, you ever heard of an old DOS game called One Must Fall 2097? I remembered it when you talked about the Battletech trial combat system, it’s got kind of a similar backstory. It’s strictly a 1-on-1 fighting game like Mortal Kombat though, but there is an upgrade and customization system for the mechs. One of the better PC fighting games really.
Just play chess, what is this childish game
Shit the fuck up, faggot.
This is a pretty comfy podcast. A lot of people hate nerd product, but I want to consoom nerd product
Alex, checked out your instagram and your minis look great! Have you ever thought about doing commissions? I’ve got a backlog of 40K and WHFB minis I’d gladly pay you to paint.
I specialize in edge high-lighting. It’s very time consuming. I could take commissions, but it’s gonna be priced appropriately.
I sent you a DM on instagram.
All these board games I have, the grugnards just don’t know, McNabb says it’s from consumerism but I tend to disagree, I just want to throw dice and have fun.
I don’t understand, you’re both total nerds but get mad pussy and have kids. That’s high level sigma male vril, maybe you’re the Chad’s? 🤔
also thanks for taking my advice on the show name
If your looking for media to discuss and critique, starwars Andor could be interesting, given how different it is to the rest of and original stuff.
GURPs is built entirely around 3d6 rolls. It’s basically the bell curve game.
Great. Awesome. Now go back on Third Rail
Being the more historical and literary type I hate this shit but I’m glad you guys are doing this show
Bro we talked about Cormac McCarthy, Ligotti, and Lovecraft. I put in timestamps so people would know it’s not just Battletech
Modern wargaming was invented by Prussian generals.
I might have a mental breakdown if I ever hear an utterance of the word”Grognard” or “Melungeon” irl.
“Holy shit! Is that a mother-fucking TheRightStuff reference?!?!”
Ah, sweet, poz button
Yes! This my jam.
Thank you Bonsai
Please keep doing these
McNabb is a based clanner dabbing on inner sphere cucks.
Another Battletech spergery?
Dammit borzoi you are to late, my late night work just ended i needed this 4 hours ago.
Weekly show confirmed!
Borzoi when can we expect 2 shows a week?
can you guys at least do one more within the next 5 years? I like this show.
Pilot episode of borzois new show, “The Play Button”
I don’t have anything relevant to say but I’m still going to comment, as is my right.
If you want a great lore channel for Battletech you cant beat Tex’s series. Best lore videos I’ve ever seen.
This is actually, in general, probably the best lore channel of any game. Tex is able to drag in professional voice actors like George Ledoux (Famous for his role as Duncan Fisher in Mechwarrior 4 Mercs) and his Texan schtick works pretty well.
Yeah definitely agree. The Ken Burns-esque style and the artwork they use really makes for an all around great atmosphere. You can tell too there’s a real community behind it too which is really cool.
Tex’s SS13 videos are also a blast, especially his videos on the Colonial Marines server where he plays the corporate liaison role.
A Distant P(l)ain is a fun board fun… for the Taliban player. Everyone else at the table is just there to suffer. Most of the COIN games I’ve played have followed the format of one player having a great time and everyone else being primed to actually murder each other now that I think about it.
I think I like COIN games way more in theory than actuality.
This is everyone’s position once they actually sit down and play one.
“I will actually fucking stab you if you X.” – Typical COIN game player having “fun” with his best friends.