Quidditch Through the Ages – a book every lover of the sport cannot do without


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#2

Quidditch is the most poorly designed participation game ever.


#3

“This is the thing to do that actually wins the game. Now here’s twenty other things to do that don’t really matter, because why not, right?”


#4

Well, aside from Mittens anyway.


#5

I am so disappointed by Hello From the Magic Tavern. I listened for longer than I should have expecting the poorly formed lolrandom improv to advance in some fashion but it just didn’t.


#6

I’m still enjoying it; It’s enough to make the dish washing go by anyway. I really like the juicy sound design, that helps keep me in it, but definitely some episodes creak a little. I kept fantasizing, as I was binge-catching-up that they would do some outdoor episodes and take adventures with BBC radio “taking a walk in a garden while we do the interview” sound design. Otak’s side-quest teased that a little, but that petered out. I’d love it if they would mix in a little light pencil and paper RPG element every so often to keep things fresh. But I guess that’s what we have The Adventure Zone for.


#7

Oddly enough I think Offices and Bosses was one of the best episodes :stuck_out_tongue:

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Also, I love that there are great D&D streams/podcasts when 5e pivoted to lighter rules. Adventure Zone; Critical Role; Dice, Camera, Action; Mercer’s new show for D&D playing Storm King’s Thunder with a great cast (Nerdist, Nerd Poker, and Critical Role combined into a single cast).


#8

Offices and Bosses was a great and surprisingly tight episode, and a total tease of how much fun more of them could be with a little preparation and digging harder into source material.

This is a great list, I love Adventure Zone, but haven’t listened to the others, but will now. The first half of Nerd Poker was pretty amazing, but fell apart without Sark.


#9

Totally agree on Nerd Poker. Blaine was a terrible DM, and the adventure was just a slow wilderness crawl where they fought stupid monsters over and over again.

Critical Role is great. This clip gives me so many jollies, and I think works completely out of context:


#10

Yeah, the idea of such a game is cool, but as defined in the books, Quidditch is profoundly broken.


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