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Episode 60 — The Man Rats


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:09 AM

As they continue through the underground passages, our heroes discover that the tunnels are infested with man rats and a battle ensues.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:12 AM

Funniest start of any episode. It took a while to get into the NP spirit, but holy shit, what a great start.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:20 AM

It's a Dice Tower isn't it?

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:47 AM

Best / Worst ending ever.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 07:21 AM

That was an excellent episode, from the unexpected intro music to al the combat to the lovely cliff hanger at the end. Made my morning so much better.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:57 AM

When this ep started, I thought I had downloaded the wrong podcast. Hilarious.

(side note for Gerry fans- I finally picked up a copy of Infinite Horizon and started reading it last night. It's really, really good. Check it out if you haven't already)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:15 AM

From the studio pics attached to the episode, it looks like Sarah's pregnant! Congrats Sarah! (She did amazingly well at trying to hide it in all of the previous pictures)

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:16 AM

Holy hell! Now THAT'S a cliffhanger! A botch...Christ!

Was I the only one that laughed at Blaine's Wang Computer reference? I remember those stores quite well.
And the opening song...brilliant.

I'm hoping one of the great artists we have on the boards does a pic of Damian lighting up the tunnel..that was definitely metal.

Awesome episode...

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 10:45 AM

The opening confused me for a split second then had me quite literally laughing out loud. Hopefully 3 Inches of Blood returns next time :)

Or maybe next time start with "Lightning Strikes" by Lou Christie if they want to continue with the terrible song theme.

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

Always love a good, "It wasn't a chicken" reference.

Are the rat people Skaven? I know, different game... but you can't get any more rat people than Skaven.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:14 PM

View PostBonkersBananas, on 29 January 2014 - 09:15 AM, said:

From the studio pics attached to the episode, it looks like Sarah's pregnant! Congrats Sarah! (She did amazingly well at trying to hide it in all of the previous pictures)


I make it a habit to never acknowledge a pregnancy until the pregnant person officially says they are pregnant. They can be nine months along and I don't say crap.
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:14 PM

Oh man! Never laughed out loud at the first "note" of nerd poker! On to the episode!
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Posted 29 January 2014 - 02:39 PM

Why do I get this nagging fear that we're going to download next week's episode and it's going to be five minutes?

*theme song*
*earwolf boilerplate/ad*
*introductory chatting and catch-up*
*percentile roll for botch*
...
*outro chat*
*plugs*
*earwolf closing bumper*

I wonder if Sark would actually follow through with a total-party-wipe at the top of an episode if the circumstances and the rolls merited it, or would he fudge around it? Seems like we could have been quite close a few episodes ago, too, if cooler heads hadn't prevailed on explosives-handling...

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

2 Things:

If you want to 3d print the dice tower, here it is:

http://www.thingiver...om/thing:232982

Also, my name is Josh. My last name is pronounced moonyoz.

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 08:50 AM

View PostRobotsPajamas, on 29 January 2014 - 12:14 PM, said:


I make it a habit to never acknowledge a pregnancy until the pregnant person officially says they are pregnant. They can be nine months along and I don't say crap.

Yep. I noticed the picture too, and I even think I might've noticed something in one of the pictures of earlier episodes, but I would never say something unless the person brings it up first. I'm a gentleman, after all!

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:30 AM

My knowledge of certain items and second edition certainly isn't what it could be, but would a rod of lightning even need an attack roll?

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:44 PM

View PostRobotsPajamas, on 29 January 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Are the rat people Skaven? I know, different game... but you can't get any more rat people than Skaven.


I thought of Gutter Runners when the stealthy ones showed up.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:39 AM

View PostA.T.Hun, on 30 January 2014 - 10:30 AM, said:

My knowledge of certain items and second edition certainly isn't what it could be, but would a rod of lightning even need an attack roll?

Well they have admitted several times where they didn't know exactly how magic was handled and later corrected it, even in this episode it comes up.
I don't think it was actually an "attack" roll I think it was a "you're blindly firing a rod of lightning don't fuck it up" roll... and he did.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 06:45 AM

View PostKrakka Glo-stik, on 30 January 2014 - 04:44 PM, said:


I thought of Gutter Runners when the stealthy ones showed up.


Glad I'm not the only super nerd here.
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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:15 AM

View PostRobotsPajamas, on 29 January 2014 - 12:13 PM, said:

Are the rat people Skaven? I know, different game... but you can't get any more rat people than Skaven.


No, thats what I thought a well. Play enough Warhammer and Blood Bowl, Scavens will pop up.