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Geek at Arms Episode 30: The Dresden Files, Magic the Gathering: Arena, and What We Do in Quarantine

Geek at Arms Episode 30: The Dresden Files, Magic the Gathering: Arena, and What We Do in Quarantine

May 16, 2020

Stay inside and listen to the newest episode of Geek at Arms! James starts Geek Out with a review of the historical fiction novel The Ill-Made Knight by Christian Cameron which leads to a long discussion with Mike about medieval archery and it's effectiveness against armor. James also describe show much he's enjoyed playing Magic the Gathering: Arena with Bryan and replaying the classic Star Wars: Battlefront on XBox with his wife. Next Mike shares his enjoyment at reading The Lord of The Rings with his daughters and the ups and downs of replaying the platforming game Hollow Knight. Bryan wraps things up with how eager he is for Peace Talks, the newest book in The Dresden Files from author Jim Butcher. He also shares how much he enjoyed playing a Scooby Doo/Call of Cthulhu game GM'ed by the Geek Preacher himself, Derek White. Finally, the guys discuss how they have been dealing with the current Quarantine.

Geek at Arms Episode 29: PAX East, Star Trek: Picard, and Mystery Men

Geek at Arms Episode 29: PAX East, Star Trek: Picard, and Mystery Men

April 14, 2020

Let's Keep Calm and Geek On, it's the new episode of the Geek at Arms Podcast! Kicking off Geek out Mike explains how a D6 campaign he was running, and thought defunct, found a second life on Roll 20. Then he gives us a review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and delivers his latest PAX Report! Next, Bryan shares his progress in watching the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, both movies and television. He also describes his enjoyment of the anime Stein's Gate and his plans for an upcoming Tales from The Loop game on Roll 20. Wrapping up Geek Out, James talks about The Dragonslayer Trilogy by Duncan M Hamilton and give an overview of his likes and dislikes of Star Trek: Picard. Finally, Bryan hits us Pop Quiz before we head into the discussion of the first movie in our new Film Club series. Shining the spotlight on superhero movies that are NOT a part of DC or Marvel, the guys take a look at the 1999 comedian-studded cult classic Mystery Men!

Geek at Arms Episode 28: Locke & Key, My Hero Academia, and The Mandalorian

Geek at Arms Episode 28: Locke & Key, My Hero Academia, and The Mandalorian

March 14, 2020

Geek at Arms is back with yet another Super-Sized episode. In Geek Out Bryan shocks us with his purchase of a PS4 and the game Destiny. He then shares his enjoyment of the Netflix adaptation of the graphic novel Locke & Key. Next, James gives an review on the second season of Netflix's Lost in Space and the first episodes of Star Trek: Picard. Mike finishes Geek Out with his exploration into the history of the spicy foods he loves, how much he's enjoyed the anime My Hero Academia, and his excitement for attending PAX East. Finally, in a conversation that all three have been anticipating, the guys discuss the recent Star Wars series The Mandalorian. The delve into what it adds to SW Lore and what some of their favorite moments from the show are.

Geek at Arms Episode 27: A Whole Lot of Star Wars & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Geek at Arms Episode 27: A Whole Lot of Star Wars & Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

February 13, 2020

We return with our first episode of the New Year! Kicking off Geek Out James gives a glowing review of The Powder Mage Trilogy by Brian McClellan. He then dives into everything Star Wars related he's experienced in the past couple of months: from playing Jedi:Fallen Order to watching The Rise of Skywalker & The Mandalorian. Next Bryan describes a reality-bending campaign of D&D he's been taking part in and how much he's enjoyed Magic the Gathering: Arena. Mike shares how he's begun keeping a journal for when he reads historical fencing manuals and how much his family has enjoyed the board games Ex Libris and the TIME Stories expansion Lumen Fidei. The guys then discuss the final film of the Animated Film Club, the 2018 modern hit Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!

Geek at Arms Episode 26: Talking Toxic Fandom and Miyazaki Movies with Bex from Redeemed Otaku

Geek at Arms Episode 26: Talking Toxic Fandom and Miyazaki Movies with Bex from Redeemed Otaku

December 13, 2019

Merry Christmas from Geek at Arms! In this episode we welcome Bex from the Redeemed Otaku Podcast! As is customary with our guests Bex starts off Geek Out by describing the highs (and lows) of playing Word of Warcraft Classic. She also tunes us in to her current favorite anime's: Land of the Lustrous and Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. Next Bryan shares his experience playing a Lawful Neutral character in a recent D&D game and his thoughts on the deep, but disturbing, movie Joker. James also shares his a recent gaming experience where he played a dwarf in a friends one-shot campaign and also how much he and his wife enjoyed the recent film Ford v Ferrari. Mike keeps the racing theme going by describing how his family has come together in triumph to defeat difficult levels on Mario Kart 8. Mike also head's a discussion on the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and the divisiveness in the fanbase and how toxic fandom had risen as a result. Finally, Bex and the guys take a look at the works of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. They explore the characters and themes found within them and which of these animated classics are their favorites.

 

Geek at Arms Episode 25: The Outer Worlds and Spirited Away

Geek at Arms Episode 25: The Outer Worlds and Spirited Away

November 14, 2019

Welcome to another new episode with the Geek at Arms crew! In this episode Mike kicks off Geek Out by sharing all the new anime's he's been catching up on. From Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood to Your Lie in April and many more. Plus, he gives a review of the book African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan. Next, Bryan describes how much he's enjoyed the new action rpg from Obsidian The Outer Worlds and James joins in as well. Next, James talks about recent adventures with his family at the Texas State Fair and the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show. Finally, the guys discuss the next film in the Animated Film Club series, the 2001 Studio Ghibli classic from legendary writer/director Hayao Miyazaki Spirited Away.

Geek at Arms Episode 24: Geeking Out with Mike Perna

Geek at Arms Episode 24: Geeking Out with Mike Perna

October 14, 2019

Bryan, Mike, & James return with a special episode of Geek at Arms. From Innroads Ministries and the Bard & Bible podcast, we're joined by Mike Perna! Mike Perna tells us what he's been up to with these fantastic ministries and his work at various conventions. Kicking off Geek Out, Perna shares his enjoyment of getting the new Cypher System Core Rulebook and the unique board game Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr. Next, Bryan describes what it's like fighting rancors in Star Wars: Vader Immortal - Episode II on the Oculus Rift, and his upcoming D&D session with members of Saving the Game. James talks about how different Skyrim looks and feels now that he's begun downloading various mods for it and how impressed he was by the Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Our Mike then details his love/hate relationship with the platforming game Hollow Knight and we all chime in with our enjoyment of the delightful animated series Hilda. Finally, James debuts a new segment on the show, Pop Quiz!

Geek at Arms Episode 23: Super Mario Bros., Limbo, and The Secret of NIMH

Geek at Arms Episode 23: Super Mario Bros., Limbo, and The Secret of NIMH

September 16, 2019

Once more into the Geek with Bryan, Mike, and James! In this episode James begins Geek Out by relating how a recent episode of The Min/Max Podcast led to jumping right back into the game Skyrim, and his recent journey to an SCA event to see a good friend become a knight. Next Mike tells us about the weird and wonderful world of New Super Mario Bros. WII U Deluxe and how he shared a great day at the Boston Fan Expo with his youngest daughter! Bryan continues the game talk with his enjoyment of Limbo, his recent work with The Christian Gamers Guild, and how happy he is that we live in a world where a geophysicist can gain a following on Twitter. Finally, the guys discuss the 1982 Don Bluth creation The Secret of NIMH in the first film of the Animated Film Club!

Geek at Arms Episode 22: Picard, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Ethical Situations in Video Games

Geek at Arms Episode 22: Picard, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Ethical Situations in Video Games

August 21, 2019

Coming back with another Super-Sized episode, Geek at Arms returns! Bryan, Mike, and James start off with an impromptu To The Future discussing the recent trailer for Picard and a teaser for the upcoming Lord of The Rings show from Amazon. James starts Geek Out with his thoughts on the final season of the Revolutionary War spy drama Turn: Washington's Spies and how it led him to dig deeper in the subject by reading Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose. Next Bryan answers a listener question about the Oculus Rift and shares how much he loved Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also describes how things went with his first Primetime Adventures session, Shadows in the Toybox! Mike tells us about his recent vacation and the abundant amount of reading he did on it: from Civil War battleship history to biographies of JRR Tolkien to medieval fencing treatises by Ken Mondschein! Finally, the guys have a long discussion on ethical situations and moral dilemmas found in video games like Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic, and more.

Geek at Arms Episode 21: Saving the Game, Good Omens, and Ladyhawke

Geek at Arms Episode 21: Saving the Game, Good Omens, and Ladyhawke

July 12, 2019

The boys of Geek at Arms return for another brand new episode! In Geek Out Mike describes much fun he and Bryan had as guests on the fantastic podcast Saving the Game, and how much he's enjoyed the recent Amazon series (or was it Netflix) Good Omens. Next, James cannot say enough good things about Godzilla: King of the Monsters. He also talks about taking his family to a local fan convention ArlingCon and how much he's enjoyed watching My Hero Academia. Bryan relates how much he's enjoyed the return of JL8, a webcomic by Yale Stewart, fighting Darth Vader and evil cubes with a lightsaber on the Oculus Rift, and the start of a new RPG session of the game Primetime Adventures! Finally, the Fantasy Film Club comes to a close with a review of the 1985 medieval fantasy Ladyhawke, starring Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Matthew Broderick.