Geek at Arms
Geek at Arms Episode 40: Justice League, WandaVision, and The Hidden Fortress

Geek at Arms Episode 40: Justice League, WandaVision, and The Hidden Fortress

April 27, 2021

James reunites with Bryan and Mike for another new episode of Geek at Arms! In Geek Out James talks about braving the movie theaters with his daughter to see Raya and the Last Dragon and gives his thoughts on the Snyder Cut of Justice League. Next Bryan shares some news about new technology for VR headsets called Light Field and discusses WandaVision with the others. Mike talks about finally getting to play the game Emberwind: The Skies of Axia and how much he's enjoyed reading His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik. Finally, in the last movie of the Historic Fiction Film Club the guys take a look at the 1958 period adventure film The Hidden Fortress from legendary director Akira Kurosawa.

Geek at Arms Episode 39: On Time with Ken Mondschein

Geek at Arms Episode 39: On Time with Ken Mondschein

March 14, 2021

Spring forward into a new episode of Geek at Arms! Dr Ken Mondschein joins us to talk about Kill Six Billion Demons, Mike shares how much he's enjoying Hilda and Restaurant to Another World, and Bryan talks about X-COM: Enemy Unknown. After Geeking Out over those titles, we move on to a discussion of Ken's book, On Time: A History of Western Timekeeping.

Geek at Arms Episode 38: Frostpunk, Hedgehogs, and The Three Musketeers

Geek at Arms Episode 38: Frostpunk, Hedgehogs, and The Three Musketeers

February 14, 2021

Stay inside and stay warm with an all new Geek at Arms! In Geek Out Bryan takes us through the ups and downs of setting up a new NAS (network-attached storage) server and playing Frostpunk on PC. Next, James gives a review of Marvel's Avengers on Xbox and how much he enjoyed replacing a broken Game Boy Advance SP shell. Mike then shares how much he's enjoyed the book On Time: A History of Western Timekeeping by Dr. Ken Mondschein and proofreading a module for the Frontier Space RPG system. Plus he shares the joys of welcoming a new pet hedgehog into the family! Next they address a question from a listener concerning Christians and Magic: The Gathering. Finally, the guys take a look at the second film in the Historical Fiction Film Club, the 1993 Disney version of The Three Musketeers starring Kiefer Sutherland, Tim Curry, Charlie Sheen, and many more!

Geek at Arms Episode 37: Talking Transhumanism with Jenny from Saving the Game & Ashley from Min/Max

Geek at Arms Episode 37: Talking Transhumanism with Jenny from Saving the Game & Ashley from Min/Max

January 6, 2021

Expanding our consciousness one episode at a time, it's an all new Geek at Arms! In yet another Super-Sized episode we welcome Jenny from Saving the Game and Ashley from the Min/Max Podcast (aka The Librarian and the Other Guest). In Geek Out Ashley starts us off with her love of the recent book Lanny from Max Porter. Jenny continues the almost constant book recommendations with And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich, I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid, and shares how much she's enjoyed taking part in reading challenges. Bryan describes digging into the virtual tabletop Foundry to make it work for various rpgs. Mike walks us through his latest epic adventure in the game Time Stories. Finally James talks about how much he enjoyed the final episodes of The Mandalorian and getting trounced by his wife in The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. In the shows main topic they discuss the topic of Transhumanism. They address what it means, it's moral, ethical, and spiritual implications, and examples found in media.

Geek at Arms Episode 36: Sword Art Online, 1 Geek 4:11, and The Lion in Winter

Geek at Arms Episode 36: Sword Art Online, 1 Geek 4:11, and The Lion in Winter

December 6, 2020

Merry Christmas from Geek at Arms! James begins Geek Out by sharing how much he's enjoyed the recent seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, The Mandalorian, and the Netflix series Space Force. Bryan talk about rewatching the anime Sword Art Online and jumping back into the science fiction MMO Eve Online. Next Mike confesses to a spot of "geeky vandalism" and walks us through the new game he created to teach his kids the ins and outs of computers, "Does it Boot?" He and James then recount how much they enjoyed being guests of the awesome people at the 1 Geek 4:11 Podcast! Finally, we kick off a whole new Film Club series focusing on Historical Fiction. The first movie we review is the 1968 period drama and Christmas flick The Lion in Winter starring Peter O'Toole and Katherine Hepburn!

Geek at Arms Episode 35: Talking Star Wars, RPGs, and more with Eric Trautmann

Geek at Arms Episode 35: Talking Star Wars, RPGs, and more with Eric Trautmann

November 6, 2020

Never tell us the odds, it's the new episode of Geek at Arms! In this episode we welcome writer, editor, graphic designer, and all-around cool guy Eric Trautmann to the show! In Geek out, Eric shares how designing a multitude of miniatures of Hero Forge has been very therapeutic and how much he's loving the series Cobra Kai. Next, James and Bryan give an emotional review of the latest novel in the Dresden Files series, Battle Grounds. James then shares how much he's enjoying The Witcher 3 on Xbox. After receiving many recommendations Mike gives us his take on the anime Re:Zero, and closing out the segment Bryan describes publishing a special 1st Edition D&D module written by Mike Garcia for The Christian Gamers Guild. Finally, Eric recounts his experience working on the Star Wars D6 system for West End Games, giving us a brief glimpse into the RPG industry. We then discuss his latest project, the Star System supplement Every Star a Destination from Adamant Entertainment!

Geek at Arms Episode 34: Star Trek Into Darkness with The Retro Rewind Podcast

Geek at Arms Episode 34: Star Trek Into Darkness with The Retro Rewind Podcast

October 1, 2020

Going where every podcast has gone before, it's the all new Geek at Arms! In a crossover episode we welcome Francisco and Paul from the oft mentioned Retro Rewind Podcast! In Geek Out, Paul shares how much he's enjoyed the anime Re:Zero and watching The Goldbergs with his wife. Next, Francisco talks about catching up on the latest season of Stranger Things and how much he's crushing on Cobra Kai. Bryan then proceeds to blow James' mind by sharing how he started his own Twitch stream, playing MtG: Arena, Destiny 2, and Factorio. Mike shares his latest favorite anime BNA: Brand New Animal. Finally, James describes playing Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which leads to discussion of who, besides Arnold, would make a good Terminator. Then, in a special Film Club which serves as Part 2 to Retro Rewind Podcast Episode 209: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, we review the 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness!

Geek at Arms Episode 33: The Umbrella Academy, Lower Decks, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

Geek at Arms Episode 33: The Umbrella Academy, Lower Decks, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

September 10, 2020

Once more with feeling, it's the new episode of Geek at Arms! Bryan starts off Geek Out with his recent study of Unreal Engine and how much he's enjoyed the latest release from Magic the Gathering: Arena, Amonkhet Remastered. Next, Mike shares how much his family has enjoyed the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy. He also geeks out heavily over his latest requisition from Starfleet, Star Trek facemasks! James shares his own face protection geekery with a a pair of medieval themed neck gaiters he loves, and how much he and his wife have enjoyed both Star Trek: Discovery and the new animated series Lower Decks. After he gushes for a bit about a new pair of medieval swordfighting manuals he recently obtained the guys head to their main topic. In the final film of the "Superhero Movies that aren't a part of the Big 2" Film Club, they take a look at the 2008 online musical sensation Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Geek at Arms Episode 32: Peace Talks, Cloak & Dagger, and Cinematic Sword Fights

Geek at Arms Episode 32: Peace Talks, Cloak & Dagger, and Cinematic Sword Fights

July 31, 2020

Here to help you keep cool, it's the newest episode of Geek at Arms! In Geek Out James describes how the watching the recent streaming movie of the musical Hamilton changed his perception pf musical theatre. He and Bryan also rejoice that latest book of The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, Peace Talks, has finally been released. Next Mike shares how much he's enjoyed introducing his daughter ,albeit by guilt trip, to the Star Wars Miniatures Game from Wizards of the Coast and how much she's enjoyed it. Bryan continues his trek through the MCU with the series Cloak & Dagger. He admits that it surprised him with it's high quality storytelling and he enjoyed it as much if not more that Runaways! Finally, the guys delve deep into cinematic swords fights, how they compare to actual historical combat, and what is required to make an on screen sword fight look good.

Geek at Arms Episode 31: City On A Hill Gaming, Runaways, and The Rocketeer

Geek at Arms Episode 31: City On A Hill Gaming, Runaways, and The Rocketeer

June 25, 2020

Welcome back to another new episode of Geek at Arms. Bryan, Mike, and James start off the show with a discussion on the recent events that have shaken our country. Next, in Geek Out, Bryan shares how much he's enjoyed gm'ing a Tales from the Loop campaign and continuing his march through the Marvel cinematic universe with the show Runaways. James talks about how much his daughter enjoyed playing the games Dragonwood and Unexploded Cow and how much he enjoyed playing in the rpg's run by both Mike and Bryan. Speaking of Mike, he describes our recent game of Star Wars D6 with the good folks at City On A Hill Gaming Podcast. Finally, we jump back into The Film Club with the 1991 Disney high-flying adventure, The Rocketeer!

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