The second gaming related episode of the Bastards of Kingsgrave, we take a nostalgic look at the classic game Mount and Blade, as well as the multiplayer (PC Steam DRM) successor Mount and Blade: Warband. Guests hosts and “manhunters” David and MadScientist round out the panel of three for this episode.
Episode 31 download link (right click and download).
The first gaming related Bastards of Kingsgrave episode, this episode focuses on the classic RTS Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings. I am joined by guest host Dave, a good friend and fellow gamer. In regards to the current forms of AOK, we rave about the great fan expansion Forgotten Empires and rant about the release of AOK HD. Here is the promised page with old AOK screenshots and recorded games. Note: In the months since the release of this podcast episode, AOK HD has much improved (though it still has problems) and is playable now. In fact, we do play it, and may do an updated podcast on it in the future.
Episode 16 download link (right click and download).
The Bastards of Kingsgrave are the illegitimate, off-topic offspring of House Manwoody. We cover anime, manga, and Western animation, as well as a variety of pop culture topics. We've been dubbed the "intersection between A Song of Ice and Fire and everything else." We are also the only podcast currently doing a reread of George RR Martin's earlier works.
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