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"Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them." - - Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss Philosopher Thank you for visiting! Salutations! Welcome to our little shop. Pour yourself a glass of your favorite libation, tune out the rest of the world, and allow us to entertain you. For Season 2: Availia we are a supernatural campaign of drama, debts owed, and life-altering decisions. Our setting is a dystopian world, still recovering from a war between humans and the ...
 
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Today's episode consists of call ins relating to my GURPS thought experiment episode. It brought in quite a bit of interest from some so I wanted to share that in a dedicated episode. Call ins today are from Jason Connerly of the Nerds RPGs Variety Cast, Karl Rodriguez of the GMologist Presents podcast and Che Webster of the Roleplay Rescue podcast…
 
GURPS Autoduel is the role-playing setting for Steve Jackson Games' once-popular wargame, Car Wars, and also chapter two of the Shiftworld campaign Siskoid ran back in the early aughts. He welcomes back to the show Daniel "Pout" Ouellet and Alexandre "Beb" Hébert to the the show to talk about the world of autoduelling and how to insert other types …
 
Fire and Water Presents: Who's Editing Episode 12! The mission: Imagine a comics line using only the heroes with an entry in Who's Who #12. Our agents: Siskoid and Martin Gray. The details: Hey, it's the JLA/JSA issue! The challenges: It's also the one with King Standish and Kong the Untamed. Strike a match and start the Mission: Impossible theme!T…
 
Happy early release! Chris/Ogre is attending and helping at a local con this weekend. https://lexicongaming.com/ So, everyone gets the next episode early! The group solves an ancient puzzle. The Fifth eats some leaves. Also, comedy gold is born when Kim gives the players permission to name Availia's greatest colony. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @Vio…
 
The Irredeemables (Shag and his 15-year-old daughter) discuss the newly-released BLACK WIDOW movie! Curious what a teenage girl thinks about this superheroic role model for young girls? Listen to this episode to find out!Have a question or comment? Leave comments on our website:http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fwp-black-widow E-MAIL: firewate…
 
The group prepares to venture beyond the walls yet again to search for clues in a struggling town just beyond the walls. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCORD: https://discord.gg/HpppuCj EMAIL: The…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Underage Drinking. Recorded and Streamed during Spring Break 2021: The team takes a hiatus at the suggestion of Commander Stevie Brass and Master Crowley. But Spring Break at one of AEGIS's exclusive getaways may ulterior motives. Cast on Twitter: Spoopy Game Master – Chris @Polish_Ogre Disqo (The Innocent) - @ViolentlyGinger Forer…
 
Today I'm going to start, restart?, the debate on if you should stick to one system and adapt it for specific genre's, or learn multiple systems. I will give my view, but as always I can argue both sides!RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/122cac60/podcast/rss--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gmsshadow/message…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Underage Drinking, Vomiting. Recorded and Streamed on New Year's Eve 2020: Friends, Family, and team members gather as 2020 came to a close. Chances for mending fences, catharsis, and connecting abound. Along with a sad farewell. Cast on Twitter: Spoopy Game Master – Chris @Polish_Ogre Disqo (The Innocent) - @ViolentlyGinger Pumpki…
 
In this episode, your host Max is joined by very special guest, Steve Givens! Max and Steve discuss the second issue of The Human Fly, and get into all sorts of twisty canyons and spike-filled deserts! Come along as the Fly tries to survive a death race, Ghost Rider makes an appearance, and a broken man gets his life back! Also on track, Steve and …
 
This is a catch up episode for various call ins I received plus a recap of the various games I have been running/playing in (mostly GURPS related).Call ins today from Jason of Nerds RPG variety cast and Che Webster of the Roleplay Rescue Podcast.RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/122cac60/podcast/rss--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gmsshadow/me…
 
Eva Bryerstone tests the group's resolve as they all learn a bit more about what drives each other. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCORD: https://discord.gg/HpppuCj EMAIL: The Show: Corpsesandcuri…
 
Remember those wax packs of gum cards you used to buy near the checkout? Remember the smell of those vibrant vinyl costumes you and all your classmates wore at Halloween? Jason Young does, and that’s what compelled him to write and design his two recent books The Wonderful Artwork of Wax Wrappers and An Old School Halloween. Join your host Chris Fr…
 
Siskoid and guest Derek William Crabbe sit down at a chess board and discuss Greg Rucka's run on DC Comics' Checkmate, and how each character represents the chess piece they're name after... WHILE playing a game of chess. With thanks to Fire & Water patron John Ross-Haynes for suggesting we do this coverage. This one's for you, John!This podcast is…
 
Fred Vol's saga comes to a surprising conclusion, and Prima of The Murder Court arrives with a gift for The Fifth. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCORD: https://discord.gg/HpppuCj EMAIL: The Show:…
 
After almost a year, MEANWHILE... is back for a fourth installment with Shag, Rob, Max, and special guests Dr. Anj and Steve Givens discussing how we've been "Finding Our Joy" in watching, reading, and listening during the pandemic, and what's next!Have a question or comment? Leave comments on our website:http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fw-p…
 
Fire and Water Presents: Who's Editing Episode 11! Siskoid invites comics pro David Gallaher to play with Who's Who #11 and pitching for all the heroic characters and teams on offer. There sure are a lot of people called Johnny in the issue. How are they gonna solve this one?This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visi…
 
Welcome our guest Patrick Joseph as he joins host Max Romero for the inaugural episode of The Death-Defying Human FlyCast! In the first of this limited-episode series, we discuss secret identities! The Beach Boys! Cyndi Lauper and Gloria Gaynor! Not to mention 26 buses and a menstruating gorilla! And that's before we even start talking about the Th…
 
The group does their research on councilman Fred 'The Black Hand' Vol as they ponder, "Do we want such blood on our hands?" THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCORD: https://discord.gg/HpppuCj EMAIL: …
 
Coming soon to the Fire and Water Podcast Network — it's The Death-Defying Human Flycast! Join your host Max Romero as he and a rotating roster of guests explore one of the weirder corners of the Marvel Universe in this limited-episode show! We'll cover the 19-issue run of The Human Fly; its writer and creator, Bill Mantlo; and the people behind th…
 
In this episode I talk about the Kickstarter for Delvers to Grow, published by Gaming Ballistic and written by Kevin Smyth. This product is aimed at GURPS Dungeon Fantasy but can easily be used with GURPS fantasy and may be the answer we've all been looking for when it comes to GURPS character creation. Make sure you check it out and back it!!https…
 
Marvel is publishing Fantastic Four #1: Panel by Panel, so the Fire and Water Podcast Network is taking all the credit. But is such a book viable? Siskoid seeks out the FantastiCast's Andrew Leyland to see if it is, letting the randomizer pick one panel from FF#1 at random. You'll need to take your radiation meds for this one.A clean look at the im…
 
Oskar learns what happened to his adopted daughter, Mallory. The Fifth finds an interesting connection to Cleo's family tree. Meanwhile, The Wayfinders aspirations become much more darker when Theo returns. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_…
 
Last Christmas, Siskoid played Stupor Powers! The First-Class Role-Playing Game for Third-Rate Heroes with a group of players. Now, Siskoid welcomes the game's co-designer and comics pro Steve Ellis (Only Living Girl, High Moon) to the Fire and Water studios to discuss the genesis of the game and more besides. Then, Siskoid talks about where prospe…
 
"Only the parts you need" is a GURPS podcast hosted by Legendsmith and EnragedEggplant. This episode's topic is melee weapons (EnragedEggplant). Pseudonym's Melee Weapon Comparison Post - http://pseudoboo.blogspot.com/2016/07/fundamentals-comparison-of-melee-weapons.html EnragedEggplant's GURPS Blog - https://enragedeggplant.blogspot.com/…
 
In this epsiode I respond to some call-ins from Luke of the Easy GURPS podcast, Joe from Biggus Geekus and Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue. I then discuss my plans to get back to some good old ICE gaming by starting up a new Spacemaster/Rolemaster game.RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/122cac60/podcast/rss--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gmssha…
 
A BABY PHOENIX?!?!? The group tries to figure out why this exotic creature is now in their possession, why Werewolf leader Carlo wants it, and just who the hell is after them. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @Turnbol…
 
FW Presents the Fire and Water Network's review of THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Join Ryan Daly, Chris Franklin, and the Irredeemable Shag as they discuss the 2021 Disney+ series from Marvel Studios that continues the saga of Captain America after Avengers: Endgame. What did the guys think of the cast of characters, the legacy of the shield, t…
 
"Only the parts you need" is a GURPS podcast hosted by Legendsmith and EnragedEggplant. This episode's topic is playing GURPS solo (EnragedEggplant). Combat Tactic Table - https://drive.google.com/file/d/17JMSEmxMh_icbepdc4ej070yzWAp2Mko/view EnragedEggplant's GURPS Blog - https://enragedeggplant.blogspot.com/…
 
FW Presents returns with another Showcase Gene Colan special! This time, Ryan Daly goes on a rampage through one of his favorite black and white magazines's Marvels HULK! Joining Ryan to discuss three Colan-drawn-but-very-different-looking stories from HULK #26 is podcasting's own Michael Bailey. Listen as they share their incredible origins with t…
 
In this episode I respond to call ins from Darren Green (RFED) and a new listener, LK, from the EasyGURPS podcast here on Anchor. LK has a GURPS project called Randos2Heroes which you should all also check out. I then go on to discuss my two GURPS Fantasy games and consider if I should do a GURPS actual(solo?) play podcast. Blame LK.RSS: https://an…
 
In this episode I respond to a call in by Daniel from Bandits Keep relating to VTT maps and Minis vs Theatre of the Mind. I then go on to discuss my most recent GURPS After the End game, and discuss the complexities of roll vs role in RPGs.RSS: https://anchor.fm/s/122cac60/podcast/rss--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/gmsshadow/message…
 
Quentin finds himself called upon for a favor after messing up a prior "job." Let's hope he's up to the task this time. THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCORD: https://discord.gg/HpppuCj EMAIL: The …
 
Fire and Water Presents: Who's Editing Episode 10! Siskoid and Tim Price offer the biggest batch of elevator pitches yet as they tackle Who's Who #10, which includes one of Tim's beloved Outsiders, but then Siskoid forces him to stick around to cover all those Hawk people!This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK: Visit t…
 
In this episode I respond to call ins from Jason Connerly of the Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Che Webster of Roleplay Rescue and from Joe Richter of the Hindsightless podcast. I then go on to discuss my up coming GURPS After the End game that I will be playing with Jason and some others, plus more on the Move and Attack manoeuvre based on Jason's feedba…
 
Network All-Stars Rob, Chris, and Ryan and special guest Paul Kien pretend they had Bruce Wayne Money and discuss their "Holy Grail" comic book and toy purchases!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fwpHG E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Subscribe to the FW PRES…
 
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first print publication of THE SHADOW, the Fire and Water Podcast Network proudly presents a dramatic reading of one of the Dark Knight Detective's more unusual adventures, "The Batman Confronts Gray Face" narrated by Xum Yukinori. This prose story, written by Shadow creator Walter B. Gibson with illustratio…
 
A frantic search leads to a potential massacre. Can The 5th work more fae magic to save the day? PLEASE! READ! The ignorance and discrimination has to stop. Anti-Asian hate needs to stop. Please follow the link to a list of charities. This article by Harper's Bazzaar has so many to consider: https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/politics/a35862857/…
 
Rob welcomes newly minted STAR TREK fan Erin Entrada Kelly to rank the original series 79 episodes!Join the conversation and find more great content: Leave comments on our website: http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fwpdiscoveringtrek E-MAIL: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net Subscribe to the FW PRESENTS: Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://podcast…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Graphic animal injury/death; Body horror transformation; Crude sex humor referring to "swords." Two crises raise their ugly heads just before another MAJOR catastrophe kicks off. Can the team pull it together? Cast on Twitter: Spoopy Game Master – Chris @Polish_Ogre Disqo (The Innocent) - @ViolentlyGinger Pumpking (The Transformed)…
 
The Irredeemable Shag and guest Noah Tarnow dive into the Marvel mag of mirth and mayhem -- WHAT THE--?! We discuss issue #6 of the series from 1989 which includes parody stories such as: SMACKS OF VENGEANCE, ORIGIN OF THE PULVERIZER, SORE WANTS A HAIRCUT, and ADVENTURE INTO FEAR featuring the Man-Thang and Swamp Thang! Hilarity ensues!Have a quest…
 
TRIGGER WARNING: Gas Lighting. Gloria returns! But is the team she encounters the team she remembers? And what of Pumpking/Trevor? Where has Disqo gone? All this, and more love letters to fill some gaps! Cast on Twitter: Spoopy Game Master – Chris @Polish_Ogre Disqo (The Innocent) - @ViolentlyGinger Pumpking (The Transformed) - @KitBattlebeard Neko…
 
On a special tie-in episode of FW Presents, Ryan Daly welcomes his hometown friend and first-time guest Jake Imm to discuss THE AVENGERS #312 and #313. In these chapters, part of the 1989 crossover event "Acts of Vengeance" members of the Earth's Mightiest Heroes are rocked back when a cabal of super-villains sends adversaries against them who the …
 
The clock is ticking ... and the gang is no closer to finding where the potential attack is coming from. But are the players ready to owe people for their help? THE PLAYERS: The GM - Kim - @ViolentlyGinger Quentin Breccia – Allan - @1tttt7 Cleo Tepes – Jade - @CuriosNina Oskar Rzeznik – Chris - @Polish_Ogre The Fifth – Tom - @TurnboltsCurios DISCOR…
 
On this FW Presents: Showcase Gene Colan, Ryan Daly continues to spotlight the work of his favorite artist. This time, however, he's covering more than a single issue. This time, Ryan's discussing an entire four-issue miniseries, 1981's Superman spinoff THE PHANTOM ZONE. And for a story this epic and crazy, he needs more than one guest. Enter Dr. A…
 
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