Half-Glass Gaming [Episode 12] : What’s Heroic About Getting Your Finger Bitten Off?

What's Heroic About Getting Your Finger Bitten Off?

3/4 of the gang returns from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival with tales aplenty. We drank mead, we threw axes, and we may have run into a familiar friend. Is Pillowcase Head single now? We think so.

Our Ren Fest activities lead into a discussion of The Lord of the Rings, and how the laziness of the Bard of Gondor will forever tarnish the Baggins name. Other post-Ren Fest topics include sexual attraction to fantasy tropes and Shovel Knight. Of course, Shovel Knight reminds us that a listener requested an episode on platformers, so we attempt to deliver one. Did you know that the platformer is kind of a hard genre to define once you start getting into it? Did you know there’s also a platformer-like genre called the comical action game? Did you know that over the course of a single meeting, Bubsy 4 morphed into Syphon Filter?

Yes, we discuss all this and more in the 12th episode of the Half-Glass Gaming podcast. We wager you’ll love it!

To keep the conversation going, or to tell your own tales of Ren Fest gone good or bad, contact us on Twitter. We’d love to hear from you.

Josh (The Forward Thinker)

Rev. Rebecca Nathaniel (The Nostalgic Alcoholic)

Julian (The Moderator)

Mandi (The Research Assistant)

To see a full list of games mentioned in this episode, visit the Half-Glass Gaming website.

And stop back next week: New episodes air every Wednesday.

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