Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday Thanatopsis - Sunless Sea - Session 2


Our first captain met an untimely demise at the hands of pirates. One of his correspondents now takes up his mantle.

Sunless Sea continues tonight at 9pm ET. Join us, won't you?

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stone of Graves - Uncanny Valley



I thought it would be different

That I could run away from my problems

How could I be so wrong?

You're a security guard, just hired at some kind of facility in the middle of nowhere. Alone, at night, far away from civilization...nothing creepy could possibly happen, right?

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Uncanny Valley!

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An Early Grave - Oxenfree


Everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

A group of teenagers are going camping on a local island. It's an annual tradition, so no one expects the strange events that unfold...

Join us at 3pm ET as we begin Oxenfree!

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday Thanatopsis - Sunless Sea



23rd May, 1898
Screams – dark water – the unforgettable sound of a ship's spine breaking.

Sailing the underground seas surrounding Fallen London yields terrors unknown...much the same as it does on land, actually. Failbetter Games' Victorian Gothic setting is simultaneously dark and vibrant, dead but still breathing. A wonderful fit for the holiday, I think.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Sunless Sea!

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Stone of Graves - Okage, Shadow King


Do you ever wonder what your shadow is thinking?

When Ari finds his sister afflicted with a curse, his only hope of saving her is making a pact with a demon. In exchange, the demon, an ancient lord dispossessed of his power, demands his aid in restoring his strength.

Okage, Shadow King is an RPG from the early-PS2 era. Being a rare breed at the time, it built a legacy somewhat akin to Dark Cloud — popular for a while, but fading into cult status as more widely-acclaimed games came out. That doesn't sound too impressive, admittedly, but hey, since when has mainstream adoption been a measure of quality? Putting aside the technical foibles that come with its age, it's been highly recommended to me, so I am very excited to bring it to the stream for this Halloween season!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Okage, Shadow King!

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 11


We infiltrated Cappadocia...but that left me away from my command post for so long that most of Europe and the Mediterranean were under siege by the Templars before I could do anything about it. But now I'm back, and reexerting Assassin control.

It's October, which means spooky season, buuuut I feel like we're so close to beating this one, I ought to finish it first before we begin Thursday Thanatopsis or whatever.

So join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story - Session 4


Grindy Japanese RPGs with battles that are stupidly long and drawn out if you're not strong enough, yeah! This game has some very visible flaws, but still has charm. Fortunately, its flaws can easily be smoothed over by grinding between streams.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 10


Finished the Lost Archive, lived another Altaïr memory, uh...something involving flowers and a weird florist... Feels like we're getting close to the end, but man, putting a week between each session of this makes it hard to remember what's going on.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Breath of Death VII - Session 3


Wow, zombie prince guy is dumb, but he sure hits like a truck.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Breath of Death VII!

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Early Throne Special - King's Quest - FINALE


This game is getting difficult, and I don't just mean the puzzles...



Join us at 3pm ET for Graham's final adventure in King's Quest!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 9


Last week was pretty much entirely Lost Archive, and it'll probably continue like that tonight. Filling in pieces of the modern story, woo!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story - Session 3


Gather the X macguffins to save the world from time compression!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story!

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Early Quest for the Tardy Cohosts - King's Quest - Session 7


You'll shoot your wife out!

Brendan and Mabry are busy until about 4pm ET, so join us sometime shortly thereafter for more King's Quest!



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 8


First-person segments? In my Assassin's Creed? Madness!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Breath of Death VII - Session 2


For a parody game, this one's playing it a lot straighter than I expected it to be. Subversive premise, several allusions, but mostly just straightforward, classic JRPG fare. Not that I'm complaining!

Join us at 9pm ET as we continue Breath of Death VII!

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Eqaurelsyt Tfhorro Nteh es Ptehcrioanle - King's Quest - Session 6


One, two, princesses before you
That's what I said now
Princesses who you wished adored you
Just go ahead now
One's got a good head on her shoulders
Lightning-fast puns now
One dreams of dragons and beholders
Does she speak in tongues now
Marry Neese, or marry Vee?
Got mistaken for a princess, she can't see
We're stuck in this tower with chicken feet
But only true love's power can set us free
Only true love's power can set us free~

That was actually last session; we finished that chapter. The filk just started spewing forth, and I couldn't very well just let it languish.

Join us at 3pm ET as we continue King's Quest!



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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 7


We incited a riot at the armory, and discovered a shipment of Templar weapons, but didn't destroy it for some reason. I mean, we had bombs, that was well within our capabilities.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!


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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Quest for the Throne - King's Quest - Session 5


Brendan and Mabry will be coming back tonight to finish our goblin escape!

We done goofed earlier, and had to restart the chapter, which set us back a little bit. But we got things figured out, and now seem to be approaching the end of this chapter.

So join us tonight at 9pm ET as the Quest for the Throne continues with King's Quest!



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Early Throne Quest - King's Quest - Session 4


Graham and the villagers have been kidnapped by goblins! The goblins have conscripted Graham to do mundane jobs around the warren, leaving him mostly free to do what he will...but he's eaten so little, he lacks the strength to accomplish much. The rest of the villagers are in a similar state, and some are very sick...we had to make a difficult decision with our limited resources. Thus continues...



This blog post is going up later than it ought to have, so join us in just a few minutes (3pm ET) as we continue King's Quest!


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 6


Shoot, what happened last time...I know we finished a couple of sequences, found a lot of books, got another of those Altaïr flashback data discs (this one involving the events immediately following the death of Al Mualim...oh, we discovered our scholar friend from the boat is actually Prince Suleiman, a connection that will bring us much knowledge, but has already drawn us into court intrigues, particularly violent actions by those who oppose the order of succession. I think that's about everything now.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Tales of Phantasia - Session 3


Wow, it's been a while, but we're returning to this one! I think we went back in time last time...? Pretty sure we got that far. Remembering some affected mountain/wind spirits, too. So we're still pretty early on.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Tales of Phantasia!

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 5


Today was a long day and I can't remember what happened last time. I'm sure it'll come back to me when I start playing.

Join us at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Late Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 4


Awright, back from the thing, gonna do the thing now!

Join us momentarily for more Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Lazy Thursday

Hey, Thursday Throne might start a bit late tonight, or we might miss entirely. Have a thing to go to, and don't know how late it'll run. Expect a last-minute post if we go on.

Also, Throne of Games proper this weekend is off, due to other plans, but we will have Early Throne Special!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Breath of Death VII


RPG satire, yeah buddy!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Breath of Death VII!

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Early Quest Catches the Throne - King's Quest - Session 2


Graham has traveled far to enter the Daventry tournament to earn knighthood, and has accomplished much already. How much further can his wits, strength and compassion take him? We may already know the answer, but the journey is half the fun!

Join us at 3pm ET as we continue King's Quest on Early Throne Special/Quest for the Throne!



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 3


It's even easier to lose myself in side-stuff here than in Brotherhood. Trying not to quite so badly, though.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story - Session 2


So, last time, my computer crashed, and we lost all the progress we had made. I've caught us back up to approximately where we were, did some extra grinding, and figured out a backup solution in case that should happen again.

So, join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story!

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Session 2


The trail has led Ezio to Istanbul, a city where the Assassins have successfully displaced the Templars, as the Ottomans drove out the Byzantines.

This game is trying to be and do a lot of things. I'm liking it so far, but I'm afraid I'll find that it's spread itself too thin.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Event[0]


A lost spaceship
628,300,000 km from Earth
The only way to get back home is to negotiate with the last crew member
A computer

That blurb from the trailer sums it up pretty nicely. It's like the aftermath of 2001: A Space Odyssey if Dave Bowman hadn't managed to disable HAL9000. At least, that's what it seems like; I don't actually have any idea what happened to the crew. Maybe it's not the computer's fault—innocent until proven guilty.

The most interesting aspect of this game is that you communicate with the computer not through a selection of pre-programmed actions, but by typing at it. And the range of things it's capable of responding to seems vast.

Join us in plumbing the depths of space and of the Turing Test tonight at 9pm ET in Event[0]!

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Quest for the (Early) Throne - King's Quest


We have embarked once again on the Quest for the Throne, now on the Early Throne Special!


This old cap will be remembered for far more than the action tattered across its brim. Sewn into the seams are many hidden adventures.

An aging King Graham (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) recounts some of his earliest adventures, before he was even a knight of Daventry.

It's been a while since we played a King's Quest game! Not that there's any others left to play. (Deliberately ignoring the existence of KQ8 here.) Excited to see what adventures lay in store!

Join us today at 3pm ET as we begin The Odd Gentlemen's King's Quest!

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Revelations


Following the events of Brotherhood, Desmond's brain is broken. He's been placed in a prototype Animus loop, allowing him to rebuild his psyche as he explores more of his genetic memories. Inside, he meets Subject 16, whose mind lives on in the machine, though his body has long since failed. The memories he now explores see Ezio traveling to the Holy Land to see what answers might still lie in Masyaf. Of course, the Templars know the importance of this site, and have not simply left it unattended. Ezio is an old man now, as well; his constitution is not what it once was.

We began Revelations last week, in the half-hour or so remaining in our timeslot after beating Brotherhood. The above paragraph serves effectively both as an introduction to the game and as a recap to where we are thus far.

So join us tonight at 9pm ET as we take a full-size foray into Assassin's Creed: Revelations!

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story


He comes from far away...

From the depth of darkness, he continues to wander. Soon, the void of the darkness is interrupted by something. The darkness is shone upon by the light. The light covers the darkness, and the darkness is no more.

Then the light and the darkness are one.

Something terrible is about to happen in the future, so it's up to the Sailor Senshi in the present to do something about it, but the villains have also come back in time to foil them...or something. It's a very anime plot.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we begin Bishoujo Senshi Sailormoon: Another Story!

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Session 16


Okay, so last week we caught up on the glyphs or whatever they're called in this one, and wow, that's the kind of story stuff I wish the rest of the game had. Lots of lore illumination, I love it.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood!


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Saturday, July 15, 2017

The Blackwell Epiphany - FINALE


So! We got really close to the end on Early Throne Special, and things were really ramping up. Even Cyan got drawn in by it and forgot he was next up on the stream. None of us want to leave things on a cliffhanger like that for two weeks, so Brendan & Mabry will be returning in a couple hours and we will bring this series to a grand conclusion!

Join us tonight at 9pm ET for the finale of The Blackwell Epiphany!

(And then, in the remaining time, probably Everything.)

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Early Throne Special - The Blackwell Epiphany - Session 2


Aaaa I'm running late! Just tune in, okay?

The Blackwell Epiphany, starting momentarily!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Session 15


Have the Armor of Romulus Brutus! Not much left to do now, just clearing out the last little bits.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood!


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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Dynasty Warriors 8 - Session 10


This is probably going to be our last night with this game. We've cleared all the actual story paths, and all that remains are the little one-off battles—some are canonical, like the Yellow Turban Rebellion, while others...well, Dong Zhuo having a fighting tournament was one of them.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we fill in the gaps on Dynasty Warriors 8!

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Session 14


Things seem to be getting real now. Is this actually the climax, or just the end of an act?

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood!

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Everything - Session 2


Well, that was an adventure last time...let's see what else awaits us, shall we? (Answer: everything. Everything awaits us.)

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Everything!

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Early Throne Special - The Blackwell Epiphany


Rosangela is now working as a consulting investigator with Inspector Durkin, and an occult mystery begins to unfurl, of which Gavin was but a small piece.

We did the prologue at the end of the show last time, so join us momentarily as we continue The Blackwell Epiphany!


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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday Throne - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Session 13


La Volpe's suspicions were proved baseless, and Machiavelli was absolved! A more united brotherhood can now proceed to wrest the state from the hands of the Borgia.

Join us tonight at 9pm ET as we continue Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood!


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