Friday, March 17, 2017

Post-PAX Podcast

Episode 67: The silly sixty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Before we discuss the insanity of PAX, Miz Sylver reminds us that if you love MineCraft, you should check out Super League. She is hosting the Boston Revolt team in Foxborough. That said, we had a crazy PAX! If you want to go to PAX East next year (or any of the other PAXes), we highly recommend following the official PAX Twitter account as the way to hear about ticket release dates and times.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Who do you want us to invite on as our next show guest? Did you apply to be an Omeganaut? Do you even PAX, bro? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Monday, March 6, 2017

PokeProblemsPodcast SWITCH es it UP!

Episode 66: the spectacular sixty-sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we play a little Switch, but before that we debut our wonderful new theme music from Jonathan Marlin Music! on Twitter, or better yet check out his website or find his music in the Unity Asset Store and use it in your games! What a great new addition to our show. Once again, props to of for introducing us to the phenomenal Jonathan Marlin!

We talk a bit of news before we play some Switch games. First, Miz Sylver dishes about the Iron DM competition at Total Con. She had a great time! Miz Sylver also had an awesome time picking up her Switch at . She chatted with Mike's Monster Gaming and Blockheadgaming and even Vice President Bowser! (Doug Bowser, no relation.)

As we discussed last week, Miz Sylver is also working at the newest season of Super League, organizing events for the Boston Revolt. If you or your child are a MineCraft fan, these events are a ton of fun!

In Pokémon Sun and Moon, you can now get a Mystery Gift of a Mewtwonite X and Mewtwonite Y using the code M2DESCENT. There is no stated end date in the news item, so get it soon?

And of course, PAX East is this coming weekend. Miz Sylver is very excited for the special Zelda pin set and her panel, the StreetPass Game Show, happening Friday March 10th at 10:30 AM in the Bumblebee Theatre. And The Wolf Doctor is excited about our panel, Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster, happening Saturday March 11th at 8:00 PM in the Arachnid Theatre. After the show credits listen to our promo for the panel!

Next, we get into the Switch! We play some Snipperclips, a hilarious game, and special guest Ross joins us for 1-2 Switch. Before we let you go, we have a Switch-related question for you!



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Cons are Confusing

Episode 65 - The stunning sixty-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Miz Sylver replays her Genghis Con! Shout outs to Robert Dorf for running Lucha Libre Hero 2017: Stargate Luca 1 and to Mykle McGovern from the Adventurers League! Shoutouts to the Roosevelt High School Geek Club and to the Bards of Greyhawk! Shout outs to Aundrea Grumbo and to Tentacle Kitty! Shout outs to YumeStyle for the great Assassin's Creed earrings, and to cosplayers Kid Wolf Cosplay and Loralie Cosplay. Miz Sylver got interviewed by Big Show Entertainment Network, look for it on their YouTube Channel in a week or two!

The Club Cosplay Denver dance party was awesome! Thanks to @instalijiah! Miz Sylver also loves Arcadency, and wants to steal their JuBeat machine. Early morning airport antics with

Continuing with her Con-going, Miz Sylver is working at Total Confusion today! The convention continues through tomorrow at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, MA. Miz Sylver is working at the Iron DM competition, which sounds terrifying!

And speaking of Cons, don't forget that PAX East is coming up March 10-12, and we are doing lots of cool stuff! That's right, we are hosting a panel, and you can listen to our excellent preview here! Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster is happening in the Arachnid Theatre on March 11 (Saturday) at 8pm! And please, fill out the StreetPass Game Show Survey!

Next, we talk Pokemon! The title topic of our poscast! We chat a little bit about Generation 2 in Pokemon GO, then move on to Pokemon Day, which is happening Monday, February 27th! Pokemon GO is celebrating February 26th - March 6th with Pikachus with Party Hats!

And finally, Miz Sylver is working at Super League again, as a host for the Boston Revolt events starting March 11th, at the Showcase Cinema de Lux, at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA. Check them out on Twitter, too! Miz Sylver still remembers meeting Parker Games at one of the early Super League events!

In celebration of Pokemon Day, we have an important question for you...



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PAX East Podcasting Panel Promo

PAX East is coming up soon! March 10-12 to be precise. Miz Sylver and the Wolf Doctor are hosting a panel on Podcasting! "Podcasting: From Amateur to Pro-Caster" is happening in the Arachnid Theatre on Saturday, 3/11, from 8:00PM - 9:00PM. Here's a little trailer staring two of our panel special guests and previous show guests, of and the inimitable ! Our panel also stars Kevin Harrington of the Hour, and will be filmed for replay by the excellent ! Find him on Instagram as DirectorSeng2kX

Our guests are also starring in some other panels of Pax East! We encourage you to check them out!
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to PAX East? Do you have questions for our panel? Or are you just showing up for the StreetPasses? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Johto Joins Pokemon GO!

Episode 64: The stunning sixty-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Miz Sylver is a special guest at Genghis Con! She's having an awesome time! She played some Lucha Libre Hero as run by Robert Dorf, tried Jubeat, and buzzed through the board game room. Did you hear that Monopoly is retiring the Thimble?

PAX East is sneaking up on us! Make sure you fill out Miz Sylver's StreetPass Game Show Survey! Not only can you be one of the people surveyed for the "Survey Says" answers, you can enter to win a spot on the show! The show is happening Friday March 10th, in the morning at 10:30, in the Bumblebee Theater. Our podcasting panel is happening on Saturday March 11th, at 8pm, in the Arachnid Theater.

And now for our Pokemon news! Pokemon Shuffle is having its 2 year anniversary, celebrating with in-game give-aways! As usual, there are events in Pokemon Sun and Moon! The third global mission in Sun and Moon was a success! The next Global Mission starts February 28th... There's a promotion now at GameStop giving away a card with a code for a silver Bottle Cap, and they have purchase bonuses for the Pokemon TCG.

And of course, the big news of the week!!! Pokemon GO has busted out with a huge new release, which has gotten more people back into the game! Generation 2 Pokemon from Gold and Silver have finally started spawning, after the tease of Gen 2 babies hatching from eggs! They've introduced a slew of other new features, including new berries, new evolution items that you will get randomly from pokestops, new clothes (some free, some that cost pokecoins), gender specific pokemon, new encounter mechanics, new candy bonuses, and more... If this has you excited, pokemon storage space is on sale in the game at half price (50 more slots for 100 pokecoins, down from 200). Are you still playing Pokemon GO? If so, we have a question for you!!!



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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Greg Marks Deals in D&D

Episode 63: The sincere sixty-third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. Today, we have a special guest, the incomparable aka Celebrity Dungeon Master Greg Marks (on Facebook) aka Green Mario. This frequent guest of the show is an Associate Resource Manager for Wizards of the Coast. He writes a lot of adventures for the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League available at The DMs Guild. (Miz Sylver writes adventures too! Check out Giant Diplomacy!) This week he is joining us to talk about the end of Season 5 of D&D Adventurers League Organize Play, Storm King's Thunder, and the start of Season 6, which is all about classic dungeon crawls. This season's key book is Tales from the Yawning Portal. He also talks about his upcoming convention appearances, so you can stalk him down in person! But first, some random news!
  • Pokemon GO's Valentine's Event is happening until February 15th. Pink Pokemon appear more frequently, including in eggs! And, get double the candy, as is appropriate for Valentine's Day! Also, LURES LAST 6 HOURS! If swelling does not go down, call a doctor!
  • The third Pokemon Sun and Moon Global Mission is on until February 14th! This one is to trade Pokemon using the GTS, and it's already reached its stretch goal! So sign up for festival coins and a Friend Ball!
  • Miz Sylver is playing Fire Emblem Heroes... We review the results of the character votes! Miz Sylver's home-girl Tharja came in third, just missing having a special version created.

Greg gives us his convention schedule for 2017, so you can catch him in person:
We close out with our social media round-up! Shout outs to some great friends of , , , and , all his awesome friends and colleagues from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Program ! And of course, our poll of the week!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you catch a Porygon during the Valentine's Day Pokemon GO event? Do you play D&D? Do you want to see blackmail photos of Skerrit the Green? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Team Skull Takes PAX South

Episode 62: the sultry sixty-second episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Today we cover some news and Miz Sylver talks PAX South! First, the news:
  • You can now get Mewnium Z in Pokemon Sun and Moon by using the online Pokemon Bank. You have until October, but do it sooner rather than later.
  • There's a new Global Mission in Pokemon Sun and Moon! This one is to trade 1 million Pokemon using the Global Trade Station. The reward is for Festival Coins, but you can also get a Friend Ball if 2 million Pokemon are traded! This mission ends February 14th.
  • Roxy's Grilled Cheese has opened up a barcade in Central Square in Cambridge. They opened last weekend, and friend of the podcast Ricario visited. What if we have a meet-up there some time soon?
  • This year is Final Fantasy's 30th anniversary! Whoa! They are releasing a bunch of different products in honor of the anniversary, including deluxe wine glasses and wine. Special Cup Noodle ramen with different art for each game are available! There's a really cool Final Fantasy fork-sword prize that you can win by buying those Cup Noodles, but trust the Wolf Doctor when she says that it's very easy to get a toaster oven stuck on your Buster Sword. Final Fantasy is also getting the Escape Room treatment. In the show, we say it's Japan-only, but they just announced after we recorded that it will also be coming to the US!
  • Speaking of Escape Rooms, iam8bit is bringing their Resident Evil Escape Room to Boston February 22 - March 19. There are still tickets! Still tickets! They are starting to get sold out on the weekends, but you can still go! We are going to go!
  • And in podcast news, /r/Nintendo is gonna have a podcast! The first episode will go up February 7th, and you can enter to be on the show now!
  • And of course, PAX East, we are still having our panel "Podcasting: from Amateur to Pro-Caster" on Saturday March 11th at 8pm.
And then, Miz Sylver tells us about the awesomeness of PAX South. First off, Miz Sylver loved San Antonio. Shout out to of for recommending the awesome restaurant Mi Tierra, for letting Miz Sylver play Kung Fu Shadow Fist, and for introducing us to . Miz Sylver met lots of awesome people, including an Omeganaut (listen to our interview with an Omeganaut, Lisa!), Team Skull, and David Erick Ramos. She tried a lot of cool games including Fist of Physics, Has-Been Heroes, Resident Evil 7 Forsaken Castle, and Streets of Rogue. Her Family Feud StreetPass Game Show was awesome, look for it at PAX East! And we use it as our inspiration for the question of the week:



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you love PAX South? Are you joining Team Skull? Have you ever impaled an appliance with your Buster Sword? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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