Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pokemon GO Equinox Exists

Episode 91: The niiiiice ninety-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we talk news:


Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you playing in the Overwatch free weekend? Have you decided on what hat pikachu you'll get? Can you beat Miz Sylver in Pokken Tournament DX playing Darkrai? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Kristin Moura Fades Away

Episode 90: The nicest ninetieth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a very special guest, Boston-area singer-songwriter Kristin Moura, here to talk about her new video for "Fade Away"!


DID YOU NOTICE MIZ SYLVER IN THAT VIDEO? Along with the delightful Alan White. Kristin talks about the meaning of the song and video, her plans for her youtube channel, how to succeed as a new artist and much more! Find her online!
We also talk news!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you go to HASCON? Do you want to try out Dropmix with us? Do you want Miz Sylver to fight you in Kristin Moura's next video? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Turn the Lights Off and I Glow

Episode 89: the enduring eighty-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week we talk news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you seeing Flo Rida at HASCON? Do you like gems? Will you go to both showings of the new Pokemon movie? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Raikou is Here!

Episode 88: the eclectic eighty-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Today we talk news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Is Entei a cat or a dog? Are you at PAX East and having a great time? What's really the best super power? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Alan Patrick Loves D&D Adventurers League!

Episode 87: the energetic eighty-seventh episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, starring the awesome Alan Patrick! He's the Associate Community Manager of the Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League! Yes, we are talking with of which you can also Find on Facebook. He's also a special correspondent for BJ Shea's Geek Nation! He talks about how he got into D&D and into the Adventurers League, his favorite monsters, the awesomeness of Gen Con, how we will all die of the Death Curse in Chult, the new season's book, Tomb of Annihilation, and his work for Shadow of the Demon Lord, Foulest Reptiles! Keep an eye out for his upcoming Kickstarter about a new RPG based on a hilarious card game.... he will be back to discuss it soon!

Oh, did we mention he wrote a chapter for this?


We also talk news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you a mindflayer? Is that a croquembouche or a macaron tower? Are you psyched for Season 7 of the Adventurers League? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pokemon GO Gets Legendary!

Episode 86: The exclusive eighty-sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week Miz Sylver is at Gen Con 50, playing games and taking names! She's having a great time. She attended the Diana Jones Awards on Wednesday night, and Gen Con won! She ran into Matt Fantastic of Prettiest Princess Games. She played Game of Thrones Settlers of Catan and checked out all of the arcade options. She'll be trying to play in some of the daily Overwatch Tournaments, so go beat up on her! She's also running some Paragons of the Past events, and playing some Adventurers League on Sunday! Her top pick for all visitors the convention is the Gen Con 50 Museum, with all kinds of awesome D&D and gaming history. (Read some awesome blog posts about it!)

We also talk a lot of news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you at Gen Con 50? Did you catch all the legendary birds in Pokemon Go??? Will you dress up as a Gyrados? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Anne Brown Loves Costumes!

Episode 85: The exquisite eighty-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a special guest! Anne Brown is here to tell us about the awesomeness of the GenCon Costume Contest. GenCon is Thursday August 17 - Sunday August 20, in Indianapolis. The costume contest is Saturday, August 19, 2017 starting at 4pm in the 500 Ballroom of the Convention Center. This year's awesome judges will include Michelle Nephew of Atlas Games, the creator of Ren Faire and Witches of the Revolution, and DragonLance author Laura Hickman! Anne tells about her start at TSR, editing Dragon magazine, and then working on games like Spelljammer and Masque of the Red Death. Anne started running the GenCon Costume Contest in 1997, and has been loving it ever since. She's even run the costume contests at Star Wars Celebration for a few years, too! She gives us the details of the costume contest, including the appearances by the awesome entertainer The Great Luke Ski, the categories, some of the most memorable costumes through the years!

Anne Brown is also one of the authors of The Storyteller's Thesaurus, find it on Amazon!

After we lock Anne back in the closet, we talk news!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you love cosplay? What about wizards in space? Any questions for our amazing special guest Anne Brown??? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Claire Hoffman's Excellent Adventures

Episode 84: The exploratory eighty-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week we have a special guest, Claire Hoffman, the Assistant Content Manager of the Dungeons and Dragons Adventurers League. You can find Claire on Twitter and Facebook! We talk about how the D&D Adventurers League works (and how you can still play previous seasons' adventures like Claire's Dark Pyramid of Sorcerer's Isle or Chelimber's Descent), the upcoming season of adventures set in the Jungles of Chult, the awesomeness of Elizabeth Peters, and the amazing past campaigns that Claire has organized, including Living Death, the amazing Victorian gothic horror organized play campaign, and how organized play has changed through the years.

See Claire at conventions this fall and winter and play in her adventures, including her Author Only DDAO-15 Debts to be Paid!
We also talk news!




Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you want to ride a dinosaur in Chult? How do you feel about mummies? Will we ever let Claire out of the closet? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Natalie and Rio Rock Comicon

Episode 83: The elevating eighty-third episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast, featuring two very special guests, Natalie Kipper of GeekScape and Rio McCarthy of Rio's Renditions! They join us to discuss San Diego Comicon and all the awesomenes that entails! They tell us about Hotel Z, Sonic x Sanrio, giant Lockjaw plushes, the incredible gallery from LAIKA, Monster Hunter World, Martin Hsu, DesignerCon, Quantum Mechanix, inappropriate Lich King time, Sonic music hero Jun Senoue in concert, and the D23 Comicon Mixer. We also talk Alice in Murderland, Tomopop, Laughing Place, and more!

Follow Natalie and Rio on Twitter and , find Rio on Instagram and Facebook, and shop at Rio's Etsy store and regular storefront Rio's Renditions where you will find really cool stuff like this Lucario hat!


We also talk news:


Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you go to San Diego Comicon? Do you have any questions for Rio and Natalie? Are you psyched up for Ready Player One? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tenku Reports on Pokemon GO Fest

Episode 82: The elite eighty-second episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tenku No Oni attended the first ever Pokemon GO Fest in Chicago. He tells about what was going on at the event and his take on it! (His favorite food option was Wow Bao!)



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have questions for Tenku No Oni? Would you go to an event like Pokemon GO Fest? Did you catch any legendaries??? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

YOU'RE a Shiny Tapu Koko

Episode 81: The exorbitant eighty-first episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week the Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver talk news.
This week's Twitter Poll is inspired by the new Ataribox announcements!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you going to San Diego Comicon? Are you going to Grant Park for the Pokemon GO Fest? Or will your Switch be comforting you while you stay home this weekend? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Happy Anniversary Pokemon Go

Episode 80: The excellent eightieth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week Miz Sylver is in Midgard, and she and the Wolf Doctor talk news!
Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you a paint roller loving squid? Can you rock an Ash Cap? Are you going to make Miz Sylver cry at League of Legends? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

AndroidQueen Preys on Games

Episode 79: The singular seventy-ninth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight, we have a special guest! Maitland Hemby also known as . Maitland is a friend and classmate of The Wolf Doctor and Miz Sylver who is a Senior Gameplay Engineer at Arkane Studios in the Austin office. She's worked at several other game studios including Harmonix, BioWare, and Edge of Reality. She talks about how she got into games, the ups and downs of being in the industry, and her favorite things she made for Prey. We also get her advice for aspiring game developers, which does include moving to Austin. Her Austin area gaming pick is Juegos Rancheros indie gaming meet-ups. Follow Maitland on Instagram for cute dog photos!

This week's news:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you think Prey is spooky? What was your favorite Harmonix game? And is Austin really full? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Pokemon Go Gym Genius

Episode 78: The squishy seventy-eighth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we focus on the confusion and excitement of the latest Pokemon Go update! We also talk news:
This week our Twitter poll is about stranger danger at the Gym!



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. What do you think of the new Pokemon Go update? Have you gotten a Golden Razz Berry? Will you raid like a champion? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

The E3 Extravaganza

Episode 77: the solstice seventy-seventh episode of the PokeProblemPodcast! We talk E3 announcements, and some news on top of that:
Miz Sylver and the Wolf Doctor did not get to attend the real E3, but they attended the Playstation E3 Experience, from which they review the highlights. (PS - it's MONSTER of the Deep, not MASTER!) They also review the offerings from Microsoft and Nintendo! We discuss the offerings in more depth in the show, but we wanted to highlight a few new demos that we are playing in the notes: Marvel VS. Capcom Infinite for PS4 and XBox One has a story mode demo out now. A demo for Miitopia is available in the 3DS eShop. This week's twitter poll asks about your thoughts on E3!



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. What was you favorite game of E3? Do you think the XBoxOneX will be a big success? Do you want to be the next Monster Hunter Maid? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Miz Sylver Reviews Cave Story for Switch

A special episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast: Miz Sylver reviews Cave Story+, a game created by Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya and published by Nicalis! Miz Sylver played the upcoming version for Switch, but it is already out for Steam if that's your platform of choice. You can read her written review here! We won't spoil the review (or the game in our review), but let's just say Miz Sylver really enjoyed it and will be doing more play-throughs! Thank you to for providing a copy of the game for review! If you want a physical copy with all the goodies including a keychain, pre-order at GameStop.

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you play Cave Story when it originally came out? Are you getting the special bundle? Will you say "yes" to the boss fights? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Lance and Clint of Duck Block Games

Episode 76: the satisfying seventy=sixth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! This week we have two very special guests! Lance and Clint Trahan of Duck Block Games! Their game Forsaken Castle had an incredibly successful KickStarter, and will be coming out later this year on Steam (it's been GreenLit), Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, and Switch! They tell us about all how they got their start in making games, where the idea for Forsaken Castle came from, the Steam and Kickstarter process. They give props to their awesome composer Zack Parrish (who did the music for Valdis Story: Abyssal City), the Baton Rouge IGDA chapter , the awesome Level Up Lab, hanging out with Pixel Dash Studios (creators of Road Redemption), and of course, their favorite pokemon.

Follow them on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram! You should also on Twitter. And of course, TRY THE DEMO FOR FORSAKEN CASTLE! And pre-order your copy on BackerKit!

And of course we talk news: This week's Twitter poll asks about Kickstarting games:



Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Did you pre-order Forsaken Castle? Do you love Metroidvania games? Would your pixel portrait haunt our dreams? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Jean Rabe Rocks Writing

Episode 75: The stunning seventy-fifth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast. This week, we have an incredible special guest, the amazing writer Jean Rabe! Jean started off in journalism, majoring in it at Northern Illinois University. After several years covering news at newspapers in the Midwest, she applied to work at TSR (now part of Wizards of the Coast) as a coordinator for the RPGA (which has now evolved into the D&D Adventurers League). Inspired by authors such as George R.R. Martin (particularly the book Fevre Dream), Jean always wrote fiction for fun. Her first chance to publish came when TSR published her novel Red Magic, launching her career as a fantasy author. Her favorite Dragonlance books that she's written are The Stonetellers series. Jean talks about her process, the differences between writing fantasy and crime fiction, the importance of participating in blogs and newsletters (Jean maintains a personal blog, participates in The LadyKillers blog, and does a newsletter that you can sign up for on her blog), and so much more. Her latest book, The Dead of Winter: A Piper Blackwell Mystery is available on Amazon, with the follow-up novel The Dead of Night due out from her publisher Imajin Books September 1st! Jean's got a story in the recently released anthology Trials and Tribulations if you are looking to try out her fantasy work. Look for "The Bone Tapestry", a thriller set in Italy, soon!

Follow Jean through her newsletter on her website, on her personal blog and The Ladykillers, and on Twitter. You can see her in person soon at Killer Nashville August 24-27 and FlatCon in Bloomington Indiana, October 20-22, and maaaaaaaybe GenCon in Indianapolis August 17-20.

And we talk some news!


Inspired by our wonderful conversation with Jean, we ask what's your favorite evil chromatic dragon in this week's Twitter poll!

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Do you have any questions for our super guest Jean Rabe? Mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, what's your favorite? Do you prefer chromatic or metallic dragons? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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Saturday, May 27, 2017

PokeProblems Plays ARMS Global TestPunch

Episode 74: the sexual seventy-fourth episode of the PokeProblemsPodcast! Tonight we focus on ARMS, but we cover a lot of news and events too!
  • This week saw the release of Magikarp Jump! Miz Sylver is loving it!
  • Overwatch is celebrating its anniversary with special events and dancing emotes through June 12th! Miz Sylver's favorites are Junkrat's 90's dancing and Reaper tapping his foot. Memorial Day Weekend is also a free weekend, so if you haven't tried the game yet, or if you want to try it on an alternate platform, now's your chance.
  • The Nintendo Summer of Play is starting soon. It is NOT coming to Boston, but it is going to Summerfest in Milwaukee (as is the Playstation Road to Greatness), and will be in New York August 18th - 20th. People who pre-order or purchase select Nintendo games at participating GameStop locations near the 2017 Summer of Play tour stops will receive a Nintendo branded PopSocket mobile accessory device (limited quantity; while supplies last). Remember to make a My Nintendo account - if you check in with your My Nintendo QR Code, you will also be able to receive a free gift item (while supplies last)!
  • An update on Forsaken Castle: they made their super stretch Kickstarter Goal to release the game on the Nintendo Switch, with a cool version you can order with Super NES-style box.
  • Speaking of Castlevania-style games, did you hear that Netflix is doing a Castlevania series, premiering July 7th!
  • The winner of last week's twitter poll about alternate titles for Uncharted 2 was "Uncharted 2: Hotline Bling"! Over on StitchPassBoston, the twitter poll was about the ladies of ARMS:
  • We wish Green Mario well at Nexus Game Fair!
  • Finally, we talk ARMS! The Global TestPunch is still happening this weekend, and will happen again next weekend. (There are 1 hour windows, check it out on the web.)
This week's Twitter Poll is also about ARMS:

Thanks for listening! If you have any questions or comments, we want to hear from you. Are you playing the ARMS Global TestPunch events? How do you feel about Uncharted 2? Is your dancing more Junkrat or Reaper? Tweet, email, or comment on the blog or Facebook to let us know!



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