The SCARAB Swarm Cast

The SwarmCast is a podcast about gaming, geek culture, and more. Affiliated with the SCARAB Gaming Con in Columbia, SC and hosted by Jon Maness.

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Season 4, Episode 6: Gimme Some Soup

Posted by jonman on August 15th, 2016

Toast brings Jon some soup as he recovers from Con Crud, Andrew Christian the Co-VC from MN stops by to Report, and... cake pops?  Plus, game reviews!

Intro [00:00:00]
Game Reviews [00:03:21]
Danger Danger Dinosaurs [00:03:35]
Epic Card Game [00:06:46]
The Refuge [00:11:40]
Game Days [00:17:34]
Pathfinder Society Report [00:19:30]
Tales of the SCARAB - Cake Pops! [00:59:15]
Outro [01:05:11]
Pokemon GO! - MC Lars ft Spose [01:07:56]

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Season 4, Episode 5: The Long Con(vention) Discussion

Posted by jonman on July 18th, 2016

In this episode we talk about conventions, conventions, and more conventions!  Toast is still at Kobold Kon, and runs into some gnomes who teach him what it means to be a “gnomie.”  Del Collins comes on for the first official episode of the “Unnamed PFS Segment with Del.”  Got a name for it?  Let us know and Del will give you something neat!
Also, our goal is to get 200+ Facebook likes, and tons of Twitter followers before SCARAB 2017.  We hit this goal, magic things will happen.  I can’t stress that enough.

Intro [00:00:00]
Conventions, Pros and Cons [00:02:23]
SCARAB Game Library Reviews [00:22:09]
(Captain Carcass, Dead Man’s Draw, Dread Curse, and Thieves!)
The Long, Short, and Cons We Know [00:35:17]
Toast at Kobold Kon with Gnomies [01:03:17]
Finding Cons, Aftermath, and Con Etiquette [01:08:49]
Palmetto Lodge Wednesday / SCARAB Game Days [01:47:57]
The As Yet Unnamed Pathfinder Society Segment with Del, Featuring Del Collins [01:50:50]
Outro [02:10:26]
Ending Song – “18” by I Fight Dragons [02:12:35]

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Season 4, Episode 4: Convention(al) Mayhem!

Posted by jonman on July 4th, 2016

This episode, Del and Matt talk about their Paizo Con experience, Jon, Ruby and Calvin talk about Origins, and Toast goes to a kobold convention in a cave.  All this, plus SCARAB Game Day announcements.

Intro [00:00:00]
PaizoCon with Del & Matt [00:02:35]
KoboldKon16 [00:39:05]
Origins with Jon, Ruby, and Calvin [00:41:37]
Wednesday Gaming with SCARAB and Game Days [01:10:34]
-July 9 @ Boardwalk in Greenville, SC
-August 20, White Widows Games in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Outro [01:13:27]
Hipster Girl by MC Lars [01:15:24]
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Season 4, Episode 3: About Time! (Part 2)

Posted by jonman on June 26th, 2016

In this episode, we geek out about Time Travel in all our favorite fandom, find out who is the best and worst time travelers, and find out how much damage Toast has done to the time stream.

Intro [00:00:00]
Discussion Part 1 [00:02:41]
Discussion Part 2 [00:28:10]
-Time Out of Control [00:57:35]
Discussion Part 3 [00:59:48]
Outro [01:32:29]
Music: If I Had A Time Machine (ft Toast) - MC Lars
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Season 4, Episode 2: About Time! (Part 1)

Posted by jonman on June 13th, 2016

Spoilers: In this episode we talk about time travel: what it is, and how it works in gaming!  Toast gets caught up in the space-time-podcast continuum, and chaos ensues!  This episode is so big, it's going to be a multi-parter!

Intro [00:00:00]
Part 1: What is Time Travel? [00:02:53]
Wednesday Night PFS Ad [00:26:35]
Part 2: Time Travel in Gaming [00:27:30]
The End of Podcast As We Know It? [01:02:05] (Toast Feels Fine)
Ending Song - Power of Love performed by I Fight Dragon [01:04:11]

Check out I Fight Dragons at www.ifightdragons.com
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Season 4, Episode 1: Kickin’ It, SCARAB Style!

Posted by jonman on June 1st, 2016

We're talking about Kickstarters in this episode!  Chris O'Neill, Shouter of Things, and Evil Wizard joins Jon to talk about Kobolds, the Knuckle Sammich Kickstarter, Origins, and stuff.  Jon and Ruby share their Kickstarter experience.  At XCon, Jon gets to talk with game designer Vincent Baker from Vindicated Entertainment about Otherworlds and Spell Slingers.  Events and Game Days!  What a way to start up Season 4!
Intro [00:00:00]
9th Level - Chris O'Neill [00:05:41]
Jon and Ruby Talk About Kickstarter [00:35:40]
XCon Interview with Vincent Baker [01:23:11]
Events and PFS updates [01:29:42]
Outro [01:34:11]
Crowdfund this Song - MC Lars [01:35:24]
Intro and exit music by I Fight Dragons
Links to 9th Level Games
Links to Otherworlds and Vindicated Entertainment
Otherworlds Site (http://otherworldsrpg.com/)
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