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January 17, 2022

The Power of No – Loot Mechanics #255

Players and artists stand up for themselves, on today’s podcast! Intro (0:49) – Our week, in brief. Video Game News (8:19) – SSG announces, then backs down from, controversial P2W changes for LOTRO TTRPG News (35:26) – TSR 3.5 gets another kick in the balls. Wrap (59:04) – Final thoughts. “Alchemists Tower” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) […]
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January 14, 2022

The Black Cat, Part 2 (Ep. 63)

D13 RPG – Blackie and his new friend get to work. TW: Violence against male genitalia, cats eating things they ought not. Music: “Celebration” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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January 10, 2022

Most Anticipated 2022 – Loot Mechanics #254

Let’s talk about some of the games we are most looking forward to in 2022! Intro (0:49) – Our week, in brief. Video Games (9:34) – Here are some of our most-anticipated video games for 2022! Tabletop Games (32:19) – Same as above, but for TTRPGs coming in 2022! Wrap (51:12) – Final thoughts. “Alchemists […]
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January 7, 2022

The Black Cat, Part 1 (Ep. 62)

D13 RPG – Starting off our next adventure, this time in “D13 RPG”! TW: Violence against animals. Music: “Celebration” by Alexander Nakarada (www.serpentsoundstudios.com) Licensed under Creative Commons BY Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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January 3, 2022

Starting 2022 with a WTF – Loot Mechanics #253

Scormey got a surprise in the mail recently, and we have another rant about Alt-Right Gamer CHUDs Intro (0:49) – Our week, in brief. TTRPG Talk (8:00) – So guess what came in the mail the other day? A Rant (36:30) – Right-Wing Gamers are starting to really make me hate Gaming in general. Wrap […]
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December 29, 2021

Five Years Gone – Loot Mechanics #252

A fun look back at the last five years of this show, from our days as “Pixels & Dice”, through our run (thus far) as “Loot Mechanics”. Intro (0:50) – A few words from Scormus Main Topic (3:57) – 2017: A Gamer Confessional (with Ryleia!) Other Bullshit (27:32) – 2018: Our first impressions of D&D […]
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December 27, 2021

Bear Stew, Part 4

Episode #61 – Steam Craft: Finishing off our epic adventures in “Steam Craft”, on today’s podcast! Music from https://filmmusic.io “Take a Chance” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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December 22, 2021

Very Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide – Loot Mechanics #251

Our annual suggestions for last-minute gifts for the Gamers in your life. Intro (0:50) – Our week, in brief. Main Topic (3:58) – What to get the Gamer in your life, when you’re a dumbass, and waited until the last minute to buy a gift Sage Advice (9:56) – Actually good ideas for last-minute gifts […]
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December 20, 2021

Bear Stew, Part 3

Episode #60 – Steam Craft: The worst part of waking up, is monsters in your camp! Music from https://filmmusic.io “Take a Chance” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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December 15, 2021

The Last Topical Show of 2021 – Loot Mechanics #250

Fandom is not making many fans right now, and our prestigious “Best and Worst Games” awards of 2021! Intro (0:50) – Our week, in brief. Main Topic (3:44) – Fandom shits the bed with their licensing for 3rd party Cortex Prime content Other Bullshit (27:11) – Best and Worst of 2021 Wrap (1:08:56) – Final […]
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