Bikers Dice & Bars

BDaB #035: The Bests

For episode 35, we wanted to provide an emotional counterpoint to the topics in our 33rd episode, and bring you our take on THE BESTS! This time around we’re talking about what rides, bikes, games, bars, and drinks we consider to be The Best Around (nothing gonna ever bring them down). What are your Bests? Write us and let us know!

BDaB #034: Bottles, Can, Growlers and More!

Continuing the new format update for Season 3, in this episode we’re talking about the many various drinking receptacles that have kept us inebriated throughout the centuries. Join us for a look into why different drinks are served in so many differently-shaped containers, with some history lessons for some of the more esoteric ones.

BDaB #033: The Worsts

Happy Fall, and welcome to another episode of Bikers, Dice, and Bars! This episode kicks off what I’m calling “Season 3” with a new, more open approach to our format. Many times before, when recording prior episodes, we kept getting hit with the feeling that we didn’t have enough time to go over each topic in the allotted time slots of our base format. In this new season, we’re aiming to try and fix that by taking a slightly more free-form approach to picking our topics, giving us more room to really get into them and enjoy some conversational momentum.

BDaB Plays: Tales From the Loop, Part 2 – “Something Strange Going On Tonight”

Hello and well met, neighbor! The BDaB crew returns with the second episode of the new and ongoing Tales from the Loop RPG actual play campaign. In this story, a group of best friends middle schoolers investigate some oddities in their home town of Klamath Falls, OR, in a techno-nostalgic 1986 that never was. We’re using the adventures from the new Out of Time adventure sourcebook, and we welcome listeners to follow along with us while we play. And if you’re feeling really adventurous, go out and get a bottle of our drink of the evening, and sip along in spirit!

BDaB Plays: Tales From the Loop, Part 1 – “Speaky Squeaky”

We’re finally proud to present to you the first extended play session of our brand new Tales from the Loop campaign! In this ongoing adventure, we will be playing through the brand spanking new Out of Time adventure series, which was released as an early bonus to the backers of Free League’s recent Kickstarter for the game’s follow-up campaign, Things from the Flood. Inspired by the artwork of Simon Stålenhag, the works of Steven King, and more than a little Stranger Things throw into the mix, Tales from the Loop takes us to a 1980s that never was, filled with weird robots, mysterious plots, and the bizarre side effects of living in a town with a state of the art particle accelerator. So join us for an advance look into the new book, and stick around for the sometimes-deep but often-hilarious adventures in our own techno-magical version of Klamath Falls Oregon, 1986.

BDaB #031: What We’re Watching/Reading/Playing (Summer 2019)

We’re super ultra mega excited this time to finally have a good chance to open the very special bottle of Nikka single malt whiskey that Poppy brought us from her recent trip to Osaka. While killing off most of this delicious spirit, we take a break from the usual format to enjoy a good long discussion of the various Shows, Movies, Books, and Games we’ve been enjoying this Summer. There are a LOT of good media recommended here, so check the massive links below if any of them pique your interest!

BDaB Patron Exclusive #1: Tales from the Loop Campaign Session Zero!

Back when JJ, DXG, and I started this variety show project, one of the ideas that we had for filling time after recording an episode was to keep drinking while trying to make characters for the many different RPGs sitting on my gaming shelf. We called these “Character Jams” and they started pretty early on in our show. While we’ve had a blast each time we’ve recorded one of these Jams, and occasionally joked about how fun a campaign with the characters would be, we never had actual intentions of taking them any further than the char-gen process. After all, there are so many games to jam on, and we wanna get to all of them someday, right?

BDaB #030: The Black Dahlia, Toys for Tots, Eulogy for Bottles

Welcome back for episode 30 of Bikers, Dice, and Bars! This time we brought on our good friend Larry Reading, former proprietor of our favorite now-departed neighborhood local. In our Bike Talk, Xander updates us on his progress beautifying his brand new scooter, which he has christened “the Black Dahlia.” In our nerd talk, Larry teaches us about the history of the charitable Toys for Tots organization, and how to get involved. In our Bar talk, Larry joins us to give a proper eulogy to the recently-departed local, Bottles on Fremont (RIP, Bottles). All the while, we drink delicious and cooling Gin and Tonics, perfect for the current wave of hot summer weather.