Let’s Play some MTG Puzzle Quest
August 1st, 2018

Posted by james

Hey, everyone! It’s Beej! Just a heads-up to let you know that I’ll be coming in partway through the August 2 LRRMTG stream, playing Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest (I’ll be on at 4pm). MTGPQ combines the cards and lore of Magic the Gathering with the Match-3 RPG mechanics of Puzzle Quest. If you’re used to only playing the paper game, the mechanics might seem a little odd but I’ll do my best to walk everyone through it. I really like playing it and I’ll hope you’ll like this look at another way to enjoy Magic.

Also, D3 Go! is sponsoring that portion of the stream. They’ve given me some bonus game currency so we can open someM19 booster packs on stream (yes, there is deck building!) and to show off different events.

Road Quest // The Panalysts HYPE!
May 12th, 2018

Posted by james

Hello friends

Coming at you with an update on a couple brand new projects we hope you have already heard of, but we’re EXTREMELY excited for both and thus want to make sure everyone knows about them.

First up let’s chat about Road Quest. This is a big one, possibly the biggest project we’ve ever take on. The scope is so large in fact we shot a proper proof of concept/pilot/tech test last month. I’ll let the video do some talking as well but here are the main points.

  • We leave on May 22nd for 10 days. Each day will be turned into a single episode, which we hope to start airing later this year.
  • We have a crew of 10. 6 Drivers divided across three cars, and 4 crew in the production vehicle.
  • No, I don’t know where we’re going… that’s one of the fun hooks of the show 😛
  • Yes you can support us! Head over to the Road Quest landing page on the site to get find a PayPal link and info on the two tiers you can choose to support us at.
  • Paul, Kathleen, Cameron, Heather and Cori will be holding down the fort back home and we are doing our best to keep our upload/stream schedule on track for while we’re away. Be sure to check out the Twitch Event Page in the next couple days to see what the plan is.

Lots more info can be found in the following video, we’d love for you to take the time to check it out.

Ok. That’s Road Quest. Now let’s chat about The Panalysts.

A few months back we decided to retire our weekly show Feed Dump. Many of you were sad to see it go, but we always knew it would live again in a new form.

First a little history. In October of 2006 Graham and Morgan launched a little show called The Whatever Thing. It was a fun show that lasted about a year, wrapping up in November of 2007. From the ashes of The Whatever Thing rose The Phailhaus. This show, while a fan favorite, wasn’t ever able to find it’s stride as a proper weekly show. Between February 2008 and March 2011 we aired 32 episodes, it would have been 33 but episode 29 was lost to the ether. Then, a short 2 months later Feed Dump was born. Originally hosted by Graham and then later taken over by Kathleen Feed Dump was the culmination of the shows that came before. Running for an incredible 7 years and 336 episodes this past February we decided to retire the show in order to bring something new into this world.

Enter The Panalysts. Our brand new weekly panel show. Influenced by our collective love for UK Panel/Quiz shows and hosted by Kathleen and a rotating cast of guests, join us every week as Kathleen asks the hard hitting questions everyone needs the answers to. As of this blog post we have released 3 episodes and we would LOVE for you to check it out. Bellow is the first episode but click here to be taken straight to the YouTube playlist.

 

PAX East & GP Seattle
April 3rd, 2018

Posted by james

Blog/Patreon Post April 3rd, 2018

Greetings one and all and welcome to the weekly update. It’s like the weekend update on SNL, but not at all. I’m here this week with some news of our upcoming adventures to both PAX East and GP Seattle this weekend. For those of you who this doesn’t apply to, feel free to ignore this update and join me here next week when I’m back to telling you about the stuff we’ve been doing and the stuff we have done 😀

First up, PAX East.

Graham, Adam, Heather and Beej will be making their way to beautiful Boston, MA for this weekends annual gathering of the PAX. Let us run down all the ways you can interact and be entertained by those wonderful people.

Bandland Booth – As is tradition, you can find some combination of the 4 folks attending at our table in Bandland throughout the weekend. We tend to keep show floor hours so head over there between 10AM-6PM to have your chance to say hi, get some stuff signed or purchase some of our merch. Unfortunately we don’t have a new Pinny-Arcade pin for this show, but we will have a great selection of most of our previous pins.

And beyond that we have a whole bunch of panels you can find us at.

Friday

Jackbox Party PAX (w/ Graham & Beej)
6:30PM-7:30PM @ Albatross Theatre
Streaming at twitch.tv/pax2

LoadingReadyRun Panel (w/ Graham, Adam, Beej and Heather)
7:30PM-8:30PM @ Dragonfly Theater
Streaming at twitch.tv/pax3

Saturday

The Truth about Streaming, From the Streamers Themselves (w/ Graham)
11:30AM-12:30PM @ Bumblebee Theater

Blankity Blank (w/ Graham)
9:00PM-10:00PM @ Bumblebee Theater

Sunday

10 Things They Don’t Tell you About Being a Variety Streamer (w/ Graham & Beej)
12:30PM-1:00PM @ Twitch Booth

And that should just about do it for PAX East. Make sure you say hi if you happen to run into us around the show floor. Trust us when we say we love meeting people from the community.

Now. GP Seattle!

Both James and Cameron will be down in Seattle this weekend for the GP. Neither of us have any plans to play in the main event so we’ll be bumming around the convention center all weekend just playing in side events and some of the scheduled Spellslinging and Bounty events.

You will find Cameron Spellslinging on both Friday & Sunday from 12:00PM-4:00PM and at the Bounty event on Friday at 5:00PM

Meanwhile you can find James in the Bounty event on Friday at 5:00PM and Spellslinging alongside Cameron Sunday from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

I believe you can find both of us at the VIP party on Friday evening which you can gain access to by picking up the Diamond VIP package at the registration site.

A few community members have also organized a LRR meetup on Saturday. The plan is at 3PM to meet at the registration area, find some space to either fire a draft(s) or play some Brawl and then grab dinner.

As mentioned above with PAX East, make sure if you see either of us wandering the hall or the mean streets of downtown Seattle feel free to say hi.

 

And that should just about do it. I hope everyone who attends either of these events this weekend has a great time and we look forward to seeing you all there. And for anyone not able to join us in either Boston or Seattle I suggest kicking your feet up and taking it easy, you work hard.

Lets GOOOOOOO
March 6th, 2018

Posted by james

Knock Knock open up the door, its the blog post.

Hello friends and welcome back for another installment of the weekly LoadingReadyRun blog post. And lets just jump into it.

Do you like YouTube videos? I hope so, that’s kind of our jam around these parts. First up we have the January edition of Mail Time. Lots of candy, your wonderful letters, and what we sincerely hope is the conclusion of a long running joke.

Next up we have the return of an oooooooold series, G-Drafts. Graham goes over a Rivals of Ixalan draft league, featuring some touch-and-go games, and the overwhelming power of vampires. I don’t believe you should come to expect these on a regular basis, but hey, you never know.

And let’s wrap up the video portion of today’s update with some good old Crapshots.

This past Saturday was LoadingReadyLAN 2.0 and we had an absolute blast! We played games for almost 13 hours. We at pizza and drank beer. We blew a fuse. Some games worked and others not so much, and we learned that under the current tech setup 6 PC’s might be a bit much. But most importantly everyone involved (viewers and players alike) had fun. So needless to say expect LoadingReadyLAN 3.0 to happen, and ideally later this year. If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions feel free to hit us up on Twitter @LoadingReadyRun. For now you can look forward to our 3rd annual Tabletop Day stream which is scheduled for April 28th. Time TBA.

That’ll do it for this week. Everyone be kind to each other and we’ll catch you on the flippy flop.

 

*Tap Tap Tap* Is this thing on?
February 27th, 2018

Posted by james

Hello and welcome fellow humans to this weeks blog post.

Let’s kick things off with some good old fashion videos.

This last Saturday was LoadingReadyLIVE and with that means a brand new episode of commodoreHUSTLE. I won’t lie, at one point there was talk of driving up to Mt Washington and trying to film a segment for the show there, but it just wasn’t in the cards. So we decided instead to take the idea of silly winter sports and tie it into the cH universe. We all think it came together really well. And you’ll wanna keep your eye open for the February LT later next month, lots of fun outtakes of Beej and his pie.

Let’s talk about Crapshots shall we? I have a couple great episodes to share with you, but first The Crapshot Bracket. 

Hey everyone. It’s Rytel, the fan behind LRR Without Context, with a new LRR-related fan project. Inspired by The Magic Bracket, a single-elimination tournament bracket containing (at time of creation) every Magic: the Gathering card ever printed, The Crapshot Bracket will commemorate LRR’s achievement of producing 500+ mini-sketches by pitting the first 512 of them against each other in poll-based combat. Whoever wins the poll moves on until only the champion remains. 

That is from the Intro/FAQ post that you will find at The Crapshot Bracket Website. We discovered this ourselves this past week and made sure to include it in our most recent episode of LRL. Wanted to make sure as many folks know about it as possible. To note – This is a fan run website, we have no involvement in the event. However we are just as keen to see which episode comes out on top as we’re sure you all are. With that said, you know what you won’t find in any of those match ups? The most recent couple episodes 😀

Next up, LoadingReadyLAN 2.0 is this coming Saturday and we are all SUPER excited for some good old fashion Local Area Network shenanigans. We’re working out exactly what games we’ll be playing soon. So keep your eyes out on our Twitter account for that info. 

I’ll close out this post with some really quick info about PAX East and GP Seattle. Both of these events are coming up in just over a month, the weekend of April 10-11th to be exact. At PAX East you’ll find Graham, Beej and Adam (along with a yet to be decided 4th crew member) and as for GP Seattle, James is going to do his best to make it down there for the weekend to play some Magical Cards. As we get closer to those events we’ll have more information to share.

And that should just about do it for this weeks blog post. Go forth and be kind to people, it’s really easy and makes the world a better place. BYEEEEE!