*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 πŸ˜€

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!

The Easiest part is the Post Title
February 13th, 2018

Posted by james

Let’s start this week off with an apology and then me getting angry shall we. I missed a few weeks there and that’s on me. Then I did up a great post last week, hit publish and thought “Great, back on track with a legit AF blog post”

Where did it go WordPress? WHERE DID IT GO!?

Oh well, let’s try again shall we. One thing I want to make sure everyone who enjoys and watches our content see’s is this YouTube update from a week and a half ago. There is a bunch of really solid information and announcements in there and you should 100% go and watch it.

So, having now watched that let’s lead off this week with the final Feed Dump. Episode 420 – Dank in Peace

Everyone here has loved and contributed to this show over the past 7 years, but you can’t just keep doing something for the sake of doing it. We have plans, BIG plans for the future of this format and we are incredibly excited to get working on them very soon (In fact, this evening February 13th) we are starting work on getting both the tech and format of the show worked out. No firm release date yet, still a whole bunch of unknowns for us, but it’ll be soon.

Let’s follow that up with something that isn’t going anywhere, The Crapshot.

Crapshot Ep513 – The Fundraising was a product of The Crapshoot. Our weekly Twitch streamed show where we write, film and edit Crapshots live with you. As mentioned in the YouTube update we have tweaked the format for that show ever so slightly, which should help us keep up to date with our twice a week schedule for that series. 

Next up let’s talk commodoreHUSTLE! We have rolled this fan favorite show into LoadingReadyLIVE! Our live variety show, streamed every other week on Saturday at 6PM Pacific. This will result in WAY more commodoreHUSTLE throughout the year. To put some numbers behind this, in the first quarter of last year (January-March 2017) we released 2 episodes. This year, in the same amount of time (and assuming nothing goes horribly wrong) we’ll have released 5. We should be on pace to release 15-20 episodes of Hustle in 2018. So with that said here are the first two episodes under the new system.

And let’s close off this weeks post chatting about Dungeons and Dragons. We are 5 episodes into our new series, Dice Friends. The response has been incredible and we’re so happy to be playing Table Top RPG’s in the office again. The current campaign is Escape from Semolo Plateau featuring Paul, Kathleen, Graham, Beej and our good friend Dale as GM and that will continue for several more weeks to come. If you need to catch up head over here for the YouTube Playlist or find it in podcast form wherever you get your pods from.

And that’ll just about do it for this week. If you’re looking to join our ever growing Discord community click here and if you wanna peep what’s coming up on our Twitch Channel, head over to the Event Page. Thanks for being you, you’re awesome. See you next week.

 

We did it!
January 17th, 2018

Posted by james

Greetings everyone. Welcome back for the weekly blog post. I’m your host James Turner, please sit down (or stand, lay down… whatever. You do you) relax and enjoy the show.

We did it! We made it through the first two weeks of 2018 and have emerged the other side a little bit older and a little bit wiser. And now, with that behind us, we look forward to the remaining 50 weeks of 2018 and think… now what? Well let me tell you what. It’s only the 17th of January and we’ve already launched two new shows. First up, Dice Friends! D&D returned to the LoadingReadyRun wheelhouse this past Monday and it was a blast to be back at the table rolling dem dice and playing make believe. If you missed it fret not, we have you covered. The replay can be found right here!

Dice Friends airs every Monday night at 5PM Pacific on our Twitch Channel.

Next up we have the second episode of our brand new, limited run podcast Countdown to Infinity with myself (James) and Matt Wiggins! If you’re not sure what it’s about let me give you the quick elevator pitch. Avengers Infinity War comes out this May. In fact it comes out in exactly the same number of weeks (from the start of the year) that there are MCU films. So now we’re watching one a week and chatting about it. We’ve released Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk and just recorded Iron Man 2 last night. That will be out this Sunday but in the mean time here is the most recent episode. 

Of course we’re still making all that other stuff you like. Feed Dump? Yup!

Mail Time? Oh you better believe it. 

Crapshots? Please.

2018 is going to be great… just don’t ever leave this website. I can’t promise you anything beyond our content πŸ˜›

PAX South and Some Videos.
January 10th, 2018

Posted by james

Greetings one and all and welcome to the weekly blog update. Let’s get right down to business. 

As we mentioned in the previous post the first two weeks of 2018 are a little bit busy for us here at LoadingReadyRun. Ben, Beej and Ian just got back from MAGfest and it sounds like they had a great time as evidenced by this fantastic video by Ben.

There was two more of these, check his timeline πŸ˜€


While they were away, the rest of us remained here in Victoria and hosted the first Pre-PreRelease of the year. You can peep the entire Rivals of Ixalan event here.


And the fun doesn’t stop there. This weekend James, Graham, Beej and Cameron will be heading south to San Antonio, Texas for PAX South. Three day badges are sold out, but you can still pick up daily passes at the PAX website. We’ll be hanging out at our booth all weekend, but Friday is the day of both our panel as well as Graham sitting in on the Jackbox event.


With all that squared away let’s talk about some new stuff. This past Sunday we launched a brand new podcast called “Countdown to Infinity”. Join James and Matt (Yup, Matt’s back… in podcast form) as they watch and give their thoughts on every Marvel movie in the MCU. You can listen to it on YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts from.

MOVING ON! You should really watch this YouTube update video. We talk about all sorts of neat stuff, but most importantly is the return of D&D to the LoadingReadyRun wheelhouse. It kicks off this Monday, January 15th at 5:00PM. Prepare yourself for Dice Friends! More info in the video below.

And that should just about do it for this weeks update. Of course we have a ton of videos which you can find over on our YouTube Channel. You should head over there and make sure you’re subscribed. Till next week. BYE BYE.

 

New Year. Fresh Start… Kinda.
January 2nd, 2018

Posted by james

Hello and greetings friends, welcome to the first blog post of 2018. I won’t lie, the last several months of 2017 saw these posts too few and far between. BUT NO LONGER! It’s a new year and that means a fresh slate and endless opportunities. Which, while true for many of you isn’t so much the case for us. We here at LoadingReadyRun are starting 2018 off feet to the ground going 100 km/h (that’s 62.137119223733 mi/h to our dear American readers) So to kick off this year let’s see what we have going on.

This weekend is a double whammy!

If you happen to find yourself in National Harbor, Maryland this week then you might just run into Beej, Ben and Ian who will be attending this years MAGfest. These three beautiful boys will be running a booth all weekend long where you can find our most excellent merch. And as if that’s not enough they will also be hosting the LoadingReadyRun Q&A panel at 7:00PM on Friday Night and then on Saturday at 11:00PM it’s everyone’s favorite, Late Night Dub Fight!  More info can be found at http://super.magfest.org/

Next up we have the first Pre-PreRelease of 2018! Join our regular cast of characters (Adam, Graham, Kathleen and Cameron) as they do battle with our very special guests. Melissa DeTora, Chris VanMeter, Evan Erwin and Reuben Bresler! We are super happy to say that because of your overwhelming support for these events over the past 2 years they will continue through 2018.

Looking ahead, wayyyyyyy ahead to next weekend, it’s time for the first PAX of the year. James, Cameron, Graham and Beej are heading down to San Antonio for PAX South. We’ll have our merch table with a brand new shinny Pinny Arcade pin and all of our other fabulous wares. We’re participating in two panels this year. First up on Friday at 4:00PM in the main theater Graham will be joining some very funny folks for The Jackbox Party PAX. Then you’ll witness Graham in a mad sprint to the LoadingReadyRun panel as it happens at 5:00PM the very same day. PAX is always a fantastic weekend and single day badges are still available. Just head over to http://south.paxsite.com/

And that my friends is the first two weeks of 2018. Not the ideal gentle start to the year one hopes for, but then again it very rarely is. That said, we look forward to sitting down as a group in mid January to discuss what this upcoming year (Our 15th!!!) is going to look like. First step will be getting everything back on track and on schedule to the best of our abilities. We are excited and ready to get this year going, we hope you all stick around with us.