Geek Together 0015 – Toy Guardians

Cathy and Ryan are so excited to be talking Guardians of the Galaxy and toy collecting, they go over time twice!

Featuring Catherine Dolan.

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Show Notes

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Ryan Costello

What started as one gamer wanting to talk about his love of a game grew into a podcast network. Ryan founded what would become the Know Direction Podcast network with Jason "Jay" Dubsky, his friend and fellow 3.5 enthusiast. They and their game group moved on to Pathfinder, and the Know Direction podcast network was born. Now married and a father, Ryan continues to serve the network as the director of logistics and co-host of Upshift podcast, dedicated to the Essence20 RPG system he writes for and helped design. You can find out more about Ryan and the history of the network in this episode of Presenting:

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1 Comment

  1. I loved the toy talk. It brought me back to younger days.

    When I was a kid back in the late 70s and 80s, I randomly assigned AD&D stats and classes to my vintage Star Wars figures (those from 1977 on). Each figure had an index card with the details on it including hit points, saves and spells.

    My sister and I would dump the figures in a pile and we’d take turns picking out our favorites to fight them using AD&D combat rules. We’d use the index cards for each combatant since all of the details where on them (I still have the index cards!).

    Me and my sister would usually play out these battles on Sundays after watching AWA wrestling. So, rolling a hit on your enemy meant that you did an elbow smash or pile driver or whatever-move we saw on AWA that day.

    Nowadays, all of my Star Wars collectibles are stored in boxes. The entire 3.5 inch carded figure collection (from 1995 on) takes 97 of those printer paper boxes (17×11 inches). Unfortunately, I haven’t seen my collection in its entirety because of the space needed to unpack them all. It is the lack of space that has prevented me from completing the collection. Perhaps someday I can display them all together.

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