Episode 94 – Time To Attack The Fire Nation Aug22

Episode 94 – Time To Attack The Fire Nation...

The only podcast to use 8 whole k of RAM, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle throw it back to the days of pixels and pantsuits celebrating the release of Sonic Mania and the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda’s release in America. And make sure to bring some quarters for this week’s throwback Conundrum! Then in the second segment, the solar eclipse could not have been more perfectly timed for Jen Perry’s article Living In The Fire Nation. Our world is a tumultuous place these days and Jen reflects on her American and Catholic experience, comparing it to that of the citizens of the Fire Nation in Avatar: The Last Airbender to examine the potential dangers of nationalism. Question of the Week: What is your favourite game with rules you made up? The song in the break is GB Hauz by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 93 – Offense Up! Aug15

Episode 93 – Offense Up!...

The only podcast that knows the location of Genosha, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle want to see your best hero mashup in an art-inspired Question of the Week. Then they load up some Saved Files about games they’re revisiting and the Dota 2 world championships. Then in the second segment: prepare to be offended. Tim Webster’s article With Great Offense Comes Great Responsibility: Spider-Man And Pornography asks us to examine what exactly we’re really doing when we let something offend us. No conversation on the podcast has ever had more caveats, so buckle in for one of our favourite conversations so far! Question of the Week: What two superheroes would you want to see mashed up? The song in the break is Failing Job Prospects by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Avoid Stereotypes with your D&D Character Aug11

Avoid Stereotypes with your D&D Character...

Dungeons & Dragons is the most popular tabletop RPG on the planet and offers a nearly endless list of races, classes, and adventuring archetypes to choose from. And because certain races offer certain bonuses, there are a lot of common combinations that you’re likely to see at a tabletop near you. Half-elf paladins, wood elf rogues, and half-orc barbarians are great builds that maximize the strengths supplied by their lineage. But why not do something more interesting? Here are a few examples of characters that play against their racial typecasting and offer a whole new world of heroic story options. Jebeddo Ningel  – Gnomish Barbarian Barbarians are often created to be colossal meat shields: soaking up and dealing a ton of melee damage. What about a character whose physical size isn’t that impressive, but finds their power from another source? Jebeddo had lived his whole life in Springwood Forest. For generations, his family has acted as guardians of the secluded wood, keeping the spirits of the forest in harmony and dealing with whatever minor threats would occasionally bare their teeth. Jebeddo wanted nothing more than to be a druid like his grandfather, Darmic, and spent countless hours meditating with the spirits of the forest in hopes of forging a bond with them. During one of these sessions in the serene surroundings of the Springwood, a towering bear spirit crashed through the trees and spoke of a coming danger—an orcish horde bent on harvesting the forest into firewood and instruments of war. The bear spirit offered itself to Jebeddo to aid in the defence of its home. “At last!” He thought. His moment as a druid of the forest had finally arrived. But instead, the spirit caused an eruption of strength to course through his...

Episode 92 – The Passion of the Geeks Aug08

Episode 92 – The Passion of the Geeks...

The only podcast wielding a triple-edged lightsaber, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle look to the finale of many great trilogies for finale-loving Question of the Week. Then Jason takes us back down the YouTube Rabbit Hole to revisit a few channels that have started some exciting and worthwhile new series. Then in the second segment, we take a stroll through Kevin Cummings’ article about how NOT to make fans of your friends—Introducing Non-geeks To Your Fandom. What start as a few fun examples of how geeks like us sometimes let our passions get the best of us becomes a conversation about how we can be better fans and ambassadors of the community we love so dearly. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite third entry of a trilogy? Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole: Sixty Symbols Clickspring – Antikythera Series SGDQ 2017 – Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask – All Masks by TrevPerson SGDQ 2017 – Earthbound – Any% Glitchless by UltimoIce TILT Hardest jousting hit of the season The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 91 – The One With Enthusiasm Aug01

Episode 91 – The One With Enthusiasm...

The only podcast that follows the Runaway Five around on tour, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle explore the realm of great game music for the Question of the Week and share some moments from Kyle’s recent birthday celebration. Then in the second segment, our hosts revisit one of their all-time favourite characters with the help of guest writer Cassidy Clayton’s article—Ahsoka Tano: The One With Enthusiasm. What makes Ahsoka such a great and enduring character? Did her padawanship under Anakin help or hurt her? Just how cool was her return in Rebels? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: What’s your favourite musical moment in a game? The song in the break is Pig-Man by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

MCU Watchalong: Iron Man Jul27

MCU Watchalong: Iron Man...

It’s time to join the Avengers Initiative and join Geekdom House as they watch through the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe! Join Jason Dueck, Michael Boyce, and Dustin Asham as they dip their toes into the movie that set the tone for the largest film franchise in pop culture history—Iron Man. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Dustin’s Twitter: @D_Asham Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 90 – Cold Vengeance Jul25

Episode 90 – Cold Vengeance...

The only podcast that didn’t even want an invitation to San Diego Comic-Con, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle open up an extra special Saved Files segment to gush about SDCC reveals, Ai-Kon Winnipeg, and the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and this month’s Sweetdiculous Award is handed out. Then in the second segment, we take a cold hard look at the emotional events of the cerebral indy game KONA with Dustin Schellenberg’s KONA: Lost to Justice. Question of the Week: What’s your favourite magical system? Saved Files: Thor: Ragnarok Ready Player One Stranger Things 2 Sweetdiculous Award: My Hero Academia The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speedrun by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 89 – Mystery Science Community 3000 Jul18

Episode 89 – Mystery Science Community 3000...

The official podcast of the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle open up some Saved Files to talk about all the exciting news from D23 and the response to the latest Doctor Who announcement. Then in the second segment, we talk through the importance of common ground and community, (the hosts deep affection for author Michael Boyce) and how MST3K provided a breeding ground for reference-based relationships with How Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Saved My Life (Sort Of). Question of the Week: What non-Disney animated movie do you want to see remade in real life? The song in the break is It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 88 – Spider-Man: Homecoming Jul11

Episode 88 – Spider-Man: Homecoming...

The only podcast that can run DOOM on ultra-nightmare with just a pistol, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle get plug into the Matrix with an artificially intelligent Question of the Week before jumping head first into a Spider-Man themed Conundrum. Then in the second segment, it’s all spoilers ahead for a full breakdown of Spider-Man: Homecoming. Did it live up to the hype that Civil War introduced? How does Tom Holland work as the youngest Peter Parker we’ve seen on screen? How much did Karen steal the spotlight? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: Who is your favourite AI character? The song in the break is It’s Not A Keygen by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

GH Watchalong: Spider-Man 3 (2007) Jul06

GH Watchalong: Spider-Man 3 (2007)...

Amazing! Spectacular! Superior! It’s a Geekdom House Watchalong! Join Jason Dueck, Michael Boyce, and special guest Davis Plett as they descend into madness with the help of the notorious Spider-Man 3. It’s the only movie with as many villains as podcast hosts! Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Davis’ Instagram: @plettdavis Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 87 – RWBY Yang (and Yin) Jul04

Episode 87 – RWBY Yang (and Yin)...

The only podcast with its own key to the Department of Mysteries, it’s Infinity +1! This week, Jason, Allison, and Kyle kick off Canada Day and celebrate a 20 year milestone for the wizarding world of Harry Potter with a magical Question of the Week. Then Kyle brings us into the depths of Kickstarter for some adventurous tabletop-inspired projects. Then in the second segment, we visit the world of RWBY for a look into how one event can change how you see yourself and the world. Casey Covel’s article, RWBY’s Yang: Shaping Identity from Disaster, looks at the experience of Yang (the ‘Y’ in RWBY) and how losing an arm was a far bigger loss to her than simply a limb. How do you reinvent yourself when the thing you believe defines you is gone? Listen on and find out! Question of the Week: Which spell from the world of Harry Potter would you want to cast in real life? Kyle’s Kickstarter Corner: Dice of Rolling Table Titans Fallen Veil Adventure Set Schleyscapes A Poop Tale The song in the break is GB Hauz by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Geekdom House on YouTube: Geekdom House Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

GH Watchalong: Spider-Man 2 (2004) Jun29

GH Watchalong: Spider-Man 2 (2004)...

Spinning webs of every size, it’s a Geekdom House Watchalong! Watch along with Jason Dueck, Kyle Rudge, and Michael Boyce as they go back in time to 2004 when Spider-Man 2 came along and changed the way superhero movies would be made forever. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 86 – Wonder Women Jun27

Episode 86 – Wonder Women...

The only podcast that knows the difference between a wyvern and a dragon, it’s Infinity +1! This week, Jason and Allison are joined by the other half of the Rudge family, Marilyn Rudge, to talk about fictional childhood heroes and give out a new Sweetdiculous Award. Then in the second segment, we revisit Themyscira and 1914 London with Kyla Neufeld’s Compassion and Strength Collide in Wonder Woman. The hosts reexamine the seeming lack of strong female heroes in some of their favourite childhood franchises and discuss how the trend of strong female leads in big budget science fiction may lead to a new generation of empowered geeks. Question of the Week: What character did you look up to when you were younger? Sweetdiculous Award: iZombie The song in the break is Failing Job Prospects by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 85 – A Green Legacy Jun20

Episode 85 – A Green Legacy...

The only podcast whose spirit animal is the large-eyebrowed owl form Ocarina of Time, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison and Kyle share answers from our most-interacted with Question of the Week ever and ask a new one about perfect timing. Then Jason takes us down his YouTube Rabbit Hole with a package of maker-focused YouTubers that are sure to inspire your crafty side. Then in the second segment, we get green with Dustin Schellenberg’s article Chrono Trigger and a Green Legacy. Does time travel allow us to imagine a time where the consequences of our actions affect people other than ourselves? What sort of legacy do we hope to leave behind after we’re gone? Is Futurama the perfect place to look for answers about time travel? Listen on to see if we answer any of these questions! Question of the Week: What fandom did you pick up at the perfect time? Jason’s YouTube Rabbit Hole Laura Kampf – making/building Cocktail Chemistry – mixology/bar essentials Armitage Leather – traditional leathercraft Ishitani Furniture – high-end Japanese joinery The song in the break is Tracking Eva by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Geekdom House Watchalong: Spider-Man 1 (2002) Jun15

Geekdom House Watchalong: Spider-Man 1 (2002)...

Doing whatever a podcast can, it’s a Geekdom House Watchalong! Watch along with Jason Dueck, Allison Barron, and Michael Boyce as they return to the world of 2002 to watch the movie that truly started the superhero movie revolution, Spider-Man. Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Michael’s Twitter: @mwboyce Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 84 – Myth and Truth Jun13

Episode 84 – Myth and Truth...

Jumpin’ gee willickers, Batman, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason and Kyle get to hear what Allison thought of Wonder Woman and they get their stomachs rumbling with a food-themed Question of the Week. Then they load up some Saved Files to talk about a boozy book and the new Black Panther trailer. Then in the second segment, Matt Civico’s article, The Gift of Story, inspires the hosts to tackle one of the biggest philosophical questions on the podcast so far: is truth as important as myth? Get ready to head down the rabbit hole as the team asks some big questions and see how many answers they can wrestle up to the surface. Question of the Week: What is your favourite fictional food? The song in the break is Pig-Man by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 83 – Wonder Woman Jun06

Episode 83 – Wonder Woman...

From the glittering shores of Themyscira, it’s Infinity +1! Your hosts Jason, Allison and Kyle are back again this week to talk about the latest in superhero cinema with the release of Wonder Woman! An accompanying Conundrum dives into the all-too-strange backstory of the Greek goddess for everyone who hasn’t read the comics for 60+ years. Then in the second segment, the hosts are puzzled by the same question G. Conner Slater asked—Why Does Superman Never Gets His Deepest Wish? How does a birthday present to the Man of Steel lead into a discussion about dreams, hope, reality and destiny? Why, you’ll have to listen on to find out! Question of the Week: What is your favourite plot twist? The song in the break is North Hill Transit Speedrun by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

All Who Wander: The Return of the King Movie Jun01

All Who Wander: The Return of the King Movie...

Mae govannen, fellow wanderers, and welcome to ninth and final episode of All Who Wander, the in-depth audio exploration of one of J. R. R. Tolkien’s most famous works, The Lord of the Rings. In this episode, Allison and Kyla are joined by Jen Perry and Infinity +1 host Jason Dueck to talk all about the finale of Peter Jackson’s trilogy—The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.  How did some of the screenplay changes affect Éowyn’s agency? How did Sam pluck up the courage to finally ask Rosie out? How many endings does this story have? Download and subscribe to the Infinity +1 feed on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Kyla’s Twitter: @rlandnews Jen’s Twitter: @catholicinkling Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Geekdom House on Twitter:...

Episode 82 – FanQuest (feat. D.C. Douglas) May30

Episode 82 – FanQuest (feat. D.C. Douglas)...

The only podcast recording this episode live from FanQuest, it’s Infinity +1! This week is a special episode recorded right from out booth at FanQuest here in Winnipeg. Jason, Kyle, and friend of the show Dustin Schellenberg unite to talk about their favourite moments of the convention and share their favourite Star Wars moments in honour of the 40th anniversary of the legendary franchise. Then, in a very special second segment, Jason was joined by FanQuest guest and voice actor extraordinaire, D.C. Douglas for a conversation about the world of voice acting and some personal history about D.C.’s time in the industry. Question of the Week: What is your favourite Star Wars moment? Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast D.C. Douglas’ Twitter: @DC_Douglas Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Dustin’s Twitter: @PDschellenberg Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...

Episode 81 – Come and Get Your Love May23

Episode 81 – Come and Get Your Love...

The podcast who knew what was in the Lost hatch all along, it’s Infinity +1! This week Jason, Allison, and Kyle relive the most impactful deaths in their video game history in the Question of the Week and Allison awards May’s edition of the Sweetdiculous Award to a podcast for writing nerds. Then in the second segment, we revisit Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 through the eyes of Rocket Raccoon with the help of Come and Get Your Love by Allison Barron. If you want to hear what Allison and Rocket have in common beside a love for destruction and sarcasm, you’ll have to listen on! Question of the Week: What video game character do you most regret killing? Sweetdiculous Award: Writing Excuses The song in the break is It’s Not Old Skool It’s Classic by Lazy Nerd 204 [used with permission] Download and subscribe to Infinity +1 on iTunes, Stitcher and Google Play Music now! RSS Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekdomhouse/infinitypodcast Jason’s Twitter: @VorpalJason Kyle’s Twitter: @videogamefaith Allison’s Twitter: @AllisonBarron12 Geekdom House on Twitter: @GeekdomHouse Geekdom House on Twitch: OKLetsPlay Buy original Geekdom House merchandise from...