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Aching God: Mike Shel Interview

Mike Shel pretty much schools us on Aching God, RPGs, psychology, and proper methods of maniacal, sadistic punishment. We laughed. We cried. Dan was almost flayed alive. A good time had by all. Check out Mike on Twitter @MikeShelAuthor and see Aching God as a finalist in the SPFBO competition. Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Aching God Mike Shel Interview

Aching God: Part Three

To start this episode we revolutionize the book adaptation world by throwing out video game ideas (10:50). Tweet us your video game adaptations of books with #adaptmyvideogamealready and we'll rant and/or rave about how terrible/good your idea is. Throughout the rest of the episode Dan makes several terrible theories about Aching God, and somehow still gets Luke on board with them. Look forward to next weeks episode in which we interview the author Mike Shel.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Aching God Mike Shel

Aching God: Part Two

Get excited, we are talking about swords this episode. Do you agree with Dan and his perfectly reasonable stance about swords being tools with a somber purpose and thus not deserving of names, or are you a bigger sociopath than Auric? Yep, we're calling out Auric again. Also, Luke spots a shield sized problem with the party's battle tactics. Special thanks to VOLO for the intro/outro music.

Aching God Mike Shel

Aching God: Part One

Dan gets this episode started by giving away a great fantasy plot idea for free, then we start discussing the first 13 chapters of Aching God by Mike Shel (5:30). Luke laments the lost look of the imposing desk and we both come down a little harshly on Auric.

Special thanks to VOLO for the intro and outro music.

Aching God Mike Shel