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12 May

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #19: Back To The Bureau

Keeping this entry short because I am leaving in about ten minutes and would like to get this posted before I go. It’s about damn time! Sorry for the wait. Bureau 13 is back in business! ‘Nuff said! Cast is in the issue.

Download and enjoy!

Stuff we mentioned:
Tri-Tac Games
The Spider
FATE/Evil Hat Games
Yesterday’s Tomorrows
“When you do things right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all.”
Postmortem Studios
Solid Symbols
Decoder Ring Theater

1 May

First Of May!!

Hey there, cats and kitties!

Just a little quickie, if you will, to commemorate this most important and auspicious of days. Thank you for listening, and thank you to Jonathan Coulton, without whom this commemoration would not be possible.

Listen, love it, live it.

And if you’ve a mind to, hop on over to Jonathan Coulton’s website and download any number of fabulously awesome tunes.

Have a great day! It’s an awesome day for being outside.


24 Apr

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #18: An Easter Eggstravaganza!

I’m keeping this very brief because it’s nearly 4 a.m. here and I need to be up and active in about two and a half hours, but I wanted to make sure this was posted on time. You see, this is what happens when you don’t realize the episode you’ve been not editing is a holiday episode–for a holiday that is … TOMORROW!!!

Anyway, in this issue, we give you another one-shot, but this time, it’s Toon: The Cartoon Roleplaying game, from Steve Jackson Games. What better way to celebrate a holiday involving hiding things, hunting for things, woodland creatures, and … er … eggs? Enjoy. I’m tired and the cast is in the opening remarks, so you’re just gonna have to do without a list here.


Links In This Issue:
Toon (Steve Jackson Games)
Brunch With The Brits
That other podcast…

20 Apr

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #17: Yesterday’s Tomorrows Today

Another in our string of one-shots as, for one reason or another, each week, someone can’t make it to the game. This time, we’re playing Yesteday’s Tomorrows, by John Wick. Not since discovering Wushu have I had this much fun playing a pulp game. Much as I do love me some SotC, this game captures the frenetic pace of those 1930s movie serials better than any game I’ve seen. We didn’t get to finish our story, but we had a barrel of fun on the way. Character creation was a breeze; no cast list necessary.

Links In This Issue:
Yesterday’s Tomorrows
Wilderness of Mirrors
Zorcerer of Zo
Space 1889
Full Light, Full Steam
Hollow Earth Expedition
Stan Freberg: “Christmas Dragnet
Tim Minchin
Decoder Ring Theater
The Six Shooter
Walking Eye Podcast
Save The Villain Podcast
Tri-Tac Podcast

8 Apr

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #16: E.D.: The Extradetestable

Still a bit late, but getting back on track. This issue finds us playing Invaderz: Pocket Edition, a wonderful game which we highly recommend you pick up. At $1.99 and over 80 pages of hilarious content, you can’t beat the price. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to this issue and judge for yourself. We will *definitely* be coming back to this game, for several reasons–not the least of which being that I DIDN’T GET TO PLAY IT!!!!!!!!! Anyway, the cast is imbedded in the session, so no need to repeat it here. Enjoy.

Links In This ISsue:

27 Mar

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #15: Spookless In Seattle

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. It’s been two weeks since the last issue. I”m sorry. Between getting my wife ready to leave or London for three months, getting a bad cold, and rediscovering books, editing kind of got lost in the shuffle for a while. Rest assured, I’ll get back on schedule as soon as possible. I appreciate your patience.

In MTMJ#14, we saw them train. Now, we get to see them in action. Of course, I’m talking about our field agents in Bureau 13.

It was supposed to be a simple assignment: babysit Seattle while Team Freemont went on a much-needed and well-earned vacation for a couple weeks. But we should’ve known better. We should’ve known we would be fools to think we’d ever find it…

Spookless in Seattle!

BLINDGEEK: Daniel Jenson, Piano Teacher Turned Supernaturalist
CHRIS: Richard Shaw, Knight of the Templar
NIKKI: Carmela O’Malley, Vampire Hunter
PAT: Carl Katon, Ordinary Average Guy
JOSH: Book Antiqua, Psychic Hipster


Tri Tac Games/Bureau 13
Bill Hicks
Grant Morison
Talking With Gods
Josh’s T-Shirts
“Who’s Next” by Tom Lehrer
Terry Pratchett
Hex Games
Leopard Women of Venus
Dragon Age RPG


14 Mar

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #14: Surprise, Surprise

Nope, no dice, not a chance. I’m not saying a thing about this issue. Why? Well, if I did, that would render the title moot. You’ll just have to download it and find out. And while you’re at it, go ahead and download this little beauty right here. If nothing else, it’ll give you some insight into this session.

Links In This Issue:
Wait for it … Wait for it … No, literally, wait for it.

6 Mar

Leopard Women of Venus!

LWoV CoverJosh’s latest project for Hex Games is finally done and ready for your enjoyment!

Leopard Women of Venus is a QAGS supplemet co-written by MTMJ’s  own Josh Burnett with Leighton (Laser Ponies) Connor and illustrated by the same along with Linday (A Friendly Game) Honsby. LWoV explores the bizarre worlds of Golden Age comic creator Fletcher Hanks.

Here’s how the official press release describes the game:

Venus is a hellish nightmare world of hideous monsters and savage barbarians, a world that can only be tamed by the Leopard Women. Armed with comet gun helmets, radium whips, and Flying Saurian mounts, the Leopard Women stand between the human settlers of Venus and total annihilation.

Leopard Women of Venus is a mind-melting pulp science fiction role-playing game inspired by the works of Fletcher Hanks. Hanks wrote and drew bizarre and memorable work in the earliest days of American comic books. His work is boldly drawn, frequently ugly, and strangely fascinating. Leopard Women of Venus gives you the tools you need to recreate the magic and lunacy of a Fletcher Hanks comic with your gaming group.

Check it out, gang. I hope you enjoy it!


6 Mar

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #13: Here to See the King

That’s right, friends, hot on the heels of Issue #12 comes Issue #13. It’s our eighth session of Zorcerer of Zo. The dust is settling on the drama of the last couple sessions, but by no means does that mean things have settled down for Princess Zephyr and her companions. On the contrary, we may be seeing signs and portents of darker things to come. Who can say? (Well, okay, we know who can say, but he ain’t sayin’ nothin… unless we can find a way to coerce him or trick him into revealing something … but that’s what the forum discussions are for.)

BLINDGEEK: “Connecticut” Jarrod Stanwick
CHRIS: Thomas Quinn, the Big Ol’ Grumpy Talking Bear
NIKKI: Princess Zephyr
PAT: Webster the Low Spi Der (See issue)

Links In This Issue:
Zorcerer of Zo
Decoder Ring Theatre
Jane Russell
Josh’s Art Portfolio
Enies Web Page


3 Mar

Monkeys Took My Jetpack #12: A Shady Bizness on the Rise

Once again, I have to say: Better late than never. I appreciate your patience, and hopefully, I’ll be caught up in time to post MTMJ#13 by its Monday deadline. Heads up, though; Saturday is usually a prime editing day for me, and my Saturday is pretty solidly booked, so odds are that MTMJ#13 will be a bit late as well.

But enough excuses about my lack of punctuality; we have a whopper of an issue for you this time! It’s a feedback show! It’s an episode! It’s a feedback show! It’s an episode! Wait … IT’S A FEEDBACK SHOW *AND* AN EPISODE!!!!! Yes, that’s right, friends, we’ve combined two great tastes that taste great together–a feedback show from last week, and the Jetpack Flashback you were expecting–Funkadelic Frankenstein on the Mean Streets of Monstertown #3.

We rejoin our heroes from the Prometheus Jones Detective Agency, still looking for leads so they can rid Monstertown of a ring of drug dealers responsible for spreading a dangerous narcotic through the streets of their fair city. The funk will fly in this thrilling installment you don’t want to miss!

BLINDGEEK: Prometheus Jones, the Funky Frank himself
CHRIS: Jerome, Vampire Extraordinaire
NIKKI: Bridey Steinenfrank, Monstertown’s most radiant wrestler
PAT: Betty, the Deep One whose amazing looks are only matched by her fashion sense.

Links In This Issue:
Funkadelic Frankenstein on the Mean Streets of Monstertown
Hex Games
Solid Symbols
Dresden Files RPG
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space
“I say we let him go…”
Twyla Tharp