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The Basement

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The Basement

The Basement

Ear Glue Media

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A Ready Player One podcast for people who love things! The Basement is your companion to the Ready Player One novel. Join Albert and his cohosts each episode as they breakdown the novel and dive into the plethora of pop culture references through a series of homework assignments and challenges.

Latest Episodes

Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards!

Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards! Grab your player’s handbook,pencils, paper, and lucky 20 sided die, because it’s time to role for initiative! Join Albert Padilla and new guest Neal Robison as they finish out Chapter 0006 and discuss some of the more influential table top RPG’s of the 70’s and 80’s!The guyswrap this one up with a look back on the quintessential pen and paper game, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons! Introduction and Ready Player Neal Chapter 0006…what’s left? The Limerick Ready Player One Contest EOD 88 Mike Mika GURPS (1986) Game mechanics Steve Jackson Games vs. The United States Secret Service The Cyberpunk Sourcebook Champions (1981) Game mechanics Champions Online and City of Heroes Car Wars (1980) Gameplay and setup More games in ziplock bags Rolemaster (1985) Origins Tables and Calculations Tomb of Horrors (1975) S1 Reception and reviews YOU ARE GOING TO DIE Sequels and legacy Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1977) The Holy Trinity The AD&D Difference The Basic Sets Origin of the name Game system highlights Never trust Chaotic Neutral “The Game Wizards” Legacy and Pop Culture Hosts Albert “The Game Wizard” Padilla Neal “Mr. Snack Hack” Robison Instagram and YouTube: Mr. Snack Hack 3-2-1 Contact! Instagram: @TheBasementRPO Twitter: @TheBasementRPO Facebook: /TheBasementRPO Patreon: www.patreon.com/TheBasementRPO TeePublic: http://tee.pub/lic/mjtTM-nrguo

104 MIN2019 APR 9
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Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards!

Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible

Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible! Lords of Light! It’s the first show of the new year and Albert is joined by Jonesy from the Cantina Cast to wrap up the pop culture armada found in Chapter 0006! The guys cover Jeopardy, Space Giants, Battle of the Planets, Misfits of Science, Thundarr the Barbarian, Van Halen, Devo, and much more with a special take on the influence of George Lucas. C’mon you Demon Dogs, give this one a listen! Terry Prachett (1948 - 2015) DiscWorld The Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation games Robert A. Heinlein (Auth)(1907 - 1988) Starship Troopers staring Doogie Howser, and Jester from Top Gun Sons of the Lawless and Jake Busey 8 million sequels and the reboot Michael Moorcock (1938 - present) Moorcock Multiverse and the Eternal Champion Similarities with avatars in The OASIS Jeopardy (1964 - Present) Alex Trebek and his mighty mustache Favorite game show of the past Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy April Fools Jonesy plays a round of Jeopard...

143 MIN2019 JAN 16
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Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible

Episode 0006, Part 5: By The Power Of Grayskull!

After our fair share of stuffing and pie, Albert is back with special guests Mike Rondeau and James Halliday, aka Morgan Marshall! We're talking Stephen King, The Simpsons, Schoolhouse Rock!, Gamera, Stanley Kubrick, They Might Be Giants, Bill Hicks, and of course, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! Grab your pink vests, fire up "The Bartman", and get ready to get down with these friends of all children!

143 MIN2018 DEC 21
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Episode 0006, Part 5: By The Power Of Grayskull!

Episode 0006, Part 4: ...And Godzooky!

Fresh off the Halloween holiday, The Basement is back and Albert's enlisted the help of Ear Glue Media's very own Social Media Manager, Josh Crawford, aka Imperial Moonwalker! Join us in a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of Chapter 0006 as we discuss Altered Carbon, Fahrenheit 451, The Sandman, Knight Rider, Voyager, Fight Club, Clerks, The Clash, Midnight Oil, Godzilla...and Godzooky! We even found a way to cover Lio's "Banana Split"!

134 MIN2018 NOV 13
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Episode 0006, Part 4: ...And Godzooky!

Bonus Stage: Halloween 1 and 2

Just in time for Halloween, Albert and resident psychopath Mike look back on John Carpenter’s Halloween 1 and 2, the sequels, the music, and much more! This Bonus Stage is brought to you by the gracious sponsorship of Silver Shamrock Novelties!

82 MIN2018 OCT 27
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Bonus Stage: Halloween 1 and 2

Episode 0006, Part 3: And Knowing Is Half The Battle!

This week Albert is joined by Joe Kane (EGM’s Community Manager) as they cross the halfway mark of the pop culture references in Chapter 0006! We talk about the answer to everything, dodge what the other half of the battle is, and get into band name origins for some of the groups we’ve discussed on past episodes. We wrap it up on the dark side of a wormhole with the dark horse of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space 9!

140 MIN2018 OCT 3
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Episode 0006, Part 3: And Knowing Is Half The Battle!

Episode 0006, Part 2: Make It So!

After a quick breather, we’re back this week with Part 2 of Chapter 0006! Journey with Albert and Crowley as they gush over Steve Perry, talk about picking up trashy women with Better Off Dead, roll one with Sid and Marty Kroft, and then sober up with Star Trek: The Next Generation! No wolves or leppards were injured in the making of this podcast. Enjoy!

126 MIN2018 SEP 3
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Episode 0006, Part 2: Make It So!

Episode 0006, Part 1: More Than Meets The Eye!

Episode 0006 starts NOW! Join Albert, SP, and Jeremy Dennis of the Transmissions Podcast in the first of six parts dedicated to toppling the monolith of pop culture references that is Chapter 0006! Each show will be a grab bag of authors, tv shows, cartoons, movies, directors, and music so you'll never know what you'll get...unless you read these notes of course. Anyway, join us as we tryto answer a question steeped in controversy, “What the heck ever became of Hauler?”

146 MIN2018 AUG 14
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Episode 0006, Part 1: More Than Meets The Eye!

Bonus Stage 01: The Films of Richard Donner

Here it is...The Basement’s first BONUS STAGE episode: The Films of Richard Donner! Join Albert and Bill as they tackle Superman, Superman 2, Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut, Ladyhawke, and The Goonies!From Super Pimp to Super Sloth, the guys have you covered in looking back on the Donner films of Ready Player One!

104 MIN2018 JUL 31
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Bonus Stage 01: The Films of Richard Donner

Episode 0005: You Have Chosen...Wisely!

Recorded on June 12th, we celebrate James Halliday’s birthday in the best we know how by covering chapter 0005! Join Albert, Billy, and Instagram's _readyplayerone_, Morgan Marshall!

102 MIN2018 JUL 17
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Episode 0005: You Have Chosen...Wisely!

Latest Episodes

Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards!

Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards! Grab your player’s handbook,pencils, paper, and lucky 20 sided die, because it’s time to role for initiative! Join Albert Padilla and new guest Neal Robison as they finish out Chapter 0006 and discuss some of the more influential table top RPG’s of the 70’s and 80’s!The guyswrap this one up with a look back on the quintessential pen and paper game, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons! Introduction and Ready Player Neal Chapter 0006…what’s left? The Limerick Ready Player One Contest EOD 88 Mike Mika GURPS (1986) Game mechanics Steve Jackson Games vs. The United States Secret Service The Cyberpunk Sourcebook Champions (1981) Game mechanics Champions Online and City of Heroes Car Wars (1980) Gameplay and setup More games in ziplock bags Rolemaster (1985) Origins Tables and Calculations Tomb of Horrors (1975) S1 Reception and reviews YOU ARE GOING TO DIE Sequels and legacy Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (1977) The Holy Trinity The AD&D Difference The Basic Sets Origin of the name Game system highlights Never trust Chaotic Neutral “The Game Wizards” Legacy and Pop Culture Hosts Albert “The Game Wizard” Padilla Neal “Mr. Snack Hack” Robison Instagram and YouTube: Mr. Snack Hack 3-2-1 Contact! Instagram: @TheBasementRPO Twitter: @TheBasementRPO Facebook: /TheBasementRPO Patreon: www.patreon.com/TheBasementRPO TeePublic: http://tee.pub/lic/mjtTM-nrguo

104 MIN2019 APR 9
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 7: The Game Wizards!

Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible

Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible! Lords of Light! It’s the first show of the new year and Albert is joined by Jonesy from the Cantina Cast to wrap up the pop culture armada found in Chapter 0006! The guys cover Jeopardy, Space Giants, Battle of the Planets, Misfits of Science, Thundarr the Barbarian, Van Halen, Devo, and much more with a special take on the influence of George Lucas. C’mon you Demon Dogs, give this one a listen! Terry Prachett (1948 - 2015) DiscWorld The Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation games Robert A. Heinlein (Auth)(1907 - 1988) Starship Troopers staring Doogie Howser, and Jester from Top Gun Sons of the Lawless and Jake Busey 8 million sequels and the reboot Michael Moorcock (1938 - present) Moorcock Multiverse and the Eternal Champion Similarities with avatars in The OASIS Jeopardy (1964 - Present) Alex Trebek and his mighty mustache Favorite game show of the past Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy April Fools Jonesy plays a round of Jeopard...

143 MIN2019 JAN 16
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 6: Dedicated, Inseparable, Invincible

Episode 0006, Part 5: By The Power Of Grayskull!

After our fair share of stuffing and pie, Albert is back with special guests Mike Rondeau and James Halliday, aka Morgan Marshall! We're talking Stephen King, The Simpsons, Schoolhouse Rock!, Gamera, Stanley Kubrick, They Might Be Giants, Bill Hicks, and of course, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! Grab your pink vests, fire up "The Bartman", and get ready to get down with these friends of all children!

143 MIN2018 DEC 21
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 5: By The Power Of Grayskull!

Episode 0006, Part 4: ...And Godzooky!

Fresh off the Halloween holiday, The Basement is back and Albert's enlisted the help of Ear Glue Media's very own Social Media Manager, Josh Crawford, aka Imperial Moonwalker! Join us in a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of Chapter 0006 as we discuss Altered Carbon, Fahrenheit 451, The Sandman, Knight Rider, Voyager, Fight Club, Clerks, The Clash, Midnight Oil, Godzilla...and Godzooky! We even found a way to cover Lio's "Banana Split"!

134 MIN2018 NOV 13
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 4: ...And Godzooky!

Bonus Stage: Halloween 1 and 2

Just in time for Halloween, Albert and resident psychopath Mike look back on John Carpenter’s Halloween 1 and 2, the sequels, the music, and much more! This Bonus Stage is brought to you by the gracious sponsorship of Silver Shamrock Novelties!

82 MIN2018 OCT 27
Comments
Bonus Stage: Halloween 1 and 2

Episode 0006, Part 3: And Knowing Is Half The Battle!

This week Albert is joined by Joe Kane (EGM’s Community Manager) as they cross the halfway mark of the pop culture references in Chapter 0006! We talk about the answer to everything, dodge what the other half of the battle is, and get into band name origins for some of the groups we’ve discussed on past episodes. We wrap it up on the dark side of a wormhole with the dark horse of the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Deep Space 9!

140 MIN2018 OCT 3
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 3: And Knowing Is Half The Battle!

Episode 0006, Part 2: Make It So!

After a quick breather, we’re back this week with Part 2 of Chapter 0006! Journey with Albert and Crowley as they gush over Steve Perry, talk about picking up trashy women with Better Off Dead, roll one with Sid and Marty Kroft, and then sober up with Star Trek: The Next Generation! No wolves or leppards were injured in the making of this podcast. Enjoy!

126 MIN2018 SEP 3
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 2: Make It So!

Episode 0006, Part 1: More Than Meets The Eye!

Episode 0006 starts NOW! Join Albert, SP, and Jeremy Dennis of the Transmissions Podcast in the first of six parts dedicated to toppling the monolith of pop culture references that is Chapter 0006! Each show will be a grab bag of authors, tv shows, cartoons, movies, directors, and music so you'll never know what you'll get...unless you read these notes of course. Anyway, join us as we tryto answer a question steeped in controversy, “What the heck ever became of Hauler?”

146 MIN2018 AUG 14
Comments
Episode 0006, Part 1: More Than Meets The Eye!

Bonus Stage 01: The Films of Richard Donner

Here it is...The Basement’s first BONUS STAGE episode: The Films of Richard Donner! Join Albert and Bill as they tackle Superman, Superman 2, Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut, Ladyhawke, and The Goonies!From Super Pimp to Super Sloth, the guys have you covered in looking back on the Donner films of Ready Player One!

104 MIN2018 JUL 31
Comments
Bonus Stage 01: The Films of Richard Donner

Episode 0005: You Have Chosen...Wisely!

Recorded on June 12th, we celebrate James Halliday’s birthday in the best we know how by covering chapter 0005! Join Albert, Billy, and Instagram's _readyplayerone_, Morgan Marshall!

102 MIN2018 JUL 17
Comments
Episode 0005: You Have Chosen...Wisely!
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