Help Me Rox #3: Drinking Problems & Hobo Solutions

Help Me Rox: Rox of Spazhouse, JJ Hawkins and Jon Boutelle

The faithful have been rewarded! And everyone else has been punished! But in the end, everybody gets what they want. The new episode of Help Me Rox beamed via InstaHobo (the images are stenciled and then spray-painted onto the side of a building). Our own artist in residence, Rox of Spazhouse, takes your pleas for assistance and cries for advice and counsel…and delivers the goods. Like a hobo soothsayer, she bestows wisdom. Wisdom and beans.

Joining her on this quest to save your happy ass is Special Guest J.J. Hawkins, actor, baker, Doomsayer at the Website of Doom and the lead Martian at Mars Needs Podcasts. Also, the man working as fast as he can to engineer this beast as well as keeping Rox’s lawyer on speed-dial..that’s Jon Boutelle of The Unique Geek.
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Help Me Rox #2: Hey, Nice Bruegel Hat

Rox: Hobo Queen

So it is written, so it is done. The new episode of Help Me Rox beamed via Hobo-Satellite (a Pringles can with some tin foil, wrapped with twine and shot into space). Our own artist in residence, Rox of Spazhouse, takes your pleas for assistance and cries for advice and counsel…and delivers the goods. Like a hobo soothsayer, she bestows wisdom. Wisdom and beans.

Joining her on this quest to save your ass is Special Guest Expert Kim, the Candy-Coated Princess of Darkness. Also, the man working as fast as he can to engineer this beast as well as keep a taser handy in case Rox “Roxes out”…that’s Jon Boutelle of The Unique Geek.

They number three–but their fu is mighty. Enjoy this second episode. If you want more, you know what to do: retweet this. Facebook it. Google Plus it. Whatever it. And leave comments. Hopefully nice ones. And even better: submit your question! Give the show a call at 404.382.0769 or on Skype at Need Coffee Live or even send it via email to help me rox [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][at] this domain dot com. If you can’t figure out how to translate that into a workng email address, then Rox can help with that too–but you’ll have to use the phone number. Enjoy.

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The Grue Café #5: Top of the Table, Ma!

Keep on Rollin

It has returned! Once more we call to order The Grue Café, with this episode starring Rox of Spazhouse, Kim, Dom and special guest star Kevin Pettway of Heroes of a Lesser Earth. The panel discusses help for beginning DMs, confessions about Rox’s gaming techniques, confessions of existing DMs, The Wisdom Conflict, awkwardness online, new and upcoming games, a goodly amount of Skyrim talk and more.

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To download this episode directly, The Grue Café #5: Top of the Table, Ma!, then do that thing.

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The Grue Café #4: Random Damage

Roll Against Your Sanity

Your patience has been rewarded. Re-convened is The Grue Café, starring Kim, Rox of Spazhouse, the non-Flamingo Doc Ezra and Dom. The panel discusses gaming and/or the lack thereof at DragonCon, game mechanics and physics, dice addiction, role-playing of the tabletop variety, and how you get people to actually role play.

Rox discusses the joy of playing games involving madness. Doc admits his addiction to achievements. Dom complains about spending money. Kim smacks a cow. And more!

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To download this episode directly, The Grue Café #4: Random Damage, then do that thing.

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Black Phoenix Battles Gamer Funk

Black Phoenix RPG perfumes

Now we all know that nerd stereotypes are mostly wrong. Most nerds are not living in their mom’s basements living an isolated lifestyle of video games, Star Trek marathons, and no contact with the vagina. We all know plenty of geeks who have their own homes, watch other television shows, and not only have sex–but even have children. But those who do fit the stereotype are out there. Since we are fast approaching the geek orgy that is DragonCon, we need to address another stereotype: the smelly gamer.

We all make jokes about the con goers who seem to radiate a sentient cloud of foul body odor. We all know about bringing a gas mask into the Gaming Room. We all bitch and moan about your inability to take a shower. Now, I can hear the gamers say that they don’t smell or that do know what soap is and how to use it. The problem is that not smelling will not fix your bad reputation. You must replace the common perception of smelly badly by smelling well. Lucky for you, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is here to help you.

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