In our last episode of the year, we have a contest with the prizes being PDFs of two of our top 2013 gaming recommendations: Pelgrane Press’s 13th Age and Margaret Weis Productions’ Cortex Plus Hacker’s Guide. These PDFs come courtesy of the companies themselves, so a big thank you to them. We’ll kick off the episode with the contest rules to minimize your time away from friends and family (though we do continue to discuss WotC’s official announcement of the D&D Next release for a bit). The first two listeners who email us with the correct answer to the trivia question(s) will receive the PDFs.

Good luck! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Idle Red Hands.

With 2013 coming to an end, we decide to make gaming resolutions, the geekiest kind of all. Listen to find out what games we will strive to play and make in 2014. Chris’s first resolution opens with an apology of sorts. Unfortunately, as usual, no one can remember what he said before to warrant the apology.  Wayne’s resolution kind of comes out of nowhere, as if he made it up just for this episode. It will be interesting to see if he’ll ever bring it up again. Lyal’s resolution is a repeat from an earlier episode. However, if 2013 has taught us anything, it’s that Lyal can and will repeat himself.

In this installment of Rogues, we discuss the criminal underworld’s UPS drivers: smugglers. But you won’t see Harrison Ford, Johnny Depp, Nathan Fillion and Pam Grier caught dead in any unflattering brown uniforms. Or that van. And they probably would never ask anyone to sign for a package. Okay, the analogy is breaking down.

This follow-up to the first tabletop industry survey was mailed out to those that indicated that they would be willing to take another one. I’m posting it here as well and would appreciate it if you could take some time to fill this out. It focuses on digital tools and attracting children to the hobby.



“Part 2 and there seems no end in sight to this episode. Will my children recognize me when we finish? Will my wife? I had cats. Two. How long do cats live for? Oh god.
I hear voices. No, it is not madness. It is the other hosts. Something about a 13th Age. When did we start? The 1st Age? I can’t remember. I do remember two books with such promise. Will this second deliver? Is it what we’ve been seeking? I’m so tired.”

In this episode, we review 13th Age. Is it worth the 3 a.m. bedtime that the hosts suffered to bring you this review?