Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff: Episode 173: The Unknown Quadruped
January 15, 2016 7:35 AM - Subscribe

In the Gaming Hut we rise to popular new demand to riff a whole bunch of scenario entry-points to get you started with a Dracula Dossier campaign.

As teased last episode, the History Hut looks at anatomical tables, as seen in our December visit to London’s Royal College of Physicians.

Continuing the London weirdness, the Eliptony Hut takes on an Egyptian revival exterior as we probe into rumors of a time machine in the Brompton Cemetery.

Finally, conveniently placed for the spoiler averse, those of you who wanted to hear Ken and Robin talk about Star Wars: The Force Awakens can start lining up at the Cinema Hut.
posted by graymouser (3 comments total)
I really enjoyed the kicking around of the obviously game-worthy Brompton Cemetery Time Machine.
posted by graymouser at 7:40 AM on January 15, 2016 [1 favorite]

Enjoyed the first three segments -- there's lots of good ideas in their throwing out loads of ways to launch an ongoing campaign, and they have definitely whetted my taste for a trip to the College of Physicians if I can make it to London later this year (I really want to see the Dee exhibit). On the less positive side, I thought they barely scratched the surface of what could be done with the Brompton Cemetery, in favor of a really unnecessary look at Star Wars. It drove home that neither Ken nor Robin are all that perceptive as film critics -- what they do that is really useful is watch a lot of stuff that is just being released, so they do a great job of stocking my Netflix queue -- their analyses of films are often a little flat (they are no Kermode and Mayo).
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:15 AM on January 16, 2016 [2 favorites]

I actually liked the one comment in their Star Wars review about how many modern blockbusters are structured around emotional beats, which paralleled a lot of the Save the Cat discussion I've seen here on Metafilter and around the web. But I do agree that the Cinema Hut reviews tend to be generally not worth their while, and it's the breadth of their watching (particularly Robin's watching of Asian cinema for obvious reasons) that makes it interesting.
posted by graymouser at 3:33 PM on January 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

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