Episode 135 – Dungeons and Dragons w/Myke Cole

On February 12, 2013, in Podcast, by Patrick Hester

shadowopsIn the 135th episode of the Functional Nerds podcast, Patrick Hester and John Anealio welcome author Myke Cole to the third seat.

About Myke:

As a secu­rity con­tractor, gov­ern­ment civilian and mil­i­tary officer, Myke Cole’s career has run the gamut from Coun­tert­er­rorism to Cyber War­fare to Fed­eral Law Enforce­ment. He’s done three tours in Iraq and was recalled to serve during the Deep­water Horizon oil spill. All that con­flict can wear a guy out. Thank good­ness for fan­tasy novels, comic books, late night games of Dun­geons and Dragons and lots of angst fueled writing.

Things discussed in this episode include:

This podcast contains original music by John Anealio.

© 2013 Patrick Hester and John Anealio

3 Responses to Episode 135 – Dungeons and Dragons w/Myke Cole

  1. “stuck with GMing”

    Mmm. I learned early that if I was going to get roleplaying, I was going to have to do my share of GMing. So I learned to GM early, and GM more than I play in nearly every system I have participated in. I can think of one major exception, and that is Apocalypse World.

    As far as D&D changing my life, I went the opposite from Myke. I saw D&D and instead of imagining myself as tougher paladins than myself, I imagined my intelligence being useful in a fantasy environment. So lots of sorcerers, wizards and clerics. (and, oddly, a Ranger) are in my PC canon.

  2. J.T. Evans says:

    I’ve been gaming since 1983, and only took a two-year break from it because of moving around the nation a few times and finding it hard to discover a quality group to game with. Other than 1996-1997, I’ve been gaming at least once a week for 30 years.

    I loved this episode with Myke, Patrick and John! It’s great to hear how role playing has changed other peoples’ lives for the better.

    As far as GMing goes, I usually GM, but I’ve done my fair share of playing. Honestly, I feel everyone should GM at least once. It’ll give players a better appreciation for the game (and their GMs) through that experience.

    Keep up the great work, guys!

  3. Tim Ward says:

    John nailed it when he said he thought Patrick was going to end his story with the pretty girl joining their d&d game, especially after all the other twists in his story. I was waiting for the same revelation. Same with Myke saying he wasn’t going to be able to talk as fast as John and Patrick, I was wondering how he was going to followup that intro. He did a hilarious job.

    Great show, guys. I really like the residency guest program you started, it really adds to the show.

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