Fell out of the Saddle

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Unfortunate news to post. Due to some shortcomings in the testing process, a compounding delay problem was present that the team wasn’t aware of that caused an echo that became worse over time. It becomes noticeable about 15 minutes into the stream. All of the tests only lasted about four minutes so this problem never surfaced. Needless to say the stream was trashed and in an effort to get rid of the echo in the stream the audio recording was canceled; thinking that it was impacting the streaming software. The end result is that the team had a lot of fun thinking they were making a show, unfortunate now there is no show.
In the mean time the boys will go back to doing regular audio episodes. The stream was a lot of fun so testing will continue in the effort to try to put shows like this on in the future, hopefully just more successfully. Apologies to anyone who was really looking forward to this show. The whole team was really looking forward to it too. The unfortunate truth is that it was a good show too. The team is chalking it up as a repeat of the start of the show where the first take of the first episode was deleted and had to be redone from scratch so on to round two. Look forward to future endeavours.

Still in the Saddle, Just Later

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The Team had a small hiccup. They all have day jobs and Dan has to work now on Sunday. The crew will persevere though and just push the stream back a little bit. the pre-stream BTS audio only thing will start at 6PM CST and the stream proper will start at 6:45PM CST now. That’s a little extra BTS and we will still be doing the stream. The time is at -6GMT for our international listeners. The whole team is still really excited to see everyone there so come hang out.

Back in the Saddle Again

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Hello everyone out there still paying attention. It has been entirely too long and for that the entire crew at Trapped in the Basementcast apologizes. The crew will be bringing it back though and they are doing something a little special. Dan and Gene are bringing in their favorite guest hosts to help them do a live stream show on November 19th. The stream proper will begin at 5pm CST. That is -6GMT. For those that are really interested, there will be audio available for a half hour before the stream actually starts for those that want to listen in on whatever drivel pours out of the heads of this most intellectual of gatherings. The boys will be trying to monitor the stream to take questions for those who want to chime in. There will be an audio only recording that will be put up in podcast form for those that won’t be able to tune in and the video will be exported to the Youtube channel as well. The stream will take place on twitch at trappedinthebasementcast. The podcast version will of course be found here and the video will eventually be found at trappedinthebasementcast on Youtube as well. There are links to everything on the Contact Us page. The crew looks forward to seeing you there.

MERCS Update

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Dan and Gene may or may not be working hard on things in the back ground. In other news though, for those that were interested in MERCS 2.0, but didn’t want to invest in the book or models quite yet, Megacon has released a .pdf that includes the revised 2.0 rules and the complete list of cards for each army, both front and back. The .pdf is free and found in their downloads section so head over if you are interested. The boys will hopefully be back to content soon.

Update on the Basement

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I wanted to take a minute to update everyone on some things going on behind the scenes. We have talked on the show about how I, Gene, have been looking for a house for a while now and how that has been cutting into production time and so on. Well, I have finally found a house and I am well into the loan process now. I am conditionally approved and I have been getting inspections done and all manner of thing. And yes, the house does have a basement so we will remain true to our name.
I think the house is pretty nice given my circumstances and I can see a pretty decent set up for the podcast and other basement activities. It may still take some time setting up before we are getting into a real production mode again and I am not even in the house yet, but we will have more space to work with and more time. We also have some new recording equipment we want to play with and we are still really looking forward to the rest of the MERCS content that we have planned.
My closing date is currently set for March 22, but the loan process, as well as all the rest of the work associated with buying a house is keeping me plenty busy despite not having to look for a house anymore. Dan and I are still going to try to put out content if we have the opportunity, but I think our track record speaks for itself at this point. However, we do have the hope that with a new “studio” that we will be a little better with putting out content and we will have a more open place to play. Of course I’ll have more adult responsibilities to attend to, but I’ll deal with those as they come and hopefully they don’t limit what we are able to do too much.
As usual, we love comments and feed back so let us know if you want to hear our take on anything in particular. You’re always welcome to add us on Steam or Xbox too if you want to play video games. Our tags are on the contact us page. Until next time, thanks for following along.
Love,
Gene

Episode 47: I am Jack’s Megacon Part 2

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Gene and Dan are back from the holidays with the long awaited part two of the megacon break down for MERCS 2.0. This episode moves right along with the book covering House 9, GCC, ISS, and they wrap up the episode with only remaining nuclear super power themselves, Keizai Waza.

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Episode 46: I am Jack’s Megacon Part 1

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This time Gene and Dan dive in to the first third of the Megacons from MERCS 2.0. This encompasses the CCC, EIC, EUInc., and House 4 of the FCC. They also cover some of the key words that stand out cover some of the things that have been keeping them busy since the last episode.

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Episode 45: Enthusiastic Reviews and Tuskticles

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In this episode, Gene and Dan talk about the long awaited release of MERCS 2.0. They go over the general back ground of the MERCS universe for any newcomers and highlight the major changes between editions as well as a general rules break down. They rap it up with an overview of the included games types in the book and the model spotlight. Stay tuned for the next episode where Gene and Dan will go into detail regarding the individual Megacons, special rules, and potential lists.

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Episode 44: This Week in Basements

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This time Gene and Dan talk about the big news that the MERCS 2.0 special edition rule book is finally available for preorder. Hopefully the rest of the 2.0 release is not far behind. They also cover some of their opinions about the games being covered at E3 this past weekend, as well as a little discussion about Gene’s first sword fight.

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Titanfall 2 Battlefield 1 Dawn of War 3

Megacon Game’s Website and link to MERCS 2.0 Preorder

Warmachine Prime Rules

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Episode 43: Basement Hulk

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In this episode, Gene and Dan discuss what they have been up to in their down time since the last episode as well as their first impressions playing a couple of games of Space Hulk.

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Nerd Marines

HEMA Long Sword Fencing

Saber Duel

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