Thursday, September 21, 2017

Season 5, Episode 15: Vikings of the Gloves (Steve's in a Pickle!)



Welcome back, Cromrades! We are closing in on the last of our journeys with Sailor Steve Costigan, at least for a while. But first things first! This week, Costigan sneaks into a "Scandinavians Only" boxing tournament, only to find himself in a "durned if I do, durned if I don't" situation! Will Steve lose the match to save The Sea Girl at the risk of losing his reputation as the fightin'est sailor on the Seven Seas? Or will he will he win, and lose The Sea Girl in so doing? Find out, in "Vikings of the Gloves!"

The cover of Fight Stories, February 1932
 Check out our friend Michael McHenry's project, Gathering Storm Magazine! Short fiction, poetry, and odds and ends to "tickle the mind!" You won't be disappointed!

One Things
Jon: Hunter S. Thompson Hell's Angels book
Luke: The Very Bad Wizards podcast
Josh: Elder Sign the board game. And friendship.

Next Week: We close out the Road of Champions on the coast! It's "Sluggers on the Beach!"

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Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Rush - In The End. (A song by which to hold your lover.)
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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Cromcast S5E14: The Apparition in the Prize Ring



In today's episode we read the tale "Apparition in the Prize Ring" or "The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux". As boxing story this REH production is in tip top shape, but there are some issues with it that we discuss at length!

One Things
Jon: Dynamite Comics' SHAFT series!
Josh: The oldschool gaming podcast Graveyard Duck!
Luke: Metal band Mountaineer!



Next up: The Vikings of the Gloves, it's Steve Costigan somehow fighting against and for the pride of Scandinavia!

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Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Jackie Wilson; (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 24: (The Party Enters) the Shrine of Evil Chaos

Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades! Next stop... The END GAME!

Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Cromcast S5E13: The Breed of Battle!


Who ever thought that stealing Steve Costigan's dog Mike was a good idea? Why, everyone knows Sailor Steve and Mike are more like brothers than anything else. The man who'd come between them, well... We'd hate to see what might happen to him! In fact, that reminds us... let us tell you about this time a feller tried to do that very thing, in The Breed of Battle. This Robert E. Howard tale was first published in the November 1931 issue of Action Stories, but you can read it on WikiSource.

Yessir, Mike and Costigan really are the fightin'est pair you'll see anywhere!


One Things
Jon: The legendary run on Teen Titans by Wolfman and Perez! Check it!
Josh: Been busy trying to learn how to play the mandolin!
Luke: Stephen King's treatise on horror, Danse Macabre!

Also be sure to check out Beyond the Ice-Fall, a viking adventure for use with Swords & Wizardy: WhiteBox. Old school gaming goodness! Here's a link!

Next up: Ace Jessel gets a helping hand during a boxing match from an unexpected source! It's The Apparition in the Prize Ring (AKA The Spirit of Tom Molyneaux). (Read it on Project Gutenberg Australia!)

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Finally.... Call us! (859)429-CROM!

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Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Hey Sandy by Polaris from the Nickelodeon TV show The Adventures of Pete and Pete.  All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bourbon & Barbarians Episode 23: Staying Out (After Dark)...

Greetings, adventurers! We return with another episode of Bourbon and Barbarians, an actual play recording from your Cromrades!
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Likewise Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Questions? Comments? Feedback? Email us! (thecromcast at gmail dot com)

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Cromcast S5E12: Texas Fists! (We crave NUTRIMENT!)

Greetings, all! It has been a while! We hope you enjoyed the trips to the cinema with El Goro, and Johnny Wolfenstein and Dynamo Marz! We're back on the road, and heading toward Galveston, TX to meet up with Steve Costigan. He said there was some trouble with some banditos down that way, but we're sure it's nothing he can't handle...This week's story is Texas Fists, by Robert E. Howard! (Read it on Project Gutenberg Australia!) It was originally published in the May 1931 issue of Fight Stories. 


You might be interested in learning more about Occult Detective Quarterly. Check it out and if you do, tell them The Cromcast sent you!


One Things
Luke: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin
Jon: Rock Candy Mountain from Image Comics by Kyle Starks with variant cover art by Chris Schweizer.  Also, the Four Roses Bourbon label legend.
Josh: The Lightning and the Storm podcast (now complete!) If you haven't read Walter Simonson's run of The Mighty Thor, we recommend it!

Next time: A dognapper learns that the only kind of luck that stealing Mike brings him ain't the kind he wants, in The Breed of Battle! (Read it on Project Gutenberg Australia!)

Questions? Comments? Curses?
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Or, check us out on iTunes!
We're also on Stitcher Radio and Google Play!
Finally.... Call us! (859)429-CROM!

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: Glen Campbell tells you about love and loss in Galveston from the album of the same name.  All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!