Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 15

A new folding blade, a new knife review! The Benchmade Nakamura 484S-1 replaces the Nakamura 484S in Old Man Metal's pocket, and he takes a side-by-side look at the two, including a comparison of the two super-steels Crucible CPM-S90V and Böhler M390. He also looks back on four and a half years with the Nakamura 484S, all while drinking a Surf Wax IPA from Burial Beer Company.

Arkham Horror 2nd Edition: Dunwich Horror Expansion

Dunwich Horror is an expansion to Arkham Horror 2nd Edition that includes a new game board and expansion-specific components to support a number of new game mechanics, as well as new core-set components to add more depth to the core game. Released in 2006, it was the second expansion, following the Curse of the Dark Pharaoh expansion released earlier that year, but it was the first "big box" expansion, as Curse did not include a new board.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 14

Old Man Metal looks at the Top Ten Metal Albums of the Year for 2021 on the 14th episode of his solo podcast. Great new crossover, thrash, death metal, crust punk, black/thrash, black/death/thrash, and crust/speed/thrash from Desaster, Cannibal Corpse, 200 Stab Wounds and more! After listening to literally hundreds of great new metal albums in 2021, these are the best of the best.

Arkham Horror 2nd Edition: Lurker at the Threshold Expansion

Lurker at the Threshold is the seventh expansion for Arkham Horror 2nd Edition, and was released in July 2010. It is a "small box" expansion, meaning that it does not include a new game board. What it does include are 56 Investigator Cards, 110 Ancient One Cards, 18 new Gate tokens (which replace those normally used), and some new mechanics.

Arkham Horror 2nd Edition: Player Aids

Arkham Horror is a lot more complex that the average board game, and it has a number of situational rules that are easy to forget: rules that don't come up all the time, but that can have a big impact on how the game plays out if you consistently forget them (or misremember them). The rulebook is well-designed, well-written, and does a good job of teaching the game, but these situational rules are scattered throughout it, and the rulebook is thus not the best possible in-game playthrough guide.

Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 13

Old Man Metal attempts to re-ink an empty Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen with Noodler's Black ink, but not because he's cheap! The 13th episode of his solo podcast includes a quick look at fountain pen history and anatomy, and a direct comparison of the original ink vs. the Noodler's. Featuring the first use of both the new overhead camera and voiceover segments, all while drinking a Hop Drop 'N Roll IPA from NoDa Brewing Co.


Once in every celestial cycle the stars come right, and Those Who Sleep may live. These rare conjunctions, foreknown and long-awaited, are inevitably periods of slaughter and devastation, as those who serve the Great Old Ones seek to return Them to Their rightful dominion, at any cost.

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