Dialing in the smoothness of a commonly-used "talking head" shot transition is the order of the day as Old Man Metal tests different linear and non-linear custom motion options while opining about the sensational Spiegelau IPA glass and drinking an End of Plagues IPA from Burial Beer Company. This is the latest checkpoint in a never-ending quest to optimize the editing of his eponymous #podcast. Also includes a reprise of the audiovisual "clicker" scene transition, the first #test of a new object-tracking text label element, and a revisit of THE HAND audiovisual lightning-crash effect, now optimized for use with a full-screen scene.
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.
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 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.
Old Man Metal presents the final test of a new live feed setup in his studio, running a Logitech C930e webcam and a Blue Yeti mic in cardioid mode through OBS Studio, while drinking a Surfwax IPA from Burial Beer Company.
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 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 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.
Arkham Horror 2nd edition (now sadly out of print) is a Role-Playing Board Game set in the fictional town of Arkham, Massachusetts in the Roaring Twenties, and is based on the weird fiction of H. P. Lovecraft.