The Campfire Chats

Meeting with friends and talking about a smorgasbord of topics. We cover geek culture, politics, philosophy, ghost story's, myths and conspiracies.

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June 22, 2021 00:11:53
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The Campfire Chats, Questland by Carrie Vaughn: A Book Review

Todays Sponsors: Ridleys Gaming Realm  Off the Pages Travel  The Book Questland Carrie Vaughn Taking a stab at doing video for The Campfire Chats Podcast. Today is a review of Carrie Vaughn's Questland. Read My full review below: I recently finished reading Questland by Carrie Vaughn. Questland is a book that is not afraid to ask how Moby Dick and Pokemon are symbolic of rampant capitalism. This amazingly fun book will be released on June 22, 2021. Questland comes from the same love of geek culture that books such as Ready Player One do, the main difference being the world of Questland is not nearly as dark, very real and not so mixed up in complicated geek culture references it becomes overwhelming at times.   At the heart of the book is a D&D adventure brought to life by the amazing advances of technology. This conflicts very well with people trying to “live” the medieval life having to interact with modern day mercenaries on a mission to retake an Island which has been lost. We follow Dr Addie Cox, a literature professor who is brought in on a mission to retake the Island of Mirabilis, a live D&D game island, not un-similar to Westworld. The only reason Addie is brought in is her ex-boyfriend, Dom, may be at the heart of the island's take over, and the rich Elon Musk like financier wants his property back. Addie has to team with a group of former soldiers now mercenaries while dodging deady puzzles and traps, and absorbing the mystifying world of Mirabilis. Mirabilis ...

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June 04, 2021 00:59:30
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for boozy ice cream

Todays Sponsers Ridleys Gaming Realm and Off The Pages Travel.   Alec Wankel joins me to talk about his business Top Shelf Creamery, a Rochester based ice cream company that makes high quality ice cream with infused spirits. ...

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May 14, 2021 01:06:31
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Alt right, Alt Right, Alt Right

Chris joins me to discuss the alt rights adoption of pop culture as a means to bring in new members. Then in the second half we talk about meditation. ...

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April 18, 2021 01:04:28
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Catching Up

Pat joins me on the pod again to discuss being a new father, Matt Gaetz, 21 Lessons for the 21st Centry and more. ...

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March 25, 2021 00:43:03
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DFAT Justice League Part2: Road to the Snyder Cut

The epic DFAT enterntainment team up continues in part 2 of our Synder Cut convo. Here we talk about the events that happened which caused both the Whedon Cut and Synder Cut to exist. ...

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February 24, 2021 01:38:22
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Books with Bob Proehl

Bob Proehl joins me to discuss Books Dust Covers, Comics & Wanda Vision, the internet Archive and his own books A Hundred Thousand Worlds, The Nobody People and The Somebody People. Links to his works can be found on his website. ...

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