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S1E21 Fire Emblem Completions, RPGs, GenCon, RPG Ideas, Season 1 Retrospective

Welcome to the Lair of Secrets podcast! The podcast about gaming and being a geek by two forty-something geek dads.

Ken Newquist is a video game-completing machine who’s probably staying up too late (again). Meanwhile, David Moore is no longer a forty-something geek dad.

  • Summer’s End
    • Ken went to Philmont … but we dedicated a whole episode to that, so he won’t mention it again.
    • For the first time in years … Ken finished his summer reading list … during the summer!
    • Ken finished Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) AND Fire Emblem Fates Birthright (3DS). Which means Ken is probably playing too much Fire Emblem
  • Higher Education
    • Our eldest kids are in college! Whoa.
  • The Autumnal Chamber
    • Read more games, play more games
    • Build rockets. So many rockets (started!)
      • Ken just build the Skytracer rocket.
  • Age Acceleration
    • David is no longer forty something. Doesn’t feel much different, but it does feel weird when he thinks that he has been living on earth for half of a century.
  • More Books in the Library
    • David also had lots of reading in the summer, not sure if he finished hislist but he is satisfied with the amount he read. Still more he wants to read, including Hugo nominations.
  • The Game Room
  • The Workshop
    • David is prepping his shop for fall and winter crafting
    • Insulation on the garage door. Not sure it will keep the heat in during the winter, but it has helped keep the heat out in the summer.
    • David’s on iteration five of a particular pen that is giving him trouble.
  • The Room of Retrospection


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Cover art for the Scum and Villainy role-playing game. Credit: Evil Hat.

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