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The Giant Beastcast: Episode 293

Austin Walker returns to guide us through another end of year bonus episode of The Giant Beastcast. Thanks everyone for listening and supporting us through 2020 and we'll be back with our regular show next week.

The Giant Bomb East team gathers to talk about the week in video games, their lives, and basically anything that interests them. All from New York City!

Jan. 1 2021

Cast: Vinny, Alex, JERF

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Empire State Building

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Woo! For Austin's return!

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Thank you Austin for finding the time to do this! <3

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and always remember to support capitalism!

EDIT: wait I got that backwards!

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I still have their last role playing podcast in I have to finish list

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I am so thrilled for this!

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Horray! This podcast is legit one of my highlights of the holidays. Thank you Austin!

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HARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD

MARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRKINSON

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Wow i cant believe i almost forgot about this wonderful yearly recurrence. Thank you

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Yay! Starting off the new year right with the east coast boyz

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Always love to see this tradition continue!

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Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss

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"Is it bent rebar?"

Austin with a stealth ooooollllllllld school GB reference? Intentional or not, love you Austin, huuuuge shout-out for doing this again.

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Love these, really looking forward to the Into The Markinsverse crossover in a couple years

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Yes! I've been waiting for this. One of the best thing every year!

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1:47:00 in and I fucking love the earnest naive Joem. The kind of guy that gets tricked into doing his coworkers' paperwork for them because it would "make us all look better" while they go party, and reaps zero good will for it.

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I look forward to these episodes every year, Austin Walker is just one of my favorite people.

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Man, from the setup, I was like "this sounds a bit like Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles," and then Austin proceeded to name drop it a few minutes later. Glad to know my theatre of the mind is functioning correctly :P

Excited to listen to the rest of this! (and thanks to Austin for spending the time/effort to run this).

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I can't see theaters of the mind since i've got aphantasia, but it's always nice to listen to these anyway and follow along with the story. Thanks for keeping on doing this, Austin.

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LETS DO THIS

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But seriously, bless you Austin for coming through with a great way to end a truly horrible year.

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Hyped for this each year.

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is there a easy link collection somewhere to find all these episodes in one spot?

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@mcsquared: It's always the last episode of each year. You should be able get them from the carousel if you filter by year.

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This was silly and corny, but delightful to listen to. Austin is always such a pleasure as a guest, and seems like a thoroughly sweet person.

Cheers; Love.

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This seems to be the 1904 photo of the Flatiron Building by Edward Steichen which Austin was referencing:

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THANK YOU BASED AUSTIN.

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This is the best Christmas gift I get every year.

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I'll echo a sentiment expressed by Jeff B in one of the prior New Year's Beastcast specials and say I don't know how anyone plays TTRPGs without Austin Walker. He always gives a masterclass in meeting every player where they're at in terms of worldbuilding, agency, and mechanical depth. TTRPGs are such multi-faceted things, and his ability to recognize which elements are resonating with which players to what degree, and seamlessly direct the session so that everyone feels engaged and included is such a rare thing.

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I love these, it's always a pleasure to hear from Austin and especially so when he's DMing. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen!

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I appreciate the cast‘s continuing fascination with trains.

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hey thanks for this. My life has been busy enough lately, so it's good to know there's a beastcast I can safely skip

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Love this and happy y’all were able to put it together

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Amazing again, thanks Austin

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This was super fun!

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I don't know if Austin reads these comments, but he should really check out Red Markets by Hebanon Games. It's an awesome "economic horror" game with a super clean but deep system and is wildly flexible.

<3 you Austin!

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So is Bakalar's kid a shitposter or something? Those names are gold

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no video?

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Awwww. Thought this was actually a beastcast with Austin.

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This was a great return to form for the Beastcast tabletop crew! Too bad Abby wasn’t still on staff to participate in this one.

I just really could not get into last year’s game that was basically free form writer’s room plot workshop where anybody can write anything, and what little constraints were supposed to be there just got steamrolled over as the crew got too excited with how they wanted the story to play out.

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YES! I've been waiting for this!!!! I'm so psyched, I love this every year.

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Thanks Beast crew and especially Austin. This is a little slice of yearly bliss and I’m super greatful for you putting the time in to get it together.

This is also giving me major STALkER vibes. Good Stuff!

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Hard Markinson has had the wildest life.

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I know he's off running his own indie-tabletop empire now, but dear god, I would pay any amount of money if it meant you guys could convince Austin to come back permanently.