Random Kindness Encounter Charity

Posted in Uncategorized on December 2nd, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

Hey folks,

Friends of the podcast Elizabeth Shoemaker and Ryan Macklin have put together a charity for a dear friend of Elizabeth. In her words:

Hey guys—I want to tell you about my friend Kelly. She is a hilarious badass, and a modestly successful food photographer. She’s got a pretty great life at a pretty young age— husband imported from Denmark, two cute cats, and she gets to do what she loves. She is generous to a fault, relentlessly cheerful, and a giant nerd who LOVES D&D and Minecraft.

Last month, she wasn’t feeling so great, so she went to the doctor. Tumors everywhere. That’s not a euphemism.

She had the tumors removed and everything biopsied, and bad news came back. I would have been upset; her husband certainly was. How do you think she reacted?

“Today is a GREAT day! First of all, today is officially 1 week of healing under my belt since surgery, which is 1 week closer to being healed up. Biopsy results on colon, bladder, ovaries and tumors came in…. Colon, bladder & ovaries are CLEAR! Tumors are all benign. Now… To heal up and finish the fight with the last enemy left: Cervical Cancer. I will not accept defeat.”

Can you imagine that? Can you imagine getting yourself psyched about JUST having cervical cancer? I was having a bad day, but shit damn did that put it into perspective. Like I said, relentlessly positive.

Except she’s having trouble staying positive lately. Despite a super-high monthly insurance premium, she owes three grand on the tumor removal— and will probably owe another four grand after this round of radiation.

So, if you donate to this charity, you get a whole bunch of awesome games:

  • Elizabeth Sampat’s Blowback
  • Vincent Baker’s Murderous Ghosts
  • Emily Care Boss’ Breaking the Ice
  • David Hill & Filamena Young’s Maschine Zeit, along with an adventure for it
  • Joshua A.C. Newman’s Shock: and Human Contact (The only way to get a PDF of Human Contact without buying the physical!)
  • Dungeon World Compendium #1: Finer Things, a special themed-moves compendium by Adam Koebel & Sage La Torra.
  • Josh Roby’s Rooksbridge chapbooks, #1-4, in PDF & epub formats
  • Ben Lehman’s Clover
  • Jason Blair’s Little Fears Nightmare Edition
  • …and, if we get $4000 total, everyone in the world gets Ryan Macklin’s Mythender. Ryan will put the finishing polish on the game’s text (which will take a couple months) and release it for free to the public.

As of this posting, they’re already well past the 4,000$ mark, because gamers are awesome. Still, this is a great cause, and I wanted our listeners to know about it! Go! Donate! If nothing else because there’s some fantastic games you’ll get out of it.

The Walking Eye Wins a Golden Geek Award!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19th, 2011 by Kevin Weiser

This has been a great week for The Walking Eye! We get back from a fantastic Burning Apocalypse Con and find out we’ve won a Golden Geek award. Thanks everybody for their support and votes. These awards are decided by the members of the RPG Geek forum community, so it’s really great to know our listeners are out there voting for us.

Comics Cast #19: April 2011

Posted in Comics Cast, Uncategorized on May 19th, 2011 by CJ

Truth, Justice, and… maybe just Truth and Justice. This month, one event ends just in time for another to begin, Dan dips his toe bravely into the “X” side of the Marvel universe, and the Legion of Super-Heroes takes nonlinear storytelling to a new level!

Comics discussed:

  • Action Comics #900
  • Superman #710
  • Uncanny X-Force #7, 8
  • Brightest Day #23, 24
  • Flash #10, 11
  • The Mighty Thor #1
  • FF #2
  • Secret Warriors #26
  • Booster Gold #43
  • DC Comics Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (Legion of the Damned)
  • Green Lantern #65

Crunchy Bits!

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Comics Cast #17: February 2011

Posted in Comics Cast, Uncategorized on March 24th, 2011 by CJ

This month, Dan delves into Hickman-ia even as Marvel develops a publishing schedule that can no longer be described by mere integers. Meanwhile, CJ thinks he has the Reverse Flash’s timeline all figured out – just in time for everything to change in a… aw, you know…

Comics discussed:

  • Green Lantern #62
  • Flash #9
  • Detective Comics #874
  • Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1
  • SHIELD #6
  • Secret Warriors #24
  • Fantastic Four #588
  • Time Masters: Vanishing Point #6
  • Amazing Spider-Man #655 and #654.1
  • Invincible Iron Man #500.1
  • Superboy #4
  • REBELS #25

Crunchy Bits!

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New RSS Feeds

Posted in Uncategorized on August 10th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

A couple weeks ago we switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. This means we have a lot more flexibility with what kinds of features we can have on the site. Behold our new on-site media player! Marvel at our multiple RSS feeds! On that note, some of you may need to change your RSS feed in iTunes or your reader of choice.

Full Feed of every episode:

http://www.thewalkingeye.com/?feed=rss2

Non-AP feed (discussions, interviews, reviews only):

http://www.thewalkingeye.com/?feed=rss2&cat=10

Feel free to drop a comment on this entry for request of other features you’d like to see on the site.