The AIE Podcast #401 – TTRPG’s Talk w/Lanc & Hoots …Four Hours Later…

On this episode of The AIE Podcast…

    We have an update on the Trial of Style!
    Congrats, Conquerors of Ossus
    Are you ready for the Jester’s Festival
    LOTRO returns to Carn Dûm
    And, Hoots and Lanctharus are here to talk about ttRPGs in AIE!

All that and more coming up right now…

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Welcome to episode #401 of the podcast celebrating you, the Alea Iacta Est gaming community, the die has been podcast. This is Mkallah: To my left is Tetsemi: – (catch phrase here). And to my right is Mewkow: (catch phrase here). This week we are joined by special guests Hoots and Lanctharus who is here to talk to us about some of the ttRPG activities happening in AIE. Welcome!

Ok, we’ll be digging into the Table Talk shortly, but first, let’s cover this week’s news…

AIE News

Mandatory Fun Nights

Where the fun is mandatory but the attendance is not. Please be aware, we have a change of schedule with STO

Sunday – WoW Classic 2 pm Eastern
Monday – GW2 9:30 pm Eastern
Tuesday – SWTOR 9 pm Eastern
Wednesday –
Thursday- STO 11:00 pm Eastern
Friday – ESO 9 pm Eastern
Friday – FFXIV(Magical Misc Tour) 9pm Eastern
Saturday – LotRO 8:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – FFXIV (Maps) 9:30 pm Eastern
Saturday – Noob Raid (WoW) 11 pm Eastern

Streaming and Guild Podcast News

We have a ton of AIE member podcasts! Want to know where to find them? Look no further than here-

SWTOR Escape Podcast (Max and Sema)

Behind the Games Podcast (Jeff aka Max and Sema)

Working Class Nerds (Marcus and Nick) – NSFL

Boards and Swords (Chris and Philip)

Dr. Gameology ( Dr. Daniel Kaufmann )

STO – Fleet Action Report (Grebog and Nikodas)

A Podcast Reborn: A FFXIV Community Podcast (Brandon aka Old Man Franks, Meagan, and Rho) – NSFL

Just a note that the AIE Valheim hosted server is online and the IP has changed. The server info is pinned in the discord channel.

This week the Trial of Style event was live and lots of fun was had with guildies in this fast-paced fashion competition. There were new categories this year, such as Going Green, Profession Expression, Gothic Gala and Expedition: Catwalk. Sadly, we can’t queue as mixed Horde and Alliance groups yet, but Pepe was there to support both factions.

PS Is that Gustytail wielding Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker? Why yes, yes it is!

Raid Team news: Noob Raid took down the first 3 bosses in Vault of the Incarnates and made good progress on a fourth – Dathea. Go Noob Raid! The Filthy Casuals defeated Normal Razza-geth and 2 bosses on Heroic.

On Alliance side, Hell Froze Over downed Heroic Kurog (the coffee boss) and progression team So Let’s Go Skating is working on Heroic Raz for their Ahead of the Curve Achievement.

We’re looking for DM’s for a Week of One-Shots, Dungeons and Dragons guild event at the end of April. Visit the tabletop-rpg channel in AIE Discord for more info and tag Gustytail if you’re interested. Our DM’s will be receiving a hand-painted mini as a thank you gift, courtesy of Lanctharus. (Oh hey Lanc, maybe you can talk more about this later.)

WoW Classic
Still working on clearing Ulduar, been a busy few weeks for the team, but we are still around. Still waiting on word of when ToC is hitting, but we are still having fun!

In SWTOR, the guild won its Total Galactic War battle and now everyone who participated can display their new title of “Conqueror of Ossus”. Additionally, as you zone into Ossus, you see a banner message stating that AIE is the current conqueror of the planet.

7.2.1, which among many other things will bring Galactic Season 4, will be dropping on 3/28. This is also the update that will bring the 64 bit client, so we are expecting a bigger than normal download that day.

As always, please come and join us on Tuesday nights for MFN!

Cool things the guild has been doing:
– The last couple of weeks have been spent working our way through the two new dungeons in preparation for the next Chapter release.

Things planned or coming up for the guild:
– The next couple of MFNs will be focused on the upcoming Jester’s Festival. We will group up to do the daily quests and take advantage of the XP boost.

Game News:
– The Jester’s Festival runs from March 29th to April 6th and in addition to the event XP boost there will be event specific quests to earn Festival Boxes full of loot and event tickets
– The next chapter, Necrom, will be out June 5th for PC/Mac and June 20 for consoles

Keep an eye out for the FC run of the second return to Ivalice raid. Caztiel be announcing the date soon

The Fleet is closing in on finishing its last project. This will complete all the Fleet Holdings and give our players access to all the fleet goodies.

STO Is currently running its second event in the year-long campaign. This event focuses on the Voth and rewards a Universal Kit – Voth Battlesuit. This one is gonna be fun! Don’t miss it!

Fleet Action Report, a AIE-Related STO Video Podcast, runs Monday Nights at 10pm. This is live streamed, then later posted to YouTube. All episodes can be found on our website,

Fleet Fun Night runs Thursdays at 10pm. We will help players level, run TFOs, run events, or anything else players want or need. The fun happens at

Update 35 was released on Wednesday. With the update we return to Carn Dûm, as well as new instances for small and fellowships. Also the captains, hunters and wardens trait pouts have been reset. Along with the other fun class changes that a new update always brings.

Carn Dum has received a major refresh in Update 35. Check your mail for the starter quest!

And with that, let’s get back to Hoots and Lanc and find out what’s going on with ttRPGs in AIE


  • See the previous recording we did on the OGLocalypse. Support Indie RPG Publishers.
    • Speaking of indie RPG’s
      • Thirsty Sword Lesbians
      • Blade Runner
      • Traveller
      • Coyote & Crow
  • Lanctharus may talk about his first convention: Orccon 2023
    •  I got the opportunity to play first hand Blade Runner, Call of Cthulhu, Pathfinder, Artemis Bridge Simulator
      • So many cool things in the dealers room
    • Hoots is going to Midwest Classic Gaming on April 1st.
    • He might also go to Gamehole Con in October.
    • Lanc may be going to Gamex 2023 in May
    • SoCAL D&D events in Southern California are picking up.  Lanc missed out on going to the LA D&D Tavern Social due to reasons
  • Hoots reviews / book recommendation – Ben Riggs’ Slaying the Dragon. A history of TSR during both the Gygax and Lorraine Williams days with interviews with a lot of the business folk rather than creatives.
    • Buck Rogers connection
  • New edition of Warhammer 40K announced, 10th edition. There are some trailers.
  • D&D Movie is coming out 3/31 unless you were some select audience or at SXSW. Initially positive critic reviews, a light action-comedy with an ensemble cast.
    • Lanc and the Mrs. are going to go see it on Thursday
      • I really am hoping it’s not Jeremy Irons/Marlon Wayans level
      • I have to provide my wife a crash course on D&D and the various races/species found within its various multiverses
        • Mrs. Lanc is a therapists so her exposure to Lanc and his encyclopedic knowledge of nerd/geek knowledge comes in very handy
    • D&D home movie recommendation: The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
  • D&D Direct on March 28th.  Product announcements and stuff from Wizards if you’re into that.  Influencer summit the following week
    • WotC is channeling Nintendo?
  • Gusty’s event (she should really be on this show).
    • AIE RPG night/days
    • Looking for people interested in being DM’s
      • All DM’s will get a painted mini as a thank you from Lanc
      • Player’s will be added to a random drawing and a luck player will be getting a Blind Bag of Metal dice from Dice Envy
    • Reach out to Gusty Koo on Discord to sign up

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And that’s our show for tonight. While the chatroom begins suggesting show titles, we want to thank Hoots and Lanc for joining us.

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And now it’s time to play all of the great AIE member segment we received this week, including…

Next time, we’ll be talking to Guest in Game. So until then, AIE…

– This is Hoots
– This is Lanctharus
– This is Mkallah
– This is Tetsemi
– This is Mewkow

And this has been… The AIE Podcast.