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The Indoor Kids #174: Nerding Out with Jared Logan
Episode 174: The Indoor Kids
Nerding Out with Jared Logan
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The Indoor Kids #174: Nerding Out with Jared Logan

Today Kumail and Emily welcome one of their dearest friends, Jared Logan, to talk about being a presidential history buff, shows he’s enjoying, and how he feels D&D and video games have influenced each other. Jared’s been a DM for most of his life, and he’s also hysterical. Enjoy!

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  1. Aaron says:

    This was a fun one. I haven’t played D&D since 2nd edition and Jared is totally right: Prior to Wizards of the Coast acquiring the property from TSR, it was in that edition for my entire young adult run of the game. When we started playing Magic: The Gathering, and TSR got bought out, suddenly there was a 3rd edition on the horizon. We stopped playing around that time. I can’t believe they’re already on a 5th edition. From the way Jared describes it, it sounds like WotC really made it considerably less fun, though.

    Why doesn’t he just run his games using 2nd edition rules? That rule set was easy to follow, and while they allowed for a bit of min/maxing, they also allowed for serious role-playing and story. I loved my time in all the campaigns of that era: Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Ravenloft…

  2. Dae says:

    I was stoked to learn that Emily likes The Binding of Isaac, as it is one of my favorite games as well.

    You Indoor Kids sure have swell taste in the vidya!

  3. Zuri says:

    I think it can be unhealthy to think that only you can change your reaction. It’s dis-empowering to me. I think that world is an interplay between you and everything in the world. You change things based on how you act and feel and the world changes you as well. It’s an interplay and sometimes you are too emotional to react well and it’s healthier to take a break and feel those feelings and try to react in a positive way but it’s okay to acknowledge that sometimes it isn’t feasible to react in the right way. And you can try so hard to fix yourself that sometimes it’s easy to forget that you need to let people know what you need and expect them to treat you well.

  4. Ben says:

    Have to disagree with this guy. The Strain is not good and 4th edition is great. 

    • Ben says:

      Not to say I didn’t like him a lot and didn’t enjoy the show!

    • Clivo says:

      Actually I like cheesy horror that knows its cheesy. Its why I like the strain. Cheese is kind of Del Toros thing. Its the mosters he used to love as kid.

      • I’m ambivalent about the use of the word cheesy; it’s a tad pejorative, don’t you think? For me, that word suggests a deliberate lack of thought and an over-abundance of cynicism, and I feel it’s the projects Guillermo is the most passionate about that are the most compelling. Pan’s Labyrinth comes to mind. Then again, I’m personally a bit over camp.

  5. Wildride says:

    When you wanna do some bowlin’,but you open up your colon …

  6. Nick says:

    Jared said everything I have been thinking about The Strain!  I haven’t really heard many other people talk about the show.

  7. Loved it! Made my Monday morning so much better! Thanks guys!