Dungeons & Diapers Archives
While Crofton and I did not get a chance to record a normal Dungeons and Diapers this week, we did record The Gamers’ Inn together. We covered a lot of the geeky stuff we would normally chat about in our Dungeons section, so we thought we would share that episode on this feed as well. If you already subscribe to The Gamers’ Inn, you already have this episode so you can go ahead and skip this one (If you’re not subscribed, you totally should). Either way, enjoy and be back to our normal routine soon!
Ryan and Crofton’s worlds begin returning to some semblance of normal, or at least COVID-normal, as they check in on everything from if they will buy new video game consoles this year, the latest and greatest in tv, and if Ryan should ever be allowed near power tools. This week, Crofton debriefs on the melancholic final season of Community while Ryan plugs two Amazon features: Upload and Tales from the Loop. Crofton completes his journey through Midgar and offers some final thoughts on FF7 Remake before both of the boys discuss playing Paper Mario with their respective little ones. All of that and random Canadian towns outside the MTV! Come listen!
Ryan and Crofton try to beat the heat by talking pools (both filled-in and inflatable varieties) and watching tv shows in sweet air conditioning (including Hanna – Season 2, Space Force – Season 1, Community – Season All of It). Crofton tries to solve the Unsolved Mystery about why Ryan buried his pool before singing the praises of Divinity 2. Speaking of Ryan, he delivers his spoiler-free thoughts on the Last of Us 2. All of that and a Jurassic Park acapella group, trying to harmonize together (plus an after show conversation). Come listen!
This week’s episode of Dungeons and Diapers is full of all sorts of recommendations to keep your geeky mind distracted as the world spirals into the abyss including, but not limited to: comedy specials (Seinfeld!), podcasts (Marvels!), one-man Netflix concert spectaculars (Springsteen!), video games (The Last of Us Part Deux), and more! All of that and the competing continuing tales of Crofton’s Divinity adventures and Ryan’s backyard landscaping adventures.
2020 as a whole has been an eventful year of change, the past week has seen an inflection point with regards to police violence and discrimination against minorities, particularly Black Americans. Black Lives Matter. This week we are highlighting two podcasts that share the experiences of Black Americans, which is what we should all be open to hearing right now.
The sun rises slowly on another day in the wasteland and rugged podcasters Ryan and Crofton trudge forward, sharing their greatest dungeon and diaper-related content. This week Crofton soliloquies about Divinity Original Sin 2 and how it is bringing his DnD band back together, while Ryan feels the tender hooks of Assassin’s Creed sink back in. Crofton goes to dinner at his daughter’s Animal Crossing house to help console her on the loss of her neighbour (a blue pig named Hugh) while Ryan commits to filling in his death-trap pool and replacing it with safe and serene sod. Come listen!
This week the boys are back for a COVID-19 check-in. Ryan decided that a global pandemic wasn’t enough and added a newborn to the equation. Seeking the sweet escape of entertainment, Ryan and Crofton go deep into Final Fantasy 7 Remake (spoiler: it wasn’t the “final” fantasy) and Tiger King, where Ryan’s better angels struggle against the siren’s call of the sensationalist Netflix documentary. All this and parks are (somewhat) open too! Come listen!
A new Murphy has arrived as Ryan’s daughter Isabelle joins the fray and the man himself provides the details of how it all went down. A birth is stressful at the best of times but throw in a global pandemic and you have a story. Speaking of which, Crofton goes on a full tilt rant about the merits of Animal Crossing after the boys compare notes on pandemic living with kids but before they compare notes on Half-Life Alyx. All of that and a full mailbag too. It is a long one but a good one – come listen!
It is a brave new world and Crofton and Ryan are stepping into it… with kids! Learn how the boys are coping with the pandemic that is changing life as we know it. Nothing will ever be the same… especially for Ryan as he in the final countdown for his third child. Any day now! Better get his games in, starting with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Crofton laments the poor music of Yoshi’s Crafted World before breaking down two of his new favourite shows: Bojack Horseman and the Good Place. All of this and the countdown to Animal Crossing too! Come listen (what else are you gonna do?)!