Racketboy Podcast #18 – MechCorps @ DragonCon


The focus for this episode of the podcast is a recording of a DragonCon 2010 panel hosted by our own fastbilly1.

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The interview is with Frogg of MechCorps, a Houston-based BattleTech group who runs custom hardware and software to get the most out of mech-based games.  Their group is quite interesting, and the interview sheds light on the technical challenges offered by putting together and maintaining a pod, organizing events, transporting hardware, and building a community of players.


This episode is also a bit of a Houston-themed show, as our second forum member spotlight segment features none other than Houston-based forum member Hobie-wan.  Hobie talks about his earliest gaming memories, his interest in tinkering with consoles, and his enthusiasm for the racketboy community.

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Show Outline:

  • (Beyonce’s “Halo” chiptune dance remix [by pirateswithpaperhats] and the Racketboy Podcast theme)
  • Dave’s Intro
  • fastbilly1’s interview with Frogg of MechCorps
  • (excerpt from MechWarrior 2 soundtrack)
  • Forum Member Spotlight: Hobie-wan
  • (Zanac X Zanac main theme)
  • Dave’s Outro
  • (Special Ending [Orchestral]  – Resident Evil Symphony OST)

Do you have something to say?  Do you have pictures or videos of this event? Were you there and want to share your thoughts about the panel?  Please let us know in the forums!

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Pixelpunk says:

Love the site dude, it’s awesome! Also the stuff in the store is pretty nifty.

Master Q says:

Nice to see the interview up… we hope some of your forum members or readers will drop by the podbay! Remember, we do ‘regulars nights’ once a week, a perfect time to get out and learn the game from experienced players and have a great time!

And for any readers out there elsewhere, remember to hit http://www.getinthepods.com where there’s a listing of future convention appearances and active retail-available sites.

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