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Now displaying: February, 2017

Smash Fiction is a debate-style comedy podcast in which a rotating cast of nerds argue on behalf of their chosen fictional characters. Only one can win!

Feb 28, 2017

In this bonus episode of Extraordinary League, we find ourselves in Phyrexia, where a young woman has been taken by the alien invaders. Should she survive, her magical powers would prove invaluable to the League's efforts to save the multiverse... but she'll have to escape from the universe's least-cuddly surgeon and find a way off this world first. Starring Kit as Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon), and introducing Meganbob as the League's soon-to-be-newest member!

Feb 26, 2017

When Sunnydale's resident black magic hacker and Hogwarts' most accomplished arcane student both find themselves needing to track down the same spell, an eldritch confrontation between the two most fanfic'd witches of all time becomes inevitable! Forced to lead the Scooby Gang in their fight against the First Evil now that the Slayer, Buffy Summers, has mysteriously vanished (hopefully not with the intention of joining a "league," or some such), Willow Rosenberg finds an incantation that will seal the First Evil away forever. The only problem is, it's located in the long-lost (and apparently not actually destroyed) Library of Alexandria, and Willow will need all her powers of research, not to mention witchcraft, in order to acquire it.

Actually, that's not her only problem. Her other problem is that across the Atlantic, Hermione Granger got tired of camping in the rain and waiting for Harry Potter, also known as The Boy Who Sulked, to come up with a plan to defeat Lord Voldemort. After managing to infiltrate the Hogwarts library, Hermione discovered the same spell and its location, and is fast at work using her magical abilities to go after it herself.

When the two witches meet in the whispering halls of history's greatest library, who will make it out with the spell they need to vanquish their respective enemies? Which team of advocates will come out on top in the soon-to-be-legendary "Dark Willow Argument"? Who will take this week's unorthodox Lightning Round and somehow manage to make it sexy? (hint: not who you think) And what stygian, tenebrous horrors will we unleash on the world by bringing in Kris and Katrina of the Gameable Podcast for a non-Disney related episode?

Feb 19, 2017

Ever wonder what "happily ever after" really means? Well, for two of Disney's most beloved animated couples, it means marriage, honeymoon...and competition in the Newlywed Game! Provincial French bookworm Belle and her anthropomorphic-castle-born true love, the Beast (not Prince Adam, he's just a disappointment) take on street-rat-made-good Aladdin and his stifling-palace-born princess Jasmine in a contest that will test not only their passion, commitment, and knowledge of favorite foods and eye color, but also their skills at rural love nest creation, building IKEA furniture, and creeping up behind their partners and yelling "Boo!" Will Belle and the Beast prove why their tale deserves to be as old as time, or will Aladdin and Jasmine show us a whole new world of marital compatibility?

Featuring a face off between two real life couples (Dan and Kit vs. Miles and returning guest host Sharon Holden) as well as two not quite original musical numbers, a new theory about the Genie's penchant for parades, far too much talk about Furries, and an explanation of why a certain rural town is an asshat. Happy late Valentine's Day!

Feb 12, 2017

For decades, its legend has endured, striking fear into the hearts of Dungeons and Dragons players everywhere. The mere mention of its name has been known to drive groups of lifelong companions, once closer than siblings, to infighting, betrayal, and chaos. In the darkest corners of the experienced role-player's dice-fueled fever dreams, its presence lingers like a shroud -- the great humbler of the power gamer. For whenever a D&D party grows too boastful, too assured of their own invincibility, too confident of final victory over an entire game world or campaign setting, they will inevitably find themselves standing at the gates of the deadliest dungeon ever conceived: the Tomb of Horrors!

Now, those gates open once more. Two groups of brave adventurers have arrived, both representing the respected House of Bioware, each looking to test their mettle against the most notorious suicide mission in the history of high fantasy:

From the the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms, aka A World Much Like This One But A World That Is Very Different, comes the Party of Baldur's Gate -- Viconia, the haughty Drow cleric; Imoen, the spell-slinging thief from Candlekeep; Edwin, the extremely evil but also exceptionally useful conjurer; and Minsc, the berserk ranger who doesn't have the stats to be a ranger, but DOES have a miniature giant space hamster named Boo, which counts for a lot.

And from the maybe-not-terribly-distant-but-definitely-not-on-any-maps land of Thedas, it's the Party of Dragon Age -- Anders, the church-bombing fanatic possessed by the concept of justice; Varric, the crossbow-wielding dwarf with nimble fingers and a lying tongue; Morrigan, shapeshifting witch of the Korcari Wilds; and Iron Bull, the one-eyed Qunari berserker spy.

Which party will navigate the Tomb's brutal series of traps, see through its illusions, defeat its guardians, and confront the demi-lich Acererak to claim his glittering treasure? Will Liz even be able to say "Acererak?" Will Miles ever be able to stop referencing experience tables, ability scores, and spell levels? And what happens when MeganBob is suddenly given full license to ship all eight of these characters?

Feb 5, 2017

The League's long adventure in Westeros comes to a thrilling close as Stitch, Mordin Solus, Dante Sparda, and Nico Minoru do battle with a twisted flying monstrosity and finally discover the true source of the undead scourge plaguing the lands beyond the Wall. What happens next will alter the shape of their tale forevermore, and not everyone is going to make it back to Castle Grayskull in one piece.

Plus, Nico has fun with acupuncture, Stitch practices his knots, Mordin knows all the angles, and Dante and Geralt give new meaning to the term "fire in the hole." Also featuring the GM's funniest voice impersonation yet, another Colin Mulkerin musical number, and a truly phenomenal evil laugh!

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