The Front Porch

The Front Porch
Two nerds talking about nerd things.
67: Michael Fails the Challenge
Dec 10 • 96 min
After some background on our hometowns and preferred town size, we share updates on some mobile games and game mechanics in general, talk about Horizon: Zero Dawn, and chat about delusional fandom.Links:Bucket List Poster 100 Movies
66: The People’s Porch
Dec 3 • 93 min Bucket List Poster 100 Movies
65: Outlaw Porch
Nov 26 • 90 min
Links:Char-Griller® Kamado Charcoal Grill at Menards®Beer Can Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.comCrockPot Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe - A Year of Slow CookingThe Historic Artcraft Theatre | Franklin, Indiana - Movies / Events
64: A Pørch once Bit My Sister
Nov 19 • 98 min
Links:The Pokéball Plus is a Fun Novelty For Those Who Wanna Be The Very Best | Kotaku UKDiablo 3-themed Nintendo Switch bundle coming in November - PolygonHOLMES AND WATSON - Official Trailer (HD) - YouTubeSPIES IN DISGUISE (2019) Trailer - Tom Holland…
63: The One Where Dennis Sings
Nov 12 • 99 min
Hocus Pocus and Netflix's Sabrina, Stardew Valley and Gencon. Next week's challenge is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. There is, in fact, no singing in this episode.Links:‎Stardew Valley on the App StoreRestoring History: Creating WoW Classic (BlizzCon…
62: Spoooktacular Extravaganza
Nov 5 • 92 min
Short Treks, Blizzcon, and Halloween movies. Last week's challenge was The Illusionist, and next weeks are Hocus Pocus, and Netflix's Sabrina.
61: Porch Porch Bang Bang
Oct 29 • 90 min
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, difficulty in games, real world and online friendships, next challenge is The Illusionist.Links:Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - IMDbDivinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition on SteamSuper Mario Party for Nintendo Switch - Nintendo…
60: Daniels - A Front Porch Story
Oct 22 • 86 min
Persona 5, Hollow Knight, Dead Cells, the Mandalorian, Iron Fist, Batman: Bad Blood, shows that get cancelled. Next challenge: Kiss Kiss Bang BangLinks:Persona 5 - WikipediaMetroidvania - WikipediaHollow Knight - WikipediaDead Cells - WikipediaPixels 91 –…
59: Last Daughter of the Porch
Oct 15 • 87 min
Venom - DC Universe - Netflix: Maniac - the Supergirl from KryptonLinks:@drake1701 • Instagram photos and | Parents' Movie Guide, Ratings and - Anxiety Prevention for Movies, TV, Book and Video GamesVenom…
58: Anime Mine
Oct 8 • 94 min
RWBY Dragalia Lost Diablo 3 Diablo TV Series Netflix Challenge: Maniac Links:Bad CG in Anime - YouTubeRWBY Chapter 1: Ruby Rose | Rooster Teeth - YouTube
57: Show me all the Blueprints
Oct 1 • 98 min
Links:Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel - Official Trailer - YouTubeScott Pilgrim vs. the World (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Custom Heroes | Board Game | BoardGameGeekMystic Vale | Board Game | BoardGameGeekSeason 1, Episode 1 - Why Are We Here? | Red…
56: Females are strong as hell
Sep 24 • 94 min
Links:The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2019 - YouTubeI Paid $470 for $2,200 Worth of MYSTERY TECH! Amazon Returns Unboxing! - YouTube
55: The One With Dennis
Sep 17 • 95 min
Links:Tyrants of the Underdark | Board Game | BoardGameGeekLazer Ryderz | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDungeons & Dragons: Rock Paper Wizard | Board Game | BoardGameGeekGreedy Kingdoms | Board Game | BoardGameGeek
54: GenCon 2018 Front Porch Roundtable
Sep 10 • 78 min
Recorded live on the front porch of our GenCon AirBnB, we share GenCon advice and experiences with Fox, Pat, Chris, and David.Special Guests: Chris Borland, David Rogers, Fox, and Pat.Links:Mystic Vale | Board Game | BoardGameGeekPetrichor | Board Game |…
53: Here we go Again
Sep 4 • 82 min
Year one complete, we review Ghostbusters, talk about segment changes going into year two, and discuss about angry fan reactions. Next week's challenge: The Sinner.Links:Special Interview: Chris Metzen 2.0 — FROGPANTS
52: Ludicrous Speed
Aug 27 • 98 min
Links:Spotify Web Player - Gloomhaven ShipGuard 600 Ziplock Bags 6 Assorted Sizes Clear 2MIL baggies1.5x2 2x2 2x3 3x3 3x4 3x5: Industrial & ScientificGloomhaven Monster TrackerGloomhaven Bags‎Gloomhaven Scenario Viewer on the App Store
51: Road Trip with the EM-50
Aug 20 • 97 min
Links:EM-50Hoosier Gold: Save a Legend by Mike Trotzke — KickstarterGloomhaven - Game 600 ZIPLOCK BAGS 6 ASSORTED SIZES CLEAR 2MIL BAGGIES 1.5x2 2x2 2x3 3x3 3x4 3x5 (LZ 1.2 FRE): Industrial & Scientific
50: Porch Troopers
Aug 13 • 93 min
Links:Legendary DXP - Official SiteWoW Guide - Lucid Nightmare - Maze Explained! - YouTubeColossal Cave Adventure - WikipediaImgur: The magic of the InternetImgur: The magic of the InternetKlingons and Dragons
49: Are We There Yet?
Aug 6 • 95 min
Gencon week hype show! We talk recent trailers/movies, and the Netflix Anime, Godzilla.Links:Klingons and DragonsSHAZAM! Trailer (2019) - YouTubeAquaman - Official Trailer 1 - YouTubeGlass - Official Trailer [HD] - YouTube
48: The One With Fox III
Jul 30 • 92 min
Fox joins us again to talk DM/GMing, upcoming film, Lego, and the Switch. Last week's challenge was The Orville and next week's is Netflix' anime Godzilla.Special Guest: Fox.Links:Snipperclips - Cut it out, together! Launch Trailer - YouTube
47: Don’t go in the tall grass, stay on the Porch
Jul 23 • 101 min
Weekly update on GenCon plans, discussion of The Lost World, and a quick chat about HD TV's "Soap-Opera Effect"Links:HIGHLAND REIGNNine Irish BrothersWhat is the 'Soap Opera Effect'? | CNET
46: Good News Strikes Back
Jul 16 • 101 min
All the sequels; Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Westworld Season 2.Links:Front Page | New Holland BrewingD's Vintage Toys and Collectibles - HomeHappy Brewing Co. - Home
45: Porch Full of Splendor
Jul 9 • 97 min
A little bit of GenCon prep talk focussed on the game auction, some thoughts and updates on co-op video games and the Fallout universe, and our impressions of the first two episodes of Westworld season 2.Links:Netflix - Norm Macdonald - Hitler's…
44: Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli
Jul 2 • 104 min
Thoughts and impressions of The Godfather, some mobile game updates, the Steam sale, both WoW and Warcraft Lore. Next week's challenge is the first two episodes of Westworld Season 2.Links:The Sexy Brutale on SteamEVERSPACE™ on SteamBefore the Storm…
43: Jurassic Porch
Jun 25 • 105 min
Lots of board game talk with Mike's impressions on Gloomhaven, some abstract thoughts on IP games, then Dennis's recent WoW relapse. Last week's challenge was Heat, next week's is The Godfather.Links:J. R. R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan -…
42: Towels
Jun 18 • 102 min
After a long weekend, we discuss Nolan's classic, Memento, and share our hot takes on the Into the Spiderverse trailer and some new shows we're watching. Next week's challenge is the 1995 crime drama, Heat.Links:(23) SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE -…
41: Porchlander
Jun 11 • 103 min
Bill Hegg joins us to talk Solo, Gencon, video games, and Highlander. Next week's challenge is Christopher Nolan's "Memento"Special Guest: Bill Hegg.
40: Forty First Dates
Jun 1 • 91 min
In our post Memorial Day episode, we share our weekend experiences, including Pandemic Legacy, the Indy 500, local game stores, and the LOTR LCG. Upcoming challenge is the original Highlander.Links:The Mountain of Fire - Fantasy Flight GamesGame Preserve…
39: No Sci-fi for You!
May 28 • 102 min
We chat about MMOs and mobile games, our weekly LOTR LCG update, and talk at length about star wars and film genre fatigue. Wrap up Violet Evergarden, last week's challenge. For next week we're watching the newly re-edited Arrested Development season…
38: Every Road has its Evergarden
May 21 • 94 min
After our weekly LOTR LCG update, we discuss the differences between Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Our current Weekly Challenge is episodes 1-6 of Violet Evergarden.Links:Hall of Beorn | A Lord of the Rings LCG BlogThe Difference Between Science Fiction and…
37: The Robinson’s Lost Porch
May 14 • 91 min
Weekly update on Gen Con and the LOTR LCG, plus some chat about streaming services and Netflix's Lost in Space. Next week's Challenge is Netflix's Anime, Violet Evergarden.Links:Paint peeling doorClean doorGeekScholars Movie NewsNerdist Podcast |…
36: Infinity Porch
May 7 • 112 min
LOTR LCG update, full impressions of Marvel's Infinity War, wrapping up Netflix's Godless, and starting the Lost in Space reboot.Links:LOTR LCG - Album on Imgur
35: Porch Oddysey
Apr 30 • 97 min
Lots of card game talk this week. We talk LOTR LCG again and Mike's new game Dragonfire. Weekly challenge last week was Godless 3-6, and next week's is Godless finale and the first four episodes of Lost in Space.Links:drake1701 on Instagram: “Tile. Things…
34: Porch of the Rings
Apr 23 • 99 min
We talk some recent board game purchases, New Girl, and Godless.Links:Star Wars: Legion | Board Game | BoardGameGeekThe Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Board Game | BoardGameGeekRisk II - WikipediaDragonfire | Board Game | BoardGameGeekDungeon Command…
33: Titan Porch
Apr 16 • 103 min
In our post-Combine show, we talk about all the various games we played, some mobile game chat, last week's challenge was The Titan, and our next challenge is the first two episodes of Godless.
32: Captain Chris and the World of Tomorrow
Apr 9 • 111 min
Chris Borland joins us to talk about Board Games, Star Trek, and Ready Player One. Last week's challenge was Game Over, Man and next week's is The Titan.Special Guest: Chris Borland.Links:A chronicle of my foray into DIY home improvement. – Drake's…
31: Ready Porch One
Apr 2 • 96 min
Update on Dennis' house, we talk about gamefly, cable and other subscription and streaming services. Last week's challenge was "Nailed It" and next week's is "Game Over, Man." We wrap up with a chat about Toys R Us and retail.Links:A chronicle of my foray…
30: ICG Con
Mar 26 • 90 min
Special guest Mike Pantinas joins us to discuss ICG Con and the various games we played this weekend. Last week's challenge was Disjointed and next week's is Nailed It!Special Guest: Mike Pantinas.Links:One Deck Dungeon5 – Minute Dungeon Fun Card Game for…
29: Animal Porch
Mar 19 • 93 min
We chat about Minecraft for awhile, last week's challenge was the Netflix Original "End of the F-ing World." We also discuss the movie Game Night and start a new segment. Next week's challenge is "Disjointed."
28: Honey I Shrunk the Porch
Mar 12 • 95 min
This week we discuss our amateur opinions of the Oscars, a practical effects actor Doug Jones, and Mike shares his Overwatch experiences. This week's Weekly Challenge was the movie Mute, and next week's is the show "End of the F—-ing…
27: Fox on the Run
Mar 5 • 99 min
Special guest Fox Troilo from Geek Scholars joins us to talk about Roleplaying Games, the latest Ready: Player One trailer, and our weekly challenge "What Happened to Monday?" Next week's challenge, "Mute"Special Guest: Fox.Links:Dragonlance Chronicles…
26: Panther Porch
Feb 26 • 93 min
Our impressions of Black Panther, Kakegurui, and the finale of Star Trek Discovery. Weekly Challenge: "What Happened to Monday?"
25: Island of Doctor Porch
Feb 19 • 98 min
We discuss our impressions of "The Greatest Showman" and give some video game updates. In our new Weekly Challenge segment, we watched Black Mirror.
24: It’s a Tide Porch
Feb 12 • 101 min
In our post-Super Bowl episode, we talk about the various trailers shown during the game, catch up on a few video games, and wrap up with our favorite ads.Links:Avengers: Infinity War Might Have Spoiled A Major Cameo In Its Super Bowl Trailer - GameSpot
23: The One with Pete
Feb 5 • 85 min
Our "nemesis" Pete joins us to talk diplomatic board games, and his first-time GenCon experienceSpecial Guest: Pete Haralovich.Links:CMON Rising Sun Board Game
22: Mighty Morphin Power Porch
Jan 29 • 90 min
Updates on TV shows we like, and a little bit of video game chat.Links:Talking Funny - HBO - YouTube
21: Weird Porch
Jan 22 • 107 min
Elder Scrolls Online, Star Trek Online, and our impressions of the midseason opener of Star Trek Discovery
20: Raiders of the Lost Porch
Jan 15 • 102 min
Our impressions of the Jumanji movie, and a rundown of various TV shows we're watching and different storytelling styles.Links:Brokaw Movie House - Angola, Indiana - HomeStudio Movie Grill
19: Back to the Porch
Jan 8 • 106 min
Special guest Andrew joins us to talk about gaming with family, Firefly the Game, Star Wars Battlefront, the Switch, and Firefly: The Bioshock UNCHARTED: The…
18: Days of Future Porch
Jan 1 • 103 min
Kicking off 2018 we talk about some board games, the Disney acquisition of Fox, Disney Parks, and wrap with our favorite things from Hero Realms: The Ruin of Thandar: Toys & Upper Deck Legendary: A Marvel Deck…
17: Last Porchmas
Dec 25, 2017 • 95 min
Special guest Bill joins us to share all our Festivus Grievances with The Last Jedi.Special Guest: Bill Hegg.
16: Porches and Dragons
Dec 18, 2017 • 90 min
Fox returns and we're joined by Pat to talk about Roleplaying Games.Special Guests: Fox and Pat.Links:Modiphius - Star Trek AdventuresReady Player One Official Trailer #1 - YouTube
15: The Last Porchfighter
Dec 11, 2017 • 107 min
After Michael built his new PC we talk about video games, the Warcraft movie, and some thoughts on Superhero Films vis-a-vis Justice Middle-Earth Shadow Of War - PS4: Video Warcraft [4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray +…
14: The Porchbuilding Game
Dec 4, 2017 • 91 min
This week we report on our Black Friday purchases, talk about Michael's new PC build project, and wrap up with his thoughts after seeing the Fall Finale of ST: DiscoveryLinks:Logical IncrementsPick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. - PCPartPicker
13: Ender’s Porch
Nov 27, 2017 • 101 min
All Star Trek this week. We discuss most of the first half of Star Trek Discovery, and some of Dennis' experience with Star Trek roleplaying, and our plan to start a Star Trek Adventures campaign.Links:Star Trek: Discovery | Official Site | Watch Online…
12: Stranger Porch II
Nov 20, 2017 • 100 min
Part two of our Stranger Things discussion, some stories and commentary on Black Friday shopping, and wrap up with our favorite emotional movie moments.Links:Beyond Stranger ThingsFind The Best Black Friday Deals by Category | Slickdeals[Megathread] Where…
11: Stranger Porch I
Nov 13, 2017 • 102 min
We chat a little bit about paint and tattoos, before giving our spoiler-filled impressions of Stranger Things 2 episodes 1-5, and Thor: Ragnarok. Wrapping up with some Blizzcon news.
10: Front Porch: The Live Album
Nov 8, 2017 • 80 min
First ever live show, we talk about diplomacy board games, spectator sports and esports, and Mike recommends some Game Of Thrones: The Iron Throne Game: Toys & Games(24) MFPallytime - YouTube - YouTubeInvincible (comics) -…
9: The One with Trotzke
Oct 30, 2017 • 97 min
Guest host Mike Trotzke joins us to talk about board games, kickstarter, and mobile game microtransactions. We wrap up with our impressions on TV casting devices. Table of Contents (00:00:00) Intro and Trotzke Introduction (00:06:33) The Bleeding Edge…
8: Beyond Thunderporch
Oct 23, 2017 • 98 min
We do a deep-dive into Marvel: Legendary, talk about holidays in video games, and wrap up with some personal book recommendations. Table of Contents (00:00:00) Intro/Dennis Trip (00:03:12) Skylanders and other hybrid video games (00:10:13) Legendary:…
7: Pod Runner 2099
Oct 16, 2017 • 93 min
Blade Runner 2049: nudity, storytelling, and some philosophy. SPOILERS for Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Caprica. Table of Contents (00:01:07) Intro (00:01:26) Blade Runner:…
6: Dennis vs Mechagodzilla
Oct 9, 2017 • 96 min
The TV episode. We talk about Netflix, weekly versus binge-release shows, and wrap up with some live tv talk. Table of Contents (00:05:04) Network Specific Services vs Netflix (00:30:58) Weekly Release vs Binge Release (00:45:27) What shows ended well?…
5: The Search for More Money
Oct 2, 2017 • 94 min
Table of Contents (00:00:00) Intro, Amtrak (00:06:46) Arcades and our personal console histories (00:43:18) Legacy and Campaign Games (01:19:58) What game should be made into a Legacy? Links:Galloping Ghost Lord Of The Rings: The Card…
4: The Front Porch - The Motion Picture
Sep 25, 2017 • 90 min
Table of Contents (00:00:55) Netflix: The Defenders (00:07:39) Anime Thoughts and Recommendations (00:45:08) MMOs (01:13:27) Stranger Things and Nostalgia (01:27:51) Wrap Up Links:Gantz:OToradora!Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi…
3: The One with Fox
Sep 18, 2017 • 81 min
Special Guest Fox from GeekScholars, we talk all things film, mostly superheroes. Table of Contents (00:00:35) Geek Scholars / Fox Interview (00:06:50) The Joker (00:14:23) Ready: Player One (00:21:05) Batman and Remakes, does everything have to be…
2: The Wrath of Dennis
Sep 11, 2017 • 102 min
Star Trek, Star Wars, and licensed or thematic board games Table of Contents (00:01:30) Star Wars: Re-tread, good or bad? (00:31:40) Star Trek: New series, excited? (01:04:10) Board Games: Licensed Games (01:33:41) Wrap-up: Netflix Queue Links:Star Trek:…
1: The Phantom Podcast
Sep 4, 2017 • 98 min
Pilot episode. Gencon and Game of Thrones. Table of Contents (00:01:01) GenCon, Co-Op Games (00:43:13) SPOILERS Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale Pandemic Legacy Board Game, Blue: Toys & Upper Deck Legendary: A Marvel Deck…