A session zero is a tabletop game session that takes place before the players and DM start their adventure. It is also the most important part of your game.
Co-hosts Tad and Aleks share stories with each other and "interview" others about the endless shenanigans we or our guests have experienced as well as going back and forth about various nerd topics. Everything from nearly being arrested outside of a comic shop, going to PAX, shutting down Neopets, absolutely terrible MOBAs, filming and acting in three feature length indie films, dreams with legitimate sequels, and even more asinine stories.
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A session zero is a tabletop game session that takes place before the players and DM start their adventure. It is also the most important part of your game.
Reporting from the arctic wasteland of the midwest (and technically a desert) its a new NOYZ BOYZ!
I went to see Aquaman at 9am and Joe made my popcorn so greasy it actually ruined my cool chinese shirt. Then we got home and watched No Country for Old Men.
Final episode of 2018 and the first episode of 2019? :thinking:
Only one more year until 2019! We kick off our 2019 celebrations early with a prequel episode to the podcast sensation that will be sweeping the nation next year. Look forward to the 2019 round up but for now treat yourself with our LMTYA year in review for 2018.
Tad and Aleks discuss how Toby Fox created Undertale/Deltarune and his use of leitmotifs in storytelling. A retrospective on Undertale shows where it succeeded and where it fell short game design-wise. We also cover what we believe Deltarune is all about and go a bit into music theory.
November is no-more (did I use that joke last time?) but you know whats still going strong? This months QOTM!
Smash Bros Ultimate has leaked out for data-miners and the possibility of Steve Minecraft DLC hangs above us all like a guillotine. In other news Aleks speaks of The Walmart Tower and we talk about the dumb stuff we've been up to since October.
On this episode of Guest Boyz we have two undiscovered Youtube talents by the names of 8-Bit Brody and Dumbest of All Worlds. Both criminally unknown the the high quality stuff they make I thought it would be fun to have them on the show to talk about what its like before you 'make it' as a youtuber.
Aleks and I talk about the advantages and disadvantages of a physical TCG game and a digital version. I also talk about the three features a digital card game cannot replicate that are easily done in any physical card game.
October has come and gone and with it the spooks, spectres and skeletons dig into the each for another year. But QOTM? You can't get rid of it that easily.
Tad and Aleks discuss the GrinchLeak for Smash bros 24 hours before being potential BTFO by the Nintendo Direct on 11/1/2018.
Σario is a joke only I still find funny.
Who is Andrew Hussie and how exactly did he go about writing Homestuck? Tad takes a deep dive into Hussie's writing techniques and the plot skeleton of Homestuck as he picks apart what he believes is 'the original story.'
Homestuck #4 is kicking my butt so we've got a bonus episode with "official 24-year old boomers" Aleks and Matt as we crack open our respective sips and rev up our mowers to talk about old-school MMOs.
Back from Evo with a SMASH. Aleks and Tad check in to talk about their trip, the new smash stuff and the American Tradition of Pool Falcons.
Here it is, the August questions of the month. The QOTM we make the first day of the new month. On the 14th.
Aleks and Tad get slap happy as they talk about why Icons is totally screwed. Also the competitive Melee community, project M, and SLAP CITY BITCH. We'll see you in the Arena. It'll be iconic.
Tad and Dan from Revival: A Dungeons and Dragons Realplay Podcast are back for some DM Tips and Tricks in another DM Workshop. This time we're building a One-Shot adventure from a the ground up. We're starting with some vague ideas and a half baked plot to show how to create the framework for a great session.
“This is the water, and this is the well. Drink full, and descend. The horse is the white of the eyes, and dark within” - A very dirty woodman
After what feels like 25, Tad and Joe jump back into Twin Peaks to talk about what the fuck happened in Season 3.
Wow bob wow!
Episode Zero of a new side podcast called HENSHIN HOMIES! This is a general overview of what Kamen Rider is before we start the show proper for this weird Power Rangers thing. Alba from TnA w/ T&A (And A) will be my co-host starting with Kamen Rider W!
It's the QOTM for June (again!) We step inside from the sweltering summer heat to chill off with some BURNING fan questions submitted via Patreon. Also we talk a lot about teeth.
Tad and Aleks settle in for another Noyz Boyz where they talk about shit (literally), shit talk old jobs and shoot the shit about games we've been playing. Such as, Shaq Fu: A LEGEND REBORN.
This was the year of the Samurai at E3 2018 and the honorable Tad-san and Aleks-chan go over a shortlist of the games shown during this years E3 and take some BIG MOODS on The Last of Us 2 and Death Stranding.
Can I make the same joke from last year? I don't know MAY I? Patreon Questions of the Month for May 2018! Wooooo holy fuck look at em go!
In this episode us ~Bros~ talk about the Pewdiepie's anime redemption arc. Pewdiepie is a pretty smalltime youtuber with about 70 million subscribers. Real low key like Markiplier, JackSepticEye, and a bunch that i'm too old to know about in my early 20s. Most people know PewDiePie from his survival horror lets plays and the screeching face cam, however he's changed greatly since 2011 into producing genuinely entertaining and well made videos.
Tarantino's third feature film Jackie Brown stars Pam Grier as an Mexican airline attendant who becomes deeply entangled with the local crime syndicate. As the movie plays out it becomes increasingly unclear exactly who is playing who on the hunt for $500,000.
Aleks and Tad talk about THUNDERCATS ROAR and the pros & cons of the 'CalArts' style of modern cartoons. Aleks gives Tad a quick rundown on OK KO! and Tad accidentally opens the door for Aleks to scream about Steven Universe for 40 minutes. Whoops.
Joe finally sits my happy ass down to watch a movie I've been missing for a while by the name of 'Taxi Driver.' I actually had a chance to watch this movie in theaters but opted for 'The Martian in 3D.' Let's find out if I made the right decision.
Aleks and Tad dive into the slot machine company (we think?) called Daito Music and how they have crafted a world and cast of characters that, despite the language barrier, have managed to touch our hearts. Also Aleks makes a fake identity.
Long time fighting game enthusiast and Youtube tutorialist(?) Rooflemonger joins the show to talk about the Fighting Game Community, Dragonball FighterZ, and the future of the FGC and eSports.
Back after a break and boisterious as ever it's ya Noyz BoyZ Tad and Aleks! We update n'yall on what we've been up to and talk about space truckstops, weddings, and not a single Overwatch mention! Also we're going to EVO 2018 to get ourselves decimated (which means to take away 1/10 of something for your future reference)
With school finals finalizing (finally) we can finally pull up our Questions Of The Month for April 2018!
Aleks tells Tad all about the little pink powerball, Kirby! We go over what makes Kirby enjoyable and a short chronology of the main series and the steps each has taken in adding on to the Kirby formula.
Extray! Extray! Read all about it! 9 months after the first Act Hiveswap is once again in trouble! Viz Media acquires Homestuck! All these headlines and more brought to you by LMTYA Publishers, only 25 cents!
I identify greatly with the irishman's plight. The lack of potatoes and the abundance of alcohol. Know what we're not lacking? Great questions sent in for the March 2018 Questions Of The Month!
Alex (Geepm) hops on the show again to talk about the incredibly deep Roblox political scene and his time running Militaires Sans Oofs, a Roblox PMC.
With the announcement of Super Smash Bros for Switch (aka 5mash aka Sma5h aka 5ma5h) Aleks and Tad put their little Jiren minds together to make a 8v8 bracket between three tiers of potential Smash Bros characters.
If walking down a hallway avoiding confrontation and slowly reaching the other side doesn't sound like a sweet videogame to you you're probably part of the majority!
Love is in the air as we answer yet more Patreon Questions of the Month that are completely unrelated to the month of February or anything it entails!
In this weeks LMTYA Aleks revisits one of his favorite games and its recently released sequel/remake/re-imagining Yume Nikki: Dream Diary. Aleks gives a brief overview of both games and we talk about two prevailing theories (and a few of our own).
What did Kikiyama mean by this?
Join Tad and Joe as they watch the #1 TV thriller of all time. Twin Peaks follows the investigation of 17 year old high schooler Laura Palmer's murder and the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. The town of Twin Peaks holds many mysteries and connections betwixt the townsfolk and its up to sherrif Truman and FBI agent Dale Cooper to unravel the secrets of this sleepy mountain town.
Aleks and Tad talk about one of the neglected gaming icons from the 90s and early 2000s. The man with no hands, the ladykiller with no limbs, the brute with no foot, Rayman!
Tad and Joe take a fun indie movie for a spin about serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer's teenage life before his first murder. And golly gee did it remind me of Joe a little too much.
Tad and Aleks reminisce about the glory days of watching old disney movies on VHS and playing Mario Party 2 at McDonalds.
It's a special episode of Guest Boyz as Tad brings on Jose Fernando Gracia (Writer/Concept Artist/Level Design) and Tristan Alric (Music and SFX) from the Bug Fables development team!
Its averaging -20 degrees so stay in and join us for a hot and/or spicy Question Of The Month session for January!
With the release of Dragonball FighterZ and an influx of people new to the fighting game genre, Dan (from Revival fame) hops on the show to talk about how to not suck. We go over what makes a fighting game, the mindset needed to succeed in the genre (enjoy your losses!) and most importantly why fighting games are fun. We cover proper training mode techniques and attitudes to help a player learn the ins and outs of the genre and expediate their journey from scrub to expert.
Joe along with local radioman Ryan Ziegler talk about the original blockbuster Jaws. A longer than usual episode with a lot of joe moments (or joements as we call them) and a lot of behind the scenes information about the production of Jaws.
The Boyz ignore the itching at the back of their minds about the possibility of total global annihilation by talking about their favorite videogame soundeffects and cutscenes! And don't forget about the variety of mobile games to occupy your attention when you stray from your current task. We also talk about the ANGRIEST we've ever been at a game. A lot of different emotions in this episode.
The first and probably last Adam Sandler movie to make the Best Boyz list, Punch-Drunk Love! Funnyman Adam Sandler plays his usual socially awkward and bottled-up character but placed into a typical Rom-Com setup that results in an incredibly interesting film.
Aleks and Tad talk about speedrunning and their opinions on AGDQ and its rapid expansion since its humble 2013 beginnings.
Movie man and Joe wrangler Tyler Amm hops on the show to talk about the upcoming Benevolent Buckley and his experience directing his first three films.
Aleks and Tad talk about Dragonball Z and our experiences with the best "cartoon" on TV (circa early 2000s). We go over our favorite parts of the series and express what we love, and what we hate about Z, GT, and Super.
With a new year comes a new Questions Of The Month! Tad and Aleks consider canibalism, Krampus survival techniques, gift giving and more as we read off this month's patreon submissions.
2017 is coming to a close and hopefully THIS TIME theres not a political assassination 2 days after we upload. Aleks and Tad go over our favorite games, shows and events of 2017 aka 2016 part 2.
For this month's BONUZ BOYZ Tad and Michael have a chat about their work stories and things pretty much spiral out of control from there.
Pretty complicated stuff in this episode, lotta ins and outs pretty important stuff ya know?
Secondary fans, tribal mentalities, stick and stones with some hurtful words thrown in. Tad and Aleks talk about the 'fandom' mentality and its impact on modern media both good and bad. We go over the 'Xies' secondaries and how they impacted both Homestuck and other modern media projects.
Tf2ware, pokemon gyms, pokemon TECHNIQUES, Hussie hits, pre-installed laptop entertainment, Ultra Instinct Krampus and more in this months LMTYA Questions Of The Month Patreon special!
We decided it would be a lot of fun to go through the recently released "Official Extended Zodiac" to determine our True Sign and more important, our official Homestuck Aspects! Also we go off on a few tangents about being a time warlord.
This week Aleks and Tad talk about loot boxes and their sudden presence in both multiplayer and singleplayer games. We go from the alleged first instance of a lootbox system in a videogame up to the current EA Battlefront 2 controversy. Are loot boxes always terrible? Is there a proper way to use them or will they always be a bad idea?
Post Halloween the boyz talk about bullshit bugfights, flamboyent fisticuffs, and a b-retty good Blizzcon.
The second of four episodes detailing Tad's experience and views on Homestuck, the comic that ruined his life. Episode two covers the generalized story across Act 5.1 and 5.2 and we arrive to where Aleks was reading right alongside Tad.
Waifu battledomes, the record room coffin, BUYING ROBO GFS, WHEN HE SAID 'CUCK' I STOOD AND CLAPPED, skeleton goofs, and even more spooky tales sent in from the spookiest people picked from Patreon.
Ending our Best Boyz October special on possibly the greatest Halloween movie ever made (both movie series and the holiday as a whole)
Tad and Joe finally watch the first of the Alien series one of the largest scifi movie franchises ever. We talk about the history of the movie, the fantastic artstyle, and how much scarier the Xenomorph would have been if they used the screen test version.
Tad and Joe go over David Lynch's first movie Eraserhead a 90 minute nightmare that never ends about the horrors of child rearing (maybe) the apocalyptic future (maybe) or possibly chickens (probably).
Tad and Joe talk about a particularly well known and celebrated thriller about STDs. Or is it innocence? Virginity? Luckily your best boyz are safe for now.
Tad and TheRealJoeBuck watch one of the most influential Horror/Thriller movies of all time. Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. The movie that changed horror cinematography and is still a pretty spooky movie.
Funny Games (US) is a (mostly) shot for shot remake of a German film of the same name and same director Michael Haneke. Funny Games tells the story of a grim and gritty Undertale AU where evil papyrus and Sans find ways to entertain themselves, mostly through home invasion.
We JUST missed the TF2 update for this Patreon sponsored BONUS BOYZ but before Halloween we've got a SPOOKY NOYZ BOYZ in which we complain about Free 2 play robot mmos, Aleks shocks me into silence with his horrible Cuphead opinions, and we share some Trick or Treat stories.
Zodiac is a faux-documentary following the investigation of the Zodiac Killer from the perspective of the police on the case and a particularly persistent cartoonist named Robert Graysmith.
Its finally here! The first of four episodes detailing Tad's experience and views on Homestuck, the comic that ruined his life. Episode one is a general cover of Homestuck so the average listener can at least try and understand what the fuck is covered in the future episodes and as a quick rundown of the main plotline of the comic.
Episode two of the patreon Bonus Boyz segment. This month we have Robert Lake of Homestuck fame on board to discuss what it was like to work on Homestuck's music alongside the author and the rest of the music team. Also, his work pre and post homestuck.
Patreon bonus questions for the month of September 2017!
On a nostalgic kick Aleks and Tad remember the time when flash was king and everyone was hyped for the next Super Mario Brothers Z movie.
Tad and TheRealJoeBuck discuss a Minnesota as heck and darn-tootin good film called Fargo.
The long ago teased Star-Fox episode finally makes an appearance! Aleks describes his unfortunate favorite videogame series and goes over how he went about playing the series.
A film based on the manga/book written by Koushun Takami, Battle Royale is a story about a facist Japanese government who kidnap a group of "troublesome youths" and force them to fight to the death on a deserted island. Basically it's a total ripoff of the hunger games :^)
Aleks and Tad share their opinions on a wide range of awful CGI cartoons from the past and (kind of) present. Xavier Renegade Angel is the greatest piece of media in the past decade.
Patreon bonus questions for the month of August 2017!
Our first Patreon bonus Noyz Boyz! This episode features Alba from our biggest series, TnA with T & A (and A)
Aleks and Tad talk about the new Kickstarter-Knight game
Aleks and Tad talk about some of the particularly odd people they've met in the VIDEOGAME WORLD.
The actual weebiest JRPG in existence, Hyper Dimension Neptunia! Sexy anime girls AND videogame references? Gee wiz!
Tad and Joe and the sometime movie show! Mr. Navy and Mr. Purple talk about Quentin Tarantino's first movie, Reservoir Dogs.
Tad and Joe and the sometime movie show! This time we're watching "Old Boy" a very peculiar Korean revenge flick.
Exactly seven days after WoW Lore #2 we come right back to finish off The Frozen Throne with Tad and Matt.
Tad and Joe and the sometime movie show! This time we're watching "Jacob's Ladder" a movie well known for being a major inspiration for the Silent Hill series.
A very LARGE some would say IMMENSE Noyz Boyz with your boyz Tad and Aleks.
Patreon bonus questions for the month of July 2017!
Back from Evolution 2017 in...very warm Las Vegas, Nevada Aleks is ready to talk about his experience at the worlds largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament.
The brothers join Tad to talk about the myriad of times we've all very nearly died. Ol' boney Joe hasn't got us yet!
Darkest Dungeon was a game Tad had his eye on for a very long time despite Aleks' repeated warnings. Wrapped up in the games setting and immersive gameplay Tad was subject to horrors beyond comprehension. Are we just two scrublords or are there legitimate problems with the game design?
Aleks and Tad discuss the "nintendo RPG" genre and its merits over traditional JRPG formats. Also Tad bitches about Paper Mario for 20 minutes.
Patreon bonus questions for June!
TheRealJoeBuck joins the show once again to discuss the movie 'Brazil" with Tad
Actual content warning We thought it would be interesting to show how the same mind that thinks of wacky kid cartoons about pink sand golems can use that same cinematography and worldbuilding for a much darker use.
Season finale of Aleks' Dream Series with probably one of the most fucked up dreams I've ever heard. Its not for the light of heart. But theres also Will smith in a Wal-Mart coat rack! So feel free to drop out after that.
Aleks and Tad do E3 2017!
After an unfortunate hiatus Aleks and Tad return to talk about a recently released kickstarter game and its abhorrent ending.
Patreon bonus questions for May!
WE ARE THE NOYZ BOYZ, THE BUTT UGLY NOYZ BOYZ.
Shoutout to Stahlherz and Lupidoops for the NOYZ BOYZ logo!
Aleks has something to say about the state of videogames after the success of League of Legends.
Dan (The DM) and Tad talk about his time delivering pizza in beautiful Columbus Ohio and the colorful and definitely not ACTUALLY insane people he's met.
Patreon questions of the month bonus episode for April 2017
Aleks and Tad talk about something everyone reading this has in common. Dumb internet usernames and the history behind them.
It's da boyz w/ da noyz "rapping" about nice guys and our parents being terrible.
Dahmer and Cavestory, Gacy and Fez, Andrei Chikatilo and Yookah Laylee! Back by popular demand its TheRealJoeBuck! This time around we talk about our favorite serial killers and of course, indie games!
Aleks relays the trip he went on with a friend to a whorehouse in the middle of bumfuck nowhere. It's pretty silly.
Aleks, Alba, and Tad talk about monster girls in the sixth installment of our hit adult entertainment podcast.
Aleks and Tad share a brief history of Team Fortress and their experiences in the entirely hat based economy of a first person shooter.
Aleks and Tad share stories about their playthroughs of Breath of the Wild and their thoughts about the game design philosophies present throughout the game.
Just as we said before, the biweekly swole quest is back!
Old friend of the show GeePM joins Tad, Michael, and Daniel as we reminisce about the good ol' days of Gookshot and Mario Retardy. Also how they drove to Florida to go to Universal Studios and it was a fucking terrible idea!
The boyz are back and thiz time they brought friendz
Sophie Labelle and Assigned Male. Khan and Tad discuss one of the worst webcomics on the planet and the probably-an-actual-psychopath author.
Take a time machine with us as we travel to the far back world of 2012 and The Homestuck Adventure Game Kickstarter: Hiveswap! A breakdown of what exactly happened to make this the worst kickstarter of all time.
Michael and Daniel stop by to share some choice bits from their time in OSU's japanese classes and the horrible weeaboos they had to study alongside.
SWOLE-QUEST is a new bi-weekly spinoff podcast starring Tad and Micahel (@poltfan69) about mental health, physical fitness, and of course anime waifus.
Aleks and I swap stories of childhood mischief and actual kid-psychopaths. A lot of back and forth stories in this one. Don't get emotional whiplash my dudes.
The second part in an ongoing series about Aleks and his crazy ass dreams. This one is a sequel!
Brian Murphy aka "Bob" from the Shadowrun and Dragon Dildos episode tells us about how he learned to play a Naruto fighting game purely out of spite and the intent to piss off Naruto fans. And also make some cash money.
Guest Brother Deadeye AKA @poltfan69 joins us again to tell a tale of translating manga and near death experiences in the high mountains of Colorado.
The boyz with the noyz are back baby.
Tad here with a quick message regarding the future of the podcast.
2016 the meme year! We made this before people made memes of the Russian ambassador being fucking shot.
Aleks and I discuss a little game you might have heard of called "Undertale"
TENGEN TOPPA GURREN LAGANN SPOILER WARNING. What started as a TTGL talkback spiraled outwards when I had to release my PURE ANGER ABOUT HIVESWAP
NOYZ BOYZ is a long form shoot-the-breeze spin-off of Let Me Tell You About. Perfect for MMO Grinding or Post Apocalypse bunker time. Cast: Tad and Aleks.
Aleks and I discuss everyone's favorite character, Poochie!
Two platinum shitters talk about things they shouldn't and how the game may be totally screwed from the start.
TheRealJoeBuck back at it again. Joe shares his on-set stories filming three movies with Hometown Hero Productions. River City Panic, Grace's Room, and the upcoming Butcher the Bakers.
TheRealJoeBuck joins me for a discussion on one of our favorite internet all-stars. Christian Weston Chandler.
The ass-assination of JFK was incredibly suspicious and special guest CrispyKhan shares his side of the story with me and what he believes really went down.
A weekend of excitement and video games! Standing in line in the rain! Standing in line in the convention hall! Standing in line in front of the Reeses puff pit! PAX West baby!
Aleks joins Gonz and I as we move on to warcraft 3. Hoo boy there is a lot to cover.
My good friend Gonzales and I discuss the recent (at the time) Warcraft movie and how it relates to the actual HARD TRUTH of the REAL DEAL Warcraft lore.
Tad discusses his experience with dark fantasy and horror. And the scariest thing of all, terrible MOBA games.
Aleks tells me his take on Mighty Number 9 as a game, and a representation of kickstarter as a whole. AKA How he pissed away almost 20 dollars.
Aleks and I take a trip to Chicago to see Japanese popstar sensation Hatsune Miku!
Another roleplaying based episode this week as DJ, his brother Deadeye, Gonzales, and myself entertain you with a provocative tale of one girl and her crippling dragon dildo obsession almost ruining a shadowrun RPG campaign.
Aleks tells me about him and his friend Ryan/Guutsu's trip to Los Angeles for the Hatsune Miku concert. Things do not go smoothly.
Special guest brothers DJworksafety and Deadeye share a story about exploiting bad internet speeds, money laundering, Strong bad emails, and dicks covered in bees.
Aleks recites the many tales of Thanar and his adventures within the world of WoW roleplaying.
The first in a series about Aleks and his kickass dreams. They have SEQUELS!
Being almost arrested while trying to get to a magic the gathering event.