New Related To Geeks Podcast – House Rules

Megan, Larry, and Carl are joined by Alan Wortman, creator of “The Chronicles Of Ember”, discussing House Rules in board games and role playing games.

Monopoly Board photo by Horst Frank, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Here's the script for the outtro.

You have been listening to the Related To Geeks Podcast, recorded March 2, 2020 on the Monday night Inspired Unreality open game chat held at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. For more about our geeky family visit For more information about Inspired Unreality join Gamer+, a social network for gamers, at

The music for this show is “Spam” by Hairy Larry from the “Collaborators” CD.

Jazz Live Streams

Jazz On The Tube is a great resource. They will send you great jazz direct to your email inbox.

Today I noticed that they have been promoting jazz live streams during the pandemic. So here's the link. Go. Listen.

Gamer+ News June 15, 2020

Megan and Larry will be hosting the Related To Geeks Book Club tonight on Inspired Unreality open game chat. The book for tonight is “Circe” by Madeline Miller. We will be in the gamerplus chat rooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Besides our book discussion we will be proposing books to read next quarter. I have a Brandon Sanderson novel to suggest. What do you want to read? Make suggestions tonight at Tenkar's or here.

I posted our discussion of Little Brother by Cory Doctorow on Anchor. I have also uploaded most of Season 1 of the Related To Geeks Podcast. Season 1 was recorded in 2015 and 2016. Yeah, I know. Better times. The podcasts posted include Playing Microscope, Gateway Games, Geek Literature, and Role Playing Tips And Tricks. Here's the link to the Related To Geeks Anchor page.

Put those on your phone and listen.

Now here's the most important link in this newsletter.

Share, join, participate. Let us know what game stuff you've been up to.

Thanks and stay in touch, Hairy Larry

New Jazz In Jonesboro

Saturday, November 2 – 7:00 pm in the round room at the Jonesboro Public Library. Please use the outside entrance.

Cluster Funk NJHB

Everyone is welcome to play with NJHB. Free and open to the public. Bring your friends.

Coffee and Cookies.


Gamer+ News October 21, 2019

NEA Game Fest 2019 raised $5,418.72! Thanks to all who came out and supported The Children's Shelter!


Egyptian miniatures made of wood 3,500 years ago. I think they are brewing beer.


CarlHeyl comments, “My old school minis don't feel so old school now.”

FollowMeAndDie posts “A good overview for what is the OSR. Presented in a way that should appeal to new RPGers and those who only know 5e. He limits Old School to D&D and omits all the other games from back in the day that had a similar quick style of play. Or games that started back then that may not be simple rules. AKA Nostalgia.”


ZDL posts Chinese playing cards. “This is my second, believe it or not, 100% hand-made deck of playing cards.”


Please welcome DualClassic to Gamer+. Invite your friends. Help us grow.

Thanks, hairylarry


Bebop Beatniks Schedule:

Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 AM – Bebop Beatniks and Friends at the ASU Farmers Market near Aggie Rd. and Red Wolf Blvd.

Monday, September 30 at 6:00 PM – Bebop Beatniks at The Crossing, 101 S Pruett, Paragould, AR. Taste Of The Ridge Festival.

Saturday, November 2 at 7:00 PM – Bebop Beatniks at New Jazz In Jonesboro in the Round Room at the Jonesboro Public Library.

We will be recording with Matt Lucas in October!


October 10-12 King Biscuit Blues Festival

Friday at 3:00 PM – Delta Legends at the Cedell Davis Stage – come early because we may start early.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 9:00 AM – The Emporium Orkestra at Downtown Bar and Grill, 520B Walnut St, Helena, AR.

Saturday only Jazz Buskers will join the Emporium Orkestra before taking it to the streets and the campground.

Saturday, November 30 at 7:00 PM – Cluster Funk and NJHB will play at New Jazz In Jonesboro in the Round Room at the Jonesboro Public Library.


Ken Carroll Quartet – (

Matt Lucas – Musician's Blues – (

Bebop Beatniks – Leaves – (

Delta Legends – Two Woman Blues – (

Off topic:

Do you like to play games? My son, Carl, and I have started a social network for gamers called Gamer+.


I'm the webmaster and Gamer+ has been my hobby project for the last several months. I'm pleased with how it is working. We have some fantastic gamers posting, some of them real old school, like me. Well worth a visit. You don't have to join to browse and it is free to join if you want to participate.

Send me an email. I want to know what you're doing. I will promote your shows/events/etc on Delta Boogie and my other websites.

Thanks, Hairy Larry

Gamer+ News September 2, 2019

Ok, on Inspired Unreality tonight we will be recording the Related To Geeks podcast, a podcast about a geeky family. So most of you know Carl and Hairy Larry. There's more of us. Lot's more. And we're all gamers. Vivian and I raised our kids right.

After The Geek Agenda we will discuss The Geek Topic which is “Winging It” tonight. Everyone is welcome to join the chat during The Geek Topic. Then we will stop recording and have our regular open game chat where everyone can talk about whatever they want to.

Inspired Unreality is Monday, September 2, at 9:00 PM Central in the gamerplus chatrooms at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord. If you are not a member you can go to for a link.

JesseQ posted some info about Watch2Gether in a post he wrote about online role playing. So I checked it out and set up a Gamer+ Watch2Gether channel where you can go with other gamers and watch the same video at the same time even if you're not in the same country.


FollowMeAndDie posted a link to all four games from the Extra Life fundraiser at the Gygax house.


I also added these videos to the queue at the Gamer+ Watch2Gether. Maybe we can set up a viewing session where we can watch a game and chat about it.

Frylock finished his 3 part series on fantasy games, copyrights, and the OGL. This is a substantial piece of work and has spurred much discussion. You can read it on his blog, Frylock's Gaming & Geekery.


In case you haven't figured it out yet, gamers on Gamer+ do stuff. So if you're doing stuff post it on Gamer+. Because we want to know what you're doing.

Thanks, Hairy Larry

Gamer+ News, August 12, 2019

We have a guest tonight on Inspired Unreality, Caeora is a fantasy artist and mapmaker who has been working on Dungeonfog's Project Deios. We are going to have Ask Me Anything (about gaming) followed by our usual open game chat. Inspired Unreality starts at 9:00 PM, Central Time at Tenkar's Tavern on Discord.

Our ranks continue to grow. We now have over 70 gamers on Gamer+. And I've got to tell you, we are mostly creators including writers, artists, vloggers, and podcasters.

We have added gamer RSS feeds and homepage links for their blogs, podcasts, video channels, chat, actual play... You will see this in the footer on every page. The real gem is the “View last 60 items here” link. This updates more quickly than the FeedGrabbr scroll and it has the actual posts with pics and videos included.

And at the bottom of your profile page there is a tool to help you link to your profile page on Gamer+. Your audience wants to read your profile and they may stick around and join.

The final piece of news this week is that starting Monday, August 2, Inspired Unreality will host the Related To Geeks podcast, the podcast of a geeky family. We will discuss The Geek Topic and then go into open game chat. Everyone is welcome to participate. We are planning on making this a monthly event.

Please comment below or if you are reading this in your email here's the link.



Jazz Picnic Wednesday, May 29 at 6:00 pm

It’s a Jazz Picnic with Bebop Beatniks at Brookland Methodist Church. Music, Games, and Food. Everyone is welcome. Bring a dish if you want. Starts at 6:00 pm.


Bebop Beatniks at ASU Farmers Market on Saturday, May 18

9:00 AM. Bebop Beatniks return to the Farmers Market for more great jazz music. Come for the food. Come for the music. Come for the vibe. See you there.