Melonmancy Podcast

Wizards and watermelons! We play tabletop, video games, and talk about those things + more on our podcast. No filter.

None of this 'arry pohtah shit is gonna matter in a couple weeks anyway

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We promised we wouldn't spend so much time editing these episodes so they would come out on time but our hottakes on this one needed to be extra crisp.

Vast majority of this episode is weighing in on the recent release of Hogwarts Legacy, for the sake of the listeners in 2030 binging our show like some kind of nerd time-capsule we even explained the context!

I said we would return in January, this was recorded in January, still counts right?

Big thanks to everybody who tuned into the show. I know 90 THOUSAND PLAYS isn't much by YouTube/corporate media standards but it means alot to us that somebody is listening to our nonsensical ramblings

Reminder that this is a Value4Value podcast so any support you can give us via a modern podcasting app is greatly appreciated and we will never bow to corporate sponsors! If you want to send us cash tips in USD, you can do that on Odysee

This episode we welcome back our guests Zerrva (Jordan) and Metalchicken (Robbie) from our OG community. Who help us kick off the year with a look back at what the best new games we played last year were. We also spend a lot of time talking shit about Wizards of the Coast.

This episode was not recorded live as we have made our glorious return to Mumble. Livestreams will resume once figures out how to install Icecast. If anybody's done that before please tag him on the fedi. On the bright side this gives us an audio track per person again, enabling us to edit out noise, voice conflicts, and silences. Should make for a better experience than the last two seasons. Not taking the easy way out anymore!

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Melonmancy Podcast will return in JANUARY 2023

This is a brief set of announcements at the beginning of the recording, followed by about 4 hours of unhinged drunken rambling with multiple guests (Including and and – thanks so much for coming!)

TL;DR on said announcements:

  • We are going on vacation again this year. Our next episode will be sometime in January!
  • You can find out when exactly we will return by following or joining our forum
    • There's no much to see on the forum right now, but we are keeping it up maybe forever so there will be thriving discussion there eventually

No amount of typing on this post about what we talked about this episode will do it justice. If you do choose to listen past the announcements do us a favor and with a modern podcasting app – such as Fountain please make clips of your favorite parts and post them!

See you next year!

This will probably be the last episode we record with Jitsi Meet. Long live Mumble

Missed recording last week because Dielan had the 'rona. A lot of bullshit went down since last episode!

Topics include:

  • Bayo3 voice actor drama
    • Note: after we recorded this episode new information came to light that suggests that Hellena Taylor was lying about the low offer, which confirms our biases that this lady is suspicious
  • G4TV put out of its misery
  • Fandom acquired gamespot, gamefaqs. giant bomb, metacritic, TV guide, and more – WTF
  • Overwatch 2 dead on arrival
  • We now accept cash donations on Odysee!


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In this episode we dive a little deeper on fewer topics than our norm, but that's ok

Topics include:

  • We have launched a new forum. It's empty right now please go forth and fill it with posts!
  • Cyberpunk Edgerunners (review)
  • Current state of Planetside 2
  • G4TV & karmic retribution
  • and more!

NO GAMES – the event. WTF was Sony thinking?

This one's a long one. The Melonmancy crew is back and covering the Nintendo Direct and Sony state of play, plus some other ramblings.

Topics include:

  • Nintendo Direct
  • Sony State of Play
  • Discord on Xbox
  • Dielan finished Stone Ocean
  • Warframe big update
  • NEW FORUM (and section 230)
  • Cyberpunk anime is out
  • Overwatch 2 dead on arrival
  • Splitgate news
  • and more! This shit's like 3 hours long.

Fuck Rockstar Games

Is 60 episodes a big milestone? We're not sure. Come listen to us ramble.

Topics include:

  • xenoblade 3 final thoughts (spoiler free)
  • vic beat cp2077
  • Atozy got sued
  • Reuters attack article on odysee
  • saints row flopped
  • ps5 price hike
  • and more!

No, not real sausages

Today's episodes deals with a little bit of podcast meta and how we might change things up in the future.

Topics include:

  • Some notes about how we used to make the show
  • Going back to audio only upload with some editing
  • How much editing is too much editing? (We aren't editing enough)
  • video games
  • some other stuff

Earnest, and professional round-table discussion of the inherit value of anime tiddies in video games

Back to normal this episode! Dielan, Rick, and Vic are back and ready to ramble.

Topics include:

  • WTF happened last episode
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 first impressions (Only at the beginning of chapter 2 at time of recording)
  • Stealing art on the internet
  • Powdered energy drinks
  • Life as a corpo
  • and more!

Who wouldn't want to be spanked?

Today's episode is a little different. Due to missing recording day and going on a vacation, we decided to just invite anybody from our Discord to join in. We only got 3 people to join, but it was pretty short notice. We'll def do this again sometime and see how chaotic we can make it.

Topics include:

  • Where did the name Melonmancy come from in the first place
  • The current state of some of our old staple games, like Guild Wars 2 and Warframe
  • Rippaverse
  • The dichotomy of Doomsday Preppers and Homesteaders
  • Dielan was looking for some indie stealth game on and ended up playing Hero's Harem Guild instead
  • new show update
  • and more!