Mon, 26 October 2015
What Did You Play This Week Podcast Thing Week 48!!! Ft Patrick Hillier, Eric Booth, AnnaBeth and Kerensa
Wow, this one got away from me in a big way, clocking in at just over 50 minutes. I honestly wasn't expecting it, but I rambled a bit and we had some good company around as well.
(apologies for the mic issues during Kerensa's and AnnaBeth's segment, I didn't realize the good mic wasn't working and the on board mic was the one doing the work)
We kick off the show with AnnaBeth and her new segment, AnnaBeth's Story Cube Stories at the 2:26 mark of the show.
I talk a ton of games including:
A Game of Thrones The Card Game Second Edition
Game of 49
Eric joins us to do a review of the newest game from Matt Riddle and Ben Pinchback, Floating Market. 15:00 mark
Kerensa joins us at the 24:44 mark to talk about our Saturday night gaming with Gabby.
At the 32:10 mark, Patrick gives us a review of the new Android app for Martin Wallace's classic rail building game, Steam.
After that I remind folks about World's Fair 1893, times running out on the Kickstarter!!
At the 36:55 I give my hopefully temporary goodbye to one of my favorite podcasts, Punching Carboard.
And I wrap up the show with the 15 games that have been the longest between plays in our collection and talk a bit about the wonderful tool, FriendlessTools.
That's it, didn't seem like it should take almost an hour, but it did, and I can tell you from editing, it feels like an hour. Feedback is welcomed and always wanted, please drop us a line and let us know what you think of the show, of the contributions of the music choices, anything. We'd love to hear from you.
Have a great week!
Direct download: Week_48_Final.mp3
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Mon, 19 October 2015
Welcome to week 47!! This week I talk a few games, since I actually got to play a game every day this week with the exception of Sunday.
Carcassonne with Expansions
Castles of Burgundy
Then Joe and Chris from the Carboard Architects podcast join us to talk a bit about games they've been playing from a designer standpoint and why Dominion, Ascension and Star Realms feel too solitarish. 15:44
After that I answer a question from our BGG Guild page about my RPG experience. Thank you Aaron and Stephanie for that question!
World's Fair 1893
The Great Dinosaur Rush
Only one acquisition this week but it let to a bit of retrospection, Snowdonia.
Question for the listeners and readers:
What is your favorite RPG setting, and what would be your favorite class to play. Or, if you’re more into the independent RPGs like Fiasco and such, what is your favorite RPG system?
Don’t forget, we love feedback and I hope that you all can see that any feedback that we’ve gotten so far we’ve tried to run with and make the show better. I’m thinking of adding bumper music in between segments as that’s something that I’ve always been told is a good thing to do to make the show sound more professional, but that’s not going to be an immediate thing, but I’ll be working on finding the right music to guide us through segments. Also, if anyone, and I mean anyone, wants to contribute, we’d love it. I like making this show with a few more voices than mine and my family, which I need to get back on soon, but they’ve been busy, well most of them have, AnnaBeth has no excuse. Just shoot me a message on Board Game Geek, Twitter, email or smoke signals for that matter. Just let me know. Also, I hate to ask for reviews, but I’d love to see a review or two up on iTunes if folks have the time and feel like they’d like to give us a good review.
But most of all I just want to say, Thank you for listening and we’ll be back next week at the same time, same place. Have a great week!
Direct download: Week_47.mp3
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Mon, 12 October 2015
What was a light week in gaming, turned out to be a HEAVY week in acquisitions.
Eric kicks us off with a review of the Board Game Stats application on iOS.
Then I talk a bit about the games we've played, not a lot mind you but we did get to play some Lanterns, some Isle of Skye, Star Realms and even an attempt at Game of Thrones The Card Game 2nd Edition.
Kickstarter talk is all about 7th Continent, World's Fair 1893 and The Great Dinosaur Rush.
Then we get into the meat of the program this week which happens to be acquisitions, so be sure to check that out and be sure to not encourage me anymore, this week was pretty big.
Also we close out our talk about Spiel 2015 with a short wrap up of what we saw and the final "Top 10" from the Fairplay website that covers Spiel.
Then Patrick closes us out with a review of the Camel Up app for Android and a bit of talk about what makes conventions special to him, here's a hint, it's not the games.
Reach out to us with any feedback, questions or just to chit chat! We'd love to hear from you!!
Mon, 5 October 2015
Hey everyone, I hope you all enjoyed last week's episode. I'm looking forward to creating more episodes of that length with that much content in the future, but for this week we're back to our 30 minute or so podcast. But that doesn't mean we didn't bring the content, because oh yeah, we brought it again.
This week in games we've been playing I talk about Troyes, DrachenStark, Animal Upon Animal and Isle of Skye,
Joining us this week with their inaugural segment on the show are the two creators of the Cardboard Architects Podcast, Chris Renshall and Joe Brogno. They are going to talk a bit about the games they've been playing, but they are going to talk about those games from a designer point of view, which is something really cool for us here as I'm not a designer. They talk Tiny Epic Galaxies, Pandemic The Cure, Castle Panic and Telestrations.
You can find Chris and Joe on Twitter @TGIKGames and @TheBlueMuzzy and also you can find The Cardboard Architects on Twitter at @cbapodcast. Give 'em a follow but most of all, give them a listen!!
We get some Kickstarter talk about Campaign Trail, World's Fair 1893, The Great Dinosaur Rush. We also talk a little about some upcoming launches as well, Scythe, Mayday's Crokinole Kickstarter and Morocco.
Then I finish my Spiel preview with 5 more titles to look out for:
Then at the 23:23 mark Eric Booth joins us to tell us a little about himself and how board gaming has helped him with his anxiety issues. Fantastic stuff from Eric and I hope to hear more about this in the future.
We wrap up the show by announcing the winner of the Codenames contest, we ended up totaling 258 entries so I thank you all for participating, it was a lot of fun and it really makes me want to run another contest like this in the near future, so keep your ears and eyes peeled!!