Tuesday. Still so far from the weekend. That's one thing about having a long weekend followed by a regular week. It feels even longer. I've mentioned before that I'll take a Monday off over a Friday off. Same goes for having a Monday-Tuesday off over a Thursday-Friday. But hey, it's still days off and days at work. Let's help those days go by with some gaming podcasts to listen to.
This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 174: Origins Recap, Undaunted: Normandy, Corinth, Southern Fried Gaming Expo; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 55: Acquisitions Incorporated D&D Book Review; Geeks of the North Episode 78: Mysterious monkey of mystery; The Secret Cabal Episode 186: Pipeline, Dinosaur Island, A Feast for Odin and The Cabalists Court with Judge Topper; 40K Radio Episode 41: The Return; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 150: Pipeline; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 23: GW Contrast Paints Thoughts & Tips; and Tabletop Talk Episode 29: Colette (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Roman Hechenberger.
Marty had a great trip to Origins. There are so many good games coming out and he shares a sample of some that stood out to him.
It is no secret that we went gaga over War Chest last year. It won a Squirrely last year, that is how gaga we were for it. Well, the same designers have returned and this time, they bring us a theme that I enjoy playing in board games, World War II. Specifically, this game is about the invasion of Normandy and the attempt of the Allies to break the German lines. It comes with a scenario book that helps detail the battles that occurred during that phase of the war. It has a theme that I enjoy and a mechanic, deck building, that I enjoy and has strategy incorporating cover, line of sight, and variability with dice. Very excited for this game and look forward to more plays of it in the coming months. Also checking online, preorders are being taking at Miniature Market, so if you are interested, might want to place that preorder.
We played another roll and write, which is now officially known as RnW. It is Corinth from Days of Wonder. This is a simpler RnW but there is a mechanic that haven’t seen in these types of game. If you don’t have a play or you don’t want to use what is given to you during your turn, you can move a traveling merchant and where he stops, you get the bonus at that spot. However, he can’t cross his path again. So, you have to plan accordingly as you plot your path. If you are enjoying the flurry of RnWs, give this one a chance.
With a name like Southern Fried Gaming Expo, we just have to find out more. Marty talks to one of the organizers about the event and what he can expect when he attends as a special guest.
Thanks for listening to the show and we will be back in two weeks.
This week, Morrus and Peter take a look at the Acquisitions Incorporated sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons! In the news, WotC is looking for a new Executive Producer for D&D, a preview from Descent into Avernus (if you’re not chicken), new D&D 5e inspired video game announced, Chivalry & Sorcery getting a fifth edition, and more!
This week, we talk painting and games. Lots of games, as we've played more in the past couple weeks than most months. We also talk about the Elder Sea Dragon by Antimatter Games, the Traders of Kobberlandand kickstarter by Bigchild Creatives, and the Shovel Knight kickstarter by Panda Cult Games.
So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!
The Founders are back in full force with a new episode of The Secret Cabal! Today the Chris, Jamie and Don take a look at Capstone Games' new economic euro, Pipeline. Then the gang gives you a double feature look back of Dinosaur Island and A Feast for Odin one year later. The latter half of the show is Tony T solid with his wildly popular tabletop gaming news segment and then Tony puts on his robes and breaks out his gavel see justice done in the Cabalist's Court where we hear the complains, argue the points and Tony T passes judgment.
We’re back! Tune in to find out what we’ve been up to on this short break and hear what we thought about what’s been going on in the world of GW and 40K!
During this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Walking in Burano, Honga, 7 Souls and many more;
2) All the Pegs review the engine building game Pipeline; and
3) Look back at Carthago.
Craig has taken the plunge and invested heavily in Games Workshop's new line of "Contrast Paints." The hype has been high on these new products & Russ takes the opportunity to interview Craig on his findings:
- What are Contrast Paints & How are they different?
- How do you use them and what were the results?
- Tips & tricks for someone about to take the plunge.
Join Craig as his guest Roman Hechenberger as he reveals all the secrets for effectively running Arcanist Colette and the Showgirl crew. He walks us through her main abilities, how he builds a core crew and what strats they excel in.