Monday's gone. Tuesday is upon us. It's cooler outside and off-and-on rainy. I've got my Type O Negative playlist going on Spotify. I couldn't be much happier. Though I'm about to swap out for some gaming podcasts. Which ones? Well, these...
Today on the dial we have: Chance of Gaming Episode 115; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 153: Cryptid, Taj Mahal, and Gizmos with special guest, David Waybright; The Cardboard Herald Episode 97: Andy "The Game Maker" Mazeika, with guest host Andrew Birkett; Blue Peg, Pink Peg episode 131: Detective; The Secret Cabal Episode 167: War Chest, Massive Darkness and A Short Topic Extravaganza; and Geeks of the North Episode 46: Season 2: We are back!
We talk about Xwing 2.0, Root, MMP releases, what we played, industry news and we interviewed designer Matt Shoemaker of the Bee Lives game.
While on vacation, Marty was able to find someone who obviously had nothing to do and filled in for me. David Waybright, from Man vs Meeple, was kind enough to take on the challenge of being grumpy. He failed, but that is okay. We still really appreciate the effort. David and Marty talk about Tiny Epic Mechs that is on Kickstarter now and has already blown past $300k, no chance of this not funding at $15,000. David and Marty also spend time and no telling how many takes doing a 5 Minute Initiative on Cryptid from Osprey Games. Since I haven’t played it, I am interested in their thoughts on it and whether or not I will be taught by Marty or if this is one I will learn on my own. Those two also decide that they need to explore hype for a board game and how it impacts expectations, sales, and initial plays. Don’t want to “hype” this discussion to much so you will not be let down when you listen to it.
But before I left on vacation, Marty and I did two reviews as well. Gizmos from CMON is a simple engine builder that will be on the table again. Taj Mahal is a reprint by Z-Man Games that we were like, what just happened here. This game made us want to break it out again right away. We are so glad this game is back out.
When we return in two more weeks, hopefully we will have a plan and a show but with the hurricane in the Carolinas, it has put a damper on many plans. We hope that if you were impacted, you are safe and those that you know are as well.
On Andrew Birkett’s premiere as a guest host on TCbH, he talks with the lovely Andy Mazeika all about game design, artwork, networking, and kickstarter. This casual conversation is the exact type of insider stuff that we wanted to capture by inviting guests to come on to the show, and we are so glad that Andrew could take some time away from other Atheris Entertainment duties to record this episode.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent gameplays including Paper Tales, Reef, and number of children’s games, and more;
2) All the Pegs review the narrative driven mystery game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game; and
3) Look back once again at some of the the games we reviewed Five Years Ago.
Tony was visiting home for a week and we got to have a big game day in which we played tons of games and Chris and Tony get into a tussle over explaining rules. Then Tony, Steve and Jamie give an overview and review of War Chest from AEG and Look back at Massive Darkness from CMON one year later. Then Tony T gives us the rundown of all the hot gaming news from around the industry. Then we wrap up with a short topic extravaganza in which we further discuss Unique Games and hear two sides of the argument, how we feel about overproduction and where we buy our games.
We are back! After a somewhat long hiatus from the main show, and a summer break from the News, we are back to the microphones with Season 2 of Geeks of the North. Our goal is still the same, provide you with some mildly entertaining background audio while you are hobbying, but in a shorter and less formal way. We are getting rid of most segments to go with a more freeform chat, while we are also hobbying. We are also fusing back the news to the regular show, and we will simply present a couple highlight releases. So once again, sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!