I love Mondays off. You get yourself a long weekend and then a short week. So, it's a bit of a faster journey to the weekend again. I gotta admit, I did as little as possible yesterday except watch stand up comedy, and it was glorious. I hope you had a great weekend as well, no matter what you got up to. But, seeing as it's already Tuesday, that means we can hopefully speed up time a little more with some gaming podcasts to listen to.
This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 171: Star Wars Outer Rim, Nagaraja, and Silver; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode #49: The Descent into D&D’s 2019 Announcements; Geeks of the North Episode 74: Kitbashing and scratchbuilding; Tabletop Talk Episode 22: What Faction Matches Your Play Style? M3e Matchmaker!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 147: Gentes; and The Secret Cabal Express Episode 49: The Three Amigos Discuss Origins 2019 and Go Fandom Wild.
One of these days, I am going to get us down below one hour again. But it isn’t going to happen for this show. Nope. We have too much to say about the games we got to play recently.
First off is Silver from Bezier Games. Sure you have heard it from other groups, but we wanted to give you our take on this simple card game that is very similar to Golf. But what is going to set it apart from Golf are the card actions that you can do and the action of replacing two or more of the same cards with a single card. The simple game of Golf is now full of interaction, strategy, and tension. This is one of those you might need to just keep in your game bag so you have something quick to play while waiting on people or to finish the night with. The problem might be that people will keep asking to play one more time. Very enjoyable.
Next is FFG’s Star Wars: Outer Rim. This required us to bring in the Scurry to discuss and dissect this game. While it didn’t jump out the gate at first, it did grow on us. You know how after you play a game, you wonder what was missing and you spend the next 30 minutes or so realizing that had you done this, then this might have enhanced the play. Or if you had changed your tactic at this point, then the game would have amped up even more. That is when you realize that it isn’t the game, it is the fact that the players knowledge is what was missing in the first few plays and this game will only suck you down the strategy hole even more over time.
And lastly, we discuss the new game Nagaraja from Hurrican Games. If you would like to add a Two Player game to your collection, recommend you consider this one. Here is another one that once the play is done, you will start questioning your previous moves and know you will do better next time. The strategy is going to reach up and bite you on this one. I am not trying to scare you away here, because the game is easy to teach, but each decision is important. You wouldn’t think so, but it is. Even the simplest decision can come back and, like I said, bite you later. So much fun. This one is up there with The Rose King for me.
This week, Morrus and Peter delve into The Descent for all the big Dungeons & Dragons product announcements for the second half of 2019! In the news, an update on the Bethesda plagiarism story, a new D&D art documentary premiered, Warhammer Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40K Wrath and Glory news from Cubicle 7, The Expanse RPG available for pre-order, and more! Plus our favorite game in all the world and a brand new sketch!
This week, we are inspired by a recent topic on The Hobby Hangout FB group, so we run with it and exchange about some of the kitbashing and scratchbuilding we've done. We also talk about the second edition of Bushido by GCT Studios, the Alabaster Automata from Ninja Division, the Pony Bowl Team KS by Akaro Dice, and the Left at the Bottom of the Garden KS by Statuesque Miniatures.
So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!
Join Craig and Ray as they break down each faction and master in Malifaux 3rd edition based on different play styles. Are you looking for simple or complex crews? Killy or control? What factions and masters are the most fun? Where do you go for high-mobility crews? They will help you match your preferred play style to the right faction and masters. This is a great episode to share with friends that are new to Malifaux or Third Edition.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Downfall, Die Tavernen im Tiefen Thal, Glux and many more;
2) All the Pegs review the action selection game Gentes; and
3) Look back at Trajan.
In episode 49 of the Secret Cabal Express, Jamie welcomes Honorary Founders Rodnedy Smith of Watch It Played and Marty Connell of Rolling Dice and Taking Names to talk about Origins Game Fair 2019 in Columbus Ohio, the shenanigans they plan to get into and the food and games they're looking forward to. Then The Three Amigos discuss fandom (spoiler free) including Game Conventions, board games, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Twin Peaks, Lord of the Rings, Games Workshop, Privateer Press and more.