Tuesday. We're into the work week proper. It's lining up to be a busy week. So, distractions are going to be the enemy. And I know that if I want to work without distractions, some gaming podcasts can help. So, let's get to it.
This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 69 Dungeons & Desktops with Shane Stacks and Matt Barton; All Us Geeks Episode 94: The Geeks Need A Bigger Boat; Geeks of the North Episode 85: We don’t need no stinking topic!; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 278: PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 71: Essen 2019 Top Picks; Chance of Gaming Episode 38; 40K Radio Episode 44: Just the Two of Us; Tabletop Talk Episode 43: Malifaux Expert Round Table: Henchmen (with David Brown and Carl Lee); and Lords of the Dungeon Episode 32: Feast of Legends, Mothership, Microtransactions and Dice Mechanisms.
Cloudspire hit the table and about broke it. This game from Chip Theory Games did not disappoint us but it isn’t for the weak when it comes to understanding the nuisances. The core mechanics are easy, but the individual factions are what shine. These individual factions will need practice and patience in order to get good at this game and players will need to be on equal footing. It is one of these games that players that have a constant group will experience the biggest joy because it becomes a chess moves between players. Lot to explore in this game and if you are looking for a new lifestyle game, this might be the one for you.
Pret-a-Porter surprised us for it was not the game we thought it was going to be. We thought it was going to be a crunchy euro that comes down to who managed their enterprise the best. But this game brought out the cutthroat in us and we were doing our best to ensure the other player’s plans were messed up each round. Maybe we made too much out of the backstabbing that was going on, but every round, we heard someone complain about how their whole turn just got messed up.
The card mechanic in Foothills is one of our favorite mechanics and so glad we got this to the table as well. Hard decisions needed to be made and resource management was tight at times. Really enjoy two player games that are quick on the table and Foothills did not disappoint.
This week, Morrus is joined by Shane Stacks and Matt Barton to talk about their book, Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games! In the news, The World of Farland has a new release, Ulisses North America purchases rights to Space: 1889, new Unearthed Arcana, Wendy’s releases a tabletop RPG, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch!
Jeff and Jordan review Jaws, from Ravensburger. Jordan’s mind snaps and we’re left wondering if he’s smelling colors now. And towards the end of the episode, we discuss the 10×10 Challenge we’re starting.
We are back after a short hiatus, and we have a lot of hobby and gaming banter. We also talk about the Atom City kickstarter by M3Studios, the Halfling Treemen by Warlord Games, the second edition kickstarter of ArcWorlde by Warploque Minitatures, and the Baron Münchhausen bust by Art Miniatures.
So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!
In this show host Neil Shuck is joined by regular gaming opponent Dave ‘The Halfling’ Hickman to discuss their recent hobby trials and tribulations. For the main part of the show we review some recent boardgame releases from PSC Games: Battle Ravens, Quartermaster General: The Cold War and Milito.
- 00:00 – Introduction -We find out how Neil got into the gaming hobby
- 06:13 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, and to gaze longingly at other shiny toys
- 29:19 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming and painting.
- 52:34- Snog, Marry, Avoid – We review 3 games from PSC Games and let you know which falls into each category
- 2:01:19 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.
We hope you enjoy the show.
It’s almost time for Europe’s largest tabletop gaming convention, and arguably the world’s largest gaming convention. We are of course talking about Spiel in Essen where hundreds of games will be launched demo’d and sold.
With such a huge array of games available, join Steve and Rory as they take you through their top picks of the show.
In this episode Matt and JF come to you sans Ashley who is on sabbatical! But don’t worry, it’s not from 40K Radio. We chat about the latest news in the world of 40K and offer more rampant speculation.
Join Craig and his guests David Brown and Carl Lee discuss what it takes to make a strong Malifaux community. These henchmen discuss what they do to foster and grow their meta, how they run events that constantly have high attendance and the best ways to approach a demo game. Are you doing the right things when you show someone new why Malifaux is the best game?
In episode 32, the gang starts off by talking about the new tabletop role playing game designed and released by Wendy's, Feast of Legends. Then we discuss a new trend in local game stores regarding microtransaction gumball machines providing players with in-game bonuses for their pay to play Dungeons and Dragons games. Then we talk about Mothership, a Sci-Fi Horror Roleplaying Games from Tuesday Night Games. Finally we talk about dice mechanisms and whether or not the impede upon immersion.