Tuesday. The work week's underway. And yesterday, I started working out again after having stopped in mid-December (hey, better late than never to start New Year's resolutions, right?). Of course, my body is like, "What hell was that!?!" Anyway, as I work on having some bananas for potassium, let's get you some podcasts to speed up the week.
Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 88 SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit; The Secret Cabal Episode 201: Chronicles of Crime, Dinogenics and The Effect of Complexity on Your Fun; 40K Radio Episode 48: The New Trio; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 36: 3 Army Star Wars Legion Mega Battle @ Captain Con 2020; Tabletop Talk Episode 62: Why Ray (and you) Should be Playing Starbreach by Slow Death Games; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 192: Atlantis Rising, Stellar, The Shining, Brainwaves, Stampede; and Game Classy Episode 205: Can Warmachine be saved?
This week, Morrus and Peter talk about the upcoming EN Publishing Kickstarter for SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit! In the news, most popular Dungeons & Dragons feats according to D&D Beyond, the announcement of a trailer for a preview for Baldur’s Gate III, Fantasy Flight ending their RPG development, Kickstarter votes to unionize, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about NPC names.
Note: Due to technical issues, the audio quality of this week’s episode is lower than our normal standards. The issue should be resolved by next week.
Hey Now Cabalists! In episode 201 the gang gets back to basics after our raucous 200th episode celebration. Today we talk about all sorts of great games including Empires of the Void 2, Barrage, Sorcerer City, Underwater Cities, Bunny Kingdom, Backgammon, Celestia, Blood Rage and Caylus 1303. Then Don, Steve and Jamie throw a feature review of Chronicles of Crime from Lucky Duck Games at you, followed up by a look back at DinoGenics from Ninth Haven Games. Then after Tony T's legendary news segment featuring many off the rails conversations, the guys discuss the effect of complexity on your fun when playing board games.
In this episode we (re)introduce our new 3rd chair Amy Frost! She tells us a little about how she got into the 40K hobby, Adepticon, and we talk about the story developments in The Greater Good.
We discuss and plan how we will run our giant, 3 army Star Wars Legion mega-battle at Captain Con 2020 while in the car to the event!
Join Ray as his guest Chris (owner of Slow Death Games) explains their newest release, Starbreach!
Hang in there, we get to the games once we get pass the discussion on music. You know us, we love our music and when we get the opportunity to share something interesting, we jump on it. The first game is Brainwaves that Marty got to play with his family. This is about helping with your memory and at RDTN, this is needed. The other discussions about the games we got to play demonstrates that point
Atlantis Rising was released by Z-Man games in 2012 and has been re-released by Elf Creek Games with enhanced components and rule improvements. When Atlantis Rising was released, the game was said to be incredible hard and may have not gotten a fair shake. However, over the years, people began to enjoy it and it became one of those “grail” type games where it was hard to find. Elf Creek Games has brought it back and it is a good thing. Such a solid cooperative game and one that if you get a chance, worth giving a shot.
Then there is Stellar that just knocked us for a loop. Two player card game that has strategy all over it. Such a solid game that challenges you to not just go through the motions, you have to pay attention to what is happening. You need to watch your opponents strategy. You must play offensively and defensively. Decisions are tight and if not thought through, it will be a major inconvenience.
Next episode the brown carpet is being rolled out for our Annual Squirrelly Awards.
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