While most of us are hanging out at home, it's good to still have some of our normal routines in there. It's time to focus on things we care about the most, and for many of us, that list includes not just friends and loved ones, but gaming. So, let's listen to some gaming podcasts together from different rooms.
This week on the dial we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Is Back; The Secret Cabal Episode 203: Underwater City and Win Loss Attribution; Singled Out Episode 103: Talking Shepard’s Guild With Bryce and Dom; Tabletop Talk Episode 65: Malifaux Path to Podium: NC Grand Tournament; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 194: Great Western Trail Vs Maracaibo, Ettin, Europe Divided, War of the Ring.
We've had plans to reboot the podcast for a while now and our newly gained independence seemed like the perfect time to start it up again. You can listen to the first episode now!
After buying Plaid Hat Games back from Asmodee, Colby and the rest of the Plaid Hat crew discuss the future of the company and their new Crossroads Game Forgotten Waters. Joe talks about his favorite video game The Secret of Monkey Island and how it influenced him to make a pirate board game.
Hey Now Cabalists! Today we open but announcing the date of our next Kickstarter which will be May 1st, 2020. Then we jump into talking about a bunch of games we've been playing including On Mars, CO2: Second Chance, Feudum, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Fast Sloths, Bruges and Terror in Meeple City. Then we jump into a feature review of Underwater City designed by Vladimír Suchý and published by Rio Grande Games. Then after Tony T gives us his wild and crazy News segment, we discuss Win/Loss Attribution in board gaming.
In this episode Steve talks to Bryce and Dominic about the Shepard’s Guild. They mainly discuss how Dom failed to design and test the Beekeeper’s Guild, and how this failure has critically endangered the Guild Ball Hobby that we know of.
Join Craig as his guests (Cody Hiatt, Johnathan Pravlik and Brandon Lynch) explain how they did so well in the 2019 5-round Grand Tournament event held last November in North Carolina. They explain what crews the took, what they faced and the key decisions each match that brought them up the path to the podium.
After the Squirrely Awards, we need to catch up, plus I had a little vacation, therefore we ramble in this episode. While I was gone, Marty finally was able to get War of the Ring to the table. Based on what he told me in this episode, I am really looking forward to giving it a shot. Just hope the rules haven’t faded by the time we get it to the table. Vanessa, his wife, was also subject to gaming while I was gone and they sat down to play a few games that sound like I missed some good ones. We talk about the Switch and an upcoming release called Bubble Bobble, which we played together almost 30 years ago. So, once again, what is old is new.
Then we finally talk about a game we got to play together, Maracaibo from Capstone Games. We don’t just talk about it, but we discuss how it compares to Great Western Trail which is a game that we thought couldn’t be topped. But did the same designer of both games top his previous design, need to listen to find out.
Thanks for listening and we hope you and your family are safe during these unprecedented times. Often times while we focus on our physical health, we forget our mental health so be sure to take a moment and take care of all aspects of your wellbeing.