It's Tuesday. The work-week is underway. I hope you're all safe and healthy out there. These are tough times and we are all going to need to rely on each-other to get through it. I know something that helps is just getting your mind off the situation for a while. A good podcast can help, and I'm here to bring you this week's shows.
Today on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 194: Great Western Trail Vs Maracaibo, Ettin, Europe Divided, War of the Ring; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 93: Identeco with Shawn Rourk; The Secret Cabal Express Episode 58: Questions, Misconceptions and WTFs of Board Game Publishing with Stephen Buonocore; 40K Radio Episode 50: Today We Mourn; and Tabletop Talk Episode 67: Mah Tucket (Bayou): Malifaux Deep Dive.
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.
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Shawn Rourk to talk about his cyberpunk roleplaying game Identeco. In the news, the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box was announced, ICv2 industry sales numbers for 2019 are in, multiple conventions canceled including PaizoCon, Harlem Unbound 2nd Edition released, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch about a DM struggling for ideas.
In episode 58, We start out today's episode with a special message to the Cabalists and then right into the episode proper. Today the Chris, Don and Jamie are joined by their very good friend Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games to discuss the board game publishing industry. Stephen answers all of our and the Cabalists questions about what it takes to publish a board game in today's industry. If you want to hear more about publishing, check out Stephen's podcast called Board Games Insider at BoardGamesInsider.com and all the wonderful games he publishes at StrongholdGames.com
In this episode we talk about the cancellation of our favorite event Adepticon. We take a look at how the community has responded and take a look at how we can help the vendors who missed out on their biggest event of the year. We also catch up on the latest 40K news and previews.
Join Craig as his guests (AJ Barr and Oliver Borden) explain how Bayou Mah Tucket and the Tricksy crew work in Malifaux 3rd Edition. They discuss how to run the crew successfully, what strats and schemes they excel in and even how to counter them.