Tuesday. The work week is underway. I hope yours is treating you as well as it can during these strange times. I'm making it through as I can. I will attempt to get groceries on Thursday. We'll see how that works. It'll be my first time out of the bear den in 2 weeks. Need to restock the supplies for another couple weeks. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, I need to get you some podcasts to listen to.
Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 94: RPG Superstar and Pathfinder 2e with Owen KC Stephens and Stephen Glicker; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 195: Wonder Woman, Half Truth, Pathfinder Supplement, Scurry Report Deep Dive; Plaid Hat Games Podcast Episode 3: Hot Topic; Tabletop Talk Episode 68: Why Ray (and you) Should be Playing Skytear; The Secret Cabal Episode 204: Viticulture, Vindication, Shadows of Brimstone, Wendake and Living without a Game Group; The Offline Gamer Episode 46: Under Lockdown; and The D6 Generation Pip 39: Infinity CodeOne, N4, & Adepticon.
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Owen K.C. Stephens and Stephen Glicker to talk about the revival of the RPG Superstar contest, the 52 in 52 promotion from Rogue Genius Games, and Pathfinder 2nd Edition! In the news, game distributors Alliance and Diamond close operations, Brian Blume passed away, Warhammer 40K: Wrath & Glory preview, April Fools jokes, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about an unusual spell.
How do you do a Board Game podcast when social distance is in play? If you have the answer, we would love to hear it, but we gave it our best with this episode. Marty’s family gets involved with the show because they are very kind and supportive of the show or they are a captive audience during this time. I get to discuss Wonder Woman that Donna and I played and why I think Marty will enjoy it. Vanessa and Adam helps Marty explain the game Half-Truth and what makes it enjoyable and how it can also challenge even the best trivia player.
The Scurry Report is not about a game, but what could the potential impacts be to conventions, game designers, and distribution of the games as it relates to COVID 19. Now, this is all opinion, but there are some nuggets of facts in the discussion. If you have thoughts on this, would love to hear them. Give us feedback while you are sitting at home waiting for this to be all over.
Adam then comes back for a discussion on the Pathfinder Supplement that was just released. See, even while being apart, you can get in some RPG games through technology.
Thank you for listening during these difficult times and we hope your family and loved ones are safe and stay that way.
The new segment Hot Topic is introduced in this episode, which has some of the Plaid Hat crew attempting to answer questions while eating spicy peppers. This week we begin with the mild jalapeno. Featuring Colby, Jerry, Bistro and Niki.
Join Ray as he discusses the new game Skytear with Giacomo Neri of PvP Geeks. They go over how the game plays, what makes it unique and all of the key mechanics.
The Founders are sheltered in place, but the Secret Cabal will go on! Today we talk about some awesome games including Everdell Pearlbrook, Doctor Who Time of the Daleks, Europe Divided, Arkham Noir, Funkoverse, Monumental and Chronicles of Crime: Noir. Then we give you a feature review of Viticulture Essentials Edition from Stonemaier Games and look back at Vindication, Shadows of Brimstone and Wendake. Then after Tony T enlightens you with all the most important news items from around the board gaming world, we host a discussion about how to continue gaming even though you're stuck in your house during quarantine.
It's been a few weeks since our last episode, so we catch up on everything that's been going on in the world since, and have our usual chat about games.
Craig & Russ, of the D6 Generation (TheD6Generation.com) interview Carlos Llauger of Corvus Belli and discuss the new hotness in the Infinity Universe: Infinity CodeOne & N4.