Whoof. You know, it's one thing for it to be Thursday or even Wednesday and you're like, "Woo! It's Friday! ... ... wait..." Yesterday, I had a Monday like that. I guess I'm really ready for this vacation I've got coming up. Ah well. Something that will help us get to that Friday faster will be listening to some gaming podcasts. I'm sure y'all can use a break from the holiday music, anyway. Today on the dial we have:
We have a special episode releasing today in order to tell you about an unannounced Petersen Games. Many of you are probably aware of their successful kickstarter from 2013 called Cthulhu Wars. Today, Petersen Games released a two player version called Cthulhu Wars: Duel and we were lucky enough to get a chance to play it before the release. This was a fun, quick miniatures style game where you are racing to be the first person to 30 victory points. However, while it is quick to play, there is strategy and tactics on every turn along with the constant thinking ahead on what to do next. The moves made by your opponent could drastically change your plans and even adjust your overall strategy.
This game includes standees, but that is a plus in my opinion. It keeps the cost down and makes it accessible. You can always upgrade the components later, but what a great way to try this out and decide if it is a game for you.
Big thanks to Petersen Games for letting us have a copy and share our thoughts
In episode 45 the Lords start out by updating their throughs on online gaming during the pandemic and talk about the software they've been using to game - Fantasy Grounds on Steam. Then the gang takes a question from a listener about maturing as a role player - Where as it used to be fun to fight and argue during game, it's not more fun to get along and be cooperative. Then the show is closed with a discussion about Collaborative Worldbuilding and how it might inject some much-needed energy into a group that's showing some lockdown fatigue.
Raef "Hollywood" Granger joins in a special guest appearance to interview Russ on his approach to being a Dungeon Master in 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons.
Scraping the barrel of what's been played, the boys from the PHC piece together a fresh episode from the ashes of 2020. While talking about the rumoured new Arkham Horror game, we reminisce about the great Battlestar Galactica. Andy and Steve then talk about a recent play of Star Wars Rebellion.