It's... there. I mean, it's hard to hate it, as it's not really the start of the week. All of that loathing goes to Monday. But there's not much else going on with it. It's not the middle of the week, really. It's just... Tuesday. I know Arthur could never really get a handle on Thursdays, but I think Tuesdays are the ones I have the toughest time with. Better listen to some gaming podcasts.
Today on the dial we have: Game Classy Episode 173: We're Back; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 49 - Essen 2018 preview; Drive Thru FM Episode 20: Top 10 Anticipated Essen 2018 Games; Mantic Radio Episode 14; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 133: The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31; The Secret Cabal Episode 169: Eschaton, Folklore the Affliction and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 156: Igancy, Monolith Arena, Imperial Settlers Amazons; Singled Out Episode 76: Talking Season 4 Union with Jason Mountain; Geeks of the North Episode 50: Hobby rooms; and Guilds of the North Episode 12: Welcome to Season 4.
Back with more singing and dancing
It’s that time of the year again were our gaze is directed towards Germany and the Spiel game fair in Essen. We look forward to some of the exciting games being released at the world’s largest board game convention and have a look back at our predictions from last year.
Let the rampant speculation begin!
Welcome back listeners after a bit of a hiatus. Chopper is joined today by Ciarran Morris, IT developer and creator of the Dreadball World Rankings website and the lastest Deadzone Outbreak web portal. Not only has Ciarran been working on web campaign content, he has helped with the development of the campaign rules and the Trident Realms Warband for Kings of War: Vanguard.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent gameplays including Endeavor: Age of Sail, Feudalia, The World of SMOG: Rise of Moloch, and more;
2) All the Pegs review two horror themed game The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31; and
3) Look back at Mansions of Madness: Second Edition.
It's Halloween time and the founders celebrate by talking about a ton of spooky board game! Then they feature the grim themed Eschaton from Archon Games and look back at the creepy adventure Folklore the Affliction from Greenbrier Games. After Tony T scares the wits out of you with his dreaded new segment and the ghoulish gang quacks in the background they host another Short Topic Extravaganza featuring a problem player, underused themed in board games and how to make territory control unique!
Back to the regularly scheduled show…
Ignacy is here! We love having him on. Not only is he a great designer, but he is funny, and he has some incredible stories to share. If you have some time and want to waste it, go back and listen to previous episodes with Ignacy. You can tell how his command of the English language changes and just how much we digress. It is so sad. We get to talk about his hot game Detective and what is in store for it in the future. We explore his new Essen releases Monolith Arena and Imperial Settlers: Amazons. We go to some dark places and we find out that being a famous designer is not always a great thing.
We also got to play an early release of Monolith Arena and it did not disappoint. I really enjoy when a game meets my expectations. I had hopes that this game would give me the satisfaction Neuroshima Hex and with the monolith, add a layer of strategy and depth that I didn’t realize at first was missing. The game did just that. This is another game that is perfect for that time when you have under an hour to play a game. It is quick to setup and fast to play, once you know the icons.
As always, thanks for listening and please let us know your comments or thoughts.
In this episode Andrew interviews Jason Mountain about Season 4 Union. He talks about who he takes in the guild, and why.
In this episode, we chat about hobby rooms: permanent or temporary set-ups, lightning, all that cool stuff. We also talk about Big Child Creative's Black Sailors: Legends of the Jade Sea kickstarter running right now. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!
Welcome to the twelfth episode of Guilds of the North, our Guild Ball spin-off. In this show, we chat about the all new release of Season 4, and go over out first impressions and games with our respectives main guilds, namely the Butchers, Union and Morticians. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!