Fri, 28 October 2016
Welcome to episode 99 of the podcast; a shorter, more concise episode this time out. Why? because your time is valuable and we care and it was definitely not because we were a little wiped out by time we recorded this week, because there's no reason to be wiped out trying to make a living and raise a family and live life. Nope.
Anyway, we have a Terraforming Mars session report along with an in-depth discussion on Haspelknecht. And some first impressions of A Feast for Odin to boot. All in about 90 minutes. You're welcome.
04:15 -- T-Shirts?
Sun, 16 October 2016
If you've ever been to the races, you may have seen a race where one of the horses goes off slowly. He doesn't stumble out of the gate; rather, he lollygags, taking in the sights, smelling the fresh cut of the infield, letting the pack get a dozen or so lengths ahead for the first part of the race. After a bit of this our boy decides to kick it into gear so he can see what all the fuss is about at the front of the pack. With luck he gets there before the race is done.
Well, this is kinda what we do in episode 98. We kick things off with one of our new-ish segments, which isn't fine-tuned to our usual perfection (ahem). But we soon catch up and start plowing through the field, challenging for the lead until the end. You can tell us if we've won or not.
03:00 -- Thank You Jason Dinger
Thu, 22 September 2016
Well kids, Essen 2016 is right around the corner and it's that time of year when we tell you which games have us drooling. And we are crossing the streams with this one. It's dangerous, I know, but it has to be done.
In order to give you the bestest, biggest, baddest selection possible we are joining forces with Edward and Amanda from the Heavy Cardboard podcast. These lists are so good that we are broadcasting on both channels. Choose your poison and hide your wallets. Oh, and enjoy. Please.
Wed, 7 September 2016
Eric's back, and we're taking old games, new albums, dead presidents and adjective-less baristas. We also discuss how the world could have ended in 1962 if we were in charge. But hey, we weren't. So you're welcome.
More fun than you can fit in your crawl space. Especially when you have at least 14 baristas down there.
03:25 -- Three Kingdoms Redux (session report)
Fri, 26 August 2016
Welcome to episode 95 of the 'cast, another no-nonsense dissection of all things boardgaming. Right? Correct? Well, it is episode 95. I mean, you have to agree to that much. Really, you do. Okay fine. Still, it is an episode. It is.
Anyway, with Eric dividing his time between Patriots training camp and his historic run on the PGA tour, we welcome Marty back to the program for his second pinch-hit appearance. And we're throwing some off-the-beaten-path games at him (and you). C'mon somebody, hit that nasty sinking curve!
06:39 -- You Got Digital All Up in My Analog!
Fri, 5 August 2016
Do you like moving pictures? Do you like images streamed to your television? Do you like people talking about people talking about fascinating things? Do you like music, whisky, games? Fun. Do you like fun? Well, take a listen, then maybe sample some of what we discuss here, and you might just have more fun than you can stand. Or not. But hopefully.
Welcome to episode 94, chock full of many things considered.
05:45 -- A Little Thing About Social Justice Warriors
Thu, 21 July 2016
Join us as we take a ride on that old Kickstarter highway, down to the alt-Euro land of Scythe in the years after the Great War. And this is the big one, Elizabeth! Filled to the brim with deluxe goodness and leaving a vapor trail of buzz and hype.
Fair play, too, as Stonemaier Games offer up the safest bets in the crowdfunding arena. You're gonna get your game on time and it's gonna be pretty. Really pretty.
But does the game play safe or does it's soul rise to the level of it's blinged out exterior. We discuss, very much in-depth, right here in episode 93. Enjoy.
02:22 -- That Arkwright Thingy
Thu, 30 June 2016
How many games is too many? 200? 100? 50? 11? Which games would you eliminate if your significant other decided that the shelves in your house could be put to better use. We look at this question by deciding which ten games we would keep if we had to reduce our collections. Feel free to play along.
05:32 -- Old Pulteney Navigator
Sun, 12 June 2016
Hello and welcome to another packed episode designed to keep you company on your long commutes. Eric returns to the mic and we discuss Radiohead, John Doe, Princes of the Renaissance & Arkwright giveaways, and HeavyCon 2016 before launching into our dissection of Level 99's Millennium Blades. Packed, I said.
This one was interesting to edit. As I listened to our in-depth discussion about Millennium Blades I kept thinking of more things to say about the game itself. And though we gave it about an hour of exposure, I felt we left something on the table. Still, you should get a good idea about this unique, fascinating, maddening, and fun game. Enjoy.
04:43 -- Princes of the Renaissance Giveaway Update
Tue, 24 May 2016
You are about to embark on a journey back in time. Back to harsh landscapes and unforgiving environments. And dice rolls. Lots of dice flying everywhere.
Come with us to find out how to coerce your lowly ape-like ancestors on the path to being human. And then learn how to keep them alive as they hunt and forage in harsh Arctic climes. We're going all in on Phil Eklund's Neanderthal and Greenland in this one. Welcome to the wayback machine.
07:52 -- Princes of the Renaissance contest announcement.