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Docking Bay 94 The Board Game Reviewers Podcast

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Jul 31, 2015

Welcome back to another DB94 Podcast. This week we have fellow blogger and podcaster Brandon Kempf join us for our not so special GenCant Episode.

Agenda for the program are discussions about board games we've been playing, blogging and podcasting, with some off topic discussion about video games.

The meat of the podcast revolves around Wash and Brandon's trips to previous GenCons in 2012 and '13. Wash went as a business trip and Brandon with his family. We compare the two different reasons to go and the pros and cons for the trips.

Games mentioned during the podcast:

JohariSplendor, LanternsEgizia, Core Worlds, Big Foot 4x4x4, Lewis & Clark, Belfort, Best Treehouse Ever, Jurassattack!, Mage KnightArkham Horror

Games and accessories mentioned during the Kickstarter segment:

New Bedford, Fleet Wharfside, Cardboard Clothing, FoodFighters, Travel Jacket, Darkrock VenturesNuclear War Card Game 50th Anniversary

Be sure to check out the rules for #BGHGiveaway happening during GenCant Weekend! (As in RIGHT NOW!!)

Jul 18, 2015

First I want to apologize for the lateness of the of this week's podcast. I know its only a day late, but I still hate being late for anything.

Second, I want to apologize for the reason its late. My mic apparently started crapping out part way through the episode and didn't realize it until post production. I spent a lot of time trying to bandage up this episode with my level one editing skills and I'm afraid it shows. The quality isn't up to its usual quality. (Not saying the regular quality of my editing is wonderfully great! =)) So hopefully the content makes up for the lackluster audio quality.

As soon as this is posted I'm hitting up Amazon to pick me up a new mic setup. Its been on my list, but wanted to upgrade my computer first to make editing a lot less painful.

So, on with the show notes!

We have a major announcement at the end of the podcast. We are teaming up with Artem Safarov for our first giveaway!! Here's the details:

I'm excited to announce my co-host Jason Washburn of Talon Strikes and I's first giveaway will be during the weekend of GenCant 2015! For those not in the know, GenCant is the Unofficial Unconventional Convention that coincides with Gen Con. This will be during the weekend of July 30th - August 2nd. BUT! Doesn't mean you can't start preparing for it now!
 
We are not alone in this endeavor. We've called on a couple of friends of the podcast to help us make this thing as big as possible. But, we will also need your help in doing so!
 
You see, we are in cahoots with, none other, than board game reviewer and designer Artem Safarov of Altema Games!
 
Art has a project on Altema's website called Board Game Habitat. I'll just let him explain it:
 
The purpose of this project is to have fun and find “natural habitats” for our favourite board games. It is meant as a collaborative project that many people can contribute to. The rules are simple – place a board game box in a setting that fits the theme of the board game and snap away! All quality images will be posted here with the credit given to the creator.
 
You can head to Board Game Habitat for examples and inspiration.
 
But that's not all who we're teaming up with for our first giveaway! The friendly folks at Cloud Cap Games of Portland, Oregon also are joining in on the action as they are the official sponsor of this giveaway.
 
James and Kirsten of Cloud Cap Games were nice enough to donate, not one, not two, but THREE Board Games as giveaway prizes!
 
They donated the frantic dice rolling game, Steam Park. Also, among the mix is the frantic, timed, cooperative game, Wok Star! published by Game Salute. And if that wasn't enough, our grand prize will be the hidden movement blockbuster game, Plaid Hat Games own SPECTER OPS!!
 
How do you get in on this amazing swag, you ask??!!
 
The Rules are simple!
1. Just follow the simple guideline for photo opportunity for Board Game Habitat:
Place a board game box in a setting that fits the theme of the board game and snap away!
 
Tweet the picture tagging @Ja_Hancock, @TalonStrikes, @CloudCapGames, and/or @ArtSafarov with the hashtags #BGHGiveaway #GenCant.
 
All submissions will be entered into the giveaway.
Winners will be hand selected by Artem, Wash, and I based on criteria:
Most original and best photos
Contest will run from July 30th- August 2nd
 
We will choose and post the Top 10 photos here by August 4th
 
People will be able to vote on them between August 5th and the 9th.
 
Top three pictures with the most votes will be announced on August 10th!
 
All quality submissions (not just the winners) will be posted on Altema's Board Game Habitat website with the credit given to the creator.

Be sure to tweet and share about this giveway to everyone and all your friends! If you have any questions you can tweet me (@Ja_Hancock) or Jason Washburn (@TalonStrikes) or Artem Safarov (@ArtSafarov) with your questions.

A fully loaded episode with Scott King this week. Here are some of the games we talked about:

Elysium, Colt Express Cthulhu Realms, Letter Tycoon, On The UndergroundCastles of Burgundy

Kickstarter Projects mentioned:

2016 Gaming Calendar ePawn Arena, Dale of Merchants, Hocus, King Down, Epic CardDark Dealings,Loop Inc., High Heavens

Links to Scott Kings work:

His homepage, Cupcakes Vs. Brownies, National Cthulhu Eats Spahgetti Day, and 2016 Gaming Calendar. Eye of Hastur Choose Your Own Adventure Book

Jul 3, 2015

We return this week with Michael Coe who is the owner of one of my favorite publishing companies, Gamelyn Games.

Hot off of Origins, we discuss what Origins is all about as a publisher, the debut of the Gamelyn Armor designed and built by our own Jason Washburn of Talon Strikes.

Of course we have our normal Kickstarter section, highlighting tabletop games and accessories that have piqued or interest.

Games mentioned are:

2016 Gaming Calendar, Carson City Big Box Edition, Loop Inc., Dark Dealings, Polyhedral Dice-The Warrior Set, Above & Below, andStegmaier Treasure Chests

 

We finish the podcast talking about the new expansion for Tiny Epic Kingdoms, Heroes Call on Kickstarter until July 13th.

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