Happy Holidays to everyone! This episode Wash and I chat about BGGCon 2016. The people we met, the games we played, our first experience going as a bona fide publishing company, and Wash's experience taking his son, Noah, with us. Sit back and enjoy our random banter of events during the weekend before Thanksgiving!
Wash and I sat down to record this prior to BGGCon hoping we would have it out before that, but I didn't and hear it is now. We will be recording a new episode about our trip to BGGCon and posting it soon! We should be getting back on our regular schedule as the dust starts to settle around our households.
Wash and I sit back down to chat about some of the games that have been hitting our tables in our spare time as well as a quick Kickstarter round up.
First off, I just want to apologize to Levi and Daily Magic Games for not getting this out while Merchants of Araby campaign was running on Kickstarter. Between life, editing issues, and technology just hating on me in general, I wasn't able to turn this episode around as quickly as I would have liked.
There is still a lot of great information about playtesting, games we've been playing, and other inside the hobby talk to be found. Of course, if Merchants of Araby is something that interests you, it isn't too late to pre order it. Also, be sure to check out Go Nuts for Donuts by Daily Magic Games on Kickstarter right now!
Wash and I talk about games we've been playing, life in general, and some Kickstarter projects we have our eyes on.
Summer keeps ticking along, and the chaos of moving digs its paws deeper into it. I'm close to seeing the end of the move and by the end of August life should be grounded and stabilized and content should be back to its regular schedule. Until than, I apologize for the sparse content through the months of July and August and Wash and I would like to thank all of our listeners for their patience and loyalty through it all.
This episode includes Ian from Magic Meeple Games talking about Kickstarter, his game Fire of Eidolon on Kickstarter right now, and many other games and subjects.
Summer, why do you have to be so chaotic! I apologize for our unscheduled hiatus for most of July. My Yeti microphone had crapped out on me right before the Fourth of July Weekend. After the holidays, I was able to get a hold of Blue to help me take care of the problem, which they happily did!
All I have to say is “Thank You, Blue!” They’re customer service was phenomenal. They advised me that Yeti microphones have a two year warranty, (which I wasn’t aware of) and I just had to send mine to them and if there was a defect, they would promptly send me a new one, which they did. So, if you are a podcaster, looking for a new mic, be sure to check out what Blue has to offer. They haven’t disappointed me yet!
So, pair that with just life in general being busier than normal, and July is already gone by! I apologize in the delay with our programming.
BUT! WE have fixed this today! In this week’s new episode, Moe from Club Fantasci joins me again to talk about a GM less RPG called Labyrinth by Chris Zimmerman.
If you are looking for something to pass the time away as you wait for the Fourth of July, Independence Day, activities to kick in to high gear, or it's just another dreary boring Monday for you, than we have a treat for you!
So, just sit down with Wash, our guest, Nathan Kohatsu, and I, as we chat about our gaming origins, Kohatsu's top five games of all time, and games we've been playing.
Happy Independence Day to all who celebrate and a late Happy Canadian Day to all our friends North of us! Of course, I hope everyone else's Monday goes as well or better as a Monday can go!
A bonus episode with Edo from Pencil First Games dropping by to talk about his game on Kickstarter, Heroes and Tricks, co-designed with Jonathon Gilmour. Be quick though, after this airs, there won't be much time left in the campaign.
We also discuss Edo's Youtube channel of videos that range from game reviews and previews, to his new series of videos helping new creators and publishers with advice about running their own Kickstarter projects.
This week, Wash and I welcome back renowned board game designer, developer, publisher, and President of Lone Shark Games, Mike Selinker back into the studio. We stumble upon many topics ranging from the digital implementation of the Pathfinder ACG, Apocrypha, to an upcoming Lords of Vegas expansion to crossword puzzles and more.
I wanted to take a quick moment to say to all the veterans and their families around the world, for they have given up more than many of us can comprehend. "Thank you. I know the words themselves can never be enough, but I hope the appreciation that underlies those words start to be."
This week Aaron & Quentin sit down with us to discuss podcasting, Asmodee news, board games, Kickstarter, and other random topics for this week's episode.
3:10 Games We've Been Playing/Purchase Lately
41:55 Asmodee Online/Brick & Mortar Contracts
1:23:13 Kickstarter Projects
We talked about some of the games I played at a small local convention, PDXAge, that I attended last weekend, and Wash talks about some of his games he's been playing in his spare time.
Aj Porfirio of Van Ryder Games sits down with me in Wash and I's virtual studio for a little chat. Surprisingly, without the help of my amazing co-host this week, I managed to stay on point throughout most of our conversation. Only a couple of minor squirrel moments arose.
Sit back and enjoy as we talk about Prophecy of a Dragon (No spoilers), Keyflower, Van Ryder's solo game, Hostage Negotiator, Saloon Tycoon, Detective City of Angels, and A.J.s latest experiment with Kickstarter shipping, Hub System.
1:05 Games, Games, and more Games
T.I.M.E. Stories, Pandemic Legacy, Keyflower
19:40 Van Ryder Games
Hostage Negotiator, I'm Going Down, Hostage Negotiator Crime Wave, Detective City of Angels, Saloon Tycoon
42:03 Hub System
1:00:38 Kickstarter Projects
Siblings Trouble, Sol, Luxury Canopy, March of the Ants, Legends of the Mist, Bottom of the 9th:Clubhouse Expansion
Hello everyone! We have an amazing show for you this week! Podcaster, Co-Organizer of the Geekway To the West Convention, and board game designer, Chris Darden stops by our virtual studio to chat about games he's been playing, the humble beginnings of one of the more popular conventions, Geekway To the West and how to make your own convention successful!
1:00 Games Mentioned
22:35 Meat of the Podcast Topics
Podcasting, Geekway to the West
1:04:30 Kickstarter Projects Mentioned
Entering into our virtual studio this week is Byron Collins of Collins Epic Wargames. We talk about miniature gaming, some of the game CEW has published, and the relaunch of the 6mm miniatures game, Polyversal. All of this, plus our usual discussion of games we've been playing, and our Kick The Box, Kickstarter segment.
Kick The Box Kickstarter Segment
This week we have something a little different for you. During Gamestorm 18, I was part of a panel that contained members of the Pathological NerdCasters Network. I was joined by TC and Carissa of the Tattered Board Podcast, Brandon Burke of Spaghetti & Meeples, and Andrew Mayer of Level Up Design Podcast. We had some hiccups and technical difficulties with a wire short with one of the mics, but overall it came out pretty well. We had a blast chatting amongst each other and all the guests that joined us during the panel. We are working on the video from it and will have it up soon on PNCN’s YouTube Channel. So, here you go! Enjoy!
4:40 Mike, Eric, and Richard of the Tattered Board Podcast
6:30 Circus Maximus at Gamestorm and games played by the Tattered Board peeps
14:35 Andrew Mayer's playthrough of Dune
21:40 Mizz; Hospitatliy at Gamestorm
26:40 Matt to talk about another local convention, PDXAge in Portland, Oregon May 13-15th
30:26 Tim Eisner and Ryan of Weird City Games, designer and publishers of March of the Ants
34:02 Joey and Tim of Gnork Games
39:31 Chase from Print n Play Games
42:28 Bob And Dave from Spirit of '77 Games
46:07 Jess Combos from Exile Games Studios
49:23 Keith Baker of Together Studios, designer of the card game Gloom
54:30 The Guest of Honors Mike And Brian of Harebrained Schemes joins us
1:38:56 David, designer of PennyGems of Impobj.com
After a week away from the mics, we are back. We were excited when Anthony from the Cardboard Jungle podcast wanted to join us and chat about the board game industry. His specialty, other than talking to his two partners on their podcast, and pushing chits and rolling dice, is helping publishers and volunteers find each other, as well as being a volunteer himself for many years now.
If you've ever wondered how you can be more involved with the board game companies you love, or a new or old publisher looking for tips and how-to's for gathering minions to help you at the conventions, or you just want to hear three old guys ramble about board games and the industry that fuels our habits, than this is the perfect episode for you!
Anthony's email for volunteers:
1:04:51 Kickstarter Projects Mentioned
Anthony's Volunteer Email Address
We have some amazing guests that will be stepping into our Virtual Studio in the next couple of months, and this week is no exception.
Board Game Guru and Dice Tower's Board Game Blender contributor Maggibot joins us to talk about some of the charity events she runs and partakes in and the success they've had with their events at the board game cafe Mox Boarding House.
We also discuss our usual round up of games we've been playing and Kickstarter Projects.
0:00 Games Played
11:02 Charity Links
50:24 Kickstarter Projects Mentioned
After a short drought of guests, we are excited to welcome board game designer Scott Almes to our virtual studio! Topics of choice for the evening include the usual games we played, and Kickstarter roundup, but also the design process behind some of Scott's most popular board game designs such as Loop Inc, Tiny Epic Kingdom, Harbour, House of Borgia, and much, much more.
0:35 Games Played:
14:02 Games Mentioned:
48:45 Kickstarter Projects:
After a week off while House of Borgia was launched on Kickstarter, we are back running with our ears to the ground and our voices on the mics. This week we spend a good deal of time talking about House of Borgia. My experiences with it as a 2 player game, Wash discusses some of the customization options for the Honorary Producers custom boxes, and our usual Kickstarter and games played segments.
0:00 Played Games Mentioned:
12:45 Kickstarter Mentioned:
24:23 House of Borgia
Important Social Links:
This has been a busy week for Wash and I as we polish the gifs, jpgs and videos for the House of Borgia Kickstarter page launching early Feb. 15th. But, not too busy for us to sit down for our usual chat about games we've been playing, the flood gates of games that have washed ashore on Kickstarter, and our thoughts on some of the latest news in the board game industry. So, sit back and enjoy the chaos of the show, and be sure to drop us a line on what Kickstarter projects you are looking most forward too!
Kickstarter Projects Mentioned
Board Game News Links
Pathological Nerdcasters Network Links
We're back! This week's podcast is filled with chaos and shenanigans as Josh and Brandon of the popular Brawling Bros. podcast joins us in our virtual studio.
Topics discussed range from our time at BGGCon to Josh and Brandon's gaming history and podcasting techniques to Kickstarter, with several derailments in between.
So sit right back as we tell you the tale of the Brawling Bros.
11: 58 Games Played
21:48 Brawling Bros. Gaming History
30:51 Brawling Bros. Podcasting Techniques
56:08 Kick The Box Kickstarter Segment
Sorry to be running a little late this week, but I think you will find the content well worth it. Since Wash has been busy prepping and preparing for the House of Borgia Kickstarter fixing to launch on February 15th, I asked Moe to stop by our virtual studio and hang out for this week's belated episode.
This actually works out perfect since we both had received review copies of Victory Points Hearty Health Hospital at BGGCon last year. This gives us a chance to review and discuss about the cooperative game at length.
We also talk about our time spent on Tabletopia playing Draco Magi and our impressions of the virtual world that is invading our tabletop space.
Of course, a podblast wouldn't be complete without talking about some Kickstarter projects on Kickstarter right now, and reveal two projects Moe and I have received lately that failed in their delivery of the final product.
5:00 Games Played Section:
17:00 Kickstarter Projects:
42:35 Healthy Heart Hospital Review
Its a new year and a new podblast! At the end of last year we discussed our favorite games of 2015. This week, to start off the new year, we chat about the upcoming games of 2016. This is by no means a full list of games we are looking for, but some that we deserve a little extra buzz going into the new year.
Kickstarter Projects Mentioned:
It's 2016! I hope all the holidays and the new year has been good to all of you so far. We are back and we have some amazing guests lined up for the new year.
This week, to help us kick off 2016, Maurice Fitzgerald, more commonly known as Moe in the Twitterverse joins us in our virtual studio to talk about the ins, outs, whys, whats, and whatever of writing board game reviews, games, and Kickstarter.
WWE Superstar Showdown, Healthy Heart Hospital, Adapt, Suit Up, Fuse, Resistor, Star Realms, House of Borgia
Kickstarter Projects Mentioned:
H.P. Lovecraft: Cthulhu Mythos Great Old Ones Idols, The C'thu - A Cthulhu Mythos Inspired Relics Faction, Dice Bazaar, Avignon: A Clash of Popes, Nemo's War: Second Edition, CitiesUP, Tiny Epic Western, Wolfed