Welcome back folks to another episode of Docking Bay 94 Podcast! At the time we recorded this last week, King's Champion wasn't quite funded as we mentioned in the podcast, but now we are completely funded and unlocking stretch goal after stretch goal! So, just keep in mind during those conversations that we are excited to bringing King's Champion to life!
As per our usual episode, we talk about our favorite gaming moments since our last recording and Kickstarter round up. We also dive into the question on everyone's mind. What is a Hybrid? We talk about the differences between Euro and Ameritrash, and how they are being combined to create unique gaming experiences that we like to call Hybrid Games.
So, sit back and fill your ear holes with our rounds of discussion!
0:00 Gaming Highlights - Vast, Notre Dame, Tzolkin, Clank!
25:00 Hybrid Talk
This week finds Wash still lacking any real tabletop gaming experiences to talk about; Jason talking about the games he's been playing at his Meetup. We also provide our insignificant opinion as we break down the winners and runner ups of the BoardGameGeek 2017 Awards. Also our bi weekly Kickstarter roundup.
0:00 What We've Been Playing
8:16 BGG Awards
Other Important Links
Ok This is odd. I could have sworn I had uploaded this last Friday when it was suppose to drop, but looking over the stats, I am perplexed what had caused the error to not publish. There are no signs of it archived anywhere, so my apologies for this dropping way later than I had anticipated!
With that said, Wash and I talk about our next project, our two player Euro-Amerithrash hybrid called King's Champion, ready to launch on Kickstarter end of March.
We also talk about games we've been playing, and our Kickstarter round up!
Sorry about the delay and enjoy!
We are back to talk Kickstarter and our review of Daily Magic Games Village of Valeria!
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!
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.
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
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:
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
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
Kids Love Tigers enters our virtual studio to discuss the process of creating miniatures for a miniatures game.
With his professional experience at Japanime Games and his own company Kids Love Tigers, we talk about the process and trials and tribulations of creating a board game world filled with miniatures.
Also included is our usual games played and Kickstarter roundup.
Unfortunately, due to a corrupted file and a crappily recorded back up, we lost about the last twenty minutes of the podcast. Luckily we made it through most of the meat of the podcast before this had happened.
Champions of Midgard, Dead of Winter, Oh My Goods!, Robinson Crusoe, Seasons
Kickstarter Projects Mentioned:
Arcadia Quest: Inferno, Fantasy Fantasy Baseball, Hunters: Enter The Darkness
Stepping into our virtual studio this week, is none other than Scotland born vlogger Georgie of Beards And Board Games Youtube Channel!
Topics this week include the gaming scene and thrift shopping in Scotland, Kickstarter, the how and why Georgie decided to jump into the content creator circle for board games, and much, much more.
Kickstarter Projects Mentioned:
This week, High Heavens designer and publisher, Ryan Lesser joins us in our virtual studio! Not only is he now a board game designer, but Ryan's full time job is Art Director at the video game company Harmonix. So, needless to say, we were extra excited when we not only got to talk board games with him, but also some of my favorite video games, Freguency, Amplitude, Guitar Hero, and Beatles Rock Band!!!
With busy schedules this week, Wash and I at BGGCon as we speak, and Ryan Lesser spending his weekends shipping High Heavens to his Kickstarter backers, this episode is a little shorter than normal.