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Episode 154 — I Got a Lot of Problems With You People

Episode 154 — I Got a Lot of Problems With You People

Not you people. Not you, the listeners. But when you put 9 people in a house for a week things can get lively. I wonder why they’ve never made a TV show about this.

So here’s what we recall of our annual trip to Colorado, at least the games portion of it. Lots of games

CHAPTERS:

00:03:46 — A Festivus of Thank Yous
00:17:25 — Safe Travels
00:24:56 — Condottiere (session strategies)
00:34:47 — Carolvs Magnvs (first take)
00:43:20 — El Grande (in-depth)
01:03:23 — Roll For the Galaxay: Rivalry (first take)
01:16:07 — Macallan Edition 3
01:24:20 — The Dream Syndicate, These Times
01:31:54 — Sidereal Confluence (in-depth)
02:02:36 — Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, Patrick Radden Keefe

 

Episode 153 — Rocks, Rocks, Rocks

Episode 153 — Rocks, Rocks, Rocks

A pretty full show.

We cover three Euro games of various weights, several albums that have found their way into rotation and a dram of fine Scotch. Also, a heated discussion about the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones.

Now, who needs more rocks?

PLOT POINTS:

00:11:12 — Game of Thrones, Penultimate edition (SPOILERS!!!!), Now With More Mandalorian
00:44:55 — Concordia Venus (session)
01:00:30 — Agra Again (another session report)
01:15:06 — The Macallan Edition #2
01:24:24 — King Gizzard, Trapper Schoep, Fontaines D.C., Little Steven, Craig Finn (new albums)
01:32:33 — Glen Hansard, The Wild Willing and the idea of album sequencing
01:47:44 — Architects of the West Kingdom (in-depth)
02:22:13 — The Marx Brothers Meet Salvador Dali (next book selection??)

Episode 150 — For Example, to Exemplify

Episode 150 — For Example, to Exemplify

Welcome to our 150th episode extravaganza! And by extravaganza we mean the same ol’ same ol’. A few games, an album, a book, some banter, a disagreement or two.

Parades and fireworks not included.

MILESTONES:

00:12:44 — Great Western Trail: Rails to the North (in-depth)
00:40:46 — Lowenherz (session)
00:59:43 — Mercury Rev, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited
01:14:20 — Quartermaster General: The Cold War (in-depth session)
01:48:00 — Spoonbenders, Daryl Gregory
02:20:25 — The State of the Podcast
02:39:22 — Loss

Episode 149 — Stupid and Doomed

Episode 149 — Stupid and Doomed

We execute all the plans we never had. Rather, we have no plan and decide to abandon the plan we don’t have. In other words, this one is just a loose conversation touching on a slew of games, a couple artful albums, and a damn fine dram of whisky.

Enjoy.

GAME PLAN:

00:15:08 — Sessions (Game of Thrones, Aquasphere, Calimala, Thunder Alley, Agra)
00:35:05 — Destiny 2 00:36:50 –Civ Games
00:53:51 — Kilchoman 2008 Single Malt
01:02:16 — Music (Dan Mangan, Charles Lloyd, Lucinda Williams)
01:20:18 — Q&A

Episode 145 — Space Flow

Episode 145 — Space Flow

Welcome to the final episode of 2018.

In contrast to the happenings of the real world, we close out the year on a high note, talking about some recent plays and recent releases that have us excited to sit down at the table again.

Enjoy.

LAGRANGE POINTS:

00:10:40 — Thank Yous
00:13:27 — Resolutions and our Giveaway
00:26:07 — Managers Wanted
00:29:21 — Martian Rails (Session)
00:52:52 — KeyForge Throwdown (Session)
01:06:07 — The Dalmore 15 yo Single Malt
01:10:00 — The Flow of History (First Take)
01:24:39 — SpaceCorp (In-depth First Take)

Episode 144 — Mully Ully Gue Gets a Train

Episode 144 — Mully Ully Gue Gets a Train

With the December chill in full swing we need to get down with something hot, so we’re talking a couple new releases that were highly anticipated here in the dungeon. Could they live up to our expectations? Do they play? Do they have legs? Will our travels be rewarded?

The answers to those questions and much more can be heard in our latest episode. Have fun.

TIMETABLES:

00:09:20 — Blood on the Ohio contest
00:13:03 — The Good, The Disappointing and the Frustrating
00:31:42 — The Republic of Rome
00:41:08 — 18Lilliput
01:08:39 — KeyForge
01:43:44 — Book Club #2: Beartown, by Frederik Backman

Episode 143 — Those Old Technologies

Episode 143 — Those Old Technologies

The boys are back in town and doing well, and all is right with the world. In this episode, the BGG CON experience and a smattering of games, both old and new.

Enjoy.

SCHEDULE:

00:09:20 — Another Year?
00:12:06 — December’s Book Selection
00:22:26 — The BGG CON Experience
00:31:25 — Crayon Rails (Martian Rails, Iron Dragon)
00:43:15 — Lowenherz
00:48:02 — Web of Power
01:05:01 — Random Shout-outs
01:08:47 — The Mayor of Eurotown
01:14:13 — Hockey Game Hijinks
01:29:19 — Underwater Cities
01:47:02 — Blackout: Hong Kong

Episode 142 — Pleasure and Instruction

Episode 142 — Pleasure and Instruction

Welcome to a lively episode. In this one we dip our toes back into the Eurogame-o-sphere, and we are fairly excited about the waters.

Also, the first installment of the Punching Cardboard Book Club, which results in a heady and exhilarating discussion. As they say in sportsball, we left it all on the field in this one.

CHAPTERS:

00:18:52 — Wilderness War
00:30:55 — Francis Drake
01:04:12 — The Estates
01:19:45 — Westward American Single Malt
01:30:07 — TV Diversions: Daredevil Season 3, Patriot
01:36:10 — Coimbra
01:59:39 — Book Club #1: Transatlantic, by Colum McCann

Episode 140 — The Weary Game Playin’ Blues

Episode 140 — The Weary Game Playin’ Blues

Ramshackle. I like the word ramshackle. Ramshackle Day Parade is a great Joe Strummer song. Streetcore. Track five.

And it’s a bit the way we’re feeling here in episode 140.┬áRun down. Beat up. We wander through this episode and take on a series of topics pertaining to the state of the hobby, or pertaining to where we exist in it. We go a bit low key, somewhat reflective, and we let the conversation lead us. Hopefully you can dig it.

It’s all a little ramshackle.

VERSES:

00:07:38 — Shirts, Essen Lists, & Other Monkey Biz
00:18:04 — First Plays With Friends
00:33:35 — Looking toward 2019
00:49:38 — Advice to Our Younger Gaming Selves
00:52:49 — The Social Media Inter-connectedness Blues
01:13:25 — Book Club!?
00:19:45 — No Collaboration
01:22:43 — Wolfburn Single Malt
01:35:39 — Beak music
01:42:33 — Failure to Connect (Caylus, Yellow & Yangtze, Sands of Time)

Episode 139 — Lost in the Woodwork

Episode 139 — Lost in the Woodwork

Sometimes you can’t fit all the information that’s fit to say about a game in one episode. Such was the case with our discussion of Pendragon in Episode 138. In response, we’ve created a new segment, The Follow-Up. And it debuts here as we attempt to add to our in-depth coverage of heavy games and game systems.

Also, how concerts are and how they should be, a beer and a dram, and a short look at a new abstract. Cheers.

SETLIST:

00:10:03 — Pendragon (follow-up)
00:44:05 — A Beer and a Dram (Blanton’s Single Barrel & Crux Play Wave Pale)
00:51:09 — Rockin’ All Over Town
01:13:16 — 43 Minutes (Trapper Schoepp – Run Engine Run)
01:16:28 — All You Need is 43 Minutes (Paul McCartney – Egypt Station)
01:19:29 — War Chest (First Take)