Episode 72 — An Entourage of Swift Canoes

Episode 72 — An Entourage of Swift Canoes

20150604_131108You want a discussion about a lot of board games? You’ve come to the right place. We make good on our promise to catch up on what we’ve been playing, which results in some “near” reviews of several games.

Plenty of cardboard related talk in this one. And a Green Spot toast to some deserving new champions who have a very large cup to carry around all Summer.

BOXSCORE:

00:30 — Captain Serious and the Showtime Kid (Duncan Keith too.)
04:19 — Business
09:55 — Bring on the Cavalcade of Games
10:15 — Oh No, It’s the Watch Patrol!
18:00 — Rune Age
22:03 — Chimera
37:24 — Lewis & Clark
50:56 — Depth to Length, a Litany
62:25 — The Secret Question (#3)
64:54 — Dungeon Lords (You Will Play This Game)

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Episode 71 — We Are Heatstroke!

Episode 71 — We Are Heatstroke!

KeyflowerWe are undeterred. We are punk and grunge and garage. We are sweating and drinking and fumbling about in the studio for show notes. We are tired but persistent. We are Rune Age and Noir. We are Heatstroke, coming to a venue near you and turning it up to 11.

All that and a long discussion of a new classic, Keyflower.

ON THE DIALS:

04:14 — I’m Playing Baseball.
07:00 — Noir: Black Box Edition (review, sorta)
20:45 — Laphroaig, 18 years old.
28:09 — Use a Nice Glass, Please
29:35 — To Spark the Interest
38:04 — Audiophile Corner (The Phantom Band, Mikal Cronin, Torres (MacKenzie Scott), Phosphorescent)
47:00 — The Secret Question
52:30 — 3×1: The Geeklist and Update
55:25 — Keyflower (review)
99:15 — Input Randomness

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Episode 70 — Time to Get the Blower Out

Episode 70 — Time to Get the Blower Out

SylvionWell, this one certainly got away from us, didn’t it? Our docket looked thin with a new idea, a few apologies, a clarification of mission, and a few game summaries, but somehow we reached the two hour mark.

I guess we didn’t expect our summaries to become full blown reviews, and we also forgot to factor in the fun we were having. I imagine not recording in three weeks played a role as well. Just more of us to love, I guess.

THE DOCKET:

02:05 — Sylvion (review)
33:30 — All Apologies
40:00 — Ardbeg Corryvreckkan
52:11 — Secret Question #1
59:55 — The Hitchhikers Guide to Punching Cardboard (Mission Statement)
72:55 — Future Scheduling
74:57 — Asgard (unexpected review)

 

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Episode 69 — They Don’t Matter, They Do Matter

Episode 69 — They Don’t Matter, They Do Matter

1714Catalans_0016The interesting thing about our show is that the vast majority of the time we are in agreeance about most everything we cover. Yet, we are sometimes defined by the very few feisty arguments that have graced this program (and you can’t see the smiles on our faces when we record these).

Will this be a defining episode? Quite possibly, as we do come down on very opposite sides of one of our 3×3 entrants. Rest assured, no podcasters we’re injured in the making of this episode (We quite enjoyed ourselves), and we put Mayweather and Pacquiao to shame.

ROUNDS:

01:09 — Green Spot
09:39 — No Business
11:25 — Future Spins
18:05 — Trains: Rising Sun and Other Deck Builders
22:43 — First Things Went Bad, Then Good (Lords of Scotland, Onirim)
29:50 — Love Letter Batman Bar Etiquette
31:41 — Whiskey and Pancakes
32:40 — How is That 3×3 Coming Along?
40:15 — 1714: The Case of the Catalans (Impressions, Main Event)
95:20 — MTG and Little League

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Episode 68 — Get to Zero and End in Shame

Episode 68 — Get to Zero and End in Shame

PolisToday we head back in time, and without the help of a TARDIS.

We drink some finely aged Scotch and discuss a finely aged band, and then we dart back to the beginning of the 20th Century and explore the great age of yellow journalism. But it all still seems so modern, so we head for the way way back machine and go play with a couple of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean.

It’s just all so historical. Maybe more than we can fathom, but we go anyway, because it’s what we do. Come along for the ride.

HISTORIES:

05:20 — Ardbeg Uigeadail
12:03 — The Waterboys, Modern Blues
19:36 — Baseball Highlights Expansion News
22:37 — Penny Press (impressions)
45:20 — Polis: Fight for the Hegemony (in-depth)
107:10 — Fight the Power!!

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Episode 67 — These are the Times You’ll Remember When You’re Sleeping Under the Bridge

Episode 67 — These are the Times You’ll Remember When You’re Sleeping Under the Bridge

ZhanArborOh man, did we pack this show. We threw everything at this one. I even think I saw a kitchen sink fly by.

We give you a little something to drink, a little something to hear, something to watch, a couple things to play, stuff that went bad, annoying stuff, some water, oil, vinegar, dynamite: everything you love or hate about us is all here in this one.

Forgive us for we know not what we do.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN:

01:37 — 3×3 Challenge Update (play along)
05:38 — We Don’t Just Go Along With the Crowd
07:48 — Aberlour A’Bunadh
15:10 — Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think . . . (review)
25:18 — Everybody Plays!!!
29:45 — The Proper Use of Facebook
30:33 — Daredevil
34:45 — Arboretum (review)
55:55 — When Things Went Bad (music edition)
58:10 — ZhanGuo (review)

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Episode 66 — It’s Kinda Like The Jeffersons

Episode 66 — It’s Kinda Like The Jeffersons

1714_0010While we considered continuing the remote podcasting with a trip on Route 66, we decided to return to the studio instead and get back to some normalcy. A little Whisky, a little music, a lot of games, and a new challenge await you in this magical land. We hope you enjoy your visit.

ROADMAP:

02:58 — Some Thank Yous
08:01 — Balvenie Doublewood
11:27 — The Baseball Project
16:08 — Kick (starting) the Spring Lull
18:35 — Lord of the Rings LCG
27:07 — Lords Of Xidit
40:36 — The 3×3 Challenge
77:07 — ZhanGuo Will Have to Wait

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Episode 65 — A Mighty Wind (Our Gamestorm Finale)

Episode 65 — A Mighty Wind (Our Gamestorm Finale)

gamestormOur second and final installment from our live Gamestorm sessions. Recorded first on the day, but a very difficult edit deems it airs last. A number of creative people grace the microphones, and we are joined by Jason Hancock of The Docking Bay 94: The Game Reviewers podcast in this joint effort. Film, fiction and gaming all feature here, with a special discussion of the new game March of the Ants.

For those who’re looking for our regular programming, we hope you enjoy this diversion. And never fear, our regularly scheduled programming will return in Episode 66.

TIMES:

07:08 — J. R. Ralls (Citizen George) & Robert LaCosse
12:48 — Knob Creek
19:00 — Rhiannon Louve
25:16 — Michael Mindes (TMG Games)
35:44 — “Lindsey Stirling is so awesome!”
45:38 — Dave Howell (Penny Gems)
55:30 — Tim Eisner & Ryan Sisher (March of the Ants), Special Interviewer: Kate Reid
70:50 — The Mindes Returns

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Episode 64 — The Two Mikes, Live From Gamestorm

Episode 64 — The Two Mikes, Live From Gamestorm

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Welcome to our first remote broadcast, recorded live at Gamestorm in Vancouver Washington, Saturday, the 21st of March. This is a loose affair featuring two very witty guests, Mike Selinker (Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, and many others) and Michael Mindes (Owner of Tasty Minstrel Games).

After a false start, we get the buttons pushed correctly and the levels set as best we can, and we settle in to a lively conversation of many things board games and some things not. There’s a fair bit of chatter in the background as this was recorded in the midst of a reception, but if you pretend you pulled up a bar stool and were eavesdropping on a fun exchange, then all will be well. We hope you can all hear how much fun we are having. This was a blast.

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Episode 63 — Peaty Spells and Slapping Applesauce.

Episode 63 — Peaty Spells and Slapping Applesauce.

20150227_165914We’re smoking peat, greasing wheels, shooting sparks, and slapping applesauce in episode 63. We begin slowly and end with a beginning, all out-takes included. The whisky’s a little smoky and the language a little salty, but we get our kicks in this one. All that and some serious examination of a couple of heavyweight games. Please enjoy responsibly.

SPELLS:

02:00 — Peat Monster!
10:30 — Hand. Cannot. Erase. (Steven Wilson)
17:25 — Bono Feld
19:05 — Kanban (revisited in full)
51:15 — Oh So Heavy???
58:00 — A Baseball Highlights Afternoon Special.
61:30 — Argent: The Consortium (pre-review. to be revisited)
104:50 — To Begin at the Beginning (Schedules, Gamestorm, Brian DePalma, Minecraft, Requests, Pics, and etc).

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