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Episode 89 — Who Would Have Thought, Clarity

Episode 89 — Who Would Have Thought, Clarity

ashesHave you been looking for a living card game that you can dive right in on without worrying about constant updates? Don’t want to buy two (or three) core sets? Are you a reformed Magic player who wants to scratch that itch without going back down the rabbit hole? Can Plaid Hat games help you with their entry into the genre, Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn? We’ll suss it out for you right here. Right now. Definitively. Or something like that?

Also, gaming with kids. Should you even bother. Err, I mean, of course you want to game with your kids, so let’s discuss how to do it, yea!

All this and more in Episode 89. Don’t be fooled by false endings.

CHALKBOARD:

00:34 — Amrut Fusion Single Malt
13:20 — Weedy Poker
16:05 — More Games Acquired
17:54 — What You Want & What We’ll Do
26:50 — Gaming With Kids
60:30 — Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn (fairly in-depth)
101:50 — Get Sleep and Avoid Divorce.

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Episode 48 — De-icing and the Redemption of Humanity

Episode 48 — De-icing and the Redemption of Humanity

MadKing_0004And here we are, on the last episode of our first season. Welcome. This, I believe, is also our longest episode as well (something I could look up, but if you’ve been listening, you know . . . ).

We discuss many, many things in this episode, including a trip to Stonemaier Games’ Design Day event, United Airlines’ complete incompetence (save one beautiful soul) and a bunch of games played. Long reviews of Panamax and Castles of Mad King Ludwig included for your listening pleasure.

We do rant and ramble a bit, but we think some of it is quite entertaining, and Jim’s story of his ridiculously long journey back from St. Louis ends with hope for us all.

THE TIMES:

3:15 — Stonemaier Design Day
8:05 — Horse and Pony Show
14:00 — RANT! De-icing and the redemption of humanity
23:00 — Asmodee: The New Electronic Arts?
25:00 — More St. Louis Shout-outs.
28:30 — Eric plays Brass and Cosmic Encounter
31:10 — The Ty Wyman Memorial Cup, Race 2 (Thunder Alley)
33:07 — Review: Panamax!
68:00 — Review: Castles of Mad King Ludwig
91:25 — Queen Corrects Greed MSRP

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Episode 42 — It’s Not Your Game, It’s Our Deficiency

Episode 42 — It’s Not Your Game, It’s Our Deficiency

Suburbia_0007-2What’s wrong with us?

In opposition to those poorly received games we like, our guilty pleasures, there must be games that are well-loved and critically acclaimed which elude our ability to enjoy. Right? Surely.

We spend the Lion’s share of this episode discussing games that, despite their acknowledged goodness, one of us is unable to like. It was a fun, maddening discussion, and we hope you’ll enjoy it, or at least tell us why we’re wrong. Because we are wrong.  Very, Very wrong.

Timestamps:

2:55 — Kickstarted Games Update
17:10 — Anticipated Games
23:05 — What’s Wrong With Us
25:48 — Tzolk’in
31:55 — Lords of Waterdeep
38:15 — Shogun
44:47 — Brass
50:00 — Suburbia
54:13 — Le Havre
61:10 — Honorable Mentions

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