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I love having Mondays off a lot more than Fridays off. You might be thinking "a 3-day weekend is a 3-day weekend. What's the difference?" The difference is that, with Monday off, when you get back to work, you're already closer to the next weekend. *taps side of forehead* Always thinkin'.

Something that'll also help the week go by is listening to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 60: What colour was that?; The Secret Cabal Episode 175: Nemesis, The Expanse and Our Hopes and Predictions for 2019; 40K Radio Episode 35: Vigilus Open Day; The Scholarly Warrior Episode 6; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 259: Crusade & Mega-gaming; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 139: The Quacks of Quedlinburg; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 162: Too Many Bones-Undertow, Master of Wills, Kitchen Rush, GoT Expansion, Quiver.

Geeks of the North Episode 60: What colour was that?

This week, after our usual hobby chat, we talk about the different means of keeping track of your colour schemes for painting, be they old school notebook or techy like apps (paintRack, PaintMyMinis, Army Colours and Paint Picker). We also talk some news items: the Nelly bust by Mirico, Guerar the pig by Lux Thantor Miniatures, and lastly the Black Gareth's band by Red Box Games.

The Secret Cabal Episode 175: Nemesis, The Expanse and Our Hopes and Predictions for 2019

Today the founders get busy with a review of the newest game from Awaken Realms, Nemesis and talk a look back at The Expanse one year later. After Tony T busts out the greatest news roundup in the history of tabletop gaming media the gang talks about their hopes and predictions for the new year.

40K Radio Episode 35: Vigilus Open Day

We’re back! This episode is a little late due to some technical difficulties on the editing side so bear with us as we discuss the news from Vigilus Open Day and speculate about Chapter Approved 2018. We also discuss all the events we’ll be attending at Adepticon and speculate wildly about Sisters of Battle!

The Scholarly Warrior Episode 6

Daniele Bolelli from History on Fire and Teras Cassidy from Geek Nation Tours team-up to discuss warriors throughout the ages… In this episode, they are joined by famed historian and author Dr. Stephen Turnbull

Meeples & Miniatures Episode 259: Crusade & Mega-gaming

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Ty Callaghan-Jones for this episode of the show

  • 00:00 – Introduction – Our guest, Ty Callaghan-Jones, introduces himself
  • 16:15 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently, including what gaming goodies Santa brought us.
  • 47:08 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming and painting
  • 1:07:50 – Crusade & Mega Gaming – as Ty is on the organising commitee of the Crusade wargames show, we chat to him about the first show of the year on the UK Gaming circuit. We also chat about Mehagames, as the three of us are due to attend an event in March.
  • 1:59:37 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 139: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including City of Gears, Fireball Island, Holding On, and more;

2) All the Pegs review the press your luck game The Quacks of Quedlinburg; and

3) Look back at Rajas of the Ganges.

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 162: Too Many Bones-Undertow, Master of Wills, Kitchen Rush, GoT Expansion, Quiver

We are back from our break and ready to tackle another year of board gaming podcasting. Or as a listener pointed out to us, making background noise. We love comments like this because they truly keep us grounded and never take offense to them.

Anyway, in this episode we discuss our events over the holidays, do a Flying Squirrel segment, and give impressions of two games that made it to the table. Master of Wills by Stormcrest Games is a deck building card game that has a twist on winning the game. Your score is determined at the end of the eighth round based on the number of citizens you have on your side of the board. When you pick a Citizen card at the start of your turn, they will have abilities on them that will impact the game by allowing you to play special cards from your faction deck that you built prior to the start. There are different factions in the game allowing for increased replayability. This one is straight forward, but very tactical and made for fun games.

Too Many Bones: Undertow was the next beast on the table and it needs to come back. We had some false starts but once we got up and running, things went really well and enjoyable. I keep visiting Chip Theory’s website and keep reminding myself to hold off and maybe get a bundle at Gen Con. I want the additional characters and I look forward to getting this game on the table again. One thing we didn’t mention in the show that impressed me was how well written the encounter cards were, in my opinion. I said I wanted the flavor text to be read and I think that is the reason why. It is a costly game, but for what you get, I can understand the price point.

We also announce our winners for the celebration of our 6th anniversary. Thank you again for taking time to listen to the podcast and we are excited to bring you another year of background noise.

 

 
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