It's Tuesday and I'm back at it. Still just all the tired, but I'm gonna make it through. Though I know it'll be another early night after I get home from the office later. Bed, sweet, sweet bed. But, in the meantime, it's catching up on things, which includes making sure you all have your podcasts to listen to for the day.
This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 172: Hadara, Pandemic Rapid Response, 51st State Allies, Shadowrun 6th Edition; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 63: UK Games Expo 2019; Chance of Gaming Episode 32; Tabletop Talk Episode 24: Albus Von Schtook (Resurrectionist) Deep Dive with Jamie Varney; Tabletop Talk Episode 25: Rasputina (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Robert Singer; The Secret Cabal Episode 184: Lord of the Rings Journeys in Middle Earth, Big Trouble in Little China and Replayability; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 148: Journeys in Middle Earth; and The Offline Gamer Episode 40: UKGE 2019!
While I enjoy Imperial Settlers from Portal, I will admit that 51st State is my favorite of the two. Don’t get me wrong, not saying that one is better than the other, but as I stated in the show, I know that 51st is the easier to teach to people because you only have one deck which is why it will edge out Imperial. Once those I am teaching get the core concepts down, then I can introduce Imperial to them with the multiple races and asymmetric play that it brings to the table. But back to Allies, the next expansion to 51st State. Does the expansion Allies provide anything new and different to the game? Yes it does. It brings ways to eliminate the need to convert resources to the tokens needed to put buildings and deals into play. Which for me, seems to speed up the game play. I think it would be best if this is the only expansion you use in the game so you can take advantage of the cards and not have them buried along with the other expansions. You know how some expansions seem to migrate into the base game? I think Allies will be one of those expansions.
We are back from three (and a bit) days of awesome gaming and meeting awesome people at the UK’s largest tabletop gaming convention. Join us as we discuss coping with the Mondays, being utterly knackered and sampling as many board games as we possibly could at the UK Games Expo 2019.
Yet again we would like to thank the awesome people behind the UK Games Expo for making the best convention yet!
In which we draw a winner for the Fat Dragon contest, interview Mike Denson about his game “the last hundred yards” and give away a copy. All that plus what we played and news of the week.
Join Craig as his guest, Jamie Varney, reveals how he plays the Resurrectionist master Albus in Malifaux 3rd Edition. He explains which models he hires and when, how to react to the opponent and the scheme and strategy pool. He even divulges ways to beat the crew! A must-listen for any Rezzer player or anyone that plays against them.
Join Craig as his guest, Robert Singer, reveals how he plays the Arcanist master Rasputina in Malifaux 3rd Edition. He explains which models he hires and when, how to react to the opponent and the scheme and strategy pool. He even divulges ways to beat the crew! A must-listen for any Arcanist player or anyone that plays against them.
In episode 184 the gang is back for a jam packed episode! Today we review Fantasy Flight's newest app driven board game, Lord of the Rings Journeys in Middle Earth and look back at Big Trouble in Little China one year later. Then Tony T gets down and dirty with the best damn tabletop gaming news segment in all of gaming media while the rest of us quack in the background. Then finally we have an in depth discussion about replayability in board games and what it means to us.
During this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss a great new contest, preview Orignis 2019, and review their recent game plays including Valparaíso, Copenhagen, The Ancient World 2nd Ed. and many more;
2) All the Pegs review the adventure game Journeys in Middle Earth; and
3) Look back at Argent: The Consortium.
It's that time of the year again, our round-up of what we saw (and ate...) at the UK Games Expo 2019!