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While most of us are hanging out at home, it's good to still have some of our normal routines in there. It's time to focus on things we care about the most, and for many of us, that list includes not just friends and loved ones, but gaming. So, let's listen to some gaming podcasts together from different rooms.

This week on the dial we have: Plaid Hat Games Podcast Is Back; The Secret Cabal Episode 203: Underwater City and Win Loss Attribution; Singled Out Episode 103: Talking Shepard’s Guild With Bryce and Dom; Tabletop Talk Episode 65: Malifaux Path to Podium: NC Grand Tournament; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 194: Great Western Trail Vs Maracaibo, Ettin, Europe Divided, War of the Ring.

Monday went by quick. Now, Tuesday is doing much the same. At least, so far. We'll see if it keeps up. Also, Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm half-Irish, myself. Just remember to celebrate responsibly. And maybe listen to some gaming podcasts while you have a pint.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 91: Professional Dungeon Masters; Nerdherders Episode 37(127): The Resolution Will Be Televised; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 37: Puzzles, Letting your DM Down Easy and Playing Religious Characters in Fantasy Games; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 38: Warcaster Interview with Privateer Press; and Tabletop Talk Episode 65: Malifaux Tactica: Fate Deck and Control Hand with Ray Flynn.

It's Tuesday. And man, everyone seems to be have a really tough time with that. Can't say I blame them. I'm having a hell of a time getting going this morning. Need more caffeine, I suppose. Some gaming podcasts playing might help as well. I don't thin it could hurt, anyway. Let's get to it.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 90: Dungeons & Dragons Presents Magic: The Gathering’s Theros; Game Classy Episode 206: Varmints; 40K Radio Episode 49: The Return of Siege Studios!; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 41: In Space No One Can Hear Dave Scream; Polyhedron Collider Episode 80: Noctiluca, Horrified and Port Royal; Singled Out Episode 102: Guild Ball Fundamentals, D&D Terrain and Epic 40k; The Secret Cabal Episode 202: Clinic: Deluxe Edition and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Tabletop  Talk Episode 64: Malifaux Insider Insight: Matt and Kyle from Wyrd Games; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 193: 5th Annual Squirrelly Awards.

A rainy Tuesday here in Atlanta. Monday was rainy, too. This is not a complaint. I like the rain. I wasn't exactly going to be headed outside to run around, anyway. Best to sit inside and work on gaming stuff while listening to some gaming podcasts. Speaking of, let's see what we've got for you this week.

On the dial, we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 192: Atlantis Rising, Stellar, The Shining, Brainwaves, Stampede; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 89: Warhammer, Warhammer, and Warhammer with Dominic McDowall; The Secret Cabal Express 57: Replayability with Honorary Founder Dan King The Game Boy Geek; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 37: D&D Tyranny of Dragons Finale Approach; Tabletop Talk Episode 63: Leveticus: Malifaux Deep Dive with Josh Antoline and Owen Beste.

Tuesday. The work week's underway. And yesterday, I started working out again after having stopped in mid-December (hey, better late than never to start New Year's resolutions, right?). Of course, my body is like, "What hell was that!?!" Anyway, as I work on having some bananas for potassium, let's get you some podcasts to speed up the week.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 88 SolSpace: The Spartan Gambit; The Secret Cabal Episode 201: Chronicles of Crime, Dinogenics and The Effect of Complexity on Your Fun; 40K Radio Episode 48: The New Trio; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 36: 3 Army Star Wars Legion Mega Battle @ Captain Con 2020; Tabletop Talk Episode 62: Why Ray (and you) Should be Playing Starbreach by Slow Death Games; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 192: Atlantis Rising, Stellar, The Shining, Brainwaves, Stampede; and Game Classy Episode 205: Can Warmachine be saved?

Tuesday. The work week is well underway. And I've got gaming coming up again this weekend. So, you know I want to get there as fast as possible. Helping out ar gaming podcasts. Let's see what's on the dial today.

We have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 87: Starfinder with Alexa; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 191: Egizia, Age of Steam, Lawyer Up; Tabletop Talk Episode 61: Malifaux Path to Podium: Breach in the North 4; Polyhedron Collider Episode 79: Paladins of the West Kingdom and the state of the industry; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 36: Altered Carbon and High vs Low Level Campaigns; and The Offline Gamer Episode 45: 2019 Kickstarter Awards.

Much of yesterday, I thought that it was Tuesday. I'm not entirely sure why this is. I guess I'm just anxious to get back to the weekend since I've got D&D again this Saturday. Though, of course, thinking it's a day ahead of where it actually is does tend to make the week drag a little bit, even at the beginning like this. We need to move this thing along, if you ask me. So, some gaming podcasts should help.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 86: Cubicle 7 - Doctor Who, Middle-earth, and Warhammer with Dominic McDowall; Game Classy Episode 204: Better Late Than Never; Polyhedron Collider Episode 78: The Isle of Cats and Architects of the West Kingdom; The Secret Cabal Episode 200: Puerto Rico, Our Favorite Games We’ve Reviewed and A Look Back at the Past 8 Years; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 40: Hitting our Golden Years; and Tabletop Talk Episode 60: Malifaux Path to Podium: Swedish Nationals.

Monday went by quickly. I know that seems rather inconsequential, but considering last week, I'm happy to say that this week doesn't at least seem like it will take a month to get through. Let's keep that idea rolling along. I know listening to some gaming podcasts help my work day go by quickly. I hope they work for you, too. Let's get to it.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 85: Capers with Craig Campbell; 40K Radio Episode 47: Guess Who’s Back; The Secret Cabal Express Episode 56: Our Early Days of Gaming and the Top 5 Games that Shaped us as Board Gamers; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 35: Star Wars Legion Update; and Tabletop Talk Episode 59: Malifaux Deep Dive: Wong (Bayou).

We've made it to Tuesday. The work week is well underway. Time to hunker down and finally finish of the first month of the year. Has it taken an eternity for anyone else? To think that 2019 was still less than a month ago seems wild. It seems centuries. Anyway, I'm excited because yesterday I had a hot sauce so good, it transported me to a different part of my life for a moment. I'm going to have more for lunch today. In the meantime, to speed things along to that point, I'm going to listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 84: Top 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2020 with Shane Stacks; Game Classy Episode 203: We lost the first 15 minutes; Nerdherders Episode 35 (126): Year End Review for 2019; The Secret Cabal Episode 199: Flotilla, Nemesis, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time and The Death of the Acquisition Disorder; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 190: Sorcerer City, Masters of Renaissance Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game, Fox in the Forest Duet; and Tabletop Talk Episode 58: Marvel Crisis Protocol: In-Depth Look.

Ah, Tuesday. But also sort of a Monday, since it's the first day of the work week for many. I hope everyone had a good Monday regardless. I was happy with mine. Good and relaxing. But whether it's your first day of the work week or second, we can all use some gaming podcast to make the rest of it go by quick.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 83: Whispers in the Dark with Matt Corley; Polyhedron Collider Episode 77: The Games we are looking forward to in 2020; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 35: Campaign Settings of the Past and Wizards in Role Playing Games; and Tabletop Talk Episode 57: Malifaux Deep Dive: Lucius (Guild).

I can breathe through my nose.

I know that that's not gaming news. But it's the first time I've really been able to, unobstructed, in almost a week. It's amazing the things we take for granted.

But yeah, I'm feeling better, and that makes me happy. Gaming podcasts also make me happy. So, let's get you some to listen to as we continue out the week.

Today on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 82: Top RPG Podcasts of 2019; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 189: Return to The Dark Tower, Irish Gauge, Little Devils, Letter Press, Town Builder: Coevorden; Nerdherders Episode 35 (125): Ramblehammer 40k; 40K Radio Episode 46: Still Frost(y); The Secret Cabal Episode 198: Maracaibo and a Short Topic Extravaganza; and Tabletop Talk Episode 56: Malifaux Hot Topics with Kyle and Kevin.

It's that weird, interim time between Christmas and New Year's. I've been enjoying a bit of a vacation, though it's not been everything I expected (hooray for sudden $500 car repairs for Christmas! Whee!), but it's been good to unwind. It seems most game companies are taking some time off, too. As you can tell from the bit of silence here (the news room isn't exactly flooded at the moment). Don't worry, the site's still going strong. We're taking the opportunity to rest and recoup some. Anyway, as you wait out your midnight celebrations, maybe tune in to some gaming podcasts.

On the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 79: Eberron with Keith Baker; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 80: A License to Game: An Hour with Ryan Dancey (originally recorded in 2014); Meeples & Miniatures Episode 283: Gaming Review of 2019; Game Classy Episode 202: Rise of Game Classy; Polyhedron Collider Episode 76: The Best Games of 2019; Tabletop Talk Episode 53: Playing Malifaux Online: Vassal with Dan Brown and Steve Johnston; Tabletop Talk Episode 54: Why Ray (and you) Should be Playing Marvel Crisis Protocol; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 13; Blight and Boon – A Godtear Podcast Episode 19: Organised Play Isn’t Just Tournaments; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 33: 2019 Prediction Results; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 34: 2020 Predictions; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 161: The Taverns of Tiefenthal; The Secret Cabal Episode 197: Sanctum, Auztralia and Our Christmas Wishlists; and The Offline Gamer Episode 44: Top Games of 2019.

We're making our way to the holidays, everyone. I actually have some vacation time coming up. It'll be nice to kick back and relax some. This is the slow time of year for news anyway, as I'm sure you've noticed. But I'll still be coming in to give you updates as time goes on. But before I can grab some gingerbread cookies and egg nog, I need to get through the week, as do the rest of us. That's where some gaming podcasts can help.

This week we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 78: Alien RPG; Tabletop Talk Episode 52: Malifaux Expert Round Table II with Roman, Cody and Robert; Lords of the Dungeon 34: Atlas, Using Board Game Minis for RPGs and One-Shot RPGs; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 282: Working in the hobby vs Playing in the hobby; and Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 188: Cities Skylines, The City, Fire!, Flying Squirrels.

Tuesday already? These weeks do seem to just be going by quickly. That's not a complaint, mind you. Let's rush on to 2020 boldly. Just barrel our way into it headlong. I mean, why not? And to propel us there, let's listen to some gaming podcasts.

This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 77: Dungeons & Wubbalubbadubdub The Rick and Morty Starter Set; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 160: A War of Whispers; The Secret Cabal Episode 196: Cthulhu Death May Die, Cerebria and Loss Aversion in Board Games; and Tabletop Talk Episode 51: Ophelia LaCroix (Bayou) Deep Dive with Jesse Ellis.

Tuesday. The work week is well underway. We're also into December. And, for me, that means it's time to get out the Steamroller. But between songs, it's good to break it up with some gaming podcasts. Don't want too much holiday all at once.

On the dial this week we have: Game Classy Episode 200: ELVES WITH LAZERS AND TANKS; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 76: O.L.D. Is Brand New Again; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 281: Gaming with the Next Gen; The Secret Cabal Express 55: What Chris and Jamie Are Thankful For; The Secret Cabal Pip Episode 32: Duel Unboxing - Marvel Crisis Protocol & Aeronautica Imperialis; Singled Out Episode 98: Discussing Season 4.2 Plot Cards With Bryce and Bryce; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 39: It’s Thanksgiving. Don’t Be So Teste!; and Tabletop Talk Episode 50: Toni Ironsides (Arcanists) Deep Dive with Doug Broman.

Tuesday of a rather abbreviated week for me. Thursday's Thanksgiving and Friday is Thanksgiving Recovery Day. That means it's just today and tomorrow before epic weekendness. Yesterday already went by quickly. So, let's see if we can keep that ball rolling through today. Some gaming podcasts should help.

Today on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 89: Making hobby wishlists; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 75: Making Star Wars, Starfinder, Pathfinder, D&D, and More with Owen K.C. Stephens; Tabletop Talk Asami Episode 49: (Ten Thunders) Deep Dive with Alyx Drake and Greg Piskosz; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 74: Infinity Defiance, Inuit the Snow Folk and Nanty Narking; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 280: Chat with Gav Thorpe; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 186: Stronghold Undead with special guest, Ignacy Trzewiczek; and The Secret Cabal Episode 195: Batman Gotham City Chronicles and a Short Topic Extravaganza.

Tuesday. The work week is going along at a good clip. I don't know about you, but my Monday went by in a flash. I remember looking at the clock and going, "Damn! It's already 2pm!"

But that just means the weekend is coming quickly. I've got D&D coming up, so I'm excited. Now, to make the week continue to go along quickly. We've got our podcasts for you to listen to while working.

This week on the dial we have: Game Classy Episode 199: Return to the Old World; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 33: Tremulus, Collaborative Story Telling, When to Goof Off and Writing Backstories; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 185: Tabletop Showcase – Klaus and Benny Teuber; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 159: Rune Stones; and Tabletop Talk Episode 48: Malifaux Path to Podium: 2019 Russian Nationals.

Hello Tuesday. Welcome to the work week proper. I actually had yesterday off, thanks to Veteran's Day. Still got some posts in, but now we've got a whole slate for you. And while at the moment, I'm listening to the GNR weather outside, I will swap over to some gaming podcasts afterward. Which podcasts?

Well, this week on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 88: Game showcase brainstorm; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode: 73 Judge Dredd The Cursed Earth with Marc Langworthy; Tabletop Talk Episode 47: Seamus (Resurrectionist) Deep Dive with Steve Bynum; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 73: Tangura, Chakra & Trismegistus; Singled Out Episode 97: Season 4 Annual Review; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Hako Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con; The Secret Cabal Episode 194: Coloma and Game Terms, Buzzwords and The Way We Talk About Games; and The Offline Gamer Episode 43: A Chance and Counter.

Tuesday. We're into the work-week proper, having made it through Monday. If we've made it this far, certainly we can continue on. And continue on we shal, all the way back to the weekend. I know to help things along for me, I listen to some gaming podcasts. So, let's get to it.

This week on the dial we have: Anonymous Tabletop Episode 38: Turning Tricks for Treats; Nerdherders Episode 124: They Live; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 158: Flotilla; Game Classy Episode 198: Slaves to Dorkness; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Haka Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con; Geeks of the North Episode 87: Fan made apps; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 72: Dungeons & Dragons and the Satanic Panic; All Us Geeks Episode 95: Something’s Fishy When The Geeks Act KOI; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 72: Tapestry & Teslas; The Secret Cabal Express Episode 54: The Midnite Spook Show Halloween Horror Movie Monster Party; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 30: Painting Small Models; and Tabletop Talk Episode 46: Insider Insight: M3e Crew Builder App.

Tuesday. I'm feeling more energetic than yesterday. That's a rather low bar, I understand, but still. I wonder if it's because I had a little bit of the world's hottest hot sauce that doesn't use extracts... It could be, I suppose. If I could survive that, I can survive anything (hot-sauce related, anyway). In the meantime, let's get to some podcasts that hopefully won't set fire to your mouth.

This week on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 86: Skirmish games; The Rolistes Episode 36: Infrequently Asked Questions with Hanno from FAQcrew; 40K Radio Episode 45: Stay Frost(y); Tabletop Talk Episode 45: Malifaux Path to Podium: 2019 English GT; Tabletop Talk Bonus Episode: NC Grand Tournament and USFT Update; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 183: Tapestry, Bloom Town, War of the Worlds, Dizzle, Gates of Delirium, Annihilageddon; The Secret Cabal Express 53: H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 279: Saga: Age of Magic; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 29: Star Wars Feels; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 157: Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein.

Tuesday. The work week is well underway and it's time to really buckle down and get things done. Instead of Nina over in Corporate Accounts Payable answering her phone, maybe you should listen in on some gaming podcasts. That'll help make the day go by faster.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 70: Silly Rules Exploits for D&D and More; Game Classy Podcast Episode 197: We’re Back (again); The Secret Cabal Episode 193: Abomination The Heir of Frankenstein, Eschaton and a Spooky Short Topic Extravaganza; Singled Out Episode 96: WTC 2019; Tabletop Talk Episode 44: Pandora (Neverborn) Deep Dive with Geoff Mansker; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 157: Abomination: The Heir of Frankenstein.

Tuesday. We're into the work week proper. It's lining up to be a busy week. So, distractions are going to be the enemy. And I know that if I want to work without distractions, some gaming podcasts can help. So, let's get to it.

This week on the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 69 Dungeons & Desktops with Shane Stacks and Matt Barton; All Us Geeks Episode 94: The Geeks Need A Bigger Boat; Geeks of the North Episode 85: We don’t need no stinking topic!; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 278: PSC Games: Snog, Marry, Avoid; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 71: Essen 2019 Top Picks; Chance of Gaming Episode 38; 40K Radio Episode 44: Just the Two of Us; Tabletop Talk Episode 43: Malifaux Expert Round Table: Henchmen (with David Brown and Carl Lee); and Lords of the Dungeon Episode 32: Feast of Legends, Mothership, Microtransactions and Dice Mechanisms.

Tuesday. We're well established now into the work week and ready to keep chugging along, looking to get back to the weekend. I keep realizing that I've got D&D again this weekend. After last weekend being so busy, it's almost like, "Oh! Hey! I've got game again!" With all the stupid shennanigans we got into last game, it will be interesting to see what happens this week. To help get us there as fast as possible, let's tune in to some gaming podcasts and make the time go by.

This week on the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 68: Haunted West with Chris Spivey; The Secret Cabal Episode 192: Everdell, Too Many Bones, War Chest and Board Game Expansions; Tabletop Talk Episode 42: Shenlong (Ten Thunders) Deep Dive with Peter Sidaway; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 156: Horrified.

Tuesday. I mean, it's not Monday, so it's not all bad, but we're still just right at the beginning of the week. But, it's also the start of October. So we've got that going for us. October and November are my two favorite months, so I'm all for cooler temperatures (though here in Atlanta, "High 90, Low 70" just seems to be what we're going to have until January...) and my two favorite holidays. But before we can get to those, we just need to finish out the week. Let's help things along with our weekly podcasts.

On the dial we have: Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 181: Marvel Champions, Pax Pamir, Eternal, Sorcerer, War Chest Expansion; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 70: Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop RPGs; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 67: Vast Kaviya for D&D 5e with Mike Myler; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 37: Quit Clownin’ Around!; Tabletop Talk Episode 41: Charles Hoffman (Arcanist) Deep Dive with Matt Lewin; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 27:7Supersystem; The Offline Gamer Episode 42: Indoor Tranquility; The Secret Cabal Express Epsidoe 52: Aeronautica Imperialis Miniatures Games; and The D6 Generation Pip Episode 28: Achievements in Gaming Sept 2019.

Tuesday. We've made it solidly into the work week and it's time to really get things going. The reacclamation of Monday is over. Tuesday's here and we need to get down to business. ... Or we can put on some gaming podcasts and pretend like we're working...

Either way, on the dial this week we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 66: Top 20 Dungeons & Dragons Villains; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 276: Gangs of Mortal Barons; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 181: Marvel Champions, Pax Pamir, Eternal, Sorcerer, War Chest Expansion; Chance of Gaming Episode 37; 40K Radio Episode 43: Aeronautica Imperialis; Game Classy Episode 196: A Cursory Review of Beastgrave; Tabletop Talk Episode 40: Path to Podium: NOVA 2019 Round Table; The Secret Cabal Episode 191: Tzolkin The Mayan Calendar and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 27: British vs Pirates Part 2: Home Brew Scenario & Rating; and Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 155: Rurik: Dawn of Kiev.