We've made it to Tuesday. The work week's well underway. I hope yours is going well. Mine's certainly been busy enough so far. But that's how things work. Makes for fast days at the office. Something else that helps is listening to some gaming podcasts.
Today on the dial we have: Geeks of the North Episode 63: Kill all the teams; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 186: Underused; The Secret Cabal Episode 176: Dinogenics, Merlin and a Short Topic Extravaganza; Game Classy Episode 181: Not Live from the LVO; and The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 56: Root, Folded Space and the Board Game Bubble.
This week, we talk our latest hobby, Killteam and Captaincon prep. We also talk about some new releases: the Zone Raiders kickstarter project by Fractal Basilisk, Raktagar by Cerberus-studios, and the Genestealer Cults Codex and minis by Games Workshop.
Ep. 186: Underused
Century: New World
What we have been playing!
- (Roy) Detective Club
- (Rob) Nothing
- (Matt) Wingspan, Flamme Rouge
- What are some underused themes?
- What are some underused board game mechanics?
- Are there any kinds of components you would love to see in more games?
- Are there any board game accessories more people should use?
- Are there any genres of games that are underused?
- Are there any specific games that you think are underrated and under played?
- Axis & Allies
- Specter Ops
Today the founders go bananas with a feature review of the newest dinosaur park management game, Dinogenics from Ninth Haven Games and designed by Richard Keene. Then the gang takes a look back at Stefan Feld's Merlin on year later. Since Tony T is traveling this week, Steve fills in as the news host giving a rundown of all the happenings around the tabletop gaming world. Then finally the founders host another Short Topic Extravaganza including games we used to love but don't want to play, pirate themed games, asymmetry in games and what characters we would be in games.
The boys talk about MIllenial Bigfoot, Cryptids, and the Las Vegas Open.
Pour yourself a large glass of your tipple of choice, get yourself comfy, and get ready for another session of top quality board gaming chat from the boys at Polyhedron Collider.
Jon’s news ferrets have been hard at work, gathering the latest news and the hottest Kickstarter. When it comes to games, Steve is getting sticky with Folded Space and Vektorace, Andy goes down to the woods with Root and Jon conquers the solar system in Onward to Venus.
We then dive into the mailbag, and have a surprisingly mature discussion when we are asked if the board game bubble is about to burst.