Monday was everything Monday could really be. Busy, hectic, draining, took forever. I mean, I get why Garfield wasn't a fan. But we made it through. It's Tuesdy (I know because I'm in my Tuesday shirts). The rest of the week stretches ahead of us. Let's see if we can make it go by quicker with some gaming podcasts.
Today on the dial we have: Game Classy 171: The name of that racing game I was talking about was MegaRace; Drive Thru FM Episode 18: Top 10 Things I Learned Painting; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 130: Root; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 170: Restoration with Justin Jacobson; 40K Radio Episode 31: Kill Team; Singled Out Episode 73: Talking WTC Preparation; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 152: Blitz Bowl, Electric Football and MegaMooseCon; The Cardboard Herald Episode 95: Podcasting 101 with Andrew Birkett and Professor Eddy; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 47: Micro Brew, Nanty Narking and Simulation Theory; The Offline Gamer Podcast Episode 33: An Epic 3 Years; and The Secret Cabal Episode 166: Root and The Secret Cabal Playlists.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent gameplays including Rise of Tribes, Welcome To…, Lucky’s Misadventure, and more;
2) All the Pegs review the asymmetrical combat game Root; and
3) Look back at some of the the games we reviewed Five Years Ago.
Ep. 170: Restoration with Justin Jacobson
Tell us a little bit about yourself And how you got in to gaming?
In this episode we gush about the newest way to play 40K, Kill Team! We talk about all the different Kill Teams we want to try and speculate about the future possibilities for the game.
In this episode Andrew and Jason discuss season 4, and how much preparation they have done for the WTC.
Nostalgia gives us that feeling of a melancholy time from our past when we were happy and can be brought on from a smell, a sight, or even the buzz of a motor vibrating a piece of metal. That is right, we got to enjoy the rebirth of Electric Football from Tudor Games recently and the moment we pushed the button to cause the players to move and I heard that familiar sound, I was filled with nostalgia. I remember playing this game with friends and the excitement as we watched our players “move” across the field like we were at a real football game. We didn’t have a local NFL team in Charlotte back then and this was our way creating our own memories of going to a game. Not only that, we were the coach. We had our playbook and the satisfaction of watching a receiver run a route to perfection and score was a huge sense of accomplishment. But don’t forget the curiosity this game creates because as a kid, I wanted to understand how it worked. Why did the vibrating metal make those little plastic tabs move across the board.
With Tudor Games celebrating 70 years of football, which I didn’t realize it was that old, and the resurgence of board games, this is something you need to check out. With refined rules, an application to help with the flow of the game, and the ability to design even more complex plays, Electric Football from Tudor Games just makes smile.
Then we moved on to fantasy football and not the one where you draft pro players of today. We are talking the stream lined version of Blood Bowl which is now Blitz Bowl. When I tried Blood Bowl, I enjoyed it, but y’all know me, long play time is not my thing. So with Blitz Bowl, my ears perked up and I was interested. I will say, this game was more of a chess match than a football game for me. It was about player pieces on the board and the strategy that was associated with them. Not so much about getting a touchdown. Anyway, other than the dice not being kind, this was a fun one on the table.
Finally, the episode is around our exploits at Mega Moose Con. This is a local con put on by Scurry Reported Mark Kale and he and his team do an incredible job. Thanks to everyone we say and got to play games with over the weekend.
This episode is a little bit different, we'll call it "podeutainment", where I teach a guest (and you) all about the mysteries of Podcasting; or at least as good as I know at this point. Andrew Birkett of Atheris Games has been a long time supporter of The Cardboard Herald. Recently, though, he's been making a big impression in board game media through his own coverage, which can be seen in outlets including Casual Game Insider. Well Andrew is embarking on his own podcasting adventure "Games To Glory" with Cody Thompson of Gold Nugget Games, but first he needs to learn how to podcast! Also lookout for upcoming episodes with Andrew and Cody guest hosting TCbH!
Nanty narking is an old Victorian phrase for a right good time, and that's what we're having as we give you another generous helping of tabletop gaming chat.
Jon takes on the role of News Ferret as he weasels out the latest board game news, Steve takes us through current Kickstarter games Simulation Theory, Micro Brew and Nanty Narking, and Andy just adds his usually colourful language and unique sense of perspective to proceedings.
It's our three year anniversary! This month we're joined by Jamie Noble Frier to talk about his upcoming Kickstarter 'Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails', as well as our usual topics of discussion.
Today we start the episode off by talking about Steve's Lovecraft Pizza Party and the games he played. Then the game takes a look at the new hotness that everyone's talking about. The cute and cuddly furry creatures that murder each other over forest clearing, ROOT! Then we jump right to Tony T's new segment including all of the most important gaming news items on planet Earth and beyond because we're a bunch of boneheads and totally forgot to record the lookback. The finally we wrap up the show with our summer ending tradition of talking about games we love, are excited about, want to buy or whatever flies into our minds in the moment with The Secret Cabal Playlists.