Category Archives: Podcast

Our podcast posts.

TGT 040: Rulebooks

This week we look at the rules.  Well rulebooks anyway.  What we like, dislike, and the various ways different publishers/designers approach writing rulebooks.

Off Topic

This is week two of our Mechs vs. Minions giveaway!

We’re still working on finding out our Origins time, holding out hope that all works out.  GenCon is official and Friday Aug 18th at 6:00pm.

Kickstarters!

Take the Gold: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cardlords/take-the-gold?ref=user_menu

Sine Tempore: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lmstudio/sine-tempore?ref=user_menu

We then get to some feedback from Thom, Steven, Micheal, Steve, and Christy.

Finally a quick question on mobile game recommendations.

On Topic

We start off talking about a game that doesn’t have a rulebook at all. We then look at the two rulebook format as well as the traditional one book format.

We talk about what we (and you) like and don’t like in your rulebooks.  We even get into a bit of real world rulebook review and writing activities.

 

TGT 039: Traveling With Games

This week we talk about traveling with games.

Off Topic

We announce a new giveaway: Mechs vs. Minions!

Then we talk briefly about the Bang lawsuit, there’s more about that here: http://www.strebecklaw.com/court-rules-favor-cloned-tabletop-game-no-protection-us-copyright-law/

Next a big about Villages of Valeria vs. Lords of Waterdeep and then on to Kickstarters!

Path of Light and Shadow: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/path-of-light-and-shadow

Diceborn Heros: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/945679346/diceborn-heroes-a-co-op-dice-adventure-game

Hardwood Dice Towers: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rwgdesign/hardwood-dice-towers-dice-storage-and-rollers-dand

Here is the link to his twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/munchkinmetropolis

We then get into some feedback and finally a quick question on starting a game collection.

On Topic

We got a ton of feedback on our boardgamegeek forum: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1777689/input-ep-39-traveling-games

We talk games that are good for travel, those that start in small boxes (anything Tiny Epic and most social deduction games).  We also talk about game footprint considerations and repacking bigger games.  Oh and we even touch on airport security.

 

SC 008 Interview: JT with The Game Crafter

In this episode I talk with JT, one of the founders of TheGameCrafter.com.  This site is even cooler than I thought and it keeps getting better.

We briefly start with the history of the site but then jump right into all the options you have when designing games.  Laser cut custom shapes…I need not say more.  But I will!  Cool upgrade components, dice, and contests.  A Ton of contests (each contest weighs 1/3 of a ton, so that means 3 contests: https://www.thegamecrafter.com/contests).

And if you want to hear more from JT, he has a weekly podcast that can be found here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/game-crafter-official-podcast/id955056351?mt=2  or just search “The Game Crafter” wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Oh, and here is the link to the image of the dice JT talked about: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b13zha2pbkqygtz/customwoodendice.jpeg?dl=0

 

TGT 038: Trick Taking Games

This week Spencer joins us (Josh is out of town) to talk about trick taking games.

Off Topic

First we get some feedback about past episodes including a comment about what “random” is in games that turns into an interesting debate.  We then get a quick question on game knock offs and how we feel about them.

On Topic

Spades, Hearts, Euchre, Moons, and Nyet!  All trick taking games.  We look at what makes them unique, fun or not fun (depending on your point of view) and what’s different in the newer generation of trick taking games.

TGT 037: Tricking Out Your Games

This episode we talk upgrades, enhancements, storage and more.  We talk about tricking your games out.  And thanks to Christy we cover all kinds of options.

Off Topic

First we get some feedback and answer the question, what is our favorite game mechanic?

On Topic

Chris gets lazy and just uses all of Christy’s work (because it was awesome) as the show outline.  You can check out all her research, and others, at http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg – just take a look a the Ep 37 thread.

TGT 036: Campaign and Legacy Games

This week we talk about the differences in Campaign and Legacy games, both as they relate to each other and as they relate to other games.

Off Topic

First we start off with announcements as always (Josh is back too).  This is the last week of our current giveaway – so listen and enter! Chris is back to Kickstarting things again and we get challenged on whether you can get away with coming out as a spy in resistance.  Finally Chris finds a way to sneak in some talk of Too Many Bones.

On Topic

Well we try and figure out whats the differences between a campaign game and a legacy game.  I’m not sure we ever agree, but we do try.  We also talk about some of our favorites, Pandemic Legacy, Risk Legacy, Gloomhaven, Arcadia Quest and we confess that we’ve never played Decent, but should.

TGT 035: Cult of the New

In this episode we’re talking the new vs. the old, games that is.  What drives us to wanting to play new games instead of the older ones we already know how to play…

Off Topic

Thanks to Sam we have a series of questions to answer in our off topic segment.  And don’t forget about our current giveaway, Santorini!  Visit us at http://tabletopgametalk.com/register to enter.

On Topic

New vs. old.  Games we like vs. games we don’t know if we like.  Getting better at a game vs. trying out new games.  All this leads us into the Cult of the New vs the Cult of the Old.  Oh, and Sydnie joins us this week!

TGT 034: Board Games vs Video Games

This week we take a closer look at board games vs. video games.  What draws us to each and why might we play one over the other.

Off Topic

In our off topic segment we get some feedback from our last episode on board game geek.  We learn a few extra tricks and maybe even how a trade works.

We then answer a quick question about the cost of board games.

On Topic

We drill into the differences between board games and video games.  There were a number of times we may have looked like we were preferring one over the other, but in the end, we like them both.

SC 007 A Game In Depth: Pandemic Legacy

We finished it!  It took us 19 games and 6 real months, but we did it.  And we had a great time.  This episode we talk all about it.  And we spoil everything!  Don’t listen if you don’t want to have it spoiled.  But if you want to hear how things went for us, this is the episode.

TGT 033: Board Game Geek

This week we focus on BoardGameGeek.com .  But first…

Off Topic

We’re into the last week of our Fields of Green contest.  To enter visit us at http://TabletopGameTalk.com/register.  The deadline is midnight (your local time) April 7th, 2017.

We then announce some changes to your off topic section in order to make it shorter.  Followed by some feedback on past episodes.

On Topic

We talk about BoardGameGeek.com.  This is a big topic, but we try and cover the basics and give a few advanced tips as well.  We’re all still learning everything BGG has to offer, so we’re looking for feedback and tips that you might have about BGG.

Join the conversation on our BGG forum http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg or visit us out our website http://TabletopGameTalk.com