SC 004 Interview: Isaac Childres on Gloomhaven

Today I talk with Isaac Childres about Gloomhaven, the reprinting of Gloomhaven, and the Founders of Gloomhaven Kickstarter.  It’s a lot of Gloomhaven but we manage to sneak in a few questions from the listeners as well.

TGT 029: Stronghold Games

This is the last week of our Gloomhaven giveaway.

Off Topic

We’ve met our Patreon goal of a giveaway each month!  We have an interview up, currently a web exclusive you can find at http://www.TabletopGameTalk.com/sc-ThunderstoneQuest

Thank you to everyone that has become a Patron and for all the great iTunes reviews.

We answer a few questions from the listeners and then go on to talk about our game of today Not Alone.

Finally a couple new Kickstarters Chris is backing:

Empires of the void 2 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/empires-of-the-void-ii

Farlight https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/farlight

On Topic

We talk with Stephen Buonocore about Stronghold games.  The reprints of Terraforming Mars and Great Western Trial.  And an expansion for Dark Moon.  We ask some of our own questions and some from the listeners.  You can find Stronghold Games here https://strongholdgames.com

SC 003 Interview: Wreck Age with Anton and Matt

Today Chris talks to Anton and Matt of Hyacinth Games.  We talk about their RPG and tabletop miniatures game Wreck-Age, a post-collapse world set in the not so distant future.  We talk game mechanics, the world, and about the upcoming Kickstarter that will add vehicle miniatures and combat to the game.

You can find more at their website: https://www.wreck-age.net

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1579527745704563/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/HyacinthGames

And you can follow them on Twitter: @wreckageRPG

Their Kickstarter starts on March 17th, 2017 around noon central time.

You can also find them at  AdeptiCon in Schaumburg, IL on March 23rd-26th at the Renaissance.  They’ll be on the dealers room floor and it’s free to stop in.

TGT 028: Playing to Win

This week we talk about Playing to Win (vs. playing for fun, because you want to be part of the group, etc.)

Off-Topic:

We give the details of how to add an entry this week for our Gloomhaven giveaway.  Listen to find out how (it’s near the beginning).

We summarize the feedback we got from our Gloomhaven unboxing, thank you everyone that sent us your positive and constructive feedback!

We announce a new interview that will be dropping this Friday (March 3rd, 2017) with Hyacinth games about their RPG/Tabletop Miniatures game Wreck Age (http://www.wreck-age.net).  Keep an ear out for that.

We get more 6 player game recommendations from Sam.  We hear about solo play from Dan, and we answer a question from Enzo about the ability to reseat the legacy part of Gloomhaven.

Our quick question deals with apps making their way into boardgames (companion apps or apps that are required to play).

Some new games Chris picked up:

And new Kickstarters Chris is backing:

Our game of today is Assault of the Giants.  We talk about play length and impressions after a single play through.

On Topic:

This week’s on topic discusses some feedback we got from Mish Boutet about the pros and cons of playing to win.  We reference David Sirlin’s book, “Playing to Win” which can be found at http://www.sirlin.net/ptw.   Let us know your thoughts on the subject.

Next week: Interview with Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games.

TGT Giveaway: Gloomhaven

That’s right, we’re giving away a copy of Gloomhaven.  Specifically the one in the above video.  To enter you’ll have to listen to the podcast.  Episodes 27, 28 & 29 will all have a way to enter the contest (and you can enter all 3 ways).  The drawing will be on March 12th, so that’s your deadline.  Note that you can go to our YouTube channel if you’d rather watch the podcasts than just listen.

 

TGT 027: Solo Games

This week we announce a new contest to win Gloomhaven.  Listen to find out how to enter.  We then talk about a prototype we received call Mageling.  We finally go on topic to find that Josh and Kitty didn’t do a lot of homework, but I think we were still able to touch on the pros and cons of solo games and we even recommend a few solo games worth tracking down.

Intersted in supporting the show and being auto entered into all our contests?  Take a look at our Patreon page http://tabletopgametalk.com/patreon.  You can also check out our new YouTube channel at http://tabletopgametalk.com/youtube.

Enjoy!

 

TGT YouTube Unboxing: Gloomhaven

Kitty and Chris do our 2nd, in more than one way, unboxing video.  Just a day after our first.  This one gets an intro and outro as well (we’re already making progress).

Gloomhaven is the current hotness (at least according to boardgamegeek.com and we agree).  This video goes through all the components as well as describes a bit of how they are used in the game.  Questions, comments, and feedback are always welcome!

TGT 026: Codex with David Sirlin

In this, kind of long episode, we talk with David Sirlin on his game Codex.  The interview starts around 25 minutes in, before that we discuss future plans for the Tabletop Game Talk “network” as well and talk, accidentally, about a new game we have, Gloomhaven.

 

 

SC 002 Interview: Dungeon Alliance with Andrew Parks

This is the first in our new interview series.  In this episode Chris talks with Andrew Parks about his new Dungeon Alliance Kickstarter.  And since it’s Andrew Parks, we also talk a bit about Core Worlds and the upcoming game from WizKids: Assault of the Giants.  (Although I call it “Attack” of the Giants on the show – sorry!)

Find out more about Dungeon Alliance and watch Andrew play the solo game on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/quixoticgames/dungeon-alliance

 

 

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