Dice Tower Network Podcast: Boards and Swords

Boards & Swords - A podcast about board games, card games, and other tabletop games. Every other week, Chris Renshaw sits down and talks about his experiences discovering new and cool games. Each episode, expect to hear great tales ranging from Magic: The Gathering to Dungeons & Dragons. Also, each episode Chris breaks down one board game so that everyone understands the basics of the game.

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Boards and Swords Episodes

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Sorry for the weirdness of episodes recently, but I couldn't wait until next week to bring you this interview!  I got the chance to talk with Monte Cook of Monte Cook Games!  We talk about his gaming history, some of the inspirations behind his games, and where he sees gaming going in the future.

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On a previous episode, I mentioned the kickstarter for the RPG Red Markets, which is a game of economic horror.  On today's episode, I sat down with the creator, Caleb Stokes, to talk about the game.  NOTE - Red Markets only has a few hours left on kickstarter, so make sure to jump on it quickly if interested!

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On this episode, I sit down with Henry Jasper from Grublin Games to talk about their heist game on Kickstarter; Perfect Crime.  In the game, players play as the robbers trying to plan the heist, while one player plays the bank trying to keep everyone out!

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On this episode, I bring on 2 of my friends, Collin & Philip, to discuss what's got our attention currently in gaming, Kickstarters we are interested in, and we review Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Our review is split into 2 parts: a spoiler free and then a full on spoilers version.  The spoilers version is at the end of the episode, so feel free to cut off the episode to not be spoiled.

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On this episode, I sit down with Eric Vogel, who is the designer of The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (on kickstarter now!).  He talks about the development of the game, in addition to his gaming background.  If you enjoy the episode, go back the game and let Evil Hat Productions know you heard about the game here!

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This week, I sit down and talk with Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) from Wizards of the Coast - the lead storyteller behind all of the great adventures that the Dungeons and Dragons team has been putting out.  Specifically, we talk about their latest adventure: Curse of Strahd.

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This week I sat down with Kat Kuhl and James D'Amato from the One Shot and Campaign podcasts.  They are gamers with backgrounds in theater and improv creating really interesting actual play podcasts.  One Shot covers different systems each month with a rotating cast, while Campaign focuses on a long story set in the Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG.

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This week, I sat down with Marty and Tony from the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast.  We talk about their experiences with all of the various Collectable Card Games/Living Card Games and which ones they have liked/loved/avoided.  Check out their podcast at rolldicetakenames.com.

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This week, I sat down with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games.  We talk about Euro Games Vs. Thematic Games, what was involved in some of the games that he has created, and much more!  Make sure to check out stonemaiergames.com or follow Jamey on twitter (twitter.com/jameystegmaier)

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