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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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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Sorry for the delayed podcast, but don't worry, because next week I've got a special interview episode all ready and waiting for you!  In this episode, its a space themed show as I breakdown Mission: Red Planet by Fantasy Flight Games.  Later, I wrap up the show talking about some gaming that I've done recently with my wife and daughter.

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This week, I've got a special episode that I'm excited to bring to you guys.  I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise (http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com).  We talk about Gen Con, how he got started making videos, and lots more!

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Welcome to 2016!  I start off the year by taking a look at 2015 and talking about what I learned/experienced in gaming this year.  I list out my Top 5 Games of 2015, and also breakdown the 2 player card game from Plaid Hat Games - Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn!

News/Links

Asmodee acquires the English rights to Catan

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Testing out some new stuff this week - send me some feedback if you like it! We've got News, a board game breakdown, then I finish out the episode talking about my Christmas Gift Guides: A top 5 stocking stuffer gifts and my 2015 Christmas Wish List. I hope you enjoy it!

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