Dice Tower Network Podcast: Push Your Luck Podcast

All the way from sunny Singapore, this is Push Your Luck Podcast, hosted by Eric and Jonathan. Every fortnight, we will have a different topic and invite designers, publishers or even other podcasters to join us in our lively discussions. We are one of the first boardgame related podcasts in Asia and hope to give some insight into the world of boardgames in the region!

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Push Your Luck Podcast Episodes

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My friend, Brian, joins me as I interview Chris Cantrell from Riot Games about their first foray into the boardgame industry, Mechs vs Minions! We chat about their design process and how they came about designing and releasing this game!

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I chat with my friend Brian Kang about Captain Sonar, providing a brief overview and what our thoughts are about the game.

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I chat with my friend Brian Kang who just had his virgin experience at GENCON 2016! He was a volunteer demo staff and I asked him if he will recommend it to anyone, what he assumed and what he actually experienced at GENCON 2016.

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I chat with my classmate Alexander Bevier who is currently working on his thesis on Sid Sackson. This is part 2 of our special feature on Sid Sackson! This time we talk about golden ages, what happened to them in the past and how Sid was part of a golden age that was largely missed.

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Geoff Engelstein from Ludology and Brian Kang, MFA student at NYU Game Center, joins Eric for a discussion about themes in games. Specifically, we talk about how are themes picked and the subect of stereotypes, tropes and sensitivity.

We do not claim to be experts in this topic but wanted to start a discussion as designers and gamers and hopefully achieve some sense of awareness and spark conversation with you.

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Joel Eddy from Drive Thru Reviews join Eric as they chat about the Top 7 games in they feel are underrated. That is, they are really fun games that deserve more love than they currently are receiving in the boardgame community.

Games covered: Zombie State: Diplomacy of the dead, Helvetia, Vineta, Khmer, Milestones, Divinare, Vanuatu, Dark Darker Darkest, Liberte, Fleet, Galaxy Defenders, Homeland the game, Sentinel Tactics, Space Cadets and Space Cadets Dice Duel.

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It is 2016! Again it has been some time since Jon and I got together to chat about games! This time we talk about his list and chat about many many games! Also Push Your Luck Video will be having a contest for its 100th Episode! Subscribe to youtube.com/duckizz to be notified when the video is released and for contest details!

Link to Jon's Geeklist http://bgg.cc/geeklist/202925/great-year-games-hard-list-make-my-best-2015

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Its been some time since Jon and I got together to chat again and this time we talk about some games we played recently! Games covered are: Pandemic Legacy, Inhabit the earth, Advanced Civilization, Pursuit of Happiness, Grand Austria Hotel and Dark Moon.

Exciting news! My 2nd article at Kotaku has been published and its all about Pandemic Legacy! You can read about it here http://kotaku.com/the-great-board-game-pandemic-is-even-better-with-the-...

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In the next installment of Let's Talk, I chat with Emerson who designed Specter Ops, a tabletop game inspired by a video game, and Arnold who designed Card Crawl, a card based video game that looks to be inspired by a tabletop game. In Let's Talk, we chat with a video game designer and a tabletop game designer and discuss game design concepts and I try to get different perspectives about games from their respective industries.

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Jon is back and we talk about our Top 7 anticipated games from the upcoming Essen convention! I also introduce a new section called Can't Stop the Sackson where my classmate Alexander Bevier and I discuss his thesis where he is writing a paper or a book about Sid Sackson, the designer of Acquire and many other games. Every episode, I will interview Alex and discuss what he has found out, researched and hopefully reveal to you more and more about Sid Sackson and his influence on the modern boardgame industry. If you want to chat with Alex, he can be found on twitter as @AlexanderBevier

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