Dice Tower Network Podcast: Rolling Dice & Taking Names

Rolling Dice & Taking Names is a podcast where two seasoned tabletop gamers have discussions about board games, RPGs, and miniatures that are entertaining and informative to casual gamers and experienced hobbyists alike. The level of conversation would be similar to friends sitting around the kitchen table playing the latest game, discussing their likes and dislikes of a style of game, or just trying to make sense of the latest gaming news. In addition, special guests add their gaming knowledge to help the hosts sound more credible. Family friendly, informative and always striving to be entertaining.

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Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episodes

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In episode 20, the founders give you a slew of reviews in rapid fire succession regarding the games they played at Origins Game Fair this year. Then Tony brings you all the juicy news from the gaming world. The gang played Panic Station with Stephen Buonocore and reflects on their previous impression of the game. In the RPG realm, the guys talk about whether or not a battle map is the best way to run combats.
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In episode 19, the founders give you a walkthrough and review of the new hotness from Wizards of the Coast, Lords of Waterdeep. Then Tony's gives you his news rundown and we have a debate about the Pathfinder Technology Demo Kickstarter Project. Tony presents a segment about Business Board Games and we finish the show with a discussion about Character Death in RPGs.
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In episode 18, the gang breaks out Vlaada Chvátil's masterpiece of intergalactic transportation, Galaxy Trucker. And of course, Tony T brings you the best gaming news in podcasting and the peanut gallery gives their 2 cents. Then the founder rant about all the things that tick them off about games and gamers and finish up the show with a discussion about technology to enhance tabletop gaming.
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In episode 17, the founders enter the steampunk, gothic horror, and weird west world of Wyrd Miniature's Malifaux and bring you an overview and review. Tony digs up juicy gaming news from across the web. Then continuing the series of listener submitted discussions the founders tackle playing the table as opposed to playing the game and a discussion on mechanics that enhance replayability.
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In episode 16, the founders check out the deckbuilding, imperial science fiction card game, Eminent Domain from Tasty Minstrel Games. Tony brings you all the juicy news stories from the gaming industry. Then the founders begin their series including listener submitted topics. Today's giveaway winners suggested we discuss GroupThink and how it affects gaming groups and how to get started in hobby gaming.
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In episode 15, the founders pull out the recently Kickstarted board game Zong Shi for a walkthrough and review. Then Tony pulls out his news notes to give you the scoop on all things happening in the game industry. And the show wraps up with two discussions about Intellectual Properties and how they impact the gaming world and games that have been turned into movies and television series and what they would like to see down the pike.
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In episode 14, the gang sits down to have a discussion and review of the Fantasy Flight edition of Sid Meier's Civilization: The Board Game. Then they answer a listener's question about playing an RPG with only a GM and single player. Tony brings you all the juicy news from the gaming world. The founders have a conversation about the different kinds of games that are underrepresented in the gaming industry and what they'd like to see. Jamie gives a quick primer on where to get started in miniatures painting and finally the guys wrap up the show with their thoughts on Savage Worlds.
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In episode #13, finally, after waiting and waiting for it to come in the mail and then toiling over scheduling, the founders sit down to two plays of the latest Uwe Rosenburg eurogame, Ora Et Labora and give you a walkthrough and review. Then, as you would expect, Tony mines the internet for gaming news and gives you the inside scoop. Then Jamie and Tony profess their love for the miniatures game hobby and try to get Chris and Brian interested (and we just may have succeeded). Finally, the gang takes on the old standard, gamer stereotypes, and realize that Tony is all of them.
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In episode #12, the gang gives you a walkthrough and review of the new Fantasy Flight re-imagining of the Tom Jolly Ameri-Trash classic, Wiz-War. Then they have a round table discussion of the pros and cons of per-fabricated and homebrew campaign settings in role playing games. And finally the founders wrap up the show with a discussion about what makes board games fun.
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In episode #11, Jamie explains what a euro and ameri-trash games are, the founders bring you a walkthrough and review of the new fantasy euro classic, Dungeon Lords. Then as usual, Tony breaks out his news and gives some a glimps into whats happening in the gaming world. Lastly, the founders introduce a new segment called The Secret Cabal Playlists in which they discuss their favorite games right now or the ones they want to play most.

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