Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast

Four old friends with a love of gaming come together to produce a bi-weekly show about gaming of all kinds: board, card, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game walk-through and reviews, gaming industry news and commentary and roundtable discussions. The hosts, Jamie, Tony, Brian and Chris, each have very different tastes in gaming so you can expect a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints. Come check out The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast for their irreverent views on all things gaming.

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast Episodes

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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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In episode #10, the founders bust out the new Donald X Vaccarino game, Kingdom Builder and give you their thoughts. Then Tony T brings you all the hot and juicy news items that he's collected for the last two weeks ending with the biggest news, Wizards of the Coast announced development of the next edition of Dungeons and Dragons and we have a round table discussion about the announcement and what we might like to see in the new ruleset. Then the founders shift gears and discuss randomness versus skill in board games (Tony would prefer "Randomness versus No Randomness").
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In episode #9, the first episode of the new year, the founders go into the Secret Cabal library and break out Elder Sign and Dungeons and Dragons: The Legend of Drizzt. In Elder Sign players cooperatively explore a museum and try to stop the return of an Ancient One, an old god. In The Legend of Drizzt, players play varying scenarios in a dungeon crawl style board game. The adventures can be cooperative or competitive, with players taking the role of characters specific to the stories. Following the review Tony brings us the gaming news from the past two weeks.
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In today's episode we're full of joy and goodwill as we review the Stronghold Game's release "Panic Station. Panic Station is the perfect Christmas game as players cooperate to eradicate a pesky alien species from a dark and creepy sci-fi installation - but look out, the players are quickly becoming infected and are turning on each other. Then Tony rounds up a mess of news stories from the gaming industry and we give our two cents. We polish off this holiday special with a round table discussion about our Christmas wishlists!
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In episode #7, the founders take a look at the asian vegetable merchant board game, At the Gates of Loyang from Z-Man games. Then Tony scowers the internet for all your gaming industry news and the peanut gallery chimes in. And then the lot of us go on and on and on and on about roleplaying game mechanics.
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In episode #6, the founders take a look at the pirate themed board game Merchants and Marauders from Z-Man games. As usual, Tony brings us news from the gaming industry and we give our 2 cents. Then we move on to the realm of roleplaying games where we discuss how to encourage your players to actually roleplay in a roleplaying game.

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