Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Broken Meeple

The Broken Meeple is a show based in the UK set up in August 2013 that reports on board and card games from the perspective of Luke Hector, a born-again hard-core gamer. The podcast gives my first impressions of recent board games played, discusses various gaming related subjects that are topical and recently now issues a new Top 10 list every episode chosen by you, the gamers on BoardGameGeek. The aim of the podcast is to give a fun and interesting look on the board gaming hobby whilst not being afraid of going against the hype when necessary. The podcast can also be subscribed to on ITunes.

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The Broken Meeple Episodes

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Essen was fantastic and it was great to see some of you there! What were my feelings on the event? And yes sorry for the long absence due to a busy October - that's why as a treat, you're getting my first impressions of many Essen games I've played since I got back! #essen #brokenmeeple #lukehector #podcast #dicetower
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Today, I talk about my thoughts and experience on my recent invite to Tabletop Scotland in August 2019 including an oldie of a superhero game that I finally got to play. After that, I tackle a rather solemn topic - is it possible with all the thousands of releases and Cult of the New being a devil's advocate for Hype that some of us gamer critics and fanatics can become jaded?
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Another convention out of the way! What games did I play at Handycon 6 - was there actually any new game I played that I would consider a good one? Then a lengthy discussion about board games that have been ported into apps. Are there occasions where the app kills the physical game? Will apps get to a point where tabletop gaming becomes a thing of the past? Will social interaction win through? 00:30 - Introduction 02:40 - Handycon Games Played 29:34 - Will Apps Replace Board Games?
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Paul Grogan is now hopping on the convention wagon with GRIDCON coming soon! For now though he decided to dip his toes in the water with TING (This Is Not Gridcon) down in Devon, UK. Of course, being from the West Country, I just had to attend! What games did I play? Also the Dice Tower Award results have been released! Did my chosen picks win? Let's find out! 00:30 - Introduction 05:20 - TING Discussion 38:00 - Dice Tower Award Results
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I'm a Grade A idiot! I turned up the microphone settings in the DSLR I took to the Expo to get over the convention noise. However I forgot to turn it back down before recording this review. So you can hear what I'm saying fine, but it's a little distorted due to the loudness, I had to reduce the gain by a TON to make it like this. So I hope it doesn't spoil your experience in this video but I recorded over an hour of content so I can't do it all again! :P
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IMPORTANT - this is a 2 part special of the audio from my YouTube video. The full video with pictures and everything can be found there, but on the podcast is a pure audio transfer without any edits!
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Hold up, so soon? Well I said I'd try to do more didn't I and to keep some content coming during my 2 week audit away and during UKGE so here's another podcast with 2 interesting discussion topics. 02:50 - The Dice Tower Award Nominations 2018 20:09 - App Integration (Positive or Negative?) Please check out the other podcasts on this channel as well as my official blog page. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/
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Sorry for the long period without the sound of my voice. . . . . was anyone losing sleep over that? On today's episode, I talk about my experiences with Museum from Holy Grail Games and Downfall from Tasty Minstrel Games. Then I go over my future convention plans but focusing on my thoughts as we lead up to the UK Games Expo - has the appeal degraded for me over time or do I simply have an alternate reason for visiting compared to my early gaming days?
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A brief summary of how AIRECON and STABCON SOUTH went during March. Then I talk about 3 games I've played recently including Quacks of Quedlinburg, Space Base and Blue Lagoon. Then the discussion topic for today is Kickstarter - pros and cons, has it benefited the hobby or has it still got a way to go? Please check out the other videos on this channel as well as my official blog page. http://brokenmeeple.blogspot.co.uk/ And also please check out my podcast at:
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Quite a packed episode today! Firstly I give details on what I'm doing regarding AIRECON, an annual convention in Harrogate, UK run by Mark Cooke that I attend each year. Second, it's time to actually talk about games I've played, so here are my initial impressions of Sentient, Res Arcana and Stone Age Anniversary Edition. Thirdly based on a debate online, I give a little mini talk/rant about how people define "theme" in games and why it's important for reviewers to call a game out on it.

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