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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Just a general chit chat to tell you what I've been up to, channel updates, holiday plans, what I've seen on TV, played in video games etc. Then I mention the recent updates by FFG for upcoming games and expansions.
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I wasn't sure if I was going to do this but by popular request on my first stream, people wanted to hear my thoughts on the recent Dice Tower Awards. So I though I'd combine the Spiel Des Jahres awards as well as Dice Tower into one big thoughts episode. Watch me go through the awards on their websites and discuss in more detail!
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Well in general I will be doing 30 minute episodes give or take but this was a special case. Jeremy Howard of ManvsMeeple got in touch with me and asked if we could do a chat over Skype. Of course I jumped at the chance and as you might imagine, we talked for........A LONG TIME.......so much so that I didn't want to do 3 separate episodes for one conversation. So after a poll was held, I decided to release it all as one bumper episode!
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The audio is much better guys! I finally figured out OBS filters so now you should have no troubles going forward! Sorry for last week! So let's kick off the show with some highlights of what games I'd played recently, some Kickstarter projects I'm looking into and how great it was to finally go back to my Dice Portsmouth cafe after so many months. Then I talk about my experience at Virtual Gridcon run by Paul Grogan while giving my general thoughts on what I think of virtual conventions in general.
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Hold on!! What's this? Well everyone, I recently did a massive relaunch of my whole channel "The Broken Meeple" - if you check out my YouTube channel you can see the after effects of that. Well that also means the podcast got a refresh, with a brand new look, ACTUAL VIDEO CONTENT OF ME SPEAKING via OBS software and a promise to maintain a regular production (95% certain) of 1 episode of around 30 minutes each Sunday.
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It's been a while due to a mix of reasons, mainly because of my daily YouTube content I've put out to keep you all sane (or not) during COVID. But it's time you got an update as to what else I've been doing as there's plenty going on behind the scenes. In addition there are few interesting app/PNP additions to some games that are worth a discussion and at the end, there's my final 3 questions for the Q & A.........please submit more questions! :P
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Talk about hot off the press! The Golden Geek Awards for 2019 were just released. Now granted, I don't tend to rely on the rating or award systems governed by BoardGameGeek, but that doesn't stop me from giving my thoughts! So I will take you through each award (that I can fairly comment on) giving you the winners and runners up and some of the nominations that I feel should have been given more love. Afterwards, I have 3 more questions from the mail bag including thoughts on a rather controversial "solo gaming" video released by others recently. . . . .
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Doesn't isolation just suck?! Ah well once I've moaned about how I'm coping as an extrovert with isolation, I can talk about gaming matters! Firstly my thoughts on Dominant Species which I played literally last night for the first time on Tabletopia........was it worth the 5 hours of investment? Second, a quick snippet on my fears for how the gaming industry is going to return to normal with regards to releases.
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We got some new segments debuting on today's show! Firstly a summary of how life is progressing under the Coronavirus restrictions for someone who doesn't like being stuck at home. . . Then my first impressions of Rune Stones and Silver & Gold. Followed by the first new segment "Movers & Shakers" where I talk about games that have risen or fallen in their ratings and explain why. Finally the second new segment "Mechanics" where I talk about my favourite game mechanics, explaining why I love them so much and give examples of games where they feature prominently in my collection.
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Mainly just want to have a chat guys, talk about some games played and answer a few questions from the mailbag. However two of the questions have a strong link to "Integrity" when conducting reviews and I certainly do talk a lot about that. So it makes for a good title for the podcast! Hear my thoughts on the Wingspan expansion, Ishtar and Tokyo Metro! And then 4 very interesting questions from the community mailbag!

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