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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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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I'm back!! Season 3 of the podcast begins with a simple talk about my experience in Poland attending Portalcon in January 2019.
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The last podcast before Xmas and "hopefully" Season 3! But it's not really Xmas themed, I don't really go for that sort of thing. bah humbug! :P Instead I give my thoughts about whether horror can be properly represented in a board game format. Then you get to hear my fun discussion with Jason Perez of Every Night Is Game Night where we talk about the new Arkham Horror Third Edition and how it compares to its predecessor.
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Got two important topics to go over today. Firstly, based on a recent Facebook thread, some thoughts about how you should interpret reviews and opinions from different people. Secondly I talk about how little I put faith in the Board Game Geek ranking system and give my opinions on the games that appear in the Top 25. Do I like them, do I hate them? Why do I think they are rated so highly?

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