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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Ambie and Crystal discuss 1889 and Sunset Over Water. We then talk about what can make a game objectively bad, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "bad." Announcement: 1:00 Recent Games: 3:09 Objectively Bad Games: 12:09 Board Game Etymology - 'Bad': 26:03 Outro: 27:23 Bloopers: 28:27 1889: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/23540/1889 Sunset Over Water: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/224904/sunset-over-water
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Sorry guys, I thought I uploaded this last week but apparently I hadn't! Shows how much is on my mind these days! :P But here you go, a new new podcast episode with some tweaks to the musical format as I wanted to give it a little bit of an update since the whole software calamity. I'll try to get the next out a lot quicker guys, maybe after I come back from UNCON 3.0 later in April.
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Ambie and Crystal discuss The Mind, Dinosaur Island, Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Island Hopper, and High Society. We then talk about games that are from other cultures, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love." Announcement: 0:40 Recent Games: 1:45 Gaming Around the World: 12:02 Board Game Etymology - 'Foreign': 23:54 Outro: 25:17 Bloopers: 26:21 The Mind: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/244992/mind
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Stuffed Fables and Herbaceous. We then talk about our passion for the board gaming hobby, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "love." MeepleCon: 0:46 Recent Games: 1:28 Passion for Gaming: 11:46 Board Game Etymology - 'Love': 27:44 Outro: 28:33 Bloopers: 29:37 Stuffed Fables: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/233312/stuffed-fables Herbaceous: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/195314/herbaceous
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Sorry its been a while guys - work is causing me no end of sleepless nights and my recent PC calamity didn't help! That's why this episode is a little more "slapdash" than usual. But bear with me, next episode should see a return to form! In this episode I take on two main topics - firstly I reflect on my recent experiences at AIRECON, the growing convention in Harrogate run by Mark Cooke and his team. This time I brought my girlfriend along who's not a gamer by nature - so how did it turn out?
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Ambie and Crystal discuss Dinosaur Island, Castell, and GROWL. We then talk about social deduction games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "deduce." Blitz Con Recap & MeepleCon: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:21 Social Deduction Games: 16:39 Board Game Etymology - 'Deduce': 27:04 Outro: 28:10 Bloopers: 29:14 Dinosaur Island: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/221194/dinosaur-island Castell: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/238638/castell
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Ambie and Crystal discuss 18CLE and Keyper. We then talk all about cooperative games, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cooperation." Blitz Con: 0:48 Recent Games: 2:19 Cooperative Games: 13:44 Board Game Etymology - 'Cooperation': 30:01 Outro: 30:49 Bloopers: 31:54 18CLE: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/202617/18cle Keyper: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/212516/keyper
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Ambie, Cassadi, and Crystal discuss The Ravens of Thri Sahashri, Seikatsu, and Muse. We then talk about culling our collection, and Crystal goes over the origins of the word "cull." Recent Games: 0:49 Culling the Collection: 12:45 Board Game Etymology - 'Cull': 29:21 Announcement: 30:17 Outro: 33:51 Bloopers: 35:05
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After a brief hiatus, it's time to get back into podcasting! In this one hour episode I run through my experiences at Handycon - the new convention in the UK that's building up every year. Allow me to talk to you about some specific games I played such as Welcome to Centerville, CO2 and Nemesis. After that I continue the Broken Memories segment with a talk about one of my first ever purchases, Citadels and then I have a lot to talk about regarding the future ideas I have for reviews, podcasting and new potential ventures, but I need your feedback and thoughts to assist.

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A couple weeks ago, Crystal decided to recap her first ever play of Twilight Imperium live on Twitch! This is the podcast version (you can see the video version on YouTube). Start of Stream: 0:34 Mental Check in: 2:42 Twilight Imperium: 7:17 Crystal's Audio Clips: #1 - After Round 1: 12:56 #2 - Mid-Game: 23:52 #3 - Interview with Scott: 32:53 Dice Tower Kickstarter Plug: 41:10 Question - non-space 4x?: 45:19 Sneak Peak of 2017 Blitzies episode (Jan. 18): 48:05 Blitz Con Excitement: 1:02:23 Outro: 1:08:36

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