Dice Tower Network Podcast: Dice Tower Now

Dice Tower Now is your source for the biggest news from the tabletop gaming world. Each week, the DTNow team brings you breaking stories, special reports, insightful interviews, major announcements, hot Kickstarters, new releases, and more to keep you informed and in the know. Best of all, they do it in less than half an hour.

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Dice Tower Now Episodes

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Geoff discusses the knitting community, how some knitters make the leap from hobby into entrepreneurship, and how research has shown the one thing that many of these self-employed knitters have in common. What can board gamers learn from this?

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It’s the anniversary episode and Jasper and Jesse are back, celebrating one year of Dice Tower Now! This week, lots of infrastructure - Pipeline and Fort Expansions, plus Mountain and Wall Solo modes. Plus, a minimalistic take on Gloomhaven, and a new green, voiceless labiodental fricative train game.

 

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Erica and Scott welcome graphic designer, production superhero, and prototype craft wizard Lindsay Daviau to the show. We talk about her experience at Hasbro making (among many other things) fake games for fake stores.

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In this episode, Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres award, Lucky Duck’s Chronicles gets a version for kids, Res Arcana becomes pearlescent, and more Dune is less Dune.

 

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Scott rampages through the history of Richard Garfield's hit game King of Tokyo. How was this game made, and what did its standalone sequel King of New York add to it?

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF A BOARD GAME

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In this episode, Dragomino wins the Kinderspiel des Jahres award, Lucky Duck’s Chronicles gets a version for kids, Res Arcana becomes pearlescent, and more Dune is less Dune.

 

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Gil and Sen welcome Calvin Wong Tze Loon 黃子倫 to the show to discuss narrative in games. How can we improve a game's narrative through its mechanisms, its components, and even its box size?

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This episode, we play with clay Golems, Munchkin now lives in a pineapple under the sea, Capstone feels the Riftforce, Port Royal pillages a big box, and Monopoly, Monopoly, Monopoly, not Monopoly.

 

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More details on Cranio Creation’s Golem

 

Monopoly ironically has trademark problems

 

Ticket to Ride Task Switcher

 

AEG Big Game Night Kickstarter

 

Pandemic novels coming from Aconyte

 

Spongebob Squarepants Munchkin

 

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Geoff muses on the combination of two of his favorite topics: loss aversion and the lottery. Why do more people buy lottery tickets when the odds of winning are lower? How does that affect the payout? And what is the effect of a lottery win on a person's life?

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This episode, Catan once again extends in all three dimensions, Disney Sidekicks get their day in the spotlight, and Arydia brings that Xia feel to fantasy RPGs.

 

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Arydia coming from Cody Miller and Far Out Games

 

UltraPRO bringing back 2 Lord of the RIngs Games

 

Zombicide Army of the Dead announced by CMON

 

Catan 3D Edition being reissued

 

Side Kicks announced from Spin Master Games and Eric Lang

 

Drawing game Doodle Dungeon from Pegasus Spiele and Ulrich Bloom

 

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