Dice Tower Network Podcast: Rolling Dice & Taking Names

Rolling Dice & Taking Names is a podcast where two seasoned tabletop gamers have discussions about board games, RPGs, and miniatures that are entertaining and informative to casual gamers and experienced hobbyists alike. The level of conversation would be similar to friends sitting around the kitchen table playing the latest game, discussing their likes and dislikes of a style of game, or just trying to make sense of the latest gaming news. In addition, special guests add their gaming knowledge to help the hosts sound more credible. Family friendly, informative and always striving to be entertaining.

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Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episodes

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Our premier episode of Rolling Dice & Taking Names is now available. In this episode we have: Introductions Casual Corner – Settlers of Catan Gift ideas for Christmas – Smash […]
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Our premier episode of Rolling Dice & Taking Names is now available. In this episode we have: Introductions Casual Corner – Settlers of Catan Gift ideas for Christmas – Smash […]
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In episode 31, we delve into the cyberpunk world of Android Netrunner to bring you a walkthrough and review. Then Tony digs up news about upcoming releases that are topping peoples Christmas lists. We follow the news up with a discussion on Gateway games to break your friends and family in during holiday vacations. We wrap up the episode sharing how good and bad pacing makes or breaks a tabletop session.
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In episode 30, we're happy to announce that we're now sponsored by Myriad Games and Game Salute! Jamie breaks Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery out of the library for a walk-through and review. Tony digs up the juiciest gaming news for us to drool over. Jamie hosts a discussion called No Game Left Behind where the founders discuss ways to revitalize older games. To wrap things up Brian hosts the bi-weekly tabletop discussion on encounter design.
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In episode 29, the Halloween special the founders review the Fantasy Flight published board game, Fury of Dracula. Tony T brings you all the gaming news while the rest of the gang gives their thoughts. For the discussion segments, the founders tackle Horror themed Board Games and then ask the question, is it Dungeon Master Cheating or making the game better?
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In episode 28, honorary founder Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold games joins the gang to give you a walkthrough and review of the prohibition era mafia game, Bootleggers and then go back a year and look at their very first review of Carson City! Then, as usual, Tony give you the low down on everything going on in the gaming scene. Then to wrap up the show, the founders discuss board game components.
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In episode 27, the founders give you an overview and review of the recently Kickstarted version of Glory to Rome! Tony cuts through the nonsense and gives you the coolest sounding news from the gaming world and the gang gives their thoughts. Chris' favorite kinds of board games are story games and we discuss what makes them fun. Lastly, the founders have a round table discussion of building better NPCs to help make your roleplaying games more exciting.
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In episode 26, the founders give you an overview and review of the new Stronghold Games release, Milestones. Tony rounds up the interesting gaming news and the gang tells you what they think. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast turns one and we talk about our first year and give you a behind the scenes look at what we do, where we came from and where we're going. And lastly the founders continue their discussion about building better Player Characters in role-playing games focusing on developing morality and a value system for your character.
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In episode 25, the founders give you an overview and review of the new Fantasy Flight edition of Descent Journey into the Dark. Tony collects and presents the most interesting gaming news and the gang gives their thoughts. The founders admit they have a problem and get some help with their Acquisition Disorder and then hold court on how they design Player Character in role-playing games.
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In episode 24, the founders talk about their experiences at the World Board Gaming Championship in Lancaster, PA. Then from the Secret Cabal Library they break out Brian's favorite game, the well known classic eurogame Le Havre, to give you a walkthrough and review. Tony gathers the best of gaming news from the past two weeks and then heads up a conversation on collectible and living card games, sharing exactly what draws him to Magic the Gathering. The rest of the gang fill in with their varied play experiences from the casual to the heavy tournament goer.

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