Dice Tower Network Podcast: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast

Four old friends with a love of gaming come together to produce a bi-weekly show about gaming of all kinds: board, card, miniatures, role-playing games and much more. In each episode you can expect board game walk-through and reviews, gaming industry news and commentary and roundtable discussions. The hosts, Jamie, Tony, Brian and Chris, each have very different tastes in gaming so you can expect a wide variety of opinions and viewpoints. Come check out The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast for their irreverent views on all things gaming.

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast Episodes

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The Founders are back for another episode chocked full of crazy gaming nonsense! Today the gang takes a look at Batman Gotham City Chronicles from Monolith Editions. Tony T goes ape hooking you up with the best gaming news in the biz while the rest of guy monkey around in teh background. Then finally the founders discuss the golden age of gaming, what games they would stock in a game store and Master Classes for board game design. Batman Gotham City Chronicles Overview 01:05:28, Batman Gotham City Chronicles Review 01:09:55, News with Tony T 01:44:41, Short Topic Extravaganza 02:29:06
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In episode 33, The lords start by discussing Tremulus, a story telling role playing game of Lovecratian inspired horror and transition into collaborative story telling in modern RPGs. Then the gang takes a question from a listener regarding when it's okay to goof off and when it's time to get down to business. And lastly, the Lords talk about creating a back story for their character, the ways they go about it and what's important to them.
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In episode 194, The gang starts out by discussing Jamie's new hobby of Resin 3D printing and jump into a bunch of games we've been playing including Clank! Legacy Acquisition Incorporated, Crown of Emara, Deep Blue, Rurik: Dawn of Kiev, Ecos: The First Continent and Awkward Guests and a few games of yesteryear including Ethnos and Pursuit of Happiness. Then Don and Jamie give a feature review of the newest game from Jonny Pac Cantin, Coloma! Then Tony T throws out a full rundown of the most important tabletop gaming news of the day while the peanut gallery quacks in the background.
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In episode 54, a special fifth Wednesday edition of The Secret Cabal Express, Steve, Jesko and Jamie celebrate Halloween by geeking out over the horror movies they love! And we meet a new member of the Secret Cabal monster squad, The Creeper!
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In episode 53 of the Secret Cabal Express, Steve, Jamie and Chris talk about H.P. Lovecraft and The Cthulhu Mythos! We discuss the hiustory of Lovecraft and the creation of the Mythos and then talk all about our favorite the stories, games, movies, TV shows and comics inspired by Lovecraft's work.
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In episode 193, The Founders celebrate Halloween talking about Halloween Games and more! Today we jump into a deep dive review of Abomination The Heir of Frankenstein from Plaid Hat Games and look back at Eschaton from Archon Games one year later. Tony T wakes up to host another amazing tabletop gaming news segment. And then the gang ends with a spine chilling Halloween themed Short Topic Extravaganza! Abomination Overview 01:10:55, Abomination Review 01:15:38, Eschaton Look Back 01:44:17, News with Tony T 01:54:43, Spooky Short Topic Extravaganza 02:29:47
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In episode 32, the gang starts off by talking about the new tabletop role playing game designed and released by Wendy's, Feast of Legends. Then we discuss a new trend in local game stores regarding microtransaction gumball machines providing players with in-game bonuses for their pay to play Dungeons and Dragons games. Then we talk about Mothership, a Sci-Fi Horror Roleplaying Games from Tuesday Night Games. Finally we talk about dice mechanisms and whether or not the impede upon immersion.
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In episode 192, The gang starts out by going back to some of the Short Topics from the last episode and updating with some new information followed up by something of the games we've been getting into lately. Then we jump into a deep dive review of Everdell from Chip Theory Games and look back at both Too Many Bones from Chip Theory Games and War Chest from AEG. Then after Tony T gives us a rundown of all the most important news items from around the tabletop gaming world, we have a roundtable discussion about Board Games Expansions.
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In episode Jamie and Aaron give an in-depth look at the new dogflight miniatures Games from Games Workshop, Aeronautica Imperialis: Wings of Vengence
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In episode 191 we start out by hearing about Chris' business trip to Atlantic City and talk about a bunch of games we've been playing. Then we jump right into an overview and feature review of Tzolkin The Mayan Calendar by Simone Luciani and Daniele Tascini and published by Czech Games Edition. Then Tony T pins the wild meter in the red with his tabletop gaming news segment. And finally, we give you another Short Topic Extravaganza including discussion about if point salads are a bad thing, what we wanted to do when we grew up and end on what games make us the most competitive.

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