Dice Tower Network Podcast: Tabletop Game Talk

Tabletop Game Talk is a weekly podcast that not only talks about games but also covers the topics of the board game hobby in general.  Chris, Kitty, and Josh each bring a different view point to the conversation in a fun and easy to listen to format.  The top of every episode includes feedback from our listeners to encourage a strong and interactive community.

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Tabletop Game Talk Episodes

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This is the second of our summer replay episodes.  In this episode we go meta.  First meta about the podcast, and then we talk about meta gaming (and cheating).  And then, after the original episode finishes, you get 15 more minutes of present day us (including Josh again) looking back at this episode. If you don't want to re-listen to this episode and skip right to the new stuff, then listen to the first minute and then skip to 1:01:50.
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In the first of our summer replay episodes, we'll be going all the way back to Kitty's first episode and asking the question, What Makes a Game Fun... for us?  If this episode seems longer than others, that's because there's about 15 additional minutes at the end of the episode where we (present day Chris, Kitty, Josh and Fletcher) talk about the episode and how things have changed since it's original publication. If you don't want to re-listen to this episode and skip right to the new stuff, then listen to the first minute and then skip to 1:05:58.  But really, it's all good, we promise!
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This week we ask ourselves, "If we could only play 10 games for the rest of time, what would they be?" - And then we answered it in this episode.  And the lists might surprise you.  We had very little overlap which means you get nearly 30 games worth of ideas in case you ever find yourself stranded on Mars with the perfect gaming group and have the foresight to order a bunch of board games before that happens.
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This week we look back at the gaming milestones in the last 120 years.  Well at least Chris's take on those milestones.  We also talk about raw fish.  Chris does one of the worse outros ever, while Adrian Paterson does one of the best reading of the credits ever and doesn't even get credit for it in the episode.  We'll fix that in episode 200 - which is being recored live in 2 days (Thursday, June 18th, 2020).  You can join us live by reading the next paragraph...
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This week we talk about watching other people play tabletop games.  What are the various ways they are presented?  What do we like best?  Should Chris finally play a game on YouTube for all to see?  Watch (listen) to this and more in the next episode (this one) of Tabletop Game Talk.  [You may skip this add in 5 seconds.]
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This week we talk about painting miniatures.  Mostly about board game miniatures, but D&D and Warhammer do make their way into the conversation.  No, no, we're not trying to teach you how to paint over a podcast.  But we will talk about the advantages of painting your miniatures as well as the draw backs. To see the minis Chris is referencing in this episode, you can go to his titter page: https://twitter.com/gamemasterchris
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We did it!  We finished your questions - well mostly anyway.  And we gave away another gift card and made promises that we hope to be able to keep... Want to be a spectator while we record over zoom?  Then join us!  You can get all the info at tabletopgametalk.com/live.  There you'll find our next recording time (typically Mondays at 8:30pm central) as well as the zoom link to use to join us.
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This week we try and answer seven pages of your questions.  We fail.  So this is only part one.  Mostly we answer game related questions but we do touch a bit on what we miss from before the lockdown as well as a conversation on toilets... Want to be a spectator while we record over zoom?  Then join us!  You can get all the info at tabletopgametalk.com/live.  There you'll find our next recording time (typically Mondays at 8:30pm central) as well as the zoom link to use to join us.
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This week we talk about scenario games.  Without defining exactly what a scenario game is.  Is there something about these kinds of games that cause us not to want to repeat a scenario?  What if we added scenarios to games without scenarios, would that change how we look at the base game?  Are scenarios a boon or a bust? David and Sam - Sorry!! We missed your names in the credits, they will be there next week, promise!
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This week we talk about liking the idea of board games more than the actual playing of board games.  Does this lead to giant collections with little desire to actually pull them off the shelf and play them?  Is a game unplayed more valuable than a game played?  All this and more!

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