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 week we talk about games that come in small boxes.  The pros, the cons, the reason we look down on them (because they have small boxes that don't reach eye level), but we mostly talk about why we like them and we talk about many of our favorites. If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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This week we talk about games that come in small boxes. The pros, the cons, the reason we look down on them (because they have small boxes that don't reach eye level), but we mostly talk about why we like them and we talk about many of our favorites. If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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This week we talk about our priorities when it comes to gaming and life and games vs other games.  We also talk how the pandemic has changed how we've been able to game over the last year and what we're looking forward to over the next few months as the pandemic moves behind us. If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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This week we talk about the amount of content in campaign or legacy games.  Are we getting to the point of, "whoa whoa, too much, pull back, enough, please no more!"  Or is it just fine?  How much is too much and what type of content is worth having more of? If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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This month our RPG episode focus on why it's fun to be a player in the game (as opposed to the Dungeon Master or Game Master).  From story to power gaming, there are all kinds of reasons to like RPGs, but winning and losing typically isn't among them.  Why do we like being players in the game, listen to find out... And other miscellaneous stuff. We also announce our next 2021 game giveaway winner!
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This week we we go back to the basics with The Board Game Book glossary.  We cover 51 terms often used when talking board games that not everyone (including Fletcher) has a full understanding of.  This is kind of an evergreen episode, so, "Hello future listeners!" If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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This week we talk about how much story matters in games and what drives us to keep coming back to a game.  Most games don't have any story at all, so why do some try to put so much story into the game and is it at a cost of solid mechanisms? If you want to enter our 2021 giveaway, details are below. And if you're a winner this is the current list of games you get to pick from (more will be added throughout the year):
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Chris and Fletcher go it alone this week and they talk about game balance as it pertains to three kinds of games, 2 player dueling, competitive multiplayer, and co-op games.  And eventually they fall into a discussion as to whether balance and difficulty can really be separated at all.
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This is our first, monthly, role playing game episode.  Not our first role playing game episode in general, just the first where we make it a regular thing on the first Tuesday of each month.  Anyway... In this episode we talk about common misconceptions about RPGs.  Are they evil?  Hard to play and learn?  Do you have to be a good actor or story teller?  And other miscellaneous stuff.   We also announce our next 2021 game giveaway winner!
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This week we have a new logo!  And we talk about Magic the Gathering.  The basics anyway and how you can try the game without spending much (if any) money.

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