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 reminisce about what conventions used to be, what we miss about them, and what our dream convention would be (those get pretty dreamy).  We also make some announcements including our first winner of our ongoing 2021 giveaways!  
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This week we talk about how hard Spirit Island is.  And the difficulty of other games as well.  Where should the difficulty of CoOp games sit?  Is too hard bad, how about too easy?  Is there such a thing as a sweet spot for all of them?  No.  but we wish there was... Oh, and some people really like stats: https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1591774/statistics-2000-games-pandemic Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience.
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This week we talk about box inserts.  The good, the bad, and the worst.  Why should we all just throw them out?  Chris tries to answer that (except for one kind that he doesn't know the name of but really likes). Oh, and we announce that we'll be getting a new logo soon (updated artwork) as well as new giveaways for 2021. Go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/live to learn how to be part of our live audience.
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This week we look forward to 2021, and seem to be the only podcast that decided to put out an episode this week!  (ok, that's probably not true, but it feels like it's true)  In any case, we briefly sum up 2020 and then talk about all the cool things we hope for in 2021.  From kids to conventions, weddings to games, and a whole lot more. If you want to bring in the new year with the destruction of the Death Star, start your Disney plus version of Star Wars: A New Hope at 10:02 and 43 seconds New Year's Eve night.  (That'll make sense once you've listen to the start of the episode.)
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This week we look back at the Kickstarters we backed in 2020.  Or more accurately Kitty and Chris do and Fletcher tells us why he doesn't use Kickstarter.  We also start talking about some Christmas traditions and end with a debate on D&D alignments. If you want to bring in the new year with the destruction of the Death Star, start your Disney plus version of Star Wars: A New Hope at 10:02 and 43 seconds New Year's Eve night.  (That'll make sense once you've listen to the start of the episode.)
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This week, inspired by The Queens Gambit (on Netflix) we talk about Chess.  Everything you ever wanted to know, except maybe chess rankings, we just forgot to talk about those.  But everything else, we talk about.  It's crazy entertaining to learn about Chess... no really! And we also announce who won our gift card giveaway! You can see all the pictures here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t5ysdeCr9rLXZxjRqxPdd_nh7ANRCyt2neNZ...
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The first rule about 2020 is that you shall not talk about 2020... or at least that's what it seems.  Monday night Kitty's audio recorder corrupted her audio (and Chris didn't have a backup recording) so we had to re-record on Tuesday night.  Tuesday night Fletcher's audio was all static for the first 20 minutes (but this time Chris learned from Monday and had a backup recording, but it's not as good as the primary recording).  So Fletcher is going to sound a bit distance after the intro and until about 20 minutes in.
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(Audio Note: Fletcher's audio is bad in his intro, but only the intro - we promise it sounds find later on.) This week we talk about how games end and what we like or dislike about those endings.  What is your favorite way for a game to end?  Have you given it any thought?  After this episode you will... On Dec 14th (all entries must be in by the 13th) we'll be drawing a name to win a $250 gift card.  You can get entries in the following ways: Patrons automatically get entries equal to the $ level they pledge at.
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This week we try and talk about gaming over the holidays with the pandemic in mind.  And we do that, a bit, but we also have a few tangents here and there.  We may have scheduled a D&D session (Chris isn't sure).  We play a bit of heads up.  And at the every end we give you homework.  But doing that homework gets you entered into our holiday giveaway! On Dec 14th (all entries must be in by the 13th) we'll be drawing a name to win a $250 gift card.  You can get entries in the following ways: Patrons automatically get entries equal to the $ level they pledge at.
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This week we're a day late, but maybe not really since this will still be Tuesday (in the US) when it finally goes out... but late Tuesday.  Anyway...this week we talk about games that have inspired us to do things outside of the game.  And we talk about litter boxes.  And D&D.  And there's a surprise give-a-way too. The link all about the book House of Leaves: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Leaves  

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