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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Our first live show!  Origins 2017.   We go on topic in record time and talk about a ton of games we played, including... Century: Spice Road Barenpark Werewords Ren Fair Pengoloo Shahrazad The Lost Expedition Masters of Orion Wichhunt and more...    
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This week we talk about bringing gaming ideas into our normal lives, and just a bit of educational games as well. Off Topic Come watch us live at Origins this week.  Friday June 16th, at 6:00pm in Room A215. Some Kickstarters to check out: Lords of Hellas https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/lords-of-hellas
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Today I talk with Suzanne and Stephanie about Roll20CON happening June 24-25, 2017. Roll20.net is one of the leading online role-playing platforms and Roll20CON is their annual (this is the 2nd annual to be precise) convention to raise money to combat cyber bulling via the Cybersmile charity.  Go to Roll20CON.net now to sign up to run … Continue reading SC 009: Roll20CON
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This is episode 42, but does not contain any answers to the universe.  What it does contain is talk about house rules and changing up your game to suit your play style. Off Topic We have an origins day and time!  Friday June 16th at 6:00pm in room A215.  We'll be recording our first ever live episode.  Join us if you're in Columbus (at Origins). On Topic We talk about Monopoly, more than we should, but it was fun none-the-less.  We then talk Gloomhaven, Too Many Bones, and Werewolf (among others) variant rules.
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This week we talk about bringing new people into the hobby.  From the types of games to use to the kinds of places to do it.  Josh wasn't able to be part of this show so we brought in Spencer and Sydnie to take his place.
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This week we look at the rules.  Well rulebooks anyway.  What we like, dislike, and the various ways different publishers/designers approach writing rulebooks. Off Topic This is week two of our Mechs vs. Minions giveaway! We're still working on finding out our Origins time, holding out hope that all works out.  GenCon is official and Friday Aug 18th at 6:00pm. Kickstarters! Take the Gold: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cardlords/take-the-gold?ref=user_menu
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This week we talk about traveling with games. Off Topic We announce a new giveaway: Mechs vs. Minions! Then we talk briefly about the Bang lawsuit, there's more about that here: http://www.strebecklaw.com/court-rules-favor-cloned-tabletop-game-no-pro... Next a big about Villages of Valeria vs. Lords of Waterdeep and then on to Kickstarters!
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In this episode I talk with JT, one of the founders of TheGameCrafter.com.  This site is even cooler than I thought and it keeps getting better. We briefly start with the history of the site but then jump right into all the options you have when designing games.  Laser cut custom shapes…I need not say … Continue reading SC 008 Interview: JT with The Game Crafter
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This week Spencer joins us (Josh is out of town) to talk about trick taking games. Off Topic First we get some feedback about past episodes including a comment about what "random" is in games that turns into an interesting debate.  We then get a quick question on game knock offs and how we feel about them. On Topic Spades, Hearts, Euchre, Moons, and Nyet!  All trick taking games.  We look at what makes them unique, fun or not fun (depending on your point of view) and what's different in the newer generation of trick taking games.
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This episode we talk upgrades, enhancements, storage and more.  We talk about tricking your games out.  And thanks to Christy we cover all kinds of options. Off Topic First we get some feedback and answer the question, what is our favorite game mechanic? On Topic Chris gets lazy and just uses all of Christy's work (because it was awesome) as the show outline.  You can check out all her research, and others, at http://TabletopGameTalk.com/bgg - just take a look a the Ep 37 thread.

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