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 focus on BoardGameGeek.com .  But first... Off Topic We're into the last week of our Fields of Green contest.  To enter visit us at http://TabletopGameTalk.com/register.  The deadline is midnight (your local time) April 7th, 2017. We then announce some changes to your off topic section in order to make it shorter.  Followed by some feedback on past episodes. On Topic
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This week we look at gateway games.  What makes a game a gateway game and what are some of favorites. Off Topic First we talk about our Fields of Green giveaway.  If you haven't entered yet, you can go to http://TabletopGameTalk.com/register to do so. Chris talks about GaryCon and some of the cool people he met and hung out with there. We then get some feedback from Thom who gives us some of his favorite games, Shane on Kickstarter horror stories for designers, and Sam on our rebooking video of Fields of Green.
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This week I talk with Ash Maczko about his upcoming non-collectable card game Squarriors (http://squarriors.com).  This is based off the comic of the same name.  I’ve played the demo and I really enjoyed it.  The Kickstarter starts in a few days, so give this a listen and check out the Kickstarter.
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This week we talk about Kickstarter and the pros and cons if it in our industry.  But first... Off Topic News/Announcements: We start off talking a bit about our new giveaway for Fields of Green  (and second winner gets a Tabletop Game Talk t-shirt).  You can find some videos we did no Fields of Green on our YouTube channel. Feedback: We got some fun feedback on our drinking game episode. Maybe some of it was even constructive (we should drink more?). Quick Question: We answer a question from Thom about when it's ok to concede a game.
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In this Side Chat episode I talk with John Zinser, CEO of AEG games. We talk briefly about the origins of the company and then segue into the origins of the original Thunderstone.  Of course that leads us to Thunderstone Quest and how it is different from it’s predecessors.  We also talk a bit about … Continue reading SC 005 Interview: John Zinser of AEG about Thunderstone Quest
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This one is a bit silly as today we are talking drinking games, and "needed" to play a few before we started to record.  We'll be back to sobering topics next week when we talk about Kickstarter. Off Topic (runs long)
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Today I talk with Isaac Childres about Gloomhaven, the reprinting of Gloomhaven, and the Founders of Gloomhaven Kickstarter.  It’s a lot of Gloomhaven but we manage to sneak in a few questions from the listeners as well.
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This is the last week of our Gloomhaven giveaway. Off Topic We've met our Patreon goal of a giveaway each month!  We have an interview up, currently a web exclusive you can find at http://www.TabletopGameTalk.com/sc-ThunderstoneQuest Thank you to everyone that has become a Patron and for all the great iTunes reviews. We answer a few questions from the listeners and then go on to talk about our game of today Not Alone. Finally a couple new Kickstarters Chris is backing:
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Today Chris talks to Anton and Matt of Hyacinth Games.  We talk about their RPG and tabletop miniatures game Wreck-Age, a post-collapse world set in the not so distant future.  We talk game mechanics, the world, and about the upcoming Kickstarter that will add vehicle miniatures and combat to the game. You can find more … Continue reading SC 003 Interview: Wreck Age with Anton and Matt
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This week we talk about Playing to Win (vs. playing for fun, because you want to be part of the group, etc.) Off-Topic: We give the details of how to add an entry this week for our Gloomhaven giveaway.  Listen to find out how (it's near the beginning). We summarize the feedback we got from our Gloomhaven unboxing, thank you everyone that sent us your positive and constructive feedback!

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