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 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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This week we talk about the differences in Campaign and Legacy games, both as they relate to each other and as they relate to other games. Off Topic First we start off with announcements as always (Josh is back too).  This is the last week of our current giveaway - so listen and enter! Chris is back to Kickstarting things again and we get challenged on whether you can get away with coming out as a spy in resistance.  Finally Chris finds a way to sneak in some talk of Too Many Bones. On Topic
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In this episode we're talking the new vs. the old, games that is.  What drives us to wanting to play new games instead of the older ones we already know how to play... Off Topic Thanks to Sam we have a series of questions to answer in our off topic segment.  And don't forget about our current giveaway, Santorini!  Visit us at http://tabletopgametalk.com/register to enter. On Topic
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This week we take a closer look at board games vs. video games.  What draws us to each and why might we play one over the other. Off Topic In our off topic segment we get some feedback from our last episode on board game geek.  We learn a few extra tricks and maybe even how a trade works. We then answer a quick question about the cost of board games. On Topic We drill into the differences between board games and video games.  There were a number of times we may have looked like we were preferring one over the other, but in the end, we like them both.
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We finished it!  It took us 19 games and 6 real months, but we did it.  And we had a great time.  This episode we talk all about it.  And we spoil everything!  Don’t listen if you don’t want to have it spoiled.  But if you want to hear how things went for us, this … Continue reading SC 007 A Game In Depth: Pandemic Legacy

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