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Episode 35: Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game and Secret Cabal Spotlight: Uwe Rosenberg

In episode 35, the gang cracks out the new hotness, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game for an overview and review.  Tony T is back from the flu to give you all the hot news from the gaming world. Then we round out the episode with their very first Secret Cabal Spotlight on board game designer, Uwe Rosenberg

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In episode 35, the gang cracks out the new hotness, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game for an overview and review.  Tony T is back from the flu to give you all the hot news from the gaming world. Then we round out the episode with their very first Secret Cabal Spotlight on board game designer, Uwe Rosenberg

Episode Timeline

  • X-Wing Walkthrough: 00:43
  • X-Wing Review: 00:58
  • Look Back at Dungeon Lords: 01:26
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:31
  • Designer Spotlight: Uwe Rosenburg: 02:09

Opening Banter Topics:

  • Tony is over his flu! Chris is over his baby! All the founders are back!
  • We have our trips planned for both Origins and Gen Con! If you're going to be in attendance at either hit us up!
  • The party room at Gen Con will be The Secret Cabal and Watch It Played room!
  • A Blood Bowl Grudge Match has been scheduled. Jamie's dwarves versus Rodney Smith's vikings. Tony is the official bookietaking bets!
  • Jamie got his hands on Blood Bowl Team Manager. Tony says the name is lame, Jamie thinks the game is excellent.
  • Tony is now the official Name Comer-Upper for the Founders.
  • Malifaux Summary: Jamie's Sonia Creed versus Tony's Ramos, Tony looked to be on the path to victory and then at the very end Tony forgot to save an action to activate his Steamborg who was in melee with 3 of Jamie's models. This resulted in Jamie destroying it before it could attack. The game ended in a draw.
  • Jamie doesn't like Schemes. Tony wants to play with them.
  • Tony posted a picture of his painted Steamborg Executioner on CoolMiniOrNot. Check out his profile!
  • Jamie gives us his Sedition Wars painting update. Fantasy Flight has spoiled Jamie for board game components.
  • Jamie picked up Fantasy Flight's Horus Heresy and got a chance to break it out. Everyone's talking about how awesome it looked.
  • Brian has been playing Android: Netrunner via Skype with Roy and Chevy, two of our listeners, and he shares his experiences with various opponents.
  • The founders talk about why they haven't gotten into using OCTGN for Android: Netrunner.
  • Tony picked up Ascension for the iPad with expansions during the recent sale and he's likes it. Jamie picked up Flux, he's not certain what he's doing each turn.
  • Chris picked up Kingdom Builder and he also rails against the lack of an undo feature. The hard AI in Kingdom Builder is actually the mean AI.
  • Jamie picked up The Doctor Who card game designed by Martin Wallace and says it is awesome.
  • Chris destroyed Jamie's win streak with X-Wing, more to come in the review!

Game Walkthrough And Review

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!Whatever your chosen vessel, the rules of X-Wing facilitate fast and visceral gameplay that puts you in the middle of Star Wars fiercest firefights. Each ship type has its own unique piloting dial, which is used to secretly select a speed and maneuver each turn. After planning maneuvers, each ship's dial is revealed and executed (starting with the lowest skilled pilot). So whether you rush headlong toward your enemy showering his forward deflectors in laser fire, or dance away from him as you attempt to acquire a targeting lock, you'll be in total control throughout all the tense dogfighting action.

A Look Back at Dungeon Lords

We sat down to do this look back and we realized we haven't played it since we released the episode where we covered it. Chris liked the game he just hasn't gotten it to the table. Jamie explains that it's such a brain burn to re-learn the rules so he has avoided it. End result, while we all have good memories of playing the game and think it's a great game, none of us actually want to play it. Except Tony, but he wants someone to explain the rules to him.

Gaming News with Tony Topper

Product Announcements / Releases

Crowd-Funded Features

Upcoming Products

Designer Spotlight: Uwe Rosenburg

For the first Designer Spotlight done by the Founders we tackle a well liked designer by the group, Uwe Rosenburg. We discuss the various games he's developed, his particular style and things that stay constant throughout his games, and then talk about the evolution of his game design style over the years.

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