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Episode 30: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, No Game Left Behind and RPG Encounter Design

In episode 30, we're happy to announce that we're now sponsored by Myriad Games and Game Salute! Jamie breaks Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery out of the library for a walk-through and review. Tony digs up the juiciest gaming news for us to drool over. Jamie hosts a discussion called No Game Left Behind where the founders discuss ways to revitalize older games. To wrap things up Brian hosts the bi-weekly tabletop discussion on encounter design.

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In episode 30, we're happy to announce that we're now sponsored by Myriad Games and Game Salute! Jamie breaks Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery out of the library for a walk-through and review. Tony digs up the juiciest gaming news for us to drool over. Jamie hosts a discussion called No Game Left Behind where the founders discuss ways to revitalize older games. To wrap things up Brian hosts the bi-weekly tabletop discussion on encounter design.

Episode Timeline

  • Spartacus Walkthrough: 00:39
  • Spartacus Review: 00:54
  • Look Back at Pandemic and Forbidden Island: 01:18
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:25
  • No Game Left Behind: 01:53
  • Encounter Design: 02:32

Opening Banter Topics:

  • The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is now officially sponsored by Myriad Games and Game Salute!
  • We had a few questions on the Game Share and MVP programs mentioned in E29, Chris and Brian take some time sharing their experiences with it.
  • The DnDeeples came out for play for both Brian and Chris, excellent product that dramatically enhances the play of Lords of Waterdeep!
  • Jamie raves about Mice and Mystics and his other Kickstarter projects that are flowing in.
  • Brian is settling in in Florida, he got a chance to break out Lords of Waterdeep and Thunderstone Advance.
  • Jamie shares his experience with Shadow Rift, a co-op game vaguely similar to Thunderstone.
  • Jamie received his Kickstarter Garden Dice and he's very happy with the end result!

Game Walkthrough And Review

In Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, an exciting game of twisted schemes and bloody combats inspired by the hit STARZ Original series, each player takes on the role of Dominus, head of a rising house in the ancient Roman city of Capua. Each house is competing for Influence to gain the favor of Rome. Through a combination of political schemes and glorious battles on the arena sands your house will rise in fame and stature. As Dominus, you have a variety of resources at your disposal. Guards protect you from schemes launched by rivals. Slaves run your household and earn gold. Gladiators compete to bring glory to themselves and influence to their Dominus.
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