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Lords of the Dungeon 8: Selecting an Appropriate RPG System and The Fate Core System

Today Bender and Jess talk about their Ravenloft Masque of the Red Death Pirate Campaign and their upcoming Song of Ice and Fire campaign. We take a topic from the listeners regarding applying existing intellectual properties to RPG game systems. And finally talk about their upcoming Dark Earth 1899 campaign and discuss their initial thoughts and experiences with Fate Core System.

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Express 31: The Joy of Warhammer 40,000

Jamie is joined by Bender from Lords of the Dungeon to discuss Games Workshop's 8th edition of Warhammer 40,000 miniatures game. The battle brothers discuss a little about the history, the warring factions and how to get started in the hobby from two guys getting into it themselves.

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Lords of the Dungeon 6: Overcoming GM Anxiety

Today the Lords start off by talking a little bit about their experiences at Gen Con 2017 then discuss overcoming the anxiety that can come along with running a role playing game for your friends. Then Bender recounts the finale of the Star Wars Dark Times campaign and we tease our upcoming campaign and the characters we'll be playing.

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Episode 142: Fate of the Elder Gods, Cry Havoc, Gen Con 2017 Post-Show and a Short Topic Extravaganza

The gang is back from Gen Con and has a ton of stories for you from Indy! The Founders welcome Jess and Bender from Lords of the Dungeon to talk all the nonsense they got into at Gen Con. Then Steve and Jamie review Fate of the Elder Gods and the gang looks back at Cry Havoc. After Tony T runs down the news for the week, the guys give you another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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The Gen Con 2017 Pre-Show Spectacular

Today the Founders welcome a slew of great board game media creators to discuss Gen Con 2017! First Tony, Jamie and Chris warm up the audience with discussion about the big Gen Con meetup happening at The Tow Yard on Saturday August 19th at 8pm. Then Jamie and Chris welcome the Blue Peg Pink Peg cast to discuss food and drink in Indianapolis - and it devolves into nonsense. Then The Lords of the Dungeon crew talk about first time attendees and planning events. Tony T presents a special edition of his news segment talking about a selection of great games releasing at the convention this year. Then Jamie is joined by Tom and Eric of The Dice Tower to discuss exhibiting, the Dice Tower live show and Family at Gen Con. And finally, Rodney Smith of Watch It Played, Marty Connell of Rolling Dice and Taking Names, Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise, Matt Evans of Board Game Replay and Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Review join Jamie to talk about Fantasy Flight Games predictions, Marty's Gen Con meetup, and more.

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Episode 140: The Godfather Corleone's Empire, Mare Nostrum Empires and The Secret Cabal Playlists

This week the founders crack out the new Eric Lang game from CMON, THe Godfather: Coreleone's Empire for the feature overview and review. Then we take a look back at Mare Nostrum Empires one year later. And of course, after Tony T pins the wild meter in the red with his award winning news segment, the Founders give their go back to an old segment that we havent dont in awhile, The Secret Cabal Playlists in which we talk about games that are currently on our minds for whatever reason.

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Episode 139: Nemo's War, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Gen Con is right around the corner which means our meetup is also right around the corner and today the Founders are joined by Honorary Founder Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games to name their beer! Then the gang reviews their first solo game, Nemo's War and look back at Warhammer Quest Silver Tower one year later. And after Tony T goes bananas with a news roundup the guys host another Short Topic Extravaganza including teaching board game rules, how important is replayability and more.

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Episode 136: Railroad Revolution, Railways of the World and a Short Topic Extravaganza

What better way to kick off summer than with another episode of The Secret Cabal? I cant think of a single way. Today we have a railroad double headers as we review Railroad Revolution from What's Your Game and then look back at one of our favorite games, Railways of the World. Then after Tony regales us with this amazing newscast, we host yet another short topic extravaganza!

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Lords of the Dungeon 4: Uncomfortable Situations

Today Bender and Jess talk about their Masque of the Red Death Pirate campaign and Jamie continues to lament how jealous he is. Then the gang takes a question from a listener regarding homebrew vs established campaign settings. After we check back in on the Dark Times Star War campign, we dive into a heavy discussion about dealing with uncomfortable situations in your games. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Episode 135: Watson & Holmes, Star Wars Rebellion and Playing to Your Potential

This week the gang gives you a deep dive review of the mystery deduction game Watson & Holmes and a look back at Star Wars Rebellion one year later. We give you a little update on whats going on around the Secret Cabal studios post Kickstarter. Tony T goes through all the big news from around the gaming industry. Then finally, we discuss playing games to your potential.

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Lords of the Dungeon 3: On Rails vs Sandbox Campaigns

Today the gang has an update on Wizards of the Coast's new digital toolset, DnD Beyond and takes a question from our forum; What is a great system to start getting into RPGs (and some that arent so great). Then we present a new segment called, AC's 1 of the Week. Finally we discuss On Rails versus Sandbox adventures and campaigns. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Episode 134: Clank, A Game of Thrones and a Short Topic Extravaganza Founders Edition

Its the last week for the Kickstarter so get out there and check it out if you havent already! But today the gang reviews the Mensa Select winning deck building board game, Clank! And then we take a look back at A Game of Thrones one year later. Then after Tony T gives us fantastic news round-up we present another Short Topic Extravaganz abut this time it is the Founder's Edition in which we pick topics that have been on our minds.

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Episode 133: 51st State, Mombasa and So Many Favorites

We're in the mood for celebration! Our Kickstarter is a resounding success and the founders are going bananas! Today we take a look at the new edition of 51st State the Master Set and give it a in depth review. Then we take a look back at Mombasa one year later. Tony T hooks us up with all the important gaming news while the rest of the gang heckles him. Then finally the founders discuss their favorite things within a series of categories.

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