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Episode 157: Civilization A New Dawn, Onward to Venus, Anachrony and Immersion in Board Games

In today's episode we talk about our Fireball Island Party at Beer Mongers and Steve's Film Debut. Then the gang takes a look at Civilization A New Dawn and look back at both Onward to Venus and Anachrony. Then after Tony T provides a deep look at all of the most important tabletop gaming headlines while the rest of the gang cracks wise, the founders talk about immersion on board gaming.

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Episode 156: The Pursuit of Happiness and a Short Topic Extravaganza

It's the big day! The 2018 kickstarter has launched! Also, Bender and Jamie just got back from RobbCon with Blue Peg Pink Peg and Chris has an epic tale of why he didn't make it this year. Then Chris and Jamie take a look at The Pursuit of Happiness from Stronghold Games. Tony T goes ape giving you the worlds best gaming news awhile the rest of us quack in the background. Then finally we round out the show with a Short Topic Extravaganza in which we talk about Fireball Island fervor, board game expansions, and why Chris has an intellectual properties board game phobia.

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Express 36: Movies and Board Games with Similar Themes

Today Chris and Jamie talk about movies and TV shows that have similar themes to certain board games. If you like this movie, this board game might be right up your allow and vice versa. Then they discuss some movies they'd like to see turned into board games and board games they'd like to see movies or TV shows based on.

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Episode 155: Rising Sun, Assault of the Giants and The Founders Feud 3: The Grudge Match

Hey Now Cabalists! Today is the big day! The day in which The Overdeer Family (Steve and Tony) take on the Limb Family (Chris and Brian) to see how is the greatest Founder duo in history in The Founders Feud 3: The Grudge Match! But first, Chris gives us another Gaming Movie Review, this time he takes a look at Zero Charisma. Then Tony, Steve and Jamie give you a feature review of Rising Sun followed by a look back at Assault of the Giants, the Dungeons and Dragons board game based on the Storm King's Thunder campaign. As always Tony T gives us the best damned gaming news rundown in the history of gaming news rundowns. And then, the royal rumble... It's time for The Founders Feud!

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Lords of the Dungeon 13: Bender's End of the World Game, Repairing a Fractured RPG Group and Dark Earth 1899 Update

Today the Lords talk about Bender's first attempt with the End of the World role playing game and digress into all sorts of nonsense. Then they announce the winner of the Dungeons and Dragons starter kit contest. They the gang talks about how they're fixing a couple of issues with their game group. Finally they give you an update on their Dark Earth 1899 campaign.

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Episode 154: Empires of the Void II, Colosseum and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Alrighty Cabalists! In today's episode we announce a bunch of the Kickstarter rewards coming up in next month's campaign. Then we give a feature review of Empires of hte Void II and a look back of Colosseum. Then Tony T goes bananas giving us a rundown of all the awesome news from around the board gaming world plus some cool looking new things announced at the New York Toy Fair. Then finally we host another short topic extravaganzain in which we discuss thinking about games when you're not playing games and can a game be overproduced?

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Lords of the Dungeon 12: Using Combat Descriptions and Planned Character Evolution

The gang's got Dungeons and Dragons fever again! We're still sticking with our Dark Earth 1899 campaign, but Dungeons and Dragons always keep creeping back into their minds. After they get that out of their systems the Lords talk about using combat descriptions and how it enhances the experience for the group. They announce a new contest in which you could with a Dungeons and Dragons starter kit. And finally they talk about planned character evolution.

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Episode 152: Merlin, City of Iron, DOOM and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Wow, it's been three weeks since our last full episode and we're making up for it by giving you an oversized, mega jammed packed show! First off Chris gives you another gaming movie review, we announce a new contest and run down all the games we've been playing. Then we do a deep dive discussion of Merlin by Stefan Feld. Since we were dumb and missed the look  back last time, we're giving you a Look Back doubleheader, City of Iron Second Edition and DOOM! Then after Tony T goes bananas hooking you up with all the news of the past three weeks, we do another sport topic extravaganza including why we pick the Kickstarters we do, how many add-ons are too many add-ons, what are our gamer pet peeves and what party games we like to break out with our adult friends.

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Episode 151: The Expanse and Randomness in Gaming

Hey now eveyrone and welcome to episode 151 of The Secret Cabal! Today we talk about fullfilling all our Kickstarter Goodies, Chris reviews a movie about a game that makes people insane murders, we discuss out big Beer Mongers New Years game day and all the games we've been playing. Then we review The Expanse from Wizkids. After Tony gives you the skinny on all the important gaming news, we discuss randomness in gaming!

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Episode 150: Defenders of the Realm, Great Western Trail and a Short Topic Extravaganza

It's the first episode of the year and it's a milestone episode at 150 and we're doing the same old stuff again! Today we actually go back in time and look at a game from 8 years ago, Defenders of the Realm. Then we look back at Great Western Trail one year later. After Tony T gives you the news for the past couple weeks we hook you up with another Short Topic Extravaganza!

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Episode 149: Aristeia, Inis, 2017 Year in Review and our Favorite Games of 2017

Merry Christmas, Cabalist! Today in the annual Christmas extravaganza the gang takes a look at Aristeia from Corvus Belli and looks back at Inis one year later. Then Tony T runs down the most important news items from the past 2 week while the rest of us chirp in the background. The founders then talk about 2017 and all the fun events and productions they've done and round out the year in review with their favorite games released this year. Oh yeah, and you'll also get our famous Christmas carols throughout the episode as well!

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Lords of the Dungeon 10: Xanathar's Guide to Everything, Fate Core's Fate and Making Combat Fun For Everyone

The gang comes together for another discussion about role playing games! In today's episode Jess has got ants in her pants about Xanathar's Guide to Everything. Then the Lords talk about Fate Core and if they think it's really going to cut the mustard for their Dark Earth 1899 campaign - it's got one more chance. Then they close out with a discussion topic about combat in games and making it fun for everyone and as usual, everything gets derailed!

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Episode 148: Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Defenders of the Last Stand and A Short Topic Extravaganza

We're closing in on the end of the year and in this episode the gang reveals their gigantic Christmas Contest! Then Steve and Jamie take a look at Betrayal at Baldur's Gate and look back at Defenders of the Last Stand. Then Tony T blasts our the best news segment in the history of board game news segments. Finally the guys take topics from the listeners including Loot Boxes and gambling, talking out your turn while playing and people who like to disparage games by saying they aren't a game.

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Episode 147: The Thing Infection at Outpost 31, Conan and Second Chance Board Games

The Founders are back for some tabletop gaming goodness! First we give an overview and review to The Thing Infection at Outpost 31! Then we look back at Conan one year later. Tony T gives you the best tabletop gaming news coverage in the entire universe and the rest of the gang causes trouble in the background. Then finally the guys talk about games that they think deserve a second chance.

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Lords of the Dungeon 9: Super Villain Campaigns and Getting Players Invested

In episode 9 the Lords talk about Dungeons and Dragons Beyond and it's new subscription and marketplace pay model, is it worth the investment? Then they take a question from the listeners about how to run a super villains campaign. Finally the gang discusses techniques for getting your players invested in both their characters and the campaign you're running. 

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Episode 146: Folklore The Affliction, Mythos Tales and A Spooky Short Topic Extravaganza

It's Halloween so the Founders are fired up to talk about spooky, creepy and horrific stuff. Today the gang takes a look at Folklore: The Affliction and looks back at Mythos Takes one year later. Then after Tony T hooks you up with all the important news from about the board game industry the guys give you a Halloween themed Short Topic Extravaganza!

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