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Episode 116: Scythe, Arcadia Quest and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Oooooh Yeeeeeah! We're on the way to Gen Con and we're jumping out of our pants and at full froth! But there's still a show to do so in episode 116 the founders give a full review of Scythe from Stonemaier Games. Then they take a look back at Arcadia Quest one year late. Tony T hooks us all up with the best gaming news in the business. And finally, the founder throw some short topics at you including replaying games, our favorite sci-fi and more.

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Express 16: 2016 Gen Con Preview Special Part 1 and 2 featuring Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

We're in the middle of convention season and in only a week we're off to the granddaddy of all gaming conventions, Gen Con! Gen Con is a gigantic spectacular of board games, card games, role playing games and lots and lots of food and beer. And our yearly tradition is to team up with the Dice Tower podcast to give you the Gen Con Preview special. In part 1 we take questions from the listeners about Gen Con and we run down a list of all the great game releasing this year. Then don't forget to check out Part 2 where Tony and I visit Tom and Eric in their studio to talk non-gaming events and the top 10 games we're excited about! For Part 2, Subscribe to our feed or checkout DiceTower.com.

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Episode 115: Mare Nostrum Empires, Kan Ban Automotive Revolution and The Secret Cabal Playlist

Hey Now Cabalists, It's time for another episode of gaming nonsense! Today we take a look at Mare Nostrum Empires from Academy Games and Look Back at Kan Ban Automotive Revolution. Then Tony T runs down the news from the past two weeks in the gaming industry while we chatter in the background. Then finally we bring back the Secret Cabal Playlist where we talk about all the games that are on our minds right now.

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Express 15: Overwatch featuring Rodney Smith, Marty Connell and Matt Evans

Today Jamie is joined by Rodney Smith from Watch It Played, Marty Connell from Rolling Dice and Taking Names and the newly bestowed Honorary Founder, Matt Evans from Board Game Replay to discuss something very different, a video game! And that video game is the extremely popular Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment. Today's episode also includes special appearances by Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Reviews and Steve.

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Episode 114: Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Alchemists, Origins 2016 Recap and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Another Origins in the history books and a bunch of stories of nonsense to tell! Columbus Ohio and Origins Game fair is the Founder's home away from home and they cant wait to recap all the hijinks that ensued. After we throw a giant banter segment at you, we review the new game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. Then the guys look back at Alchemists one year later. Tony T goes bananas with his news roundup. Then because Jamie was lazy and taking a vacation from podcast work, they provide another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 113: My Village, Specter Ops and a Short Topic Extravaganza

HEY NOW! We're off to Origins and we can hardly contain our excitment but we still have a show to do so here it is! Today we take a look at and review My Village from Stronghold Games. Then we look back at a favorite of our group, Specter Ops. Tony T runs down all the news from around the gaming world wild the gang comments. Then finally we host yet another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 112: Moongha Invaders, The Ancient World and The Joy of Combat and War

In episode 112 the gang celebrates war, combat and aggression in gaming. First we do a full walkthrough and review of Martin Wallace's game Moongha Invaders (which is all about destroying the earth with giant monsters) and then they take a look back at The Ancient World (which is about raising armies to destroy giant titans terrorizing the world). Tony T does his best job representing war and aggression by delivering the news in a combative way. Then finally we discuss what we love about combat and war in gaming.

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Episode 111: Railways of the World, Mythotopia and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Chris and Jamie are back from their trip to Atlanta, Georgia for the Cool Mini or Not Expo and they have some great games to report on. Then the founders take a look at an old favorite from their collection, Railways of the World and look back at a second Martin Wallace game Mythotopia. Tony T relays all the important news updates from around the gaming community with the professionalism you've come to expect. And finally the gang hosts another short topic extravaganza discussing RPG balance, our genie wishes, why publishers aren't more open about their in-production games and more.

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Episode 110: Star Wars Rebellion, Deus and Tony T's Guide to Pool Construction

One of the most anticipated games in years is finally here and we're finally giving it the full review treatment, Star Wars Rebellion. Then the gang takes a look back at Deus one year after their initial review. Then the last half of the show is all Tony T starting with his news roundup while the peanut gallery comments then he teaches the cabalists about pool construction with a heavy focus on collectible card games and deck building.

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Express 12: The 6 Gamer Motivations Profile

It's express time again and today Tony and Jamie sit down behind the mics to discuss Quantic Foundry's "Gamer Motivation Profile". Although it's geared towards video games we figure out a way to relate it to tabletop gaming and what motivates us to game the way we game. Take the Gamer Motivation Profile test here.

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Episode 109: A Game of Thrones and Short Topic Extravaganza

In celebration of the new season of A Game of Thrones, we have decided to finally review A Game of Thrones: The Board Game!. Then we take a look back at a war of a different kind, this time World War II with Heroes of Normandie. Then Tony T hooks you up with the best in gaming news. And Finally the gang gives you another series of questions submitted by the listeners in our Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 108: Mombasa, Concordia and Euros, Ameritrash and Modern Hybrid Board Games

Euros! Euros! Euros! Today the Founders can't get enough of their euros! The gang first reviews the Alexander Pfister game, Mombasa. Then they look back at Mac Gerdts' Concordia one year later. After Tony goes bananas with a mega sized, GAMA Trade Show fueled news segment, the Founders discuss the classic definitions of both classic euro games, Amertrash games and the Modern Hybrid Board game - are the terms relevant in today's gaming scene? You'll find out the definitive answer in episode 108!

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Episode 107: Nippon, XCOM and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Hey Now, Cabalists! In today's episode we review a game about industrial conglomerates at the end of feudal Japan, Nippon! Then we look back at XCOM The Board Game one year later. Tony T goes bananas with the best gaming news in podcasting while the peanut gallery throws in their two bits. Finally we present a short topic extravaganza including skirmish miniatures games, games with matching themes, and making the first few levels of your RPG campaign fun.

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Episode 104: Star Wars Imperial Assault, Xia Legends of a Drift System and Science Fiction in Gaming

The founders have science fiction fever so they're dedicating an entire episode to it! Today we review the Fantasy Flight Games release, Star Wars Imperial Assault. Then we look back at Xia Legends of a Drift System one year later. Tony T gives you some news with only a little bit of science fiction included. The gang finishs off the sci-fi celebration with a discussion about science fiction in gaming.

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Episode 103: Porta Nigra, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Emergent Gameplay and Balancing Roleplay and Mechanics in RPGs

The founders are fired up and ready to talk gaming in episode 2013! Today we take a look at Porta Nigra from Stronghold games and look back at The Castles of Mad Kind Ludwig. Then they followup a forum post with a discussion on Emergent Gameplay. And finally with they present part 4 of the Character Creation series, Balancing Roleplay and Mechanics.

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Episode 101: Blood Rage, The 12 days of Christmas, Legendary Encounters Alien, Gaming Highlights from 2015

It's Christmas time again! Today the Founders celebrate the holidays with our rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas. Then we review the Cool Mini or Not release Blood Rage and look back at Legenday Encounters Alien. Tony T gives you the best in gaming news while the peanut gallery chimes in. Finally, the gang discuss 2015 and their favorite games of the year.

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Episode 100: Above and Below, Imperial Settlers, Episode 100 Celebration, Short Topic Extravaganza and Our Christmas Wishlists edit

After 4 years and over 320 hours of insubordinate nonsense, the Founders celebrate their 100th episode with clips from the past, special guests Stephen Buonocore and Rodney Smith, and some reminiscing about their favorite things about the show. Then the gang reviews Ryan Laukat's newest game, Above and Below and looks back at Imperial Settlers. As always, Tony T goes delivers the news in the most professional manner possible.The guys then host yet another Short Topic Extravaganza and wrap up the show with giving their 2015 Christmas Wishlists.

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Episode 99: Rum & Bones, Abyss, What Do You Do When...? and Writing Character Backgrounds

Hey Now Cabalists! It's time for another action packed episode of your favorite podcast! Today the gang reviews the Cool Mini or Not release, Rum & Bones. Then they look back at Abyss one year later. Tony Topper pins the wild meter into the red with the best gaming new segment in the long history of gaming news segments. The the Founders expound upon a series of questions starting with the words "What do you do when...". Finally the guys take you into part 3 of their character creation series, this time focusing on writing character backgrounds.

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