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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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Episode 98: T.I.M.E. Stories, Caverna, Short Topic Extravaganza

We have a small cast of Founders today, but we still have lots to say! Today we take a look at one of the coolest games ever designed, TIME Stories! The we look back at Uwe Rosenberg's coolest designs, Caverna the Cave Farmers. Tony T makes sure you have all the facts in his news round up while Chris and Jamie make sure you have all the opinions. Finally with end the show with another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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The Secret Cabal's Tales from Beyond the Grave

In The Secret Cabal's Tales from Beyond the Grave the rotten, worm ridden corpse, The Secret Cabal Grave Digger hosts seven true tales of mind boggling horror from the podcasters you love to listen to. Jamie spins the yarn of "The Island of Terror". Marty Connell from Rolling Dice and Taking Names tells his tale of horror, "The Peering Effigy". Robb Rouse from Blue Peg Pink Peg recalls his night of fright in "Tweet Tweet Tweet". Steve regales you with this experience with a spook in "Lunchtime Poltergeist". Patrick haunts your dreams with his story, "Let Me In!". Jamie remembers his night as a ghostbusters in the story "The Cold Room". And to wrap up the show, Tony T retells his shocking experience in a haunted graveyard in "Bonavier"

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Episode 97: Transylvania Curses and Traitors, Lords of Xidit and Let's Build a Haunting

It's Halloween time again and the ghosts and goblins are out and looking for trouble. Today the gang takes ghoulish pleasure in reviewing Transylvania Curses and Traitors. Then the Founders look back a Lords of Xidit and give their thoughts a year later. Tony Topper gives you a terrifying look at all the news and updates from the gaming world in his news segment. Then the guys resurrect an old discussion topic in which they free form create stories in Tony's Topper's Let's Build a Haunting.

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Episode 96: Far Space Foundry, Cyclades, Short Topic Extravaganza and Creating a Cohesive Party in RPGs

Tony's back from Hawaii, Steve is back from Bermuda and ready to talk board gaming! In today's episode the gang reviews Far Space Foundry and looks back at Cyclades. Then Tony T goes bananas giving you the best gaming news you'll find. The guys then host yet another Short Topic Extravaganza and round out the show with part 2 of their character creation series, creating a cohesive party in RPGs.

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Episode 95: La Granja, A Study in Emerald and Creating Engaging Characters in RPGs

Scheduling issues be damned! WE’RE BACK IN BUSINESS, BABY! Today we take a look at a fantastic farming euro, La Granja and look back at Martin Wallace’s masterpiece, A Study in Emerald. Then Tony T does his typical bang-up job giving the the best in gaming news while we interrupt the whole time. Finally we reboot the RPG discussion segment with our Character Creation Series #1: Creating an Engaging Character.

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Episode 94: Warband: Against the Darkness, The Founders Feud, Scoring Methods

Things are getting back to normal for the founders after convention season and we're back to playing games like crazy. Today we review a newly released euro game called Warband: Against the Darkness. Then we look back at Chaos in the Old World one year later. Tony T gives you the best gaming news in the business while the rest of the gang chatters in the background. The guys then get into one of our favorite segments of all time, The Founders Feud! Finally the gang discusses scoring methods in gaming.

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Episode 93: Magic the Gathering: Arena of the Planeswalkers, GenCon 2015 and a Short Topic Extravaganza!

We are totally exhausted from all the wild revelry we got into at GenCon 2015 but the show must go on! Today the Founders spin the yarns of the aforementioned trip to GenCon. Then they review the new game from Wizards of the Coast, Magic the Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers. Then the gang looks back at Blood Bowl Team Manager. Tony T runs down all the news in the manner you've come to expect while we complain and poke fun. Finally the show is capped off with a Short Topic Extravaganza!

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Express 06: 2015 GenCon Preview Special Part 1 with Honorary Founders Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

GenCon is finally upon us and it's time to get all fired up for all the nonsense we're going to get into in Indianapolis this year. Tony, Jamie, Tom and Eric talk about the crowds, the exhibition hall, the artwork and everything else that goes along with a trip the GenCon. Then Tom runs down an exhaustive list of games releasing at GenCon this year.

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Episode 92: Forbidden Stars, Yedo, Warhammer Age of Sigmar and A Short Topic Extravaganza

GenCon is right around the corner and we're excited to get there, but the show must go on! Today the founders review Forbidden Stars from Fantasy Flight Games and Look Back at Yedo. Then Tony T gives you the longest new segment in the history of the Secret Cabal and we wrap it up by discussing Warhammer Age of Sigmar. Then the gang finished off the show with a short topic extravaganza.

 

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Episode 91: Arcadia Quest, Zombicide, Depth vs Complexity and Storytelling in Roleplaying Games

It's time for another episode of the Secret Cabal! Today the gang reviews Arcadia Quest and looks back at Zombicide one year later. The Tony T goes bananas give you the best board game news segment in the podcast business. The founders discuss depths versus complexity and have no expectations of coming to a conclusion. Finally the discuss story telling in roleplaying games.

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Episode 90: KanBan Automotive Revolution, Lewis and Clark, Origins 2015 Recap and a Short Topic Extravaganza.

WOW! Get ready for a long one this time cabalists, this episode is clocking in at over 4 hours! We needed the time to properly spin the yarns of our adventures at Origins 2015. There were some ups and downs, trials and tribulations and it was a complete blast the entire time. After you hear about our trip to Columbus we review KanBan Automotive Revolution and look back at Lewis and Clark. Tony T rattles of the best gaming news in the biz and finally we host a mega-sized short topic extravaganza.

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Episode 89: Alchemists, What's He Building in There and 4X and Civilization Board Games

The gang is on the road to Origins Game Fair as this episode releases but you can’t stop the signal! In episode 89 the Founders review the worker placement euro with app integration, Alchemists. Then the guys look back at their review of What’s He Building in There one year later. Tony T reads the news like the professional news man he is while the rest interrupt with nonsense. Finally the Founders discuss theme, mechanics and complexity in 4X and Civilization board game.

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Express 04: Origins Game Fair 2015!

I gotta be honest with you Cabalists, this episode is purely a selfish recording session. Rodney, Chris and I just wanted to sit down and completely geek out about the awesome time we're going to have at the upcoming Origins Game Fair. It's the founder's 9th time in attendance in 10 years and Rodney's first time joining us. We talk about the food, the beer, the events and all the debauchery that we plan to get into at Origins...

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Episode 87: The Ancient World, Euphoria, Board Game Hooks and Making The First RPG Session Great

In episode 87 the gang gets down and dirty with a great worker placement game called The Ancient World! Then they take a look back at Euphoria one year later. Tony I gives his gaming news roundup while the rabble gives their two cents. We talk about board game hooks, innovation and gimmicks. The show ends off with a discussion about an age old problem that always plagues RPGers, how to make your first session great for the players.

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Express 03: Assassinorum Execution Force, Chris' Secret Cabal Playlist and 3D Printing

In Express 03 the founders and their good friend Rodney Smith from Watch It Played speculate about the new Games Workshop board game Assassinorum Execution Force coming soon. Then Chris gives his top five favorite games that he's excited about right now and Tony then chomps at the bits for 3D printing and we talk about it's impact on the future of gaming

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Episode 86: Mythotopia, Russian Railroads Lookback and a Short Topic Extravaganza!

Episode 86 the gang decides to review a game that is flying under the radar and should, Mythotopia by Martin Wallace! Then they take a look back at Russian Railroads one year later. Tony T goes wild with the gaming industry news as always. Then the founders finish off the show talking about how they're enjoyment of games changed after becoming reviewers, games that regularly hit the table, organizing public gaming and getting started in CCGs and...

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Episode 85: Deus, Nations Lookback, Video Games that should be Board Games and The Founders Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Episode 85 is chocked full of awesome! Today the founders review the civ building euro game, Deus! Then they take a look back at Nations one year later. Tony T pins the wild meter at 11 giving you the best gaming new roundup in the business. The gang lists their picks for video game to board game ports and finally they present The Founders Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.

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