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Episode 77: Panamax, Spyrium Lookback, Miniature Range Reviews

Hey now, cabalists! In this one the founders table the economic game of shipping goods through the Panama Canal, Panamax! They they take a look back at a game from Gen Con 2013, Spyrium. Tony T goes wild with the gaming industry news as usual. Then the gang has a lengthy review segment in which they discuss various miniature ranges including Warhammer Fantasy, Warhammer 40k, Malifaux, Warmachine and Hordes, Flames of War and Battletech.

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Episode 76: Legendary Encounters Alien, Essen 2014 What Excited Us Most, The Founders Guide to Haunted Houses

It’s Halloween! The Halloween special is our favorite episode of the year and this time we have a doozey for you. First we find out why we’ve lost contact with the Stronghold Games Space Station. Then we give a walkthrough and review of Legendary Encounters Alien. The founders go back in time to check out Nothing Personal and Merchant of Venus in our look back segment. Then the founders each pick one game that they’re excited about trying that was...

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Episode 75: Imperial Settlers, How We Value a Game, Off Topic: Movies and TV featuring Honorary Founder Stephen Buonocore

The day you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! You get to finally hear Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games on a podcast! Yeah… okay. But today the founders review Imperial Settlers! Then Tony gives you the rundown of all the coolest gaming related nonsense. Then the gang discusses how they value games. The show is then topped off with an off topic discussion about movies and television.

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Episode 74: Abyss, Manhattan Project Look Back, Short Topic Roundup II and Spotlight: The World of Darkness

In a world of fishmen, the Founders rule over the crabs and snails and bring you episode 74! Today the guys take you under the water with a review of Bruno Cathala’s new card game, Abyss. Then they take a look back at Manhattan Project one year later. Tony T never disappoints with his coverage of gaming news and the rest of the gang interrupts. And then, since they loved it so much, the founders host another Short Topic Roundup! Then they round out the show with a spotlight on the roleplaying game setting, The World of Darkness.

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Episode 73: Caverna, Agricola Look Back, Accommodating a Mixed Group and Determining the Weight of a Board Game

It’s the big seven-three and the founders pull out a game that everyone has been chomping at the bits to hear us talk about, Caverna The Cave Farmers. Then we look back at a very similar game, Agricola. Tony T goes wild giving you the best gaming news rundown on the internet. Then we get into two meaty discussion, the first we talk about accommodating a mixed group of players and we round off the episode trying to figure out how to determine the weight of a board game.

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Episode 72: Lords of Xidit, City of Horror Lookback and Gen Con 2014 Retrospective

It's the time you've all been waiting for, the Gen Con 2014 retrospective! In the banter we talk about a ton of new games we purchased and played. THen we review a brand new game released this year, Lords of Xidit. Tony talks about all the gaming news including the upcoming games we got a chance to demo at Gen Con. Then the founders talk about their experiences at the convention this year!

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Episode 71: Cyclades, Belfort Lookback and the Short Topic Roundup

GenCon is almost here but and we can't wait but we still have lots of gaming talk to do while we wait. Today the founders review the Martin Wallace game, A Study in Emerald. They the gang looks back at an old favorite, Battlestar Galactica. And then Tony T finally joins the cast and gives us the best in gaming news. The show is rounded off with a discussion about how the founders have evolved their gaming and how they would like to continue to change in the future and how they battle game master burnout in role playing games.

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Gen Con 2014 Preview Part 1 - featuring Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

In the GenCon 2014 the founders welcome Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer from the Dice Tower podcast to discuss the Dice Tower Network booth, the events of Gen Con, the exhibition hall, Tony's hatred of cosplay, a look back at Gen Con 2013 and the games released, our predictions for 2014 and a list of games releasing this year. For part 2, jump over to the Dice Tower Feed at DiceTower.com to check out part 2 where we field questions from the listeners and present the top ten games we're excited about at Gen Con 2014.

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Episode 70: A Study in Emerald, Battlestar Galatica, The Evolution of the Founders and Battling GM Burnout

GenCon is almost here but and we can't wait but we still have lots of gaming talk to do while we wait. Today the founders review the Martin Wallace game, A Study in Emerald. They the gang looks back at an old favorite, Battlestar Galactica. And then Tony T finally joins the cast and gives us the best in gaming news. The show is rounded off with a discussion about how the founders have evolved their gaming and how they would like to continue to change in the future and how they battle...

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Episode 69: Chaos in the Old World, Runewars, Dice Tower Convention and Fiddly Games

It's another Wednesday and that means it's time for the Founders to throw some gaming fun your way. Today the gang reviews Chaos in the Old World and looks back at Runewars. Brian just got back from the Dice Tower Convention and gives us a report. As always, Tony T gives you the best in gaming news while the rest of the founders take the trains off the tracks. The show is rounded out by a rousing discussion about the word Fiddly and how it's used (or misused) in the gaming...

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Episode 68: Origins Game Fair, Cool Mini or Not Expo, Blood Bowl Team Manager, Crowd Funding Board games with Honorary Founder, Rodney Smith

Hey now! The boys are back from Origins and are ready blab all the gory details of their trip! The gang is joined today by honorary Founder and personal friend, Rodney Smith of Watch It Played who tells his tales of CoolMiniOrNot Expo. The guys pull out an old favorite, Blood Bowl Team Manager to give you a review of this cult classic card game. Castles of Burgundy is the look back for this episode and the Founders give their thoughts one year later. Chris fills in for Tony in the...

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Episode 67: Yedo, Kemet Look Back, Cooperative Games and Problematic Behavior in RPGs

Today the founders pull Yedo off the shelf and give you a detailed review with many comparisons to Lords of Waterdeep. Then they take a look back at Kemet one year later. Tony Topper hooks you up with the best in gaming news while the rest give their opinions. The gang then takes a look at cooperative games and gives you their good and bad thoughts of the style. The show is rounded off with a discussion about problematic behavior in role playing games.

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Episode 66: Zombicide and The Toxic City Mall, Origins PreGame and Getting Into New RPGs

It's Origins time again and we're jumping out of our pants to get to the convention! But first the founders give you a walkthrough and review of Zombicide and Zombicide: Toxic City Mall. Then they look back at Village. Tony Topper runs down all the gaming industry news and the peanut gallery comments. Then it's back to the topic of Origins. The guys talk about Origins past and their plans for this year. Then Brian, Tony and Jamie talk about getting into a new RPG.

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Episode 65: Lewis and Clark, Random Forum Topics and The Impact of Artwork

Today the founders to back to the age of American exploration and give you a walkthrough and review of Lewis and Clark! Then the founders take a look back at Archipelago. Tony rounds up and presents the best of the gaming news from around the internet. Then the founders talk about some topics from our forums: What games do they own that no one will play, Is Magic the Gathering really a game? And which games in their collections have they played the most. Then the show is wrapped up...

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Episode 64: What's He Building In There and The Secret Cabal Playlists

The episode 64, the founders dig into the Kickstarter game pile and give you a walkthrough and review of a game about building a doomsday device, What's He Building In There. Then they take a look back at the year old review of Legends of Andor. Finally the gang discusses the games that they're most interested in playing right now in The Secret Cabal Playlists

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Episode 63: Amerigo, Games That Fired Other Games 2 and The Role of the Players in RPGs

It's time for another episode of the award winning gaming podcast, The Secret Cabal!  Today the guys review Stefan Feld's Amerigo and take a look back at C02.  Then Tony Topper gets behind the news desk and educates you on the ins and outs of the gaming world. Then the founders pull an old discussion out of the moth balls, Games that fired other games where they talk about games that have been retired because other games fulfill the same need. And the show is...

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Episode 62: Euphoria, Spotlight Cthulhu Mythos and Meet the GM: Jamie.

The gang is back in front of the mics and ready to give you a review of Euphoria: Build a Better Dystopia and to look back at Suburbia. Then Tony rounds up the hot news and lays it out there for you while the rest of the guys give their two cents. Then we take a look at a hot phenomenon known as The Cthulhu Mythos. The show ends with another round of Meet The GM, Jamie edition.

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Episode 61: Russian Railroads, Our Miniatures Games Factions and Immersion in RPGs

It's time for episode 61 and the founders are back to give you a review of Russian Railroads from Z-Man Games. Then they take a look back at the co-op fantasy card game, Shadowrift. Tony Topper wakes up long enough to give you all the gaming industry news while the rest of the founders comment from the peanut gallery.  Then the gang delves into the miniatures gaming realm and talk about the factions they play and why they chose them.  WE round off the show with a...

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Episode 60: Nations, How We Judge a Game and The Origins of The Egyptian Avengers

The gang is back for another game filled episode of the Secret Cabal! In episode 60 the founders talk about the civilization building euro game, Nations! Then they take a look back at The Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game and discuss if it's still hitting the table. Professional anchorman, Tony Topper, brings you all the gaming news worth hearing. Then the founders discuss what criteria they look for in a game. The show is finished with a tangent filled discussion about superhero RPGs...

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Episode 59: Battlelore Second Edition, One Step Beyond the Gateway and The Role of the GM

It's time for some more crazy antics from the Secret Cabal Founders. In episode 59, the gang can't wait to get down to business reviewing Battlelore Second Edition and also presents an opportunity for you to win a copy!  Then, we look back at Jamie's #2 game of all time, Stronghold. Tony, as always, gives you the the the gaming news in a serious manner while the the rest of the guys comment.  The founders then talk about the next step after gateway games. The show is...

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Episode 58: Eldritch Horror, Board Game Expansions and The Pasted-On Theme

Episode 58 is a jam packed show, filled with gaming fun! In this one the Founders review FFG's newest installment in their Cthulhu line, Eldritch Horror.  Then they take a look back at Space Cadets.  Tony works his magic during hte news segment and they go off on many side tangents - Chris wants to have invisibility super powers so he can go into women's locker rooms? Wow.  Then the gang talks about board game expansions and how we feel about them. Lastly the guys...

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Episode 57: Terra Mystica and the Wax and Wane of our Gaming Habits

It's Episode 57 and it's time for a new year of insubordinate nonsense from the Secret Cabal Founders.  Today we rip open the Terra Mystica box and go hog wild with another walkthrough and review. Then Tony delivers the gaming news like the news profession it is at heart while the rest of us crack jokes. Then the episode comes to a close with a lengthy discussion about how our gaming habits have changed over the years.

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Episode 56: Robinson Crusoe, Mystery RPGs and Christmas Hyjinks

Episode 56 and its Christmas time! Once again we present to you an original Christmas song written by a listener and performed by us - and get give a whole bunch of games in the process. Then we get down to business reviewing Robinson Crusoe: Adventure on the Cursed Island. Tony wrangles the best gaming news from his RSS feeds and lets you know what’s what. Then we discuss writing and running mystery adventures in your role playing games. Then we top off the episode with our own...

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Episode 55: A Touch of Evil and Our Christmas Wish Lists

In Episode 55 Steve, Jamie and Chris give you a detailed review of the horror Ameritrash classic, A Touch of Evil!  Then the whole gang jumps in and looks back at Spartacus A Game of Blood and Treachery.  Tony gives you the news from around the gaming world.  Then the founders give you a mega discussion listing all the games on their Christmas wishlists.

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Episode 54: Bruges, The Game Outside the Game and Spotlight Cyberpunk

In episode 54, the gang takes a look at the Stefan Feld's newest game, Bruges.  Then they take a look back at a game they reviewed 1 year ago, Bootleggers.  Tony gives you the skinny on all the newest games coming out and community events.  They the guys talk about games that require preparation and is the preparation part of the fun?  Lastly the founders take a look at the cyberpunk genre.

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