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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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Express 02: The GAMA Trade Show with Honorary Founder Rodney Smith

In the second installment of the Secret Cabal Express, Chris and Jamie sit down with honorary founder Rodney Smith who just returned from Las Vegas to discuss his adventures at the GAMA Trade Show. Also you'll get a bit of discussion on Gaming Cafes, Organized Play, publishers who name games poorly, the comedy stylings of Steve Spang and the Ancient Wisdom of Tony Topper.

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Episode 84: Heroes of Normandie, Battlelore Lookback, Short Topic Roundup and Flaw and Hindrances in RPGs

In episode 84 the founders go wild and crazy for some cinematic World War II action with Heroes of Normandie! Then they take a look back at another battle game, Battlelore Second Edition. Tony T puts on his newsman hat and alerts you to all the hottest gaming news. The gang is still fired up to do Short Topic Roundups so they throw another one your way. They finish off the show with a discussion about Flaw and Hindrances in in role playing...

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Episode 83: Concordia, Eldritch Horror Lookback and Intellectual Properties in Games

In episode 83 the gang reviews a game that they ignored for over a year and are sorry they did, Concordia! Then they take a look back at Eldritch Horror one year later, do they still have the same feelings about it? Then Tony T pins the wild meter to 11 with the best gaming news in the business. The show is rounded off with a long discussion about Intellectual Properties in board games.

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Episode 82: XCOM The Board Game with Rodney Smith, Terra Mystica and Topics from Twitter

It's another first Wednesday of the month and that means more Secret Cabal insubordinate nonsense! Today the founder review a long awaited Cthulhu Wars! Then they take a look back at Robinson Crusoe one year later. They the gang tackles three topics in the short topic roundup, Why are your favorite games your favorite games, How do you handle Erratas and finally how do you select a miniatures game faction.

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Episode 81: Cthulhu Wars, Robinson Crusoe and The Short Topic Roundup

It's another first Wednesday of the month and that means more Secret Cabal insubordinate nonsense! Today the founder review a long awaited Cthulhu Wars! Then they take a look back at Robinson Crusoe one year later. They the gang tackles three topics in the short topic roundup, Why are your favorite games your favorite games, How do you handle Erratas and finally how do you select a miniatures game faction.

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Episode 80: Aquasphere, A Touch of Evil, Onward to 2015 and Let's Build a Dungeon!

Hey Now! It's 2015 and the founders are back with their first full episode of the Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast. Today the gang takes a look at the newest release from Stefan Feld, Aquashpere. Then they take a look back at A Touch of Evil one year after the original review. Tony T hooks your up with the best quality gaming news in the universe and the peanut gallery comments. Then the founders take a look forward to 2015 with the games and events...

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Express 01: Geoff Engelstein's Game Day, What's On Our Gaming Radar, Our RPG Sales Pitches

The seeds of your fundraising commitments are already yielding fruit! It's the Secret Cabal Express! The Express is a shorter version of the main show but with some content that wouldn’t normally fit into a full length episode. The founders just returned from Geoff Engelstein's Game Day and we discuss the games we played and why Buonocore now owns a pair of purple socks. Then the gang talks about what’s on their gaming radar....

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Episode 79: The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Gaming with Our Families and Combat and Health in RPGs

HO HO HO! It's Christmas and the founders are in rare form! Today we present our 2014 Christmas song and give you a walkthrough and review of The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. Then the guys look back at Bruges one year later. Tony T presents Tom Vasel’s favorite part of the show, the News! Then the gang talks about the successes and failures of gaming with their families. The show ends with a rousing discussion about combat and health...

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Episode 78: Xia Legends of a Drift System, The Founders Feud and Our Christmas Wishlists

It's almost Christmas time and the founders are at full froth. Today they take a look at a new game, Xia Legends of a Drift System and look back at Letters from Whitechapel one year later. Then Tony goes nuts giving you all the gaming news he can muster. And then after a long way, the gang presents The Founders Feud! Then we get back into the Christmas spirit and give our Christmas Wishlists.

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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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