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Episode 49: Manhattan Project, Gen Con 2013 Post Show and Getting Started with Role Playing Games

In episode 48, the gang is back from Gen Con 2013 and have tons of stories to share about what happened and what games they played. Then the founders get back to business as usual and throw down a review of Manhattan Project from Minion Games. Tony T is frothing at the mouth to give you all the juicy tidbits he picked up at Gen Con with his gaming news segment. Then the guys tackle a question they always get asked - how to get started playing role playing games.

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Episode 48: Merchant of Venus, Deluxe Editions of Board Games and Technology in RPGs

In episode 48, the founders jump right in with a walkthrough and review of the Fantasy Flight Games release of Merchant of Venus (Standard Edition). We thank our wonderful sponsors Stronghold Games, Game Salute and MiniatureMarket.com and all the other great publishers for donating games to our GenCon cabalist meet up. We then present the Dice Tower Network contest - if you want to win a $50 gift certificate to CoolStuffInc.com, head over to the BoardGameGeek Guild and post your discussion topic suggestion to enter. Then Tony rattles off all the gaming news that passed over the news desk while we chime in. The gang then talks about deluxe editions of board games and how much lust they generate in our lives. We round out the show with a round table discussion about technology in role playing games and how we handle it (or have failed in the past).

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Gen Con 2013 Preview Part 1 - featuring Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

Since it will be the first year that Tony, Chris and Jamie are attending Gen Con, the gang grills Tom and Eric all about the experience. We cover the crowds, the best time to get to the con, the special events, open gaming and even the bathroom situation. If you want to hear about Gen Con from the point of new of a first timer, you get the whole skinny here.

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Episode 47: City of Horror, The Cult of the New and What We Love About Tabletop Miniatures Games

In episode 47 of the Secret Cabal Gang pulls out the wheeling and dealing zombie game, City of Horror for the full walkthrough and review treatment and take a look back at Thunderstone Advance and give their thoughts one year later. Tony T hooks you up with tons of gaming news from around the 'verse while the rest of us interrupt him every 2 minutes. Then the founders talk about "The Cult of the New" and how it affects the gaming group. The show is rounded off with a round table discussion about what they love about tabletop miniatures games

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Episode 46: Belfort, Board Game Themes and Meet the GM: Brian

In episode 45 we go on and on about the worker placement and area majority game Belfort. As always, Tony gives you the low down on all the new stuff happening in the world of gaming while the rest of us heckle him. Then we have a discussion about board game themes - what makes a good one, what makes a bad one and some of our favorite thematic games. Then we introduce a brand new style of discussion - Meet the GM: Brian in which we talk to Brian about his specific brand of Game Mastering.

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Episode 45: Battlestar Galactica, Origins Game Fair and Coffee Shop Games Part 2

In episode 45 the gang is sad that their back to the real world and reminisce about how great Origins Game Fair was this year. Then they go back into the vaults and give you a review of the Fantasy Flight Games release of Battlestar Galactica. Tony delivers the most professional newscast you'll ever hear while the rest of the guys ruin it for him. Then to round off the show, they bring back the Coffee Shop games discussion.

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Episode 44: Runewars, Wheeling and Dealing and The Character Creation Rut

In episode 44 the founders are jumping outta their pants to get to Origins, but they take time out to give you a review of the Fantasy Flight epic fantasy game, Runewars.  Tony brings you the gaming news - west coast style and we berate him for his lack of Star Trek expertise.  Then the gang talks about wheeling and dealing in board games and rounds out the episode discussing how they can do a better job of making characters for RPGs.

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Episode 43: Castles of Burgundy, Potpourri of Questions Part 2, and When Plans Go Awry in RPGs

In episode 43 we hop on Boiteajeux.com to bring you a walk-through and review of Feld's creation: Castles of Burgundy. Tony Topper is back and he shows Chris exactly how the news should be done! Honorary Founder Rodney Smith from Watch It Played is back to carry on with part 2 of our Potpourri of Questions. We round out the episode with an RPG segment on what to do when tabletop gaming plans go awry!

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Episode 42: Kemet, Ameritrash Games and Game Master Preparation

In episode 42, the founders review the Egyptian themed War-game Kemet. The Secret Cabal Gaming POdcast is proud to welcome new sponsor Stronghold Games to the show and present a new content! Tony is still missing in action but Chris takes up the mantle providing you with the gaming news. Then the gang discusses their love of Ameritrash Games and round off the show with a discussion about how they prepare for rolepleaying games when they game master.

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Episode 41: Village, Honorary Founder Rodney Smith, Remote Gaming and a Potpourri of Questions

In episode 41 we hop on our webcams to play remote games of Village with the honorary Founder Rodney Smith. We do our best to work our family members to death to ensure they're noted in the Chronicle in preparation for bringing you a walk-through and review of the 2012 Kennerspiel des Jahres. Tony is busy moving to California but Chris steps up to the plate to cover all the gaming goodness of the past few weeks. Then we host a discussion on our recent remote gaming experiences and...

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Episode 40: Archipelago, Spotlight Vlaada Chvátil and Cinematic RPG Campaigns

In episode 40, the gangs all here and they dig into the beautifully meaty 3x euro game, Archipelago and give you a walkthrough and review. Then Tony cracks open his RSS reader to feed the news to your ears. Then the founders spotlight one of their favorite game designers, Vlaada Chvátil and argue about the meaning of Cinematic RPG Campaigns.

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Episode 39: Legends of Andor, Coffee Shop Games and Roleplaying with New Players

In episode 39, the founders welcome a new member to the gang, Steve! The guys kick back and dig into the new Fantasy Flight fantasy co-op, Legends of Andor. Tony mispronounces all of the gaming news as the crew chimes in.  Then we head to the coffee shop for some games best played in the aforementioned setting. Lastly Brian talks about his experiences playing RPGs with new gamers.

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Episode 37: Suburbia and The Secret Cabal Playlists

In episode 37, the founders find a little game that really has been a hit with the group, Suburbia and gives you a walkthrough and review. Also, the guys look back at Wiz-War, reviewed one year ago and give you their opinions after some time has passed. As you may have expected, Tony T feeds the gaming news directly to you while the others chatter on behind him. Lastly, the gang presents the third semi-annual Secret Cabal Playlists where they discuss their favorite games at this point in time...

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Episode 36: Shadowrift and Breaching the Barrier to Miniatures Games

In episode 36, the founder breakout the small box that packs a big wallop, Shadowrift for a walkthrough and review.  Then, as usual, Tony tells it like it is in his ever popular news segment while the peanut gallery gives their thoughts.  Then the show is rounded off with a long discussion about where to start when getting into the miniatures gaming hobby.

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Episode 34: Stronghold, Our Acquisition Disorder Triggers, and Favorite RPG Settings

In episode 34 the founders dig the classic game Stronghold out of the library to bring you a walkthrough and review. Chris, yes, you heard me right, Chris does his best to emulate Tony's award winning news style. We follow that up with discussions on what triggers our acquisition disorder and our favorite role-playing game settings.

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Episode 33: Space Cadets, A Look Back at 2012 and our 2013 Resolutions

In episode 33 we break open The Dice Tower's Most Innovative Game of 2012 Space Cadets by Geoff, Brian, and Sydney Engelstein to give you a walkthrough and review. We look back at last years review of Elder Sign and The Legend of Drizzt. Tony digs up the best of the post holiday news. Then the founders review the last year of gaming, how their play styles and gaming experiences have changed. Then we look forward to 2013 and talk about all things gaming related we'd like to do over the course of the upcoming year.

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Episode 32: Mice and Mystics and Our Christmas Wishlists

In episode 32 we delve into a narrative tale with a dash of dungeon crawler, breaking out Mice and Mystics for a review and walkthrough. Tony covers the massive amount of holiday Kickstarters and a whole lot more in the news. To finish out the year, we host the Second Annual Secret Cabal Christmas, where we talk about the games we want and why we want them, then unveil this years Secret Cabal Santa gifts! Join us in the unwrapping as we prepare for the onslaught of new games we'll all have around our game tables and the wonderful time we'll have to share with friends and family playing our new games over the holidays.

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Episode 31: Android: Netrunner, Gateway Games, and Pacing in RPG's

In episode 31, we delve into the cyberpunk world of Android: Netrunner to bring you a walkthrough and review. Then Tony digs up news about upcoming releases that are topping peoples Christmas lists. We follow the news up with a discussion on Gateway games to break your friends and family in during holiday vacations. We wrap up the episode sharing how good and bad pacing makes or breaks a tabletop session.

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Episode 30: Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery, No Game Left Behind and RPG Encounter Design

In episode 30, we're happy to announce that we're now sponsored by Myriad Games and Game Salute! Jamie breaks Spartacus: A Game of Blood and Treachery out of the library for a walk-through and review. Tony digs up the juiciest gaming news for us to drool over. Jamie hosts a discussion called No Game Left Behind where the founders discuss ways to revitalize older games. To wrap things up Brian hosts the bi-weekly tabletop discussion on encounter design.

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Episode 29: Fury of Dracula, Horror Board Games and Dungeon Master Cheating

In episode 29, the Halloween special the founders review the Fantasy Flight published board game, Fury of Dracula. Tony T brings you all the gaming news while the rest of the gang gives their thoughts. For the discussion segments, the founders tackle Horror themed Board Games and then ask the question, is it Dungeon Master Cheating or making the game better?

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Episode 28: Bootleggers, Honorary Founder Stephen Buonocore and Board Game Components

In episode 28, honorary founder Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold games joins the gang to give you a walkthrough and review of the prohibition era mafia game, Bootleggers and then go back a year and look at their very first review of Carson City! Then, as usual, Tony give you the low down on everything going on in the gaming scene. Then to wrap up the show, the founders discuss board game components.

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Episode 27: Glory to Rome Black Box Edition, Story Games and Building Better NPCs

Episode 27: Glory to Rome Black Box Edition, Story Games and Building Better NPCs In episode 27, the founders give you an overview and review of the recently Kickstarted version of Glory to Rome! Tony cuts through the nonsense and gives you the coolest sounding news from the gaming world and the gang gives their thoughts. Chris' favorite kinds of board games are story games and we discuss what makes them fun. Lastly, the founders have a round table discussion of building better NPCs to help make your roleplaying games more exciting.

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Episode 26: Milestones, Our One Year Retrospective and Building Better PCs Part 2

In episode 26, the founders give you an overview and review of the new Stronghold Games release, Milestones. Tony rounds up the interesting gaming news and the gang tells you what they think. The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast turns one and we talk about our first year and give you a behind the scenes look at what we do, where we came from and where we're going. And lastly the founders continue their discussion about building better Player Characters in role-playing games focusing on developing morality and a value system for your character.

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