Episode 169

The second episode of 2016 finds us DEEP in the world of RPGs! I finally ran my Dragon Age RPG – so SCARY! But turns out games with friends are always fun! And D&D has lots more surprises up their sleeves with the reveal of RAVENLOFT for 5th Edition! Lastly, because we care about your wallet, dear listeners, we have the cheapest set of Kickstarters we’ve ever had! All this and more, coming up!

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Gaming News:

Kenna’s ACCESSORIES Korner:

Kickstarters:

Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Questions:

  • zulahni: Why do I feel funny after I watch Star Wars?
  • Alphastream: Favorite products on the DMs Guild (not including mine
  • RPGAcademy: How will DMsGuild effect the 5e compatible module Kickstarter market? Asking for a friend

Special Interview – Mike Selinker for The Ninth World

Friend of the show, Mike Selinker, is back – and his stories are as amazing as ever! We spend this hour talking about Lone Shark Games‘ upcoming collaboration with Monte Cook Games: The Ninth World! Set in the world of Numenera, players embark on an adventure to collect relics, fight beasts and return to civilization. Our conversation covered the games conception by Paul Petersen and Boyan Radakovich, the team up with Monte Cook Games, and how tackling publishing games can make even a veteran designer feel like a rookie in the game industry.

As an added bonus, Mike reveals the secret question Lone Shark Games uses to interview perspective employees!

Lastly, here is the link to The Ninth World’s BoardGameGeek page (where you can find the Print and Play version in the Files section), and a link to the Google Doc where you can send them your feedback after giving it a try! Enjoy!

THE THREE

(1)  What color Meeple do you typically choose?   Whatever is closest

(2)  What is a favorite entry level game for new gamers?   Bohnanza

(3)  Who is a game designer that has your attention right now?   Vlaada Chvátil

Hear more from Mike Selinker on his answers to The Three in our interview!

Episode 167

We’ve been having so much fun!  Rich went to a Pathfinder … PLAY? He’ll find Pathfinder ANYWHERE! So rad. I played a great new word based deck builder and found a million dice to be obsessed with! Fun fun fun!

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Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Kickstarter Fulfillment Study — 9% failure rate, total failure for games is relatively low

Questions:

  • Michael from RPG Academy: Will you be at #AcadeCon 2016?
  • The Dapper DM: how do you guys learn to play a new game? I know [K] has no patience for manuals. YouTube or wait for someone else to teach you?

Episode 166

This episode Kenna’s Licensing Korner makes a return, Rich is recording podcasts with the Doubleclicks and we have tons of gaming news and kickstarters to tell you about! Don’t forget to vote for your Listener Pickstarter!

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Gaming News:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Episode 165

It happened! We played Pathfinder Adventure Card Game! I loved it! WOO HOO! We’ve also played a lot of Dungeons and Dragons and not an iota of Pathfinder. What kind of backwards fortnight is this? And while we might not have gaming news, we do have questions from YOU!

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Tabletop News:

  • Not this time!

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] & {R}

Episode 164

Here we are in Episode 164! Not only do we have lots of to talk about regarding Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, but I’m FINALLY about to play it! Is this real life? We also got a chance to play ManaSurge from Daily Magic Games and really enjoyed it.

Meanwhile, we have a chance for us to mutually benefit from Audible offering Two Free Books! Check the link below for a free trial. While you’re there – let us know what your Listener Pickstarter of the episode is!

Until next time… GAME ON!

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Tabletop News:

Kickstarters:

Pickstarter Picks: [K] & {R}

Special Interview – James Ernest

This week we were fortunate to sit down and chat with James Ernest, master game designer and founder of Cheapass Games. We figured it was a good time to talk, since James is currently Kickstarting the 19.5th Anniversary Edition of Kill Doctor Lucky. However we were also sure to find out the latest on Tak, the upcoming abstract strategy game based on the Kingkiller Trilogy by Patrick Rothfuss, as well as talk about the ambitious Titans of Gaming series by Calliope Games.

While we talked about specific games, make sure to listen in for the most prolific one-man-game-studio ever discuss his thoughts on publishing, the changing games market, and his schedule which is so jam packed he can’t even take time to juggle. How sad is that?

Plus, it’s the start of a new era! James is our first contestant on “The Three!”

Ps. As promised, here is a link to Cheapass Games Free Games page!

THE THREE

(1)  What color Meeple do you typically choose?   White

(2)  What is a favorite entry level game for new gamers?   Pairs

(3)  Who is a game designer that has your attention right now?   Rob Daviau

Hear more from James Ernest on his answers to The Three in our interview!

Episode 163

Another day, tons more games! We have tons to cover including our latest playthrus, upcoming kickstarters and your questions!

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Tabletop News:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] & {R}

Questions:

  • The Dapper DM: most intense moment in a board/card/social game?
  • No Beard Pirate: do you have a creator/designer that is a no questions asked  buy it whey they put a game out? (Pathfinder doesn’t count lol)
  • No Beard Pirate: (R) when rolling and playing your D&D/Pathfinder character, how into it do you get, voices, gestures, clothing..?
  • WhoWhatWhy: What makes a game fun? What mechanics are a turnoff in a game? Favorite dexterity game? How many runs will the Mets end with?
  • Daniel Solis: What are your favorite games to relax? For ex, even party can be stressful if they put you on the spot. What’s good for chill?
  • Alphastream: How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if it was in A) DnD or Pathfinder, B) Shadowrun, C) FATE, D) FIASCO ?

Episode 162

Rich and I have been gaming up a storm, thanks to Jonathan H. Lui of GeekDad.com! We got to try several kickstarter games that aren’t out yet and some new games that are freshly out. As always we also have plenty of tabletop news, kickstarter reviews and listener questions – so let’s jump into it!

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Tabletop News:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] & {R}

Questions:

  • BoardGamingTables.comWhich is a better game night? Getting to play several 30-60 minute games or paying one 3+ hour game
  • Ryan: If you weren’t lucky enough to catch Rich’s rad panel at PAXDev or RCCC, what books does {R} recommend for game/conflict theory?
  • Michael Iachini: Do you prefer Codenames with 4 players (1 guesser per team) or big groups (multiple guessers)?
  • Jesse Ferguson: What are your favorite two-player dueling games? [K] mentioned one last week as her favorite KS game, but other than that one?
  • Alphastream: Best RPG edge-of-your-seat moment… and how did the DM or adventure make it so exciting?

 

Episode 161

We have been RPGing up a storm! D&D! Pathfinder! Phoenix! We never stop! Except for when we get our hands on some fun new board games! Some BIG tabletop news to cover this week. Along with some kickstarters we are in <3 with!

Don’t forget to hit that Pickstarter poll! We want to see what your favorites are!

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Tabletop News:

Kickstarters: Pickstarter Picks: [K] Kenna & {R} Richard

Questions:

  • NoBeardPirate: Do you support buying games in retail locations as opposed to online markets such as Amazon? Sometimes the savings are too good.
  • NoBeardPirate: what is your favorite Kickstarter board game you have backed?
  • ftcup: Paizo releases a lot of content, and we all assume {R} is up on all of them. What are you looking forward to most?
  • TheDapperDM: What’s your favorite board game to play outside? Assume we’re talking about Portland, so covered, but no protection from “breezes”
  • Alphastream: If you could go to one bar from any movie or tv show, which would it be?