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!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

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!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

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!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

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!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

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!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two SennNights in Sorcery

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?

 

Episode 160

Hello again, dear listener! We’re back with SO MUCH NEWS! We attended PAX Prime and came away with so many stories to tell! We also fell in love with a whole new set of kickstarters AND we answer your questions! Here we go!

Tabletop News:

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

Questions:

 

Episode 159

Hello Faithful Listeners! A joy to see you here again! A few things have changed around here since you were here last. We’ve renamed Week in Geek to Fortnight in Geekddom – seemed more accurate! We also have succeeded in creating another Pickstarter poll so you can chime in on your favorite! Then we have the usual tabletop news and kickstarter reviews. So much goodness!

Fortnight in Nerddom

Tabletop News:

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

Questions:

Episode 158

This is our big GenCon episode!!! Oh wait.. neither of us went to GenCon? Let’s just pretend it didn’t happen then…

Meanwhile, we did play some great games and heard about some interesting developments in the world of game publishers. But, most importantly, we want to hear from you, listeners, on what your Pickstarter is!

Week in Geek

Tabletop News:

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

Episode 157

Hello again, dear listeners. YOU are featured in this episode! You joined in on my new segment: Wild Speculation. And then you send in SO MANY great questions! Thanks for all your participation! As always, we also cover all the latest in tabletop news and kickstarters as well as our Week in Geek!

Until next time…

Week in Geek

Tabletop News:

Wild Speculations?

D&D won’t be at PAX because they’re going to blow all their money at GenCon doing:

What’s up with D&D

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

Questions!

  • Jesse: What are you doing to ensure that we get online, cross-platform multiplier for Splendor on iOS/Android?
    • Kenna: Nothing! 😀
    • Rich: It’s an undercover operation… we can’t talk about it.
  • Ryan: What are some great options for running 4E if the digital tools go down along with silverlight?
    • Kenna: BURN IT ALL DOWN. (aka start over)
    • Rich: Keep a dedicated computer to old browser and PROTECT IT FROM EVER UPDATING EVER (or start over).
  • Teos: What is a “good” price per mini for the average RPG player? What is the typical price range players will find?
    • Rich: Not more than $20.00 (err… $22.00).
    • Kenna: $2.oo – $8.00, depending on length of campaign
  • Levi: Ever play an RPG character directly influenced by a fictional character from some media? How was it received by players?
  • Richard: How do you determine if a Kickstarter is worth backing if you’re not familiar with the creator. Tips?
    • Rich: Step (1): Make sure the video is good. Step (2): Have a maximum dollar amount that you’re willing to risk on a mediocre game.
    • Kenna: See also the billion other tips we rattled off in the podcast…