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 ?

Special Interview – Daniel Solis

We had the absolute privilege of sitting down with Daniel Solis for an hour. Daniel is a game designer well known for being open to discuss all parts his process and this interview is no exception! We get into everything from mechanics vs. theme to a rare behind the scenes peek into publishing finances and licensing. We learned so much from Daniel and we hope you do too!

Daniel Solis:  Website  /  Twitter  /  Smart Play Games  /  Patreon / Card at Work

Designer / Publisher of:  Trickster / Kigi / Heir to Europa

When we talked to Daniel, he discussed the reimaging of Kigi  – which turned out to be Kodama: the Tree Spirits, made in conjunction with Action Phase Games.

Daniel Solis’s Shopping List of Amazing Sounding Games (and Books):

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…

Episode 156

This episode we have a fun announcement! Rich will be presenting at PAX Dev! He will be giving a lecture on Games & Game Theory. So if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be one of his students (and you have a ticket to PAX Dev), now is your chance! Hopefully, we’ll also get a chance to record it and post if as well. I know I want to hear it!

We also talk about TONS of board games we’ve gotten our hands on lately, tabletop news, as well as Rich’s Fiasco recording session for one of the Doubleclicks’ stretch goals! Loads of fun!

Week in Geek

Tabletop News:

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

Questions:

Episode 155

Welcome back for another action packed episode of tabletop news! We have so much fun bringing you this podcast – ENJOY!

Week in Geek

Tabletop News:

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

Questions! Questions!

Daniel Solis: What’s the best die?

  • Rich: 1D8
  • Kenna: 1D12

Levi Mote: Good games to take/play camping?

Daniel Solis: If each edition of D&D was a food, what would they be?

  • 1st Ed: Meatloaf & Mashed Potatoes
  • 2nd Ed / AD&D: Ethiopian platter
  • 3rd Ed: Izzys Buffet
  • 3.5 Ed: Breakfast
  • 4th Ed: Benihana
  • 5th Ed: High Tea

Jason Bostick: Gamestorm plug?

  • They’re having a Freeplay day at the Vancouver Hilton July 12 9-9pm!