Episode 196

This episode we try two 2-Player games, talk loads of RPGs and hit the licensing korner and get jurassic about Dungeons & Dragons!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner

DMs Guild Masterpiece
Theme song by Michael Iachini

Kickstarters:
Pickstarters: [K] Kenna and {R} Richard

Episode 186

We have a new bumper song! Thank you to Michael Iachini for his contribution to making Listener Questions more fun! We also have many new games, including a look at Osprey Games first board game, Riot Games first board game and Penny Arcade’s first RPG!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

DMs Guild Masterpiece
Theme song by Michael Iachini

Kickstarters:
Pickstarters: [K] Kenna and {R} Richard

Listener Questions:
Theme song by Michael Iachini

  • @NoBeard_Pirate: Would you buy a board game that appears to have mediocre gameplay if the components blew you away?
  • @TheDapperDM: What’s a game that you LOVE but never get to play?

Episode 183

With Kenna off on vacation, it’s up to me to get this recap of Gen Con out to the world. With me in this episode is former host and current fiancé, Angela Webber of The Doubleclicks! Join us for Gaming News, Kickstarters, listener questions and more…

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

DMs Guild Masterpiece
Theme song by Michael Iachini

Kickstarters:
Pickstarters: {R} Richard & <A> Angela

Cardboard Republic: Gender Representation in Board Game Cover Art

Questions:

  • @lucia_fasanoWhat are some tips on being creative/uninhibited when making characters/rpging?
  • @ftcupHow do you know when to abandon a character concept your group may find grating in an RPG?
  • @crowgouldWhat is the funniest tabletop game you’ve played?
  • @tperranmitchell: What are some good two player cooperative games?

Episode 181

Rich is back and has stories of games and travel! We review games about gods, another licensing coup from Lynnvander Studios and Rich’s favorite game of 2016 wins the Spiel De Jares – coming up!

Reminder: Come see us at GenCon as we run you through Tragic Backstory creation and the 1st Mission of Phoenix: Dawn Command! 

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner

DMs Guild Masterpiece
Theme song by Michael Iachini

Kickstarters:
Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & {R} Richard

 

 

 

Episode 178

With an unfortunate audio glitch, this episode is a little shorter than most! Feel free to click on the links below that we had to cut out of the episode. Just pretend we were talking the whole time!

Fortnight in Nerddom

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Hot Tips:

DMs Guild Masterpiece
Theme Song by Michael Iachini of @ClayCrucible Games

Kickstarters: 

Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Questions:

  • No Beard the Pirate: How do you feel about upgrading components in board games? i.e. Organizer inserts, upgraded meeple/bits, coins ect?
  • Brion: What’s the most underrated RPG setting/system in your opinions?

Episode 174 – Interview with Ryan Macklin

We have Ryan Macklin on the show to talk about his fantastical kickstarter Katanas and Trenchcoats! Have you always wanted to play a technomage with some sweet stubble and imposing tenacity? This is the game for you! We also catch up an a boat load of licensed games and great kickstarters! Enjoy!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Corner

DMs Guild Masterpiece

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

Interview with Ryan Macklin

Katana and Trenchcoats

THE THREE

  1. What color Meeple do you typically choose? Blue
  2. What is a favorite entry level game for new gamers? Board Game: Forbidden Island, Pub Game: Pairs, RPG: D&D 5th Ed or Fate Core
  3. Who is a game designer that has your attention right now? Rob Daviau, Leonard Balsera and Greg Stolze

Episode 173

This episode we get into some niche corners of RPG, like playing in silence and fighting Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf! We also review some oldies, but goodies like Cadwallon: City of Thieves and Mystery of the Abbey. Don’t forget, we also have the lowdown on all the latest kickstarters, including our Pickstarters! Don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

Until next time…

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

DM’s Guild Masterpiece

Kickstarters:

Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Questions:

Episode 172

This episode we wrap two RPGs we’ve been playing in, look forward to Ravenloft and marvel at the ongoing developments in DMs Guild. We also are looking forward to several board game Kickstarters and catch up with how a few kickstarters are finding mainstream publishing! So much to cover!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery:

Gaming News:

DMs Guild Masterpieces:

Kickstarters:

Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & {R} Rich

Questions:

DMs Guild Masterpieces: Ravenloft Archetypes

Ravenloft ArchetypesI remember one bright, perfect summer back in high school. I was outside all the time, teaching and working out in the sun and heat, which meant it was the ideal opportunity to play Ravenloft. You know, the horror-themed setting of D&D featuring Count Strahd von Zarovich, the vampire lord of his own little dreary demi-plane called Barovia. Brought us all right out of the light and into darkness and dread and the overwhelming sense of impending doom. No matter how much I played Ravenloft, that remains the clearest memory: a setting so encompassing that it made me shiver on a sunny day.

Fortunately for all of us, Wizards of the Coast has finally brought back the wonders of Ravenloft! And with the recent release of Curse of Strahd, Wizards moved quickly to make sure the entire D&D publishing community had access to the entire Ravenloft campaign setting for their own macabre adventures. Plenty of folks have already tried their hand, and the absolute best right now is Ravenloft Adventures: Nightmares of Barovia by Jeremy Forbing.

This fantastic 37-page document is absolutely dripping with the gritty feel of Ravenloft. From paladins suffering from vampirism, to rangers and rogues dedicated to stalking and staking their way through history, the new archetypes in this book bring a lot of new options based around living in a world of terror and rooting out its darkest secrets. And then there are the new races, spells and monsters. Is there anything more I need in my game than a creepy halfling vampire named Meriadoc casting create poison? Probably not.

With supplements set in both Ravenloft and Al-Qadim, Jeremy Forbing is developing a strong reputation on DMs Guild for creating setting appropriate products that are just dripping with thematic flavor. While this is the kind of work I’d prefer to see closer to $5, the price is currently only $1 for this exceptional document which is absolutely worth it. Jeremy also has a few Pay What You Want products if you’re looking for a preview.

Ravenloft Adventures: Nightmares of Barovia is a fantastic addition to any Ravenloft campaign. Listen in for more on why it caught my eye in Episode 172!

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Are you a 5E D&D Superfan? Then the DMs Guild is for you! Check out this marketplace of fantasy ideas for the latest in what D&D fans are writing, all using an official license from Wizards of the Coast and the official Forgotten Realms setting! Every episode, Rich scours the Guild for the most clever and ingenious options to add to your campaign. 

DMs Guild Masterpieces: Bringing your Characters to the Forest!

SAdditional Archetypes screenshotince 5E has been out for more than a year and a half, I’ve had plenty of great opportunities to jump in and play all of the amazing character classes that were designed in the Player’s Handbook. And my favorite part is when I get to make them special. That moment when you get to pick a domain, school, or archetype just feels fantastic. Finally, my character does what I’ve always wanted them to do! My rogue? Nay, foolish reader. Don’t you mean my arcane trickster? Or my assassin? But here’s the thing. I’ve already built my assassin. And my arcane trickster. So what’s the fun of playing a rogue again?

Oh, because someone made some new options for every character class. PERFECT. Tell me more!

My favorite offering on DMs Guild at the moment is Additional Archetypes by Kyle Consolver, featuring TWELVE brand new subclasses! This outstanding pdf has new options for the Bardic College of Dance, Arcane Archers, Clerics of the Hunt, Shadow Warlocks, and my all-time favorite, the Wizardly School of Botany. You can tell that Kyle was missing some Nature influences in the PHB, because this book is chock full of them.

If you’re looking for real game-changers, this book has a couple interesting options. Not all of these options shine quite as brightly as the rest, but this is absolutely the right level of new content I’m looking for. And the price? $1. You just can’t beat that.

Listen in for more on why Additional Archetypes caught my eye in Episode 170!

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Are you a 5E D&D Superfan? Then the DMs Guild is for you! Check out this marketplace of fantasy ideas for the latest in what D&D fans are writing, all using an official license from Wizards of the Coast and the official Forgotten Realms setting! Every episode, Rich scours the Guild for the most clever and ingenious options to add to your campaign.