Episode 198 – Max Temkin

This week Rich is off getting married, so he sent me a guest host: Max Temkin! Yep, co-creator of Secret HitlerCards Against Humanity and Blackbox sits down to go through a regular episode! So buckle up for the least typical, typical Going Last ever!

NOTE: When I asked Max where you could find him on the Internet, he didn’t want you to spend time finding him, he’d much rather you spend that time on 5calls.org – so head there now!

NOTE #2: Make SURE you listen to then end. Just trust me on this one.

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner!

Kickstarters (end date April 4th and later):
Pickstarters: [K] Kenna and *M* Max

Listener Questions:
Theme song by Michael Iachini

  • Jason Hobson: I’d love to hear Max’s origin story.  How did he end up with CAH?
  • T. Perran Mitchell: In a RPG, what are some ways as a player you can get another player involved who seems like they’re tuned out?
  • Grant Webber: What are the worst games that you keep going back to, for whatever reason?
  • Mike Selinker: If you could be Rich Malena for one day, how many individual decision problems with stochastic outcomes would you solve?


Episode 179

With Rich on the road, we have an opening for a guest house – enter Keith Baker! We get gaming insights from the creator of Gloom, Eberron and the soon to be released Phoenix: Dawn Command. He has some strong feels – especially about PEPPER!

Fortnight in Nerddom, Two Sennights in Sorcery

Gaming News:

Kenna’s Licensing Korner

Pickstarters: [K] Kenna & *K* Keith


  • David Carrol: Is there much of a competitive scene of any of these amazing games we play? (the way there is for video games)
  • Ryan: Not a Drow fan. With Tyrants of the Underdark coming out, do you think it’ll be able to transcend its theme like Waterdeep did?
  • Jesse Ferguson What does it take for you to get rid of a board game?
  • Jesse Ferguson: You’ve just walked out of the tattoo parlor with a brand new gaming-related tattoo. Where is it, and what does it look like?