Chris' Top 50 Games of All Time (2019 Version): #50-41

Chris' Top 50 Games of All Time (2019 Version): #50-41

Around this time last year, we finished our series of Top 50 games of all time on the podcast as a celebration of hitting 100 episodes. This year, we decided to do an update but instead of doing a long series again, we are only talking about our Top 10 list. Therefore, I figured I'd use the blog to talk about the rest of my favorite games. 

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Can an RPG sourcebook make you enjoy a card game more? (L5R Emerald Empire Review)

Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook from Fantasy Flight Games for its Legend of the Five Rings RPG. In this video, I go over my thoughts on the book and ponder how learning the lore can help enrich the card game experience.

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"How Do I Get My Players to Role Play?" - The Dirtbags of Holding #126

"How Do I Get My Players to Role Play?" - The Dirtbags of Holding #126

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It’s our first topic episode! (Ignore the fact that I said 125 in the intro). We give an update on what games we are interested in, talk about how you could get players to role play characters more, and then finish with some character backstory exercises.

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Seafall: A Spoiler Filled Roller Coaster of Emotions

Seafall: A Spoiler Filled Roller Coaster of Emotions

Oh Seafall. I picked you up on discount, not really expecting a lot. Everyone else had already downplayed this game, but I figured for $20-30, how bad could it be? For those of you who aren't aware, Seafall was a 2016 Age of sail/Nautical themed Legacy game (a type of game where one game can drastically change the next time you play the game) released by Plaid Hat Games. It was highly anticipated at the time as it was the first legacy game that wasn't based on another game like Risk Legacy or Pandemic Legacy, however that anticipation didn't last very long. For me, I did get my money's worth out of this game, but I might need therapy after playing this game. It made me experience just about every emotion out there, to the point where I can't continue this conversation without throwing up a huge SPOILER WARNING! 

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I Play This Game in Defense Mode: First Impressions of Millennium Blades

I Play This Game in Defense Mode: First Impressions of Millennium Blades

You probably don't know this about me, but I LOVE card games. The fact that last year two of the games in my Top 10 of all time had the words "the Card Game" in them probably didn't give that away at all. CCG/TCG/LCG/LOL/BBQ I've tried a lot of them. So from the moment that I heard about Millennium Blades, a game from Level 99 Games where you simulate playing a CCG, I was intrigued. 

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Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf - Boards & Swords #121

Backwards Mathing with Jac from Girl's Game Shelf  - Boards & Swords #121

Jac, who started as a fellow board game friend on instagram and twitter, but is now a player on Girl’s Game Shelf joins us for some good times. We also pitch some games by playing But Wait There’s More!

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We're Making The Dirtbags of Holding Even Better!

We're Making The Dirtbags of Holding Even Better!

I gotta be honest with all of y’all. The past year or so I’ve put a lot of focus on making the Boards & Swords podcast the best that it can be. That has had the unfortunate side-effect of not putting enough time and energy on The Dirtbags of Holding podcast. Plus, we’ve had a lot of us moving/traveling/working/etc, so it made it hard to get the multi-session games scheduled. Well, that’s all changing. Now its time to put that same energy into making The Dirtbags of Holding an awesome podcast, and I think we’ve got the plan to do so.

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