Norsaga, International TableTop Day - Boards & Swords #40

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This week, we've got a LOT of board games to talk about. So much, that this episode is just board games. I talk about my experiences on International TableTop Day, playing some digital games, with my wife, and trying out the new board game Dead of Winter. Also, I conduct a very special Board Game Breakdown as it is my first breakdown of a game currently on Kickstarter, Norsaga. It's a very cool game that I think you guys will like, and can still go support.

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Dragons of Tarkir Special - Boards & Swords #39

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Whaaaat? A Magic The Gathering Special Edition? That's right, I have had the chance to play the new Dragons of Tarkir set not once, but TWICE since the last episode, and enjoyed the set so much that I decided it was time to bring back the special edition to discuss it. Not a fan of Magic? That's okay, we'll be back next time with a normal episode.

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Marvel Dice Masters, Ghostbusters Kickstarter - Boards & Swords #37

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This week I talk about Cryptozoic's first Kickstarter, when you should watch out for the nice ones, and break down Marvel Dice Masters by WizKids. Not to mention, we break out the 5th edition Dungeon Master's Guide and get some inspiration on our Gundam Wing themed adventure.

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Diamonds, Building A Gundam Wing D&D Adventure - Boards & Swords #36

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This week, I got Diamonds to the table, played some Imperial Settlers, but not a lot of magic. I also begin to build the D&D 5th Edition adventure based on Gundam Wing, and go over the Patreon that I just launched.

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King of New York, Fate Reforged Prerelease - Boards & Swords #35

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2014-12-25 19.15.22

Welcome to the new year! We've got a lot of catching up to do this episode, as I share my gaming experiences over the holidays and talk about some brand new games that I have...acquired. I talk about some new things I want to do in 2015, and I finish up the episode talking about the Magic: The Gathering "Fate Reforged" prerelease.

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Betrayal at House on the Hill, Superfight! - Boards & Swords #34

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Merry Christmas everyone! Just a regular episode this week as I've been so booked that I have been unable to prepare any sort of Christmas special. Don't worry, I've got a couple of new things planned for the new year. In this episode, we talk about Superfight, along with a breakdown of Betrayal at House on the Hill, and we wrap a bow (HA! Christmas joke) on the ongoing D&D campaign I've been discussing.

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Love Letter\Munchkin Loot Letter, Playing Commander for FNM - Boards & Swords #32

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I talk about the popular Marvel Dice Masters game, the board game store that I found in DC, and the time gaming tricked me into going to a baby shower. I've also got a breakdown of Munchkin Loot Letter and briefly discuss my experience playing Commander/EDH for Friday Night Magic.

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Lords of Waterdeep, Munchkin Loot Letter, More Custom Insert Making - Boards & Swords #31

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I made another custom insert, LCGs are going to start rotating around, and my D&D party finally encounters...the Library (oh no whatever will they do?!). Plus I've got a breakdown of Lords of Waterdeep in addition to a new Magic Standard deck that I'm working on.

News Rotation for LCGs? http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=5179

Magic The Gathering Started making a new standard deck! Kind of a red burn/goblin….thing

Land 18 x Mountains

Creatures 4 x Foundry Street Denizen 4 x Frenzied Goblin 4 x Satyr Firedancer 2 x Goblin Rabblemaster 2 x Krenko’s Enforcer 2 x Ashcloud Phoenix 2 x Paragon of Fierce Defiance 2 x Purphoros, God of the Forge

Spells 2 x Rouse the Mob 3 x Lightning Strike 3 x Magma Jet 4 x Twinflame 4 x Hordeling Outburst 2 x Howl of the Horde 2 x Lightning Volley 2 x Stoke the Flames

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Trains, Zombie Dice 3, & Not The Greatest Standard Deck - Boards & Swords #24

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Lots of great stuff in this episode.  I finally got to try out Eldritch Horror, talk about my experiences playing Zombie Dice, and discuss the disaster that was my latest attempt to play in a standard tournament.  Not to mention, we break down AEG's Trains along with some D&D talk and some news!

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Pandemic, Munchkin Apocalypse 2, MTG: Conspiracy - Boards & Swords #23

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2014-06-25 05.14.31

A little behind the 8-ball here, but I still wanted to get out an episode to you guys.  I've got some great board gaming news, a look at a new strategy I tried for D&D, and my thoughts on the new Magic set Conspiracy.  Not to mention, we've got a breakdown of one of the staples of Co-Op gaming: Pandemic!

Board Games

Munchkin Apocalypse x2

Cards Against Humanity

Lords of Waterdeep

News

X-Wing Wave Five!

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4869

Pandemic: Contagion!

http://zmangames.com/product-details.php?id=1608

Board Game Breakdown

Pandemic by Z-Man Games

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Roleplaying Games

When the world begins to fall apart, how do our heroes begin to build it back?

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Featured Topic

Ticket to Ride - The Dice Tower Network Game of the Month

Magic The Gathering

No deck this week, instead I talk about my Conspiracy experience

Feedback/Shoutouts

Closing

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Boards & Swords #22: Forbidden Island, Starting a Commander Deck

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This week, we're a little light on the board games, but I've got more to share with my D&D 4th Edition campaign, my struggles in building a commander deck, and we have a breakdown of the coop game Forbidden Island!

Board Games

Trains

Moar Hearthstone!

News

D&D Next is free! (well, parts of it)

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/Article.aspx?x=dnd/4ll/20140527

King of New York news!

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/30904/king-of-new-york-to-debut-at-gen-con-2014

Board Game Breakdown

Forbidden Island by Gamewright

Roleplaying Games

Going back to my D&D 4e campaign, this week I talk about the party facing the "boss" of the dungeon that I had created.

Magic The Gathering

I begin to construct a Black/Blue Commander deck, and find it much harder than I originally imagined it to be!

Closing

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Boards & Swords #20: Cosmic Encounter, Edge of the Empire, & Keranos Deck

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I'm back to a regular episode, and I have LOTS to talk about!  New board games, a new RPG, and I finish off the episode by walking you through my attempt at creating a standard Magic the Gathering deck.  Not to mention, we break down one of the classics of Board gaming: Cosmic Encounter!

Board Games

Power Grid

Run for your life Candyman

Zombies!!! the card game

Ascension

Fluxx

The Resistance

Board Game Breakdown

Cosmic Encounter by Fantasy Flight Games

Roleplaying Games

Tried out Edge of the Empire beginner's box

Magic The Gathering

Red/Blue Deck: 

http://tappedout.net/mtg-deckpaste/09-05-14-none-28/

Closing

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Boards & Swords #16: Munchkin, Friday Night Magic Fails

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Lots of great stuff this week - a couple of FNMs gone bad, news about the next X-wing pack (I CALLED IT!), what happens when my party gets into the dungeon I made, and a breakdown of the card game Munchkin!

Board Games

Quarriors on iOS - very nice, may even replace the print version.

Cards Against Humanities - Bought it, haven't had a chance to play yet

X-wing: Imperial Aces

News

Not sure about the next episode - will be at PAX East!

Journey into Nyx Prerelease is at the end of April!  Which means there will be a special in depth episode - send in any questions/comments about the last episode for me to answer on the show.

Rebel Aces Pack announced for X-wing!

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4705

Magic The Gathering

Friday Night Magic Tales - hard time getting cards, made a 2 color deck and was not doing well with it.

- This week, had a good idea, got some sweet cards, but then released while playing the theme I was going for didn't really work in limited

Roleplaying Games

More D&D 4th edition campaign tales - The party begins their trek through the dungeon I created!

Featured Topic

None this week

Board Game Breakdown

Munchkin by Steve Jackson Games

Feedback/Shoutouts

MTGyou Podcast - 

www.mtgyou.com

Closing

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Boards & Swords #15: Small World, The Day I Decided to Build a Dungeon

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This week, we've got some brand new games that I've tried recently, some background info on the Dungeon that I built for my D&D 4e group last year, and we finish out the episode discussing the fantasy wargame Small World!

Board Games

One Night Ultimate Werewolf - Not the same as the "full" werewolf version

Adventure Time Card Wars - Never seen the show, but interesting game

Quarriors is free on iOS - Haven't tried it yet, but have downloaded it

Tsuro

The Walking Dead (Comic version) - Very weird as a 2 player game, probably works a lot better with more people

News

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Adventure Time Card Wars For The Glory!  Booster Set Announced

http://www.cryptozoic.com/articles/adventure-time-card-wars-glory-booster-set-announced

Magic The Gathering

Sorry guys, no Magic talk this week, but I will be playing in FNM this week, so I will definitely have something next week.

Roleplaying Games

More D&D 4th edition campaign tales - this time how I went about designing a "dungeon" for my players

Featured Topic

None this week

Board Game Breakdown

Small World by Days of Wonder

Feedback/Shoutouts

Stuart - @spdesigntwit (twitter)

Ryan - nerdndisguise (instagram)

Closing

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Boards & Swords #14: Rampage, D&D Tales Return, and Lots of Board Gaming Talk

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Lots of good stuff for you guys this week, almost every segment is bursting at the seams with good stories and information to share, and then I finish the episode off by talking about one of my new favorite games: Rampage!

Board Games

Rampage - Will discuss more in the board game breakdown this week

Lords of Waterdeep - Finally played the iOS version against other people and not AI

Battlestar Galactica - We've had this game sitting around for a year, glad we got to finally try out the game

Werewolf / One Night Ultimate Werewolf - Had a lot of people for board game night and didn't want to split up into multiple groups, so we played Werewolf using Magic lands for all of the different roles

Forbidden Desert - This week's board game night, got to try this game out for the first time and compare it to the first game (Forbidden Island)

News

"Upgrade Your Fleet: Announcing the Fourth Wave of Starship Expansions for X-Wing"

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4645

"Ticket to Ride Turns 10 Years Old.  Let's Celebrate!"

http://blog.daysofwonder.com/2014/02/13/ticket-to-ride-turns-10-years-old-lets-celebrate/

Magic The Gathering

Tales from last week's Friday Night Magic - one of the best ones I have ever run!

Roleplaying Games

Continuing my tales of the D&D 4th edition campaign that I am currently running.

Featured Topic

None this week

Board Game Breakdown

Rampage by Repos Production

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Feedback

None this week - let me know what you guys are playing!

Closing

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Boards & Swords #7: Quarriors, Commander Decks, & The First Adventure

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This week, I talk about my first time playing the Magic: The Gathering Commander Decks and acting like a first time player in Friday Night Magic.  I also discuss what happened at the end of that first D&D session that I set up, and finish the episode breaking down the board game (dice game?) Quarriors!

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Boards & Swords #5: Ascension, Theros Game Day, & Hearthstone

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What's this?  A video game being discussed?  Yes, but not quite, as I recently got into the Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft closed beta.  Hearthstone is an online collectible card game based in the Warcraft universe, and you guys will definitely want to check this game out when it comes out of beta.  In addition, I discuss how the Theros Game Day went, how I finally won in X-wing, and elaborate some on the world that I set my recent D&D campaign in.  The episode finishes off with my Board Game Breakdown of Ascension by Stoneblade Entertainment.

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Boards & Swords #4: King of Tokyo, Buying Cards in Magic, Starting a D&D Campaign

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Not as many new board games to talk about this week; but I highlight a game I did NOT like.  I also won my first Friday Night Magic, and I give an inside look into how I started my recent D&D campaign and a couple of the thoughts that went into that first adventure.  Then, of course we finish up with a Board Game Breakdown of Richard Garfield's King of Tokyo by Iello Games.

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Boards & Swords #1: Settlers of Catan, Creating a Dungeon, and Getting into Friday Night Magic

Welcome to Boards & Swords - a podcast exploring the world of tabletop gaming.  In this episode, I give some quick thoughts on the new game ROFL, discuss how I've gotten my daughter Chloe and myself into Friday Night Magic, and then briefly mention some of my upcoming adventures for my D&D group.  I finish off the episode by breaking down a very popular game that has been used by many as a gateway into board gaming - The Settlers of Catan. I'd love to hear your feedback!  The show is still new, and I'm still looking for ways to improve it.