Magic in D&D! (Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica) - Roll Playing

You got your Magic in my D&D! You got your D&D in my Magic! This week I talk about the Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica, one of the most recent releases from Wizards of the Coast. It shows you how to run your 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons game in the Magic realm of Ravnica.

Ca$h 'n Guns, Street Fighter Deck Builder - Boards & Swords #38

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A little late, but I've got a lot of stuff for you guys this week, such as a Magic segment for the first time in a looooong time! I've also got some thoughts on the Street Fighter Deck Building Game by Cryptozoic, as well as framing the individual encounters in our ongoing Gundam Wing-inspired D&D adventure. Not to mention, a board game breakdown of the Repos/Asmodee game Ca$h 'n Guns (second edition).

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

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2014-12-23 05.57.42

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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DC Comics Deck-building Game, My Top 5 Monsters in D&D 5th Edition - Boards & Swords #30

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This episode I talk about a gaming day I recently had with a friend/co-worker, why I am not pleased with the way Khans of Tarkir plays in draft, and I break down the DC Comics Deck-building game. In addition, I take a look at the new 5th Edition D&D Monster Manual, and what better way to review it than to discuss my Top 5 Monsters that are in this brand new edition!

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Eldritch Horror, Munchkin Treasure Hunt, Custom Inserts - Boards & Swords #29

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2014-10-05 17.42.16

Really excited this week, as I made it all the way through a game of Eldritch Horror.  Also, I mention my attempt at making custom foamcore inserts for board games and talk briefly about the latest Munchkin release from Steve Jackson games.  In addition, we have some Magic and D&D talk to finish out the show!

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Khans of Tarkir Special – Boards & Swords #28

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2014-09-26 15.39.47

I know it hasn't been super long since the last Magic special -- WAIT!  Don't turn off yet if you aren't a magic fan, because I start the episode off talking about some other games that I've been playing recently...including a streak that has been broken!  Then I dive into the new Magic set Khans of Tarkir and talk about the cards and my thoughts on the new set.

Links:

http://magic.wizards.com/en/game-info/products/card-set-archive/khans-of-tarkirhttp://mythicspoiler.com/

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Magic 2015 Core Set Special - Boards & Swords #26

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2014-07-12 21.21.57

This episode has been overdue; but its time to talk about the Magic 2015 Core Set!  In this episode, I go into the details about this release, such as what new cards and features you can expect.  In addition, I also talk about the Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015 game and my thoughts on it as well.  I'll be back next time with a regularly scheduled episode!

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Boards & Swords #19: Magic The Gathering Set Preview - Journey Into Nyx

It's that time again - a new Magic The Gathering set is about to release which means I spend an episode breaking down the set and talk about all of the cool things coming!  Next week, we'll be back to a normal episode again - I've already got a LOT of Board Game stuff to talk about!

Links to Info:

http://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/journeyintonyx/productinfo

http://mythicspoiler.com/

Dates:

Prerelease Events

: April 26-27, 2014

Release Date

: May 2, 2014

Launch Weekend

: May 2-4, 2014

Magic Online Release

: May 12, 2014

Game Day

: May 24-25, 2014

The Cards:

165 New Cards!

Available As: Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs

Intro Packs: Mortals of Myth (G/W), Fates Forseen (U/R), Pantheon's Power (W/B), Voracious Rage (R/B), The Wilds and the Deep (G/U)

New Features:

Constellation - Enchantments with constellation abilities represent the divine constellations that fill the night sky—and now the mortal world—of Theros.  An enchantment's constellation ability triggers every time it or another enchantment enters the battlefield under your control. Most of the enchantments with constellation abilities in Journey into Nyx are enchantment creatures, but not all of them.

Strive - A spell with a strive ability lets you pump more mana into it to increase the number of targets.

Bestow, Heroic, Monstrosity are all back

God/Planeswalker Cards

Pre-Release Thoughts

Ended up picking white pack due to promo card.  2-2, with one win being a bye.  Used a new method I heard from MTGyou podcast to sort out my cards.  Originally went W/R, had lots of cheap creatures and some red instants.  Learned after first game I had no meaty creatures and white wasn't really helping me.  Switched up deck to white/green, played much better.

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 #13: Magic The Gathering Set Preview - Born of the Gods

This episode I try something different - a new Magic: The Gathering set of cards debuted this weekend in special Pre-Release tournaments, so I sit down and talk about what's new in this set and some of my initial thoughts.  Send me some feedback on whether or not you would like more of these episodes for future set releases and what I can do to improve it!

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Links to Info:

https://www.wizards.com/magic/tcg/productarticle.aspx?x=mtg/tcg/bornofthegods/productinfo

http://mythicspoiler.com/

Dates:

Prerelease Events: February 1-2, 2014

Launch Weekend: February 7-9, 2014

Release Date: February 7, 2014

Magic Online Release: February 17, 2014

Game Day: March 1-2, 2014

The Cards:

165 New Cards!

Available As: Booster Packs, Fat Packs, Intro Packs

Intro Packs: Insatiable Hunger (R/G), Forged in Battle (W/R), Death's Beginning (G/B), Gifts of the Gods (U/W), Inspiration-Struck (U/B)

New Features:

Tribute - Some monsters demand respect from the denizens of Theros under the threat of terrible consequences. Tribute is a new keyword found on creatures that gives opponents an unfortunate choice: have the creature grow in size, or allow a powerful enters-the-battlefield ability to trigger.

Inspired - With creations of the divine, the epic deeds of mortals, and terrifying monsters all around, inspiration is everywhere on Theros. Inspired is an ability word that appears in italics at the beginning of abilities that trigger whenever the creature with the inspired ability becomes untapped. (An ability word has no rules meaning.)

Archetypes - The Born of the Gods set includes a cycle of creatures that grant your creatures a keyword while making sure your opponents' creatures can't have that same keyword.

Pre-Release Thoughts

Closing

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Boards & Swords #12: Carcassonne, What Makes A Good Gaming Store?

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This week, we see the return of some roleplaying game talk, chat for a bit about what makes up a good gaming store, and break down the classic game Carcassonne!

Board Games

Android: Netrunner - Still cannot win at this game! Bought the first data pack, made a pretty killer Haas-Bioroid corp deck

X-wing Miniatures - Also lost. My “tried and true” A-wing setup doesn’t work well against non-swarm builds.

Recently purchased, but can’t wait to play: Forbidden Desert, Rampage

News

“Join the Rebel Alliance” - Looking at the Star Wars: Age of Rebellion beginner game

http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4613

Magic The Gathering/Roleplaying Games

Continuation from the news segment, but I talk about getting Chloe interested in Roleplaying games.

Featured Topic

What makes a good gaming store? I talk about some of the experiences I had on travel and 2 stores in particular that I went to up in New Jersey.

Board Game Breakdown

Carcassonne by Z-Man Games

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Feedback

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

Closing

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, talking about comics and all the geeky things we obsess over. Like to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.

The Adventures of Chloe #7: "Commandering A Duck Dynasty Christmas"

I know its been awhile, but I managed to get Chloe back into the studio to record a pre-Christmas podcast!  We talk about a couple of the games we've been playing, what Chloe wants for Christmas, and talk about the new Magic the Gathering set coming up that she wants to see.  Then, we finish off the episode with Chloe's Top 5 TV Shows that she watches. Got a question/suggestion for a future Top 5 list for Chloe?  Let us know by emailing adventuresofchloe@gmail.com!

Boards & Swords #8: Android: Netrunner & How I Screwed Up Pandemic

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This week I have LOTS of board games to talk about, I mention how my wife and I could not beat Pandemic until we read the rules again, and what happened to my D&D group in my second adventure.  Then we wrap everything up by breaking down the card game Android: Netrunner!

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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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Obsessive Comics Disorder #41: "We're In The Hearthstone Beta!"

((I realize the past few episodes have had some funky volume issues on the audio - trying to work them out slowly))

In case you didn't know, Blizzard is working on an online collectible card game based on World of Warcraft called Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.  Well, this past week Philip and I both got into the closed beta and had a chance to try out the game for ourselves.  In addition, we have a few comics to discuss, more X-wing talk, and Diablo III?  All that and more this week!

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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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Obsessive Comics Disorder #40: "Nothing's Better Than Rocket Engines On A Mini Cooper"

That's right, nothing's better than watching a rocket powered Mini Cooper launch through a goal post (video below).  After I share this with Philip, we move into talking about the X-Wing miniatures game that he's been learning recently, followed by a LOT of comic talk (Larfleeze, Trinity War, Forever Evil).

Boards & Swords #3: Castellan, Theros Pre-Release

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I've tried out a bunch of new games these past two weeks, and I can't wait to share them with you.  Also, I lose a lot at X-wing Miniatures, Chloe & I went to the Magic the Gathering Pre-release for Theros, and I finish off the show talking about the new game Castellan from Steve Jackson Games!

Thanks to Steve Jackson Games for providing me with a review copy of Castellan.

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