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.

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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.

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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

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2015-03-09 19.25.15

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).

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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

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2014-11-24 17.16.22

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

2015-01-20 20.12.22
2015-01-20 20.12.22

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.

Help support this podcast by going over to Patreon.com/boardsandswords.

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

2014-12-25 19.15.22
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.

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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.

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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

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2014-10-28 17.02.02

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.

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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

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2014-11-01 17.51.02-1

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

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2014-10-24 15.16.37

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!

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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!

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, making fun of comics and all the other 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.

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

2014-07-12 21.21.57
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!

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.

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

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2014-05-21 16.32.09-1

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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2014-06-02 20.09.17

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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

This podcast is a part of the Dice Tower Network.  Go check out some of the other great shows at dicetowernetwork.com

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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2014 Studio Tour / How I Podcast

It has been awhile since I showed you guys a bit of what goes on behind the scenes in my podcasts/videos.  Since I just finished a big redesign of the studio, I thought now would be a good opportunity to give you a tour of the studio and talk about how I produce my podcasts.  Comment if you have any further questions, and I hope you enjoy!

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

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2014-06-06 10.24.50

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 #21: Tsuro, Munchkin Zombies 4, & Atheros Deck

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Happy Memorial Day!  This week, I review the new expansion to Munchkin Zombies, Munchkin Zombies 4: Spare Parts, I break down the terrific filler game Tsuro, and I finish off the episode talking about the new Black/White Atheros deck that I built for Chloe.  Oh yeah, and D&D Fifth Edition got official release dates!

Board Games Legendary/Legendary Dark City Munchkin Zombies 4: Spare Parts Android Netrunner Rampage

News

D&D Next announcements!

http://majorspoilers.com/2014/05/19/release-schedule-dd-next5e-announced/

Board Game Breakdown

Tsuro by Calliope Games

Magic The Gathering

Black/White Deck for Chloe:

Atheros

60 cards, 0 sideboard

4 Temple of Silence 10 Swamp 10 Plains

24 lands

4 God-Favored General 2 Blood Bairn 2 Heliod, God of the Sun 2 Baleful Eidolon 2 Eidolon of Countless Battles 2 Tormented Hero 4 Hopeful Eidolon 4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel 2 Athreos, God of Passage 2 Champion of Stray Souls

26 creatures

2 Whip of Erebos 2 Spear of Heliod 1 Dictate of Erebos 1 Ajani, Caller of the Pride 2 Bile Blight 2 Altar's Reap

10 other spells

Closing

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

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2014-05-09 10.47.15-1

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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Obsessive Comics Disorder #52: "The Many Colors of Free Comic Books"

This week we wonder in what world do students get suspended when teachers show porn, find out how well Philip can pick out comic books from Free Comic Book Day, and put my Magic the Gathering knowledge to the test!  In addition, we have another classic Letter from A Douchebag Editor; which quickly goes off the rails when Philip tries to figure out a character being referred to.  All of this and much much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".