Pax Unplugged, Top 5 Gifts to Give to a Gamer - Boards & Swords #93

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Thanksgiving is over, and we are thankful that we had a great time at Pax Unplugged.  We have my friend Randy join us to talk about all the different aspects of Pax that we took part in.  Excuse any sound issues, we had some scheduling difficulties in getting this episode out.

News

Barnes & Noble reducing Games
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39046/barnes-noble-cutting-toys-games-gift-skus

Gamestop converted 200 stores to be 50% collectibles
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39016/gamestop-converted-200-stores-be-50-collectibles

The Dice Tower uninvited from GAMA Trade Show
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38998/dice-tower-claims-it-uninvited-gama-trade-show-over-retailer-comments

CMON making Munchkin board games
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39028/munchkin-board-games

Imperial Assault App released by FFG
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/38980/ffg-unveils-new-app-star-wars-imperial-assault

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Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Obsessive Comics Disorder #51: "It's Bad When Your Own Mom Wont Pay Your Ransom"

In this episode: Aunt May tries to show up Peter Parker, Robin tries to barter for his own batsignal, and a Ninja Turtles fan finds out his comics can get even grosser than he thought.  Also, Philip and I talk about our recent adventure to Pax East, and can he tell the difference between a Greek God and a Magic: The Gathering card?

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".

Boards & Swords #18: Pax East 2014

This week, its a special edition episode talking about all my board game related experiences at Pax East!  Don't worry, the Journey into Nyx Pre-release episode is still coming this weekend, but I recorded this last week and just haven't had the spare time to put it out!  I hope you guys enjoy it!

Obsessive Comics Disorder #50: "Superman's New Side Job"

This week, Philip and I get a little loopy and try out some more new stuff.  We've revised "This Week in Gotham" to be a bit more fun for both of us (and fail badly attempting to do so), talk about how excited we are for Pax East, and demonstrate a new game called "Letters from a Douchebag Editor".

This Week In Gotham

"Dog Dials 911 On Owner's Smartphone"

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5041266/

"Man Expecting Quintuplets Gets HUGE Shock"

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5028094/

"Man Named Christopher Reeves Busted For Meth In Superman Shirt"

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5034202/

Current Obsessions

Chris:  Diablo 3, The Tonight Show, Boss Monster

Philip:  Pax East, X-wing

FAIL! of the Week

http://www.epicfail.com/2014/03/20/karate-kick-fail/

Closing

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".

Obsessive Comics Disorder #49: "A Giant Cat Crushed My New Phone!"

This week, Philip and I try out a new bit at the beginning of the show, talk about the new phone and tablet that Verizon gave Philip (he just had to sign his life away for it), and make fun of Fox for trying to create a family friendly version of The Walking Dead.

This Week In Gotham

Lab Accident Releases Giant Cat!

A LexCorp subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan was experimenting with new types of Kryptonite and its effects on animal life, but the  company bit off more than it can chew when one of its test kittens grew to 30 stories tall!  The cat initally ran amok, causing serious damage to skyscrapers as it scratched I ts claws on them.  Since then, the Tokyo police have been able to keep the animal contained by shining the Japanese Bat-signal on the ground to distract it.

UPDATE:  LexCorp is touting that the incident was not an accident and was planned in part with YouTube to promote Lex Luthor's new web series.  A spokesman for LexCorp stated: "Hey, people love cats, and Lex Luthor is a man who gives the people what they want, and much more."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/18/lotte-gum-ad-japan-cat_n_4986249.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news

Current Obsessions

Chris:  X-wing, Cards Against Humanity

Philip:  New Phone!!!!  New Tablet!!!!

FAIL! of the Week

An Edited, "Family Friendly" Walking Dead Is Coming To A Fox Channel

http://ift.tt/1g4W4Y4

Closing

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".

Obsessive Comics Disorder #48: "We've Got Tone....And It's Gone"

Not our best effort this week, as my internet couldn't decide if it wanted to work or not, which meant that we were recording without show notes, without a live chatroom (really trying for one next week), and even without a way to check to see that we weren't making stuff up.  Enjoy!

Come watch us (attempt to) record live!  Sundays at 7pm EDT at http://ocdcast.com/live !

Obsessive Comics Disorder #46: "Power Laces, Far Out!"

We're back!  Between work travel, sickness, and redoing the studio, its been a busy month...or two.  We make up for it though, with some new segments, new bumpers, and even a new background track or so.  Send us some feedback on what you like!

Current Obsessions

Chris: X-wing, Duck Dynasty, LEGO Movie

Philip: Pax East, Duffel Blog

I Want This!

Get to Your Transport

http://ift.tt/1aMStgI

Fantasy Flight Games [News]

http://ift.tt/1p3n39A

Newest NERF blaster has baked in camera for capturing your foam firefights

http://ift.tt/L4ddnR

Back to the future: Nike designer touts 2015 arrival for Marty McFly's Power Laces

http://ift.tt/1jIps8Y

Official Images Of The Lego Ghostbusters Set Are Very Convincing‏

http://ift.tt/1e1NEeh

FAIL! of the Week

Ice-T records D&D audiobook: "This s%!t is impossible to read."

http://ift.tt/1iwMo7m

Man has narrow escape after car ploughs into his kitchen at 30mph

http://ift.tt/1bC8ZL9

This Week in Geek

Batman/Superman casting news – Lex Luthor and Alfred found

http://ift.tt/1f6N6Vt

Taco Bell to unveil cutting-edge mobile ordering system, and other news for Feb. 14, 2014

http://ift.tt/1dP3J6Q

Guardians of the Galaxy trailer is here

http://ift.tt/1buD3xF

Closing

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".

Boards & Swords #11: Star Wars X-wing Miniatures, 2014 Gaming Resolutions

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Lots of X-wing talk this week - so I decided to break it down so that those unfamiliar could follow along! Also, I mention what I am looking forward to/gaming resolutions for 2014. How did you guys fare this Christmas? Send me an email letting me know what games you got/played this holiday season.

Board Games

Lords of Waterdeep (iOS) - Finally beat it! Starting to get the hang of this game

Arkham Horror - Played it, has a good theme but I feel like its lost a bit underneath all the mechanics

News

"Flying With The Aces" http://www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_news.asp?eidn=4572

- Inside look at the pilots from the "Imperial Aces" X-wing Expansion

Magic The Gathering/D&D

Nothing this week - look to see these segments return later this month!

Featured Topic

New Year's Gaming Resolutions/Things I'm Looking Forward To This Year

1. Podcast frequency

2. Pax East 2014

3. Star Wars X-Wing! Capital Ships! Imperial Aces! Wave 4...?

4. Playing more new games

Board Game Breakdown

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game by Fantasy Flight Games

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Feedback

@popculturecube - "Board games for Xmas: King of Tokyo; Smallworld; Mans. of Madness; Escape; Gloom; Fluxx; Theros Fatpack; TONS of D&D 4e stuff!"

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.