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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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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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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2014-06-25 05.51.28

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

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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/

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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!

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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?

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

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2014-03-14 10.56.33

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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2014-01-17 20.48.18

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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2014-01-20 18.54.08

Feedback

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

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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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 #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 #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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Obsessive Comics Disorder #39: "Toss In Some Cuteness For A Change"

Philip's sick this week, and we will be out of town next week, so instead of going a month or so without a podcast, I pulled an audible and asked Chloe if she wanted to be on the podcast.  Hear her point of view on Baltimore Comic Con, Dave & Busters, and the Magic Prerelease that we did this past weekend.

If you like this episode, check out the podcast Chloe & I do (sometimes) called "The Adventures of Chloe".

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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.