Can an RPG sourcebook make you enjoy a card game more? (L5R Emerald Empire Review)

Emerald Empire is the first sourcebook from Fantasy Flight Games for its Legend of the Five Rings RPG. In this video, I go over my thoughts on the book and ponder how learning the lore can help enrich the card game experience.

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When You Don't Have Enough Spoons For Board Games

When You Don't Have Enough Spoons For Board Games

Are you familiar with the Spoon Theory? I've linked to wikipedia for some quick info, but there's a lot more in depth stuff available to read on. Also, I'm not an expert, so take everything I say with a grain of salt. Basically, the idea behind the Spoon Theory is that people only have a certain number of "Spoons" in a day, representing the amount of energy you have to conduct activities. For those with disabilities or mental illnesses, some tasks require more "spoons" than they would for another person, especially activities that require interacting with other people. 

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An Escape Room Arkham Horror Game?

I recently went to an Arkham Horror Invocation event, and it showed me how Fantasy Flight Games' Arkham Horror LCG can really be used in a bunch of different ways.

Dinosaur Island, Topiary, Top 30-21 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #98

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I went to a fancy gala, Collin and Cindy tended plants and pretended to be Cat Ladies...and Philip got a game???  Oh and we get halfway through our Top 50 games of all time!

News

Gale Force 9 is making a new D&D Game
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39687/new-dungeons-dragons-game-way

Axis and Allies....and Zombies??
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39668/the-undead-invade-axis-allies

Munchkin Cheats
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39640/why-play-rules-heres-munchkin-cheats

Prowler's Passage
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39555/renegade-sneaks-prowlers-passage

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

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

Lignum, Rising Sun Top 40-31 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #97

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It's time to begin the countdown to episode 100!  AND OMG I GOT TO TRY RISING SUN!  NOTHING ELSE MATTERS!!!  We also check out numbers 40-31 this time, with news, other games, and much more!

News

Imperial Assault adds Amazons in new expansion
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39499/expansions-imperial-settlers-robinson-crusoe

Ice Cool 2!!!
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39552/penguin-mischief-continues-ice-cool-2

Great Western Trail Expansion
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39497/great-western-trail-expands

Arkham Horror LCG Expansion
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39514/arkham-horror-the-card-game-visits-the-forgotten-age

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

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

Spirit Island, Illmat, Top 50-41 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #96

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It's time to begin the countdown to episode 100!  We ramble on a bit too much in this episode as we start talking about our Top 50 games of all time!  We check out numbers 50-41 this time, with news, other games, and much more!

News

Tiny Epic Zombies on Kickstarter
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39401/tiny-epic-game-takes-survival-horror-genre

Games up 36% on Kickstarter
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39423/tabletop-games-up-36-kickstarter

Ryan Reynolds to Star in Clue
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39428/deadpool-will-star-clue

Food Truck Champion coming in February
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39429/the-food-truck-champion-coming

The Expanse RPG releasing at Gen Con
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39380/the-expanse-rpg-debuts-gen-con

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

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

Rhino Hero: Super Battle, Stop Thief! Cities of Splendor - Boards & Swords #95

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We've got a couple of new games to talk about, a wrap up of the games we played on the charity stream, and then we talk about 2018 and what we are looking forward to this year (in gaming).

News

Game Salute New Imprints
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39248/game-salute-launches-new-imprints

ICv2 interview with Asmodee North America
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39247/icv2-interview-asmodee-execs-ana-consolidation-part-1

New Elder Signs Expansion
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39225/ffgs-elder-sign-heads-egypt

Final Scythe Expansion
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39241/final-scythe-expansion

Century Eastern Wonders
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39218/plan-b-returns-century-eastern-wonders

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

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

Harvest, Twilight Imperium 4, 2017 Wrap-up - Boards & Swords #94

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We wrap up 2017 talking about all the things in gaming that we've done and seen this year.  What did we enjoy playing, what conventions did we like?  Why did we like them?

News

Warhammer 40k Dice Masters
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39190/warhammer-40k-invades-dice-masters

D&D movie
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39182/dungeons-dragons-film-moves-paramount-gets-date

Wesley Snipes and Sean Astin making a Starfinder setting
https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/board-games/news/wesley-snipes-and-lord-of-the-rings-sean-astin-are-working-on-a

Digital Lord of the Rings LCG coming
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39115/fantasy-flight-takes-lord-rings-the-card-game-

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

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

Mission: Red Planet, Gaming With Family - Boards & Swords #54

Sorry for the delayed podcast, but don't worry, because next week I've got a special interview episode all ready and waiting for you!  In this episode, its a space themed show as I breakdown Mission: Red Planet by Fantasy Flight Games.  Later, I wrap up the show talking about some gaming that I've done recently with my wife and daughter.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where I play through various RPGs with my friends and they get into all sorts of trouble.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook you can find me posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you so much for listening.  I'm Chris Renshaw, and I'll see you next time, here on Boards & Swords.