A Second Edition of Pathfinder? - Roll Playing

Paizo has announced that a second edition of their Pathfinder Roleplaying game will be coming in a few years.  Why are they doing this?  I take a look at some board game parallels to help understand the logic in this move.

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.

Henry Jasper and Perfect Crime - Boards & Swords #61

On this episode, I sit down with Henry Jasper from Grublin Games to talk about their heist game on Kickstarter; Perfect Crime.  In the game, players play as the robbers trying to plan the heist, while one player plays the bank trying to keep everyone out!

Link to Perfect Crime: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1811420414/perfect-crime-a-cooperative-heist-game-for-2-5-pla

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Pandemic Legacy, Game Canopy, SDJ Nominees - Boards & Swords #60

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On this episode, I bring on 2 of my friends, Collin & Philip, to discuss what's got our attention currently in gaming, Kickstarters we are interested in, and we review Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Our review is split into 2 parts: a spoiler free and then a full on spoilers version.  The spoilers version is at the end of the episode, so feel free to cut off the episode to not be spoiled.

News items:

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34570/struggle-catan-cash-guns-team-spirit-finding-dory-spot-it

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34554/2016-spiel-des-jahres-nominations

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34490/hasbro-marks-hasbrocon

Kickstarters

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1915792245/load-the-board-game/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burninggames/faith-a-garden-in-hell-rpg-starter-set-campaign/description

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

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 I'm 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 for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Looking Back at 2015 - Boards & Swords #52

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Welcome to 2016!  I start off the year by taking a look at 2015 and talking about what I learned/experienced in gaming this year.  I list out my Top 5 Games of 2015, and also breakdown the 2 player card game from Plaid Hat Games - Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn!

News/Links

Asmodee acquires the English rights to Catan

http://www.dicetowernews.com/asmodee-acquires-catan/22051

FFG/Days of Wonder merged into Asmodee North America

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/33369/icv2-interview-asmodee-north-america-ceo-christian-petersen-part-2

http://www.dicetowernews.com/days-of-wonder-ffg-now-asmodee-north-america/21670

New D&D Board Game: Tyrants of the Underdark

http://www.dicetowernews.com/new-dungeons-dragons-board-game-coming-in-2016/21614

D&D Returns to Ravenloft with Curse of Strahd

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/return-ravenloft

Board Game Convention List:

http://casualgamerevolution.com/blog/2016/01/2016-tabletop-gaming-conventions-a-comprehensive-list

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast.  It's kinda like the Tonight Show, but for geeks! (and without the budget and staff)  

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

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #9

It's about time to finish off that Manticore!  Then our heroes retreat back to the tower, where everything may not be as it seems....

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found here.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

The Grizzled, Top 5 Stocking Stuffers - Boards & Swords #50

Testing out some new stuff this week - send me some feedback if you like it! We've got News, a board game breakdown, then I finish out the episode talking about my Christmas Gift Guides: A top 5 stocking stuffer gifts and my 2015 Christmas Wish List. I hope you enjoy it!

Snakes and Lattes Gift Giving Map
http://www.snakesandlattes.com/uploads/Holiday2015BoardGameBuyingGuide.pdf

Munchkin Marvel Coming in Spring 2016
http://www.dicetowernews.com/munchkin-marvel-coming-in-april-2016/2124

Cool Mini or Not to publish Potion Explosion in English
http://www.dicetowernews.com/cmon-to-publish-potion-explosion-in-english/21117

Luna Dice
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372946489/luma-dice?ref=category_popular

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over. Want to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf. On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram Iâm ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing. This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network. For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Update & Actual Play Podcast Announcement - Boards & Swords #47.5

Hey everyone, no show this week as I am away on travel, but I wanted to send out something on the feed to let you guys know that The Dirtbags of Holding is now LIVE!  This new podcast is an actual play RPG podcast where we go through many different RPG systems.  Interested?  Go to dirtbagsofholding.com and subscribe to the podcast!

Gen Con pt. 1, Interview with Jason Bulmahn from Paizo - Boards & Swords #45

As someone who loves #rpg books, this is so cool to see - almost all of the released #pathfinder books in one place! #gencon

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I had SO much fun at Gen Con that I needed TWO episodes to talk about all of it!  So in 2 weeks, you'll get the second half of everything I did and saw at the best 4 days of gaming (and they aren't kidding!).  In this episode, I spent a lot of time at the Cool Mini or Not booth, and I talk about the various games that I played.  I also run down my Top 5 favorite moments from Gen Con, in addition to talking about some of the Titansgrave stuff I saw.  Last but certainly not least, I got a chance to interview Jason Bulmahn from Paizo, the Lead Designer for the Pathfinder RPG! In fact, he was the one wrote originally wrote the game!  It was so cool to get a chance to talk to him, and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.

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.