The Die Is Podcast

RPGs are great!

If you like board games or video games, and you are at all interested in any of this "role-playing" stuff that we talk about in our show, then you should definitely check out this episode.

We take some time to talk about what RPGs are, why they are fun, why we don't only play them, and what some of the best RPGs are if you are coming from a video or board game background.

Direct download: The_RPG_Episode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09am EST

In this episode, we get into the meaty discussion of what "risk" actually is in games, whether it is dependent upon chance, how you could possibly have "no risk" conflicts, and all kinds of other stuff. We also talk about a few new games, in particular the fairy tale-like video game Child of Light and the deck-development card game Paperback.

Introduction - 0:00:00

Kenshi: The Alpha - 0:01:36

Call of Duty: In Spaaaaacey! - 0:10:15

The end of Willhammer 40K? - 0:15:33

Will's Game of the Week: Child of Light - 0:23:08

Crowdfunder Thieves vs. AGs - 0:31:33

Tabletop and RPG Tabletop - 0:36:37

Dusting off some old board games - 0:40:01

Chris' Game of the Week: Paperback - 0:46:11

Risk! (Not the game) 1:09:10

Risk in Board Games - 1:10:58

Risk in RPGs - 1:36:48

Risk in Video Games - 2:05:34

Closing and Contact Info - 2:12:20

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_35.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

In this episode, we talk to the musician, composer, and sonorous genius behind Syrinscape, Benjamin Loomes. We cover a lot of ground in this interview: music theory, improvisation, Youtube, the sound of one hand clapping, and stormtroopers... but most importantly, we let you behind the curtain with the Syrinscape app, a way to integrate mood music and sound effects with your tabletop RPGs.

Check out and for more!

Direct download: Benjamin_Loomes_Interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:34am EST

In this episode, we talk about games on iOS and Android that are worth spending a chunk of money on - not because they sucker you into microtransactions, but because the games are deep, well-designed, and provide lasting fun. We also talk about an unusually large number of RPGs, a few games that Will tried out with his new "gaming" laptop, and there's even a bit about Hearthstone...

Introduction - 0:00:00

Final Fantasy 14 keeps getting better - 0:01:25

War Thunder - 0:06:46

Marvel vs. Diablo - 0:17:31

Current gen consoles, still no draw...? - 0:24:48

Pippoglyph playing cards - 0:30:37

Sentinels of the Multiverse keeps getting better - 0:39:08

Torchbearer playing cards - 0:44:23

iOS throwdown: Hearthstone vs. Yomi - 0:48:16

Bundle of Holding: Indie Treasure Trove - 0:55:46

Beefy Mobile Games: 1:24:08

Closing and Contact Info: 2:08:31

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EST