The Die Is Podcast

In this episode Will can't decide if he wants to buy Dragon Age: Inquisition after getting burned by more Assassin's Creeds and Calls of Duty. Chris played Antike, a civilization game where everything was deterministic, and both of our hosts are looking forward to getting to play Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. And there are bees.


Introduction - 0:00:00

Fantasy Flight acquired by Asmodee - 0:01:31

Another Kingdom Rush game - 0:05:02

Will is skeptical of Dragon Age: Inquisition - 0:07:08

Assassin's Creed: Rogue - 0:09:45

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 0:14:49

D&D 5th Character Creation - 0:17:34

Will's GotW: Shadow of Mordor - 0:22:06

Antike - 0:42:00

Chris got game groups! - 0:48:01

Chris' GotW: Battleheart Legacy - 0:50:57

Closing and Contact Info - 1:04:55

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_49a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we discuss how we created or found gaming groups, and presumably, how you can to! We spill the beans on how we all met each other and our current and past groups, we are confident that most gamers play more than one kind of game, we touch on the difficulties of grouping in MMOs, and finish by explaining what "don't be weird" means...

In our next episode, we'll tell you about A Game About Nothing!


Introduction - 0:00:00

Creating or finding a gaming group - 0:01:02

How we met our groups - 0:09:00

Most "gamers" don't just play one thing - 0:25:33

MMO Guilds and similar groups - 0:31:01

Chris is madly recruiting and searching - 0:38:56

Just play with people... - 0:47:05

Closing and contact info - 0:49:55

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_48b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we get unexcited about ninjas, maybe a little excited about Valkyria Chronicles, and super excited about some Blizzard FPS thing. Will hates Magic, Chris loves Catchup, and we review the "survival horror" video game The Evil Within and the combinatorically superior supplement for Dungeon World called Class Warfare.

In our next episode, we're going to tell you how we find and create gaming groups. Stay tuned!


Introduction - 0:00:00

Game of Thrones LCG 2nd edition - 0:01:14

FF14 Heavensward and Ninja info - 0:05:39

Valkyria Chronicles comes to Steam - 0:10:17

The Ruined Empire has so many systems - 0:12:30

New Blizzard Thing: Overwatch! - 0:15:25

Hating on Magic - 0:19:26

Playing Sentinel Tactics - 0:24:49

Monster Manual 5th edition - 0:28:55

Will's GotW: The Evil Within - 0:33:17

Aggressively Optimizing in Small World - 0:43:40

The Cimple Complexity of Catch Up - 0:46:42

Chris' Game of the Week: Class Warfare - 0:49:30

Closing and Contact Info - 1:04:42

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_48a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we discuss the growing phenomenon of "microgames." What is a microgame? Haven't they existed in some form or another for a long time? Why are they so popular, and why are they so popular only now? What "microgames" are our favorites?


Introduction - 0:00:00

What is a microgame? - 0:01:15

Microgames aren't exactly new - 0:17:04

Why are microgames popular? - 0:28:25

Our "great" microgames - 0:37:31

Closing and Contact Info - 0:55:10

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_47b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

In this episode, we don't care about the Magic: The Gathering board game, Will is disappointed with The Evil Within, Chris blames the dice for his losses, and we give you full reviews of the tactical board game Sentinel Tactics: The Flame of Freedom and the logic puzzle of a party game One Night Ultimate Werewolf.

In our next episode, we're going to talk about what is up with "Microgames." Stay tuned!


Introduction - 0:00:00

The Magic Boardgame - 0:00:49

10x10 2015! Challenge - 0:04:00

FF14: Almost Gonna Be Having a Patch - 0:06:25

The Disappointment Within - 0:10:33

Sentinels of the Multiverse iOS - 0:12:55

The Raid (Destiny) - 0:17:20

Will's Game of the Week: Sentinel Tactics - 0:20:30

Summoner Wars and dice - 0:38:20

Machi Koro out of style with reviewers - 0:40:52

Roll Through the Ages: The Iron Age - 0:43:15

Chris' Game of the Week: One Night Ultimate Werewolf - 0:46:07

Closing and Contact Info - 1:04:49

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_47a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29am EST