The Die Is Podcast

In this episode, we discuss how you can learn and practice skills in the "consequence free" environment of a game. What kinds of skills can you learn that are useful in the game? What kinds of skills can you learn that are useful in real life? What skills do you learn simply from being around games? And what about games that are designed to train you?


Introduction - 0:00:00

Finally, the topic! - 0:03:17

Competition without consequences - 0:03:58

In-game Skills - 0:10:54

Meta-game Skills - 0:31:09

Non-game, but game-related - 0:52:13

Closing and Contact Info - 1:05:28

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_57b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we kickstart an RPG about crime, watch souls get reaped, screw up playing simple card games, and in general make a mess of things. But then comes Metro 2033, a mess of an FPS/horror video game to make us feel less terrible, and Hero Emblems, a solid and strategic match-3 adventur game to make us feel like failures.


Introduction - 0:00:00

Blades in the Dark kickstarter - 0:00:55

Will reaps Diabolical souls - 0:10:31

Will grinds Mechwarrior currency - 0:11:55

Will's Game of the Week: Metro 2033 - 0:17:54

Chris screws up the Bottle Imp - 0:33:54

Chris bonds with Dungeon World - 0:37:31

Chris bears Torchbearer - 0:42:15

Chris' Game of the Week: Hero Emblems - 0:45:33

Closing and Contact Info - 1:00:42

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_57a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

In this episode, we examine games where, instead of playing as an individual and making a mess of things on your own, you can play with other people, and against other teams, to make a mess of things together. What are the differences between team games and solo games? Why might one be preferable over the other? And what games do it best?


Introduction - 0:00:00

Games where you don't work together - 0:01:42

Quarterbacking - 0:07:33

The best parts of being on a team - 0:10:16

Games where you control a squad - 0:19:20

Problems with a team game - 0:22:33

Favorite Team/Squad RPGs - 0:29:42

Favorite Team/Squad Boardgames - 0:37:21

Favorite Team/Squad Video Games - 0:45:50

Closing and Contact Info - 0:51:09

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_56b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:52am EST

In this episode, we talk about a lot of video games, so if you love your television and throwing controllers through it, have we got an episode for you. First, Will tries Dead State and Battlefield Hardline, but can't convince himself that either is worth the price. Chris has made his way to the top in Diablo 3, and isn't sure where to go from there. We also discuss Darkest Dungeon and Far Cry 4 in-depth.


Introduction - 0:00:00

Crowfall Kickstarter Info - 0:01:57

2v2 Game of Thrones LCG - 0:12:09

Will tries the Dead State demo - 0:14:06

Also, Battlefield Hardline beta - 0:17:42

Darkest Dungeon - 0:21:01

Archipelago Ups and Downs - 0:39:23

Diablo III Torment 6 - 0:44:23

Far Cry 4 - 0:49:06

Closing and Contact Info - 1:13:41

Direct download: The_Die_is_Podcast_Episode_56a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST