The Die Is Podcast

In this episode, we address the elephant in the room: yes, we play board games. Yes, they are sometimes like Risk. But they don't tend to actually be Risk. Why don't we care for that classic game? What in it works? What doesn't? And what games do we play instead, that feature the good and improve or eliminate the bad.

Game Replacements in general - 1:10
What is good in Risk? - 5:23
Risk "Plus" - 19:51
Risk Replacements - 30:56
Closing and Contact Info - 64:38

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EST

In this episode, Brandon gets Chivalrous, sort of, for a little bit. Chris pitches Power Grid, gets weirded out by Inside, and praises a Schema for role playing that is... well, it's beyond great. We also discuss a little about D&D and mystery RPGs on the table top.

Brandon played Chivalry - 1:54
And sometimes D&D - 10:25
Power Grid - 15:15
Inside, getting weird - 23:30
Investigation RPGs and Bubblegumshoe - 27:46
Chris' GotW: Schema - 37:11
Closing and Contact Info - 57:42

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

In this episode, we address the concept of fudging in RPGs. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it necessary? We debunk the need for such a tool, then we turn to the alternatives and try to offer solid advice from our years of experience.

What is "Fudging"? - 1:32
Pro-Fudging Argument, Disarmed - 9:14
A Legitimate Argument for Fudging? - 27:11
Why Fudge? And the Alternatives - 32:09
There are so many games... - 42:58
Closing and Contact Info - 46:08

Direct download: The20Die20Is20Podcast2C20Episode2095b.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:11am EST

In this episode, we talk a bit more about the 3D experience of the Vive and Brandon's thoughts on games that teach you how to program. Chris updates us on the Pirate expansion to Guild of Dungeoneering, gets excited about sports board games, and pitches a simple/deep RPG.

Brandon plays Human Resource Machine - 01:06
More Vive experience - 07:01
Cryptomancing - 17:46
Brandon sucks at playing - 23:54
Pirate's Guild of Dungeoneering - 26:23
Bottom of the 9th - 28:09
Schema - 32:51
Chris' GotW: Splendor - 37:01
Closing and Contact Info - 56:22

Direct download: The20Die20Is20Podcast2C20Episode2095a.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

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