The Die Is Podcast

In this episode, Will complains about his 3 hit point Freebooter in Dungeon World and his over-eager rush to make the UK profitable in Imperial. Chris knocks down imaginary civilizations in Super Tribes and gets super salty about Salt and Sanctuary. Also in-depth play reports/reviews of The Division and Far Cry Primal.

Freebooters on the Frontier - 01:20
The Division - 05:25
Imperial - 28:11
Super Tribes - 37:20
Salt and Sanctuary - 38:58
Far Cry Primal - 42:00
Closing and Contact Info - 65:05

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In this episode, Will and Chris receive a mysterious call from an even more mysterious caller who recorded their entire conversation. The Gaming Nonsense Uncensored Podcast! We talk about the way we make our podcast, the way we review games, and in general have a great intro episode for anyone who is looking for more of our show or theirs. This is the start of something... grand..

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In this episode, Will and Chris have been playing a lot of board games in person: Building castles as corrupt contractors in Caylus, profiteering from unending war in Imperial, and causing disruption of the geriatric spice in The Dice Must Flow. There are also a lot of Korean MMOs and Skyrim with guns without guns. And Mottainai.

Caylus - 01:25
The Dice Must Flow -05:52
Vindictus- 10:21
Will's GotW: Blade and Soul - 11:57
Imperial - 29:46
Far Cry Primal - 37:40
Freebooters on the Frontier - 40:11
Chris' GotW: Mottainai - 41:46
Closing and Contact Info - 63:22

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EDT

In this episode, we discuss the podcast, how it got started, and what our goals are. Most importantly, how do we review games? What is important in a game review? What isn't? Why do we have such strong opinions and how do we decide what those should be? Why don't you have a podcast about games that we can listen to? And Chris rants about any number of things...


Episode 0? - 01:48
The Podcast and why we do it - 04:24
Anyone can do a podcast, but... - 07:28
Podcasts for discussions - 12:01
Difference of opinions - 19:20
The Goals for our show - 22:30
How not to review games - 34:12
What a game review should be - 40:35
The B part Discussion - 54:30
The cost of reviews - 60:08
Closing and Contact Info - 66:54

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EDT

In this episode, we discuss the excitement of wanting to try Undying and Freebooters on the Frontier, and the anticipatory disappointment of not being able to. Will wonders if Tom Clancy actually wrote something called The Division, and Chris tries to talk you off the ledge of Food Chain Magnate. Also, a couple of Games of the Week about dramatically different centuries!


Undying pdf release - 01:04
The Division - 07:25
Will's GotW: Fallout 4 - 12:19
Food Chain Magnate ain't for everyone - 37:23
Joraku! - 42:15
Freebooters hype - 45:30
Chris' FotW: 1889 - 48:03
Closing and Contact info - 71:38

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

In this episode, we discuss the various phases of preparing to run or play RPGs, and how each of us meets that challenge. How do you choose which game to run? How do you get the other players interested? How much prep do you do, and how do you actually do it? And what happens when your prep inevitably wasn't enough because the players (or dice) do something completely unexpected?

The firstest question - 03:28
Choosing a game - 07:13
How do you get the players on board? - 17:20
How do you do prep? - 29:01
What do you prep and how much? - 39:49
Predicting the future - 47:06
When the unexpected happens - 49:42
A different kind of expectation - 57:48
The Homework! - 64:22
Closing and Contact Info - 65:11

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

In this episode, we talk about a few upcoming games and crowdfunding projects that have us pumped, an RPG about Vampires that isn't from the 90s, and Khmer's new name. Will has played a lot of Satellite Reign, but not nearly enough of his 10x10 Challenge list, and Chris has played enough of his 10x10 Challenge list, but not nearly enough of The Witness. More game talk!

Khmer's wide release as Elements - 01:23
Codex on Kickstarter - 03:52
Sentinels of the Multiverse: Oblivaeon info - 09:54
Diceless Vampire Politics - 14:07
Will's GotW: Satellite Reign - 16:20
Progress on 10x10 - 30:38
Pandemic Legacy a whole bunch - 31:38
Tomb of the Necrodancer - 36:14
Card Crawl - 38:50
Chris' GotW: The Witness - 42:16
Closing and contact info - 56:53

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT

In this episode, we discuss gamers' obsession with new games. Why is new stuff so important to us? What are the potential issues with rely heavily on new experiences? How do you get enough value from your old games? And why can't you stop listening to reviewers and buying the things they like? We feel partially responsible, and we are here to help!

The Fury of Preorders - 03:50
Keeping up with releases - 06:04
The Attraction of New Games - 07:41
Doing a 10x10 list - 10:57
Value in playing a game "enough" - 19:42
Stop listening to us! - 25:38
Problems of Relying on New Experiences - 29:19
Game Buyers Anonymous - 50:03
Benefits of New! - 53:58
Closing and Contact Info - 59:58

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am EDT

In this episode, everything gets crazy! Will and Chris talk for a while about tons of games, and then Chris accidentally and permanently deletes the second half of their conversation... The end of the multiverse! Cthulhu spreads influence like a disease! Bedlam rules! Mutant rats invade from the depths! etc. Eventually you get a soothing description of the several games that Chris has played as well. And our games of the week, without too many exclamation points.

The end of the Multiverse! - 01:12
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu - 5:08
More Sentinels play! - 08:04
Skyshine's Bedlam - 12:04
Warhammer: Vermintide - 15:28
Will's GotW: Dungeon of the Endless - 19:00
Time Clickers - 32:09
Lara Croft GO - 33:39
Dead of Winter - 35:07
The Grizzled - 40:18
Chris' GotW: Dexikon - 41:54
Closing and Contact Info - 50:33

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

In this episode, Will avoids starvation, hacks his way across Satellite Reign, figures out "EVE Online, but with robots," and rediscovers Star Wars Galaxies. Chris wonders about the difficulty shifts in Pandemic Legacy, keeps playing Mottainai but keeps getting confused, and is on the look out for good video games that he missed. And don't forget about out Games of the Week.

Star Wars Rebellion - 00:46
Will's 10x10 - 03:52
Don't Starve - 08:25
Satellite Reign - 10:15
Perpetuum, Eve with Robots? - 12:39
Rediscovering Star Wars Galaxies - 14:28
Will's Game of the Week - Eldritch Horror - 18:13
Pandemic Legacy - 33:58
Mo' Mottainai - 36:55
Searching for more video games - 38:19
Chris' 10x10 - 39:48
Chris' Game of the Week: Hive - 42:06
Closing and Contact Info - 55:35

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