Tuesday. The work week’s well underway. We made it through Monday. We can make it through the rest of it. But, with as far as Friday seems, it might feel like we’ll never get there. Perhaps some gaming podcasts will help cut through the long hours.
This week on the dial we have: Guild Ball Tonight Episode 91: Technically Correct; The Secret Cabal Episode 178: Shadows of Brimstone, Empires of the Void 2 and A Short Topic Extravaganza; Nerdherders Episode 32 (122): Nerdherders Winter Retreat 2019; 40K Radio Episode 38: Preview Love from the LVO; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 166: Unmatched, Restoration Games Interview, Tudor, Kapow, Combo Fighter, Kickstarters; and Geeks of the North Episode 66: Basement casting.
We take a look (back) at the big March 1 releasepocalypse and talk about new releases and errata. Interviews are so 2015.
Alrighty Cabalists, the Founders are back for another wild and crazy episode of The Cabal! Today the gang talks about Chris’ Top 50 games of all time and runs down a bunch of games they’ve been playing. Then we have a feature overview and review of Shadows of Brimstone from Flying Frog and a look back at Empires of the Void 2 from Red Raven Games. Then Tony T goes ape delivering the best damn gaming news segment of all time while the peanut gallery quack in the background. Then finally the gang hosts another short topic extravaganza featuring the golden age of entertainment and what would a Secret Cabal board game be like.
It’s the annual episode you love to hate and hate to love! The nerds gather on a lake in Maine to play games for a weekend. In the intro the guys discuss the games they have played, including new favorite Space Base, Lords of Vegas, Sagrada, DownForce, Terra Mystica, Shogun and Galaxy Trucker. And then it’s time for the outtakes…Buckle up for inappropriate conversations, drunken word play and terrible singing.
In this episode we are joined by the Head Geek from Geek Nation Tours Teras Cassidy! We catch up with Teras on all the hobby goodness he’s been working on and what he’s got planned for Adepticon. We also take a look at the previews from the LVO and discuss what may be next for Chaos.
I told Marty that we should occasionally change the secret word to the Green Room. By keeping the same code, past people could show up and request to come back on the show. Luckily that has not happen yet, but we were lucky to have Justin Jacobson and Rob Daviau make another guest appearance on the show. The last time they were on, Fireball Island was launched on Kickstarter and we all know how that turned out for them. This time, they tell us about the new Unmatched Battle of Legends. Also, it seems “moonpie”, “squirrel”, and “lawnmower” aren’t very strong codes.
We rez from the dead the segment In a Nutshell and talk about a couple of games that we got to the table. We had a dice chucker called Kapow. This was one that is a filler and ramps up very quickly. Hidden strategy on building and constructing your dice to combat your opponent. Combo Fighter is a card battle game that rewards those that can card count. Tudor has a unique method of changing the base actions through the collection of rings and their position on a cardboard hand. What makes this difficult is the only way to get the rings is by moving up to the top in the throne room. And if someone displaces you, then they can take your ring. Interesting mechanic in the game.
We also played many Kickstarters and give our opinions on them. They are either already active or will soon be active. One of these was designed by a Nate Bivins who has been on the show before and is part of the Scurry Report. This seems to be Kickstarter season, so lots of competition for your dollar. I know I have passed up some incredible ones, but the temptation is too great on some of the ones we talk about in this episode.
This week, we chat about our weekly hobby, and then go into some length about home casting and simple ways to reproduce bases and bits. We also talk about these new releases: Daisy the Mushroomancer by Mirico, and the 10mm Demon Infantry Miniatures kickstarter project by Black Gate Miniatures.