In this episode Matt and Quinns share their experiences with Wingspan (you'll find the NPI review here), Chronicles of Crime (our SHUX Preview here), Franchise and Woodlouse Chaos, before strapping on their tuxedos for the annual Pearple's Choice Awards, which we last celebrated back on podcast #73.
Who will win Best Game? Best Production? Best Designer? And will SU&SD's audience finally decide that mum and dad... are bad and wrong?
Enjoy the show, everybody, and thanks again to clg6000 for putting these awards together on our forum.
The less said about this horrid state of affairs, the better. I hope Matt skiis down a well. Let’s get on with the news.
This video also documents Matt and Quinns playing the new expansion for the terrific Great Western Trail, Rails to the North, for the very first time. To be charitable, it's not what they expect. To be candid, they play the worst game of Great Western Trail of their adult lives.
Normal service (Monday news, Wednesday podcast, Friday review) will be resumed next week, although we're still going to be posting little bits for you to watch. Some of our best panels from SHUX '18 will be going up on our YouTube channel, and on Friday we'll post our playthrough video of SEAL Team Flix.
Best of all, you can watch our epic game of Twilight Imperium right here as a video-on-demand, but if you do that, we'd actually like to ask a favour...
In a couple of months we're going to upload this gargantuan 9 hour video to YouTube, but we want to start preserving some of the best comments from Twitch chat as text pop-ups within the YouTube video. So, pretty please, if you watch any of the video on Twitch and something in Twitch chat makes you laugh, could you leave a comment on this post with the line of chat, the username and the timestamp where it appears? You should be able to copy-paste everything you see, so it should be pretty easy.
Thanks so much everybody, and have a great week!
- Our secret diary room for whenever players want to share their secret plans
- A tactical overlay showing the map, the objectives and who's completed them
- The "Galactic News" readout showing the best Twitch comments
- And even more!
Obviously after the stream is over you'll be able to watch it as a Twitch video on demand, and after that's gone we'll be uploading it to YouTube, but if you want to come along and join in the fun we'll be starting at 2PM GMT, 9AM EST, 6AM PST.
See you there!
Watching the video, you'll notice that "2s" are valued higher than royals. It's possible that this comes from the game's communist roots, in much that same way that following the French revolution, it was considered distasteful to play games where kings and queens were desirable. The more you know!
Quinns: Matt I watched SO MUCH of The Expanse. I was thinking we could write the whole Games News in Belter Creole.
Matt: OK. I hear you, but I worry that might make it a bit hard to read. How about you write it while crossplaying as Chrisjen Avasarala?
Quinns: You’ve got yourself a deal, beltalowda. You cover the first story, I’ll see what earrings my wife has.
They've got another thing coming. We reviewed this board game back in 2011, and now we're reviewing it AGAIN. So stick that in your moon door and smoke it.
Have a great weekend, everybody.
And now - as if by space magic - I’m being thrown straight back into Star Wars again. Another game in the genre of Firefly, Merchant of Venus, or Xia: Legends of a Drift System - Star Wars: Outer Rim sees players competing to be the cream of the galaxy’s scum and villainy. Flying around space, smuggling goods, hiring recognisable crew members and reasonably frequently rolling some dice.
Quinns: Let us apply Occam’s Razor. Is the simplest possible explanation here that you, Matt Lees, created this game in a dream?
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Tomorrow we're going to be trying the Great Western Trail expansion, Rails to the North, and the show after that... well, let's just say you won't want to miss it, and we'll be confirming more details shortly.
Oh, and did I mention our Twitch chat has a custom emote of the LADY ON THE CONCORDIA BOX? That's right! The wonders never cease.
Thanks again, everybody!