Quinns: ANOTHER ONE’S ESCAPED.
Paul: QUARANTINE PROTOCOL GAMMA. ENGAGE DEFENSE TURRETS. EVACUATE THE BIODOME. THE WORLD ISN’T READY FOR THE NEWS OF GEN7.
Good grief, this is two weeks in a row that Plaid Hat games are leading our Games News, but Gen7 is none other than the second "Crossroads" game. In other words, it's the long-awaited spiritual sequel to Dead of Winter.
These three days of 24/7 gaming are going to be - if it's at all possible - even better than last year. This time we'll have booths from all of the industry's big board game publishers, a ridiculous array of special guests, and more silly events than you could feasibly watch.
However, we are now 70% sold out of tickets. If you want to join all of the swell people who've snagged tickets early, you can do so right here, at Shux.Show.
And that's just the beginning of this... peculiarly positive cast. Paul and Quinns soon move on to the happy kitchens of Wok Star (3rd edition), there's talk of the fun they had in Fungi, and of the surprisingly strong Champions of Midgard. There's also some disappointment about Village Attacks, but it wouldn't be a SU&SD podcast without some vigorous complaining, would it?
Finally, the pair end with a particularly sticky reader mail. Has their taste in games changed with time? And if so, how?
Quinns: What, this? This little thing under my tertiary limb? Why, it’s only the latest announcement from Plaid Hat games, their fancy new Neon Gods. Doesn’t it look pretty, Paul? Doesn’t it look like an imaginative cross between roller derby, cyberpunk and Adventure Time? Doesn’t it also look… CURIOUSLY FAMILIAR?
Quinns: Ha, you've figured it out, haven't you? Yes, I believe that Neon Gods is nothing less than the mutant child of early Plaid Hat classic City of Remnants, a game we were delighted by all the way back in 2013.
Huge thanks to Fantasy Flight for recently announcing this game's upcoming expansion, thereby making our delayed review relevant again. Love you! Kiss hug kiss.
Quinns: IT’S ONLY THE SEQUEL TO AZUL.
What's that you say? None of those sound like "good things"!? Pah, our viewers are philistines.
Quinns: Do you know what the opposite of a softening gummy bear is?
Games Workshop’s new announcement, KILL TEAM.
As temperatures continue to rise, the boys discuss their secret pastry playtest from Jenn Sandercock's Edible Games Cookbook, and talk about what to do when busy board game conventions become too hot to handle.
Finally, we approach a fiery finale where... oh dear. It seems the temperature of this podcast is reaching dangerous levels. Please, whatever you do, don't click play! Podcast burns are NO JOKE
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