Paul’s Greatest Gaming Memory

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Paul: Here’s the story of how I bunked off school to play a board game and how that board game changed my life.

Saying that immediately makes me excited to tell it.

A written transcript, with pictures, is available here.
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Podcast #25: Stop! Let’s Banana

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First things first, huge thanks to Vitaliy Zavadskyy for gifting our podcast with some magical intro and outro themes. The UK finally has a second radio show to be proud of after the BBC World Service.

In this episode Paul’s been hard at work testing Spyfall, Panamax and The Witcher Adventure Game as well as continuing to plumb the depths of the new edition of D&D.

Meanwhile, Matt and Quinns do their best to get in his way. Quinns wants everybody to play his new on-air banana game and Matt needs to talk about corpses, churches and bushes.
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Podcast #24: On Poor Quality Property

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Oho! What's this? Board gaming's most excitable hour of chatter is back, as Matt and Quinns discuss everything they played and saw over the New Year, including a visit to London's first board game cafe. After that, this one's all about crap houses.

The boys discuss the terrible property investments they made in Last Will and the Getting Sacked expansion, Matt makes fun of Quintin's horrible estate in
Castles of Mad King Ludwig, before finally the boys discuss how being tall makes it harder to build pagodas in Pagoda.


Quinns’ Favourite Drinking Games

Quinns spent his youth as a “Keeper of Drinking Games”. Whenever him and his friends were boozing as kids, in those empty kitchens or under trees, he’d lay the games out. He wants to share a few with the world now, before he dies.

A written transcript is available here, and Brendan’s essay on craic is here.

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Podcast #23: The Christmas CarolCast

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For our 23rd podcast Paul and Quinns discuss board games past, present and future.

That sounds more hifalutin than it probably is. We begin by discussing the consenting tentacle sex of Consentacle, and how our next live podcast will be an excuse to review Cat on Yer Head. We fret about Prophecy, chat about Tammany Hall, ponder Istanbul and gossip about Warhammer 40,000: Conquest, a game of war, war and more war. And don’t forget Shadows in the Woods! It almost slipped us by.

Post-podcast we played Iron & Ale, by the way, and had a fantastic time. There are just 6 days left on that Kickstarter, so look sharp!
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Presenting… Sean Bean Quest

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Last month Grant Howitt Kickstarted a silly RPG called Goblin Quest. A game where players take the role of a steady stream of goblins trying to compete banal tasks, but mostly just dying along the way.

This week Grant sent us a preview of one of the variants in the back of the book, titled “Sean Bean Quest”. The less you know about this the better. Just hit play and enjoy Matt, Paul and Quinns approaching never-before-seen levels of silliness.

Goblin Quest can be pre-ordered here.
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Podcast #22: The OctoberCast

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Halloween is upon us! That wonderful time of the year where bumps are forcibly inserted into the night, and we can bookend our podcast with creaky door sound effects.

In this horrifying installment we discuss the gore-flecked teenagers of Zombie 15′, the forbidden pouches of Sheriff of Nottingham, the… uh… terrifying suburbs and sidewalks of Subdivision, before finally giving up and chatting about the new edition of D&D, indie RPG Dog Eat Dog and Paul’s trip to FiraxiCon.

Listen… IF YOU DARE.
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Podcast #21: The Cardcast

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Our very 21st podcast is a magical journey into the realm of card games. We start in our Lifeboat, fall into Bruno Cathala’s undersea Abyss, and wash up in the exotic Eastern home of Samurai Spirit, Panda Poker and Seiji Kanai’s Say Bye to the Villains.

Matt, Quinns and Paul have played all of these games, but that’s not the best part. It turns out we can’t agree about a single one of them.

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Podcast #20: The Livecast!

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At Gen Con 2014 we hosted a special, live podcast for 300 of our closest fans. It was unbelievable. If you were there, thank you.

If you weren’t there, contained within is us yammering about the new XCOM board game, Ca$h ‘n Guns and one huge game of Two Rooms and a Boom, before running two games of our own! True (or False) Dungeon and Question Jenga. It’s more madness than you can shake a sedative at.

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Amazing Star Wars Adventures! Pt. 3

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Yes, we’re still playing the Star Wars: Edge of Empire roleplaying game! No, our intrepid gang of sob stories and space-wastrels hasn’t been arrested yet.

In session #3 the gang stretch their luck to the very limits by attempting a heist at the height of a terrible electric storm. And… oh, no. Are they really pretending to be musicians as a cover story? With no knowledge of music, and no musical paraphernalia at all?

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