Podcast #21: The Cardcast

rubbish seahorses, secret passages, kid with knife, prismatic pandas, james cameron

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!

false dwarves, a hot pocketful of wands, tired scientists, broken formats

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

can you scat for me, thanks, phpbpp hphp hpppgpgpp ppprrrbt

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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Podcast #19: The Watercast

leaky pistols, sodden panic, terrible guilt, hiding in bins

In June, Paul, Leigh and Quinns took part in a month-long, city-wide, entirely ludicrous watergun assassination game. In podcast #19 they cast off their disguises, holster their leaky weapons and assemble for the official SU&SD review.

A downloadable .pdf of Killer by Steve Jackson is available right here, the official Streetwars site is here and Leigh’s AMAZING story of her time as a murderess is just over here.

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Leigh’s Month as an Assassin

For the month of June 2014, Leigh played a deadly femme fatale in a month long watergun assassination game. This is her story of stalking her prey, shivering in bushes and battling the most dangerous enemy of all. GUILT.

A companion podcast where Leigh, Paul and Quinns review the game itself is just over here, and a written transcript is available here.

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Amazing Star Wars Adventures! Pt. 2

bounty huntings, beetle's horrible rivet gun, we have a hostage?

It’s part 2 of our entirely amazing Star Wars adventures! In this session our team of heroes arrive at a space station, kill an orc (kind of), succeed at crime (mostly) and (almost) begin working as a team. I’m calling it now. There is no way this ends well.

If you missed part 1 we should stress that we haven’t retreated into a child-like fantasy world and are in fact playing the new Star Wars RPG. Newcomers will definitely want to check out part 1 where our story begins.

The dramatic caper of the Crap Plastic Artifact will conclude next week!
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Podcast #18: The Turbocast

paul's crap casino, brendan's terrible tomb, quinn's doomed detective agency

Podcast #18, “The Turbocast”, has been sighted in the Earth’s atmosphere!

Not to be confused with podcast #17, the Megacast, the Turbocast sees Team SU&SD compressing 60 minutes of board game chatter into a super-dense 30 minutes. We recommended you pop your ears before listening so the change in pressure doesn’t cause your head to collapse like an egg.

The games that underwent this revolutionary treatment were Trains and Stations, Lords of Vegas, Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective and Valley of the Kings. Finally, we provide the world’s fastest, worst and most decisive Agony Aunt service. Enjoy, everybody!
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Brendan’s Correct Way to Scratch

scratch theorists, aryan myths, the tear, come ooonnnnNNNNNNNNNAAaaghh

Have you ever considered the humble scratchcard? Brendan would like you to. There’s a ceremony involved, you see. Like a papery King Canute, you must take joy in coaxing a tide of wealth forward, and agonise in watching it retreat. Within the scratchcard, perhaps, is all of life.

A written transcript is available here.

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Amazing Star Wars Adventures: The Prologue

can you give us an example of your language, fhbbpbbbrp, ok thanks

And now for something a little different.

We want to provide an exhaustive review of the new Star Wars: Edge of Empire Roleplaying Game, which means we’re going to have to spend lots of evenings being crap in space. So why not let you guys in on it? Presenting… SU&SD’s Amazing Star Wars Adventures!

Starring Leigh Alexander as Beetle, wannabe bounty hunter! Quinns as ZB-33, her jury-rigged protocol droid! And Matt Lees as Fuse, a grumpy fish with lots of bombs. Our first session was mostly character creation and puzzling over rules so we’re calling this instalment a “prologue”, but it features a very dramatic moment where we successfully open a door. Enjoy, everybody!
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Podcast #17: The Megacast

Hopefully by now you’ve all enjoyed the majestic clusterbump that is our video report of Watch the Skies. This was a “Megagame” that featured dozens of players posing as world leaders, scientists and dastardly aliens, in something like a model U.N. turned up to 11 until the tables start exploding.

While videos of Matt accidentally declaring war on outer space are all well and good, we also promised a podcast where we’d discuss the design of the thing. And here it is! More than an hour of anecdotes, observations and creative disagreements, and one enormous shout out to Anne, who kept the nation of Japan supplied with tea and sandwiches for fifteen years, which is quite a feat. Enjoy, everybody!

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