Podcast #14: That Heart-Restarting Moment

accursed coins, blood maths, entombed robots, nice books, steam war

The Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has been sighted again! Quickly, catch it before it disappears back into the Thames in search of tasty nutrients.

Ah, it’s a fine specimen this time! Paul and Quinns discuss Richard Garfield classic RoboRally, they’re playing Rex again, they’ve found time for Time ‘n’ Space, given a blood test to Blood Bound and were briefly riveted by Rivet Wars.

Ah, look! Between the gills! It’s also got a lengthy segment where Paul and Quinns discuss the books of board gaming, including The Theory of Poker by David Sklansky, Playing at the World by Jon Peterson and The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks.
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Podcast #13: The Tale of Elfblow Whistleknife

change your mind, kidnap the merchant, kill the tanner, blacken the flange

It’s the very first ever podcast of 2014, and we’re celebrating with never before seen audio quality! Not that you can see sound. Unless you’re a bat! Do any bats listen to the podcast? We just don’t know.

If they WERE listening, they’d hear Paul and Quinns are talking about new year’s resolutions, and all the games they played over the holiday season! Games like the deeply hyped Yedo, the deeply excellent Timeline, the deeply deep Power Grid, the deeply creepy One Night Werewolf, and the deeply recent New Amsterdam. Finally, we descend to the deepest pits of nerdery, because our Game of the Month is none other than Dungeons & Dragons. Enjoy, everybody!

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Podcast #12: Quinns’ Holiday Crush

elijah wood, number six, twelfthlthl, are all board games awful?

Our very TWELFTH podcast has arrived! Twelfth doesn’t look like a proper word, does it? Twelfth. What are all those consonants doing? It sounds like a Lovecraft monster.

So: Quinns is back from Board Game Geek con, and he’s fit to BURST with news of Nordic LARP, sinister physical games and a board game designer who’s inexplicably gorgeous in person. Following this vital draining, the boys spend far too much time on the best question you guys have ever sent in, discuss venerable releases One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Coup and Dungeon Fighter, preview the distant Dead of Winter and get in a terrible fight regarding the mad mansions of Mansions of Madness. Enjoy, everyone!

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Podcast #11: All Your Broken Monsters

pugs, orc job centres, c***s from space, fun squared, swords

That’s right, babies! You asked for more regular podcasts on your subscriber questionnaires, and we’re doing exactly that. The system works! Ignore that clattering and keening coming from our servers. Right now, in this moment, the system works.

Packed into podcast #11 are discussions of Freedom: The Underground Railroad, Keyflower, Space Cadets
, Rattus and Cosmic Encounter. We discuss whether Trains has made Dominion redundant, answer a bushel of questions on the subject of imbalance in games, AND devote an entire, loving segment to the board game we’ve played more than any other- Descent: Journeys into the Dark.

What’s your favourite broken monster, readers?
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Podcast #10: Pirates & Politics

straightforward men, black spots, space ship gear sticks, unconventional wizardry

What’s this? A scant three weeks since the last SU&SD podcast, a new one has slipped into the world like a newborn babe: Dirty, noisy, desperate for attention and a little bit intimidating.

We’ve got so, so much chatter in this one. We’ve got new releases like Dread Curse, Cube Quest and Legends of Andor. We confirm whether
Seasons has displaced 7 Wonders. We even discuss games so new you can’t even BUY them yet, which is a first for us: Space Cadets: Dice Duel, Nothing Personal and Two Rooms and a Boom. All of this discourse clocks in at a marathon 90 minutes. Fitting, because we talk about the Olympics, too.

Oh, and finally: Regular listeners might detect an attempt to make our podcast marginally less shambolic. And they’re be right.
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Podcast #9: Reigning Supreme

the twist of the knife, the tap of the axe, the nibble of the ferret

The NINTH EVER Shut Up & Sit Down podcast has arrived like a beautiful steam train! It’s impressive, quite long and harnesses only rudimentary technology.

Several days after recording it, we’ve arbitrarily decided that this one has the theme of reigning! We’ve got detailed impressions of new, absurdly tricky card game Reignaissance Man, we discuss the problem with ruling imaginary nations, and we discuss the games we’d banish from our kingdoms if we could. We’re so classy that we’ve even managed to coax the fabulous Leigh Alexander back as a special guest! It’s as if she never left.

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Podcast #8: Pointy Masks & Huge Beetles

sting, king quest, brick king, king cube, I like my beetle, megatanks of the outback
The SU&SD podcast has once again arrived like a great big board gaming burrito: Fiery, fresh and surprisingly dense*.

In our eighth instalment Paul and Quinns are joined by Matt Lees as they thoroughly deconstruct Egypt simulator Kemet, senile dementia simulator Mascarade, and Police Precinct! Which simulates literally no policemen or women who have ever existed.

They also find the time to quiz Paul about Risk Legacy, bully Quinns about Cube Quest and take on the tricky subject of wargaming, before diving headfirst into this month’s mailbag.

*Rejected adjectives for this analogy: Lukewarm, creamy, gassy.


Lucky Podcast Number Seven ft. Leigh Alexander

Bag o' rattlesnakes, Cosmic Zap, Mr. Stevens, Dani, Eyes forward please

Paul: Yes, yes, we have a seventh podcast for you, for all of you, even you there, at the back. Please form an orderly queue here and pick up your free copy.

In this podcast we bounce from topic to topic like kangaroos on trampolines in an earthquake, touching on the glorious Galaxy Trucker, the wicked Revolver 2, the svelte Netrunner and the august Augustus. We also slip a slimy tentacle into our mailbag and see which of your questions adhere best to our mucus-coated membranes, answering queries on topics from Cosmic Encounter to Mice & Mystics.*

We also invite special guest Leigh Alexander on, to talk about why indie RPGs are so interesting and how we ended up roleplaying an inappropriate, awkward and surprisingly supernatural sexual encounter.** Is there any other podcast like this anywhere out there? You already know the answer to that.
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The Very Sixth SU&SD Podcast

hot hot logarithms, salt problems, Now That's What I Call Lachrymose, DANGERGAME, Keira Knightley vs. SU&SD

Oh, no. Having survived month one of the new site, the boys are trying to make their podcast more professional. The result? A regular feature they can’t decide on, musical stings they’re wielding like cattle prods, and a special guest! Of Brendan.

On the plus side, we’re serving up HOT CHATTER about so many new titles! Lords of Waterdeep, Tokaido, City of Remnants, The New Science, Police Precinct, Kingdoms, Netrunner (again), Relic (again), and A La Carte! Which is a cooking game for children from 20 years ago. Sorry.

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The Fifth SU&SD Podcast, From SU&SD

last night, gunfight love, fundamentally fundamentalist, stop it relic, hot licks

In this VERY SERIOUS podcastery from renowned “Men of letters” Paul and Quinns, we answer the questions that some people, somewhere, might want answered. Are board games cool? When is it about American-style boardgames? We also wonder if there’s a The Matrix board game but there isn’t.

On the way we discuss all sorts of hot releases, including Relic, Talisman, Netrunner, Labyrinth, Last Night on Earth and even PERUDO! Because reasons.

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