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It's May, it's Episode 70, its the time for all things to be right in the world. Ok, maybe that last part was a stretch. In this episode Craig is joined by both family and friends to talk about his medical condition: gaming burnout. He is currently living with burnout, so why not have a Craigervention to figure out why and how to get through it. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler talk about their last two weeks of gaming. In the third segment, Craig is joined by Matt and Copac to talk burnout, rules frustration, and con season excitement. it's a great episode, but it's a long episode, so get to work and we'll see you on the other side.

 

Show Times:

Intro 0:12

Family Played 2:46

Third segment 22:39

Wrap-Up 1:50:56

Direct download: 70final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT

Hey, guys. I screwed up. This mini episode is the family clip the got left out of the real episode 69. The episode has been fixed now, but I wanted to put up just the family episode so you don't have to go back and listen to the entire main episode again. Please enjoy as we definitely enjoy recording together!

Direct download: fam2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

It's here. The most hilarious podcast episode by number. That's right, it's episode 69, and mistakes have been made. In this episode, the SIXTY-NINTH EVER episode, Craig is joined by the over the hillier gamer, Patrick Hillier and The Host of the Boards Alive Podcast, Aaron Cassidy. As you would expect from those two guests on this, the funniest of episodes, things go off the rails. You can HEAR how red Craig gets. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler dive into Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails. Next episode, we're back to our usual, non-euphemism content, but for now, enjoy the silliness!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 5:31

Third Segment: 25:51

Wrap-Up: 1:35:38

Direct download: 69final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

It's time for Episode 68 where Craig discusses the lightest game game at the table, and it's Anachrony. Let that sink in. In this very special episode, Craig is joined by the Cubist, Bill Corey Jr, and The head of Capstone Games, Clay Ross to talk all about heavy games. Like for instance, did you know the process to bring heavy imports over to the States? Well you soon will, and you'll enjoy the ride! Also Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin as they continue their quest to derail every conversation Craig starts about board games. It's great..?  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the show and thanks so much for giving it a listen!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Games Played: 4:39

The Infamous Third Segment w/ Bill Corey and Clay Ross: 26:57

Wrap-Up: 1:43:37

 

Direct download: 68final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

It's episode 67! Craig is back to wrap up the Botch Games RPG month with two more AMAZING storytellers. First up is the co-designer of Dead of Winter, among a bevy of other games, Jon Gilmour, and second, the host of the One Shot Podcast, James D'Amato! During their discussion, Craig, James, and Jon talk about the pains and joys of character creation, evoking emotions in games, and finding storytelling moments when surrounded by mechanics. It's a lovely discussion and we're excited James and Jon could spare some time to guest on the show. In the family segment, we finally had #eringamenight! I can not out into words how excited Erin was to have a game night of her choosing. Tyler also chimes in with several fun plays including Clank and the joy of beating Craig in way too many games. Thanks for tuning in and we'll be back next month for more board games forever!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 6:37

Infamous Third Segment with James D'Amato and Jon Gilmour: 35:39

Wrap-Up: 1:33:27

PNCN Bumper: 1:36:57

Direct download: 67final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

In the 66th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we start the celebration of storytelling month on the show! During the month of March, we have four guests who are some of Craig's favorite storytellers, and is the first part of the month, Craig welcome Rob Daviau, co-designer of Pandemic Legacy, and Jeremy Holmes from the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Podcast. They have an amazing discussion focused around Gm-less games, interesting game mechanics, and character creation. The family also comes around to discuss their many game days and no one hates anything! Lastly, Craig has Matt from PoNG stop by to discuss the new FFG article concerning Star Wars Destiny, spoiler, it's insanity...

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: 4:24

10 Minutes with Matt: 32:33

Infamous Third Segment (ft. Rob Daviau & Jeremy Holmes): 46:51

Wrap-Up: 2:08:31

PNCN Bumper: 2:11:37

Direct download: 66final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 12:46am EDT

In the 65th EVER episode of the podcast, Craig brings you almost two hours of gloom, thanks to the topics from this episodes lovely guests. BUT FIRST, Craig catches you up on the two weeks leading up to this episode including an impromtu trip to Toronto, Valentine's Day celebration, and info about the Golden Geek awards. Then Craig is joined by the family for a short catch up on their games played. In a special segment, friend of the show Eric Buscemi tells a grand story of his perfect game night. Lastly, in the infamous Third Segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf of the WDYPTW podcast and convention staple Chris Copac where they get all gloomy in a mini topic roundtable! Enjoy!

Show Times: 

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 10:21

Contest Reminder: 28:26

Eric Buscemi Story: 31:33

Third Segment!: 33:46

Wrap-Up: 1:38:21

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:13

Extra Clip: 1:41:37

 

Direct download: 65final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

Welcome the 64th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast! In this very special episode, Craig is joined, as always, by his loving family to talk about their played games over the last several weeks. Erin then surprises the group by making us lost the five games we would want to see at our "perfect" game night. Guess what? Then we made a contest out of it! Also, in the now infamous third segment, Craig is joined by fellow WDYPTW contributors Eric and Johannes for a mini-topic-round-up where they discuss such topics as input and output randomness, shelves of shame vs. shelves of opportunity, and conducive gaming environments in and out of the home. Thanks so much for listening! 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Played: 4:41

Third Segment: 32:45

SPECIAL THANK YOU LISTENERS CONTEST!: 1:31:20

Wrap-Up: 1:38:43

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:10

Direct download: 64final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:10pm EDT

In the 63rd EVER episode of the podcast (and possibly the longest), we look back at our favorite games played in 2016. The rules, however, are dictated by Erin and Tyler, leading to a list of games that doesn't actually reflect much. We had a darn good time, anyways, and you should enjoy it as well. In the now infamous "THIRD SEGMENT," Craig is joined by Aaron from Boards Alive and Matt from PONG in a mini-topic-round-up (sponsored by dashes). Topics include, but are not limited to, balancing Board Game time with RPG time, Kickstarter successes and flops, and is playing a game once enough times to give an adequate review. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: Favs of 2016: 5:27

3rd Segment Topics: 31:27

Wrap-Up: 1:59:30

PNCN Bumper: 2:01:55

Direct download: 63final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

Happy 2017 dear listener! We hope you had a wonderful end of the train wreck that was 2016 and are ready to begin anew! On this episode Craig is first joined, as always, by his family, Erin and Tyler, to discuss all of the games they played to end the outgoing year and look at their played stats for 2016. it's surprising to many of them! On the third segment, Craig is joined by Kimberly Bullock and Mason Weaver for a mini topic roundup, which includes discussions of Deluxe editions, Healing through gaming, and the benefits of gaming with your partner. Enjoy the episode as we think it's a great one!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Plays: 4:48

3rd segment mini-topics: 32:18

Wrap-Up: 1:31:21

Direct download: 62final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 6:25pm EDT

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