Botch Games Podcast

Welcome to a completely unorganized discussion of all things Origins where three avid gamers talk about what the expect out of this year's convention. The sights, the sounds, the flavors, the games, the people! Oh My! This year is shaping up to be a great convention and we hope to see you all there! In this episode Craig is joined by the family to talk about their plays and Tyler's mehness towards four days of gaming. In the infamous third segment Craig is joined by Ken Grazier of Geek Craft, and Matt from PoNG to break down their hopes and dreams of four magical days in Columbus, Ohio! 

Show Times:

Intro 0:12

Family Played Segment: 2:44

3rd Segment with Ken Grazier & Matt Halstad: 17:14

Wrap-Up: 1:27:59

PBM Bumper: 1:30:21

Direct download: 72final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

In the newest episode of New 100, Craig ATTEMPTS to finish this silly project, one which is slipping further and further away. But in THIS episode, Craig discusses a plethora of different styles of games! First up, the dice and card game Star Wars Destiny, then CMONs Arcadia Quest dungeon crawler Masmorra. After that, Craig tackles the worker placement game Manhattan Project Energy Empire and the race game Flamme Rouge before finishing up with the card drafting game Herbaceous. All in all a great selection of games, even if some of the games weren't great.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

SW Destiny: 1:45

Masmorra: 5:37

Manhattan Project Energy Empire: 8:43

Flamme Rouge: 12:22

Herbaceous: 16:32

Wrap-Up: 20:01

 

Direct download: 61-65final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 9:23pm EDT

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we're back! Welcome to episode 71 of the show! After our baby hiatus we're back in full swing catching up on all of the games we've played during maternity/paternity leave and the family's lists are HUGE! In the third segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf and Eric Buscemi to talk about the launch of a new media network which we are proud to be a part of and then settle into some topic discussion about overproduction of games and feeling like the dumbest person in a room after losing games. Its a great episode to come back to and we're glad to be back! Also, in this episode, Craig gives the details of our NEW Patreon campaign to help Craig pay for the show AND buy diapers, give it a look!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Segment: 7:53

Third Segment with Brandon and Eric: 34:24

Wrap-Up: 1:59:50

Punchboard Media Stinger: 2:02:09

Direct download: 71final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

It's that time! Guess who made it into the world!

Direct download: shes_here.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 1:54am EDT

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

In the latest episode of New 100, Craig continues his slog through 100 new games in a calendar year. It's a heck of a journey and he's super backlogged, but here it is, 5 more games to put in your earholes. ENJOY IT!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Pandemic Iberia: 1:51

Guildhall Fantasy: 7:59

Great Western Trail: 12:48

Mystic Vale: 17:59

Starving Artists: 22:22

Wrap-Up 28:20

Direct download: 56-60final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 4:55pm 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