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In episode 54, Craig steps away briefly from board games to talk about his other love within the hobby, Roleplaying games. During the his breakdown segment, he goes through a list of games to ease hobby board gamers into roleplaying with a group of collaborative storytelling games, aimed at continuing social and amerithrash gamers into cooperative story driven systems. In the main segment, Craig is joined by frequent contributors Chuck and Alex to play an actual play of Millennial Apartment Hunters, written by James D'Amato of the One Shot and Campaign Podcasts. We hope you enjoy this break from board games and that you'll give roleplaying games a try (even with Craig over Skype!). Tune in next episode when we go back to board games in a big way!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Craig's List of Narrative RPG's: 3:08

Everyone is John: 6:43

Goblin Quest: 7:37

Quest/Noirlandia: 10:15

Fiasco: 12:00

Apocalypse World: 14:42

Edge of the Empire: 17:21

Viewscream: 19:05

Actual Play: Millennial Apartment Hunters: 21:31

(http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/187050/Millennial-Apartment-Hunters)

Outtro: 1:18:04

Direct download: 54final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:59pm EDT

In the 53rd episode of The Botch Games Podcast, Craig, Erin, and Tyler wrap up all the games they played during CraigCon, an all day gaming celebration of Craig's birth, and Erin takes the reigns on picking a topic which focuses on garnering a welcoming and accepting environment around the game table.

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Tyler's Played Games: 10:12

ft: Mysterium, Descent, Dead Last, Red Dragon Inn, and More

Erin's Played games and Show Topic: 28:12

ft: Sushi Go Party, 7 Wonders, Orleans, Agricola

Outro: 59:16

Direct download: 53final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

In the sixth episode of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games and designer of Scythe, and Michael Coe of Gamelyn Games to talk about the community within the hobby, and more specifically the relationship publishers have with the community and the role they serve to the community. It's a fascinating conversation and I hope you enjoy!

Direct download: VP6final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 3:58am EDT

In the first episode of a new series named The New 100, Craig begins his quest to play 100 new games in 365 calendar days. In this episode he gives five minute first impression review of five games he has never played before. He's got a long way to go to hit 100 new games by the end of next June, so let's see f it can be done!

Show Times: 

Preface: 0:24

Introduction: 1:49

Sushi Go Party (Gamewright): 6:04

Isle of Skye (Lookout Spiele): 11:03

Cyclades (Matagot): 16:28

Descent: 2nd Edition (FFG): 20:52

Scythe (Stonemaier): 25:17

Outtro: 31:03

Direct download: 1-5final.mp3
Category:New -- posted at: 11:40pm EDT

In Episode 52, Craig is joined by the family to discuss a plethora of games played. Seriously, they've been playing so many games together and Craig couldn't be happier! After that, Craig is joined by the Board Game Apprentice himself, Will, to discuss Star Wars Rebellion from FFG! Thanks for tuning in!

 

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

Interjection: 6:49

Family What We've Played: 7:40

Star Wars Rebellion (FFG): 34:22

Wrap-up: 1:09:41

Direct download: 52final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 9:02pm EDT

In the fifth installment of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by Tiffany Bahnsen and Patrick Hillier to talk about some tip, tricks, and etiquette for convention season. Whether you're an Introvert, Extrovert, or somewhere in between, listen in to hear the pros talk about what to expect at a con and how to survive the experience!

 

Direct download: VP5final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

In Episode 51, Craig is joined by Erin and Tyler to talk about their Origins 2016 experience, including the games they played, the food they ate, the people they met, the highs, the lows and everything in between!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:34

Family What We've Played: 8:03

Tyler and Craig's Origins Highlights: 41:03

Outro: 1:04:11

Direct download: 51final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 5:02pm EDT

We made it to 50 whole episodes! In celebration we got a whole bunch of of congrats from a gaggle of our media friends and our only listener! We're so thankful for the support of the community and the friends we've made during our tenure. As the main feature of the episode, Craig, Will, Erin, and Tyler each go through their Top 10 games of all time lists and have a lot of fun in the process. We hope you enjoy as we begin our path to episode 100!

Show Times:

PNCN Bumper: 0:00 Aaron--Boards Alive Congrats: 0:25 Patrick Hillier Congrats: 1:38 Intro Banter: 2:12 Heavy Cardboard Congrats: 10:45 Steve, Our Only Listener Congrats: 11:12 Docking Bay 94 Congrats: 11:22 Family What We've Played: 11:40 Happy Salmon: 13:30 Spaceteam: 15:35 Timeline: 20:00 Codenames: 20:00 Takenoko: 22:55 Seven7s: 23:35 Zombie Dice: 24:08 Brandon--WDYPTW Congrats: 27:23 Cloak and Meeple Congrats: 27:50 Matt--PoNG Congrats: 28:15 TOP 10s!: 28:38 Craig's #10: Betrayal at the House on the Hill: 31:00 Erin #10: Bring Out Yer Dead: 32:55 Tyler #10: Chupacabra Dice: 34:23 Will #10: Coup: 35:40 Craig #9: Axis & Allies: 37:08 Erin #9 Tokaido: 38:28 Tyler #9 Grizzled: 40:15 Will #9: Stone Age: 41:00 Craig #8 Arboretum: 42:20 Erin #8 Splendor: 43:28 Tyler #8 Camel Up: 43:40 Will #8 Cosmic Encounter: 45:45 Craig #7: Imperial Settlers: 46:16 Erin #7: Lanterns: 47:00 Tyler #7: Valeria Card Kingdoms: 47:30 Will #7 Seven7s: 48:22 Craig #6 Cosmic Encounter: 49:40 Erin #6: Patchwork: 51:45 Tyler #6: Scoville: 52:58 Will #6: Lanterns: 55:03 Craig #5: Arcadia Quest: 56:05 Erin #5: Takenoko: 57:40 Tyler #5: Dead of Winter: 1:00:05 Will #5: X-Wing: 1:00:45 Craig #4: Agricola: 1:00:51 Erin #4: Viticulture: 1:02:00 Tyler #4: Mission Red Planet: 1:02:55 Will #4: Above and Below: 1:03:35 Craig #3; Pandemic Legacy: 1:04:58 Erin #3: Bohnanza: 1:05:06 Tyler #3: Summoner Wars: 1:06:04 Will #3: City of Iron: 1:07:00 Craig #2: X-wing: 1:08:25 Erin #2: Ticket to Ride: 1:09:50 Tyler #2: Red Dragon Inn: 1:11:09 Will #2: Mottainai: 1:12:35 Craig #1: Mottainai: 1:12:53 Erin #1: 7Wonders: 1:15:00 Tyler #1: Pandemic Legacy/Risk Legacy: 1:16:28 Will #1: Blood Rage: 1:19:45 Craig's Wrap-up and Thanks: 1:22:19

Direct download: 50final2.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 4:06pm EDT

In this episode, Craig is flying solo for the main review section so he talks about his two favorite games from Level 99 Games: Argent the Consortium and Pixel Tactics. Since he's solo, the games only get a quick overview and gush session, but there's enough info in there to wet your whistle for what each game is about. Also, Craig is joined by his family for a run down of a slew of games they played together, both at home and at the Malted Meeple. We hope you enjoy the episode and join us next episode for our 50th episode celebration!

Show Times:

Intro: 0:35

What the Family played: 6:57

Argent the Consortium (Lvl 99): 43:10

Pixel Tactics (Lvl 99): 56:41 

Direct download: 49final.mp3
Category:Games -- posted at: 1:47am EDT

In the fourth installment of Botched Viewpoints, Craig is joined by David Sommerville, the creator of Vast, Patrick Leder, the head of Leder Games and designer of Vast, and Kyle Woelful, the developer of Vast to talk about their soon-to-be-arriving game. In the episode they discuss how the idea went from BGG WIP to a published product and some of the work and issues with balancing and asymmetrical play. Also, they discuss the name change from Trove to Vast, and wrap up with discussion of the how the brand will expand and continue in the future. Look for Vast in the very near future as it is Craig most anticipated game of this year, or you can pre-order the game on www.ledergames.com!

Direct download: VP4final.mp3
Category:Viewpoints -- posted at: 4:02pm EDT