Dan Patriss from The Geek All-Stars - Boards & Swords #64

Dan Patriss is a man who has been around the Board Game community for many years.  If you have listened to his podcast, The Geek All-Stars, then you know that they love to cover all kinds of geeky topics - and that's exactly what we do in this episode!  We talk about things ranging from North Carolina Hockey teams to conventions to Gamers for Cures, the charity event that Dan puts on every year.  It was a great discussion and I hope that you enjoy it!

If you want to watch some short, randomly geeky videos, then check out the short vlog videos that I've been uploading to my YouTube Channel, youtube.com/ocdcast.  Also, if you enjoy the content that I put out, check out my patreon page at patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Every penny given to the patreon goes to help me produce better and better content for you guys.  

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProf.  You can also send me an email at feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the dice tower network.  If you are looking to pick up some great deals on games, check out coolstuffinc.com.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 5 - The Dirtbags of Holding #32

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  In this episode, the crew has to land on Nal Hutta and figure out how to put their plan into action!

Thanks for listening to this weeks episode.  Come back next week to hear how the story continues.  The Star Wars music you heard in this episode was produced by Andrew Allen from his LIVE From The Cantina album.

If you are enjoying the content that we produce, please go check out our patreon at patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Every dollar donated to the patreon goes to help acquire new equipment and games to make our content better and better.  

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Head over to iTunes and give us a review -  It helps new listeners find the show.  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Monte Cook from Monte Cook Games - Boards & Swords #63

Sorry for the weirdness of episodes recently, but I couldn't wait until next week to bring you this interview!  I got the chance to talk with Monte Cook of Monte Cook Games!  We talk about his gaming history, some of the inspirations behind his games, and where he sees gaming going in the future.

Thanks to Monte Cook Games, for the entire month of July, you can get $5 off anything at http://www.montecookgames.com/store!  All you have to do is listen to the episode for the coupon code!

If you want to watch some short, randomly geeky videos, then check out the short vlog videos that I've been uploading to my YouTube Channel, youtube.com/ocdcast.  Also, if you enjoy the content that I put out, check out my patreon page at patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Every penny given to the patreon goes to help me produce better and better content for you guys.  

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProf.  You can also send me an email at feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the dice tower network.  If you are looking to pick up some great deals on games, check out coolstuffinc.com.

 

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #31

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  In this episode, the crew has to figure out how to get off of the planet so that they can actually get around to completing their mission!

Thanks for listening to this weeks episode.  Come back next week to hear how the story continues.  The Star Wars music you heard in this episode was produced by Andrew Allen from his LIVE From The Cantina album.

If you are enjoying the content that we produce, please go check out our patreon at patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Every dollar donated to the patreon goes to help acquire new equipment and games to make our content better and better.  

In the meantime, let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Head over to iTunes and give us a review -  It helps new listeners find the show.  Is there a game that you'd like to see us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding #30

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  In this episode, the crew has to deal with the rest of those sneaky imperials and then - didn't we say something about a game plan?

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding #29

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  In this episode, the crew figures out how they want to go about their mission, and things go haywire before they even get started!

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Caleb Stokes and Red Markets - Boards & Swords #62

On a previous episode, I mentioned the kickstarter for the RPG Red Markets, which is a game of economic horror.  On today's episode, I sat down with the creator, Caleb Stokes, to talk about the game.  NOTE - Red Markets only has a few hours left on kickstarter, so make sure to jump on it quickly if interested!

Link to Red Markets: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 1 - The Dirtbags of Holding #28

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  In this episode, the crew of the Victoria arrive to meet up with a potential client.  They couldn't possibly get into any trouble on the way could they?  You'll have to listen to find out.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Henry Jasper and Perfect Crime - Boards & Swords #61

On this episode, I sit down with Henry Jasper from Grublin Games to talk about their heist game on Kickstarter; Perfect Crime.  In the game, players play as the robbers trying to plan the heist, while one player plays the bank trying to keep everyone out!

Link to Perfect Crime: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1811420414/perfect-crime-a-cooperative-heist-game-for-2-5-pla

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Star Wars: Age of Rebellion Pt. 0 - The Dirtbags of Holding #27

Welcome to Star Wars: Age of Rebellion from Fantasy Flight Games.  Two things I didn't mention in the episode: due to traveling, I had to record the first parts of this adventure over Skype, so sorry about that.  Secondly, the Star Wars intro music you hear is from Andrew Allen's LIVE From the Cantina album, so if you liked it, go check out the rest of his music.  In this episode, we set up the story and introduce the characters that it will feature.

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

We've Run Out of Ideas Alpha Test - The Dirtbags of Holding #26

One more episode until our Star Wars RPG begins next week.  This week, its a game I made!  Called "We've Run Out of Ideas", its a game designed around craziness when you can't get your regular group together.  Want to take a peak at the Alpha rules?  Email me at chris@ocdcast.com

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Pandemic Legacy, Game Canopy, SDJ Nominees - Boards & Swords #60

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On this episode, I bring on 2 of my friends, Collin & Philip, to discuss what's got our attention currently in gaming, Kickstarters we are interested in, and we review Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. Our review is split into 2 parts: a spoiler free and then a full on spoilers version.  The spoilers version is at the end of the episode, so feel free to cut off the episode to not be spoiled.

News items:

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34570/struggle-catan-cash-guns-team-spirit-finding-dory-spot-it

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34554/2016-spiel-des-jahres-nominations

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/34490/hasbro-marks-hasbrocon

Kickstarters

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1915792245/load-the-board-game/description

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/159466030/red-markets?ref=category

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/burninggames/faith-a-garden-in-hell-rpg-starter-set-campaign/description

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Game Night! Exploding Kittens & Superfight - The Dirtbags of Holding #25

We have a short break before our next RPG series, so we have a short filler episode of a couple of the Dirtbags playing through some card games!  Namely, Exploding Kittens and Superfight!  You can get a copy of Superfight while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here, or Exploding Kittens by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Fate Accelerated Outtakes - The Dirtbags of Holding #24

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  It's outtakes time!  Listen to all the things that *didnt* make it into the regular episodes.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Eric Vogel and The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - Boards & Swords #59

On this episode, I sit down with Eric Vogel, who is the designer of The Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (on kickstarter now!).  He talks about the development of the game, in addition to his gaming background.  If you enjoy the episode, go back the game and let Evil Hat Productions know you heard about the game here!

Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

Fate Accelerated Finale - The Dirtbags of Holding #23

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In the finale, the Dirtbags try to find out some answers to what is going on, and they may not like what they find!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

Chris Perkins from Wizards of the Coast - Boards & Swords #58

This week, I sit down and talk with Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) from Wizards of the Coast - the lead storyteller behind all of the great adventures that the Dungeons and Dragons team has been putting out.  Specifically, we talk about their latest adventure: Curse of Strahd.

Interesting Kickstarters I mention at the beginning of the show:
Noisy Person Cards - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oneshotpodcast/noisy-person-cards/rewards
Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evilhat/the-dresden-files-cooperative-card-game
Forged in Magic: REFORGED - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1418216834/forged-in-magic-reforged-400-magic-items-for-5th-e?ref=dash

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!

I'm creating an RPG! And I need your help!

I've been a fan of Role Playing Games (RPGs) for an extremely long time.  At this point, it has to be over 15 years.  In that time, I've played lots of games.  While I enjoy many of them, one of the things you need to know about me is that I always have a constant drive to create new things.  Sometimes, I get ideas that don't work within any of the games that I know.  For instance, there have been many times that my D&D group wants to get together and play, but our DM cannot make it for some reason.  Without them, it is really hard to continue our current campaign.

The last time this happened, I had an idea: what if we had a short game, designed around simple adventures, that we could play on those days when the entire group cannot continue our normal story?  A game that would be all about silly fun, and it wouldn't matter how ridiculous it was because you wouldn't be worried about any long lasting continuity.  So I decided to create that game.  Over a weekend, I wrote up a framework of some ideas for a very light game - extremely light, as the original framework only took up about 4 pages.  Then, it just so happened that my group had another regularly scheduled game that couldn't be held.  A perfect opportunity to test out my new idea!

I ran a short game for my group that night, and they provided me with lots of feedback.  Incorporating some of their thoughts, I reworked a lot of the mechanics and ran another game - this time with half of the Dirtbags of Holding folks.  We actually recorded this short game as well, so look forward to hearing that adventure after our Fate campaign wraps up.  This game was very inspiring, as I ended up making even more changes while we were playing.

Now, I'm ready to open up to everyone else about this, because I need your help!  I've taken all of these experiences and drafted up the first version of the rules for this new game, which I'm calling "We've Run Out of Ideas", or WROI.  The premise behind the game is that you are Actors within a big budget time travel movie.  The writers, however, have gone on strike - to which the studio decided to just fire them all!  So now, you are in charge of coming up with the movie's plot.  You and the other players will create characters, discover the quest that your characters are on, and take turns playing through the storyline.  You don't even need a GM to play!  All you need is the rules and some six sided dice.

The idea behind the game is to be an easy and quick game to pick up and play.  The test games that I have done have gone about an hour or so.  However, this is the first game I've ever tried to design, and probably one of the biggest projects I've ever worked on.  So, I need people to help me out and download the rules and play it with their friends!  Let me know what works and what doesn't work.  The more feedback I get, the better the final product will be!

If you are interested, send an email to chris@ocdcast.com.  Or, hit me up on twitter @ChrisTheProf.  I'm using an app called Slack to talk with playtesters and distribute new versions of the rules.  If you contact me, I'll send you a link to join the Slack and read up on the rules I've written.

Fate Accelerated Pt. 5 - The Dirtbags of Holding #22

Welcome to Fate!  This game is a RPG that focuses more on narrative gameplay and telling really exciting stories.  In this episode, the heroes try and figure out who is responsible for all the craziness going  around.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Fate Accelerated RPG by Evil Hat Productions. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  

Want to send feedback to the show?  Email us at feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find me on twitter @ChrisTheProf and on Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The Dirtbags of Holding is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production, find other great podcasts such as my tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at ocdcast.com.

James and Kat from One Shot\Campaign - Boards & Swords #57

This week I sat down with Kat Kuhl and James D'Amato from the One Shot and Campaign podcasts.  They are gamers with backgrounds in theater and improv creating really interesting actual play podcasts.  One Shot covers different systems each month with a rotating cast, while Campaign focuses on a long story set in the Star Wars Edge of the Empire RPG.

Come play RPGs with me at Origins!  I will be running a session of The End of the World RPG at Origins Game Fair in Columbus, OH.  It's Event number 6969 on the schedule, on Friday, June 17th from 9:00am to noon.  Come hang out and enjoy some awesome roleplaying with me.  We will be choosing which of the 3 End of the World books we will be running (Zombie Apocalypse, Wrath of the Gods, and Alien Invasion), and participants will also receive some sweet swag as well!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the Dirtbags of Holding, where my friends and I try out various roleplaying games.

I love hearing your gaming stories - Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. 

You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook I'm at Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder or on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Thank you for downloading and listening to the show.  Let me know if there is someone out there you would like to hear me talk with.  In the meantime, thanks for listening to Boards & Swords, and I'll cya next time!