Betrayal at Baldur's Gate, Oh My Goods, CMON Expo - Boards & Swords #104

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Philip and I went to the CMON Expo!  Collin and Cindy played Oh My Goods, I got in a few other non-CMON games, and then we finish off the episode with an attempt at another game show.

News

Betrayal Upgrade Kits
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40428/wizkids-offers-betrayal-house-hill-upgrade-kit 

New Edition of Warhammer Age of Sigmar (Fantasy Warhammer) 
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40413/new-edition-warhammer-age-sigmar 

Ticket to Ride: New York
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40405/tour-big-apple-ticket-ride-new-york 

Spiel des Jahres nominations
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40393/2018-spiel-des-jahres-nominations 

Asmodee up for sale
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40377/asmodee-group-block 

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Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 9 - The Dirtbags of Holding #109

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Sponsored by Easy Roller Dice!

In the continuing missions of our Star Trek Adventures game, the crew has landed on the planet, now they need to find out why everyone's aging!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

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Star Trek Adventures Pt. 8 - The Dirtbags of Holding #108

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Sponsored by Easy Roller Dice!

It's time to start the second mission of our Star Trek Adventures series!  New mission, new ship....new crew member???

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

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Doxie Dash, Sprawlopolis, Board Game Title Fatigue - Boards & Swords #103

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Philip played Rising Sun, Collin and Cindy played a lot of kickstarter previews, oh and its Collin's birthday!  We talk about all the different games coming out and is it too much?  Lastly Collin takes the wheel and runs us through a game show.

Doxie Dash Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/281652031/doxie-dash?ref=discovery&term=Doxie%20Dash


News

My Little Scythe
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40298/stonemaier-games-courts-families-with-first-all-ages-game 

X-wing Second Edition
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40290/star-wars-x-wing-second-edition-will-use-the-force 

Renegade Games to release Wendake
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40284/lead-the-tribe-prosperity-wendake 

L5R Beginners Box to be released at Gen Con
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40281/first-l5r-rpg-title-ffg 

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 7 - The Dirtbags of Holding #107

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Sponsored by Easy Roller Dice!

We finish out the first mission of our Star Trek Adventures series!  Come back next week as we start the second mission!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Clank The Mummy's Curse, Mansions of Madness, Contest Winner! - Boards & Swords #102

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We can't go an episode without talking Clank, so Collin and Cindy talk about the latest expansion, but who cares because I got them to play Mansions of Madness!!!  Also we announce our contest winner and play The Rank is Right!

Awesome Playing Card Kickstarter I mentioned: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1484095571/custom-playing-cards-by-scott-johnson?ref=friends_launched

News

Konami plans Yu-Gi-Oh TCG advent calendar
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40211/konami-plans-yu-gi-oh-tcg-advent-calendar

Red Raven's Megaland to be Target exclusive
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40192/red-ravens-megaland-is-target-exclusive

Fury of Dracula 4th Edition coming from Wizkids
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40178/fury-dracula-resurrected-wizkids

Race to the New Found Land coming from Z-Man Games in Q3
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/40172/race-new-found-land

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 6 - The Dirtbags of Holding #106

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It's adventure time as we go where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!  Stuck on an adrift Federation Ship, the crew has precious time before Romulans begin opening up fire!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 5 - The Dirtbags of Holding #105

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It's adventure time as we go where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!  This week, Our Ship (TM) heads to the Neutral Zone to help out a ship in distress!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Clank vs Clank In Space - Boards & Swords #101

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This week we have a bit more fun with the news, talk about our thoughts on the tile laying game Vast: The Crystal Caverns, and do a comparison of the deckbuilding games Clank and Clank In Space.  Finally, Cindy hosts another game show!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #104

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It's adventure time as we go where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!  Next week we'll board our ship and get into some action!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding #103

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Last part of us making characters where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!  Next week we'll board our ship and get into some action!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

GAMA Trade Show w/ Chaz Marler, Top 10 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #100

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TRIPLE DIGITS YALL!!!  We got lots of stuff - our Top 10 Games of all time, GAMA trade show coverage with Chaz Marler from Pair of Dice Paradise, terrible jokes and more!

AND A CONTEST!  More details in the episode but you've got until April 17th at 11:59pm ET to enter to win a copy of Alien Artifacts!

News

Renegade nabs Reykholt
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39899/renegade-release-uwe-rosenbergs-latest-game

Munchkin Red Dragon Inn?
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39906/munchkin-besieges-red-dragon-inn

MTG board game
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39873/wizkids-unveils-magic-the-gathering-board-game

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding #102

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In this episode, we continue making characters where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Star Trek Adventures Pt. 1 - The Dirtbags of Holding #101

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Ok time to get back to work, and by work I mean its time for a new campaign!  In this episode, we start making characters where no one has gone before - in Modiphius Entertainment's Star Trek Adventures!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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 are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Downforce, Welcome to Centerville, Top 20-11 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #99

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Philip's not here, we hit all kinds of difficulties getting started, and I've been thinking about Eldritch Horror a lot.  Plus more - including news and our Top 20 through 11 games of all time!

News

Zombicide: Invader
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39826/zombicide-goes-outer-space-invader 

Pathfinder Second Edition?? 
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39821/paizo-kicks-off-pathfinder-2e 

Palladium loses Robotech license
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39752/palladium-loses-robotech-license 

BATMAN MINIS GAME IS OUT ON KICKSTARTER!!! 
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/806316071/batmantm-gotham-city-chronicles 

 

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Phoenix Dawn Command Outtakes - The Dirtbags of Holding #100

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It's episode 100!  It's our outtakes episode!  What a perfect combination!  Here's the stuff you didn't hear in our Twogether Studios' Phoenix Dawn Command campaign (and still probably shouldn't hear).

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Dinosaur Island, Topiary, Top 30-21 Games of All Time - Boards & Swords #98

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I went to a fancy gala, Collin and Cindy tended plants and pretended to be Cat Ladies...and Philip got a game???  Oh and we get halfway through our Top 50 games of all time!

News

Gale Force 9 is making a new D&D Game
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39687/new-dungeons-dragons-game-way

Axis and Allies....and Zombies??
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39668/the-undead-invade-axis-allies

Munchkin Cheats
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39640/why-play-rules-heres-munchkin-cheats

Prowler's Passage
https://icv2.com/articles/news/view/39555/renegade-sneaks-prowlers-passage

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts.  Join our BGG Guild! boardsandswords.com/guild

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/ocdcast.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is cindypastorius on Instagram.  

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 network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Phoenix Dawn Command Pt. 12 - The Dirtbags of Holding #99

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Its the finale! Who lives and who dies?? It's time to find out in our story of Twogether Studios' Phoenix Dawn Command.

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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. 

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Munchkin: Shakespeare Deluxe Review

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By Judith Moore

When a friend (Editors note: MEEEE!) gave me the chance to try a new variant on Munchkin, I jumped at the chance. Munchkin original flavor is already a favorite in my household; the adults have read Shakespeare; what was there to lose? I was slightly concerned that the references would be too obscure for my kids to enjoy, but that concern was soon laid to rest --buried AND praised, if you will.

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This was our first Deluxe game, and having tokens and a board to manage levels makes it easier on the small fry. The character tokens and cards are whimsically illustrated, in keeping with any good Munchkin game. All good and well so far, but what of the cards? The battles!? The monsters!? The LOOT!? After my husband and I finished laughing ourselves silly, we had to explain the best jokes to the kids. While the implications of the Cuckold Horns went right over their heads, the Monolog and Dialog were instant favorites (yes, they are actual logs…) and the monsters needed very little explanation.

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We were able to jump right in to gameplay! The pacing of Munchkin: Shakespeare is very different than that of the first game. There are far more opportunities for multi-level advancement, and catastrophic level-losing slapdowns, than in the first game. There are also more opportunities to meddle with other players, to the great glee of all involved. The new Bard class, in particular, leads to some great shenanigans when paired with suitable dice rolls! After only one game, we were hooked. We could not stop playing until we’d seen all the cards!

By the end of the first session, Munchkin Shakespeare had taken its place as our favorite Munchkin variant to date. It also has inspired a desire in my oldest (8) to read Shakespeare! Is this game a comedy? Is it a tragedy? The answer is yes, it is all these and more, but above all, it is FUN.

(Images from worldofmunchkin.com)

Phoenix Dawn Command Pt. 11 - The Dirtbags of Holding #98

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We only have 2 episodes left!!!  What's causing this blight in the stronghold?  It's time to find out in our story of Twogether Studios' Phoenix Dawn Command.

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear 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/ocdcast.

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. 

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!