Chatting With Chaz Marler - Boards & Swords #53

This week, I've got a special episode that I'm excited to bring to you guys.  I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise (http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com).  We talk about Gen Con, how he got started making videos, and lots more!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as The Dirtbags of Holding - its an Actual Play RPG podcast where we play lots of different game systems!

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 you can find me posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing 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

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 8 - The Dirtbags of Holding #13

This week, the Dirtbags try and finish off the dangers that lurk in the bottom of the Sacred Stone Monastery.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.  Also, please support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 7 - The Dirtbags of Holding #12

This week, the Dirtbags make their way to the Sacred Stone Monastery and find out who is harboring inside!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.  Also, please support this podcast by heading over to patreon.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn, Looking Back at 2015 - Boards & Swords #52

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Welcome to 2016!  I start off the year by taking a look at 2015 and talking about what I learned/experienced in gaming this year.  I list out my Top 5 Games of 2015, and also breakdown the 2 player card game from Plaid Hat Games - Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn!

News/Links

Asmodee acquires the English rights to Catan

http://www.dicetowernews.com/asmodee-acquires-catan/22051

FFG/Days of Wonder merged into Asmodee North America

http://icv2.com/articles/news/view/33369/icv2-interview-asmodee-north-america-ceo-christian-petersen-part-2

http://www.dicetowernews.com/days-of-wonder-ffg-now-asmodee-north-america/21670

New D&D Board Game: Tyrants of the Underdark

http://www.dicetowernews.com/new-dungeons-dragons-board-game-coming-in-2016/21614

D&D Returns to Ravenloft with Curse of Strahd

http://dnd.wizards.com/articles/news/return-ravenloft

Board Game Convention List:

http://casualgamerevolution.com/blog/2016/01/2016-tabletop-gaming-conventions-a-comprehensive-list

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast.  It's kinda like the Tonight Show, but for geeks! (and without the budget and staff)  

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 you can find me posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing 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

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 6 - The Dirtbags of Holding #11

This week, the Dirtbags finish the fight with the Bandits, and the survivors get the opportunity to level up!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.

The Hands of Fate with Fred Hicks of Evil Hat Productions - Boards & Swords #51

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Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays everyone!  I hope that you all are spending lots of time with your loved ones, and getting in plenty of gaming!  This will be the last episode of Boards & Swords for 2015, so I wanted to close out the year with a bang!  In this episode, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Fred Hicks from Evil Hat Productions, the company behind the Fate RPG  

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production - visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast.  It's kinda like the Tonight Show, but for geeks! (and without the budget and staff)  

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 you can find me posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing 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 guys so much for a great year of podcasting, and I see you guys in 2016 as we continue to explore tabletop gaming.  Happy Holidays everyone!

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 5 - The Dirtbags of Holding #10

This week, the Dirtbags attempt to go off the rails and throw me a few curveballs.  We'll see how they fair though when I throw a group of bandits at them!

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #9

It's about time to finish off that Manticore!  Then our heroes retreat back to the tower, where everything may not be as it seems....

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.

The Grizzled, Top 5 Stocking Stuffers - Boards & Swords #50

Testing out some new stuff this week - send me some feedback if you like it! We've got News, a board game breakdown, then I finish out the episode talking about my Christmas Gift Guides: A top 5 stocking stuffer gifts and my 2015 Christmas Wish List. I hope you enjoy it!

Snakes and Lattes Gift Giving Map
http://www.snakesandlattes.com/uploads/Holiday2015BoardGameBuyingGuide.pdf

Munchkin Marvel Coming in Spring 2016
http://www.dicetowernews.com/munchkin-marvel-coming-in-april-2016/2124

Cool Mini or Not to publish Potion Explosion in English
http://www.dicetowernews.com/cmon-to-publish-potion-explosion-in-english/21117

Luna Dice
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1372946489/luma-dice?ref=category_popular

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over. Want to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf. On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram Iâm ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing. This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network. For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding #8

Previously, our heroes set out looking for a missing caravan and happened to stumble upon some unmarked graves.  Their investigation into the matter led them to Feathergale Spire, and now the party will set off to see what to make of this weird tower.

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding #7

It's time to begin the campaign!  In this episode, we learn how the party was formed, and about a mysterious caravan that has gone missing!  Who are they?  Where did they go?  Why do our heroes care?  You're about to find out - when the Dirtbags of Holding face "The Princes of the Apocalypse"

This campaign is part of a series looking at the Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition RPG by Wizards of the Coast. You can get a copy of the Rulebook while helping out The Dirtbags of Holding by clicking here.  The adventure we are playing is the "Princes of the Apocalypse" adventure, which can be found 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.

Games I'm Taking To Thanksgiving - Boards & Swords #49

On this episode, I discuss a couple of games that I have played recently, including a revisit of One Night Ultimate Werewolf.  I also talk about my thoughts on the different RPG systems we are playing over on The Dirtbags of Holding podcast, and discuss some of the gaming stores that I have been to on some of my recent travels and the pros/cons of each store.  Lastly, I finish off the episode laying out the Top 5 games that I'm looking forward to taking to Thanksgiving and playing with my family.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Want to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

Dungeons & Dragons: 5th Edition Pt. 1 - The Dirtbags of Holding #6

Welcome back!  It's time to move on past zombies and into our second RPG: D&D 5th Edition!  We'll be running through a review copy of the "Princes of the Apocalypse" campaign.  This week, we recap the previous adventure and get prepped for D&D by introducing the characters and the character creation process.  Come back next Wednesday for the start of the adventure!

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.

The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse Finale - The Dirtbags of Holding #5

We have arrived at the last episode of our The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse campaign!  In this episode, we find out the fate of our heroes as they discover more about the house they are staying in before making a last ditch effort towards getting home.  Come back next week to hear what the Dirtbags thought of this RPG system and we kick off our next big campaign: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition!

This campaign is part of a series looking at The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse RPG system by Fantasy Flight Games. 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.

Epic Gaming with Roy Cannaday - Boards & Swords #48

It's been quite a while, but I'm back....and with a vengeance!  I've got a huge show for you guys, packed with lots of board games to talk about.  Then, after that I had the chance to sit down with Roy Cannaday from the Epic Gaming Night podcast (www.epicgamingnight.com) to talk about his show and all the big Epic games that they enjoy.  I had a blast talking with him and I hope you guys enjoy it as well.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the OCD podcast, making fun of all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Want to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or follow me @ChrisTheProf.  On Facebook go to Facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder and on Instagram I’m ChrisTheProfessor, posting up pictures of all the games that I'm playing.  This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com

The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse Pt. 4 - The Dirtbags of Holding #4

Last time on The Dirtbags of Holding:  our heroes had their first real encounter with the undead!  It was an experience that some would say felt flat....against the pavement.  Now our band has to get themselves together and figure out what they need to do in order to get home in "Welcome to DeadCon" Part 4.

This campaign is part of a series looking at The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse RPG system by Fantasy Flight Games. 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.

The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse Pt. 3 - The Dirtbags of Holding

Last time on The Dirtbags of Holding: Our heroes were entertaining themselves at GenCon when things started to go weird.  Between all of the police, streaming, and pissed off crowds, the group managed to get back to their hotel room in one piece (but didn't get the Mountain Dew!).  Now, as we move into Day 2, our heroes have some decisions to make...

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.

The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse Pt. 2 - The Dirtbags of Holding

Welcome back to The Dirtbags of Holding!  We are in the second part of our "Welcome to DeadCon" series, playing Fantasy Flight Games' The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse RPG.  Last time, our heroes made all their characters and now its time to start playing the game.  What will our heroes do when a trip to Gen Con goes....weird.....

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.

Update & Actual Play Podcast Announcement - Boards & Swords #47.5

Hey everyone, no show this week as I am away on travel, but I wanted to send out something on the feed to let you guys know that The Dirtbags of Holding is now LIVE!  This new podcast is an actual play RPG podcast where we go through many different RPG systems.  Interested?  Go to dirtbagsofholding.com and subscribe to the podcast!