Gen Con pt. 2, Heavy Steam by Greenbrier Games - Boards & Swords #46

It's time to finish up my recap of Gen Con 2015.  So this week, I talk about some non-Cool Mini or Not games I played, what it was like in the D&D Adventurer's League, and give the Top 5 lessons that I learned from attending the first time.  Then, we have a contest winner!  Thanks to everyone who entered in stories!  Lastly, I had the chance to talk with Greenbrier Games about their new Steampunk Mech Combat game "Heavy Steam" - I hope you guys enjoy the interview!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing. 

Gen Con pt. 1, Interview with Jason Bulmahn from Paizo - Boards & Swords #45

As someone who loves #rpg books, this is so cool to see - almost all of the released #pathfinder books in one place! #gencon

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CONTEST!  Send me your best gaming story to feedback@boardsandswords.com for a chance to win $50 to CoolStuffInc.com!

I had SO much fun at Gen Con that I needed TWO episodes to talk about all of it!  So in 2 weeks, you'll get the second half of everything I did and saw at the best 4 days of gaming (and they aren't kidding!).  In this episode, I spent a lot of time at the Cool Mini or Not booth, and I talk about the various games that I played.  I also run down my Top 5 favorite moments from Gen Con, in addition to talking about some of the Titansgrave stuff I saw.  Last but certainly not least, I got a chance to interview Jason Bulmahn from Paizo, the Lead Designer for the Pathfinder RPG! In fact, he was the one wrote originally wrote the game!  It was so cool to get a chance to talk to him, and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.  

"The Pros of Gen Con" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #89

We both just got back from a whirlwind adventure at Gen Con 2015 and can't wait to share our adventures with you guys!  Hear all about the crazy things we got ourselves into and the things that we saw.

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

Firefly: The Board Game, Playing Pathfinder with Chloe - Boards & Swords #44

I'm posting this on both the Boards & Swords and the OCD feeds since it has been so long since I last podcasted.  I've barely had a chance to breathe, let alone play some board games but in the midst of GenCon packing I got a few moments to sit down and record an episode for you guys!  Listen as I talk about my experiences playing the Firefly board game, what I'm looking forward to playing at GenCon, and walking Chloe through her first tabletop RPG with the Pathfinder Beginner's Box!

Come find me at GenCon!  I'll be working the Dice Tower booth (#3030) from 11-12 on Friday, and I hope to see you guys there!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing. 

"Snap, Crackle, Pop" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #88

Heads up: Technical issues are afoot in this episode!  Due to circumstances explained at the top of the show, we had to move the studio and now my equipment is acting all wonky (by the way, if you are an audio expert and can tell me whats going on, email me).  That aside, we've got Kickstarters to talk about, jokes to be made, and GenCon is quickly approaching!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

Dice Masters, Not D&D With JJ Valentine - Boards & Swords #43

This week, I decide to shake things up a bit and mess around with the format.  After hearing me talk about what I've been doing, we jump right into a discussion with JJ Valentine (@theCaoboi) from the ValentineCast podcast to talk about what kinds of games he's been playing.  I hope you enjoy the discussion - send me some feedback if you want to see more episodes like this!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing. 

"#TheStruggleIsReal.sucks" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #87

THIS WEEK: I find out that .sucks exists (or does it?), Philip gets a reason to order a Pizza Hut pizza (as if we needed a reason?), I ditch the show for a minute, and we discover our new favorite hashtag of all time!  All this and much much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Exploding Cheetahs, Brought to You by MIT" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #86

This week, I distract Philip by showing him a leaping robot, AND I GOT MY APPLE WATCH!  I also have a realization about the Terminator movies and of course we get into some Superfight!  All this and much more this week on OCD!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

My Video Game Buddy #1: Halo Anniversary Edition (X360)

Chloe and I have rebooted My Video Game Buddy as a streaming show!  Come check us out over at twitch.tv/ocdcast on Tuesdays around 7-8 pm Eastern (still working out times).  For our first episode, watch us play through the first level in the very first Halo game!  Give us feedback/tips.

5 Things About The Poltergeist Remake

I had the "Privilege" seeing the Poltergeist remake this weekend.  As a general rule, I hate horror movies and do everything in my power to avoid them.  However, my wife ADORES them, although I'm not sure which she enjoys more: watching the movie or watching ME watch the movie.  Regardless, the original Poltergeist was one of her favorites growing up, so as soon as I heard that there was a remake, I knew that I was doomed to see it.  Having now seen it, I have some thoughts, which I will now share with you, relatively spoiler free.

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Dead of Winter, Top 5 Board Game Apps - Boards & Swords #42

Not as many board games to discuss this week, so I dive into some featured topics such as my Top 5 App versions of board games and what my thoughts are of D&D 5th Edition as it has been almost a year since its release. All of that, plus a breakdown of one of my newfound favorite games: Dead of Winter!

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"It's What You Do" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #85

When you want to waste an afternoon, you go see Avengers 2 for a second time.  When you want to hear corny jokes, you listen to this show.  It's what you do.  We talk about how I don't have my Apple Watch yet (spoiler - I do now!), along with what other things will happen before it arrives.

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

The Flash Review - "Fast Enough" aka The Best Dang Hour of TV Ever!

I've learned over the past few days that writing TV recaps is hard when you start with season finales.  Every single one I want to say "Wow!  What an episode!", but that seems to diminish the future recaps.  I find that to be especially true this week, as I saw probably the best hour of television (Daredevil aside) that I had seen in a while, and that was The Flash season finale.  Honestly, this is the part where I would throw up "SPOILERS AHEAD" and move right into the review...


...Except that I can't.  Last night's episode was so amazing and gut wrenching that I really do not want to spoil anything for anyone.  So this review will be fairly light and spoiler free.  First of all, I've never had a show play with my emotions as much as this episode did.  There were times I was cheering at the screen, times I couldn't keep myself from yelling out "NO!!!!", in addition to times where I was thoroughly confused.

 
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Heroscape, DC Dice Master, Miniatures Talk - Boards & Swords #41

I've got a very special episode for you guys this week, as Peter aka @popculturecube on Twitter joins me to talk about miniature gaming, Dice Masters, and a whole lot more!  I had a blast recording this episode, and I know you guys will enjoy it!

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production.  Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over.  Like to contribute to the show?  Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com.  On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.  Please visit my Patreon page over at patreon.com/boardsandswords and consider donating to the show.

"Kill Spider-Man 3, Obviously" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #84

We've both seen Avengers 2: Age of Ultron!  Also, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!  And I tell the story of a brand new obsession that's brewing inside.  All of this and much more this week!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com.  You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD.  You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder.  The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show!  Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

"Apple Watch Me Buy This WoW Token" - Obsessive Comics Disorder #83

This week: April Fools jokes, I pre-ordered my Apple Watch, Philip can feed his WoW obsession with gold, and we have some fun with another Letters from a Douchebag Editor. All of that and much more!

If you'd like to comment or contribute to the show, send us an email at feedback@ocdcast.com. You can also talk to us online, I'm @ChrisTheProf on twitter and Philip is @Philip_OCD. You can also follow us on facebook at facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. The background music in this episode was composed by Andrew Allen and can be found on his CD's "Free Play" and "Smooth Federation" - thanks for letting us play them on the show! Check out ocdcast.com for other great stuff, including my tabletop gaming podcast "Boards & Swords".

Norsaga, International TableTop Day - Boards & Swords #40

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This week, we've got a LOT of board games to talk about. So much, that this episode is just board games. I talk about my experiences on International TableTop Day, playing some digital games, with my wife, and trying out the new board game Dead of Winter. Also, I conduct a very special Board Game Breakdown as it is my first breakdown of a game currently on Kickstarter, Norsaga. It's a very cool game that I think you guys will like, and can still go support.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over. Like to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.

Dragons of Tarkir Special - Boards & Swords #39

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Whaaaat? A Magic The Gathering Special Edition? That's right, I have had the chance to play the new Dragons of Tarkir set not once, but TWICE since the last episode, and enjoyed the set so much that I decided it was time to bring back the special edition to discuss it. Not a fan of Magic? That's okay, we'll be back next time with a normal episode.

This podcast is an Obsessive Comics Disorder production. Please visit ocdcast.com for more great videos and podcasts, such as the main Obsessive Comics Disorder podcast, making fun of comics and all the other geeky things we obsess over. Like to contribute to the show? Send me an email with what you are playing to feedback@boardsandswords.com. On twitter, you can find me @ChrisTheProf or on facebook go to facebook.com/obsessivecomicsdisorder. Also check out my instagram (ChrisTheProfessor) to see pictures of all the games that I'm currently playing.