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July 19, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #2: Cult Of The New

Come hang out with Marc as he chills in the office and talks about what he's been playing lately, what he wants to play soon, and the agonizing decision of what Netrunner deck to run at Regionals. Also, some statistical analysis of the BoardGameGeek.com top 100 list to see if there really is a "cult of the new".

1:51 - Tzolk'in

4:30 - Commands and Colors: Ancients

7:45 - Mage Knight and new games

11:48 - Netrunner

16:44 - BGG Top 100 analysis

 

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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July 12, 2017 @ 8:10 pm

Ep 9: Falling Sky, Twilight Imperium, and Bubba

Our friend Bubba stops by and we play two massive games with him! Falling Sky and Twilight Imperium are both great, very long games with a lot of politics and negotiation, and we recount our weekend playing them.

4:30 - Dominion and reminiscing about college

10:23 - Falling Sky

26:09 - Twilight Imperium

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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July 5, 2017 @ 7:11 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #1

Come, relax, and hang out with Marc as he talks about what he's been playing recently and what's in store for the future of The Thoughtful Gamer. Also he rambles on about some bad opinions on reddit.

0:43 - Near and Far

7:14 - Board game table construction

9:50 - Unsolicited opinions and reddit

23:31 - The future

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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June 28, 2017 @ 10:07 am

Ep 8: The Indie-Cast

Marc and Matt got to play some unpublished and indie games, and they're here to tell you all about them! We've got some good, some bad, and some inbetween, but all of it interesting.

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June 21, 2017 @ 11:22 am

Marc’s Top 50 Games: 10-1

It's finally here! Our biggest podcast ever, and for good reason. Marc, Matt, Orion, Ben, and Amber discuss Marc's 10 favorite games of all time. As always, there's some disagreement and debate, but mostly Marc ranting and raving about how amazing these games are. 

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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June 14, 2017 @ 7:53 pm

Ep 7: Near and Far and Campaign Games

In this episode, Marc and Matt discuss one of our most anticipated games of 2017: Near and Far. We give our first impressions of this beautiful campaign game. Halfway through Orion pops in in a villianous role. Then we talk about campaign games in general and what principles designers should consider when designing them. Finally, we end with some of Marc's half-baked campaign game design ideas.

Also in this episode: Matt gets too excited about hockey, we say the word "whimsical" too much, and Matt poorly mixes a drink.

Disclaimer: Very light spoilers for Near and Far.

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

 

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June 7, 2017 @ 2:23 pm

Marc’s Top 50 Games: 20-11

Almost to the end! Marc, Orion, Matt, Ben, and Amber discuss Marc's 20th-11th favorite games of all time. It starts with a shocker and ends with some debate. Don't miss it!

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May 31, 2017 @ 10:27 am

Ep 6: The Chillcast

Come on in, take your coat off, and chill for a bit. Listen to Marc, Matt, and Orion talk about the games they've been playing lately, what they have preordered, and what they're looking forward to playing in 2017, all while playing a game of Skull.

Games discussed: Hockey (yes, the sport. I'm sorry), Skull, Riftwalker, Labyrinth, Washington's War, Vinhos, Near and Far, Colonial Twilight, 1960, Gloomhaven, Here I Stand, The 7th Continent, Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Charterstone, First Martians, Rising Sun, Thunderstone Quest, Hannibal: Rome vs. Carthage, and BIOS Megafauna, among others.

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May 24, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

Marc’s Top 50 Games: 30-21

The journey continues. Soon we will arrive at the peak--those top 10 magnificent games, shrouded in mystery and emblazoned with greatness. For now, join Marc, Matt, Orion, Ben, and Amber as they discuss games 30-21.

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May 16, 2017 @ 5:08 am

Ep 5: Netrunner and Terminal Directive

Join Marc and Orion as they discuss the newest deluxe expansion for Netrunner: Terminal Directive. They begin with a discussion of Netrunner itself and why they find it so compelling, then move on to the legacy experience of Terminal Directive itself, before providing some recommendations for what Netrunner players should purchase after the Core Set.

If you wish to avoid Terminal Directive spoilers, please skip the discussion from 34:05-42:25.

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