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June 28, 2018 @ 6:57 pm

Desk-side Talks With Marc #13: 3 Digital Card Game Recommendations And Patreon Update Sneak-Peek

I give the rundown of three digital card games that I've enjoyed quite a bit: Monster Slayers, Slay The Spire, and Age of Rivals. All three have some unique and interesting interactions only logistically feasible in a digital game. I also preview the most significant change to the Thoughtful Gamer patreon that will be happening in a couple of weeks.

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June 20, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

Marc’s Top 100 Games 2018 Edition: 20-1

At long last we've reached the conclusion of the 2018 countdown. Marc, Matt, and Orion talk about the best of the best. The cream of the crop. The best games ever made! Seriously, these games are incredible and I get giddy just thinking about them.

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3:44 - 7 Wonders
7:16 - Concordia
14:30 - Pulsar 2849
20:21 - War of the Ring
24:38 - Agricola
29:29 - Lisboa
35:53 - Suburbia
43:36 - The Castles of Burgundy
47:33 - Through The Ages
53:28 - Here I Stand
1:00:20 - Dominion
1:04:09 - Dominant Species
1:08:23 - Space Alert
1:12:51 - The Resistance
1:19:01 - Android: Netrunner
1:22:38 - Mage Knight
1:26:08 - Spirit Island
1:31:13 - Twilight Imperium
1:34:18 - Twilight Struggle
1:38:47 - Gloomhaven

Music: Sailing The Solar Wind by Abstraction

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June 13, 2018 @ 6:24 pm

Ep 33: A Conversation With Eric Reuss

Marc, Orion, and Matt sit down with Eric Reuss, designer of Spirit Island. This is one of our longest podcasts ever, but it might be our best ever. Eric was a delightful conversationalist, and we learned so much about the design and lore of Spirit Island. We were absolutely amazed to hear about all of the thought and work that went into the design. There's so much going on underneath the surface that you only see glimpses of in the game itself. I think you'll be equally enthralled.

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June 7, 2018 @ 1:18 pm

Marc’s Top 100 Games 2018 Edition: 40-21

Marc's fighting off a cold but that won't stop him! Orion and Matt join to count down some truly excellent games and fail to stay on topic. You know how it is.

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7:02 - Terra Mystica

11:37 - Fog of Love

17:45 - Robinson Crusoe

22:40 - 7 Wonders Duel

27:30 - Churchill

33:14 - Power Grid

36:54 - Mombassa

43:05 - Scythe

47:40 - Star Wars Armada

53:52 - Pandemic Legacy Season 1

58:14 - Tzolk'in

1:01:57 - Vinhos

1:07:12 - Triumph And Tragedy

1:14:11 - The Gallerist

1:17:55 - Falling Sky

1:22:16 - Viticulture

1:27:30 - Downforce

1:31:47 - Codenames

1:38:06 - Food Chain Magnate

1:41:43 - Battlestar Galactica

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June 1, 2018 @ 1:32 am

Ep 32: A Conversation With Trey Chambers

Marc, Matt, and Orion are joined by Trey Chambers, designer of Argent: The Consortium, Harvest, and Empyreal: Spells and Steam (now on kickstarter!). We hit all of the important topics: whether dogs or cats are better podcast mascots, dreams about Stefan Feld, and how long you can ramble on a tanget after the end of the podcast before you inadvertently begin a second podcst.

Also some stuff about Trey's games.

Empyreal is only on kickstarter for a couple more days. It looks wild. Check it out! Also play Harvest because it's seriously legit and seems to have slipped under the radar. Also check out Trey's podcast, which focuses on important topics in the board game community, called Eternally Board.

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