#251 David McDonough Supports the Player’s Story
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Firaxis designer David McDonough joins the show to talk strategy game design with Dirk and David. Topics in their discussion include: player stories vs game stories, the spectrum between full sandbox games and historical simulations, and how immersion in player stories can be encouraged. Along the way many games are covered, including both the Civilization series and the XCOM series.

The Quackalope Podcast
The Quackalope Podcast
TWQ #31 - The Weekly Quack - We're Going Live!
Grimoires, windows, and teensy tiny dungeons! Today in Shelf or Sell Jan brings a hidden gem from 2019, Alex focuses on Moonrakers and Jesse answers the question: which is his favorite worker placement + deck building. Afterwards on the Medley Minute, Jesse reminisces about his favorite show, Jan addresses the allegations against Roxley Games and Alex brings in Red Rising by Stonemaier Games. Later in On The Radar Jesse enters the Tiny Epic Dungeons, Jan celebrates international titles by highlighting the Oink Games Kickstarter and Alex discusses the latest Zombicide! All that and more in this week’s episode of The Weekly Quack! *We hope you enjoyed this week's episode! Have a question you'd like featured next week? Leave it on our website at **theweeklyquack.com**! We'll pick our favorites and talk about them on the show!* *Join our Facebook Group **here**. Join our BoardGameGeek Guild **here**. Consider supporting us by joining our Patreon **here**.* *Time Stamps- * Shelf or Sell-  03:04 -* **Obscurio** *ft. Jan 12:58 -* **Moonrakers** *ft. Alex 22:43 -* **Lost Ruins of Arnak** vs. **Dune Imperium** *ft. Jesse  Medley Minute-  37:52 -* Birds and Deers *ft. Jesse 40:55 -* **Radlands - Intellectual Property Dispute** *ft. Jan 48:01 -* **Red Rising** *ft. Alex  On the Radar-  50:46 -* **Tiny Epic Dungeons** *ft. Jesse 1:03:47 -* **Oink Games 2021 Series** *ft. Jan 1:13:01 -* **Zombicide: Undead or Alive** *ft. Alex  1:26:28 - Audience Feedback  Support the show (http://patreon.com/quackalope)
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So Very Wrong About Games
So Very Wrong About Games
Mike Walker & Mark Bigney
#157: Trick Shot
Wheel, snipe, celly boys. Crushin' sandos. Superstar power poses? Pfft. I could run a clinic on this, boys. The flow, and the snow. That's it, tarps off boys! You looking for a tilly, buddy? It's time for a donnybrook! Ferda. Games Played Last Week: 01:17 -Crystal Palace (Carsten Lauber, Feuerland Spiele, 2019) 08:21 -Schotten Totten 2 (Reiner Knizia, IELLO, 2020) 11:04 -Blackout: Hong Kong (Alexander Pfister, eggertspiele, 2018) 15:20 -Cthulhu: Death May Die (Eric M. Lang & Rob Daviau, CMON, 2019) 17:14 -Anachrony: Fractures of Time (Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dávid Turczi, & Mindclash Games, 2020) 23:38 -Scape Goat (Jon Perry, Indie Boards & Cards, 2020) 26:33 -The Court of Miracles (Vincent Brugeas & Guilhem Gautrand, Lumberjacks Studio, 2019) 29:07 -Res Arcana (Thomas Lehmann, Sand Castle Games, 2019) 30:03 -Medina (Second Edition) (Stefan Dorra, Stronghold Games, 2014) 31:47 -Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 (Rob Daviau & Matt Leacock, Z-Man Games, 2020) News (and why it doesn't matter): 31:47 Glorious return of Pandemic Legacy Patreon show The C.U.R.E. Files 32:24 Black History Month at Boardgamegeek 33:26 Core Worlds: Empires 33:58 Metal Gear Solid board game reverts to Matsuuchi, future uncertain 34:41 Stroganov by Andread Steding 35:14 More Great Western Trail(s) 35:58 Let's Role on Kickstarter--online tabletop roleplaying 36:37 Concordia Solitaria 37:08 Feature Game: Trick Shot (Nikita Krylov & Artyom Nichipurov, Wolff Designa, 2021)
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The Board Game BBQ Podcast
The Board Game BBQ Podcast
Board Game BBQ
Episode 80: Flourish, Umbra Via, Under Falling Skies and Flick of Faith. Plus Technical Difficulties meaning Less Adam Kwapinski than planned
Episode 80: Flourish, Umbra Via, Under Falling Skies and Flick of Faith. Plus Technical Difficulties meaning Less Adam Kwapinski than planned First, just letting you know we lost the first 45 minutes of this episode due to technical difficulties outside of our control. We did interview Adam Kwapinski, and he was amazing, but unfortunately, we do not have any of that to share with you. So jump in to catch up on Sizzles and Oaths! SIZZLES: Flourish (3:40), Umbra Via (9:33), Under Falling Skies (15:20), Flick of Faith (20:00) Swear An Oath (27:25) **BOARD GAME BBQ GAME DAY** Join us for a full day and night of gamin on March 27th, 2021 in Moorooka(Suburb of Brisbane). Tickets sold out, but you can join the waitlist at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/board-game-bbq-board-game-day-tickets-138720571965 **SPONSORS** Thanks to Advent Games for sponsoring the Sizzling Segment. Advent Games (http://www.adventgames.com.au/) are an Australian online board game store based in Sydney, NSW. Their core values are integrity, customer satisfaction, and providing a wide range of products including those hard-to-find board games. Thanks to 2D6 Games for sponsoring the Swear an Oath Segment. While operating out of Brisbane, 2D6 offer free shipping Australia wide, and personally deliver games in the Brisbane area. Check out their website at www.2d6games.com.au **PATREON** Yes, that's right. We have a Patreon. By becoming a Patreon member you will receive exclusive content, have access to a members only section of our discord where you can contribute to the content of the show, and much more. Your Patreon support will also allow us to expand the podcast and deliver some exciting upcoming projects that we have planned over the next 12 months. Our team at the Board Game BBQ Podcast love what we do and will continue to deliver the same shenanigans that you have come to expect from us, and we are already incredibly grateful and humbled by all of your support. The Patreon is simply a way for you to continue to support the Board Game BBQ Podcast and help us cover the ongoing costs that come with producing two 90min episodes a week. Being a member of the Patreon is by no means an obligation and please do not support the Patreon if it will it cause you financial hardship in any way. But if you would like to support us from as little as USD$5 a month please click the link and head to the Patreon page. We can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2021. Thanks again for all of your continued support. We are so lucky to have such a welcoming and inclusive community and you are all awesome. See you at the BBQ!! Patreon link: https://www.patreon.com/BoardGameBBQ **BOARDGAMEBBQ.COM** https://boardgamebbq.com/ Head on over to the Board Game BBQ website for links to previous episodes, more information on all of the games mentioned, and upcoming events. **JOIN OUR DISCORD!** The BGBBQ now has a Discord Channel. Want to join the community and chat with the team and other listeners about your favourite hobby? Like to get updates when our podcasts are released, and get exclusive content? Need a place you can chat with other players while you're playing your own online games, overlooking for some like-minded gamers to play online with? Well, here's your invite: https://discord.gg/wgswSutRAz **FACEBOOK COMMUNITY** https://www.facebook.com/groups/995437657579603/ Why not join The Board Game BBQ Community page on Facebook. It's a place where everyone can post about their games, write reviews, engage with the community, and support each other. Regardless of if you are a casual gamer, a designer, an artist, a content creator - everyone is welcome! **INSTAGRAM** https://www.instagram.com/boardgamebbq/ Follow us on Instagram to be notified when a new episode drops, or when our Discord events are happening. And don't forget to use #oathfulfilled when you finally get a game off your shelf of shame. --- Join in the conversation on our Facebook on Instagram pages, or drop us a line at podcast@boardgamebbq.com If you enjoy the podcast please consider leaving a short review on your podcast app of choice. Your feedback will help us improve the podcast, and we might even read your review out on the show!
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