It's our first episode with our newer format! Hopefully you will really enjoy the changes and improvements!
2:27 - QUICK HITS
(10:46 - Chroma Cubes)
In these Quick Hits you'll find out why Princess Leia is whacked out, hear why Jeff is in the wrong business, and get a small review about a game whose main mechanic is coloring!
19:30 - GAME SPOTLIGHT
BOSS MONSTER by Brother Wise Games
Boss Monster is a game that is inspired by classic video games. It is a "dungeon-building" card game that pits 2 to 4 players in a competition to build the ultimate side-scrolling dungeon. Player Compete to lure and destroy hapless adventurers by racing to outbid one another by building the most enticing, treasure filled dungeon.
36:42 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"How important is expansion? Do you prefer to play new aspects of a game you love or do you prefer a new game altogether?"
44:08 - TOP FIVE EXPANSIONS
Each of us runs down our top five favorite expansions. We discuss what makes these expansions so great and you'll find out whose number one isn't even out yet!
IN THIS EPISODE:
In this short (20 min) episode, we discuss all the changes we will be making to the show.If you didn't enter the contest, or you're a new listener, will still urge you not to miss this episode! There is some great things coming, and this is where we tell you about them!
We also announce the winner to the C.S.I. contest!
Thank you to ALL our listeners. It is because of you, and only you, that we continue to have the drive and excitement to do this show!
IN THIS EPISODE:
We're back together and we're finally giving you our thoughts on Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Role Playing Game. We also take a look at two solo games from Victory Point Games. We discuss our thoughts on house rules in the question of the episode, talk about the "Doom of Kickstarter", announce our past contest winners and start a new one, and also go over a bunch of Kickstarter projects.
Tessen by Van Ryder Games
Pig Pen by Island Officials
The Oleg Story: Survival by Latest Pursuit
GAME SPOTLIGHT 1:
STAR WARS: Edge of the Empire RPG
The first in a planned trilogy of Role Playing Game Settings. Edge of the Empire has you becoming one of the characters of the underworld. (You are the Scum and Villainy) - Fantasy Flight Games
GAMES SPOTLIGHT 2:
Infection: Humanities Last Gasp &
Disaster on Everest
Two solo games from Victory point Games. Infection:Humanities Last Gasp is designed by John Gibson and has you trying to save the world from a deadly virus by creating the cure! Disaster on Everest is designed by Tom Decker and has you attempting an ascent on Everest with a dangerous storm approaching.
IN THIS EPISODE:
Jim and Matt went to their local game convention, DEXCON 16, in
Morristown, New Jersey. While there, guess what they did – played
lots of games! In this episode, they talk about a whole bunch of
them, focusing mainly on the board games and role playing games that
are newer, or new to them.
Double Exposure Conventions - http://www.dexposure.com/home.html
Pittsburgh 68 – A game of shuffling horror : Gamewick Games
Paranoia RPG- A role playing game of a darkly humorous future : Mongoose Publishing
Mutants & Masterminds RPG – A super hero role playing game : Green Ronin
Deadlands Reloaded RPG – A Savage Worlds RPG set in the weird west : Pinnacle Entertainment
Student Bodies - “Zombies 101” : Angry Duck Games & Smirk & Dagger
Trains and Stations – A dice rolling / train route building game : Wiz Kids
Cache Me If You Can – A
geocaching board game : DPH Games
Dread RPG – Horror and suspense RPG using Jenga
Kobolds Ate My Baby – A humorous beer & pretzels RPG : 9th Level
Also .. Dungeon Fighter
9 Kingdoms – A miniature skirmish game (in playtest form) : 9 Kingdoms Publications
Tessen – A simultaneous real time, 2 player, card game : Van Ryder Games
Maximum Throwdown –A battle royal card throwing game : Alderac Entertainment Group
Shadowrun RPG – A near future science
fantasy role playing game : Catalyst Game Labs
Hanabi– The 2103 Spiel Des Jahres
winner, A co-op card game : R&R Games (U.S.)
Also … Fury of Dracula, Cards Against Humanity, and Incredibrawl
Games – (Knight Hawk Games , Rampaging Titan) -
Unpub - http://unpub.net/
In This Episode:
Jeff's back from his honeymoon! He tells us some highlights from his trip to California. Jim gives two game spotlights - KEMET and EIGHT-MINUTE EMPIRE. We also talk Kingdom Death:Monster and Roll For The Galaxy. It's Contest time! - We're giving away some Custom Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Templates! Also, Some thoughts on the PS4 and XBOX ONE, A crazy Battlestar Gallactica Game, and our question of the week tackles telling non-geeks about gaming!
GAME SPOTLIGHT 1
From Matagot/Asmodee, An area-control, action selection, combat game set in ancient egypt. This one has absolutely beautiful artwork and components. But is it a good game, or just a bunch of other games mechanics jammed together?
GAME SPOTLIGHT 2
From Red Raven Games, Another area-control game but this one has no combat. Also it has a bit of set collection mechanics. It's fast paced and has a simple yet engaging design. But is it worth your time?
Question of the Episode
How do you tell non geeks about this hobby and how do you express your enthusiasim?
TWO WINNERS WILL WIN A SET OF CUSTOM STAR WARS X-WING MINIATURES GAME ACRYLIC TEMPLATES!
Listen to find out how to enter! (or see CONTEST on NJAGP.COM)
AND MUCH MUCH MORE!