It's almost Christmas 2014! As always in the intro we tell you what's coming up in this episode!
4:53 - QUICK HITS
Jim talks a bit about his vacation and all the gaming he did. We tell you what's going on with Counter magazine and finally Matt gives his impressions on the DC Deck Building game "Crisis Expansion".
13:40 - GAME REVIEWS
Hoyuk (Mage Company)
In Höyük, each player represents a clan that settles with other clans to erect a village. During the game, a replica of a Neolithic settlement will be built on the Höyük board using tiles that represent houses. Many additional pieces — such as ovens, shrines, and pens — will also aid a player in building his settlements.
Tiny Epic Kingdoms (Gamelyn Games)
In Tiny Epic Kingdoms, a 4x fantasy game in a pocket-size package, each player starts with a unique faction (which has a unique technology tree) and a small territory. Throughout the game, players collect resources, explore other territories, battle each other, research magic, and work to build a great tower to protect their realm.
Red 7 (Asmadi Games)
The rules of Red are simple: Highest Card Wins! But Red is just one of seven games you’ll be playing. If you’re not winning the current game at the end of your turn, you’re out! And the last person standing wins the round. Red 7's deck is 49 cards: each of the colors of the rainbow numbered 1 to 7. A hand takes just a couple minutes!
Villainy (Mayfair Games)
Villainy is a game about being an aspiring super villain who is trying to make your mark in the world. In Villainy you are trying to be the first villain to complete three plans to beat Fantastiman, that pesky super-hero who watches over the city day and night. You must hire minions to aid you in your quest for world domination. You will have to do crimes and go to work as your alter ego to learn the skills necessary and gain the cards required to see your great plans through to their triumphant end.
50:52 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"Now that the 3 core books for Dungeons and Dragons 5E are out, what are some of your thoughts about them"
1:01:44 - OUT OF THE BOX
Our Favorite "and least favorite" Christmas songs
Who doesn't love Christmas music? (Don't answer that) This
Out of the Box will be a holiday favorite!
A LOT has been going on! We catch you up on what we've been up to over our Fall break. It includes a new business and a new house!
11:09 - QUICK HITS
Plenty to touch on here too. Jim finds a hidden gem at a flea market, Matt gets published in Draconic Magazine, we talk the upcoming Table Top season 3, and finish off with our thoughts on Gotham and the newest Doctor! (link to Matts article below)
29:57 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"Which mass market games do you guys still enjoy playing?"
38:50 - GAME SPOTLIGHT(s)
DemonSlayer: The Seige of Mt. Kulun
Demonslayer is a Deck Building game from new boardgame publisher EOS Press. Each player takes control of one Sect of the Kunlun Immortals, and they must compete with each other in defeating the dread forces of the Heart-Eaters. By defeating the Heart-Eaters, each player accumulates Cultivation. At the end of the game, once all the Heart-Eaters are defeated, the player with the most Cultivation is the winner.
A Touch of Evil: Dark Gotic
It's another Deck Building game! This one comes from Flying Frog and is set in their A Touch of Evil universe. Each player represents a particular monster-hunting hero in the game, and that hero determines the player's starting deck and grants a special ability. The heroes work together to some degree to defeat villains and monsters as they collectively lose the game if ten cards land in the shadows during play. That said, the game has only a single winner – the player who has the most investigation points at the end of the game.
1:09:13 - Top 5 Manifesto
Top 5 Movies we love that no one has heard of!
It's movie talk time! Find out about some great (or maybe not so great) movies we like that you have probably never heard of. We also go over some of our listeners choices.
From World War II to the War of the 16 Bit Consoles, NJAGP is back with a new episode after our Fall break! So... Hello people who have been waiting almost 2 months for a new episode amd Hello to any new listener! Don't worry, we are back on track. We'll catch you up next episode, so for now .. enjoy!
2:30 - QUICK HITS
This time around we talk about playing games with some kids! Jim talks about Once Upon a Time and also about how his daughter loves Pathfinder: Adventure Card Game. Matt gets a chance to play some games with his nephew including Dungeon Quest andf Memoir '44. Jeff finally plays Heavy Steam and we talk about Zombicide: Serason 3 too!
16:20 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"How do you guys decide what goes into each episode?"
20:33 - GAME SPOTLIGHT
Heroes of Normandie
From Devil Pig and Iello Games, Heroes of Normandie is a fast-paced WW2 strategy wargame inspired by Hollywood war movies. A tactical scale board-game opposing two players and two armies, with the Germans on one side and the Americans on the other. Players use order tokens to determine initiative and to bluff. While a single six-sided die determines combat, action cards are played to spice things up. We break down the game like always and tell you what we think!
40:46 - Out of the Box
Super NES vs. Sega Genesis!
Well maybe not so much of a "vs." as it is a comparison. We talk about both of these great 16 bit systems, some of the best titles of each, and which one stands up today. Ofcourse it wouldn't be an episode of NJAGP if we didn't stray off the rails and touch on some of the other systems from our childhoods! From Altered Beast to Mario Cart, this one is sure to be fun!
Welcome to Episode 52! We're finally back with a regular episode! As usual, In our intro we just run down what's coming up in this episode. Enjoy!
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7:13 - QUICK HITS
Jim talks about a new game from DPH games, called Psychological Warfare. The game is available for pre-order now on www.dphgames.com. Matt has to mention his current obsession: Dungeon Crawl Classics and why it has consumed him. We give our Opinions on Guardians of The Galaxy! Finally, a quick update about Matts rewatch of the Entire buffy series and Jim talks about almost being done all the Dr. Who episodes.
17:19 - QUESTION OF THE EPISODE
"How do you deal with the issue of quarterbacking in games? Is it the responsibility of the designer or the players to handle this problem?"
25:33 - Dungeons & Dragons 5.0
We've finally played it! Fresh out of the starter box, we got a chance to sit down and play a session with the new rules set. (Although they are only just the basic rules at this point) We talk about what's new, what's different, and what is the chance we're going to keep playing!
40:46 - Top 5 Manifesto
Movies we would never watch again unless tied down and forced!
It's always fun to talk about things we hate, especially when it comes to movies. We run down our top 5 movies that we would only watch again "Clockwork Orange" style. We also mention a bunch sent in by our listeners.
Welcome to Episode 51! In This episode we take our annual trip to Double Exposure's DEXCON! We tried something a bit different and recorded segments all throughout the weekend. We open up the episode with an introduction and tell you what all we're looking forward to playing.
3:55 - Istanbul
12:42 - City Hall with Michael Keller (Tasty Minstrel Games)
19:08 - Buffy The Vampire Slayer RPG , Paranoia RPG
25:29 - Secrets of The Lost Tomb with Chris Batarlis (Everything Epic Games)
35:37 - X-wing Miniatures, Deadlands RPG, Battle Merchants
48:45 - Fury of Dracula, Cypher Ops, Dungeon Crawl Classics, DREAD RPG
1:16:24 - Titans of Empyrean with Ivan Turner (9 kingdoms)
1:21:08 - Final Thoughts