Tips For Your First Board Game Convention! - Boards & Swords #136

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We talk about conventions a lot on this show, but what if you have never been to a con before? We give some tips and suggestions on how to approach various types of board game conventions.

News

Minecraft: Builders & Biomes
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/95074/minecraft-builders-biomes-challenges-players-build

CMON Time Machine Kickstarter
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Launches-Time-Machine-Kickstarter

Keyforge is showing you the money
https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/9/26/rise-of-the-vaultwarrior/

Renegade's efforts to prevent counterfeits
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94887/counterfeiting-cheating

Wingspan Expansion
https://mailchi.mp/stonemaiergames/tyuol1szw3-2986941

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Tabula Rasa (Genesys) Pt. 2 "Farts Calm Down" - The Dirtbags of Holding #143

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Previously: Our “heroes” woke up in a lab with various cuts and needles stabbed into them. Also, they may have superpowers? Hard to know for certain because they can’t remember who they are! We continue our Tabula Rasa game using the Genesys RPG system from Fantasy Flight Games.

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/boardsandswordspod.

The Dirtbags of Holding is a Boards & Swords production, find other great podcasts such as the main Boards & Swords podcast, where we have fun talking about tabletop games, over at boardsandswords.com.  We are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Tabula Rasa (Genesys) Pt. 1 "I'm Worried About This Needle" - The Dirtbags of Holding #142

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We start our next new adventure! Cory takes us through the Genesys system in a custom adventure that she made herself!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/boardsandswordspod.

The Dirtbags of Holding is a Boards & Swords production, find other great podcasts such as the main Boards & Swords podcast, where we have fun talking about tabletop games, over at boardsandswords.com.  We are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Your Town, 5 Minute Marvel, Pantone - Boards & Swords #135

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This week, Chris gets mad at a few of the news items, then we launch into a series of reviews: Your Town from Van Rider Games, 5 Minute Marvel from Spinmaster Games, and then Pantone from Cryptozoic Games. Then Chris runs the crew through the classic The Rank is Right!

News

Zombicide 2nd Edition Promo pics
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Posts-History-of-Zombicide--Part-1

American Tabletop Awards announced
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94694/winners-announced-deutscher-spielepreis-and-americ

Ticket to Ride Japan and Italy
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride--Japan

Captain America deck for Marvel Champions
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Previews-Captain-America-Hero-Set-From-Marvel-Champions

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

"How Do I Make Sure to Have a Session 2?" - The Dirtbags of Holding #141

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Another topic episode this week, this time we talk about things you can do in your first session that will help make sure your players want to come back for another one!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/boardsandswordspod.

The Dirtbags of Holding is a Boards & Swords production, find other great podcasts such as the main Boards & Swords podcast, where we have fun talking about tabletop games, over at boardsandswords.com.  We are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Shobu, Wooly Whammoth, Nova Open 2019 - Boards & Swords #134

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Now that our multi-episode list is done, we get back to some news, some reviews, and Chris talking about some minis thing he went to.

News

The Mind Extreme
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/93874/make-way-more-mind-extreme

A3ul: Azul With A Vengence
https://boardgamegeek.com/blogpost/94099/collect-tiles-once-again-time-azul-summer-pavilion

Games Workshop Announces Aeronautica Imperialis
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Games-Workshop-Taking-Pre-orders-For-Aeronautica-Imperialis

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen Con 2019 Recap - The Dirtbags of Holding #140

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(Yeah I know its the same image as our boards and swords get con recap, but we really didn’t take many group pics this year!)

The crew is back! And its finally time to tell the RPG side of our Gen Con experience!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/boardsandswordspod.

The Dirtbags of Holding is a Boards & Swords production, find other great podcasts such as the main Boards & Swords podcast, where we have fun talking about tabletop games, over at boardsandswords.com.  We are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

FunkoVerse, Catacombs, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 3 - Boards & Swords #133

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We finish up our list of games that you should try if you are tired of “gateway games” by looking at Roll & Writes and Dexterity Games. Plus a few other reviews thrown in at the top of the show!

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen Con 2019 Recap - Boards & Swords #132

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Ok so now it’s time for the recap episode for Gen Con. Hopefully you haven’t moved on to thinking about the next big thing, as Chris throws down some missed (?) news jokes, then he and Philip talk about what board games they saw.

News Links:

Ticket to Ride 15th Anniversary Edition
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Days-of-Wonder-Announces-Ticket-to-Ride-15th-Anniversary-Edition
Marvel Champions LCG from FFG
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Games-Announces-Marvel-Champions-LCG
CMON Announces Ankh Board Game
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/CMON-Announces-Ankh-Board-Game
Pandasaurus Games Announces Wayfinders
http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Pandasaurus-Games-Announces-Wayfinders

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Gen7, Gen Con 2019 Preview - Boards & Swords #131

Yes I (Chris) realize that Gen Con was last week, but I suck at planning out when our episodes drop. So in this episode, hear about what we thought were going to be of interest to us at Gen Con, then in the next episode you can hear what actually was played and looked at. Also, a look at Gen7 from Plaid Hat Games

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Seasons of Rice, Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 2 - Boards & Swords #130

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A couple of thoughts on Dice Tower Con, a look at Button Shy’s new game Seasons of Rice, and we continue the conversation from the last episode - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com.  You can find the show on twitter @Boardsandswords, or on facebook at facebook.com/boardsandswords.  Personally I'm @ChrisTheProf on Twitter & Instagram Collin is @colcakes196 on Twitter & Instagram.  Cindy is @cindypastorius on Twitter & Instagram.  

This podcast is also a part of the Dice Tower Network.  For other great board gaming shows, check out dicetowernetwork.com.  Also, thanks to CoolStuffInc for sponsoring the network - check out coolstuffinc.com for some great deals on games.

Thank you for listening to the show.  Until next time, remember that every gamer has a story…..what's yours?

Ravnica Pt. 6 (D&D5e) "I Regret The Carbon Output Of This Spell" - The Dirtbags of Holding #139

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It’s the conclusion to the first part of our Ravnica game! Might be a couple of weeks before the next podcast between travel and Gen Con, but more is coming soon!

Let us know if you been enjoying the show!  Is there a game that you'd like to hear us play?  Contact us!  Our email is feedback@dirtbagsofholding.com.  You can find the dirtbags on twitter @DirtbagsPodcast or you can follow me personally @ChrisTheProf.   If you're on facebook, give us a like at Facebook.com/boardsandswordspod.

The Dirtbags of Holding is a Boards & Swords production, find other great podcasts such as our main tabletop gaming podcast “Boards & Swords” over at boardsandswords.com.  We are also a part of Punchboard Media!  Go look at other great gaming podcasts at punchboardmedia.com

Thank you for listening, and we will see you next time on The Dirtbags of Holding!

Next Level Game Recommendations, Part 1 - Boards & Swords #129

For probably the first time ever, Philip brings us a good topic to discuss - what games would we recommend in different categories for people who are tired of “entry” games like Ticket to Ride and Catan?

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"How Can We Improve On Common Character Tropes?" - The Dirtbags of Holding #138

"How Can We Improve On Common Character Tropes?" - The Dirtbags of Holding #138

If you’ve been playing RPGs long enough, you’ll start to notice a few tropes that appear in the form of characters. The overly sexy lady, the local barkeep, the village lawman. In this episode, we talk about how you can take these tropes and add memorable twists onto them!

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