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Podcast 77 – Battle Gnomes!

10/9/2017
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Hello listeners! Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, where this week we’re taking a look at Battle Gnomes! Battle Gnomes! is a card-based combat game for 2-6 players. Each player controls a yard full of gnomes, battling for supremacy of the neighborhood. You can equip your gnomes with better gear and litter your yard with defensive […] The post Podcast 77 – Battle Gnomes! appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:30:30

Podcast 76 – Building Tension in Survival Co-Op

10/2/2017
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Hello listeners, and welcome to another episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week on the podcast, we’re trying out a new segment called Topic of the Week. In this inaugural run, we talk about some of the ways survival co-op games build tension, from attempting to overwhelm the players to introducing resource scarcity to restricting your […] The post Podcast 76 – Building Tension in Survival Co-Op appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:36:20

Podcast 75 – Vye

9/25/2017
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Hello again listeners! On our latest episode, we review Vye. This card based territory control game is another game that has a very simple concept but very deep gameply. The artwork on this game is also phenominal, and the language independence as well as the small size makes it an ideal for travel. Check out […] The post Podcast 75 – Vye appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:35:26

WashingCon 3 – War Games: Design and Evolution

9/24/2017
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Hey listeners! More great content from this year’s WashingCon coming at you. This time, we’ve got audio from the War Games panel, moderated by our friend Marty. Panelists include: Jason Matthews, designer of such games as Twilight Struggle and 1960: The Making of the President; Jerry Taylor, designer of the classic Hammer of the Scots; […] The post WashingCon 3 – War Games: Design and Evolution appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:01:32:31

WashingCon 3 – Women in Gaming: Designers, Retailers, and Beyond

9/24/2017
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More WashingCon goodness! Today, we’re bringing you audio from the Women in Gaming panel. This panel was moderated by Leslie Phillips and covered some important and impactful topics. From the challenges that women and non-binary people face when navigating gaming communities, to finding support throughout the hobby, this panel is essential listening for anyone interested […] The post WashingCon 3 – Women in Gaming: Designers, Retailers, and Beyond appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:01:29:17

WashingCon 3 – The Future of Game Design

9/24/2017
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Drumroll please! It’s time for the showstopper, the final panel of the convention, the ever popular Future of Game Design! We had some amazing panelists and perspectives this year, and we were super honored to be a part of it. Come check out these designers’ take on recent developments in the gaming industry and what […] The post WashingCon 3 – The Future of Game Design appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:01:43:21

Podcast 74 – WashingCon 3 Recap

9/22/2017
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Hello everyone, we’re back! We apologize for the delay, but hope to make it up to you with a very special episode: our full recap of WashingCon 3. It was a fantastic convention this year, like every year, and we have so much to cover. We start off with our impressions of the con as […] The post Podcast 74 – WashingCon 3 Recap appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:49:16

WashingCon 3 – RPG Design: Essential Elements and Innovation

9/18/2017
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Hey listeners! I’m sure you’ve been waiting breathlessly for news from this year’s WashingCon. Well wait no longer! Our first recording from this year is now available. It’s audio from the weekend’s first panel, RPG Design: Essential Elements and Innovation. Join our esteemed panelists in discussion everything you could hope to ask about role-playing games. […] The post WashingCon 3 – RPG Design: Essential Elements and Innovation appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:01:39:10

Podcast 73 – Tides of Time (and Madness)

9/4/2017
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Hello again listeners! It’s good to be back. On our latest episode, we review Tides of Time and Tides of Madness. These card drafting, set collection games are easy to play but hard to master. With extremely simple core mechanics and very few components, both are excellent candidates for travel games. Check out the episode […] The post Podcast 73 – Tides of Time (and Madness) appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:31:41

Podcast 72 – Takenoko

8/12/2017
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Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, everyone! Today on the podcast, we review Takenoko, a fun, simple action selection game. Players take turns performing various actions in a bamboo garden. These can include adding new tiles to the garden, growing new bamboo by moving the gardener, and eating bamboo by moving the panda. The ultimate goal […] The post Podcast 72 – Takenoko appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:29:38

Podcast 71 – Machi Koro

8/5/2017
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Hey listeners! Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize for another exciting episode. Today we’re reviewing Machi Koro, a delightful game about building the best city. In Machi Koro, players roll dice to generate coins from buildings in their city. Buildings can generate under a variety of circumstances, but usually when the player rolls a specific number […] The post Podcast 71 – Machi Koro appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:26:41

Podcast 70 – Race vs. Roll for the Galaxy

7/28/2017
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Hello listeners! We’ve got something a little different for you today: two reviews for the price of one! We take a look at Race for the Galaxy and its re-imagining Roll for the Galaxy. While both center on action selection and engine building, we’re comparing the particular aspects of card drawing versus dice rolling and […] The post Podcast 70 – Race vs. Roll for the Galaxy appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:33:15

Podcast 69 – Eldritch Horror

7/21/2017
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Welcome back, listeners, to another episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week, we review the Lovecraftian behemoth Eldritch Horror. Edritch Horror is a cooperative game for 1-8 players. Players take on the role of investigators, and travel around the world attempting to prevent the awaking of a particular Elder God. Gameplay revolves around skill checks, with […] The post Podcast 69 – Eldritch Horror appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:32:44

Podcast 68 – Terraforming Mars

7/17/2017
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Hey hey listeners. Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. This week, Greg and Jakub are excited to be reviewing Terraforming Mars, the engine-building strategy game about, you guessed it, Terraforming Mars. Players compete to earn the most points by playing cards from their hand and by raising one of three parameters: oxygenation, ocean coverage, and temperature. […] The post Podcast 68 – Terraforming Mars appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:36:39

Podcast 67 – Tiny Epic Galaxies

6/30/2017
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Hello listeners! Thank you for joining us on this week’s podcast, where we review Tiny Epic Galaxies, and its new expansion Beyond the Black. Tiny Epic Galaxies is an action management game in which players compete to build the greatest galactic empire ever seen. They do so by sending ships around the galaxy to gather […] The post Podcast 67 – Tiny Epic Galaxies appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:33:25

Podcast 66 – Nevermore

6/23/2017
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Hello listeners, and happy Friday! This week on Dragon’s Demize, we took a stab at Nevermore, a card-drafting game inspired (loosely) by the works of Edgar Allen Poe. In Nevermore, players use five different suits of cards to perform various actions, including attacking, regaining health, and earning victory points. Along the way, they also earn […] The post Podcast 66 – Nevermore appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:31:49

Podcast 65 – T.I.M.E. Stories

6/16/2017
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Welcome back listeners! This week we have another exciting episode of Dragon’s Demize for you! We review T.I.M.E. Stories, a fully cooperative, mystery solving board game. Each game takes place in a different setting, ranging from contemporary America to ancient Egypt to an alternate fantasy timeline. In each scenario, players must work together to track […] The post Podcast 65 – T.I.M.E. Stories appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:37:15

Podcast 64 – A Distant Plain

6/10/2017
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Welcome back, listeners, to another exciting episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week, we review A Distant Plain, a complex strategic wargame based on the War in Afghanistan. As you might expect from such a fraught topic, the game features lots of asymmetry in its design and your allies one turn may be your rivals the […] The post Podcast 64 – A Distant Plain appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:35:04

Podcast 63 – Trains

6/2/2017
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Welcome back listeners to another episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week on the podcast, your intrepid hosts review Trains, a combination deck building and route building game set in contemporary Japan. Players compete to connect different stations around Japan, but must also keep their decks from becoming too clogged with industrial waste. Trains takes these popular but […] The post Podcast 63 – Trains appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:35:03

Podcast 62 – Roll Player

5/19/2017
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Hello listeners! Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. Today we’ll be reviewing Roll Player, an ingenious game where players compete to build the best RPG character. Although the game relies heavily on dice, it features a ton of mitigation effects which minimize the randomness. It’s a quick, fun game that will feel especially relevant to anyone […] The post Podcast 62 – Roll Player appeared first on Dragons Demize.

Duration:00:32:35