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a7xfanben and godmason from Miniature Trading talk about anything and everything related to Pirates CSG. We'd love to have guests for future episodes, and even adding another co-host isn't out of the question! Contact us if you're interested in appearing on the podcast, or just have recommendations on what we should talk about: a7xfanben@gmail.com

a7xfanben and godmason from Miniature Trading talk about anything and everything related to Pirates CSG. We'd love to have guests for future episodes, and even adding another co-host isn't out of the question! Contact us if you're interested in appearing on the podcast, or just have recommendations on what we should talk about: a7xfanben@gmail.com
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a7xfanben and godmason from Miniature Trading talk about anything and everything related to Pirates CSG. We'd love to have guests for future episodes, and even adding another co-host isn't out of the question! Contact us if you're interested in appearing on the podcast, or just have recommendations on what we should talk about: a7xfanben@gmail.com

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Episodes

Pirates CSG Podcast #45: Former Wizkids Product Manager Tiffany O'Brien!

7/21/2019
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Tiffany O'Brien is one of the key figures of Pirates CSG history, having held multiple important positions at Wizkids while the game was still in print! Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-designer-tiffany-obrien/ Questions of the Day: (Tiffany) What is your favorite set packaging? (Ben) Did you ever play the SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) digital version of the game? Find her on Instagram:...

Duration:01:07:52

Pirates CSG Podcast #44: News, Current Market, Favorite Strategy, Customs and More! (with Xerecs)

6/22/2019
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Questions of the Day A7XfanBen: What is your favorite memory of Miniature Trading? Xerecs: To players and collectors of the game, would you ever consider making custom game pieces, and make a model for them, using either pieces of existing ships, or use other materials to bring you creations off the paper? Recent Games: Century of Economy (CoEC) 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5ESzOKns5gkP98K49iP--589KmYKaNf Bizarre Bottleneck Game:...

Duration:01:19:42

Pirates CSG Podcast #43: Jason Mical! (former Wizkids Communications Manager)

6/11/2019
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Jason Mical was the Wizkids Communications Manager from 2003-2006. Questions list on Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-former-wk-communications-manager-jason-mical/ Questions of the Day: If you were to name a Pirate ship, what would you name it and why? (from Jason Mical) What is your favorite flavor text of any game piece? (from Ben) His website: https://www.jasonmicalwrites.com/ His YouTube channel:...

Duration:01:04:24

Pirates CSG Podcast #42: MIKE SELINKER, Pirates CSG Game Designer!!!!

4/9/2019
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Mike Selinker is one of the original game designers of Pirates CSG. His company, Lone Shark Games: http://lonesharkgames.com/ http://lonesharkgames.com/staff-member/mike-selinker/ https://www.facebook.com/lonesharkgames/ Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Selinker BGG page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/604/mike-selinker Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikeselinker Question of the Day: Do you wish the Dutch had been a faction from the start in Spanish...

Duration:02:08:51

Pirates CSG Podcast #41: GAME DESIGNER JAMES ERNEST!!!!

2/25/2019
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James Ernest is one of the original game designers for Pirates CSG. He has his own Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ernest Website: https://cheapass.com/ Bio: https://cheapass.com/about-james-ernest/ Check out his free pirate game called Cagway Bay! https://cheapass.com/free-games/cagway-bay/ Rules: https://cheapass.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Cagway-Bay-Rules.pdf His YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVH4H2qhHwmuPFQ5HMPgqw Instagram:...

Duration:01:15:08

Pirates CSG Podcast #40 - Casual Discussion with Xerecs

2/2/2019
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Question of the Day: Do you have any “oh crap” game moments from Pirates CSG? Rules for Thought #17: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-17/ Rules for Thought #18: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-18/ Recent game recaps? Funny and/or unfortunate “Oh crap” game moments (for Ben - El Toro literally ripping off Angelica’s head in OE anniversary game) ~~~~~ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Feel free to...

Duration:00:30:09

Pirates CSG Podcast #39: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Review Custom Game Pieces!

1/26/2019
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Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite custom game piece from this episode? Do you enjoy the custom review episodes more or less than the other episodes? Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682/// Rise of the Moon Sorcerer: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167110/pirates-cursed-seas-rise-moon-sorcerer Pirates of the Epic Seas:...

Duration:00:45:41

Pirates CSG Podcast #38: News, Game Essentials, Playing Solo, Pirate Code Page, Try 20 Point Fleets!

1/19/2019
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New Idea: Challenge. Your next game of Pirates CSG should NOT be at 40 points! (20/60/etc) Question of the Day: Any ideas for new segments we could pursue? News: MT alive into the new year. Posting entire story of EE game on IG: https://www.instagram.com/piratescsg/ Obago Deuce for $500! https://goo.gl/w9KSTJ Proof: https://i.postimg.cc/85gX4J8V/Eagleman94about-Obago-Deuce.png (one previous known high was $232.50, hard to find others that have been exchanged since vosarnath’s at MT a...

Duration:00:31:10

Pirates CSG Podcast #37: Optimizing and Using Lesser Ships and Crew | Circle of Blood Review

12/22/2018
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Question of the Day: How do you get lesser ships and crew into action? “thoughts on optimizing less/not utilized ships" -MUST have speed, so helmsmen pretty much always necessary (especially since a lot of lesser ships are slow). Beyond that, try to find a niche use for specific game pieces. For example, 1 cargo and fast speed? (Dark Fox) Scout explorer with crew or S-Explorer. OR, flotilla tug with surprise crew face down (canceller/captain/etc). Slow with high cargo - home waters...

Duration:00:33:37

Pirates CSG Podcast #36 - News, Recent Rulings, How to Use Synergistic Pieces, and Norvegia

12/15/2018
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Question of the Day: How do you use pieces synergistically? (combos/etc) News -HWG out of DJC SE 4 box lot for $20 (Hill’s Wholesale Gaming: http://www.wholesalegaming.biz/pirates/) -New posts up at Pirates with Ben - comments on posts/pages will help the site with rankings/etc. https://pirateswithben.com/ranking-pirates-of-the-caribbean-movies/ -Submit your 2018 Pirates CSG Hall of Fame ballot! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/pirates-csg-hall-of-fame-2018-voting/ -Set Reviews...

Duration:00:32:29

Pirates CSG Podcast #35: Return to Savage Shores Set Review

12/1/2018
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Return to Savage Shores Set Review -RTSS WAS NEVER PHYSICALLY RELEASED! Woelf provided the information in 2012. It is not a set you can collect, and you’ll have to use proxies, custom made ships, or VASSAL to use it. Question of the Day: Do you like Return to Savage Shores? Do you wish it was released? Do you like it more or less than Savage Shores? Have you used any RtSS game pieces yet? If so, how did it go? You can find Return to Savage Shores in the Master Spreadsheet:...

Duration:01:41:53

Pirates CSG Podcast #34: Custom Game Piece Reviews with Xerecs

11/20/2018
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Question of the Day: Do you have any custom game pieces you want us to review? What other topics should we discuss on future episodes? News Working forum up at Pirates with Ben - 20 confirmed members so far (https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/) Play has begun in The Hourly Campaign! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRq8fy93o3wGXirxof6PFGc1PJgbDcUvT Republishing my best and longest reports - Century of the Empires, Economy Edition, VASSAL Campaign Games 1/2/3, and...

Duration:01:02:16

Pirates CSG Podcast #33: Savage Shores Set Review

11/3/2018
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Question of the Day: What is your opinion of Savage Shores? We recorded this just in time for the 10th anniversary of Savage Shores, which was released on November 5th 2008!! Get Savage Shores here: https://goo.gl/gPFFtK Information Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Savage_Shores Page at Miniature Trading: http://www.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1170&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=n Master Spreadsheet:...

Duration:02:08:02

Pirates CSG Podcast #32: Changes to game pieces in the Official Wizkids documents

9/29/2018
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Document with changes Pirates CSG Master Spreadsheet Get the official Wizkids documents here, courtesy of Woelf sharing them with me: https://pirateswithben.com/official-wizkids-documents/ Question of the day: What would things have been like if this were reality? Info on the Miniature Trading crisis: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// ~~~~~ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Sign the Petition!...

Duration:01:49:25

Pirates CSG Podcast #31: UNRELEASED AND UNEXPECTED

9/22/2018
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Pirates CSG Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing I will also release the documents that led to this episode that Woelf has shared with me, so everyone can look at them! Question of the Day: Which of these game pieces would you most want to use? Which ones excite you the most? Information about Miniature Trading: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// Audio version of the podcast:...

Duration:02:40:09

Pirates CSG Podcast #30: Survey Suggestions, Gameplay Tips, Building a Fleet, Ranking the PotC Movies

9/17/2018
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This was recorded before the Miniature Trading crisis started, which is why you won't hear me talking about that in this episode. http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// Game history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game Gameplay tips: https://pirateswithben.com/gameplay/ Fleets! HMS Grand Temple: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/215534/grouping/0/extended_format/true Cheapskate Pirate All-Stars:...

Duration:00:47:10

Pirates CSG Podcast #29: Change of Format, News, Uncommon Combos, and Small Campaign Games

8/15/2018
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Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Podcast length poll on MT: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9155/// Sign the Petition! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Entries for Ocean Terrain Contest #3 start here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=67781///#67781 Command the Oceans BR’s back to normal: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9118/// “Interesting combos...

Duration:00:33:14

Pirates CSG Podcast #28: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 2)

7/20/2018
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Find Part 1 of the Set Review here: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-26-fire-and-steel-set-review-60927 General info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Fire_and_Steel Find the set here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1051&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=n Buy F&S here: 6 packs: https://goo.gl/c8vVJb 18 packs: https://goo.gl/CRVoEB 36 packs: https://goo.gl/MUr9n8 Also some singles on eBay:...

Duration:03:18:45

Pirates CSG Podcast #27: News and Custom Game Piece Reviews

7/12/2018
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News OTC3 deadline is August 1st: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9079/// Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165340696838921/ GenCon Indianapolis on 8/2-8/5: https://www.gencon.com/ Customs Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682/// Pirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharing Fiends of the Blood Islands:...

Duration:01:30:04

Pirates CSG Podcast #26: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 1)

6/28/2018
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Question of the Day (QOTD): What do you think of Fire and Steel? General info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Fire_and_Steel Find the set here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1051&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=n Buy F&S here: 6 packs: https://goo.gl/c8vVJb 18 packs: https://goo.gl/CRVoEB 36 packs: https://goo.gl/MUr9n8 Also some singles on eBay: https://goo.gl/K1LA4j Miniature Reviews: Cygnet:...

Duration:02:44:39