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#014: Sprites and Dice Rerolled

The Sprites and Dice Podcast is back, with rerolled stats and a new faster format! In 45 minutes, contributors Wyatt, Eric, and Adam review three board games: Rail Raiders, Hero Realms, and Inis. They also talk about PAX Unplugged, and what they hope to find at the new board game convention.

Duration: 00:45:41

A Message From Sprites and Dice

After taking a break, Sprites and Dice is back to recording episodes! This small clip is an explanation for the pause and how we are changing our format for the better.

Duration: 00:03:15

#13: Gen Con 2017 Highlights

Gen Con is the biggest name in Board Game Conventions, an event that has thousands of games on display. Fortunately, our contributors Dana and Nate got to go, and have survived the drive back from Indiana to tell us all about it!

Duration: 01:04:11

#12: E3 2017 Recap

E3 2017 has come and gone, and all the shiny new video game toys have been shown off. Were there winners and losers? Contributors Wyatt, Jon and Nate discuss this year's big show!

Duration: 01:02:32

#11: Positivity in Gaming

It's time to tackle one of the big questions: if games are made for us to have fun, why does everyone seem to get so angry about it? Contributors Wyatt, Adam, and Eric explore the topic. Expect a Part #2 to this one!

Duration: 00:55:55

#10: Board Game Reviews

Shifting to a different gear, contributors Adam and Wyatt tackle three very different board games to review them, and see if one might be perfect for your shelf. They also cover a journal article which asks: are games better without a narrative story?

Duration: 00:59:58

#9: Figuring Final Fantasy

The Final Fantasy series deserves weeks of thought, introspection, and argument: we will give it about 2 hours. Contributors Wyatt, Eric, and Adam all gather their thoughts about what makes Final Fantasy a great series, and argue which is the best in the series. Brian from the Downloadable Content podcast joins as a guest!

Duration: 01:31:52

#8: Our PAX East Stories

Recorded after the PAX East 2017 convention, contributors Wyatt, Eric and Adam retell their favorite moments from the event. Listen in to hear about great upcoming board and video games for the next year!

Duration: 01:53:39

#7: Conventions and Dragons

An episode excitedly recorded before PAX East 2017, contributors Wyatt, Jon, Eric, Adam, and Erin sit down and talk about gaming conventions. Why they are fun, why they matter, and tips on how to best enjoy yourselves at one. Even better, they also give a spotlight review to Dragoon, a shiny board game that's all about being a dragon and terrorizing humanity.

Duration: 01:53:42

#6: A Dungeon of Smells

Ever roll for Initiative? Wyatt, Jon, Eric and Erin talk about why tabletop RPGs are still all the rage, and give some tips on how to have even more fun playing them. They also review Adventure Scents while smelling what it's like to add the scent of sewers and campfires to your game.

Duration: 02:41:30

#5: Raids and Resolutions

It's 2017, and time to start the new year right! Contributors Wyatt, Jon, Eric, Adam and Dana talk about their gaming resolutions. We also try our first Lightning Review segment, covering Enter The Gungeon, Lords of Waterdeep, and more!

Duration: 01:43:39

#4: Putting Down 2016

Our last episode recorded in 2016, and to celebrate, every contributor is here! We talk about great games to marathon over the holidays, stumble through our first news section, and try to come up with a list of our favorite games in 2016. Also, Dana is unhappy with how much Pokemon is mentioned, and curses a lot.

Duration: 01:37:28

#3: Loki, King of Board Games

We give some long needed love to board games! Contributors Wyatt, Jon, Eric and Adam give a full review to Blood Rage, critique old classics like Risk and Monopoly, and try to figure out why board games are growing more popular in a digital era.

Duration: 01:52:06

#2: Pikachu is a Jerk

Recorded right before Pokemon Sun and Moon, contributors Wyatt, Erin, Dana, and Adam spend a lot of time anticipating the newest games in the series. There's a lot of talk about why exactly this Japanese phenomenon took off in America, and why we care so much still about it today, 20 years later.

Duration: 02:16:55