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Discussing table-top and related gaming and the Irish gaming scene so you don't have to.




Exp, September, 2017: Paizoncon UK and Gencon 50 wrap

This week's hosts: Liam, Brian, Eoin and Seán. This week we take a first look at the new online D&D 5th Edition toolset and reference, D&D Beyond. Show Notes: Paizocon UKAmbercon NIWarhornPersonalised timetableEric MonaJimmy SpicesDim SumSolstice Scar Version AGencon 50Jersey fingerBandaged up photophotoL5R Kiku Matsuri HatamotoTrue DungeonArkham Horror LCGBuffalo Wild Wings

Duration: 00:38:45

Per, September 2017: D&D Beyond

This week's hosts: Liam, Seán and Eoin This week we take a first look at the new online D&D 5th Edition toolset and reference, D&D Beyond. Show Notes: D&D beyondPricing detailsThe second company then closed leaving workers and supplier unpaid while the assets were out of reach.RPG geekThe Adventure ZoneObsidian Portal

Duration: 00:41:12

Wis, September 2017: Traits - Flavour vrs Function

This week's hosts: Liam, Seán and Eoin This week we discuss character traits in RPGs. Should function trump flavour? Is there room for both? Show Notes: Pathfinder Society JingasaEGOT

Duration: 00:37:08

PER, August 2017: Starfinder preview

This week's hosts: Liam, Seán and Eoin This week we take a first look at the newly released Paizo RPG, Starfinder. Show Notes: Starfinder

Duration: 00:42:48

EXP, August 2017: Memorable Combats

This week's hosts: Cathal, Mary and Eoin Combat is a key component of most RPG systems but most fights are forgotten by the time the campaign is half done. What can be done to make combats more memorable? Show Notes: 03:30 - Baking power! 06:50 - Wound penalties 07:10 - Supermacs is an Irish fast food chain. 08:40 - 13th Age 10:30 - Quote of the episode: sigh, wait for the escalation dice 13:05 - Over the top Villains 15:40 - Pendragon 20:20 - Give players an out 22:44 -...

Duration: 00:37:18

Wis, August 2017: Gaming Classics - Axis and Allies

This week's hosts: Liam, Séan and Mary With the looming re-release of the Anniversary Edition, this week the party take aim at a gaming classic, Axis and Allies. Does it still hold up after more than three decades? Show Notes: Axis & Allies Revised EditionAnniversary EditionGame boardsBattle Board layoutJapanese-Soviet conflictLend leaseWild geographical inaccuracyA&A D-dayUnique national figures

Duration: 00:41:40

Wis, August 2017: Realism Vrs Disbelief

This week's hosts: Cathal, Mary and Eoin This week the party take a look at their RPGs. Are they willing to set aside there incredulity and accept some nonsense for a better game? Show Notes: 04:10 - Falling from a plane, not always fatal. Just nearly always. 04:25 - 18" drill bit man. Also probably almost always fatal. 04:50 - Bit of polyfil, be grand 07:40 - Can you identify the mystery novel? 11:15 - Price of a Mars bar over a euro! You heard it hear first folks. 15:00 -...

Duration: 00:33:48

Int, August 2017: Funemployed, Onitama, and BGICon

This week's hosts: Liam, Seán, and Mary This week, the party review Funemployed and Onitama 00:35 - Board Game Reviews 00:40 - What even is a "board" game anyway? 01:06 - Jumping the gun. 01:12 - Board Games Ireland Con - 01:33 - Alfie Byrnes. 02:52 - Funemployed - 03:40 - Superfight - 12:55 - Seán demonstrates a stunning inability to perform...

Duration: 00:37:00

Wis, July 2017: Alternate Campaign Openings

This week's hosts: Liam, Ian, Eoin and Sean This week the party discuss alternate ways top open a campaign. Show Notes: In Media ResDnD 5e Starter BoxStorm Kings ThunderDiscworldOne man one voteTravellerSpirit of the CenturyMasks of Nyarlathotepa while backDarkstryder CampaignTORGNecessary EvilOut of the AbyssSunK Cost Fallacy

Duration: 00:35:04

Wis, July 2017: Gamesmanship

This week, Liam, Ian, Eoin and Sean discus Gamesmanship, what are you willing to do to win. We had show notes, but the dog ate them.They are being redone as we speak and will be up as soon as possible :)

Duration: 00:36:04

TWF, July 2017: Dead in Thay-Dragons Demand

This week's hosts: Liam, Eoin and Sean This week the party discuss two fantasy modules, "Dragons Demand" for Pathfinder and "Dead in Thay" for DnD 5e. Note: Obviously this episode will contain spoilers for these modules, I tried marking the big ones or those relating to the endgame but it basically became one giant spoiler, so instead I will just show where each of the module reviews begins and ends. Show Notes: Dead in Thaywhat people turn into when hungry Dragons Demand

Duration: 00:33:56

Wis, July 2017: Solo Encounters

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian, and Seán. This week, the party discuss solo boss monsters. 00:39 - Feedback 00:55 - A mailbag so deep that light doesn't reach the bottom. 01:41 - Players like an easy fight. 02:30 - Maybe not a one hit KO easy fight... 03:20 - Seán cheats in boss fights... 04:00 - Tough fights are memorable fights. 05:03 - Give them a chance to make their mark. 06:33 - If the threat is adequately telegraphed before the fight, even a fast fight is a good...

Duration: 00:33:28

Loot, June 2017: Gloomhaven

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian and Sean This week the party shift through the gargantuan dungeon crawling boardgame, Gloomhaven. Show Notes: That's a lot of stuff! Broken tokens organiserSo much stuff!The card tray Character packsSample character sheetMapthese runes2nd Kickstartergrey seers

Duration: 00:44:06

Link, June 2017: YuGiOh!

This week's hosts: Eoin, Brian and Sean This week the party discuss the YuGiOh! card game with special attention paid to the upcoming rules changes and their impact on the game. Show Notes: A Playmat Link Monster Link as a Monster

Duration: 00:37:34

Cha, June 2017: QCon Preview

This week's hosts: Cathal, Sean & Mary This week the party provide a "well informed" preview of the upcoming QCon convention (16-18 July Queens University Belfast), no wild speculation here! Show Notes: COSPLAY!!!ANIME (and other movies!)!!!TABLETOP GAMING!!!(Please note the blurbs and timetable are now available on the website)CARD GAMES!!!WARGAMES!!!BOARDGAMES!!!HECATOMBVIDEO GAMES!!! (Console & PC)SOCIAL & SPECIAL EVENTS!!!Pub QuizPints against humanityQ ConcertClub QConArtists...

Duration: 00:34:57

Int, June 2017: Stream of Annihilation

This week's hosts: Cathal, Mary and Sean This week the party discuss all the news and highlights from the D&D 5 event, Stream of Annihilation. Show Notes: Stream of annihilationBladerunner 2049Tomb of AnnihilationBetrayal at Baldurs Gate Xanathars guide to everythingDnD beyond

Duration: 00:35:33

Wis, May 2017: Local Campaigns

This week's hosts: Stu, Mary, and Seán This week, the party discuss the local settings for role-playing campaigns. 00:41 - Mailbag! 02:34 - Mutant City Blues. 03:12 - A Garda Station in Dublin. 06:05 - The system used for this was based on Fate, but the exact version is lost to history. 09:10 - Setting games in current political conflicts don't make for the most light hearted scenarios. 09:40 - Traveller....

Duration: 00:38:48

Wis, May 2017: Hobocon Preview

This week's hosts: Mary, Sean and Stu This week the party give a preview of the upcoming Hobocon, running from June 3rd to 4th in the Teachers Club, Dublin. Show Notes: HoboconWEBSITE*I*Thirty/Thirty Shownotes resume: poster

Duration: 00:42:52

Wis, May 2017: Botches

This week's hosts: Liam, Brian, Eoin and Cathal This week the party discuss the botches in RPGs and how to handle them. Show Notes: Warhammer QuestGloomhavenDeadlandspoker hand probabilitiesCritical hit/fumble tablesSome people are just jerks

Duration: 00:37:43

Int, May 2017: Ongoing Larps vs One Shots

This week's hosts: Liam, Oisin and Ian This week, the party discuss the differencebetween ongoing Larps and singlerun Larps as well as the merits and challenges of each. 01:06 - Oisin and Ian cautiously admit their credentials 02:09 - Consequences... 03:12 - Oisin can PVP you right in the back (not a euphemism) 05:00 - The first mention of The Academy of Eblana... It's awesome, you should come play. 05:38 - A really terrible angry dwarf impersonation. 08:07 - Quote of the...

Duration: 00:35:40

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