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An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

Location:

United States

Description:

An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

Language:

English


Episodes

266: Guide to Exploration

9/28/2022
We've been taking some time recently to revisit old topics deserving of an update. One of those is surprisingly recent: Exploration. We've only had this mechanic since Prophecy of Kings was released, but we've learned a lot since we first introduced it, and it's about time we cleaned up our thoughts a bit. So, here we'll read the exploration cards for every deck, including Frontier and Relic, and analyze what a player is meant to do with all of that. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more...

Duration:02:16:36

265: Twilight Inscription Review

9/21/2022
We're big time important kids and our opinions matter. That's why we were sent a copy of Twilight Inscription to give our unbiased, unfiltered, uncompromised, objective review. You came here for hard hitting journalism and boy howdy I tell ya that's what we're here to deliver. Game Journalism matters A LOT, and we take our roles very seriously. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch,...

264: Super Xxcha Kingdom Guide

9/14/2022
We're making our way back through all of the factions, starting with those that got recent updates in Codex 3. Xxcha only received a new hero, but it seems that simple change was enough to make us reconsider everything about this faction. It's now an economic powerhouse if you play it right and it's time to explore how to do that and what it means for the faction! Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord,...

263: Root - The Marauder Expansion

9/7/2022
It's been so long since we've tuned into Root, and there's been a new expansion out for a while now! This isn't a strategy guide, but we do intend to do some down the road. Instead, this is an overview of all of the things that came with the Marauder Expansion, as well as what Root even looks like these days. There's more than just these big box expansions and it can all be a bit hard to follow, so consider this your guide to Root in 2022! Mentioned in the show: Woodland War Machine...

262: Hero Tier List

8/31/2022
August's Galactic Council Episode is the season wrap on GC episodes that fit this kind of vibe. For a while now we've been doing GC episodes off the cuff, and for the next batch we want to put in a bit more time on each episode. But for this "Improv Finale," we've saved the best for last. It's time for the Definitive Hero Tier List. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more,...

261: A Guide to Action Cards

8/24/2022
I know you just loaded up this episode and saw that timecode. That ain't no joke. This episode is nearly 3 hours and 35 minutes long and it's because we have to talk about every single Action Card in the game. Yes, we HAVE to. Never forget that this is our job and we will treat it as such. Prophecy of Kings and Codex 1 both introduced a lot of new cards that we have not talked about in depth so prepare your mind and body. It is time. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at...

Duration:03:34:39

260: Some GenCon Interviews! (Twilight Inscription, Embers of the Imperium RPG, and Leder Games)

8/17/2022
We ran around GenCon for three days and talked to some amazing folks! 0:00 - First up, James Kniffen, the designer of the new TI Roll and Write Twilight Inscription. We discuss his background with FFG and what inspired this crazy genre shift for our beloved franchise 13:13 - Then, Sam Gregor-Stewart whose team at Edge have been trying to release the hotly anticipated Twilight Imperium sourcebook for the Genesys RPG, Embers of the Imperium. We're digging deep into what to expect with some...

259: 2022 GenCon Live Show

8/10/2022
We were finally able to return to GenCon for the first time since 2019, and this time we got to hold a a real live show at the local Helium Comedy Club. Our other podcast, Old Gamer's Almanac, opened for us because they are incredibly kind and to be honest they went kind of long. But once they were done, we had some time to also do some live SCPT shenanigans. Listen, this isn't your normal episode, but it is an extra fun one, so please enjoy. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at...

Duration:01:12:30

258: Guide to Promissory Notes

8/3/2022
We packing in a quick episode between the Tournament Finals and GenCon, so here's one where we talk about exactly 5 things: Generic Promissory Notes! It's the basics to how to handle, as any faction, your Political Secret, Trade Agreement, Ceasefire, Alliance, and Support for the Throne! Go watch the Finals! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0mfWgfuGJs Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon,...

Duration:01:10:20

257: Super Yin Brotherhood Strategy Guide

7/27/2022
IT'S A BIG EPISODE! The tournament Finals are literally upon us, but that doesn't mean we can't bring you fresh, dense, gritty strategy talk. We've been playing with Yin since their Codex 3 update, and it's time to talk about where the faction is. Newflash: they're still not very good. It's almost like there's a fundamental flaw in their entire design ethos, BUT WHO AM I? JUST SOME DUMB GUY. Please enjoy this look at how to do "well" as the Yin Brotherhood. Music provided by Ben Prunty....

Duration:02:00:19

256: Tabletop Playground Update (w/ Darrell)

7/20/2022
The Galactic Council let us know you were all begging for more information about all of the work being done of the virtual mod of Twilight Imperium for Tabletop Playground! Well we brought Darrell on to give us the scoop! In here, we talk a bit about Darrell, the old TTS mod, what TTPG has done so far, and where we think things could go! There's almost TOO much information in this podcast, so you buckle right the heck up. Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or...

Duration:01:12:00

255: Road to the Finals 2022

7/13/2022
It's our favorite episode of every year! We sat down with the six finalists of this year's tournaments to learn a bit more about who they are and how they approach a game like Twilight Imperium. Not only is it great prep to understand them better when we all watch the finals on July 30 at 13:00 UTC, but you might just learn a bit about this game we hold near and dear along the way! Again, THE FINALS WILL BE JULY 30 AT 13:00 UTC! Come watch live at...

Duration:01:29:53

254: Points and Tempo

7/6/2022
If you want the fastest path to getting better at Twilight Imperium, than look no further. Tempo is the key to unlocking top level play and understanding the game, and here we are today breaking it down for you. What does the standard path to 10 points look like? When do you know if you're behind tempo? How do you stop someone who is ahead of tempo? Let's explore! 0:00 Keleres Guide Errata 25:15 Points and Tempo Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or...

Duration:01:24:26

253: Guide to Council Keleres

6/29/2022
You're telling me they can fit a 25th faction into this thing? Well by gum, someone ought to teach me how to use all of 'em. Wait, someone HAS? Well butter my biscuit, ain't that just about the most important service anyone has ever provided. Just you wait, I'mma listen to that final faction guide and I'mma take them's there's advice and wear it like a badge of honor. I won't question it or disagree or nothin'. Just gonna do as I'm told and play the game perty near good. This is our guide...

Duration:01:38:28

252: Can Anyone Be Good?

6/22/2022
The Galactic Council chose violence this month. It's a question that apparently gets asked from time to time, and it's now OUR TIME to settle the score. Can anyone be good at Twilight Imperium? What does it MEAN to be good at this game (or any game for that matter)? What does it look like to get better at this game? Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit...

Duration:01:27:36

251: Guide to Agendas

6/15/2022
IT'S TIME FOR A BIG EPISODE! This one is long and it's because it's basically two episodes crammed together; how lucky are you? First is an deep analysis of everything to do with the Agenda Phase and all relevant abilities. Following that is the OFFICIAL reading of every single Agenda that you have been craving for years. What a wild show you listen to... Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter,...

Duration:02:42:31

250: Learn to Learn Space Cats Peace Turtles

6/8/2022
This one snuck up on us and we almost forgot to celebrate. In fact, it's not even almost, we DID forget to celebrate. But we did take the time to make a sort of beginner's guide to this very podcast. So if you're new to the game or the community, this episode is intended to serve as your gateway into the various depths before you. How deep do you want to dig in? There's something for everyone, even the freaks who liked Twilight Imperium: The Movie! Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at...

Duration:01:31:32

249: Arcs with Cole Wehrle

6/1/2022
We love Leder Games and so of course we're over the moon that they have another Kickstarter running right now. But to make things even more exciting, IT'S A SPACE GAME. WE TALK A LOT ABOUT SPACE GAMES! So we invited Cole Wehrle on to discuss all things Arcs and help us get ready for this newest release. Enjoy! Kickstart Arcs yourself at: https://bit.ly/ArcsKSStream Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord,...

Duration:01:05:25

248: Naalu Codex 3 Update

5/25/2022
We've been breaking up our Codex 3 coverage into parts, and the Galactic Council voted for the next topic to be the changes to the Naalu Collective. Although this episode is also frontloaded with a lot of announcements and a hefty supply of Council Keleres Errata! 0:00 - Announcements 15:32 - Council Keleres Errata 27:57 - Naalu Codex 3 Update Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch,...

Duration:01:15:17

247: Flagship Tournament 3

5/18/2022
OH NO! There's a new flagship which means we could waste no time in bringing you everyone's favorite digestible audio content: the Flagship Tournament. This year the rules are even more arbitrary and honestly I edit over a lot of it, so just...you just hang in there okay? Also there is a video of this exact same episode that you may find more consumable. Here it is: https://youtu.be/h2qA5S_EIIM Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com To...

Duration:01:51:09