D6G Ep 202: Dark Souls Preview, Guildball Hotness, & SteamCon 2016

Rich & Mat, the men behind Steamforged Games, are back in the third chair as we record live from SteamCon 2016!! 

We get to sit down and play one of the first near-production copies of the new "Dark Souls" board game coming next year, and we get to chat with the designers.  How are they going to deliver on this epic kickstarter?  You be the judge as you hear many of the design decisions and mechanics.

Up first, Mat and Rich bring us up-to-date on all the happenings at Steamforged Games...not to mention how SteamCon 2016 went!

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Colt Express)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 35 min - Colt Express

Steamforged Update: 41 min

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 38 min

Dark Souls:  1 hr 45 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEpisode202.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 2:48pm EST
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D6G Ep 201: Essen 2016 & What makes a game attractive?

Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns to the third chair!  

Up first Stephen fills us in on Essen 2016.  How does the largest gaming event in Europe continue to evolve?  What was the hotness this year?

And speaking of hotness, later we ask ourselves the question: Since we are so spoiled for choice, what attracts us to new games?

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Titanfall 2)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 58 min - Titanfall 2

Essen 2016: 1 hr 5 min

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 36 min

What makes a game attractive?:  1 hr 43 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp201.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 1:19pm EST
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D6G Ep 200: Bicentenial Retrospective

Raef 'Hollywood' Granger returns to the third chair to help us celebrate our 200th episode!  

We couldn't let our 200th episode pass us by without at least a look back at what got us here.  Raef, Craig, & Russ, with the help of submissions from our listeners, remember favorite moments from the first 199 episodes. 

But first we here from a host of third chairs (see what we did there) as they share what they enjoyed about being a part of the show.  A big thank you to all of them, and all of you!!

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Overcooked)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 1 hr 1 min - Vermintide

Third Chair Thoughts: 1 hr 7 min

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 33 min

Listeners Retrospective:  2 hr 40 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp200.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:30pm EST
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D6G Ep 199: Mulling Mechanics - The End Game & 2016 Video Game Thoughts

Luke Retallack, of World's End Radio & Channel Endgame, returns to the third chair!  

Since Luke has a new channel called "EndGame" we thought it would be fun to do a mulling mechanics on 'end game mechanics'.  What do different games do to drive to conclusion and which do we like best? 

Later we cover a topic that Russ loves to talk about but never gets to...video games! Luke has become somewhat of an expert and we dive into where we think things are going and what we like about it in 2016.

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Overcooked)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 1 hr 6 min - Battlefield 1

Mulling Mechanics - The Endgame: 1 hr 13 min

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 0 min

Video Game Industry 2016:  2 hr 7 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp199.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 12:27am EST
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D6G Ep 198: Crazy Components & Colt Express Review

Eric Summerer, of the Dice Tower, returns to the third chair!  

Up first we do some mulling mechanics on board games which are made by their crazy components. 

Later we dive into a full, detailed review of Colt Express, a board game with crazy components and cowboys!

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Overcooked)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 1 hr 8 min - Rebel Galaxy

Crazy Components: 1 hr 13 min 

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 55 min

Colt Express Review:  2 hr 1 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp198.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:31pm EST
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D6G Ep 197: Geek Touring Update & Konflikt 47 Detailed Review

Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours is back in the third chair and gives us an update on Geek Touring and other projects he has under way.

Later we take a close look at Konflikt 47 from Warlord Games, the new "Wierd War II" miniature game based on Bolt Action.

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep (Overcooked)
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 1 hr 9 min - Overcooked

Geek Touring Update: 1 hr 14 min 

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 47 min

Konflikt 47 Review:  1 hr 53 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp197.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 7:46pm EST
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D6G Ep 196: Gamification in Business Training & Dragon & Flagon Detailed Review

We've got a CGO in the house! Curt Parr has the interesting title of "Chief Gamification Officer" and he shares with us how gaming concepts can be used in business training.

Later we dive into one of the hot board games from Gen Con 2016: Dragon & Flagon from Stronghold games and the Engelstein design team.

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 59 min -Heroes of Normandie

Gamification in Business Training: 1 hr 3 min 

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 48 min

Dragon & Flagon Review:  1 hr 54 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp196.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 9:51am EST
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D6G Ep 195: Matt Wilson Interview & Gen Con Play By Mob 2016

The 2016 Gen Con mob joins us in the 3rd chair!

Up first Russ manages to sit down with Matt Wilson, the creative force behind Privateer Press, and ask him what's it like to have seen Privateer Press come so far?

Later we convince the mob that it's time to play "Gamer Pyramid"

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 38 min -Dues Ex Go

Matt Wilson Interview: 42 min 

Total Fan Girl: 1 hr 12 min

Play By Mob:  1 hr 20 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp195.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 3:54pm EST
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D6G Ep 194: Painting Tips & Life as a Miniature Gamer

John "Menoth John" Christensen joins us in the 3rd chair!  Menoth John is a die-hard miniature gamer and known throughout the interwebs as the President for life of Warmachine & Hordes and host of his own video cast: Painting with Menoth John.

Up first we chat with John about painting techniques.  What are we all using? How have things evolved?

Later we dive into "Life as a Miniature Gamer" and discuss some of the unique things miniature gamers do that are unique to their hobby.

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 53 min -Battlefleet Gothic Leviathan

Painting Tips: 58 min 

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 6 min

Life as a Miniature Gamer:  2 hr 11 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Painting with Menoth John: https://pwmenothjohn.com/

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp194.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 8:39am EST
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D6G Ep 193: Youth Group Gaming, Codenames & Dead Last Reviews

Sam Zitin joins us in the third chair!  Sam has been running youth groups in his community very successfully for some time now. We catch up with Sam and ask him how he got into it and what he looks for in games to work in that environment. 

Later we dive into two games that really work well in that kind of venue. Codenames and Dead Last. How do they play and what do we like about them?

 

All that plus: 

 
- Total Fan Girl
- Do You Ever Notice
- App of the Ep
-  & More


If you'd like to discuss the show with us and others in our forum thread: click here.

 

The following fine organizations help make this show possible:

 

www.Battlefoam.com

www.geeknationtours.com

 

 

 ==Quick Reference==

App of the Ep: 1 hr 9 min -Pokemon Go

Youth Group Gaming: 1 hr 15 min 

Total Fan Girl: 2 hr 5 min

Codenames & Dead Last Reviews:  2 hr 12 min

 

 Links Discussed in the show:

Craig's Blog: www.McNerdigansPub.com

Russ's Blog: http://www.RussRant.com

Total Fan Girl Blog: Link

Dice Tower Network: Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: D6GEp193.mp3
Category:D6G Podcast -- posted at: 10:28am EST
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