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Gather round, friends! The Game Table is exploring all the games that bring us together around the tabletop. Talking to the people who bring our games to life, who give us the tools to make our games more fun than ever, and those who lift the community to new heights.

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Gather round, friends! The Game Table is exploring all the games that bring us together around the tabletop. Talking to the people who bring our games to life, who give us the tools to make our games more fun than ever, and those who lift the community to new heights.

    One year on: D&D Live goes online

    One year on: D&D Live goes online

    A 1:1 show this time around, as Seamus thinks on one year since the show launched after D&D Live in 2019 and how that event has had to go online in 2020. He gets philosophical about D&D and spending time at a table playing games together in general, and then also manages to share some interesting news and new things that are out there you can explore.


    Here's the links as promised:
    D&D Live: Roll With Advantage
    Roll20
    Beyond20 Chrome Extension
    Lords of Vegas 10th Anniversary on Kickstarter
    Ekphrastic Beasts on Kickstarter
    Miguel Zavala's models on Shapeways
     
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    Interview: Alex Abrate, Level Up Dice

    Interview: Alex Abrate, Level Up Dice

    We chat with the founder and CEO of the best luxury dice company around, Level Up Dice! They're also Australian which is a big bonus to why they're so excellent. We chat about why he started the company, his favourite materials to work with and whether people have different tastes in materials in different parts of the world. Plus advice for anyone chasing their own dreams of building a cool business.
     
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    • 31 min
    Beyond just virtual boards to play on

    Beyond just virtual boards to play on

    Luke Lancaster is back on the show with Seamus, discussing how to not just stick to virtual tabletops and other specific digital tools for our remote boardgame experiences. Luke even ran a game of Mr Jack via Twitter!


    We get specific on the games, and kinds of games, that suit playing without constant access to a board, virtual or otherwise, and the particularly good reasons for using the likes of Roll20 and Tabletop Simulator to get involved.


    Find Luke on Twitter: @lglancaster
    Find PAX Australia on Twitter: @paxus


    Find Seamus: @seamus


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    • 39 min
    Boardgames in the age of coronavirus

    Boardgames in the age of coronavirus

    We're being encouraged to self isolate if we can, which is great news for many geeks. But if you can't gather around a table for a boardgames because that's a bit too close – what are you going to do?


    Yes, you could play a video game, but sometimes we want the tactile boardgames experience. So this week we're exploring the many aspects of playing boardgames when you're home alone. Solo games (and playing co-op solo). Games via remote access. Digital boardgames online. RPGs online. Right down to deck construction as a game!


    There's enough here to keep you mining new games, and games you already own, for the long months ahead.


    Find Seamus on Twitter: @seamus
    Find Nathan on Twitter: @ElPrezAU


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    • 46 min
    Theros, how I mythed you

    Theros, how I mythed you

    It's an episode of mythic proportions as Nathan and Seamus dive into the news of the Mythic Odysseys of Theros campaign sourcebook for D&D, inspired by a Magic the Gathering world which was in turn inspired by Greek legends.


    But first, our intrepid hosts talk about card games where the theme and style carry the day - regardless of complexity of the rules. Which leads into a discussion of Kickstarter games and how to assess the right factors to decide where you're going to put your hard earned.


    All that and a thousand diversions, including some love for the classic D&D worlds we'd love to see given the 5th Edition makeover.


    Find Nathan here: @ElPrezAU
    Find Seamus here: @seamus


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    • 1 hr 14 min
    The kids review Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness!

    The kids review Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness!

    Seamus enlists the help of his kids, already fans of the Dungeon Mayhem cardgame, to help review the big new expansion – Monster Madness! A beholder, an owl bear, a mimic, a mind flayer, a dragon and a gelatinous cube just walked into this card game and the results? Listen to find out what the kids think, and who their favourite new characters are.


    The Monster Madness expansion launches Friday 28 February.
     
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    • 29 min

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