100 episodes

We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.

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We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.

    126: Star Wars CCG, Flesh and Blood, Skytear - Classic Design in the Modern Era

    126: Star Wars CCG, Flesh and Blood, Skytear - Classic Design in the Modern Era

    With a livestream of Star Wars CCG on the horizon, we talk about why the game has such a tremendous level of adoration - even now - and question whether there are lessons to be learned from Decipher's classic system. With Skytear and Flesh and Blood on our minds, we can't help but wonder if these games are capturing some of this old game design magic.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    125: Jamey Stegmaier on Certainty, Allocation, and Direct Sales

    125: Jamey Stegmaier on Certainty, Allocation, and Direct Sales

    We're joined by Jamey Stegmaier, founder of Stonemaier Games, to get a publisher's perspective on direct sales, allocation, and product certainty - particularly in light of the recent Wrecking Crew supply issues.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    124: Allocation - The Wrecking Crew, Literally

    124: Allocation - The Wrecking Crew, Literally

    A sudden supply shortage cascades across retail and, for the first time, impacts Marvel Champions subscribers. Why did it happen? What does it mean? And how does retail operate without certainty? Let's find out.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    123: Andrew Navaro, Former Head of Fantasy Flight Games

    123: Andrew Navaro, Former Head of Fantasy Flight Games

    Former Head of Studio for Fantasy Flight Games, Andrew Navaro, joins us for a chat about his growth at FFG, how creative output can dissipate with advancement, and the future of the industry and his place within it.

    Disclaimer: We have no interest in pressing Andrew to dish on the current state of FFG, and this interview is not that.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    122: The End of Star Wars: Destiny

    122: The End of Star Wars: Destiny

    After many years of a frustrating "two steps forward, one step back" approach, Fantasy Flight Games announced the end of Star Wars: Destiny. We discuss what that might mean for us, for FFG, and for the future of the expandable format.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    121: The 2020 Fantasy Flight Shakeup

    121: The 2020 Fantasy Flight Shakeup

    Unofficial sources have confirmed that Fantasy Flight Games experienced significant layoffs this week, mainly affecting the RPG and Digital teams. We discuss the potential reasons for this move, and what it might mean for the future.

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    • 1 hr 7 min

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