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Context Free is a podcast all about games in our lives: cardboard, console, role-playing, mobile, VR, retro. The only thing we like more than playing games is talking about games and how they intersect everything.

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Context Free is a podcast all about games in our lives: cardboard, console, role-playing, mobile, VR, retro. The only thing we like more than playing games is talking about games and how they intersect everything.

    Episode 33: What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?

    Episode 33: What Do You Want Your Legacy to Be?

    00:52 - Betrayal Legacy - The Big Recap
    17:37 - Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated
    23:27 - Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile
    32:43 - XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
    51:57 - Enter the Gungeon
    52:47 - Kentucky Route Zero
    1:02:35 - Watergate


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/


    Our new logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/
    Links:
    Out of Game — ContextFree and Jason K are mentioned for a bit at the beginning of Ep 54. Where they talk about DAR (Decisions Effect Results) and DAO (Decisions Effect Others.)Betrayal Legacy | Board Game | BoardGameGeekBetrayal at House on the Hill | Board Game | BoardGameGeekAvalon Hill | HomepageFabled Fruit | Board Game | BoardGameGeekPandemic Legacy: Season 1 | Board Game | BoardGameGeekStar Wars: Imperial Assault | Board Game | BoardGameGeekClank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated | Board Game | BoardGameGeekAscension: Deckbuilding Game | Board Game | BoardGameGeekAcquisitions IncorporatedGabe (@cwgabriel) / TwitterTycho Brahe (@TychoBrahe) / TwitterPat Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss) / TwitterChristopher Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) / TwitterWhat's in the box?Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile by Patrick Leder — KickstarterCole Wehrle | Board Game Designer | BoardGameGeekRoot | Board Game | BoardGameGeekPax Pamir (Second Edition) | Board Game | BoardGameGeekXCOM 2Squad automatic weapon - WikipediaXCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Video Game 2017) - IMDbFire Emblem™: Three Houses for the Nintendo Switch™ system – Official SiteKentucky Route ZeroThe Velvet Underground - WikipediaAlien (1979) - IMDbDisco Elysium by ZA/UMControl - ControlOxenfree - Choose Your Fate…Leather Goddesses of Phobos - WikipediaParasite (2019) - IMDbWatergate | Board Game | BoardGameGeekMatthias Cramer | Board Game Designer | BoardGameGeekMansions of Madness Second Edition

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 32: We Went to the Movies. Are We Having Fun Yet?

    Episode 32: We Went to the Movies. Are We Having Fun Yet?

    0:00 - Intro & Movies Discussion
    6:25 - Quarto
    10:28 - Nine Tiles Panic
    13:26 - Shobu
    21:15 - Everdell
    27:10 - Jedi: Fallen Order
    34:03 - (Ranting Time)
    37:14 - XCOM 2
    45:22 - XBox Game Pass
    47:57 - The Gardens Between
    49:53 - Enter the Gungeon
    51:20 - Ori & The Blind Forest
    52:55 - Outer Wilds
    56:15 - Baba is You
    56:50 - Planning games for our co-op group
    58:28 - Travel gaming & Games under the sea


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/


    Our new logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 31: A party of Trust Fund Wizards

    Episode 31: A party of Trust Fund Wizards

    We start with a rundown of Jason K's recent D&D surge.
    On console we discuss: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Xbox Game Pass, Death Stranding, For the King
    On the table top: Fury of Dracula


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/
    Our new logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/
    Links:
    Yucata - Play Yucata online for free!GURPS: Generic Universal RolePlaying SystemSystems Reference Document (SRD) | Dungeons & DragonsTales from the Loop — Modiphius EntertainmentThe Breakfast Club (1985) - IMDbA Tribute to THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE's Hup - NerdistArby's | Jamocha ShakeJamokeThe Good Place - NBC.comThe Forgotten Realms | Dungeons & DragonsHome - BloodstainedDark Sun - WikipediaJoin Xbox Game Pass: Discover Your Next Favorite Game | XboxOuter WildsThe Outer WorldsTouchArcade (@toucharcade) | TwitteriOS 13: Complete Guide and Feature ListUntitled Goose GameUbisoft - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell BlacklistInvisible, Inc. on SteamBurgle Bros. - HomeDark Souls Wiki | FANDOM powered by WikiaSave 60% on For The King on SteamDead Cells - Rogue-lite metroidvania with some souls-lite combat on top! Kill, die, learn, repeat.XCOM 2Death Stranding (Video Game 2019) - IMDbCAMPAIGN FOR NORTH AFRICA2nu - This Is Ponderous - YouTubeFury of Dracula (Third/Fourth Edition) | Board Game | BoardGameGeekBGGCON | Wiki | BoardGameGeekGen Con LLC | Gen Con 2020Spiel Essen 2020Betrayal Legacy | Board Game | BoardGameGeekLegends of Andor | Board Game | BoardGameGeekSleeping Gods | Board Game | BoardGameGeekPAX Unplugged - Philadelphia, PA - Dec 6 - 8, 2019

    • 58 min
    Episode 30: Peak Aggravation with the Sportsball

    Episode 30: Peak Aggravation with the Sportsball

    1:37 - Sports and emotional attachment
    8:30 - Boardgames online at http://yucata.de
    16:36 - Reading books inspired by playing games
    18:21 - Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Switch
    20:30 - Nintendo Switch pricing, indie games, and subscription gaming
    30:03 - Zelda: Link's Awakening - Switch
    31:27 - Diablo 3 family-style
    32:33 - Red Matter - PS4/VR
    35:05 - Control - PS4
    39:48 - What does it mean for a game to be 'satisfying'?
    45:14 - Pitch a (Board)Game #1 - Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island
    51:00 - Pitch a (Board)Game #2 - Wiz-War
    56:00 - Pitch a (Board)Game #3 - Not Alone
    1:00:57 - Betrayal Legacy Update
    1:03:14 - Who is going to be Dracula in Fury of Dracula?


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/


    Our new logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 29: Ship Destroyed! You're All Fired!

    Episode 29: Ship Destroyed! You're All Fired!

    We discuss rolling dice in FUSE and Calavera, Subnautica: Below Zero, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night on PS4 and Jason K's love of the vast adventures in Tangledeep on Switch and Mage Knight on the tabletop.


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/


    Our logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 28: I'm in Awe of Our Honorable Mentions

    Episode 28: I'm in Awe of Our Honorable Mentions

    We discuss our top 5 games inspiring awe. With many many honorable mentions.


    Our Theme Music is Chocolate and Cocaine by Lorenzo’s Music. Find out more at http://www.lorenzosmusic.com/


    Our new logo was designed by Andrew Figel. See him spin at Vinyl Nights in the Denver Area and check out his instagram feed at https://www.instagram.com/andrewfigel/

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Johnbilljohn ,

These guys speak the language of grown-up gamers with jobs

Jason & Jason convey not only a wealth of experience and knowledge about board games and video games, but also speak to the culture of grown-ups who love to game in the midst of our busy, grown-up lives. These guys clearly love gaming, and that comes across not only in the interesting recommendations - I really want to play Azul after they talked about how novel and beautiful it is - but also in the way they talk about what a fun night of gameplay means to them. And, I love the stories about the alternately satisfying or maddening experiences that particular games produce (I'm looking at you, Rocket League).

csb8936 ,

Board and video game discussion

The hosts are very knowledgeable about board games and video games. I enjoy listening to their analysis and recommendations. They provide extensive references.

rappelrappel ,

Board Games and more

A great podcast that focuses on board games. Gaming generally, cultural analysis and a variety of pleasant tangents also make an appearance. Highly recommended!

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