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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.

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    • 4.9 • 158 Ratings

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.

    The Earthborne Rangers Kickstarter

    The Earthborne Rangers Kickstarter

    Earthborne Rangers has officially launched on Kickstarter, and it is a fascinating change of pace for the platform - at least when it comes to tabletop games. We hope you'll join us for an equally fascinating (to us, at least!) conversation about vision, systems, and disruption, with Earthborne as the centerpiece.

    • 58 min
    Earthborne Rangers ft. Andrew Navaro

    Earthborne Rangers ft. Andrew Navaro

    A beautiful new customizable, cooperative card game launched by the former head of Fantasy Flight Games, Andrew Navaro, is undeniably going to get our attention. Join us for a conversation about Earthborne Rangers, the first from Earthborne Studios, which will hit Kickstarter on July 27.

    Follow the project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/earthbornegames/earthborne-rangers

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Traveling For Games Again

    Traveling For Games Again

    In a follow up to the previous episode about "old school" organized play, we reflect on another "old school" concept - traveling significant distances to play tabletop games. Between Gen Con and various Flesh and Blood events, it's a joy to rediscover what we so often took for granted - and what we're fortunate enough to do.

    • 48 min
    Old School Organized Play

    Old School Organized Play

    Two almost too coincidental announcements happened recently - Magic announced the end of "Pro Magic", including the Pro Tour, while Flesh and Blood announced its new Organized Play structure, which included pathways to its own Pro Tour and World Championship. It's a fascinating moment, and one that may well be formative for the industry when we're looking back in a decade; so let's dive into it.

    • 56 min
    What is an LCG, Part 2

    What is an LCG, Part 2

    We originally asked this question in Episode 32 of the cast, when Six Packs Six Weeks was announced for L5R. Now that Arkham Horror has transitioned from 7 SKUs to 2 SKUs, with Investigator and Campaign Expansions, we're back asking the eternal question - what does Living Card Game even mean?

    • 56 min
    Conventions in Unconventional Times

    Conventions in Unconventional Times

    Recent announcements that major publishers - Asmodee, Paizo, Ultra Pro - will not be attending Gen Con 2021 fulfills an assertion from Episode 136 of the cast: breaking habits like convention attendance gives publishers an opportunity to determine what really impacts their bottom line. If sales are unmoved or improved without convention attendance, the logical move is not to return. The upside? A less commercially-centered Gen Con may well be the best Gen Con to date.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
158 Ratings

158 Ratings

Kiefchief ,

On point business gaming discussion!

Seriously though... where can you get thought-provoking, smart, and a phone or gaming discussions that bring in philosophical theories. Yeah this is definitely the podcast for you if you’d like to watch their life streams and want to hear more about their life experiences, or just general table top thoughts. It’s like peeking back behind the curtain of a board game store.

johnthebassist1807 ,

Very enjoyable, thoughtful content

Just found this and listened through 3 in a row (which I rarely do). Smart analysis mixed with meaningful conversation—all while keeping it fun and accessible. Really looking forward to following from here on out!

babyface123 ,

Great Stuff

Zach and Steven are awesome. Great content. Listen here to their podcast, check out the videos they post on YouTube, and support their subscriptions on teamcovenant.com. These guys do a lot for the tabletop industry. Ive been following them for years and appreciate all they do to bring us all some extra joy in our lives.

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