213 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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    • 4.8 • 174 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.

    210: Crowdfunding KeyForge

    210: Crowdfunding KeyForge

    This week, Ghost Galaxy (run by former FFG founder Christian Petersen) announced that their reboot of KeyForge would be kicked off by a GameFound campaign for the first "new" set, Winds of Exchange. The questions this raises, and their potential answers, says as much about the industry as it does about KeyForge - so join us as we try to unpack it all.

    We'd love to hear your thoughts about this podcast on the #podcast-discussion channel of our Discord - cov.link/discord!

    • 54 min
    209: The Future of Unique Deck Games, Part 2

    209: The Future of Unique Deck Games, Part 2

    Hot on the heels of SolForge Fusion's release and our subsequent podcast (Ep 194) about the Future of Unique Deck Games, Christian Petersen's Ghost Galaxy Games announces their acquisition of KeyForge and a full release of two PvE scenarios - Keyracken and Abyssal Conspiracy. Does the future look different for either of the unique deck games now that there's more competition in the space? Join us as we entertain that exact question!

    • 57 min
    208: Tabletop Terms - TCG & TC Edition

    208: Tabletop Terms - TCG & TC Edition

    Confused or overwhelmed by all the seemingly insane things that players say in this hobby? Join us as we define terms like "aggro", "limited", "bounce", and even TC classics like "bugatti". You'll be up to speed in no time!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Power Seven: Free

    The Power Seven: Free

    For the final episode of the series, Steven and Zach tackle the issue of "free" effects in games with an approach now influenced by all of the previous Power Seven conversations. Notably, can anything really be "free"?

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Power Seven: Resource Cards w/ Isaac Vega

    The Power Seven: Resource Cards w/ Isaac Vega

    Concepts like "mana screw" and "non-games" have existed in card gaming from the start, stemming from the reality that sometimes you do not draw the resource cards you need to play out your deck. With more recent designs doing away with resource cards entirely, we call up Isaac Vega (Dead of Winter, Ashes, Rose Gauntlet) to ask if this approach to game systems still has value, or if it is simply an outdated mechanic with more downside than upside.

    • 50 min
    The Power Seven: Silver Bullets w/ Alex Davy

    The Power Seven: Silver Bullets w/ Alex Davy

    Designers often employ powerful effects that target specific cards or archetypes when a meta becomes unbalanced. But is this ever the right answer?

    Our dear friend Alex Davy (Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Legion) joins us for an enticing conversation about silver bullets, with clear examples from Star Wars: X-Wing and Lord of the Rings TCG!

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
174 Ratings

174 Ratings

draight1337 ,

They get it

It’s great listening to a podcast created by folks who get it and obviously have a great ability to chat with each other. Truly a gem

crusificton ,

Best Experience

Not every movie is a masterpiece, but the team is great.

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.

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