25 episodes

A group of veteran gamers talk about boardgames. From Arkham Horror to ASL, from Race for the Galaxy to Sword of Rome, we play it all. In this podcast we'll draw upon our collective experience to give you reviews, strategy tips, and other useful information. Our goal: Keep you from being diced.

I've Been Diced! Tom Grant

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    • 4.7, 13 Ratings

A group of veteran gamers talk about boardgames. From Arkham Horror to ASL, from Race for the Galaxy to Sword of Rome, we play it all. In this podcast we'll draw upon our collective experience to give you reviews, strategy tips, and other useful information. Our goal: Keep you from being diced.

    I've Been Diced! episode 76: Series games

    I've Been Diced! episode 76: Series games

    There are a lot of series games in the hobby, both in the market and in our personal collections. This episode, our panel talks about series wargames and other boardgames. What are the advantages and disadvantages, for both the game consumer and publisher? Plus, a game off the beaten track that has special resonance for Yours Truly. (c) 2017 Tom Grant

    I've Been Diced! episode 75: Back in action, serious games, games played, and more

    I've Been Diced! episode 75: Back in action, serious games, games played, and more

    We're back after a long hiatus. In the first segment, I talk about games played recently, including Across Suez, Cry Havoc, Bloody Inn, and more. This episode contains the first installment in an introduction to serious games, the use of games in education, business, politics, and more. Plus, a quick discussion of why you might want to own more than one game covering the same topic. (c) 2016 Tom

    I've Been Diced! episode 74: Greg Stafford

    I've Been Diced! episode 74: Greg Stafford

    Greg Stafford, designer of Dragon Pass and other board games, creator of the fascinating fantasy world of Glorantha, founder of Chaosium, and designer of Runequest, Pendragon, and other RPGs, makes a royal visit to the podcast. We cover the whole gamut of this interesting bit of gaming history, the future of Chaosium, why Pendragon is a special game, and how to correctly pronounce Genertela. Plus

    I've Been Diced! episode 73: Mitchell Land and the Next War series

    I've Been Diced! episode 73: Mitchell Land and the Next War series

    Mitchell Land, designer of the Next War series of wargames from GMT, discusses the interesting design challenges behind those games, and we get a sneak peek at the next title, Next War: Poland. Plus, a few words about a departed friend. (c) 2016 Tom Grant

    I've Been Diced! episode 72: Sam Mustafa and miniatures gaming galore

    I've Been Diced! episode 72: Sam Mustafa and miniatures gaming galore

    Sam Mustafa, designer of Blücher and other miniatures wargame rules, stops by to discuss his designs and the miniatures side of the hobby in general. Sam and Tom describe the path for boardgamers who might want to give miniatures a try. (Blücher might be a good start.) Plus, Tom shares lessons learned from his recent experiments with miniature wargaming on the cheap. (c) 2016 Tom Grant

    I've Been Diced! episode 71: Mutants, game studies, and 2015 in review

    I've Been Diced! episode 71: Mutants, game studies, and 2015 in review

    Our first episode of 2016 is a whopper! We start with an interview with Gordon Calleja, designer of Posthuman, and associate professor and head of the Institute of Digital Games at the University Of Malta. Yes, not only does he design games, but he also teaches game design! Gordon and I talk about professional game studies, whether boardgames can be immersive, our deep fascination with

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

T.C. Reid ,

Awesome Interviews

Just found your podcast. Your interview with Mark and Volko were great. Keep up the good work!

Dice All Day ,

An oasis in a loud desert

The host's humility and calm can be very refreshing as gaming podcasts in general become more and more bombastic and obsessed with whatever's new. The interviews with game designers have also been thorough and interesting.

Matt from Sunny LA ,

+5 TEM

Tom has a excellent show. Relaxed yet informative and observant conversation makes it a joy to listen to. Great for Euro gamers or hard core Grognards - He covers it all.

Nice interviews with designers, publishers. Especially like a roundtable discussions. Keep up the great work buddy!

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