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Three British blokes grab a beer and talk about board games and tabletop games for roughly an hour. They'll be discussing the latest board games, card games, miniature games and possibly even the odd roleplaying game.
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Dec 29, 2016

It’s the end of the year, so between filling their bellies with roast turkey and figgy pudding and the inevitable hangover that follows New Year and Hogmanay the boys gather to look back at the best board, card and tabletop games of 2016.

 00:00:00 Introduction. Sorry for the delay in releasing an episode but due to disruptions in our day to day life Steve has been rather busy.

00:03:03 Because no-one not called Tom Vasel can play every game in existence we make a note of the games missing from our best of list. For some reason the boys then digress with reminiscing about Bulls Eye.

00:05:48 Arkham Horror: The Card Game

00:10:28 Scythe

00:15:51 Codenames: Pictures

00:21:07 We award Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules, Games Personality of the Year

00:21:49 Conan

00:26:53 Mansions of Madness: Second Edition

00:31:50 Ominoes

00:35:23 Star Wars: Rebellion

00:39:34 Adrenaline

00:44:34 Android: Mainframe

00:48:43 Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

00:52:06 Imhotep

00:59:58 Ice Cool

01:02:36 Captain Sonar

01:07:00 Ave Roma

01:14:12 Each of us then selects are number on game of 2016.

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Nov 23, 2016

Welcome listeners of illusion to the podcast of confusion. We, Polyhedron Collider, challenge you to the ultimate adventure. The next episode of the podcast is complete, the entrance to the dungeon is open so enter listener.

 

The Polyhedron Collider Crew party up and head into the dungeon adventure that is the world of board games, card games, roleplaying games and the world of tabletop gaming.  Andy tells us about his experience of Knightmare Live, Steve and Andy explore the kickstarted world of Legends Untold before escaping the locals of Innsmouth in Mansions of Madness and Jon takes us through Dobble Star Wars. We also delve into the mailbag and talk about our pet peeves in gaming, rulebooks and augmented reality and VR.

 

00:00:00 Intro: Explicit Content, how Apple has got our game and Steve is moving away.

 

00:02:59 Andy relives a ropey TV show from the 90s, as he talks about Knightmare Live

 

00:12:03 Andy and Steve delve further into a dungeon with a review of Legends Untold, an adventuring card game on Kickstarter right now. You can go back it at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/505428038/legends-untold-as-deep-as-an-rpg-as-fast-as-a-card?ref=PolyhedronCollider

 

00:23:10 A quick shout out to Ominoes, that is also on Kickstarter and every member of the podcast crew loves. Go back it now at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/258813455/ominoes-the-dice-game-for-everyone?ref=PolyhedronCollider

 

00:25:23 Andy and Steve both go mad exploring the Cthulhu invested great houses of the Mansions of Madness. They discuss the use of apps in board games and the increasing cost of board games.

The boys also discuss Cthulhu fiction and recommend some Lovecraft stories to get you in the mood. You can download the entire Lovecraft collection for you e-reader over at http://arkhamarchivist.com/free-complete-lovecraft-ebook-nook-kindle/

 

00:44:59 All three boys have been rather silly and playing some Dobble Star Wars, which we all agree is ‘snap on crack’ and far more fun than it deserves to be.

 

00:51:15 Jon delves his hand deep into the mailbag and finds some juicy questions to be answered.

00:51:38 What are your pet peeves about gaming?

00:55:57 What makes a good rulebook?

01:00:58 Mars seems to be the most popular theme at the moment, what do we think will be the next big thing?

01:04:35 What are your thoughts on what Fantasy Flight Games might have up their sleeves to replace Games Workshop licenced products?

01:09:31 Do you think augmented reality, or VR, has a place in board games?

We talk about using the Microsoft Hololens for D&D which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/VX9TEADmVQ0

Nov 13, 2016

So what is it?

I’ve never seen one before, no one has, but I’m guessing it’s the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 14. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. A black hole sucks time and matter out of the universe, the Polyhedron Collider Cast ejects tabletop gaming chat back into the universe.

So that thing is spuing board game banter back into the universe?

Precisely, the Polyedron Collider crew have played Battlestar Galactica, digressed about Red Dwarf and had a lot of fun with Captain Sonar. They’ve also answered questions from the mailbag about which designers they would like to play with, talk about their D&D characters’ voices and break down their Christmas wish lists.

So what is it?

00.00.00 Intro

00.01.00 Battlestar Galactica

00.08.45 Talkie Toaster and Red Dwarf

00.14.50 Captain Sonar

Questions from the mail bag

00.23.34 Is there someone from the industry you’d like to play against at their own game?

00.25.39 Is Scythe not as good as everyone says it is?

00.26.53 Have you ever been offered to cover a game that is quite literally, complete and utter gash?

00.32.34 We know you like games, but do any of the Polyhedron Collider crew’s other halves get involved in the cardboard arena?

00.38.26 An off topic chat about Dungeons and Dragons

00.40.16 If you were playing roleplaying D&D, do you give your character a voice? And would you do the voice right now on air?

00.43.28 What has made our Christmas Lists?

 

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Board games, Tabletop games, Battlestar Galactica, Captain Sonar, Red Dwarf, White Hole, Talkie Toaster, Jamie Stegmeier, Scythe, Stonemeier Games, Dungeons and Dragons, D&D, Roleplaying games, RPG, Christmas, Gift guide,

Oct 30, 2016

Just in time to miss Halloween, the boys return for the Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 13.  We recount our time at AireCon 2016 where we played a whole host of games and took part in our first media panel.

Steve and Jon attempt a séance in Mysterium, Andy becomes blind but unfortunately can still speak as all three take part in the social deduction party game Two Rooms and a Boom, a conversation about one of favourite game Neuroshima Hex leads to a chat about The Edge Dawnfall, Deep Madness and Siege of Citadel Kickstarters, we revisit dreams in Dixit, build up relations with our neighbours in Between Two Cities and attempt to troll Luke Hector from the Broken Meeple in Android Mainframe.

We also dip into the mailbag for some questions about board game expansions, the Asmodee super entity and who we’d like to get onto the show.

00.00.00 Intro
00.01.03 AireCon - media panel
00.04.25 Mysterium
00.08.06 Two Rooms and a Boom
00.15.56 Neuroshima Hex, The Edge: Dawnfall (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/the-edge-dawnfall?ref=PolyhedronCollider), Deep Madness (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/diemensiongames/deep-madness?ref=PolyhedronCollider) and Siege of the Citadel
00.25.35 Dixit
00.27.55 Between Two Cities
00.31.37 Android: Mainframe
00.38.43 Questions from the Mailbag

 

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Oct 23, 2016

We’ve just spent the weekend at AireCon, a gaming convention in Bradford UK. Together with Jay from Breacher18, Luke from the Broken Meeple and Rob from the Cult of the New Podcast we took part in a podcasters panel titled Five Games I Hate But Everyone Else Loves.

Will we hate your favourite game? Does Jon actually hate anything? Is Jay going to punch Luke? All will be revealed.

This is our first media panel, so we apologise for the audio quality.

Many thanks to Jay, Luke, Rob and everyone at Airecon.

Oct 15, 2016

Steve is joined by Richard Denning, designer at Medusa Games and one of the people instrumental to the UK Games Expo. Richard chats about his newest game, Nine Worlds, an abstract area control game themed around the nine worlds of Norse mythology. He also talks to us about the UK Games Expo, its history and what it’s like to be responsible for such a large gaming event.

00:01:23 Nine Worlds
00:23:25 UK Games Expo
00:32:16 AireCon
00:35:20 Beasts of War
00:38:18 X-Wing
00:43:40 Meeting Doctor Who
00:45:37 Future Games

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Oct 9, 2016

Jon is back for another dose of board game review and chat as we look at some new games and some upcoming Kickstarters. First off Steve and Jon try to save the world from otherworldly beings in Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu, Steve and Andy become otherworldly godlike beings in True Messiah and we all become brewers in Boar & Dice’s new Kickstarter Beer Empire.

 

00:00:00 Intro

00:01:08 AireCon

00:03:38 Review policy

00:11:49 Pandemic Reign of Cthulhu

00:28:10 True Messiah

00:40:35 The Hacker’s Guild

00:47:35 Pioneers Program

01:00:57 Beer Empire

01:23:54 The Polyhedron Collider Guild on Boardgamegeek

 

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Sep 18, 2016

Saddened by the demise of the partnership between Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop, Jon takes some time away from the podcast to mourn the loss of Talisman. In his absence Andy and Steve discuss what effect the split will have and what will happen to our favourite Warhammer board games. We also discuss two new Kickstarters, No Honor Among Thieves and Brides and Bribes and answer a round of questions from the mail bag.

00:00:00 Intro
00:00:58 The Fantasy Flight Games and Games Workshop Split and The Future of Talisman
00:22:48 No Honor Among Thieves
00:37:42 Brides and Bribes
00:54:42 Slavery in board games
00:57:50 Dead Man’s Draw
01:02:32 Questions from the mailbag

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Sep 3, 2016

The boys are joined by James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games as we talk all things roleplaying game. First we talk to Jay about his new RPG The Chronicles of Aerthe, which is Kickstarting right now.


We then have an in depth discussion about our recent return to roleplaying with our thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We also discuss some RPG accessories starting with Loaded Dice, a set of drinking glasses form Screech Dragon Studios and then discuss Syrinscape and music in your roleplaying game sessions.


0:00:00 Intro
00:06:10 Interview with James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games about The Chronicles of Aerthe
00:38:24 Our experiences with Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
01:05:22 Loaded Dice drinking glasses from Screech Dragon Studios http://screechdragonstudios.com/
01:11:12 Syrinscape and audio in roleplaying games
01:21:30 Our final thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons and the current state of RPGs

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Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Aug 19, 2016

In a bonus episode, the boys discuss the games that were announced and released at Gen Con 2016, the world’s largest tabletop gaming convention.  Unfortunately, three cash strapped British chaps couldn’t make it to the Indianapolis convention and they spoke to someone who did, special guest Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules and Czech Game Edition (CGE).

 

Intro 0.00

Paul Grogan 1.44

RuneWars: The Miniatures Game 20.38

Seafall 29.40

Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 36.04

Rising Sun / Eric Lang 37.31

Raise Your Goblets / Toast 40.55

Potion Explosion 44.55

Star Trek Adventures / Jay Little 46.38

The Iron Throne 51.57

Arkham Horror: The Card Game and a rambling discussion about LCGs and CCGs and how they are not deckbuilders 54.46

Outro 01.01.27

 

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Aug 13, 2016

After a refreshing break in the wilds of Scotland the Polyhedron Collider crew get back together to discuss the board games they have been playing. We talk about Scythe yet again (well it is popular) and we take an in depth look at Fluxx, Multiuniversum, Vampire Hunters and Eldritch Horror.
 

We also give a shout out to the Brawling Brothers for supporting our show, and an argument about a brewery start some impromptu Sean Bean impressions.

 
Intro 0:00

Scythe 1:46

Fluxx 19:51

Multiuniversum 27:11

Vampire Hunters 40:58

Eldritch 54:00

Sean Bean 1:08:55
 

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Jul 17, 2016

Steve is our only hope as his misfit rebellion defeat Andy’s evil empire in Star Wars Rebellion, Andy takes his revenge as a blood hungry vampire in Fury of Dracula and John talks about Imps Devilish Duels, a game of dice and cards from Triple Ace Games.  The boys also take another look at the economic worker placement games of Crisis and Scythe. Discussion is then prompted by questions from listeners where all three weigh in with their thoughts on Battleships, Legacy games and the Spiel des Jahres nominees.

Contents

  • Star Wars Rebellion
  • Fury of Dracula
  • Imps Devilish Duels
  • Crisis
  • Scythe
  • Pandemic Legacy
  • Codenames

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 30, 2016

The boys try and catch up with things after the UK Games Expo, unfortunately the number of games to talk about gets the boys in a twist and chaos ensues.  Jon gets his rhyming together in Obama Llama, Steve gets his escape pods and airlocks confused in Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, Andy invades Rome in Hannibal and we all get political with Statecraft. 

Games mentioned:

  • Statecraft
  • Obama Llama
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Nefarious
  • Dark Deeds
  • Dimensions
  • Hannibal: Rome vs Catharge

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Jun 6, 2016

High on a combination of gaming excitement and caffeinated beverages, the Polyhedron Collider boys record live from the UK Games Expo 2016. Recorded at the end of the first and third days, we give our initial impressions of every game we can remember playing.

 

Games mentioned

  • New Earth
  • Clacks: A Discworld Board Game
  • Obama Llama
  • Codinca
  • Codenames: Pictures
  • Adrenaline
  • Everdark
  • Nine Worlds
  • Ice Cool
  • The Networks
  • Frostgrave
  • Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space
  • Project: ELITE
  • Surviving: One Month In
  • Hip Hop
  • HOPE
  • Steam Forge
  • Perfect Crime
  • Lantern
  • Crisis
  • The Pioneers Program
  • Legends Untold
  • Adrenaline

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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May 26, 2016

The boys are joined by Elora for some sensible and reasoned perspective as we talk about Eclipse, Blood & Fortune, Aya and Ominoes. We also start getting very excited about the UK Games Expo and talk about Codenames Pictures, Everdark, Guilds of London and Nine Worlds.

We also answer question from the mail bag about a pub fight between Euro Games and Ameritrash.

May 1, 2016

The Top Gear of table top gaming come together yet again to talk about all manner of board games.  Steve talks about getting to play an early copy of Dark Souls, Andy explores the new world in Empires: Age pf Discovery and Jon sets sail in the Curse of The Black Dice.

We also answer questions from the mailbag, talking about meeting our favourite designers, our magpie approach to games and the requirements of cultivating a neck beard in order to play magic.

Apr 24, 2016

Welcome to the Polyhedron Collider Interview Cast. These interviews where recorded on the show floor at Salute 2016. First we speak to Paranoid Miniatures about their Lovecraft inspired miniatures game Mythos.  We then speak to Jack Caesar from River Horse about The Hunt for Red October board game and finally from Alessio Cavatore about the upcoming Labyrinth board game and the My Little Pony RPG.


Many thanks to Paranoid Miniatures and River Horse Games.


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Mar 31, 2016

The Polyhedron Collider chaps crack open a beer and discuss Blokus, Portal the Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, TIME Stories, Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition and miniatures in board games.

Mar 19, 2016

Jesse Bergman and John Kimmel join me over Skype a chat about their Kickstarted customisable card game Battle for Sularia, where they talk about their history in gaming, the development process for the game and future plans.

You can find out more about Battle for Sularia at http://www.sularia.com

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Mar 7, 2016

Once again Jon talks about Munchkin and Talisman, Andy tries to show off his sommelier skills with Viticulture and Steve talks about ruling The Seven Kingdoms in A Game of Thrones the board game. We also talk about the UK Games Expo and an in depth discussion about which flavour of WKD is best.

Games mentioned                 

  • Viticulture
  • Housing Crisis
  • Raid & Trade
  • Munchkin
  • Roborally
  • Cash and Guns
  • A Game of Thrones the Board Game 2nd Edition
  • Machi Koro
  • Star Wars X-Wing the Miniatures Game

 

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Feb 24, 2016

Polyhedron Collider gathers up the crew, pours a beer and has a nice long chat about boardgames.

Warning there are a few naughty words.

Games mentioned:
• Specter Ops
• Alchemists
• Dead of Winter
• Exploding Kittens
• Euphoria
• Dixit
• Mysterium
• Poseidon’s Kingdom
• Pandemic Legacy
• Warhammer 40,000 second edition

Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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