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Aug 29, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Jon claws his way out of his baby-induced sleep-deprived fog to join Andy and Steve for another hour and a bit of top board game banter. In the news we explore Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything and the UK Games Expo Awards. We then take a deep look at Viking themed Raiders of the North Sea, protect the world from invading aliens in Under Falling Skies and become property moguls in Streets, the new game from the developers of Villagers.

Games Mentioned

00:08:29 Tasha's Cauldron of Everything
00:11:15 Defection launches on Kickstarter
00:16:33 UK Games Expo Awards
00:20:44 Barrage
00:23:18 Raiders of the North Sea
00:41:49 Under Falling Skies
00:54:09 Streets

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Aug 3, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Episode 86 of Polyhedron Collider is the best tabletop gaming podcast ever made, and anyone who says otherwise is wrong!
The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the news about that Restoration Games trademarking the name Heroquest Legacy. We get excited about the chance to play the best board game ever made in legacy format, and quote lines from the best YouTube video ever made.
The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the review of Agra. Curry is the finest meal in all the land, and perfect for feeding to tired workers in this Indian themed euro worker placement board game.
The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the discussion about Everdell. Look at the badgers, the foxes, the weasel, and the enormous tree that blocking the board. Actually, forget about the tree. Lets just put the cards on the table.
The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the review of Alien the roleplaying game. Explore the bleak expanse of cold dead space, while being terrorised Xenomorphs ready to rip out you throat and spill acidic blood all over you.

Games Mentioned

00:06:21 Spiel des Jahres winners announced
00:11:27 Heroquest Legacy
00:17:51 Agra
00:29:59 Everdell
00:48:20 Alien the Roleplaying Game

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Jul 10, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The entire Polyhedron Collider crew is back, for what feels like the first time in forever. It does mean we talk about Jon's lack of sleep, but it also means we can have a damn good chat about board games and tabletop RPGs.

We discuss news about the latest adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rime of the Frostmaiden, and lament the lack of high level campaigns before venturing into the world of video games with Elite Dangerous, Frostpunk and Baldurs Gate 3. With the news of a new battlemap editor in Inkarnate, we discuss the merits and flaws of Inkarnate, Dungeon Painter Studio and Campaign Cartographer.

Sticking with the theme, the Andy and Steve talk about Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. Andy then has to decide between Roll PLayer Adventures and buying a new kitchen floor before we have a good long chat about our experiences with Star Trek Adventures the Tabletop RPG from Modiphius.

Games Mentioned

00:11:50 Shobu
00:14:40 Rime of the Frostmaiden for Dungeons & Dragons 5E
00:21:23 Baldurs Gate 3
00:25:00 Frostpunk the Boardgame
00:30:01 Inkarnate (D&D map making tool) now has battlemaps
A comparison between Inkarnate, Dungeondraft, Dungoen Painter Studio and Campaign Cartographer
00:41:22 Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale
00:48:26 3D printers and a bit of a rant from Steve
00:54:43 Roll Player Adventures https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152516291/roll-player-adventures
01:07:56 Star Trek Adventures RPG

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Jun 13, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

If things were normal this episode would be all about talking about the UK games Expo but of course conventions have been cancelled so we bring you another slice of gaming chat as we discuss the latest news and answer he listeners questions.

We address topics such as the best 2 player game, online conventions, and Terraforming Mars.

Games Mentioned

00:00:00 Jon is back!
00:06:50 Elite Dangerous and Factorio
00:10:29 Gloomhaven Digital, Blood Rage Digital
00:17:08 Kickstarter Round Up and News
     Dark Cities: Bristol 1350 - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/bristol-1350-race-against-the-black-death
     Nemesis Lockdown https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-lockdown
     Kemet https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matagot/kemet-blood-and-sand
     Role: A New Kind of Platform For The RPG Community https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/role/role-a-new-kind-of-platform-for-the-rpg-community
     Tabletop Gaming Live is cancelled
     Masters of the Universe Game
     New 40k and Astartes

00:40:45 Questions from the listeners

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

May 17, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The Covid-19 lockdown may be easing in England, but don’t worry as the boys from Polyhedron Collider are keeping safe and playing even more games online. But we’re not the only ones, as Comic Relief played Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition this week, with references to Boo, Tiger King and bread curses. They’re not the only ones playing D&D 5E as Steve and Andy talk about their initial thoughts on the Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Kit and its adventure The Dragon of Icespire Peak, were we learn that Rory doesn’t like wizards. We also give our first impressions on the Alien Roleplaying Game.

We also venture into some board games, as Steve talks about “Go with extra steps” game Mitropia and Steve and Andy talk about Eternal Palace, the latest dice placement game from Alley Cat Games which is all about creating beautiful works of art.

Games Mentioned

00:02:17 Comic Relief Played D&D 5E
00:11:16 Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Kit
00:18:22 Alien: the roleplaying Game
00:22:38 Knightmare Live https://ko-fi.com/paulflannery
00:23:48 Humble Bundle - Asmodee Digital Play with Friends https://www.humblebundle.com/games/asmodee-play-with-friends
00:26:39 UK Games Expo is cancelled
00:30:15 Tabletop Gaming Live is still planned!
00:26:23 Frosthaven made an awful lot of money
00:42:05 Mitropia https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timewarplabs/mitropia-the-mythical-game-of-surrounding
00:43:13 Eternal Palace
01:01:30 Dice Theme Park and Canvas

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Apr 27, 2020

We have a big spoiler filled chat about Storm King's Thunder for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. If you want to hear our non-spoiler thoughts, please go listen to Episode 82.

Apr 26, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Lock down may continue, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop! Through the power of the internet the boys continue to utilise the power of Tabletopia, Tabletop Simulator and Roll20 to bring you another round of board gaming chat. We talk about our endeavours playing Teotihuacan, Great Western Trail and Roll Player and even manage to bring you a little news.

We then go into an in depth chat about Storm King’s Thunder for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and we’ll be bringing you a spoiler filled chat very soon!.

Games Mentioned

00:15:07 Heropath
00:20:07 Super Dungeon Explore
00:28:00 UK Games Expo postponed until August
00:30:08 Loads of freebies including https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial
00:33:45 Aconyte books announce more titles
00:41:23 Adventure in online adventures
00:49:26 Roll Player
00:55:45 Storm Kings Thunder for D&D 5E

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Apr 5, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

We're all stuck in lockdown, which means we can’t make it to our usual board game and roleplaying game meet ups. But that doesn’t stop Steve and Andy from exploring ways in which we can play board games online.


We talk through the Steam versions of Scythe, Lords of Waterdeep and Gloomhaven and have a look at dedicated platforms such as Jinteki.net, Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia and talk about Airecon.

 

Games Mentioned

00:08:33 Scythe Digital Edition
00:26:27 Gloomhaven Jinteki.net, Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia
00:43:19 Lords of Waterdeep
00:56:25 Airecon

 

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Mar 23, 2020

At Airecon 2020 Polyhedron Collider recorded a live session of our unique brand of board game banter but because we couldn’t be bothered preparing any notes we let the audience choose the topics for the show.

Andy, Jon and Steve talk about beginners advice for new Dungeons and Dragons dungeon masters, leaving the Cyclons out of Battlestar Galactica and what games to bring to a convention.

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Mar 13, 2020

To celebrate the launch of the Kickstarter for Dark Ages, the new game from Adam Kwapiński, designer of Lords of Hellas and Nemesis, we are launching a very special competition in association with our god friends at Board & Dice.


Dark Ages is a historically-based civilization-building game that features an innovative action selection mechanism. As long as your action markers remain on the board, you may be able to gain secondary bonus actions whenever you or another player repeats the action.


While Dark Ages features objectives commonly found in 4X games — encouraging you to explore nearby regions, expand your territory, exploit the resources, and exterminate your opponents — it does so featuring several Euro-centric mechanisms. Collect resources from lands under your control, using them to build up your cities and fortifications. Some building types provide several ways for you to gain important in-game advantages, while others enhance your military strength or simply score you victory points. As you expand your territory, you will lay claim to noble titles, acquire new technologies, and train your military units. Each region and leader offer asymmetrical choices with their unique abilities.


Dark Ages launches on 16th March and you could win yourself a copy. The winner will receive a copy of Dark Ages including all stretch goals, with free worldwide shipping to anywhere except Brazil, Libya, Syria, the Philippines, Reunion and Venezuela. The winner will also be provided with a letter bestowing upon them the title of Champion of the Unified Kingdom.


To win this prize we want you to design a heraldry or coat of arms for Polyhedron Collider. Send that design to us in any format you want, but please send all entry to steve@polyhedroncollider.com

You have until 20 March 2020 to submit your design.

Mar 3, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The HMS Polyhedron Collider is still at sea without a full crew, and without its trusty navigator Andy, Jon and Steve drifted into dangerous waffle waters. But never fear our intrepid crew are still able to keep things ship shape with a hold full of table top gaming chat.
After picking over the depleted news stores we take set sail for the black lagoon in Horrified, catch jellyfish in Noctiluca and hire a capable crew in Port Royal

 

Games Mentioned

00:02:14 We are going to be at Airecon! https://www.airecon.co.uk/
00:08:15 Gorilla Marketing
00:11:33 On Mars
00:16:22 Tao Long
00:19:24 Tang Garden
00:21:17 Street Fighter Exceed
00:25:05 Not a new D&D announcement
00:26:48 Frosthaven
00:34:46 Horrified
00:47:39 Noctiluca
00:59:55 Port Royal

 

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Feb 16, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

Andy, Jon and Steve return for another dose of tabletop gaming chat. We talk about the newest member of the PHC crew, Andy’s delivery of On Mars and we talk through the latest news, including out top picks for board game IPs we want to see as video games.


We take a good deep look at Paladins of the West Kingdom and then have a good long chat about the current state of the board gaming industry.


00:03:37 On Mars
00:14:11 Etherfields
00:15:44 Gloomhaven on PC
00:19:10 WOTC announce Archetype studios
00:22:12 Lindesfarn gaming piece
00:24:08 Asmodee hire Alexanda Theme and licensing out IP
00:31:02 Paladins of the West Kingdom
00:50:23 The current state of the board gamoing industry and will the bubble burst?

 

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Feb 2, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

The boys are back to the normal format after the Christmas and New Year excitement, and they’ve obviously forgotten how to record a podcast.

We look at Isle of Cats from City of Games, and Architects of the West Kingdom from Carphill games before delving into the burgeoning mail bag and answering questions about miniature games on Kickstarter, how can production be improved and Andy playing with his meeple under the table.

Gaming News

00:18:16 Critical Role Seeting book for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition
00:20:50 job lay offs at Fantasy Flight Games
00:25:20 Riot games announce more tabletop games
00:26:32 Dishonored RPG announced by Modiphious
00:31:14 Warhammer 40,000 anthology film announced

Games Mentioned


00:32:45 The Isle of Cats
00:45:50 Architects of the West Kingdom

01:01:15 Questions from the mailbag

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

Jan 12, 2020

Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content

2020 is upon us, which means another year of potentially amazing games is ahead of us. Join Andy, Jon, Rory and Steve as they try and pick four games each that they are the most excited for, but ultimately fail and talk about raising children, building extensions, college rock and the dangers of storing games in your loft.

Games Mentioned

00:15:41 Oath - Chronicles of Empire and Exile
00:20:13 Tekhenu
00:23:24 Defection
00:27:04 Perseverance Castawy Chronicles
00:30:32 Oathsworn: Into the Deepwood & Etherfields
00:38:12 Dwellings of Eldervale
00:40:53 So, You’ve Been Eaten
00:43:52 In Too Deep
00:48:18 Ankh: Gods of Egypt
00:53:17 Cleopatra and the Society of Architects: Deluxe Edition
00:56:38 Lander
01:01:24 Dice Theme Park
01:07:45 Kingdom Rush: Rift In Time
01:11:17 Donning the Purple & Anachrony
01:13:08 Dice Hospital: Community Care
01:16:28 The Isle of Cats
01:17:44 All the other games that we want to play but are too many to talk about in detail!
01:25:55 Venice & Florence
01:30:30 The games are listeners are looking forward to

This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss

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

Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider

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