#13: Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, the classic book that inspired John Carpenter’s The Thing

In this episode of Tome Talk Reading Recommendations, Matt talks about the classic sci-fi horror novella Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, the award winning novel that inspired John Carpenter’s The Thing, the classic The Thing From Another World, and 2011’s The Thing (a prequel to John Carpenter’s Film). 

#13: Zombie Apocalypse Survival: Most Practical Weapons

Zombies are a huge part of popular culture. But are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? How will you defend yourself? To help keep our audience safe we discuss the most durable and easy to obtain weapons/tools you can lay your hands on when the zombie virus is released. Join us for episode 13 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to download as an audio podcast, the Tiny Meeples, Big Talk audio podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Blubrry, and direct from our website). 

#25: Kanzume Goddess by Japanime Games

We look at the competitive deckbuilding game Kanzume Goddess from Japanime Games, in which the Norse Gods and the Greek Gods go to war. This episode is also available on YouTube (links below).

Music News August 2017 #2 – Aug/Oct releases, Steelheart, Martina Edoff, Kee Of Hearts

We present a reminder of the notable releases for August, as well as announce some for October, and present reviews of Martina Edoff’s 4th album “We Will Align”, Kee Of Hearts self titled debut album, and Steelheart’s Through Worlds Of Stardust. You can also find this episode on YouTube (links below). 

EPISODE 24: Descent Journeys In The Dark (Second edition)

We talk about the dungeon crawler Descent: Journeys In The Dark (second edition) from Fantasy Flight Games. This episode is also available to watch on YouTube and our website (please see links at the bottom).

#12: Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick

Richard talks about why he enjoyed Counter-Clock World by Philip K. Dick, a scifi novel from the author of “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?” (adapted for the film “Blade Runner”) in which the world is travelling backwards through time in episode 12 of Tome Talk (which is also available to watch on YouTube). 

EPISODE 12: Video Game Crossovers We Want To See

Which video game characters do we want to see go off on an adventure in another world? Matt and Richard discuss video game crossovers on episode 12 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to watch on YouTube). Tell us what crossovers you want to see!

EPISODE 23: Legendary Encounters: Alien from Upper Deck

They’re coming through the walls! Quick, take off and nuke them from orbit! Matt and Richard talk about the game Legendary Encounters: Alien, a deckbuilder based on the famous scifi horror franchise. This episode is also available on YouTube.
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August #1 2017 (a few days early!) – Album Reviews for Accept and Rage, RIP to Kenny Shields of Streethart and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

Heather and Matt talk about new albums from German metal legends Accept (The Rise Of Chaos) and Rage (Seasons Of The Black), as well the sad news of the death of Streethart’s Kenny Shields and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. You can also find this episode on YouTube. 

EPISODE 22: A QR SPECIAL – Gamers on Social Media and Charity

In popular culture board gamers are often depicted as shy and introverted. Well, some of are, and some of us don’t know many, if any, other gamers within our immediate social groups. But with the advent of social media, gamers are meeting and connecting online, resulting in some very large but tight knit online communities. And some of them accomplish wonderful things together.

Recently  we caught up with the Admin of the largest UK based Facebook gamer group, Chris Bromley from the Board Game Trading and Chat UK group, to talk about the group, some of the ways they’ve helped charity and other causes, how their latest charity fundraiser is by far the biggest one yet, and how people can get involved and help a fellow gamer in need.

Please take a moment and check out the Just Giving page for Annette Lolley, as we discussed in this special episode. Any help or support, including sharing the word, will be greatly appreciated.