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).
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).
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).
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!
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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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.
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.
Will you rob the rich and give to the poor? Will you take the road to higher risk for greater reward by hiding out near Nottingham Castle, or play it safe by hiding out at Sherwood Forest? Matt and Richard look at this game of set collection, trading, and robbing from the rich to give to the poor, in Robin by Frederic Moyersoen the creator of Saboteur. This episode is also available to watch on YouTube.
Why are the inhabitants of nearby towns so distrustful of the inhabitants of Innsmouth? What causes outsiders to feel a wave of revulsion when encountering its people? Indeed, what is the mysterious shadow over Innsmouth? Matthew and Richard discuss the scifi horror novella by H.P. Lovecraft “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”, the only of his stories to be printed as a book in his lifetime, which has inspired and influenced a wide range of games, books, films, and dramatisations.
In the Aliens film franchise, after a host victim has been ‘impregnated’ by a Facehugger, the ensuing Chestburster gains some traits of its host, since it uses the hosts genetic material to create itself. This gives rise to a truly Big Talk question: Who would make the most terrifying host for a Facehugger to impregnate with a Chestburster? Matt and Richard discuss this in episode 11 of Tiny Meeples, Big Talk (also available to watch on YouTube).