From letting some version of Risk into your house, to learning the ropes through a good YouTube channel, and the good and the bad of videogame tie-in boardgames!
In a bit of a tangent, Seamus chats with Jason Murray about the state of Transformers toys these days and how things have evolved over their 35 year history.
Do you have a rare gem hiding in your closet? Should you be buying the newest toys? And what’s been going on in the cartoons?
Find Jason on Twitter: @jm77
Transformers Collectors Club Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/transformerscca/
And their club website: https://tccaus.wordpress.com/
We chat to the DM and Vinnie from liveplay D&D podcast “I Speak Giant” about the show. Where it started, how it has evolved, what it’s been like working with Wizards of the Coast on the Avernus preview campaign, and we even dig deep into their personal histories playing RPGs for the first time.
This week we spoke with Jaime Lawrence, Brand Manager at Good Games, who was there on the ground at GenCon 2019.
We use his hands on and eyes on vibes to share what stood out, as well as answer the ultimate question: should every nerd try to get to GenCon at least once in their life? Answer: Duh!
This week on The Game Table we catch up with Nathan Cocks, ex-videogames journo turned boardgame junkie, as he brings us up to speed on the health of the boardgame industry over the past few years.
Nathan brings around 20 suggestions for great games you could hunt down that you may not have heard of – avoiding the obvious stuff like Catan and Ticket To Ride, digging into the deeper stuff out there that is amazing fun for all sorts of different kinds of experiences.
Plus we drop a few tips on sites and Australian events to help you dive deeper into the boardgame scene.
Click through to see links to many of the boardgames mentioned during the show!
Chris Perkins and Joe Manganiello sit down with The Game Table for a conversation at D&D Live 2019.
We explore the nature of D&D being an improv game that has long-term continuity, and how the stakes are raised when there’s an audience. How Chris feels about being a celebrity in his own right now. And how D&D actually is a game where we spend a lot of time ‘playing’ it on our own between sessions.
A fantastic and fun conversation with two of the most prominent D&D names around. One embedded within the art of the game for decades, the other one of the games most prominent super fans who has a character that is now becoming canonical (Arkhan the Cruel).
Byteside has just launched The Game Table, our podcast covering all things tabletop. The opening series of episodes has been interview after interview with cool folks we sat down with at D&D Live 2019 in Los Angeles. So we’re running a special giveaway to big up our favourite RPG to celebrate!
The prize pack features the following books and extras:
Mike Mearls, Dungeons & Dragons Creative Director and lead developer on the 5th Edition rules, and B. Dave Walters, storyteller, writer, Dungeon Master, Maze Arcana cast member, and co-host of Geek & Sundry’s Ask Your Black Geek Friend, sit down with Seamus for another episode of The Game Table.
Another of our great D&D Live 2019 sessions, we explore why being geek has become perfectly acceptable in the mainstream, and what the 5th Edition rules have done so well to open the hobby up to so many new players.
Matthew Lillard is best known for his acting career, but now he runs a D&D special edition workshop called Beadle & Grimm’s. Along with one of the team from WizKids, this episode explores why we love jazzing up the games we play and the hard work that goes into bringing those accessories to life.