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  • Episode 282 – Omegacon Gaming Roundup 2017

    Nmbr9-1This episode was recorded live at Omegacon Fall 2017 with our friend and gaming geek Brianne Bilyeu! We talk over some of the new games we played over the weekend (there weren’t as many as we’d hoped there would be). We all came away big fans of Nmbr9 so that’s probably one you should check out! Brianne, having just answered our five questions, proceeds to ask five questions of us!


  • Episode 281 – Redemption: The Collectible Card Game

    s-l225This week, we are joined by returning guest Brianne Bilyeu. We are all at OmegaCon and friend of the show Ellie Younger has gifted us the collectible card game Redemption!  The basic idea is to use your army of god to rescue lost souls while also using your forces of evil to stop your opponent from doing the same thing. We play test it for your enjoyment but not really for ours. What is it about Christian game designers and their inability to make games worth playing?

    Below the fold, you will find several pictures of the strangely erotic cards.

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  • Episode 227 – Omegacon Games 2016

    castles-mad-king-ludwig-board-gameWe just spend the weekend playing board games at OmegaCon!  We’ve talked about the con several times before.  It’s a chill relaxacon in rural Wisconsin.  Pretty much, everyone spends the weekend wearing pajamas and playing board games.  As is our tradition, we sat down at the end of the con to discuss some of our favorite gaming experiences from the weekend.  You might just be inspired to try out something we played! A few highlights: The Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Dream House, and A Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne.


  • Episode 213 – Butthurt Kerfluffle

    IIFeaturedPresenters.logoThis week, we are joined by returning guest Andrew Hackard – the Munchkin Czar!  We take a look at a “controversy” in the gaming world caused by the inclusion of 13 women on a 25 person slate of gaming professionals to be featured on the Industry Insider program at Gencon this year. Apparently, some gamers are butthurt that they managed to find so many qualified women to sit the panels and feel some men were “unfairly” excluded.  Hack, who is an industry professional, gives us the rundown on this really dumb argument and we talk about the inroads women are making into gaming and the ways gaming has been working to be more inclusionary.

    Note: This episode was recorded remotely and that means the sound can be sketchy at times and there can be some weird delays.


  • Episode 176 – New Tabletop Games

    033850_42813We spent the weekend at Omegacon playing a bunch of tabletop games!  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you probably don’t care about Omegacon, but you’ll probably care about the games we played.  We are joined by our friend Eric Knight and we discuss some new, hot games like Codenames, Spyfall, and Mysterium. If you are into tabletop gaming, you might be interested in which games were super hot at a convention filled with people who love tabletop gaming.  We also ask Eric our five questions and briefly touch on the terror attacks that took place this weekend.  Mostly, though, we talk about GAMES!

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  • Episode 163 – Bible TriBond

    $_35Good friend and frequent guest Brianne Bilyeu was at a garage sale recently and she came across an unopened copy of Bible TriBond.  Knowing, as she does, our interest in lame Christian board games, she bought the game and gave it to us as a gift.  We re-gifted her by having her join us for a podcast where we play the game!  TriBond, by the way, is not the best designed board game to begin with.  When you slap the Bible on top of it, it doesn’t get better.  While by no means as awful as Left Behind: The Board Game, we certainly can’t recommend this game to anyone.  And we aren’t just saying that because we’re atheists.  If you want to borrow the game to try it out yourself, though, Tim still has it.  For now.


  • Episode 139 – Boners at School

    graduationWe have a whole new set of geeky boners to share with everyone this week.  Tim has a couple of mini boners about gaming and British TV series.  Molly has a far more impressive boner involving a new favorite podcast.  Nick has a gigantic boner about going back to school.  Of course we have a listener answer our five questions and we remind everyone about what is going on at Die Laughing this weekend.  Enjoy!

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  • Episode 123 – OmegaCon Tabletop Gaming

    pic1430769_mdThis weeks episode was recorded at Omegacon in Siren, Wisconsin.  We are joined by tabletop gaming enthusiast Matt Everhart.  The four of us talked about the games we played over the weekend, new and old.  We all had a great time over the weekend and played a lot of awesome games.  Including Legendary.  If you didn’t know it by know, we really like Legendary. Tabletop enthusiasts should get some good ideas this week!  Matt also finally gets a crack at our five questions!


  • Episode 119 – Geeky Media Round Up

    edge-of-tomorrow-7This week, we gathered in the basement studio to talk about geeky media we plan to consume over the next month or so.  There are video releases, movies, tabletop and video games, television shows, and even one book!  We may not have managed to touch on everything but we get pretty solid coverage on most topics.  If we missed something, we hope you will enlighten us in the comments!

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  • Episode 116 – Dark Dungeons

    0046_01This week, we sat down with Tony Miller and Ronn Bauman to watch “Dark Dungeons,” a faithful adaptation of a Chick Tract of the same name.  For those unaware, Chick Tracks are fundamentalist comic books and the makers of the film got permission to adapt this particular comic as long as they did not produce something satirical.  Instead, they produced something far more entertaining.  The four of us watched the film and then recorded a episode that started with our response to the film and then moved into our thoughts on religion, performing and, above all, gaming.  Our role playing pasts are laid bare for all to see!  We hope you have as much listening as we had recording.

    Correction:  on the closing stinger, Nick says that Dark Dungeons costs $2.50.  Actually, the extras cost $2.50.  The movie itself costs $5.00.  Sorry for the error.

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