Jul 15, 2019
Intro Banter: The guys catch up with board game happenings in the hectic summer!
Taking off the lid - What's in the Box (Un-boxing).
Conventional wisdom - convention going ons:
Aug. 1-4: Gen Con 2019 – Indianapolis, IN
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 2-4: Comic Con Honolulu – Honolulu, HI
Location: Hawaii Convention Center, 1801 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Aug. 16-18: Coulee Con – La Crosse, WI
Location: La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
Coulee Con is a tabletop gaming convention held in La Crosse, WI. We interpret gaming broadly as including board games, collectible card games, role playing games, miniatures, live action role playing, video games, and puzzles. Our motto is: Bringing Gamers Together. We aim to celebrate and connect the gaming community. Friday and Saturday feature tournaments, open gaming, and special events. Sunday has an added focus on families with reduced admission and family-focused games.
Aug. 24-25: Tabletop Scotland – Perth, Scotland
Location: Dewars Centre, Perth, Scotland.
2 day board, card & RPG convention. 2018 was our first year and we had 27 different exhibitors (4 retailers with the rest being publishers and crafters who make tabletop related items). We expect that to increase to over 40 in 2019. We had 14 tables of RPGs running in 5 slots over the weekend. We expect that to increase to 20 in 2019. We have 500 seats for open play / demos of board games. We are planning to increase that to 1, 000 in 2019. We hosted a 3 seminars in 2018 on accessibility, game design and a panel show. We're aiming to have a lot more in 2019 including topics like RPG design, world design, art (including a showing of Eye Of The Beholder : D&D Art movie) and more.
Design Lab - We speak about the mechanics of game design and tackle some common issues at a really deep level. Usually speaking with an established publisher/Designer! Without giving too much away Alex and Larry talk about Alex’s recent submission to the Button Shy Games Contest 2019!!
Under the Hood: We roll up our sleeves and talk about games from the perspective of their mechanics! The mechanisms that are present and cover what some of the buzzwords may mean.
This Episode: Roll and Writes!
Summer of Games Family Reunion - We Quiz our Gaming Family as to their Super Good top three ultimate Summer family games are!
This episode we hear from Dustin Crouch and Cain Myers of Breaking Teeth Games!
Summer Of Games Game choice: Our Hosts share their end of show games to go get right now!
Music: As always from the amazing community of gifted musicians, arrangers, and composers over at ocremix.org go visit them for the full project and so much more amazing music!
Knuckles' Chaotix "Dreams of Summer" / by Hank "The Spank Tank" Jankerson, Jorito
Original song: Door into Summer
Original Composers - Junko Shiratsu, Mariko Nanba