With the courage and pugnaciousness for which they are known, Ben & Georgios boldly break new ground by putting the one thing to the test, that everybody in the hobby likes to get their grubby little hands on.
That's right... we're reviewing the heck out of some dice.
They are pointy. They are metal. And we roll them.
Find out just how much mileage we get out of things you can't see in our ongoing coverage of gaming paraphinelia in The Appurtenance Archive (copyright pending).
In this week's episode we say goodbye to a sizeable portion of our listenership, as we not only bungle our recording quality, but also dive headfirst into topics only tangentially related to board games. You have been warned.
We start off, wondering aloud whether board games should be family-friendly or not. And while you might suspect what our answer is, you'll probably be surprised by the way we get there.
T.C. valiantly jumps in to bury immersion, not to praise it... for immersion is a honourable man.
We stop by the guild to skim the suggestions of most under-appreciated games, before sitting down and arguing facetiously about the etiquette rule #8.
Nick Mariner chimes in with his best impression of an Ouroboros by returning to Mariner's Law in response to a piece written by one of our hosts, which was written in response to a re-post of Mariner's Law... argh... my nose is bleeding...
Finally, after teasing it in last week's slice, we get around to proclaiming our views on Bottom of the 9th - spoiler alert: we did NOT hate it.
In today's slightly shorter episode - or significantly enlarged Slice of Perfection - Chris Kirkman of Dice Hate Me games, sits down to talk about being a game developer. Along the way he drops some juicy tidbits about games he developed in the past, and gives us a glimpse of things awaiting us in the future.
Among the highlights: the world's first elevator pitch delivered during what appears to have been an elevator going straight through Arkham's portals into the Other Worlds.
Sadly, the Kickstarter mentioned in the interview has already concluded, but here's the link for you to be mad about.