In the hustle and bustle of Berlin-Con, Ben managed to sneak away with Klemens Franz for a short interview about his art. Arguably the visual grandmaster behind the face of the modern eurogame, his art style has become inextricably linked with some of the most beloved and prominent eurogames of today.
Listen and find out more about the how and why of Klemens Franz' art style.
As summer is now finally upon us, it is time that this sausage fest of ours indulges in its softer side. Ben & Georgios talk about feelings. Luckily not our own, but those that games elicit (illicitly?) in us.
In a splendiferous return to form and this format, T.C. Petty III. invites us to discover the many-layered history of cards (35:35).
After such an exhaustive and exhausting lesson, what better way to relax and kick back in the freshly relocated and surprisingly suave and stylish new guild (48:08).
We round out this heart-felt (or hardly felt?) episode by taking a closer look at a Japanese design, that just recently found a new English language publisher in Osprey Games. We review The Ravens of Thri Sahashri (01:07:47).
And if you've read this far, why not let your eyes wander around our fancy website, and maybe, just maybe notice that freshly installed "Donate" button. I'm not saying you have to click it. I'm just saying it's there. I'll just turn around and look over there for a while. If somebody were to push that button, I wouldn't really know and I wouldn't ask any questions. It's just something that happens. It's none of my business what a discerning listener such as yourself and a button like that do in the privacy of your own screen.
With the announcement of the Spiel des Jahres winners only a scant few days away, we took it upon ourselves to shed some light on the secretive and obscure machinations going on behind the scenes of the most prominent gaming award out there.
To this end we have invited SdJ juror Martin Klein to join us for a quick chat about the how and why of the Spiel des Jahres award.
As the stars align once more for the rise of something or other, we offer you a themed episode of our podcast. It's a thing we do.
Ben & Georgios talk about their personal journey, nay, evolution as board gamers. Where did we come from as gamers, what got us here... and what might loom on the horizon.
The guild faces some fundamental changes all of its own.
Valiantly going off-script, Nick Mariner ruminates freely about what this hobby means in the grand scheme of things. Which are fairly grand, all things considered.
And finally, we review hot new release Guilds of London and in an unexpected twist, Ben & I don't quite agree on its merits.