November 5th - Campaigns and Crystals

by Ryan, Adam, Chad
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Ryan, Adam and Chad set themselves up for a slog through some long-form games, namely campaigns and legacy games. What does it mean to commit to a campaign? Why is Adam chewing on those cards? Find out this and more!

After the break, we played so many games these last few weeks! Ryan and Adam feature Unearth, the dice-chucking light strategy game by Brotherwise Games. Adam focuses on his 14-hour game of Twilight Imperium, Chad ruminates over his custom Dread RPG/Psycho Raiders hybrid, and Ryan loses control of Japan in Sekigahara: The Unification of Japan.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be November 19th at 8 PM CST.

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Adam and Chad discuss what they’re doing to get ready for an upcoming “gaming marathon” session - 24 hours of gaming takes a bit of prep! How to pick your games, what to pack, when to eat - we’ll tell you exactly how to survive & thrive in a gaming environment.

Race for the Galaxy is our feature game for this episode, after which we discuss Adam’s nihilistic view of Candyland, Ryan and Chad rolled their own civilizations, and Chad likes 80% of Vast: The Crystal Caverns.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be November 5th at 8 PM CST.

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October 9th - Spoooooky Games and Survivors

by Chad, Ryan, Adam
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Chad, Ryan and Adam try to figure out if board games can truly be “spoooooky”, or at least which ones come closest. We then break down some recommendations for the upcoming Halloween season, including a few gateway game recommendations and a few for the more seasoned gamer.

Our feature game for this episode is Psycho Raiders - Ryan was betrayed by a mechanic and Chad lit someone on fire with a blow torch. Ryan turns some tricks in the forest, Chad one up’s The Martian by growing plants without using his own by-product, and Adam is warmed by the glow of the others’ recent gaming experiences.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be October 22nd at 8 PM CST.

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September 24th - Public Gaming & Purple Aliens

by Chad, Adam, Ryan, Roxanne
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Ryan, Chad and Adam welcome our first-ever guest host, Roxanne Stankievech from SaskGames as we talk about both running and attending public gaming events, and how public gaming helps society at large! (or at least we think so).

Shortly following, Roxanne blasts us through Galaxy Trucker as our feature game, Ryan wonders why no one cheats at NMBR 9, Chad takes little solace in a recent Game of Thrones “win”, and Roxanne highlights her experiences with Unlock!

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be October 8th at 8 PM CST.

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September 10th - Strategy and Saruman

by Chad, Adam, Ryan
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Adam, Ryan and Chad discuss the dichotomy of Strategy and Tactics within the hobby of board gaming, where certain games may fit on the strategy-tactic spectrum, and why players may prefer one over the other. War of the Ring is our featured game for this episode, Chad gushes over getting lost in The 7th Continent, Ryan gets tired biking uphill in Flamme Rouge, and Chad & Ryan reflect on Ryan’s near victory in Blood Rage.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be September 24th at 8 PM CST.

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I received my copy of 7th Continent this past Wednesday, a full 672 days after the 1.2 million euro kickstarter concluded. Since then, I’ve played the co-operative exploration game 4 times and it’s been the only game I’ve been able to think about in my collection. Needless to say I’m enjoying it.

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August 27th - Randomness and Remodels

by Chad, Adam, Ryan
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Chad, Adam, and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of randomness in board games - where it intersects with player choice, how dice are the ultimate simulation engine, and why drawing a card can be tense. Adam also celebrates his recent playing of games by setting a new record for saying Fascist the most on public radio, Ryan stomps on grapes in Italy, and Chad robs the train from Back to the Future 3.

Oh, also Dominion is our featured game. Forgot about that one.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be September 10th at 8 PM CST.

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Ryan and Adam take a stroll down memory lane, recounting their favourite board game stories and bathing in a large pool of nostalgia. Speaking of which, the two take on Dracula in Fury of Dracula, and Adam reflects on recent announcements to bring back Twilight Imperium and Necromunda.

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be August 27th at 8 PM CST.

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July 30th - Complexity and Corridors

by Chad, Adam, Ryan
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Adam, Chad and Ryan peel back the layers of board game complexity in this episode, discussing component, strategic, rule, and social complexity in gaming. We then get lost in the randomness of Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill, Ryan gets into a fight in Yomi, and Chad plays some space checkers in Battle Beyond Space

Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be August 13th at 8 PM CST.

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Of Dice and Men

Adam, Chad and Ryan host Of Dice & Men, a talk radio show on board games. New episodes every 2nd Sunday from 8PM-9PM on 91.3 FM, CJTR, Regina Community Radio.


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Regina, SK