As recently discussed on our December 17th RPG episode, the three hosts of Of Dice and Men as well as Roxanne (previous guest, Gaming Groups), Blake, and Chad B as the Game Master got together to see how well they’d each fair in the zombie apocalypse. Below are a few bite-sized segments of the entire 4+ hour experience - tune in to see how a game of End of the World RPG is run, and to see which of the three hosts survive!Continue reading
Stuck on ideas on what to get your loved ones this holiday season? Adam and Ryan have the answer! We take the whole hour to make a few suggestions for stocking stuffers, gateway gamers, serious strategists, and everything inbetween in this, our 2017 Holiday Special!
Of Dice and Men is broadcasted live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be December 17th at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
Adam and Ryan discuss the real reason you see your friends nowadays, gaming groups. Is it easier to turn gamers into friends, or friends into gamers? What do you do with the tag-alongs that just wanted to drink beer and talk about the last episode of Glee? How do you avoid fistfights while trying to pick a game that pleases everyone? All this and more!
Afterwards, Ryan and Adam regale us with stories of the cold war with our feature game, Twilight Struggle. Hear why this one time BGG juggernaut is still worth a play in today’s post-1990’s climate. Ryan wraps up the episode with a few suggestions for those who want a taste of the mechanics without the 4 hour playtime, and a recent recap of his first plays of Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn.
Of Dice and Men is broadcast live on 91.3 FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio - our next broadcast will be December 3rd at 8 PM CST.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Here’s the problem with First Martians. It’s not the theme, it’s not the rulebook, it’s not the app integration, it’s the graphic design.
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading