Episode 7: Gaming Resolutions!



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In this Episode we talk about our plans for 2017 and our gaming resolutions! How Liz plans to play more games, and how Dave wants to attend more conventions! Perhaps Liz will start editing the podcasts much earlier and stop procrastinating until the last minute? We can all hope for miracles!

 

What are your gaming resolutions for the near coming? Any interesting plans for the New Year to get more games to the table? Or perhaps try some new ones?

 

Whatever your plans are for the next year, or indeed tonight, we hope you have an excellent New Year!

End The Turn – Episode 5 – Player Absences



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In this Episode, we cover my player absences are difficult, and what we can do to resolve them. What are your thoughts on this? How do you handle players missing from your game?

Mentioned in this podcast:

Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep – available from Engine Publishing!

Pandemic Legacy – 10/10 must be tried!

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  • Can you tell Liz was put in charge of this one? – L

Scythe – A Liz Review

 

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Name: Scythe

Players: 2-5 (expansions in future for more players)

Game Length: 2 hours+

Released by Stonemaier Games and designed by Jamey Stegmaier and Alan Stone.

Scythe has certainly quite a hyped game for 2016!  Set in a alternative history of 1920s Europe Dieselpunk setting, it is a competitive game for those who want to go to war with each other!

The idea is simple enough.  Each player controls a country, who are trying to be the top dogs in this Mecha history, and to keep expanding, you need workers, resources and armies. There are objectives to complete and for each of those you will get to place a star on the board. Once the first person reaches 6 stars, the game is over and using the scoring system you tally up and the winner is determined.

I won’t go too deep into the rules, as there are plenty of excellent videos that can show you in more detail! This is a slightly difficult game to describe in words, and much better just playing, or watching a video to understand.

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Trambahn – A Liz Review

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Name: Trambahn

Players: 2

Game length: 30mins+

Short Description: based in late 19th century Munich, you are in charge of one of two rival companies trying to control the tramlines and become the best tramline operator! You start with horse drawn carriages, and move all the way up to electric carriages.

Overview: Trambahn is a fantastic two player game for those who want something quick and fun to play with a friend. The idea is relatively simple; there is four different coloured card sets within the box, marked with different numbers(running from 1-10) on one side (referred to as stations), while on the back side is Marks, the money of the game. There is also four terminal cards, which is where the passengers gather to take your tram route. Finally, there are train cards, which start with horse drawn carriages, all the way up to electric trains. The more advanced the card is, the more points it will score you, but the more it costs to get your hands on it!

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