End The Turn – Episode 9 – Gaming Gadgets

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This is quite old, we recorded it in November with the intention of releasing it earlier, stuff happened that meant it’s being released now!

Liz was at the UK, Ireland & South Africa Magic Judge conference. She’d also played Scythe for the first time. Read her review here. You’ll be pleased to know she know owns it.
Dave had played a number of games – Splendor, Tsuro Of The Seas, Bomb Squad Academy and Betrayal AT House On The Hill.

Focus for this episode is gadgets, accessories and other stuff we use to enhance our gaming experience.

Dice Trays – All Rolled Up Dice Tray – http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/catalog/product.html?fold=grey-dungeon-dt&file=grey-dungeon-dice-tray and UK Games Expo 2016 winner – http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/uk-games-expo-success/
ARU in general –
Numenera ARU – http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/numenera-and-the-strange-taru/
Modiphius Conan ARU – http://www.allrolledup.co.uk/age-of-the-cimmerian/
Dave’s Wipe Book – http://a2ndchapter.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/dry-wipe-notebook.html
The Noteboard – http://thenoteboard.com/
Liz’s Square Hex book – https://squarehex.myshopify.com/collections/square-hex-pads/products/a5-gamers-notebook

Portals / Applications

Lone Wolf – Hero Lab – http://www.wolflair.com/index.php?context=hero_lab
Realm Works – http://www.wolflair.com/realmworks/
Obsidian Portal – https://www.obsidianportal.com/
Scabard – https://www.scabard.com/

Online play via Roll20.net – https://roll20.net/

Dice Towers –
“Fancy” Dice Towers – http://e-raptor.pl/Dice_Towers and http://www.uniquedicetowers.com/store/index.php

Tables –
Geek Chic Tables – The Sultan – https://www.geekchichq.com/collections/game-room-tables/products/sultan-deposit
Geek’n’Son Tables –
Denis – http://www.geeknson.com/portfolio/denis/
Henry – http://www.geeknson.com/portfolio/henry/

Playmats galore – Companies like – https://www.inkedgaming.com/ + http://www.deepcutstudio.com/ + http://www.gamemat.eu/en/

Other games referenced –
Rippers – https://www.peginc.com/product-category/rippers/
All Flesh Must Be Eaten – http://www.edenstudios.net/allflesh.html
Fiasco – http://bullypulpitgames.com/games/fiasco/
Seasons – http://en.libellud.com/games/seasons

Bottom line is that none of the gadgets are NEEDED to play the games we play but at the same time they can enhance the play experience.

Let us know your thoughts on the gadgets we’ve mentioned and if you have a must have gadget get in touch!

End The Turn – Episode 8 – Game Clubs

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Sorry for the serious lag since our last episode. Combination of Real Life and an unplanned change in webhost for the website etc contributed to the delay. Fingers crossed that we’re over that hump and are able to get things back on schedule.

Games Clubs & Communities

Specific Clubs Mentioned – ORC Edinburgh / DWARF Dunfermline / ENT Anstruther / Forth Magic Rosyth

How do you find them?

Lots and lots of websites around these days.

Finding Gamers – http://nearbygamers.com/ |  http://www.theescapist.com/findinggamers.htm | https://www.meetup.com/topics/gaming/
MeepleMapper – https://meeplemapper.com/
Google / DuckDuckGo – www.duckduckgo.com
BoardGameGeek – https://boardgamegeek.com/forum/85/boardgamegeek/europe
Tabletop Gaming Magazine – https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/board-games/clubs/
Your Friendly Local Gaming Store – http://www.findyourgamestore.co.uk/
Facebook – Tabletop Gaming DiscussionScotland Tabletop – Board Game Trading and Chat UK

What do you do if you can’t find them?

Build it and people will come (Field Of Dreams clip)
Use the connections you have to help you build it.
Spreading the word via Facebook Group / Twitter (using local hashtags) / BoardGameGeek (Fife Player search example) / Posters put in public spaces.
Venue selection is key.
Publicly accessible venue.
Venues cost money which requires some legal stuff like bank accounts and keeping paperwork.

Why are they important?

They advertise the hobby and encourage gaming.
Mostly games clubs have a regular schedule for people to get involved.
Games clubs are inclusive by their very nature.
Diversity of the hobby and exposure to lots of different games whether they be “classics” or the shiny and new.
Gives you that “try before you buy” opportunity.
Provides more options to try more games whether that be the new or those classics from the dim and distant past.

What else should you consider?

If you can’t find something local or entirely convenient then you’re going to have to be prepared to travel.
Make sure you understand and exhaust the existing club-base before starting a new club. If there are other clubs locally then ensure that both clubs have some sort of synergy to avoid conflict.

Games referenced in this episode –

Warhammer Fantasy RPG
Pathfinder RPG
d20 Modern RPG
d20 Star Wars RPG
Ticket To Ride / Ticket To Ride: Europe
Magic: The Gathering / Organised Play
Warhammer Fantasy

Reminder –

The internet has many ways of finding things.
Let us know if you can’t find anything then Get In Touch with us and we’ll see what we can do to help you.
Also, let us know what other options you know about finding gamers and clubs.

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!

Let us know on Facebook, on Twitter or even via email what you think of this episode!

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

End The Turn – Episode 4 – Kickstarter

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Episode 4!

We’re sticking around, we’re still both really busy but most of all we’re still podcasting about games and stuff.

So Kickstarter… For those unaware this is Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/about
This is Kickstarter’s Tabletop Games section – https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/categories/games/tabletop%20games?ref=category

Things referenced in the podcast:

Friendly Local Game Stores – UK Map – http://www.findyourgamestore.co.uk/
Pencil Dice Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/rpg-pencil-dice
Knights Of The Dinner Table – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/d20e/kodt-live-action-series
64 Ounce Games – Braille Sleeves for Card Games – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible
Cool Mini Or Not Kickstarters – https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/coolminiornot
Pathfinder video game – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675907842/pathfinder-online-a-fantasy-sandbox-mmo
Yogscast – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/winterkewlgames/yogventures
Doom That Came To Atlantic City – Cryptozoic – https://www.cryptozoic.com/articles/cryptozoic-saves-doom-came-atlantic-city-board-game – and original Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/forkingpath/the-doom-that-came-to-atlantic-city
Pillars Of Eternity – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/obsidian/project-eternity
Early Access – Battlefield 1 – https://www.battlefield.com/news/article/battlefield-1-play-first-trial-details
Reaper Bones – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1513061270/reaper-miniatures-bones-an-evolution-of-gaming-min
RimWorld – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tynansylvester/rimworld
Sentinels Of The Multiverse OblivAeon – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gtgames/sentinels-of-the-multiverse-oblivaeon

Greg Stolze – https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/gregstolze/created
Unknown Armies RPG – http://www.atlas-games.com/unknownarmies/
Reign RPG – https://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=7048

Patreon – https://www.patreon.com/
Greg Rucka – DC Comics – http://www.dccomics.com/talent/greg-rucka

Steve Jackson Games OGRE – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition

Edinburgh Playtesters – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1216664391711182/
Dundee Playtesters – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1127032203986407/

Dave references a post on his blog – A2ndChapter
Only Buy It If You’re Going To Use It – http://a2ndchapter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/only-buy-it-if-youre-going-to-use-it.html

Let us know about games that you’re currently backing or if you’re a publisher that you’re launching.  Especially if you’re in Scotland!

Let us know on Facebook, on Twitter or even via email!

End The Turn?

End The Turn?  Yeah that’s what we thought too but then we kept coming back to it.  The name isn’t the thing, the content is.

So we’re Liz and Dave and we have a podcast and a blog and who knows maybe we also have some other things up our sleeve.

You may remember us from such celebrated media as Nearly Enough Dice (that’d be Liz) and A2ndChapter (that’d be Dave).  We’ve decided to join our considerable forces and share our thoughts on a variety of topics with you lucky lucky people!  Don’t you feel lucky? Really?