Tom Chick and Brandon Cackowski-Schnell talk about the current crop of shooters. What works, what doesn’t, why are we playing what we’re playing, how is Doom like an Akira Kurosawa movie, why would someone not be playing Overwatch at this point, why would someone be playing Battleborn at this point, and are Key and Peele actually funny?
Brandon Cackowski-Schnell drops by to chat about why he’s playing yet another Ratchet & Clank game. Haven’t there already been enough of these silly things?
While taking a break from feeding his chickens in Stardew Valley, Jason McMaster discovers another MOBA. Tom Chick saves the world from zombies again, this time as Lara Croft. Then he initiates the Tachyon Project nearly a year too late and maybe on the wrong platform.
So you don’t play boardgames? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t listen to this podcast about boardgames. On the contrary! Guests Tony Carnevale and Bruce Geryk help Tom Chick get down to brass tacks. What’s the best way to get into boardgames? Which games? Which games should you avoid? We even teach you how to speak boardgame.
Matt Peckham from Time.com returns from GDC, newly encouraged about the future of VR. Tom Chick tries in vain to talk him down.
Chick and McMaster discuss Korean (South) MMO Black Desert Online, Pillars of Eternity, and Superhot. A completely different McMaster makes an appearance to tell us about The Long Dark.
Bear with me as I proclaim the three most important commandments of boardgame design, because after that I’m going to sit down to talk to the designer of Clockwork Wars, one of my favorite recent boardgames.
Why is it horror February? Six reasons. Dying Light, Layers of Fear, Soul Axiom, Darkest Dungeon, The Flame in the Flood, and Jason McMaster’s performance in our online game of Arkham Horror designer Richard Launius’ latest boardgame, Legends of the American Frontier.
This week I talk to the creator of Onirim, Castellon, and Sylvion, three unique jewels of solitaire boardgaming.
I’m delighted to discuss The Witness with Matt Peckham from Time.com and Stephen Totilo from Kotaku, both of whom loved The Witness, a game I didn’t like. The model for our discussion is the latest Republican debates. I’ll be playing the role of Donald Trump. Peckham plays Jeb Bush and Totilo plays Marco Rubio. None of us was willing to play Ted Cruz.
This week it’s a conversation with the creator of a snappy and brutal two-player deck builder on Kickstarter. I’m not usually eager to talk about games that aren’t even available yet, but that changed after I played the prototype for Karmaka. I also recommend my favorite two-player under-a-half-hour games.
So this is something that happened. Tom Chick and Jason McMaster faithfully recreate the greatest hits of videogaming in 2015. After the show, stick around for a bit of Starcraft II, Grim Dawn, Homeworld: Some Stuff in the Desert, and Darkest Dungeon.
Join Tom Chick for a chat with the director of Tharsis, a strategy game about flying a disastrously unreliable ship to Mars that isn’t even called the Tharsis.
Tom Chick and Jason McMaster get Victorian on your ass. Join us for a discussion of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, with a chaser of Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void.