The Mega Meeple

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Month: July 2017

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 013 – Why Are Board Games So Trendy?

In this episode, Thomas takes a breather and talks about the pro and con of moving house. He also talks about Nonstop Tabletop Blog’s recent article about the reasons of the upswing trend in board games and the growth of our hobby. Scythe creator Jamie Stegmaier is  breaking the mold again and announced an innovative way to play the upcoming legacy game Charterstone an additional 2 times via a “recharge pack.”

My guest this episode is Zach White. Zach will be talking about his hidden location and deduction card game Bushido Breaker that is currently on Kickstarter.

If you have any ideas for topics to be discussed or things to include in the show, please follow and reach out to us at any of our social media sites. Links can be found on the Social Media page of our website.

If you are a game designer / creator and would like to get the word out about your game or Kickstarter, contact me via the Contact Us page.

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Meeples of the world, Unite!!

Links to topics in this episode:

Blog by Nonstop Tabletop

Charterstone’s “Recharge Pack”

Bushido Breaker Kickstarter

Zach White website

 

 

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 012 – Escaping to Mars

In this episode, Thomas keeps it short and sweet as most of the week is being spent getting ready to move. He talks about expecting a bunch of Kickstarter projects that he has backed over the past 6 months as a few of them are ramping up final production and shipping. Also, he looks forward to going to Mars in Portal Games’ First Martians.

Our guest this episode is Mylene Labrie with Exit Strategy, a local area escape/exit room live play gaming company. She gives us the 511 on what an escape/exit room is and the different scenarios that can be played. We also discuss how this is not only for gamers but companies that want to have a fun filled team building exercise for their employees.

If you have any ideas for topics to be discussed or things to include in the show, please follow and reach out to us at any of our social media sites. Links can be found on the Social Media page of our website.

If you are a game designer / creator and would like to get the word out about your game or Kickstarter, contact me via the Contact Us page.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Meeples of the world, Unite!!

Portal Games – First Martians

Exit Strategy

Escape Room The Game

KOSMOS Game’s Exit

 

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 011 – Goodbye Dear Friend

In this episode, Thomas comes to grip with the mixed feelings of selling his first game off of his shelf. What was the first game that you had to sell or get rid of from your collection? Was it a difficult decision? What led up to making that call? He also discusses why the CCG model is simply not for him and gives a sneak peek of his Pathfinder RPG group’s crazy antics. Also some updates and a new stand alone expansion coming from Chip Theory Games.

My guest this week is Steven Cole of Escape Velocity Games to talk about the successful Kickstarter of their new game Coin and Crown.

If you have any ideas for topics to be discussed or things to include in the show, please follow and reach out to us at any of our social media sites. Links can be found on the Social Media page of our website.

If you are a game designer / creator and would like to get the word out about your game or Kickstarter, contact me via the Contact Us page.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Meeples of the world, Unite!!

Escape Velocity Games Website

Escape Velocity Games Facebook

Chip Theory Games – TMB Upgrades

 

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 010 – Has PHG’s Ashes risen from the ashes?

In this episode, Thomas ponders how to pass the time while waiting for a Kickstarter to be released a full year after supporting it. How do you deal with the long wait for a very hyped up game in a society of get it now pay later fast food video on demand instant gratification?

Our guest for this episode is Callin Flores of Plaid Hat Games. He will be talking about the new Ashes Deluxe Deck Expansions coming out and all things Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn.

If you have any ideas for topics to be discussed or things to include in the show, please follow and reach out to us at any of our social media sites. Links can be found on the Social Media page of our website.

If you are a game designer / creator and would like to get the word out about your game or Kickstarter, contact me via the Contact Us page.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes!

Meeples of the world, Unite!!

Ashes News from PHG

Zombicide Black Plague

The Mega Meeple Podcast – Episode 009 – Your FLGS

In this episode, we mark the midpoint of 2017 and discuss what our favorite games have been thus far. Thomas counts down his Top 5 Games that he’s played during the first half of the year.

This episode marks the first time we have not one, but TWO guests.

Our first guest this week is Albert Ross, one of the people from Carolina Tabletop Games, a Friendly (or in this case, Family) Local Game Store in our local area. We discuss the ins and outs and ups and downs of starting and operating a FLGS and how they brought the sense of family into the gaming community. Does your FLGS have a atmosphere so welcoming that you feel like Norm or Cliff at Cheers when you walk in? Albert talks about how their store accomplishes just that.

Our second interview is with Joshua Bridgman of Nightshade Creations that has a project currently on Kickstarter called The Gaming Vault. Joshua talks about what sparked the idea for this unique gaming (storage and station) container for any GM or DM wanting to add some bling to their RPG sessions.

If you have any ideas for topics to be discussed or things to include in the show, please follow and reach out to us at any of our social media sites. Links can be found on the Social Media page of our website.

If you are a game designer / creator and would like to get the word out about your game or Kickstarter, contact me via the Contact Us page.

Thanks, and Game On!

Links to games in this episode:

Carolina Tabletop Games

Gaming Vault Kickstarter

Arkham Horror LCG

Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

Too Many Bones

Mechs vs Minions

Scythe

Nightshade Creations Facebook

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