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Episode 122: Defenders of the Last Stand and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Hey now! It's time for a new episode of The Secret Cabal! Today we take a look at Defenders of the Realm, the post-apocalyptic cooperative game of killing and mayhem. Tony T goes bananas give you the best gaming news in the entire world and then we wrap up the show the short topics including, do you take it easy on players new to a game? What books are on our night stands? And What games are on our shelf of shame?

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The Secret Cabal Presents Tales from Beyond the Grave Vol 2: The Dunwich Horror

The Secret Cabal Presents Tales from Beyond the Grave: The Dunwich Horror is an audio drama written, directed and produced by Jamie Keagy, founder and host of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast adapted from the work of H.P. Lovecraft, The Dunwich Horror and inspired by Suspense Radio Drama (1945). Featuring performances by Jamie Keagy as Dr. Henry Armitage, Chris Miller as Dr. Warren Rice, Steve Spang as Wilbur Whateley, Patrick Kelly as Wizard Whateley, Rodney Smith as Dr. Houton, Robb Rouse as Lem Brown and Tony McRee and Marty Connell as the two old coots at the general store.

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Episode 121: Mythos Tales, Far Space Foundry and Horror Films turned Board Game

It's Halloween time and we got a spooooooky episode for you. First we take a look at the Lovecraft investigation game, Mythos Tales. Then we look back at Far Space Foundry one year later. Tony T horrifies you with all the crazy board game news going on around the world. Then finally, each of the founders takes a horror film they love and pitches a board game version of it.

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Episode 119: Trickerion Legends of Illusion, Warbands Against the Darkness and a Short Topic Extravaganza

WHOOO! Today is a special episode becasue not only did the Cabal launch it's YouTube channel, but the guys also get to discuss the big news, Riot Games announcing their first board game, Mechs vs Minsions. Then the gang goes on to review Trickerion: Legends of Illusion and look back at Warbands: Against the Darkness. After Tony gives us all the gaming news, the show is wrapped up with another installment of the Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 118: Mansions of Madness Second Edition, Arena of the Planeswalkers and The Impact of Artwork in Board Games

It's time for another action packed episode of The Secret Cabal! This time we dive head first into Mansions of Madness! Then we go back in time and discuss what we thinking about Magic The Gathering Arena of the Planeswalkers one year later. Then the gang talks about artwork and artists in the board game industry and how it impacts a game.

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Episode 117: Cry Havoc, Forbidden Stars, Gen Con 2016 Recap and The Secret Cabal's Gamer Dictionary: Streamlined

Wow, Gen Con was exhausting but we're back in the swing of thing and it's time for a new episode. First we give a recap of our experiences at Gen Con 2016! Then we take a look at the hottest game from Gen Con, Cry Havoc. Then we look back at Forbidden Stars one year later. And finally, knowing that gang loves to define words, they decide to talk about to commonly used word "streamlined".

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Episode 116: Scythe, Arcadia Quest and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Oooooh Yeeeeeah! We're on the way to Gen Con and we're jumping out of our pants and at full froth! But there's still a show to do so in episode 116 the founders give a full review of Scythe from Stonemaier Games. Then they take a look back at Arcadia Quest one year late. Tony T hooks us all up with the best gaming news in the business. And finally, the founder throw some short topics at you including replaying games, our favorite sci-fi and more.

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Express 16: 2016 Gen Con Preview Special Part 1 and 2 featuring Tom Vasel and Eric Summerer

We're in the middle of convention season and in only a week we're off to the granddaddy of all gaming conventions, Gen Con! Gen Con is a gigantic spectacular of board games, card games, role playing games and lots and lots of food and beer. And our yearly tradition is to team up with the Dice Tower podcast to give you the Gen Con Preview special. In part 1 we take questions from the listeners about Gen Con and we run down a list of all the great game releasing this year. Then don't forget to check out Part 2 where Tony and I visit Tom and Eric in their studio to talk non-gaming events and the top 10 games we're excited about! For Part 2, Subscribe to our feed or checkout DiceTower.com.

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Episode 115: Mare Nostrum Empires, Kan Ban Automotive Revolution and The Secret Cabal Playlist

Hey Now Cabalists, It's time for another episode of gaming nonsense! Today we take a look at Mare Nostrum Empires from Academy Games and Look Back at Kan Ban Automotive Revolution. Then Tony T runs down the news from the past two weeks in the gaming industry while we chatter in the background. Then finally we bring back the Secret Cabal Playlist where we talk about all the games that are on our minds right now.

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Express 15: Overwatch featuring Rodney Smith, Marty Connell and Matt Evans

Today Jamie is joined by Rodney Smith from Watch It Played, Marty Connell from Rolling Dice and Taking Names and the newly bestowed Honorary Founder, Matt Evans from Board Game Replay to discuss something very different, a video game! And that video game is the extremely popular Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment. Today's episode also includes special appearances by Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Reviews and Steve.

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Episode 114: Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Alchemists, Origins 2016 Recap and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Another Origins in the history books and a bunch of stories of nonsense to tell! Columbus Ohio and Origins Game fair is the Founder's home away from home and they cant wait to recap all the hijinks that ensued. After we throw a giant banter segment at you, we review the new game from Games Workshop, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower. Then the guys look back at Alchemists one year later. Tony T goes bananas with his news roundup. Then because Jamie was lazy and taking a vacation from podcast work, they provide another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 113: My Village, Specter Ops and a Short Topic Extravaganza

HEY NOW! We're off to Origins and we can hardly contain our excitment but we still have a show to do so here it is! Today we take a look at and review My Village from Stronghold Games. Then we look back at a favorite of our group, Specter Ops. Tony T runs down all the news from around the gaming world wild the gang comments. Then finally we host yet another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 112: Moongha Invaders, The Ancient World and The Joy of Combat and War

In episode 112 the gang celebrates war, combat and aggression in gaming. First we do a full walkthrough and review of Martin Wallace's game Moongha Invaders (which is all about destroying the earth with giant monsters) and then they take a look back at The Ancient World (which is about raising armies to destroy giant titans terrorizing the world). Tony T does his best job representing war and aggression by delivering the news in a combative way. Then finally we discuss what we love about combat and war in gaming.

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Episode 111: Railways of the World, Mythotopia and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Chris and Jamie are back from their trip to Atlanta, Georgia for the Cool Mini or Not Expo and they have some great games to report on. Then the founders take a look at an old favorite from their collection, Railways of the World and look back at a second Martin Wallace game Mythotopia. Tony T relays all the important news updates from around the gaming community with the professionalism you've come to expect. And finally the gang hosts another short topic extravaganza discussing RPG balance, our genie wishes, why publishers aren't more open about their in-production games and more.

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Episode 110: Star Wars Rebellion, Deus and Tony T's Guide to Pool Construction

One of the most anticipated games in years is finally here and we're finally giving it the full review treatment, Star Wars Rebellion. Then the gang takes a look back at Deus one year after their initial review. Then the last half of the show is all Tony T starting with his news roundup while the peanut gallery comments then he teaches the cabalists about pool construction with a heavy focus on collectible card games and deck building.

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Express 12: The 6 Gamer Motivations Profile

It's express time again and today Tony and Jamie sit down behind the mics to discuss Quantic Foundry's "Gamer Motivation Profile". Although it's geared towards video games we figure out a way to relate it to tabletop gaming and what motivates us to game the way we game. Take the Gamer Motivation Profile test here.

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Episode 109: A Game of Thrones and Short Topic Extravaganza

In celebration of the new season of A Game of Thrones, we have decided to finally review A Game of Thrones: The Board Game!. Then we take a look back at a war of a different kind, this time World War II with Heroes of Normandie. Then Tony T hooks you up with the best in gaming news. And Finally the gang gives you another series of questions submitted by the listeners in our Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 108: Mombasa, Concordia and Euros, Ameritrash and Modern Hybrid Board Games

Euros! Euros! Euros! Today the Founders can't get enough of their euros! The gang first reviews the Alexander Pfister game, Mombasa. Then they look back at Mac Gerdts' Concordia one year later. After Tony goes bananas with a mega sized, GAMA Trade Show fueled news segment, the Founders discuss the classic definitions of both classic euro games, Amertrash games and the Modern Hybrid Board game - are the terms relevant in today's gaming scene? You'll find out the definitive answer in episode 108!

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