Episode 91: Arcadia Quest, Zombicide, Depth vs Complexity and Storytelling in Roleplaying Games

It's time for another episode of the Secret Cabal! Today the gang reviews Arcadia Quest and looks back at Zombicide one year later. The Tony T goes bananas give you the best board game news segment in the podcast business. The founders discuss depths versus complexity and have no expectations of coming to a conclusion. Finally the discuss story telling in roleplaying games.


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Episode 90: KanBan Automotive Revolution, Lewis and Clark, Origins 2015 Recap and a Short Topic Extravaganza.

WOW! Get ready for a long one this time cabalists, this episode is clocking in at over 4 hours! We needed the time to properly spin the yarns of our adventures at Origins 2015. There were some ups and downs, trials and tribulations and it was a complete blast the entire time. After you hear about our trip to columbus we review KanBan Automotive Revolution and look back at Lewis and Clark. Tony T rattles of the best gaming news in the biz and finally we host a mega-sized short topic extravaganza.


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Episode 89: Alchemists, What's He Building in There and 4X and Civilization Board Games

The gang is on the road to Origins Game Fair as this episode releases but you can’t stop the signal! In episode 89 the Founders review the worker placement euro with app integration, Alchemists. Then the guys look back at their review of What’s He Building in There one year later. Tony T reads the news like the professional news man he is while the rest interrupt with nonsense. Finally the Founders discuss theme, mechanics and complexity in 4X and Civilization board game.


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Express 03: Origins Game Fair 2015!

I gotta be honest with you Cabalists, this episode is purely a selfish recording session. Rodney, Chris and I just wanted to sit down and completely geek out about the awesome time we're going to have at the upcoming Origins Game Fair. It's the founder's 9th time in attendance in 10 years and Rodney's first time joining us. We talk about the food, the beer, the events and all the debauchery that we plan to get into at Origins 2015!


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Episode 88: Specter Ops, Amerigo and a Short Topic Extravaganza

In epsiode 88 the founders take a look at one of Steve's favorite game styles in Specter Ops from Plaid Hat Games! Then they go back and discuss their thoughts on Amerigo one year later. Finally the gang hosts yet another short topic roundup including gaming with couples, unpainted versus painted miniatures, nostalgic games and more.


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Episode 87: The Ancient World, Euphoria, Board Game Hooks and Making The First RPG Session Great

In episode 87 the gang gets down and dirty with a great worker placement game called The Ancient World! Then they take a look back at Euphoria one year later. Tony I gives his gaming news roundup while the rabble gives their two cents. We talk about board game hooks, innovation and gimmicks. The show ends off with a discussion about an age old problem that always plagues RPGers, how to make your first session great for the players.


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Express 03: Assassinorum Execution Force, Chris' Secret Cabal Playlist and 3D Printing

In Express 03 the founders and their good friend Rodney Smith from Watch It Played speculate about the new Games Workshop board game Assassinorum Execution Force coming soon. Then Chris gives his top five favorite games that he's excited about right now and Tony then chomps at the bits for 3D printing and we talk about it's impact on the future of gaming


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Episode 86: Mythotopia, Russian Railroads Lookback and a Short Topic Extravaganza!

Episode 86 the gang decides to review a game that is flying under the radar and should, Mythotopia by Martin Wallace! Then they take a look back at Russian Railroads one year later. Tony T goes wild with the gaming industry news as always. Then the founders finish off the show talking about how they're enjoyment of games changed after becoming reviewers, games that regularly hit the table, organizing public gaming and getting started in CCGs and LCGs.


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Episode 85: Deus, Nations Lookback, Video Games that should be Board Games and The Founders Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Episode 85 is chocked full of awesome! Today the founders review the civ building euro game, Deus! Then they take a look back at Nations one year later. Tony T pins the wild meter at 11 giving you the best gaming new roundup in the business. The gang lists their picks for video game to board game ports and finally they present The Founders Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse.


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Express 02: The GAMA Trade Show with Honorary Founder Rodney Smith

In the second installment of the Secret Cabal Express, Chris and Jamie sit down with honorary founder Rodney Smith who just returned from Las Vegas to discuss his adventures at the GAMA Trade Show. Also you'll get a bit of discussion on Gaming Cafes, Organized Play, publishers who name games poorly, the comedy stylings of Steve Spang and the Ancient Wisdom of Tony Topper.


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