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Episode 136: Railroad Revolution, Railways of the World and a Short Topic Extravaganza

What better way to kick off summer than with another episode of The Secret Cabal? I cant think of a single way. Today we have a railroad double headers as we review Railroad Revolution from What's Your Game and then look back at one of our favorite games, Railways of the World. Then after Tony regales us with this amazing newscast, we host yet another short topic extravaganza!

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Lords of the Dungeon 4: Uncomfortable Situations

Today Bender and Jess talk about their Masque of the Red Death Pirate campaign and Jamie continues to lament how jealous he is. Then the gang takes a question from a listener regarding homebrew vs established campaign settings. After we check back in on the Dark Times Star War campign, we dive into a heavy discussion about dealing with uncomfortable situations in your games. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Episode 135: Watson & Holmes, Star Wars Rebellion and Playing to Your Potential

This week the gang gives you a deep dive review of the mystery deduction game Watson & Holmes and a look back at Star Wars Rebellion one year later. We give you a little update on whats going on around the Secret Cabal studios post Kickstarter. Tony T goes through all the big news from around the gaming industry. Then finally, we discuss playing games to your potential.

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Lords of the Dungeon 3: On Rails vs Sandbox Campaigns

Today the gang has an update on Wizards of the Coast's new digital toolset, DnD Beyond and takes a question from our forum; What is a great system to start getting into RPGs (and some that arent so great). Then we present a new segment called, AC's 1 of the Week. Finally we discuss On Rails versus Sandbox adventures and campaigns. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Episode 134: Clank, A Game of Thrones and a Short Topic Extravaganza Founders Edition

Its the last week for the Kickstarter so get out there and check it out if you havent already! But today the gang reviews the Mensa Select winning deck building board game, Clank! And then we take a look back at A Game of Thrones one year later. Then after Tony T gives us fantastic news round-up we present another Short Topic Extravaganz abut this time it is the Founder's Edition in which we pick topics that have been on our minds.

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Episode 133: 51st State, Mombasa and So Many Favorites

We're in the mood for celebration! Our Kickstarter is a resounding success and the founders are going bananas! Today we take a look at the new edition of 51st State the Master Set and give it a in depth review. Then we take a look back at Mombasa one year later. Tony T hooks us up with all the important gaming news while the rest of the gang heckles him. Then finally the founders discuss their favorite things within a series of categories.

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Episode 132: Anachrony, Nippon and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Today is the biggest day in the 5 year history of The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast because today we have launched out very first Kickstarter fundraising initiative and we could be happier and more excited! But yet, the show still must go on! Today the Founders feature one of the coolest euros we've played in a long, long time, Anachrony from Mindclash Games. Then we look back at a fantastic euro one year later, Nippon from What's Your Game. After Tony T hooks us up with the best gaming news in the business, we host another Short Topic Extravaganza including our "blindspot games", our favorite board game artists and RPG style board and card games. 

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The Future of The Secret Cabal

Today happens to be the fifth wednesday of the month and normally we would have a week off but today Jamie sits down at the mic and discusses the future of The Secret Cabal and what Cabalists can expect from our Kickstarter project launching on April 5th.

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Express 24: Alternate Reality Games

Chris and Jamie have been going bananas with Alternate Reality Games for the past 3 months as we plan Agents of the Cabal so it's time for them to do a brain dump of all of their findings. Alternate Reality Games are a fantastic and very unique gaming experience. 

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Episode 131: Onward to Venus, Broom Service and Board Games that Tell Stories

Today the gang decides to go back into the collection and review a game that flew under the radar that they think needs some love, Onward to Venus by Martin Wallace. Then they take a look back at Broom Service one year later. Then Tony T gets frustrated as the guys keep interupting him during the news segment with nonsense. Finally the Founders discuss board games that tell stories and how a game can be designed to pull the emotions out of players.

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Lords of the Dungeon 1: Building a Better Party

Welcome to the Dungeon, Cabalists! In episode #1, the Lords discuss their new Star Wars Saga Edition campaign. The gang has completed character creation and gives you a synopsis of both the characters and the setup for the new campaign. Then they list tips for collaboratively creating characters to build loyalty, bonds and immersion in the adventuring party. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Lords of the Dungeon 0: Meet The New Cast!

Welcome to the Dungeon, Cabalists! We are so happy to introduce our brand new podcast, Lords of the Dungeon. In this, our first episode, we essentially talk about ourselves so you can get the new the brand new cast of hosts. Along with Jamie, we have people you've heard about since the very beginning, Jesko, AC, Jess and Bender. We also get into out tastes and interests in role playing games and we discuss various editions of Dungeons and Dragons. To read about our current role playing campaign, "Star Wars: The Dark Times" go to www.thesecretcabal.com/starwars.

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Episode 130: Assault of the Giants, Raiders of the North Sea and A Short Topic Extravaganza

Hey Now Cabalists! It's time for another hog wild episode of The Secret Cabal! Today we review the new Wiz-Kids games, Assault of the Giants! ,Then we look back at Raiders of the North Sea one year later while Tony takes a nap. ,Then when Tony wakes up he gives you a monstrous news roundup while the rest of us make crude jokes that'll probably get us in trouble. The ,finally we host another Short Topic Extravaganza in which we discuss old games we right like now, a bunch of movies we think are cool and what publishers we think are up and coming.

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Episode 129: Colosseum, Imperial Assault, Four Big Announcments and The Cost and Value of Board Games

Hey Now Cabalists! This is a giagantic show for us becasue in episode 129 we unvail our big plans for 2017. Then we give a deep dice review to TMG's new edition of Colosseum. Then we look back at Star Wars Imperial Assault one year later. Then after Tony T gives you the wild and crazy news from all over the baord game 'verse, we discuss The Cost and Value of Board Games.

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Episode 128: Masmorra: Dungeons of Arcadia, Porta Nigra and A Short Topic Extravaganza

The Founders are back for another episode chocked full of crazy gaming nonsense! Today the gang takes a look at Masmorra Dungeons and Arcadia from CMON Games. Then they take a look back at a very different game, Porta Nigra designed by legendary designers, Wolfgang Kramer and Michael Kiesling. After Tony T hooks you up with the best gaming news in the biz, the founders discuss what to do when you got a dirtbag in your gaming group, the music we listen to and Steve and Jamie's punk rock band days and we match up our dream designer and publisher combos. 

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Episode 127: DOOM, Runebound and The Gamers Dictionary: Elegance

Alright Alright alright! The day has come for another Secret Cabal Episode! In today's show the gang takes a look at FFG's new tactical combat game, DOOM. Then they take a look back at another FFG game from one year ago, Runebound Third Edition. Then, get ready Cabalists becasue the Founders are going to have a disagreement on the proper way to define the word elegance in regards to a board game.

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Episode 126: City of Iron 2nd Edition, Blood Rage, Our Favorites of 2016 and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Hey now! It's the first show of 2017 and we're ready to go! Today we take a look at the second edition of a great game by Ryan Laukat, City of Iron. And this time we give you a double header look back, first one of Tony's favorites, Blood Rage and then a look back at our favorite games of 2016. Then we host another Short Topic Extravaganza.

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Episode 125: Great Western Trail, Above and Below and Board Games Past, Present and Future

This year's Christmas Special is bonkers! First the founders talk about all the great games they've been playing and announce the winners of the big Christmas Contest. Then we give Great Western Trail the deep dive review treatment. We checkout what Above and Below has been doing at our table over the past year. Tony T gives us an amazing news round up and then, Scrooge Tony is visited by 3 spirits bent on teaching him about great games of the past, present and future. And sprinkled in throughout, our famous Christmas Songs of the past.

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