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The Gen Con 2017 Pre-Show Spectacular

Today the Founders welcome a slew of great board game media creators to discuss Gen Con 2017! First Tony, Jamie and Chris warm up the audience with discussion about the big Gen Con meetup happening at The Tow Yard on Saturday August 19th at 8pm. Then Jamie and Chris welcome the Blue Peg Pink Peg cast to discuss food and drink in Indianapolis - and it devolves into nonsense. Then The Lords of the Dungeon crew talk about first time attendees and planning events. Tony T presents a special edition of his news segment talking about a selection of great games releasing at the convention this year. Then Jamie is joined by Tom and Eric of The Dice Tower to discuss exhibiting, the Dice Tower live show and Family at Gen Con. And finally, Rodney Smith of Watch It Played, Marty Connell of Rolling Dice and Taking Names, Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise, Matt Evans of Board Game Replay and Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Review join Jamie to talk about Fantasy Flight Games predictions, Marty's Gen Con meetup, and more.

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Episode 140: The Godfather Corleone's Empire, Mare Nostrum Empires and The Secret Cabal Playlists

This week the founders crack out the new Eric Lang game from CMON, THe Godfather: Coreleone's Empire for the feature overview and review. Then we take a look back at Mare Nostrum Empires one year later. And of course, after Tony T pins the wild meter in the red with his award winning news segment, the Founders give their go back to an old segment that we havent dont in awhile, The Secret Cabal Playlists in which we talk about games that are currently on our minds for whatever reason.

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Episode 139: Nemo's War, Warhammer Quest Silver Tower and a Short Topic Extravaganza

Gen Con is right around the corner which means our meetup is also right around the corner and today the Founders are joined by Honorary Founder Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games to name their beer! Then the gang reviews their first solo game, Nemo's War and look back at Warhammer Quest Silver Tower one year later. And after Tony T goes bananas with a news roundup the guys host another Short Topic Extravaganza including teaching board game rules, how important is replayability and more.

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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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