Episode 171 – Gaming as a Social Contract

Getting it Right (or semi-right) from Design to Table

Daniel, Jeff and T.R. discuss what it means to bring a game to the table. How deeply does (or should) game designers and players consider what goes into a game and when (or if) it actually makes an appearance?  Anything ranging from historical accuracy to social contracts come into play as we range across the cardboard battlefields of gaming to find out!

Games Discussed

 

Episode 170 – Down, Down to Tolkien Town

The Influence Goes Ever On…

In this episode, Jeff, Daniel and guest wise-man T.R. Knight gather in the Green Dragon to discuss their love of Tolkien. Like so many fans, it’s influenced art, music, literature and (of course) gaming. Join us as we cover some of the highlights that have shaped our lives in and out of gaming.  And for your viewing pleasure, please enjoy the following links to all things Tolkien!!

Role Playing Games

Board Games

Recommended Readings

“Down, Down to Goblin Town” from the Original Soundtrack of The Hobbit (1977) animated by Rankin/Bass. Musc by Maury Laws

Episode 169 – Locally Sourced Plans

Locally Sourced, From Brain to Table

On this episode of Game Store Prophets, the group is sans el presidente, but have gathered some new hotness in the form of a guest host. As the triumvirate forms, can they hold it together long enough to put some plans together for 2018?  Find out as we discuss things and stuff and more things!

  1. GaryCon
  2. Fantasy Flight Games – Genesys
  3. Modiphius Games – John Carter of Mars RPG Kickstarter
  4. Spelljammer (link to Nerdarchy)
  5. FFG – Star Wars (not Star Trek) The Roleplaying Game 30th Anniversary Edition
  6. GenCon
  7. Kolossal Games – Western Legends Kickstarter
  8. Sine Nomine Publishing – Stars Without Number RPG
  9. Making Meaningful Resolutions

Find more about our guest host, T.R. Knight and his proclivity for touching way too many RPG books, go here!

Episode 156 – The Episode That Almost Wasn’t

Between your hosts either getting knock-out sick or being scheduled to the hilt, we had to come up with an alternate plan for this newest episode of Game Store Prophets. So while I do tell you about the games I’ve been playing – namely Guild Ball and a solo RPG called Quill – this episode is dedicated to answering questions sent in by the community.

If you want to see episodes like this in the future with a bit more planning that includes all three of the hosts – be sure to leave us a comment and let us know. I know I had fun doing this one.