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Tabletop Gaming Podcast based in Glasgow, Scotland. We play D&D, Pathfinder, Magic: The Gathering, Warhammer: The Age of Sigmar and a plethora of board games!

Episodes

September 23, 2018

Episode 85 : Playing Ketchup

Join Ben, Josh and Charlotte as they run through a whole raft of topics in this week's episode including a shoutout to our newest Patron Simon Harper, our ongoing plans for the Unlucky Frog Patreon, and Ben's first foray into Shadespire organised play. They also chat about their review of Brothers by Ankama Games and ongoing Brothers competition, and chat through recent game release announcements including:

  • Betrayal Legacy by Avalon Hills Games
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault by Games Workshop
  • Magic: The Gathering Guilds of Ravnica 

They also wax lyrical about what the games they have been playing this week including:

  • Roll Player by Thunderstorm Games,
  • Fallout: Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius,
  • Disney's Villainous by Wonder Forge,
  • Azul by Plan B Games, 
  • Listit by Listmakers

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links

Brothers Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iny9MKm0PH0&t=4s

Brothers Competition: https://gleam.io/ymh7l/brothers-by-ankama-games-giveaway

Board Game Crate Unboxing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJrj8MYCBuM&t=15s

Board Game Crate: https://www.boardgamecrate.co.uk/

Unlucky Frog Patreon: www.patreon.com/UnluckyFrog

Listit Episode (Episode 32): https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/episode-32-independence-day-listit/

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Credits

Presented by Ben Porter, Josh Hartley and Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Patron Outro: Ewan Bowers

 

 

 

 

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In this week's Indepedence Day episode Ben is joined by Marc Spectre of Grand Gamers Guild, the independent publishing house behind Unreal Estate and Pocket Ops, and co-publisher of Endeavor: Age of Sails!

Together they chat about Marc's current kickstarter project The Artemis Project, a dice-placement engine builder where you compete to build the best colony on Europa. Marc also explains a bit more about his role as an independent publisher and what he is looking for as a publisher.

We hope you enjoy listening 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links

Grand Gamers Guild: https://grandgamersguild.com/

Grand Gamers Guild Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grandgamersguild/

Grand Gamers Guild Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrndGmrsGld

The Artemis Project Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/697528475/the-artemis-project/

Dominik Mayer: https://www.artstation.com/dtmayer

Dominik Mayer Twitter: https://twitter.com/_Dominik_Mayer_

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Hosted by Benjamin Porter

Guest Appearance by Marc Specter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

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In this week's episode Ben and Charlotte are joined by Darius Twyman of All Around The Board and UnCon! Together they chat about recent announcements from the tabletop gaming community inlcuding:

  • Pandemic Survival: Fall of Rome 
  • Warhammer Beast of Choas 
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions App release
  • Narcos: The Board Game

They also chat about the post Tabletop Scotland come down, how plans for UnCon 4.0 are progressing, and the ongoing promotion between the Unlucky Frog and Board Game Crate - remember the code is unluckyfrogisawesome for 5% off your first subscription!

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Hosted by Ben and Charlotte Porter

Guest appearance by Darius Twyman

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.FM

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In this week's Independence Day feature Josh and Ben are joined by Jamie Noble Frier aka The Noble Artist! Together they talk about a wide and varied range of topics including toilet roll delivery drones, Gloomhaven, Roll Quest by Hercules Studios and of course, Jamie's current project Hero Master: An Epic Game of Epic Fails.

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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The Noble Artist Links

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HeroMastergame/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenobleartist/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thenobleartist

 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance by Jamie Noble Frier

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.Fm 

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Fresh from their stint as the Official Media partner for the inaugural Tabletop Scotland, Josh, Ben and Charlotte chat with Kenny and Lawrence of the Dice Roll Cafe about their thoughts on the event! 

Recorded in the very atmospheric snug in the Cherrybank Inn in Perth, together they cover a whole array of things including:

- Darius Twyman and his Magical travelling Games Library

- Villainous, the Game of Disney Villains

- Kickstarter Launch for Microbrew by One Free Elephant

- Seminars by Meeples like Us and Bez of Stuff by Bez

- Room D100+1

- The Pub Quiz at Tabletop Scotland

- Everdell at the Geeknson Table

- Pandemic Survival

- D&D Epic

- The Bring and Buy

- Warhammer Underworlds Tournaments. 

 

We hope you enjoy listening! 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Honourable shoutouts include:

Mark McKinnon of Wreck and Ruin Fame

Ross and Kev of West End Games

Steve Fettes of Common Ground Games

Kat from IPlayRed

Matt Coward

Peter Hopkins of Drawn To The Flame 

Duncan Cowan of Tabletop Scotland

Sarah Kennington of One Free Elephant

Richard Simpson of We're Not Wizards 

Iain McAllister of The Giant Brain

Genki Gear

....and of course, The Tabletop Scotland team, volunteers and everyone who came along!

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Links for Dice Roll Cafe

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiceRollCafe/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dicerollcafe

Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/dicerollcafe/

 

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Episode Credits

Recorded before a pub staff audience at the Cherrybank Inn, Perth

Hosted by Josh Hartley, Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearance by Kenny Li and Lawrence Tucker

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Art by Charlotte Porter

Patron Outro by Tom Mannering

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This week's Independence Day episode sees Ben joined by Eoin Costelloe and Ciara Costelloe of Decking Awesome Games. Together they chat about their upcoming Kickstarter release, Dice Summoners.

They also chat about how they came into tabletop gaming at university, the pros and cons of two player games and how this helped shape what is now Dice Summoners. 

Decking Awesome Games will be demoing Dice Summoners at Tabletop Scotland! Be sure to swing by the Play Test Zone to try it out.

Thanks for listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links

Website: www.dag.irish

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deckingawesomegames/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeckingG

 

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Credits

Hosted by Benjamin Porter

Guest Appearance by Eoin Costelloe and Ciara Costelloe

Episode Art by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.FM

 

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August 26, 2018

Episode 79: Broken Fingers

Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Scotland, Tabletop Scotland!

In this week's episode Ben and Charlotte chat about the first ever Tabletop Scotland, which taking place in Perth next weekend! Listen in to hear about what they are looking forward to, what they will be getting up to as the official media partner *ahem ahem* and announce the panelists for Room D100+1 - the 100% original panelist show where guests bring their pet peeve from the world of tabletop gaming and try to have it expelled to Room D100+1.

They also chat indepth about counterfeit games following an incident at a recent Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions and Charlotte makes some important announcements about the future of the podcast!

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode!

The Unlucky Frog Team 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

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In this week's Independence Day Ben and Josh are joined by Calum Taylor of Twisted Bit Games. Fresh back in Scotland after living in The Republic of Korean Calum chats about Korean Board Game Cafes, the importance of accessability in gaming, as well as accents, puns, kilts and formal fashion faux pas! Calum also shares his experience of GenCon, including that CMON Cthulu statute, and his plans for his current game Motora; a worker placement, resource management, dice combat game with elements of capture the flag, which is due to launch on Kickstarter in October. 

Also, Callum will be at Tabletop Scotland on Sat 1st and Sun 2nd September - be sure to swing by and demo Motora! Click here for more information

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Twisted Bit Games Links -

 

Website/Blog: www.twistedbitgames.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/twistedbitgames/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TwistedBitGames/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TwistedBitGames

 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance by Calum Taylor

Post-Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Art Work by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

 

 

 

 

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In this week's episode Ben and Josh chat about recent Games Workshop announcements and Fantasy Flights' upcoming release Key Forge and the rising popularity of Unique Games.

 

They also share their thoughts on the assault which took place at GenCon against Jeremy Hambly of The Quartering, and discuss changing attitudes in the gaming community. We would love to know your thoughts and feelings on this topic.

Do you agree with Ben and Josh or do you feel they are far off the mark? 

How far is too far? How far is justified?

 

We Hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team 

 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

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In this week's Independence Day Episode Ben and Charlotte are joined by Emma May of Emmerse Studios, the creator of Quirk! and Quirk! Legends.  

Listen in as they chat about Emma's wide and varied experience of game creation and marketing, entering the gaming industry and managing game reviews. She also shares her plans for the future of Quirk! and Quirk! Legends - so watch this space!

We hope you enjoy listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

***Also please excuse the background noise. Unfortunately we had one hyperactive Tortoise in the studio when recording!

 

Guest Links

Website: https://www.emmersestudios.com/

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/EmmerseStudios/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmmerseStudios

 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearance by Emma May 

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded Using SquadCast

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Following on from their GenCon episode, Ben and Josh talk changing attitudes in gaming and go way off topic chatting about celebrities and gaming, and Insane Championship Wrestling!

They also chat about BenCon 2018 (Ben's Birthday Celebration) and the games they played including:

  • 2 vs 2 Warhammer Age of Sigmar Mega Battle,
  • Tales Of The Arabian Nights by Z-Man Games,
  • Ice Cool by Brain Games,
  • Brothers by Ankama Games
  • Mysterium by Libellud
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by CMON Games
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions by Playfusion

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Hosted by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post-Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

 

 

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In this week's Independence Day Episode Ben is joined by Tom and Ash Mayo, the creative geniuses behind ModBlokz - the magnetic Sci-Fi Modular Terrain System!

Listen in as they chat about their love for wargaming, component design and manufacturing, plans for the future and, of course, the ModBlokz Kickstarter campaign. Be sure to check it out!

We hope you enjoy listening! 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModBlokz/

 

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Credits

Presented by Benjamin Porter

Guest Appearance by Tom and Ash Mayo of ModBlokz

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using Squadcast.FM

 

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This week's episode sees Ben and Josh joined by returning guest Callum "Lanky Santa" Flint! Together they discuss some of the accouncements fresh from GenCon 2018 including:

Fantasy Flight Games:

 

Games Workshop 

 

Cryptozoic

 

Steamforged:

 

Steve Jackson Games:

 

Pandasaurus:

 

Flaming Fowl Studios

 

The also chat through their first playthrough of A Song of Ice and Fire: The Miniatures Game by Cool Mini or Not. (Be sure to check out our A song of Ice and Fire Unboxing here - ASOIAF - Unboxing Video)

 

We hope you enjoy listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Hosted by Ben Porter & Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance by Callum Flint

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Patron Outro by Ewan Bowers

 

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On this week's Independence Day Ben and Josh are joined by Jamie Frew to talk about his future release, The Old Hellfire Club - a game of drinking, of daring and of rubber ducks!

Together they chat about secret societies, the games and designers that have influenced Jamie, his experience of UK Games Expo and his plans for Kickstarter including how you can find yourself in the game.

Also, as a special treat for the Unlucky Frog listeners Jamie also makes an announcement about a Print and Play demo!

 

Happy Listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOldHellfireClub/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/OldHellfire

Boardgame Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/250593/old-hellfire-club/files

 

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Hosted by: Ben Porter & Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance: Jamie Frew

Post-Production by: Charlotte Porter

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In this week's episode Ben is joined by regular contributor, Tom Mannering. Listen in as they talk about:

  • Spiel des Jahres winner, Azul
  • Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica
  • The newly announced CMON games (Zombicide TTRPG, Wacky Races and the Munchkin Board game)
  • Magic: The Gathering Arena
  • Age of Sigmar: Champions
  • Age of Sigmar 2nd Edition
  • The newly launched Unlucky Frog Gaming stream

 

Also tune in for a special announcement about Mr Tom Mannering himself!

 

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Hosted by Benjamin Porter

Guest appearance by Tom Mannering

Post-Production by Charlotte Porter

 

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This week's Indpendence Day features Robbie Munn of Peculiarity!

Robbie chats with Josh and Ben about his upcoming Kickstarter campaign of Summoner's Isle - due to launch in September. Listen in as they chat about cartography, norse mythology, The Ghostbusters and of course Summoner's Isle!

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

P.S Also check out the amazing artwork for the game - beautiful!

 

 

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Post-Production by Charlotte Porter

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In this week's Regular Show episode Ben, Josh and Charlotte discuss a whole raft of game announcements and updates including:

  • Transformers Card Game
  • Cthulu Death May Die
  • Eclipse
  • Trogdor!!
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions

They also chat about their plans for their first ever Twitch Stream! (Check out their feed - www.twitch.tv/unluckyfroggaming

As well as these they also address recent Kickstarter controvarseries and the ethical and legal dilemnas surrounding campaigns such as Overturn: Rising Sands and Dr Evil's League of Evil.

We hope you enjoy listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Honourable Mentions:

Kevin Ogilvie

Alex Ross

Common Ground Games

Settlers 

Homestar Runner

Andy Lewis

Oathsworn

 

Credits

Presented by Benjamin Porter, Josh Hartley & Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Patron Outro by Ewan Bowers

 

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Update Kickstarter - 21/07/18

Role Quest is now 111% funded! There is still time to back it - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/herculesgamestudios/role-quest

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In this edition of our Independence Day feature Ben is joined by Alex and Phoebos of Hercules Games Studios in our first ever international conference call - Scotland, England and Greece! Alex and Phoebos chat with Ben about their current Kickstarter campaign for Role Quest, a game of role playing, guessing and improvisation currently sitting at over 80% funded with 22 days to go!

Together they also discuss the need for gateway role playing games, being a games deisgner on Kickstarter, and how to ensure that the backers have a great Kickstarter experience inlight of recent controversies!

 

Happy Listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Role Quest Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/herculesgamestudios/role-quest

Hercules Games Studio - https://www.after-london.com/hercules-game-studios

 

Credits

Presented by Benjamin Porter

Post-production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast

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This week Josh is joined by Tom Mannering and Ewan Bowers for an episode dedicated to Magic: The Gathering. Together they discuss the recent M19 pre-release event that they attended at ComiCrazy in Paisley and we introduce a new segment of the show, 'What's in the Booster Packs?!' - pretty much 'What's in the Box?!' without a box. Listen in as they explain what they would do with the cards in the packs, the mechanics and lore of the game, and share their own experience of playing Magic over the years. 

Happy Listening

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben and Josh are joined by Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games! Not only has Steve Jackson been in the board games industry for over 40 years, he is also the creator of some little known games such as Munchkin and GURPS. 

Together they chat about the changes in the tabletop gaming industry over the past 40 years, Steve's design process and the importance of theme in game design. They also talk about Steve's next Kickstarter release, The Fantasy Trip, a re-release of his 1970's RPG, the other Steve Jackson and squid rabbits!

Happy listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

 

Links

Steve Jackson Games

Fantasy Trip - The Fantasy Trip.com

2019 World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin

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In this week's Regular Show episode Josh and Ben update everyone on our plans for Patreon, give shoutouts to our newest patrons and make some Tabletop Scotland competition announcements - spend 2 hours at the Geeknson Table with The Unlucky Frog to celebrate our 1st birthday! 

They also discuss their first play through of the Warhammer Age of Sigmar Soul Wars and Josh updates us on his current Pathfinder campaign!

Happy listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Unlucky Frog Competition

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars Unboxing

 

 

 

 

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In this week's Independence Day Episode Ben and Josh are joined by Matt Machell of Realms Publishing to discuss RPGs, including his most recent endeavour The Queen's Men (think Elizabethan spies through the lens of Gareth Marenghi's Dark Place!). They also discuss 60's pulp TV drama, historical fiction, and the shifting attitude in the social conscious towards RPGs and board games in general.

Happy Listening.

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Links

Realms Publishing

RPG Now - Realms Publishing

 

Honourable Mentions 

Critical Role

UK Games Expo

Jason Statham's Big Vacation

Shadows of Estern

Ice Cool by Brain Games

Spire by Grant Howitt

Mountain Witch RPG

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Psstt! This episode contains spoilers. You have been warned...

In this week's episode Josh and Charlotte, minus Ben who has succumb to his hayfever, chat with Dave Wright, the Convention Overlord of Tabletop Scotland. Together they chat about how things are progressing, and to make some announcements - inlcuding some announcements involving our goodselves! Dave also gets very excited about GenCon 2018 too.

Listen in to find out more about what's in store for Tabletop Scotland in September including events, RPGs, tournaments, demo zone, playtest zone and much more!

 

Happy Listening! 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links:

Tabletop Scotland : http://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

Tabletop Scotland Facebook Group Chat: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TabletopScotlandChat/

 

Honourable Mentions: 

Coiledspring Games

Asmodee Games 

Iain McAllister - The Giant Brain 

GenCon

Mark Cooke of AireCon

 

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben and Josh are joined by Mark Mackinnon of Dream Big Games - and gosh golly, do they lower they tone?! As well as discussing Wreck and Ruin, they also discuss Can you Guess Poo? and other toilet related subjects. This is also the first episode where Charlotte has had to slam the censor button (thanks Josh!).

Mark also shares his experience of dissecting his earlier Wreck and Ruin campaign and how this led to his recent successfully funded campaign. They also chat stretch goals, teaming up with Award Winning Miniatures Painter, Michael Mordor, demoing at UK Games Expo and calling out internet trolls.

Also, they pose the question of our generation; 100 hundred duck sized horses, or 1 horse sized duck?! What would you choose?

We hope you enjoy listening, and are not too disgusted!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Wreck and Ruin Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1358316989/wreck-and-ruin-post-apocalyptic-vehicle-miniature

 

 

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June 24, 2018

Episode 61: TTRPGs

In this week's episode, Ben and Josh wax lyrical about tabletop role-playing games. Ben reflects on the D&D one-shot he played as part of Scot's stag, whilst Josh catches us up on the latest goings-on from his Pathfinder campaign. Ben also bemoans the loss he suffered during his last game of Age of Sigmar 1st Edition.

 

Happy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Due to a slight technical hitch our regular Independence Day episode has been delayed. In the meantime listen in to our thoughts on Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions  by Playfusion, which Ben and Charlotte were lucky enough to demo at UK Games Expo. 

We hope you enjoy, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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June 17, 2018

Episode 59: Twitching

This week Ben and Charlotte take the reigns of the Regular Show. Together they discuss their week in Tabletop including playing Arkham Horror LCG: Paths To Carcosa, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire and Zombie Doctor, and catching up with Tristan and Francesca of Hall or Nothing Productions whilst on a whistlestop tour of Manchester. They also discuss recent announcements from CMON and Monolith about how they will be utilising Kickstarter in the future, as well as the Unlucky Frog's plans for using Twitch for live streaming and how it can be used to benefit the Tabletop Gaming Community.

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links:

Episode 36: Lifeform (Mark Chaplin & Tristan Hall)

 

Honourable Mentions:

Elisar of Capital City Games

24 Hour Board Game Marathon 

Iain McAllister (The Giant Brain)

Warhammer Glasgow

Games Workshop Manchester

Glasgow Shadespire Meet-Up

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben is joined by Luke Gbedemah of Muster App, an app that is designed to be the Steam of Tabletop. Luke explains the need for Muster as a means of bringing together tabletop gamers in terms of locality and shared interest. Together they also discuss he game design process, interpretation of other people's intellectual property, and borrowing concepts and ideas from existing pieces of work. 

We hope you enjoy listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Muster App - https://www.musterapp.co.uk/

 

  

 

 

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June 10, 2018

Episode 57: Sweaty Yeti

In this week's episode Ben, Josh and Charlotte discuss appropriate Yeti care and  their post UK Games Expo cool down/melt down which has included copius amounts of gaming. Josh also shares his experience of setting up his very first twitter account, and the gang reminisce about Haba Hotel.  They also discuss recent news by Fantasy Flight Games about Android: Netrunner, speculation about upcoming games from Wizards of the Coast, and Ben gets excited about the announcement of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soul Wars.

We hope you enjoy!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Ben and Josh are joined once again by Iain McAllister of The Giant Brain for the continuation of our UK Games Expo round up!

 

We hope enjoy listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Mentions

Boardgame Console by Wizama

Taiwan Boardgame Design

Games Workshop

Arkham Horror: Paths to Carcosa and Forgetton Age by Fantasy Flight Games

Pathfinder Playtest by Paizo

Holding On: Troubled Life of Billy Kerr by Hub Games

Village Attacks by Grimlord

Board Games Crate

VoteMe by Redwell Games

Old Hellfire Club

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In this week's edition of Independence Day Ben is joined by Matt Coward of the University of York. Matt chats with Ben about his current piece of sociological research into the tabletop gaming community, discussing the wider issues of inclusivity and diversity. They also discuss grave robbing, cliche'd themes and games that explore death. 

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Ben and Josh are joined by Iain McAllister of The Giant Brain for their UK Games Expo wrap up episode, part 1! Together they cover Thursday's Press Preview, Friday's Shadespire: Grand Clash, the JollyBoat comedy duo and the plethora of games that they demo'ed, listed below!

We hope you enjoy listening.

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Mentions:

Sins RPG by First Falling Leaf

Ruthless by Alley Cat Games & Roland's Revenge

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions by Playfusion

The Gig by Brain Crack Games

Gladiatores by Bad Cat Games

Towers of The Sun published by Quality Beasts 

Doomsday Bots by Digisprite  

Dare to Dream by Turtle Dream Games

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius Games 

Ice Cool by Brain Games

UK Indie RPG League

Villagers by Sinister Fish Games

JollyBoat

Ominones Hieroglyphs by Yay Games

Legends Untold and Lord of The Hoard by Inspiring Games

Hero Master by The Noble Artist

Shadows of Esteren by Studio Agate

 

 

 

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben is joined by Tom Pike of Themeborne Games to discuss his upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Escape The Dark Castle Expansion Packs, which is due to go live on Friday 1st of June! Listen in to hear about Tom's own gaming history and what brought him to this point. Together they also the need for gateway games, how to manage critical reviews, and how to create expansions that bring new mechanics and elements to a game whilst remaining true to the original game. 

For more information on Escape The Dark Castle and its expansions, check out www.themeborne.com 

Ben's review of Escape The Dark Castle will be available on our blog from Wednesday 30th of May. 

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team 

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*This episode contains spoilers for Hunger Games and Game of Thrones*

This week Ben, Josh & Charlotte chat about their upcoming trip to UK Games Expo! Following on from our preview blog post we discuss what we are looking forward to seeing most at the event. We also discuss Games Workshops' announcement for Warhammer Adventures and the divisive nature of the books. 

This week's episode also contains a shoutout to our newest Patron, Tom Mannering, and we explain some of the updates we have made to our patreon goals!

We hope you enjoy listening

The Unlucky Frog Team

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In this week's Independence Day Episode Ben and Josh are joined by local lad, Owen Duffy, games writer for Tabletop Magazine, The Guardian and Ars Technica. Together they discuss Owen's day to day gaming, plans for UK Games Expo and upcoming board game annual/ guide, The Board Game Book, which is due to hit Kickstarter on Tuesday 5th of June! 

Shownotes

The Board Game Book is a gorgeous hardback book by top gaming authors looking at more than 100 of the year's best games, from family and casual games to strategy epics. Its Kickstarter campaign launches on June 5th, and you can get a copy plus a free PDF, and have your name listed in the acknowledgement pages, for a pledge of £20.

Find out more at:

 

We hope you enjoy listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Gaming

 

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In this week's episode Ben is joined by guest host Josh...wait...what?! That's right Josh has returned from his hiatus just in time or UK Games Expo!

In this week's episode Ben & Josh discuss the games they have been playing including Gloomhaven, and Magic: The Gathering expansion, Dominaria. They also chat about recent announcements for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar, Asmodee's intended sale and the Award Season in the run up to wards UK Games Expo, Origins Awards and Spiele Des Jahres.

This week's episode see the return of our 'What's In the Box?!' section, although in this instance it is 'What's In The Tube?!'

 

We hope you enjoy listening!

 

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In this week's episode we are joined by Erin Dean, videographer and author. Together Erin & Ben discuss her upcoming book, for The Love of Board Games, a collection of interviews with board game designers including: 

-Matt Leacock

-Jonathon Gilmour

-Wolfgang Kramer

-Richard Garfield

-Phil Walker-Harding

 

They also discuss instances of being star struck including an awkward encounter with Rodney Smith of Watch It Played in a bathroom at AireCon 2018!

 

Happy listening!

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In this week's episode, Ben is joined again by Scot Milne. Together they discuss what games they have been playing over the past week or so including Scot's recent Pathfinder campaign, Warhammer Underworlds: Shadespire and Arkham Horror. They also discuss the reemergence of claims about the authenticity of Jakub Rozalsk artwork for Scythe and the fine line between plagiarism and homage, and discuss the online tabletop gaming community.

Link to reddit claim regarding Jakub Rozalski's artwork 

We hope you enjoy listening!

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honourable mentions: Daryl Jones Glasgow Shadespire Group

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In this week's episode Ben is joined by Frank West creator of City of Kings. Together they discuss Frank's first introduction to tabletop gaming, his desire to create an experience similiar to a MMORPG in a tabletop format, and his current kickstarter campaigns City of Kings: Anicent Allies and Vedoran Gardens.

Frank will also be attending UK Games Expo, and GenCon so be sure to look out for him there!

We hope you enjoy listening!

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May 6, 2018

Episode 46: Dun-Con

In this week's episode Ben is joined by guest co-host Duncan Cowan of Tabletop Scotland. Together they disucss recent gaming exploits inlcuding Secret Hitler, Battlestar Galatica, Escape the Dark Castle & Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective. They also discuss the somewhat duplicitive practices of Space Goat Productions, and share tips on how to teach games to new players, or indeed, people with no prior experience of gaming.

We hope you enjoy!

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