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Carronade Retrospective | Unlucky Frog Bargain Hunt!

May 13th, 2019

In this week's episode Josh and Ben provide their take on Carronade 2019! 

Topics featured:

Bethesda Plegarism Claims (02:00)

Link: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/05/bethesdas-latest-elder-scrolls-adventure-taken-down-amid-cries-of-plagiarism/

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Sylvaneth Release delay (08:38)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16IXC0xOjVk

Warhammer Contrast Paint (11:45)

Warhammer Fest Announcements (16:00)

Carronade 2019 (19:22)

Flea Market Charity Bargain Hunt Challenge (31:18)

Links:

Ben's Bargain Hunt contribution

 

Josh's Bargain Hunt contribution

 

Honourable Mentions:

Tyler Mengle (www.mengelminiatures)

Dave Zeb Cook

Mick Farnworth

Captain Jack's Locker

Scottish Wildlings

Carronade | Featuring Kenny and Doug Thomson of FDWC

May 5th, 2019

This week Ben and Josh are joined by Kenny and Doug of Falkirk District Wargames Club to talk about this year's upcoming Carronade show!

Back for it's 13th year, the show will be taking place at Graeme High School on Saturday 11th May 2019. For more information of traders, clubs, and games alongside the details for the painting competition and flea market can be found on their website.

Featured Topics:

Asmodee Novels Announcements (02:36)

Steamforged Investment (04:41)

Warhammer Underworlds Digital Version (14:03)

Magic The Gathering Cheating Controversy (15:55)

Carronade 2019 (22:22)

 

Happy Listening!

 

The Unlucky Frog Team

The Sex Lives of Fantasy Dwarves

April 28th, 2019

***We have tried to keep this episode as Spoiler Free as possible. We do refer to characters in the show as of Season 8, episode 2***

 

In this week's episode Josh, Ben & Charlotte discuss a raft a news items from the world of Tabletop Gaming. They also discuss their Game of Thrones Winter Deadpool, which may contain spoilers; consider yourselves warned!

Topics Featured:

Magic: The Gathering War of The Spark Pre-release (02:41)

Bloodborne the Board Game by CMON (08:28)

Modbloks Kickstarter Campaign (11:38)

Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage by Nice Game Publishing (12:39)

Kolosal Games Kickstarter Controversy (17:46)

Wizards of The Coast company Expansion announcements (20:36)

Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Hedonites of Slaanesh (23:33)

The Games we've been playing over the Easter Bank Holiday (26:39)

  • Chai by Steeped Games
  • Kana Gawa by 
  • Altiplano
  • Cockroach Poker
  • Unstable Unicorns
  • The Hartley Croquet 4 Nations Tournament 
  • Warhammer: Age of Sigmar Fyreslayers

 

Game of Thrones Winter Deadpool (43:16)

 

Happy Listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

Game of Thrones Winter Deadpool

April 28th, 2019

***We have treid to keep this segment as Spoiler Free as possible. We do refer to the names of characters alive as of Season 8, Episode 2***

 

This segment is taken from our next upcoming episode, The Sex Lives of Fantasy Dwarves. Charlotte and Ben talk about their Game of Thrones Deadpool, and what they would buy with their winnings...

Robot Apocalypse

April 21st, 2019

This week Ben, Josh & Tom round up this week's Tabletop Gaming news including:

 

God of War Card Game by CMON (14:01)

Lord of The Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth by Fantasy Flight Games (17:27)

Retail release of Hellboy by Mantic Games (22:02)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Rise and Fall of Anvalor (25:00)

Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Odyssey of the Dragonlords Adventure Book by Modiphius Games (26:34)

Critical Role Vox Machina Kikstarter (29:09)

Mensa Select 2019 Winners (32:38)

The future of A.I and apps in Tabletop Gaming (38:08)

 

Happy Listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

For Forks Sake | Featuring Mark Stockton-Pitt of Radical 8 Games

April 14th, 2019

This week Josh and Ben are joined by Mark Stockton-Pitt of Radical 8 Games to chat about his upcoming release, Forks; the game you win by embezzling your way to victory! They also discuss historical games and how to manage issues like colonialism and occupation in light of Scramble For Africa controversy.  

Topics covered

Sanctum by Czech Games Edition (03:15)

Cubicle 7 Warhammer RPG Starter Set (04:01)

Scramble for Africa by GMT (07:32)

Forks by Radical 8 Games (16:05)

 

Happy Listening, 

 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links:

Radical 8 Games: https://radical8games.com/

Radical 8 Games Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/radical8games/

Forks Board Game Geek Page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/271288/forks

 

Diplodocus Maximum | The Golden Geek Awards

April 8th, 2019

This week Charlotte and Josh give us their take on the results of the Board Game Geek, Golden Geek Awards 2018 including: Root, Brass: Birmingham, Everdell, The Mind and Quacks of Quedlingburg.

Runtime:

New Asmodee releases including Summoner's Isle by Pecularity and Fantastic Flying Machines by Medusa Games (02:11)

Weta Workshop District 9 Kickstarter Cancellation (03:46)

Magic: The Gathering War of The Spark (05:37)

Krowd Funder: The Game by Riverhorse Games and other April Fools Pranks (07:52)

Koi Competition (13:00)

The Golden Geek Award Winners 2018 (14:48)

 

Happy Listening!

 

Honourable Mentions: 

Duncan Cowan from Tabletop Scotland

Kenny Li from Dice Roll Cafe

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Links:

Competition link: www.unluckyfrog.com/competitions

Confessions of a Game Designer | Featuring Joe Hopkins (Endangered)

March 31st, 2019

 

This week Ben and Charlotte are joined by Joe Hopkins, the designer of Endangered which is being brought to Kickstarter by Grand Gamer Guild on Tuesday 2nd of April! Together they chat about Joe's inspiration for the game design and theme, the current trend for conservation games, and what he is doing to protect the environment.

 

New and Announcements: 

Games Workshop Announcements at Adepticon (01:39)

District 9 Kickstarter Campaign by Weta Workshop (04:08)

Oceans Kickstarter Campaign by North Star Games (06:37)

Warhammer Doomseeker by Ninja Division (14:08)

Changes to Legendary game series by Upper Deck Games (16:03)

 

Featured Topic:

Endangered by Joe Hopkins (18:40)

 

Happy listening! 

 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

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

Joe's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AvgJoeGames

 

 

AireCon 2019 Retrospective | Featuring Mark Cooke

March 24th, 2019

Following on from our AireCon review episode, Ben and Charlotte are joined by one of the events organisers' Mark Cooke. 

 

Topics Covered:

Passing of Larry DeTillio, writer of The Masks of Nyarlathotep (01:37)

Offensive Adult Party Game by The Dragon's Tomb on Kickstarter (02:26)

Games Workshop Chaos Space Marines (05:20)

Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist by USAopoly (08:20)

AireCon Retrospective (18:31)

  • What went well and what could be improved 
  • Evaluation and Feedback 
  • Plans for 2020!

Happy Listening!

 

The Unlucky Frog Team

Board Game Worlds | Featuring Erin Dean

March 17th, 2019

This week Ben and Josh are joined by returning guest Erin Dean! Following on from the success of her first book For The Love of Board Games, Erin chats to us about her partnership with Renegade Games on her upcoming book Board Game Worlds, a full-color game table art book celebrating 10 of the top board game artists in the industry including the Vincent Dutrait (Lewis & Clark and Treasure Island) and Tania Walker (The Lady and The Tiger and Jabberwocky).

 

Games and Topics Featured:

Root: The Underworld Expansion by Leder Games (03:48)

Wingspan by Stonemaier Games (11:31)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Warcry (14:03)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Munchkin (17:36)

Wildlands by Martin Wallace and Osprey Publishing (19:04)

Namiji, the Sequel to Tokaido by Antoine Bauza and FunForge (20:30)

Villianous Expansion by Wonder Forge (20:50)

Board Game Worlds by Erin Dean (26:29)

 

Happy Listening!

 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Erin Dean's Social Media Links: 

Facebook Group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/454961541602580/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanmachine100/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/deanmachine100

 

AireCon 2019 Review Show

March 12th, 2019

Ben and Charlotte share their thoughts on AireCon 2019!

 

Housekeeping

Patreon Shout out - Oscar Hartley (01:39) 

 

News

Critical Role Vox Machina Kickstarter (03:34)

Fallout RPG by Modiphius Games (06:10)

 

AireCon 2019 (08:39)

Friday

- Reichbusters by Mythic Games (12:02)

- Comanauts by Plaid Hat Games (15:54)

Saturday

- Crisis by Ludicreations (20:28)

- Jon Hodgson Seminar (22:48)

- Duke's Pizza (28:01)

- Hive by Gen42 (29:48)

- Games Crusade and Emmerse Studios (31:03)

- Forks playtest by Radical 8 Games (32:22)

- Polyhedron Collider Live Event (34:55)

- Brexit: The Real Deal by Wotan Games (38:25)

- Koi by Smirk & Laughter Games (44:38)

- Cockroach Poker by Jacques Zeimet (45:57)

- Fameeple Fortunes with I Play Red (48:39)

- Jollyboat (51:39)

Sunday

- Quacks of Quedlinburg by Schmidt Spiele (52:50)

- Altiplano by Reiner Stockhausen (55:07)

Final Thoughts on AireCon 2019 (1:01:17)

 

Happy Listening!

Unlucky Frog Gaming

 

Mentions:

Mark of Dream Big Games

Fabled Lands

David and Duncan of Tabletop Scotland

Giles Pound of Both Sides of The Table

Rodney Smith of Watch It Played

Paul Grogan on Gaming Rules!

 

Glasgow Games Gathering | Featuring Andy Bussey & Andy Paul of G3

March 3rd, 2019

 

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This week Ben and Josh are joined by Andy Bussey & Andy Paul of Glasgow Games Group (G3) to chat about the upcoming Glasgow Games Gathering in June, including some exclusive announcements!

Featured Topics:

 

News Items

Super Fantasy Brawl by Mythic Games (02:38)

Games Factory (12:03)

Magic: The Gathering Mythic Championship (20:59)

 

Glasgow Games Gathering (24:44)

  • Asmodee (26:02)
  • Warlord Games (28:18)

 

Games We've played (36:00)

  • Necromunda
  • Blackstone Fortress
  • Descent
  • Heroes of Terrinoth
  • Blood Bowl Team Manager
  • Talisman Reskins

 

Mentions:

One Free Elephant

Dream Big Games 

Tabletop Scotland

 

Thanks for Listening!

 

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Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/174921716778764/

G3 Website: https://www.g3gamers.co.uk/

Episode 112: Embrace The Hate

February 24th, 2019

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This week Ben and Josh take a walk down Warhammer Fantasy lane as they recall their Crimson Skies campaign. 

 

Featured Topics:

- Warhammer Fantasy & Crimson Skies (04:37)

- Warhammer: Age Of Sigmar Doubles Tournament (20:21)

- Josh's Pathfinder Campaign (27:02)

- Magic: The Gathering Sealed Tournament (30:15)

- Future Competition Announcement (32:16)

 

Thanks For Listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Links: 

 

Running A Campaign: Reflections on Crimson Skies Blog Post: https://www.unluckyfrog.com/blog/running-a-campaign-reflections-on-crimson-skies

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Honurable Mentions:

Tom Mannering

BM Ross

Geek Retreat, Glasgow

Geek-a-boo, Glasgow

 

Episode 111: The Hot Tub Dilemma

February 17th, 2019

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This week Ben, Josh and Tom chat about their week in games!

 

Topics featured:

  • Board Game Crate  (02:31)

    • Jaipur
    • Dream Home
    • Bohnanza
  • Warhammer 40K Kill Team (14:51)
  • Warhammer Record Label & Magic: The Gathering Rap (18:35)
  • Critical Role Steamforge Kickstarter Issues (22:34)

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

 

Episode 110: The Crufts of the Miniature World

February 10th, 2019

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This week Josh and Ben wax lyrical about Games Workshop announcements and the recent Tabletop Scotland 2019 Ticket Launch Event!

 

Topics Cover:

  • Games Workshop Announcements including Kill Team and Age of Sigmar releases (02:20)
  • Magic The Gathering: Ravnica Allegiance (10:27)
  • Warhammer RPG Character generation (21:56)
  • Tabletop Scotland 2019 Ticket Launch Event (26:27)
  • PARKS by Keymaster Games on Kickstarter (30:45)

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Links

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

PARKS Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/keymastergames/parks-the-board-game

 

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Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode 109: Stranger Than Fiction | Featuring Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson of Fabled Lands

February 3rd, 2019

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This week Ben and Charlotte are joined by Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson of Fabled Lands to discuss their most recent choose your own adventure game - "Can you Brexit". They also discuss the complexities of writing choose your own adventure books, the impact that technolody has had on this style of book, and how to cope when your idea of fantasy becomes reality!

 

Happy Listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links:

Spark Furnace:wwww.sparkfurnace.com

Fabled Lands: http://fabledlands.blogspot.com/

Episode 108: An Emotional Roller Coaster

January 27th, 2019

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In this week's episode Ben is joined by our new RPG correspondant Tom Mannering. It also features our new intro and outro by FourFox - we love it!

Topics covered in this week's episode include:

  • The games we've played:

    • Koi by Smirk and Laughter Games
    • Cerberus by La Boite De Jeu
    • Cosmic Encounters by Fantasy Flight Games
  • The Unlucky Frog Logo Launch
  • Warhammer Fantasy RPG
  • Achievements in games

 

Shout outs:

Darren and the team at Avant Garde

Abi Forrest

Lucky Sparrow Games Cafe

FourFox

 

Links: 

Unlucky Frog Logo Launch Episode: 

https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/episode-107-the-golden-froggies-game-of-the-year-unlucky-frog-live/

 

 

Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter and Tom Mannering

Post Production by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter 

Music by FourFox

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 107: The Golden Froggies | Game Of The Year | Unlucky Frog Live

January 20th, 2019

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This week Ben, Josh and Charlotte are joined by a bar full of guests in our first ever episode recorded infront of a live audience!

 

Join us as we kick off the event with our logo and intro rebranding, looking back over 2018 and our plans for 2019!

 

Feat:

Kenny of The Dice Roll Cafe (01:52)

FourFox (06:40)

Tom Mannering, our new RPG Correspondant (14:34)

David Wright of Tabletop Scotland (17:52)

 

We round the night off with our Game of The Year Awards Show - The Golden Froggies. We run through our favourite games, and some that we were let down by (26:39)

 

Award Categories

Best Expansion

Best Miniatures Game

Best Artwork 

The Golden Frog - Our Game of The Year 2018

 

What do you think of our winners? Do you agree? We'd love to know!

 

Happy Listening!

 

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Credits: 

Presented by Ben Porter, Josh Hartley & Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearances by Kenny Li, FourFox, David Wright & Tom Mannering

Recorded in front of a live audience at Avant Garde, Glasgow

Episode 106: A Mischief of Goblins | Featuring Mark Cooke of AireCon

January 13th, 2019

Episode 106: A Mischief of Goblins (featuring Mark Cooke of AireCon)

 

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Featured Topics: 

Christian T Peterson designer of Twilight Imperium stepping down from Fantasy Flight Games (04:46)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Goblins (06:49)

Wingspan by Stonemeier Games and preordering games (11:04)

Gaming at Christmas (17:08)

  •      Cheating at Pictionary
  •      The Hartley Scrabble Tournament
  •      Sagrada Vs Azul Vs Roll Player
  •      Koi by Smirk and Laughter Games
  •      Disney Codenames

AireCon 2019 (8th- 10th March) (29:16)

  •      Asmodee Demoing
  •      Mythic Games
  •      RPG Zone
  •      Keyforge Tournament
  •      Super Fun Awesome Party Game Time Live 2: The Reimagining 
  •      Fameeple Fortunes with I Play Red
  •      Board Game Quiz
  •      AireSocs
  •      Bring and Buy 
  •      Board Game Library
  •      Convention App
  •      Food Trucks

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Honourable Mentions:

Rodney Smith

Dame Judi Dench

Kevin Hartley

Kim Joy 

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Links: 

Website: www.airecon.uk

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aireconuk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aireconuk

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Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance by Mark Cooke

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Theme Music by FourFox

 

 

Episode 105: Secret Santa 2018

December 23rd, 2018

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Welcome to our Christmas Secret Santa special!

This week Ben, Josh and Charlotte are joined by Iona Craig, Tom Mannering, Duncan Cowan of Tabletop Scotland and of course, Lanky Santa (Callum Flint) for their annual gift exchange! Listen in to see what Festive Shenanigans befall them!

Enjoy! 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Credits

Presented by Ben Porter, Josh Hartley and Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearance by Iona Craig, Tom Mannering, Duncan Cowan and Callum Flint

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.FM

 

Episode 104: Independence Day | Eric Rayl | The Game Designers Movie

December 19th, 2018

 

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This week Charlotte & Ben are joined by Eric Rayl of Zoom Out Media to discuss this current project, The Game Designer Movie, a project that he is working on with Scott Alden of Board Game Geek! Together they chat about the rationale for the documentary the ups and down of Board Game Design and the global convention scene (we're not jealous at all!). 

Happy listening, 

Unlucky Frog Gaming

 

Links

Website: http://thegamedesignersmovie.com/

 

Credits

Presented by Charlotte Porter and Ben Porter

Guest Appearance by Eric Rayl

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded Using SquadCast.FM

Episode 103: Independence Day | Dave Wright | Tabletop Scotland

December 12th, 2018

This week Ben and Josh are joined by David Wright of Tabletop Scotland! They kick things off with their thoughts and feelings of the inaugural event before making some exciting announcements about Tabletop Scotland 2019 including:

  • Tabletop Scotland 2019 Media Partner
  • Returning Exhibitors
  • Events and seminars
  • A special screening of Eye of The Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Honourable Mentions

Tabletop Crafter

Meeple Like Us

Stuff By Bez

Haba Games

Asmodee

Coiledspring

James Naylor

Ross, More Games Please

 

Links

Tabletop: https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TabletopScotland/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TabletopScot

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tabletopscot/

 

 

 

Episode 102: Laugh at Yourself ( Featuring Shazz Savarnejad of Settler, Hamilton)

December 9th, 2018

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This week Ben and Charlotte are joined by a very special guest, Shazz Savarnejad of Settlers, Hamilton! Together the discuss what it takes to run a brick and mortar tabletop gaming store.

 

Topics featured:

  • 1066: Tears For Many Mothers by Hall Or Nothing Productions (01:13 & 6:02)
  • Beatrice, the store mascot (03:50)
  • Tabletop Games in the Classroom (08:28)
  • LARPing (12:30)
  • The ins and outs of running a brick and mortar tabletop gaming store (16:14)
    •  Kids in Tabletop Gaming (19:40)
    •  Codes Of Conduct (22:30)
    •  Cleanliness of the store (26:10)
    •  Styling of the store (28:30)

 

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

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Links:

Settlers Facebook: https://twitter.com/SettlersShop

Settlers Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/SettlersHamilton/

Warhammer 40K Orks Megatrakk Scrapjet Advert: https://youtu.be/-9_rqvdJplo

 

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Credits:

Presented by Ben and Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearance by Shazz Savarnejad and Beatrice the Pug

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

 

 

Episode 101: Independence Day | Bad Hipster Games (Brexit: The Board Game of Second Chances)

December 5th, 2018

Please note that episode contains mature content

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben and Josh are joined by Dani Hedlund the designer behind Brexit: The Board Game of Second Chances. Together they chat through the unique developement cycle of the game, drinking games, how to offend everyone, and appearing on Russia Today with Alex Salmond.  They also discuss Galeforce 9's Firefly adventures, the need for concise rule books and offensive marketing.

 

Links:

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/brexitgame/brexit-the-board-game-of-second-chancestm

Gameplay video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S60b6ds4AjU

Russia Today Interview with Alex Salmond: https://www.facebook.com/AlexSalmond/videos/brexit-the-board-game/2015086555396628/

 

Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Guest Appearance by Dani Hedlund

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.FM

 

 

 

Episode 100: Don’t Step In It!

December 2nd, 2018

 

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In this week's episode Ben and Josh discuss a whole array of items from the tabletop gaming communty. 

Topics featured: 

 

Games Workshop Recycling Petition(01:30)

Don't Step In It! by Hasbro Games (04.44)

Kickstarter Steamforged Dark Souls Controversy (08:04)

Magic: The Gathering Ultimate Masters (11.28)

Kickstarter Stand at Pax Unplugged (19:10)

Dragonmeet 2018 (21:45)

Pathfinder Campaign update(23:15)

Keyforge by Fantasy Flight Games(24:30)

Our plans for Game of The Year 2018 (36:28)

Lucky Sparrow Games Cafe (37:05)

 

Honourable Mentions:

Owen Duffy 

Jamie Adams from Brainwaves

 

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 99: Give a Man a Canvas…

November 25th, 2018

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This week Ben, Josh and Charlotte discuss updates to Age of Sigmar: Champions and Warhammer Underworlds, some unfortunate KeyForge deck names, and CMON's latest bleak financial report.

 

Topics covered:

Patron Day Shoutouts (04.50)

Age of Sigmar: Champions Errata (08.00)

Warhammer Underworlds Banned and Restricted Cards (11.07)

Unfortunate KeyForge Deck Names (16.40)

A Horribly Expensive KeyForge Deck (22.29)

CMON's Massive Losses (26.24)

Lessons from the Video Games Industry (31.25)

Lucky Sparrow Board Game Cafe Opening (41.15)

 

Presented by Ben Porter, Josh Hartley and Charlotte Porter

 

Post Production by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

 

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Episode 98: Unlucky Frog On Tour - Glasgow Games Festival 2019

November 18th, 2018

In this week's episode Josh and Charlotte give us a round up of their experience of Glasgow Games Festival 2019!

 

Nuts and Bots by Cardboard and Coffee (00:01:06)

Adreneline by Czech Edition Games (00:03:27)

Squirrel by Format 15 Games (00:06:08)

1 Survives, the game of horror/slasher survival  (00:10:50)

Magnificent Flying Machines by Medusa Games (00:18:15)

Space Horizons (00:18:50)

KeyForge by Fantasy Flight Games (00:23:50)

 

Shout outs (00:33.00)

Bez of Stuff By Bez

One Free Elephant

Mark Mackinnon Dream Big Games

Justin of Bad Cat Games

Medusa Games

Dave Wright of Tabletop Scotland

Nick (Unpopular Mechanic)

Tony Axon

Brainwaves

Eric from Juniper Green Games

Lucky Sparrow Gaming Cafe

 

Credits:

Presented by Josh Hartley and Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Josh Hartley

 

Episode 97: Independence Day: Earth to Games (Masters of Gettown)

November 14th, 2018

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben joined by Jon Bryant of Earth to Games to talk about their upcoming Kickstarter campaign for Masters of Gettown, the game of full contact dice arena combat! Together they chat about the humble origins of the game, it's precursory designs and plans for the future.

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Earth_To_Games

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

Website: http://earthtogames.co.uk/ 

 

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Credits

Presented by Ben Porter

Guest Appearance by Jon Bryant

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm 

 

 

 

Episode 96: Cultists Be Cultists

November 11th, 2018

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Back from their brief hiatus Ben and Josh are back in full swing with the latest Regular Show episode. Breaking from the theme of Tabletop Gaming we chat about Red Dead Redemption II. 

They also chat through:

  • New releases from Fantasy Flight including Arkham Horror 3rd Edition, Discover: Lands Unknown and KeyForge (08:07)
  • Magic: The Gathering Pro Tour Atlanta (11:50)
  • Glasgow Games Festival (12:45)
  • Warhammer 40K Blackstone Fortress (14:40)
  • Swap Market Govanhill Boardgames week (18:50)
  • Pathfinder Campaign Update (19:45)
  • Warhammer Underworlds (24:00)
  • Warhammer 40K Killteam (28:15)

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Glasgow Games Festival: http://www.glasgowgamesfestival.com/ 

Swap Market Govanhill: http://swapmarket.info/ 

 

Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

Episode 95: A Truly Immersive Horror Experience

October 28th, 2018

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This week Ben and Josh chat through a whole host of horrifying topics including:

  • Games Workshop reveals including Rise of Anvalor, Molloag's Mob Underworlds Warband and Death Bloodbowl team
  • Hub Games theft Essen Spiel
  • Arkham Horror Nights UK at IQ Games, Huddersfield
  • New Bedford by Greater Than Games
  • Pathfinder Campaign
  • Managing the loss of a character in games

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Ben Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Episode 94: Independence Day: Redwell Games

October 24th, 2018

This week Ben is joined by Dr Tom John Dick Lovewell of Redwell Games. Together they chat about flu season, kickstarter and VoteMe, the award winning game which Redwell released at the beginning of the year. They also discuss Tom's upcoming kickstarter campaign for Kazing, as well as what interests Tom as a game designer, and  the downside to have a porn star's name. 

Happy Listening

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Links

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RedwellGames

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

Redwell Games Website: http://redwellgames.com/

 

Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter

Guest Appearance by Dr Thomas John Richard Lovewell

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

Episode 93: Essen (The Pensive Frog)

October 21st, 2018

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This week Ben and Charlotte chat through a whole raft of tabletop gaming topics including Internationale Spielage SPIEL 18!

Please note - There is a wee bit of a metallic echo which was caused by a microphone arm that was meant to reduce echo...

 

News and Announcements

NewPatreon Patrons Shout Out! Ryan Trotter and Jon from Earth to Games

Game of The Year 2018

Unlucky Frog Plans for 2019!

Games Workshop Shares Warning Announcement 


Kickstarter Round Up

Tidal Blades by Druid City Games (00:10:10)

Motora by Twisted Bit Games (00:12:59)

Gladiatores by Bat Cat Games (00:13:48)

Quirk! Hallows by Emmerse Studios (00:14:55)

 

Essen Spiel Round Up! 

Essen Spiel 18 (00:16:00)

Village Attacks by Grimlord Games(00:18:15)

Ruthless by Roland's Revenge (00:19:35)

Ice Cool 2 by Brain Games (00:20:55)

Planet by Blue Orange Games (00:32:02)

Cerebeus by La Boite de Jeu (00:24:42)

Holding On: The Troubled Life of Billy Kerr by Hub Games (00:26:47)

Magnificent Flying Machines by Medusa Games (00:29:04)

Azul: Stained Glass of Sintra by Next Move Games(00:31:42)

Wildlands by Osprey Games (00:34:37)

Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game by Portal Games (00:36:44)

The Table is Lava by R&R Games (00:38:21)

Everdell by Starling Games (00:39:18)

Kitty Cataclysm by Stuff By Bez (00:41:24)

 

Honourable Mentions

Duncan Cowan of Tabletop Scotland

Kat of I Play Red

Iain McAllister of The Giant Brain

Richard Denning of UK Games Expo

Rory Somers of Board Meetings

 

Links

Unlucky Frog Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/UnluckyFrog/

Tidal Blades Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/druidcitygames/tidal-blades-heroes-of-the-reef

Twisted Bit Games Episode: https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/episode-78-independence-day-callum-from-twisted-bit-games/

Twisted Bit Games- Motora Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1323929220/motora

Emmerse Studios Episode: https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/episode-76-independence-day-emmerse-studios-quirk/

Emmerse Stuidos- Quirk! Hallows Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emmay/quirk-hallows-a-halloween-special-family-card-game

 

Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

 

Episode 92: Con +1 (The Online RPG Convention)

October 17th, 2018

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In this week's Indpendence Day Josh and Charlotte are joined by Jayson Green of Con +1, formerly BrigadeCon - a 24 hour online RPG convention, raising funds for Child's Play taking place on Friday 3rd of November. Together they chat about the convention, what goes in to planning on online RPG convention like Con +1, and, of course, how you can get involved! They also talk through the plethora of games, events and panels that will be going on through the day (so much to do!).

**Also Alas Vegas is the game that Charlotte was thinking of!

Check out their website to find out how you can get involved - conplus.live

 

Links

Website: ConPlus.live

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ConPlusRPG

email: Conplusteam@gmail.com

 

Honurable Mentions

Blood and Sixshooter

Mathew Dawkins

 

Credits

Hosted by Josh Hartley & Charlotte Porter

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

Episode 91: The Hot Dog Problem

October 14th, 2018

Ben and Josh kick off this episode with a nod to Greg Stafford the founder of Chaosium Inc, who sadly passed away on the 11th of October.  A very fitting can be found on the Chaosium Inc Blog, and they are inviting fans to express their condolences, rememberance, and celebration of Greg Stafford on this forum thread.

 

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Topics covered include:

 

Playfusion next cycle of Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions - Onslaught (00:01:47)

Release details for KeyForge (00:05:55)

Fog of Love: Queer Expansion (00:06:36)

Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault (00:12:32)

Magic: The Gathering Arena (00:18:00)

Warhammer 40K Kill Team (00:28:38)

Special Guest Appearance by everyone's favourite Unlucky Frog host, Esio Trot, The Noisy Tortoise!

 

Honourable Mentions:

Jeff Hoogland

Tolarian Community College

 

Credits:

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 90: Independence Day: One Free Elephant (Microbrew)

October 10th, 2018

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben and Josh are joined by Nigel of One Free Elephant! 

Fresh from the overwhelming success of that was the Kickstarter campaign for Microbrew Nigel chats about micro games, cultural etiquette and the amounts of excess space that you find in board game boxes. They also chat about Nigel's Board Game Design Diaries during the Microbrew campaign and how he hopes they can go on to encourage and inspire other designers. 

Happy Listening

 

Links

One Free Elephant: https://www.onefreeelephant.co.uk/

Microbrew Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1707132801/microbrew-a-full-sized-board-game-in-a-tiny-tin

 

Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

Episode 89: If Its Good Enough for Savonarola

October 7th, 2018

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In this week's Regular Show, Ben and Josh discuss a variety of Tabletop Gaming related topics including:

Space Goat Productions/ Evil Dead 2: The Board Game (00:01:45)

Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault (00:09:25)

Endeavor   (00:19:52)

Magic: The Gathering Guilds of Ravnica (00:25:14)

Magic: The Gathering Arena (00:27:30)

Scrabble: (00:32:38)

 

We hope you enjoy listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Honourable Mentions:

Angry Joe 

Duncan Cowan of Tabletop Scotland

Marc Spectre of Grand Gamers Guild 

 

Links:

Episode 84 featuring Marc Spectre of Grand Gamers Guild

 

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Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Episode 88: Independence Day: Drawn To The Flame Podcast

October 3rd, 2018

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In this week's Independence Day episode Ben is joined by Peter and Frank of Drawn To The Flame, a podcast for fans of Arkham Horror: The Card Game! Listen in as they talk through Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner and share their take on the Lovecraft Universe - are we at tentacle satuation? (see our latest blog post!).

They also share the ins and outs of running a game specific podcast and keeping your audience happy! 

Happy Listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

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Links

Website: https://drawntotheflamepodcast.blogspot.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/drawntotheflame

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/drawntotheflame 

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Hosted by Benjamin Porter

Guest Appearance by Peter Hopkins and Frank Brinkley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

 

Episode 87: Eltonus Johnus

September 30th, 2018

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This week's episode Ben and Josh chat through the week that was! Featuring upcoming releases:

Transformers the TCG and Magic Pre-release by Wizards of the Coasts

Reef by Plan B Games

Warhammer 40K: Wake the Dead and Warhammer Underworlds: Nightvault by Games Workshop

 

They also chat about the games they've been playing including:

Port Royal (and Board Game Crate!) (00:10:42min)

Gladiatores Blood for Roses by Bad Cat Games (00:16:18min)

Fallout Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius (00:18:54min)

Dice Summoners by Decking Awesome Games (00:25:37mins)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar Champions App & TCG (00:35:05mins)

 

We hope you enjoy listening, 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

P.S Please note that no one was flogged as a result of this episode

 

Honourable mentions:

Declan and Team at Geek Retreat Glasgow

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Links Mentioned

Gladitores Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jdee/gladiatores-blood-for-roses

Gladiatores Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/970348333124759/ 

Dice Summoner's Episode: https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/episode-80-independence-day-decking-awesome-games-dice-summoners/ 

Dice Summoners Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/870869293/dice-summoners 

Dice Summoners Page: http://deckingawesomegames.com/ 

 

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Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Josh Hartley

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

 

www.unluckyfrog.com

www.patreon.com/unluckyfrog 

Episode 86: Independence Day: James Naylor of Naylor Games (Magnate)

September 26th, 2018

Webp_net-resizeimage.jpgIn this week's Independence Day episode Ben and Charlotte are joined by James Naylor of Naylor Games to talk about his current project, Magnate; the game that Monopoly wanted to be. They also share their fond memories of Monopoly and delve into the intriguing history of the game. As well as discussing how to manage realistic events in sensitive manner, prototype design and milestones in the manufacturing process, and James' convention playtest tour.

Also, Magnate: The Cumbernauld Expansion. You heard it here first folks!

 

James and Magnate will be at Tabletop Gaming Live this weekend, September 29th & 30th - be sure to check it out!

 

Happy Listening,

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Honourable mentions: 

Holding On by Hub Games

Expandicity by Breaking Games

Kitty Cataclysm by Stuff by Bez

Tabletop Gaming Live

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Links

Magnate Blog: https://naylorgames.com/2018/06/14/introducing-magnate/

Board Game Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/258242/magnate-first-city

Naylor Games Blog: https://naylorgames.com/

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Credits

Presented by Ben Porter and Charlotte Porter

Guest Appearance by James Naylor

Post Production by Charlotte Porter

Episode Artwork by Charlotte Porter

Recorded using SquadCast.fm

Episode 85 : Playing Ketchup

September 23rd, 2018

 

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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