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Ruined by Furries

November 22nd, 2020

Tom and Josh are back once again to discuss the latest news and update you all on what they have been up to gaming wise.

Topics covered;

03:58 - Ben has a miniature featured in the November edition of White Dwarf.

06:07 - Chaosium announce 'Alone Against the Tide', a solo adventure for Call of Cthulhu.

13:37 - Tom and Josh forget that they host a table top gaming podcast and decide to discuss Sonic the Hedgehog instead...

19:08 - ... before realising and bringing it back around to Call of Cthulhu.

24:09 - The evolution of Dungeons and Dragons and also the Song of Fire & Ice RPG.

31:58 - Tom's Genestealer Cults army and his recent prize from Tabletop Scotland.

Links;

https://www.facebook.com/AshenholdArt

https://www.facebook.com/ChaosiumInc/photos/a.188188594674477/1830877880405532/

https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

 

Tiny Racist Goblins

November 15th, 2020

Tom and Josh are back this week after a short break to discuss more tabletop news and shenanigans.

Topics covered;

01:29 - Upzone pop-up terrain for miniatures war games.

09:56 - Tom on Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, Star Wars RPG and Warhammer Fantasy RPG.

17:20 - Josh talks about Magic: The Gathering.

25:28 - Warhammer 40,000 and a tournament story.

Links;

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/everythingepicgames/upzone-the-pop-up-wargaming-and-rpg-terrain-system

https://www.facebook.com/AshenholdArt

 

Too many Space Marines

November 1st, 2020

This week Tom and Josh return to chat about the news and what they have been up to gaming wise.

Topics covered;

01:10 - Games Workshop pre-orders

13:16 - Star Wars RPG

16:34 - Age of Sigmar: Soulbound

18:09 - Digital Boardgaming

24:22 - Warhammer Fantasy RPG

It’s a Slobberknocker!

October 25th, 2020

This week Josh is joined by Tom to discuss what they've been up to as well as some of the latest news from table top gaming.

Topics covered;

01:55 - Warcry: Catacombs goes up for pre-order and discussions around its price.

09:30 - Steams Digital Tabletop Fest.

23:46 - Dungeons & Dragons Adventure League and organised play for RPGs.

38:39 - Tom and Josh's Star Wars RPG game.

Links;

https://store.steampowered.com/sale/tabletopfest

 

My Wallet Can Just Cry…

October 18th, 2020

This week Ben and Josh return to give their impressions on the new codices for Warhammer 40,000 as well as discussing the latest news in table top gaming.

Topics covered;

01:28 - Tidal Blades has begun shipping.

03:10 - Further updates on 1815: Scum of the Earth.

08:02 - New releases from Mozi Games.

09:12 - The latest Games Workshop preview.

22:26 - Looking over the new Codex: Space Marines and Codex: Necrons.

Links;

https://store.skybound.com/products/tidal-blades-heroes-of-the-reef

https://hallornothingproductions.co.uk/upcoming

https://www.mozi.tw/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/10/17/the-warhammer-preview-online-sports-and-skirmish/

 

The Anus is on You - Unlucky Frog do ‘Am I the Asshole?’

October 11th, 2020

This week Ben, Charlotte and Josh* dive into the popular Reddit thread of 'Am I the Asshole' to deliver their judgement upon strangers over the internet, as well as discuss some news in the table top gaming world.

Topics Covered;

01:08 - Mega Gargant kit from Games Workshop is now available to pre-order.

04:11 - HeroQuest is coming to the UK via Zavvi.

06:44 - Am I the Asshole

Links;

https://www.zavvi.com/toys-games/heroquest-board-game-by-haslab-hasbro/12706785.html

https://www.reddit.com/r/AmItheAsshole/

*Baby Nathaniel also makes his presence known on this episode.

Of codices and codicai

October 4th, 2020

Ben and Josh are back once again to discuss the latest topics in table top gaming, as well as updating you all on their own gaming shenanigans.

Topcis covered;

04:46 - Magic the Gatherings new Waling Dead cards.

14:17 - New codices coming out for Warhammer 40,000.

23:43 - The latest from their on going Age of Sigmar: Soulbound campaign.

35:33 - Looking forward to trying 1565, St. Elmo's Pay, and discussing solo gaming.

41:51 - Josh finally wins a league of Blood Bowl and will not shut up about it.

Links;

https://hallornothingproductions.co.uk/shop/ols/products/1565-st-elmos-pay

Don’t grass us to Bojo

September 27th, 2020

Ben and Josh once again discuss the latest news and their own recent gaming.

Topics covered;

01:06 - New edition of Heroquest formally announced.

12:25 - Josh & Ben's ongoing Age of Sigmar: Soulbound campaign.

21:25 - Josh updates us on his Blood Bowl league.

31:31 - Latest from Ben's painting table.

37:56 - Looking forward to receiving a copy of 1565 - St. Elmo's Pay.

Links;

https://heroquest.avalonhill.com/en-us

https://www.facebook.com/AshenholdArt

https://hallornothingproductions.co.uk/shop/ols/products/1565-st-elmos-pay

And I would have gotten away with it….

September 13th, 2020

This week Ben, Charlotte and Josh once again discuss the latest news and their own gaming escapades.

Topics covered:

01:05 - Count down to HeroQuest.

02:57 - Forgotten Realms in Magic: The Gathering.

06:48 - Warhammer 40,000 reveals.

16:08 - More Root!

25:53 - Star Wars RPG and Age of Sigmar: Soulbound.

27:35 - Josh and Ben's recent game of Age of Sigmar.

34:44 - AlbaCon & Hell Boy RPG.

Links:

https://heroquest.avalonhill.com/en-us

https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/zendikar-debut-and-announcement-day-recap-2020-09-01

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/09/12/the-codex-show/

https://albacon.co.uk/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manticgames/hellboy-the-next-chapter

 

AK Interactive Controversy

September 6th, 2020

This week Ben and Josh discuss the controversy surrounding the new book AK Interactive plan to release, along with a recent game of the beloved Root that they played with Charlotte. Content warning over the AK Interactive story.

 

00:55 - AK interactive controversy.

26:09 - Root.

All the Edge Lords, All the Time

August 30th, 2020

This week Ben and Josh discuss all things Games Workshop and the recent gaming they have been up to.

 

0:51 - Virtually Expo and online conventions.

4:01 - The recent Games Workshop preview.

32:28 - Recent games of Warhammer 40,000 and Age of Sigmar.

37:46 - Josh's online Blood Bowl Leage, and the upcoming edition.

Links:

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/08/22/warhammer-preview-online-shadow-iron-broken-realms/

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2020/08/03/blood-bowl-new-season-sighted/

The Naughty Corner

August 23rd, 2020

Ben, Charlotte and Josh have returned from hiatus with a brand new episode to catch you all up with what they have been doing.

CAUTION! Some adult humour inbound in this episode - you have been warned!

Covered in this episode;

1:09 - Ben talks about starting work doing commission painting and writing for FauxHammer.

8:07 - Lifeform from Hall or Nothing.

10:51 - 9th edition of Warhammer 40,000.

24:02 - RPGs that they have been playing using Roll20, namely Pathfinder, Star Wards, Dungeons & Dragons and Age of Sigmar: Soulbound.

34:22 - UK Games Expo: Virtually Expo & AlbaCon.

39:14 - Magic the Gathering during lock down.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Ashenhold-Art-113909466962779

https://www.fauxhammer.com/

https://hallornothingproductions.co.uk/

https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/virtually-expo/

https://albacon.co.uk/

Live From The Lockdown: Frogs in Faerûn Round up - Part 2!

May 20th, 2020

Welcome to our second Frogs in Faerûn round up! Join Tom, Josh and Charlotte as they talk you through their play through of our new Dungeons and Dragons campaign! We also touch on using how to use accents without offending everyone, and how appropriate is it to role play romantic relationships in these types of scenerios.

Listen to the complete stream here - https://unluckyfrog.podbean.com/e/frogs-in-faerun-cave-of-shadows/

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

Frogs in Faerûn - Cave of Shadows Complete Stream

May 19th, 2020

We managed to straighten out all the kinks from our problematic first recording and have successfully managed to extract all the audio from our second session of Frogs in Faerûn Dungeons and Dragons Campaign.

Listen in live on Sunday at 8pm BST on our Twitch feed as we play through the next chapter, The Lash of Maloch!

Happy Listening!

Live From The Lockdown: Frogs in Faerûn Round up - Part 1!

May 13th, 2020

Welcome to our first Frogs in Faerûn round up! Join Tom, Ben and Callum as they talk you through their first play through of our new Dungeons and Dragons campaign!

Unfortunately, due to some technical hiccups we lost the recording for the play through, but going foward this shouldn't be a problem! Join us on Sundays at 8pm BST as we playthorugh live on our Twitch Stream - https://www.twitch.tv/unluckyfroggaming

Happy Listening!

The Unlucky Frog Team

Live From the Lockdown - House of Danger Live

May 7th, 2020

Join Ben and Josh as they delve back into the House of Danger. Will Josh escape or will he stumble at the final hurdle?!

House of Danger is a choose your own adventure narrative game by Prospero Hall. Check out the BoardGameGeek entry for more info - https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/251420/choose-your-own-adventure-house-danger

Live from the Lockdown - Live playthrough of Listit

March 30th, 2020

Here at Unlucky Frog Gaming we like to heed government advice and self-isolate in style! For our very first Live From The Lockdown we have a live playthrough of Listit! Uncut, unedited and uncensored. Contains copious reference to erectile dysfunction. 

This episode was recorded live in front of a online audience! Shout out to our wonderful PodBean participants Stemboy, Kasiano, Den Of The Unknown and Analog Gaming! 

 

Enjoy! 

The Kids (Cartoons) Are Alright - Part 2

March 15th, 2020

Off Topic Episode Warning!

We return this week to talking about the kids cartoons we grew up with.

This time it's Charlotte & Josh's turn to look back on the TV of yesteryear.

But what are your favourites? Did we miss any essential ones out? Let us know!

 

 

The Kids (Cartoons) Are Alright - Part 1

March 8th, 2020

Off topic episode warning!

In this episode Ben, Charlotte and Josh take a trip down memory lane and discuss the cartoons that they all used to watch as children.

Ben gives us a run down of his choices this week in part 1 and next week we hear from Charlotte and Josh.

Enjoy!

Death of a Halfling

March 1st, 2020

This week Josh and Tom discuss events in their Pathfinder campaign, including the recent demise of Josh's character Orlan.

Topics this week include;

Marvel: Champions – 01.05

Selling Barry’s Warhammer minis – 07.35

Pathfinder Campaign updated – 13.48

Dealing with the death of your character – 17.20

Dealing with unruly players – 27.04

Keeping the right mindset while GMing – 34.30

You Wouldn’t Download a Board Game

February 23rd, 2020

This week Ben, Josh and Charlotte do what they do best; talk about games...and music...and political sensitivity...and history...and pretty much everything!

Featured topics

Marvel Villainous by Ravensburger Games (03:24)

Secret Hitler controversy (14:07)

Blood Rage by CMON (29:57)

Dominion by Rio Grande Games (35:37)

Dune by Gale Force 9 (38:50)

 

Join the Unlucky Frog Discord! ===> https://discord.gg/ArtXsXu 

Game of the Year 2019

February 16th, 2020

Bumper episode for you all this week as Ben and Josh go over their highlights of 2019 and discuss what is their Game of the Year!

If you’re getting down with Tom, you’re getting down with the real Tom

February 9th, 2020

This week Josh is joined by Tom to discuss Live Action Role Playing, a past time Tom used to partake in during his youth. They chat about how Tom got into it, how it works and the community around it.

 

Other topics covered in this weeks episode include;

The delay in the new Legendary expansion hitting the UK.

The Nuremberg Toy Show

An archaeological discovery of an ancient Viking gaming piece - article link below.

Enjoy!

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/06/boardgame-piece-first-viking-raid-found-lindisfarne-archaeology

Story Time With Josh

February 3rd, 2020

After an extended break Ben, Charlotte and Josh are back and caching up over what they've been up to over Christmas and New Year. We cover local history, dream interpretation and Jim Davidson. We even manage to talk about games...a little

Happy Listening! 

The Unlucky Frog Team

 

Discord Link: https://discord.gg/ArtXsXu

 

 

Josh’s Fever Dream

January 25th, 2020

Secret Santa 2019

December 15th, 2019

It's that time of the year again folks. Time for the Unlucky Frog Gaming Secret Santa, and this year the whole Unlucky Frog gang is invited! 

Featuring:

  • New Patron Welcome (Dean, Mike & Barry) (02:57)
  • Villagers Giveaway Winner (04:32)
  • Genki Gear Giveaway Announcement (05:30)
  • Secret Santa (07:26)
    • -Obscurio by Libellud
    • -Raids by iello Games
    • -Imhotep by Kosmos Games 
    • -Cryptids by Osprey Publishing
    • -Windsor and Newton Brush set
    • -Wingspan European Expansion by Stonemaier Games
    • -Villagers Kickstarter Expansion by Sinister Fish Games
    • -Isle of Skye by Lookout Games
    • -Unlucky Frog Lego figurines

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(L-R Iona, Charlotte, Callum, Josh, Ben & Tom)

 

 

Gift Ideas

December 6th, 2019

Tis the Season! Ben and Josh run through their ideas for gifts for the gamers in your life this Christmas.

 

Mentions

Forbidden Planet Glasgow

Artisan Dice

 

Glasgow Games Festival Round Up

November 24th, 2019

Ben and Josh reminisce on their experience of Glasgow Games Festival 2019. 

Topics covered:

News and Announcements

- Games Workshop's Sisters of Battle release and the issue of Board Game scalpers (01:49)

- Marvel Champions: The Card Game by Fantasy Flight Games (13:32)

Glasgow Games Festival (16:20)

- Dungeon Mayhem by Wizards of the Coast (24:30)

- Magnate: The First City by Naylor Games (27:45)

- Villagers by Sinister Fish Games (32:41)

- Black Orchestra by Philip DuBarry (35:58)

- Root by Cole Wehrle(39:36)

 

 

Things That Ben Hates

November 10th, 2019

Ben, Charlotte & Josh kick off this week's episode with the introduction of the Unlucky Frog Discord Server and recent Patreon updates! We also introduce our newest segment; Things That Ben Hates.

Topics Featured:

Patreon & Discord updates (02:47)

Villagers by Sinister Fish Games (06:18)

PARKS: The Board Game by Keymaster Games (08:24)

Tom & Josh's Pathfinder Crossover Game (18:45)

Things That Ben Hates: Charm (27:47)

 

Links

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

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/3RTArQf 

Roundtable Review | 1066: Tears To Many Mothers

November 3rd, 2019

Ben, Charlotte and Josh are back together to bring you the first every Unlucky Frog Roundtable Review of 1066: Tears To Many Mothers by Hall Or Nothing Productions.

Together they share their thoughts on the game's presentation, theme and gameplay!

We'd love to know your thoughts. What did you think of the game?

 

 

Board Game Crate Unboxing | August & September

November 1st, 2019

Special Double Feature!

Somewhat delayed unboxing for the months of Aug and September...but as they say better late than never!

Remember use the code unluckyfrogisawesome in order to get 5% off your subscription at boardgamecrate.com

** Special thanks to Halton on the Discord Server for suggesting putting the audio for the Board Game Crate videos up on the podcast feed.**

 

 

Getting Under The Lid | Featuring Dan Jolin of Senet Magazine

October 26th, 2019

This week Ben and Josh are joined by Dan Jolin of Senet Magazine, a new, independent publication which celebrates the craft, creativity and community of board gaming. Together they discuss the magazine's current kickstarter campaign.

Topics:

Essen Spiele 2019

Senet Magazine

Tussie Mussie by Elizabeth Hargrave 

Tristan Hall of All or Nothing Productions

 

Links

Senet Kickstarter -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/456190758/senet-magazine

Con + 2 featuring Jayson Green

October 12th, 2019

This week Josh and Tom are joined by Jayson Green from Con + 2 to discuss their online RPG convention, along with all manner of tabletop stuff, including;

The Critical Roll Wendy's one shot controversy

Tilt Five Holographic Table Top Gaming Kickstarter

Con + 2 giveaways

Links:

https://conplus.live/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiltfive/holographic-tabletop-gaming

 

1 Survives | Featuring Stevie Allan of Tip The Table Games

October 6th, 2019

Josh and Charlotte are joined by Stevie Allan of Tip The Table Games to discuss their current Kickstarter campaign for their horror themed card game, 1 Survives! 

Topics featured:

Essen Spiele (02:06)

Games Workshop/Marvel partnership (03:42)

Wingspan European Birds Expansion (05:07)

1 Survives Kickstarter Campaign (09:19)

 

Links:

Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tipthetablegames/1-survives-classic-horror-card-game?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=One%20survives

 

Tabletop Scotland 2019 Seminar: The Art of Tabletop | Featuring Ralph Horsley, Andy Hepworth & Jon Hodgson

September 30th, 2019

The Art of Tabletop seminar consists of a panel of artists who have worked on some of the biggest games in the industry and some of the smallest too. Together they discuss the art that goes into making the games we love come to life, defining your own artistic style and representation in tabletop art.

Our panel are –

 

Tabletop Scotland 2019 Seminar: World Building | Featuring Matthew Dawkins, Benn Graybeaton, Klara Horskjær Herbøl, Bill Heron & Kevin Young

September 30th, 2019

A key step in any game design process is determining where the game is set.  If indeed it has a setting.

That applies whether you’re designing a new game, writing a setting for an existing game or home-brewing a variant for a published game.

This seminar goes through that process and touch on how our panel approach it in each of their designs.

Our panel will be chaired by Tom Mannering from Unlucky Frog – 

  • Onyx Path Publishing writer and developer Matthew Dawkins
  • Modiphius RPG writer Benn Graybeaton
  • Onyx Path Publishing writer Klara Horskjær Herbøl
  • Modiphius RPG writer Bill Heron
  • Inspiring Games game designer Kevin Young

Tabletop Scotland 2019 Seminar: Tabletop With Children | Featuring Juniper Green Board Gamers

September 18th, 2019

Jennifer and Eric from Juniper Green Board Gamers invite you to chat with them about “Tabletop With Children”.
They talk about their experiences of introducing the hobby to their children and other children too. Other topics such as “Should you let the child win?” as well as the effect that board games can have on mental well-being and other developmental benefits.

Tabletop Scotland 2019 Live Event: Tales from the Aletheian Society Live Show

September 18th, 2019

 

 

Tales from the Aletheian Society is a serialised comedy-horror audio drama about the
misadventures of a society of Victorian occultists.

You can find out more about them on their website – https://www.hunterhoose.co.uk/

May contain actual or implied violence, frequent mild swearing and reference to dark occult themes.

 

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition | Featuring Elaine Lithgow of DigiSprite

September 15th, 2019

Ben and Tom are joined by Elaine Lithgow of DigiSprite to discuss some of their current projects. Elaine also chats about the Warhammer Age of Sigmar RRG that she has been working on for Cubicle7!

Topics Featured

Kickstarter Staff Union Contravorsay (2:10)

Steamforged Games Dark Souls Expansion (9:40)

DigiSprite (15:35)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar RPG & Warhammer 40K Wrath & Glory (22:42)

 

Links: 

Cubicle 7 - https://www.cubicle7games.com/

DigiSprite - https://digisprite.co.uk/

 

Tabletop Scotland 2019 Seminar: How to Games Master a Roleplaying Game | Featuring Tom Mannering and Ryan Trotter

September 13th, 2019

Tom Mannering, former Scottish Pathfinder Society “head honcho” and newly spawned Unlucky Frog, will guide you through the mysteries of running RPGs.

Topics to be covered include –

  • Prep techniques. How to prep and how much prep is too much?
  • Winging it. How to do that and when to do it.
  • Camera time. How to keep all of the players engaged.

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