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24 Hour Board Game Marathon | Featuring Dan Apsey

June 23rd, 2019

This week Josh and Charlotte are joined by Dan Apsey of the 24 Hour Board Game Marathon taking place on the 27th of July to raise funds for Cots for Tots.

 

Featured Topics 

Citadel Contrast Paints by Games Workshop

Asmodee Releases / Board Game Book 

Sorcerer by White Wizard Games 

Isle of Cats by City of Games 

 

24 Hour Board Game Marathon

- Cots for Tots Charity

- Convention Come Downs

- How to take part & Live Streaming

- Events and Tournaments (inc. Atmosfear!)

- Board Game Raffle 

 

Sponsors

The Board Game Book

Modblok

Atomic Comics

Wotan Games

Paul Grogan (Czech Games Edition)

Henchmans of Swaffam

Board Game Crate

Inside The Box

Big Potato Games

 

Links 

JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the24hourboardgamemarathonyear2

Cots for Tots: https://www.grandappeal.org.uk/wards-services-and-departments/neonatal-intensive-care-unit/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/The24hourboardgamemarathon/

Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqpEC8oVxYttnK-gKEyjso48GItRNmJ_o

 

 

Complexcity | Featuring Sen-Foong Lim

May 26th, 2019

This week Ben and Charlotte are joined by special guest Sen-Foong Lim to chat about his upcoming release, Complexcity Sen-Foong has a vast and varied game design history having designed games such as Belfort, The Godfather: A New Don, Junk Art, and most recently Kingdom Rush! Together they chat about this year's Spiel de Jahres nominees and the intricacies of publishing and promoting board games. 

Topics Featured:

Spiel de Jahres nominees (2:57)

Elder Scrolls Tabletop Game by Modiphius Entertainment (15:38)

Sen-Foong/Complexcity (20:28)

 

Happy Listening!

Trade Wars

May 20th, 2019

This week Ben and Josh delve into the realm of global politics in light of the increasing tensions between China and USA, and the effect it could have on Board Game Manufacturing. 

Topics Covered: 

Carronade 2019 Bargain Hunt Charity Auction (02:12)

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound RPG by Cubicle 7 (04:36)

Origins Award Nominations (07:41)

UK Games Expo Award Nominations (20:04)

China - USA Trade relations and tariffs (28:50)

 

Happy Listening

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Links: 

Andy's Man Club Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/andysmanclubscotland/

Brothers In Arms - https://www.brothersinarmsscotland.co.uk/

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

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

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

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

 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

 

 

 

 

Episode 83: Not All Heroes Wear Capes

September 16th, 2018

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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

Episode 79: Broken Fingers

August 26th, 2018

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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

Episode 77: Looking Under A Rock

August 19th, 2018

 

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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

 

Episode 75: Warhammer: Jocks Vs Goths and Nerds

August 12th, 2018

 

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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

 

 

 

Episode 73: Straight Outta GenCon

August 5th, 2018

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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

 

Episode 71: The Zombie Creed

July 29th, 2018

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

 

Episode 69: In for a Penny, in for a Trans-dimensional Elder God

July 22nd, 2018

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

 

Episode 67: Unlucky Frog on Tour - Magic Pre-release (…or Magic Herpes)

July 15th, 2018

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

 

Episode 65: Down the Rabbit Hole…

July 8th, 2018

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

 

 

 

 

Episode 63: Tabletop Scotland - Spoilers Abound (Part 2)

July 1st, 2018

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

 

Episode 61: TTRPGs

June 24th, 2018

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

Episode 59: Twitching

June 17th, 2018

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