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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 - 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 

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: 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: 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: 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/

 

A Roll In The Hay With Unlucky Frog | Tabletop Scotland

September 10th, 2019

This week Ben and Tom catch up on the week that was including Tabletop Scotland and Tom's Pathfinder crossover Campaign!

Featured topics

Pathfinder Crossover Campaign / Miniatures in Role Playing Games (05:14)

Games Workshop Announcements (13:08)

- Age of Sigmar Ossiarch Bonereaper

- War in Rohan Supplement

- Raven Guard Master Shrike Model

- Warcry Expansion

- Gotrek Gurnisson Model

Tabletop Scotland (35:39)

 

Mentions

Tyler Mengel 

Drawn to the Flame

Brainwaves Podcast 

 

 

Wil Wheaton Hasn’t Punched Someone

August 11th, 2019

This week Josh and Tom are joined by Iona to discuss the latests news, lawsuits and their own gaming shenanigans.

Featured Topics:

Further details on Marvel Champions (01.20)

New Kill Team starter set (03.45)

Wil Wheaton vs. Legendary Geek & Sundry lawsuit (06.24)

Iona's gaming shopping list (13.24)

Trial by Trolley (16.51)

Kill Team campaign update (19.06)

Pathfinder update (24.42)

Warhammer Fantasy RPG (31.06)

Honourable Mentions:
 
The Crafting Jones - https://thecraftingjones.com/

Destroying our wallets, one expansion at a time - GenCon 2019

August 4th, 2019

This week Josh and Tom pour over the various releases coming out of GenCon, update everyone on their Kill Team campaign and announce a new member of the Unlucky Frog Team.

Featured Topics:

New team member (01.27)

Marvel Champions (05.35)

Arkham Horror - Final Hour(10:16)

Aeronautica Imperialis (13.06)

Lizardmen Blood Bowl team (15.54)

Warhammer Underworlds - Beastgrave (17.08)

Cool Mini Or Not news (20.46)

Magic the Gathering - Commander 2019 (24.10)

Parks (26.24)

Pathfinder 2nd edition (28.41)

James Bond Legendary (32.58)

Kill Team campaign update (37.44)

Brain Goop

July 28th, 2019

This week Josh and Tom catch up on the latest tabletop releases, Tom's office gaming club and our Kill Team campaign. 

Featured Topics:

Age of Sigmar Warcry (02:05)

Legendary Revelations (06.25)

Munchkin and Josh insulting Bronys (10:55)

Machi Koro (14:34)

Unstable Unicorns (17:38)

Coup and Tom's gaming club (19:15)

Kill Team campaing (26:02)

 

Mentions

James Frew & The Old Hellfire Club

Tabletop Scotland 2019 preview

July 21st, 2019

This week Josh and Tom are joined by convention overlord David Wright to get the latest on Tabletop Scotland 2019. Josh also takes the opportunity to confront Tom about how his character is being mistreated in their Pathfinder campaign.

Mentions

We're Not Wizards

Geeknson

DMB Games

 

LINKS

https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/

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

 

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