Fudge it, Dog and Thimble is doing it live from the Utah Podcast Summit. In this episode, the gang discusses the nature of reality, what is real and what is fake, and does so in the style of a dumb quiz show! Also discussed, does Kickstarter need to get better dreams? Has Tom actually even seen the TV show J.A.G.? Should you really always #trustbecky? All that and much more in Dog and Thimble's first live show.
Thank you to the Utah Podcast Summit for having us and thank you all for listening.
Snatching a relevant discussion from the jaws of numerous tangents, the Dog and Thimble Podcast is back once again, this time to discuss Queendomino from Blue Orange Games. But that's not all, we're also tackling the tough questions: Is mayo too spicy? Is fry sauce just thousand island dressing? Which company owns Six Flags? Will the mumble-rap supergroup consisting of all the previous Dog and Thimble co-hosts take off?
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In a world where there are many podcasts, a sizable subsection of which are dedicated to talking about tabletop gaming, Dog and Thimble remains one of them! This week, we're discussing the 2018 Plaid Hat Games release, Crystal Clans, an early contender for the best two player game of the year. Plus, because we love you so much we also included extensive chatter about food crimes, chain restaurants, raptor cloaca, and romance novels.
Good news! This podcast is still about board games. Heck, we even talk extensively about the incredible game "Visitor in Blackwood Grove". For a hot minute, it looked like we might accidentally morph into a David Ogden Stiers fancast, a podcast discussing the Free Willie 2 soundtrack, or something else entirely. Don't worry though, totally still about board games...mostly.
In an episode that can only be described as "existing", the Dog and Thimble crew are back to tell you about delightful Japanese forest spirits and the paths along which they walk in Kokoro: Avenue of the Kodama. Also somehow, the team makes time to talk about weird lessons from early health classes, the fine work of Hayao Miyazaki, the less fine work of Johnny Lingo, and time-traveling game designers.
If you like bits and tangents, then oh boy, this is the episode for you! We're talking U2, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, horses, and the animated TV show Centurions. Plus somehow, we manage to make time to talk about the 2018 game Barker's Row from Overworld Games and designed by Steven Aramini.
In this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast, we're getting collectible! Tom invites friend of the podcast Josh Stickney on to discuss the new Magic: The Gathering set, Dominaria after having played at the new set's prerelease. Sleep deprived and running entirely on the caffeine from a couple of cups of tea, can our heroes make it through a full episode?
It may not be their whole back catalog, but this week the Dog and Thimble crew take on three games from the Renegade Game Studios library: Raiders of the North Sea (and its expansions), Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game, and Wonderland. Also, reviews of the actual geographical North Sea, tom knows something about valkyries, and was Casey Affleck in the fictional band Crash and the Boys?
Restoration games is bringing back classic games and Dog and Thimble is bringing back a classic podcast with a brand new episode. We're talking about all three of the games currently offered by Restoration Games: Stop Thief!, Indulgence, and Downforce. Plus, Alana solves a years old mystery, Chris finds some weird items for children on Amazon, and Tom makes everyone sad with Land Before Time facts.
Fear fake news! Flee the fungible forces! And come hang out with the Dog and Thimble crew in their Fortress of Feasability as they talk Friedmann Freise's fun Fables series. We discuss all three games, Caspar the Friendly Ghost's plot holes, and what FanFiction Chris is into these days. As always, the whole venture is entirely foolish.
It's an Orwellian nightmare this week as the Dog and Thimble crew explore the 2013 Stonemaier Games offering, Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia. Plus, Tom reveals that he was definitely the voice of the Homestar Runner, Alana muses about how attractive a Studebaker would make you, and Chris finds strange entries in the world of erotic fan-fiction. Strap in, this one gets weird!
Chris is gone this week, so Tom and Alana dive into three games the years of 2015 and 2016 that Dog and Thimble didn't manage to cover back then, Dice City, Santorini, and Bring Your Own Book. Plus, Alana has some facts about toads and bees and we name some bird comedians.
Is this the raunchiest episode of Dog and Thimble yet? Probably not, but among the discussion of Spynet, Sentient, and Heroes Wanted, the Dog and Thimble crew does get distracted by the question of how some sexual euphemisms came to be, so at least there's that. Plus, Tom knows how "Winston Drafting" got its name, Alana admits she has a problem, and can we really afford to buy George Washington's soul?
Some days we talk about board games, some days we discuss the Combos Twitter feed, and some days we do both. In this episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast you better believe we're doing both. We're talking about the incredible 2017 game, Sagrada, and spoiler alert we all love it.
Also in this episode, Alana promises baked goods, Chris gets poetic about who Sagrada is for, and Tom doesn't remember how to start an episode.
It's the return of everyone's favorite hard-biking, anarcho-punk, vegan biker mice, Siouxsie and the Ban-cheese. That's right, Dog and Thimble is back to continue the story of Siouxsie Squeaker, Granny Greaser, and Francis in the excellent Heavy Metal Thunder Mice RPG. Rev up your engines because it's about to pop off!
Remember, this is part two, so check out part one to catch up!
In what we can only assume is a first for any board game podcast, the hosts spend a solid 6 minutes discussing Lou Bega's Mambo No. 5. Don't worry though, we also made sure to spend some time discussing the intense real-time tabletop game Paramedics Clear! Did we love it? Did we hate it? Will it solve your relationship problems? There's only one way to find out!
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Emerging from a dark hole, three figures slowly come into view. Who is this strange trio, and what's that box in their hands? Have the mole people who live deep beneath the Earth's crust finally come to the surface to wage war on the surface dwellers? Is it...oh wait...it's just Tom, Chris, and Alana and they've got a board game called Unearth to talk about.
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The Dog and Thimble crew talk about the crash test dummies and also some big-time board games. We're talking Topiary, Great Western Trail, Azul, and the Munchkin CCG and somehow also manage to make time to listen to Chris sing a song, court potential advertisers, and discuss whether dogs can drive around a corner.
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Escape rooms are still sweeping the nation, and board games are trying to get in on the action. In this miniature episode, the Dog and Thimble crew talk about the game Unlock, why they like it, why they hate it, and manage to name a few RPGs they're excited about on top of it all.
It's the chillest episode of Dog and Thimble yet, as Tom and Alana drink tea and discuss whether Dr. Eureka from Dr. Eureka, Professor Evil from Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, or the many scientists from Dinosaur Island is the most evil and talk about the games in general as well. All that and Alana reveals her craziest science fair entries, Tom leaves for a while, and Alana creates a dinosaur park for bros.
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Your old pal Hilary is back again in this unearthed episode! The gang works out which board games they would put on their resume if they needed to get a new job and explain their reasoning. Jokes are made, lies are told, and Tom conveniently forgets the time he played Bloodrage. Also things get a little blue and the gang returns to the Cerberus deck-building system!
Dog and Thimble is back in the New Year and to celebrate we've brought back our old pal, Hilary, to talk about Pandemic Legacy: Season Two. Also on the docket: Mint Works, Seikatsu, Lovecraft Letter, which flavor of Altoids is best, and embarrassing stories of parenting and being parented. It's the best episode that we've released in 2018, and as of the time I write this description, there's no way for that to be untrue!