Sometimes you find yourself on an island, beset by exploding volcanoes, rolling boulders, venomous snakes, swarms of bees, and people in tiger costumes jumping at you seemingly from nowhere. If you want all of those things to happen at once, then you should really be playing Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar. If you're not sure that those things are your jam, then check out this week's episode of the Dog and Thimble podcast where we talk all about the game, its expansions, and somehow also find time for a discussion of Street Fighter, Ultimate Frisbee, and The Girl From Ipanema.
Did we save another classic episode from the hungry maw of Audacity? #Youbetyoursweetbippy we did! This episode has everything, the worst version of the Wonder Twins, residential advisers shooting airsoft guns, a very forward Mae West, and stuff that only 90's kids will remember! Not to mention the extensive discussion about the Choose Your Own Adventure: House of Danger board game. Strap in and keep track of your page number, because you're not gonna want to miss this episode!
Every once in a while, a podcast comes along that's unafraid to ask the difficult questions. Questions like, what is porridge and why is Clamato juice a thing? Today's episode of Dog and Thimble is that podcast. Also, we're mostly discussing the 2018 offering from designer Tim Armstrong and publisher Space Cowboy Games, Orbis.
You're in luck today, traveler. I've got a rare treat in store for you, it's a previously lost episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast! There's still some issues, but most of the file has been recovered after having been chewed up by Audacity on several occasions! So join us in trading turmeric for cinnamon as we discuss Century Spice Road! Also in this episode: Alana learns to be direct, the worst lyrics to Come On Eileen, and Tom wishes Jason was here.
Is this the wildest episode of Dog and Thimble to date? Quite possibly! We're talking about relatively heavy Euro game, Carthago: Merchants & Guilds. Not only that, but along the way we're also talking about the elephant king Babar, the platonic ideal of a cool uncle, Aaron Neville, and more dad jokes that it is advisable to consume in one sitting.
Dog and Thimble is back! We've walked the world for a spell and come back ready to talk about a brand new crop of games with you! This week, we've got Gizmos by CMON Games on the docket along with Chris' winter drink recommendations, how good at magic was Jafar from Aladdin really, and our real life inventions. For all that and more, check it out!
Hold onto your petticoats, because on this episode of the Dog and Thimble Podcast the gang gets properly fancy by playing Obsession: A Game of Pride, Intrigue, and Prejudice in Victorian England. We're also talking about our favorite debut game designs, discussing what we expect from expansions, and pitching the Narnia/Jane Austen crossover we've all been waiting for. You are cordially invited to listen post-haste!
The fight to be crowned champion of the Southeast Wild Wrestling League is heating up as the gang returns with Jerry Jean, Walter "The Wall" Wahlberg, and Valencia St. James AKA The Wasp. This week, game designer Nathan Paoletta guides the Dog and Thimble crew through The Worldwide Wrestling RPG! You may want to find a whole seat for this episode, but you're only going to need the edge!
On this week's episode of Dog and Thimble, the usual suspects are joined by the inimitable Nathan D. Paoletta, designer of such incredible games as Carry, A Grandiose Disaster, and the game we're playing this week: The World Wide Wrestling RPG. In this episode, we're walking through character creation to flesh out the roster of the South Western Wild Wrestling League and having a lot of fun doing so. So strap on your headphones and get ready to rumble, it's time to play The World Wide Wrestling RPG.
As you wake up, having been visited by the ghosts of Magic the Gathering past, present, and future you stumble to the window. "You there, boy! What day is this?" you yell to me. "It's well after pre-release day due to the advancement of linear time, but I can tell you about what you missed if you'd like" I yell back.
That's right, it's that time of the year when a new Magic: The Gathering set drops and Tom and Josh go to the midnight pre-release and play it so that they can report on it for your benefit. We're talking Guilds of Ravnica, tea recommendations, and Tom becomes alarmed. Check it out!
In this episode, the Dog and Thimble crew are doing the time warp again as they try to return to the past in one of the newest games from USAopoly, Samurai Jack: Back to the Past. But that's not all, we've also got discussions about high school yearbooks, Nickelback covering Alanis Morisette, and a pitch for a new show about NBA players hiding on each other's shoulders in trenchcoats to get into R-rated films. It's weird, it's wild, it's just another day on the Dog and Thimble podcast.
A curse has befallen this once sleepy podcast, and now the hosts fear for their lives as one of them turns into the Ultimate Werewolf...Legacy. In this episode the gang discusses the latest legacy game from designers Rob Daviau and Ted Alspach. Also, Tom decides to get into eating challenges, Alana reveals her mother's e-mail shame, and Chris has had it with his co-hosts! There's almost too much good stuff, in this episode so get it in your ear holes!
A card game featuring consensual erotic intercourse with a tentacle monster from beyond the stars, "The Adventures of Shaft: Action Chemist", and recollections of some of Hanna-Barbera's strangest cartoons. Episode 88 of the Dog and Thimble features all of these and more as we discuss the card game "Consentacle" from designer Naomi Clark.
With Tom finally feeling like a functional human being again, Dog and Thimble returns with a host of small games for your consideration! Mint Delivery, That's Not Lemonade, 5 Minute Chase, InBetween, Unreal Estate, and Lady and the Tiger are all on the agenda. Plus, secrets of the Outback Steakhouse, quantum tunnels, and have y'all seen Ladyhawke? If you haven't seen Ladyhawke, you should really see Ladyhawke.
In this episode Chris does Indianapolis, by which we of course means he goes to GenCon and interviews some incredible people and companies about the games they had to show off. We're talking Spinmaster Games, Fantasy Flight Interactive, Games Workshop, Asmodee, Greater Than Games, and USAopoly, they're all here! Whether you couldn't make it to GenCon or if you just want to relive the magic, you're gonna want to check this out!
In this episode, Tom gets back to board gaming's roots by playing the ancient games of Hnefatafl (aka "The Viking Game" or "King's Table") and Nine Men's Morris with the help of Joseph Bjork and Joseph Fisher from Good and Basic. We get down and dirty with theories about why Hnefatafl pieces move as they do, what ancient graffiti lies in the Hagia Sofia, and question why Tic-Tac-Toe exists at all in the modern age. This episode is chock full of fun, facts, and more people named Joseph than you are frankly prepared to handle. You definitely want to check this one out!
You can check out more from Good and Basic, including footage of us playing Hnefatafl and Nine Men's Morris at their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa92M881KJO0FqaOUb4xAqg
We're late to the party talking about the return of Magic the Gathering core sets as Josh and Tom finally turn in their report on the M19 prerelease! In this episode, Josh turns cows into knights and Tom reveals that he is a very slow deck builder.
Dog and Thimble returns to bring a little light into the grimdark world of Warhammer 40K, this time by playing the new RPG, Wrath and Glory with game designer Ross Watson! Will the gang discover the cure for the abacus plague? The only way to find out, is by listening!
It's the return of the Rene-geddon! Another Renegade games special is coming at your face with The Tea Dragon Society Card Game, Atlas: Enchanted Lands, and Junk Orbit. Plus, the gang discusses Murder, She Wrote, tea preferences, Space Force, and receives some amazing news you don't want to miss.
The Dog and Thimble crew is taking the fight to Thanos directly by...well mostly by comparing him to Grimace from McDonalds. We're talking about "Thanos Rising: Avengers Infinity War" the new cooperative game from USAopoly in this episode, but there's no way that's all. There's slaps to the nipple, Sully Sullenberger's dark secrets, the Lindbergh baby, and a whole lot of behind the scenes stuff that normally would get cut but seemed funny enough to Tom to survive edits! It's a rip-roaring adventure and you owe it to yourself to check it out!
Thanos Rising Discussion - 10:57
Ending of Spoilers after Spoiler Warning - 21:33
I don't know how Chris managed to get so many interviews done, because I'm exhausting just having had to edit them. Good news for you guys though, because there's no way you'll get tired listening to them! We've got interviews with the inimitable Bebo from Be Bold Games as well as the good folks at Calliope Games, Queen Games, and Stronghold Games. It's the home stretch, so get your popcorn ready!
Bebo - 0:26
Calliope Games - 11:08
Queen Games - 25:13
Stronghold Games - 32:38
Chris has lost all sense of time in the nightless world of Origins Game Fair 2018. Yet still he persists, acquiring interviews with amazing publishers such as Odd Bird Games, Plan B Games, Eggertspiele, Next Move Games, Tuesday Knight Games, Board and Dice, Osprey Games, and Renegade Game Studios. He's got all the hot news, all the hot game info, and all the hot bod (Chris is a very attractive man).
Odd Bird Games - 0:25
Plan B Games - 7:35
Tuesday Knight Games - 12:30
Board and Dice - 20:54
Osprey Games - 37:48
Renegade - 44:20
Chris did so much work at Origins Game Fair 2018 that we're releasing a special bonus Tuesday episode of Dog and Thimble. In this episode, Chris learns about some amazing independent RPGS, learns how many Barenaked Ladies references are in One Week Ultimate Werewolf, and learns all about slam poetry.
Atlas Games - 0:25
Bezier Games - 7:59
HABA USA - 13:27
Mayday Games - 17:25
Ares Games - 29:28
Indie Press Revolution - 35:34
The season of major game conventions is upon us! Chris spent some time at the Origins Game Fair and was able to interview a whole host of game designers and publishers about what they were promoting, upcoming projects, and was even able to sneak in a humble-brag about the time he won his high school science fair. In this episode, Chris got to spend some time talking with the folks at CMON Games, Devir Games, Steve Jackson Games, Deep Water Games, and PlayFusion.
1:32 - CMON Games
12:57 - Devir Games
23:51 - Steve Jackson Games
34:07 - Deep Water Games
44:08 - PlayFusion
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.