‘Scythe’ Review: The Dice Section Podcast

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this month’s episode, we discuss the 2016 area control, worker placement, engine building game ‘Scythe.’

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'Ex Libris' Review: The Dice Section Podcast

‘Ex Libris’ Review: The Dice Section Podcast

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this month’s episode, we discuss the 2017 worker placement game ‘Ex Libris.’

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'Roll for the Galaxy' Review: The Dice Section Podcast

‘Roll for the Galaxy’ Review: The Dice Section Podcast

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this month’s episode, we discuss the 2014 dice-rolling, tableau-building game Roll for the Galaxy.

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'Terraforming Mars' Review: The Dice Section Podcast

‘Terraforming Mars’ Review: The Dice Section Podcast

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this month’s episode, we discuss the 2016 tile placement/hand management game Terraforming Mars.

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Fate of the Elder Gods review

‘Fate of the Elder Gods’ Review: The Dice Section

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this month’s episode, we discuss the 2017 area control/worker placement game Fate of the Elder Gods.

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Roll Player board game

The Dice Section 36: Roll Player

If you like tabletop games and you’re looking for an in-depth review of the latest and greatest offerings, you’ll love the Dice Section podcast. We spend a whole month playing a single game over and over again, and then record our thoughts on how it held up. It’s not a shallow overview… it’s a deep and gory Dice Section. In this episode, the guys min-max and munchkin their way through Keith Matejka’s Roll Player.

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Bad Detectives board game

The Dice Section #32: ‘Bad Detectives’

The Dice Section is a podcast about tabletop games and what makes them great. In the latest episode, we revisit to ‘New Bedford’ because it’s our new favorite worker-placin’, city-buildin’, whale-huntin’ game. Then we talk about the winner of 2015’s Tabletop Deathmatch competition, ‘Bad Detectives’, a tile placement game about terrible cops solving a murder in the worst possible way.

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Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals from second to fifth edition.

Easy Dungeon Master Preparation

When I started my latest ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign back at the beginning of the year, my goal was to reduce the amount of time I spent preparing for each session. I’d burned out on building crazy complex combat encounters and over-plotting with hundreds of wiki articles linked together like some nutcase’s string-smothered pegboard.

I needed simplification, so I made a vow to keep it to 30 minutes of prep for every weekly session.

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A whole lot of d6

The Dice Section #29: Let Me Tell You About My ‘Shadowrun’ Character

In this episode, our first after a long summer vacation, we discuss those moments in role-playing games—video and tabletop—that made us stop and think. As young players, the idea of character dilemmas and a satisfying story were the stuff of gaming legend. Now that we’re all growed up, we realize that it can happen, but it takes a special group and a GM willing to let go of a little control.

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Temple of Elemental Evil board game

The Dice Section #28: ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’

Haircuts. Boxing. Sword and sorcery and dungeon crawls, including a revolutionary occurrence in our 5th Edition ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ campaign and a review of the new ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’ board game from Wizards of the Coast and WizKids. We reminisce about childhood games like ‘Hero Quest’ and ‘Dragon Strike’, and (spoiler alert) decide that we could all do a lot worse than ‘Temple of Elemental Evil’ as an introduction to the dungeon crawl genre.

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Dungeon crawling with The Dice Section

The Dice Section #25: ‘Wrath of Ashardalon’ and the Perfect Dungeon Crawl

This week on the podcast, we talk about the perennial geek favorite: the dungeon crawl. Why does the lure of loot always get us back down into those dark, dank catacombs? What makes the perfect dungeon crawl experience, and why do so many games fall just short of what we’re hoping for? We play Wrath of Ashardalon, one of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventure System games, and talk about everything from Descent: Journeys in The Dark to Diablo III.

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