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The Dice Section #32: ‘Bad Detectives’

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. Read More

GBBP 73: Reiner Knizia

GBBP 73: Reiner Knizia

This week, we get our game on with none other than Reiner Knizia. We chat about his games, the importance of awards (he was just nominated yet again for the children’s version of the Spiel des Jahres), the balance of theme vs mechanics, whether playing games is essential to human nature, and what he thinks epitomizes a Reiner Knizia game. Read More

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

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. Read More

Adventure Scents Will Add Another Level of Realism to Your Next RPG Campaign, Board Game, Book, or Movie

Adventure Scents Will Add Another Level of Realism to Your Next RPG Campaign, Board Game, Book, or Movie

If you’re like most gamers, you’ve been waiting patiently for a way to make your game room smell like a fetid swamp or a moldy crypt. Well, good news, gamers–the long wait is finally over. Read on to find out about a way to add environmental smells (both good and bad) to your next campaign. Read More