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What’s the Appeal of Tabletop Wargaming? | Dicing With Design Episode 33

What draws people in to the tabletop hobby? Is it the collecting and painting of miniatures? Or the actual gaming? Or is it the storyworlds and “fluff”?

Games You Love, Games You Loved | Dicing With Design Episode 32

Find out which games helped introduce us and win us over to the miniature and tabletop world.

First Contact With Tabletop Wargaming & Miniatures | Dicing With Design Episode 31

Colin and Matthew discuss their respective introductions to miniatures, Games Workshop, and tabletop wargaming in general.

Introducing, Hostile Worlds

Hey folks! I wanted to tell you about another show we’ve been working on, called Hostile Worlds. It’s a documentary drama crossover show, set in space, which aims to take the humble science podcast and inject a bit of fun. We’ll be piloting our ship around the most dangerous places in the universe, trying not […]

Episode 30 – Pro Wrasslin’ Battle Royale

Live Kickstarter special! In this episode Joe tells us all about the Kickstarter for his game, Pro Wrasslin’ Battle Royale. Find out how to help bring this fast furious card game of champions to your tabletop. You have until March 30th (Wrestlemania weekend!) to help make this happen. Go to the Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/1ETJE0B

Episode 29 – Warhammer End Times

In this episode we have an update on PWBR and a look at Warhammer End Times. Enjoy!Episode 29 – Warhammer End Times 00:00:00 Introductions 00:04:10 What we’ve been playing: WWC, Rolemaster, Battlestar Galactica, Pegasus Expansion, Pass the Bomb, Insecurity, Contenders, Space Hulk, Warpack, Warhammer, Pretenders, Clash of Clans 00:39:10 Pro Wrasslin’ Battle Royale – Kickstarter […]

Episode 28 – Archipelago

There’s a lot to catch up on at the start of this episode, then we talk about our first try of the roleplaying game, Archipelago. 00:00:00 Intro and Updates: Warpack, Space Hulk, Warhammer 40K, Tsuro, Castle Ravenloft, Legend of Drizzt, Wrath of Ashardalon, Stag Quest, Dungeon Saga, In a Bind, Basius 00:44:03 Archipelago: Small World, […]

Dicing with Design 27 – GW Financial Report and Dungeons

In this episode we have a lot of industry news to talk about, with the recent release of GW’s annual financial report and rumours about the future of their products. Later we discuss developments in Joe’s Stag Quest, Joe’s dynamic dungeon game. 00:00:00 Intro 00:02:45 News and Rumours: Games Workshop, Warhammer, 40K, Dungeon Saga 01:01:57 […]

Dungeon Saga Podcast 03 – Day 2 Stretch Goals

Important news: The Dungeon Saga Podcast has its own feed now. If you’re subscribing through the Dicing with Design feed then from now on you’ll want to subscribe to the feed “Dungeon Saga Podcast” through whatever app you use. You can still find the episodes on www.dicingwithdesign.com as they come out. This epidode brings us […]

Dungeon Saga Podcast 02 – Basic Components Overview

In this episode I go over some potential topics for future discussion and give my two cents on the basic components of Dungeon Saga as it appeared at the start of the Kickstarter. Get in contact with me, Grant, by going on www.dicingwithdesign.com with any queries or comments. Don’t miss a single episode: subscribe to […]

Dungeon Saga Podcast – Episode 1

Welcome everyone to a short introductory episode of the unofficial Dungeon Saga Podcast. Over the course of the next month I’m aiming to keep you up to date with news and opinions on Mantic Games Kickstarter project.If you want to get in touch with any ideas for the show go to www.dicingwithdesign.com. Edit: While itunes […]

Episode 26 – What is a Game?

In today’s episode we discuss: What is a game? We also go into what types of fun there are and how our games activate these modes of fun, from Dungeons and Dragons to daydreaming!Episode 26: What is a Game? Topics: 00:00:00 Introduction 00:02:00 What is a game? How to host a dungeon, Greg Kostikyan, types […]

Episode 25 – Those Who Play Kickstarter interview with Danny Boyle

In this special episode Grant talks to Danny Boyle about his roleplaying game Those Who Play, a narrative-focused roleplaying system. With only a few days left to go on the kickstarter, you can find out more from the following: www.thosewhoplaygame.com www.kickstarter.com/projects/diamondblood/those-who-play-a-narrative-focused-role-playing-sy twitter.com/FungeonMaster Feeding BritCaster.com

Episode 24: Conpulsion and Carronade Post-event reports

00:00:00 Introductions and gaming updates: X-Wing, Warpack, 40K, Warhammer, Stag Quest, Heroquest, Hex Hex XL, Space Cadets Dice Duel 00:25:25 Conpulsion Gaming Convention, Edinburgh: Project Zeke Miniatures, All things Zombie, Frankenstein’s Bodies, Pro-Wrasslin’ Battle Royale, Those Who Play Games, Dreadball, Hell 4 Leather 00:58:20 Carronade Wargames Show, Falkirk: Attica Games, Godslayer 01:19:38 Outro and contact […]

Episode 23 – Solo Gaming, Swords of the Skulltakers, X Wing and DreadBall

Welcome to the latest episode! This time, our main topic is solo gaming and Joe tells us about his solo roleplaying game, Swords of the Skultakers. Our updates went into some depth about a few games, and we stayed focused enough to make them mini topics in themselves. Hope you enjoy! 00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:30 X […]

Episode 22 – Player Numbers and Pumpkin Bomb Playtesting

In this episode we aimed to talk about how the number of players in games affected games design. Our initial aim was to talk about solo games, including Joe’s Swords of the Skulltakers solo RPG. To do that justice, though, we’ve left solo games for a later episode. Enjoy the episode and get in contact, […]

Episode 21 – Dicin’ and Slicin’ With G*M*S Magazine: Designing a Great TV Show

In this episode Colin is talking to Paco from G*M*S Magazine. The main topic is their current project Dice and Slice – a web TV show centred around gaming and cookery. Yep, unusual combo, I know, but when you hear Paco tell us about it, you’ll find out why! We’re talking gaming history, the background […]

Episode 20 – Build Your Own Army Book

It’s fantasy wargame time on Dicing with Design this time round. After a bumper edition of updates, Colin gives us his first impressions on the brand new Warhammer Dwarfs army book. Then Joe tells us about the great progress he’s made on the in-development Warpack ruleset. 00:00:00 Lords of War, Warpack, Warhammer, Sedition Wars, Ankh […]

Episode 19 – World Building Part 2

00:00:00 Introduction 00:00:35 Martin Vaux joins us to talk Lords of War – a Kickstarter update 00:19:55 Martin tells us how he went about creating a world for the game. 00:51:15 The GM of our When Worlds Collide Campaign joins us to discuss how he created a world for us to game in. 01:31:05 Outro […]

Episode 18 – World Building Part 1

00:00:00 Introduction 00:01:45 Updates – RAEX games, kickstarter, Once upon a time, B movie, Battlestar Galactica, Lords of War, Blackbox Games, Sedition Wars, DreadBall, Pro Wrasslin’ Battle Royale, Drive Thru RPG, XCOM 00:15:00 Joe tells us about developments on the Warpack fantasy battles system – Warpack, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, The Wheel of Time, 00:27:15 World […]

Ep 17 – A Chat with Lords of War on their New Wargaming Card Game Crossover

In this episode, we’re thrilled to be joined by Martin Vaux, co-designer of Lords of War card game. We discuss the game, the Kickstarter for the new expansion, Templars vs Undead, and all things gaming. Unfortunately, the sound quality won’t be as high as you’ve come to expect from your hosts, but Martin sounded great […]

Ep 16 – Warpack Special – A New Breed of Table-top Wargame

This episode was recorded after some alpha testing of Warpack. Warpack is Prince of Darkness Games’ forthcoming card-based fantasy wargame. We discuss the design philosophy behind the game, various ways in which the game could be expanded, campaign gaming and more!  

Episode 15 – Lords of War Kickstarter and Pro Wrasslin Card Game News

0:00:00 Introduction and updates, including: Lords of War Warpack Warhammer Warhammer World Forbidden Planet Ticket to Ride Shadows Over Camelot Battlestar Galactica Cortex Plus Dragonlance DreadBall Blood Bowl Project Pandora Carcasonne Sedition Wars When Worlds Collide Labyrinths and Lycanthropes Pro Wrasslin’ Battle Royal   00:22:55 Lords of War Review With the new instalment of Lords […]

Ep 14 – Warhammer Battle Brothers: A Report from the Biggest Wargaming Tournament Around

This time round we discuss our experiences at the recent September 2013 Warhammer Battle Brothers at Warhammer World. We’d like to thank all of our opponents and the tournament organisers for giving us such an enjoyable weekend.   0:00:00 Introduction 0:02:30 The day before – practice match and first impressions of Warhammer World 0:14:05 Tournament […]

Episode 13 – Warhammer is broken and we’re going to fix it

0:02:00 Updates, Including: Kromore 2145 Kickstarter, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Space Hulk computer game, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Vassal Engine, Chainsaw Warrior, Dreadball, A Game of Thrones LCG, Space 1889,   0:15:45 Battle Brothers and Warhammer Tournaments – Our preparations for the upcoming tournament at Warhammer World and tournament design in general, including: Warhammer Fantasy Battles, Warhammer […]

Ep 12 – How to Sell Your Role Playing Game: The Business of Games Design

Hey folks – this week we have a continuation of last week’s interview with T. Julian Bell. Last time you found out about the RAEX system, and this time we hear from Julian’s experience in getting games published and sold. If you’re an aspiring games designer, or even if you’ve been in the industry a […]

Ep 11 – Talking to RAEX Games About Kromore 2145, a New Cyber Steam Role Playing Game (RPG)

In this episode Colin’s talking to T. Julian Bell from RAEX Games. They’re soon releasing a new setting for their RAEX gaming system called Kromore 2145, a Cyber-Steam setting as they call it. It’ll be coming out in Q1 2014. You can try out an abridged version of the game in the meantime though – […]

Ep 10 – Eternal Contenders Special: Release of a GMless Fantasy Role Playing Game

0:00:00 Competition Announcement 0:01:35 Introduction and updates 0:12:50 Contenders 0:40:45 Eternal Contenders   Episode number 10 is here and Joe is giving us the inside scoop on his new game, Eternal Contenders. After our updates, Joe talks to us about the evolution of the award winning Contenders boxing game, through to its new incarnation about […]

Ep 9 – Character Design in Role Playing Games

0:00:00 Intro and updates 0:11:50 Our favourite characters 0:43:20 Character creation systems   Another episode in quick succession! This time it’s all about characters. First of all we talk about our own favourite characters from games and fiction and what makes them so great. Then we move on to character creation systems, including Joe’s brand […]

Ep 8 – Live Games Design Part 2

0:00:00 Intro and updates 0:06:30 Main topic: designing the game In this episode we continue to hammer out our live design of Cthulu’s Cosmic Kobold Commandos. We’re aiming for a light-hearted comedy game, so we spend some time discussing just what makes a comedy game. We’re still putting the game together, so if you have […]

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