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so excited

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Chris talks about a bunch of things that he is excited about! (40min)

Acadecon
Legends of the Five Rings
Great Western Trail
Pauper Cube
Origins Game Fair

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Board Games with RPG Elements

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The guys chat about the challenges of infusing board games with elements of RPGs! (60min)

Things you may be interested in:
Gloomhaven
Zipp (Malifaux)
Star Trek Ascendancy
Avenue

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Board Game Design Time

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Chris and Del talk about running and playing in Noir RPG games! (50min)

Things you may be interested in:
Board Game Design Time
The Genius Game

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The Last Garden

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Del hosts as Chris and Matt talk about their game The Last Garden, which is live on Kickstarter right now! (40min)

Things you may be interested in:
The Last Garden

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nPc 4 Life

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In Aaron’s last show as NPC Cast host, we look back on the things he has been the most proud about! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:
Overwatch
Dusk City Outlaws
Harry Potter Minis Game

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NPC at BGG

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In this episode the Chris and Aaron are joined by some friends live on location from BGG Con! (57min)

Things you may be interested in:

Meeples Included

Honshu

Fabled Fruit

Roll Player

Dog and Thimble

Strike

Barcelona

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Designing The Last Garden

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In this episode Del chats with Chris and Matt about their game The Last Garden! (54min)

Things you may be interested in:

MaRo at GDC

Junk Art

Stranger Things

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Gen Con 2016

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In this Del-hosted episode, Chris and Stephanie talk about their trip to Gen Con! (63min)

Things you may be interested in:

Board Game Geek Gen Con GeekBuzz List

New Angeles

Thornwatch

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How To Choose What Game To Play

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In this episode, Chris and Del are joined by friend-pc Stephanie Straw to talk about how we choose what games we want to play! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Stranger Things

Luke Cage

Gloomhaven

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Bullet Points – Two Player Games

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In this Bullet Points episode, Chris and Del are joined by their friend Pete, from Mind the Gap Studios to create Two-Player games that don’t use cards! (65min)

Things you may be interested in:

Mind the Gap Studios

Seafall

Who, What, Why Cast

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Playing Canon Games

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In this episode, Chris and Del talk about playing games based on pre-existing canons! (52min)

Things you may be interested in:

Overwatch

Scythe

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Superhero Games

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We’re moving the podcast release to Mondays! In this bonus episode we talk about Superhero Board & Card Games! (55min)

Things you may be interested in:

Marvel Legendary

DC Deck-building Game

Sentinels of the Multiverse

Heroclix

Marvel Dicemasters

Overwatch

Knight Models

Statecraft

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Heavy Board Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 174 – Heavy Board Games

The NPC Cast guys chat about heavy board games, and how you can convince your friends to try them! (68min)

Things you may be interested in:

Knit Wit

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

Nippon

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Planning a Game Night

Download NPC Cast Episode 168 – Planning a Game Night

PLEASE VOTE FOR US FOR THE GOLDEN GEEK AWARDS

The guys chat about the four things that you should consider when planning your game night! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

Netrunner Mainframe

Oh My Goods

Heroes of the Storm

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Tabletop Games for Charity

Download NPC Cast Episode 166 – Tabletop Games for Charity

Chris is joined by Extra Life United participants Stephanie Straw and Jamison McLean. They talk about Extra-Life and about playing games for charity! (59min)

Things you may be interested in:

On Board Games

DFW Nerd Night

Under My Bed

Board Game Geek Con

Ravenloft for 5E

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The Unwritten Rules of Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 165 – Unwritten Rules

Aaron and Chris talk about some of the Unwritten Rules in Role-Playing games and Board Games! (57min)

Things you may be interested in:

Game of Thrones 2nd Edition

Saloon Tycoon

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2015k Casties Part 1!

Download NPC Cast Episode 157 – 2015k Casties Part 1!

In this mega episode we narrow the field from our top 32 games of the year to the elite 8! 2015k Casties time! (119min)

CHECK OUT THE BRACKET FOR THE 2015k CASTIES!

Things you may be interested in:

Numenera Skill Building Game – A KS for a game by some of our friends!

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Boardless Bullet Points

Download NPC Cast Episode 155 – Boardless Bullet Points

We make some Bullet Point game design pitches about adapting classic board games to boardless versions! (56min)

Things you may be interested in:

Bullet Points: Monopoly

Tyrants of the Underdark

Under My Bed Print and Play Files

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Licensed Tabletop Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 154 – Licensed Tabletop Games

The NPC Cast boys chat about licensed tabletop games! What makes them good? What do we want in our licensed games? (64min)

Things you may be interested in:

Ashes Expansions announced!

Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex: First Assault

 

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Boardless Games

boardlessgames

Download NPC Cast Episode 152 – Boardless Games

Del is back and we talk about board games without boards! (53min)

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What We’ve Learned

Download NPC Cast Episode 150 – What We’ve Learned

EPISODE 150! Chris and Aaron look back at what they have learned about RPGs, Board Games, and themselves since the show has began! (60min)

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Some things you may be interested in:

Mafia de Cuba

Shinobigami

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2-Player Games


Download NPC Cast Episode 143 – 2 Player Games

In this episode we talk about playing board games and role-playing games with 2 players! (61min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Board Game Design Time

Battle for Zendikar

Infinity RPG Kickstarter

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Checking in with the Games Industry


Download NPC Cast Episode 140 – Checking in with the Games Industry

In this episode we chat about the current state of the games industry as a whole! WITNESS US! (68min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Adventure Time Love Letter

The Eyrewood (Formerly Thornwatch)

Mad Max

RYŪ

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Board Games that tell Stories – with Plaid Hat Games’ Isaac Vega


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In this episode we chat with Plaid Hat Games designer Isaac Vega (Bioshock: Infinite, Dead of Winter, Ashes) about Board Games that tell stories! (83min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Unpub: The Unpublished Card Game

Cypher System

JUGGERNAUT

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Gen Con Recap 2015


Download NPC Cast Episode 136 – Gen Con 2015 Recap

Del hosts this episode, and asks us all about what we did at Gen Con! (54min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Ashes

Isle of Skye

East Texas University RPG

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Bullet Points – Expansions

Download NPC Cast Episode 131 – Bullet Points – Expansions

This episode, the guys design bullet point expansions for some of their favorite games! (65min)

We’re nominated for an Ennie! Click here to be taken to the ballot!

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Some things you may be interested in:

Rat Queens

Magic Pro Tour Changes

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How to Teach Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 130 – How to Teach Games

This episode, the guys chat about their process for teaching games! (66min)

Some things you may be interested in:

Sense8

Paperize.io

GoPlay NW

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Starting a New RPG

Download NPC Cast Episode 129 – Starting a New RPG

This episode is brought to you by our Patreon backer Derek, and features Aaron and Del talking about what they do when looking to run a new RPG! (44min)

Some things you may be interested in:

NPC Cast Episode 109: RPG Preludes

Monster Truck Mayhem

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Playing Games with Strangers

Download NPC Cast Episode 127 – Playing Games with Strangers

In this episode, the guys are joined by friend-pc Stephanie Straw, to talk about playing games with strangers! (67min)

Other things you may be interested in:

Meetup.com – A place to find events near you!

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards 2

Plaid Hat Podcast

 

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Game Accessories and GameWireGirl

Download NPC Cast Episode 123 – Game Accessories and GameWireGirl

In this episode, Chris and Del are joined by their friend Brittanie (aka @GameWireGirl) while they talk about accessories in games! (60min)

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Other things you may be interested in:

Campaign Coins – Metallic coins and more for your RPGs or other games!

Inked Playmats – Custom playmats on demand!

The Noteboard – A dry erase mat you can fold up and fit in your pocket!

The Broken Token – Quality box inserts for the most popular board games!

Daft Concepts – Custom box inserts for your favorite games!

Meeple Source – Custom painted meeples and other premium components!

Player’s Choice Card Sleeves – Del’s favorite sleeves OF ALL TIME!

Kigi – A beautiful card game designed by Daniel Solis!

Apocrypha – A brand new card game from friend of the show Mike Selinker

The Twin Flip ‘n’ Tray – The most glorious thing Brittanie has ever held in her hands.

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Real-Time Games

Download NPC Cast Episode 122 – Real-Time Games

In this episode, we’re back to talk to you about Real-time games! In real time! (78min)

Things you may be interested in:

Pit

Ghost Blitz

Anomia

Space Alert

X-COM

Discount Salmon

Patchwork – A two-player game by Uwe Rosenberg

Zen Bins– Containers for your favorite Dice-dueling games!

Deadly Class – A comic about assassins in high school!

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Episode 107 – Level Up.

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In this episode, the NPCs chat about Gencon housing and that feeling of “leveling up” at a game! (83min)

2:41 – Gencon Talk – How is housing at gencon going to be distributed differently this year?

15:46 – Leveling Up – Those moment during game when you feel like you’re getting better.

Things you may find interesting:

Akrotiri – A two-player tile placement game!

Fate Reforged – The newest Magic the Gathering Set!

Spirits of the Rice Paddy – Construct and tend to rice paddies!

 

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Episode 105 – S3E1

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In this episode, the guys look back at the year that was and ahead to the year that will be!  58min)

Things you may find interesting:

Alchemists – A board game which uses a mobile app in order to uncover mysterious mixtures!

Shadows of Brimstone – A Wild West meets Cthulu dungeon crawl!

Black Mirror – A BBC Anthology-style show about the darker aspects of modern technology!

 

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Episode 103 – Bullet Buddies.

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In this episode the guys make bullet point games for one another! (62min)

Things you may be interested in:

Brawl

Tragedy Looper

Splendor

Hyperborea

Cash and Guns

Till Dawn – Nothing like Cash and Guns!

Sirlin on Game Design

Star Wars: Imperial Assault

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Episode 100!

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The guys go long! Recorded live, the NPCs answer questions from the NPC Cast Universe! (104min)

Things you may be interested in:

Mordheim – City of the Damned
World of Warcraft
The Mono-Black Pox Deck that NPC Chris modeled his after.

 

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Episode 99 – Why We Buy.

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In this NPC Chris-less episode, the guys talk about what it takes for them to buy a game!! (44min)

Things you may be interested in:

Fantasy Flight merges with Asmodee

Age of Rebellion: Stay on Target.

D&D Dungeon Master’s Guide.

 

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Episode 95 – Magic the Boardgaming.

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In this episode, the guys make Bullet-Point games based on Magic the Gathering cards! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Magic the Gathering Strategy Board Game

51:27 – Outer Earth

55:50 – twitch.tv/everblightWIP

59:01 – Catalyst RPG

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Episode 85 – We At Gencon!

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This week, the guys are at Gencon. NPC Chris took some time to chat with friend-PCs Tony and Matt about what they were excited about! Next week, we’ll be back with our regularly scheduled program! (36min)

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Episode 81 – Legen-Dary.

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In this episode, NPCs Aaron and Chris chatted with Devin Low, designer of Marvel Legendary! (66min)

Things you may be interested in:

Devin Low’s BGG Page

Marvel Legendary: Villains

Mouse Guard: Swords and Strongholds

Tianxia

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