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Here are our most recent episodes:
Original Air Date: 21/07/16
This week, the guys rehash the “what we’ve been playing” from Episode 124, since it seems to have disappeared for good. On top of that they go over the recently announced winners of the Spiel des Jahres and Kennerspiel des Jahres winners, and give us an update on the latest in gaming Kickstarter news. And if all that isn’t enough, Trent does a thing about why he won’t teach the guys a certain game.
Original Air Date: 14/07/16
No, it’s not a typo – this is Episode 125. Episode 124 has at this stage been lost to the wonders* of technology. Efforts are underway to retrieve it, so if we do get a hold of the episode then it will show up!
All that said, this is Episode 125, and in this episode, the guys talk about one of the biggest new games to come out in 2016, Stonemaier Games‘ tale of 1920s alternate history strategy Scythe. They also discuss Spiel des Jahres nominee Karuba, the Gathering of Friends convention, and a little mobile game called Pokémon Go.
Original Air Date: 30/06/16
In Episode 123, Mark and Garth are once again joined by founding Dice Man Trent. In this episode the trio discuss the latest in board gaming news; plus Garth and Trent regale us with tales from their travels. All that and more!
Original Air Date: 23/06/16
In this week’s episode, the guys discuss more about their recent Bordercon trip, touching on Burgle Brothers, Burger Up and Paperback. They visit some Kickstarter news, as well as discuss the Kinderspiel award.
Original Air Date: 09/06/16
The boys are back from Bordercon in this week’s episode, as they talk all about one of the new games they played while they were away. In addition to this, there’ll be some discussion about the Kennerspiel, followed by a general recap of Bordercon itself.
Seeing as the guys are up at Bordercon and there’s no episode this week, please enjoy this recording of the Dice Men playing a new session of TIME Stories; this time, playing through The Marcy Case
Spoilers for this particular part of the story-driven game in this episode, obviously.
Original Air Date: 02/06/16
In episode 120, Trent goes feral as the guys discuss a game they’ve been playing recently that’s a brain burner. Following that is some gaming news, app integration and the guys talk the upcoming Bordercon gaming convention.
Original Air Date: 26/06/16
Garth is back in the studio in this episode, as Trent and Mark discuss what they’ve been playing in his absence. Garth covers the recent nominees for the Spiel des Jahres awards, and Trent discusses possible Kickstarter fraud while Mark covers other Kickstarter news.
Original Air Date: 19/05/16
Tania joins Mark and Trent in this episode as both Garth and Leon are absent the Dice Men Cometh studio. Together, the trio talk Roll for the Galaxy among what they’ve been playing, the addiction that is miniatures gaming – both the playing and painting thereof – as well as a hot new Australian RPG.
Original Air Date: 12/05/16
In this episode, Trent is back in the studio while Leon cavorts around the globe. The guys talk about a game they’ve revisited after initially panning it. They also recap their Call of Cthulhu and Imperial Assault games, and talk RPG games.
Original Air Date: 05/05/16
In Leon’s final episode for a bit as he goes on holidays, the fellas sit down and have a chat about a… non-physical game? Mark dishes on the details on that particular topic. Following that is some talk of the Dice Men’s last Saturday night shenanigans, whatever that might entail, and rounding out the episode is discussion of The Dice Tower’s most recent Dice Tower Award nominations.
Original Air Date: 28/05/16
In this episode, Mark and Garth are joined by Trent once again, as the boys pay tribute to Prince, talk about what they’ve been playing recently, and recap their latest session of Horror on the Orient Express. All that plus some Kickstarter news!
Original Air Date: 21/04/16
Firstly, apologies for the delay on this one. No computers to blame this time – just a busy week and a forgetful podcast editor. Also a note that although the guys at the start of the episode lament the loss of Episode 113 from the previous week, it actually did manage to find its way online last week, but the guys weren’t aware of that before the show.
Anyway, onto this episode, where the guys talk about Leon’s Birthday, plus a couple of different games they managed to play in the past week. And more, I’m sure.
Original Air Date: 14/04/16
Due to a slight computing error, this episode is about a week late, so our apologies go out to everyone for the delay. However, it’s here now for your listening pleasure! In this episode, the guys regale your ears with an entire episode dedicated to what they’ve been playing lately, thanks to Leon’s birthday boardgaming extravaganza which took place over the weekend prior to this episode airing.
Original Air Date: 07/04/16
This week the Dice Men are joined by a “special” guest on the show. With this “special” guest they talk about what they’ve been playing lately, and recap another session of Horror on the Orient Express. Our guest then gives us some Game Master tips from his extensive experience in the role, plus some other stuff.
Original Air Date: 31/03/16
Complete episode 111 including Pandemic Legacy spoilers for April-June.
Original Air Date: 31/03/16
This week on the Dice Men Cometh, Garth talks iOS! Leon plays games with other people? And finally, finally, the guys gives us the details on their Pandemic Legacy games from April through to June. But don’t worry, as this file has been edited to remove the spoilers. A separate file will be posted including the spoilers for those who wish to listen to them.
Original Air Date: 24/03/16
It’s almost Easter time at the Dice Men Cometh in Episode 110, and this time around the guys discuss what they’ve been playing lately, bring everyone up to speed on gaming news and delve once again into the world of Kickstarter. And if that wasn’t enough, the winners of the Rule and Make Make a Rule Competition are announced!
Oh, and they run out of time to talk about Pandemic Legacy. Again!
Original Air Date: 10/03/16
This week, the Dice Men give us the end date for their competition, discuss the upcoming Geek Quiz Night, as well as a fairly extensive talk about what they’ve been playing lately.
Note: at the start of the show they say they’re going to talk about Pandemic Legacy, but fear not – the guys run out of time talking about other stuff, so that’ll be in a future episode. So you can listen to this one without fear of spoiling the storyline of that particular game for now.
Original Air Date: 03/03/16
Summer is over, and the Dice Men recap the lost Episode 106 as they discuss what they’ve been playing this week (and a couple weeks ago), plus news about Bordercon. On top of that, the guys risk their sanity as they delve into the demented world of Call of Cthulhu, plus more info about the competition.
Original Air Date: 25/02/16
Sadly, the computer gremlins ate Episode 106. But as a consolation, even though it’s somewhat late, we do have Episode 107 for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Garth and Mark are joined by Tania Walker, as they discuss a bevy of Rule and Make games which they’ve all been playing recently, along with a brand new competition.
Original Air Date: 19/11/15
Editor’s Note: This is an old episode which wasn’t previously posted because the ending is cut short. However, due to the fact that Episode 105 is lost forever due to a technical glitch, and we’re still waiting on Episode 106, we thought you might want to hear what we do have of the episode anyway.
In this episode, the guys talk Essen! Mark interviews Terry and Merran Furness, freshly back in Australia after their trip to the Essen Games Festival in Germany!
Original Air Date: 18/02/16
Mark interviews Mitch Dovey from Joe Dodgy Games. This interview appeared on the live broadcast of The Dice Men Cometh on Thursday, 18/02/16.
Original Air Date: 11/02/16
This week, the Dice Men are joined by Morgan from local gaming store Area 52, as she gives us all the news from CanCon – which she attended recently – as well as the recent Board Game Night the store held. On top of that, Leon introduces us to a new game called C.V. which he taught to Garth recently, and Mark regales us with his tales of retail therapy from a recent trip to Newcastle.
In this special episode of The Dice Men Playeth, the boys sit down and play through the first scenario of story-based game Time Stories.
This episode contains spoilers for the first scenario of the game, called “The Asylum” so if you don’t want to know what happens in that scenario, I suggest giving this one a miss.
Original Air Date: 04/02/16
Leon’s away and so the Dice Men will play, as Trent makes yet another return visit to the studio. I think he’s starting to miss being on the air. Anyway, the boys take a look at what they’ve been playing lately, Trent catches everyone up on the latest in board gaming news, Garth regales us with news from the iOS aspect of the hobby, and the first part of a two-part series involving Trent and a certain Australian game store.
It’s another Dice Men Playeth, as Leon records yet another play session – this time of the story-telling game Tales of the Arabian Nights.
Now, once again I do have to mention there may be story spoilers in this episode, but it’s a lot different to the others as each story moment is randomly generated from the game’s mechanisms. So while you will hear stories being read from the massive tome that comes with the game, your own experiences with the game will most likely wildly differ from those you hear in this special episode.
Original Air Date: 28/01/16
This week, the Dice Men finally announce the winners of their 12 weeks of Christmas competition! Also Leon does a movie review, and of course they discuss what games they’ve been playing recently.
Original Air Date: 21/01/16
This week, the Dice Men do their usual recap of what they’ve been playing, and it’s a doozy this time around as they have taken an entire day off doing anything except playing games! As well as all that, they discuss Kickstarter news, iOS gaming, local competitions going on, and a challenge for the Dice Men.
Original Air Date: 14/01/16
This week the Dice Men are without Leon, but in his absence have brought in a special guest, the likes of which you’ve never heard before. Yep, definitely never heard this fella on the podcast before! The 3 fellas talk about what they’ve been playing lately, the special guest talks some news, and finally they discuss games that they absolutely love, but completely suck at.
Original Air Date: 07/01/16
It’s a new year, a new season, and a 100th Episode! Listen in as the Dice Men not only discuss what they’ve been playing, but also revisit some of the older episodes from the show’s history. Rounding out the episode is some spoiler-filled discussion on Time Stories.
Please note: This episode is the UNCUT version, containing ALL spoilers as discussed on the show. If you don’t want to hear about these pertaining to Time Stories, then listen to our spoiler-free Episode 100 instead.
Original Air Date: 07/01/16
It’s a new year, a new season, and a 100th Episode! Listen in as the Dice Men not only discuss what they’ve been playing, but also revisit some of the older episodes from the show’s history. Rounding out the episode is some spoiler-filled discussion on Time Stories. But fret not, we’ve cut out the spoilers from this file and posted the uncut version separately, just like we have been with Pandemic Legacy.
Original Air Date: 31/12/15
It’s the final episode of the year, on the final night of the year! 2016 is fast approaching as the Dice Men say goodbye to the current year by discussing what they’ve been playing lately. They then move on to looking forward to what’s coming up in the next year in gaming. Plus some Kickstarter news!
Original Air Date: 24/12/15
This is the full, unedited cut of Episode 98. In this episode, the guys discuss their third month of Pandemic Legacy. Again, this episode does contain spoilers for Pandemic Legacy Jan-March, so if you don’t want to hear them, check out the edited version of Episode 98 instead.
Original Air Date: 24/12/15
It’s Christmas Eve, and the Dice Men are still going strong on the night before the biggest holiday of the year. As well as the usual game discussion, Mark interviews Chris from the group behind this year’s cancelled Sydney Toy and Game Expo about some exciting new news. They also cover the latest news regarding Asmodee and their Days of Wonder and Fantasy Flight acquisitions, and finally cover their third month of Pandemic Legacy. NOTE: This episode has been edited to remove the Pandemic Legacy spoilers. A separate post will be made with the full, unedited episode for all your spoilery goodness.
Original Air Date: 17/12/15
It’s just a week until Christmas, and the Dice Men are in full holiday swing. As usual they discuss what games they’ve been playing recently. On top of that, as the end of the year approaches, the guys discuss their Top 5 games of 2015, before running out of time to discuss Pandemic Legacy.
While technical difficulties continue to delay our regular weekly episodes getting into the hot little hands of our listeners, we do have a little something to listen to in order to tide the time until we can get those episodes online.
In this episode, Leon records a playthrough of the first case of Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective. Bear in mind before you listen to this episode, that Sherlock Holmes is a story driven game, and if you are interesting in playing through it yourself, then this episode will spoil the story elements.
Original Air Date: 10/12/15
This week, the Dice Men are joined by Andrew ‘The Schwartz’ Schwartz, owner of one of Hobart’s friendly game stores Area 52. On top of what they’ve been playing recently, the boys and their guest discuss what games are worth buying for Christmas – either for yourself, or friends and family. And to wrap up, some info on a competition being run.
Herein is contained an extended version of the recording from the Dice Men’s final Descent campaign session, in case you were interested in checking it out.
We must advise this recording comes with a Language Warning because these guys are real potty mouths.
Original Air Date: 26/11/2015
This is the full cut of Episode 94, in which the guys discuss the January section of Pandemic Legacy, in all of its spoilery splendour. Do not listen if you don’t want to hear what goes on in the game; just listen to the original Episode 94, which had the spoilers cut out.
Final warning: This episode contains SPOILERS for Pandemic Legacy January.
Original Air Date: 26/11/15
It’s a special time at the Dice Men Cometh, as Garth, Mark and Leon discuss the current hottest game, Pandemic Legacy! Spoilers for the January portion of the game will be present – but we’ve made a special cut of the episode for those who don’t wish to hear the spoilery bits. On top of Pandemic Legacy the guys recap their final Descent Campaign session.
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94 – This is the episode without spoilers, so anyone who doesn’t want to hear what happens in the January portion of Pandemic Legacy, this file’s for you!
The Dice Men Cometh – Episode 94-s – This is the episode with spoilers, for those who want to hear what goes on during the January portion of Pandemic Legacy.
Original Air Date: 12/11/15
This week, Garth’s back in town to join Mark in the booth, as the boys recap their last Descent campaign session – including a special treat for the listeners! Garth also marks his return with a rundown of what’s happening in the world of Kickstarter.
Original Air Date: 5/11/15
Apologies for the lateness of this week’s episode; we experienced some technical issues which delayed the ability for us to get things online before tonight.
This week, as Garth is once again away overseas, Mark is joined by Leon and special guest Tania Walker, who has arrived back in Tassie after her eventful trip up to Melbourne for PAX Australia. As usual they’ll cover what they’ve been playing, and Tania talks about her experiences at PAX Aus as both attendee and panelist. And then they forget to do Leon’s Kickstarter thing, but promise to get to it next time.
Original Air Date: 22/10/15
Guess who’s back in the studio this week as Garth gallivants around the frozen north of the American continent? You’ll just need to listen to find out, as this week Mark is joined by a special guest to fill in the Garth-sized gap in the show. The fellas discuss what’s been going on lately as well as Epic Game Sundays, go into some more details on the Descent 2nd Edition campaign they’re caught up in, and dish some details about the recent Essen Spiel convention in Germany.
Original Air Date: 15/10/15
In this week’s episode, we are treated to a recap of the Dice Men’s recent Descent 2nd Edition campaign session. On top of that, the guys discuss what’s new in iOS and Android boardgaming apps, after which the talk turns to the dreaded bad rulebook.
Original Air Date: 08/10/15
This week, we delve into the deep dark depths of Garth’s gaming history. Plus the guys talk some more about Board Game Arena, so Garth can get his own words in on the subject. Plus, Mark performs some gruesome mangling of the English language for the sake of a few puns.
Original Air Date: 01/10/15
This week, the Dice Men take on the world wide web as they talk about playing board games online. Mark interviews Jason Kotzur-Yang of End Game Games about his Kickstarter game Ragnaroll, and someone familiar to the show features in the boys’ new Descent campaign.
Original Air Date: 24/09/15
This week, Garth and Mark are joined by special guest Leon to talk about all the money he’s sunk into the seemingly never-ending flood of Kickstarter board games. Plus the boys talk about their favourite dice games.
Original Air Date: 17/09/15
This week, Mark and Garth talk about Epic Game Day, a day on which several friends of the show gather for a full day of playing some of the longer games in the collection. On top of that, they talk about one of the biggest years of Mark’s life – the year he joined Boardgamegeek.
Original Air Date: 10/09/15
This week, the guys delve in the deep dark depths of Mark’s gaming past, so prepare yourselves – it’s quite a long trip (cos he’s old, see). Coming back to the more recent past, they also cover all of the gaming hotness to come out from the recent GenCon game expo in the United States. Plus all the usual goodness of what the boys have been playing lately!
Original Air Date: 03/09/15
This week, Mark forgets what day of the week it is, and regales us with some terrible puns. All is not lost however, as the guys bring in a special guest whose identity you’ll just have to find out by listening! Garth also updates us all on the latest iOS and other mobile gaming news.
Original Air Date: 27/08/15
It’s the first episode without Trent in the studio, and Mark and Garth get right into it with what games they’ve been playing, then continue with a Kickstarter update, plus a special guest joins the boys.
Original Air Date: 20/08/15
It’s a bit of a sad week this week as the Dice Men say goodbye to founding Dice Man Trent. Before he leaves us however, he regales us with the latest in board gaming news. On top of that, the guys also talk about what it takes to produce and star in a weekly radio show/podcast.
Original Air Date: 30/07/15
Our apologies for the lateness in posting this week’s episode. Regular podcast poster Dave was replaced this week by some new guy called Slacker Dave, and for some reason he isn’t as good at his job. Who’d have known? Don’t worry though because regular Dave will be back next episode.
Also, a small announcement that there will be no Dice Men Cometh tomorrow (Thursday August 6th) and thus no podcast next week.
All that said, let’s get onto the podcast. This week, the Dice Men talk about bursting the boardgaming bubble, Winter Gamesfest happening the weekend of August 8/9th, and also some boardgaming news!
Original Air Date: 23/07/15
We are so very very sorry for the lateness of this week’s podcast episode, but there was a problem with the Goggo-mobile… no, that’s not right. A problem with the computer. That sounds more feasible. Anyway, it’s all been sorted and here it is! The 79th episode of The Dice Men Cometh, featuring iOS chat with Garth, Mark’s biggest boardgaming fear, and Trent’s interview with Craig Judd, whose new RPG PowerFrame is available now via DriveThruRPG!
Original Air Date: 16/07/15
The computing gremlins have been put to rest, and The Dice Men are back with a new episode. This week the conversation is about scale – which games scale well for differing player numbers, and which ones don’t do so well? On top of that Mark takes a look at what’s happening on Kickstarter, and we enter week 3 of the current competition, brought to you by Area 52! (Or is it Aree 52, Mark?)
Original Air Date: 2/07/15
This week, the Dice Men revisit their high school essay training as they contrast and compare Suburbia and The Castles of Mad King Ludwig. On top of that, Trent gives us the latest gaming news (and a bit of a book review), Mark covers the Dice Tower Awards, and Garth gives some details on a brand new competition!
Original Air Date: 11/06/15
Freshly back from their week off the air, the Dice Men get right into the swing of things with a show full of recapping their adventures at BorderCon, held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in Albury-Wodonga.
Original Air Date: 28/05/15
This week, the Dice Men interview Phil Walker-Harding, designer of the massively popular game Sushi Go! and Spiel des Jahres recommended game Cacao. They also touch on their wishlist for games to play for Bordercon on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, plus gaming news!
Original Air Date: 21/05/15
This week the Dice Men talk the many game awards which are on at the moment, Garth talks about iOS gaming, and Charles Bishop from the Australian Toy and Game Expo is interviewed about the Australian Boardgame Championships.
Original Air Date: 14/05/15
This week, the Dice Men talk GenCon, America’s largest board gaming convention. Plus games they absolutely hate with a white hot passion, and Kickstarter!
Original Air Date: 07/05/15
This week, as the snow blanketed the foothills of Hobart, the Dice Men discuss Steve Jackson’s megahit game Munchkin, along with other gaming related news. On top of that they talk about Mice and Mystics, and what games have caught their eye because of their interesting names.
Original Air Date: 30/04/15
This week, the Dice Men interview Aeos James, discussing the The Gathering of Friends event in Niagara Falls. On top of that, Garth bring us some more iOS boardgame app news, and the winner of the Grail Games competition is revealed!
Original Air Date: 23/04/15
This week, the Dice Men have an exclusive interview with the new owner of local Hobart gaming store Area 52, Andrew Schwartz (aka The Schwartz), with whom they discuss the financial side of the gaming industry. Mark also rounds up some Kickstarter campaigns including Campaign Coins and The Road, and the Grail Games competition continues!
Original Air Date: 16/04/15
This week, the Dice Men talk International Tabletop Day, as well as bring us the latest gaming news. They also dream up the perfect game for Trent’s dad, as well as announce a new competition, thanks to Grail Games.
Original Air Date: 02/04/15
It’s been a wild ride the past 5 weeks, but it’s finally here – the drawing of the Five Weeks of Five Tribes competition! Listen in as Trent, Mark and Garth reveal who the lucky entry was. On top of that, Garth talks iOS and Android, and the Dice Men are joined by resident miniatures gaming expert Kyle to talk all things mini.
Original Air Date: 26/03/15
This week, the Dice Men introduce each other! To familiarise some new listeners with the crew, Trent, Mark and Garth talk about each other’s gaming habits, among other things. There’s also a bunch of Kickstarter news, and the guys talk about what games they’d like to play, but haven’t yet had a chance to.
Original air date: 19/03/15
This week, Trent interview Al Caynes – designer of a card game currently being Kickstarted called “El Luchador Fantastico Grande” – about the highs and lows of crowdfunding. There’s also some boardgaming news, another week of the Five Weeks of Five Tribes competition, and the guys discuss the table etiquette required to be a good loser.
Original Air Date: 12/03/15
This week, the Dice Men interview game designer Jon Gilmour – best known for his work on Dead of Winter – about his new game Vault Wars. Also, with the Catan movie in the works, the guys discuss what games they’d like to see made into movies. Plus Garth delves into boardgames on Android devices.
Original Air Date: 04/03/2015
First off, a note and an apology: due to some technical issues, the last few minutes of this week’s episode was cut short. We have attempted to recover them, but alas it was not to be. This is also the cause of the delay in getting the episode online at the usual time. Again, our apologies for any inconveniences caused.
This week the Dice Men cover Kickstarter, new gaming website Board Game Arena, and continue the discussion of first impressions – this time talking about games they fell in love with before giving them a go, especially when they turned out not to be all that amazing.
Original Air Date: 26/02/15
This week, the Dice Men talk about what games they’ve judged based on first appearances – either thinking that it would suck, and later finding out it’s good, or the complete opposite. They also revisit their Five Tribes competition where you can win a copy of Bruno Cathala’s latest hit game of your very own, plus a whole bunch of gaming related news.
Original Air Date: 19/02/15
This week, Mark interviews Australian game designer Allen Chang of Rule and Make Games about how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign. Garth takes on the iOSphere, and the Dice Men offer their fans a chance to win a copy of Bruno Cathala’s new game Five Tribes.
Original Air Date: 12/02/15
This week, the Dice Men delve into the insane depths that make up the Call of Cthulhu RPG. They also talk about not being allowed to talk about yet still talking about the playtesting of Jon Gilmour’s (Dead of Winter) latest game Vault Wars, as well as some Kickstarter news.
Original Air Date: 05/02/15
It’s all Bruno this week on the show, as Trent interviews none other than game designer extraordinaire Bruno Cathala. The guys even forgo their usual waffling on about what they’ve been playing recently, because Bruno is that big of a deal.
Original Air Date: 29/01/15
This week, the Dice Men talk about Mark and Garth’s latest obsession; the website BoardGameArena, where you can play board games online! There’s also a bout of half-arsed news, and Aeos James brings us all the action from the past weekend’s CanCon event. Oh, and Trent has a whinge about Imperial Assault, the big baby.
Original Air Date: 22/01/14
This week, Trent starts off by yelling at the Prime Minister, before moving onto more standard fare like discussing his Call of Cthulhu RPG campaign. Mark regales us with a tale of a game which went four times the recommended play length, and Garth talks iOS games.
Original Air Date: 15/01/15
The house is full again as all three Dice Men manage to congregate at the same time! This week, the boys discuss Mark’s recent visit to Melbourne, Trent interviews Terry and Merran from Cancon, there’s some Kickstarter news, and Mark responds to the question “who’s the worst behaved Dice Man at the gaming table?”
Original Air Date: 08/01/15
Trent’s back in the driver’s seat, but where’s Mark? Galavanting around the big island for some sporting event, apparently. But the remaining Dice Men have plenty to talk about, including Trent telling us all about his gaming stats of 2014, as well as what he and Garth have been playing lately. We’re also serenaded with some gaming news, and discuss who’s the worst behaved Dice Man at the gaming table.
Original Air Date: 1/1/15
Trent’s away, so Mark and Garth play like they know what they’re doing. Is Machi Koro the new Catan killer? What to do with your unwanted board games? Is playing iOS board games awesome, or for people who are stuck alone at home pretending they’re wizards? It’s all in this week’s episode!
Original Air Date: 18/12/14
In this – the final episode of 2014 – Mark talks to the King of Boardgaming Podcasts, Tom Vasel of The Dice Tower fame. And if that isn’t good enough for you, the guys also talk about some upcoming game news, and what they want for Christmas.
Original Air Date: 11/12/14
It’s almost Christmas, so the Dice Men have sought an expert opinion on what one should get for their loved ones – gaming wise – for the year’s biggest holiday, as Caroline from Area 52 joins Trent, Mark and Garth to talk gaming gifts. Mark also gives us the latest on boardgaming-related Kickstarters.
Original Air Date: 04/12/14
It’s the vaunted half-century, the quadruple dozen (plus two), the premiere of Season 3 of The Dice Men Cometh and 50th episode! In this week’s show, Trent and Mark are joined in their new live timeslot on Thursday evenings by new Dice Man Garth, as the trio reveal to us their Top 5 Games. In addition, Trent talks to Matt Utting from Meeplecon starting Saturday, Dec 6th in Melbourne.
Original Air Date: 27/11/14
In this week’s episode, Trent talks to Paul Dean, designer of the most recent reboot of the Paranoia RPG and more famously known as one half of boardgaming site Shut Up and Sit Down. Mark reviews Grail Games’ new Kickstarter Too Many Cinderellas, and the boys discuss the latest board gaming news.
Original Air Date: 19/11/14
First off, I would like to apologise for how late this post was to be put online. I’ve been quite sick with a bout of man-flu and haven’t been able to get around to editing the audio and getting it online. Now, onto the post!
In this episode, Mark interviews Jonathan Gilmour, one of the designers on the Dice Men’s favourite new game Dead of Winter. Mark also rounds up some Kickstarter news. Please note that for some reason, the recording of the episode was cut short by about 3 minutes at the end, so the very end of the episode is cut off just before the end of Mark’s Kickstarter round up.
Original Air Date: 12/11/14
This week, Trent has a minor fanboy breakdown as the Dice Men interview Andrew Hackard from Steve Jackson Games. The guys also broach the topic of GamerGate, and give us some of the recent gaming news.
Original Air Date: 05/11/14
It’s all about the PAX, baby! This week Trent and Mark return from PAX Australia in Melbourne, bringing with them all kinds of tales of gaming greatness, and occasional woe (just don’t ask Trent about 7 Wonders).
Original Air Date: 29/10/14
This week, the Dice Men interview Melissa Rogerson, Tabletop Manager for PAX Aus. The boys also discuss their own PAX Aus appearance on their very own panel, and Mark looks over some Kickstarter news.
Original Air Date: 22/10/14
This week, Trent and Mark interview Julian from Unhalfbricking Games, and recap the recent Essen Spiel fair.
Original Air Date: 15/10/14
First, our apologies for some technical difficulties last night which meant some choppy experiences with listeners on both radio and online stream. Rest assured however that the whole episode was recorded and is now available below!
Mark is back in the booth as the Dice Men talk about the upcoming Essen Spiel convention which is on this weekend. They also talk RPGs – in particular the new Star Wars RPG by Fantasy Flight Games, and Trent shares what it was like to enter an Android: Netrunner tournament recently.
Original Air Date: 8/10/14
While Mark is away, the Dice Men will play. Special co-host Garth joins Trent this week as Mark is gallivanting his way around… somewhere, we’re not entirely sure. In this week’s episode, the guys talk about Trent’s experience with Warhammer, and touch on boardgames on mobile devices, as well as some gaming news.
Original Air Date: 1/10/14
This week, the Dice Men interview Ben Nelson (graphic designer on Merchants and Marauders) regarding Adelaide’s Concentric Games, plus discuss miniatures gaming and the Deutscher Spiele Preis
Original Air Date: 17/09/14
This week the Dice Men interview Concentric organiser Ben Nelson, discuss the surge of success that boardgames have enjoyed on Kickstarter, and definitely not least – Dice Men Comething Live at PAX!
Original Air Date: 10/09/14
This week, Dice Men Trent and Mark interview Aussie-living-in-the-UK game designer Matt Dunstan, have a chat about the Edge Radio Radiothon and give lip service to a game which has hit the “hotness” list on BoardGameGeek – Lap Dance.
Original Air Date: 03/08/14
This week, the boys revisit a part of the Peter Hawes interview from last week regarding the Spiel des Jahres, as well as talk about the Edge Radio Radiothon, and they give us their ideas on what a game about being a “Brain in a Jar” would entail.
Original Air Date: 27/08/14
In this week’s episode, Trent interviews Peter Hawes – Brisbane-based GP, champion runner and most importantly (to us boardgamers at least) designer of new Dice Men favourite Francis Drake. Turns out Peter has a bit to say, especially when it comes to the Speil des Jahres gaming awards. There’s also some other stuff in here as well, including the Edge Radio Radiothon and some Dice Men Quotes from Twitter.
Original Air Date: 20/08/14
This week, the Dice Men interview David Harding from Grail Games on his recent Kickstarter success with the binary card game One Zero One. Trent also half-arses some GenCon news, and Mark gives us some more Kickstarters – including a possible glimpse into our future…
Original Air Date: 13/08/14
In this week’s episode, the Dice Men talk about the recent Devil Island Con and Hobart Winter Gamesfest 4 and the various awesome games that were played, and discuss the world’s largest boardgaming convention – GenCon.