Podcast 94 – Zombicide Black Plague

Welcome listeners to the episode we’re all been waiting for. Sometimes we played it. Sometimes we avoided it because we hated getting murdered by Crowz. But it was always there: Zombicide Black Plague! That’s right, it’s finally time to review the original Dragon’s Demize stream game. Zombicide is on the shortlist of games we played the most in the last year or so, so we obviously have a lot to talk about. This is one episode you won’t want to miss!

We also kick things off with some great Tales from the Tabletop. Jakub ran a one-shot for his co-workers that turned into absolute chaos, and we’re super excited to be bringing you Starfinder in the near future!

Thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 93 – Vast Crystal Caverns

Howdy listeners, and welcome back to Dragon’s Demize! This week on the podcast, we’re back to our bread and butter with a review of Vast: The Crystal Caverns. Vast is such a unique game and we’re extremely excited to tackle it. In Vast, 2-5 players take on wildly asymmetrical roles and fight to accomplish their objective first. From the brave Knight, to the vicious Goblins, to the wily Cave itself, each role offers a completely unique gameplay experience. Check out the full review for our thoughts! You can also watch us play the game on Youtube.

As for what we’ve been playing, we’ve got a lot of new games to talk about this week. A few rounds of Sentinels of the Multiverse, Empires of the Void II, and Custom Heroes.

Thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 92 – RPGs: Story vs. Mechanics

Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, listeners. This week, Greg and Jakub jump back into tabletop RPGs with a discussion of how different systems balance storytelling versus mechanics. While there’s no reason the two have to be exclusive, it can be a helpful way to describe what a particular system emphasizes. With that in mind, we run through some of the systems we’ve played and where they fall on a spectrum from Pure Storytelling to Pure Numbers.

Rather than what we’ve been playing, this week we talk about some of the games we’re most looking forward to trying. Several Kickstarter games make the list, including Empires of the Void II and Path of Light and Shadow.

Huge thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 91 – City of Iron

Hello everyone, and welcome to another exciting episode of Dragon’s Demize. This week, we review City of Iron Second Edition. In City of Iron, players compete to build the most successful empires through exploration, conquest, or industry. The game features an incredible variety of strategies, both in terms of how you acquire the resources you need to win and what paths you choose when upgrading your empire. Listen in for the complete review!

But the review isn’t all that’s exciting this week. We are extremely happy to announce that we’ll be joined by a new voice on the podcast: Lesley! We met Lesley through the Washingcon planning committee, and you may recognize her as the moderator of 2017’s Women in Gaming panel. She’s agreed to join us for our reviews as often as we can, so we hope you all give her a warm welcome.

And finally, no episode would be complete without talk of what we’ve been playing lately. From tabletop RPGs to the melancholy humor of Gloom to exploring the world in Amerigo, we’ve got a lot to cover this week.

Huge thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 90 – Ignoble

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Dragon’s Demize. For our first official review of 2018, we’re tackling Ignoble, a trick-taking card game where each card has unique abilities! Ignoble isn’t officially out yet, and we were honored to receive one of only 50 printed copies from the folks at DotStarMoney. Easy to learn but difficult to master, Ignoble has an amazing depth of strategy. Earning victory requires both insight and precision. We look forward to bringing you more updates once the game is officially released. In the meantime, check out our review for more in-depth analysis!

As usual, we also talk about what we’ve been playing lately. This week on the list: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Spirit Island, and Pick Your Poison.

Huge thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 89 – Forward into 2018

Happy 2018, everyone! We hope your holiday season was filled with all the games you could ask for. Now that we’ve entered the new year, we’ve decided on a few resolutions to help make this year the best one ever for Dragon’s Demize. On today’s podcast, Greg and Jakub talk about their vision for the podcast in 2018 and all the ways we want to do more to engage our listeners. From more streams, to hot takes on the latest gaming news, we hope you join us as we bring our vision for 2018 to life.

As always, huge thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music. For more information about Dragon’s Demize, or to let us know your ideas, check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram if that’s more your speed. Finally, you can find all of our streams, vlogs, and other video content over on our Youtube channel or catch us live every Wednesday on Twitch.

Podcast 88 – Games with few components

Merry Christmas listeners! We hope you’re having a joyous holiday season. Many of you are probably with friends and/or family now, which is the perfect chance to play some games. But what if you don’t have any games? Fear not! We here at Dragon’s Demize have come up with a list of fantastic games that you can play with little more than pen and paper. While some of the games require a six-sided die or a deck of cards, digital versions will work just as well. We hope you enjoy this list, and that you have a wonderful New Year.

As an additional note, Greg and Jakub would like to extend a huge thank you to all of you who have joined us this year on Dragon’s Demize. Whether you listened to the podcast, visited our Facebook page, watched our streams, or just supported us behind the scenes, we want you all to know that you are the reason we do what we do. Thank you so so much, and we look forward to bringing you more content in 2018.

Game Links:

Werewolf

Secret Hitler

Fax Machine

Contact

Wits and Wagers

Lasers and Feelings [PDF]

Everyone is John [PDF]

The Quiet Year

Shout out to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 87 – A Look Back at 2017

Hello listeners! It’s been a pretty great year for us here at Dragon’s Demize. We’ve had a chance to play some amazing games and have a lot of laughs. We’ve preserved through some tense moments. And sometimes, we’ve just walloped each other. On today’s special episode, Greg and Jakub take a look back at their favorite gaming moments from 2017. We hope you enjoy our stories, and are inspired to share your own.

Pandemic Legacy BETRAYAL! (Link coming soon)

Pandemic Lagacy Colonel. *Salute* (Link Coming Soon)

Zombicide Black Plague Hero Mode

Shout out to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

 

Podcast 86 – Small Box Gift Guide

Hello listeners! It’s time for Round 2 of the Dragon’s Demize 2017 Gift-Giving Extravaganza! In this episode, we’re focusing on smaller games, games you might put in someone’s stocking. Since the pool is a bit smaller for thee, we also take the opportunity to expand our lists of expansions. All of the other rules still apply. Just like last time, let us know on Facebook if there were any games you thought should have been on our list, or if you disagree with out picks.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

Podcast 85 – Big Box Gift Guide

Season’s greetings listeners! It’s holiday season again, and of course that means that many of us our buying gifts for our loved ones (or ourselves). Just like last year, Dragon’s Demize has created a list of games from 2017 that we recommend. We did follow some fairly specific rules this year:

  1. The game had to have been published (or become widely available for purchase) in 2017
  2. It has to be available for purchase right now
  3. The game must be a “big box” game (specifically, too large to fit into a stocking)
  4. We must have played it ourselves

Following those rules, we came up with five games each and we present them to you here! We hope you enjoy the list. Please let us know on Facebook if there were any games you thought should have been on our list, or if you disagree with out picks.

Special thank you to Agata Poniatowski for the Artwork and Strangelette for the music.  If you enjoyed the podcast, be sure to check us out on FacebookDiscord, and Google+. Our weekly streams and new vlogs are also available on our Youtube channel.

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