Episode 115: The Stars, Our Dicetination
115: The Stars, Our Dicetination
Release Date: Nov. 15, 2010
Running Time: 117 min.
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Deep space is our dwelling place. We grok the new dice game Alien Frontiers, racing to set down roots on a strange new world.
News & Notes: Die Burgen von Burgund, The Games Bible, LED d20s
The List: Alien Frontiers
Back Shelf Spotlight: Net Runner
Game Sommelier: 5 games to play with a friend recovering from surgery
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Die Burgen von Burgund Link
The latest game in Alea's numbered Big Box series.
The Games Bible Link
Hundreds of diversions for every social situation under the sun!
Critical Hit Light Up LED d20 Link
Roll a 20 and this die lights up. That is 17 kinds of awesome!
Hasbro Shelves Heroscape Link
Heroscape has been discontinued, despite a large and active fan base.
Hasbro Announces Battle Cry Anniversary Edition Link
A new version of the Richard Borg classic with twice as many scenarios and new art.
Spiel-a-thon 2010 Register Now
Friday, November 19 1:00 - 4:00 PM
BoardGameGeek Con Dallas, TX
Irving Lecture Hall DFW Westin
The 4th annual fundraiser for The Spiel Foundation is coming soon.
We're looking forward to a great event full of fun and games.
Roll and place dice combinations to gather resources and launch colonies before your fellow spacefarers can claim more territory than you.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Net Runner BGG
An old-school Collectible Card game that combines creative game mechanics with a great cyberpunk theme.
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The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games to play with a friend recovering from surgery
Next Challenge: 5 games to pair with movies for a game/movie night
David "Gooberhound" Siskin's GeekList Link
David assembles an ongoing "watch-list" of game titles each year. His taste in games reaches far and wide, so his list is a great way to keep up with titles both hyped and obscure!
Congrats to Brian Mayer! Link
Brian won 2nd prize in the Interational Game Photography contest held in Cordoba Spain!
Music credits (courtesy of IODA promonet) include:
Star Lounge by Denis Rusnak buy the track
Sci-Fi and The Moonburners by The Greaseballs buy the track
Sci-Fish by Flow buy the track
In the Stars by John Daly buy the track
Stars by Tamarind buy the track
Headful of Stars by The Black Sorrows buy the track
Stars Fell on Alabama by Harry Allen buy the track
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!