Episode 140: Tentacular
Release Date: Nov. 14, 2011
Running Time: 149 min.
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Just lose, baby. We review Elder Sign, a Cthulhu-themed dice game and examine other games where winning isn't the main source of fun.
News & Notes: Quarriors expansion, Kobold Guide to Game Design
The List: Elder Sign
Back Shelf Spotlight: Durak, Witch of Salem
Game Sommelier: 5 Euro games that could use added (Ameritrashy) thematic elements
Mail Bag: Dice sculptures, NutaCon
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
20 new custome dice with a ton of new abilities!
Kobold Guide to Board Game Design Official Site
An invaluable resource for anyone interested in game design.
Spiel-a-thon! November 18th, 1-4 PM Dallas BGG Con! Link
The musuem in Arkham is the site of an inter-dimensional portal, ready to unleash an unspeakable ancient horror upon the world. It's up to your band of investigators to stop this from happening by completing tasks and adventures using combinations of dice, equipment and allies.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Witch of Salem BGG
Truckloads of Goober
Two games that use cardboard in really innovative ways.
Ein Mann, Ein Spiel BGG
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games for Peyton Manning to play during his rehab from neck surgery
Pledge Drive 2011
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Here's a link to the Cthulhu-themed gift wrap on Kickstarter.
Thanks to Tegan "The Shrimple" Kelly for a link to these amazing dice sculptures!
Coming next year. March 17, 2012 in Medellin Colombia.
Music credits include:
'Namless Festival" a collection of H.P. Lovecraft inspired ambient music download
1920s Jazz Playlist YouTube
Time Machine by H.P. Lovecraft buy the song
Wayfaring Stranger by H.P. Lovecraft buy the song
That's the Bag I'm In by H.P. Lovecraft buy the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Sponsored Link: Starlit Citadel
The Walking Dead Link
Sponsored Link: Fair Game Link
Sponsored Link: Greater Than Games Link
Special sneak peek at Baron Blade's Latest Scheme! New card art for Rook City!