Episode 171: If Charlemagne Was A Badger
Release Date: Mar. 4, 2013
Running Time: 143 min.
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A world built with 36 cards. We delve into the Decktet, an ingenious set of double suited cards, a Tarot deck from a parallel dimension, and a sandbox for innovative game design. The Decktet has inspired dozens of new games. From trick taking to resource management, we review four of them.
News & Notes: Dapper Devil, Urbania, Phobos, KS roundup, The Ships, Tabletop Day
Game Reviews: Decktet (Nonesuch, Quincunx, Thricewise, Magnate)
Back Shelf Spotlight: Mu & More
The Game Sommelier: 5 quick games that teach creative thinking
Mail Bag: Smarter Game Timer, Tenzi, modern day Tokaido
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Dapper Devil Link
MAGE Company Link
Geek Dice Kickstarter
Story War Kickstarter
Zombie House Blitz Kickstarter
The Ships: Armada Invicible Zvezda
Tank Combat BGG
International Tabletop Day - March 30! Link
Back Shelf Spotlight
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games you can teach in 1 minute, play in 10 minutes and that teach creative thinking.
Tenzi (courtesy of Mark "The Bezzerwizard" Taylor) Link
Modern Day Tokaido (courtesy of Capn YB) Link
Music credits include:
Shuffle the Deck by Nat Simpkins | the song
Kid Charlemagne by Don Braden | the song
The Badger Song by The Dead Milkmen | the song
House of Cards by Butch Walker & the Black Widows | the song
The Deck by Trick Deck | the song
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
There are actually FOUR Pawns and FOUR Courts in the extended Decktet, NOT three as stated in the show.
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