Episode 124: Orc Week
Release Date: April 4, 2011
Running Time: 138 min.
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It's not easy being green. We delve into a treasure trove of fantasy themed games including Defenders of the Realm and Thunderstone: Dragonspire.
News & Notes: Fortune & Glory, Artus, SdJ Scholarship, 2010 industry report
The List: Defenders of the Realm
Playbill: Thunderstone: Dragonspire
Back Shelf Spotlight: Advanced Heroquest
Truckloads of Goober: Catan Tables
Game Sommelier: 5 games where people can jump in late
Mail Bag: Sommelier responses, Studio Descartes, Robo Derby Express
Complete Show Notes continue after the break.
News & Notes
Upcoming pulp adventure release from Flying Frog Productions. Insert Indiana Jones music here..
Latest medium box title from Alea. King Arthur, cards and a round turntable. What more do you need?
Spiel des Jahres Game Design Scholarship Link (in German)
Apllications for a €3000 internship/game design scholarship are being accepted through May 16.
2010 Game Industry Report Link
Board game sales were up 10% in 2010. Top ten sellers listed here.
Four foul generals converge on Monarch City. It's up to your hearty band of adventurers to keep them from accomplishing their goal. Many ways to lose, only one way to win!
Deck building and dungeoncrawling meet again in this latest expansion/stand-alone game from AEG. Includes a dungeon board, experience counters, new card types.
Back Shelf Spotlight
Advanced Heroquest BGG
Fa Hack and slash adventure board game from the halcyon days of Games Workshop. Tons of miniatures and many additional home brew scenarios make for hours of fun.
Truckloads of Goober
Catan Tables Official Site
Officially licensed Catan tables are made from solid wood and feature fold up legs. The table stands 31.5" tall and is 50" wide. A solid insert fitted with magnets makes this a great all around game table as well.
The Game Sommelier
The Challenge: 5 games where late comers can jump in and not ruin the game
Next Challenge: 5 games that are more fun to lose
Brendan Mayhigh sent us a link to Robo Derby Express
Rick Baptist let us know about Asmodee/Studio Descartes re-releasing some classics
Kevin Nunn's new game Rolling Freight is nearing the end of its Kickstarter campaign. Check it out!
Music credits (courtesy of IODA promonet) include:
No IODA tracks this time
The Uruk-Hai Howard Shore (composer) LoTR: The Two Towers | Buy the Album
I Kissed an Orc by Sharm | YouTube
Warcraft 3 Orc Theme by Blizzard | YouTube
Orgrimaar Music by Blizzard (World of Warcraft) | YouTube
Orc Song by Morgenstern | YouTube
I'm sure there are some goofs in there somewhere. Let us know if (when?) you find one!
Dave mentions Loco Motion in his Sommelier response; he meant LocoMotive.