Archive for August, 2006


The Vintage Gamer #18: Pente (BG)

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games, Podcasts

This week, I cover Pente, the game of capturing and five in a row, as well as a number of other traditional five in a row games. I also talk a bit about Dragon*Con and review some listener feedback.
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Renumbering, Dunwich Horror

   Posted by: Jim   in General

As our daughter is off with Grandma for the day, I’ve finally had the time to fix the numbering that got off around March-April timeframe. I’ve added intros to the GDC recordings and renumbered the Barbarian Prince and Fury of Dracula shows. I also fixed some of the sound issues with Fury of Dracula so the ads shouldn’t blow out any eardrums any more. If you find problems with the feed, do let me know so I don’t blow out my upload budget.

As a side note, I got a chance to play the Dunwich Horror expansion to Arkham Horror last night, and I highly recommend it to fans of the original. However, as with the “Curse” expansion, shuffling the Mythos deck proved problematic (it’s frickin’ ‘uge!) so we had a run of gates opening on Wizard’s Hill. Since the Old One we were fighting spawned an extra nasty when opening a gate where one already exists, this provided some serious concerns early on in the game. So, word to the wise: shuffle well, shuffle often.

This week, I am joined in the studio by my lovely podcasting wife Mur, of Geek Fu Action Grip, I Should Be Writing and Pseudopod. We discuss the Empire Builder series of games from Mayfair Games, as well as drift into some other random topics.
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