Episode 70: Gaming Burnout (ft. Matt Halstad and Chris Copac)

It’s May, it’s Episode 70, its the time for all things to be right in the world. Ok, maybe that last part was a stretch. In this episode Craig is joined by both family and friends to talk about his medical condition: gaming burnout. He is currently living with burnout, so why not have a Craigervention to figure out why and how to get through it. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler talk about their last two weeks of gaming. In the third segment, Craig is joined by Matt and Copac to talk burnout, rules frustration, and con season excitement. it’s a great episode, but it’s a long episode, so get to work and we’ll see you on the other side.

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Show Times:

Intro 0:12

Family Played 2:46

Third segment 22:39

Wrap-Up 1:50:56

Episode 69: Mistakes Were Made (ft. Patrick Hillier & Aaron Cassidy)

It’s here. The most hilarious podcast episode by number. That’s right, it’s episode 69, and mistakes have been made. In this episode, the SIXTY-NINTH EVER episode, Craig is joined by the over the hillier gamer, Patrick Hillier, and The Host of the Boards Alive Podcast, Aaron Cassidy. As you would expect from those two guests on this, the funniest of episodes, things go off the rails. You can HEAR how red Craig gets. In the family segment, Craig, Erin, and Tyler dive into Ticket to Ride: Rails and Sails. Next episode, we’re back to our usual, non-euphemism content, but for now, enjoy the silliness!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 5:31

Third Segment: 27:49

Wrap-Up: 1:37:36

The New 100: 56-60 (ft. Pandemic Iberia, Guildhall Fantasy, Great Western Trail, Mystic Vale, Starving Artists)

In the latest episode of New 100, Craig continues his slog through 100 new games in a calendar year. It’s a heck of a journey and he’s super backlogged, but here it is, 5 more games to put in your earholes. ENJOY IT!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Pandemic Iberia: 1:51

Guildhall Fantasy: 7:59

Great Western Trail: 12:48

Mystic Vale: 17:59

Starving Artists: 22:22

Wrap-Up 28:20

Episode 68: It’s Time to Get Heavy (ft. Bill Corey Jr. & Clay Ross-Capstone Games)

It’s time for Episode 68 where Craig discusses the lightest game game at the table, and it’s Anachrony. Let that sink in. In this very special episode, Craig is joined by the Cubist, Bill Corey Jr, and The head of Capstone Games, Clay Ross to talk all about heavy games. Like for instance, did you know the process to bring heavy imports over to the States? Well you soon will, and you’ll enjoy the ride! Also Craig is joined by Tyler and Erin as they continue their quest to derail every conversation Craig starts about board games. It’s great..?  Anyway, we hope you enjoy the show and thanks so much for giving it a listen!

 

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Games Played: 4:39

The Infamous Third Segment w/ Bill Corey and Clay Ross: 26:57

Wrap-Up: 1:43:37

Episode 67: Storytelling for Fun and Profit (Ft. Jon Gilmour & James D’Amato

It’s episode 67! Craig is back to wrap up the Botch Games RPG month with two more AMAZING storytellers. First up is the co-designer of Dead of Winter, among a bevy of other games, Jon Gilmour, and second, the host of the One Shot Podcast, James D’Amato! During their discussion, Craig, James, and Jon talk about the pains and joys of character creation, evoking emotions in games, and finding storytelling moments when surrounded by mechanics. It’s a lovely discussion and we’re excited James and Jon could spare some time to guest on the show. In the family segment, we finally had #eringamenight! I can not out into words how excited Erin was to have a game night of her choosing. Tyler also chimes in with several fun plays including Clank and the joy of beating Craig in way too many games. Thanks for tuning in and we’ll be back next month for more board games forever!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 6:37

Infamous Third Segment with James D’Amato and Jon Gilmour: 35:39

Wrap-Up: 1:33:27

PNCN Bumper: 1:36:57

Episode 66: Storytelling Month Part One! (ft. Rob Daviau & Jeremy Holmes)

In the 66th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast, we start the celebration of storytelling month on the show! During the month of March, we have four guests who are some of Craig’s favorite storytellers, and is the first part of the month, Craig welcome Rob Daviau, co-designer of Pandemic Legacy, and Jeremy Holmes from the Blue Peg, Pink Peg Podcast. They have an amazing discussion focused around Gm-less games, interesting game mechanics, and character creation. The family also comes around to discuss their many game days and no one hates anything! Lastly, Craig has Matt from PoNG stop by to discuss the new FFG article concerning Star Wars Destiny, spoiler, it’s insanity…

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: 4:24

10 Minutes with Matt: 32:33

Infamous Third Segment (ft. Rob Daviau & Jeremy Holmes): 46:51

Wrap-Up: 2:08:31

PNCN Bumper: 2:11:37

The New 100: 51-55 (ft. Junk Art, Linkee, Blend Off, Joking Hazard, Santorini)

In the latest episode of New 100, Craig talks about a ton of small games he played (as was forced to play) over the holidays with extended family. We hope you enjoy!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Junk Art (Pretzel Games): 1:08

Linkee (Linkee): 5:40

Blend Off (Thunderworks): 9:34

Joking Hazard (Breaking Games): 13:02

Santorini (Roxley): 15:28

Wrap-Up: 19:22

PNCN Bumper: 21:00