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

Episode 65: On This, the Gloomiest of Episodes (ft. Brandon Kempf and Chris Copac)

In the 65th EVER episode of the podcast, Craig brings you almost two hours of gloom, thanks to the topics from this episodes lovely guests. BUT FIRST, Craig catches you up on the two weeks leading up to this episode including an impromtu trip to Toronto, Valentine’s Day celebration, and info about the Golden Geek awards. Then Craig is joined by the family for a short catch up on their games played. In a special segment, friend of the show Eric Buscemi tells a grand story of his perfect game night. Lastly, in the infamous Third Segment, Craig is joined by Brandon Kempf of the WDYPTW podcast and convention staple Chris Copac where they get all gloomy in a mini topic roundtable! Enjoy!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Played: 10:21

Contest Reminder: 28:26

Eric Buscemi Story: 31:33

Third Segment!: 33:46

Wrap-Up: 1:38:21

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:13

Extra Clip: 1:41:37

Episode 64: Gaming from Norway to NYC (ft. Eric Buscemi & Johannes Lindrupsen)

Welcome the 64th EVER episode of the Botch Games Podcast! In this very special episode, Craig is joined, as always, by his loving family to talk about their played games over the last several weeks. Erin then surprises the group by making us lost the five games we would want to see at our “perfect” game night. Guess what? Then we made a contest out of it! Also, in the now infamous third segment, Craig is joined by fellow WDYPTW contributors Eric and Johannes for a mini-topic-round-up where they discuss such topics as input and output randomness, shelves of shame vs. shelves of opportunity, and conducive gaming environments in and out of the home. Thanks so much for listening!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:11

Family Played: 4:41

Third Segment: 32:45

SPECIAL THANK YOU LISTENERS CONTEST!: 1:31:20

Wrap-Up: 1:38:43

PNCN Bumper: 1:41:10

The New 100: 46-50 (ft. Fabled Fruit, Fuji Flush, Everyone Does Not Come Out, 7Wonders Duel: Pantheon, Miracle Pill)

In the latest episode of the New 100, Craig hits the halfway point! This episode he draws ever nearer to finishing out his end of the year plays in attempt to clear out his backlog, because, you know, he’s a slacker. The games covered in this block of five games are Fabled Fruit and Fuji Flush from Friedemann Friese and Stronghold Games, Everyone does not come out from T-club, the expansion to 7 Wonders Duel from Bauza, Cathala, and Repos, and finally The Princess Bride: Miracle Pill from Philip DuBarry. Thanks so much for tuning in and helping us break another monthly record of downloads! Cheers!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Fabled Fruit: 2:49

Fuji Flush: 6:32

Everyone Does Not Come Out: 9:35

7 Wonders Duel: Pantheon: 13:27

Princess Bride: Miracle Pill: 18:30

Wrap-Up: 22:42

Episode 63: Our Favorite Games Played in 2016? (ft. Aaron Cassidy, Matt Halstad)

In the 63rd EVER episode of the podcast (and possibly the longest), we look back at our favorite games played in 2016. The rules, however, are dictated by Erin and Tyler, leading to a list of games that doesn’t actually reflect much. We had a darn good time, anyways, and you should enjoy it as well. In the now infamous “THIRD SEGMENT,” Craig is joined by Aaron from Boards Alive and Matt from PONG in a mini-topic-round-up (sponsored by dashes). Topics include, but are not limited to, balancing Board Game time with RPG time, Kickstarter successes and flops, and is playing a game once enough times to give an adequate review. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Show Times:

Intro: 0:12

Family Time: Favs of 2016: 5:27

3rd Segment Topics: 31:27

Wrap-Up: 1:59:30

PNCN Bumper: 2:01:55