When three friends find themselves trapped inside the fictional world of the card game Dominion, they’ll have to play the game in order to escape. And that means–you guessed it–cranking out as much money as they possibly can and buying all the land they can get their grubby little hands on! Luckily, none of the people in the fictional world are real (or so they tell themselves), which means there’s no exploitative depths to which our…heroes…?…won’t sink if it means taking home the most Victory Points. Can they escape the game, or will they have to discard their futures to the trash? Listen to find out!
(NOTE: Actual gameplay begins at 22 minutes 30 seconds)
The Poppleton Mall is a friendly place, where each welcoming storefront promises commerce and community. One Family-owned business in particular offers its customers the opportunity to become more—if they’re cheerful, hard-working, and willing to invest in themselves. Becoming a member of The Family is the first step to owning your own happy storefront where you, too, can spread the joy of premium dietary supplements. It’s as easy as purchasing your own starter supply, signing up for a series of Family leadership seminars, and sticking to your prescribed regimen of brain-enhancing nootropics. As the staff are medically conditioned to say, “Welcome to our home!” Welcome to Poppleton Mall!
This last Spooktober game is a little bit late because it wasn’t actually recorded as one—shhh! People got sick and life got in the way, and we didn’t actually get to play a fourth spoopy one-shot. So please enjoy this re-purposed game of Heart that Ryan, Erik and Alex played a few months ago, and try to think Halloween-y thoughts while listening.
When a decadent high-elf noble sends an emissary to the undercity to procure a particular preferred pastry, it’ll be up to a Deadwalker and a Deep Apiarist to acquire the confection in question. In order to perform their assigned task and get paid, they’ll need to rescue the baker from a terrifying creature of the Heart. Will they survive their journey into the depths with their minds intact, or will a loaf of bread prove to be their undoing? Listen to find out!
This week, Alex runs us through the QuickStart scenario for Candela Obscura! In a world of magic, intrigue and a serious lack of safety standards, three members of a secret society investigate the death of a woman modeling a stunning but lethal new fabric. The hunt for answers will lead them to an isolated company mining town with a terrible secret. Can they uncover the truth before it’s too late, or will they find themselves on the wrong side of laissez-faire capitalism? Listen to find out!
I’ll bet you all thought that Rag-NERD-rok was dead and buried, but here it is, clawing its way up through the sod, clumps of graveyard dirt in its hair! And speaking of dead things climbing out of their graves, it’s spooky season once again! In this year’s first Spooktober episode, Ryan runs Don’t Rest Your Head for Alex, Ed and James.
When the Tacks Man sets his sights on a struggling author, a rockstar with a haunted past, and a chronic insomniac, they’ll have to band together to pay off their debts. Will a trip to the Bizarre Bazar get them what they need to balance the books, or will they find themselves literally in the red? Listen to find out!