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Title: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 09, 2017, 08:22:56 AM
(http://www.ofdiceandmen.ca/assets/images/logo.png)(http://cjtr.ca/res/img/logo.png)



On January 15th, Chad McCallum (RTigger), Adam Barrett (BigAB) and I began co-hosting a new spoken word radio show in Regina on 91.3 FM, CJTR, Regina Community Radio (http://cjtr.ca/) called Of Dice & Men.  This show is a 60-minute program that focuses on board games, airing every second Sunday night from 8:00PM until 9:00PM.  Repeats of our show are broadcast on the alternate Sundays, as well as every Tuesday at 11:00AM.

You can also download a podcast of the show and listen at your leisure either from the CJTR podcast page (http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/?p=archive&cat=of_dice_and_men), from our own Of Dice & Men website (http://www.ofdiceandmen.ca/), or subscribe to us on Google Play (https://play.google.com/music/m/Iojkgwal7gpych5peqh7o3wwh3m?t=Of_Dice_And_Men), Soundcloud (http://soundcloud.com/user-101644760), or on iTunes.

I hope you give us a listen!
   :D
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Post by: swoop_ds on January 09, 2017, 12:29:16 PM
Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: Dana_Tillusz on January 09, 2017, 01:24:03 PM
Good luck, guys!
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 09, 2017, 01:28:09 PM
We also have a Twitter handle you can follow if you would like reminders for broadcasts and notices for when podcasts will be available for download.

Of_Dice_and_Men (https://twitter.com/Of_Dice_and_Men)
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: PhotoJim on January 09, 2017, 08:27:22 PM
Will there be an RSS feed of the podcast?  I'd like to set up a podcatcher to download it automatically so I can't forget.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 09, 2017, 08:45:07 PM
Will there be an RSS feed of the podcast?  I'd like to set up a podcatcher to download it automatically so I can't forget.

If there isn't one on the CJTR website, we can add an RSS feed to our website.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: PhotoJim on January 10, 2017, 07:29:32 AM
Will there be an RSS feed of the podcast?  I'd like to set up a podcatcher to download it automatically so I can't forget.

If there isn't one on the CJTR website, we can add an RSS feed to our website.

There isn't (that I can find; I can't even find an acknowledgement of your show yet) so I would greatly appreciate this.

I'm terrible at doing things like this on a schedule, but if my podcatcher can grab them automatically I'll listen to every episode.  (Maybe not immediately :) I tend to collect podcasts and then binge-listen for a few episodes.)
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 10, 2017, 08:46:35 AM
Will there be an RSS feed of the podcast?  I'd like to set up a podcatcher to download it automatically so I can't forget.

If there isn't one on the CJTR website, we can add an RSS feed to our website.

There isn't (that I can find; I can't even find an acknowledgement of your show yet) so I would greatly appreciate this.

I'm terrible at doing things like this on a schedule, but if my podcatcher can grab them automatically I'll listen to every episode.  (Maybe not immediately :) I tend to collect podcasts and then binge-listen for a few episodes.)

Yeah, our timeslot wasn't fully confirmed until yesterday, so it's kind of a rush-rush from the establishment of the show to being on the air.  I suspect we'll get some presence on their site in some capacity in the near future (beyond being listed as TBA in the program guide.  :lol)
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: bboileau on January 10, 2017, 09:19:42 AM
This is great, guys! I'll make sure we get it up on Facebook!
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 16, 2017, 02:53:18 PM
The first episode is now available on the CJTR website HERE (http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/?p=archive&cat=of_dice_and_men).
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: PhotoJim on January 16, 2017, 03:28:36 PM
http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/feed.php?cat=of_dice_and_men

RSS subscription feed.

Podget will now be picking up all episodes for me automatically!
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Post by: craftybernardo on January 16, 2017, 10:32:14 PM
Just listened to the first episode, great job guys !
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: bboileau on January 16, 2017, 10:47:00 PM
Fantastic episode!
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Post by: Lori on January 17, 2017, 07:13:10 AM
Nice work, everyone.  :)
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Post by: JohnnyThrust on January 17, 2017, 11:21:01 AM
Awesome, I also added the show to my feeds. :)


http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/feed.php?cat=of_dice_and_men

RSS subscription feed.

Podget will now be picking up all episodes for me automatically!


Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 30, 2017, 03:48:52 PM
New episode is up, for those not using the RSS feed: http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/?p=archive&cat=of_dice_and_men (http://cjtr.ca/podcasts/?p=archive&cat=of_dice_and_men)
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: Lori on January 31, 2017, 07:30:04 AM
Sounds like you're getting settled in.  This episode was much more focused flowed a lot better than Ep 1.  Lots of nice plugs in there for SaskGames too  :lol

How are you finding the whole process?
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on January 31, 2017, 08:22:18 AM
Yeah, one of our self-criticisms after episode #1 was that it was a little too "stream of consciousness."  (Or a little too "SQUIRREL!" for fans of the movie Up.)  We are still thinking of ways to ensure we don't go off on tangents too, too often.

The process has been pretty much fine.  The only challenge is that 1/3 of us has to also work the sound board / computer each episode, as well as essentially be the time-keeper for ads and whatnot, so that person tends to feel more pressured and frazzled.  My turn for that next episode!  :excited

We actually didn't intend to plug SaskGames quite as much as we did.  Adam cut to that topic earlier than we were expecting so then we needed to fill the last five minutes with that.   :lol
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on February 13, 2017, 04:35:28 PM
Episode #3 is now available for download (see links in post #1).  In this episode we talk about theme in board games, as well as talk about games such as The Grizzled, Mansions of Madness, 10 Candles, Fuse and more.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on March 02, 2017, 03:06:30 PM
Episode #4 is now available.  The main topic of this episode was solo play / solitaire games, and as always we talked about games we've played recently.  Games discussed include Mage Knight, Food Chain Magnate, Santorini, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Baseball Highlights 2045, and Adrenaline.  Plus some more plugs for SaskGames.  Links to find our show are in the first post.

Our next show, March 12th, will delve into the topic of hosting a gaming party or weekend.  Let us know if you have any questions you want us to consider for that topic.  You can also follow us on Twitter (@Of_Dice_and_Men (https://twitter.com/Of_Dice_and_Men)) and engage with us there.

Thanks for listening!
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Post by: Lori on March 02, 2017, 03:12:55 PM
Listening now. 

FYI, Splotter is a Dutch company.  FCM is definitely neat, I need to play it again!
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on March 02, 2017, 03:14:21 PM
FYI, Splotter is a Dutch company.

Matt gave me a live correction right after I said they're Swedish but I didn't check my phone until after the show.   :lol
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on March 13, 2017, 04:42:47 PM
Episode #5 is now up.  We talk about how to host a board game party, and discuss games such as Flick 'Em Up, Cards Against Humanity, DungeonQuest, Planetarium, Mare Nostrum, Scythe, A Game of Thrones, and more!  Links to find our episodes are in the first post.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on March 27, 2017, 04:15:59 PM
Episode #6 is now up!  This episode's theme, gamer etiquette, was inspired by Chris (Bricktown) asking me, "hey, which episode was it that you talked about gamer etiquette?"  Well, the answer is this one!

We also talk about Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, Gloomhaven, 7 Wonders, Cosmic Encounter, and the latest expansion to T.I.M.E Stories!
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Post by: R Newell on April 11, 2017, 03:21:26 PM
Episode #7, which focuses on worker placement games, is now available.  We also talk about El Grande, Millennium Blades, Clash of Cultures, and Adam clarifies his thoughts on Clank.  You know the drill.
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Post by: R Newell on April 24, 2017, 02:57:37 PM
In episode #8, we talk about our favourite party games, technology-assisted board games, as well as more in-depth discussions of Mage Knight, Terraforming Mars, Star Trek: Fleet Captains, and Vast: The Crystal Caverns. Links to our podcast are available in the initial post.

Thanks for listening!   :D
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Post by: R Newell on May 10, 2017, 11:00:13 AM
Episode #9 talks about clever use of components.  Our featured game was Anachrony, and we also discussed War of the Ring, Castaways, Samurai, Ingenious, and the recent Fan Expo Regina.  Links are in the first post.

And don't worry, I made sure to have one of our requisite technical difficulties.  :thumb-up  (Talking and pressing buttons at the same time is hard...)
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Post by: R Newell on May 23, 2017, 01:15:02 PM
Episode #10 is up.  The topic is storytelling in games.  The featured game is Chad's favourite, Battlestar Galactica.  Ryan ranted about Great Western Trail and post-Agricola / post-Feld game design, and we also touched on Sagrada and Letter Tycoon.

Links are in the first post.
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Post by: R Newell on June 06, 2017, 11:17:33 AM
Episode #11 breaks down the history of modern board games into three epochs: pre-Catan, post-Catan, and pre-Kickstarter (the Kickstarter era will be a separate show).  As for recently played games, we discussed Santorini, Between Two Cities, and Ethnos.
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Post by: R Newell on June 19, 2017, 02:55:27 PM
Episode #12 focuses on the era of Kickstarter and the effects of crowdfunding on the industry.  We also discuss board game representations of escape rooms, as well as recently played games.

Check the first post for links.
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Post by: R Newell on July 06, 2017, 12:50:17 PM
Episode #13 talks about rulebooks -- what we like and don't like to see in them. We also talk about March of the Ants, Boss Monster: The Dungeon Building Card Game, Dread RPG, and Unfair.

The first post has links to the show.  Thanks for listening!
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Post by: R Newell on July 18, 2017, 08:30:38 PM
We delve into licensed games in episode #14.  In the second half, we talk about Gears of War, Xia, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, and Indonesia.

Links to the show in the first post.
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Post by: R Newell on August 03, 2017, 03:29:37 PM
Episode #15 breaks down the concept of complexity and the many ways that applies to board games.  In the second half of the show, we talk about Betrayal at House on the Hill, Yomi, Battle Beyond Space, and the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game app.

Links in the first post.  Thanks for listening!
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Post by: R Newell on August 14, 2017, 04:21:05 PM
In episode #16, Chad decides he doesn't like reflecting on the past and so doesn't show up, leaving just Adam and Ryan to discuss nostalgia and board games.  Lots of stories as we stroll down memory lane.

Links in the first post.
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Post by: R Newell on August 30, 2017, 02:51:26 PM
In episode #17, we weigh the pros and cons of randomness in game design.  The featured game is Dominion.

Links in the first post.  Thanks for giving us a listen!
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Post by: R Newell on September 12, 2017, 11:31:07 PM
In episode #18, we break down what is meant by strategy and tactics in board games.  The featured game is War of the Ring, and we also talk about some new releases like Kingdomino, The 7th Continent, and Flamme Rouge.
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Post by: R Newell on September 25, 2017, 02:02:35 PM
Roxanne was our special guest in episode #19 to join our discussion on SaskGames, public gaming and building a gaming community.  Our featured game was Galaxy Trucker, and we also talked about NMBR 9, the Unlock! games, A Game of Thrones, and Battleship.  Give us a listen, won't you? Links are in the first post.

Also, our podcast now has a BGG page, which makes us officially official: Our BGG page (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/43628/dice-and-men).
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Post by: Lori on September 25, 2017, 02:12:00 PM
Great job, Roxanne!  Fun episode!
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Post by: R Newell on January 24, 2018, 11:24:35 AM
For those who didn't know, our show is replayed by CJTR on 91.3 FM every Thursday morning from 9:00AM to 10:00AM.  What a great way to start your Thursday!
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Post by: swoop_ds on January 24, 2018, 12:56:50 PM
Thanks, seems like something cool to listen to while I pretend to work at work!
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Post by: R Newell on February 12, 2018, 01:20:46 PM
Golly gee, us humble folks at Of Dice & Men sure would appreciate y'all nominating us for a Golden Geek Award for Best Podcast.  I reckon that trophy would look mighty purty up on the mantle beside grandpappy.  (Plus you can nominate other podcasts and games and stuff.)

Nominate us here, and thanks! (https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geekawards/boardgame)

(Would a friendly backwoods bumpkin say mantle or just say fireplace...?)
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: PhotoJim on February 12, 2018, 01:46:36 PM
"Y'all"?  Are you moving the podcast HQ to Alabama?  :)

I know you have lots of fans on https://reddit.com/r/boardgames ... that's for sure.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: R Newell on February 12, 2018, 01:51:09 PM
That's thanks to Chad's online presence.  I usually don't know what the hell I'm looking at when I'm at Reddit.

...

Y'all.
Title: Re: Of Dice & Men - a radio show in Regina on board games
Post by: RTigger on May 17, 2018, 09:38:38 AM
Just a heads up that this coming up episode will be a special one... make sure to tune in.

Oh, also, we have a BGG Guild now, if for some reason you want to interact with us more directly :) https://boardgamegeek.com/guild/3302