Kiss the Ring

Episode 5 · February 3rd, 2014 · 1 hr 42 mins

About this Episode

Jeff and Christian welcome one of the most knowledgeable people in board games to the show, Tom Vasel from The Dice Tower. They start with Story of the Week, in which Tom discusses the backlash against Games Workshop for their combative consumer practices in the wargaming miniatures space. Christian argues that the biggest story of the week is the discussion going on over "quality control" on Steam, which leads Jeff to discuss his experience this week with Divinity: Original Sin on Early Access. But Jeff's real Story of the Week is more Nintendo news, as Iwata outlines some interesting plans for the house of Mario going forward.

Then, it is a special, extended Tabletop Time with Tom Vasel! Tom pulls back the curtain on an exciting upcoming game that combines Magic: The Gathering, Quarriors, and Marvel superheroes, called Dice Masters - and it has Jeff drooling. Jeff gives his review of new board games, Lost Legends and Trains, and the guys discuss Tom's own co-design, Nothing Personal, as well as the idea of designer board games going mainstream. All that, plus your phone calls!!

Sponsored by New Relic (use code "dlc30" for a 30-day extended free Pro Trial).