Thursday, 21 May 2020

Episode 168: Many-Headed Failure

Join Peter and Frank as they discuss failure in Arkham Horror. From failing tests to failing a campaign, we look at the challenges of failure, the way we talk about the game more generally and the importance of looking at our failures as well as our successes. 

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Thursday, 14 May 2020

Episode 167: Three Healthers

Join Peter and Frank as they discuss enemies with three (and sometimes five) health. How do we handle these creatures? Why should they even be worth thinking about? What do the factions each have to deal with them?

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Monday, 4 May 2020

Episode 166: Live, Again, Just

Join Peter and Frank for another live episode, in which they talk to patrons and announce two new player cards. 

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Thursday, 30 April 2020

Episode 165: Skills + Draft

Join Peter and Frank as they announce the winner of their 'skill card that costs xp' competition and then settle in to talking about drafting for Arkham Horror, as well as drafting a deck on air. 


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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Episode 164: Think on your Feet XXIII

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XXIII, in which Norman Withers returns to Arkham only to find reality disintegrating before his very eyes! This is the last instalment of his adventure in The Circle Undone.

In Think on your Feet episodes, a live play series of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, I endeavour not to edit much at all. Sometimes I cut some shuffling sounds or abbreviate some of my longer pauses (a chap's got to think!), but otherwise, it's uncut, unaltered and meant to feel like you're with me at the table. There may be mistakes and misplays, but hopefully some successes too. 

At 1hr13, I get the Cosmos rules pretty mixed up; I misread Cosmic Gate and place it in the wrong place, and then don't move to it. Derp. By 1hr16, I work out my mistake! Then waaay later on, around the 2hr-something mark, I take four actions instead of three. Dammit! I was doing so well. I don't think it invalidates the playthrough, but it's a shame! 

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Friday, 17 April 2020

Episode 163: Frank's First Look at Weaver of the Cosmos

Join Frank for a first look at the player cards of Weaver of the Cosmos, the sixth mythos pack of The Dream-Eaters cycle for Arkham Horror. This one was a doozie - I love these end of cycle packs, and Weaver didn't disappoint. Hope you like it. Thanks to our special guest, everyone's favourite host! 

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Monday, 13 April 2020

Episode 162: Live, Sort Of...

Join Frank and Peter for a different kind of episode: this episode was recorded in front of a digitally live audience of patrons of the cast. In it, your hosts talk about quarantine gaming, deckbuilding for Dexter and announce two new cards from the investigator starter decks. We've left pauses, ums, ahs and interaction with the audience in the cast, so it's meant to be a rough and ready affair. Enjoy! 

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Thursday, 9 April 2020

Episode 161: Investigator Starter Deck First Impressions

Join Peter and Frank as they take a look at the newly announced investigator starter decks: Nathaniel Cho, Harvey Walters, Winifred Habbamock, Jacqueline Fine (!!) and Stella Clark. What do we make of the product? How will it work? How many new cards will we see? We select a few cards from each pack to take a look at what the product is and what impact it'll have on Arkham Horror and share our first reactions to these new decks. 

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Friday, 27 March 2020

Episode 160: Lost in the Woods

Join Peter and Frank for Lost in the Woods, a podcast all about a game you're not expecting! 

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Monday, 23 March 2020

Episode 159: Think on your Feet XXII

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XXII, in which Norman Withers takes his investigations first to the Silver Twilight Lodge and then to the Unvisited Isle in his adventures in The Circle Undone.

In Think on your Feet episodes, a live play series of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, I endeavour not to edit much at all. Sometimes I cut some shuffling sounds or abbreviate some of my longer pauses (a chap's got to think!), but otherwise, it's uncut, unaltered and meant to feel like you're with me at the table. There may be mistakes and misplays, but hopefully some successes too. 

I think at around turn two (come on!) I gave myself four actions. What a ninny! 

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Thursday, 19 March 2020

Episode 158: Norman Upgraded

Join Peter and Frank as they take a look at the state of Norman Withers' deck after four scenarios in Think on your Feet. Where should it go from here? 

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Sunday, 8 March 2020

Episode 157: Frank's First Look at Where the Gods Dwell

Join Frank for a first look at the player cards of Where the Gods Dwell, the fifth mythos pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle. Is your host merely an empty vessel? Or does he have nothing left to lose?

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Thursday, 5 March 2020

Episode 156: Father Mateo Castile

Join Peter and Frank for another one of their investigator-specific episodes, this time exploring the blessed padre, Father Mateo Castile. Whether it's being empowered by the might of the elder sign or turning back the horrors of the autofail, Mateo's all about faith in the chaos bag. 

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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Episode 155: Mandy Thompson

Join Peter and Frank for another one of their investigator-specific episodes, this time describing the lore-delving, clue-finding, secret-hunting researcher, Mandy Thompson. 

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Thursday, 20 February 2020

Episode 154: Think on your Feet XXI

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XXI, in which Norman Withers sets off to explore the Witch House, followed by a jaunt to an abandoned crypt, in his adventures in The Circle Undone.

In Think on your Feet episodes, a live play series of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, I endeavour not to edit much at all. Sometimes I cut some shuffling sounds or abbreviate some of my longer pauses (a chap's got to think!), but otherwise, it's uncut, unaltered and meant to feel like you're with me at the table. There may be mistakes and misplays, but hopefully some successes too. 

I don't *think* I blooped at all this time around. Tell me what you spot!

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Monday, 10 February 2020

Episode 153: Frank's First Look at Point of No Return

Join Frank (and Peter!) for a first look at the player cards of Point of No Return, the fourth mythos pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle. Make haste and empower yourselves as you listen to our daredevil takes on the cards.

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Thursday, 30 January 2020

Episode 152: Further Delving into the Mailbag

Join Frank and Peter for a mailbag episode - they're sitting back with a big old sack of questions and reflecting on three years of Drawn to the Flame and what the future holds. 

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Thursday, 23 January 2020

Episode 151: Think on your Feet XX

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XX, in which Norman Withers continues his ventures against witches and the Silver Twilight Lodge in The Circle Undone.

In Think on your Feet episodes, a live play series of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, I endeavour not to edit much at all. Sometimes I cut some shuffling sounds or abbreviate some of my longer pauses (a chap's got to think!), but otherwise, it's uncut, unaltered and meant to feel like you're with me at the table. There may be mistakes and misplays, but hopefully some successes too. 

At 1hr 4minutes, I give myself two resources in upkeep (I jump from 6 to 8). I don't believe it has any impact on the rest of the scenario, but still... cheatz! And then I do it again right near the end (3 to 5!). What is going on? I'll tell you what: I'm busy chatting about what card's on the top of Norman's deck and not noticing giving myself resources on auto-pilot. Luckily, on neither occasion does it have an impact on what I could or couldn't play. But yeah!

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Monday, 20 January 2020

Episode 150: Frank's First Look at Dark Side of the Moon

Join Frank for a first look at the player cards of Dark Side of the Moon, the third mythos pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle. 

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Thursday, 16 January 2020

Episode 149: Think on your Feet XIX

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XIX, in which we embark on a new campaign with a new investigator! 

In Think on your Feet episodes, a live play series of Arkham Horror: The Card Game, I endeavour not to edit much at all. Sometimes I cut some shuffling sounds or abbreviate some of my longer pauses (a chap's got to think!), but otherwise, it's uncut, unaltered and meant to feel like you're with me at the table. There may be mistakes and misplays, but hopefully some successes too. 

Edit: I'd written about how I made a misplay at 10 mins in here, but a canny listener has written in to tell me I'd not! So... consider the misplay struck from the record. 

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Thursday, 9 January 2020

Episode 148: Visions of Futures Past XVI

Join Frank and Peter as they announce a player card from the upcoming Mythos Pack Dark Side of the Moon from The Dream-Eaters cycle. Hey look, Three Aces! 

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Thursday, 19 December 2019

Episode 147: Frank's First Look at A Thousand Shapes of Horror

Join Frank and special guest (it's him, Peter!) as they take a first look at the player cards from A Thousand Shapes of Horror, the second mythos pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle. 

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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Episode 146: What Makes a Card Good

Join Frank and Peter as they announce the winner of their Blackest Friday competition, in which you, the listener, could win the entirety of The Forgotten Age (deluxe + 6 mythos packs) in exchange for a beautifully designed card. Speaking of which, your hosts settle in to talk about 'what makes a good card', or rather, how one might evaluate the goodness - or otherwise - of cards in the game. Hope you enjoy the episode! 

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Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Episode 145: Visions of Futures Past XV

Join Frank and Peter as they announce a player card from A Thousand Shapes of Horror, a mythos pack in The Dream-Eaters cycle. 

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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Episode 144: The Unspeakable Covenant

Join Frank and Peter as they talk to a special guest - Steven from Team Covenant! - about the distribution model of Arkham Horror and how it compares with that of Keyforge, Marvel Champions and other games. Then, taking advantage of having three voices on the line, Steven and your hosts look at how to build Tony Morgan decks. Here's Steven's 0xp Tony: here, and here's his xp path: here. Thanks for joining us, Steven! 

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