Thursday, 17 October 2019

Episode 140: "Skids" O'Toole

Join Frank and Peter as they look at another investigator for Arkham Horror. This time, it's a long-neglected but never quite forgotten Rogue, "Skids" O'Toole, an ex-convict with debt trouble who's fighting against the horrors of the Mythos and trying to keep out of trouble. 

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Friday, 4 October 2019

Episode 139: THE DREAM-EATERS

Join Frank and Peter as they sit down to work their way through The Dream-Eaters deluxe expansion for Arkham Horror The Card Game. Fresh off a weekend of events at Alexandra Palace, they share their experiences with the new investigators, some of the new player cards, and dive into the challenges of the new weaknesses. 

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Thursday, 26 September 2019

Episode 138: In Azathoth's Domain

Join Frank and Peter as they sit down with none other that the daemon sultan himself, Matt Newman, lead developer of Arkham Horror and the mind behind the wonderful Circle Undone. We talk Matt's design process, his favourite player cards from the cycle, then get his insights on how he drew together the Silver Twilight Lodge and Anette's coven for the campaign and look ahead at The Dream-Eaters.

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Episode 137: Think on your Feet XVIII

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XVIII, in which Diana Stanley heads up to Sentinel Hill to stop a ritual... and maybe travels even further. 

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 50 minutes onwards, there's some sort of mic error. I've had it before, where it adds clicks and crackles to the line. I try to keep an eye on the audio track to reset or otherwise tweak the mic if I see it happening, but this time around, I didn't spot it. I'm really sorry; it sounds ghastly. After a chunk of time trying to fix it, I've edited out as many crackles as I can, but I can't do more. Sorry! 

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Thursday, 12 September 2019

Episode 136: Visions of Futures Past XIII

Join Frank and Peter as they announce a new card from the forthcoming deluxe, The Dream-Eaters.

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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Episode 135: Think on your Feet XVII

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XVI, in which Diana, now in the village of Dunwich, investigates curious disappearances in the region and contends with an incomprehensible foe.

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. 

Early in this scenario I get it in my head that Deny Existence is called Ward of Protection. I'm really sorry about that; it's confusing to listen to when I can't work out which is which. They are both good cancellation cards, ok?! But when you hear me talking about cancelling damage or what not, it's Deny Existence. Sorry! 

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Thursday, 29 August 2019

Episode 134: Frank's First Look at Return to the Path to Carcosa

Late for some, early for others, tune in for Frank's first look at the player cards of Return to the Path to Carcosa. 

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Monday, 26 August 2019

Episode 133: Visions of Futures Past XII & Competition!

A card to announce, this time from Return to the Path to Carcosa, and stay tuned for details of a competition from your hosts, Frank and Peter.

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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Episode 132: The Circle Undone... Done?

The Circle Undone is fully released now, so join Peter and Frank as they look back on the player cards from the cycle and reflect on how the factions have changed and grown.

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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Episode 131: Three Investigators Walk into a Bar

Join Peter and Frank as they talk about player types, which is to say, the sort of types you can divide players of Arkham into, particularly the players who come to organised Arkham Horror events. 

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Thursday, 8 August 2019

Episode 130: Think on your Feet XVI

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XVI, in which Diana continues her investigation into two missing professors. With Francis Morgan and Henry Armitage by her side, she goes in search of a book kept safe at the Miskatonic Museum, before embarking on a fateful train journey to the sleepy village of Dunwich.

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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Episode 129: Frank's First Look at Before the Black Throne

Join Frank – and guests – for a first look at the player cards of Before the Black Throne, the sixth mythos pack in The Circle Undone cycle. 

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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Episode 128: Visions of Futures Past XI

Join Frank and Peter as they announce another card, this time from Before the Black Throne, the sixth mythos pack in The Circle Undone cycle. Turn that frown upside down, as what looks like certain catastrophe turns out not to be! 

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Friday, 5 July 2019

Episode 127: Frank's First Look at In the Clutches of Chaos

Join Frank for a first look of the player cards of In the Clutches of Chaos, the fifth mythos pack in The Circle Undone cycle. What ghastly revelations lurk within? Has Frank been studious in his evaluations, or is this just another day, another dollar kind of work?

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Thursday, 4 July 2019

Episode 126: Think on your Feet XV

Join Frank for Think on your Feet XV, in which we start a new campaign! That's right, after Finn's escapades in the jungle, we're back in the sleepy town of Arkham, and Diana Stanley's former mentor from Miskatonic University, a man called Henry Armitage, has asked her to look for two of his colleagues. We've returned to the Dunwich Legacy!

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Episode 125: Leo Anderson

Join Peter and Frank for a detailed consideration of everyone's favourite Guardian, Mr Grumpy himself! Whether he's berating his comrades or shooting everything in sight angry stares and muttered remonstrations, Leo Anderson is the man for the job (should you need a party ruined, a mood soured or general goodwill squandered). Your hosts talk about Leo's strengths, weaknesses and temperament. 

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Saturday, 22 June 2019

Episode 124: Visions of Futures Past X

Join Peter and Frank for another Visions of Futures Past, this time with a card (a third card, no less!) from In the Clutches of Chaos, the fifth mythos pack in The Circle Undone. Need a favour from your favourite podcast? We're at your service, friend (as long as it's a small favo(u)r)! 

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Thursday, 20 June 2019

Episode 123: Rita Young

Join Peter and Frank for another investigator-specific episode, this time about everyone's favourite athlete, Rita Young. In this episode, we talk about Rita's strengths and weaknesses, her speed and prowess, as well as expanding the discussion into what evasion's good for. We reference Motux's Strange Solution series on evasion, which begins here: https://strangesolution.wordpress.com/2018/03/05/flight-over-fight-part-one-misfire-the-problems-with-combat-in-solo/

Meanwhile, a major apology needs to be issued with this episode too: of all the 4-agility investigators, one gets mentioned zero times, and that is Skids O'Toole. It's led to a lot of conversations behind the scenes as Peter and Frank talk about the ex-con's place in the game and why he was forgotten. So watch this space...

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Thursday, 6 June 2019

Episode 122: Frank's First Look at Union and Disillusion

Join Frank for a first look at Union and Disillusion, the fourth mythos pack in The Circle Undone cycle. 

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Monday, 3 June 2019

Episode 121: Thoughts after the Expo

Join Frank and Peter for a short first thoughts after the UK Games Expo 2019, at which we did a day of demoing Arkham Horror, ran a double Guardians of the Abyss session and organised a How Low Can You Go (thanks Scott!) challenge run of Depths of Yoth. We reflect on what went well and how we can improve. Returning to usual Arkham-related content soon! 

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Friday, 31 May 2019

Episode 120: Live at the UK Games Expo 2019

Join Peter and Frank LIVE as they reveal two new cards from In the Clutches of Chaos, play a challenge with the audience and create plenty of dead air in the excitement of being LIVE in front of a LIVE audience for the first time. Did I mention this was a live ep? 

Apologies for the sound quality - and it's not as meticulously edited as usual episodes – but hope you enjoy it all the same! 

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Thursday, 30 May 2019

Episode 119: Lodgistics of a Broken Circle

Join Peter and Frank as they look at the story of the first five scenarios of The Circle Undone. If you've not yet caught up with The Circle Undone, spoilers abound, so please be careful - but otherwise, dive in as we talk about witches, the Silver Twilight Lodge and the challenges we've faced so far. 

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Monday, 27 May 2019

Episode 118: Visions of Futures Past IX

Join Peter and Frank as they announce a new card from Union and Disillusion, the fourth mythos pack in The Circle Undone cycle. Yep, we know, plenty of people have seen these cards already *but* we're delighted FFG wanted us to share this card, and it's a doozie! 

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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Episode 117: Taboo

Join Peter and Frank for a discussion of the new List of Taboos, an additional feature added to Arkham Horror in the most recent update for the FAQ. Cards have been limited, mutated and (not quite) forbidden, and your hosts want to get their heads around the changes and what impact they'll have. 

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Episode 116: Frank's First Look at For the Greater Good

Join Frank for a first look of the player cards for For the Greater Good. Spoiler: I get card two very wrong and upside down! You can ignore most of what I say there. Sorry! Otherwise: what a jolly pack!

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