In the final episode before Mike gets back to work on the mics, Jeff and Daniel are back to discuss the games announced for 2016 that they are most excited abut, D&D’s new model, and the ability that games have to teach us about one another. Continue reading
Due to some weather and health related delays, in order to finish up the top 10 games in my collection series, we’re going to be wrapping up this video series with one video detailing my top 3 games in the collection and why they rank as highly as they do. … Continue reading
Swords have been a part of epic storytelling for ages. From Excalibur to Luke’s lightsaber, sword are both an instrument of death and destruction and a symbol of authority and power for those who wield them. In this episode of the MacGuffin Factory, we tackle stories about swords and how … Continue reading
Grant and Peter tackle a pervasive problem afflicting gamers everywhere: A collective inability to handle surrendering PCs and NPCs properly. It’s a topic we’ve had on our to-do list since we started the podcast back in 2012 (Grant credits Fear the Boot #268 for inspiration), and it turns out to have important ramifications for how we play our games. Plus, Grant and Peter briefly discuss the Microscope RPG and issue a call to action: Listeners, fill our mailbag!
Imperial Settlers has you taking control of one of four factions to build your civilization. Each player is trying to develop the most powerful and productive empire. Players use deals and buildings to produce resources, burning those buildings to the ground in the process of building bigger and more influential … Continue reading
Join Jeff and guest host Daniel Fisher as they talk Star Wars, HeroQuest, corporate buyouts and gaming as catharsis.” Continue reading
You may have seen Christian board games before. Many of them are “Bible editions” of games you’ve already played before like Bibleopoly, Bible Scrabble, or Bible Apples to Apples just to name a few. Others are often some variation of Bible trivia. These games are well and good for the purpose … Continue reading
Folks — I don’t know what to say. I played That Dragon, Cancer , got done about 20 minutes ago, and about 3 minutes after it was done, I recorded a thing.
The short version: this game is amazing
Slightly longer: If you’ve ever lost somebody to cancer, if you have any appreciation for immersive storytelling that makes you feel the pain and joy of another person, or if you just want to have a good cry that doesn’t let go of you for a while until you’ve felt the sort of beautiful sadness that lets you feel like a better person after its gone … you need to try this game.
You can get it on Steam or directly from the developers Continue reading
Grant and Peter are back with a STG New Year’s tradition: A review of their resolutions for the upcoming year, broken down into “personal”, “gaming”, and “faith”. Plus, Grant drops some information about a Patreon campaign we’re working on, and we discuss the most interesting (and STG-relevant) Christmas gifts we received this year.
#5 is not just #5 on my list. It is also the game that I dubbed my hidden gem of 2015. This is a game where soldiers have to work together to support each other in order to make it through the great war. Unlike other war games, however, The … Continue reading