That’s How I Roll - Episode 055 Lance Myxter Talks Downfall!

That’s How I Roll - Episode 055 Lance Myxter Talks Downfall!

This week Jeremiah is joined by Lance Myxter of Tasty Minstrel Games, they talk about a great many things, including the upcoming Kickstarter for Downfall, TMG's first foray into a miniatures based card drafting game.

They also pose the question, are you a fireplace person, or no? 

You can find Lance on Twitter @PlayTMG, or @UndeadViking

Produced by Jeremiah Isley

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That's How I Roll Episode 043 - Yokohama, and The Feedback Loop!

That's How I Roll Episode 043 - Yokohama, and The Feedback Loop!

It's Episode 043! 
Join in the conversation as Jeremiah rolls through the games we play and the lives we live, this week's show features the segments:

What's Good in the Neighborhood:
Jeremiah discusses the eternal battle with the pool, and got some games on the table-Yokohama, Shahrazad, and some iOS Tigris and Euphrates (Read our written Double-Take Review of the analog version RIGHT HERE), and Ascension.

Drive-By Review:
Yokohama! A great, and heavy worker placement game from Tasty Minstrel Games, check soon for a written review coming soon!

The Corner of Thought and Conversation:
Jeremiah asks 2 Legit Questions about the games we play and the life we live!
1. What is your go to HEAVY worker placement game?
2. What is something you had to work really, really hard for? and was it worth it?

The Feedback Loop:
It's back and we feature a couple responses to last week's Legit Questions!

Produced by Jeremiah Isley

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That's How I Roll Episode 038 - Lance Myxter pt. 1

That's How I Roll Episode 038 - Lance Myxter pt. 1

Jeremiah is joined by Lance Myxter the Undead Viking and media guy from Tasty Minstrel Games, in this part 1 of 2 episode we talk about Crusaders and Downfall, two upcoming games from TMG!

Produced by Jeremiah Isley

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Kickstarter Weekly--October 9, 2014

Kickstarter Weekly--October 9, 2014

Well it's full-on Fall! Football, leaves, apples, pumpkins--the whole nine yards. That also means a lot of the campaigns we've been looking forward to after seeing previews at the summer conventions are starting to hit Kickstarter! Including this week's featured campaign... 

Featured Campaign!

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival - Foxtrot Games

In Lanterns you'll play the part of an artisan charged with decorating the lake for the Harvest Festival in Imperial China. Lanterns is a really great-looking tile-placement game, with a very cool double-edged feature, in that each tile you place benefits you, and every other player in the game! We're going to be posting our preview of the game here very soon. Spoiler alert: It's good!

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Kickstarter Weekly--Feb. 7, 2014

Well, it's been an exciting week for us so far here at TOG, and even with the news about us being a part of the Simply Youth Ministry Conference, we've somehow found time to bring you another installment of games that are pleading their case over on Kickstarter. There's a ton of great stuff happening, so let's dig in with this week's Kickstarter Weekly!

Featured Campaign

This TownThis Town Ain't Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us! - Tasty Minstrel Games

This town may not be big, but neither is the price point for this one! For a paltry three American dollars you can get a copy of this game, plus all the stretch goals! Tasty Minstrel is owning the micro game market on Kickstarter right now, and for $3 there's no reason to wait to pull the trigger on this micro tile-placement western showdown!

The campaign ends Feb. 14, and, like we said you can get a copy for a pledge $3!! Find all the details including all the unlocked stretch goals right here!

Zep AttackZeppelin Attack - Evil Hat Productions

Mooarrrr Zeppelins! Yep, the zeppelin thing is becoming all the rage in gaming this year. This might be the first zeppelin deck-builder in gaming though. A 2-4 player card battle for air supremacy, set in the universe of  the Spirit of the Century RPG from Evil Hat Productions. As with most steam punk-ish themed games, the art will pull you in on this one!

The campaign ends on March 1. You'll have to pledge $30 for the game, and you can find all of the details, right here!

LagoonLagoon - David Chott

Lagoon has you embarking on a simple little objective: FORGING THE DESTINY OF A WORLD! A board game that features a solo variant and supports up to 4 players, Lagoon is a discovery and area-control game with a very mystical/enchanting feel to it. It also sports some really nice-looking components and artwork. And reviewers are claiming it has a relatively quick learning curve.

You can still pledge to get a copy of Lagoon until March 3, and it's only $35 for a copy of the game. Check out all the details right here!

WesterlyWesterly Reboot - Analog Evolution Games

Ok, it's really just Westerly, and they've rebooted the campaign... Westerly is a co-op game where players work together to forge a trail out west using their unique characters and story-telling skills.

This game is finished and ready to roll, and more backers means more funding. They have a very lofty funding goal, but the game looks to have been very well-tested-out and tweaked, and comes with plenty of bits!

The campaign ends March 16. There are a few early bird level pledges left at $40, then it jumps up to $50 for a copy of the game. You can find out all of the details, right here!

bigfootBigfoot - Game Salute

It's time to go squatchin'... I can't believe I just typed that...

Anyway Game Salute has launched a campaign for a 2-player card game called Bigfoot, about, well, finding Bigfoot. This is an asymmetrical game in which one player is a cryptozoologist, and the other Bigfoot himself. The Bigfoot player chooses a path to take, while trying to outwit and confound the cryptozoologist. Meanwhile, his counterpart is attempting to find the ever-elusive Sasquatch and claim glory and fame. This one looks to be a very light strategy card game that plays really quickly.

The campaign ends on Feb. 27 and it's only $15 for a copy of the game. You can find all the details of the game, right here!

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Are you backing any of these campaigns? Are there any we missed? Let us know, down below!

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Another Quick Microgame Kickstarter from Tasty Minstrel Games

ThisTownLogoTasty Minstrel Games is back with yet another microgame campaign on Kickstarter. This time it's a tile-laying one cleverly called "This Town Ain't Big Enough for the 2-4 of Us."

The game comes with 24 square tiles, each with a fenced of tract of land, and some "brands" in the player colors. On a person's turn, he or she places a tile down next to another. If the placed tile finishes a series of fences, such that there's an enclosed section, you count up the brands, and each person scores VPs equal to the number of brands of the next-lower player.

ThisTownTilesTiles with silver bars let you move around a tile that isn't locked into place--which happens when a section of land is completely fenced in. The game ends when each tile is played out. The game is for...2-4 players, and a pledge of $3 gets you a copy shipped to your door. (Tasty Minstrel is suggesting you pay $5, though...)

The campaign is only running for 10 days, so if this sounds fun to you, don't delay.

Thanks for reading!

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Kickstarter Weekly - Jan. 9, 2013—errr...14

TinyEpicHey everyone! We're getting things back up and running in the new year, and we certainly hope that you and yours had a magnificent time during the holidays. We're back this week with this year's first Kickstarter Weekly! Should all acquaintance be forgot? NOPE! There are a lot of exciting things happening on Kickstarter with some perennial favorites launching campaigns this very day! So sweep up that confetti, put the lampshade back on the lamp, and stop writing 2013 on your checks... Seriously... Who uses checks anymore!? It's time for Kickstarter Weekly!

Featured Campaign

Tiny Epic Kingdoms - Gamelyn Games

This campaign comes from our good friends over at Gamelyn Games. This is the first title from Gamelyn that hasn't been designed by founder Michael Coe. Gamelyn has a successful history on Kickstarter with their charter campaign of Dungeon Heroes delivering what backers wanted and more! TEK is a mini 4x game that has been all the rage over social media as of late.

The Campaign ends on Feb. 8 and a pledge of $16 get's you the base game and $24 will score you a deluxe copy. Find all the info on the campaign, right here!

burgooBurgoo - A Pay-What-You-Want Game of Community Stew - Tasty Minstrel Games

Hot on the heels of  their ridiculously successful Pay-What-You-Want campaign for Coin Age, which is quite possibly the microest of micro games, Tasty Minstrel Games is at it again with Burgoo. A game about building stew. The rules seem simple enough: Manage to get all of your ingredients into the stew and win.

The recommended pledge is $5, but a $3 pledge will get you a copy of Burgoo, sent to anywhere in the world!! The campaign ends Jan. 25 and you can find out all the details: Right here!

Bezier WerewolfUltimate Werewolf - Bezier Games

Another take on the classic game. Ultimate Werewolf supports up to 75 players... Yes, seven-five. This campaign adds a ton of new features, updated art, lots of new variants, character roles and so on. If you're into Mafia and Werewolf and the like you should check this one out!

The campaign ends Feb. 3, and a pledge of $25 will get you a copy of the game. Click here, for all the details!

SpearpointSpearpoint 1943 Eastern Front - Collins Epic Wargames

The third in the Spearpoint series, Eastern Front brings unit cards for the Russian forces and more German forces units as well. I (Jeremiah) got to play the original Spearpoint 1943 back when it released at Origins a few years ago. It's a fun lightweight card combat game for two players. It allows for customization of decks, but only within the constraints of what you get in the box—much like  an LCG, there's no card-chasing here!

The campaign for Eastern Front ends on Jan. 20, and a pledge of $29 will score you a copy of the game. You can find out all the details, right here!