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We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.
 
What's good, Internet? Join Waypoint's Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.
 
Residual Culture is a podcast out of the Reynolds School of Journalism produced and edited by Joey Lovato and Ben Birkinbine. Joey is a student at the Reynolds School and Ben is an assistant professor of Media Studies. Together their knowledge spans a wide range of media artifacts, from movies and TV to video games and music. This podcast is them exploring, arguing, and hopefully better understanding those topics.
 
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This episode is available by video or audio only. To view the episode on Youtube, head to: https://youtu.be/qRcmulg1IjM On our agenda: In this very special video, Jesse sits down with one of the most personable and knowledgeable faces in gaming, Steven Wooley of Team Covenant, to chat about two games that we both love - Android: Netrunner and Flesh…
 
Welcome Barbarians! This is your board game podcast of choice Board Game Barbarians! This week we talk about the game day that we had. I know, we actually got together and played some board games. As always, remember what is best in life. Discord - https://discord.gg/2rwC3Hh Music by - Brad Wiley & Andrew Derry Find Brad's Music - https://open.spot…
 
During the ongoing research and planning process for our next local store, we've consistently run into paradoxical perspectives about what a store should be (free tables, well-staffed, well-stocked, plentiful events, warehouse pricing) and what is worth paying for (almost nothing). These kinds of paradoxes run up and down the chain, and have for a …
 
E3 is going Virtual this year and the Waypoint Radio crew is here to figure out what the hell that means. Join Austin, Patrick, Rob, and Cado as they discuss the latest from the ESA and what the nature of this year's show might be. Rob brings us news from the war against chaos, he's enjoying his time with Warhammer 3! Austin is struggling with Hood…
 
This week its Shey and ChaosTheory talking about Illusion magic's card pool. ALSO WE HAVE A SPOTIFY FINALLY! https://open.spotify.com/show/6fabzw38ixTaoM99x3fulh Also be sure to check out ChaosTheory's awesome content on his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCVjt6REFvHz_OmrylzlTCfg If you like the cast be sure to give us a review on t…
 
Special guest Dia Lacina joins Austin, Patrick, and Cado to go full spoiler mode for NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... They discuss the game’s focus on the role of the caretaker, the homages to other games, the creation of the self and of the other, and answer your burning NieR questions! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
The rotating roster continues as Timmy sits this one out but Paul and JT have all the gaming covered with some new card games, familiar board games, and deep dives on political mechanics in strategy titles. Games discussed: 02:26 - Love Letter 23:18 - Our updated thoughts on Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion 39:08 - Stellaris: Nemesis 01:09:34 - Listene…
 
Rob, Gita, Patrick and Cado are joined by special guest Matthew Gault to talk about Resident Evil VIII. They try to figure out how to pronounce Lady Dimitrescu’s name, talk about how every RE game falls apart by the second half, and which ones manage to stick to our memories despite that. After the break, Gita takes us on a tour of the new Apex Leg…
 
By the end of last week's episode, it had become clear that there was a lot more to explore on this topic of passion, innovation, and disruption in tabletop games. Are local game stores the next "Blockbuster", or will they drive the next major development in the industry - along with the publishers promoting them? Join us for another tiny sliver of…
 
This week its Shey and ChaosTheory breaking down the card pool for charm. We also are reminded Shey cant way proper nouns and sometimes forget to fully read a card before giving a hot take lol Also be sure to check out ChaosTheory's awesome content on his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCVjt6REFvHz_OmrylzlTCfg If you like the cast b…
 
Austin is returning to the conversation from last pod on Returnal, and enjoying the runs a bit more than Patrick did. Rob’s trying to be a jack of all trades in MLB the Show ’21, but may just end up being master of none. Cado’s savoring the last throes of cold weather by surviving the elements in Scavengers. Then the crew takes a healthy dip in the…
 
It's a classic, near-eternal tale - passion launches something wonderful, and then a shift from those early priorities leaves it vulnerable to disruption. We see this across all industries, from restaurants, to films, to music, and of course right now in tabletop games. Are the titans capable of adapting in time, or is this the beginning of a new, …
 
It’s warming up which normally means doing more outdoor activities, but since we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic, each of the Waypoint Radio crew have taken up different substitutes to match their outdoor proclivities. Austin has taken to gardening in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., Patrick is going on long walks of the same rooms o…
 
This week Shey and ChaosTheory look at the Ceremonial card pool and what it brings to the table for your Ashes decks. Also be sure to check out ChaosTheory's awesome content on his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCVjt6REFvHz_OmrylzlTCfg If you like the cast be sure to give us a review on the podcast platform of your choice helps us …
 
In an odd twist of fate, this year’s Oscars are actually relevant for a video game podcast (not that that’s stopped us in the past.) Rob talks us through the Academy Award winning Colette, which was made as supplemental material for Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, a VR game that didn’t get a lot of buzz. Patrick has been checking out Returnal, a …
 
In the midst of a "seller's market" for a good number of games, it's all too easy to curse yourself for selling too soon, or not buying in soon enough, or selling at the wrong price. How far are you willing to push? Retailers and players can quickly find themselves in a devastating spiral, one that applies to every facet of life, and one that we ar…
 
No JT this episode but Timmy and Paul still get the job done with a very puzzle-centric discussion across a few different platforms before we tackle some thought-provoking listener mail. Games discussed: 02:11 - Nonograms & jigsaw puzzles 15:25 - Timmy has been playing The Witness and a little bit of Call of the Sea 48:46 - The Sinking City is the …
 
The time is finally here, that’s right, the release of 2021 that everyone’s been waiting for, the new Mortal Kombat movie is out and Patrick is here to let us know how many robots are in it. Unfortunately, MK’s robot score has nothing on Nier: Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., which has both robots and side quests galore. Austin and Patrick are here …
 
Austin’s starting this week off strong by getting into organization. He’s finding out if he’s up to the job in Wilmot’s Warehouse, a game that swings back and forth from anxiety-inducing collection runs to calm, no limits organizing. Gita is back on the show to talk about the newest from Paradox Games, Stellaris: Nemesis. The crew discusses how add…
 
This week its Shey and ChaosTheory here to talk to you about starting Ashes and how to get the most out of the master set. Also be sure to check out ChaosTheory's awesome content on his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/channel/UCVjt6REFvHz_OmrylzlTCfg If you like the cast be sure to give us a review on the podcast platform of your choice help…
 
Tabletop games have relied on a number of promotional tools throughout their history, and content previews are at the top of the list. Having now experienced the Flesh and Blood approach of a big "preview season" right before release, we discuss when this tactic works, why it works, and the more general tabletop marketing considerations that publis…
 
Join Patrick, Austin, and Cado as they discuss the poor decisions Sony’s made recently. Patrick is tempting fate by downloading the Final Fantasy XIV PS5 beta, Austin’s wondering if 34 different endings is really worth acting like an asshole in Ashwalkers [spoilers: it's not], and Cado is vibing aesthetically and mechanically with lo-fi strategy de…
 
Greetings Barbarians! We are back with another episode of Board Game Barbarians. Welcome to another installment of our D&D game, Against the Cult of the Reptile God. Join us on this ongoing adventure as my character makes his way through this vicious cult. Grab some pop corn and warm up those ears for our next adventure in D&D 1E Against the Cult o…
 
It was inevitable. Austin fell deep into a new roguelike deck builder so of course Cado and Rob had to check it out. Trials of Fire ate up a fair amount of Austin’s Sunday with it’s engaging hex based tactical combat, with mechanics that allow for easy card recycling so it very rarely feels like you have a wasted turn. Rob continued down his crime …
 
We've got all the HOTTEST news UPFRONT in this podcast, Patrick is here to announce a game delay with a tweet, Rob is bringing the FRESHEST takes on Star Wars: Republic Commando, and Austin is catching up on the lasest season of Riverdale. After the break, Patrick breaks down Nintendo's latest twist on the "battle royale" genre, Pac-Man 99, Cado's …
 
Sometimes you go for a wrestling finisher only to be countered, and have your own finisher used on you. Such is the situation with MLB the Show ’21, a Sony developed game that went multi-platform last year, in a shocking turn of events is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox Gamepass. Join Patrick, Austin and Cado as they discuss the bizarre circumsta…
 
We’ve got a real meaty episode for y’all today! Patrick has been playing NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... and learning to mind the sheep. Rob's checking out Endzone: A World Apart, which is absolutely not a game about Football. Austin's dipping back into No Man's Sky to check out the Expeditions update, which introduces a new communal and limite…
 
In our "How to Ruin a Game" series, we talked a lot about balancing a game and sticking to foundational principles instead of throwing things at the wall and banning whatever created problems. Flesh and Blood, Ashes, and Skytear are all demonstrating "principle-first" design in their own way, and it is wonderful to see. Join us for a conversation s…
 
Rob is starting white boy summer early by watching Aaron Sorkin flicks The Social Network and Steve Jobs. Monster Hunter fever continues as Cado joins the fray, he and Austin talk through just how new player friendly this game is (spoiler: it’s not!) After the break, Rob and Austin have been checking out Genesis Noir, a crime story told through the…
 
A gargantuan release hits today, and the Waypoint Radio crew is gearing up for the hunt! Join Austin, Patrick and Cado as they discuss Monster Hunter Rise, the new Switch game that introduces new movement abilities, monsters, and pals to help out on your hunts. After the break, Patrick checks in on It Takes Two, the new game from Hazelight studios,…
 
With the announcement of KeyForge Adventures and Flesh and Blood rumored to be testing a PvE variant of the game (as well as Skytear having a similarly positioned new offering on the horizon), we can't help but discuss the possibilities of head to head games giving players an opportunity to cooperate against a common enemy. Aren't those the best ex…
 
As the gap between big releases widens, the Waypoint Radio crew find themselves filling the time by diving deep into the Snyderverse. Austin is supplementing his Snyderverse dive with a dip into Batman: Arkham Origins, the (unfairly?) maligned prequel that seems better than some of the lauded sequels to Batman: Arkham Asylum. Rob has been checking …
 
There’s a varied offering from us this episode as Timmy dives into a legend of the JRPG genre while Paul and JT have been getting into some serious and seriously chaotic board games. Games discussed: 06:56 - Final Fantasy VII Remake 39:21 - Little Nightmares 56:21 - Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion 01:26:51 - We’re Doomed 01:46:52 - What we’ll be playi…
 
THE WINNING AGENDA EPISODE 152 – GATEWAY TO A NEW WORLD Episode 152 is live! View first card in image form (Tomorrow's Headline) View second card in image form (Spin Doctor) View third card in image form (Predictive Planogram) View fourth card (Superconducting Hub) After being hit by a global pandemic and somehow coming out the other side, Jess Hor…
 
Rob is out on vacation this week which naturally means we spend an inordinate amount of time talking about the Zach Snyder DC movies??? Then, Austin and Patrick bring us Adios, a narrative focused game where you spend time talking to your would be murderer. Austin has been checking out Mundaun, the Swiss folklore based horror game with fully pencil…
 
In this episode, we talk about what it takes to get a little better at Netrunner, and spoil some sweet HB cards from System Gateway. This was recorded before we had the full list of Gateway cards or even final card text, so some takes may have cooled in the interim. Links to spoiled cards: Luminal Transubstantiation: https://tinyurl.com/yzcf7bd8 Sp…
 
Ok so here's the situation. Sometimes when you're a space noble, you fall in love. Sometimes you marry that person for love, but or political reasons, but either way your sphere of connections grows. And sometimes, being related to someone ends up being, lets say, a complication when war is declared over what's a pretty simple breakdown of communic…
 
How is it possible that the least amount of in-person play, maybe ever, is creating an unbelievable surge in demand for collectible games? We try to make sense of the current seller's market and unexpectedly veer into a discussion that would make Chidi proud...hopefully. Find all previous casts, as well as products, subscriptions, and blogs, on our…
 
Greetings Barbarians! We are back with another episode of Board Game Barbarians. Welcome to another installment of our D&D game, Against the Cult of the Reptile God. Join us on this ongoing adventure as my character makes his way through this vicious cult. Grab some pop corn and warm up those ears for our next adventure in D&D 1E Against the Cult o…
 
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