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Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 5:00 Would You Rather 11:25 Memorial News Desk With Rob Baer 42:55 Play Testers Get Fired 56:35 IG Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher & Wyatt Turk. Become a Veteran of the Long War…
 
Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 2:55 Would You Rather 6:35 Memorial News Desk With Wyatt 10:55 CSM Combos of the day 41:30 Points & Balance Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher & Wyatt Turk. Become a Veteran of the…
 
Concepts like "mana screw" and "non-games" have existed in card gaming from the start, stemming from the reality that sometimes you do not draw the resource cards you need to play out your deck. With more recent designs doing away with resource cards entirely, we call up Isaac Vega (Dead of Winter, Ashes, Rose Gauntlet) to ask if this approach to g…
 
Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 4:10 Would You Rather 14:55 Table Top Market Watch 45:07 Mission Secondary Game Changer Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher & Wyatt Turk. Become a Veteran of the Long War! http://th…
 
Haspil returns to promote his new book, and 40k rule changes rumors have a lot of people saying they are quitting 40k. https://spikeybits.com/2022/06/rumors-big-40k-matched-play-rules-changes-coming-soon.html Support the podcast: https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 4:25 Would You Rather 09:26 Table Top Market Wa…
 
Designers often employ powerful effects that target specific cards or archetypes when a meta becomes unbalanced. But is this ever the right answer? Our dear friend Alex Davy (Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Legion) joins us for an enticing conversation about silver bullets, with clear examples from Star Wars: X-Wing and Lord of the Rings TCG!…
 
Huge board states, compounding static effects, unlimited stacked triggers - some games can get to a point where simply operating the rules is difficult and making meaningful decisions feels impossible. We've brought in Justin Gary (Ascension, SolForge, Magic PT) to unpack the benefits and drawbacks of certain mechanics as they relate to the memory …
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 3:29 Would You Rather 08:45 Table Top Market Watch 35:50 Nids Points 44:55 Voltann Stratagems & Powers https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcas…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 9:30 Would You Rather 16:05 Table Top Market Watch 31:50 Click Bait & How It Works By Kenny 33:40 Set Up To Discussion About Preset Terrain https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing …
 
How many metagames have been ruined by a deck that just simply says "no" to whatever you want to do? And yet how many of your friends absolutely love playing said decks? Denial mechanics might be the most difficult game design needle to thread. That's why we've brought in Nick Conley (Ashes Reborn) to unpack the ins and outs of denial - and where i…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 2:19 Would You Rather 11:44 Table Top Market Watch 27:57 Special Interview with Stephen from XPZ https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast host…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 4:06 Would You Rather 12:48 Table Top Market Watch 29:42 House Hold Knight Rules https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, …
 
A simple act - replaying a card or two from your discard pile - has been the bane of countless metagames. Does such a seemingly innocent mechanic really cause problems? Should designers stay away from the idea of recursion entirely? Join us as we catch up with the King of Recursion, Lukas Litzsinger (Netrunner, Star Wars: Destiny), now working for …
 
Should cards ever be limited to "1 per deck", especially as a balancing mechanic? Can strong cards exist if they are drawn less often? Can the variance of rare cards be fun for all players? Join us for a phenomenal conversation with MJ Newman (Arkham Horror LCG, Marvel Champions) about the merits of "limit 1" in card games.…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 5:55 Would You Rather 10:40 Table Top Market Watch 26:13 Knights OP https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher…
 
Get ready for our most ambitious podcast series to date! Expanding on the principles of our "How to Ruin a Game" series, we've identified seven common design mechanics that are particularly troublesome to game balance, and are interviewing an esteemed designer about each! You'll hear from MJ Newman, Lukas Litzsinger, Justin Gary, Isaac Vega, Nick C…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 2:27 Would You Rather 13:27 Rob's Back Doing The News 33:49 Knights https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 1:47 Would You Rather 9:20 Marines OP 27:30 Drunk Call In From Rob 43:55 Knights https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, …
 
Recorded the evening before FAB 2.0 was officially announced, Legend Story Studios' founder James White shares a number of perspectives that provide context to that announcement, as well as the long-term future of the Flesh and Blood TCG - including set construction, release plans, bans, metagames, Blitz, Living Legend, competitive play, Classic Ba…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 3:05 Would You Rather 16:08 Rob's Back 32:20 Balance Dataslate https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher & Wy…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 14:40 Sqauts 26:00 Horus Heresy 43:20 Knights Rules https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Kenny Boucher & Wyatt Turk. B…
 
Help us get to 100 subs so we can roll out some new T-shirt promos https://www.patreon.com/thelongwar Table of Contents 00:00 Opening Jokes 06:10 Would You Rather 13:30 Rob Bear Memorial News Desk 31:13 Adepticon Recap https://www.twitch.tv/dicecheck Welcome to , a new place for bringing the hobby back to wargaming! A podcast hosted by Rob Baer, Ke…
 
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