Local Cons and Why They’re Great

With titans like Gen Con, Origins, PAX and all of the other big cons out there it’s easy to forget the little guy. In this episode, Dan takes two newcomers to the local con and explore the beauty of local cons: the cons in your own backyard!

      Dan talk with Mike and Julie about Dexcon - MFGCast
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What were excited about seeing at Gen Con 50

This will be the second year that the MFGCast will be at Gen Con, and we’re excited to schmooze with the big wigs and little wigs, see our friends, and play some games! Here are some of the games that will be at Gen Con 50 that we’re excited about:

 

Photosynthesis:

If there was an award for a game that wows the audience with it’s cover art, Photosynthesis is it. This is a, you guessed it, photosynthesis. The sun moves around the board, and depending how you sow the seed of love, you get victory points for beautiful grown trees. We hope that Blue Orange Games brought a ton of copies of the game, because we have a feeling that this will be the popular game of the con.

 

Cities of Splendor:

 

Splendor was a surprise hit by Space Cowboys that vaulted them into the eyes and ears of gamers, with simple mechanics, fun gameplay and gorgeous art. Some people complained that there wasn’t enough interaction in the game. Cities of Splendor looks to add some variety to an already fun game. We can’t wait to see what’s in store.

 

Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: The Monster Box of Monsters:

Another Harry Potter game? No. This deckbuilding game brings all of the best things about deckbuilding games and Harry Potter and puts it together. Go through the books, upgrade your decks/characters and defeat some baddies. But what happens when the monsters show up? I’m guessing nothing good, for the heroes at least.

Affliction: Salem 1692

Dan got to talk to Dan Hundycz from DPH Games about this interesting worker placement game at Dexcon a about the witch trials of 1692. With unique art and interesting gameplay, we’re excited to see what the fuss is all about.

 

The Many Games of Renegade Games:

Renegade Games has been killing it with the titles they’ve been coming out lately, and Gen Con 50 is their time to shine. Scott Pilgrim, Sentient, and Ex Libris are some games to really get excited over. The hotness is as hot as it gets, but can we stand the heat? We’ll see…

 

This Gen Con, we’re excited to bring you the news that you want to hear! We’ll be talking with some great people from HABA, Upper Deck, Kosmos, and more! So stay tuned @mfgcast on Twitter, our Facebook page, and here to find out the best that Gen Con has to offer!

 

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Macroscope

What is a Macroscope? A really big microscope? A lunar telescope? We take a look at the hidden picture game Macroscope from Mayday Games. Will we reveal a good game, or will the picture be laced with boredom and bad news? Listen and find out, then tell Mayday Games what you think of our review! Thanks for listening!

      Macroscope Review - MFGCast

 

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Dawn of the Archmage

Mages: They cast magic and summon monsters to slay their enemies. What does it take to make it to Archmage though? Do you bring cupcakes to the weekly mage meeting? Do you iron the other masters capes? Do you have to match the color of your staff with your boots? We talk with Dave Killingsworth from SolarFlare Games about Dawn of the Archmage and why you should help fund this awesome tile laying battle game with beautiful miniatures coming to Kickstarter August 1st!

      Dawn of the Archmage - MFGCast
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No legacy is so Rich as honesty

Writer of the Gold Best Seller “Alchemist for 5E” and on Tribality.com. Also the co-host of Whelmed: The Young Justice Files Podcast. Rich Howard is a creative soul who puts literally EVERTHING into the things he loves. Come on a great ride with us as we talk shop with Rich about his life, love, and passions. Then make sure you checked out Whelmed, it’s a great podcast with great guests and podcast partner, The Caleb G!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/no-legacy-is-so-rich-as-honesty/id523045887?i=1000390477553&mt=2

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Games that Stand Out: Affliction Salem 1692

Every so often we come across a game that really stands out to us not because of wood or plastic but because the game is so different, so driven, so thematic that it haunts our gaming dreams and must be talked about! Today that game is Affliction: Salem 1692. Witch hunts, blood feuds and vengeance from the past are just some aspects to this historic game. Visit DPH Games at dphgames.com.

      Dexcon 2017 - MFGCast

 

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Unfinished Business from Non Professionals

Join Dan and Kurt as they talk about turning passion into reality. They talk about their board game projects that they have going on, along with the process and progress of where those projects have gone. Then they discuss why you should follow your heart, no matter the failures or successes that come along with game making. Thanks for listening, and follow that passion.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unfinished-business-from-non-professionals/id523045887?i=1000389960803&mt=2

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Dungeon Dome with James D’Amato

In this episode, Kurt is joined by James D’Amato of the One Shot Podcast Network to talk about Dungeon Dome, a live stream actual play where teams of combatants fight to be the best team in the dome! We talk to James about why the Dungeon Dome is so unique, where the Dome is expected to go, and how you can help it become successful! Thanks to James for coming on to talk to us, and if you like what you hear, go help fund Dungeon Dome and become a part of the community!

      Dungeon Dome - MFGCast
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Hell hath no fury like a God scorned

Gods. We follow them, worship them, love them, hate them. We also put them in our games! There are a few games out there with the theme of the Gods like Santorini, Voluspa, The Lords of Rock, etc. But does the theme in these games leave us with a godly feeling? Dan and Kurt discuss why or why not these games live up to the divinity. Then they discuss ways to really make that theme sing to the high heavens! Please tell us what we did right or wrong through our Facebook group, Twitter, BGG Guild 2199.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-god-scorned/id523045887?i=1000389583851&mt=2

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Where the furniture comes to life!

Join Kurt and Neil from the Two Black Eyes Podcast as they go one on one to fantasy improv the theme ‘In a tavern where part way through you realize half the furniture is actually mimics’. It’s quite the challenge for Neil and Kurt, but they bring out a lot of characters to make it a fun one! So strap down your furniture, it’s an MFGCast fantasy improv!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/where-the-furniture-comes-to-life/id523045887?i=1000389083572&mt=2

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