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Episode 7: Black Angel

Episode 7 is up! In this episode we review Black Angel. We also discuss all things board game art. Finally Hristo is back to talk about Kickstarter marketing.

0:00 – Intro

Jonathan’s Top 3 Games of All Time
1:18 – 3rd Place: Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game (only with any one of the big box expansions)
3:20 – 2nd Place: Scythe
4:56 – 1st Place: Great Western Trail

5:50 – Expansions coming out this year: Heaven & Ale: Kegs & More, Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas, Tiny Towns: Fortune, Through the Ages: New Leaders and Wonders, Gùgōng: Pànjūn, Underwater Cities: New Discoveries.
9:11 – Discussion about expansions.

Games Played
13:35 – Welcome to Centerville
17:32 – Freshwater Fly
22:27 – Viticulture w/ Tuscany (Viticulture Essential Edition)
26:26 – Yinsh

Spotlight
28:44 – Black Angel

Board Game Art
48:00 – Listener Mail: Colin from Salt Lake City, UT: What effect does visual style and design of the game have on the perceived complexity and weight of the actual gameplay? How much consideration should a designer put into making their game look as complex as it actually is?
56:06 – Favorite artists in games. Ian O’Toole, Klemenz Franz, Vincent Dutrait

Top 3 Art in Board Games
1:03:18 – How we picked?
1:04:24 – Brandon’s 3rd Place: Scythe – Jakub Rozalski
1:07:35 – Justine’s 3rd Place: Carthago – Odysseus Stamoglou, Christian Opperer
1:09:30 – Matt’s 3rd Place: Pax Pamir (Second Edition)
1:11:22 – Jonathan’s 3rd Place: Empires of the Void II – Ryan Laukat
1:13:00 – Brandon’s 2nd Place: Abyss
1:14:02 – Justine’s 2nd Place: Troyes
1:15:25 – Matt’s 2nd Place: Wingspan
1:16:39 – Jonathan’s 2nd Place: Scythe – Jakub Rozalski
1:17:39 – Brandon’s 1st Place: Arkham Horror: The Card Game (LCG)
1:19:14 – Justine’s 1st Place: Siena
1:21:05 – Matt’s 1st Place: Pipeline
1:23:33 – Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn – Fernanda Suarez

Hristo’s Cave of Crowdfunding Wonders
1:26:11 – FOMO, Exclusives. CMON Time Machine Kickstarter.
1:32:22 – Exclusives affecting gameplay vs cosmetic exclusives.
1:36:40 – Games with gameplay exclusives: Blood Rage, Rising Sun, The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service, Western Legends, Petrichor, Anachrony, 51st State: Master Set.
1:38:04 – “Negative” gameplay exclusives: Gardens of Babylon, 51st State: Master Set – Three Cities Mini Expansion.
1:43:59 – “Negative” cosmetic exclusives: Railroad Rivals, Above and Below, Copenhagen, Council of 4.
1:49:32 – Early backer rewards, repeat backer rewards. Customer loyalty.
1:55:35 – Backing Kickstarters to resell.
2:01:38 – Paying significantly extra for getting games early.

2:06:40 – Outro

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