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Entries from March 2011

TPC 133: Why We Hate Burning Wheel

March 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

* Buy Iron Tyrants

* Agricola and the Back to the Future card game mini reviews

* Things we hate about Burning Wheel:

* The Subsystems destroy the main rolling mechanic’s purpose and feel

* Conflict: For a mechanic that generates a narrative, a roll that leads to no results is not fun.

* Instincts try and cover too many broad things

* Die Grubbing creates a weird scenario at the table

* Fight/Conflict and their limitations within themselves

* And of course, every discussion of issues with Burning Wheel has to end appropriately with stories about Jackass


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TPC 132: Limbo

March 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

* This episode is explicit

* Let’s make fun of Luke and politics!

* Big thanks to Tim/Kim and the Stingrays!

* Agricola is the greatest board game I’ve ever played in my life

* Die Con needs GMs (

* Puzzles, Limbo and failure

* Gamers as the minority, which spirals into victimization and claiming a victim


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TPC 131: A Review of the Podgecast

March 13th, 2011 · 9 Comments


*The Roundtable


*The State of RPG Podcasting

*Fear the Boot

*Brilliant Gameologists

*Ideology of Madness

*Theory from the Closet

*The Walking Eye

*Apologies to Red Letter Media


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TPC 130: So Many Emotions

March 7th, 2011 · 14 Comments


-Adam is Captain Kirk

-Eric’s cold heart and other depths plumbed

-Luke is still a doctor (of wretched television)

-Luke’s tragic past

-We finally get to the topic: Emotions While Gaming

-Comedy & Horror


-Eric’s still a creeper


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