The Space-Biff! Space-Cast! Episode #1: Paranoid Cuneiform
In the inaugural episode of the Space-Biff! Space-Cast!, what do Homeland: The Game and Reiner Knizia’s classic Tigris & Euphrates have in common? Listen as Dan Thurot, Rob Cramer, and special guest Mark Henderson attempt to stretch these games like taffy in order to find out. Special thanks to Michael Barnes for changing the conversation about theme and setting.
Posted on June 13, 2016, in Board Game, Podcast and tagged Fantasy Flight Games, Gale Force Nine, Homeland, Reiner Knizia, The Space-Biff! Space-Cast!, Tigris & Euphrates. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.
So it begins…
^ What Sharpsley said. Especially about the history stuff.
Ugh, replied to the wrong comment, obviously. Let’s try again.
v What Sharpsley said.
A landmark start to what I hope becomes a long-lived podcast! I can’t tell you how nice it is to hear more than just “talking about the hotness.” In particular, it’s fascinating to hear about an overlooked title like Homeland. Looking forward to discovering whatever else you fellas get up to!
If I could offer just one complaint… when Dan goes into history mode, let him ramble!
Indeed, I personally loved the history tangents (that weren’t really tangents at all). I can see where someone looking to hear over-exaggerated ‘OOO’s’ and ‘AAH’s’ at box openings or aspects of gameplay in an unstructured hour and a half of Jeremy Jahns-styled rants might be disappointed to be hearing about cuneiform in a carefully planned out recording instead…but I don’t think SB! has ever really catered to that crowd. And it’s pretty refreshing.
It’s not a complaint, that is constructive criticism! Don’t worry, the next episodes will be Dan UNLEASHED.
That was great! It’s great to hear people talking about what the games are about beyond just what they do mechanically.
Things we learned from the SB!SC! ep 1:
1. Dan doesn’t remember Memory. Sounds like he should have played more Memory as a kid.
2. Mark tosses in an aside about Ron Weasley; nobody notices.
3. Rob thinks more people should give Homeland a try. Shill for Gale Force 9?
I’m actually a flip-flopper. I’m now an anti-Homeland. I encourage everyone to buy every other game EXCEPT Homeland.
My concerns are alleviated!
Is there an RSS feed that I use for a podcast app like Pocket Casts?
I’m new to all of this, but I’ve gone ahead and added my feed (apparently, I hope) to Pocket Casts.
Maybe I’m being dense, but how do I find this podcast episode? There is no link on the article above and it’s not available on any of my podcast feeds.
There’s a Soundcloud player embedded right into the body of the article. If that’s not working for you for some reason, here’s the link: https://soundcloud.com/user-652219268/sbsc-1-paranoid-cuneiform
Hmm, in Safari, there’s just a big blank white space. In Chrome, I get a grey box with a SSL protocol error displayed. In Firefox, I get the following error: An error occurred during a connection to w.soundcloud.com. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG
Okay, never mind. It was my firewall blocking Soundcloud. Nothing to see here!
Very odd. I haven’t heard any other complaints like that. In either case, I’ve finally figured out how to submit it to iTunes. Hopefully it will be approved with them before too long!
Always cool to see someone championing T&E as a masterclass in thematic design!
Reblogged this on Tome and Tomb.
looking forward to it on itunes… Do you know how is going to be the schedule? biweekly, weekly, monthly?
Maybe every couple months. We have more coming right at first, but the pace will taper off pretty quickly. Talking is so much effort.
What a wonderful episode. Nice work!
Thanks Cole, that means a lot coming from you. I’m hoping to do an entire episode on Pax Pamir at some point, hopefully I can do it justice!
Great start to your podcast! I enjoy the mix of astute observations (T&E is a game about legitimacy) and good-natured humor (Dr. Scholls). Keep it coming!
Thanks, Lee! It’s comments like this that keep us going.
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