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Jul 262012

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Hosts - Dan, Mack, Steve, and Bryan

Topic - In this episode, part 2 of our settings series, we discuss the trappings of wild west, Victoriana,  steam punk, and a few other derivatives of 1800s settings, and ways to use them in your games.  We also review, not 1, but 2 games, Thunderstone Advance, by AEG, and Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards, by Cryptozoic Entertainment.

(00:00) Battle Jesus

(1:30) Metagamer’s Anonymous

(3:29) Our current geeks

(6:19) Bonus game review – Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards

(14:36) Settings breakdown

(18:25) Wild west

(22:50) Victoriana

(26:14) Spin-offs

(31:11) Examples from other media

(46:30) Full game review – Thunderstone Advance

Media - 


Metagamer’s Anonymous
Magic – The Gathering
Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards
Civilization V
Deadlands Reloaded (Pinnacle Entertainment)
Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games)
GURPS (Steve Jackson Games)
Aces and Eights (KenzerCo)
Back to the Future 3 (IMDb)
Tall Tale (IMDb)
Wierd West (Robertson Games)
Wild Wild West (IMDb)
Sherlock Holmes (IMDb)
Jules Verne (Wikipedia)
H. G. Wells (Wikipedia)
The Difference Engine (Wikipedia)
Red Dead Redemption
Space 1889 (Heliogarph)
Postcards From the Dungeon (Podcast)
The Dark Tower
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Ascension (Gary Games)

Thunderstone Advance

Newsroom (HBO)

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