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  • Podcast Ep #00105 – Steamworld Dig to Dungeon Roll

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    3…2…1…Tessen! Our preview of a real-time card game

    A few weeks back a few of us here decided to check out DexCon, a pretty local gaming con filled with tabletop gamers of all kinds. We played a bunch of very fun games that day but for me none were better than Tessen. To put it simply, Tessen is a set collection game with the gas pedal stuck to the floor. After playing a few rounds, and I’m pretty sure breaking an actual sweat, we sat down with designers/creators Chris and Suzanne Zinsli from Cardboard Edison to chat about the game on our podcast.

    Now the game has found it’s way to Kickstarter, and in addition to it being an insta-back for me I want to take a few moments to tell you about the game as well.

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    Let’s Play: The Agents Card Game

    In Agents, a brand new card game that just hit Kickstarter, players fight one another with both Faction Agents and Free Agents to gain the most points and win the game. This game of intrigue and suspense is surprisingly deep and full of tension, but can also be a lot of fun.

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    Krackades Kickstarter Q & A

    Looking to spice up your board game night with something quirky and interesting? Then you might want to check out the Kickstarter for a game called Krackades. It’s “Charades on Crack,” as creators Cyrus Khajvandi and Jeffrey Pickhardt call it. We were lucky enough to be able to ask Cyrus a few questions about his game, which you should check out (and Kickstart!) when you’re done reading this. It’s finished this Friday, so hop in quickly and help it get funded!

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    We man the stronghold and take out the undead in our reivew of: ApocalypZe The Card Game

    Apocalypze is a card game in which survivors of a zombie apocalypse fight against each other to the death. Playing as one of four factions – Bikers, Civilians, Police, or Soldiers – you defend your stronghold, scavenge for supplies, and use Raiders to mercilessly attack the other survivors. The last faction standing – meaning the last faction with enough resources to still feed its people for one turn – wins.

    Apocalypze is a complicated game, but once you’ve played it once or twice, it’s easy to get the hang of. The directions have a handy cheat sheet in the back that gives you the quick and dirty rules of how each turn is supposed to go. The rules themselves are long and fairly complicated, and I’m pretty certain we did most of it wrong the first time.

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    Ep #00089 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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    This week’s show is very largely about Bioshock Infinite. While we stay as spoiler free as possible, especially since only 1/3rd of the people talking about it have completed it, we just wanted to state that up front. If you want to play the game and go in TOTALLY fresh you may want to skip over that segment of the show. I sense a spoiler filled podcast in the future about the game, but that won’t be for a little bit.

    Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00089 a listen!
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    Ep #00086 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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    Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

    If you’re anything like us (and if you listen to this show you probably are) then there’s a good chance you’ll be heading to Boston for the 2013 edition of PAX East. Well, if that’s the case we’re here to serve up this week’s podcast early to guarantee earhole delivery before you hit the show. For those of you not going to the con… well…. early show!

    Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00086 a listen!
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    THE GEEKLY, PGM’S WEEKLY REPORT OF COOL GEEK THINGS (1/24/13)

    Welcome to this week’s Geekly, the PGM round-up of all the cool geeky things around the web! Read on for some neat ways to store your books, some of my favorite Kickstarters going on right now, and why the next three months are going to be busy ones for geeks.

    I’m an avid reader, so book nooks are a fascinating thing to me, and something I aspire to one day have in my own home. This one is lovely, and I would imagine I’d spend hours folded up inside of it. But for a real masterpiece, check out this wonder. You could actually read by daylight, curled up in the sun! What a dream come true for a book nerd. I also adore this neat bookcase, even if it’s not really practical. Whatever!

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    The Geekly, PGM’s Weekly Report of Cool Geek Things (1/10/13)

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]elcome to another exciting edition of the Geekly! Let’s start this one off with a bang: Kickstarter announced that people around the world pledged over $83 million dollars to games in 2012. That’s incredible! Check out their sweet Best of Kickstarter 2012 slide show. 2013 started off with a bang for games on Kickstarter as well, as the super creepy Kingdom Death: Monster made over two million dollars. I, personally, really want to put some money on Rivet Wars. Just watch that video and you’ll be hooked!

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    Ep #00074 – Perpetual Geek Machine Podcast

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    Another Friday, another Perpetual Geek Machine podcast!

    If you don’t find something to enjoy in this episode, I don’t even know why you’re here. We’ve got movies, board games, TV shows, comic books AND an interview with Douglas Wilson, the creator of Johan Sebastian Joust. I mean, C’MON! That’s a whole lotta awesome right there! Get on with it!

    Here’s the link to give Perpetual Geek Machine: Show #00074 a listen!

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