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Episode 91: Embracing a New Game

In Episode 91 of the WiscoDice podcast, the hosts discuss their strategies for approaching a new game and have fun playing it. They also discuss games they’ve been playing and an updates on their hobby projects.

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Episode Show Notes

  • Games We Have Been Playing ………………………00:43
  • Hobby Corner ………………………………………………15:17
  • Embracing a New Game ……………………………….22:07

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Games Featured in this Episode

  • Azul
  • Publisher: Next Move Games
  • Players: 2-4
  • Play Time: 30-60 min

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Hobby Corner

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Episode 87: WiscoDice Favorite Gaming Memories of 2021

In Episode 87 the crew reflects on their gaming in 2021. Take a listen to discover their highs, lows, and biggest surprises.

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Board Game Brunch: Mixing Up Potions for Extra Life

This week’s Board Game Brunch had us finishing up our Extra Life 2021 Campaign by mixing up some potions. We played Potion Explosion on Board Game Arena and ate Bubbling BLT Dip with a Color Changing Cocktail.

Board Game Brunch: Tiny Creations at GameholeCon

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Board Game Brunch at Gamehole Con

This week was 4 days of gaming fun in Madison, Wisconsin at Gamehole Con! The convention features a plethora of tabletop gaming events, including role-playing, board games, and miniature gaming. WiscoDice had a blast running many games each day of the convention. We topped off the gaming marathon with our weekly Board Game Brunch, featuring Tiny Towns.

The Game…Tiny Towns

Tiny Towns Box
Tiny Towns Box

Tiny Towns by AEG features simultaneous play as you compete to create a town that has the highest scoring building combos. For most of the game, all players are placing the same colored cubes each turn, but the placement in the town grid and which buildings are constructed will vary.

Tiny Towns Components
Tiny Towns Components
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In Game Play – 4
Muffins and Components
Muffins and Components
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In Game Play – 6
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In Game Play – 3
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In Game Play – 1
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In Game Play – 2
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In Game Play – 5
Tiny Towns Score Sheets
Tiny Towns Score Sheets

Today we were able to play in person with some of our WiscoDice fans. The game is quick and we were able to get multiple plays in with 6 players. Each player had their own strategy that was often times inadvertently thwarted by others choosing colors that did not fit in their plan.

The Food…Mini Muffins

We worked up quite the appetite with all the construction. With convention rules, we we not able to bring food in to eat. Instead we provided some mini muffin packs for everyone to enjoy after the game. Since it was a local gaming convention, we enjoyed the muffins with a mocha from Just Coffee.

Tiny Towns Breakfast
Tiny Towns Breakfast

And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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And Beyond…

Looking for other Board Game Brunch Games and Food Parings? Check them out here: http://wiscodice.com/category/games/board-games/board-game-brunch/. Have a game or food you would like to see paired for an upcoming Board Game Brunch? Let us know via social media.

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Extra Life 2021: Forgotten Waters

Extra Life Game Day 2021
Extra Life Game Day 2021

Event Description

As part of the WiscoDice support of Extra Life, we are hosting a streamed play of Forgotten Waters on Saturday, November 6 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm! 

Forgotten Waters by PlaidHat Games, is an exciting, semi-cooperative game where you and your party play as pirates. Can you be the most infamous? Can you build your pirate to be successful? Can you avoid stealing from your party long enough to help them not get killed?  Ok, maybe it is a bit silly. Maybe it is a bit… off, but the point is, it is a lot of fun!

Preparing for the Game

This is a multimedia driven game. It will be set up with multiple components. If you want to play, make sure you have completed the following before the game:

  1. If you can, donate to our Extra Life campaign! It will help support kids and frankly, guarantees you a slot in the game.
  2. Sign up for the event by emailing [email protected] . Include your Discord user name
  3. Join the WiscoDice Discord Server. You will need access to Discord to hear the game and participate.  
  4. A camera is NOT necessary, but seeing your other fellow pirates can add to the experience.
  5. You will need to be able to open multiple applications and stream, plan your computer hardware appropriately.
  6. From your smartphone, tablet or computer, go to https://fwcrossroads.com 
    • From the fwcrossroads.com site, select Extra Ship/Player Sheets
      • This will take you to a different site.  In the upper right hand corner click the “Replacement Player Sheets”.
    • Select a pirate archetype that sounds interesting. Ideally we’ll have different pirates for each player, so picking a few is ideal.
    • Print off the two pages for the pirate(s) you selected.
    • Prior to the game day, fill out the blanks that do not require a player’s name. 
  7. Create an appropriate pirate name.  

On Game Day

We will create the game. To do this, we will be joining the game on a different site.  

  1. Ensure you are on the WiscoDice Table-1-text and Table 1 – voice channels
    • If you do not see Table 1 when you join, contact an admin for access
  2. From your smartphone, tablet, or computer, go to https://fwcrossroads.com 
    • On the day of our event, select Play Now.
  3. The scenario we will be playing is Witch’s Heart
    • We will attempt to stream the audio through Discord, so you can listen to the wonderful audio on game day. If that doesn’t work, https://fwcrossroads.com/ will let you listen to the audio.
  4. To connect to the remote app, go to the following site: https://remote.fwcrossroads.com/
    • Select Join Game.
    • Enter the code provided by the event coordinator, GhostwalkerCRL, in the Discord channel
    • If you want to check it out ahead of time, there is a link for a How To Guide on the site, that will teach you how to use the interface.
  5. We will take a break during the game. There is usually a natural break built into the middle of the game. 
  6. Prepare for fun!

Additional Information

Most of all, WiscoDice looks forward to seeing you online and thank you for helping to make this Extra Life Campaign Event a wonderful experience for everyone!

If you are interested in participating in this Forgotten Waters Event or any of the other games we are hosting as part of our Extra Life Campaign 2021 check out the following for more information:

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