Carnagecast 30: Lords of Waterdeep

In episode 30 of Carnagecast, the gang discusses Lords of Waterdeep, an Euro-style board game from Wizards of the Coast based on the perennially favorite world of the Forgotten Realms for Dungeons & Dragons. Rod runs down how the game works, then the conversation breaks out into how this game may appeal to different groups of people. Rod and Chuck point out that as Lords of Waterdeep mixes contemporary board game trends with a traditional role-playing world, it can bring the world of Forgotten Realms to a new audience beyond tabletop role-players, and potentially introduce longstanding Dungeons & Dragons players to a new kind of game for those nights when the whole group can’t get together for the campaign. Continue reading

Carnagecast Extrasode 5: A Dark and Stormy Night

In extrasode 5 of Carnagecast, Munk, Rachel, Sarah and Tyler drive home in the driving rain from Spring Meltdown in Lyndonville, one of the Green Mountain Gamers’ game days held around Vermont. How do you pass the time during a two hour ride from Lyndonville to Burlington? Talk about what you did during the day, of course.

Conversation gets into some of the new games played — Nefarious, Power Grid: The First Sparks, Lords of Waterdeep and more — the subtleties of certain personalities in the local Battlestar Galactica cadre and whether it’s okay for caribou and mammoth meeples not to be scaled to each other. Continue reading