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 23: Betrayal at House on the Hill Actual Play, Part 2

In episode 23 of Carnagecast, the Dan, a Dan, Hunter, Jake, Toby and Tyler wrap up their game of Betrayal at House on the Hill. Missy realizes deep in her gut that Madame Zostra has betrayed them all — and then stumbles upon a revolver and dynamite with which to resolve the problem. As the heroes race to exorcise the house of malign powers, Professor Longfellow finds himself scrambling for his life as basement rooms fall away into the inferno one by one. Continue reading

Carnagecast 21: Betrayal at House on the Hill Actual Play, Part 1

In episode 21 of Carnagecast, the players assemble to take on the new edition of Betrayal at House on the Hill, published by Wizards of the Coast’s Avalon Hill imprint, as discussed in episode 14‘s Autopsy of a Game. Toby recommends not blinking in the statuary corridor. The Dan realizes he’s really playing Short Round. Then he does something pretty spectacular.

Carnagecast 14: Robin Lea of Peryton Publishing and Betrayal at House on the Hill

In episode 14 of Carnagecast, we go back to Peryton Publishing, this time to speak with the dark empress Robin Lea. She talks a bit about the games she ran at Carnage in Wonderland and her upcoming projects, both role-playing and fiction. Autopsy of a Game turns the incisive minds of Dan and Tyler upon Betrayal at House on the Hill, a horror game with a cult following. Continue reading