Rulebooks Anonymous

Rulebooks Anonymous

Board games! Card Games! Video Games! All things gaming and entertaining regarding gaming! Pull up a chair and listen in.... Show More

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December 21, 2019 124 min

It's our season finale and we have saved the big one just for you guys. Today we go indepth on Gloomhaven with special guest, The Legendary Chad! Here about the mechanics of the game as well as what might become a new feature. And to round things off for the year, the epic conclusion of our D&D campaign!

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The team delves into the darker side of science as they try to bring their own monsters to life in Abomination: Heir of Frankenstein! Did we succeed? Plus, part 2 of the thrilling campaign in the mysterious castle, time for another Confession of the DM.

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December 6, 2019 63 min

In this episode of Rulebooks Anonymous Bonus Level, Reverend D's brother Drachen drops by. Listen in as they reminisce about their adventures in Final Fantasy XI, from stories of PvP, to fights against overpowered rabbits, and even including the tale of the downfall and rebirth of the Linkshell, Detox. Enjoy as they chat about some favorite features in Final Fantasy XVI. And stay til the end to hear of the beatdown in Warcraft... Read more

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November 23, 2019 84 min

It's that time of year and we have a selection of games perfect for your holiday needs! This episode covers various games across all genres that may tickle your fancy for that gamer in your life. And there's an indepth discussion on bacon. Glorious delicious bacon.

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November 23, 2019 24 min

It's here! The first episode of Bonus Level has finally dropped and we have Pokemon Sword and Shield for you!

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November 9, 2019 71 min

RA has decided to go green and grow some trees in Photosynthesis. We chat about future projects and plans for the show. And listen to an excited James talk about painting miniatures. As an added bonus, RA has it's first sponsor! (Not really, but roll with it)

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We have another spooky themed game for your listening pleasure, Bring Out Yer Dead. Did you wonder if our guest from last episode came back? Turns out he never left and joins in our discussion on open world games vs linear games. And Reverend D goes on a tangent about giants vs dragons in Skyrim.

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The gang explores a haunted house (and of course they split up while doing so) in this episode as we review Betrayal at House on the Hill! Special guest, friend of the show, and now contributor to the show Smart Shark Nathan joins us in this review. And we've got a very special sneak preview as Nathan dives into his own game currently in developement, Pass the Poison.

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September 28, 2019 70 min

We're talking about James's couch again in this episode. No, this one is about the fun and difficult Men At Work game, where D managed to be first out within minutes! The triumphant return of a fan favorite feature Confessions of a DM pulls you into the tale of our new campaign. What exactly is "Mmmm Tasty"? And news on the future of the show (it's all positive) for your listening pleasure!

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September 14, 2019 66 min

It's festival time as we dive into the Quacks of Quedlinburg! A preview of James's new character for our upcoming D&D exploits as well some general D&D chat. We get into the talk of whether or not excessive gaming is a mental disorder as declared by WHO. And a couple brief stories for fans of Richard Moves.

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It's all about party games this time around folks! Who doesn't enjoy a good party game? We cover several card based games such as Super Fight and Apples to Apples, a few video games like Jackbox, and even Tiny Hands. We delve into player based challenges created to add a little spice to our gaming experience. A brief discussion on Steam and games we can't play anymore. And James got a couch.

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Shark Week may be over but that won't stop us from talking about the Jaws boardgame! Dennis gets a little heated discussing recent events blaming videogames for heinous acts, fortunately James and Amanda help him cool off quickly. Loads of upcoming games announced and previewed at Gen Con, James has the scoop on his favorites and ones that have tickled his fancy!

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August 3, 2019 66 min

He's dead, Jim! We cover the Captain is Dead today, a fantastic board game in the spirit of Star Trek. A couple of upcoming games from Gen Con have our interest. And we discuss properties we'd like to see as games, with a little of our patented going off the rails.

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July 20, 2019 62 min

What a show do we have for you today! It is recommended that you have the volume down for the intro (you'll understand why), then turn it back up as we cover Terror in Meeple City (formerly called Rampage). The show goes slightly off the rails as we discuss a new business venture involving turkey legs. To cap things off, a discussion about poor sportsmanship from winners with a tale involving the infamous, Player X!

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July 6, 2019 48 min

We've got a double shot of boardgames today with Baren Park and Patchwork! How do you feel about rules in games? Do you strictly enforce them or are you more forgiving? We discuss the subject of being a Rule Lawyer (can't say the other thing we all say) and when it's ok to bend the rules or enforce them with an iron fist!

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June 22, 2019 64 min

The wackiness is cranked up to 11 as we review Wacky Races! James reveals potential plans for his home (game related of course). And we share a few favorites from E3 2019!

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Join us as we journey into Middle Earth with the new Lord of the Rings boardgame. We discuss a couple of our play throughs as villianous characters in a couple classic video games as well as Diablo 3 adventures. Do you have a game mechanic that you don't like? So do we! We cover a few we don't like (possibly a new feature) in video and board games. And Amanda shares her triumph in Tiger Woods.

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We return to Fireball Island to explore the many expansions of the game! We delve into spiders, snakes, and bees, oh my! A brief discussion on a potential (and kinda gross) RA exclusive game. And to finish our show we dive into digital vs physical card games and what pros or cons they have.

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It's time to suit up and save the world as we play Heroes Wanted! We take a quick look at the beta of Mortal Kombat 11, and recieve a strange history lesson on poison damage in real life. With all the talk of Starwars, we have news on upcoming games and the return of an old feature with James sharing his tale of a mechanical pony. And just to round things out, we discuss football and Madden, because of reasons.

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Stick em up! I mean, Flick Em Up! We cover an interesting take on the old western cowboy genre with a review of Flick Em Up. This episode also delves into the realm of game movies, do they work? Do they not work? Will we have to revisit this topic with how many movies there are? Tune in!

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