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March 3, 2021 58 min
It's cold outside as we try to survive the zombie apocalypse in Dead of Winter? Who won? Was there a traitor in our midst? We try to convince Amanda to let James get a new table. Got swag? So do we as we discuss the new Rulebooks Anonymous shirts! And it's the debut of a new segment as we review the Simpsons TCG.
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February 19, 2021 25 min
Are you a fan of cosplay? Have you thought about how cool it would be to embody a character from a game or movie? Reverend D interviews the amazing cosplayer Knightmage in this episode. Hear about how he creates his amazing costumes and how you could even get into the craft yourself! Be sure to look up Knightmage across social media to see his work!
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February 14, 2021 68 min
This episode it's time to cover a favorite game of James; Star Trek Ascendancy! Traverse the spacelanes as we create a unique universe to gather resources and create a strong empire. Who won? Was it the Romulans, the Andorians, or the Ferengi? There's magic abound as we delve into the new Magic the Gathering set with an on air pack opening. James tells us about his new Crokinole board. And Amanda debuts her new skill!
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Welcome to season 3! It's the exciting conclusion to our playthrough of Runaway Hirelings! Will our heroes succeed in making a palatable fruitcake? What other challenges await in Santa's Compound? And can they survive a battle with Santa himself? Tune in!
(This episode contains adult language and content and as such may not be suitable for a younger audience. Listener discretion is advised.)

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January 23, 2021 20 min
It's the first Bonus Level of 2021! In this fantastic start to the year, Reverend D talks with his son Reed about being a gamer. Listen in as they discuss Pokemon, Mario, Megaman, and other games. As a special treat, Reed premieres his super power! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree here folks.
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Just in time for the end of the year, It's Rulebooks After Dark! We play Runaway Hirelings with a Christmas twist and it's brought to you raw and uncensored! We've got our characters, we've got our gear, and we're ready to entertain as we attempt to escape Santa's Compound!

This episode contains adult language, adult themes, and crass conversation not suitable for a young audience. Listener discretion is advi...
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December 30, 2020 15 min
In this very special episode of Bonus Level, Reverend D reviews the game The Final Word. This innovative and fascinating game was sent to us by an independent designer and we've got the scoop on how it plays!

Be sure to check out http://fayekleindesign.com/ for more information and where you can pick up the game
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December 22, 2020 39 min
In this episode, Reverend D chats with Digi, leader of their team in Southpark Phone Destroyer. Listen in as they share the benefits of using discord to communicate with team members, as well as Digi's experience being leader, a little bit of Cyberpunk 2077, and gaming in general. We also share our thoughts on Phone Destroyer and possible ways to improve the game.
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December 19, 2020 63 min
It's time to stop Hans Gruber and save Christmas as we play Die Hard: The Nakatomi Heist Board Game! We briefly discuss why Die Hard is a Christmas movie and how the board could be tweaked. With the year winding down, we reflect upon how the show has changed this season and how the future looks. Don't miss it!
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December 10, 2020 88 min
It's our 50th episode and we've got an oversized show centered on card games! We have a review of a game sent to us by the name of Sorrim. We've got a need to forge some keys in Key Forge, Reverend D gripes about Yu-Gi-Oh, and of course we discuss the big dog; Magic the Gathering. As an added bonus, Couch James was one of those lucky few to acquire a Playstation 5 and gives his insight on the console.
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November 26, 2020 49 min
Reverend D had to fly solo but he's got you covered with HeroClix! Find out about this neat collectable figure game and what spurned this review. Do you like the Zelda games? We've got a review of the new Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity!

https://wizkids.com/heroclix/
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November 14, 2020 52 min
In this Bonus Level, Reverend D (Knightfall if you listen to #Omegacast) talks video games with the host of KupoKast, KidKupo. Hear about how they got into Final Fantasy as well as a few classic JRPG games you may not have heard of. Be sure to check out KupoKast for your Final Fantasy fix in the link below:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kupokast/id1531341518?i=1000491926910
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We hope you've done your cardio as we try to escape from a maniac in Last Friday! Can you make it through all 5 chapters and escape with your life? Or will you be caught and meet a gruesome fate? We also dive into some of the better "mainstream" board games with an update on Hero Quest. Uncle Billy give us a little of the history of cribbage. And stay after the credits for an extra track of James and the Conex Box.
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October 24, 2020 73 min
It's all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus in this Halloween episode as we review Hocus Pocus! The game, not the movie. We do have our top 5 movies for Halloween, and Hocus Pocus is in there so we kinda review the movie. There's also a discussion about weird sodas. It's a wild ride this episode folks. And Reverend D is struck by an earth shattering revelation about one of our favorite game developers
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October 10, 2020 73 min
It's taken almost a year, but we finally made it to the end of our Kids on Bikes campaign! We cover the different story elements James put together as well as what led to the final confrontation. Hear the exciting conclusion as we face the terrifying tree demon! Did our heroes win the day? Were they defeated in the end? And who is the mysterious Rubber Chicken?
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September 26, 2020 74 min
It's time to build some dinosaurs as we play some Dinogenics. Learn about the dinosaur with the butt tail (Ankylosaur) and how the mechanics of creating your own dinosaur park can be challenging and fun. What's this?! A dissenting opinion?! It happens and you get to hear it from Uncle Billy! We divulge plans for future episodes as we drift off the rails. And to round things out, our top 3 games we haven't played yet an...
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September 12, 2020 67 min
In this episode, we get to the highly anticipated and requested Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion. Hear about the differences in the two games, as well as the improvements made to streamline the game. Reverend D does, however, have a gripe about the game. As usual, shenanigans ensue and the conversation goes a little off the rails, only to be brought back for us to cover the new..ish Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. Have you heard about the...
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It's time to solve a mystery gang! We dive into Scooby-Doo! Betrayal at Mystery Mansion, a more kid friendly version of the original Betrayal game. There's some skater talk as James tells the team about the upcoming Tony Hawk Pro Skater game. As we're on the home stretch, it's almost the end of Kids on Bikes so catch up on our latest antics. And you get a more, personal connection into the goings on of our lives. ...
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August 15, 2020 50 min
It's time for out annual (?) coverage of GenCon! We've got a lightning round of select games from the Con as well as some already released this summer. Uncle Billy gives us a run down of Japanese television history in regards to Kaiju. And Reverend D confronts Couch James on what he did last episode. (He knows exactly what he did)

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August 3, 2020 57 min
In a slight departure from our normal show, Reverend D is joined by his buddy Don to discuss fantasy football for the upcoming year. Get some basic planning on drafting your team, as well as Don's picks for good players to draft. It's like D&D, but for sports!
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