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August 3, 2021 82 min
It’s time for another heist as the team plays Burgle Bros 2: The Casino Capers! Is it easier to pull off a job on a casino, or did the bouncers catch our team? In the second half, you get a stream of consciousness conversation ranging from an in depth discussion on comics, to the Olympics, to Amanda wanting to resurrect pogs. Why pogs Amanda? Why? And they’ve got talk about Broken Lizard. (Spoiler warning for the King In Black comi...
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On this Bonus Level, Reverend D chats with a fellow gamer, Himanish. Enjoy a pleasant chat about sports games, the Wii, and even the Kinect.

Note: there were a couple slight issues with sound at the end where you’ll only hear in one side
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July 21, 2021 72 min
The team threatened it for a while and now they have made good on that threat: this is a musical episode! Not entirely, but they got inspired by the Ravensburger game, Villainous. How do villains win when they compete against each other? Did anyone truly win? The team also dives into the creativity of table top RPGs and plans for the future as they fan girl out over James Woods.
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July 6, 2021 80 min
In this episode, the team covers several kid friendly games perfect for getting your kids into boardgaming. After promising it for months now, it's the official premiere of Smart Shark Bites with Smart Shark Nathan. What does SS Nathan have for everyone? It's Monster of the Week!
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June 25, 2021 75 min
Are you ready for a Kaiju rumble in Godzilla: Tokyo Clash?! How about an unusual segue into discussing Love Actually? Maybe some E3 highlights are your jam this week? Curious about the Mario Kart Home Circuit? We've got all of that in this episode plus the return of Jack Black Facts!
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June 20, 2021 43 min
We've got a special guest on this Bonus Level as Reverend D interviews Brett of the upcoming Bar N Games bar in Reno Nevada. Learn about what's in store when the bar opens. From theme nights, to a massive gaming floor, to even cosplay, this bar will be a fun place to hang out and enjoy gaming culture.

Want to learn more? Check out these links:
Gofundme
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-get-bar-n-games-open-in-downtown-reno?qid&...
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Reverend D is joined by Rian, host of the Bosscast Podcast to chat retro games. Got a favorite PS1 RPG? Odds are good these guys have heard of or played it. Rian and D also get into a deeper discussion on content creation and some of the rules set out by YouTube.

Be sure to check out and support The Bosscast Podcast!

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A new James has arrived in town to talk with the team about game design, James Nigbur! Listen in on his design process. Hear the story straight from James and his wife Lizy about creating a multitude of games. And learn about some of their favorite games that brought them into the boardgaming world.

Want to get updates and see the other projects? Check out jpngames.com for more info
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It's time for another heist as the gang plays Burgle Bros! Did they succeed or were they caught? How are flamethrowers involved? What's the significance of James's elephant? Did these senior pranks really occur? And why is W back? These questions are answered in this episode.

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May 10, 2021 71 min
The team has once again tried to over work Intern Xteve with their shenanigans in this review of Last Bastion. A BIG thank you to listener Michael for sending this one, the team does FINALLY get around to giving a review on how the game plays. Oh, look at this, Reverend D is doing another voice and derailing the show. At least it's somewhat entertaining. We get a lesson on animals that Xteve had to find music for it. James and ...
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April 26, 2021 82 min
We finally did it folks! It’s time to take a dive and sink some ships in U-Boot! Did our hosts succeed and sink many ships or did the sub break down right after launch (it did). We get an unofficial education in naval vessels from Bill and James, as well as a peak into their history in the navy. We’ve got an update on the Sony Playstore. And we have a SECOND review for your pleasure, a game sent to us by an awesome designer. Are yo...
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Amanda is back from her world tour and ready to talk about playing with blocks in The Climbers Hudson joins throughout the show as well as the other children in the house. We discuss the closing of the Sony digital stores for PS3, PSP, and Vita. Game subscriptions, are they the future or a fad? And Reverend D shares his experience starting Fantasian.
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It’s good to be the king as we review The King of Zing! This game was sent to us by a designer and is set to be on Kickstarter. Does it sound interesting? Stay tuned for future updates, we will share the Kickstarter once it becomes available. James has discovered the true meaning of Candyland and shares it with D and Billy. More talk of sports and comics, with a brief discussion of The Snyder Cut of Justice League, leading into a b...
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Prisoners! It's time for our escape as we make our way out of the depths of the Dark Castle. What horrors did we face? Did everyone escape? What exactly was James doing while everyone else was fighting? We also cover a wide variety of our interests including Ninja Turtles, Startrek, and annoying James during play sessions.
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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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