Episode 80 – What’s in Your Closet?

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If you’re a gamer and a geek, then undoubtedly you’ve amassed a grand collection of wondrous treasures, from boxes and books to cartridges and discs.  While some of these items may be considered mundane or even relics of geek ages long past, we all know that it goes against our very nature to part with such great gifts of enjoyment, even if we’ve never taken the shrink wrap off yet!  Join us this week as we delve into our geek closets and discuss games of all types – purchased, played, and otherwise.  Clear off the table, charge up those controllers, and for God’s sake read some damn instructions as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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Rules To Play By: My Attempt to Break A Board Game Pt. 2

 

When I last left off I was talking about the my visions for the character classes  in modern D&D board games. This time I shall talk about adding item levels along with a few additional cards to the treasure deck. Continue reading

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Rules To Play By: My Attempt To Break A Board Game Pt. 1

 

So after a few play sessions of the three Wizards of the Coast Dungeons & Dragons board games (all based on the fantasy adventure ruleset) I decided to take on the task of extending the ruleset to allow for continuity between maps. Allowing PCs to grow in level and the maps to become more difficult. This has led to a long hard look at the existing games and my feeble attempts to create a less frustrating and more varied experience while playing.

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Episode 22 – Board Games: Traditional vs. Niche

Do you love being a Slum Lord and driving everyone into bankruptcy?  Perhaps you prefer attempting to save the world from simultaneous E. coli, Bird Flu, and Gonorrhea outbreaks? Or is a night of inadvertently insulting your friends in the name of fun your cup of tea?  If you answered yes (or no) to any of the above, then do we have the podcast for you!  Join us this week as we discuss traditional vs. niche board games whilst narrowly avoiding certain death!  It’s Robert with the knife in the podcast studio on this week’s shiny new episode of Monkey in the Cage.

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Episode 17 – Co-Op Experiences

In this day and age of online gaming and social media, we geeks have it sweet in the ability to jump on our PC’s or consoles with people from around the world and wreak havoc upon AI foes or one another in any number of settings no matter what time of day it is. Whether it’s banding together for a raid in World of Warcraft, or failing miserably to save the world in a game of Pandemic, one of the best gaming experiences a gamer can have is when teamwork with you closest friends brings sweet, sweet victory or amusingly humiliating defeat.

Join us this week as we shotgun blast your ears with our numerous (and we mean numerous!) experiences with Co-Op gameplay. From video games to board games to tabletop RPG’s, we hit it fast, hard, and chaotic, just like Leeroy Jenkins himself. Plug in and listen up, because the Co-Op memories just keep coming!

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