Episode 1: Dwarves Don't Do Farming

Welcome to the first episode of a new boardgaming podcast by Roger Bell_West and Lee Broderick. This time, we talk about games we’ve been playing, and think about forms of player interaction.

Among the games we’ve been playing, we mentioned:

and in Player Interaction, we mentioned

Main theme: Coffee Stains, by Riot

Interstitial music: Deadly Roulette, bu Kevin MacLeod


That’s a lot of games! I’ll have to give a listen

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Most of them we only mentioned in passing, but it seemed polite to tag them all. The bolded ones are the ones we talked about at any sort of length.


As an owner, but not yet player, of Hokkaido, I may need to give this a listen.

Here’s my podcast of the games I’ve been playing lately.

There you go! :stuck_out_tongue:

Also, :sob:


Nice to hear some love for Doctor Who: Time of the Daleks - which I feel is more suited to being a solo game than a co-op one, and more challenging that way.

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I need to get Nicola on here. :slight_smile: But you can find some of her posts on BGG under “Nicola Zee”.


Let me know what you think!


I notice that the Heroine-empowering game is written by a chap.

So is the suffragette themed indie RPG I’m currently reading.

A sinister trend!

In all seriousness, this could be regarded as appropriation just as much as Europeans writing games about African cultures, and I think it needs sensitivity to do it right.

I’m not sure I’d classify anything as ‘hate drafting’. Yes, you always think (at least I always think) of how this card might help the player I’m going send it on to.

But whatever I choose I always think first: which of these cards can help me most?

I only wonder about which cards might help my opponents when I have nothing in my hand which might help me.

Depending on the game, there may be a choice between (thing that helps me a little bit) and (thing that will mess up my opponent a lot). Or one may be hopelessly behind the leader, but have a chance to knock them back a bit. I think any drafting game with a common pool has the potential for hate-drafting, but some definitely encourage it more than others.