May 16, 2017
Welcome to episode 127 of the 1 Player Podcast. Join us for a run through of a few games Albert is looking forward to, including multiple games from publisher White Dog Games. Meanwhile, Julius talks about his anticipation for Renegade, an upcoming game designed by Ricky Wilkins of Box of Delights. After running through the awards for Solo Gaming awards, Julius climbs on another soapbox to talk about important design considerations when creating a solo variant for a competitive game. Finally, Julius reviews Spirits of the Rice Paddy, a farming simulator centered around managing water flow to grow rice.
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Full show notes:
- Anticpated games:
- Solo Gaming Awards (09:49)
- Solo Variant Design Discussion (22:25)
- Solo variant for Trickerion: To be released soon, join our Discord for updated information
- Spirits of the Rice Paddy review (36:56)
May 1, 2017
Welcome to episode 126 of the 1 Player podcast. In this episode we talk a bit abou a few games we've been playing and look at some digital as well as upcoming games. Albert talks a bit about Tableop day (which already hapened) and Julius gets on his soapbox about managing expectations.
Of course, we thank our lovely Patreon backers and finally talkk about te episode's feature game. Albert spent some time playing Comancheria, the game on a history of he Comanche people of the american soutwest. The game was designed by Joel Toppen (listen to episode #50 for an interview with Joel Toppen and review of Navajo Wars).
- 02:00 Sagrada (BGG)
- 02:17 Gloomhaven (BGG, KS)
- 04:10 Inernaional Tabletop Day
- 07:35 Patreon
- 08:16 Unbroken calls for playtesters (BGG)
- 09:48 Card Thief digital game (Android, Apple)
- 12:26 Clans of Caledonia (BGG, KS)
- 15:50 Petrichor (BGG, KS)
- 19:45 Rise to Nobility (BGG, KS)
- 20:50 Julius is on a soapbox
- 33:20 Comancheria (BGG)
April 17, 2017
Welcome back to episode 125 of the 1 Player Podcast. Julius starts out with a discussion of his encounters with local armed robbery, and then explains more details about our new Discord chat.
With the release of the new Onirim app, we've also started playing too many games of Onirim on our respective devices, so we cover this app's release.
Julius also briefly talks about the solo mode in Gloomhaven (noting that the solo scenarios are not indicative of a full solo mode in the game).
Albert also talks about the new Isle of Dr. Necroix game on Kickstarter (and Julius will nag a full review out of him).
Julius also present V-Commandos, a stealth based cooperative game set in SS controlled Germany. Julius goes through the gameplay, nitpicks some, and comes out with a final conclusion. Albert just argues that it should be considered a war game (which it shouldn't).
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- Armed robbery (00:01)
- Patreon backer thanks (00:04)
- Onirim app release (00:08)
- Gloomhaven (00:11)
- Isle of Dr. Necroix (00:13)
Game review: V-Commandos (00:16)
- Addendum for Villages of Valeria (00:16)
March 20, 2017
Welcome to the 1 Player Podcast version 2.0. Albert drives through the BGG awards for best games of 2016, focusing on the games that are solitaire friendly (including co-ops, wargames, and print and plays). Let us know if the BGG awards are something you feel make a strong influence (like Albert) or are more of an overrated popularity contest (like Julius) or somewhere in between.
Then, Julius takes a more thorough look at the results of our Audience Participation Poll and announce a number of changes we are making to the format of the show in response to the survey results (including fixing the show at 60 minutes, segmenting our reviews, removing Whats It Missing, and many other changes). If you think we've gone too far or can make other changes, please let us know, especially if there are any topics or segments you would recommend we cover in the future.
We also announce our brand new Patreon! More details in the show, but we are opening up a Patreon to help us increase the depth of coverage on the show and other benefits.
After all that, Julius and Albert review Aeon's End, a deckbuilding game set in a magic using dystopian realm. We employ our new methods of game review, including our overall likes and dislikes.
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BGG Awards (00:01)
Audience Participation Poll (00:09)
Aeon's End review (00:32)
Contest Winner (01:04)
March 5, 2017
Welcome to episode #122. In this episode Albert relives the Year of Warames (2016). He does that by talking about Conquest of Paradise a game of exploration, discovery and conquest in ancient ppolyponesia. Also, we ramble on about stuff, including more games.
- 00:32 Rambilng intro
- 03:53 Podcast survey
- 05:03 Stuff in general
- 05:18 Game night for Julius
- 08:03 Waiting for Games
- 09:08 Onirim digital edition (BGG)
- 11:34 Nautilion (BGG)
- 13:04 Disaster in the Himalayas (BGG)
- 13:43 Aeon's End (BGG)
- 14:58 Island of Dr. Nereaux, 2nd edition (BGG)
- 16:54 Qodd Heroes (BGG)
- 20:02 Conquest of Paradise (BGG)
- 56:15 What's it Missing
February 27, 2017
Listeners, thank you for subscribing. We are trying to get some feedback on the 1 Player Podcast. Julius and Albert take a small detour from our normal format to post up a podcast audience participation survey. We would really appreciate upir feedback and particpation. (And we're even giving away a gift certifiate to Miniature Market for survey respondents. )
Link to the Poll: https://boardgamegeek.com/article/25195624#25195624
February 21, 2017
Julius and Albert return from adventures in Norse mythology to talk about a highly thematic game. Well, they talk about A Feast For Odin, at least, and spend some time talking with Chris about Odin Quest. The mere mention of highly thematic games leads Albert down the dungeon hole of Card Rogue. And Albert and Julius talk about starting an audience participation survey (with more information on this topic to return next time).
- Banter (00:00)
- Mythologies (00:01)
- Card Rogue (00:05)
- Audience participation (00:07)
- Pillars of Eternity: Lords of the Eastern Reach (00:15)
- PnP Patrol: Odin Quest (00:17)
- A Feast For Odin (00:49)
- What's it Missing (01:38)
(Apologies for some of the skipping. Julius's computer did not process the recording correctly, which caused some skipping while recording.)
July 29, 2016
GenCantSoloCon is right around the corner. Julius comes back to announce the opening of the official geeklist and the start of the pre-registration event. For more details listen to the podcast, or follow the links to the official geeklist:
July 11, 2016
We're launching #GenCantSoloCon 2016 in this episode. Travis from the Low Player Count joins Julius to introduce the next annual GenCantSoloCon and lay out some of the basic details for the event. More details are going to be published as we draw closer to the date, but circle your calendars for the biggest solo convention of the year: August 4-7. We'll see you there.