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The Covenant Cast

Tabletop gaming discussion and news from the industry veterans at Team Covenant.
The Covenant Cast

Description

The Covenant Cast is a weekly show where we talk about current topics in the board game community, as well as our upcoming releases and answering questions by our listeners. We will also have Interviews with board game designers and pioneers. We have been apart of the board gaming industry for ten years, as both an online and retail store covering games and creating content to try and build and improve the tabletop community.

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Games & Hobbies

Episodes

116: KeyForge Worlds Collide Reflection

Nov 8, 2019 01:03:20

Description:

KeyForge sees its third set, Worlds Collide, this weekend, and we reflect on the journey from Call of the Archons, through Age of Ascension, to Worlds Collide - in the context of KeyForge occupying a very special place in the hobby. With FFG providing a solid foundation for design and OP, and continuing to build it in an intentional way, KeyForge has a bright future ahead.


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115: Marvel Champions Releases

Nov 1, 2019 01:08:56

Description:

Today is the official release date for the Marvel Champions Living Card Game, and we take a moment to soak it all up, discussing the strategy guide, unexpected favorite decks, Cosmic Tokens, and Champions Weekend.

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114: Worlds Ends, the Marvel Era Begins

Oct 25, 2019 01:03:33

Description:

We're so ready for the upcoming Marvel games. Things kick off with Crisis Protocol a week after the Move Set videos, continue into the Champions chaos with early and non-existent release dates, and conclude with a recap of Zach's experience at Star Wars Worlds.

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113: Marvel Crisis Protocol First Impressions

Oct 18, 2019 01:18:49

Description:

Fresh off of an 8 hour live play of the Marvel: Crisis Protocol miniatures game, we give our first impressions of the game - including both its relevance to the industry and an evaluation of the system itself. We expect these views to evolve and develop over time as we gain experience with Crisis Protocol, and look forward to sharing more as we go along!

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112: Winning and Losing

Oct 11, 2019 01:12:33

Description:

With Zach fresh off of a Destiny Prime Championship, the evolving discussion about tournaments, prizes, winning, and self realization re-emerges. This time, an unexpected depth is explored - one that deals more with human psychology than tabletop gaming tournaments.

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111: Playing to Your Strengths

Oct 4, 2019 01:08:25

Description:

KeyForge has recently done a tremendous job of playing to its strengths, and in light of those discussions, we take a look at how publishers and local retail can best play to theirs. If you could simply wipe the slate clean, how would the FLGS handle community building through events?

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110: Cash and KeyForge

Sep 27, 2019 01:07:10

Description:

The Vaultwarrior tournament series brings a $200,000 tournament circuit to KeyForge. Cash prizes have both failed and succeeded in the past, so is this the right approach for KeyForge? We bring a lot of historical skepticism to this topic, but the discussion turned out to be a surprising one.

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109: Tapestry and Evergreen Retail

Sep 20, 2019 01:09:19

Description:

With Stonemaier's latest in-demand game, the same conversations and disappointments have erupted from every part of the publisher-distributor-retailer chain. Tapestry continues where Wingspan left off, and both reveal systemic problems - but shouldn't that be expected when the systems were never built to accommodate these kinds of titles? There is value in direct sales, distribution, and local retail, but a realignment must occur if the goal is to maximize each.

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108: Products or Play Space?

Sep 13, 2019 01:16:31

Description:

The tabletop game store environment continues to shift, with new and veteran retailers asking how best to capitalize on their space. Some say play space is the way forward. Others find success stocking a diversity of products and focusing on traditional retail. After a trip to New York City and witnessing a few stores with the latter model, Zach re-ignites the debate about the future of tabletop retail.


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No Cast This Week

Sep 6, 2019 47

Description:

Zach is in New York City celebrating his wedding anniversary! We'll be back next week for an installation of our Marvel Mondays live stream at 2PM CST and a new episode of the Covenant Cast on Friday. 

107: When "Clunky" is Correct

Aug 30, 2019 01:03:10

Description:

An oft-cited critique of tabletop games, particularly board games, is that tracking all of the necessary variables is an unneeded burden. As a response, various digital integrations and simplified rulesets are pitched as removing this element from the experience and liberating players from the clunky and fiddly moments that "get in the way" of the actual game. But what if these moments were understood to be not only incredible opportunities for engagement but also a necessary component of the "tabletop game" category?

This one goes deep.

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106: Can Crisis Protocol Break Into the Mainstream?

Aug 23, 2019 01:12:57

Description:

Marvel: Crisis Protocol embraces the fundamental divider of a hobby miniatures game - highly detailed models that must be fully assembled and painted. We discuss whether or not the game has a shot at breaking through the "industry" bubble and reaching a level of ubiquity previously unattained by the likes of Warhammer: 40k.

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105: Marvel Champions - The Perfect LCG?

Aug 16, 2019 01:16:50

Description:

Marvel Champions does a lot of things right, but its most important features may well be found in the nuts and bolts of packaging and distribution. We dive into that, using examples from past LCGs, and also spend a bit of time discussing the surprising number of design and deck building levers hidden in the system - because we can't help it.

 

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104: Gen Con 2019

Aug 9, 2019 01:28:23

Description:

After an extremely busy weekend in Indianapolis, we're back with a full assessment of Gen Con 2019 - including Unmatched, Defiance, Marvel Champions, and Crisis Protocol - as well as Teburu and Stonemaier stealing thunder with Tapestry!

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103: We're Back, and Gen Con Approaches

Jul 26, 2019 01:07:43

Description:

After two months, The Covenant Cast returns with greater clarity and an audio-focused approach. Join hosts Zach and Steven as they discuss the relaunch, their time with Power Rangers and Pokemon, the lead up to Gen Con, and a looming digital horizon at the doorstep of CMON.

We're taking a break!

May 30, 2019 26

Description:

There will not be a new episode of the Covenant Cast this week, and we've paused production for a bit while we focus fully on a number of other initiatives that need our attention. We hope to be back soon!

Ep 102: A Transparent Look at Publishing and Retail w/ Jamey Stegmaier

May 24, 2019 01:03:26

Description:

We are excited to be joined by Jamey Stegmaier of Stonemaier Games on episode 102 of the Covenant Cast, and talking about transparency in tabletop game publishing and retail. Plus discussions about Wingspan and it's expansions, Scythe's impact, and a few upcoming games!

Ep. 101: Savagery, Triumph or Trounce?

May 17, 2019 55:08

Description:

Prompted by a simple question, Zach and Steven dive back into Warhammer: Champions to decide if it's still fun to play. After several rounds of draft, they are ready to answer and cover the latest news from PlayFusion including the recent cash tournament changes. Also, Zach finishes his Star Wars fan edit!

Ep. 100: The Next Ten Years

May 10, 2019 01:09:46

Description:

On the monumental 100th episode, Zach and Steven contemplate the next 10 years of Covenant, ask the tough questions about our industry, and unpack the latest ripples made by Stonemaier - including Wingspan pre-orders. Thank you for supporting the cast through its first 100 episodes, and we hope to have you listening for hundreds more!

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Ep. 99: Allocation and Age of Ascension

May 3, 2019 01:06:13

Description:

Zach and Steven close out the recent industry-focused push with a discussion about allocation and the tabletop supply chain, using the second set of KeyForge as a real world example of its impact.

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Ep. 98: Breaking Stereotypes

Apr 26, 2019 01:09:33

Description:

This week, on episode 98 of the Covenant Cast, Zach and Steven discuss changes to our local membership model and how we are continuing to support a more casual environment. Plus upcoming events, Gold Squadron Podcast, and breaking down the "boardgamer cliche".

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Ep. 97: Star Wars Celebration and the Rise of Reylo

Apr 19, 2019 01:01:10

Description:

Zach is back from Star Wars Celebration and Steven wants to hear all about it. Star Wars: Destiny gets ReyLo and Spark of Hope. X-wing announces Epic gameplay and huge ships. Plus Star Wars Episode 9, The Rise of Skywalker, teaser talk and The Mandalorian aspirations!

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Ep. 96: Tales from Adepticon and Star Wars: Outer Rim

Apr 12, 2019 01:17:20

Description:

Zach and Steven share their adventures of Adepticon 2019 and thoughts from playing Star Wars: Outer Rim!

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Ep. 95: Designing and Developing; How Games Are Made

Apr 5, 2019 01:11:01

Description:

Zach and Steven are joined by our friend D.C. to get an insider point of view into creating a new game. Check out this episode if you are interested in how games get designed and developed!

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Ep. 94: From Publishers to Players, the Three Tier System

Mar 30, 2019 01:19:17

Description:

Zach and Jon share thoughts from GAMA and try to solve the "three tier problem" of how games move from publishers to players.
 

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Ep. 93: Spirit of the Local Store

Mar 22, 2019 39:21

Description:

Zach and Steven are joined by Patrick Day of Uncle's Games and Paige Gance of Just Games to discuss the state of retail. We are live from GAMA 2019 and are discussing the challenges of retail and how each store overcomes hurdles in their unique ways

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Ep. 92: The Tabletop Landscape

Mar 15, 2019 58:43

Description:

Zach is joined by Travis of Millennium Games, Paul of Games and Stuff, and Steve from Rainy Day Games. We are live from GAMA 2019 and are discussing the challenges of retail and how each store overcomes hurdles in their unique ways.

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Ep. 91: Depth and Complexity

Mar 8, 2019 01:25:48

Description:

It's the two year anniversary of the Covenant Cast! In this special episode, Zach and Steven take an in-depth look at two common game design elements, how they are used, and how they balance against each-other. Thank you for tuning in for the first time, the 91st time, or anytime in between!

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Ep. 90: Clarifying the Cast

Mar 1, 2019 01:21:19

Description:

The Covenant Crew discuss concepts for the 'cast! Plus, the upcoming Rise of the Combiners livestream, Godtear videos get posted, and we answer #AskCovenant questions from fans like you!

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Ep. 89: Revisiting Destiny, Magic, and The Local Store

Feb 22, 2019 01:17:39

Description:

The Covenant Crew discuss the great feedback we received from our Star Wars: Destiny vs Magic: The Gathering episode and share their thoughts about everything from upcoming set design and retail impact, to handing out decks at movie theaters!

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Ep. 88: KeyForge Enters a New Age

Feb 15, 2019 59:21

Description:

The Covenant Crew breakdown Age of Ascension. The good, the bad (if there was any) and the details. Steven talks keywords like Alpha, Omega, and Deploy. Zach looks longterm and talks new and returning cards! Plus, where the name "Covenant" comes from!

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Ep. 87: Previewing Convergence w/ Jeremy Zwirn

Feb 8, 2019 49:52

Description:

Zach and Jeremy take a look at the Palpatine previews from the Masters, and reveal a few new cards. All while discussing Convergence, Allies of Necessity, and answering questions from community members like you!

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Ep. 86: Creating Content w/ Monk and Sugi

Feb 5, 2019 01:03:53

Description:

Join in as Zach has guest speakers, Monk of Monk's Gaming Battlefield and Sugi of the Knights of Ren Podcast and they discuss what it takes to get into creating content; plus a Masters recap, and talk about new Palpatine and other Convergence spoilers!

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Ep. 85: Playing by the rules.

Jan 25, 2019 01:06:02

Description:

Zach and Steven cover the new set for Warhammer Champions, talk Transformers TCG, KeyForge Organized Play and discuss a bit about cheating and why it happens.

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Ep. 84: Questioning Culture

Jan 18, 2019 01:26:09

Description:

With the new year comes new revelations as Zach and Steven compare tabletop events with musical concerts. Zach plays Game of Thrones with the Targaryen starter deck, Steven wonders what works for other FLGS's and wants to hear what you think!

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Ep. 83: 2019 - Speculation and Candor

Jan 11, 2019 01:09:03

Description:

We're Back! Join in as Zach and Steven cover the latest news; why they are returning to their casual roots, and what we want to see in 2019!

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Ep. 82: 2018 - The highs, the lows, the Gungans.

Dec 21, 2018 01:12:04

Description:

We look back fondly on 2018: our first trip to GAMA, how X-Wing Second Edition and Warhammer: Champions emerged digitally, and how KeyForge and the Transformers TCG shook up the card game model!

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Ep. 81: Can Star Wars: Destiny beat Magic: The Gathering?

Dec 14, 2018 01:18:13

Description:

Zach and Robert break down the Magic TCG model and throw in some vehicle analogies. Plus a glimpse at collecting habits, how a cash tournament affects game growth, and KeyForge! 

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Ep. 80: Unique Games, Fad or Future?

Dec 7, 2018 01:01:34

Description:

We dive deeper into the Unique Game mystique. Zach feels the Star Wars: Destiny hype, recaps the meta, and plays Trilogies format. Steven throws axes and dreams of a unique version of Netrunner.

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Ep. 79: Building Communities Around Games

Nov 30, 2018 01:37:33

Description:

We are often asked our advice about getting more people into a particular game. In this episode of the Covenant Cast we breakdown our experience with gaming communities and stores, plus answer community building questions from viewers! 

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Ep. 78: Live KeyForge Celebration

Nov 16, 2018 01:06:19

Description:

 Zach and Steven open a number of KeyForge decks and discuss how they evaluate each Archon, as well as their general thoughts about the launch of the game - all while interacting with a live audience!

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Ep. 77: New Release November

Nov 9, 2018 01:07:20

Description:

 Zach and Steven take a look at all of the big November releases, including Across the Galaxy, the beginning of KeyForge, and the Onslaught set of Warhammer: Champions, and answer #AskCovenant questions from viewers/listeners!

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Ep. 76: Killing Snakes, Taking Clues

Nov 2, 2018 01:28:47

Description:

Steven and Jonathan play through the first scenario of the Forgotten Age expansion for the Arkham Horror LCG! Steven investigates with Silas, Jon answers the call with Zoey!

 

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Ep. 75: Destiny Hype, Giveaway Winners, and Necroquake

Oct 26, 2018 01:08:07

Description:

 Zach experiences New Vader, Steven survives Necroquake, plus giveaway winners for KeyForge, Warhammer Champions and Star Wars: Destiny.

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Ep. 74: Exclusive Destiny Spoilers and Arkham Horror Tarot

Oct 19, 2018 01:07:59

Description:

Zach and Steven cover all the latest in expandable card games, and share our exclusive Across the Galaxy spoilers; Tobias Beckett, Val, Tobias Beckett's Rifle, and Double Down! Also, Arkham Horror announces next set, The Circle Undone featuring a witch coven and possible tarot mechanic. We also answer #AskCovenant questions from viewers!

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Ep. 73: Destiny spoilers, Champions fixes, and giveaway winners.

Oct 12, 2018 59:19

Description:

Zach and Steven discuss the important things; Winners of our giveaways, KeyForge, Champions, Destiny and Magic Mike. KeyForge release date announced, PlayFusion to test fixes to Destruction, and new spoilers for Star Wars Destiny. Plus #AskCovenant questions from viewers like you!  

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Ep. 72: Cleaning off Jonathan's desk.

Oct 5, 2018 01:08:32

Description:

 Zach and Jonathon giveaway prototype tokens. Zach paints his Arena Rex minis, Jonathan walks the dog, both answer #AskCovenant questions from viewers!

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Ep. 71: Winners announced! Amazon among them?

Sep 28, 2018 01:06:56

Description:

 Zach and Steven announce the winners of the Warhammer Champions, KeyForge, and X-Wing subscribers giveaway, discuss the Transformers release, and dive into recent news - including Magic's decision to distribute directly through Amazon.

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Ep. 70: Giving everything away

Sep 21, 2018 01:02:35

Description:

 Zach and Steven announce the Great Subscriber Giveaway for X-Wing, KeyForge, and Warhammer Champions, discuss Zach's recent trip to Europe, and run down the latest news - including the launch of X-Wing Second Edition and the drama therein.

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Ep. 69: Presence through tabletop

Sep 7, 2018 01:06:11

Description:

 Steven and Jonathon discuss KeyForge, Warhammer Champions, Netrunner's upcoming Magnum Opus event and answer questions from listeners about X-Wing tokens, kickstarters stretch goals and trading unique decks!

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Ep. 68: Order and Chaos

Aug 31, 2018 01:02:28

Description:

 Warhammer: Champions takes Covenant by storm. Zach embodies Chaos, Steven claims Order.

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Ep. 67: No coffee, no problems

Aug 24, 2018 58:17

Description:

 This week on the Covenant Cast the crew talk live-streams, Covenant Masters and playing new games. Zach tests his restraint, Steven eats Californian.

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Ep. 66: Unique Games and the post-Gen Con landscape

Aug 17, 2018 01:01:56

Description:

 Zach and Steven look at Discover and KeyForge, and how the Unique Game format impacts the industry. Zach adds his thoughts on Transformers and Warhammer Champions to last week's rundown. And what is with this pivot to collectible games?

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Ep. 65: Gen Con 2018; KeyForge and Beyond

Aug 10, 2018 01:03:48

Description:

Steven and Robert do a full recap of Gen Con 2018, with a rundown of KeyForge, Transformers, Warhammer Champions, Godtear, and Lightseekers, among others!

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Ep. 64: One week to Gen Con 2018

Jul 27, 2018 01:00:11

Description:

 Zach and Jonathan discuss tactics and expectations for Covenant at Gen Con 2018, give a number of updates, and answer audience questions. Jonathan greases the chutes. Zach drafts.

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Ep. 63: Across the Galaxy...and Gungans

Jul 21, 2018 58:58

Description:

 Zach and Steven discuss the newly-announced Across the Galaxy set of Star Wars: Destiny, as well as their weekend playing in a store championship at Edmond Unplugged!

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Ep. 62: Gen Con 2018 approaches

Jul 14, 2018 01:03:31

Description:

Zach and Steven discuss their most anticipated expandable titles from Gen Con 2018, as well as a number of updates to the current lineup. Both celebrate independence day.

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Ep. 60: Destiny future, Netrunner past, and dragons…

Jun 30, 2018 01:02:54

Description:

 Zach and Steven kick things off with stories from the Netrunner community, then dive into news, listener questions, and rumors swirling around Destiny and others - including the upcoming Transformers CCG and Warhammer Champions card games. Both celebrate Father's Day

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Ep. 61: The first Covenant Masters draft

Jun 28, 2018 52:57

Description:

Zach and Ben run down the latest previews and assess the first Covenant Masters event - a Destiny Draft last weekend! Zach makes more time for Westworld. Ben finds a way to mention JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

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Ep 59: Netrunner gets flatlined

Jun 15, 2018 01:19:19

Description:

Steven and Zach reflect on the end of Android: Netrunner. Steven watches Bladerunner 2049. Zach goes to a Taylor Swift concert.

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Ep. 58: Robert and Jon's excellent adventure

Jun 8, 2018 44:47

Description:

 Robert and Jonathan cover recent FFG previews, allocation of The Deep Gate, a few Godtear developments, and the approaching Covenant Masters deadline! Questions range from Arkham Organized Play to the existential problem baked into collectible games. Jonathan goes to the lake. Robert arms himself.

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Ep. 57: The X-Wing 2E power hour

Jun 1, 2018 01:00:33

Description:

Zach and Steven blitz through seven #askcovenant questions about X-Wing Second Edition! Bonus news from the LCG world, including L5R, Arkham, and Netrunner, as well as an off-the-cuff review of Solo. Zach turns 30. Steven takes a vacation.

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Ep. 56: We are all just getting older

May 25, 2018 54:40

Description:

 Steven and Jonathan keep exploring the new podcast format with audience answers about event attendance, a roundup of news from CMON to FFG, and a number of #askcovenant questions from Godtear to Arkham.

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Ep. 55: Unlearn what you have learned

May 18, 2018 48:31

Description:

 Zach and Steven explore a slightly different format, with news upfront and a focus on audience questions; the price point for Covenant Masters, X-Wing's design change and its impact on other FFG games, competitive and cooperative store environments, and Saga Set production. Steven watches Eurovision. Zach spends time with family.

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Ep. 54: Star Wars Worlds, X-Wing Second Edition Reactions

May 11, 2018 50:09

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Jonathan do a quick recap of Star Wars Worlds and give their personal thoughts on the X-Wing Second Edition announcement. Also, questions! Jonathan gets a dog. Steven sails.

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Ep. 53: X-Wing Second Edition w/ Frank, Alex, and Max

May 2, 2018 01:03:18

Description:

 Zach sits down with designers Frank Brooks, Alex Davy, and Max Brooke for a more personal look at the journey that led to X-Wing Second Edition. 

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A brief hiatus!

Apr 13, 2018 27

Description:

With a few big projects on the horizon and a refining on the podcast in discussion, we will not be recording for the next few weeks! We will return soon. Thank you for listening!

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Ep. 52: The Dark Souls Kickstarter

Apr 6, 2018 01:20:38

Description:

 Zach, Jonathan, and Steven look at the biggest complaint about Steamforged Games - their handling of the Dark Souls kickstarter. What happened, how did it all go down, and who is to blame? Steven watches Westworld, Jonathan counts calories, Zach...Destiny.

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Ep. 51: Adepticon 2018

Mar 30, 2018 01:10:19

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Jonathan share their stories from Adepticon 2018, including new games demoed and old friends reunited! Also, a tangential conversation about tabletop retail...

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Ep. 50: Designing Godtear ft. DC at Adepticon 2018

Mar 23, 2018 59:16

Description:

Live from Adepticon 2018, special guest and designer for Steamforged Games DC (David Carl) joins Zach and Steven to discuss Godtear, a fascinating new miniatures game going to Kickstarter in April. Join us for a deep dive into the intricacies of game design, crowdfunding, and whether or not dice should have blank sides.

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Ep. 49: Can The FLGS Survive? ft. Travis Severance & Patrick Day

Mar 17, 2018 01:08:51

Description:

 Zach, Steven, Patrick Day (Uncle's Games), and Travis Severance (Millennium Games) discuss the challenges of local retail and the future of tabletop store models - straight from a hotel room at GAMA 2018.

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Ep. 48: One Year Anniversary

Mar 10, 2018 01:05:14

Description:

Zach, Robert, and Steven celebrate a year on the air and try to clear out the queue of questions built up over previous podcasts! Steven has a birthday. Robert watches British repo drama. Zach bids farewell to Star Wars Rebels. 

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Ep. 47: Rediscovering D&D

Mar 3, 2018 01:01:17

Description:

 Steven, Jonathan, and Robert discuss their recent dive back into Dungeons and Dragons after a long hiatus, remembering past editions and sharing their thoughts on 5th. Steven buys furniture. Jonathan plays Godtear. Robert adds a dash of bitters.

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Ep. 46: Games Workshop

Feb 24, 2018 01:14:42

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Robert take a close look at Games Workshop, creator of the incredibly ubiquitous Warhammer IP - how it all started, mistakes made along the way, and the potentially brighter future ahead. Robert watches Black Panther, Steven eats Italian food, Zach watches a play.

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Ep. 45: Technology In Tabletop

Feb 17, 2018 01:14:03

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan explore a topic that has been hovering around for a while - how has technology integrated with tabletop games, and does it improve the experience? Jonathan plays Zelda. Steven plays Arkham. Zach plays...Destiny? 

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Ep. 44: Token Design

Feb 10, 2018 01:07:01

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Jonathan detail the process of token creation and how it has changed over time. Also, Godtear! Meantime, Jonathan’s land catches fire. Steven watches the Super Bowl. Zach visits Knights of Ren.

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Ep. 43: The State of Tabletop

Feb 3, 2018 01:09:08

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Robert break open the reality of tabletop games and look at the various categories, how they are growing, how they got started, and the Kickstarter elephant - and what it might all mean for the future. Also, eggnog.

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Ep. 42: Our History

Jan 27, 2018 01:34:30

Description:

  Zach, Steven, and Jonathan reflect on the past eleven years of Covenant, sharing personal anecdotes along the way. Steven watches Meek's Cutoff while sick. Jonathan watches documentaries while sick. Zach plays Destiny and attempts to not get sick.  

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Ep. 41: The Imperial Cycle

Dec 16, 2017 01:19:33

Description:

Zach, Ben, and Steven catch up with L5R after the six packs, six weeks experiment, answer questions, and discuss the new Lord of the Rings digital game. Ben fights machine dinosaurs. Steven gets rid of things. Zach falls in love with the TIE Silencer.

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Ep. 40: The Last Jedi Expectations

Dec 9, 2017 01:03:48

Description:

 Zach, Jonathan, and Robert get ready for the new movie, sharing their hopes and concerns ahead of its imminent release. Robert plays Stellaris, Jonathan achieves nirvana, Zach drafts Destiny - again.

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Ep. 39: Teaching Games

Dec 2, 2017 01:01:24

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Jonathan share what they have learned in their many years teaching others how to play, including methods that streamline the process. Jonathan plumbs again. Zach eats Puerto Rican food. Steven goes to the movies.

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Ep. 38: Games For The Holidays

Nov 25, 2017 01:03:48

Description:

 With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and other gatherings upon us, the opportunity to play games with friends and family is at its height. We explore games that should be around the table this season, as well as those that make excellent gifts! Steven watches Netrunner. Jonathan moves. Zach is still addicted to Destiny.

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Ep. 37: Reputation

Nov 18, 2017 01:01:13

Description:

 Zach, Robert, and Steven swim into the deep end of the cultural pool, sharing their thoughts and personal histories with T. Swift and her already-best-selling album, Reputation. Zach proposes. Robert makes egg nog. Steven plays Arkham.

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Ep. 36: Worlds 2017 Recap

Nov 10, 2017 01:11:07

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan recap Fantasy Flight's World Championship Weekend! Jonathan enjoys home ownership. Steven talks about millennials. Zach says funny things.

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Ep. 35: Revisiting Arkham

Nov 4, 2017 01:06:15

Description:

Zach, Robert, and Steven take another look at Arkham Horror: The Card Game, one year after its release, and discuss the recent Novella conundrum. Steven and Zach go to Halloween parties, Robert perfects the wine.

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Ep. 34: The New Star Wars: Destiny

Oct 28, 2017 01:06:24

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Robert react to a wild string of announcements for Star Wars: Destiny, including the new Rules Reference, Balance of the Force list, and Rivals Draft Set. Robert mulls wine. Zach plays a Two-Player Starter tournament. Steven goes to a speakeasy. 

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Ep. 33: The Kickstarter Problem

Oct 21, 2017 54:30

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Robert take a look at Kickstarter, the funding platform that has undeniably changed the tabletop gaming landscape. Zach plays Donkey Kong (country?), Robert goes on vacation, Steven loses on camera.

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Ep. 32: What Is An LCG?

Oct 14, 2017 01:11:44

Description:

 Jonathan, Steven, and Zach react to the "six packs, six weeks" announcement for Legend of the Five Rings - which, when combined with the Netrunner shakeup, begs the question...what is the living card game format anymore?! Everyone also get riled up about the Netrunner hack.

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Ep. 31: The L5R Launch

Oct 7, 2017 56:51

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Ben participate in Legend of the Five Rings launch night at Covenant Tulsa and share their thoughts about the beginning of what should be a wild ride through Rokugan. Zach rediscovers Netrunner, Ben plays Stardew Valley, Steven listens to Japanese bluegrass.

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Ep. 30: After Empire at War

Sep 30, 2017 01:08:35

Description:

Zach, Jonathan, and Steven discuss the state of Star Wars: Destiny after Empire at War, 30 episodes after predicting that the game was not, ultimately, dying. So, where are we now? Zach two steps. Jonathan struggles. Steven validates Jim Carrey.

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Ep. 29: The Netrunner Reboot

Sep 23, 2017 01:09:45

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan discuss the Netrunner Revised Core Set, what it means for the game, and how it impacts the future of all LCGs. Zach drafts Empire at War. Jonathan wants to play L5R. Steven gets worked up.

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Ep. 28: Should You Play L5R?

Sep 16, 2017 01:13:11

Description:

After playing an extensive amount of Legend of the Five Rings, we are ready to talk seriously about who should play this game. Also - new Netrunner Core! New Netrunner Core!

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Ep. 27: Alex Davy - Miniature War Games

Sep 9, 2017 01:01:33

Description:

Zach and Steven are joined by Alex Davy, known for his design work on Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Armada, for a conversation centered around his newest miniature war game - Star Wars: Legion. If you are new to these kinds of miniatures games, this podcast is for you. 

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Ep. 26: Why Do Games Fail?

Sep 2, 2017 01:09:16

Description:

Robert, Zach, and Steven drill into the foundation of a few other cast episodes. Quite simply, what does failure look like for an expandable game, and why does it happen? Robert and Zach hold back Thrones spoilers. Steven struggles with leisure. Zach goes to NOVA.

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Ep. 25: Gen Con 50

Aug 26, 2017 01:20:34

Description:

Jonathan, Zach, and Steven discuss their experiences at Gen Con 50, with a focus on Star Wars: Legion and Legend of the Five Rings.

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Ep. 24: On The Road To Gen Con 50

Aug 19, 2017 41:40

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Robert reminisce on past Gen Cons, speculate on the FFG in-flight report, and touch on what games they are excited to find. Zach preps for the trip. Robert gushes about the film "The Founder." Steven takes a vacation backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. 

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Ep. 23: A Trip To Arkham

Aug 12, 2017 01:03:54

Description:

Zach, Robert, and Jonathan share their favorite moments and mechanics from their most recent game of Arkham Horror the card game. Jonathan gives an update on the difficulties of real estate. Zach plays Clue with his family. Robert is full speed on the Game of Thrones hype train. And the whole crew gets prepared for Gen Con!

 

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Ep. 22: L5R Prizes & Organized Play

Aug 5, 2017 59:06

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Robert dive into all of the L5R organized play announcements, from the GenCon tournaments, to clan roles, to the esteemed Hatamoto. Robert hates summer. Steven goes to the lake. Zach watches Thrones.

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Ep. 21: Luke Crane - Kickstarter, LARP, and More

Jul 29, 2017 43:11

Description:

How has the Kickstarter platform affected tabletop gaming? How do you get successfully funded? What happens when nine people get together at a viking funeral and attempt to claim their inheritance? Join us for answers to these questions and more, from one of the best minds in the space.

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Ep. 20: What Is Role-playing?

Jul 22, 2017 01:19:52

Description:

 Jonathan, Steven, and Zach dig deep into the roleplaying genre! What is it, where did it start, and why should you participate? Bonus discussion about the Game of Thrones premier and Dark Souls!

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Ep. 19: Prizes In Tabletop

Jul 15, 2017 55:18

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Robert question the role of prizes in tabletop events and how they can be used to incentivize dramatically different things. Has the industry been emulating a flawed formula? Robert recovers from the 4th. Steven questions hummus. Zach...plays more Destiny.

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Ep. 18: We Design: The Grill Game

Jul 8, 2017 01:14:50

Description:

 Zach, Steven, and Jonathan test their game design skills on the fly - will they create a masterpiece or fail miserably? Prepare to get hungry either way.

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Ep. 17: Looking Back: Convention Moments

Jun 29, 2017 01:16:41

Description:

 Jonathan, Zach, and Steven recall their favorite moments from conventions, going all the way back to childhood! Jonathan looks to homestead. Zach plays X-Wing. Steven might be a vegan.

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Ep. 16: Why Theme Matters

Jun 24, 2017 01:07:11

Description:

 Steven, Zach, and Jonathan explore the power of theme in a game, especially as compared to games like Dominos or Poker. What are the risks, and what are the rewards? Jonathan reads War of Art, Steven worries about Netrunner, and everyone discusses Father's Day.

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Ep. 15: Player Archetypes; Or, What Type Of Player Are You?

Jun 17, 2017 01:11:51

Description:

Jonathan, Steven, and Zach investigate the time-honored archetypes of Johnny, Timmy, and Spike, but then drift from “how” players approach a game to “why”. Do “why” archetypes exist, and if so, are they more useful? Steven and Jonathan go to a wedding. Zach keeps playing Destiny. 

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Ep. 14: The Meta Game

Jun 10, 2017 01:00:00

Description:

Zach, Robert, and Steven attempt to wrangle in one of the most interesting reflections of player psychology and most important considerations for tournament play. Zach spends a week in Chicago. Robert watches Wonder Woman. Steven grills turkey patties.   If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter.


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Ep. 13: Are LCGs Sustainable?

Jun 3, 2017 01:02:41

Description:

Zach, Robert, and Steven ask the real question that swirled around the last episode: how long can a living card game even last? Assumptions are challenged and solutions are proposed. Robert keeps talking about Caipirinhas. Steven watches Interstellar. Zach attends Destiny Weekend.

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Ep. 12: CCGs And LCGs ft. Lukas Litzsinger

May 27, 2017 01:13:20

Description:

Recorded right before Destiny Weekend; Lukas Litzsinger (designer of Star Wars: Destiny) joins us to weigh the pros and cons between collectible card games and living card games. Steven tries Robert's newest mixed drink. 

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Ep. 11: Are Tournaments Good For Tabletop?

May 20, 2017 01:22:59

Description:

The lead up to Destiny Weekend has raised a lot of questions about the ways in which we get together to play. Join us for an assessment of the tournament structure, and whether or not it should remain the go-to format for organized play! Jonathan hosts a Eurovision party. Steven and Zach play Guild Ball.      

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Ep. 10: Star Wars Worlds Recap

May 13, 2017 01:22:48

Description:

What a week! Join us for a rundown of Star Wars Worlds 2017, complete with Destiny and X-Wing tournament experiences, a lesson learned from Star Wars LCG, and veterans Daniel and Paul facing off during Imperial Assault. Jonathan praises the X-Wing community. Zach and Steven worry about Spirit of Rebellion.

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Ep. 9: What Is Next For Tabletop? ft. Andrew Navaro

May 6, 2017 01:05:09

Description:

We take time from Star Wars Worlds to examine what the future of tabletop games could be, with special guest Andrew Navaro (Head of FFG Studio). Steven discloses his secret to letting go of old possessions and minimizing. Zach attends Tim's wedding. And Andrew talks about his latest video game experiences. 

 

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Ep. 8: Can You Have Fun Playing Any Game?

Apr 29, 2017 01:06:49

Description:

Board games are meant to be a source of enjoyment right? We delve into what aspects of games take us out of the experience, and what it means to just have a fun time. Robert finds a nice spot for brunch. Steven discusses his concert experience with The Flaming Lips. And we briefly go over our Reddit AMA. 

 

Our Reddit AMA

 

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Ep. 7: Is L5R the Next Big Game?

Apr 22, 2017 01:17:25

Description:

We dissect the newest living card game, Legend of the Five Rings, and voice our predictions for its success or failure. Zach shares his experiences at Star Wars Celebration and the Coruscant Open, and everyone suggests potential "gateways" into non-Euro games.

 

Legend of the Five Rings announcement article: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2017/4/19/legend-of-the-five-rings-the-card-game/

 

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Ep. 6: How Do You Prepare for an Event?

Apr 15, 2017 01:08:07

Description:

Events are the lifeblood of tabletop gaming, with local and worldwide communities gathering to share memorable experiences face to face. But attending these events, especially for the first time, can be intimidating, exhausting, or downright confusing. Join us for a plethora of tips learned over the past decade that are sure to make your next event more enjoyable than ever!

 

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Ep. 5: Should you Blame the Dice?

Apr 8, 2017 01:08:41

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan remember their week of movies and pre-releases. The purpose and practicality of dice in tabletop are dissected. And Jonathan shares his experience on what it takes to be a good Game Master.

 

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Ep. 4: Designing Cooperative Games ft. Matt Newman

Apr 1, 2017 47:51

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Arkham Horror Lead Developer Matt Newman discuss what it takes to create a cooperative tabletop game, and what makes a memorable gaming experience. Zach and Steven talk about their Adepticon trip, and Matt shares one of his favorite gaming moments, as well as answering audience questions.

 

 

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Ep. 3: Should Tabletop Games Go Digital?

Mar 25, 2017 01:12:50

Description:

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan search for the factors that make physical tabletop games different from their digital counterparts, and ask which format is superior. Jonathan dives into design philosophy, Zach prepares for Adepticon, and Steven rants further about game balance.

 

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Ep. 2: How Do You Balance an Unbalanced Game?

Mar 18, 2017 01:10:27

Description:

Games are living entities, expanding and changing as time goes on. But what happens when something gets out of balance? Zach, Steven, and Robert hunt for the definition of a balanced game and why it is important, and sort through the various tools designers use to restore harmony. Stick around for Zach's take on the recent X-Wing FAQ and a few special memories from past convention trips!

 

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Ep. 1: Is Star Wars: Destiny...Dead?

Mar 11, 2017 53:19

Description:

We kick off the cast with an incredibly hot topic, Fantasy Flight Games’ recent announcement regarding Star Wars: Destiny - and everything leading up to it! Zach, Steven, and Robert dive into the weeds of manufacturing, explain how they first got hooked by tabletop gaming, and reminisce about the greatest obstacle faced in the early days of local retail.

Read the announcement from Fantasy Flight about Star Wars: Destiny.

 

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