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A podcast dedicated to solitaire board gaming.

April 17, 2017

1P 125 - V-Commandos

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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Show notes:
Opening:
- 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)

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April 3, 2017

1P 124 - A Tale of Two Valerias

Hello listenners!  That's right.. this episode we cover two Valeria games..  Quests of Valeria & Villages of Valeria.  Julius played both games and gives his impression on these games.  Also we talk about other stuff we played and welcome our first Patreon backers.

 

Discord server invite link is here!

 

03:00 Patreon backer welcome

05:10 Comancheria

06:25 Nautilion

07:30 A Week in the Life of a Level 1 Slime

09:45 Gloomhaven

12:35 Island of Dr. Necreaux (KS)

14:00 Aeon's End: War Eternal (KS)

22:25 Terra Mystica: Gaia Project

23:50 Constantinople

29:00 Valeria

  29:55 Villages of Valeria

  43:50 Quests of Valeria

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March 20, 2017

1P 123 - Aeon’s End

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.

 

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/1PlayerPodcast

 

BGG Awards (00:01)
Audience Participation Poll (00:09)
Aeon's End review (00:32)
Contest Winner (01:04)

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March 5, 2017

1P 122 - Conquest of Paradise

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
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February 27, 2017

1P PSA - Audience Participation Poll

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

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February 21, 2017

1p 121 - Odin Games (A Feast For Odin)

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).

 

Show notes:

  • 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.)

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February 6, 2017

1P 120 - The Plant

Wow folks.. did you expect another episode so quickly?  I didnt but I messed up 119.  I figured I should record something short to let listeners know the fixed #119 was back.  Well, why not turn it into an episode!

This episode only covers the RPG game, The Plant by by Jason Morningstar of Bully Pulpit Games.  He's designed many other acclaimed RPGs such as The shaba-Al-Hiri Roach, Fiasco, Night Witches and others.  The Plant is a grim RPG designed for exactly one player.  It is a very well implemented game that will leave a player full of emotions.  It's a fantasstic game, but not for the faint of heart (that means me).

 

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February 5, 2017

1P 119 - The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire

Albert and Julius ramble on and on about lots of nonsense, but we also talk about a few solo games like The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire wich Julius just lovs.  This episode includes an interview and a PnP Patrol segment!!

 

  • 0:00:30 - Intro & banter
  • 0:04:00   - Fauna
  • 0:05:50   - Cardline
  • 0:07:58   - Cardventures (BGG)
  • 0:13:23   - Yggdrasil (BGG)
  • 0:15:13   - Conquest of Paradise (BGG)
  • 0:15:53   - Elder Sign: Omens of Ice (BGG)
  • 0:16:50   - Arkam Horror: The Card Game (BGG)
  • 0:18:07 - Kickstarter Report
  • 0:18:07   - SUPERHOT Card Game (BGG, KS)
  • 0:23:22   - Dungeon Alliance Interview with Andrew Parks (BGG, website)
  • 0:50:50 - PnP Patrol
  •           - Rolling Thunder (BGG)
  •           - F-14 Tomcats (BGG)
  •           - Malta Convoy (BGG)
  • 1:15:42 - Manhattan Project: Energy Empire (BGG)
  • 1:47:54   - What's it missing?
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January 22, 2017

1P 118 - The Bloody Inn

Welcome, guests. Come in, come in, for an exciting tale about our rustic inn. Be not concerned by the red flecks on the couch; those are merely some minor rust stains. I guarantee, the quality of this podcast of beyond compare. Now, as I was saying, listen to a tale woven of Arkham Horror the card game, while Julius interviews the lead designer Matt Newman. Afterwards, Albert and Julius review the Bloody Inn, with absolutely no comparison to this fine establishment.

 

Show notes:

  • 00:01 - Catch up banter

    • 00:01 - Subterra and Tabletopia
    • 00:04 - Recording plays and Feast for Odin scores
    • 00:06 - Arkham Horror card game updates
  • 00:08 - Interview with Matt Newman, lead designer of Arkham Horror the card game
  • 00:49 - Review of the Bloody Inn
  • 01:22 - What's It Missing: Cleaning vs Animated Tokens
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January 11, 2017

1P 117A - SPOILER Pandemic Legacy SPOILER

Folks, here's the spoiler episode on Pandemic Legacy: Season 1.  It includes information on Julius's experience playing the game and his thoughts on it.  It includes details about the game that you wil want to avoid if you have any expectations to play in the future.  You have been warned (possibly overwarned).

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