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This is the feed where you can get all the great podcasts found over at the Boards & Swords website (http://boardsandswords.com). There's the main Boards & Swords podcast, where four friends have fun talking about board games and finding a game they all like, and The Dirtbags of Holding, a RPG actual play podcast showing off the wrong way to play several different roleplaying games.
 
Obsessive Comics Disorder stars Chris and his best friend Philip - two crazy geeks that have done everything from going to comic book conventions to hosting Nerf gun wars in their front yards. Each week, they sit down and joke about all the geeky things that they are into - from Comics to Board Games, Movies, TV, and everything else in between.
 
Host and former dual professional athlete Guy Walker had a career crippled with injuries which forced him to retire from sport at the age of 24. Through The Athlete Diaries, Guy gets to explore and speak to some amazing athletes and professionals about their journeys and challenges in sport and life. From resilience and mindset to mental health and life away from sport. If you're looking for a light hearted chat that packs value you've come to the right place, enjoy!
 
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Number 1 best seller ideas generated in this episode, as we've got Omari Akil from Board Game Brothas here to talk about their newest Kickstarter: Hoop Godz! Plus, Chris is embarrassed to talk about what game he’s been playing the most, plenty of news jokes/groans, and the return of the classic Rank is Right! Kickstarter Link for Hoop Godz: https:/…
 
Number 1 best seller ideas generated in this episode, as we've got Omari Akil from Board Game Brothas here to talk about their newest Kickstarter: Hoop Godz! Plus, Chris is embarrassed to talk about what game he’s been playing the most, plenty of news jokes/groans, and the return of the classic Rank is Right! Kickstarter Link for Hoop Godz: https:/…
 
To finish off the first season of The Athlete Diaries I couldn’t think of anyone better than cricket superstar Chris Lynn! • Chris has made a name for himself by hitting bowlers to all parts of the ground, including myself! • We get an insight into the life of a professional cricketer on the t20 circuit 🌏 • What being in the IPL auction is like 💰 •…
 
Basketball To The AFL • Joel had the choice of going over to some of the biggest colleges in the USA for basketball but decided to stay in Melbourne & take an opportunity with the Melbourne Demons. • He speaks about why he didn’t go down the USA college route - injury - his athleticism - NBA & how they brand their sports. • Link in bio. • https://l…
 
Jake Reed’s story is one of the most resilient and inspiring I have ever heard. • A man I have a lot of time for and is such an amazing example for anyone in life. • This is the most powerful chat I have had and so many lives Jake will impact. • We speak about: • Jake’s journey 💫 • Mental toll of Injuries 💪 • Rock bottom 🧠 • Asking for help 🚨 • Lif…
 
Its spooky time, so we've got a game we are "dying" to tell you about...aka Cthulhu Death May Die from CMON. Plus some FunkoVerse expansion, news stories and more! News Because its hard to organize play right now... http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Launches-Play-and-Share-Campaign Alexa tell me a space story https://www.tabletopgami…
 
Its spooky time, so we've got a game we are "dying" to tell you about...aka Cthulhu Death May Die from CMON. Plus some FunkoVerse expansion, news stories and more! News Because its hard to organize play right now... http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Fantasy-Flight-Launches-Play-and-Share-Campaign Alexa tell me a space story https://www.tabletopgami…
 
Australian Test Cricketer Matthew Renshaw has achieved more in his young career than most do in their entire lives. We relive some of the pivotal moments that changed his career. • We speak about: • His journey from the UK to Australia 🏴🇦🇺 • Test Debut 🏏 • Playing with some of the best in the world 💫 • Why having a break from the game was so import…
 
He’s the Angry Dad we all know and love that has brought so much joy to the world being tormented by his two boys. • Putting some of the videos together and reliving some of the pranks was hilarious, if you haven’t seen them yet do yourself a favour and watch them, you’ll be in stitches! • The man behind Angry Dad is a story in itself and one I’ve …
 
Philip and Chris were already getting lonely talking to themselves, so in this episode, Ken Grazier from Geek Craft joins us to talk about the usual board games, but also things like Super Mario 35 and how bad Chris’ jokes are. News Trudvang Trudging a long https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/trudvang-legends/posts/2963510 It was the first of…
 
Philip and Chris were already getting lonely talking to themselves, so in this episode, Ken Grazier from Geek Craft joins us to talk about the usual board games, but also things like Super Mario 35 and how bad Chris’ jokes are. News Trudvang Trudging a long https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cmon/trudvang-legends/posts/2963510 It was the first of…
 
Matthew Richardson is one of the greats of the game, AFL Hall Of Fame, 3x All-Australian & Tigers legend. • In this episode we speak about. • His incredible career spanning 282 games, 800 goals & too many accolades to write down! 🏉 • The moment Richmond won the 2017 flag after a long drought - Richo handing over the cup & all the emotions he went t…
 
Max Strom is a world leader in his field of breath-work, anxiety, stress & meditation. Throughout this chat we speak about: How to not only cope but alleviate anxiety Dealing with stress & adversity How to build resilience Gratitude & much more This is an amazing chat that would benefit people who want to learn more about well-being, finding it dif…
 
Jamie Maclaren 👟 • The A-League golden boot winner & all round champion Jamie Maclaren is our guest this week! • Jamie is a great guy that has been lucky enough to travel the world playing the game he loves & also represented his country! • Jamie signed his first professional contract at 16 with Blackburn Rovers and shipped across the world to chas…
 
The Team Swords takeover of the podcast is complete: now can we actually still be entertaining? We revisit Cartographers from Thunderworks Games, so there definitely is some board game talk. Also, Chris revisited his youth. And there might be an imposter…. News Its a Small World of Warcraft after all… http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Small-World-o…
 
The Team Swords takeover of the podcast is complete: now can we actually still be entertaining? We revisit Cartographers from Thunderworks Games, so there definitely is some board game talk. Also, Chris revisited his youth. And there might be an imposter…. News Its a Small World of Warcraft after all… http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Small-World-o…
 
This superstar runner is our guest this week! • We talk about: Marathons Representing Australia What training looks like How being a physio has helped her running Tokyo Olympics • Ellie’s coaching consultancy | www.runstrongonlinecoaching.com.au Host | Guy Walker Producer & Social Media | Matt Whyte Designer | Samuel Kenny…
 
Collin and Cindy are heading out west to live our their western fantasies, so in addition to letting them get in one more review (Tribes: Dawn of Humanity from Kosmos), Philip and Chris talk about their plans moving forward and Chris talks about Bermuda Pirates from Foxmind Games. Email us your comments and questions at feedback@boardsandswords.com…
 
EPISODE 12 | CHRISTIAN PETRACCA 👟 Christian Petracca is one of the most exciting players in the AFL. A star on & off the field who has so much time for people. • We speak about: Difficulties of injury - torn ACL in his first season! • Self-belief & Self-development • Melbourne’s ups & downs • His good mate Ben Simmons ⛹🏽‍♂️ • Culture & Being yourse…
 
EPISODE 11 : Gronya Somerville Gronya is a star of Australian badminton. A shining light for Australia to challenge some of the more recognised badminton nations. Her rise to the top has been rapid given her talent and dedication to be the definition of a 24/7 athlete. She’s had a steady rise to the top, travelling the globe & winning competitions.…
 
Not only is Western Legends on Kickstarter again, but its on Collin & Cindy's table again. So much Western goodness that Chris might pass out from boredom! Also, we've got reviews of Tattoo Stories from Games by Bicycle and Nevada City from Rio Grande Games. And of course, plenty of bad news jokes to go around. News How old are clouds really? https…
 
Not only is Western Legends on Kickstarter again, but its on Collin & Cindy's table again. So much Western goodness that Chris might pass out from boredom! Also, we've got reviews of Tattoo Stories from Games by Bicycle and Nevada City from Rio Grande Games. And of course, plenty of bad news jokes to go around. News How old are clouds really? https…
 
We’ve finally got a basket baller on who is not only a great NBL player but also a genuinely ripping bloke! Kyle Adnam has had an amazing career so far at just 25. He’s a journeyman that’s been able to experience different teams & some amazing leaders on the way. He’s taken some qualities & picked the brains of some great leaders which he now uses …
 
Mark has surfed the worlds biggest waves. Nazare, Jaws & the middle of the ocean. 🌊 Some of the waves he has surfed are beyond 80 foot which is incredible in its own right but what makes it even more spectacular is he’s done it at night in pitch black. He’s been the first in the world to accomplish lots of events like surfing Jaws (Maui) at night &…
 
EPISODE 8 | THOMAS DENG 👟 Kenyan born Thomas Deng has gone on to achieve many wonderful things in his short career. Which includes representing Australia and also captaining the Olyroos to help them qualify for the 2020 Olympics. This was the first time since 2008! Thomas is already a true leader at such a young age that has had to overcome and sac…
 
Gen Con happened....sorta. Online! We share a bit about what we did or didn't do during the event and talk about our thoughts on the convention. Also, reviews of Valley of the Vikings by HABA and some of the new Root expansion from Leder Games! News Not a bowling game http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Games-Workshop-Announces-New-Edition-of-Blood-B…
 
Gen Con happened....sorta. Online! We share a bit about what we did or didn't do during the event and talk about our thoughts on the convention. Also, reviews of Valley of the Vikings by HABA and some of the new Root expansion from Leder Games! News Not a bowling game http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Games-Workshop-Announces-New-Edition-of-Blood-B…
 
EPISODE 7 | LEE GRANTHAM 👟 Talk about a man who chased his dreams! Lee gave up everything to become a professional ultra athlete. We speak about: The record he holds in the 50KM race in Granada, Spain (check out Subida Granada pico Veleta 50KM) It's also at high altitude! Mindset and Gratitude 🌏 Running 4 minute K’s for 100kms 🏃 How being vegan has…
 
JOHN HASTINGS | EPISODE 6 👟 What a pleasure to be able to speak to a former teammate and all round legend, The Duke, John Hastings! This chat is hilarious, John shares some cracking stories from his playing days! We speak about: IPL auction 💰 Test Debut 🏏 T20 Circuit 🌎 Coughing Blood 🩸 Loved every second of this one, enjoy it legends! Link in bio.…
 
Didn't we just record? I swear this is our attempt at normal. Regardless, we have some news again, although I didn't feel like writing jokes for the Spiel des Jahres winners. What did I joke about? You'll have to listen and find out. News I only put this here for Philip https://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Modiphius-Taking-Pre-orders-for-Klingon-Core…
 
Didn't we just record? I swear this is our attempt at normal. Regardless, we have some news again, although I didn't feel like writing jokes for the Spiel des Jahres winners. What did I joke about? You'll have to listen and find out. News I only put this here for Philip https://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/Modiphius-Taking-Pre-orders-for-Klingon-Core…
 
Chari has an incredibly powerful story of grit, determination and passion which has helped her reach the pinnacle of her sport. I've been lucky enough throughout my career to share a locker room with some amazing athletes and see what being a true "24/7 athlete" is. Listening to Chari's dedication to her sport and life I don't think I've ever seen …
 
Max Gawn is the pinnacle ruckman of the competition. A personality on and off the field who has taken on the responsibility of captaining Melbourne this year. Throughout the chat, Max shares some hilarious stories. He touches on leadership, his journey, life away from sport and the importance of being your unique self. His early career was mainly s…
 
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