Best Gamechurch podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Coop Gaming Daniel, T.R. spend some time with their significant others, talking about the impact of gaming in their marriages. Join us for a special Valentine’s Edition of Game Store Prophets. Archive Dive Monopoly Cheaters Edition Music and Sound by Syrinscape. https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?att 10 ‘Epic games need Epic game ...…
 
Episode 4, where the party-heart grows 1 size for the price of 2. Barada and Uchu join the cause of the Elderkin, Grimace as the group sets off into the night in search of the Bugbear brothers, Keg and Gobbs. It’s race to make safe their halfling employer! The Glass Dagger is an audio only, D&D Actual Play set in the City of Splendors – Waterde ...…
 
What Do you Do for a Living? Daniel, T.R. and Jeff wonder at how our work and our hobbies can define us. And how we can in turn, define what we do as expressions of God’s love. Can we work for more than the ability to survive, but actually toil in an effort to enrich our lives? On the Horizon (new segment) Carbon 2185: A Cyberpunk RPG 3 Laws Ro ...…
 
Episode 3, in which the party becomes acquainted with one Heidelberg Bartley and the how’s and why’s of noble kobold betrayal. The Glass Dagger is an audio only, D&D Actual Play set in the City of Splendors – Waterdeep. Join us biweekly on your favoured podcast catcher! The Cast Ashley Mowers as Lt General Halirrhothius Hughes Allen Mowers as S ...…
 
2019 – Dread vs Hope Daniel, T.R. and Jeff ring in the new year with a few complaints. They were promised things…flying cars, replicants, televised death tournaments… None of these things have come to pass. So rather than lament the facts, they delve into what it means to look forward to the future. On the Horizon (new segment) Exploding Kitten ...…
 
The Glass Dagger S01 E02 – Theater of the Mind Hired by a desperate halfling smuggler, the newly minted trio of adventurers are sent deeper into Dock Ward to the establishment of one Bartley Heidelberg, a theater owner and business associate of Linkah Four-fingers. The Glass Dagger is an audio only, D&D Actual Play set in the City of Splendors ...…
 
The Glass Dagger S01 E01 – Smuggler’s Blues It’s tough to eek out living in the City of Splendors. Harder still for Linkah Four-fingers as his band of thieves line up to betray him. Those he thought were friends and associates-in-good-standing have started serving other interests without so much as a by your leave. Such things are starting to d ...…
 
Merry Conventioning! They say it’s madness to post a podcast on Christmas Eve – but it’s madder still to try and do it on New Year’s Eve. So, all you wonderful listeners out there get a gift from InnRoads Ministries in your podcatcher of choice in the form of Mike and Daniel discussing our two major trips of the year (Gary Con and PAX Unplugged ...…
 
A Different Sort of Top 5 Daniel and Jeff bring 2018 to a close, sharing their respective Top 5 experiences in the ministry. From Infinite Stones to childhood RPG groups to conventions, 2018 has been a whirlwind. Join the boys in the Tavern and cozy up to the fire! Scripture Reference(s) Proverbs 27:19 Lamentations 3:40 Music and Sound by Syrin ...…
 
We weren’t able to get the whole team together on the mics, but two-thirds of the InnRoads Unplugged team that went to Philadelphia for PAX Unplugged gathered up some of our favorite parts of the conventions experience for you. This was our first organized team effort at a convention, and only the second PAX Unplugged ever, so we’re excited to ...…
 
“Do You Trust Me?” T.R. and Jeff are exploring the concept of trust in our games, entertainment and our daily lives. A new segment, an Archive Dive, lengthy discussion of Marvel films? Yeah, you’re gonna have to trust us, this one is important. Archive Dive Risk (1959) Future Gaming The Spectaculars: A Superhero RPG Thousand Arrows: A Samurai A ...…
 
Finding Joy at All Times Daniel and Jeff talk about the passing of legendary comic book man, Stan Lee. The myriad impacts of his genius on their lives and how when times are dark, joy can rise from the ashes. Archive Dive HeroQuest Scripture Reference(s) James 1:2?-?4 Proverbs 17:22 Last but not least, find out more about the InnRoads Ministrie ...…
 
Being Thankful on the Peaks and in the Valleys Daniel and T.R. bring into focus one of the hardest lesson we learn as people of faith; finding comfort and strength and even thankfulness in the valleys of our lives. And just how do games teach us empathy for the hardest times so we can best appreciate those around us going through them? Archive ...…
 
Fear is a Four-Letter Word Daniel and T.R. lean into the season of dread as Halloween approaches. How does fear influencing our games? What are the differences between fear and horror? Is there a point where we face our fears and the anxieties that threaten to overwhelm us? Archive Dive Curse of Strahd, Dungeons & Dragons 5e Ravenloft (I6 Modul ...…
 
Finding Wisdom and Rolling With It Tonight, Jeff and Daniel discuss the disco inferno that was the recent Roll20 mess and how a few badly placed words and the proclivity to not listen can lead down hazardous paths. This all to say that life of late has been rough, but out of the shouting and the bombardment, true wisdom and perspective can be f ...…
 
Gaming with our Elders Daniel, T.R. and Jeff discuss games and how they relate with our elder relations. Can a game of Rummy with our grandparents bring just as much joy as a session of Scythe? Can we honor our mother and father by sharing an evening of monopoly? Game(s) Discussed (All Archive Dive) Rummy Rummikub Waterworks Monopoly (even Warh ...…
 
Don’t Want to Close My Eyes… Daniel, T.R. and Jeff uncover the hidden meanings in FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out. Are we as gamers destined to dwell in that sinking feeling every time we miss game night? Is it our lot in life to look away from contentment to the neighbor’s greener grass? Game(s) Discussed Mystery of the Abbey by Bruno Faidutti a ...…
 
Looking Back To Look Forward Daniel and Jeff discuss the ups and downs of new edition. Not so much the 80s R&B group but the new editions of the old things we’ve come to know and love. How do we as a culture handle these changes, especially in light of how we’re called to be new creations in our faith? Game(s) Discussed ORC! | Archive Dive Axis ...…
 
GenCon, (not-so) Old Video Games and the Importance of Fostering Friendships Daniel, Jeff and T.R. are back together. Will there be odd edits and strange sounds? Maybe. But there’s definitely going to be a discussion on how important it is to stay connected with the people God has placed in your life. How incidental encounters at a 60,000+ can ...…
 
Like everyone with gaming podcasts that land on this week – We’re taking a look at some of the things that are getting us excited from the list of releases and demos of games at Gen Con. As always – we hope everybody who is going out to the convention this year will have safe travels and a wonderful time out in Indianapolis. For the rest of us, ...…
 
Warning: If you are not ok with a grown man gushing for an extended period of time about animated Rankin/Bass dragons – this is not the episode for you. Seeing as you’re here … you should be fine. In this episode of the podcast, Daniel gives an update on what has been dubbed “The Boyscout Game” of Dungeons and dragons. We take an archive dive t ...…
 
Still recovering from board game fatigue from Tavern Con – there wasn’t much recourse but to talk about RPGs. It just so happened that not only did Daniel recently have the first session of the infamous “Boy Scout Game” – but the folks at Saving the Game decided to put out an episode about becoming a game master. There are so many resources, so ...…
 
In this episode, we sit down to discuss the wonders of Free RPG Day – specifically Daniel’s experience with it. We talk about how Tavern Con went this year and a selection of the games that I got to play at this year’s event, and we wrap everything up with a brief update about my own availability for InnRoads work and activities in the near fut ...…
 
We get Jeff Romo back on the air this episode after a whirlwind journey through some of those less-than-enjoyable periods of life. He comes back with tales of his multi-table “All Bards” D&D campaign. The players of those games have known for ages the joys of singing lizards and keytar-wielding dwarves – but now the rest of us can enjoy them as ...…
 
It’s easy to get caught up in doing good and putting out all your efforts towards acts of ministry – but every once in a while it’s important to remember that you aren’t a machine. That sometimes you just need to step away and do something not tied to ministry, not tied to a goal, or not even tied to much of anything other than the sheer joys o ...…
 
Sometimes things happen when you are trying to coordinate podcasts hosts with jobs, families, and responsibilities across three different states. Sometimes that means that it’s the day before an episode is supposed to release, and yet there hasn’t been a single time when any two of the hosts have been available at the same time. That’s when you ...…
 
Technological advances are everywhere – and that includes our board games. Whether it’s the increase in digital implementations of the board games we love getting to our tables or video games that take the mechanics and form of board games and do unique things with them – apps, VR, and other technological wonders are changing the way we view ou ...…
 
What makes a game objectively bad? It was the question that was asked of the internet from the folks at Board Game Blitz on their twitter feed. Naturally, we were curious about that concept too – but not specifically because we wanted to know the answer as much as we were observing how subjective all the answers were. In this episode, we may no ...…
 
We got a chance to send a team out to Gary Con X this year to help them bring back their board game library after it had disappeared from the event for a while. In this episode, we have Shawn and Daniel on, who lead the team, to talk about the experience of playing games with some legends in the gaming world, as well as talk about Shawn’s new e ...…
 
Daniel and Shawn lead a team – Zack, Hope, and Chuck – to Gary Con X in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Their mission: to answer the call and bring board games back to the convention built in memory of Gary Gygax. In this episode, you’ll hear from Derek White – the Geekpreacher, Cathy Conner – designer of Elf Quest, as well as Daniel and Shawn themselv ...…
 
With the rest of your hosts off either on ministry related trips or gearing up for them – it’s time for another solo-Mike episode. You didn’t think you were done with them did you? We live in a world of gaming filled with miniatures, gorgeous artwork, super complicated rule sets. While the big and impressive titles catch the eye and garner most ...…
 
Don’t Fear the Gamers Why stop at three when you can have four? The time has come to pay the piper as Mike returns to the…uh…mic! While we have our fun welcoming back our fearless leader, we thought it appropriate that the 4-strong lineup tackle the difficult topics of fear and anxiety. Sometimes the games we play express a certain flavor of fe ...…
 
Getting it Right (or semi-right) from Design to Table Daniel, Jeff and T.R. discuss what it means to bring a game to the table. How deeply does (or should) game designers and players consider what goes into a game and when (or if) it actually makes an appearance? Anything ranging from historical accuracy to social contracts come into play as we ...…
 
The Influence Goes Ever On… In this episode, Jeff, Daniel and guest wise-man T.R. Knight gather in the Green Dragon to discuss their love of Tolkien. Like so many fans, it’s influenced art, music, literature and (of course) gaming. Join us as we cover some of the highlights that have shaped our lives in and out of gaming. And for your viewing p ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/GameChurch_Podcast_97_-_Chris_Skaggs.mp3 This week our Editor-In-Chief Drew Dixon hosts developer Chris Skaggs on the podcast. The founder of Soma Games (G: Into the Rain, Wind up Robots, Redwall) and Code Monkeys talks about his journey into Christianity by reconciling the idea that a Christian can be thoughtf ...…
 
Locally Sourced, From Brain to Table On this episode of Game Store Prophets, the group is sans el presidente, but have gathered some new hotness in the form of a guest host. As the triumvirate forms, can they hold it together long enough to put some plans together for 2018? Find out as we discuss things and stuff and more things! GaryCon Fantas ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/The_GameChurch_Podcast_96__Riot_Games_Alex_M._Lehmann.mp3 Alex Lehmann, one of the art directors of League of Legends at Riot Games, joined Drew to chat about his Christian upbringing and how his faith in God motivates him to do good work in the world. They also chat about Alex’s love of animation, computers, a ...…
 
Each year we try to point out some of the games, people, and resources in the gaming world we think are worth looking into – whether they came out this year or they just did something special that grabbed our attention above everything else in the wide world of options. Sadly, as Jeff has had to deal with a lot of family issues this year, his e ...…
 
Each year here at Gamechurch.com we post a unique top ten list of sorts: Ten Games Jesus Loves. Of course, Jesus didn’t hand down this list from on high. This is a speculative list, a result of equal parts playful and serious-minded discussion among Gamechurch writers. On the one hand, Jesus is a real historical figure, well-documented and expl ...…
 
It’s that time of year again when we take stock of the games that we have seen over the past year’s gaming and reflect on it for our listeners. This first “end of the year” episode has your three hosts basically gushing about the favorite games they have in their collections at this moment and why. If you’ve ever had your theories on the sort o ...…
 
Each year here at Gamechurch.com we post a unique top ten list of sorts: Ten Games Jesus Loves. Of course, Jesus didn’t hand down this list from on high. This is a speculative list, a result of equal parts playful and serious-minded discussion among Gamechurch writers. On the one hand, Jesus is a real historical figure, well-documented and expl ...…
 
In this episode – we take obnoxious scheduling difficulties and make lemonade with them. That’s how this works right? This is a solo-mike episode where I spend some time talking about my whirlwind tour of PAX Unplugged, the people I saw, the people I didn’t see, and all the stuff that made the experience worth doing. The short version – we’ve a ...…
 
Playtesting a game design is a hard process. It involves understanding the rules before you, building off of what has come before you, being willing to kill your darlings to find something better, and being willing take in even harsh criticism from others in order to hone that fine edge and get to the game that was meant to be. Sounds an awful ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/93_The_GameChurch_Podcast_93_-_Scott_Adams.mp3 Computer game pioneer Scott Adams can rightfully be called one of the most important figures in the earliest days of computer gaming. One of the first, if not the first, commercial publishers of computer games, Scott worked on games like “Adventureland” for the TRS ...…
 
In this episode – Daniel takes on his first shot to dive into games past and bring out some gems in the archive dive. He surfaces with two dice-related games (I know, surprise surprise) – Machi Koro, and Luchador, and even throws in a bit of his family history as an added bonus. We also go about the business of announcing not just one, but two ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/92_The_GameChurch_Podcast_92_-_Austin_Wintory.mp3 Drew and M. Joshua host celebrated composer Austin Wintory this week on the Gamechurch Podcast. Austin’s credits include Journey, Luna, Tooth and Nail, The Banner Saga, CS:GO, flOw, Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, and many others. His works are known for their abil ...…
 
The start of this episode finds me introducing our first and only official segment here at GSP. We’re calling it the Archive Dive – an opportunity for us to highlight titles that are over a year old. We hope that it’ll remind folks that, while the new shiny is often pretty downright amazing, there’s good stuff already sitting on your shelf that ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/91_The_GameChurch_Podcast_91_-_Steve_Gaynor.mp3 Steve Gaynor of Tacoma, Gone Home, and BioShock 2’s Minerva’s Den DLC joins Drew and M Joshua to talk about the projects he has worked on since his last appearance on the show over 3 years ago. Lauded for its diversity and solid mystery narrative, Tacoma is a game ...…
 
A conversation about what I should obtain for my next game purchase lead us to a discussion about the constant chase for getting all the newest and shiniest games on the market. How do we prioritize when to buy games, and what games do we buy? While the new games coming out are filled with great things, how many games sit idle on our shelves? H ...…
 
http://traffic.libsyn.com/capcpod/90_The_GameChurch_Podcast_90_-_Ben_Trueblood_and_Chris_Swain.mp3 Being different in the culture of video game streaming is the topic of discussion with special guests Ben Trueblood and Chris Swain. The two men host a Twitch stream called, “Two Headed Ogre” in which they play almost every game (except really sca ...…
 
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