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Special guest Emma Partlow joins Matt, Meehan and Wheels to play Fake Chess with Death, survive The Thing: Infection at Outpost 31, overcome The Hunger and study up for D&D’s next Magic: The Gathering crossover book Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. There’s time to consider which worlds Dungeons & Dragons should travel to in its next sourcebook, b…
 
Two’s company! Wheels and Matt are here to chat about what they’ve been playing, the latest highlights on Kickstarter and more. We celebrate the million-dollar success of horror RPG Mothership, lament the latest mound of plastic in Marvel Zombies’ crossover with board game Zombicide and try to comprehend the literal tons of fake Pokémon cards seize…
 
Matt, Meehan and Wheels dive into the latest attempts to bring big video games to the tabletop as we discuss our time with Cuphead: Fast Rolling Dice Game and the upcoming Skyrim adventure board game. We’ve also been squishing clay in Necromolds, flicking pucks in crokinole and getting our knowledge ready for LeVar Burton’s new Trivial Pursuit TV g…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 11/17/21 Publish Date - 11/20/21 This week we take a look back at Evolving Skies and feature Sylveon VMAX as Card of the Week! Not only does this card offer some amazing looks but also a fun and simple way to take advantage of its mechanics. Adam breaks down the card and how it can be paired with other Po…
 
Matt, Wheels and Meehan gather to lament the loss of Happy Salmon’s fish bag and talk about other board game ‘updates’ that ended up worse than the originals. We’ve also been playing plenty of party games, continuing our adventures in Avatar Legends RPG, escaping from bomb shelters and gearing up for the weekend’s wrestling. There’s time to check i…
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by eBay. To learn more visit ebay.com/scantolist. This week’s episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast sees Matt, Lolies and Meehan chatting about the Cuphead: Fast Rolling Dice Game and Lost Ruins of Arnak: Expedition Leaders, the newest Dixit game and trying to separate real German board game names f…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 11/3/2021 Publish Date - 11/5/2021 There is plenty to talk about this week as the TCG World continues to pop off with news, releases, and deck strategies! We take a look at Umbreon VMAX and how Stéphane Ivanoff’s list has dominated in competition. With the upcoming Leafeon VStar, it looks like there will …
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by eBay. To learn more visit ebay.com/scantolist. Meehan and Wheels are joined by roving news reporter Chase Carter to reel in the latest haul of tabletop news and discussion. Chase and Wheels transform classic hide-and-seek book Where's Wally? into a strange, otherworldly horror story in solo RP…
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by eBay. To learn more visit ebay.com/scantolist. We're back from Essen Spiel 2021, and there are a lot of brand new board games to talk about! Matt, Liv and Meehan go over our favourite picks from the German convention, our obsession with Cockroach Poker and discovery of Cheating Moth, the lates…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 10/11/2021 Publish Date - 10/23/21 - Sorry for the delay! We are back to celebrate the release of Celebrations! With Evolving Skies, V-Union Boxes, and Celebrations itself still being sold out, there may not be much for your community to celebrate about! Once you do get your hands on the cards, there are …
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by eBay. To learn more visit ebay.com/scantolist. It’s Essen Spiel 2021! Matt, Lolies, Liv and Meehan gather in a very “cosy” hotel room corner to talk about what we’ve seen during day one of the massive board game convention. There’s talk of our time with Far Cry Beyond, planting in Azul: Queen’…
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by eBay. To learn more visit ebay.com/scantolist. It’s Pre-GX this week, as we step into the pod booth a day early before the team travels to EGX and Essen Spiel! Matt, Lolies and Meehan revisit Mysterium, Root, Monikers, Insider and more, before chatting about the new adaptation of comic Y: The …
 
Special Conditions Podcast 94 Recording Date - 9/20/21 Publish Date - 10/5/21 Start your engines! This week’s episode covers how each deck you build relies on an engine to power its success! Adam breaks down the process and runs through some popular cards that power many of the current popular decks! Card of the Week is Galarian Weezing! This gentl…
 
Matt, Liv and Lolies put their own spin on Squid Game by imagining which board games we would literally stake our lives on. Liv chats about wrapping up her year-long Icewind Dale campaign in D&D and saving the world from Cthulhu in Eldritch Horror, Lolies has been getting her Ripley on in Alien: Fate of the Nostromo and swapping Star Realms for Her…
 
News crew, assemble! Dicebreaker’s crack editorial squad Matt, Meehan and Chase take over for a podcast filled with talk of this year’s Gen Con, Fantasy Flight’s latest announcements, Chase’s time with Orbital Blues, Meehan’s beef with King Arthur in Unmatched and Matt’s long-awaited completion of Descent: Legends of the Dark. We also find the chan…
 
Special Conditions Podcast 93 Recording Date - 9/1/21 Publish Date - 9/13/21 Use Code BALLCHECK at https://www.manscaped.com/ for 20% off and FREE worldwide shipping! Your balls will thank you! Thank you Manscaped for sponsoring this episode! Sorry for the delay in getting this episode out! There is plenty to discuss this week including a closer lo…
 
Matt, Lolies and Meehan talk about what they’ve been up to this week! Which, er, doesn’t include that many board games, so we talk about Shang-Chi, Jungle Cruise and a bunch of other fun stuff instead. Matt has played the simply charming Happy City, and there’s also time to chat about why board games are going to cost more, whether SolForge Fusion …
 
Lolies and Meehan are back in the pod booth as they join Matt to talk about what we’ve been playing, answer your questions about discovering our favourite board games and offer our suggestions for the cast of the Blades in the Dark TV show! Yes, Danny DeVito is involved. Lolies gives her thoughts on finishing Machi Koro Legacy, Meehan sees whether …
 
Matt, Wheels and Chase get together to talk interesting indie RPGs, take a trip through Wikipedia in Archives of Alexandria and crawl into the chess-like strategy of Hive, along with discussing everything else we’ve been playing lately. We also consider Magic: The Gathering’s slew of upcoming sets, and the potential return of Netrunner, the gaming …
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 8/16/2021 Publish Date - 8/24/2021 We covered Ice Rider Calyrex last episode, so it is only fit that we turn to Shadow Rider this week! Adam breaks down the card mechanics while Ken explains the different variations of the card that are available. WIth a solid deck strategy, it is clear why Shadow Rider h…
 
It’s Friday the 13th! To mark the occasion, Matt, Liv and Meehan throw our favourite survivors from horror board games into a classic slasher movie. Would Camp Grizzly’s Tracy outlive Lily Chen from Arkham Horror? Is a dog, lion or bear better to have as a faithful companion? Why is the patient from Operation here?! All these questions will be answ…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 8/5/2021 Publish Date - 8/15/2021 It’s time to take a closer look at Ice Rider Calyrex VMAX and how it can be a rotation proof option for your deck! With a bunch of different art and builds, Adam breaks down how Inteleon can be used to keep this deck consistent and aggressive. We look at the art of Snorla…
 
Lolies, Meehan and Matt crack open a thesaurus in this week’s podcast game, as we try to guess board game names after they’ve been bandied for analogous confabulations. (Swapped for other words, obviously.) Matt and Meehan give their thoughts on the Avatar Legends RPG currently blowing up Kickstarter, while Lolies also runs through her long list of…
 
In a particularly Nice episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast, Matt, Wheels and Meehan reimagine some of our favourite board games as romantic novels. Matt can finally chat about his time with the upcoming Descent: Legends of the Dark, Meehan’s been hanging out with the Cats & Dogs of Fort’s first expansion, Wheels has been preparing to explore What Wa…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 7/19/2021 Publish Date - 7/26/2021 We are excited to welcome Special Guest Frosted Caribou to the show this week! We learn about her history with the Pokémon franchise and how she got started as a content creator. Adam and I come to learn that her relationship with the Pokémon TCG is very similar to ours.…
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by Wild Bill's. Use promo code CHEERS15 for 15% off your first order: https://drinkwildbills.com/ - Matt, Wheels and Meehan reminisce about bland British food and ‘90s TV adverts before eventually moving onto some board game chat. Meehan continues her Swoobat adventures in the Pokémon card game, …
 
Special Conditions Podcast 89 Recording Date - 7/12/2021 Publish Date - 7/25/2021 In a bit of a shorter episode this week, we dig in to the powerful and versatile Blissey V from Chilling Reign. Adam breaks down 3 different perspectives on how to successfully run Blissey V in your deck, thanks to a great article from Pokémon.com. For the collectors …
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by Wild Bill's. Use promo code CHEERS15 for 15% off your first order: https://drinkwildbills.com/ - Matt and Liv are joined by Dicebreaker news reporter Chase Carter and special guest Jason Coles to talk Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons and everything else we’ve been playing this week! We…
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by Wild Bill's. Use promo code CHEERS15 for 15% off your first order: https://drinkwildbills.com/ - It’s a trading card game bonanza! Everybody’s been playing Pokémon and the new D&D Magic: The Gathering set, while Lolies has been dipping back into Summoner Wars and Dinn. We catch up with the lat…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 7/5/21 Publish Date - 7/11/21 We begin our episode with a look at Chilling Reign from two different angles. First we look at some of the top performers in competition, with Shadow Rider Calyrex leading the charge. Next up is the art of chilling reign, with some of our favorites coming from illustrator, Sa…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 6/21/2021 Publish Date - 7/7/2021 We begin by taking a look forward into the next TCG Expansion coming to the US, Evolving Skies. The Pokémon Company loves announcing a new set as soon as the previous one releases! Our poor wallets! The PGO and TCG crossover has finally come to fruition with an alternate …
 
This episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast is sponsored by Wild Bill's. Use promo code CHEERS15 for 15% off your first order: https://drinkwildbills.com/ - Matt, Liv and Meehan brave mice, crabs and stock markets as they gather for another weekly chat. Matt revisits the shockingly good Monopoly Deal, Liv continues her journey through D&D’s surprisingl…
 
Matt, Liv, Lolies and Meehan gather round for another lively discussion of board games, RPGs, homemade musical instruments and the attractiveness of Tom Hiddleston. Liv has her first taste of Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’s new set, Lolies returns to Dicebreaker favourite Set a Watch, Meehan delves the Lost Ruins of Arnak and Matt rides the rails in Tic…
 
Matt and Wheels are joined by Dizzy Roseblade, the talent behind Dungeons & Dragons rap album The Bard Chronicles, to talk music, tabletop RPGs and football’s unexpected crossover with Yu-Gi-Oh! We imagine what roleplaying games inspired by Phoebe Bridgers, Insane Clown Posse and Kendrick Lamar might look like. We also dive into our time with the n…
 
Special Conditions Podcast 86 Recording Date - 6/7/21 Publish Date - 6/13/21 Welcome back to another episode of Special Conditions! We start things off with this week’s TCG Player pickup, Eldegoss V! Adam breaks down that how this inexpensive card can be played to shake things up in the current meta! Mix that with some awesome art and it would make…
 
The Dicebreaker team are joined by the wonderful and enigmatic Tony Vasinda of +1 EXP! to discuss tabletop gaming and other vaguely related stuff. Wheels, Meehan, Liv and Tony chat about Uk’otoa, Star Realms, Railroad Ink Challenge, MTG Arena and Arc. They also make plenty of time to discuss non-sequitur rubbish such as All Dogs Go to Heaven, Doc M…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 5/31/21 Publish Date - 6/4/21 We have two competitions to discuss this week with the Team Challenge and Players Cup. Adam shares his results in both tournaments as well as what he was faced with! Competition is something that we plan on covering a lot more on the show, so let us know what you would like t…
 
Wheels, Meehan and Liv take the reins of this week’s podcast to discuss Libertalia, Downforce, Low Stakes, Summoner Wars 2E and Causa: Voices of the Dusk. Of course, the team also finds plenty of time to talk about Eurovision and the nuances of the 1980s animated Transformers movie. Meehan brings news of the latest edition of Monopoly and the dwind…
 
Special Conditions Podcast 84 Recording Date - 5/24/21 Publish Date - 5/29/21 This week brings some change to Special Conditions! As mentioned on the last episode, Josh has decided to step away from the show so Pokémon Professor Network founder Ken has filled the seat! We learn about Ken’s background in the TCG and what he hopes to bring to the sho…
 
Dicebreaker’s new video producer Liv joins familiar faces Matt, Wheels and Lolies to talk through what we’ve been up to this week and debut our latest silly game! We revisit the great Camel Up debate, escape the horrors of Camp Grizzly, check out Quacks of Quedlinburg’s latest expansion and touch on the presence of gambling in card games. (Please g…
 
Special Conditions Podcast 83 Recording Date - 5/10/21 Publish Date - 5/17/21 On a special, jam-packed episode of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh do their best to cover all the things in the TCGO world! First off, Adam gives an update on his Players Cup 4 progress, and not spoil anything, but points were accumulated! From there, they jump into di…
 
The Dicebreaker Podcast is back, but not quite as you knew it! We’ve got a rejigged format, some fun new games to play and all of it recorded LIVE with an audience each Friday. What hasn’t changed is our love of tangents into other topics of conversation and our disdain for Monopoly. Lolies has been playing Partners, Wheels has been checking out th…
 
Special guest Professor Meg joins Lolies, Meehan and Matt to chat Gloomhaven, Oath, Unmatched, Keyforge and Lolies’ newfound love of poker. We pick out this week’s news highlights, including a tabletop RPG that will teach you sign language and a new board game for Among Us fans. We also take your questions on the heavier games we can’t wait to teac…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 5/4/2021 Publish Date - 5/7/2021 On Episode 82 of Special Conditions, the guys get back to basics and talk all about what they enjoy talking about most - Pokemon TCG! Adam starts off the show with an update on the ending of Players Cup 3, and also the current status of Players Cup 4. From there, Adam debu…
 
We’re joined by board game life coach Nicola Twiston Davies to chat about our time with MTG Arena, Stardew Valley: The Board Game, Unmatched, Gloomhaven Digital, Flamme Rouge and - of course - Lolies’ latest adventures in Star Realms. We also lament the cancellation of Knizia games, look forward to a new Galaxy Trucker and peruse the latest TV and …
 
Matt, Lolies and Meehan clamber back inside the pod cockpit to jet through another week’s worth of stories and questions. Lolies discusses her return to Star Realms, Meehan roots, loots and shoots in Colt Express, and everyone reflects on our time exploring the galaxy of sci-fi RPG Burn Bryte. We catch up with the latest on the new games from the c…
 
Special Conditions Podcast 81 Recording Date - 4/19/21 Publish Date - 4/22/21 On Episode 81 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh prepare for battle, and pick their style … well, sorta. The show starts off with the Pickups of the Week, where Adam talks about not having to fight to find some new Battle Styles packs. Then, Josh decides to throw down a…
 
Special Conditions Podcast Recording Date - 4/12/2021 Publish Date - 4/18/2021 In Episode 80 of Special Conditions, Adam and Josh continue the positive vibes and fun with another fire episode. They start off the show by discussing the Players Cup III, and the possible new meta that’s emerging from the top competitors in the tourney. From there, the…
 
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