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The Booster Pack is the official podcast of CCG History. (twitter.com/CCGHistory).The Booster Pack is the show where we unwrap the stories & crack the mysteries of collectible trading card games.As an interview-driven podcast, we feature creators from all over the TCG / CCG space — game designers, artists, developers, publishers, other content creators, fellow players & many more!
 
The Wander Woman Podcast frequently charts in 'Travel and Places' in over 13 countries around the world and, on all of Apple Podcasts, has been ranked #1,345 out of 500,000+. It is the first travel podcast to take on a magazine style - rather than the format of an interview – and has been listened to and downloaded in more than 72 countries from the UK to Australia and beyond, by tens of thousands of people. It has been selected as “Best of” travel podcasts by The Telegraph, The Guardian and ...
 
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Tim and Dan went to their first tournament over the weekend, we discuss how it went and what we ran, we also take a look at the Black Swan Card, get heavily side tracked and discuss our game this week from Monday's Stream. It's a Tim and Dan episode, so get ready to get off topic. What If? Event Signs up May 28th: https://www.longshanks.org/events/…
 
It's been a quiet few weeks since the last episode, so we go over the partnership between The Silph Road/Silph League and Niantic, and some prep for the upcoming GO Fest Events. GO Fest Preparation Guide: https://pokemongohub.net/post/guide/go-fest-preparation-2022/#general-tips-and-tricks TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:14:55 News Roundup…
 
On this episode of the Rare Slot, Rands discusses the history & future of cooperative (or solo) modes in collectible trading card games with game designer Brett Schofield. These modes (often called "Player vs Environment" or "PvE" modes) are something that have been quite a rarity in the world of collectible trading card games to date. Brett offers…
 
This week we are very honored to have Mr. Mike Tisdale (Mr. Tisdale for short) from #Adepticon and one of the OG Founders of the What If? format joining Tim and Dan to talk about the format as a whole, it's inception, and how to run it. We'll also dive into how wrong Tim's speculation was last week with Aligator Loki and Boastful Loki, the Black Or…
 
This will be the best or worst thing we've ever done folks. Tim is flying solo tonight, riding or dieing with his cohost who will also be Tim. They'll be going over the new silhouette image AMG dropped today, speculate on America Chavez and potentially a Dark Dr. Strange, and we take a look at NateGGs Oops All Rapid Fire and Rerolls list which can …
 
May is here, and so are some new events! Mega Pokémon have been reworked with new features and benefits, and the Pokémon GO Trading Card Game set has been revealed. Firefly Cup continues with some hits and misses discussed by the duo, and maybe some things to look out for. Trainer Tips Interviews Niantic Community Manager: https://youtu.be/4hZWwL9O…
 
Some snake or something once said "...And Now For Something Completely Different". Well, on today's show things are a bit different. On this super-sized "Singles" episode, Rands discusses a brief history of collectible trading card games based on other media properties & why the future of them might be vastly different from the past. If this is you…
 
Have you been Infinity Watching Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Unofficially in the top 2000 Marvel Crisis Protocol Pavlogs run specifically out of the Cole's Basement? Well this week is not the one to miss, we got Black Swan and Supergiant revealed, we got a new Ultimate Encounter starring Hela (ay ay ay), we also got Tim and Dan. What else do you need? …
 
Infinity Watch This, true believers. This week Tim and a Cole (probably) are diving into what the rampart speculation for the next character is. Do we have a Moon Dragon and Black Swan coming down the pipe? How about a Supergiant? Adam Warlock? Gor the God Butcher? Jane Foster? or.... something more Mr. Sinister. We will also be going through some …
 
Infinity Watch This, true believers. This week Tim and a Cole (probably) are diving into what the rampart speculation for the next character is. Do we have a Moon Dragon and Black Swan coming down the pipe? How about a Supergiant? Adam Warlock? Gor the God Butcher? Jane Foster? or.... something more Mr. Sinister. We will also be going through some …
 
The Sustainability Week has begun, and with it a few good PvP spawns and a new addition to Pokémon GO, Oranguru! We also had the Silph Arena May meta announcement earlier in the day, so we talk about the upcoming Firefly Cup. TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:13:22 News Roundup - Sustainability Week 00:34:59 Meta Analysis - Firefly Cup 01:11…
 
Magi-Nation Duel & The Spoils TCG—you'd be hard pressed to find two Trading Card Games more different. One is a kid-friendly Pokemon-esque franchise with relatively simple gameplay. The other presents a hard-hitting world of mature humor & was one of the most competitively-focused TCGs ever. While they seem like they don't have much in common on th…
 
It's good to be back Wilders, and tonight we have Tim, Dan and even the Big Chuckler Himself, and tonight we're making a new hobby announcement for stream, an event that we're going to be running at Bearded Dragon Games and go over our favorite characters at each threat level. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube…
 
Tonight Big Chuck, and Tim are joined by a special guest from AdeptiCon Mr. Brendon Franz, and they discuss the event formats from AdeptiCon 2022 and how we see them being implemented going forward and which ones we're excited about expanding into 2022. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUO... A …
 
Steven gets confused when talking about Summer events, new shadow Pokémon have been released, and a pair of Community Days are arriving in April. Required Reading: Conversation with Niantic's Michael Steranka, Pokémon GO Live Game Director https://www.reddit.com/r/TheSilphRoad/comments/tpbpah/my_conversation_today_with_niantics_michael/ MEGA Update…
 
Underground comics, fanzines & garage bands. All these critically acclaimed art forms are created by passionate people who simply love the medium in which they work. Many of the worlds best artists started in these raw, unregulated, domestically developed mediums. Enter hTCGs, or "homemade Trading Card Games". These are the same kind of concept for…
 
We're giving out the AdeptiCon 2022 Wildies Awards tonight. These are awards that are totally legit and serious and will be given for categories like "Most Gracious Winner", "Most Drinkable Display Board", and more! If you missed our coverage of the events this passed week you can check them out on Youtube for most of the events, including What If?…
 
Wilders... listen, sometimes things are good, and there's nothing quite as good as finishing the first day of Marvel Crisis Protocol Events at Adepticon. We covered the What if?! Event today, we saw a wild draft, an incredible event and a group of players that really embody the spirit of MCP. We'll also take a brief look at what's in some of the ti…
 
The Lush Jungle event (and Spring) has our allergies flaring up. With the new event, Fomantis and Laurantis enter Pokémon GO and PvP, with an updated moveset for the latter. Wild speculation about April’s Community Day ensues before we discuss Nemesis Cup, Silph Arena’s April meta. Jesse and Steven will be going to the Antimater & Mazer Gaming’s “N…
 
This time Rands is joined by one of the most prolific collectible trading card game designers of all time—Paul Peterson. Paul tells us how he rose from Customer Service at Wizards of the Coast to become their go-to "TCG guy" during that company's most active period in the TCG space. All tallied, Paul has worked on more than a dozen collectible game…
 
Welcome back Wilders and Happy St Patrick's Day. This week Tim, Big Chuck and maybe even Dan are here to talk about everything that you care about, from Chuck stomping Tim's mud hole in on "Oh Yea! The Power Phase", to Daredevil's Tactics Cards and even a delve into all the events we'll be covering next week at AdeptiCon 2022. There's a lot to cove…
 
Here we go Wilders. Joined by one of the directors from AdeptiCon special guest Hank joins Tim and Dani to talk about the upcoming convention, the plethora of events over the course of the week and some of the other great events and things to see later this month at Adepticon 2022. From The "What if!?" Event, to Team Tournament and more, we get int…
 
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Its news, News, NEWS as Generation 7, the Alola region makes its debut in Pokémon GO. New starters, March Community Day, and some updates to the GO Battle League are all in store, as well as some recap of Jesse’s first experience with Silph Arena’s Obsidian Cup. TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:06:54 News Roundup 01:21:15 Obsidian Cup Talks…
 
Alright, you betta buckle up for this one. You've been warned. On this episode, we got ourselves one of the most prolific CCG designers ever! That is Luke Peterschmidt! If you didn't already know the name, you won't soon forget it because he is one of the most influential tabletop game designers of his generation. Today, we only scratch the surface…
 
We're keeping it casual this week on Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Your Marvel Crisis Protocol side piece. We have details on the Shield Affiliation, a review of a successful Unstoppable Colossus Encounter, a special announcement about Adepticon 2022 and a whole lot more, join Tim, Dan and even Dani this week some MCP goodness. Twitch: Twitch.tv/profess…
 
She's finally here true believers, Elektra has hit the stage and has caused quite the commotion. Tim and Dan go through why Tim loves her and Dan is unimpressed. They also talk about the recent stream where they played through the new Unstoppable Colossus Ultimate Encounter and got their butts handed to them by the AI Event. Twitch: Twitch.tv/profe…
 
Will there be any move updates in the next season? Steven puts on a tinfoil hat, while Jesse salts up some beef with the lack of rank and improvements to PvP recently. Silph Arena’s Obsidian Cup arrives in March and we take a look and the darks and pseudo fighters that rule the meta. TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:10:12 News Roundup 01:03…
 
This time on The Booster Pack we focus on the future, rather than the past. Rands sits down with Sterling—an Atlanta animator turned trading card game creator—about his brand new TCG called "D-Spirits". D-Spirits captures the charm and nostalgia of monster taming IPs such as Pokémon, Digimon & Monster Rancher and mixes it with elements of modern po…
 
This week Tim, Dan and Charles dig through the data for Season 7 of the Xavier Protocols League, and do a marginal job at pretending to know what it all means. That's what makes us the #1 2nd Rate MCP podcast, pretending to know what we don't know about people that actually know how to play this game. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork You…
 
Tim and Dani are and some might consider them unstoppable this week as the #1 2nd Rate Marvel Crisis Protocol PaVlog dives deep into the freshly released Cosmic Threat: The Unstoppable Avatar of Cyttorak, this will not be on to miss as you get two scoops of rage this week on Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtu…
 
Valentine's Day is nearing, and we have an event and GBL meta to celebrate. We look a little into the Zap Cannon addition to Registeel and acknowledge the two year anniversary of the Portland Battle Tower. Required Reading: https://www.reddit.com/r/PokemonGOBattleLeague/comments/snq71n/under_the_lights_zap_cannon_registeel/ This episode's Community…
 
On this bonus episode of The Booster Pack, Rands is joined by Richard & Harry from the YouTube channel "DEAD DECKS" to talk about their Top 5 personal favorite dead collectible / trading card games. What is a "dead" TCG / CCG ? Simply, it is any out-of-print collectible game. One that is no longer supported by its publisher with new product release…
 
Another week and another crisis, as Tim, Big Chuck and Dan discuss the latest and greatest of new coming to Marvel Crisis Protocol including the New Shadowlands Daredevil, Affiliation List Updates, Tactics Cards for X-23 and Honey Badger (Including one very special Jonathan) as well as the Hand Ninja Card. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwor…
 
Looking to get into Marvel Crisis Protocol? Tonight Tim, Dan and Big Chuck go over alternatives to jump right into the game if the Core Box doesn't suite your fancy. This will be a great introduction to selecting your first affiliation(s), and leaning in with a full roster! Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube.co…
 
February is JAM PACKED with events and PvP formats and we go over what we know is upcoming for events, raids, and some PvP relevant Pokémon. February brings a new Silph meat in the Guardian Cup, the first ever meta built upon a Pokémon’s move set, so we take a look at the bans, what's eligible, and how this meta is going to work. This episode's Com…
 
On this episode of The Booster Pack, we jump in the Mystery Machine & take a ride back to the late 1990s & early 2000s with former Journeyman Press Assistant Manager Brian Woodward. On this adventure, Brian shares his stories from playtesting the X-Files CCG to co-designing the short-lived Scooby-Doo Expandable Card Game (don't worry, it is a reall…
 
Grandes Charles and Average Height Tim talk about the new Nick Fury Jr Model, Grunts, and get into it medium style with the same level of casual anger that you've come to expect, all that and more on this week's episode of Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUO... A specia…
 
Tim, Dan and the spirit of Grandes Charles (Big Chuck) gather for another Thursday night toast on "Wait! Did I Roll a Wild?" the side chick of the MCP Pavlog community. This week covering the 'official' reveal of Honey Badgers Card, GRUNTS!, Shadowlands Daredevil and Elektra! Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: https://www.youtube.…
 
Jesse (RocketAdminJ) and Steven (aBoyInTheWoods) enter a news purgatory where there are no updates for upcoming events, Spheal Community Day and Bulbasaur Community Day Classic approach in the coming weeks, and Sinnoh Cup embraces us all in its lack of fire types. This episode's Community Question: What new inclusions/changes are you hoping to see …
 
On this episode, Rands is joined by L Scott Johnson... or LSJ as he is known to "Vampire: The Eternal Struggle" players around the world. LSJ is an instrumental figure in the history of VtES & here we explore his journey from a self-proclaimed “rulemonger” on early USENET groups to ambassador of the game to becoming its lead designer when the CCG w…
 
Back for another Thursday night in the world of MCP for Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Tim and probably a Cole will be discussing the new X-23 Card, speculate wildly about the recently announced Nick Fury Jr. model and finish it off with how much Tim thinks the Blackbird is cooler than the Quinjet. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualnetwork Youtube: htt…
 
Guess who's back ya'll! It's Dani! The dynamite gal who won't punch a clock, join her along with Tim and Big Chuck as they take a look back at 2021 in MCP, dish about when Tim was his most annoying and even review the tactical Magik coming in the new Colossus and Magik box. We also review this past week's special NYE Crisis and make some tweaks for…
 
Jesse (RocketAdminJ) and Steven (aBoyInTheWoods) talk about January's events, Spheal Community Day, and a brief talk about Sinnoh Cup. This episode's Community Question: What are your aspirations for Pokémon GO in 2022? TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:08:59 News Roundup 01:07:35 Diet Meta Analysis - Sinnoh Cup 01:15:34 Community Question/O…
 
Join Phoebe Smith on assignment in Greenland where she talks to locals about battling extreme weather, fighting to keep their traditions and meets a family who gave up high flying jobs to live more sustainably; discover how to be a better and greener traveller in her Travel Hack of the Month; go beyond the marketing spiel to discover the most susta…
 
On this episode, Rands is joined by Theo & Michael Stern—the initial design team behind Fleer’s OverPower CCG. These brothers share the story of how they went from avid game lovers & comic book fans to being the designers for the first-ever collectible game to feature world-famous comic characters like Spider-Man, Captain America & eventually, even…
 
Big Chuck, Tim and Dan! That's right all three are on this week as we discuss the Juggernaut Tactics Cards, rosters to have in your back pocket and Chuck Delights Us with a New Christmas Wishlist. Who will get yelled at this week, and how many back pockets will Bullseye be in? Find out this week! On Wait! Did I Roll a Wild? Twitch: Twitch.tv/profes…
 
Big Chuck is here to stay, as he welcome back Tim and potentially Dan as they discuss the Card Carrying Cajun himself, go over The Domain of the Dread Dormommy Organized Play Kit, and give away a copy of the kit to a view or commenter. Tim and Dan have now played both sides of the kit, and have some feed back. Twitch: Twitch.tv/professionalcasualne…
 
Jesse (RocketAdminJ) and Steven (aBoyInTheWoods) Get into the Holiday Pokémon GO event and the paired GBL meta, the Holiday Cup. This episode's Community Question: What is your best Pokémon GO memory from 2021? TIMECODES 00:00:00 Intro/Housekeeping 00:06:59 News Roundup - Holiday Themed Event 00:42:48 Meta Analysis - Holiday Cup 00:59:18 Community …
 
On this *bonus episode* of The Booster Pack podcast Rands chats to comic book writer Jed MacKay! Wait, what!? Comic book writer, you ask. Yes, comic book writer. You see, Jed was a CCG player of yesteryear & is currently the writer of Boom! Studio's Magic: The Gathering comic book (along with a number of acclaimed titles at Marvel Comics!). Jed & R…
 
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