Staying In Podcast
Chocobo Party Up!, Celeste, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Ep81

Chocobo Party Up!, Celeste, and The Quacks of Quedlinburg - Ep81

June 15, 2019

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00:00 - Going to the UK Games Expo, and a gift of Wibbell++.
05:50 - Gravity wells and hex maps and a problem in the making with a purchase of BattleTech: AeroTech.
07:58 - Chocobo Party Up! is Square Enix's latest in-house designed board game, we've played it, and we can tell you all about fat Chocobos.
14:25 - Avoiding a potion explosion with Wolfgang Warsch's The Quacks of Quedlinburg.
26:27 - God of War, how it relates to parenting, and a discussion about difficulty in video games.
39:12 - Butterscotch Shenanigan's Levelhead has difficulty that's super high, but that's also part of why it's so satisfying.
43:08 - Celeste's mountain climb is tough, but very smart, has something to say, and is so incredibly rewarding.
48:26 - Hello and welcome to "Peter Asks a Question".
52:40 - Our Listener Question for this episode comes from our pal Robyn Zwicker, who asks: "What is the best biscuit to have with tea?" and the answer to which we all vehemently disagree.

All that, and going for a cry, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Game of Thrones, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Bontegames - Ep80

Game of Thrones, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Bontegames - Ep80

May 31, 2019

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00:00 - Telling the truth about a trip to see Liar Liar.
04:40 - Bang bang, it's John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum calling.
17:04 - A Charity Miles update and a pat on the back to our pals at Sporadically Board.
19:59 - We've seen Game of Thrones season 8 and we'll tell you what we think about it, but don't worry, we don't spoil anything... except the theme tune.
36:58 - The BBFC Game, and Peter and Dan's idea for a new horror podcast.
42:00 - What's Yellow, Red, and Black? Some of the lovely, peaceful puzzlers from Bart Bonte, that's what!
49:50 - Our pal @baileyneil asks... "If each of you was a pizza, what pizza would you be and why?"

All that, and a sack of potatoes, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Avengers: Endgame, Canopy & Stars, and Guard Duty - Ep79

Avengers: Endgame, Canopy & Stars, and Guard Duty - Ep79

May 17, 2019

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01:00 - Fancy glamping via Canopy & Stars, plus a game or two of Joker.

10:00 - A long discussion and some pretty big spoilers for Avengers: Endgame, why fancy cinemas are the best cinemas, and snack strats.

42:54 - Guard Duty is a fantastic retro-tinged modern adventure game, so we have a nice chat about that.

50:25 - Our Listener Question this episode comes from our pal @CaptainBuckers, who asks us about getting into video games, and where to start.

All that, plus a very revealing ablution, with Alix (@EruditeWolf), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

And as mentioned, a massive thank you to all the people who have reviewed the podcast, including our pals from the UK: LittleGem96, BooBoo et famille, colossalblue, olisims, --RTerry--, Footballmad19910, Stevie Allan, Jebusf, RickyG23189, Boardgraemes, Paultcha, DoFuss, Shazawazawa, Ateeeeeena, NOOBS on ice, Kartar, Jabanda, Edddd368, Hollsi85, Dad8287, We're Not Wizards, Revatar, AND our pal from Australia lonegamesman, AND our pals from the USA MC Variety Hour, Big Brother B, Berzerkerguy, DerrickLewis, AND our pal from New Zealand Qdabean.

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Heaven’s Vault, Hook, and Bali - Ep78

Heaven’s Vault, Hook, and Bali - Ep78

April 30, 2019

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00:13 - Sam's 10 out of 10 wedding, plus a metaphysical discussion about seafood.

12:02 - It sounds like a cliché to say it, but Bali truly does feel like another world at times.

18:45 - Rainbow Train's relaxing, thoughtful puzzle game Hook is 50 levels of meditative mobile gaming loveliness.

34:06 - Heaven's Vault is an exhilarating, highly personal narrative experience from Inkle.

44:25 - @Lithiumproject provides the question for this episode, asking "is there a game you wish you could have got to the end of?" - thanks pal!

All that, plus a PlayStation Vita blast from the past, with Peter (@XeroXeroXero) and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Ep77

Super Arcade Racing, Bird & Blend Tea, Return of the Obra Dinn - Ep77

April 15, 2019

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00:00 - Wedding decompression and a very special ice cream.

04:19 - EGX Rezzed 2019 as experienced as a member of the video games industry.

11:35 - OutOfTheBit's new 2D top-down racer Super Arcade Racing feels like an ever-so authentic mix of 90s racers like Micro Machines and Overdrive.

15:47 - Return of the Obra Dinn from Lucas Pope has you piecing together a maritime mystery in a stylish 1-bit visual style. We think it's genius.

25:28 - A lovely tea blending workshop at Bird & Blend Tea in Bristol, plus a "Cremebow".

41:49 - Our pal Robyn Zwicker asks us via Facebook: "if Brexit was a board game how would it play and how would you rate it?". Thanks!

All that, plus a fair bit about pu'er, with Kris (@DigitalStrider) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Ep76

Captain Marvel, Old Man’s Journey, and Railroad Ink - Ep76

April 2, 2019

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00:00 - Dan's feeling a bit poorly, bless.

02:04 - The first 30 mins or so of Captain Marvel.

08:50 - How late is too late for someone to write a groomsman’s speech?

21:30 - We go on an Old Man's Journey, with the perfectly slow-paced adventure from Broken Rules.

27:36 - Railroad Ink and other games to play with a cup of tea.

33:38 - Another episode, another Charity Miles update.

37:54 - The problems with computer voices and phoning it in.

41:38 - Our listener pal @Adamski_UK provides our question for the episode, and it's all about our "inner voices". Thanks!

All that, and a not-grift, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Super Mario Odyssey, TowerFall Ascension, and York - Ep75

Super Mario Odyssey, TowerFall Ascension, and York - Ep75

March 15, 2019

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00:00 - Super Mario Odyssey is great, with a surprisingly compelling narrative hook, and has convinced us that maybe, just maybe, 3D Mario games can work as well as the 2D ones.
09:29 - Stag Part 1: fun and games and fizzy beverages at Sam's stag in York, plus RAF facts.
14:41 - Stag Part 2: Sam Bingo came to a rapid end, the best salt and vinegar crisps, and "the great normaliser" that is FootGolf.
20:09 - A big welcome to Winston, Superkmx, Adamski, Andy Barton, Robyn Z, and (probably) a member of the landed gentry, in our Charity Miles update.
26:21 - Stag Part 3: A very special recording session at Precentor Studios which, if you want to subject yourself to it, can be found on our YouTube channel.
37:37 - TowerFall Ascension from Matt Makes Games is an arrow shooting arena shooter where you always feel like you're either playing like absolute rubbish, or amazingly well.
44:13 - Stag Part 4: lovely York, Samikers, and post-stag rebuild.
49:04 - Which of the current squad at Aston Villa makes the best cup of tea AND has the keenest eye for painting miniatures, and is it John McGinn? Thanks for the question, @Games247!

All that, and a "maraca mode", with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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The Umbrella Academy, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Rise of Industry - Ep74

The Umbrella Academy, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Rise of Industry - Ep74

March 1, 2019

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00:00 - White chocolate and matcha brownies, some sort of cheddar abomination, and a spot of Have I Got News For You via @CrapLocalNews.

7:25 - An ear worm and a return to form for Assassin's Creed in Odyssey.

20:53 - A Charity Miles update and a big thank you.

25:30 - Who among us is the Kebab King? Find out in this episode.

27:25 - Rise of Industry's extreme detail can feel like a second job, but that's also what makes it so great, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

37:15 - Comic book series The Umbrella Academy by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, now has a TV series, and this is what we think of it.

47:15 - Our listener question this episode comes from our pal Alex Holmes, who asks "do you think the video game industry will ever completely merge with the board game industry?" Thanks Alex!

All that, and a very special round cheese, with Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Ep73

Risk Express, The Gardens Between, and Schummel Hummel - Ep73

February 15, 2019

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00:10 - Revealed: our favourite Twitter accounts (spoilers, it's @leastusedemoji & @darkstockphotos).
06:21 - The chaps went to Frankfurt, or as it shall now forever be known, "Coventry Gone Crazy". Plus a visit to the incredible T3 Terminal Entertainment.
18:32 - Charity shop find Risk Express is a dangerous game for friendships, from Hasbro and Reiner Knizia.
27:17 - We get drawing and scheming with A Fake Artist Goes to New York by Jun Sasaki.
35:29 - It's our regular Charity Miles update. There's 15 of us now and our pals Nicholas, Mike Daw, Brittany Harbidge, Kathryn Hopkins, and Qourth are putting in some amazing effort!
39:59 - Oh sure, Hypnotising surreal puzzler The Gardens Between is on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but it's best played on Switch, and we'll tell you why.
50:38 - "Cheaters never prosper", except in Schummel Hummel.
57:35 - Our listener question comes from @Lonegamesman, who asks "what is one aspect of the hobby (board game or video game) that one of your fellow SiP members raves about or enjoys that you do not, and why?". Thanks pal!

All that, and a fair bit of Currywurst, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

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Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Ep72

Brass: Lancashire, SimCity: Build It, and Into the Inferno - Ep72

February 1, 2019

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00:00 - Our time with Charity Miles continues, and there's still space for you in our #StayingInPod group if you fancy joining us.

04:35 - Into the Inferno is not an easy going watch, Mary Poppins Returns absolutely is, and things get really really real.

19:59 - Feldherr foam is a joy-sparker for tabletop gamers.

27:33 - Mayor Contests in SimCity: Build It keep us coming back for more of this slick city management mobile game.

42:35 - Brass: Lancashire is a game that seems impenetrable, but is actually very elegant, and in-turn is supremely satisfying.

49:44 - Our question this episode is from Neil Bailey, who asks "what game are you most looking forward to in 2019?". Thanks Neil!

All that, and the best Revel, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).

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