Arkham Horror: The Card Game, Sugar & Dice, and Crowtel Renovations - Staying In Episode 29

April 15, 2017

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It's Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) hosting Episode 29 of the show so - shock! horror! - there's plenty of chat about intricate card games and curious indie video games.

The pair discuss their first impressions of Fantasy Flight's excellent RPG and LCG hybrid Arkham Horror: The Card Game, examining how it avoids ludonarrative dissonance through smart use of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos.

Sam's visited Sugar & Dice, a superb board game cafe in Liverpool. This then makes for a good excuse to talk about why venues like this are so positive for fans of dice and meeples.

Meanwhile, Peter's been playing Crowtel Renovations from SinksAdventure, in which you guide a hotel owner (that is a crow) through multiple stages of strikingly thoughtful platforming.

If that weren't enough, there's also chat about hot new multiplayer video game Borderlands 2 from 2K Games and Gearbox Software on PS4, the correct pronounciation of David Guetta, a growing obsession in Forensic Files and a totally real person called Cindy Pancake.

As noted in the intro, if you'd like to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards (which is super quick and easy to do) then head to britishpodcastawards.com/vote to do exactly that. We'd really appreciate it!

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Obama Llama, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Go Cuckoo, and a geeky day of games in Bristol - Staying In Episode 28

April 1, 2017

It's a bit of a Bristol special this episode, as Alix Briskham (@EruditeWolf), Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), and Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero) talk about their ultra geeky day out in the South West. They take in all the best geek haunts in the city, including Excelsior, 8Bit Planet, Forbidden Planet, and Chance & Counters.

Naturally, tons of board games got played, including Go Cuckoo!, Marrying Mr. Darcy, Sheriff of Nottingham, Obama Llama, Escape from the Aliens in Outer Space, and Mysterium. Plus there's talk about ghosts, the best cartoon food, and the importance of a good breakfast - which apparently shouldn't include a "non-newtonian version of bacon".

By the way, if you like what we're upto and think we should get a shiny award for it, then we'd love for you to vote for us in the British Podcast Awards. You've got until 28th April to lend us your support, by visiting - https://www.britishpodcastawards.com/vote

Finally: a quick apology to anyone who got spammed by our podcast feed over the last few days. Totally not our fault, actually an issue with our podcast hosting service, but still a little bit annoying for you we're sure, so thanks for your patience!

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Dirk Gently, Ghost Recon Wildlands, The Battle of Polytopia and 7 Wonders Duel - Staying In Episode 27

March 23, 2017

The gang's all here for more chat about the very best geek stuff. Peter Willington (@XeroXeroXero) convinces everyone to play The Battle of Polytopia, Dan Frost (@ThisDanFrost) & Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) dissect Netflix’s Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) recounts a ridiculous story about giving Jon Snow his lunch tokens.

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Disc Jam, Fable: The Lost Chapters, and a Parisian Toilet - Staying In Episode 26

March 1, 2017

Immediately there's a run-in with a mundane genie, then we ask a very important question about super powers, and Alix (@EruditeWolf) gets her glasses all rose-tinted after playing Fable: The Lost Chapters. Peter (@XeroXeroXero) can't grasp what tennis is but does know he loves Disc Jam, Sam (@MrSamTurner) meanwhile waxes nostalgic about PlayStation Move, and Dan (@ThisDanFrost) gets arty with a new graphics tablet and pen. Plus one of us has a highly embarrassing incident in a public toilet.

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Yakuza 0, Fallout 4, S. Ship of Theseus, and an X-rated chicken pasty - Staying In Episode 25

February 15, 2017

Maybe put the kids to bed before listening to this episode, as Sam (@MrSamTurner) and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) get into the specifics of a rather racey incident at Greggs. On top of that there's all sorts of chat about cutting off your finger, singing karaoke, the song "Just the Two of Us", some dodgy 80s pop culture references, and oh-so-much more.

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Adventure Capitalist, Split, and a Games Jam - Staying In Episode 24

February 4, 2017

In this episode Kris (@DigitalStrider) recounts his experience of ice climbing, Dan (@ThisDanFrost) makes his first foray into Dungeons and Dragons and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) tries to convince the others to become financial mavericks in Adventure Capitalist. Plus: how does the Global Game Jam work? Is M. Night Shyamalan's new film Split any good? Why is Kris' face the best thing to keep you warm at night? Find out all this and more by Staying In.

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Holidays in Paris, Escaping from Aliens, and Fancy Names - Staying In Episode 23

January 15, 2017

Sightseeing in Paris and the best ride at Disneyland, getting caught up in Escape from the Aliens from Outer Space, more Pandemic (it wouldn't be a show without Pandemic!), a chance meeting with Sean Bean, marvelling at 7 Wonders and 7 Wonders: Duel, the uncanny Star Wars: Rogue One and the anachronistic Commodore Cinema in Aberystwyth, plus the very poshest baby names... all this and more on this episode of Staying In, featuring Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), and Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero).

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New Year’s Resolutions, offensive foods, and childhood nicknames - Staying In Episode 22

January 1, 2017

Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) and Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider) discuss New Year's resolutions, offensive food, childhood nicknames and more.

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PlayStation Experience, Secret Santa gifts, fighting infections, and terrible Christmas presents - Staying In Episode 21

December 23, 2016

Kris Darby (@DigitalStrider), Daniel Frost (@ThisDanFrost), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner), and Peter Willington (@xeroxeroxero) open their Secret Santa gifts, while contemplating the origin of mince pies. Then there’s chat about Crash Bandicoot, The Last of Us Part 2, and Death Stranding, plus a shocking revelation about Chop Chop Master Onion.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider, Keeping Chickens, and Stella from Stella’s Tomb Raider Site - Staying In Episode 20

December 15, 2016

Kris Darby (@digitalstrider), Sam Turner (@MrSamTurner) and special guest Stella (@stellalune) from Stella's Tomb Raider Site commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Tomb Raider series. Topics range from the challenges of writing a walkthrough, to marathon gaming, and the joys of keeping chickens.

If people want to get involved in Extra Life they can contact Stella through her website or visit the team's Extra Life page.

If you are interested in the 20 Years of Tom​​b Raider, which Stella contributed to, you can find it here.

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