The Polyhedron Collider Cast
The Polyhedron Collider Cast
The Polyhedron Collider Crew
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Three British chaps talk about tabletop gaming of all kinds. Board games, card games, miniatures and more. Each episode we talk about what games we've been playing and our thoughts on them
Episode 88 - Tellstones, Star Scrappers Orbital Heart RPG
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Join us in welcoming the newest member of the PHC family, Sid, as he joins us to discuss the new Heroquest, Canadian board game cafes and not being able to hold our alcohol anymore. He then into some in depth chat about Tellstones, the latest game from Mechs vs Minions studio Riot games; Star Scrapper Orbital the upcoming Kickstarter from Hexy Studio; and Heart: The City Beneath, a crazy game about going deeper underground.  Games Mentioned 00:10:40 HeroQuest 00:14:02 Board Game Cafes 00:17:52 Tellstones 00:33:33 Star Scrappers Orbital 00:46:55 Heart RPG This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com and YouTube for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider qfgi9tua
Sep 28
1 hr 22 min
Episode 87 - Raiders of the North Sea, Under Falling Skies, Streets
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Jon claws his way out of his baby-induced sleep-deprived fog to join Andy and Steve for another hour and a bit of top board game banter. In the news we explore Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything and the UK Games Expo Awards. We then take a deep look at Viking themed Raiders of the North Sea, protect the world from invading aliens in Under Falling Skies and become property moguls in Streets, the new game from the developers of Villagers. Games Mentioned 00:08:29 Tasha's Cauldron of Everything 00:11:15 Defection launches on Kickstarter 00:16:33 UK Games Expo Awards 00:20:44 Barrage 00:23:18 Raiders of the North Sea 00:41:49 Under Falling Skies 00:54:09 Streets This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Aug 29
1 hr 10 min
Episode 86: Agra, Everdell, and Alien RPG
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Episode 86 of Polyhedron Collider is the best tabletop gaming podcast ever made, and anyone who says otherwise is wrong! The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the news about that Restoration Games trademarking the name Heroquest Legacy. We get excited about the chance to play the best board game ever made in legacy format, and quote lines from the best YouTube video ever made. The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the review of Agra. Curry is the finest meal in all the land, and perfect for feeding to tired workers in this Indian themed euro worker placement board game. The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the discussion about Everdell. Look at the badgers, the foxes, the weasel, and the enormous tree that blocking the board. Actually, forget about the tree. Lets just put the cards on the table. The best thing about Polyhedron Collider is the review of Alien the roleplaying game. Explore the bleak expanse of cold dead space, while being terrorised Xenomorphs ready to rip out you throat and spill acidic blood all over you. Games Mentioned 00:06:21 Spiel des Jahres winners announced 00:11:27 Heroquest Legacy 00:17:51 Agra 00:29:59 Everdell 00:48:20 Alien the Roleplaying Game This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Aug 3
1 hr 11 min
Episode 85 - Cartographers, Roll Payer Adventures & Star Trek RPG
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The entire Polyhedron Collider crew is back, for what feels like the first time in forever. It does mean we talk about Jon's lack of sleep, but it also means we can have a damn good chat about board games and tabletop RPGs. We discuss news about the latest adventure for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rime of the Frostmaiden, and lament the lack of high level campaigns before venturing into the world of video games with Elite Dangerous, Frostpunk and Baldurs Gate 3. With the news of a new battlemap editor in Inkarnate, we discuss the merits and flaws of Inkarnate, Dungeon Painter Studio and Campaign Cartographer. Sticking with the theme, the Andy and Steve talk about Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale. Andy then has to decide between Roll PLayer Adventures and buying a new kitchen floor before we have a good long chat about our experiences with Star Trek Adventures the Tabletop RPG from Modiphius. Games Mentioned 00:11:50 Shobu 00:14:40 Rime of the Frostmaiden for Dungeons & Dragons 5E 00:21:23 Baldurs Gate 3 00:25:00 Frostpunk the Boardgame 00:30:01 Inkarnate (D&D map making tool) now has battlemaps A comparison between Inkarnate, Dungeondraft, Dungoen Painter Studio and Campaign Cartographer 00:41:22 Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale 00:48:26 3D printers and a bit of a rant from Steve 00:54:43 Roll Player Adventures https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1152516291/roll-player-adventures 01:07:56 Star Trek Adventures RPG This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Jul 10
1 hr 36 min
Episode 84 - THe UK Expo No Show
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content If things were normal this episode would be all about talking about the UK games Expo but of course conventions have been cancelled so we bring you another slice of gaming chat as we discuss the latest news and answer he listeners questions. We address topics such as the best 2 player game, online conventions, and Terraforming Mars. Games Mentioned 00:00:00 Jon is back! 00:06:50 Elite Dangerous and Factorio 00:10:29 Gloomhaven Digital, Blood Rage Digital 00:17:08 Kickstarter Round Up and News      Dark Cities: Bristol 1350 - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travishancock/bristol-1350-race-against-the-black-death      Nemesis Lockdown https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/awakenrealms/nemesis-lockdown      Kemet https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/matagot/kemet-blood-and-sand      Role: A New Kind of Platform For The RPG Community https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/role/role-a-new-kind-of-platform-for-the-rpg-community      Tabletop Gaming Live is cancelled      Masters of the Universe Game      New 40k and Astartes 00:40:45 Questions from the listeners This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Jun 13
1 hr 37 min
Episode 83 - Comic Relief, D&D and Eternal Palace
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content The Covid-19 lockdown may be easing in England, but don’t worry as the boys from Polyhedron Collider are keeping safe and playing even more games online. But we’re not the only ones, as Comic Relief played Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition this week, with references to Boo, Tiger King and bread curses. They’re not the only ones playing D&D 5E as Steve and Andy talk about their initial thoughts on the Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Kit and its adventure The Dragon of Icespire Peak, were we learn that Rory doesn’t like wizards. We also give our first impressions on the Alien Roleplaying Game. We also venture into some board games, as Steve talks about “Go with extra steps” game Mitropia and Steve and Andy talk about Eternal Palace, the latest dice placement game from Alley Cat Games which is all about creating beautiful works of art. Games Mentioned 00:02:17 Comic Relief Played D&D 5E 00:11:16 Dungeons and Dragons Essentials Kit 00:18:22 Alien: the roleplaying Game 00:22:38 Knightmare Live https://ko-fi.com/paulflannery 00:23:48 Humble Bundle - Asmodee Digital Play with Friends https://www.humblebundle.com/games/asmodee-play-with-friends 00:26:39 UK Games Expo is cancelled 00:30:15 Tabletop Gaming Live is still planned! 00:26:23 Frosthaven made an awful lot of money 00:42:05 Mitropia https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timewarplabs/mitropia-the-mythical-game-of-surrounding 00:43:13 Eternal Palace 01:01:30 Dice Theme Park and Canvas This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
May 17
1 hr 16 min
Storm King's Thunder Spoiler Chat
We have a big spoiler filled chat about Storm King's Thunder for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. If you want to hear our non-spoiler thoughts, please go listen to Episode 82.
Apr 27
48 min
Episode 82: Roll Player and Storm King's Thunder
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content Lock down may continue, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop! Through the power of the internet the boys continue to utilise the power of Tabletopia, Tabletop Simulator and Roll20 to bring you another round of board gaming chat. We talk about our endeavours playing Teotihuacan, Great Western Trail and Roll Player and even manage to bring you a little news. We then go into an in depth chat about Storm King’s Thunder for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and we’ll be bringing you a spoiler filled chat very soon!. Games Mentioned 00:15:07 Heropath 00:20:07 Super Dungeon Explore 00:28:00 UK Games Expo postponed until August 00:30:08 Loads of freebies including https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial 00:33:45 Aconyte books announce more titles 00:41:23 Adventure in online adventures 00:49:26 Roll Player 00:55:45 Storm Kings Thunder for D&D 5E This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Apr 26
1 hr 27 min
Episode 81: Scythe, Lords of Waterdeep and Netrunner
Warning: This podcast contains strong language and adult content We're all stuck in lockdown, which means we can’t make it to our usual board game and roleplaying game meet ups. But that doesn’t stop Steve and Andy from exploring ways in which we can play board games online. We talk through the Steam versions of Scythe, Lords of Waterdeep and Gloomhaven and have a look at dedicated platforms such as Jinteki.net, Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia and talk about Airecon.   Games Mentioned 00:08:33 Scythe Digital Edition 00:26:27 Gloomhaven Jinteki.net, Tabletop Simulator and Tabletopia 00:43:19 Lords of Waterdeep 00:56:25 Airecon   This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Jon's News Ferret: "NewsSting" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Apr 5
1 hr 12 min
Live from Airecon 2020
At Airecon 2020 Polyhedron Collider recorded a live session of our unique brand of board game banter but because we couldn’t be bothered preparing any notes we let the audience choose the topics for the show. Andy, Jon and Steve talk about beginners advice for new Dungeons and Dragons dungeon masters, leaving the Cyclons out of Battlestar Galactica and what games to bring to a convention. This episode is available on iTunes or your favourite podcast player via our feed http://polyhedroncollider.libsyn.com/rss Intro and Outro Music: "Ouroboros" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Don't forget to visit www.polyhedroncollider.com for more great reviews and interviews, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and check us out of twitch.tv/polyhedroncollider
Mar 23
46 min
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