Episode 14 – 80s Pinball, Nintendo, and KantCon 2016

Pinball: Dennis and Tony discuss the culmination of months of voting and the winner of the 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament. In addition, each talk about what Pinside Top 50 solid state pin they’d most want to own, and which Top 50 pin is the most overrated.

Video Games: Discussion is entirely Nintendo-centric, with a discussion of Nintendo’s disappointing first quarter financial report (it’s more interesting than this sounds!) and the leaked specs on the Nintendo NX.

Tabletop: It’s all about KantCon 2016. Tony discusses his gaming experiences during the Friday session (D&D 5E and Planet Mercenary) and Dennis and Tony talk about their Saturday experience (more D&D 5E and The Ultimate Hero).

Links:
Dungeons & Dragons: http://dnd.wizards.com/

Paragon Notion (The Ultimate Hero RPG): https://www.facebook.com/ParagonNotion/

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Episode 13 – Pabst, Colorization, Pokémon, and Mars Attacks

Pinball: Dennis starts the segment with the 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament, which is now entering its final phase. From there, Tony and Dennis’ discussion centers around the Pabst Can Crusher pinball machine artwork which was recently revealed, and an in-depth talk about the Medieval Madness Remake’s color DMD announcement and associated pricing.

Video Games: Pokémon Go leads off the video game segment, given the craze is sweeping the nation. In addition, nostalgia gets a boost with the Nintendo Classic Edition console.

Tabletop: Per a listener request, the guys tackle Mars Attacks: The Miniatures Game. They also talk about the upcoming KantCon and the RPGs they’ve signed up for.

Links:
1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament-Round 6: http://goo.gl/forms/XKxNaVaHdB7T3EDw2

Dorkly Pokemon MMO comic: http://www.dorkly.com/post/52546/be-careful-what-you-wish-for

Episode 12 – Domino’s, SGDQ 2016, Evo 2016, & Tabletop for Kids

Pinball: Dennis goes over the latest in the 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament. From there, he and Tony give their thoughts on the Domino’s Pizza pinball machine, talking about the art, layout, and gameplay already shown.

Video Games: Dennis brings up Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) 2016, a charity speed-running event, and Evo 2016, the premier fighting game tournament. Tony and Dennis also talk about some of their favorite fighting games from days gone by.

Tabletop: Tony discusses Castles of Mad King Ludwig, a tile-laying game. From there, Tony outlines a variety of games that are good to play with young children.

Links:
1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament-Round 5: http://goo.gl/forms/pisXnuA2BdxYsgkC2

Summer Games Done Quick 2016: https://gamesdonequick.com/

Evo 2016 Championship Series: http://evo.shoryuken.com/

Castles of Mad King Ludwig https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/155426/castles-mad-king-ludwig

Enchanted Cupcake Party Game https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/140675/enchanted-cupcake-party-game

Unicorns in the Clouds https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/159566/unicorns-clouds

Tsuro https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/16992/tsuro

Timeline https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/85256/timeline-inventions

Ticket to Ride https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/9209/ticket-ride