Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Tasty Minstrel Games

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Perspective of a Female Gamer

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about what it’s like to be a female tabletop gamer and DM.

Here at the Malted Meeple, one of the key things we provide our guests is a friendly and open environment. This can be challenging when a game like Dungeons & Dragons has a mythos behind it of the group of nerdy guys sitting around a table with their pocket protectors and Doritos. These games can easily seem, much like poker night, to be a time when the girlfriends or wives aren’t welcomed.  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Passport Game Studios

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!  Continue reading

GW1 Issue 110 – Summertime, Movie Time

It’s time for the Meeplecast again, recorded live at The Malted Meeple in Hudson, Ohio. This time we’re talking coming attractions for the next few months, from the obvious summer blockbusters to the questionable releases. Plus we have updates on a few fandom projects in the works, chat about the change in directors for Han Solo and wrap things up with some recommended tv viewing. Listen now!    Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Game of the Month: Here, Kitty, Kitty!

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. Their Game of the Month series highlights one of the many games in their libraries at Ravenwood Castle and The Malted Meeple. They briefly describe the game, how to play it, and why they like it.

 Game: Here, Kitty, Kitty!

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GW1 Issue 101 – Finales, Premieres & Yelling Kam

We’re at The Malted Meeple this week with our crew and some friends, talking about a few season finales and premieres. We start out with lots of Oddmall news… because it’s less than a couple weeks away! Plus there are some just-announced movie release dates and a couple of new tv trailers to cover. Listen now!  Continue reading

Meeple Moments – Publisher’s Spotlight: Cryptozoic Entertainment

Our friends at The Malted Meeple like to give some extra attention to their favorite board game publishers and designers. In their Publisher’s Spotlight they provide a bit of a background on the publisher, discuss a few of their games, and may even announce a visit to The Meeple by some of the publisher’s representatives!

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Meeple Moments – GM Responsibilities: Beyond the Table

Occasionally we feature a post from our friends at The Malted Meeple. This time around, it’s about Game Masters and the roles they play.

In previous articles, we discussed some of the roles filled by players in a role playing game. Some of these roles involved combat, some involved support. Some were specialized, while others were generalized. In roleplaying games players often get to choose which roles they want to fill; that is often a luxury not available to the Game Master. Of all the people sitting at the table, it is the Game Master who often has the most responsibilities. Some of these responsibilities have nothing to do with role-playing, but they are still important.  Continue reading