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MeepleCore podcast

MeepleCore is a bi-weekly podcast/videocast about board games, video games, music, and nerd culture. The audio version of this podcast can be found on iTunes and other podcast locations. Visit www.meeplecore.com for more info, like us on Facebook.com/MeepleCore, and follow us on twitter @meeplecore. Feel free to email us questions and comments at meeplecore@gmail.com
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Dec 28, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Shogun (Queen Games), Thief's Market (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot (Portal Games).

Next they go over their 2017 gaming year and talk about all the games that excited them in one way or another, get in the spirit by having a short Christmas talk, and finish up the episode with their Top 5 Holiday/Family Event games!
...and much more!!!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Iron & Ale, Boundary Break, Raw Data, Trivial Pursuit, Spyfall, Apple iPhone admits throttling older devices, Playstation Store Sale

Dec 13, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Manhatten Project: Energy Empire (Minion Games), Battle Kittens (Ultra Pro), and Stop Thief (Restoration Games).

Next they discuss the 7 star units coming to the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, give you some Christmas shopping ideas with a selection of board games, video games and movies, and finish off the show with their Top 5 Childhood Presents!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Alchemist Code, Hardcore Henry, Dragons Dogma, World of Final Fantasy, Toreba Crane game, Rambo Kickstarter, Magic The Gathering Great Designer Search 3

Nov 28, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Folklore The Affliction (Greenbrier Games), Shadowscape (NSKN Games), and Black Gold (Fantasy Flight Games).

Next they voice their opinions on holding grudges from one game to the next, discuss the loot box controversies going on in video games such as Star Wars Battlefront II and Counter Strike GO, give their Top 5 on-screen Villians...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Alchemist Code, Lineage 2 Revolution, Raw Data, Smite, Rick and Morty, Halo, Left for Dead, Cards Against Humanity, 7 Wonders App

Nov 15, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Super Motherload (Roxley), Farlight (Game Salute), and Sheriff of Nottingham: Merry Men expansion (Arcane Wonders).

Next they talk about combat resolution methods in games - the good, the bad, and the ugly - Then discuss if you need to buy every expansion to a game, and finish off the episode with a surprise topic!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Playstation VR, Raw Data, VR Worlds, Privateer Press, Humble Bundle, boardgamefinder.net, Folklore, FF15 Monster of the Deep, GameStop Rentals, World of Warcraft Classic.

Oct 31, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), and co-hosts Matt RoBear and Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Klondike Rush (Red Raven Games), Cutthroat Kingdoms (Alderac Entertainment Group), and Kingdomino (Blue Orange Games).

Next they discuss if they would rather have a digital or physical copy of a game/CD/Movie, give their list of anticipated games coming out at Essen Spiel 2017, and finish off the show with their Top 5 Scary Video games - just in time for Halloween!
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Game Toppers, Playstation VR, Halloween, Crusaders of Light, Polygon Dice Tower article, Microsoft Kinect, Wizkids and Games Workshop, mini playstation 4 game pad.

Oct 18, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Unearth by Brotherwise Games, Paramedics Clear by Smirk & Dagger, and H.I.D.E by Mayday Games.

Next they give their kickstarter preview for Coma Ward by Everything Epic Games, dicuss if FLGSs are important to the gaming hobby and if they are needed to survive, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 console accessories!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Dragon Project, Dragon's Dogma, Borderlands Humble Bundle, Smash Up on iOS

Oct 3, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Vengeance by Mighty Boards, Super Mario: Level Up! by USAopoly, and World Championship Russian Roulette by Tuesday Knight Games.

Next they talk about why paper money is the greatest board game component ever created, discuss what makes board games and video games replayable, give their top 5 RPG classes to play in video games...
...and much more!

Other games and topics briefly discussed in this episode: Hugh Hefner, NCAA Louisville Basketball scandal, Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter, Specter Ops Broken Covenant, History of the World Z-Man Edition, Lineage 2 Revolution, Dragon's Dogma, King's Knight, Middle Earth Shadow of War, The Evil Within 2, Mario Odyssey, Wolfenstein 2, Assassin's Creed Origins.

Sep 21, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Go Nuts for Donuts (Gamewright), Lifeboats (Z-Man Games), Joraku (Tasty Minstrel Games), and Between Two Cities (Stonemaier Games).

Next they give some tips and tricks on how to organize your board games, review and discuss their opinions on the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Talk about some Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, finish off the show with their Top 5 Games they wished they have played....
...and much more!!!

Sep 7, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and returning guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  Adrenaline (Czech Games Edition), Century: Golem Edition (Plan B Games), Kingdomino (Blue Orange), and Tiny Epic Quest (Gamelyn Games).

Next they talk about their recap and experiences at the historic 50th anniversary of GenCon 2017, discuss their reasons on why people purchase games at conventions, go through their Top 5 un-popular opinions about GenCon....

...and much more!

Aug 19, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear are joined by guests Eric Ledford and Jason Coeyman live (posted just after recording) at Gencon 50!!!!  They talk about random stuff that has happened at the con, new games that they have played and more!  Covering days Thursday and Friday.

Aug 9, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  Straw (AEG), Shadow Hunters (Z-man Games), Dragon Punch (Level 99 Games), and Game of Thrones: Hand of the King (Fantasy Flight Games).
Then they give a kickstarter preview for Greenbriar Games "Champions of Hara" coming soon! Talk about the controversy surrounding Fandomfest 2017 in Louisville Kentucky, give their thoughts on the current events and Veritas characters in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 disappointing convention moments...
...and much more!

Jul 27, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Trieste, Parade, Rumble In The House, and Dungeon Busters.
Then they discuss their excitement for the new Atari console (the Ataribox), talk about their GenCon 2017 Math Trade Results, preview the games that will make their debut at GenCon 2017, and finally finish off the episode with their Top 5 Outdoor Activities!
...and much more!

Jul 13, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: 7 Wonders Duel, Spoils of War, Agricola Family Edition, and Skyward.
Then they get all angry with elitist gamers, discuss the great GenCon 2017 Math Trade debacle, give their thoughts on used board/video game prices, become super nostalgic when going through the SNES Classic games list, sprinkle in a small conversation about Final Fantasy Brave Exvius's current events, and cap the episode off with their Top 5 Disney Movies!
...and much more!!!

Jun 30, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Brutal Kingdom, Costa Rica, Mino & Tauri, and Wereword. Next they discuss the changes and updates to Final Fantasy Brave Exvius 2.2 update and 1 year anniversary, recap their experiences at the Origins Game Fair 2017, cap the show off with their Top 5 disappointing board games ....and much more!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

Jun 15, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple), co-host Matt RoBear, and guest Eric Ledford begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: High Tide, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Battle Masters, and Edo.  Then Tim and Eric talk about their Origins Math Trade results, Matt talks the Walking Dead with his experiences at Walker Stalker Con in Nashville TN, the group discusses the latest events and raids in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and wrap up the show with their Top 5 favorite Board game Mechanisms!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

May 30, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Imhotep, Last Night On Earth, Touria, and Claim It! Next they discuss what board games would work well during speed dating, talk about the nominees for the 2016 Dice Tower Awards and give their predictions, recap their experiences at the Lexicon 2016 gaming convention, give their Top 5 Road Trip Snacks, and much more!

RIP Aaron Jennette, he was an amazing brother and more amazing father - Please visit www.gofundme.com/aaronjennette - all donations go to his daughter.

May 3, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games: Mage Wars Arena (2v2 and domination mode), Greed, Star Trek Panic, and Quarto. Next they discuss the annoyances of player elimination in board games, give an actual review of the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius instead of just talking about it all the time, since convention seaon is coming into full swing they give you their top 5 things to do at conventions... and much more!

Apr 17, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games:  A Firstful of Dinero, Summoner Wars (Teams: 2v2), Patrician, and Liar's Dice.  Next they discuss the importance of first impressions when it comes to games, their feelings about "grinding" in video games, share their answers for a board game motivation profile, quietly laugh behind their DM screen as United airlines botches their PR saving throw, and finish the episode off with their Top 5 video game Easter eggs!

Apr 4, 2017

1 Year Anniversary show!  Listen to join our contest to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with a few first impressions for the board games Roll Player, Warhammer Quest Adventure Card Game, Rise of Augustus, and Nothing Personal.  Next they talk about why you should or shouldn't concede a game, discuss ways to enhance your tournament experience, show Matt what "Fight Club" is all about, and finish the show off with things that make them scream like babies in their Top 5 Fears list, and much more!

Mar 22, 2017

We have a contest going on!!!  Please listen to the beginning of the show for details and how to enter!

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with board game first impressions for Trickerion, Tzolk'in and it's expansion Tribes & Prophecies, Dead Man's Draw, and Rattus with the Pied Piper Expansion.  Next they discuss component quality in board games, give their thoughts on Boardgamegeek.com's Golden Geek awards of 2016, see what's up and coming with the Gama Trade Show 2017 coverage, and finish off the episode with their top 5 favorite RPGs!

Mar 7, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear begin the show with board game first impressions for Rattus, Disc Duelers, Suttakku, Can't Stop and Can't Stop Rolling Down the Highway. Then they debate if its annoying to have multiple draw piles to choose from, discuss how far is too far when a game "borrows" mechanisms, summon their inner childhood as they talk about the launch of the Nintendo Switch, run through the Final Fantasy Brave Exvius 2.0 update, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 favorite Actors!

 

Feb 22, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear are joined by Roy Cannaday from the Epic Gaming Night podcast!  They start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for 7 Wonders with the Cities and Leaders expansions, Tiny Epic Galaxies, Ticket To Ride Asia (Teams), and the Final Fantasy TCG.  Next they have a small interview with Roy where they ask him all his deepest secrets, discuss if bands really do "sell out" or not, and finish up the episode with their Top 5 favorite shows/concerts!

Feb 8, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for Sons of Anarchy, Samurai Sword, Battle cruisers, and Dreamblade.  Next they vent their frustrations over board games that come missing pieces, discus Game Informer's Top 2016 board games, talk boy bands in their Final Fantasy XV (15) review, and finish off the episode with their Top 5 funniest ways board games determine starting player!

Jan 27, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for Kingdom Builder, Oracle of Delphi, World's Fair 1893, and The Shadow Over Westminster.  Next they are joined by board game designer Steve Avery (designer of Nothing Personal, TaDa) to talk about his newest games coming out, discuss if they bother with story introduction to board games, talk about their picks for the newest Monoply pieces, and end the show with their top 5 things they would do with a million dollars!

Jan 10, 2017

Host Tim Jennette (Metal Meeple) and co-host Matt RoBear start the episode off with a few board game first impressions for PitchCar, Stack Attack, Tyrants of the Underdark, and Orcs Orcs Orcs.  Next they vent their frustrations about board game inserts that cannot hold sleeved cards, share their thoughts on Ariana Grande joining the lineup of characters in Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, talk about their impressions so far as they play through Final Fantasy 15, give their feelings about Star Wars Rogue One, and finally end the episode with their Top 5 Final Fantasy characters!

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