"Previously, on The Cardboard Herald..."
First and foremost, can I say how AWESOME it was to talk with Kenna of the Going Last podcast? They are my favorite tabletop gaming podcast on the net, I have the utmost respect for their style, whit, and occasional professionalism. Plus, that "Gaming News" stinger is great EVERY TIME. Kenna is the guest on this week's podcast, and I'm really looking forward to having her and her co-host Rich back on in the future.
A Fresh New Look
Frequent visitors will notice that the site has a bit of a revamp, but the two most important aspects of the update are the Latest Reviews and Archive tabs. I felt both of these needed a major quality of life update, so now on the Latest Reviews tab you'll see a display of our latest Written, Audio, and Video work, with links to those full libraries in chronological order. Then on the Archive, I'm building a list of all of the games we've covered (no, not just ones that got a side mention on a podcast one time, a game we actually discussed), and then a list of all the content we have corresponding to it. I think it's looking great, and if you have any feedback, feel free to send it over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, we talk reviews (Duh Duh Duhhhhhhhh):
This week is a BIG week for reviews, especially if you include last week. So basically, this AND last week are big weeks for reviews. Got it!? Let's check these puppies out:
(click on the image to hop to the review)
Yamatai Review - For Queen Himiko's Smile
This one is by me, I'll take all of the hate. SPOILERS - I didn't really like it. Which is a shame because I tend to adore anything Bruno Cathala is involved with. Anyway, I tried going back to my old conversational style of review, I think it worked out really well here.
Broken Token's Terraforming Mars Insert
You thought we'd limit it to games only? You were wrong! Behold, the impressive TM insert, with all it's birch smell. Also, do us all a favor and SUBSCRIBE TO THE CHANNEL!
Gumshoe Struggles - A Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective review
Occasional contributor Luke Muench comes back with a review of this awesome, classic game of deduction, social construction, and ...seduction? I got a little lost in the weeds there, but Luke did a great job. As always, you can find more of Luke's stuff over at the Budget Board Gamer youtube channel.
Elder Sign Review -
What's that, 3 written reviews by 3 different reviewers, all within a week of each other? GHASP! Cheyenne Morse, Jack's oldest friend, fierce rival, and co-host of the Fictional Females podcast, makes her reviewing debut by tackling this beloved co-op classic. (This review won't go up till Friday... Stay tuned!)
Five Tribes & Scoundrels of Skullport
What's that? A THIRD format of review, all happening this week? PHEW! We've been busy. If you are only acquainted with our interview podcast, definately check out TCbH reviews, it's like a review + behind the music, except board games, because that's what we do.