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Outside is Overrated Episode 18 – 2019 Holiday Buying Guide

Tom and Joey give their recommendations for board and video game gifts for the nerd in your life.

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Frosthaven: The Sequel to Gloomhaven – Everything You Need to Know!

Today at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, Isaac Childres, owner of Cephalofair Games and creator of Gloomhaven held a panel with Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower to reveal a bevy of details about the full-blown sequel to the #1 board game on BoardGameGeek. Enough with the preamble – lets forge ahead and dive in.

What is Frosthaven?

Frosthaven is the “big-box” sequel to Gloomhaven (a game we’ve discussed on this site so many times its hard to link just one podcast, so here is the article Tom Awesome wrote about our session) set to release on Kickstarter on March 2020, with a release “less than a year” from that, according to Childres – with the aim being early 2021. Childres states early on that a player wouldn’t have to play Gloomhaven to pick up this game and that the learning curve will be similar to starting the original game (which is widely regarded as being quite unforgiving). Continue reading “Frosthaven: The Sequel to Gloomhaven – Everything You Need to Know!”

Tom’s Triumphs: Sedlacek Sausagefest

Hello, friends. If your idea of a good time is something other than getting up hours before the sun rises, eating some oatmeal, bundling up in cold-weather gear and sitting quietly in the woods for several hours – we are not that dissimilar. For some reason, I find myself committing to three weekends of hunting in November each year. Perhaps it’s the sweet payoff of knowing that if I’m lucky, one of those weekends will be spent cramming raw meat into sausage casings on my kitchen table.

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Tom’s Triumphs: Is This a Poop?

October is a busy month. It’s one of the most intense months of the year at work. The Vikings season is in full swing. It’s my mother-in-laws birthday. We host a Halloween party, and the dozen or so trees in our yard drop a cubic ton (or two) of leaves for us to clean up. Somehow, in the middle of it all, was a bountiful harvest of gaming.

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First Impressions: Fire Emblem Three Houses

Fire Emblem Three Houses is a tactical fantasy RPG that released July 2019 on Nintendo Switch. I spent five hours with the game and could see myself committing a hundred or so more.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 17 – Harry Wizards, Chapter One

Tom and Phoenix talk about the first books in the Harry Potter and Harry Dresden universes.

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Review: Joker

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 9

Let me start by saying that I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of this movie.  I’m on record somewhere on OiO stating that The Joker is best with no origin story; just a crazed, nameless villain to oppose Batman… perhaps even created entirely because of the existence of Batman.  After finally seeing Joker, I have to admit that I was wrong.

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Tom’s Triumphs – I Am Too Old To Do Things

Shortly after my 38th birthday, I loaded my little family up for a trip to the Black Hills with the in-laws. I had never been, but it’s my wife’s favorite place on earth. So we coordinated a trip with four couples and two babies to the southwest quarter of South Dakota. The trip was amazing, but I often ended up sounding like classic detective Roger Murtaugh.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 16 – Tom and Joey’s Favorite Co-Op Video Games

Tom and Joey talk Fantasy Football and take a look at some of their favorite cooperative video games in a variety of genres.

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