Episode 25 – I’m Leaving The Room

Hi and welcome back to our masterclass series: Teaching Board Games For Masochists! We’ve all been in this situation right? You’re teaching a game to a group of humans and one of the creatures chimes in with a categorically false conjecture. You then gently, oh so gently, but firmly like the caress of an orangutan, tell them to stay out of it. Teaching this game is your job after all, you began speaking first! How dare they? Then what happens, they get upset right? If by upset you mean they attempt to burrow into your very soul with eyes so hot you feel as if you are staring into the brimstone coals of Satan’s very testicles? Then yes, they get upset.  Would you like to know how to handle this in a way that doesn’t result in a silent four hour car ride home? Well call the toll free number on your screen now and for just ten easy payments of $79.99 I’ll send you my sure fire system on 12 audio cassettes and you’ll be off that couch and sleeping in your own bed again in no time or your money back! (no refunds, exchanges, or liability outside the Democratic Republic of Congo)
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Episode 24 – Tim Tam Tastic!

G’day mates! And might I add that I am really getting a kick out of that hat your wearing! In this fantastic & gargantuan sized installment of the (Now legitimately) world famous Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast we open some correspondence from board gaming’s most strategically turtley continent Australia! Oh, what wonders will spill forth from this cardboard treasure trove? Hint: They’re Australia’s #1 export and responsible for 97.3% of the country’s GDP. After gorging ourselves we get around to talking about so many games it will blow the shrimp right off your barbie! (Or the prawns, if you’re in the know) We talk Founders Of Gloomhaven plus an extensive and tense review of Rising Sun and literally everything in between. So hug the closest Koala bear at hand (but wear gloves, those things are riddled with Chlamydia) and get ready for us to bring the thunder from down under! Well, Maurice takes care of that, as usual…

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Episode 23 – Near Sighted & Far Flung

Ask yourself a question dear listener, Near OR Far? Harder than it seems right? We here at the world famous Not Safe For Worker Placement feel the torment of your inner conflict. What if we were to tell you that it’s now possible for you to have both? What, have your cake AND throw it in your mother-in-laws face? With the help of this fantastic new board game Near and Far all this is not only possible but down right plausible! In this episode we will take you on a journey inside the world that designer Ryan Laukat has created and give you a peek at the wonders waiting to be discovered! But wait, there’s more! We also discuss a brutally competitive new deck building arena combat game, Carthage! Can you survive Rome’s bloodiest spectacle armed only with a Heavy Scotum? It’s a question we must all ask ourselves sooner or later… In the @meepleofmadness Music Minute we turn you onto Casablanca, a fantastic stoner/eighties hair metal band that you will not be able to deny! All these depths and more are yours to explore in this the 23rd episode of the NSFWP Podcast! Gather your gems and cinch your sack, it’s gonna be a wild ride!

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Episode 22 – Err Of The Dog

Well listeners, the hazy afterglow of our celebratory episode 21 has faded and given way to the mother of all content hangovers. We tried to valiantly fight through the pain and dull the effects with coffee and forced smiles but in the end we did what all hard-core, truth accepting podcasts must do  when faced with non-productivity… We got drunk and recorded a new episode! Don’t worry you probably won’t even notice, it’s not like we have a track record of flawlessly professional recordings to compare it to. In this episode we giveaway a copy of Scythe from Stonemaier Games as well as talk extensively of all the games we’ve been playing including: Royals, Bunny Kingdom, Inbetween, Cold Water Crown, Yamatai & many more! Plus Ben regales you with tales of Geekway To The West 2018 and in our Meepleofmadness Music Minute we feature great tunes by Nick Waterhouse & Chicano Batman! Finally in IRL, Leeandra talks about her latest adventures in China & Ben sets the bar of good parenting surprisingly low! All that & more is poised to sail straight into your auditory canals, so sit back, take two aspirin & a cocktail and call me in the morning!

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Episode 21- Scythe Scythe Baby

The time is nigh once again dear alternate history agrarian, village dwelling listener! Put on your steam powered headphones and work tirelessly for your gov’t to the sounds of episode 21 of Europa’s #1 podcast (Take that Mark Maron) the world famous Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast!  Keep your wits about you though and don’t be underfoot when that giant black mech stomps through your wheat field, you know close behind is the big smelly guy with the pointy hat, oh and the giant wolf! Your definitely starting to regret planting this close to the factory! In this episode we rock a Scythe like a vandal and interview the co-founder of Stonemaier Games, Jamey Stegmaier! We talk about his design influences, his thoughts on Kickstarter and get the inside scoop on what’s next for Stonemair! We also dive deep into his biggest game, Scythe with a Beginners guide to playing it and tie that all together with a giveaway contest for a brand new copy of the game! Also there’s a new 4M music segment and we ramble in IRL…Whew that’s a lot. But you’ve got all day to listen while you toil in this field so lay down and boogie and play that 4X board game til ya die!

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Episode 20 – You Can Can A Tuna But You Can’t Tune a Con

Quick listener, roll a dexterity check! Oh, a 6 you say? Well let’s just say you get smacked up side your head by a big ‘ol sack of The Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast! You shouldn’t have multi-classed as a Sorcerer, everyone knows they are chumps. Oh well, take that sucking head wound as a lesson and cheer up buckaroo because we have got quite the show for you! This episode we talk our recent D&D adventure, what other games we’ve been playing, bring you an all new music segment and give an extensive recap of Moon City Con 2018! The anecdotes are flowing like the crimson blood over your face as we thank everyone who came out and made the convention as excellent as a well placed melee attack to the cranium! Health Potion? Drink em if you got em and sit back and relax to the soothing sounds of episode 20. Don’t you dare fall asleep though, you most likely have a severe concussion.

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Episode 19 – Lizards & Liches & Ball Gags, Oh My!

Hello adventurous listeners! It’s time once again to embark upon an epic quest otherwise known as episode 19 of the world famous Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast! This episode we’re talking about role playing, no not the kind you found out your aunt and uncle were into. “Hey Auntie, I was looking for a sweater in your closet and wow, I had no idea you were so into cosplay, that’s really cool!” Auntie,”Uh… What’s cosplay?” No, we’re talking about Role Playing Games! DnD and beyond! Join us as we bring you an actual play DnD 5th edition segment that is fully (some might say overly) produced. And get a glimpse at how Leeandra and I got into this hobby in the first place. They say one is the loneliest number but I’m here to tell you two can be as bad as one when the the two are us and you add funny shaped dice! Join us for this grand adventure!

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Episode 18 – Meet The Fakirs

It’s that time again doggedly faithful listener, that’s right, half past a Wallace’s Brass a quarter till Cathala. In this, the 18th episode of The Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast we get steamy with two Martin Wallace train classics, play the fantastic Five Tribes and discuss our recently completed Charterstone campaign! We also decide to never use the words Man Cave again instead christening the Non Binary Gender Fluid Cave just in time to move out and not be at all in charge of what people call it. We know how to make the most of our time and yours. There’s more improvised musical ads and more general jackassery so don’t miss a minute, because in the immortal words of Steve Miller; Time keeps on slippin, slippin, slippin. Into the kitchen… Or something like that. I’m not good with lyrics. Ciao!

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Episode 17 – Emirates of Hacan & Ale

Step right up one and all, young and old! Marvel at the exploits of two idiots the likes of which the board gaming world has never seen! See how they edit their way out of technical glitches, you’ll barely notice! Gape in wonder at their collective ineptitude while simultaneously they manage to keep you in rapped attention with their undeniable down home charm! Do you enjoy rambling, barely coherent conversation about games like Heaven & Ale, Oh My Goods and TI4 between parties that hardly remember playing them? Your in luck! Just a penny for an adult and a haypenny for a child, that’s right step right up and enter the confines of this rickety tent! You’ll hear a bushel of ill-formed opinions and more half-hearted improvised music than you can shake a Crown Royal velvet bag full of polyhedral dice at! That’s right folks, see the one and only Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast! What..? Not interested..? Scram then you little punk, before I sick the Bearded Lady on ya!

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Episode 16 – Legends of the Fog II: Western Love

We cut to a close up of Brad Pitt as he gazes perplexed at Sam Elliott. His expression softens as we realize he has just fully grasped the magnificence of the mustache before him. Sam tries to look away but can’t break the spell of those baby blues as deep as the spring down the trail from his Grandpappy’s place. The gravity of the moment builds and we hear the violins swell- Just then Jake Gyllenhaal throws back the tent flap!

Oh hi, I didn’t see you there. I was just writing a little fanfic inspired by this the 16th episode of The Not Safe For Worker Placement Podcast! I’ll finish it later, I’m sure your not interested in that wholesome little yarn. I bet you are however interested in board games! If so well we’ve got a doosey for ya. Two great interviews with the developer and designer of Western Legends and Fog Of Love! Both interviews pull back the curtain on what it takes to get a game to market in this ever changing board game landscape. Speaking of pulling back the curtain…. There he stands, Donnie Darko wearing the creepy bunny suit and holding the head under his rippling bicep laden arm…

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