Archive Monthly Archives: April 2016

GGS005: Star Wars: Edge of the Empire – the Beginner Game

This month we travel to a galaxy far, far away, with the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game. Jess and I are joined by Chas to discuss how this was, in fact, a gateway game for all three of us.

Game details

# Players: 3-5
Ages: 10+
Game Length (first time): 4 hours, plus breaks
Game Length (average): varies

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Ep 17. Pandemic Legacy – August in Review (GSC109)

In this episode we debrief after our play-through of September. If you’re worried about spoilers make sure to hold off on this episode until you’ve played September in your own game (then rejoin us for this episode).

There’s plenty of additional context for this debrief, if you’re interested, which can be found in our August play-through episode.

This episode is part of a series of episodes running through our campaign of Pandemic Legacy, which includes between 12-24 games depending on how well we do. If we win the first 12 (unlikely) that’ll be it. If we lose a lot…it could be 24 (let’s hope not). Listen in to follow our progress and hear our trials and tribulations.

w/ Matt Anderson, Jess Anderson, Jenn, Chas

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Ep 16. Pandemic Legacy – August (Actual Play) (GSC108.5)

This is the audio from our actual live play recorded during our August Pandemic Legacy. In this episode we validate rules for what has changed then proceed to play through August. If you’re worried about spoilers make sure to hold off on this episode until you’ve played August in your own game (then rejoin us for this episode).

If you’d rather skip straight to our debrief go right ahead, otherwise enjoy everything that happens in our January play-through.

Show Notes

(Time Code - Milestone)
0:31 - Character Selection
0:53 - Begin game
0:53 - Cure!
0:54 - Epidemic
1:38 - Epidemic 2
1:58 - Epidemic 3
2:35 - Cure 2
2:45 - Epidemic 4
3:05 - Game end

w/ Matt Anderson, Jess Anderson, Jenn, Chas

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Ep 15. Pandemic Legacy – July (take 2) in Review (GSC108)

In this episode we debrief after our second crack at July. Jenn had to run before we recorded this debrief (the playthroughs on this day took quite a while) and we do get a little off track in the middle when Chas asks a simple question about lightsabers, and Matt starts in with (movie-spoiler-free) Star Wars facts. We do get back on topic. Eventually.

There’s plenty of additional context for this debrief, if you’re interested, which can be found in our companion play-through episode.

This episode is part of a series of episodes running through our campaign of Pandemic Legacy. We’ve made it through and have between 5-10 games remaining depending on how well we do. Listen in to follow our progress and hear our trials and tribulations.

w/ Matt Anderson, Jess AndersonChas

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Ep 14. Pandemic Legacy – July, take two (Actual Play) (GSC107.5)

This is the audio from our actual live play recorded during our eighth game of Pandemic Legacy, which means it’s “July” and we don’t quite know what is coming our way. In this episode we play the second half of July, so no new rules since the last episode. If you’re worried about spoilers make sure to hold off on this episode until you’ve played July in your own game (then rejoin us for this episode).

If you’d rather skip straight to our debrief go right ahead, otherwise enjoy everything that happens in our January play-through.

Show Notes

(Time Code - Milestone)
0:44 - Game starts
0:45 - Epidemic 1
1:03 - Thank you funding
1:09 - Cure
1:20 - Epidemic 2
1:37 - Epidemic 3
2:00 - Epidemic 4
2:23 - Cure
2:36 - Epidemic 5
2:39 - Cure
2:42 - Begin post-game
3:05 - Debrief

w/ Matt Anderson, Jess Anderson, Jenn, Chas

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