In this episode of the Dice Steeple Sam & Dan talk about the Dice Tower Cruise, the games they’ve played on the cruise, and the beginnings of a board game ministry that Dan has started called Gaming on Purpose..
1:05 - Dice Tower Cruise
11:07 - Games we’ve been playing
12:13 - Team Play
14:17 - Pie Town
16:52 - Muse
19:32 - Merlin
25:10 - Gaming on Purpose Board Game Ministry with Dan King
In this episode Dan & Sam are joined by Mike Perna from Inn Roads Ministries to talk about the PAX Unplugged convention, Inn Roads Ministries, and Christian responses to Wil Wheaton's remarks about a mass shooting in a church.
0:00 - Intro / Pax Unplugged Convention
16:36 - Games we played
16:36 - Deep Pockets
19:00 - Drop Mix
22:20 - Flip Ships
25:07 - Inn Roads Ministries
39:57 - Wil Wheaton's remarks about a mass shooting in a church
In Episode 28 we are joined by special gusts in person at Gencon. Guests include:
Stephan Brissaud (IELLO USA COO)
Mike Fitzgerald (Designer)
Alex Goldsmith (Dukes of Dice Podcast)
We discuss fun things at Gencon, then dive into theming in gaming including biblical or religious themes.
In episode 27 Sam & Dan speak with Bryan Behl from Multiplying Disciples Ministry about his outreach program at the University of Florida. They also discuss some games they've been playing (Barenpark, Caverna: Cave Vs Cave, Century: Spice Road, Whistle Stop, Trader Mechanic the Traitor Mechanic Game, and Battlecon War of Indines.
Dan & Sam talk about the hardships they have recently gone through over the last month and how gaming has played a part through it all.
They are also joined by Jared Oldham (the bass player for Theocracy) and talk about Rising Sun, The Godfather, a Song of Fire and Ice, Word on the Street, Pyramid Poker, and Gekido Bot Battle.
Sam Healey & Dan King interview Mike Goodrick, a worship pastor whose illness brought him into the gaming hobby and helped him through it.
1:02 - Intro
1:19 - Dan's Kickstarter
2:08 - Games We've Been Playing
4:39 - World Championship Roulette
6:41 - Sixes
8:15 - Exposed
10:39 - Vikings Gone Wild
13:34- Francis Drake
16:22 - Healing in Gaming Interview
In episode 24 of the Dice Steeple, we talk about 1754: Conquest- The French & Indian War, Far East War 1592, New York Slice, and Rum & Bones:2nd Tide.
We then interview Matt Smith the front man for Theocracy which is a Christian Metal Band.
1:04 - Games We Played
1:07 - 1754: Conquest- The French & Indian War
2:57 - Far East War 1592
4:50 - New York Slice
7:09 - Game Boy Geek Kickstarter
8:02 - Rum & Bones : 2nd Tide
9:43 - Introduce Matt Smith from Theocracy.
In this episode Sam & Dan take a look at Idolatry in gaming within their own lives.
0:55 - What have we been playing?
14:56 - Idolatry in life
26:10 - Idolatry in Gaming
In this episode we interview Sean Johnson form BiblicalGeek.com about his content of using the things we love to connect us to the God that loves us!
1:33 What have we been playing
12:03 - BGG Con
12:50 - Biblical Geek
In this episode we interview clean comedian John Branyan about his love for board games, and how his faith changes his look on comedy & life.
1:54 - Welcome John
2:25 - What Games Have We Been Playing
18:46 - Who is John Branyan
23:44 - Interview
To learn more about John Branyan, visit him at http://jbcomedy.webflow.io/
In this episode we are joined by Chris Hecox from Geeks Under Grace to tackle the issue of Sensuality in Gaming & at Gencon.
2:00 Introduction of Geeks Under Grace
4:51 - What have we been playing lately?
14:10 - Sensuality in Gaming & at Gencon
In this episode Sam & Dan talk about inclusion in the board game hobby. They are joined by Jay Howitt & Laura Coxon, and Ron Schade.
1:13 - What have you been up to lately
3:51 - What have you been playing lately
10:46 - Inclusion
In this episode we interview designer extraordinaire Mike Fitzgerald about his most recent game playing, his background in designing, and his new journey in converting to Judaism.
0:55 What have we been up to
5:55 Games we recently played
20:48 Mike Fitzgerald game & design background
31:33 Mike's personal life & the journey of converting to Judaism
In this episode we are joined by Burky & Badger from the Burky & Badger Board Game Babble Podcast.
We talk about the choices we make & Why.
8:19 - Questions begin
8:46 - Why do you choose the color that you play & why?
15:54 - Why do you choose a certain role in the game when available?
21:08 - Do you have a certain playing style? Why or why not?
28:38 - Do you draw the line when playing games with violence, murder, theft, in games? If so, where?
45:44 - Does religion play a part in what games you play and/or how you play them?
Burky & Badger can be found at:
Recently Asmodee North America announced increasing prices of their board games especially online. This has caused a massive outrage on the board game forums. In this episode we shed light on our own personal thoughts on the matter, and also take a look at it through a biblical lens.
Into - 0:00
Recent Games Played
1:15 Happy Salmon
3:27 Pirates of the 7 Seas
5:15 Council of Four
6:30 Thunder & Lightning
8:30 Odin's Ravens
9:50 Meeple War
12:09 Asmodee Pricing Increases Personal Thoughts
29:30 Biblical lens
We are joined by board game designer Jeff Allers who is involved in reaching out to Middle Eastern refugees in Berlin. A portion of his efforts include playing games with the refugees. We learn about the situation in Germany and how this has helped them.
0:41 Introducing Jeff Allers
2:26 Games Designed by Jeff
10:10 Jeff's Life Background
14:43 Refugee Situation in Germany
Read more about this and contact Jeff here:
Sam & Dan discuss luck in gaming, and if luck really exists at all in life.
Kickstarter talk - 0:37
Luck in Gaming - 4:39
Does Luck Exist in Life? - 11:03
In this Episode, Sam & Dan explore a comedic setup & punchline in with Comedian Michael Jr. Then they talk about how this works in games & in life.
1:55 - Fun gaming over the holidays
6:51 - Introducing Michael JR's comedy
9:29 - Michael Jr's life lesson breakthrough
12:41 - Applying the setup and punchline to our lives in and around board gaming
Sam & Dan talk about prejudice in board games and in life. They take an example of a thread about the game New York 1901 to use as an example.
Judgement in Gaming 1:07
Judgement in Life 15:11
Dan & Sam are joined by Marty Connell from Rolling Dice & Taking names to talk about contentment in gaming, & in life.
Contentment background scripturally - 1:45
Contentment in gaming - 10:29
Here is the video / audio sermon that Dan was referring to in this podcast from Jeremy Jernigan at Central Christian church in Mesa, AZ.
Sam & Dan speak with Chara Games about their upcoming release Commissioned. It's a is a 2-6 player, historically-themed, cooperative-style board game with a simple deck-building mechanism that plays in 1 hour. Players are the early Christian Apostles and must work together to mature their faith decks, grow the church, collect the books of the New Testament, and overcome persecution. You do not need to know anything about Christianity to play. The game includes five scenarios that cover the first 150 years of church history, two difficulty levels, and a one-vs-all variation.
0:00 - Intro
1:10 - Chara games at a personal level
3:01 - Gaming history, favorite games
9:11 - Personal stories of faith
14:33 - How do games and faith mix
18:21 - Commissioned the game
21:10 - Using faith to create a game
23:19 - Trouble finding a publisher
27:20 - Advice for other game designers / publishers
29:20 - Timeline for Commissioned
30:58 - How to find Chara Games
32:11 - Next episode details
In this episode we interview Bruno Faidutti. We ask him questions about his designing background, new games & re-prints he's coming out with (Mission Red Planet & Raptor) & then get personal and talk about his world view.
Intro / Background as a designer - 0:00
Mission Red Planet Re-print - 14:13
Raptor - 21:50
World Views 26:45
In this episode we interview Steven Bell & Seth Hale from the Student Ministries dept of Hindman First Baptist Church in Hindman, Kentucky. They started a board game ministry for the students and it has grown to over 60 students over time. We ask them about their gaming preferences, how the ministry got started, how they run it in detail.
The Dice Steeple re-launches with Sam Healy and new co-host Dan King (the Game Boy Geek). They share their background with the Dice Tower, their gaming likes & dislikes, and get deep and personal about their own stories of faith. Finally, they discuss their vision for the Dice Steeple.
Dice Tower Backgrounds:
Sam - 2:13
Dan - 3:40
Who are they as a gamer?
Sam - 6:29
Dan - 8:37
Sam - 12:10
Dice Steeple Vision
Breaking Down Barriers
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In this show, the first in our new format, we are joined by Chris Schock, who talks about how he is starting a gaming group at his church. We go into some of the details of that, and how well it's working for him.