Sam and Kas are joined by their good friend, Kevin Burkhardsmeier (aka Burky) to talk about a couple games they've been playing and Game Topper's new Kickstarter that launched on April 20, 2021!!
Join co-hosts Sam Healey and Kas Ismail as they share three games for each of them that they've been digging on recently and then take a look back at 2020!
*Recorded on December 9, 2020*
Join hosts Sam Healey and Kas Ismail for another episode of The Dice Steeple. In this episode they share current events in their own lives and a currently hot game for them, and speak to Eric Bitterman about his games Stonebound Saga and The Isofarian Guard. Check it out!
Co-hosts Sam Healey and Kas Ismail talk about a couple of games each that they've been playing recently, and then share some encouraging words that they hope will lift you up during this difficult era in which we find ourselves!
Sam and Kas begin the Dice Steeple anew! Sam generally explains the hiatus, and then he and Kas talk about a couple of the games each of them are looking forward to this year! Kas then gives his testimony as a way of introducing himself to the audience.
Intro and outro music is "At Calvary" by Michael Sweet, from his "Him" solo album.
In this episode Sam & Dan talk briefly about the CMON Expo in Atlanta where they are both on site. They also bring in designer Philip duBarry & Lance Hill from Funhill Games about their upcoming release Wisdom of Solomon.
1:10 - Guest intros
3:32 - Games We played - Black Orchestra
4:56 - One Week Ultimate Werewolf
7:15 - Blood Rage
9:03 - CMON Expo
10:06 Funhill Games
13:45 - Wisdom of Solomon
Today Dan & Sam are joined by Patrick from Chara games. They talk about Chara Games' new game Soul of the Empire set in 54 A.D. Then they discuss games they've recently played. Finally they discuss the phrase A Minute to Learn, a Lifetime to Master which was the slogan for a game called Othello, but also how we can reference the gospel with this phrase.
0:00 - Intro
2:27 - Soul of the Empire
15:34 - Games We Have Been Playing
15:46 - The Mind
18:49 - Meeple Con
20:32 - Dungeon Petz
23:59 - Stuffed Fables
26:10 - Chronicles of Crime
28:25 - Champions of Midgard
31:01 - Photosynthesis
35:00 - A Minute to Learn, A Lifetime to Master
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