Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Episode 21: A look back at the Dunwich Legacy


SPOILER POLICY: We're talking about player cards up to and including Lost in Time and Space mythos pack. We'll skirt around encounter cards included in that pack, but talk freely about encounter cards from the core set up to Where Doom Awaits.

In this, episode 21 of Drawn to the Flame, a podcast for fans of Arkham Horror: The Card game, join Peter and Frank as they discuss the conclusion of the Dunwich Legacy cycle. They look back at the four traits 'spell', 'weapon', 'ally' and 'talent' and see what new cards have been added to those, as well as pondering their favourite cards and moments of the cycle. The duo almost get through a whole episode without screwing up.

We're nearly done with the Dunwich Legacy now, aside from (hopefully!) a special treat next time...!

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Episode 20: A First Look at Lost in Time and Space

WARNING: Discussion of Lost in Time and Space player cards in this episode!

SPOILER POLICY: we'll happily discuss player cards up to and including the Lost in Time and Space mythos pack. We'll skirt around encounter cards included in that pack, but talk freely about encounter cards from the core set up to Where Doom Awaits.

In this episode, it's a look at the player cards from Lost in Time and Space, which is how you may feel when your reality comes unhinged and you try to make sense of what the heck it is you're listening to... As with all first look episodes, this episode isn't meant to be a definitive review, just a glance at the madness that waits once we decipher reality...

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Episode 19: The Story So Far II (Storier Farer?)

SPOILER WARNING SPOILER WARNING All packs up to *Where Doom Awaits* mythos pack discussed! The full encounter set of Where Doom Awaits discussed! SPOILER WARNING ENDS

Join Peter and Frank for episode 19 of Drawn to the Flame. This is another spoiler-policy-breaking episode in which your hosts settle down with a cup of tea and a large dose of trepidation to discuss everything in the Dunwich Legacy that's brought their investigators to this point, everything they must face in Where Doom Awaits, and what may be lurking in the final, as-yet-unreleased scenario of the Dunwich Legacy cycle, Lost in Time and Space. This episode is a conversational, "watercooler" discussion, taking in the larger themes and story of the campaign, as well as sharing some of the hosts' favourite / least favourite moments. (Shoggoth, anyone?)

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Episode 18: Guidance from a Research Librarian

There are signs and sigils etched upon the ground at your feet, and they comprise a rough, hastily marked circle... a circle in which you stand captive. A... magic circle.

In this episode, Frank and Peter are trapped inside a magic circle and they've enlisted the help of wayward research librarian John to help them get free. Join them as they talk to John about play and games, about how Arkham Horror messes with the commonly accepted expectations in a card game, and hear how Frank forced John to play Eldritch Horror repeatedly.

SPOILER POLICY: we'll happily discuss player cards up to and including the Where Doom Awaits mythos pack. We'll skirt around encounter cards included in that pack, but talk freely about encounter cards from the core set up to Undimensioned & Unseen. Note: we don't get too specific about scenarios this episode.

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Episode 17: Frank's First Look at Where Doom Awaits

WARNING: Discussion of Where Doom Awaits player cards in this episode!

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In this episode, Frank looks at the player cards from Where Doom Awaits, which feels pretty grim and depressing on this, British election day, aka where doom awaits... The pack came out on 8th June, and Frank gives his first impressions of the player cards. As with all first look episodes, this episode isn't meant to be a definitive review, just Frank, with his gifts from the homunculi and an ace in the hole trying not to think of how he's had worse and instead trying to come to some conclusions.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Episode 16: Approaches to Deckbuilding

You can throw thirty cards together smartly enough, but you want to up your deckbuilding game, from simply knowing the rules that govern decks in Arkham Horror all the way to making scintillating creations that fizz with ingenuity and versatility. How?

In this, the sixteenth episode of Drawn to the Flame, join Peter and Frank as they get stuck into the tricksy topic of deckbuilding. This episode isn't meant purely as a beginner's guide to deckbuilding. Instead, it's packed with approaches to have in mind when wrestling with your cards on your living room floor and tips for how to evaluate the choices you've made and enhance your deckbuilding expertise. As ever, this episode isn't meant to be exhaustive, just Frank and Peter's tuppence on the subject.

SPOILER POLICY: we'll happily discuss player cards up to and including the Undimensioned & Unseen mythos pack. We'll skirt around encounter cards included in that pack, but talk freely about encounter cards up to Blood on the Altar. NOTE: in this episode we don't talk about encounter cards much at all.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Episode 15: Talents

You always pack bandages. You're a dab hand at lightening someone's pockets. You do your best work alone. You can read a map really really well. You seek forbidden secrets. You adapt to situations around you.... You are: talented.

In this, the fifteenth episode of Drawn to the Flame, join Peter and Frank as they discuss another trait in Arkham Horror. In earlier episodes we've covered weapons, allies and spells, and now we turn to talents to discern what makes an investigator talented, what place talents have in the game and whether we could all use a bit more scavenging in our lives.

SPOILER POLICY: we'll happily discuss player cards up to and including the Undimensioned & Unseen mythos pack. We'll skirt around encounter cards included in that pack, but talk freely about encounter cards up to Blood on the Altar. NOTE: in this episode we don't talk about encounter cards much at all.

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