Ode to the Dice Tower
Without a doubt, The Dice Tower is my favorite board gaming podcast. Their commentary, rants, top-ten lists, and reviews are always amusing, informative, and thought provolking. One aspect of the show I enjoy is how relevant their topics of discussion seem to be to the interests of our local group. For instance, their most recent episode (#39) featured a review of Twilight Struggle; a discussion of Pitch Car; the challenges of applying stickers to C&C: Ancients blocks; and top-ten lists on block games and racing games, all of which are current topics within our group.
I've mentioned in the past how I listen to the podcast while jogging. This is perhaps a dangerous practice due to the way it seems to seep into your subconcious. For instance, two nights ago I had a vivid dream where I was shopping in a military post exchance (PX) in the toy department looking for board games. Next thing I know, Joe Steadman (one of the hosts of the Dice Tower) come around the corner riding a tricycle and wearing a World War 2 US Army helmet and a Vietnam era flack jacket. Joe starts pointing out games on the shelf he thinks I would like, such as the Yanks and Paratrooper modules of ASL, Up Front, and Atlantic Storm, all of which were, amazingly, for sale. My dream ends with me loading up my cart and thanking him.... I'm considering seeking counseling.