RadioRadar podcast 045: Independence from format

So, listen. Along rolled Tuesday, and we realized something: we weren't going to have time to record a podcast. We typically get into the studio on Thursday, but that obviously couldn't happen, and we weren't able to do Friday, so... yeah. Time was running out. So with no planning we stumbled into the podcast room and went ahead and put on a weird show. Enjoy!

Hosts: Hollander Cooper, Henry Gilbert, Greg Henninger, Ryan Taljonick
Question of the week: What's your favorite non-video game game? Answer to win a free game, or some other awesome thing!
Intro song by Danny Baranowsky


  • JohnDagger - July 8, 2013 7:49 p.m.

    D&D MOTHERFUCKERS! Sure, I may play online with my fiends now using Roll20, but goddamn if it isn't the most fun I have every week. Cracking jokes about how to kill a goblin with a leather belt or arguing about the best way to sneak past a sentient fish bowl, D&D is something I could recommend to anyone with a sense of humor and a couple of spare hours a week.
  • BarbwireTino - July 8, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    My friends and I are big fans of nerdy boardgames. Some of our favorites are: Descent: Journeys in The Dark Last Night On Earth Fury of Dracula Shadow Hunters Betrayal At House On The Hill Arkham Horror and Mansions of Madness All of which are very nerdy and great fun as long as you can handle reading the novel size rule manuals. There is also a BioShock Infinite board game in the works which we are silly excited for.
  • RODTheMaster - July 8, 2013 6:59 a.m.

    So, while my friends and I have played Dungeons & Dragons consistently together for 4 years, the card game Munchkin has recently usurped our table top sessions. The game is a hilarious parody of table top RPG's that strangely allows for a good amount of strategy. And basically every game, the winner is the player that exploits technicalities and screws over everyone else the most.. For example, there was once a game we played in which a dungeon card was active that flipped the gender of every one in the game; the male players were now female, and the female players were now male. We all chose new names to represent our new gender, and if any player referred to someone in their old name, he or she would de-level. I won that game, calling out my friends and de-leveling them. It is truly the best non-video game game.
  • TanookiMan - July 8, 2013 6:45 a.m.

    I'm really into Cosmic Encounters right now. There are a bunch of different alien races with powers, each player gets a race, then you try to screw over everyone else to colonize the universe first. Best of all, there can be more than one winner, so making alliances can actually work.
  • shawksta - July 7, 2013 1:43 a.m.

    Henry, your impersonations is 10/10 I mentioned at a Live stream that your Slippy impersonations is stuck in my head XD This was an interesting Podcast in the way it was executed. As for QOTW, Its hard to say, i dont currently play much Not-Video Game Games, if i had to choose which one was my favorite... This is gonna sound stupid, but back in 2007 when the Super Smash Bros Brawl Dojo was opened with a new update every single day except weekends, me and my brother would play a "Game" of who could wake up the earliest to see the update first. If it was a significant update, we would enjoy watching the other's reaction to it. It was stupid but hey, it helped get us through waking up for school at 6 in the morning. I still remember the day Pokemon Trainer was revealed and my brother was seriously just starring in confusion for 10 seconds till i told him it was a Playable character and he went beserk XD
  • Friedrice - July 6, 2013 9:06 p.m.

    Cards Against Humanity. It's amazing to see friends who you've known to not swear much or really just shy away from vulgarities let loose playing this game.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - July 7, 2013 12:48 p.m.

    I loved that game the first 5 times I played it. But it lost its magic once everyone got to know every card : /
  • Friedrice - July 7, 2013 1:19 p.m.

    Agreed. They do give you blank cards so you can add your own, but it can lose its charm if you do nothing but play the game every week for a while. However, those first few games are unmitigated magic. I certainly believe you can dig it out after a long while and enjoy it like the day you first played.
  • TaserLime - July 6, 2013 8:09 p.m.

    my fav non-video game game is packing suitcases because i get to take my love of tetris and make practical use of it in the real irl world!
  • bl00dyvalen7ine - July 6, 2013 6:30 p.m.

    I am a HUGE board game fan and there are two that I absolutely love. Firstly I would LOVE to play Sentinels of the Multiverse with Henerey. SotM is a cooperative game in which players control a team of comic book-style heroes battling a villain. Each player controls a different hero, while a villain and environment deck each run themselves. A given game includes 3 to 5 heroes, 1 villain and 1 environment, which can be mixed and matched to create a number of different scenarios. It is by far the best comic book themed game I have ever played. Arkham Horror is another favorite of mine. In this game players take on the role of investigators in H. P. Lovecraft's Massachusetts town of Arkham. Gates to other planes open throughout the town. If too many gates open, a powerful alien being will enter, likely destroying the town and possibly threatening the world. The investigators must avoid or fight alien creatures that enter Arkham through the gates, enter the gates themselves, survive the alien places beyond, return to Arkham, and close the gates. This game can get pretty lengthy but it's a lot of fun. What's great about this game is that there are "side quests" you can focus on as well such as becoming the sheriff or becoming blessed from the church.
  • GR HollanderCooper - July 7, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    I've always wanted to play Arkham Horror but no one is down for a 12-hour board game session anymores :(
  • JohnDagger - July 8, 2013 7:45 p.m.

    Well, if you are really bad at it, the game should only last 12 or so minutes. You guys 'seem' fairly competent, a single game should only take two hours. Come on! How can you say no to a game that lets you play as a nun wielding a shotgun riding a motorcycle, killing werewolves and cultists at glee.
  • EzPzLmnSqz - July 6, 2013 6:10 p.m.

    Karma Sutra
  • thombilous - July 6, 2013 1:12 p.m.

    I bought Pandemic (and the subsequent expansion) after a recommendation from this website. It was an excellent call, the only frustration with Pandemic is that i have played it perhaps 30 times, and beaten it maybe 5. Great game, as long as you don't mind getting beaten every once in a while. The expansion makes it even better - the viruses you have to combat mutate and behave erratically. You also get to name those viruses (hence why one of mine is the T virus) which is a nice touch.
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - July 7, 2013 12:46 p.m.

    Hey, cool! I remember writing that article :p Glad you gave it a try!
  • PatHan-bHai - July 6, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    For me it'll be Scrabble or/and Monopoly. Putting down dirty words in Scrabble is just hilarious. Screwing over everybody and watch them go crazy in Monopoly is the world's biggest evil to date. :D
  • antiAntag0nist - July 6, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    Huh, a non game? Just realized I don't play many games outside of consoles or PC. Well, I guess it would be UNO or Spades. I played a lot of both card games in high school. It was always fun to get a big group of people for a game of UNO.
  • ssj4raditz - July 6, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    My favorite non-video game game is definitely Cards Against Humanity. If you don't know what it is, just imagine Apples to Apples, but for deplorable people. When playing CAH, you finally get to know just how horrible everyone else really is. It's just such a pleasure to know that I'm not the only one of my friends that has a filthy, filthy mind.
  • GOD - July 6, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    I'm going to borrow your answer. Although last time I played it, it was at a Christmas party with some girls who weren't... quite as informed as to what all of the cards meant. So in addition to the terrible dark humor, there was also the awkwardly hilarious part where some of us had to describe what some of these terrible things were to some of the more innocent. Just imagine a girl with absolutely no idea, genuinely asking you: "What's boo-cok-ee?".... Also yay I won! Hurry up and get back from vacation Greg! Rawrrrr!
  • rcarrasco121 - July 5, 2013 9:39 p.m.

    JENGA. It's the most emotionally involving game ever created. When I'm responsible for that tower falling, my heart stops beating for a moment, I scream out in anger, and throw myself out the window......

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