Carnagecast brings interviews, discussion and more from the players, GMs and friends of Carnage, a tabletop game convention in Vermont.


  • Carnagecast 60: Winter Weirdness 2015

    12/01/2015 Duración: 17min

    In episode 60 of Carnagecast, Tyler flies solo: no co-host, no guest! News of Carnage 2015 is soon to come. This past weekend the Green Mountain Gamers held their Winter Weirdness game day in Barre, Vermont. Games were played, money was raised for the Vermont Center for Independent Living and fun was had. Tyler talks […]

  • Carnagecast 59: One-Shots and Campaigns Colon Showdown of Destiny

    29/12/2014 Duración: 49min

    In episode 59 of Carnagecast, it’s that slow time between Christmas and New Year’s when we are all sluggish with egg nog. Ray and Tyler discuss two of the most common modes of role-playing games: the long form campaign and the short form one-shot. Each mode has its relative strengths and weaknesses, so we discuss […]

  • Carnagecast 58: A Recap Full of Carnage

    15/12/2014 Duración: 28min

    In episode 58 of Carnagecast, we talk about A Fistful of Carnage, the game convention Carnage held at Killington, Vermont last month. Yes, it’s been a month. We’ve recovered and are back, ready to talk about the fun we had and games in general in the coming year. Highlights of the weekend include, but are […]

  • Carnagecast 57: Gulveig

    27/10/2014 Duración: 23min

    Ray flies solo this episode as he talks with Andrew Valkauskas, the designer behind Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok, about his new card game Gulveig, the future of the Fate of the Norns line, crowdfunding and more. Gulveig is a quick, casual card game, featuring dynamic trick-taking and bluffing, with Viking clans gaining and losing […]

  • Carnagecast 56: Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League

    20/10/2014 Duración: 43min

    Late breaking news! The Game With No Name no-ship math trade is now live on Boardgamegeek. Follow the link for details. The new edition of Dungeons & Dragons descends on A Fistful of Carnage this November, giving convention-goers not only a chance to sample the latest version of the hobby’s most well-known game, but the […]

  • Carnagecast 55: The Legend of Curly’s Errata

    13/10/2014 Duración: 33min

    A Fistful of Carnage’s convention book is available for download! Go register for games today! Ray and Tyler talk about the convention book and web addendum. To err is human, so as mistakes turn up in the convention book, we update the addendum accordingly, plus it includes new games that didn’t make the deadline for […]

  • Carnagecast 54: Shuffle Up and Deal

    06/10/2014 Duración: 39min

    It’s all card talk on Carnagecast this week. Ray’s looking forward to the 2014 Commander decks for Magic: the Gathering, and the imminent Khans of Tarkir block. Tyler’s got his eye on The Sleeper Below for Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game, and the just-announced For the Greater Good expansion beyond that. Ray explains what he […]

  • Carnagecast 53: A Fistful of Carnage

    01/10/2014 Duración: 21min

    It’s barely one month to go until A Fistful of Carnage in Killington! Carnage staffer Ray joins the conversation on the precipice of the release of A Fistful of Carnage’s convention book. We talk about some of what’s on offer this year at Carnage, particularly in our own areas of expertise, offer some advice on […]

  • Carnagecast 52: Penny Press

    30/06/2014 Duración: 41min

    In episode 52 of Carnagecast, Robert Dijkman Dulkes and Matt Golec, friends of Carnage, Upper Valley residents, creators of Penny Press and co-winners of Tabletop Deathmatch’s design competition visit to talk about their game, the journey from design to publication, their experiences with the Deathmatch web series and raising funds to make the realization of […]

  • Carnagecast 51: MEGA Meltdown 2014

    26/03/2014 Duración: 22min

    In episode 51 of Carnagecast, Alex Clay of the Green Mountain Gamers joins us to talk about the group’s upcoming game day, the MEGA Meltdown in Fairlee, Vermont on April 12th, 2014. The Meltdown, like Green Mountain Gamers’ other events, is a day of open gaming, this one running from 9am to midnight at the […]

  • Carnagecast 50: Pathfinder

    20/01/2014 Duración: 01h04min

    In episode 50 of Carnagecast, we kick off with breaking news about Carnage on the Mountain 2014! Then, in our regularly scheduled episode, John joins us to talk about Paizo’s Pathfinder role-playing game. Branching out from the d20 era of Dungeons & Dragons, made possible by the open game license, Pathfinder carried on that style […]

  • Carnagecast 49: New Haven

    07/10/2013 Duración: 53min

    In episode 49 of Carnagecast, we welcome Vermont game designers Brian Leet and Kevin Worden to the show. Brian and Kevin are long-time friends who partnered up to design New Haven, a strategy game that uses the theme of the 17th century North American colony of New Haven to follow the two story arcs of […]

  • Carnagecast 48: Council of 5 Nations XXXVI

    23/09/2013 Duración: 34min

    In episode 48 of Carnagecast, Dave Cheng of the Schenectady Wargamers Association gives the scoop on Council of 5 Nations XXXVI, held October 11-13, 2013 in Schenectady, New York. This year, the Council convention space and event listings have expanded by over 50%, so there’s to play and more room in which to do so […]

  • Carnagecast 47: Miniatures and Role-Playing at Carnage on the Mountain

    09/09/2013 Duración: 28min

    In episode 47 of Carnagecast, Rod gives the mini skinny for Carnage on the Mountain. Offerings break out into the fantasy genre, with wizards, lasers and stompy robots, and the historical variety, where player marshal forces to see whether they can turn the tide of history, or keep the waves of anachronism at bay. This […]

  • Carnagecast 46: GMs’ Round Table

    26/08/2013 Duración: 48min

    In episode 46 of Carnagecast, Dan, Hunter and Toby return to the show to discuss Carrion Crown, but only just a little. It’s Carnagecast‘s first GMs’ round table conversation, where we share experiences running games, why we take on all that extra effort in comparison to playing someone else’s game, struggling with the conflict of […]

  • Carnagecast 45: Board Games at Carnage on the Mountain

    12/08/2013 Duración: 31min

    In episode 45 of Carnagecast, board game field marshal Rod Sheldon returns to talk about what we’ve been up to this summer. Triple Play’s hosting a lot organized board game play lately. There’s a Twilight Struggle league and a series of board game challenge tourneys, in which contestants play a variety of games and accrue points […]

  • Carnagecast 44: Running Role-Playing Games at Conventions

    03/06/2013 Duración: 51min

    In episode 44 of Carnagecast, Joe makes his return appearance to the show to talk about the finer points of running role-playing games within the parameters of a tabletop gaming convention. The constraints and advantages of fitting a role-playing adventure within the schedule of a gaming convention create a unique landscape for a GM and […]

  • Carnagecast 43: Role-Playing with Gaylord

    13/05/2013 Duración: 48min

    In episode 43 of Carnagecast, Gaylord joins us to talk role-playing games. His personal history with the form goes back to watching his stepson play with college friends in the dining room, including a notable encounter with the lich Adolf Hitler. From there, he went on to Vampire: The Masquerade, Call of Cthulhu and more. […]

  • Carnagecast 42: Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar

    29/04/2013 Duración: 23min

    In episode 42 of Carnagecast, after a teaching session at the Green Mountain Gamers’ spring game day, Rod and Sarah discuss Tzolk’in: The Mayan Calendar, a worker placement game which draws inspiration for its mechanics from none other than the titular Mayan calendar, particularly interlocking wheels that move pieces around the board. In addition to […]

  • Carnagecast 41: Crowdfunding Tabletop Games

    15/04/2013 Duración: 01h09min

    In episode 41 of Carnagecast, Rod and Tyler discuss the boom of crowdfunding, the process whereby individuals contribute money to the creation of an item or event in exchange for backer rewards, and the tabletop game hobby. Before the meat of the conversation, they talk Carnage on the Mountain, the way to reserve rooms at […]

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