Rainy Day AMA. Playtesting woes, gaming pet peeves, solved games and more. Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast Episode 130

Rainy Day AMA

Topics include a discussion on playtesting and prototyping games, we go deep with what board games are we, gaming pet peeves, why Moe doesn’t play RPGs online, do people take the time to master games anymore, do you keep playing solved games, and more. Also a review of Robotech Invid Invasion the best Robotech board game so far.

Episode 130 of the Tabletop Bellhop Gaming Podcast, recorded April 28th 2021.

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Congratulations Kevin R, winner of our Terraforming Mars giveaway.

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We answer questions from the Lobby live on Twitch

Questions and related links:

Why an unplanned AMA?

Why do gamers have an aversion to playing prototypes and what can an aspiring designer do about this?
Proto T.O. 
Seattle Tabletop Game Designers

What’s the oldest geeky shirt we own and still wear?

If we were board games what games would we be?
Moe: Splendor
Sean: Gloomhaven
Deanna: Seafall

What are the barriers stopping us from playing RPGs online?
Foundry Virtual Tabletop

What are our biggest gaming pet-peeves?

Does anyone take the time to master a game anymore?
Terra Mystica
Eminent Domain

When you have “solved” a game do you keep playing it?
Puerto Rico
Machi Koro

Send questions to questions@tabletopbellhop.com

—The Game Room: Robotech: Invid Invasion—

A look at the best Robotech game we’ve played so far.

Robotech Invid Invasion Written Review
Invid Invasion Unboxing Video

—The Bellhop’s Tabletop—

What we’ve been playing:

Robotech: Invid Invasion

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