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Pair Of Dice Paradise joins The Cardboard Jungle for episode #42
Plays Well With Others
Finding his regular co-hosts to be unavailable, Anthony from The Cardboard Jungle podcast invites Lance Myxter (Undead Viking) and Chaz Marler (Pair Of Dice Paradise) on to guest host episode #42. I think this episode sets a world record for how quickly it completely derails into discussions on comics, cultural boundaries, a potential pending implosion of the board game industry, and way, way more.

Check out Cardboard Jungle episide #42 here!
Updated: September 18, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise joins Rolling Dice & Taking Names for episode #47
Plays Well With Others
I join Rolling Dice & Taking Names on episode #47 of their podcast this week to discuss board games, being an introverted gamer, fundraising and even Moon Pies.

Listen to Rolling Dice & Taking Names episode #47 here!
Updated: September 16, 2014
 
Having a Game Plan (Literally): Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 6
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
Last time, I mentioned how using tiny little pylons to signal games that are looking for players can make things a lot easier if you're shy. But that still requires good timing. But let me try to make things even easier by sharing an embarrassing story with you.
Updated: September 14, 2014
 
Unsolicited, uninvited, awful and completely unnecessary board game rap battles.
Plays Well With Others
This is an unsolicited, uninvited, awful and completely unnecessary public service rap to Rodney Smith of Watch It Played in response to a dreadfully awesome rap he posted, which was, itself, a response to an awesome rap by other fellow board game media creators The Happy Mitten Podcast.

The Happy Mitten Podcast:
http://www.happymittengames.com/

Happy Mitten's awesome Dead Of Winter rap:
http://www.happymittengames.com/audio/Kyle-and-lee-DoW-rap-battle.mp3

Rodney's nifty dandy rap in response to Happy Mitten:
https://youtu.be/xpgCEB2ttU8
Updated: September 13, 2014
 
Why I Love Traffic Cones: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 5
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
Why do I love tiny little pylons? No, it's not because I love tiny little parades. The answer is the latest tip in my Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series, where I discuss the social activity of board games in the lives of people who aren't socially outgoing.
Updated: September 13, 2014
 
Contest, News & More: Fundraiser Update #2
The Silver Lining
This update includes info on an upcoming product giveaway contest, a status report on the playmats' custom illustration, and more!

To everyone watching, thank you for your donation consideration.

Contribute to Pair Of Dice Paradise's fundraiser at:
http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com/fundraiser
Updated: September 12, 2014
 
Season Two Fundraiser: Update #1
The Silver Lining
Two days into the Season Two fundraiser, and we've already raised 10% of the base funding goal! Let's keep the momentum going; please help spread the word about Pair Of Dice Paradise's Season Two fundraising campaign!To everyone watching, thank you for your donation consideration.

Contribute to Pair Of Dice Paradise's fundraiser at:
http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com/fundraiser
Updated: September 2, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise: Season Two Fundraiser!
The Silver Lining
It's time to begin Pair Of Dice Paradise's second season!
My goal for the second season is to improve the quantity and consistency of the episodes, while retaining the quality and energy that's put into each one. But these improvements aren't something that I can do alone. Making these investments in this series will require something, and that something is TIME. Which brings us to the reason for this fundraiser...
Contribute to the Season Two fundraiser here!
Updated: September 1, 2014
 
A Few Minute Minutes: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 4
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
What do board game conventions have in common with 8th-grade dances? Find out In this installment in my "Meeples For Sheepish Peoples" series on board gaming & social anxiety.
Updated: August 31, 2014
 
Volt: Robot Battle Arena vs. RoboRally
Get Your Wings (Reviews)
Volt: Robot Battle Arena is filled with mechanical mayhem. Will we get a charge out of this current game, or will we blow a fuse? Plug in, and we’ll find out if Volt: Robot Battle Arena gets its wings.
Updated: August 26, 2014
 
Interview with A Gateway Gamer Runs Through
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On August 25th, I spoke with Barry Reynolds, host of the "A Gateway Gamer Runs Through" YouTube channel.

This was a live, web-streaming event on Google+, where we discussed board games, podcasting, and whatever else came to mind.
Updated: August 25, 2014
 
Small, Comfy Bites: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 3
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this installment in this series on making the board gaming experience more enjoyable for those of us with social anxiety, I discuss expanding your social circles in small, comfy bites.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
Terminology: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 2
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this installment in this series on making the board gaming experience more enjoyable for those of us with social anxiety, I discuss the difference between two topics we'll be covering: introversion and social anxiety.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
Introduction: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 1
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
This is the first installment in my new board-game-related series, "Meeples For Sheepish Peoples", where I discuss suggestions on how to improve your gaming experience for those of us with social anxiety.
Updated: August 24, 2014
 
GenCant 2014 Contest!
The Silver Lining
Several board game podcasters and content creators, all absent from GenCon this year, have joined forces to collectively sponsor a GenCan’t 2014 contest. At the time of this recording, the contest has already started, and continues through the end of Sunday, August 17th, 2014!
Updated: August 13, 2014
 
Board Game Breakfast Segment #20: Treasure Hunting
Head in the Clouds
I’m off to go treasure hunting. … What’s that? No, the treasure I’m looking for isn’t long-since-buried doubloons, but long-since-discarded cardboard.
Updated: August 12, 2014
 
Esoteric Order Of Gamers
The Component Proponent
I'm a big advocate of quick reference sheets. An excellent source of quick reference sheets is the website for The Esoteric Order Of Gamers As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the best-kept secrets on the internet. And if you’ve met the internet, then you know it’s not very good at keeping secrets.
Updated: August 7, 2014
 
My Second Season Fence
The Silver Lining
You find yourself walking through a peaceful meadow. You’ve got on your favorite hat, and the weather is perfect. Suddenly, you come to a very tall fence in the middle of the meadow, blocking further progress forward. The fence travels as far as you can see to both the left and the right, so there’s no bypassing it that way. Your desired destination lies on the other side of that fence, so what’s the easiest way to get yourself onto the other side of it?
Updated: August 1, 2014
 
The OC Television Show Board Game
Thrift Sift
In The OC Television Show Board Game, you’ll encounter attractive Californians, roll a die, visit an ATM, and go surfing. How could you not turn that into a board game?
Updated: July 30, 2014
 
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