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The Book of Dust, Ten Candles, and Metal Gear Survive - Staying In Episode 48

The Book of Dust, Ten Candles, and Metal Gear Survive - Staying In Episode 48

Update: 2018-02-011
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✓ Board Games
✓ Video Games
✓ Good Books
✓ Invasive Medical Procedures


It's another textbook episode of Staying In. There's chat about a new fitness thing they're all doing (well... almost all of them), a couple of minutes where they gush about My Brother, My Brother and Me, and a couple more minutes after that where they basically just rip off My Brother, My Brother and Me's whole thing.


Plus thoughts on Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust (and why it's better than Harry Potter), a big heap of bleh as we discuss the disappointing Metal Gear Survive beta, and why some very meaty games are on the horizon for us as a group, including Cosmic Encounter from Fantasy Flight, Hidden Agenda from Supermassive Games, and Ten Candles from Cavalry Games.


So pop the kettle on, make yourself a brew, and settle in for another serving of the podcast where a group of pals talk about the geek stuff they love and the ***** that have been up their *****, with Sam (@MrSamTurner), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), and Kris (@DigitalStrider).


Oh oh oh oh oh! A really big thank you to YOU for taking the time to join us for this episode. If you like it then please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you can't leave a review (or you just don't want to), consider telling your friends about the show instead, as it really helps us out a whole bunch. Or alternatively don't do any of that. I mean, it's your life, you do you.


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✓ Board Games✓ Video Games✓ Good Books✓ Invasive Medical ProceduresIt's another textbook episode of Staying In. There's chat about a new fitness thing they're all doing (well... almost all of them), a couple of minutes where they gush about My Brother, My Brother and Me, and a couple more minutes after that where they basically just rip off My Brother, My Brother and Me's whole thing.Plus thoughts on Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust (and why it's better than Harry Potter), a big heap of bleh as we discuss the disappointing Metal Gear Survive beta, and why some very meaty games are on the horizon for us as a group, including Cosmic Encounter from Fantasy Flight, Hidden Agenda from Supermassive Games, and Ten Candles from Cavalry Games.So pop the kettle on, make yourself a brew, and settle in for another serving of the podcast where a group of pals talk about the geek stuff they love and the ***** that have been up their *****, with Sam (@MrSamTurner), Dan (@ThisDanFrost), and Kris (@DigitalStrider).Oh oh oh oh oh! A really big thank you to YOU for taking the time to join us for this episode. If you like it then please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. And if you can't leave a review (or you just don't want to), consider telling your friends about the show instead, as it really helps us out a whole bunch. Or alternatively don't do any of that. I mean, it's your life, you do you.For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPod
Boss Monster, Guild Wars, Dungeons 3, and Greg Giddens from This is Xbox - Staying In Episode 46
Pretty sure this episode is a good candidate for the "Most Gaming Chat on a Podcast" award which I just made up just then. There's Stardew Valley's farming loveliness, the chilly magic of Winter's Day in Guild Wars 2, and the serenity of painting Bushido wargaming miniatures.Then there's some very even-handed loot box chat, why PlayStation VR might just be better than Vive VR, and building and running dungeons in Boss Monster, Dungeons 3, and Dungeon Keeper.All that, plus New Year's resolutions and more discussion about milk than you'll know what to do with, from Alix (@EruditeWolf), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Greg (@GregGiddens).As noted at the end of the podcast (and in that paragraph you just read) we're joined by special guest Greg Giddens, who can be found writing at ThisIsXbox.com, plus doing all sorts of other fancy things with words, video, and audio over on GregGiddens.com.As always, a big thanks to you for downloading the podcast! If you're not already doing so then do please subscribe to us on whatever platform you're on right now - and if this one isn't working out for you, we're available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Mixcloud, Stitcher and just about any other one you care to mention. If you feel like leaving us a review on any of those as well, we'd really appreciate it. Did you spot how I mostly copied this whole bit from the outro of the podcast?And with that cheeky start to 2018, from everyone here we hope you have a fantastic year. It's going to be great!xoxoFor links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPod
Paranoia, Kingdomino, and The Good Place - Staying In Episode 44
How do you do, fellow kids? Have you checked out Rhino Hero: Super Battle yet? Well we have and we think it’s lovely, and we tell you all about it on the latest episode. The equally lovely medieval city builder and tile-placing euro game Kingdomino gets a look-in too.If you’re after something equally breezy, then there’s also a discussion on why the cultural statements that Watch Dogs 2 attempts to make are at odds with its core gameplay, leading to a curious and jarring ludonarrative dissonance that rings false. We use the term "commedia dell'arte" at one point too, because we’re fancy like that.There’s a quick chat about why new comedy The Good Place is Michael Schur, Kristen Bell, and Ted Danson at their finest, why one of us has decided to run Twilight Imperium soon, and why Red Dessert Topping and severe eye wounds don’t really mix in darkly comic pen and paper roleplaying game Paranoia.And alright, look, it’s December, okay? I think it’s fine for us to start talking about our upcoming Secret Santa stuff... right?That’s all neatly packaged up into just over one hour of three pals talking into microphones for the hopeful enjoyment of others - those pals being Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero).If you’d also like to be a pal to the podcast then you can leave us a review and rating on the platform you got this podcast because that sort of thing really helps us out.For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPod
Golf Story, The Expanse, FIFA 17 - The Journey, and Peter Chapman from Oddworld Inhabitants - Staying In Episode 41
Bread. You love it. We love it. Some of us have been baking it. In Episode 41 you'll find out who the master bakers are and who puts the "ass" in "fougasse".If bread isn't your thing, maybe hard sci-fi is? If so, there's a breakdown of The Expanse and why the Netflix show is basically Babylon 5 for the noughties.Oddworld: Soulstorm is a big topic too, on account of our special guest knowing a thing or two about the upcoming game. It's sounding absolutely fascinating, especially for long-time fans of the series.We also talk about launching video games in today's market, which might be of interest, but if it's not don't worry, because pretty soon we also get on to talking about the fake obituary for Sean Connery one of us had to put together, plus whether or not a baby actually knows the difference between Shrek 1 and Shrek 2.And yes okay there's more golf chat in this episode and, spoilers, there's probably going to be some golf chat in the next episode too, but this time it's a three-way battle between Everybody's Golf, Golf Story, and FIFA 17's The Journey mode... it makes sense on the show, trust us.So join the usual group of Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero), plus ultra lovely special guest Peter Chapman (@ColossalBlue) from Oddworld Inhabitants, for strong tea and light-to-medium geek bants.As always, if you feel like you want to help us out, do leave a review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you downloaded this episode, as it really is the best way to tell other people about the show. Apart from, you know, telling people about the show. Do that too, if the fancy takes you.For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.comFind us on Twitter - @StayingInPod
War of the Ring, Dread, and Country Dancing - Staying In Episode 35
It's the first ever completely "in-person" recording of the podcast, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Sam (@MrSamTurner), and Peter (@XeroXeroXero) gathered round a table to speak into microphones about games we've been playing over a weekend together.We've been faffing about with a Ricoh Theta S, so we discuss the practical merits of 360 images and video, as well as how that medium might translate into a horror movie.It's not all high technology chat, as we talk about our experiences with the massive Lord of the Rings tabletop game War of the Ring, we walk through our most recent RPG tale of the fantastic Dread, and argue that Dark Stories is the best worst game. We've also been playing a lot of the Ticket to Ride app while in different parts of the UK, which we contrast with our time with Ticket to Ride Europe which we also played that weekend.As if that weren't enough, there's details of a trip to Greece, the worrying song lyrics found in Grease, Greek country line dancing, and a new contender for best crisp (also from Greece).And hey, we played oh so many more games over the weekend than we got to talk about, but we snapped loads of photos of them using the camera and uploaded them to Twitter. Pop on over to @StayingInPod to see images ofOh My Goods!, Colt Express, Ticket to Ride Europe, Flick 'Em Up, Captain Sonar, and Star Realms. You can even find moments of us recording and setting up, plus if you pop on over to our YouTube channel you can watch an unedited 360 video clip from the recording. If you've got a VR headset you can physically look around the room as we record, and if you don't you can still use a mouse to navigate about!For links to topics covered - http://stayingin.podbean.com/Find us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/StayingInPod
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The Book of Dust, Ten Candles, and Metal Gear Survive - Staying In Episode 48

The Book of Dust, Ten Candles, and Metal Gear Survive - Staying In Episode 48

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