Podcast Archive

  • DoxCast #238: Return to Spirit Island

    R. Eric Reuss joins us once again to pick up where we left off, discussing Spirit Island and its expansion, Branch and Claw! Learn more about the design process, including what elements were chosen to put into the expansion, when they were developed, and more great insights about board game design in general. As if that […]

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  • DoxCast #237: Paradox 25 Part Two

    A quarter century in the making, the ultimate Doxcast concludes. Join Rich Early, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, Brian Hellevang, Alex Early, and Jamie Woodward for more memories from Paradox’s past, a great capstone to the 25th Anniversary events! A big thank you again to each and every person who has made Paradox a part of their lives!

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  • DoxCast #237: Paradox 25 Part One

    A quarter century in the making, the ultimate Doxcast begins! Join Rich Early, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, Brian Hellevang, Alex Early, and Jamie Woodward for far more than a look back in time. It’s the story of Paradox as only those who lived to tell the tale could, well, tell the tale. And it’s just […]

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  • DoxCast #236: Return to Return to Ravnica: Welcome back, everybody!!

    RJE is joined by Magic the Gathering gurus Kyle Rehome and Matt Serani for an in depth look at the latest release. And it’s just in time for this weekend’s prerelease and the upcoming Paradox 25 anniversary tournament with over $2500 in prizes!

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  • DoxCast #235: Lunchtime with Rich and Josh

    Come spend your lunchtime (or whatever time you listen to podcasts) with Rich and Josh! Listen as your intrepid hosts chat about all the crazy things going on in their lives, at Paradox, and what great games are on their list to play as soon as they have a moment to breathe!

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  • DoxCast #234: D&D4Dogs

    That’s right, adventurer, your next quest is to find homes for innocent little puppies!! You journey through fantastic realms for honor and glory but this weekend your hero can leap from the pages of the world’s greatest role playing game to the tables of Paradox for the greatest charity event of all! Join Richard John […]

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  • DoxCast #233: Blasting Off to Anime Fargo!

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo sit down with Chris Roeszler, one of the chairs of Anime Fargo! Get to know a bit about Chris and how, after becoming a fan of Fargo’s premiere Anime convention he became one of the guys who runs the show. As a bonus, you get to learn all about what […]

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  • DoxCast #232: GenCon and Beyond

    It’s our blockbuster GenCon review and it’s so big we couldn’t handle it ourselves. We had to call in the Undead Viking himself Lance Myxter who had the benefit of actually being there. Plus listen to us all talk about the state of board games along with what’s up and coming. Did we say Key […]

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  • DoxCast #231: Getting Spiritual with R. Eric Reuss!

    Josh sits down to chat with R. Eric Reuss, designer of Spirit Island! Listen in as Eric tells us his gaming backstory and what eventually led him to designing one of the greatest games of 2017, as well as a little look into what he is currently working on. Oh, and of course a good […]

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  • DoxCast #230: SDCC Recap part two

    Separated at birth, two Doxcast episodes from one mother of a pop culture weekend! Here comes part two of the convention so big it just wouldn’t fit in one Doxcast! Oh, and you asked for it, you demanded it, and now it’s here! Darren Gregson, Richard John Early, and Brad Meixner take on the firing of […]

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  • DoxCast #229: Family First Picnic With Comic’s First Family

    Welcome to the podcast Jill Erickson, Execuitve Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Fargo. What is this spectacular high-falootin’ local champion of good deeds doing here? Listen and learn all about the upcoming charity event we’re hosting for RMHC Fargo as part of the return of Marvel Comics Fantastic Four! Then stop by Paradox […]

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  • DoxCast #228: SDCC Recap part one

    Whew. It was christmas for nerds smack dab in the middle of July and our podcast crew is here to try to sort through all the presents. We spent 4 days refreshing our browsers, making notes, watching trailers, and trying to digest all the information. Now we’re passing it on to you. This is your […]

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  • DoxCast #227: Summer Movies!

    It’s lunch with Richard John Early and Josh Trumbo for reviews and previews of Avengers infinity War, Solo, and what comes next. You’ll learn Josh hasn’t seen most movies and Rich has. Plus you’ll hear our completely unfounded predictions about how Avengers ends and where Star Wars goes next. It’s a perfect summer podcast with […]

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  • DoxCast #226: Talking comics with Colin Anderson, Paradox’s Newest Comics Specialist

    Meet Colin, if you haven’t already, and listen to why he loves comics. He’s our newest specialist and along with Darren Gregson he is here to help you find the best books to read, the titles that match your existing interests, and the ones you didn’t know were waiting to be found. From behind the […]

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  • DoxCast #225: Core Set M19 is Here!

    The backbone of Magic: The Gathering is back and Paradox has it! Before the prerelease, before the preorder, before you build your first deck, you must watch this essential overview of M19! Join Kyle Reholm, Hawk, Cook, and Richard John Early as we cover everything from the history of Nicol Bolas to the ins and […]

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  • DoxCast #224: Talking Comics with Ram V

    Crime noir comics set in Mumbai with no crime fan? Chemical engineering expert? This is the Doxcast for you! Meet Ram V, writer and creator of Paradiso from Image Comics. It’s a fascinating conversation with this brilliant writer who’s dedicated his life to his art. Join our regular team for this fantastic interview with a […]

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  • DoxCast #223: Baking Up New Worlds With Keith Baker!

    Creator of Eberron. Designer of Gloom. Friend of The Decemberists. Guest on the DoxCast. Keith Baker is all of these things and so much more! Listen as Rich Early and Josh Trumbo chat with this gaming giant about how he first got into role-playing and board gaming, how consistent hard work and a little luck […]

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  • DoxCast #222: The Kamikaze Snowmen Take Over!

    Did you know regular DoxCast co-host Josh Trumbo is part of the internationally-renowned comedy band The Kamikaze Snowmen? The same The Kamikaze Snowmen that created the DoxCast theme song?! Well he is, and he and bandmate Paul Tebben are kicking Rich Early off the podcast so they can talk about the most important subject of […]

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  • Doxcast #203 2nd Printing: Donny Cates! Nuff Said!

    He’s the biggest name in comics. His Venom #2 is out this week and so much more coming from the latest wonder boy of Marvel Comics. But know where he was before all that? On the Doxcast! It’s a must listen 2nd printing minus the alternate cover. Join Rich Early, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, and […]

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  • DoxCast #221: Meet Richard Dent, Comic Scribe

    Poet, screen writer, and comic scribe Richard Dent joins the Doxcast as the next issue of his Myopia series hits the stands. Richard tells a fascinating story both on the page and about the process. We get a glimpse behind the journey to get a comic published and most importantly how the writing process works. […]

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  • DoxCast #220: Marvel Comics: what’s a Fresh Start anyway?

    Sometimes you apologize to your fans. Sometimes you quietly infuse your company with a new attitude. Sometimes you just need to part from the past and look for a way to do it with dignity. Join team Doxcast for a serious discussion about starting over at Marvel Comics and what it means this time because […]

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  • DoxCast #219: Talking CoreCon with Doug and Katie

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo sit down with Doug Beierle and his daughter Katie to discuss this year’s Fargo CoreCon. What makes year ten so special? What was CoreCon like at the very start versus now? Re-live some great moments of CoreCons past and learn more about why you won’t want to miss this awesome […]

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  • DoxCast #218: Magic the Gathering with Corey Baumeister

    Rich Early, Josh Trumbo, and Brad Meixner sit down with local legend and professional Magic player Corey Baumeister! They discuss how Corey and his team approach deck building and tournaments, as well as his impressions of Dominaria, the most recent set to be released. Tune in and learn a little about what being a professional […]

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  • DoxCast #217: Talking Comics with Brenden Fletcher

    Brenden Fletcher joins Rich Early, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, and Brad Meixner to discuss his life in comics and his creator owned series Isola. How did Isola come to be? What drove Brenden into a career in comics?

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  • DoxCast #216: Free Comic Book Day, Ronald McDonald House, Joe Caramagna, and you!

    FCBD 2018 is here!! This time around, Paradox has pledged 10% of all comic sales to Ronald McDonald House! 10,000 comics, 50 different titles, 5 per person just got better than ever! Join us as we introduce Erica Johnsrud of RMHC and special guest star Joe Caramagna, — the writer for DuckTales, the upcoming Frozen […]

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  • DoxCast #215: Paradox Comic Block: How to Read Comics

    Josh Trumbo and Brad Meixner set the stage at F/M Comic Con with the first part of the Paradox Comic Block! They discuss how to read comics, as well as how to get into the hobby in the first place before going through a list of current books that you really should be reading. Tune […]

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  • DoxCast #214: Return to Dominaria: The Set Review

    The Magic set 25 years in the making is here! From new fans to original, there has not been this much excitement for a set in years. Legendary cards at every rarity, cards that feature the stories of magic past, and amazing art. It’s all in Return to Dominaria. Join Rich Early, Matt Serani, Kyle […]

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  • DoxCast #213: Family Quest Knight

    From the Buermann family to yours, Paradox plays host to an incredible day of gaming for all ages. What’s it all about? Why can’t you miss it? Tune in right here, right now for some laughs and all the information you could possibly ever want as Rich Early and Josh Trumbo are joined by Jordan, […]

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  • DoxCast #212: Live from Portland: Image Expo and Comics Pro

    Paradox’s very own Richard John Early and Darren Gregson made their way to Portland last month for 2 blockbuster comic events all in one short week. They met everyone from Todd McFarlane to Robert Kirkman and so much more. And now they are live in studio to tell you all about what they learned and […]

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  • DoxCast #211: Talking Board Games with Jerry Hawthorne!

    Jerry Hawthorne, designer of “Mice and Mystics” and “Stuffed Fables” joins Rich Early and Josh Trumbo to chat about where his love of board gaming began, how tinkering with someone else’s game got him into the board gaming industry, current trends, bridging the gap between casual and hobby board gaming, and much, much more! This […]

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  • DoxCast #210: Star Wars Legion with Alex Davy

    The front of the box says: Designed by Alex Davy. So who else would you want to guide us through the first wave of the most anticipated Star Wars game in years? Alex joins us by skype to tell us everything we want to know and more. We recorded with a huge audience and you […]

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  • DoxCast #209: Who you gonna call? Erik Burnham!

    Ghost-busting is only the beginning of this interview with Erik. Listen to the story of how a career in comic writing comes to be. Oh, and did we mention all the puns? Because there are puns. Lots of them. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll hear from how Erik turned complaining in chat rooms into […]

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  • DoxCast #208: Politics and Tabletop

    We’re joined by one of the most intersting people we know, Professor Tom Ambrosio! You may know him from the game tables, from Extra Life, or from seeing the fez, but that’s just a part of who he is. Join us for a great conversation about how you fall in love with your hobby and […]

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  • DoxCast #207: Paradox Comic Block with Phil Hester!

    Josh Trumbo and Brad Meixner invade FM ComicCon with the Paradox Comic Block and sit down with comic writer/artist Phil Hester! Phil has worked for both DC and Marvel on series like Green Arrow, Swamp Thing, Ant-Man, and so many more, not to mention creator-owned projects like the Eisner-Award winning book The Wretch. Learn about […]

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  • DoxCast #206: Star Wars Legion

    Join Richard John Early and Josh Trumbo as they chat with Leo Andrie of the JodoCast about Star Wars games, from the old Decipher CCG and West End Games RPG to the upcoming Star Wars Legion! Get all the details on this great new war game and be sure to tune into the ParadoxCNC Twitch […]

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  • Doxcast #205: Comic Con and Nerd Talk

    It’s the best time of the year for comic and pop culture fans all over the area. Tune in and find out why you can’t miss the F/M Comic Con. And here’s the main man Tony Tilton himself who loves to talk nerd stuff with Richard John Early.

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  • Doxcast #204: Random Chits and Chats

    Hosts Richard John Early and Josh Trumbo sit down with no particular agenda in mind and talk a bit about the state of the podcast (as well as some potential future guests), the Super Bowl, the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Stuffed Fables. It’s a little bit of everything and a whole lot […]

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  • Doxcast #203: Donny Cates —‘Nuff Said!

    From Redneck and God Country to Thanos and Doctor Strange, the many works and talents of Donny Cates are on display for this week’s episode. We are honored to have the chance to sit down and talk about comic life, growing up a comic fan, and becoming a comics professional. Join Richard John Early, Josh […]

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  • Doxcast #202: Renegade Games with Sara Erickson

    We sat down with the sales and marketing director of one of our favorite board game publishers, Renegade Games. We talk about everything from how they choose their games to bee keeping to kickstarter and what the future holds. Join us for this great opportunity on the latest Doxcast with: Josh Trumbo, Brad Meixner, and […]

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  • Doxcast #200 Part 2: Double Sized Anniversary BiCentennial Episode!!

    Celebrating 200 episodes of the podcast about all things Paradox Comics-N-Cards and nerd world. Join Rich, Josh, Darren, and Brad as we start our recap of 2017 by tackling some of the best books of the year as well as the major events that stood out. It’s part two of our anniversary that was just […]

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  • Doxcast #201: Rivals of Ixalan

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all MTG fans as a brand new set is at hand! We’re discussing how Rivals really completes all of the things Ixalan kicked off by rounding out the creature types and adding some potentially powerful new cards to Magic lore. Join Caleb Larsen, Kyle Rehome, and […]

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  • Doxcast #200 Part 1: Double Sized Anniversary BiCentennial Episode!!

    Celebrating 200 episodes of the podcast about all things Paradox Comics-N-Cards and nerd world. Join Rich, Josh, Darren, and Brad as we start our recap of 2017 by tackling the board game market from publishing to final product. It’s part one of our anniversary that was just too much for one week!

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  • DoxCast #199: The Last Jedi

    It’s one of the biggest Doxcasts ever!!! Join Richard John Early, Josh Trumbo, Darren Gregson, and Brad Meixner for a massive discussion of the latest Star Wars movie. Fans across the galaxy are reacting to this and we try to tackle it from all angles. Listen and let us know what you think when you’re […]

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  • DoxCast #198: Dungeons and Dragons: organized play, home games, and how does D&D stack up against all the other RPGs coming out?

    It’s a special Doxcast full of musings and information about D&D. We discuss what it means to come to Paradox and take part in the Adventurer’s League, including all the ins and outs of what’s allowed and what isn’t. Plus Richard John Early and John Laitinen talk about a host of other RPGs currently out […]

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  • DoxCast #197: On Bendis, DC, and Marvel

    Here’s our analysis of one of the biggest creators ever to switch teams. We recorded the week it happened so here were our instant reactions. Join Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, and Richard John Early as they give their opinions and predictions.

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  • DoxCast #196: It’s 11:57 on the DoxCast and We Feel Fine

    After more than 30 years, DC has finally gone all in on a sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons classic. Settle in for a special Doxcast with Darren Gregson and Richard John Early as we discuss what it all means.

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  • DoxCast #195: The Extra Life That Was

    This year’s marathon is in the books and it was maybe our best ever. We’re headed for our highest fundraising total and we had more involvement than in any year so far. This episode is a love letter to everyone involved. Join Richard John Early, Steve Dekrey, Brad Meixner, and Josh Trumbo as we discuss […]

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  • DoxCast #194: Black Friday = Buy 2 / Get 1 Free

    What’s this? Just the biggest, baddest, most spectaluar-est sale of the whole year at your favorite comic and game shop. Join us as we explain it all and give you our suggestions for incredible items to take advantage of this once a year blockbuster!

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  • DoxCast #193: The Paradox Comic Block LIVE from ValleyCon Part 2!

    It’s part two of the Doxcast live from Valleycon!! What’s a shared universe when we talk about comic movies and is it a good thing? And how do you actually make comics? Everything from big screen speculation to how to ink your own panels, don’t miss another exciting episode!

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  • DoxCast #192: Extra Life 2017 Part 2: The Stevening

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo find a haven amongst the hustle and bustle of ValleyCon to sit down and talk with Fargo/Moorhead Extra Life Guild Leader Steve Dekrey about the upcoming event. Steve has joined the podcast in the past to talk about his connection with Sanford Children’s Hospital and what Extra Life means to […]

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