Tabletop Archive

  • DoxCast #255: Visiting Gloomhaven with Isaac and Marcel

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo overcome some technical difficulties to interview Gloomhaven designer Isaac Childres, as well as the designer of the first expansion (Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles) Marcel Cwertetschka! Find out how Cephalofair Games came to be and how the biggest (literally!) game of last year came to be, as well as a few tidbits […]

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  • DoxCast #250: Milestones, Passion, and Doing Things for the Right Reasons

    We take a break from reviews, guests, and how to be a nerd. We’ve hit yet another Doxcast milestone and this time we’re talking to you from the future… wait, oops, about the future. Or are we? Tune in to hear Josh Trumbo and Richard John Early speculate about what’s to come. The Doxcast is a labor […]

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  • DoxCast #253: Black “Friday” Deals!

    Rich Early and Josh Trumbo discuss the upcoming Black “Friday” sales which run Wednesday the 21st, Friday the 23rd, and Saturday the 24th of November where you can buy 2 get 1 free on just about everything in the store! They have lots of great suggestions for groups of things you can purchase to get […]

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  • DoxCast #252: Keyforge First Impressions

    Co-Host Josh Trumbo sits down with his son Benji Trumbo and gamer extraordinaire Christian Duval to give their first impressions of Keyforge – the hot new card game from Fantasy Flight Games and veteran game designer Richard Garfield! Our crew tells you a bit about the game itself, then discusses their thoughts after playing in […]

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  • Black “Friday” Sale

    Wednesday, November 22 - Saturday. November 25!

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  • DoxCast #249: Extra Life 2018

    For 7 years, Paradox has been host to a Children’s Miracle Network fundraising marathon. Most of you know about it and / or take place in one way or another. Every year we try to show you why we do what we do and here it is. Join our huge cast of guests and we’ll […]

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  • Extra Life 2018

    Play Games. Heal Kids. Saturday, November 3, 2018

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  • DoxCast #239: The Pods We Dare to Cast with Cody Miller!

    Josh Trumbo sits down with board game designer and founder/operator of Far Off Games Cody Miller to discuss how he went from discovering games like Settlers of Catan to publishing his first game design, the wildly successful Xia: Legends of a Drift System, and how things have built from there. Cody gives us some insight […]

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  • 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 #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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  • Paradox 25!

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018!

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  • Paradox 25: Celebrating Board Games!

    Saturday, October 6, 2018 & Sunday October 7, 2018!

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  • Paradox 25: Celebrating Star Wars!

    Saturday, October 6, 2018!

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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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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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  • DoxCast #189: Tabletop: Cast the Ritual

    Cliff Stornel, board game designer and founder of Cliffside Games joins Josh Trumbo to discuss his latest card game – Cast the Ritual – which is coming to Kickstarter 10/24/17. Check out http://cliffsidegames.ca to stay updated!

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  • DoxCast #188: Extra Life Kick Off

    This Saturday we’re kicking off the countdown to the big Extra Life gaming marathon on November 4th and we’re here to tell you all about our favorite charity. Join Richard John Early, Josh Trumbo, and Emily McDaniels for everything you need to know to play games, heal kids, and be a hero.

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  • DoxCast #186: Batman / Harley Quinn Day

    Harley Quinn takes over the annual Batman Day to celebrate her 25th anniversary and the Jedi Counsel takes over the Doxcast to talk about it. We welcome Katie Gordon and Brandon Saxton to the show as we discuss Batman’s greatest friends and foes and find out why anyone would choose to live in Gotham. Plus […]

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  • DoxCast #185: Dungeons and Dragons: Enter the Tomb of Annihilation

    The latest book for the world’s greatest role playing game is here and along with it updates to the Paradox Adventurer’s League play. Join Richard John Early, John Laitinen, and Ken Landers as we take a look at the new book and fill you in on how and when to play here every week.

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  • DoxCast #181: GenCon Preview

    Rich and Josh get together to discuss a few of the many, many board games that will be making an appearance at GenCon 50 this month, and why they’re interested in those particular games. …Well, mostly Josh talks about games that intrigue him while Rich taunts Josh about not being able to attend one of […]

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  • DoxCast #180: Back to the Books

    As summer rolls on, we take our first look at Paradox’s next big event. Get ready to go Back to the Books for 5 days as we kick off the fall by previewing nearly everything in the shop. Huge sales, demos, games, free stuff, and more. Join Josh Trumbo, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, and Richard […]

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  • DoxCast #174: Tabletop: Games on the Move

    It’s summer and you’ll be traveling to the lakes and beyond. Don’t forget your board games! Josh Trumbo and Richard John Early discuss a whole bunch of awesome games to take with you no matter where you are going and you don’t want to miss out!

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  • DoxCast #170: Designing Men

    We love to talk about how board games come into being and we’ve done it a few times with some local folks. But this one is special as our very own Paul Tebben and Josh Trumbo take the guest chairs to take us through the process from concept to design to publishing. Find out all […]

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  • DoxCast #162_Tabletop: Clank!

    One of our favorite new board games makes it’s way to the review table. Renegade Games Clank! combines the dangers of delving into a dragon’s den for treasure with deck building for a fun filled adventure you have to try.

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  • DoxCast #158: Tabletop: Harry Potter Hogwart’s Battle Review

    One of our favorite new games takes the spotlight as Rich Early and Matt Serani teach Josh Trumbo how to play. What makes Harry Potter a unique and exciting deck building game? We talk flavor, mechanics, and all the nitty gritty details.

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  • DoxCast #157: D&D: Building Characters 101

    We dive head first into the nuts and bolts of making a D&D character. From picking classes and races to calculating statistics, this is the podcast that tells you everything you need to know. Join John Laitinen, Josh Trumbo, Rich Early, and Brad Meixner for information and lots of laughs and join the adventure today.

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  • Doxcast #155: World Chamipion Josiah Burkhardsmeier of Star Wars Armada

    Richard John Early sat down with the 2016 Star Wars Armada world champion Josiah to talk all things Star Wars. Even if you’ve never played Armada, this podcast is about what it takes to become a world champion. Josiah lives right here in our own back yard and he’s a world champ. Please take some […]

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  • DoxCast #153: Tabletop: Arkham Horror LCG

    Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early are joined by Paul Tebben for a discussion and review of this terrific living card game from FFG. Learn why this is more than just another card game as we talk about how it captures all the horror of Lovecraft and richness of role playing games.

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  • DoxCast #151: Dungeons and Dragons: Just What the Heck is a DM Anyway?

    We’re back with our 2nd ever D&D podcast and we’re talking about what makes a DM a DM. How do you guide the story for your campaign? What tips and tricks can you use to make it exciting for your players? And why is it just so rewarding? Join hosts Joshua Trumbo and Richard Early […]

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  • DoxCast #149: Part 2: 2017 – What We’re Looking Forward To

    It’s the second part of our special year end podcast event. Join Joshua Trumbo, Richard Early, Brad Meixner, Darren Gregson, John Laitinen as we talk about what we are expecting in the new year. Make your resolution to listen to the Doxcast and hear what we are predicting will be the biggest things in nerd […]

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  • DoxCast #149: Part 1: 2016 Year in Review

    From Pokemon Go to DC Rebirth, 2016 was full of some of the biggest happenings in nerd history. We launch part one of a special year end Doxcast series with a look back at this crazy year. Join a whole host of Doxcast regulars as they share their thoughts: Joshua Trumbo, Brad Meixner, John Laitinen, […]

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  • Doxcast #147: Extra Life Marathon

    With one week left before the Children’s Miracle Network Marathon, the Doxcast crew talks with Emily McDaniel of Sanford Children’s about the big event. How can you participate? Why does Extra Life need you? Join Joshua Trumbo and Richard John Early for a special episode as we ask for your help healing kids and encourage […]

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  • DoxCast #142: Board Games: eXamining 4X

    Josh Trumbo and Dan Green dive into the 4X debate– what eXactly is a 4X game, and how do games on their recent playlists (like Xia: Legends of a Drift System and Scythe) fit into this classification? They also give their impressions of Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Legendary Encounters: Firefly, and the upcoming game Colony. […]

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