Tabletop 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 #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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  • DoxCast #135: Tabletop: Of Fleas and Markets

    Co-Host Josh gets an upgrade to Full-Host as he sits down with DoxCast alum and board game enthusiast Dan Green to discuss the first-ever Paradox Board Game Flea Market and Dan’s upcoming trip to this year’s GenCon.  Get the inside scoop on some of the games they’re bringing to trade and/or sell at the Flea […]

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  • Doxcast #131: Tabletop: The State Of Your Games

    Introducing brand new DoxCast cohost Josh Trumbo with an episode dedicated to his favorite hobby. Rich and Josh talk about board gaming, tabletop nights, the past and the future of both, the Fargo Moorhead gaming community, and all things in between. Join the guys and the conversation. Let us know what you think about what […]

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  • #118 – Tabletop – Luke Laurie

    We sat down with Luke Laurie, the co-designer of The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, which is currently running a Kickstarter campaign. We find out how Luke’s careers before designing games impacted the design of Energy Empire, how he developed the interesting mechanics along with Tom Jolly, and how the game ended up at Minion Games. […]

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  • #116 – Tabletop – Ted Alspach

    For this month’s Tabletop DoxCast, we got to sit down with one of our favorite board game designers, Ted Alspach. Ted is the mind behind such amazing games as Suburbia, Castles of Mad King Ludwig, & One Night Ultimate Werewolf, which is easily our most-played board game. Ted tells us about the condition given to […]

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  • #112 – Tabletop – Christopher Chung (Lanterns: the Harvest Festival)

    This week we’re joined by Christopher Chung, the designer responsible for the excellent board game Lanterns: the Harvest Festival from Foxtrot Games and Renegade Games. Christopher explains what inspired him to design Lanterns, how Lanterns made the transition from concept to publishing, and what it’s like to have Wil Wheaton tell you he likes your […]

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  • #108 – Tabletop – Favor of the Pharaoh

    We played some games with our families over the holiday break, and the one that stood out the most was Favor of the Pharaoh, the new game from Tom Lehmann and Bezier Games. Favor of the Pharaoh is a reimplimentation of To Court the King (a game Lehman designed that was published by Rio Grande […]

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  • #103 – Extra Life Recap & Codenames

    With Extra Life 2015 in the books, we take a look back at the many games we played during the 24-hour board game marathon, including a dreaded game of Monopoly. We also take some time to talk about one of our favorite new games of the year: Codenames. Find out why we think it should […]

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  • #98 – Tabletop – Semi-Cooperative Games

    For week #4 of Extra Life Month, we’re joined by longtime friend of Paradox Derek Nelson, along with his wife Steph and their daughter Chloe. Their family had an immediate experience with Sanford Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network as soon as Chloe was born, and Steph and Derek walk us through their entire […]

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