Fireside

A weekly podcast in which Dave chats to his friends about the games they've been playing that week.

Imagine, if you will, a crackling fireplace. Now picture a couple of comfy chairs, some cracking beers, and two guys who spend almost all of their free time playing games. Voila! You've attained inner Fireside! Fireside is a weekly podcast in which Dave and Dan discuss games they've played over a variety of different beers. Whether tabletop, video, party, or mind games - they discuss it all. Lighthearted and casual, yet with a hint of structure, Fireside is a podcast that sits easily on your ear palate.

A brief announcement informing our dedicated listeners of a brief fireside hiatus

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Dave 1 + Dave 2 + Tim 1 = Fireside 43! In this episode we discuss Heroes of the Storm, Terraforming Mars (the game, not the viability), and Watch Dogs 2. 

0:00 - Intro
2:30 - Heroes of the Storm
14:17 - Terraforming Mars
23:20 - Watch Dogs 2

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This week Dave is joined by Ben to talk Skies of Arcadia, Betrayal at House on the Hill and One Night Ultimate Werewolf. They do get sidetracked a little so the usual format has been extended to an hour to accommodate... i.e. Dave didn't trim out the fat in editing ;) This weeks beer is Coopers Original Pale Ale... not to be confused with their Unoriginal Pale Ale I suppose.

0:00 - Intro
2:33 - Quest for Sponsorship - Coopers Original Pale Ale
6:31 - Skies of Arcadia
21:42 - Betrayal at House on the Hill
40:22 - One Night Ultimate Werewolf
51:01 - Coopers Pale Ale rating

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This week Dan is cast aside like yesterday's jam to make room for Amelia Sarif and Danny Hesz... yes I replaced a Dan with a Danny! In this episode Amelia tells us about her time with Pokémon: Sun & Moon, Danny shares his meaningful decision to play Tyranny, and Dave throws down some opinions on Monstrous. All while quaffing some Urban Crusader Double Hopped Lager (now with extra gravity!!).

0:00 - Intro
1:39 - Quest for Sponsorship - Urban Crusader Double Hopped Lager
3:03 - Pokémon: Sun & Moon
13:55 - Tyranny
24:39 - Monstrous
34:37 - Urban Crusader Double Hopped Lager rating

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There comes a special time in every week - a time where two friends get together over beer to discuss the various tabletop and video games they have been playing that week. Bringing a wealth of experience and applying detailed reviewer's acumen they are able to intelligently provide their listeners with all the info they need to make important life decisions with regards to gaming. Then there's Fireside - a similar premise but without any of the class or deductive intelligence the previous two lines may have conveyed! 

This week we discuss Pandemic: Contagion and Rise to Power before starting on Final Fantasy: Brave Exius  and having to cut it short due to technical difficulties. Fortunately we have the delicious Gage Roads Breakwater Australian Pale Ale to help us through!

0:00 - Intro
1:04 - Quest for Sponsorship - Gage Roads Breakwater Pale Ale
2:33 - Pandemic: Contagion
13:01 - Rise to Power
25:58 - Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
34:25 - Message from the Editor
35:28 - Gage Roads Breakwater rating

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