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Boy Problems creator Colin Cummings joins the Dicebreaker Podcast to chat beginner RPGs, cat-proofing board games and Carly Rae Jepsen

Alongside the success of Wingspan and the jankiness of Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Listeners and viewers of the Dicebreaker Podcast are in for a real treat this episode. Not only are the entire team here for episode 54, but they’re joined by none other than Colin Cummings - the designer behind roleplaying games such as Boy Problems and In Case of Emergency - to talk about tabletop gaming and other, equally important topics, such as kitties, anime and Final Fantasy XIV.

In our regular section of the podcast chatting about what we've been playing, Colin regales us with the hardships of balancing being a roleplaying designer with someone who actually wants to play games. Nevertheless, he discusses his love for reading artbooks - including the one for the video game Control - as well as his desire to experience mech RPG Lancer. Meanwhile, Wheels reveals the horrifying state of his Arkham Horror: The Card Game playthrough, Lolies celebrates her win in Cyclades, Meehan reminds everyone that she loves how broken Betrayal at House on the Hill is and Matt conjures up fond memories of the crokinole board.

Colin journeys with us into the world of tabletop gaming news as the team covers the latest stories from the past week. Why is Wingspan such a massive hit? Can The Crew scoop up even more acclaim after its win at the American Tabletop Awards? What exactly is One More Multiverse? And when can we get our hands on all the exciting board games shortlisted by the Zenobia Award?

As in the audience questions roll up, Colin and the Dicebreaker crew provide some much-needed wisdom regarding what tabletop gamers can do to manage a misbehaving kitty. As a master of roleplaying, Colin advises a fledgling GM on the best beginner RPGs to run a campaign for. We also talk about hobbies we’ve picked up during the pandemic and what our own Bullet characters would be like, before finishing things off with - whatever else - Carly Rae Jepsen talk.

You can find the latest episode of the Dicebreaker Podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher and Google Podcasts. Prefer another player? You can find the RSS feed here.

Want to see Colin’s joyous expression as Matt talks about watching anime? You can see it by heading over to the Dicebreaker YouTube channel and viewing the latest episode there.

Have a question for Dicebreaker? You can email it at podcast@dicebreaker.com, tweet it to @joindicebreaker or pop it into the comments section on this article.

Games discussed:

  • Arkham Horror: The Card Game
  • Bullet
  • Crokinole
  • Cyclades
  • MicroMacro: Crime City
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Wanderhome
  • Lancer
  • Hesitation at the Gate
  • The Crew
  • Wingspan
  • Boy Problems
  • Ten Candles
  • Quest

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Alex Meehan

Senior Staff Writer

After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.

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