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Hugh Likes Video Games: Dicey Dungeons

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Dicey Dungeons
Designed and Published by Terry Cavanagh
Played on Steam

The Skinny: A fun little dungeon explorer that will keep you clicking through just one more run.

Dicey Dungeons is a small, super-indie rouge-like deck-building dungeon crawler. Which is a heck of a mouthful, but it’s a great little game. Trapped on the sadistic game show of Lady Luck herself, six adventurers must fight their way through six levels of random dungeons and turn-based battles in order to win their hearts’ desires, or be stuck as a hapless dice for all eternity.
Dicey Dungeons is a fun little dungeon crawler that really embraces the RNG. Each character, as portrayed by an adorable anthropomorphic die, has six slots worth of equipment and a special ability. These are all powered by random dice rolls. As players progress through the dungeons, they level up to gain HP and extra dice. It’s not too complex, but it feels quite well balanced. The goal is to stay ahead of your enemies, including Lady Luck herself, as the dice will eventually betray you.
And the game can be quite challenging, but music by Chipzel and art by Marlowe Dobbe are both engaging and charming enough that it never feels too frustrating. The show is structured as a set of Episodes of Lady Luck’s show, each running about half an hour long, so I never felt as though I lost too much progress, even if I was almost done when I came up against a fight I couldn’t win.
And it’s just dang fun to play. Every character has their own unique abilities and style. The Robot rolls in a press-your-luck style game, for example, while The Witch prepares her abilities from a spell book. Even the act of clicking and dragging a dice into a slot for an attack just feels fun. While there isn’t the sort of intensity or stakes as in other dungeon crawlers or deck builders like Slay the Spire, it kept me reaching for the mouse of just one more round.
Dicey Dungeons is available for Mac and PC through Steam and itch.io.

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Podcast: CCRC53: Dungeons & Dragons S1E9

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, roll dem bones on Quest of the Skeleton Warrior

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And HERE to watch the episode!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and http://hughjodonnell.com, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This podcast was originally posted to Skinner.FM on Sunday, 8/18/19.

Podcast: NP41 – Turn Out the Lights

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Welcome to Nostalgia Pilots! This week, Hugh, Jason, Jurd, and Spence discuss Gundam Wing episode 41: Crossfire at Barge!

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This week, Treize makes his dramatic entrance, Relena has never seen a horror movie, and Zech’s beam sword is bigger than before.
Plus, The Nostalgia Pilots say farewell to another character whose name we never bothered to learn, and you’ll never believe what Sally Po found on Craigslist!

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Podcast: NP40 – Smug Laughter

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Welcome to Nostalgia Pilots!

This week, Spence, Jurd, Jason, and Hugh discuss Gundam Wing Episode 40: A New Leader!

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This week: Trowa still doesn’t remember where he parked, Dorothy makes her move, and Heero is the Leroy Jenkins of Gundam Pilots.
Plus, Noin’s been moonlighting on another anime, and Treize finally leaves his basement.

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Podcast: CCRC51 – Battle of the Planets

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh of HughJODonnell.com, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, don bird costumes to fight aliens.

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And HERE to watch Battle of the Planets: Episode One – Attack of the Space Terrapin along with us!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and http://hughjodonnell.com, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.FM on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

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Podcast: CCRC50 – Be Cool, Scooby Doo

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Tonight your hosts, Hugh, Rich the Time Traveler, Jurd, and Opop, join the Scooby Gang in Ireland for some questionable culinary claims.

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And Click HERE to watch the cartoon online along with us!

Chrononaut Cinema Reviews is presented by http://skinner.fm and http://hughjodonnell.com, and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.

This podcast was originally posted at Skinner.FM on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

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Podcast: NPB4 – Intro to ‘Food Wars’

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Hello listeners!

This week Jurd is out celebrating the independence of Canada, and Jason fell asleep, so Spence and Hugh are here with an intro to one of our favorite non-Gundam anime, Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma!

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How to watch Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma:
Subbed on Crunchy Roll
Dubbed on Hulu
and coming soon to Cartoon Network’s Toonami!

Buy Spence’s book, Stonebriar Casefiles 182: Bad Alchemy!

Buy Hugh’s book, Everyday Drabbles: Winter!

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