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Pirates CSG Podcast

Pirates CSG Podcast

By a7xfanben
A7XfanBen, Xerecs, Godmason and others discuss all things related to Pirates Constructible Strategy Game! Set reviews, custom game piece reviews, random topic discussion, stories and more!
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Pirates CSG Podcast #54: Captain Redgoat!
Questions of the Day: Ben: What is the highest number of players you've seen in a game? Redgoat: What is your favorite historical ship?
40:37
August 29, 2022
Pirates CSG Podcast #53: Chatting with PirateCaptainAndrew! (doubleAAsauce)
Questions of the Day: What set do you think Hill's Wholesale Gaming will restock next? (if any) Andrew: What is your favorite ship type and why? The podcast is moving to Anchor! The podcast is switching hosts to Anchor due to ShoutEngine shutting down. Welcome PirateCaptainAndrew/doubleAAsauce to the podcast! 3D printing files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4777771 Mystery picture: https://boardgamegeek.com/image/5646355/a7xfanben
01:18:49
December 24, 2021
Pirates CSG Podcast #52: A7XfanBen and Xerecs talk about Developments, Campaigns, and Customs
Question of the Day (Xerecs): What is your favorite aspect of making a custom ship? QotD (A7XfanBen): What material (other than styrene) do you prefer ships to be made out of? (PLA, ABS, wood, etc)Link to join the Discord: https://discord.gg/qeY7e3QProjects discussion: https://discord.com/channels/468973063325876234/812021803497029662Vulkan’s Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CustomPiratesCSG/3D print files from PirateCaptain Andrew (DoubleAAsauce): https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4777771Best to start with the rules for CG4: https://pirateswithben.com/vassal-campaign-game-4/All the reports: https://pirateswithben.com/tag/cg4/ Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Blubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stprOvercast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcast
01:01:29
May 16, 2021
Pirates CSG Podcast #51: Getempowder War Stories!
Getempowder: https://pirateswithben.com/members/getempowder/The Cursed Challenge from 2013 - I won with A Devastating Duo and also submitted Hearts of Treason Questions of the DayA7XfanBen: What impact do you think the virus/recession will have on the Pirates CSG market?Getempowder: What is that moment in your life that you wish you could get back? Get VASSAL here: https://pirateswithben.com/vassal/Find all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharingThe Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdf ~~~~~ Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
01:01:54
April 04, 2020
Pirates CSG Podcast #50: The Call-In Podcast!
Discord server: https://discord.gg/qeY7e3Q Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
02:36:06
December 04, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #49: In Las Vegas with Randy!
Question of the Day: Have you ever played Pirates CSG with someone you met online or that is also part of the online community?The Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfFind all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharingThanks for listening! Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
35:37
November 21, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #48: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Talk Campaign Games
Xerecs' profile page at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/members/xerecs/CoEC 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5ESzOKns5gkP98K49iP--589KmYKaNfThe Huge Game Legacy Thread: https://pirateswithben.com/the-huge-game-legacy-thread/Question of the Day: If you’ve read more than one entire campaign game battle report, which campaign game is your favorite and why?Battle Reports Compendium: https://pirateswithben.com/battle-reports-compendium/ The Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfFind all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing~~~~~Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
02:12:05
November 10, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #47: A7XfanBen Chats with Creeps
Profile page at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/members/creeps/The Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfFind all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharingThanks for listening! Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
53:53
November 09, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #46: Former Rules Arbitrator Tony Vigil! (Piranha)
Tony Vigil (Piranha) was the Rules Arbitrator before Woelf.His store: http://neverlandgames.tcgplayerpro.com/ Questions of the DayPiranha's QotD: What is your favorite house rule?Ben: What is the most difficult Rules situation you have come across while playing Pirates CSG? Here is the thread for this podcast at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-rules-arbitrator-tony-vigil-piranha/The Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfFind all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing~~~~~Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
02:00:50
November 05, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #45: Former Wizkids Product Manager Tiffany O'Brien!
Tiffany O'Brien is one of the key figures of Pirates CSG history, having held multiple important positions at Wizkids while the game was still in print!Questions thread: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-designer-tiffany-obrien/ Questions of the Day:(Tiffany) What is your favorite set packaging?(Ben) Did you ever play the SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) digital version of the game? Find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skcorynaffit/Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
01:07:53
July 21, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #44: News, Current Market, Favorite Strategy, Customs and More! (with Xerecs)
Questions of the DayA7XfanBen: What is your favorite memory of Miniature Trading?Xerecs: To players and collectors of the game, would you ever consider making custom game pieces, and make a model for them, using either pieces of existing ships, or use other materials to bring you creations off the paper? Recent Games:Century of Economy (CoEC) 2019: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5ESzOKns5gkP98K49iP--589KmYKaNfBizarre Bottleneck Game: https://pirateswithben.com/bizarre-game-with-4-fleets-at-50-points-june-21st-2019/4 Fleets at 100 Points: https://pirateswithben.com/4-fleet-100-point-game-june-14th-2019/Legend of the Giant Turtle: https://pirateswithben.com/legend-of-the-giant-turtle/ My custom game pieces: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingPirates of Spherus Magna: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/176124/pirates-spherus-magna Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/Game Essentials: When playing, try to have the Pirates documents available for reference.  Find them all on the bottom of my homepage: https://pirateswithben.com/Vendari's Action Phase Variant: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/62118/pirates-action-phase-variant Somali Cruises: http://www.somalicruises.com/ Find all the game pieces in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry:
01:19:43
June 22, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #43: Jason Mical! (former Wizkids Communications Manager)
Jason Mical was the Wizkids Communications Manager from 2003-2006.  Questions list on Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-former-wk-communications-manager-jason-mical/ Questions of the Day: If you were to name a Pirate ship, what would you name it and why? (from Jason Mical)What is your favorite flavor text of any game piece? (from Ben) His website: https://www.jasonmicalwrites.com/His YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicLetsPlay/videosExpanse RPG: https://greenronin.com/expanse/ Find all the game pieces here:Master Spreadsheet (stuff from Wizkids): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing Past podcasts: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
01:04:24
June 11, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #42: MIKE SELINKER, Pirates CSG Game Designer!!!!
Mike Selinker is one of the original game designers of Pirates CSG. His company, Lone Shark Games: http://lonesharkgames.com/http://lonesharkgames.com/staff-member/mike-selinker/https://www.facebook.com/lonesharkgames/Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_SelinkerBGG page: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/604/mike-selinkerTwitter: https://twitter.com/mikeselinker Question of the Day: Do you wish the Dutch had been a faction from the start in Spanish Main?  Would you prefer them as one of the major factions in the game?The list of questions from the Forum at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-designer-mike-selinker/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
02:08:51
April 09, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #41: GAME DESIGNER JAMES ERNEST!!!!
James Ernest is one of the original game designers for Pirates CSG.  He has his own Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_ErnestWebsite: https://cheapass.com/Bio: https://cheapass.com/about-james-ernest/Check out his free pirate game called Cagway Bay!  https://cheapass.com/free-games/cagway-bay/Rules: https://cheapass.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Cagway-Bay-Rules.pdfHis YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVH4H2qhHwmuPFQ5HMPgqwInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/cheapassgames/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CheapassjamesAt BoardGameGeek: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/61/james-ernestToday we talk about Pirates CSG and his own piratey projects!  Here is the list of questions submitted at Pirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/submit-your-questions-for-pirates-csg-game-designer-james-ernest/#post-3363Question of the Day: Have you played Cagway Bay?  What do you think of it?Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJSign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
01:15:09
February 25, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #40 - Casual Discussion with Xerecs
Question of the Day: Do you have any “oh crap” game moments from Pirates CSG? Rules for Thought #17: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-17/Rules for Thought #18: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/rules-for-thought-18/Recent game recaps?Funny and/or unfortunate “Oh crap” game moments (for Ben - El Toro literally ripping off Angelica’s head in OE anniversary game) ~~~~~ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060 Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
30:10
February 02, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #39: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Review Custom Game Pieces!
Question of the Day: Do you have a favorite custom game piece from this episode?  Do you enjoy the custom review episodes more or less than the other episodes? Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682///Rise of the Moon Sorcerer: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167110/pirates-cursed-seas-rise-moon-sorcererPirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingFiends of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islands Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060 Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/a7xfanben/pirates-csg-podcast?refid=stpr
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January 26, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #38: News, Game Essentials, Playing Solo, Pirate Code Page, Try 20 Point Fleets!
New Idea: Challenge.  Your next game of Pirates CSG should NOT be at 40 points!  (20/60/etc)Question of the Day: Any ideas for new segments we could pursue?News: MT alive into the new year.  Posting entire story of EE game on IG: https://www.instagram.com/piratescsg/Obago Deuce for $500!  https://goo.gl/w9KSTJProof: https://i.postimg.cc/85gX4J8V/Eagleman94about-Obago-Deuce.png(one previous known high was $232.50, hard to find others that have been exchanged since vosarnath’s at MT a handful of years back)-Having slight technical issues that may compromise podcast episodes and THC a bit-Between godmason being busy, my impending life changes, somewhat declining content base, and technical issues, expect shorter and less episodes this year.  Suggesting topics is great!!-Short solo episodes may sometimes be even less than 30 minutes, I can cover a bunch of stuff quickly it seems, especially with only one opinion on each topic.-Trying to do a post/page every day at PwB, going through MT content for some of my best stuff-Commenting on my content at PwB will help the site grow and be popular as a “hub” for Pirates CSG - plus I’ll respond to all comments!!  Thank you!-Looking at podcast data from SE, seem to have about 33 unique IP’s per episode. Game essentials - measuring card or straws - latter great for arches and planning moves/premeasuring,  Use a big d6 from SE boxes/etc for ease of use and likely better results (fun idea though - 10 tiny d6 for a Zeus shoot action since all cannons the same)Another idea on playing solo without favoring a faction - really delve into each faction, especially before playing.  Maybe stop playing favorites in general, force yourself to use a faction you’ve NEVER played before. Read a book on the Spanish Empire and then see if you like playing them better.  Make customs inspired by pop culture to play the Cursed or Vikings, etc. Just think outside the box and try to really become a fan of each faction. Partly due to knowing almost all the ships and crew in the game, I find it easy and fun to play as any faction.  (ex: Vikings in CG4 should be fun, and somewhat groundbreaking in terms of factional play in CG’s)Try reading to get passionate: https://amzn.to/2AQkdBsNew segment - Random Pirate Code page, muse on rules/strategy of results  https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfInteresting fleets for x point games - try 20 points sometime.  Fast, forces you to be efficient with building, probably no +5’s, easy to get going, fun with multiple players OR multiple fleets per player, etc.  Played Water World game against repkosai in 2017 with Libellule + bonuses, was very fun!!Libellule fleet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/800125/grouping/0/extended_format/true6 bonuses fleet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/800322/grouping/0/extended_format/trueTake the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes:
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January 19, 2019
Pirates CSG Podcast #37: Optimizing and Using Lesser Ships and Crew | Circle of Blood Review
Question of the Day: How do you get lesser ships and crew into action? “thoughts on optimizing less/not utilized ships"-MUST have speed, so helmsmen pretty much always necessary (especially since a lot of lesser ships are slow).  Beyond that, try to find a niche use for specific game pieces. For example, 1 cargo and fast speed? (Dark Fox)  Scout explorer with crew or S-Explorer. OR, flotilla tug with surprise crew face down (canceller/captain/etc).Slow with high cargo - home waters hybrid to get nearby gold and protect HI, potentially use with navigator.  Could also use with gold factory bonus strategy, especially in case of Spanish “treasure galleons” such as Isabela, Concepcion, etc.-Keep in mind that your competition will not want to dumb things down (people like to win and often use the same OP ships all the time), so have realistic outcome expectations and propose alternative game ideas like “make worst fleet possible, pass to other player” to get lesser ships/crew into action.  Other than that, more points = more points to use on gimmicks and suboptimal experiments “Rules variants to get the ships on the table.”-Require specific base move - Challenge of Snails, all L, etc.-Require all cargo holds to be full during setup - force players to make tradeoffs on when to dump crew - right at start, at wild islands (making them accessible to other players), or go with total war/all combat strategy?  Con-exacerbates how OP Sac already is.-Require each player to use ONLY ships AND named crew they’ve never used before (for starters, look through what you’ve never punched out!), or a pure faction fleet from a faction you’ve never played.-Look through Fleet Challenge Archives to find fun restrictions http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8492/// Reviewing Circle of Bloodhttps://pirateswithben.com/circle-of-blood-by-riz/https://pirateswithben.com/circle-of-blood-with-3-players-august-21st-2017/ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Feel free to rate and review the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060 Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/ The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pirates-csg-podcast/id1258016060Overcast: https://overcast.fm/itunes1258016060/pirates-csg-podcastGoogle Play Music: https://play.google.com/music/m/Imxc6vplvkqlmagcvkxvi2er2wu?t=Pirates_CSG_PodcastBlubrry: https://www.blubrry.com/piratescsgpodcast/Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podca
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December 22, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #36 - News, Recent Rulings, How to Use Synergistic Pieces, and Norvegia
Question of the Day: How do you use pieces synergistically? (combos/etc) News-HWG out of DJC SE 4 box lot for $20 (Hill’s Wholesale Gaming: http://www.wholesalegaming.biz/pirates/)-New posts up at Pirates with Ben - comments on posts/pages will help the site with rankings/etc.  https://pirateswithben.com/ranking-pirates-of-the-caribbean-movies/-Submit your 2018 Pirates CSG Hall of Fame ballot! https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/pirates-csg-hall-of-fame-2018-voting/-Set Reviews now officially done, so we’ve literally discussed ALL existing game pieces PLUS nearly all the Unreleased game pieces that are publicly known (covers various “game piece reviews” mentioned in suggestions, plus you can see additional thoughts on most game pieces in my Collection Review Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRq8fy93o3wHNqZMSQzR342yP4WX_LHzq)-Nobody has requested custom game piece reviews, and one person even said they wanted less, so might do less of that moving forward.  Link to Podcast survey is below - please provide idea suggestions! Recent Rulings: https://pirateswithben.com/forums/topic/questions-about-game-rules-the-pirate-code-the-no-duplicates-list/ How to use synergistic pieces: +1 to cargo on flotillas - devastating combos availableNorvegia -http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/375/grouping/0/extended_format/trueNorvegia vs. Altar of the Loa at 40 points: https://pirateswithben.com/norvegia-vs-altar-of-the-loa-2013/ Strategy talk: who to annoy or help in various situations you don’t expect - should you help or hurt certain opponents at various times? Especially in multiplayer.  Examples include Pandora’s Box, Message in a Bottle with tied islands, Maps of Hades, etc. (with Maps - could go back and forth to toy with opponent) Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Pirates packs on eBay: https://goo.gl/MfHBQJ Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasJoin the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/
32:29
December 15, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #35: Return to Savage Shores Set Review
Return to Savage Shores Set Review-RTSS WAS NEVER PHYSICALLY RELEASED!  Woelf provided the information in 2012.  It is not a set you can collect, and you’ll have to use proxies, custom made ships, or VASSAL to use it. Question of the Day: Do you like Return to Savage Shores?  Do you wish it was released? Do you like it more or less than Savage Shores?  Have you used any RtSS game pieces yet? If so, how did it go? You can find Return to Savage Shores in the Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing Wikipedia page with info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Return_to_Savage_ShoresWoelf’s original Sneak Flashback threads: http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8679///Artwork: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_9DQ-tDHg6ns/SdU6SfYxWOI/AAAAAAAAAKg/svxwP-NC1Ng/s1600-h/untitled.JPG Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/
01:41:54
December 01, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #34: Custom Game Piece Reviews with Xerecs
Question of the Day: Do you have any custom game pieces you want us to review?  What other topics should we discuss on future episodes? NewsWorking forum up at Pirates with Ben - 20 confirmed members so far (https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/)Play has begun in The Hourly Campaign! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRq8fy93o3wGXirxof6PFGc1PJgbDcUvTRepublishing my best and longest reports - Century of the Empires, Economy Edition, VASSAL Campaign Games 1/2/3, and Command the Oceans all on PwB or will be soon. CustomsCustom Ships organized version page 2: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682/postdays=0/postorder=asc/start=15Rise of the Moon Sorcerer: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/167110/pirates-cursed-seas-rise-moon-sorcererPirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingFiends of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islands Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Join the Forum at Pirates with Ben!  https://pirateswithben.com/forums/forum/pirates-csg/
01:02:16
November 20, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #33: Savage Shores Set Review
Question of the Day: What is your opinion of Savage Shores?We recorded this just in time for the 10th anniversary of Savage Shores, which was released on November 5th 2008!! Get Savage Shores here: https://goo.gl/gPFFtK InformationWikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Savage_ShoresPage at Miniature Trading: http://www.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1170&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=nMaster Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing Info on the Miniature Trading crisis:  http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Master Keyword List (by Woelf): https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Pirates_Master_Keyword_List.pdfThe Pirate Code (by Woelf): https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfMy fansite: https://pirateswithben.com/
02:08:02
November 03, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #32: Changes to game pieces in the Official Wizkids documents
Document with changes Pirates CSG Master Spreadsheet Get the official Wizkids documents here, courtesy of Woelf sharing them with me: https://pirateswithben.com/official-wizkids-documents/ Question of the day: What would things have been like if this were reality?  Info on the Miniature Trading crisis: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// ~~~~~ Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Sign the Petition! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas If you'd like more Pirates audio content, check out my blog. ~~~~~ Check out my fansite at Pirates with Ben!
01:49:26
September 29, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #31: UNRELEASED AND UNEXPECTED
Pirates CSG Master Spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18Z-x-z9gaWiKFLk-kw1weamc0A1-NxMN3xLjWWKsUmA/edit?usp=sharing I will also release the documents that led to this episode that Woelf has shared with me, so everyone can look at them! Question of the Day: Which of these game pieces would you most want to use? Which ones excite you the most? Information about Miniature Trading: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350/// Audio version of the podcast: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/ The Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165340696838921/ Woelf has shared some original Wizkids spreadsheets with me to help in my process to create a "master spreadsheet" that I hope to turn into a second database, similar to the one at Miniature Trading. In these incredible documents are many "juicy tidbits" of information, a true treasure trove of cool stuff for a Pirates fanatic like me.  How crazy is this?! New Pirates information 13 years later! XD I can't wait to use some of these new game pieces in games sometime. Pros of my spreadsheet: -Don’t have to scroll to the right for anything important (flavor text and treasure values off to the right) (Basically a rule of Pirates CSG spreadsheets in my opinion - if you can’t easily see all gameplay-relevant data without scrolling, columns should be shrunk down for ease of use.) -All flavor text included -Factions color coded for maximum ease of use (I like the new design so much that I think I will be converting my custom sets to the same color scheme!) -Took the best stuff from each resource used (Holofernes’ notes from Jolly Roger + filtering, flavor text from Wizkids spreadsheets, Miniature Trading database for cannons and some flavor text (a/b for crewfer twofers/etc are lowercase because that is how they appear on the WK documents) -Includes unreleased and “lost” items from official Wizkids documents Cons: -Some columns do not display well at all with the filter view. Those are the ones I slanted so they would be more legible (it gets worse if they are horizontal). -Filter view does not seem to work with Google Sheets version for online viewing, unless you create a temporary filter view yourself. Even tried allowing editing mode and locking the sheets, but that didn’t work either. (https://productforums.google.com/d/msg/docs/68RwOGYUCqA/PFFYjiaKBwAJ) To view filters in online version: Data-Filter Views-Create new temporary filter view The .xlsx file of the spreadsheet has the filters. -Likely some minor mistakes due to copy/paste errors or excessive dragging of cell data. (please point out so I can fix them) Listened to this playlist while working on the master spreadsheet: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLR_xCgMZxpEhsLTENwBgZUWQ2FnpuZCnW Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323 Podcast length poll on MT: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9155/// Sign the Petition! https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas eBay is often the be
02:40:09
September 22, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #30: Survey Suggestions, Gameplay Tips, Building a Fleet, Ranking the PotC Movies
This was recorded before the Miniature Trading crisis started, which is why you won't hear me talking about that in this episode.  http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9350///Game history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_GameGameplay tips: https://pirateswithben.com/gameplay/Fleets!HMS Grand Temple: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/215534/grouping/0/extended_format/trueCheapskate Pirate All-Stars: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/800113/grouping/0/extended_format/trueMinimal Crew: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/685364/grouping/0/extended_format/true-Feel free to vote and comment on any of them! Master Keyword List: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Pirates_Master_Keyword_List.pdfThe Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdf The Curse of the Black Pearl movie: https://amzn.to/2LVS6ol Get all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies!  https://amzn.to/2AogainMy thoughts on Dead Men Tell No Tales: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=62078///#62078 Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Podcast length poll on MT: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9155/// Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seasQuestion of the Day: If you had to hear discussion about ONE game piece on the podcast, which would it be?
47:10
September 17, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #29: Change of Format, News, Uncommon Combos, and Small Campaign Games
Take the podcast survey! https://goo.gl/forms/CsnwVmi3qhtqik323Podcast length poll on MT: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9155/// Sign the Petition!  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/bring-back-pirates-of-the-cursed-seas Entries for Ocean Terrain Contest #3 start here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=67781///#67781 Command the Oceans BR’s back to normal: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9118/// “Interesting combos besides putting hammersmith on every pirate ship ever and hermione gold on every English ship and Dominic Freda on every Spanish ship and Davy Jones on every cursed ship.”Golden Cranes (Hoist Madness!): http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/619789/grouping/0/extended_format/true Battle Report for my tiny cumulative game: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=55725///#55725 Game Ideas thread with links to campaign game rulesets and more: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8570/// The Pirate Code: https://pirateswithben.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/The-Pirate-Code-FAQ-Dec-2016.pdfQuestion of the Day: What is your favorite game type?  (normal, deathmatch, campaign, other?)
33:15
August 15, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #28: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 2)
Find Part 1 of the Set Review here: http://shoutengine.com/PiratesCSGPodcast/pirates-csg-podcast-26-fire-and-steel-set-review-60927 General info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Fire_and_SteelFind the set here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1051&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=n Buy F&S here:6 packs: https://goo.gl/c8vVJb18 packs: https://goo.gl/CRVoEB36 packs: https://goo.gl/MUr9n8Also some singles on eBay: https://goo.gl/K1LA4jOn RainTyger: http://www.raintyger.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1_26 Miniature Reviews:Cygnet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/6438Colonial Trader: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7859Fire Shot: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7833My fleets using the Saber: https://goo.gl/g84E3ZQuestion of the Day: What would you rank Fire and Steel as a set out of 10?
03:18:46
July 20, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #27: News and Custom Game Piece Reviews
NewsOTC3 deadline is August 1st: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9079///Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/165340696838921/GenCon Indianapolis on 8/2-8/5: https://www.gencon.com/ CustomsCustom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682///Pirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingFiends of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islands Find Xerecs’ 2018 Century of Economy game here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLY5ESzOKns5hSK-ueLm3dmQAJAVXeF-GJ QOTD: Have you been to a gaming convention where Pirates was active/featured?  If so, which one? Any fun stories?Request: Printing/making custom game pieces? (stickers? Die cutting? Other materials?  etc.)
01:30:05
July 12, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #26: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 1)
Question of the Day (QOTD): What do you think of Fire and Steel? General info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirates_Constructible_Strategy_Game#Fire_and_SteelFind the set here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=1051&full_format=1&sort=bASC&new_sort=n Buy F&S here:6 packs: https://goo.gl/c8vVJb18 packs: https://goo.gl/CRVoEB36 packs: https://goo.gl/MUr9n8Also some singles on eBay: https://goo.gl/K1LA4j Miniature Reviews:Cygnet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/6438Colonial Trader: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7859Fire Shot: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7833My fleets using the Saber: https://goo.gl/g84E3Z 
02:44:40
June 28, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #25: Custom game pieces galore + News, Rules, and Combos
Question of the day: Do you think specialist crew should be cheaper? (what cost for each?) Requests: -If you’d like us to review specific customs you’ve made, feel free to post them in the Podcast thread at Miniature Trading. -Post in godmason’s “worst ships” thread (link to Miniature Trading below) -Fill out the podcast survey if you haven't already. ShoutEngine YouTube Archive.org The following should eventually be updated from ShoutEngine so they will be available when they get the podcast. iTunes Overcast Google Play Music blubrry Stitcher Custom Ships Organized Version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682/// Pirates of the Epic Seas (4th sheet): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharing Fiends of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islands Ugliest and worst ships thread: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9301/// Rules for thought #11: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9307/// Interesting rules discussions from 2011: http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=41323///#41323 Skull and Bones trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjC8_av7hhU If you'd like more Pirates audio content, check out my daily blog.
01:33:42
June 11, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #24: Rise of the Fiends Set Review
Wow, this was a big one. We went live on youtube, where some watchers showed up after I posted about it on MT, Facebook, reddit, Twitter, etc.  Question of the day: What do you think of Rise of the Fiends as a set? Like/dislike? Favorite or least favorite things about it?Amazingly enough, when we recorded this podcast, HWG had BOTH their 36 pack lot of RotF AND the Plunder Pack (with Delusion) ON SALE!! O_O If you're on a tighter budget: 6 packs for $17.95 RotF on eBay Check out godmason's review of the Hades' Realm.I highly recommend checking out the Facebook group - one of the live viewers checked this podcast out from there, and there's consistently interesting content on there. The group has also grown quite a lot, now at well over 100 members!Gold picture from 2014 Fleet Review: https://s19.postimg.cc/j0cas7x3n/IMG_0757_zps10b2c6fd.jpgThe Delusion: https://s19.postimg.cc/5mr8q0fo3/IMG_1178_zps52b0f995.jpgCheck out more awesome pictures of the Delusion in this thread.
03:02:34
May 28, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #23: Captain_Vendari joins for a plethora of topics
QOTD: What is your favorite feature or topic of the podcast?What do listeners want long-term after official set reviews are done?CG4 video with John Ward noise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00n-YmEH7oPirates with Ben: https://pirateswithben.com/Raintyger.com: http://www.raintyger.com/Custom Ships Organized Version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=52704///#52704Pirates of the Epic Seas: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingFiend of the Blood Islands: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/163300/pirates-fiends-blood-islandsJade Rebellion Calypso fleet: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/830152/grouping/0/extended_format/truePuzzle Pirates: http://www.puzzlepirates.com/
59:45
May 12, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #22: Caribbean Set Review
Pirates of the Caribbean set: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=916&goal=&cards_lang=&sort=cASC&new_sort=nQOTD: What do you think of Caribbean? Woelf’s fleet, Denial of Service Attack: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showDeck/deck_id/170910/grouping/0/extended_format/trueReview of the Pearl: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7857Review of Potions and Brews: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/showCardReview/review_id/7834
02:35:41
April 30, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #21: News and Custom game pieces
Fiends of the Blood Islands: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=52705///#52705My custom sets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharing
01:01:56
April 15, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #20: Ocean's Edge Set Review
Ocean's Edge can be found here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=881&goal=&cards_lang=&sort=cASC&new_sort=n
03:13:01
April 03, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #19: Customs and other random topics!
Custom Ships Organized VersionReturn of Davy Jones
01:19:55
March 17, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #18: Frozen North Set Review
You can find Frozen North here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=836&goal=&cards_lang=&sort=cASC&new_sort=n(hit extended format in the top right for best viewing)
03:55:08
March 05, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #17: A7XfanBen and Xerecs talk customs and campaign games
Sorry about the echo!  Not sure what caused that.You can find my custom sets here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wB1CDawx3PkRJus_3m0L_04OBxpujzL8xmjSr_QYN9c/edit?usp=sharingThe Huge Game Legacy Thread has links to all of our campaign game battle reports so far: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9195///
02:50:19
February 20, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #16: Mysterious Islands Set Review
Find Mysterious Islands here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/selectCard/series_id/794/goal/Here is the answer from Woelf about how one of the MI's functions: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=63109///#63109Here is the clarification on HMS Obsidian Sun: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=51438///#51438
03:18:20
February 03, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #15: Customs, Maps, and Video Games
Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682///Return of Davy Jones: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/143434/pirates-return-davy-jonesRules for thought #1: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=9212///Podcast with RedDragon and Captain Ron: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/reddragon
02:00:58
January 20, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #14: Davy Jones' Curse Set Review
You can find Davy Jones' Curse here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/selectCard/series_id/722/goal/
03:14:19
January 11, 2018
Pirates CSG Podcast #13: "Holiday Special"
Not much actual holiday stuff ahead haha...Custom Ships organized versionReturn of Davy Jones Question of the day: What is your play style?
01:24:07
December 23, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #12: South China Seas Set Review
Find South China Seas here. 
02:56:31
December 11, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #11: More customs, random topic discussions, and an expiring patent!
Custom Ships organized versionReturn of Davy JonesLegal stuff with patents/etc. 
01:02:59
November 26, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #10: Barbary Coast Set Review
With Xerecs as our first guest, we review the fourth set released, Pirates of the Barbary Coast.http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/selectCard/series_id/631/goal/
03:32:53
November 13, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #9: Pirates goes mobile?
After a handful of custom game piece reviews, we go in-depth discussing the prospect of Pirates coming back as a mobile game.
01:09:43
October 28, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #8: Revolution Set Review
We go over the third set, Pirates of the Revolution.
02:07:16
October 18, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #7: Random topics, custom reviews, and more!
Hypothetical Banned Items List: http://www.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=5013Custom Ships organized version: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/t=8682///Ktulu's Mercenary rework: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=63797///#63797Return of Davy Jones: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/143434/pirates-return-davy-jonesReference Diagrams: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/60486/pirates-reference-diagrams
01:27:54
October 01, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #6: Crimson Coast Set Review
We talk about the second set released, Crimson Coast.
01:31:57
September 16, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #5: Reviewing custom game pieces!
Here is Xerecs' custom set, Return of Davy Jones: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/143434/pirates-return-davy-jonesHere are the lighthouse ideas from vixenishcoder66: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/forum/viewtopic/p=63648///#63648
01:05:19
September 03, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #4: Spanish Main Set Review
The first episode in the Set Review Series, where we talk about the first set, Spanish Main.
02:05:28
August 18, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #3: Forum topic discussion
a7xfanben and godmason discuss various topics suggested on the forum at Miniature Trading.
41:30
August 05, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #2: Advice for newbies
We discuss what's best for newbies, in terms of collecting, storage, playing, and more!
54:01
July 25, 2017
Pirates CSG Podcast #1: Origin stories and random topics
In this podcast, we talk about how we got started in the wonderful world of Pirates CSG.  We also get off-topic numerous times and cover various random stuff.
47:38
July 24, 2017