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The GameFor Podcast

The GameFor Podcast

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A fortnightly podcast about building community and finding players within the tabletop gaming landscape.
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Print 'n Play Tabletop Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about the world of print 'n play tabletop games. BGG's PnP list - https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamecategory/1120/print-play PNPArcade - https://www.pnparcade.com/ Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
51:52
October 20, 2021
Will Video Games "Beat" Tabletop Games?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about whether video games will “beat” tabletop games. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
49:03
October 6, 2021
How to Become an Advocate for Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to become an advocate for tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:07:38
September 22, 2021
Make an Old Tabletop Game Fresh Again
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about how to make an old tabletop game fresh again. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
47:18
September 8, 2021
Does Presentation Really Matter?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about whether presentation really matters in your tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
52:54
August 25, 2021
Aging Through Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about how age can affect your tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:00:33
August 11, 2021
Games We'd Like to See from Books and Comics
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about games we’d like to see made from novels and comic books. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
47:30
July 28, 2021
Games We'd Like to See Move Genres
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about games we’d like to see made from other games - swapping genres. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
50:57
July 14, 2021
Games We'd Like to See from Movies and TV
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - actually recorded in the office - Matt and Adam talk about games we’d like to see made from movies and TV shows. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
45:43
June 30, 2021
Superstition in Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about superstitions in tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
45:58
June 16, 2021
Producing a DIY Tabletop Game in 2021
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how you can produce your own DIY tabletop game in 2021… like Adam just did! Check out Reign in Hell at https://www.reigninhellgame.com Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:13:13
June 2, 2021
Does Where You Play Matter?
In this two year anniversary episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about the good and bad things about whether where you play your tabletop games actually matters. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:01:13
May 19, 2021
Is "True Randomness" Bad for Tabletop Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about the good and bad things about whether true randomness is bad for tabletop games. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
58:49
May 5, 2021
FOMO in Tabletop Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about the good and bad things about FOMO in tabletop games - and hopefully what you can do about it. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:01:27
April 21, 2021
The Good and Bad of Big Tabletop Game Companies
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about the good and bad things about big tabletop game producers. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:03:58
April 7, 2021
Returning to In-Person Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk the return to in-person tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
50:03
March 24, 2021
Making Money in Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about making money in tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:05:01
March 10, 2021
Brand Loyalty in Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about brand loyalty in tabletop gaming. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
52:51
February 24, 2021
Is Technology a Good Thing in Your Tabletop Gaming?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about whether technology is a good thing for tabletop gaming. Empires Fall from Gaddis Gaming - late pledges and add-ons: https://gamefound.com/projects/gaddis-gaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
56:13
February 10, 2021
How to Keep Gaming Friendships and Groups Together
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about how to keep gaming friendships and groups together. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
57:25
January 27, 2021
Guilty Pleasures in Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about guilty pleasures in tabletop gaming. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
56:46
January 13, 2021
Hope and Expectations for 2021
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about their hopes and expectations in tabletop gaming for the upcoming 2021. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com Hope and Expectations for 2021
01:05:09
December 31, 2020
Finding Balance in Your Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about balance in your tabletop gaming - in your group and yourself. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
56:25
December 16, 2020
Cooperative Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about cooperative tabletop gaming - what it is and where you can find it. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
52:27
December 2, 2020
Getting Started Making Your Own Game
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk with Lee Gaddies from Gaddis Gaming about how get started in some of the technical aspects of making and selling your own tabletop game. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions and YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
01:12:15
November 18, 2020
How to Support Your Local Game Store During the Pandemic
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home and sponsored by Gaddis Gaming - Matt and Adam talk about how to support your friendly local game store during this pandemic. Empires Fall Kickstarter from Gaddis Gaming -  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/empires-fall Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
57:22
November 4, 2020
How to Use Tabletop Gaming to Find Positives in Negative Times
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about finding positive outcomes through tabletop gaming in these unfortunately negative times. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
55:26
October 21, 2020
Our Favorite Games Past & Present
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam reflect on their favorite tabletop games from "back in the day" and today. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
56:50
October 7, 2020
How Tabletop Gaming Can Help Your "Real Life"
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how tabletop games can help you in your "real life" - both personal and business. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
46:54
September 23, 2020
3D Printing and Tabletop Gaming - Getting Started
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about 3D printing as it relates to tabletop gaming, from board games to tabletop miniatures - what is it, pros and cons, and how to get started. Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
59:43
September 9, 2020
Tabletop Games Burnout
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about tabletop games burnout: what it is, and can it be fixed? Follow Adam on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/tabletopminions Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com
46:07
August 26, 2020
Game Worlds We'd Like to See Expanded
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about some tabletop games with stories and "worlds" that they love, and would like to see more of: books, comics, movies, TV, and more! Check out Matt's website: https://www.gamingmattr.com/
57:49
August 12, 2020
Getting into Indie Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how to get into and find "indie" tabletop games - interesting games produced by smaller, independent companies. 
01:01:54
July 29, 2020
Interview with Steve Ellis - Free RPG Day
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam interview Steve Ellis about Free RPG Day, owning a game store, being a game designer and eventually even a game publisher. Free RPG Day: Saturday, July 25, 2020 - https://www.freerpgday.com/
56:07
July 15, 2020
Interview with Teri Litorco - Renegade Game Studios
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam interview Teri Litorco from Renegade Game Studios and "That Teri Girl" from YouTube. We talk about working for a board game company, building community through inclusivity, and being a BIPOC in tabletop gaming. Renegade Game Studios - https://www.renegadegamestudios.com/ Teri's book: The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming - https://www.amazon.com/Civilized-Guide-Tabletop-Gaming-Rules/dp/1440597960
01:15:27
July 1, 2020
The Future of the GameFor Platform
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about the future of the GameFor platform in these times of global pandemic and social distancing. This episode's sponsor: Turbo Dork - http://www.turbodork.com - radical paints to make your grey world colorful.
41:01
June 17, 2020
How to Start as a GM for RPGs
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how to start your "career" as a gamemaster for tabletop roleplaying games. This episode's sponsor: Turbo Dork - http://www.turbodork.com - radical paints to make your grey world colorful.
01:05:60
June 3, 2020
Interview with Lee Gaddies - Gaddis Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam interview Lee Gaddies from Gaddis Gaming about how he started his company, learning history through gaming, and where he sees the industry going forward. This episode's sponsor: Turbo Dork - http://www.turbodork.com - radical paints to make your grey world colorful. Gaddis Gaming Ball Tank Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaddisgaming/ball-tank Gaddis Gaming website: https://www.gaddisgaming.com/
59:34
May 20, 2020
How to "Level Up" As a Newcomer in Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how to "level up" newcomers to tabletop gaming - whether it's helping your friends or just helping yourself. This episode's sponsor: Turbo Dork - http://www.turbodork.com - radical paints to make your grey world colorful.
01:00:52
May 6, 2020
Finding and Playing Solo Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how to find and play solo tabletop games when you're stuck at home, or just can't find folks to play with. This episode's sponsor: Turbo Dork - http://www.turbodork.com - radical paints to make your grey world colorful Links to single-player games mentioned in this podcast: The Walking Dead: All Out War by Mantic Games https://www.manticgames.com/games/the-walking-dead/ Dungeon Saga by Mantic Games https://www.manticgames.com/games/dungeon-saga/ Star Saga by Mantic Games https://www.manticgames.com/games/star-saga/ Fallout: Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius Entertainment https://www.modiphius.net/collections/fallout-wasteland-warfare Blackstone Fortress by Games Workshop https://www.games-workshop.com/en-US/Warhammer-Quest-Blackstone-Fortress-2018-eng Rangers of Shadow Deep by Joseph McCullough https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/257695/Rangers-of-Shadow-Deep-A-Tabletop-Adventure-Game Kingdom Death: Monster by Adam Poots https://shop.kingdomdeath.com/collections/in-stock/products/kingdom-death-monster-1-5 Star Wars: Imperial Assault by Fantasy Flight Games https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/star-wars-imperial-assault/ Spirit Island - Greater Than Games https://store.greaterthangames.com/spirit-island.html Gloomhaven (and Frosthaven) - Cephalofair Games http://www.cephalofair.com/gloomhaven Castle Panic - Fireside Games https://firesidegames.com/games/castle-panic/ Oneironaut - Play this game while you are sleeping! https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/305837/Oneironaut--Explore-your-dreams Mythic - World Mill Games http://www.wordmillgames.com/mythic.html Hikikomori - Japan term seeking self isolation http://dsg.neko-machi.com/hikikomori.pdf Pocket Dungeon - Free - Pencil, Dice Mechanic and Post-It Notes https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/42361/pocket-dungeon Pathfinder (Adventure Card Game) https://paizo.com/pacg Four Against Darkness - Ganesha Games https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/180588/Four-Against-Darkness
01:14:06
April 22, 2020
When Is It Time to Let Go of Games?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - still recorded at home - Matt and Adam talk about how to know when it's time to let go of certain games, and how you can do it.
52:52
April 8, 2020
How to Play Tabletop Games Remotely
In this special at-home episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to keep tabletop gaming when you have to do it remotely, either due to long distance - or a worldwide pandemic.
01:06:12
March 25, 2020
How to Run Tabletop Games at Conventions
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam answer a viewer question how to go about running your favorite tabletop games for people at local gaming conventions.
56:49
March 11, 2020
Getting Out of Your Gaming Comfort Zone
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam answer a viewer question about getting out of your tabletop gaming comfort area: how to do it, and what's to be gained by doing so.
38:17
February 26, 2020
What's Good About Friendly Local Game Stores?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about what they like about their friendly local game stores, and why stores are important to tabletop gaming.
42:43
February 12, 2020
How to Get Started in Role Playing Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how you can get started in role playing games - from what to buy (or not buy) to how to find the right group for you.
56:28
January 29, 2020
How to Discover New Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to discover new and different tabletop games to play.
58:43
January 15, 2020
Favorites of 2019 and Looking to 2020
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about their favorite tabletop gaming products of 2019 and have a look forwards into the new year/decade.
01:19:16
January 1, 2020
How to Get Your Family Into Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how you can get your significant other, extended family, and/or children into tabletop gaming.
55:18
December 18, 2019
Bringing Something Extra to Your Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to bring that little something extra to your tabletop gaming sessions.
43:45
December 4, 2019
Tabletop Gaming on the Road
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to travel with and play your tabletop games and hobby supplies when you're traveling (especially for the holidays).
38:31
November 20, 2019
Old Tabletop Games Made New Again
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about old, beloved tabletop games being re-released to the audiences that still love them and to new audiences, as well.
01:01:54
November 6, 2019
How to Get Started in Board Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to get started in board gaming, one of the most popular of the tabletop genres.
59:27
October 23, 2019
Organizing and Storing Your Games
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about how to to organize and store your tabletop games.
39:04
October 9, 2019
How to Game on a Budget
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam talk about ways you can still have a lot of fun tabletop gaming while still working to stick to a budget.
51:60
September 25, 2019
How to Get Started in Miniatures Wargaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam start a new series about how to get into the different genres of tabletop gaming - and they start with miniatures wargaming.
01:03:15
September 11, 2019
How to Start Your Gaming Group
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam discuss how you can can start a local tabletop gaming group or club, and how to help make it grow.
46:50
August 28, 2019
How to Communicate With Gamers
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, Matt and Adam discuss how you can more effectively communicate with your fellow gamers, and some of the issues that can arise from doing that.
44:36
August 14, 2019
First Gaming Event Experiences
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast - launched during Gen Con 2019 in Indianapolis, we discus our first tabletop gaming event experiences, from big events like Gen Con to small local conventions, and what kinds of things you can expect at both.
53:37
July 31, 2019
Crowdfunding in Tabletop Gaming
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, we discus crowdfunding (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc.) in tabletop gaming - the pros and cons - and how it effects tabletop gaming communities and your gaming enjoyment.
56:11
July 18, 2019
How to Refresh Your Gaming Vibes
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, we talk about what you can do to reinvigorate your enjoyment of tabletop gaming if your gas tank seems to be empty. 
52:19
July 3, 2019
What to do if your favorite game isn't popular?
In this episode of The GameFor Podcast, we go through the things you can do to spread the word in your local area if the game you like isn't popular.
55:37
June 19, 2019
Introduction to the podcast
In this intro episode of The GameFor Podcast, we introduce ourselves, talk about the history of the GameFor app, and what plans we have going forward with this podcast.
26:38
June 5, 2019