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The Co-Operatives Podcast

Gaming is fun. Dating is fun. Combining the two can be hard, luckily The Co-Operatives are here! Real-life Human couple Liz and Aaron discuss the joys and sorrows of co-operative gaming with a significant other as they play and discuss video/board games with a co-operative bent! The Co-Operatives releases every other week and is a part of the VStheUNIVERSE Network.
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Aug 20, 2018

On this week's episode our team of private detectives and psychic investigators follow their visions and play Choose Your Own Adventure: House Of Danger from Z-Man Games. It's a new cooperative adventure game where one or more players play a game version of the famous "Choose Your Own Adventure" books! Will they meet their fate? Or survive long enough to get to the end? Turn to page 92 to find out!

TIMESTAMPS:

  • 0:23 - Dude. & Intro
  • 12:50 - Gameplay mechanics
  • 15:50 - The tone and text of the game
  • 18:54 - Initial impressions
  • 29:20 - The Co-Op mechanics in the game
  • 33:15 - The replayability of the the game
  • 34:40 - Remembering Give Yourself Goosebumps/Goosebumps books.
  • 38:45 - The value of the game
  • 40:35 - What did we learn about each other from this game?
  • 46:35 - Outro

--- Buy House Of Danger here (but you can find it on CoolStuffInc.com for cheaper!)

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Aug 10, 2018

Aaron & Liz have RETURNED from Gen Con 2018 with plenty of HOT GOSS TO DISH on new games they played in Indianapolis! They've hand-picked a few games and experiences to tell you about so strap in and get ready for this special report from America's biggest gaming convention! We'll be covering games from Plaid Hat Games, Restoration Games, and more! LISTEN!

  • 0:00 - Intro & MeUndies & Casper Mattresses
  • 4:50 - What is today's episode about?
  • 6:55 - Trash Pandas
  • 10:48 - Keyforge
  • 14:45 - Star Wars: Destiny. Again.
  • 16:15 - Gizmos
  • 20:42 - Fireball Island: The Curse Of Vul-kar
  • 24:40 - Root
  • 30:20 - Who Goes There?
  • 33:05 - Space Park
  • 36:50 - Choose Your Own Adventure
  • 38:55 - Tags
  • 42:45 - Descent Into Midnight RPG
  • 47:55 - Sagrada Expansion
  • 50:00 - Earworm
  • 53:05 - Playtesting Game #2
  • 55:35 - Worldbuilders Party, Daniel Abraham, and The Expanse
  • 1:02:22 - Magic: The Gathering, and the best teacher Gen Con had to offer + Outro

Special thanks to the following folks for making our GenCon so wonderful!

  • Gamers With Jobs incl. Allen Cook & Rockford Patrickl
  • Restoration Games
  • Tabletop Squadron
  • Rich Howard
  • TableTanked!
  • Happy Hour at the hotel McCormick & Schmick's

--- Donate to our Patreon at www.patreon.com/VStheUNIVERSE! Even $1 goes a *LONG* way, and helps the show grow!

--- Reach out to The Co-Operatives by tweeting to @CoOperativesPod on Twitter or e-mailing us at CoOperativesPod@gmail.com. Got a game you'd like us to try? LET US KNOW! You can also 'like' us on Facebook by heading to www.facebook.com/CoOperativesPod.

--- If you feel like being super nice, leave us a review on iTunes! It would mean the world to us! Every review lets others know you enjoyed the episode and helps the show grow! Want more Co-Operatives? Then check out our archives for a bunch of episodes that cover cooperative board and video games, dating, and definitely not being robots.

Aug 1, 2018

Before Liz and I began producing The Co-Operatives Podcast, we decided it would be best to test out our idea and make a demo episode of the show. We made this episode after playing LEGO: Dimensions and sent it off to the rest of the VStheUNIVERSE LLC members, and a few other creators we were familiar with. What follows is that test episode, and we hope you enjoy it.

Listening back to this recording, there's a lot of rough edges. There's a lot of bad bits, and more than a few audio/editing flubs on my part. I am most proud of Liz for becoming so proficient at hosting over the past two years, and I'm happy my editing skills have gotten a bit more polished.

Some people thought it was funny that we made a test episode, but I come from a background where you rehearse and rehearse and rehearse before you get in front of an audience. It felt natural to me, and it made us both feel better to get a handle on recording before fully committing to it. Just like in theatre, workshopping helps to provide you with the most excellent end result. I love what the podcast is today, and we would never have gotten there if we didn't try this out first.

Also it's CRAZY to hear how Liz and I sound and act together two years ago versus now. It makes me smile.

We're currently at GenCon, and hope to see you there! Come to our panel and the Earworm meet-up and well high-five! <3

~ Aaron J.

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