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We're Not Wizards Tabletop Network

Richard Simpson

We talk about Tabletop, Board Games, Card Games, D&D, Roleplaying. We regularly have Games Designers and Kickstarter creators as guests on the show. We are many things, but We're Not Wizards.

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S6 Fertessa Allyse - Wick & Wise, Weird Giraffe Games, Mansplaining and Funko
18-08-2021
S6 Fertessa Allyse - Wick & Wise, Weird Giraffe Games, Mansplaining and Funko
Joined by the fabulous Fertessa Allyse to chat about moving to Seattle, working for Funko, and their recent design "Wicked and Wise", currently on Kickstarter. Notes To Show Check out the Guest Profile for more information. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Fertessa Allyse.
S6 Fertessa Allyse - Wick & Wise, Weird Giraffe Games, Mansplaining and Funko
18-08-2021
S6 Fertessa Allyse - Wick & Wise, Weird Giraffe Games, Mansplaining and Funko
Joined by the fabulous Fertessa Allyse to chat about moving to Seattle, working for Funko, and their recent design "Wicked and Wise", currently on Kickstarter. Notes To Show Check out the Guest Profile for more information. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Fertessa Allyse.
S6 Omari Akil - Colorway Game Labs - Inclusion, Allies, Sparkling Tops in the 3rd Person
02-08-2021
S6 Omari Akil - Colorway Game Labs - Inclusion, Allies, Sparkling Tops in the 3rd Person
Delighted to be joined by Omari Akil to chat about diversity, the rebranding of Board Game Brothas in Colorway Game Labs, and why you need to refer to yourself in the third person. Please make sure you check out all of the various channels Omari can be found on. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Omari Akil.
S6 - Zac Delventhal - Taelmoor - Delve Bros
13-07-2021
S6 - Zac Delventhal - Taelmoor - Delve Bros
Notes To Show Check out the links BELOW. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
S6 James Van Niekerk - Valor and Villainy - Lludwik's Labyrinth - Skybound Games
23-06-2021
S6 James Van Niekerk - Valor and Villainy - Lludwik's Labyrinth - Skybound Games
Joined by James Van NieKerk to chat about his follow up to his first successful game, published by Skybound, we chat all about his Legacy game, Valor and Villainy - Lludwik's Labyrinth Check out the Guest Profile for more information. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Shiny New Cardboard High - (Watermelon Sugar High Song Parody)
14-06-2021
Shiny New Cardboard High - (Watermelon Sugar High Song Parody)
Sorry. Sorry Harry Styles. But sometimes an idea takes shape without your control.. Browsing Boardgaming, On a summer evenin' Watching playthoughs all night long. I want more gaming That unboxing feelin' The rulebooks' wonderful and warm Breathe it in, breathe it out I don't know what this boardgame all about I'm reading the rules out loud I don't know if I could ever go without Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard Solo gaming on a summer evenin' Hope it changes end of June I want group gaming, With that human feelin' If you've washed, it's up to you Breathe it in, breathe it out I'll play them all but I have my doubts, Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high I just wanna back it, I just wanna buy it Shiny new cardboard high Peel off that Shrink wrap, And start some sleevin' Coz greasy fingerprints are wrong I want stretch goals Buyer's regret I'm feelin' I don't know if I could ever go without Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard high I just wanna back it, I just wanna buy it Shiny new cardboard high I just wanna have it, I'm not going to play it Shiny new cardboard high Shiny new cardboard Check out the Guest Profile for more information. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
S6 - Nigel Buckle, Dávid Turczi, Imperium Classics & Legends, Voidfall and David Leaving for Dinner
10-06-2021
S6 - Nigel Buckle, Dávid Turczi, Imperium Classics & Legends, Voidfall and David Leaving for Dinner
Joined by the Nigel Buckle and Dávid Turczi, we talk about the development of Imperium, working together on Voidfall, and David then leaves for Dinner Check out the Guest Profile for more information. OUR LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guests: Dávid Turczi and Nigel Buckle.
S6 - Roland MacDonald - Ruthless Tall Tales - Pirates, Not Using Kickstarter, Art Direction
19-05-2021
S6 - Roland MacDonald - Ruthless Tall Tales - Pirates, Not Using Kickstarter, Art Direction
Joined by Roland MacDonald from Roland's Revenge to talk about working through the Pandemic, playtesting his expansion to the award winning Ruthless and why they aren't using Kickstarter this time. Notes To Show LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Roland MacDonald.
S6 Bez - Conventions, Twitching, Streaming and Game Design
07-05-2021
S6 Bez - Conventions, Twitching, Streaming and Game Design
Join by the force of Nature that is Bez, to chat about game design, attending conventions, streaming to the masses and learning that you can't do everything yourself Link to Bez's Stuff ( Mentioned Wildlands Ancients ( ( LINKS OF NOTES Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Bez.
S6 - Luke Prior - GameFound - Standard Tabletop
01-04-2021
S6 - Luke Prior - GameFound - Standard Tabletop
Joined by Luke Prior, Account Manager for GameFound, and owner operator of Standard Tabletop, and all round decent chap. We talk about Crowd Funding, streaming through Twitch and games we've been playing recently. Links of Notes - Twitch Channel YouTube Channel You can find out more about GameFound on www.gamefound.com We spoke about Chaos in the Old World - Dilemma - - LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch Special Guest: Luke Prior.
Episode 412: Lewis Shaw - Braincrack Games - ADHD - Online Cons - Being Organised - Reviews
12-11-2020
Episode 412: Lewis Shaw - Braincrack Games - ADHD - Online Cons - Being Organised - Reviews
Lewis Shaw from Braincrack Games joins me to chat about his change in life circumstances, including his ADHD diagnosis and the birth of his son. We also talk about the online con scene, the effect of reviews can have on your game and chat a bit about Zombie Kidz Evolution.  Braincrack have made Farsight, Dead & Breakfast and the Trilogy of Games Ragusa, Venice and the soon to be released Florence. Information you can find out about below.  Links of Notes  Website   Twitter  Facebook   Instagram  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 411: WNW Presents - The Incorrigible Party Podcast - Session 48 - Weathering the Storm
26-10-2020
Episode 411: WNW Presents - The Incorrigible Party Podcast - Session 48 - Weathering the Storm
WNW Presents - The Incorrigible Party Podcast - Session 48 - Weathering the Storm The Incorrigible Party is about demystifying Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We want to show how accessible and fun it is. The IP is made up of 2 people who have never played before, 2 people that have been playing for a few years, and 1 person that started playing with the original set, but took about a 20 year hiatus before jumping in again at the release of 5th edition. We are 5 friends trying to have a good time and spread the love of role playing. --------------------------------------------------- Heading out to sea, the party locates Erica's lair Like our Stuff? Let us know on social media! Connect with us:Twitter: @IncorrigibleParInstagram: instagram.com/incorrigiblepartyFacebook: facebook.com/groups/theincorrigiblepartypodcast/Website:  The Incorrigible Party YT Intro Music provided by: Josh JarvisContact Josh for your music needs! All other music courtesy of Tabletopaudio.com The Incorrigible Party podcast is sponsored by the amazing and very generous Critical Hit Design! If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 410: WNW Presents - Finding Games Podcast -  Episode 13 - Mike Belsole and Grace Kendall, the Tabletop Mentorship Program
22-10-2020
Episode 410: WNW Presents - Finding Games Podcast - Episode 13 - Mike Belsole and Grace Kendall, the Tabletop Mentorship Program
WNW Presents - Finding Games Podcast -  Episode 13 - Mike Belsole and Grace Kendall, the Tabletop Mentorship Program   Finding Games is run by Sophie Williams from Needy Cat Games.   It's Episode 13 of the Finding Games podcast, where we talk to people who work in and around the tabletop games industry and find out how they got there. Mike Belsole (he/him) and Grace Kendall (they/them) are the organizers of the Tabletop Mentorship Program. Both are avid game designers and have worked at many conventions, and now can be spotted working at a board game cafe in Ohio. Grace's game Celestial Stories came out from Inkwell Games this summer, and they have a co-designed riddle-filled party game in the publishing pipeline. You can find out more about the Tabletop Mentorship Program at www.tabletopmentorship.org/, or follow on Twitter @tabletopmentor. If you'd like to see what Sophie's been up to, check out www.needycatgames.com or follow us on Twitter @needycatgames. If you'd like early access to future episodes of the podcast, head to www.patreon.com/needycatgames and pledge your support - we couldn't make this podcast without it! Music from filmmusic.io (incompetech.com): "The Show Must Be Go" by Kevin MacLeod “Happy Boy End Theme” by Kevin MacLeod Licence: CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)   -------------------------------------   If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 409: WNW PRESENTS - Friendly Local Game Pod - Bonus Portapod Episode
14-10-2020
Episode 409: WNW PRESENTS - Friendly Local Game Pod - Bonus Portapod Episode
WNW PRESENTS - Friendly Local Game Pod - Bonus Portapod Episode   Link to episode:   Show notes: Rachel and Jenna chat in their latest Portapod Episode Before the stay at home orders, FLGP traveled to Madison, Wisconsin. This is the story of our trip, which seems so long ago now! Bonus episodes that feature travel have been given the super mature title of "Portapod", we hope to bring you more of these in the not-too-distant future!We visited two very different but equally great stores; I'm Board and Noble Knight Games. In this bonus podcast, we describe the atmosphere, product and draw of these establishments. Let us help you plan your next Madison trip, looking forward to a time when we can all game in person again! Additionally, both stores have a great online presence if you are local to Madison and looking to support your community at this time.This is your friendly local reminder to wash your hands and stay healthy, we want to see you at the game table again soon!   Our website:     If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 408: WNW Presents - Board Game Hot Takes Podcast - Episode 6 – Top 5 Incoming Board Game Kickstarters
07-10-2020
Episode 408: WNW Presents - Board Game Hot Takes Podcast - Episode 6 – Top 5 Incoming Board Game Kickstarters
WNW Presents - Board Game Hot Takes Podcast - Episode 6 – Top 5 Incoming Board Game Kickstarters   In Episode 6 we go off format and Tim, Chris, and Adam discuss their top 5 board game Kickstarters that they’ve backed and are awaiting delivery.  We discuss what drove us to back them and if we’re still excited to receive them.   If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 407: WNW Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 5 - Naomi Robinson - Tabletop Games Blog
29-09-2020
Episode 407: WNW Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 5 - Naomi Robinson - Tabletop Games Blog
WNW Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 5 - Naomi Robinson - Tabletop Games Blog Naomi Robinson is a freelance artist and illustrator based in the North-West of the UK. She has worked on a variety of different board games and RPG books, with a wide range of styles and themes. You can find her artwork in a number of board games, including Fantasy Flight and Kanban, from publishers, including Kolossal Games, Gamelyn Games, Stronghold Games and Artipia Games. Website:  naomi.artingstall@gmail.com-------------------------------------------------------- If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 406: WNW Presents - A Titan's Rise - Episode 2 (Sample Version) - Shades of Vengeance Audio Play.
10-09-2020
Episode 406: WNW Presents - A Titan's Rise - Episode 2 (Sample Version) - Shades of Vengeance Audio Play.
WNW Presents - A Titan's Rise - Episode 2 (Sample Version) - Shades of Vengeance     A Titan's Rise - Episode 2 (Sample Version) Ed from Shades of Vengeance may not have the time to hop on with us this time, but our repeat offender is back with something new! This time, he's got a full cast audio drama that follows the growth of a character from boyhood into manhood. In the dystopian Sci-Fi universe of Era: The Consortium, becoming who you need to be is harder than it sounds - the corporations always want to manipulate you... Credits: Writer/Director: Ed Jowett Cast: Ed Jowett, Leo Cosh, Hulda Elira, Kerry Hutchinson, Zulian Joubert, Heike Priwitzer Audio Editing & Composition: Zulian Joubert   Links of Vengeance
Episode 405: WNW Presents - The Weekly Quack - Quackalope - Episode 3
25-08-2020
Episode 405: WNW Presents - The Weekly Quack - Quackalope - Episode 3
WNW Presents - The Weekly Quack - Quackalope Episode 3 ----------------------------------------- What’s that pleasant smell in the air? Well, whatever it is I’m sure Alex is responsible. On Shelf or Sell Jan contemplates the question “does it feel good to be bad?”, Jesse has a revelation and Sender decides if Robinson Crusoe is worth the effort. In the Medley Minute the spice calls, Twilight Imperium adds 4 more hours to its playtime and Alex talks about something truly refreshing. Then, as always, Jan breaks all the rules in On The Radar and Jesse just can’t stop talking about tables. All that and more in this weeks episode of The Weekly Quack! We hope you enjoyed this week's episode! Have a question you'd like featured next week? Leave it here! We'll pick our favorites and talk about them on the show! Did you know we have t-shirts? Well, you do now! Get yours here: (Mens) (Womens). Time Stamps- Shelf or Sell- 03:03 -  Marvel Villainous: Infinite Power ft. Jan13:45 - Robinson Crusoe: Adventures on the Cursed Island ft. Alex21:55 - Gùgōng ft. Jesse Medley Minute- 35:14 - Dune Imperium ft. Jan37:51 - Twilight Imperium: Prophecy of Kings ft. Jesse41:43 - Flourish ft. Alex On the Radar- 44:47 -  Cóatl ft. Alex51:20 - Primal: The Awakening ft. Jan 1:00:21 - Wyrmwood Modular Gaming Tables ft. Jesse    1:09:55 - Audience Feedback and Closing Notes   ----------------------------------------- If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 404: WNW Presents - Pointless Parrot Podcast - Episode 16 - Magical Ranting with Richard Simpson
22-08-2020
Episode 404: WNW Presents - Pointless Parrot Podcast - Episode 16 - Magical Ranting with Richard Simpson
WNW Presents - Pointless Parrot Podcast - Episode 16 - Magical Ranting with Richard Simpson ----------------------------------------- This is a podcast from EmmZaja, who runs various social media channels, and is highly entertaining. So it made sense for them to completely wreck their perfect run and invite me on for an old man's rant.  Please check out all of the content across their channels.  you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 403: WNW Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 3 - Tumo Mere - Tabletop Games Blog
20-08-2020
Episode 403: WNW Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 3 - Tumo Mere - Tabletop Games Blog
We're Not Wizards Presents - Let Me Illustrate - Episode 3 - Tabletop Games Blog -------------------------------------------------------------------- Tumo Mere is a concept artist and illustrator specializing in video games and comics. He is also the lead artist for the Swordsfall RPG. Hailing from Botswana, Tumo incorporates a modern African style through their intricate art and cultural knowledge. ArtStation:  tumodm@gmail.comThe original article can be found on Tabletop Games Blog here:   -------------------------------------------------------- If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  OUR LINKS OF NOTES  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch
Episode 402: WNW Presents - Bez (Stuff By Bez) & Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules) - Why Start A Board Game Convention
06-08-2020
Episode 402: WNW Presents - Bez (Stuff By Bez) & Paul Grogan (Gaming Rules) - Why Start A Board Game Convention
This is a special We're Not Wizards Presents Episode.  Featuring Bez from Stuff by Bez, and Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules. If you would like your episode to appear on our feed then please get in touch.  Apple Podcasts   |  Our Blog, Reviews, Previews and Thoughts | Our YouTube Channel Our BGG Guild | Board Game Geek Page | Website  | Facebook |Twitter | Instagram Buy Some Merch ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In this episode, Bez is joined by Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules to chat about various things including running your own convention. You can check out all of Bez's stuff by going to    And check out the work Paul does by going to    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Special Guest: Bez.