Pirates CSG Podcast

Pirates CSG Podcast

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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!


#50: The Call-In Podcast!
Dec 4 • 156 min
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:…
#49: In Las Vegas with Randy!
Nov 21 • 35 min
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…
#48: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Talk Campaign Games
Nov 10 • 132 min
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:…
#47: A7XfanBen Chats with Creeps
Nov 9 • 53 min
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:…
#46: Former Rules Arbitrator Tony Vigil! (Piranha)
Nov 5 • 120 min
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…
#45: Former Wizkids Product Manager Tiffany O’Brien!
Jul 21 • 67 min
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:…
#44: News, Current Market, Favorite Strategy, Customs and More! (with Xerecs)
Jun 22 • 79 min
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…
#43: Jason Mical! (former Wizkids Communications Manager)
Jun 11 • 64 min
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…
#42: MIKE SELINKER, Pirates CSG Game Designer!!!!
Apr 9 • 128 min
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:…
#41: GAME DESIGNER JAMES ERNEST!!!!
Feb 25 • 75 min
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…
#40 - Casual Discussion with Xerecs
Feb 2 • 30 min
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…
#39: A7XfanBen and Xerecs Review Custom Game Pieces!
Jan 26 • 45 min
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…
#38: News, Game Essentials, Playing Solo, Pirate Code Page, Try 20 Point Fleets!
Jan 19 • 31 min
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:…
#37: Optimizing and Using Lesser Ships and Crew | Circle of Blood Review
Dec 22, 2018 • 33 min
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…
#36 - News, Recent Rulings, How to Use Synergistic Pieces, and Norvegia
Dec 15, 2018 • 32 min
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…
#35: Return to Savage Shores Set Review
Dec 1, 2018 • 101 min
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…
#34: Custom Game Piece Reviews with Xerecs
Nov 20, 2018 • 62 min
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…
#33: Savage Shores Set Review
Nov 3, 2018 • 128 min
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:…
#32: Changes to game pieces in the Official Wizkids documents
Sep 29, 2018 • 109 min
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…
#31: UNRELEASED AND UNEXPECTED
Sep 22, 2018 • 160 min
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!…
#30: Survey Suggestions, Gameplay Tips, Building a Fleet, Ranking the PotC Movies
Sep 17, 2018 • 47 min
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:…
#29: Change of Format, News, Uncommon Combos, and Small Campaign Games
Aug 15, 2018 • 33 min
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…
#28: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 2)
Jul 20, 2018 • 198 min
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:…
#27: News and Custom Game Piece Reviews
Jul 12, 2018 • 90 min
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:…
#26: Fire and Steel Set Review (Part 1)
Jun 28, 2018 • 164 min
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:…
#25: Custom game pieces galore + News, Rules, and Combos
Jun 11, 2018 • 93 min
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…
#24: Rise of the Fiends Set Review
May 28, 2018 • 182 min
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…
#23: Captain_Vendari joins for a plethora of topics
May 12, 2018 • 59 min
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:…
#22: Caribbean Set Review
Apr 30, 2018 • 155 min
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:…
#21: News and Custom game pieces
Apr 15, 2018 • 61 min
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
#20: Ocean’s Edge Set Review
Apr 3, 2018 • 193 min
Ocean’s Edge can be found here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/?action=selectCard&series_id=881&goal=&cards_lang=&sort=cASC&new_sort=n
#19: Customs and other random topics!
Mar 17, 2018 • 79 min
Custom Ships Organized VersionReturn of Davy Jones
#18: Frozen North Set Review
Mar 5, 2018 • 235 min
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)
#17: A7XfanBen and Xerecs talk customs and campaign games
Feb 20, 2018 • 170 min
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…
#16: Mysterious Islands Set Review
Feb 3, 2018 • 198 min
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…
#15: Customs, Maps, and Video Games
Jan 20, 2018 • 120 min
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:…
#14: Davy Jones’ Curse Set Review
Jan 11, 2018 • 194 min
You can find Davy Jones’ Curse here: http://m.miniaturetrading.com/im/selectCard/series_id/722/goal/
#13: “Holiday Special”
Dec 23, 2017 • 84 min
Not much actual holiday stuff ahead haha…Custom Ships organized versionReturn of Davy Jones Question of the day: What is your play style?
#12: South China Seas Set Review
Dec 11, 2017 • 176 min
Find South China Seas here.
#11: More customs, random topic discussions, and an expiring patent!
Nov 26, 2017 • 62 min
Custom Ships organized versionReturn of Davy JonesLegal stuff with patents/etc.
#10: Barbary Coast Set Review
Nov 13, 2017 • 212 min
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/
#9: Pirates goes mobile?
Oct 28, 2017 • 69 min
After a handful of custom game piece reviews, we go in-depth discussing the prospect of Pirates coming back as a mobile game.
#8: Revolution Set Review
Oct 18, 2017 • 127 min
We go over the third set, Pirates of the Revolution.
#7: Random topics, custom reviews, and more!
Oct 1, 2017 • 87 min
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:…
#6: Crimson Coast Set Review
Sep 16, 2017 • 91 min
We talk about the second set released, Crimson Coast.
#5: Reviewing custom game pieces!
Sep 3, 2017 • 65 min
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
#4: Spanish Main Set Review
Aug 18, 2017 • 125 min
The first episode in the Set Review Series, where we talk about the first set, Spanish Main.
#3: Forum topic discussion
Aug 5, 2017 • 41 min
a7xfanben and godmason discuss various topics suggested on the forum at Miniature Trading.
#2: Advice for newbies
Jul 25, 2017 • 54 min
We discuss what’s best for newbies, in terms of collecting, storage, playing, and more!
#1: Origin stories and random topics
Jul 24, 2017 • 47 min
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.