Category Archives: GenCon

#20 – Games, Booze and the Art of…


Gen Con is less that two weeks away!  That means its time for our 2nd annual Gen Con Prepisode.   Josh, Ty, Troy and John discuss the games and events that they are looking forward to at Gen Con, as well as some tips and tricks to survive and enjoy the “Best Four Days in Gaming”.

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** Listener Beware! ** GBatAo sometimes contains explicit language and themes. 

GBatAo theme music is by FADEBACK

Links to things we talked about (sometimes called “show notes”):



Gen Con Exhibit Hall Map

2014 Gen Con Prepisode

Space Hulk at Gen Con 2015


Gen Con event registration goes live this Sunday 5/17. Again this year we will be running Space Hulk at Gen Con.  Look for the “Fall of Kagul III” events (NMN1572280 & NMN1572283) on Friday, July 31 at 11:00am and 4:00pm .  Everyone had a blast playing this scenario at Adepticon on the 14′ x 4′ two level 3D terrain board and we’re planning a few improvements and tweaks to make it even better.  Check out the Space Hulk page for rules and details on the scenario.

The terrain is built from the Spaceship X sets from Creative Gamescapes.  I have a couple of cases for sale at a significant discount, (~$25 a set).  Contact me at if you are interested.

Games, Booze and the Art Of… Episode 16

Recorded LIVE from the BoD Brewhaus, Josh, Ty, and Troy talk about what they’ve been playing, buying and kickstarting over the last few months.  They also preview Adepticon and discuss their current frustrations with GenCon.

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** Listener Beware! ** GBatAo sometimes contains explicit language and themes. It’s not safe for work, children or the easily offended.

GBatAo theme music is by FADEBACK

This episode is brought to you by “Eric Clapsaddle

Links to things we talked about (sometimes called “show notes”):




Dead of Winter on Tabletop

Star Realms

Sheriff of Nottingham


Tiny Epic Kingdoms

Tiny Epic Galaxies

Twilight Struggle


Sword Coast Legends


Blood Rage

Wild West Exodus

Bolt Action


True Dungeon

Noise from the Basement Episode 2 – Gen Con 2014


Better late than never Ty and Troy get together in the B.o.D. to share their highlights of this year’s GenCon and discuss some books they are reading.

We ended up recording this in about four parts due to my issues with Garageband on the iPad so the conversation jumps around a little bit.

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Interesting Links:

Space Hulk

Thunder Road

Dead Of Winter

Star Realms

National Novel Writing Month

Extra Life

Jo Walton’s Patrick Rothfuss re-read

21 Days to A Novel by Micheal Stackpole

30 Years of D&D – Pat Rothfuss Blog

Books we talked about:

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who

The Slow Regard of Silent Things  

Half a King 

Wool by Hugh Howey

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Rogues by George R.R. Martin

Cibola Burns by James S.A. Corey


Freedom (TM) by Daniel Suarez

Wild West Exodus: The Jesse James Archives – Honor Among Outlaws by Craig Gallant

the Road to Gen Con (the RPG)

On August 13, members of the Basement of Death crew departed in three overland vehicles from Milwaukee and one aircraft from Seattle.  The destination Indianapolis and Gen Con 2014.  This is their story…


More Gen Con 2014 coverage coming soon.

Games, Booze and the Art of… Episode 4

The GenCon wrap up episode.  Josh and Ty are join by Troy and John to discuss and review all that was GenCon 2013.

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Photos and Links:

Photos of the Star Wars exhibit at the Indiana State Museum

Photos from GenCon

The tiles we used for Space Hulk are from Creative Gamescapes

GBatAo contains explicit language and themes. Its usually not safe for work, children or the easily offended but this episode is fairly tame.

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GBatAo theme music is by FADEBACK