THE SPOILER EPISODEs

In 2015, the gaming landscape evolved with the emergence of consumable story games. Games like Pandemic: Legacy and T.I.M.E Stories give players the opportunity to experience gaming in a new way. In the case of T.I.M.E stories, board gaming and role playing combine in a modular framework with scenarios that plug into a main 'console.' These sprawling scenarios could yield significantly different narratives for different game groups. No two playthroughs are alike.

In an attempt to capture the intensity of our experiences, we started recording a Spoiler Episode after each playthrough. This began with the first T.I.M.E Stories scenario, "Asylum," and has continued on from there. Click through below to access each episode, plus a brief mission log with our game stats. And as a final warning, if you have not yet played these scenarios, DO NOT PROCEED, as we discuss everything and it would likely render these scenarios unplayable for you in the future!

We hope you enjoy these episodes, and if you would like to join the conversation, please visit this thread on our BoardGameGeek guild to talk about your experiences!

SPOILER EPISODE ALPHA

T.I.M.E. Stories: Asylum


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WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Asylum, 1921 NT.” Danielle and Jake are joined by our temporal excursion team mates Dan and Kyle. We recorded this episode immediately after completing the scenario and talked about the artwork, the puzzles, the story, the mechanics, the [REDACTED], the characters, the shocks and surprises. We discuss what worked and what didn't and pick apart the entire deck of cards to find out what we missed. We warned you - there's nothing left unspoiled at the end of this podcast!

00:45 Discussion begins

02:05 [REDACTED]

05:07 Danielle [REDACTED] about [REDACTED]

12:22 Completely [REDACTED]

16:40 Before [REDACTED] let me [REDACTED]

22:10 [REDACTED] the [REDACTED]

25:40 Not [REDACTED] good [REDACTED]

30:02 The [REDACTED] is [REDACTED]

32:55 A quick breather

39:00 There was a lot of [REDACTED]

44:08 We would have [REDACTED], maybe

48:10 Discussion’s over / outro

MISSION LOG

Total Runs: 2

Mission Points / Rank: 31 MP, 1st Class Agents

Vessel deaths: 1

Characters played:

Jake:

  1. Vasil La Fouine
  2. Vasil La Fouine

Danielle:

  1. Mademoiselle Doume
  2. Mademoiselle Doume (1 death)

Dan:

  1. Eugene Bosquet
  2. Marie Bertholet

Kyle:

  1. Felix Bennenfant
  2. Ferdinand Meunier

SPOILER EPISODE BETA

T.I.M.E. Stories: THE MARCY CASE


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ALERT! ALERT! The following podcast episode contains major, massive, unyielding spoilers for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “The Marcy Case.” If you haven’t played it yet, run, run away from this episode! Jake, Danielle, Dan & Kyle sat down after their second temporal mission to review their performance and discuss [REDACTED]. Spoiler: we didn’t do as well this time. Not a spoiler: The Marcy Case was just as exciting and captivating as Asylum. We hope you enjoy this debriefing, and we’d love to hear your feedback sent our way at draftmechanic@gmail.com!

02:03 Comparison vs. Asylum

03:18 Or at least two things

06:35 How was that an indication?

08:34 Why didn’t we call ‘gun’?

11:19 We went to a certain place

18:00 That is a level of meta I don’t want to get into

26:53 Taking a quick break

33:59 Danger is present

38:54 Turn this way quick

52:00 Magic herrings

MISSION LOG

Total Runs: 4

Mission Points / Rank: 39 MP

Vessel deaths: SOME

Characters played:

Jake:

  1. Fiona Michael, Reporter (All Runs)

Danielle:

  1. Brian Walters, FBI Agent (All Runs)

Dan:

  1. Will Henry, Former Marine (All Runs)

Kyle:

  1. John Paulson, Bodyguard (All Runs)

SPOILER EPISODE GAMMA

T.I.M.E. Stories: A PROPHECY OF DRAGONS


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WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “A Prophecy of Dragons.” Once again, Danielle and Jake are joined by Dan and Kyle after completing the scenario to pick apart the deck and discuss what worked and what didn’t. Again, it’s going to be a spoiler-fest - we’ll talk about all the characters, all the locations, all the secrets, and especially about the [REDACTED] where everything [REDACTED]. So sit back and grab a pint while we pick apart “A Prophecy of Dragons”!

Intro

01:00 Spoilers, lots of spoilers

34:31 [REDACTED]

67:56 Outro

MISSION LOG

Total Runs: 3

Mission Points / Rank: 41 mp

Vessel deaths: Yes, MANY

Characters played:

Jake:

  1. Finnock Shepning, Alchemist
  2. Guillem Erod, Thief
  3. Guillem Erod, Thief

Danielle:

  1. Eliza Dor, Paladin
  2. Lyara Erod, Assassin
  3. Lyara Erod, Assassin

Dan:

  1. Elvyn Galienyr, Ranger
  2. Altace The Elder, Mage
  3. Elvyn Galienyr, Ranger

Kyle:

  1. N'rir Mimesmith, Warrior
  2. N'rir Mimesmith, Warrior
  3. N'rir Mimesmith, Warrior

SPOILER EPISODE DELTA

T.I.M.E Stories: Under the Mask


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WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Under the Mask.” Jake, Danielle, Dan and Kyle recorded their debriefing directly after finishing the scenario and picked apart every card in the deck. We discuss our characters, the new mechanics, the overall story and what it means for the future of the T.I.M.E agency. For some inexplicable reason, however, this audio file has nearly an hour and a half of content - strange, since our discussion only lasted approximately 53 minutes and 40 seconds. Back into the cassions, agents, it’s time to go Under the Mask!

Section Timestamps:

Intro
00:46 He’s very balanced
02:56 They get into a fight
08:19 But then not tell you anything about why
12:38 Here and there
17:19 You can do some more stuff with it
28:37 [Live studio cat interlude]
30:25 The parsing that I take from this
35:18 Chunk
44:55 You could cut out a lot
46:41 Final judgment
53:40 Outro?
54:00 ΔΔΔΔ

MISSION LOG

TOTAL RUNS: 2

MISSION POINTS / RANK: 40 MP

VESSEL DEATHS: None

CHARACTERS PLAYED: 

Jake:

  1. Tefnout -> Deptahankes -> Hequaib
  2. Tefnout -> Sobeki -> Deptahankes

Danielle:

  1. Nefret -> Anouket -> Mehyt -> Nebka
  2. Nefret -> Haquaib

Dan:

  1. Adjib (did not change)
  2. Adjib (did not change)

Kyle:

  1. Emhat (did not change)
  2. Emhat (did not change)

 

SPOILER EPISODE EPSILON

T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition Endurance


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WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Expedition: Endurance.” After nearly a year, we dive back in to Spoiler Epsiode territory as our debriefings from the fifth T.I.M.E Stories scenario see the light of day. We have half an hour of discussion from Team Alpha, and then Team Beta returns after the break to join us after their run. Things went much differently for the both of us and there was definitely a lot to pick apart. With scenario six, Lumen Fidei, looming on the horizon, it’s time to jump back into the cassions for another round!

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:30 Team Alpha discussion
29:33 Team Beta discussion
57:55 Outro 

MISSION LOG - TEAM ALPHA

TOTAL RUNS: 1

MISSION POINTS / RANK: 30 MP

VESSEL DEATHS: 1

CHARACTERS PLAYED: 

Jake:

  1. James Wilburn
  2. Fenrir

Danielle:

  1. Rene Lemarchand
  2. James Wilburn (Died, passed through location 666)

Dan:

  1. Ray McKenzie
  2. Rene Lemarchand (Went insane, Gaze of the Great Old One)

Kyle:

  1. Mary Florentino
  2. Mary Florentino

MISSION LOG - TEAM Beta

TOTAL RUNS: 2

MISSION POINTS / RANK: 50 MP

VESSEL DEATHS: 1

CHARACTERS PLAYED: 

Nathan:

  1. Fenrir
  2. Fenrir
  3. Fenrir

Tamara:

  1. Rene Lemarchand
  2. Rene Lemarchand
  3. Rene Lemarchand

Daniel:

  1. Mary Florentino
  2. Mary Florentino (Went insane, Paranoia)
  3. Mary Florentino (Went insane, Algophobia)

Steven:

  1. Ray McKenzie
  2. James Wilburn
  3. James Wilburn