Overview: This episode we are joined remotely by our friend and experienced tabletop enthusiast Mitch Ladwig. We talk about how different tabletop games bring unique experiences to the player before shifting into our topic – how themes influence games. Timestamps: 0:00:00 – Juice’s New Job 0:07:00 – Keyboards 0:10:20 – […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 20 – Playing All the Roles


Overview: This episode we are joined remotely by our friend and long time listener, Kyle Dubois. Juice gets a new job and plays some Dark Souls. Dakotah plays some Mass Effect: Andromeda. We talk about how Kyle plays D&D a little differently before getting into our topic – what notable […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 19 – Blowin’ Up Skirts


Warning: There are a few sound quality issues in this episode, we apologize in advance. Overview: Returning after an extended break, we are joined by our regular guest Tayler Philips. Juice talks about his Denver trip and watching Power Rangers. Dak does some spring cleaning and Tayler talks to a […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 18 – Roll for Rhino



Overview: This week we are joined remotely by our good friend Kevin Bosman. Dak has been playing some more X-Wing and Juice fills us in on what he saw at the University of Iowa Computer Conference. Kevin reminisces about one of his favorite games and before we get into what […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 17 – Prom at Murder High School


Overview: This week we have the long teased guest, the one and only Zach Besaw. This our first try at having a remote guest. Juice tries to explain to Dak and Besaw that Nioh is not like Dark Souls. Dak has been playing some X-Wing Miniatures and Besaw shares his […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 16 – Back in the DayZ


Overview: This week Derrick “DRock” Brunette makes a return appearance and gives us an update on the state of the popular survival games he’s been playing. This episode’s topic is about how the presence of other players or observers changes our gaming experiences. We also get some insight into Juice’s […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 15 – Give me Something to Break



Overview: This week we are joined by our friend Doug “Woogie” Rietveld. Juice talks about his dislike for Mass Effect 2 while replaying the series and Dak talks about the betas he’s been playing. The boys take a moment to have reflect on some Halo nostalgia before getting deep in […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 14 – Well Oiled Gears


Overview: This week we are joined by our friend John “Think2wice” Willey. We get into Juice’s experience with the newly released Resident Evil 7 along with some of the horror games we’ve played. For this episode’s topic we talk about what makes a good eSports game and what these games […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 13 – Be a Good Sport


WARNING: This episode contains Chrono Trigger spoilers (around 01:05:00 to 01:10:00) Overview: This week we are joined by our buddy Cliff Duda. We kick it off talking about escape rooms and other real-life experiences that have ties to gaming before getting into what we’ve been playing. For this episode’s topic […]

Merely Gamers: Episode 12 – Gimme the Feels