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The Covenant Cast

We’ve spent over a decade in the tabletop gaming space, as content creators, local store owners, and online retailers. Now it’s time to answer your questions, dive into complex topics, and have an incredible amount of fun along the way -- featuring exclusive updates, candid dialogue, and fascinating interviews with designers, publishers, and visionaries.

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Ep. 91: Depth and Complexity

It's the two year anniversary of the Covenant Cast! In this special episode, Zach and Steven take an in-depth look at two common game design elements, how they are used, and how they balance against each-other. Thank you for tuning in for the first time, the 91st time, or anytime in between! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 25mins

8 Mar 2019

Rank #1

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Ep. 53: X-Wing Second Edition w/ Frank, Alex, and Max

 Zach sits down with designers Frank Brooks, Alex Davy, and Max Brooke for a more personal look at the journey that led to X-Wing Second Edition.   If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 3mins

2 May 2018

Rank #2

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Ep. 88: KeyForge Enters a New Age

The Covenant Crew breakdown Age of Ascension. The good, the bad (if there was any) and the details. Steven talks keywords like Alpha, Omega, and Deploy. Zach looks longterm and talks new and returning cards! Plus, where the name "Covenant" comes from! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

59mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Ep. 65: Gen Con 2018; KeyForge and Beyond

Steven and Robert do a full recap of Gen Con 2018, with a rundown of KeyForge, Transformers, Warhammer Champions, Godtear, and Lightseekers, among others! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 3mins

10 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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Ep. 68: Order and Chaos

 Warhammer: Champions takes Covenant by storm. Zach embodies Chaos, Steven claims Order. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 2mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Ep. 76: Killing Snakes, Taking Clues

Steven and Jonathan play through the first scenario of the Forgotten Age expansion for the Arkham Horror LCG! Steven investigates with Silas, Jon answers the call with Zoey! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 28mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #6

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Ep. 96: Tales from Adepticon and Star Wars: Outer Rim

Zach and Steven share their adventures of Adepticon 2019 and thoughts from playing Star Wars: Outer Rim! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 17mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Ep. 46: Games Workshop

 Zach, Steven, and Robert take a close look at Games Workshop, creator of the incredibly ubiquitous Warhammer IP - how it all started, mistakes made along the way, and the potentially brighter future ahead. Robert watches Black Panther, Steven eats Italian food, Zach watches a play. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 14mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #8

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Ep. 59: Netrunner gets flatlined

Steven and Zach reflect on the end of Android: Netrunner. Steven watches Bladerunner 2049. Zach goes to a Taylor Swift concert. Official FFG Announcement: https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2018/6/8/jacking-out/  If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 19mins

15 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Ep. 61: Destiny future, Netrunner past, and dragons…

 Zach and Steven kick things off with stories from the Netrunner community, then dive into news, listener questions, and rumors swirling around Destiny and others - including the upcoming Transformers CCG and Warhammer Champions card games. Both celebrate Father's Day  If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 2mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #10

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Ep. 43: The State of Tabletop

 Zach, Steven, and Robert break open the reality of tabletop games and look at the various categories, how they are growing, how they got started, and the Kickstarter elephant - and what it might all mean for the future. Also, eggnog.   If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter.  You can find us at teamcovenant.com Our about page: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 9mins

2 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Ep. 70: Giving everything away

 Zach and Steven announce the Great Subscriber Giveaway for X-Wing, KeyForge, and Warhammer Champions, discuss Zach's recent trip to Europe, and run down the latest news - including the launch of X-Wing Second Edition and the drama therein. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 2mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Ep. 42: Our History

Zach, Steven, and Jonathan reflect on the past eleven years of Covenant, sharing personal anecdotes along the way. Steven watches Meek's Cutoff while sick. Jonathan watches documentaries while sick. Zach plays Destiny and attempts to not get sick.    If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter.  You can find us at teamcovenant.com Our about page: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 34mins

26 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Ep. 99: Allocation and Age of Ascension

Zach and Steven close out the recent industry-focused push with a discussion about allocation and the tabletop supply chain, using the second set of KeyForge as a real world example of its impact. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 6mins

3 May 2019

Rank #14

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Ep. 79: Building Communities Around Games

We are often asked our advice about getting more people into a particular game. In this episode of the Covenant Cast we breakdown our experience with gaming communities and stores, plus answer community building questions from viewers!  If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 37mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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Ep. 35: Revisiting Arkham

Zach, Robert, and Steven take another look at Arkham Horror: The Card Game, one year after its release, and discuss the recent Novella conundrum. Steven and Zach go to Halloween parties, Robert perfects the wine. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter.  You can find us at teamcovenant.com Our about page: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 6mins

3 Nov 2017

Rank #16

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Ep. 67: No coffee, no problems

 This week on the Covenant Cast the crew talk live-streams, Covenant Masters and playing new games. Zach tests his restraint, Steven eats Californian. If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

58mins

24 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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Ep. 28: Should You Play L5R?

After playing an extensive amount of Legend of the Five Rings, we are ready to talk seriously about who should play this game. Also - new Netrunner Core! New Netrunner Core! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com Our about page: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 13mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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Ep. 34: The New Star Wars: Destiny

 Zach, Steven, and Robert react to a wild string of announcements for Star Wars: Destiny, including the new Rules Reference, Balance of the Force list, and Rivals Draft Set. Robert mulls wine. Zach plays a Two-Player Starter tournament. Steven goes to a speakeasy.  If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube.You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter.  You can find us at teamcovenant.com Our about page: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 6mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #19

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Ep. 89: Revisiting Destiny, Magic, and The Local Store

The Covenant Crew discuss the great feedback we received from our Star Wars: Destiny vs Magic: The Gathering episode and share their thoughts about everything from upcoming set design and retail impact, to handing out decks at movie theaters! If you have any questions for us, leave us a comment with #askcovenant on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Youtube. You can find video versions of these podcasts on the latter. You can find us at teamcovenant.com and learn more about our business at: teamcovenant.com/about

1hr 17mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #20