Cover image of Strictly the Worst Guild Ball Podcast
(14)

Rank #126 in Games category

Leisure
Games
Hobbies

Strictly the Worst Guild Ball Podcast

Updated 7 days ago

Rank #126 in Games category

Leisure
Games
Hobbies
Read more

Chicago's premier Guild Ball podcast, featuring the voices of Alex Botts, Jordan Nach, and Patrick Van Valzah.

Read more

Chicago's premier Guild Ball podcast, featuring the voices of Alex Botts, Jordan Nach, and Patrick Van Valzah.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
0
0
0
0

Great combination of substance and nonsense

By Tom Horstmann - Jul 02 2019
Read more
I really like these boys. I find that too many wargame podcasts devote a ton of time to simply repeating rules information, or stating the shallowest implications of text. These guys really dig deep into the theory of the game, and games in general, with less of an emphasis on how to execute any given tactic, but rather on how to think about a game. Sometimes this theory is in dedicated segments, other times the broad lessons are suggested from their dissection of specific game examples. Combine this actual grist with the bravado-laced humor and good nature, and you have by far my favorite Guild Ball podcast, and one of my favorite game podcasts in general.

Worth your time

By Sfacie - Jun 02 2018
Read more
These guys are funny, informed and produce a polished product. It’s worth your time to listen. Thanks fellas!

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
0
0
0
0

Great combination of substance and nonsense

By Tom Horstmann - Jul 02 2019
Read more
I really like these boys. I find that too many wargame podcasts devote a ton of time to simply repeating rules information, or stating the shallowest implications of text. These guys really dig deep into the theory of the game, and games in general, with less of an emphasis on how to execute any given tactic, but rather on how to think about a game. Sometimes this theory is in dedicated segments, other times the broad lessons are suggested from their dissection of specific game examples. Combine this actual grist with the bravado-laced humor and good nature, and you have by far my favorite Guild Ball podcast, and one of my favorite game podcasts in general.

Worth your time

By Sfacie - Jun 02 2018
Read more
These guys are funny, informed and produce a polished product. It’s worth your time to listen. Thanks fellas!

Listen to:

Cover image of Strictly the Worst Guild Ball Podcast

Strictly the Worst Guild Ball Podcast

Updated 7 days ago

Read more

Chicago's premier Guild Ball podcast, featuring the voices of Alex Botts, Jordan Nach, and Patrick Van Valzah.

Rank #1: Episode 39: The Combo Key

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about the recently revealed exiles models Hemlocke, Harriet, and Honour.

Buy a combo key - https://www.etsy.com/listing/474593011/guild-ball-scatter-template-the-combo

Bases with Pat's face + STW logo - http://stw.storenvy.com/

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Apr 19 2018

1hr 45mins

Play

Rank #2: Episode 37: Value Creation in Guild Ball

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about the 2018 Bourbon Trail Open and share our thoughts on the new(ish) Plan Cards.

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 22 2018

1hr 16mins

Play

Rank #3: Episode 23.1: What Kind of Farmer Are You?

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about the newly available farmers guild, their strengths and weaknesses, and their position among the guilds. 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 17 2017

1hr 2mins

Play

Rank #4: Episode 13: The Flat Earth Society

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode we get excited about the WTC and other upcoming events, share some thoughts on recent releases, and discuss when selecting non-momentous playbook results is a good idea. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at Strict lyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 08 2017

1hr 7mins

Play

Rank #5: Episode 43: A REALLY Hot One

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we are doing our very first video episode which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi1w8GE2x-I

We are giving you our hot takes on the new falconer’s guild while eating hotter and hotter wings.

Proxy Bases with Pat's face + STW logo - http://stw.storenvy.com/

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jun 14 2018

1hr 31mins

Play

Rank #6: Episode 27: Iron Trendy

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about weaknesses in our play and how we're trying to improve in those areas.

New logo designed by Jimmy Korienek!

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 19 2017

1hr 20mins

Play

Rank #7: Episode 6: Missed it by that much

Podcast cover
Read more

On this episode we discuss Steamcon 2016 and Jordan's experience there as well as out opinions on the season 3 changes. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter@StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Rough timestamps:

1 min 30 sec - Jordan recaps Steamcon

31 min 30 sec - Implicit vs explicit changes & season 3

38 min 30 sec - Union

50 min 30 sec - Alchemists

59 min  30 sec - Brewers

1 hr 10 min 30 sec - Butchers

1 hr 16 min  30 sec- Engineers

1 hr 23 min 30 sec - Fishermen

1 hr 32 min - Hunters

1 hr 35 min 30 sec - Masons

1 hr 41 min 30 sec - Morticians

Dec 01 2016

1hr 57mins

Play

Rank #8: Episode 18: Nicolas Flamel Would Be Proud

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode we talk all things Alchemists, their place in the meta, what makes them strong, which players they field in different matchups, and what matchups they struggle with.

We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jun 08 2017

1hr 17mins

Play

Rank #9: Episode 49: Strictly A Regular Episode

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about Alchemists in season 4. Find the cards here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a1pjzixu32twmm5/S4_Butchers_Roast.pdf?dl=0

Find Pat's tournament trays HERE

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 10 2018

1hr 20mins

Play

Rank #10: Episode 47: Breaking Play

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we're joined by special guest Zachary "Breaking Play" Gray as we talk about WTC list selection choices. 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 30 2018

1hr 19mins

Play

Rank #11: Episode 46: Second Wind

Podcast cover
Read more

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Aug 09 2018

56mins

Play

Rank #12: Episode 26: Euro Love Fest 2017

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we discuss our experience at the Guild Ball WTC in Belgium.

Botts is running an event, check it out @ http://forums.steamforged.com/topic/38677-strictly-the-worst-free-for-fall-oct-14th/

Vince's WTC video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mqBi3gnGqE

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Oct 04 2017

1hr 33mins

Play

Rank #13: Episode 16: Wraps Every Time

Podcast cover
Read more

This episode we talk local events, new hunters and plot card tips and tricks. Apologies for the audio quality stumbles, hopefully won't happen in the future. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Apr 26 2017

1hr 25mins

Play

Rank #14: Episode 17: The Guildball Zone

Podcast cover
Read more

On this episode we are joined by Mr. Guildball_Zone himself to talk Southern Ontario Open, Organized Play changes, new union models, and activation advantage. Come hangout in the Guildball_Zone Discord and chat Guildball with us at https://discord.gg/UznZ4S9.

Timestamps: Southern Ontario Open: 4:24 Organized Play Document: 34:04 Grace + Benediction: 50:19 Activation Advantage: 1:06:48

Check out Run The Length to see Pat play an engineers game with commentary from my opponent, Vince Curkov. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

May 11 2017

1hr 28mins

Play

Rank #15: Episode 57: Quest for a Fishermen Mug

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we have important News and Announcements, talk about the Excavators guild, and Pat rambles for a while about how fast the game feels now. 

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 14 2019

1hr 10mins

Play

Rank #16: Episode 58: Lies About Ties

Podcast cover
Read more

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Mar 28 2019

59mins

Play

Rank #17: Episode 9: Would That It Were So Simple

Podcast cover
Read more

In this episode, we have a local guest, Vince Curkov. Vince is a friend of ours and has recently started up a Guild Ball YouTube series where he records commentary on games he plays around Chicago. His next video will have a game against Alex. We like his videos and think they'll definitely be worth your time watching!

http://tinyurl.com/hfxpyev

This week we discuss why we tend to talk about strategy in abstract terms, how to think about the pre-game draft process, and when to choose to go second after winning the initiative roll. We're always open to feedback and questions on the forums, twitter or email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find us on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB or Facebook at fb.me/StrictlyTheWorst.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jan 11 2017

56mins

Play

Rank #18: Episode 35: Sponsored by Sapporo

Podcast cover
Read more

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Feb 08 2018

56mins

Play

Rank #19: Episode 21: 20 Questions

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we ramble about the alternate deployment rules and give our early thoughts on how they change the game. Apologies for some audio issues throughout this episode, hopefully won't happen in the future. 

Timestamps:

00:15 - Alternate deployment

~49:20 - 20 questions guildball style

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @VanV, and Vince @TheCurkov.

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Jul 21 2017

1hr 4mins

Play

Rank #20: Episode 48: Mostly The Worst

Podcast cover
Read more

This week we talk about WTC, what we're looking for in the season 4 changes, and how to approach changing guilds.

Find Pat's tournament trays HERE

Email us at StrictlyWorstGB@gmail.com. Find the podcast on Twitter @StrictlyWorstGB, Alex @LeftSlothrop, Pat @PatVanV, and Vince @TheCurkov

Strictly The Worst is an unofficial podcast and has no affiliation with Steamforged Games. Opinions expressed are solely the personal opinions of the hosts and in no way reflect the opinion of Steamforged Games.

Sep 28 2018

1hr 32mins

Play