Vox Republica 101: We’ve Been Sabotaged!

Episode 101

Length: 41:03

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DESCRIPTION: Vox Republica 101. Has a nice ring to it, no? In this lesson, we recount our recently played games before chatting briefly about the Essen games convention and the release of Pandemic Legacy. Then, we launch our first audio review segment with the hidden role game, Saboteur.




  • In case you missed it, Essen 2015 is in full swing by now. We aren’t able to go, but Ryan did a guest spot on the Whose Turn Is It Anyway podcast talking about three games he’d check out if he were there, and one he feels will be overrated. (You can hear him around the 38:43 mark.)
  • It’s the end of the world as we know it! Today also marks the launch of Pandemic Legacy: Season 1. We go over the appeal of having a permanently pockmarked game.


  • We’ve been sabotaged! Well, ok, no, not really. But we do chat all about our first podcast review of small games. In this case, it’s the hidden role game Saboteur by Mayfair Games.
    • 22:09 The discussion begins
    • 31:45 The Archetypes rundown of the game


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.