Paper Girls, Encanto, and Brian Boru: High King of Ireland - Ep144

00:00 - The Secret Life of Peter Willington.

06:46 - Sam’s Swanky New Tablet.

11:24 - Paper Girls is a superb, and occasionally very surprising story from the team of Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang, and Matt Wilson, and published by Image Comics.

19:23 - Something Secret, Private, and Lovely.

23:31 - Reading M. R. James short stories for the first time, specifically Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad, plus Casting the Runes from The Design Mechanism, which takes its name from an M. R. James short story. We’ve been really enjoying its investigation-based play.

37:41 - Everyone’s talking about Encanto, and with good reason: it has some of the best songs and animation of any movie produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. High praise indeed, but well-deserved.

51:10 - Osprey Games and Peer Sylvester are always a good combo, and they’re behind Brian Boru: High King of Ireland, an always-interesting game of diplomacy, manipulation, and trick taking.

All that, and one of us sounds a bit like a god, with Dan (@ThisDanFrost), Kris (@DigitalStrider), Peter (@XeroXeroXero), and Sam (@MrSamTurner).

Our Spotify Playlist is over on Spotify (obvs), and it gathers together lots of great thematic music inspired by the stuff we talk about.

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