The Ministry of Dice Episode 48 “The Epic Return of Rip Thunderstone”

The MoD are back boys and girls to bring you some Dice Masters chat from the centre of the world Great Britain.

Once again it’s a hell of an episode, with all the #bants and p**s taking out of Andy you could possibly desire. Not only that, but this episode marks the long awaited return of fan favourite & friend of the podcast, thelegend himself, Rip Thunderstone.

The big news in Dice Masters this week is the impending US Nationals events, so we take a walk through the scheduled events at the Origins Game Fair and have a little look at the prizing on offer (Or tried to, possibly unsuccessfully). Then we dive into some team predictions for the event, tapping into Rip’s extensive knowledge of powerful Modern Win Cons,  and discuss what we believe will be the top performing team archetypes of the event.

Not only that, but Chris flies solo with a short segment recorded live at the UK Games Expo. Will the Expo segment live up to the hopes the lads express in the pre-recorded intro, or fall flat of our expectations? Give it a listen and you decide. A word of warning to the wise – turn the volume down when that one starts, we couldn’t get it levelled right!

Hit play for your fortnighly dose of MoD amazing-ness!

Show Notes & Other Stuff

If you would like to see the Live Streamed YouTube matches mentioned in this episode then please do head on over to our YouTube channel where the recordings sit in a “Live Stream” playlist, amongst other recorded games and voice over commentaries:

We’d very much appreciate it if you subscribed to the channel, hit a ‘thumbs up’ on each of the vids, and clicked the bell thing to receive notifications when we upload a new vid.

If you could then open up another 2 or 3 new accounts and do the ‘Like’ and ‘Subscribe’ thing all over again that would be tremendous. ;P

Legal Bits N’ Bobs

United Kingdom: God Save the Queen by National Anthems is licensed under a Creative Commons License. It was sourced from a Soundcloud account entitled “National Anthems”. The name of the creator/creators has not been provided on that account. The license can be found here:

The Dice transition sound effect was sourced from The account it was downloaded from is “dermotte” and is shared under the following license:

Our tremendous ‘Rule Britannia’ intro is used with permission from Richard Campbell and is a short extract from his “England Rock Anthems” track. We think Richard’s work is exceptional. So visit Richard’s website here for more of his music:



  1. So much jingoist Britain. All the flags, even drawn on back of hand in video. The God Save the Queen and Rule Britannia musics. Brexit has made you people very silly.


    1. Well now… this is just a sad reflection of the perception Brexit has created around the world, and, while the MoD chooses not to bring politics to the game of Dice Masters we think it’s important to point out we can be proud to be a British podcast that has our nationality form part of our identity without subscribing to the more extreme views from our nation.

      For us the Union Jack is about the album cover of “The Kids are Alright” by the Who and the Parka patches worn by Mods in Quadrophenia. It’s Noel Gallagher’s Epiphone and Paul McCartney’s Hofner . It’s James Bond’s parachute, it’s Bowie’s Union Jack leather jacket, it’s Ben Sherman, it’s Clark’s shoes, it’s Mini Coopers and the Italian Job, it’s The Jam’s famous photo shoot in Union Jack blazers. It’s about twee British sitcoms and seaside postcard humour.

      We love and parody these things equally.

      We are silly at the MoD, but not for the reasons you ascribe. We thank you for your comment but ask that we keep Dice Masters politics free and, if you can, see the use of the Union Jack as more of a daft caricature than any jingoistic agenda.

      Thanks for listening. 😎🇬🇧


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