Grumpy Wargamers, a new war gaming podcast

By Polar_Bear
In News
Mar 20th, 2013

Grumpy Wargamers has posted their inaugural episode up online for your listening pleasure.

In this episode:

β€œNot another new gaming podcast” I hear you all scream! Yes is the answer!
Grumpy Wargamers is a new show – take 4 grumpy (old) UK wargamers, add one or more spicy topics that may or may not be in the fore front of the gaming scene, bring to the boil, stir and then lightly simmer.

This weeks topics are:
Kickstarter and the effect on whether the Local Game Stores (LGS) will survive. Add some off topcis discussion such as differences between the US and UK gaming scenes, Amanda Palmer and Neil Gamin.

The show is hosted by:
Mike Marshall (Malifools podcast)
Jon Webb (Boosted Damage podcast)
Conrad EJ Gonsalves (Boosted Damage/Malifools podcast)
Our guest host in the shapely form of Dave Bartley

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  • I was expecting soulfinger for some reason… πŸ™‚

  • cybogoblin

    I listened to this podcast once.

    It was awful.

    • Soulfinger

      Which precludes my involvement.

    • OldManMyke

      Sorry you didn’t like the show. One of the problems when starting up a new show – this was the pilot episode after all – is that for some people you miss the mark and it sounds like we did for you. However I’m very interested in finding out what it was that you thought was awful, be it the style, the rambling content, the attempts at humour or just the presenters grated on you. If you would be willing to enter into a discussion about this that would great – you can email us at grumpywar[email protected].

      Thanks for at least trying the show though.

      • cybogoblin

        Y’know what the problem with this comment feature is? You can’t embed images. If you could, I would have included an image of Grumpy Cat with my previous comment.

        I have (now) listened to the podcast and, aside from the first few minutes or so, it was really excellent. A great discussion about a topic that is looming large in the gaming world at this time.

        I’m looking forward to the upcoming episodes – even if you don’t stick with the topics you mentioned πŸ˜‰ Don’t be afraid to do a little editing, too.

  • @cybogoblin interested to hear your thoughts too.

    Was it this show you listened to, or one of the other podcasts we are involved with?

    So far responses have been pretty positive, so I am genuinely interested as to what didn’t work for you.

    Like any media, we have our own angle and that is not for everyone, but feedback is important to make it as good as can be, whether that is positive or negative.



    • TomasT

      Rather have the two muppets on the balcony….
      That’s what I picture. Like the soulfinger image.

  • ah, it was a meme, that makes more sense, but would have been clearer with the image linkie πŸ˜‰

    Thank you for coming back to us, honestly we wouldn’t have been mad if you said “well that sucked” but I am glad you didn’t.

    Maybe we will take Grumpy Cat as our mascot.

    Editing will be tighter going forward, but I cannot apologise for us being a little random at times, if you have ever met any of us in person you would learn to live with it πŸ˜‰

    Thank you again for coming back, it all adds to the melting pot.

    • cybogoblin

      Heh, the randomness was fine. I actually prefer it to podcasts that stick to a single topic at a time without deviation. I was referring more to the ‘intro’, which was a little jarring at first, but made sense later on.

      My only half-hearted complaint would be a monthly release schedule, but I listen to enough podcasts that I’m sure I won’t notice.