And we’re back in the office after a long weekend. You know, when it comes to long weekends, I prefer having Monday off as opposed to Friday. Reason being is you’ve got a long weekend and then a short week. Gets you back to the weekend that much quicker. What can also help the week go by quicker is listening to some gaming podcasts while you work.
So, here’s some ways to make your week go by faster: The Cardboard Herald Episode 10: John Weddleton of Bosco’s, Jack’s hometown FLGS; The Rolistes Episode 18 (Part 2) : Dragonmeet, Right Into The Podcast Zone; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 54: The Show Must Go On; Gamers Lounge Episode 135: Star Wars Destiny & Netrunner; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 88: The Avery Attack!; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 17: DOOM, Mech vs. Minions and Timeline; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 191: The Veteran Wargamer + Commands & Colors Review; Forgot My Dice Episode 2 (9) : So Shatnery; Plaid Hat Games Podcast Winter Break – Part 2; Game Classy Episode 131: Hard Sci-Fi; and News of the North – 2017-01-17.
I talk with John Weddleton, owner of Bosco’s Cards, Comics, and Games; an Anchorage institution. That’s right, for our 10th episode, I go back to my old friendly local game store (and employer) Bosco’s, the most successful independent games and comic store in Alaska.
Here’s Part 2 of the Episode 18 dedicated to Dragonmeet 2016.
You have to recognise that, for once , I am quite consistent in the delivery of those.
– GBT Live is live [2:22] – New players finally [5:41]
New Years Resolutions [10:01]
– Alex Botts makes me a better player [27:33] – Jamie P reacts to S3 reaction [58:11]
– What are hunters missing? (Aaron England) [1:09:26] – Origin of “Knees Up, Watch the knives?” (Alex Cooper) [1:18:32] – Abilities for an educators guild? (Lon Sims) [1:22:43]
Episode 135 opens with Bill and Josh doing a general lounge talk. It’s been a bit since Josh was on so this covered a fair bit of December and the start of January.
Following Lounge Talk we jump into the topic for this episode. The boys played and review card games in this episode. We bounce back and forth between Star Wars: Destiny and Netrunner, two card games by Fantasy Flight Games.
We have the man the myth the legend Steve Avery on the show to talk about the industry, pitching to publishers, & his up coming games!
We kick off the New Year with by kicking some demon butt in Doom: The Board Game, we investigate the hype of Mechs vs. Minions and realise we know nothing about our nation’s past with Timeline: British History. We also discuss board game profit margins, the new Roborally and boardgamegeek.com.
In this episode Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by the host of The Veteran Wargamer Podcast: Jay Arnold.
We’ve recorded a joint show. In this show, we interview Jay about his podcast, discuss a couple of topical issues, and then we review the Commands & Colors series of boardgames.
This week, due to a severe lack of news and Kickstarters, we change our normal format. Our first segment, off the shelf, is back as normal. But we go over the best nerdy things of 2016, and then have a few predictions of 2017. Which at the time of recording none had come true yet. However as of right now one of Jonathans may have already come to pass, and one of Roberts may have technically become correct (which is the best kind of correct).
Continuing our new format, Alex plays the role of GM in a game of Dread with Colby, Isaac, Dave, Callin, Sam, and Rachel.
Just some teens in a cabin in the woods. What could go wrong?
Joe and Steve talk hobby Supplies and changes to the Magic Format.
The January 17th, 2017 edition of News of the North is live. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.
We talk about Blacksmith Miniatures, Slave 2 Gaming, Tor Gaming, Mindwork Games, CoolMiniOrNot, TTCombat, Warlord Games, Miniature Scenery, Norsgard, Freebooter Miniatures, Scibor Monstrous Miniatures, Wyrd Games, Alchemical Crystal Quest and Archon Studio.