So, you’ve got your reviews. Let’s move on to Podcasts. I’m sure many of you are going to be in a bit of a haze after the week that was Gen Con. So as you drag yourself back to the office and have to once more get into the swing of the office scene, here’s some podcasts to help you make the work week go by a bit quicker, and give you some “hair of the dog” in terms of gaming.
Today we have: SAGA THORSDAY Episode 51: Norse-gael Battleboard and Tactics Pt 1; The Offline Gamer Episode 24: Ninja Ghost Cat; The D6 Generation Episode 219: Wayland, Warcradle, WWX, & Mulling Luck Mitigation Mechanics; The Cardboard Herald Episode 41: Anson Maddocks, Classic Magic: the Gathering Artist; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 125: Clank! in Space, Terraforming Mars Expansion, and The Climbers; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 225: Rommel; Singled Out Episode 43: Playing The Blacksmiths 6; Singled Out Episode 44: Guild Ball British Championships 2017; 40K Radio Episode 21: The Helsreach Interview; and Anonymous Tabletop Episode 17: Pros and Cons.
Rodge here, aka the Wisco Horndog. Welcome to SAGA THORSDAY – your weekly source for Saga the miniatures game content!
Getting back on the Battle Board train this week! The Silver Fox (aka John Stentz aka @LordofTeeth) and I tackle the Norse-Gaels!
A slightly shorter episode than usual, but we’re back and we chat about our usual topics as well as have an encounter with a rather sneaky and strange feline…
Stuart Mackaness, of Wayland Games & Warcradle Studios, joins us in the third chair!
Up first Stuart lets us in on how we got into the industry what it’s been like to be a part of Wayland Games, Warcradle Studios, and the re-launch of Wild West Exodus!
Then later mulling mechanics returns as we discuss the ways to mitigate luck.
All that plus:
– Total Fan Girl
– Do You Ever Notice
– App of the Ep
– & More
Here it is, folks! I’ve been talking about it for almost a year. I finally get a chance to talk with my all-time favorite Magic: the Gathering Artist, Anson Maddocks. Jack and Anson talk about moving to the desert, evolving art styles, the history of some of the most iconic pieces of Magic art, and how he met fellow Alaskan MTG artist Mark Tedin.
Thank you to Rob Conley for extra production help on this episode.
Surprise, surprise, surprise. That is right Renegade Studios is releasing Clank! in Space at Gen Con. Talk about keeping things under wraps and making a huge a splash, Renegade might have done it. If you like Clank and you like space themes, give this game a try. It builds on the mechanics of Clank!: The Deck-Building Adventure and adds some solid additions. One of those additions is the factions on cards where if cards from the same faction are played on a turn, their special abilities trigger. This is a solid component that it really can add strategy to the market as you look at what to buy during your turn. Was looking forward to seeing Thunderstone Quest at Gen Con, but this might still a little of that thunder in the deck building world.
The Climbers was released in 2008 and is being brought back to us gamers by Simply Complex which is part of Capstone Games in 2017. This is an easy to play game with a ton of strategy that even creates moments of take that. As you play the game, it is so cool to watch the tower grow and see it morph into a skyscraper. However, there are cases where players can almost be eliminated and thus not be fun for those left on the lower portions of the tower. This is one of those games that maybe for the older gamers, it will be a nice one to break out periodically, but this definitely has the staying power with younger gamers.
Gen Con is this week and we are very excited to be attending and for the first time, together. Hard to imagine, but Marty and I have never attended Gen Con at the same time. Last time that I was in attendance was in 2012, so I know I am in for a shock to the system. I joked during the show about being confused and lost, but how can you not be? This is a huge show and there will be so much to take in. If you can’t make it to Gen Con, be sure to take part in Gencant which is now in its third year and headed up by our incredible friend @425Suzanne.
The Meeples & Miniatures crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes the boardgames Amyitis, Samurai, Nine Worlds and The Godfather: Corleone’s Empire plus a visit to Firestorm Games, Cardiff.
For the feature part of our show, we chat onve again with rules author Sam Mustafa about his new World War II wargame – Rommel
We hope you enjoy the show.
After summer holiday season the Polyhedron Collider schedule has taken a hit, so here we are two weeks late with a bumper podcast full of chat about board games, Gen Con, involute gear forms, and eating olives. We take in depth looks at Anachrony, Tzolk’in and Labyrinth and provide a roundup of some of the games we have been sent to review that where rather bad.
We also answer questions from the mail bag about blinging out our games, use of theme and which are our most significant games.
Andrew and Jason discuss playing with the Blacksmiths full line up, with no real evidence whatsoever as to if they know what they are talking about or not.
In this Episode Jason goes to the Guild Ball British Championships in Stockport, where he plays Guild Ball, talks to fans and does other Jason-related activities.
In this episode we get a chance to talk to Rich Boylan, the man behind the Helsreach animations based on the book by Aaron Dembski-Bowden. We talk about how he got interested in this project, how he crates these shorts, and do some geeking out over the 40K Universe!
Welcome to Anonymous Tabletop Episode 17.
In this jam packed episode we recap our trip to the Exxxotica Expo, ask porn stars what kinds of games they like to play, and Lathan shares some extremely not safe for work suckers.
We also talk about the recent World Model Expo, find out what the Hell flat figures are, and Joe interviews the guys behind the upcoming Kickstarter for Wander: The Cult of Barnacle Bay.
We then talk about our upcoming trip to Gen Con 50, tell listeners how to find us if they attend, and Dave does a speed run of all the games they’re looking forward to getting our hands on.
And last but not least, it’s a Batman free for all in Celebrity Deathmatch, we find Tim’s Sack is somehow full of belts, and Dave goes off on a rant and tries to give away some free games.