I’ve always preferred Mondays off to Fridays. I mean, sure, you still get a 3-day weekend either way. But, with a Monday off, it’s a long weekend and then a short week. I like that more than a long weekend and then a regular week. You’re already 1/5 closer to having some time off again. And to help things speed along even more, there’s gaming podcasts to listen to.
This week we have: Man Battlestatsions Podcast Episode 22; Singled Out Episode 45: Talking Guild Identities; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 227: Firestorm Games; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 121: Totality!; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 126: Gen Con 50 with special guest host, Rodney Smith from Watch It Played!; The Cardboard Herald Episode 43: Isaac Vega – Designer & Plaid Hat Games VP of Research and Design; The Secret Cabal Episode 142: Fate of the Elder Gods, Cry Havoc, Gen Con 2017 Post-Show and a Short Topic Extravaganza; SAGA THORSDAY 53: UK Northern Melee; and The D6 Generation Episode 220: Gen Con 50, Company of Iron Interview, & Play by Mob 2017.
Greetings! In Episode 22 of the MBS Podcast, Greg and Andy start off with a discussion of the pros and cons of the movement systems used in various naval games. Later, they discuss a recent trend in miniature gaming, where companies release linked ground and naval games.
Naval Mechanics: Movement: 49 Min
Linked Naval/Ground Gamest: 1 Hr 30 Min
Ruckdog’s Report: 2 Hr 6 Min
Andrew and Jason talk about the new guild identities preview, and how it can change the ways teams are played.
The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition, 7TV, Imperial Assault and The Trials and Tribulations of attempting to purchase a 15mm Achilles.
For the feature part of our show, we talk to Andy Walpole, the Events Manager at Firestorm Games. We chat about what the venue has to offer and try to discover the secrets of its success.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Watch it Played Indie-Go-Go
Recon in Kernersville, NC this Saturday 9/2/17
Roy’s new computer!!
Thank you everyone for the support!!
What we have been playing?
(Roy) Rising Sun, Crossfire,
(Rob) Unicorn Glitterluck, Mexican Train Dominos, Dancing Eggs
(Matt) Was on Vacation
Do you think that tabletop gaming could ever eclipse video games?
Do you think that tabletop games will ever be taken over by VR?
Do you think that electronic gaming tables will ever be a real thing?
Is there a video game he would love to see a boardgame implementation of?
Is there a board game or tabletop game that you think needs to be implemented into video games?
What do you think drives people to enjoy gaming as one of their main hobbies?
Would you ever play a tabletop game against a machine learning AI?
What kind of games would you love to see in the future of tabletop gaming?
Our Gen Con report is here and it is a hefty one. It might have been shorter had a special guest not joined us, but he was forced to participate or we wouldn’t let him go to bed. Rodney Smith joins us on this episode as we recount our events at Gen Con. The daily festivities are recounted and not much gaming because, well, Gen Con is about seeing the stuff that is coming and hearing about what is planned for the rest of the year. Also, it doesn’t help that there are 60,000+ people at the Con and we are all trying to get to the hotness. Also, please don’t forget to support Rodney on his crowd funding campaign.
Even with that many people, it never felt that crowded. Now, don’t misunderstand, there was a crowd, but you could move and patience went a long way when you were on the floor. And when the vendor area closed, there were plenty of opportunities to attend other events, some you paid for, others were free.
We also want to say thank you to everyone who attended the RDTN meetup at the Omni Bar, it exceeded our expectations. The Strike tournament was a hit and the final battle was epic.
You may know Isaac from his numerous Plaid Hat releases, including co-designing the mega-hit Dead of Winter. But what you might not know is that Isaac originally intended to play video games, or how his passion in life is to tell stories. Good thing he found a way to combine the two through tabletop gaming and he couldn’t be happier or more appreciative. We talk about life, games, goals, and acceptance. Enjoy!
The gang is back from Gen Con and has a ton of stories for you from Indy! The Founders welcome Jess and Bender from Lords of the Dungeon to talk all the nonsense they got into at Gen Con. Then Steve and Jamie review Fate of the Elder Gods and the gang looks back at Cry Havoc. After Tony T runs down the news for the week, the guys give you another Short Topic Extravaganza.
Rodge here, aka the Wisco Horndog. Welcome to SAGA THORSDAY – your weekly source for Saga the miniatures game content!
This week I’m chatting with our old pal Freddy about his experience at the UK Northern Melee at Britcon!
The Gen Con 50 mob is in the 3rd Chair!! We chat with them and Total Fan Girl about what hotness was spotted at Gen Con 50.
Later we interview Will Schoonover from Privateer Press about the upcoming new skirmish game: Company of Iron.
And finally, it’s time for another Play By Mob.