Hello, Tuesday. Glad to see you. How’re things going with you?
It’s sort of that mid-December thing where Thanksgiving’s a couple weeks past, but we’re still a couple weeks until Christmas. Hopefully, you’re not hitting Holiday Burnout. But, if you are, we’ve got something to occupy your ears so you don’t have to hear about grandma getting run over by a reindeer again.
This week, we’ve got: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 236: Gangs of Rome; Singled Out Episode 54: Steamcon Keynote Round Table; Singled Out Episode 55: Designing Models With Sherwin And Russ; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 135: Two Players!; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 72: What Happens at Hall Party Stays at Hall Party; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 133: Whistle Stop, Battle for Rokugan, and PAX Unplugged 2017; The Secret Cabal Episode 148: Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Defenders of the Last Stand and A Short Topic Extravaganza; The Offline Gamer Episode 27 – All Snowed In…; The Cardboard Herald Episode 57: Big ol’ PAX Unplugged Group; Man Battlestations Episode 25: 2017 Year in Review; and News of the North – 2017-12-12.
The Meeples crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to in the past couple of weeks, including games played, miniatures painted and perhaps the odd purchase or two.
For the feature part of our show we chat with Andy Hobday, owner of Footsore Miniatures, about their forthcoming game Gangs of Rome. And, whilst he was on the show, Neil also quizzed him about future plans for Test of Honour.
We hope you enjoy the show.
In this episode Jason talks to Mat Hart, as well as You tube personalities such as the STF channel, Parker from BattleHammer, the T&G boys and Ritch from Don’t Touch the Beard. This recording wouldn’t be possible without the recordings of the STF wargaming studio.
In this episode Andrew and Jason talk to the tag team of Russ Charles and Sherwin about how models are designed, and how the story can help influence the model design process.
What we have been playing?
(Roy) Arkham Horror: Under the Pyramid
(Rob) Rook, OG Zombiecide
(Matt) Terraforming Mars
Steamcon US has come and gone, but the real Steamcon was inside us all along. Phil gives a quick rundown of the keynote that wasn’t supposed to be a keynote, hates on the haters, and wonders about the Mist problem.
Whistle Stop by Bezier Games has given gamers another train game that incorporates tile laying, resource collecting, and set collection, all the things that scratch that itch in a game for us. But does it deserve a place on the shelf, hang around for 5 minutes and you will have your answer. The Scurry Reporters are back and they give us their thoughts on the newest game from Fantasy Flight, Battle for Rokugan. And we get to hear all about PAX Unplugged from Marty as he tells us about the adventures in Philly. Wish the same rule applies for Philly as it does for Vegas.
Be sure to check back with us in two weeks for our 5th year anniversary. Many announcements and we determine if we are compatible or not by playing the game, Fog of Love.
We’re closing in on the end of the year and in this episode the gang reveals their gigantic Christmas Contest! Then Steve and Jamie take a look at Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate and look back at Defenders of the Last Stand. Then Tony T blasts our the best news segment in the history of board game news segments. Finally the guys take topics from the listeners including Loot Boxes and gambling, talking out your turn while playing and people who like to disparage games by saying they aren’t a game.
We’re stuck in our respective houses this month due to the snow, but we have a chat and bring you an Interview with Simon from Meeple Mayhem in Birmingham.
I had an absolute blast sitting down and talking with some of the most awesome people in this biz. I’m joined by Carla Kopp of Weird Giraffe Games, Andy Zeller & Eric Streed of ATK! The Board Game, Rob Conley of Ginger Cat Productions, and Chris Douglas of The Deathforce and the soon to be unveiled C & D Discuss. We talk games, gamers, creativity, and inspiration, in what was absolutely the highlight of the convention for me.
Greg and Andy are back in Episode 25 of the MBS Podcast with their second annual Year in Review! During their discussion, Greg and Andy touch on such topics as the health of the Class A naval game market, the continued viability of X-Wing and Star Trek Attack Wing, the sale of Hawk to TTC, and the fall of Spartan.
The December 12th, 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 Kimera Models, Skull Forge Scenics, Norbaminiatures, Scale 75, Troll Forged Miniatures, Siren Miniatures, Victoria Miniatures, Karol Rudyk Art, Il Nano Nefasto Miniatures Workshop, Maki-games, Dream Pod 9, Inc. and Elder-forge.