Tuesday and the work week is fully underway. I’m still on the road to recovery, every day feeling a bit better, but still trying to take it easy, lest I suddenly relapse and get sick again. So, while I try and get the last of this gunk out of my head, lemme also get you some podcasts to listen to so your week can go by quickly.
This week we have: Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 142: sculpting miniatures with Chad Hoverter!; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 115: Rajas of the Ganges; Gamers Lounge Episode 141: What is the Aetherium; Singled Out Episode 59: Talking Hunters With Aaron Wilson; Guild Ball Tonight Episode 75: Not A Kickstarter; Anonymous Tabletop Episode 21: The Last Jedi Spoilercast; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 136: Hunt for the Ring, Heaven & Ale, Muse, Finished!, and Lotus; Cardboard Herald Episode 64: Gabe Barrett of Board Game Design Lab; The Secret Cabal Express Episode 34: Euro Games, Some We Love and Some We’d Love To Play; and News of the North – 2018-01-30.
Roy and Rob talk to Chad Hoverter about Sculpting minis!
In this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs welcome their new 4th Chair and discuss their recent game plays including Pandemic Legacy: Season 2, Dokmus, The Bottle Imp, and much more;
2) Review the action selection race game, Rajas of the Ganges; and
3) Revisit Tikal.
Episode 141 returns after a long hiatus with a talk about a game Bill has loved for years. We’re talking Aetherium and the local’s have started to play this incredible game. Bill and crew sit and have a talk and introduction to this game.
In this episode Andrew and Jason talk to Aaron Wilson about the Hunters Guild. They talk about which models he likes taking, how he plays them, and which models he brings to a tournament.
We’ve got painted Ratcatchers, plastic replacement is happening. Back them or else. There’s some events coming up too. Oh and then I rant about some stuff that happened the next day.
Welcome to Anonymous Tabletop Episode 21.
In this jam-packed first episode of 2018 Katie and Jean take a much needed sick day but we prove to be even more idiotic without them around to keep an eye on us, and we find out if we’re lactose intolerant when we try to figure out the difference between blue milk and green.
We then take a look at our previous years resolutions to see how we fared, reluctantly come up with some brand new ones, and finally have a lengthy, spoiler-filled discussion about Star Wars: The Last Jedi to see why it has everyone in an uproar.
And last but not least, while the flu sidelines Geeky Jean Celebrity Deathmatch pits the power of Star Wars merchandizing against itself, and we’re tempted to the Dark Side of Force when we reach into Tim’s Sack to choose our destiny.
One of the first games that I introduced my family and friends to was Nuns on the Run. One of the draws of that game is the number of people that can play this hidden movement game. But, one of the biggest faults of the game is the Line of Sight where you have to constantly check and ask “Can I see you, can I hear you”. So it was refreshing to get to play Hunt for the Ring without having to constantly check on these types of conditions. While the player count was lacking, there were Nine Ringwraiths, this can be forgiven for the lack of line of sight checks and the use of dice to activate powers. Also on the table for this episode is the very deceptive game Heaven & Ale. This game has simply mechanics to teach but some very tough decisions to make during gameplay. The game has many pros but there are cons as well such as AP and complicated scoring at the end until you have played the game and seen it in action. However, this game will get you thinking.
We also talk about two more games and one app in our new segment, In a Nutshell. This segment is where we talk about games that we got to play and something we hope you get to try. And the Flying Squirrels are back and our predictions for 2018.
Thanks for listening
I’ve heard Gabe described as my rival, competitor, and colleague, so I figured its about time to have him on the show so we can instead call each other friends. We talk podcasting, evolving purpose, and how to provide a service to a community.
Today Chris and Jamie talk about euro games, what they are, what we like about them, the kinds that we like and what it’s all about. Then we each list 3 games we love and 2 games we’d love to play that we havent played before.
The January 30th, 2018 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 TTCombat, Fat Dragon Games, Nutsplanet, Maelstrom’s Edge, Red Beam Designs, Steamforged Games, Guild Ball, Crooked Dice Game Design Studio, Infinity and Bad Squiddo Games.