Well, congratulations. You’ve made it through Monday. Nice. The work week is well underway. I had a pretty good Monday. But, as always, as cool as the work week might be, I long for the weekend. And, to help me speed time along, I listen to some gaming podcasts.
This week, we have: Game Classy Episode 158: Mail Baggery; Epic Gaming Night Episode 148: Casual Gaming; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 243: Lucid Eye Publications; Gamers Lounge Episode 142: Mobile Recording Guild Ball; Singled Out Episode 62: Talking Piper And Ratcatchers With Bryce; The Rolistes Episode 26 (Part 3): Dragonmeet 2017, Return to the #PodcastZone; Nerdherders Episode 24 (114): Maineiacs; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 139: Stone Age, Cult, V-Commandos, Fast Forward Series, Age of Rivals; The Cardboard Herald Episode 70: Chris & Lindsey of Behind the Box; The Secret Cabal Episode 154: Empires of the Void II, Colosseum and a Short Topic Extravaganza; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 80: Warband Changes in 2nd Edition; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 118: Clans of Caledonia; Playin’ and Slayin’ Episode 13: Alayna Danner Interview; and News of the North – 2018-03-13.
Joe and Steve answer your fan mail!
What we have been playing!
(Roy) Stuffed Fables
(Rob) Strike, Telestrations, Wits and Wagers: Vegas Edition
(Matt) Pandemic Legacy Season 2
Topic: Casual gaming
What games do you think of when it comes to casual gaming?
Are there some games that are more laid back than others?
Are there times where you would rather play something more casual?
Are there specific aspects of a game mechanics that make a game more casual than competitive?
Would you rather play something casual or something a little bit more tense?
Do you find it hard to play a game casually?
What game do you play when you just want to chill out?
The Meeples crew get together to catch up with what they have been doing over the last few weeks, chatting about the games they have played, the miniatures they have painted a what has found its way into their hobby shopping baskets.
For our feature interview, we talk to Joe Selah from Lucid Eye Publications. We find out about how this company started and look at the games and beautiful miniatures that this company produces, including the forthcoming fantasy game The Red Book of the Elf King.
We hope you enjoy the show.
Episode 142 is a mobile recording. Bill and Josh head out to a small local tournament and have a bit of a chat on the way about Guild Ball and a little bit of God Tear.
In this episode Andrew and Jason talk to Bryce again. This time he is allowed out of his cellar to talk about Piper from the Ratcatchers guild. They talk about how he plays, and how the guild works as a whole.
Final part of our episode dedicated to Dragonmeet 2017 with a few more random brief interviews with tabletop RPG fans:
We are joined by Carlos GQ from Burning Games; who told us about the latest releases for their very successful “Faith: The Sci-Fi RPG” as well as their Kickstarter campaign for “Dragons Conquer America” which should see its Kickstarter campaign relaunched soon (if not already by the release of this episode);
I then had to push my through a crowd to earn the honour to be exposed to the blinding talent of James Edward Raggi IV and Patrick Stuart from the “Lamentations of the Flame Princess” team.
A Dragonmeet series wouldn’t be one with Mr Lloyd Gyan from the Dragonmeet and Modiphius teams.
It’s the annual Nerdherders Winter Retreat episode! Dave, Matt, Andy, Justin and Ian will take you through the games they played over the course of a 4-day weekend on a lake in Maine. Be sure to stay tuned for the craziness at the end. The boys were on mic the entire weekend and that means arguments, silly songs, bad jokes and inappropriate behavior abounds
We are actually doing something that was asked for by the listeners of RDTN, we are looking at some older games in our 5 Minute Initiative Segment. The first one is a personal favorite of mine, Stone Age. Aside from the awesome wood dice and leather cup, I really enjoy the aspect of pushing your luck when collecting resources and I find it to be the next step in complexity for those new to board games. Marty has a different opinion on this and he tries to convince me why. Also, how can you not enjoy a game with a love shack in it.
We talk about a Kickstarter that we were able to try that is being brought to you by Cryptozoic. Cult: Choose Your God Wisely is an attempt to bring the Elder gods into the world and make yours be the one that goes off on destroys everything. Before you pass on this one, consider if you like multiple paths to victory, area control and backstabbing your friends, then you might want to go watch a video or two on their page.
And finally, we must say good-bye to Funagain Games. Like everyone else, we found out about them closing their online doors via email and it did sadden us. They have been great supporters of the show and to our listeners with our giveaways. However, they realized that after 15 years, they needed to make a business change and decided to go to brick and mortar stores.
Chris & Lindsey may be my two favorite board gaming personalities on the internet. They are charming, thoughtful, and consistently entertaining. If you haven’t checked out their YouTube channel, Behind the Box, what are you waiting for?
Alrighty Cabalists! In today’s episode we announce a bunch of the Kickstarter rewards coming up in next month’s campaign. Then we give a feature review of Empires of hte Void II and a look back of Colosseum. Then Tony T goes bananas giving us a rundown of all the awesome news from around the board gaming world plus some cool looking new things announced at the New York Toy Fair. Then finally we host another short topic extravaganzain in which we discuss thinking about games when you’re not playing games and can a game be overproduced?
Rodge here. Welcome to SAGA THORSDAY – your weekly source for Saga the miniatures game content! This week, I’m chatting about the big changes to your Warband in 2nd edition!
In this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss discuss their recent game plays including Draconis: Invasion, Space Freaks, London: Second Edition and many more;
2) Review the resource management game, Clans of Caledonia; and
3) Revisit Manhattan Project: Energy Empire.
Alayna Danner, artist and illustrator extraordinaire (alayna.net) joins the guys to chat about her work on various games including Magic the Gathering, and the current Edge of Darkness kickstarter. She shares some of the ins and outs of boardgame art and graphic design as well as her “origin story” and some behide the scenes of how she creates amazing digital art.
The March 13th, 2018 edition of News of the North is now live after a small delay. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.
We talk about Semper Fidelis Miniaturas, Black Sun Miniatures, Avatars of War, Privateer Press, Scale 75, Mierce Miniatures, Wargame Exclusive, MOMminiaturas, River Horse games, Game Devastation, Tabula Games and HeresyLab.