The work week continues along. The hectic “get back into the swing of things” of Monday is done. We’re into the “groove” of things that will hopefully see us through to the end. Something that’ll help is listening to some gaming podcasts to help chew up some of those hours at the office.
Today we have: Ice Cream For Everyone Ep 13: Interview With Tim Burrell-Saward Lead designer at Sensible Object, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 165: Byron Collins / Polyversal Interview and Wargamimg Industry Round Table, Blue Peg Pink Peg Episode 67- Kingdom Death: Monster and Women Representations in Games, The Long View: Battlelore, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep. 43 Science, Shut Up & Sit Down Podcast #38: 504 Ways to Eat Paper, Geeks of the North Episode 24 – IP ideas for new wargames, Adeptus Infernus 030, and News of the North – 2016-02-23.
I’m not usually superstitious but this week’s episode of the podcast could give me new insight into being triskaidekaphobic. It’s only as I finished editing the episode I realised it’s the thirteenth!
I was really excited to meet the team at Sensible Object for this episode, the recent studio behind a new type of game blending physical and digital elements called Fabulous Beasts. I’ve been following what happening with it and as you might imagine I’m pretty interested in new types of games.
Fabulous Beasts is in the last few days of a crowdfunding project and I encourage you to go check out the game and participate in the Kickstarter to support them.
In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck, Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker discuss what they’ve been doing (Hobby-wise) for the past two weeks, cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news and hold the first Meeples & Miniatures Round Table.
During this weeks episode:
1) All the Pegs review their recent game plays and gaming news, including: discussion of Porta Nigra, Deception: Murder in Hong Kong, Ships, and more;
2) All the Pegs review the kickstarter phenom, Kingdom Death: Monster; and
3) Discuss representations of women in board games.
In this episode of The Long View, Geof and I discuss the game BattleLore, and the Commands and Colors system in general. Along the way we discuss the card, terrain and combat systems of the genre designed by Richard Borg. Is there a best iteration of the system? How does BattleLore (Second Edition) compare to the original? These questions and more are explored in this episode
This week we talk Science in board games! are board games realistic?
Not to be outdone after listener Alex Cannon contributed a jingle for last episode, Matt’s made yet another jingle. Ready your body! Lube up your ears. It’s got a harmony. You’ve been warned.
As for games, we chat about Liar’s Dice, Arboretum, the new editions of Archaeology and Elevenses: The Card Game of Morning Tea AND new releases 504 and Power Grid: The Stock Companies. Plus our folk game of the month, of course. It’s not just Friedemann Friese who can pack a whole lot of nonsense into a small package.
In this episode, Paul, Antoine and Yaum chat about what they’ve been up to, and then discuss what intellectual properties they think would make good games. So sit back, relax, grab a paintbrush and enjoy the show!
John and Greg return from the warp to catch up on all of the 40K news since the last episode. The guys are also joined by Zach Becker to discuss the upcoming London 40K Grand Tournament.
Welcome to the February 23th 2016 edition of News of the North. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.