By the time you read this, I will be gone…
Gone on my way to Indy, that is. My ride’s going to be picking me up and we’re headed out. Gotta make a couple stops first to pick up last-minute supplies, but other than that, it’s on the road. You know what will make the long drive better? Some podcasts to listen to in the car to get us all pumped up for the show. Good thing we’ve got a whole bunch of them in this week’s roundup.
Such as: Game Classy 119: Trek’s in the Box, Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 9, Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 78- My Village and GenCon 2016 Preview, TireKicker Podcast – Episode 4, Anonymous Tabletop – Episode 6: Gotta Catch ‘Em All, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 175 – Halo Ground Command & Historicon 2016, The Rolistes Podcast Episode 12 – An Evening With Monte Cook & Other RPG Memories, Singled Out Episode 11 – The Big League, and News of the North – 2016-08-02.
It’s time to talk about GW’s General’s compendium, Lot’s of Trek, a special gift from a listener, and Joe’s Star Wars obsessed friend.
In Episode 9, Greg and Andy go after a topic both of them have been looking forward to for quite a while: naval videogames! Later, they do an in-depth review of Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars Armada miniatures game. Finally, Greg asks Andy a few questions about his impending trip to Gencon!
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss some of their recent game plays, including Beyond Baker Street, Burano, Scythe, and much more;
2) All the Pegs review the dice selection game published by Stronghold Games, My Village; and
3) Provide their preview of GenCon 2016.
In this episode, the hosts bring you two Kickstarter campaigns that are currently underway. The first interview is with Justin McCoy, from Secret Weapon Miniatures, who have recently launched their Tablescapes Dungeons – Modular RPG Dungeons. The second interview is with Ronnie Renton, from Mantic Games, and they’re nearing the end of their campaign for Dreadball 2.
In this episode we find out about Joe’s fascination with Pokémon Go, potato chips, and ice. Tim lies about his hobby update, we chat about our listener base, and the podcast once again goes careening off the rails.
We also discuss our ongoing Dungeons and Dragons campaign, Tim’s attempts at dungeon diplomacy, his poor gambling skills, and introduce our newest party members
In addition, we talk Gen Con. We put together a Gen Con 101 with our tips on attending and last but not least we take another look into Tim’s sack and find Batgirl and Scully.
In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker discuss Mike W’s recent trip to the USA, including a day at Historicon.
Our main feature in this show is an interview with Neil Fawcett, owner of Spartan Games, as we discuss their new release: Halo Ground Command.
All this, plus the usual discussion of what they’ve been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and some of the latest hobby news.
It’s been almost a year since I started The Rolistes Podcast (more about that in Ep 13) and what a wonderful surprise to receive, at such time, an email from Monte Cook Games suggesting an episode with their podcast savvy co-founder.
Unlike what I usually do, I didn’t ask Monte Cook many questions about his first experience in tabletop RPG. This subject is covered in several fellow podcasts I recommend to check (i.e.: Talking TableTop or Once & Future Podcast). We instead meandered between several other topics including family gaming with No Thank You Evil, showing appreciation to our dear game masters, tabletop RPG across the World, the layers of gaming (inspired by the concept from Misdirected Mark Podcast) as well as diversity in game settings and in the tabletop RPG family.
As usual, I sprinkled the episode with an extra ingredient. This time, following Persephelia’s inspired suggestion, I recorded a few anecdotes from fellow gamers (some you might recognise and a couple new recruits).
Andrew, Mark and Rich talk about the Big League campaign that Mark is running, as well as discussing how the league cards affect their teams.
Welcome to the August 2nd, 2016 edition of News of the North. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.