Announcing – The Painting Detail show from Play Unplugged

Play Unplugged has a new show in the works that’s designed to help everyone become better painters. The Painting Detail is coming soon to a computer screen near you.

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From the announcement:

It is with an unbelievable amount of excitement that I announce our newest web-series The Painting Detail.

The goal of this show is to make painting miniatures an accessible and enjoyable hobby for everyone. You can join me on this journey beginning 9/31/13 at the Play Unplugged YouTube channel: PlayUnpluggedTV.

Play Unplugged TV – Getting Super Nerdy About Dice

Play Unplugged talks about a subject near and dear to all of us gamers… dice.
How many do you have? At one point, I played a 2000pt game of 40k (3rd edition) with my Orks and never rolled the same D6 twice.

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From the video:

Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini and The Geekadrome‘s Paul Drabick get super nerdy while talking about all kinds of gaming dice. They look at a selection of different dice from Chessex, Koplow, and Q-Workshop. The discussion includes thoughts on what they like in a set of gaming dice and the wide range of styles and prices that are available.

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Let’s Look At Golem Arcana

Play Unplugged stopped by Harebrained Schemes’ area at GenCon 2013 and tried out Golem Arcana.

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From the article:

Almost a month after Gen Con Indy 2013 and we still have more awesome stories to share with you! This one took a particularly long time to edit because we had a microphone error which does effect the sound. The bad news is the sound quality is effected, but the good news is there is a ton of information on a up-and-coming gaming property, straight from the creators’ mouths.

Play Unplugged’s Enrico Nardini stops by the Golem Arcana demo booth to check out their new miniature board game (now up on Kickstarter). While there, he interviews Mike Mulvihill and plays a demo of the game with Jordan Weisman.

Play Unplugged Review – Gunship: First Strike

Play Unplugged posted another of their MTV Movie Awards-winning reviews up on their website. This one’s for Gunship: First Strike.

From the review:

Ensigns, man your battle stations! Captain Chris Snyder takes us on an interstellar combat adventure with his review of Escape Pod Games’ Gunship: First Strike!

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Interview with Wargames Factory

Play Unplugged has yet more GenCon interviews for you. This one’s with Wargames Factory.

From the interview:

Wargames Factory continues to impress with competitively priced, quality plastic kits. Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini drops by their booth to get an update on their new Apocalypse Survivors: The Women, and the impending Leviathan Mortis release from Dreamforge Games. Daisy Nanton shares all the critical information, including hints concerning an upcoming new line of figures.

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Interview with MERCS

Play Unplugged has some more GenCon coverage up with their interview with the fellows from Mercs.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini stops by the MERCS booth, but it’s their new game MYTH that is on his mind. Game designer Kenny Sims discusses this new game and its success on Kickstarter.

Play Unplugged Review – Mage Wars: Conquest of Kumanjaro

Play Unplugged has another of their Nobel Prize in Chemistry award winning reviews up. This one’s for the Mage Wars expansion Conquest of Kumanjaro.

From the review:

If there is one thing a mage is always looking for, it’s a way to expand their spellbook. Play Unplugged’s Matt Snodgrass peruses the incantations of Conquest of Kumanjaro, the latest expansion for Mage Wars.

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Interview with CoolMiniOrNot

Play Unplugged continues their GenCon interview series from GenCon 2013 with CoolMiniOrNot.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Gen Con Indy interview series just got cooler! Enrico spends some time hanging out at the giant collection of figures that is the Cool Mini Or Not booth. While there he chats with CMON’s Spencer Reeve about the Wrath of Kings Kickstarter and the many other miniature and board games they are producing.

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Interview with Privateer Press

Play Unplugged has some more GenCon coverage with an interview with Simon Berman from Privateer Press.

From the interview:

Prepare to get jacked up! Play Unplugged‘s coverage of Gen Con Indy 2013 continues with an interview with Simon Berman of Privateer Press (the kings of smoke belching engines of destruction). Simon discusses all of Privateer’s latest releases including Level 7: Omega Protocol, the 10th Anniversary Butcher (which sold out on day one!), their new deck building game High Command, and the much anticipated (especially by me!) Rhulic Colossal Warjack.

Play Unplugged at Gen Con Indy 2013 – Interview with Mage Wars

Play Unplugged was at GenCon Indy (though how I managed to not run into them is beyond me. Enrico’s apparently a slippery one) and talked with the guys from Mage Wars while there.

From the interview:

It’s Gen Con Indy time! Woot! We start our interviews off with the bang of a conjured bolt of lightening! Enrico visits the Arcane Wonders booth to interview Mage Wars creator Bryan Pope. Bryan shares tons of information on the upcoming Druid Vs. Necromancer expansion (coming in October), as well as hints of more detailed multi-player rules.

Play Unplugged Review – Scrap Tank from Ramshackle Games

Play Unplugged has another of their MTV Move Award-winning reviews up. This one’s for the Scrap Tank from Ramshackle Games.

From the review:

This is the one time when saying, “What a hunk of junk!” is a very good thing! Play Unplugged reviews Ramshackle Games’ Scrap Tank.

Play Unplugged Review – Quicksilver: the Great Airship Race

Play Unplugged has posted up another of their Golden Globe-winning reviews. This one’s for Quicksilver: The Great Airship Race.

From the review:

Fly away on a steampunk adventure with Play Unplugged’s Damian Mastrangelo. Our brave aeronaut takes his head out of the clouds for a minute to take a look at Split Second Games’s Quicksilver: The Great Airship Race.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Wargames Factory Apocalypse Survivors: The Men

Play Unplugged posts up another of their world-famous unboxing videos with Wargames Factory’s Apocalypse Survivors: The Men set.

From the article:

Urrrrr… Brains… Wargames Factory knows how to survive an encounter with the walking dead: Grab the nearest thing that can be used as a weapon and get fighting! Machine guns, molotov cocktails, and machetes, this box has it all! Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini checks out the arsenal of their Apocalypse Survivors: The Men.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Quicksilver

Play Unplugged posted up another of their world-famous unboxing articles. This one’s for the board game Quicksilver.

From the article:

Fancy a leisurely ballon ride? Well, forget it! Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini unboxes Quicksilver from Split Second Games. Quicksilver pits rival ballon aeronauts in a daring zeppelin race featuring obstacles, sabotage, and a distinguished gentleman’s mustache!

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Battlefront Miniatures

Play Unplugged posted up another in their series of interviews from Historicon. This time it’s Battlefront.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini visits the Battlefront Miniatures booth at Historicon 2013. Jason Mathews shares information on their new Early War Japanese releases for Flames of War, their board games, and becoming the new producers of Dust.

Play Unplugged Review – Battletech: Alpha Strike (PDF Version)

Play Unplugged has another one of their Grammy-award-winning reviews up. This one’s for the Battletech: Alpha Strike rules, new from Catalyst Game Labs.

From the review:

Play Unplugged’s veteran MechWarrior Scott Pyle jumps back in the cockpit to review Alpha Strike, a Classic Battletech variant from Catalyst Game Labs.

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Sgt Major Miniatures

Play Unplugged continues their Historicon interview series with their talk with Sgt. Major Miniatures.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s Historicon 2013 coverage continues! Andy Turlington takes some R&R from working the dealer’s hall to discuss his company, Sgt Major Miniatures. Andy discusses the origins of the company, his products, and what SGMM has planned for the future.

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Warlord Games

Play Unplugged continues their interview series from Historicon with the talk they had with Warlord Games.

From the interview:

What would a visit to Historicon be without a little World War II? Play Unplugged storms the beaches of the Pacific with Warlord Games. Chris Woodward chats with us about all things Bolt Action. Topics include a general overview of Bolt Action, its unique attributes, and their new Japanese range.

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with GHQ Models

Play Unplugged’s “Uncle” Enrico Nardini was busy at Historicon. Here’s his interview with GHQ Models while at the show.

From the interview:

What more is their that can be said about GHQ? They have been in business since 1967, making them the oldest existing miniature wargaming company. They practically defined the “micro scale” genre (1/285th) with their Micro Armour range, and they even supply the United States military’s miniature needs. Well, we’re hoping you still want to hear more, so here’s an interview with GHQ Model’s Channing Scott.

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Old Glory Miniatures

Play Unplugged gives us another of their interviews from Historicon. This one’s with Old Glory Miniatures.

From the interview:

Old Glory Miniatures has one of the deepest ranges of historical figures you will find anywhere. They carry 10mm, 15mm, and 25mm figures from ancient, to modern, to fantasy, as well as terrain and vehicles to support those ranges. It’s little wonder that their booth was one of, if not the largest, at Historicon 2013. Play Unplugged‘s Enrico Nardini interviews Russ Dunaway, founder of Old Glory Miniatures.

Play Unplugged at Historicon 2013 – Interview with Alien Dungeon

Play Unplugged has posted up another of their interviews while at Historicon. This one’s with Alien Dungeon.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged‘s coverage of Historicon 2013 continues! In this episode Enrico Nardini makes contact with Alien Dungeon‘s Ernie Baker. Ernie discusses Alien Dungeon’s alternate history martian invasion game: All Quiet on the Martian Front. Topics include using a pre-Kickstarter campaign, current developments of the miniatures and game rules, and the what’s in store for the future.

Play Unplugged: Historicon 2013 – Interview with Wargames Factory

Play Unplugged talks with Daisy Nanton from Wargames Factory while at Historicon 2013.

From the interview:

Play Unplugged?‘s Enrico Nardini travels to Historicon 2013 in search of all things awesome in gaming! First up is a stop to Wargames Factory‘s booth to catch up with Daisy Nanton?. Daisy shares some of Wargames Factory’s latest releases, talks about future products, and discusses their partnership with DreamForge-Games and Scarab Miniatures.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Ramshackle Games Mystery Box

Play Unplugged ruins the mystery and shows what comes in the Ramshackle Games Mystery Box.

From the article:

It’s time for a mysterious adventure in the world of the Nuclear Renaissance! Ramshackle Games recently sent us a box loaded with post-apocalyptic goodness. Check out all the mutants, cyborgs, tanks, and “tridlins” on offer from their exciting and unique range of figures. What’s in the box? Let’s find out!

Play Unplugged Review – Kobolds of Golarion

Play Unplugged takes a look at the Kobolds of Golarion Pathfinder book in their latest Oscar-winning review.

From the review:

There is no fantasy race as critically underestimated in every way as the humble kobold. These tiny dragon kin have spent much of their existence in the universe of fantasy RPGs as a low-level threat at best. Kobolds are simply vermin, to be trampled under the hero’s boot on his/her way to battling the “real” monsters… Until now!

Play Unplugged at Origins 2013 – Interview with Dice Hate Me Games

Play Unplugged had a chat with Dice Hate Me Games while at the Origins Game Fair. See what was talked about.

From the interview:

The dice may hate them, but gamers love them. Matt Snodgrass chats with four of the folks from Dice Hate Me Games. First up is company founder Chris Kirkman, followed by Compounded creator Darrell Louder. Then we are joined by T.C. Petty III, the mind behind Dice Hat Me Games latest Kickstarter project VivaJava. Our last interview in the series is with Jason Kotarski, designer of The Great Heartland Hauling Company. It’s a quartet of fun!

Play Unplugged Unboxing – A Few Acres of Snow

Play Unplugged unboxes A Few Acres of Snow from Treefrog Games.

From the article:

Load those muskets and prepare for adventure and battle in the frigid forests of what would become Canada. A Few Acres of Snow is a board game detailing the conflict between the British and French for domination of North America. Check out the contents as Enrico unboxes this award winner from Treefrog Games.

Play Unplugged Review – Monsters & Magic

Play Unplugged posted up another of their Tony-award-winning reviews. This one’s Monsters & Magic.

From the review:

Play Unplugged asks, “Have you joined the Old School Renaissance?” If you haven’t yet, you may want to adventure in the land of Monsters & Magic from Mindjammer Press. Scott Pyle reviews this new school fantasy RPG packed with old school flavor!

Play Unplugged – A Talk with Inner Kingdom Games’ Daniel Griego

Play Unplugged stopped and talked with Daniel Griego while at the Origins Game Fair and thought you’d like to know what they talked about.

From the interview:

Friend and fan of Play Unplugged Damian Mastrangelo, helps us with Origins 2013 coverage by reporting on reinvigorated Shadowfist and the man at the helm: Daniel Griego.

Play Unplugged Review – Fey Revisited (Pathfinder RPG)

Play Unplugged posted up another of their great review articles. This one’s for the Pathfinder book, Fey Revisited.

From the review:

Play Unplugged’s Enrico visits the mystical realm of the fairies to review Fey Revisited, a campaign supplement for the Pathfinder RPG by Paizo.

Play Unplugged TV – Origins 2013 Interview with Paizo Publishing

Play Unplugged had an interview with Paizo Publishing while at Origins. They taped it and are now showing it off for everyone to see.

From the interview:

Like a lithe elven ranger, Play Unplugged‘s Andrew Lotz tracks down to of the creative individuals behind Paizo Publishing‘s runaway RPG success Pathfinder. Erik Mona and Jason Bulmahn discuss the current and future development of the Pathfinder RPG and the world of Golarion

Play Unplugged Review – Ultimate Campaign

Play Unplugged has another of their famous review articles up. This one’s for Pathfinder’s Ultimate Campaign.

From the review:

Play Unplugged’s Scott Pyle examines a product for the Pathfinder RPG by Paizo that contains the promise of something all game masters are searching for: The Ultimate Campaign!

Play Unplugged TV – Interview with Larry Elmore

Play Unplugged had a chat with Larry Elmore while at Origins and figured everyone would want to see what they talked about.

From the interview:

This post marks both Play Unplugged‘s 500th piece of gaming content and our 100th episode of Play Unplugged TV! How awesome is that?!?! Well, we have just the video for such a special occasion. Origins Game Fair 2013 featured many fantastic artists working in the industry. Play Unplugged’s Andrew Lotz got to take a few minutes to speak with one who can truly be called an industry icon: Larry Elmore. Larry Elmore’s vision forms the basis for the way in which many fantasy gamers picture their worlds. In this interview he discusses his recent and future Kickstarter projects, as well as what it is like to work in the fantasy game industry as an artist.

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Mage Wars: Conquest of Kumanjaro

Play Unplugged posted another of their unboxing articles up on their website. This one’s for Mage Wars: Conquest of Kumanjaro.

From the article:

Play Unplugged‘s intrepid adventurer can’t be held back by a little surgery. Enrico is back, and he had better remember his pith helmet, as he is set to explore the mysterious continent of Kumanjaro. Why? Well, to bring us the scoop on what’s inside Mage Wars: Conquest of Kumanjaro of course! Wait… Did you just hear something in the brush over there?!?!

Play Unplugged Unboxing – Gold Mine

Play Unplugged posted up another of their unboxing articles. This one’s for Gold Mine.

From the article:

Grab your pick or shovel Play Unplugged fans! It’s time to strike it rich! In this episode, the intrepid Enrico grabs his spelunking gear and digs in to Gold Mine: A Game of Exploration, Riches, & Peril from Stratus Games.