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Tuesday. It's a weird kinda day. I mean, it's still the start of the week. But it's not the very start. The weekend's just that little bit closer, but only a little bit. I dunno. I'm in a weird mood as I post this. Ready for weekend, I suppose. Not wanting to wait. Well, listening to some gaming podcasts will help kill some time.

This week on the dial we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 253: Adeptus Titanicus; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 155: Tabletop Showcase – Martin Wallace; Lords of the Dungeon 20: DnD Beyond Look Back, Our Favorite Monsters and The GM and Player Arms Race; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 174: Innovation in Gaming!; Man Battlestations Episode 35; and Geeks of the North Episode 49: Gamer ADD.

Meeples & Miniatures Episode 253: Adeptus Titanicus

Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest presenter Teras Cassidy of Geek Nation Tours for this episode of the podcast.

  • 00:00 – Introduction – We start the show by catching up with Terras, and find out what the latest offerings from Geek Nation Tours.
  • 17:05 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases, plus we consider if the waiting time for Kickstarters impacts our eventual enjoyment of the games/models we ordered.
  • 58:40 – Our Hobby / The Meeples Challenge – Teras talks about Kill Team and Frostgrave, Neil discusses Imperial Assault: Legends of the Alliance and Escape from Colditz whilst Mike gives an update on his LOTR painting. We also catch up on the latest progress on the Challenge.
  • 1:35:45 – Review – It’s time to talk big, stompy fighting machines as Mike & Teras chat to Neil, giving an in-depth look at Adeptus Titanicus
  • 2:43:10 – Outtro – Closing thoughts, plus the latest edition of ‘Rise of the Anti-Luff’.

We hope you enjoy the show.

Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 155: Tabletop Showcase – Martin Wallace

Over the six years of doing the Rolling Dice & Taking Names podcast, we have been privileged to have some of incredible designers drop by the show and talk. Once again, the show is graced by another well-known designer who really doesn’t need much introduction. Martin Wallace took some time from his game designs to discuss his new game Wildlands.

Wildlands is being produced by Osprey Games and already has one expansion and a second following in first quarter of 2019. This isn’t a typical Wallace game, but the depth and strategy are there as you would expect. Martin mentions during the show about the use of the Interrupt in the game and just how strategic it is. To be honest, it is something we had not even thought of during our plays. So, the next time it is on the table, we will sure to be taking it into consideration.

Lords of the Dungeon 20: DnD Beyond Look Back, Our Favorite Monsters and The GM and Player Arms Race

In Episode 20 the Lords take a couple of questions from the listeners and discuss our thoughts and opinions of DnD Beyond after using it for 6 months. Then we talk about our favorite monsters to go up against and ones Bender and Jamie like to pit against their players. Then we discuss some of the issues with players getting to high levels and the problems that can arise when preparing a game for higher level characters.

Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 174: Innovation in Gaming!

Ep. 174: Innovation in Gaming!


What we have been playing!

  • (Roy) Mansions of Madness, Splattershot
  • (Rob) HABA Games
  • (Matt) Nope

Topic: Innovation in gaming

  • What are some innovative games?
    • T.I.M.E Stories
    • Risk Legacy
    • Junk Art
    • Captain Sonar
    • One Night Ultimate Werewolf
    • Dead of Winter
    • Dominion
    • Betrayal
  • How do you feel about innovation in gaming?
  • What are some ways that board games can be innovative?
  • When buying games do you seek out games that are different and innovative?
  • Can innovation be taken too far?
  • What genre of game would you like to see more innovation in?
  • What games were the most innovative of their time?
    • Catan
    • Magic: The Gathering
    • T.I.M.E Stories
    • Risk Legacy
Greg and Andy are back earlier than expected for Episode 35 of the MBS podcast! First up is a review of the game 5150 Star Navy by Two Hour Wargames. Later, Greg and Andy dig into how Electronic Warfare is portrayed in Space Naval Games!
Hello geeks, In this episode, we once again chat about hobby and games. So many games, in fact, that our main topic is Gamer ADD and what drives us to be polygamers. We also talk about Antoine's take on Inktober, as well as our buddy Mike's (Epic Duck Studios) Myconids. On the News, we mention Fireforge Games and AntiMatter Games' Kickstarters, as well as the now free to download Kings of War: Vanguard rules by Mantic Games.