It's that weird, interim time between Christmas and New Year's. I've been enjoying a bit of a vacation, though it's not been everything I expected (hooray for sudden $500 car repairs for Christmas! Whee!), but it's been good to unwind. It seems most game companies are taking some time off, too. As you can tell from the bit of silence here (the news room isn't exactly flooded at the moment). Don't worry, the site's still going strong. We're taking the opportunity to rest and recoup some. Anyway, as you wait out your midnight celebrations, maybe tune in to some gaming podcasts.
On the dial we have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 79: Eberron with Keith Baker; Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 80: A License to Game: An Hour with Ryan Dancey (originally recorded in 2014); Meeples & Miniatures Episode 283: Gaming Review of 2019; Game Classy Episode 202: Rise of Game Classy; Polyhedron Collider Episode 76: The Best Games of 2019; Tabletop Talk Episode 53: Playing Malifaux Online: Vassal with Dan Brown and Steve Johnston; Tabletop Talk Episode 54: Why Ray (and you) Should be Playing Marvel Crisis Protocol; Exploding Dice Radio Episode 13; Blight and Boon – A Godtear Podcast Episode 19: Organised Play Isn’t Just Tournaments; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 33: 2019 Prediction Results; The D6 Generation Pip Episode 34: 2020 Predictions; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 161: The Taverns of Tiefenthal; The Secret Cabal Episode 197: Sanctum, Auztralia and Our Christmas Wishlists; and The Offline Gamer Episode 44: Top Games of 2019.
This week, Morrus and Peter are joined by Keith Baker to talk about the Dungeons & Dragons setting he created, Eberron! In the news, Chaosium publishing Red Thread of Fate, A|State being revived by Handiwork Games, voting is now open for your favorite RPG podcast of 2019, and more! Plus Our Favorite Game in All the World and a brand new sketch where we try to run a game with a cat.
This week, Morrus and Peter are taking the week off for the holidays, so enjoy this interview with Ryan Dancey from 2014. The original video description:
Acquiring TSR! The OGL! Releasing D&D 3E! Saving D&D! Indie games! MMOs! Pathfinder Online! This interview is over an hour long, but it is totally cram-packed with interesting stuff if the recent history of our hobby is of any interest to you.
In EN World's third Autograph Interview, Russ talks to Ryan Dancey about his early career, creating D&D 3E and the Open Gaming License, the gaming industry, and MMOs.
In the third of my EN World Autograph Sessions, I interview Ryan Dancey. Ryan is the man who brokered the acquisition of TSR by WotC, and who created the Open Gaming License - which is the license responsible for most third party D&D content for the Pathfinder RPG. He has also worked on the Eve Online MMO at CCP. We cover a wide range of topics throughout his career, from his start, through the TSR acquisition, the OGL, and on to MMOs and his current project, Pathfinder Online. Sometimes a controversial figure, nobody could say that Dancey has not had a significant impact on the RPG industry. This interview, coming in at over an hour in length, was an absolute pleasure to take part in.
In this, the last episode of Meeples & Miniatures, show hosts Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs look back at their gaming in 2019 and choose the top 5 games that they have played during the year.
We also choose our all-time favourite games.
We hope you enjoy the show.
The Witcher, Rise of Skywalker and the Mandalorian
It’s the end of the year, so that can only mean one thing; our best of 2019 round up!
We look at the best games of the year that we’ve played, the most disappointing games of the year and announce the all-important Andy’s Insert of choice.
Join Craig as his guests, Dan Brown and Steve Johnston, discuss how anyone can play Malifaux online with anyone in the world. They explain how to install and run Vassal, how to find a game and some of the key features of the program. Vassal is a way to get in more games and play people outside your meta. Stick around to the end when we discuss some of the hot topics that came out of the English GT.
Join Ray as his guests, Chris and Jesse (from Fury's Finest), make the case that he (and you) need to be playing Marvel Crisis Protocol by Atomic Mass Games. They explain what makes the game unique and fun, where it shines and what makes it fun. From the pre-game to post-game decisions and the theme, they make a strong argument. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Andy and Matt are back for EDR episode 13! A lot of new Dystopian Wars models have been previewed by Warcradle since the last episode, so Andy and Matt start off with discussing what has been shown so far and their reactions to the revamped miniatures. Later, they discuss what Warcrade has announced so far for the launch of DW 3.0, and talk a little about what they think 2020 might have in store for both Dystopian Wars and Firestorm Armada.
In this episode Andrew talks to Steve again about the nature of organised play in Godtear, and how it can take many different shapes, forms and flavours.
Raef "Hollywood" Granger is back on the show as we review the predictions we made for 2019 back in December 2018.How accurate were we and who will reign supreme as the preeminent prognosticator?
"Hollywood" joins us again as we break out our crystal balls and predict what 2020 will bring for gaming and beyond. Russ introduces a new predicting technique that he is sure will up his accuracy for predictions. After all, how could anything he learned from The Witcher fail?
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Marvel: Champions, The Menace Among Us, Palm Island and many more;
2) All the Pegs review The Taverns of Tiefenthal; and
3) Look back at Pulsar: 2849.
Happy Holidays, Cabalists! In episode 197 the whole games here for our special Christmas episode and we celebrate by returning to an older tradition by debuting a new Christmas song parody called The Inattentive Grinch. Then the we take a look at the newest game from Filip Neduk, Sanctum from Czech Games Edition and look back at Martin Wallace's Auztralia from Stronghold Games. Then after Tony T give us a good dose of tabletop gaming news, the gang presents their Christmas Wishlists.
In this episode, we take a look at Tabletop Gaming Magazine's Top Games of 2019, and despair about how much we're missing out on.
We're also joined by a special guest for a few minutes...