But, but but… it’s Wednesday!
I know. I know. But this has been a strange week. Got home from the Expo the other day and spent the first part of Monday at the mechanic to get my car checked out. Then got home and found that, due to a crack in my tub underneath my bathmat, water had been leaking into my bedroom closet. Apparently, it’s been doing it for a while, since the carpet and several boxes were moldy (I lost a whole box of 3.5 and a couple 4.0 D&D books). Then there was the server migration and… yeah, I am ready for the weekend. So, as I sit, waiting for the repairmen to come over to resurface my bathtub, I’m going to pop on some gaming podcasts. Yes, it’s a day late, but better late than never.
Today we have: Meeples & Miniatures Episode 209: Vexillia Card Games; The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 24: Dark Souls, Farsight, Petrichor, Ravage and Exit; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 105: Crossfire Road with Emerson; Gamers Lounge Episode 137: A bit of a mystery; Mantic Radio Episode 9; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 118: 2017 Summer Movie Preview; The Cardboard Herald Episode 27: Reiner Knizia, designer of ALL THE GAMES; Lords of the Dungeon 3: On Rails vs Sandbox Campaigns; Singled Out Episode 33: Talking Season 3 Brewers with Sherwin; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 98: Yokohama; Tales of Malifaux 55; and News of the North – 2017-05-16.
Once again the Meeples & Miniatures team get together to catch up with what they have been doing in the hobby over the past week.
In this show we are joined by Neal Reid to chat about several card games he has designed, which are published by Vexillia. These include The Somme card game series, This Hard and Calcined Earth and forthcoming Revolution.
We also have a brief chat with Kieran Byrne of the Combined Operations Podcast.
We hope you enjoy the show.
In a desperate effort to clear the decks before the UK Games Expo, the boys from Polyhedron Collider cast their eye over the latest batch of board games and tabletop Kickstarters.
Steve faces the crushing difficulty and divisive gameplay of Dark Souls and then all three go to war with big mechs and sneaky spies in Farsight. Andy is one with the weather as he moves like the wind in Petrichor before joining Steve on the dungeon crawling of Ravage: Dungeons of Plunder. Finally Steve tries one of the latest Escape the Room games in Exit the Secret Lab.
We talk to Emerson all about his upcoming games Crossfire & Spice Road!
episode 137 is a bit of a mystery folks. Work has completely frazzled my brain and I honestly forgot what we covered! I know Josh joined me for this episode, and I know we talked about cool stuff.
We probably also touched on guild ball somewhere in there!
Mantic Radio is BACK! Sorry for the absence but a crashed Mac doesn’t record podcasts. Today Chopper is joined by Matt Hobday, warehouse supervisor for Mantic as well as the author for Warpath: Firefight, the latest Sci-Fi war-game from Mantic.
Coming back for its forth year, our annual summer movie preview show. This is our break from board gaming to explore our second favorite hobby, watching movies. The episode is all about the summer movies that will be out in 2017 and just what we think of them. There are no tomatoes given out, we do not speculate on Oscar potential, we are simply discussing whether we think this movie is worth seeing or not. The rankings have changed this year thanks to the great suggestion by Josh Schwin from our BoardGameGeek Guild, so a little explanation is in order.
Jack talks with the legendary and prolific good doctor of board games, Reiner Knizia. And it turns out, he is just a dude who wants to bring joy to the world. We talk games, moving back to Germany, inspirations, how to maintain focus in one’s work, and his impact on the industry.
Today the gang has an update on Wizards of the Coast’s new digital toolset, DnD Beyond and takes a question from our forum; What is a great system to start getting into RPGs (and some that arent so great). Then we present a new segment called, AC’s 1 of the Week. Finally we discuss On Rails versus Sandbox adventures and campaigns.
Andrew and Jason talk to Sherwin about Season 3 Brewers, what makes them good, and what models they aren’t taking to Vengeance.
During this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss recent news and a recent game plays including Hop, Onirim, Ahead in the Clouds, and more; and
2) Review the worker placement game Yokohama.
In The Portrait, an accomplished artist takes on the challenge of painting Lucis Matheson, secretary to the Governor General. But there is more to Lucius than meets the eye.
The May 16th, 2017 edition of News of the North is live. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.
We talk about: Tercio Creativo, Freebooter Miniatures, Games Workshop, Privateer Press, Souldark.ru, Scale 75, Crooked Dice Game Design Studio, Dragon Forge Design, Wargame Exclusive, Zenit Miniatures, Labmasu and Rebel Minis.