Yesterday seemed to go by quick. Being busy will do that. And there’s very little time of year that I’m busier than the weeks leading up to Gen Con. So, while everything I’m doing is revolving around gaming right now (even moreso than usual), there’s still some room for more, such as gaming podcasts.
This week we have: Man Battlestations Podcast Episode 21; SAGA THORSDAY Episode 49: Swedish Spotlight; Mantic Radio Episode 12; The Secret Cabal’s The Gen Con 2017 Pre-Show Spectacular; The Secret Cabal Episode 140: The Godfather Corleone’s Empire, Mare Nostrum Empires and The Secret Cabal Playlists; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 117: Miniature Madness!; Singled Out Episode 42: Newbie Mistakes 3; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 124: Summit – The Board Game, Skyward, Isaac Vega, and The Scurry Report; The Cardboard Herald Episode 39: Andrew Birkett of Atheris Games at Dice Tower Con; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 104: Sentient and GenCon 2017 Preview; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 223: Sword & Spear Fantasy; and News of the North – 2017-08-08.
Greetings! In Episode 21 of the MBS Podcast, Greg and Andy discuss some of their favorite book series where naval combat plays a central role. Later, they take a look at the most popular naval miniatures scales for historical minis and the pros and cons of each. major changes that have been made in the 2.5 edition of Dystopian Wars. Then, Andy discusses his experiences at Historicon 2017 in this month’s Ruckdogs Report!
Rodge here, aka the Wisco Horndog. Welcome to SAGA THORSDAY – your weekly source for Saga the miniatures game content!
This week, we take a gander at the Swedish Saga community!
Hello Mantic Radio, today Chopper sits with Martin Thirlwell, Global Instore Play Manager. They talk about what that means for stores and organized play as well as the summer campaign for Kings of War, Edge of the Abyss. Sit back and enjoy!
Today the Founders welcome a slew of great board game media creators to discuss Gen Con 2017! First Tony, Jamie and Chris warm up the audience with discussion about the big Gen Con meetup happening at The Tow Yard on Saturday August 19th at 8pm. Then Jamie and Chris welcome the Blue Peg Pink Peg cast to discuss food and drink in Indianapolis – and it devolves into nonsense. Then The Lords of the Dungeon crew talk about first time attendees and planning events. Tony T presents a special edition of his news segment talking about a selection of great games releasing at the convention this year. Then Jamie is joined by Tom and Eric of The Dice Tower to discuss exhibiting, the Dice Tower live show and Family at Gen Con. And finally, Rodney Smith of Watch It Played, Marty Connell of Rolling Dice and Taking Names, Chaz Marler of Pair of Dice Paradise, Matt Evans of Board Game Replay and Joel Eddy of Drive Thru Review join Jamie to talk about Fantasy Flight Games predictions, Marty’s Gen Con meetup, and more.
This week the founders crack out the new Eric Lang game from CMON, THe Godfather: Coreleone’s Empire for the feature overview and review. Then we take a look back at Mare Nostrum Empires one year later. And of course, after Tony T pins the wild meter in the red with his award winning news segment, the Founders give their go back to an old segment that we havent dont in awhile, The Secret Cabal Playlists in which we talk about games that are currently on our minds for whatever reason.
Roy & Rob take a look at tabletop Miniatures games. and talk about playing Down Force & Champions of Midgard!
In this episode Andrew and Jason talk to Ritch, from the Beardminis YouTube channel, about his experiences learning the game, and common mistakes that are made as a new player coming into Guild Ball.
Episode of epic proportions is upon us. Isaac Vega returns to the show after being sent away to an island to contemplate what is next for Plaid Hat Games. In this interview, Isaac talks about the future of Ashes and the new game Crystal Clans. While no dates are given, it is always nice to hear that things are still in the works. There might even be some nuggets on Mice and Mystics thrown into this interview.
We give the new game Skyward from Passport Games the five minute treatment. This is a fast game with a unique twist to the card drafting mechanic. Instead of players picking their cards one at a time, the dealer determines the distribution by placing them in piles equal to the number of players. They must be very careful in their distribution for while they control what cards go where, they get the last pick of the pile. There is strategy involved in the process and thus could cause the game to slow down, but not to the point of being painful.
Flying Squirrels return to the show as we have some quick topics to discuss and a new segment called The Scurry Report. This segment is where we are joined by other members of our gaming community and we talk about a recent game that we played. Hopefully, there will also be some moments that we can pick on one another.
Jack gets to talk again with Andrew Birkett, one of his favorite people just starting out in the biz! We cover everything from how to deal with the highs and lows of starting out, to how to deal with the highs and lows of a big giant burrito. We also get a glimpse into what going to a hometown convention is like for Andrew.
In this week’s episode:
1) The Pegs discuss recent news and a recent game plays including Founders of Gloomhaven, Lorenzo il Magnifico, Sidereal Confluence, Raxxon, and more;
2) Review the set collection, dice manipulation game Sentient; and
3) Preview their plans for and games they are looking forward to checking out at GenCon 2017.
The Meeples & Miniatures crew get together once again to talk about what they have been up to, which this week includes The GROGNARD Files podcast, I Ain’t Been Shot Mum, Operation White Hot and Ninja All-Stars
For the feature part of our show, we chat with rules author Mark Lewis about the fantasy version of his excellent Sword & Spear big battle rules – Sword & Spear Fantasy
We hope you enjoy the show.
The August 8th, 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 Terrible Kids Stuff, Kromlech.eu, GCT Studios, Savage Forged Minis, Mirico, NeverRealm Industry, Dark Sword Miniatures, MOMminiaturas, Macrocosm Miniatures, Crooked Dice Game Design Studio, Reaper Miniatures, Antenociti’s Workshop, Real Game FX and Lead Adventure Miniatures.