Welcome back to the work week, for those of you that had yesterday off. For those of us that were working, well, good on us. We’ve made it through the first day of the week. Just gotta keep up the pace and we’ll make it back to the weekend sooner than we think. Something that always helps me is listening to gaming podcasts. Let’s see what ones we’ll be hearing this week.
Today we have: Mantic Radio – Episode 5, Guild Ball Tonight Episode 44: So Long Summer, The Hub Systems Podcast Episode 25: Firestorm Armada Tactica: Relthoza, Epic Gaming Night Podcast Ep 69: Dudes on a Map, The Polyhedron Collider Cast Episode 10: Chronicles of Aerthe and Dungeons & Dragons, Meeples & Miniatures – Episode 177 – Imperial Skies, Man Battlestations Episode 10, and News of the North – 2016-09-06.
On this episode we talk to the Man himself, Mantic CEO Ronnie Renton, about all the rise of Mantic Games, and what the near future holds for the company and their game lines.
Catching up [2:10] Season 2 Storychat (with Sherwin) [12:11] Casual Formats (with Zach) [30:45] Thinking out loud about terrain [55:28] Twitter Qs:
– Which cards for a new player? (Tim Adams) [1:11:01] – Guild and Union influence pooled seperately? (Chris Smith) [1:15:34] – Ongoing character changes a problem? (LD) [1:29:15] – Players swapping guilds? (Gentleman’s GB Club) [1:36:10] – Ox or Fillet? (Kevin Finch) [1:40:12] – Do Int’l metas make rebalancing difficult (Mart) [1:45:16]
This episode I’m joined by Josh and Craig from Spartan’s Firestorm Focus Group to discuss those space spiders – the Relthoza. Seen as one of the most difficult races to be successful with, we examine everything from individual ships to their overall tactics and strategy to glean how they can be played to win.
We talk Dudes on a map games!
The boys are joined by James Gantry from Rogue Blade Games as we talk all things roleplaying game. First we talk to Jay about his new RPG The Chronicles of Aerthe, which is Kickstarting right now.
We then have an in depth discussion about our recent return to roleplaying with our thoughts on Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. We also discuss some RPG accessories starting with Loaded Dice, a set of drinking glasses form Screech Dragon Studios and then discuss Syrinscape and music in your roleplaying game sessions.
In this episode, hosts Neil Shuck Mike Hobbs & Mike Whitaker are joined by rules author Robin Fitton to talk about Imperial Skies
As usual, they also discuss what they’ve been doing Hobby-wise for the past couple of weeks and once again cast their eye over some of the latest hobby news.
We hope you enjoy the show
Star Trek turns 50 years old this month! In celebration, Greg and Andy discuss combat in the Star Trek universe, as seen in the various TV series and movies. Later on, they do a full review of Star Trek Attack Wing. And finally, Greg and Andy discuss their experiences at recent conventions they attended!
The September 6th, 2016 edition of News of the North is live. Here’s our weekly selection of interesting news items in the miniature wargaming world.