Tuesday. The work week's well underway. Time to really put our heads down and power through, get to the middle, then end of the week, and get on to some gaming. Something that helps is some gaming podcasts to listen to.
This week on the dial we have: Game Classy Episode 176: Tears in Rain; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 256: View from a Twisted Pinnacle; The Offline Gamer Episode 35: EGX 2018; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 159: Brass, Newton, BGG Con; The D6 Generation Pip 8: Achievements in Gaming Nov 2018; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 136: David Waybright & Pulsar 2849; The Secret Cabal Express 43: BGGcon 2018 and DIY Tabletop Gaming Accessories; and Geeks of the North Episode 55: It’s Judgement time!.
The boys talk about Primaris Coolguys and Hobbits
Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by a guest presenter in the shape of Patreon backer James Aldridge for this episode of the podcast.
- 00:00 – Introduction – We chat with James and discover how he got into the hobby and what his favourite games/miniatures are.
- 21:20 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently.
- 57:55 – Our Hobby – We talk about our recent gaming, including Keyforge, 1066 Tears for Many Mothers and Kill Team. James tells us about his recent trip to Warhammer World whilst Hobbsy reveals all about his adventures at Grogmeet.
- 1:34:35 – Tales of a Twisted Pinnacle – James tells us his somewhat cautionary tale of his brief foray into the hobby as a retail seller. On a more positive note, he then shares with us his passion for repurposing toys as wargaming models.
- 2:38:42 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.
We hope you enjoy the show.
This episode we recap our excursion all the way to the NEC in Birmingham for EGX 2018, and get back to some of our usual topics of discussion.
BGG Con has come and gone and Marty was there and he relives his adventures, including raiding a mini-bar and squatting in an area that was not meant for them. And when they found out they should not be there, what do you think they did? Well, I was surprised by the answer. The list of games played in Dallas included: Cerebria, Keyforge, Just One, Underwater Cities, Cryptid, Railroad Ink, Shadows: Amsterdam, The Estates and Time’s Up! (Eric Lang’s rules). If all the games, that is the one I hate I missed because it sounded like a blast and second, I always enjoy playing Time’s Up.
Brass gets a full blown discussion because it deserves it. For me, Tony, there is a love/hate relationship going on with this game. It is a game that I know I can play better and should play better, but it is eluding me. It is a game that is simple to play that I know I can get others to play, but the subtilties might get loss which could ruin the play . You need to play this game and see how it strikes you. See if this game would be one to replace a network building game like Terra Mystica, Railways of the World, or even Ticket to Ride. Yeah, would this game be a next step game from Ticket to Ride or is it too much?
Newton was the follow up to one of our favorite games, Lorenzo il Magnefico. Cards on the table here, we had a rough start with this one. We confused ourselves with one of the actions which might have tainted our play a bit. Once we got past this confusion, we started getting into it, but it was over before we knew it. You could see everyone strategizing their turns and trying to maximize the round so they could get the most out of it. Some very NEAT mechanics in this game. Before you start playing, make sure you understand the iconography in the game and everyone understands the tableau in front of them. Once you have those explained, go for it.
Remember “A Good Game is a Good Puzzle”
Join Craig, Russ, & Paul Shoemaker of Captain Con as we discuss what we've geekiness we've been up to in November 2018.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs are joined by David Waybright of Man vs. Meeple as they discuss their recent gameplays including The Estates, Auztralia, Magnastorm, and more;
2) All the Pegs (and guest) review the action selection game Pulsar 2849; and
3) Look back at Whistle Stop.
Jamie and Chris just got back from BGGcon and give the rundown of what they thought after their first visit to this smaller, gaming focused convention and rank each convention they've been to from worst to best. Jamie also gives a review of his experience at The Warhammer Citadel, the world's first and only Games Workshop cafe and gaming center. Then the guys run down some of the do it yourself upgrades and accessories that they've made for their tabletop games.
This week, as usual we chat about our recent hobby and games, and elaborate on our near future painting projects. We then give our first impressions of Judgement, the MOBA inspired 54mm skirmish game. We also talk about the fourth Relicblade kickstarter currently running, by Metal King Studio, as well as the new P-Orc team by Greebo Games.