I mean, it’s Tuesday. Not really a ton to say about it. The week continues on.
It also means Podcasts.
On the dial this week we have: Geeks of the North Episode 62: Blood in the arena; Chance of Gaming Episode 124; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 140: Party Game Suite with Bruce Voge; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 163: Everdell, Stephen Buonocore, Tantrum House; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 260: Happy One Hundred WSS; Singled Out Episode 82: Season 4 Tournament Roundup; Nerdherders Episode 31 (121): Don’t Cross the Streams; and 40K Radio Episode 36: Rampant Speculation.
This week, we talk a lot about Arena Rex; assembling it, painting it, even playing it! We also talk about a couple new release: the Red Cap by Blacksmith Miniatures, and the Magic Mushrooms by MaxMini.eu.
In which we discuss My Little Pony and Mitt Romney, naked witches, upcoming MMP releases, armed water sausages, what we played and news of the week. We would love to hear from you about how we are doing.
During this week’s episode:
1) Robb, Patrick, and their guest co-host Bruce Voge discuss their recent game plays including Round House, Forum Trajanum, Passing Through Petra and more;
2) They all review a suite of Party Games; and
3) Look back at Raiders of the North Sea.
We have guests on for this show and we get chatty with one guest. He is such a great friend to the show and it is hard keeping it short. Stephen Buonocore does a deep dive with us on what it takes for a game to get noticed in today’s market and have staying power. Think about it. How many times do we all hear about this great game that is out and within a month, crickets. We ask Stephen what does it take to make it last or how can Stronghold renew interest in games that have received the Squirrel treatment by game players. Stephen even talks about Stronghold’s catalog and how things in hindsight were a sure thing, were not that way at the start. And it would not be a visit without Stephen doing some pitching on the upcoming games, but we try and challenge him to tell us how is he going to keep the spotlight on them.
Marty and I also have been discussing the upcoming convention Tantrum Con in Spartanburg, SC. Well, why should we try and guess at what is happening when we can bring Tantrum House on to tell us about it. Sarah and Melissa join us and in RDTN fashion, we end up talking about more than just Tantrum Con. We are really looking forward to the convention except for the early morning drive.
And we would not be a board gaming podcast if we didn’t talk about a game. We got in the hot game from Gen Con called Everdell. This is a great worker placement, engine builder that has a unique twist where there are not defined rounds where everyone advances at the same time. But it goes back to our discussion with Stephen, do you still hear about this game, well you should. Very assessible game for people to get into.
Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Guy Bowers for this episode of the show
- 00:00 – Introduction – Guy Bowers introduces himself
- 19:25 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently.
- 49:27 – Our Hobby – We all talk about our recent gaming and painting
- 1:27:52 – Happy One Hundred – since Guy is editor of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine, which has recently published it’s one hundredth issue, we chat to him about the origin of the magazine and his philosophy as an editor. We also talk about the WSS Podcast, the Great Wargames Survey and find out some details about Black Ops, which is a set of rules that Guy wrote and Osprey published.
- 2:21:00 – Outtro – Closing thoughts.
In this episode Andrew and Jason with their special guest discuss how Season 4 tournaments have been going, and how they have done in them. Spoiler alert: pretty well.
What do the Nerdherders enjoy streaming on YouTube, Twitch and Patreon? Tune in to find out! The boys also discuss their latest gaming endeavors (including their standard faves like Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40k) as well as movies, video games and other hobby time activities.
In this Episode we discuss all the news from the New Year’s Open Day. We then go on to rampantly speculate about Genestealer Cults, what’s coming next for 40K, and what kind of crazy rules we think some of the previewed models are going to have. Listen to find out just how many Genestealer Cult armies Ashley is going to collect, her sneaky plan to eliminate her neighbor, and find out what it will take for JF to not live alone anymore!