Welcome to Tuesday.
My week’s shaping up to be another rough one, so we’ll see how it goes. Hopefully it can go by quickly enough. I know listening to some gaming podcasts will help with that (in-between some Meshuggah and Infant Annihilator, that is).
This week on the dial we have: Guilds of the North Episode 15: CaptainCon Adventures; New Board Game Podcast – Victory Points: A boardgame pod with Becca Scott; Chance of Gaming Episode 25; 40K Radio Episode 37: Siege Studios Interview; Meeples & Miniatures Episode 261: Corps Blimey!; Epic Gaming Night Podcast Episode 188: 3D Printed Table Top with Daniel Herrero; The Offline Gamer Podcast Episode 37: The 2018 Kickstarter Awards; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 164: Raccoon Tycoon, Beta Colony, Terror Below; Blue Peg, Pink Peg Episode 141: Gugong; and Lords of the Dungeon 24: Art and Arcana, Scheduling, Online Roleplaying and Murder Hobos.
Welcome to the fifteenth episode of Guilds of the North, our Guild Ball spin-off. In this show, we chat about about the latest Guild Ball news and release. We also talk about our trip to Captaincon and how bad we did.
Becca Scott is obsessed with board games. She’s the host of How to Play and Game the Game, and now she’s podcasting about board games. She interviews board game developers, artists, publishers, and other board game fanatics, to find out what they’re playing, why they love games, and why gaming is important to them.
in which we talk about Konflikt 47, ASL, Star Wars tabletop games, what we played recently and news of the week.
In this episode we are joined by James Otero from Siege Studios. We discuss how he got into miniature painting, what made him decide to start a commission painting studio, and his plans for bringing Siege Studios to Adepticon this year! We also find out what some of his favorite miniatures are and discuss just how overwhelming Adepticon is going to be for a first time visitor.
Neil Shuck & Mike Hobbs are joined by guest Sir Sidney Roundwood for this episode of the show
- 00:00 – Introduction – Sir Sidney introduces himself
- 28:18 – Confessional – Time to own up to all those hobby purchases we have made recently.
- 1:10:11 – Our Hobby – We all talk about our recent gaming and painting
- 1:33:23 – 2mm and Army level gaming – Sidney has inspired Mike with his exploits in gaming with 2mm miniatures. We discover what interested Sid in this scale, and chat about the wider subject of gaming at a grand tactical level.
- 2:36:31 – Outtro – Closing thoughts, including Sidney judging a photo competition and answering some listener questions,
We hope you enjoy the show.
Topic: 3D Printed Tabletop
- Tell us about your channel 3D print a table top!
- How did you get into 3D printing?
- How can 3D printing be used to enhance tabletop games?
- What do you recommend for new people looking to get into 3D printing?
- Printer/filament recommendations?
- What are some of the best ways to find STL files to print?
- Tell us about lost dragons and how that came to be?
- What’s the craziest print you’ve ever made?
- What’s the worst failed print you’ve ever had?
- Is there an STL file that you really wish a talented sculptor would make?
- Is it important for you to have physical representation of what’s going on in your campaign through printed/crafted components in your game?
- What’s your favorite D&D monster?
- If you had to choose a fifth edition class and race to best represent you what would it be?
- Is there anything else you would like to announce or talk about before we close up?
A lot to get through this month! We bring you our annual Kickstarter awards, and also interviews with some designers from the Birmingham Board Game bash!
Sorry for the back to back long episodes. However, we have a good reason. First, Sara Erickson from Renegade Game Studios dropped by and wanted to tell us about Mike Elliot’s new game, Terror Below, that is currently on Kickstarter. Don’t worry, it is funded but if you have any doubts on if you are backing or have questions, maybe Sara will have the answers you seek. She also was subjected to a Rank’em, something we haven’t had the opportunity to do in awhile.
Next comes to fairly lengthy discussion about two games that we go to the table. Raccoon Tycoon from Forbidden Games is a very enjoyable commodities game that is fast to teach and play. We also are finding that the various strategies work well so no set winning one and anytime we have an hour to get a game in, it is a good bet we will reach for it. If you want to try out a commodities game, we can’t recommend this enough. Components and art are top notch and the price at Miniature Market makes it tough not to get.
Beta Colony by Rio Grande Games was a different style of game that employed a dice mechanism similar to the one that is used in Lorenzo, but they took it one more step with the “rolldell” in the center of the board. Everyone is using the same dice pool, but how you use it in determining your actions is different between players. There is no competing for spaces, so the game is more about how well you strategize during your turn.
The next episode is our annual award show and all the votes are in and the presenters are lined up. Hopefully there will be some surprises in 2019.
During this weeks episode:
1) The Pegs discuss their recent game plays including Newton, Vindication, Everdell, and many more;
2) All the Pegs review the action selection game Gugong; and
3) Look back at Calimala
Hey Now Cabalists! Today the lords start out by reviewing the recently released book called Dungeons and Dragons Art and Arcana: A Visual History and present a contest to win a copy of the book. Then the gang takes a question from a listener wondering how we manage getting in gaming while life continues to get in the way which transitions into playing role playing games online via video conferencing. Then the main topic of the show regards playing characters with humanity and understanding the ramifications of your actions and how your characters would actually feel doing what they’re doing.