Gamers Lounge Ep. 119 is a very long episode so strap in and get ready. Spencer and Bill open up with a Lounge Talk touching on Spencer’s recent blood bowl game and a bit of Guild Ball. Bill briefly mentions a recent tournament he TO’d, and we discuss a big demo day Spencer had in his area.
Following the lounge talk we dive straight into the first topic of the episode. Ben from the Guild Ball Ranking website Black Orifice joins us to respond to some of our comments in ep. 118. Following that we dive into a long conversation about how the rankings site works and the thoughts behind Ben’s choices for the site.
After talking about Rankings for an hour Spencer takes a break and Bill is joined by Dave Lee to resume the As Yet Unnamed Wrath of King’s segment. Dave and Bill dive into Shael Han and talk about the army.
Spencer returns for the new Twitter Questions segment where we have a speed round from Dr. Loxley, a Guild Ball question from Maurice, and several non-Malifaux questions from Cheated Fates Joe.
The boys round out the show with an outro discussing where they’ll be in the next 2 months.
Here’s some links from the show:
Pocket GB Rulebook: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ynanmyhehahv14y/GB_pocket.pdf?dl=0
Hot Gates Gaming Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbikamL-KjDz1_G64Rf3Gw
Siren Beatdown Video: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrBeldaeva
00:00:14 – Lounge Talk
00:48:22 – Black Orifice Rankings with Ben
01:46:15 – Unnamed Wrath of Kings – Shael Han
02:45:03 – Twitter Questions
03:11:13 – Outro
Gamers Lounge ep. 118 has arrived and is starting to look like the show is back on schedule. Let’s see how this keeps up over the next several months! Spencer and Bill start off talking about Bill’s recent win at the Snow Ball tournament in Philadelphia. Spencer keeps to his promise of making Bill talk about Guild Ball on GL as well as GBT. Following that the boys jump into lounge talk and cover a couple things, including a short discussion on Rankings.
This show has a topic of Nostalgia, something Bill has apparently been thinking about for a while. The hosts start talking about if Nostalgia is clouding gamer’s views on what’s good and bad. We then move onto a more positive nostalgia topic of the first model Spencer and Bill each painted, and how their painting has improved since then.
The show finishes off with Twitter questions and a quick outro.
00:00:15 – Lounge Talk
01:00:01 – Nostalgia
01:47:15 – Twitter Questions and Outro
Gamers Lounge returns in 2016, kicking things off with episode 117. We’re returning to a consistent co-host with Spencer joining the show, along with returning to an older Gamers Lounge format. The show opens with Spencer’s introduction and Lounge Talk.
Following the lengthy lounge talk we just into our first topic of 2017. Of course that topic is the highlights of 2015 and what we’re looking forward to in 2016. This makes for a good conversation and closes out the episode.
00:00:15 – Lounge Talk
00:36:35 – Best of 2015 / Looking to 2016
Gamers Lounge Episode 116 opens with an interview with Chase, creator of Rivals: Masters of the Deep. Rivals is currently a funded Kickstarter, going strong and pushing for new stretch goals. Chase and Bill talk about the games, the Kickstarter, why the original Kickstarter was cancelled and relaunched, and future plans.
The second segment has friend of the show Tom joining Bill to talk about the recent Huzzah Hobbies Guild Ball Fall Scrimmage. Tom had his first chance to play Guild Ball at the event and talks about his demo and his games. He also talks a bit about his experience at the event.
The show closes out with an in-depth review of New Salem. New Salem is a hidden identify game with Witches and Puritans, very appropriate for the Halloween season. Adam from Cheated Fates Radio joins Bill to review the game, discuss the game play, and give our recommendations.
00:00:15 – Intro
00:06:44 – Rivals: Masters of the Deep
00:41:23 – Huzzah Guild Ball Fall Scrimmage report
01:12:13 – New Salem Review
02:17:07 – Outro
Gamers Lounge 115 is chock full of eclectic goodness. We open the show with Bill’s obligatory opening. Oh, and he provides plugs for podcasts including his own… shameless.
Following the opening we jump right into a segment with Mrs. Gamers Lounge and Bill talking about Rise of the Kage. This is a first look at the new Ninja stealth board game recently arrived from GCT Studios.
The middle of the show has a guest spot by the boys over at Smashed Shins podcast. The Smashed Shins boys give a characterful play-by-play of a recent Guild Ball game. This is so much fun to listen to I had to ask them to share it with the Gamers Lounge listener!
Lastly we return with another of the Wrath of Kings segments. This time we’re reviewing the communist pig faction Tekness and how they play. John gives great insight while Bill and Matt take notes on how to beat them.
00:00:15 – Opening, Shameless Plugs
00:12:50 – Rise of the Kage First Look
01:07:06 – Smashed Shins Game Report
01:26:21 – WOK Segment / Teknes Army Review