We were all told while growing up that if you did not have anything nice to say, keep your damn mouth shut. Perhaps your childhoods were not as rough as mine so you heard it a bit nicer, but the sentiment is there. Funny enough, I did not really learn that lesson well, and thank god I didn’t, because that would make for a boring podcast.
What I did learn well was to heed warnings when they are sent. The recent NDA violation email I received from EricJ over my Dead Tau Project blog post was a warning that I am heeding. This is one reason I am taking a hiatus from podcasting, but only one reason.
At this point it has been approximately 3 weeks since I got in a game of Malifaux. My personal schedule has been crazy with a couple trips recently which have kept me from playing. In addition, my local reliable play group has pretty much stopped playing Malifaux Classic. Dan and Mike had stopped playing regularly a while ago, but the current Wyrd activities has much of the group tightly tied up in secret no-talk stuff.
Then there is the host situation. As noted on the Facebook page, Dan and Mike have stepped away from the microphone and I need to figure out what to do next. This was a fairly mutual decision, as should not be much of a surprise based on recent feedback. Mike and Dan were great co-hosts and they will be missed.
So, no games, no hosts, no topics I can discuss currently. That makes it tough to put out a podcast at this point. At this point Gamers Lounge is not dead, but I make no promises. I currently plan to look closely at the Public Malifaux 2.0 files when they are released during for the public beta. Following that look I am very likely to do a show to talk about my thoughts on them. I will not make promises at this point, but that’s my thoughts this weekend.
I am not sure what the future will hold, but keep your subscriptions live and check back every couple of weeks to see if something is posted.
That’s right folks, episode 77 will be delayed at least 2 weeks. I just got back from Adepticon and do not have the podcast gear unpacked yet. Then, next week I am headed out on a family vacation to Disney, so I am aiming for an Episode 77 release on the weekend of May 12.
Hold tight as we have some Adepticon recap plus some announcements and changes in the next episode.
Episode 76 has Joe of Cheated Fates podcast fame joining Bill in a pre-Adepticon episode. We open up with the traditional Gamers Lounge lounge talk and cover a host of items such as recent games we have both been playing.
Following that we dive into a great discussion of our predictions on Adepticon this year, and what we expect to see at the Adepticon Masters event. After much love fest chatter between Bill and Joe, Joe takes over the topic and steers us onto a discussion of the US Malifaux competitive scene. As usual, this goes sideways because it is the Gamers Lounge.
The promised Yan Lo and Izamu discussion actually transferred onto Cheated Fates episode 12, which should also be out before Adepticon! Joe and Bill convened over there to have that discussion and to cover a lot of other items such as Negative Play Experience’s and the balance vs cost of models. Check it out at http://cheatedfatesradio.podbean.com/, it will probably beat this episode to the air!!!
Lastly we have an Outro, where Bill offers vindication and an apology for maligning a local Malifaux player.
00:00:07 – Lounge Talk
00:28:27 – Adepticon Predictions
01:15:23 – State of US Malifaux Competition
02:07:36 – Outro
Episode 75 is prerecorded for her pleasure. As mentioned at the end of episode 74, we rolled right into recording episode 75 and scheduled it for a later release to keep up with our 2 week release schedule. It’s alays good to have some Gmers Loung to listen to!
We open with our review of an Infinity Demo game that Dan ran Bill and Mike through. It’s an interesting discussion of the game overall. Rapid Fire 11 follows up the Infinity review, where we lead in with Facebook rapid fire questions. This segment is followed by another segment, the M&SU Bar where we play some Malifaux Guessing Games. In a show chock full of segments, we then follow up the M&SU Bar with a Business Man’s Malifaux, reviewing Bill’s latest crew selection for Atlanta.
Then we jump into the Outro. If your interested in some of the outtake from the end of our Infinity demo game, we added it onto the end of the show, after the closing music.
00:00:07 – Infinity Game Demo review
00:43:00 -Rapid Fire 11
00:54:24 – M&SU Bar: Malifaux Guessing Game
01:10:12 – Business Mans’s Malifaux: Misaki
01:18:09 – Outro
01:29:34 – Infinity Demo Recording (~10 minutes)
Episode 74 kicks off with a long Lounge Talk. Bill talks about his recent trip to Atlanta and his recent games vs the local group. Mike and Dan talk about WWX intro games and how those went overall. Following that we dive into our topic, Which faction is the Least competitive for the Rules Manual strategies, and why.
The M&SU Bar this episode responds to a request for a Colette Tactica. Dan and Bill spend time talking about the different ways they play Colette while Mike talks about facing Colette.
After that the boys wrap up the show with the Outro.
00:00:07 – Lounge Talk
00:57:00 – Least Competitive Faction
01:45:58 – M&SU Bar: Colette
02:13:31 – Outro