In the search for an excellent episode 99 to complete the run up to 100 episodes I had a fantastic idea. Why not go back to one of the hallmarks of the Gamers Lounge and grab game creators to discuss their game. I am joined by Mat Hart, creator of Guild Ball in this episode. Mat and I talk for 2 full hours about Guild Ball, how the kickstarter is progressing, how the teams play, and how the rules have shaped up.
Mat also shared a hot preview of the Union team lineup on the Gamers Lounge website. Go check it out!!!
Guild Ball can be found @ http://store.guildball.com/
The preview can be found at the Gamers Lounge Ep. 99 post on the website.
00:00:15 – Intro
00:09:29 – Guild Ball
02:16:20 – Outro
Episode 98 is a long one for you the dear listener. The show opens up with Bill giving a bit of an intro then dives straight into a discussion with Zach from Mini’s by Zach on commission painting. It’s a fun discussion about commission painting, Zach’s background, and then the general Gamers Lounge rambling.
Following that we dive into nearly 2 hours of good introduction and explanation for Relic Knights. Cheated Fate’s Joe is looking at the game and asked Bill and John to answer some questions for him. These turn into an in depth exploration of different mechanics of Relic Knights and a high level overview of how the game is played. This is good for anyone new to Relic Knights and especially good for any Malifaux players looking to start playing.
00:00:13 – Intro
00:06:38 – Commission Painting – Mini’s by Zach
00:57:26 – Relic Knights Questions
02:43:50 – Outro
And as promised, here are the Relic Knights tables John built.
Episode 97 brings you two interviews with some fantastic information about Aetherium, due to hit the markets in November. Along with that we get some great glimpses behind the scenes at the kickstarter, the game graphic development, and also the interests and views of the people involved.
First up are Brian and Chris from Anvil-8 who join Bill for an hour long chat. In this segment we discuss what Gencon 2014 was like for the Anvil-8 guys. This was their last year to be “attendees” opposed to attending as Anvil-8 the exhibitor. Following that chat we talk about the Aetherium kickstarter, where things are at, and what steps are left to getting the game in the backers hands. We also chat a bit about future plans for the game.
Segment 2 is a chat with Mike “The Dark Templar” about his experience as the Graphic Designer for Aetherium. We have a great chat about the process and he lifts the curtain a bit on why a Graphic Designer is important to games.
00:00:37 – Intro
00:04:32 – Anvil-8 update on Gencon and Aetherium
01:01:36 – The Dark Templar – Aetherium Graphic Design
02:00:14 – Outro
Bill recently joined local podcasters and friends of the show, the Beerthralls for a special joint recording. In this “Strange Brew” episode, Bill and the Thralls talk about the depiction and overall approach to women in miniature gaming. Its an interesting discussion and should be fun to listen to for all involved.
The Beer Thrall’s are a group podcast covering Beer and Warmachine recorded in local drinking establishments (bars) in the Northern VA area. Check them out at:
Episode 96 has arrived after an unexpected month long hiatus! John and Dixon join me in the Gamers Lounge studio for a host of talk, some story time, and then more talk.
We open up with our typical intro, covering what we have done for the past month. This turns into a fairly intense talk about Relic Knights wrapped in a little rambling.
After that John gives a reading of the Winning story from the Mystery Battle Report Contest. Thank you Xander for a great battle report.
Our topic was set to be a short discussion of more Relics Knights, specifically about playing 70 point games vs 50 point games. We dive into that but also give a couple tips on playing relics knights that we have picked up so far.
That brings us to the second story, where Dixon gives a dramatic reading of the runner up battle report. Thank you Paul, I hope Dixon does the story justice.
Then we try to put together a short outro to sign off. This turns into a ramble about Wrath of Kings and a few other games that are incoming in the next couple months.
Hope you all enjoy!!!
00:00:16 – Intro
01:32:28 – Mystery Battle Report – Desperate Times
01:39:18 – Relic Knights
02:38:53 – Mystery Battle Report – Vista Verde
02:44:11 – Outro