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Gamers Lounge Ep 116 – Rivals Kickstarter, New Salem, Guild Ball

by on Oct.29, 2015, under Community, Games, Guild Ball, Interviews, New Salem, Podcast, Rivals: Masters of the Deep, The Hobby

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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

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Gamers Lounge Ep 115 – Rise of the Kage, Tekness, Guild Ball

by on Oct.02, 2015, under Game Report, Games, Guild Ball, Podcast, Rise of the Kage, The Hobby, Wrath of Kings

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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

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Gamers Lounge Ep 114 – Witches and Werewolves and Vampires

by on Sep.14, 2015, under Games, New Salem, Podcast, Wrath of Kings

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Gamers Lounge Ep. 114 is back a little late but with some great content. Following the Intro Mrs. Gamers Lounge joins Bill to talk about their end of summer vacation. We talk briefly about Takenoko Chibi’s, Libertalia, and Exploding Kittens. We blame out friend Adam and Anna a bit for our game buying habits, then jump into a light review of New Salem.

Following that we have another Wrath of Kings segment. This segment the crew is joined by Gamers Lounge Regular John and we review the Goritsi Army and models.


00:02:15 – Opening
00:06:00 – Mrs. Gamers Lounge Chats & New Salem Game Review
01:02:01 – Wrath of Kings – Goritsi
02:15:00 – Outro

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Gamers Lounge Ep 113 – Masons, Engineers, and Hadross

by on Aug.28, 2015, under Game Report, Games, Guild Ball, Podcast, The Hobby, Wrath of Kings

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Gamers Lounge 113 opens with Bill chatting a bit to you, the listener, about his “working vacation”, gaming in other areas of the US, and recent games he’s played.

Following that we have a little call to Guild Ball Tonight with a GBT style After Actions Report (AAR). Bill and Greg talk about a recent game where Bill’s Masons faced off against Greg’s Engineers. We discuss some of the intricacies of character plays and how the Engineer’s uses them to play the game differently from other teams.

The second and last segment of the show is the next in the new Wrath of Kings show segment. This time we have already introduced ourselves so we dive into our first army review. We talk about Hadross, the dreaded fishmen of Arkania. We review their characters, the army play style, strengths, weaknesses, and general army review.


00:00:15 – Opening, Shamless Plugs
00:14:28 – GBT – Guild Ball Masons vs Engineers Game
00:39:14 – Wrath of Kings Segment – Hadross

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Gamers Lounge ep. 112 – Preview of First Law: Override

by on Aug.14, 2015, under FL: Override, Games, Interviews, Making the Game Fun, Podcast, The Hobby

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Gamers Lounge Episode 112 is a game preview for First Law: Override. In this episode Bill is joined by the co-creators of this new campaign style skirmish game to  discuss the game, the design process, and their future plans.

First Law: Override is an in-development campaign style skirmish game. It’s built in a futuristic setting and uses an open source approach to choosing models for the game. The developers are very open about their development process and run their current play test as a full-open-testing environment. They invite you to check them out at and

Thanks to Richi and Tom for joining me on this episode.


00:00:15 – Opening
00:05:05 – Preview of First Law: Override
01:58:54 – Outro

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