Announcements & News
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
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
On this special episode Bill has the opportunity and privileged to speak with Mike McTyre of Warpforged Games about their kickstarter: Mark of War. Please enjoy this interview and if your interested, head over to Kickstarter and back the game!
I occasionally carry a camera in my gaming bag with the intention of taking pictures to record games for battle reports. I was browsing through that camera today and came across some pictures from a battle I took at some point in the past. I cannot remember everything that happened during the battle, but the pictures looked like fun. As such, I thought there would be a fun contest involved here.
Here is the deal. I have posted the 7 pictures from the Wild West Exodus battle report below, in the order they were taken. They map out events in a game. I am asking you, the listener, to write up a narrative battle report using these pictures in the order they come in. I will post the stories here and on the Wild West Exodus boards for public voting. The author of the favorite story will have that story read on a future Gamers Lounge recording in addition to receiving a $20 WWX gift certificate.
Please email entries to email@example.com with the subject “Mystery Battle Report”. Make sure to annotate within the story where each of the 7 pictures should go in the narrative.
The pictures can be found at:
Contest will run from July 1, 2014 through Midnight US EST July 31, 2014. Voting will be posted to the WWX forums for a week starting August 1st. I will announce the winner in the first Gamers Lounge show following August 9th, 2014.
Ok, maybe this episode is not all about competition, but it’s certainly got Dixon in it. Dixon is possibly the most competitive mini-wargamer I know, and a good friend. He joins me after a game of Malifaux Classic to talk about gaming, his world views, and some Malifaux and WWX. The conversation grows very long (nearly 3 hours) and wanders about a bit before we call off. Unfortunately there is no Developers Corner in this episode due to length and due to computer problems in the Gamers Lounge studio.
Content is at:
00:00:15 – Dixon, Malifaux Game, Gaming Philosophy
00:59:06 – WWX Game Day and WWX Game review
02:35:33 – Outro and whats coming up with Gamers Lounge