In Episode 121 Spencer and Bill dive into Guild Ball Tactics as the discussion. Bill returns from a weekend playing at the Bourbon Trail Open Guild Ball tournament and the boys kick things off with a lengthy lounge talk. Bill touches on the tournament, Spencer touches on his painting progress for Adepticon, and they both get caught up on the recent goings on. Also a great story about Mat Hart of Guild Ball fame.
Following the Lounge Talk the boys dive into a Guild Ball tactics discussion. As with everything on the Gamers Lounge, the topic wanders a bit and ends up revolving around sportsmanship, tournament etiquette, and general good play habits.
The show closes up with the now regular Twitter questions and Loxleys Speed round. Then the boys do the outro and out!
00:00:14 – Lounge Talk
00:44:17 – Guild Ball Tactics & Competitive Play
01:51:51 – Twitter Questions & Loxleys Speed Rounds
02:08:20 – Outro
Episode 120 has arrived and we’re joined by Mario, famous for Mats by Mars. Spencer, Bill, and Mario start out with a quick introduction then an overview of recent games played.
Our primary segment this episode is a discussion of Adepticon. We cover a host of topics such as travel to Adepticon and what our schedules look like. We dip a bit into why we each go to conventions and how those reasons have changed over the years. Spencer reveals a big change for his Adepticon 2016, and then gushes over a little bit of a fanboi moment.
After a nice and friendly Adepticon chat Spencer urges Bill to have a bit of a rant on the Guild Ball changes to Gutter. It wanders a bit, it’s not overly coherent, but it’s a rant.
Twitter questions brings up the end of the show, rolling directly into the outro.
00:00:14 – Lounge Talk
00:32:30 – Adepticon Discussion
01:27:22 – Bill’s Rant
01:48:43 – Twitter Questions & Outro
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 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