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 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
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 http://firstlawoverride.wordpress.com and http://newfairbank.blogspot.com/.
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
Gamers Lounge 108 brings a mix of guests to the show, joining Bill for a variety of conversation, philosophy, and spoilers!
We start with the guys from Anvil-8 (makers of Aetherium) Aetherium, Brian and Chris. The guys share their thoughts on the kickstarter experience, game development, and also some inside information on their game and upcoming factions.
Following that, Joe from Cheated Fates Radio join’s Bill in studio for a chat. Joe and Bill ramble as they are wont to do, then delve into some fairly crazy philosophy on gaming and competitiveness. Brace yourselves.
00:00:15 – Opening
00:04:12 – Anvil-8 talks Aetherium
01:10:33 – CFR Joe and the Philosophy of Competitive Gaming
02:20:10 – Outro
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