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
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.