Published: Fri, 01 Jan 2010 21:19:00 +0000
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Fri, 01 Jan 2010 21:19:00 +0000So long and thanks for all the fish.
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 16:09:00 +0000My thoughts on the Mouse Guard RPG
Sun, 22 Nov 2009 22:40:00 +0000My love for Dominion, explained and explored.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:20:00 +0000The GenCon stack and RinCon plans
Tue, 21 Jul 2009 05:02:00 +0000The ENnie Awards and the Summer Revolution
Wed, 15 Jul 2009 05:49:00 +0000Good Omens Mini-Con and the ENnie Awards
Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:55:00 +0000A Penny For My Thoughts
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 05:27:00 +0000Table Chatter in RPGs, inspired by the Mouse Guard RPG.
Tue, 26 May 2009 20:28:00 +0000After-Action Report for Gamex 2009.
Fri, 15 May 2009 15:41:00 +0000Context, Subtext, and Being "On the Nose" in RPGs.
Fri, 01 May 2009 03:18:00 +0000Using the play environment in RPGs.
Thu, 09 Apr 2009 00:33:00 +0000Montsegur 1244 review
Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:05:00 +0000Thoughts on the Freeport Companion for 4e announcement
Mon, 09 Mar 2009 03:58:00 +0000Failure and forward progress in RPGs.
Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:01:00 +0000Battlestar Galactica board game review
Fri, 30 Jan 2009 04:33:00 +0000Making conflicts matter, inspired by our current Primetime Adventures game.
Thu, 08 Jan 2009 06:47:00 +0000Further thoughts on story and structure, inspired by Peter Rogers.
Wed, 07 Jan 2009 02:32:00 +0000Further thoughts on the role of structure in stories.
Tue, 06 Jan 2009 04:39:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 12
Mon, 05 Jan 2009 04:26:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 11
Sun, 04 Jan 2009 01:45:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 10
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 00:08:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 9
Fri, 02 Jan 2009 01:03:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 8
Wed, 31 Dec 2008 22:16:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 7
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 23:27:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 6
Mon, 29 Dec 2008 20:02:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 5
Sun, 28 Dec 2008 22:54:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 4
Sat, 27 Dec 2008 19:27:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 3
Sat, 27 Dec 2008 00:01:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 2
Thu, 25 Dec 2008 22:57:00 +0000The Twelve Days of HG,WT: For A Few Games More-mas: Day 1
Thu, 23 Oct 2008 02:33:00 +0000Notes on the Ransom
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 18:39:00 +0000Thoughts on and experiences with Jeepform games.
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 17:14:00 +0000Observations on worker placements, inspired by Caylus, Pillars of the Earth, Stone Age, Tribune, and Agricola.
Mon, 29 Sep 2008 02:09:00 +0000False choice and flexibility in wargames, inspired by Air Assault on Crete and Fast Action Battles: The Bulge.
Sun, 28 Sep 2008 16:56:00 +0000Self-reflection on play preferences in RPGs.
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 02:54:00 +0000Play procedures and reference sheets in RPGs, and announcement of the HG,WT Ransom Experiment.
Mon, 15 Sep 2008 04:22:00 +0000Thoughts on player-level and in-fiction stories, inspired by D&D 4e.
Thu, 21 Aug 2008 04:57:00 +0000Thoughts on conventions, inspired by the West Coast Meeple Fest and GenCon.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:48:00 +0000First thoughts on Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition.
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 22:47:00 +0000For more, visit the iTunes Store, our feed, or our publisher page at DriveThruRPG.com.
Sun, 06 Jul 2008 23:35:00 +0000After Action Report for Origins 2008.
Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:37:00 +0000Last Night On Earth, Sons of Liberty, and A Long-Expected Party
Wed, 18 Jun 2008 18:28:00 +0000"The Group" and RPG Design
Fri, 13 Jun 2008 17:54:00 +0000Age of Gods and Reflections on My Board Gaming Life
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 20:14:00 +0000Agility + Resources
Fri, 23 May 2008 19:58:00 +0000Burning Empires
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 18:13:00 +0000Have Master, Will Plan #1 with Ryan Macklin, part 1
Fri, 18 Apr 2008 04:52:00 +0000Reign and the Relationship between Narration and Mechanics
Wed, 05 Mar 2008 02:33:00 +0000In Memoriam: E. Gary Gygax
Wed, 13 Feb 2008 02:24:00 +0000Delta Green and Ticket To Ride Switzerland and 1910 Expansions
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 21:32:00 +0000Year-end Review for 2007
Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:34:00 +0000Buy Graham's Book
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 21:45:00 +0000Hammer of the Scots and PBeM wargames
Wed, 28 Nov 2007 21:42:00 +0000Re-evaluating My Gaming Life (and My Recent Lack of Gaming)
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 16:29:00 +0000Post-GenCon Grab Bag
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 22:25:00 +0000Inside The Game Designer's Studio with Monte Cook
Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:36:00 +0000How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Combat Mechanics
Wed, 05 Sep 2007 21:47:00 +0000Interview with Kenneth Hite at GenCon 2007 0:37 - I sat down with frequent guest Kenneth Hite at GenCon to talk about what we saw at the show that excited us. 1:26 - This show is a member of the Goblin Broadcast Network. 1:33 - Ken and I weren't able to do this at GenCon last year, as he was at Ropecon in Finland. He's glad to be back. 3:34 - Both of us were tremendously impressed by Jason Morningstar's Grey Ranks, a game about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. 6:12 - Ken got a glimpse at Julia Ellingboe's Steal Away Jordan, a game about slavery in the antebellum American South. I had the opportunity to play in a demo of it, and it deeply affected me as well. 10:13 - I tried to pick up The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane from Pinnacle, but it was sold out. 11:50 - Neither of us have a had chance to read Monte Cook's World of Darkness or Changeling: The Lost from White Wolf, but they look great. 12:49 - Both of us have had a chance to look at Blossoms Are Falling, the newest supplement Burning Wheel supplement, covering Heian-era Japan. 13:47 - We talk about the Ashcan Front, using Paul Czege's Acts of Evil as an example. 16:09 - Oh yeah, and Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition was announced, but we don't know that much specific about it. That doesn't stop us from speculating. 20:33 - Edited by James Lowder, Hobby Games: The 100 Best is a great collection of essays by one hundred game designers about their favorite games. We recommend it, and not just because Ken is one of those hundred. 23:58 - Both us were jazzed by different parts of Post-Apocalyptic Hero, the latest Hero System genre book. 24:36 - In the quick hits segment we talk about the Pirate's Guide to Freeport, Dirty Secrets, The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries, and Blood and Bronze. 27:23 True to form, Ken manages a seamless segue to talk about the forthcoming Trail of Cthulhu before we go. 28:42 - Don Dehm from the Parsec Award-winning Pulp Gamer podcast says hello. 28:48 - I'll be back next episode with my interview with Monte Cook for Inside the Game Designers Studio. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum.[...]
Mon, 27 Aug 2007 17:54:00 +0000Episode 100 0:33 - Welcome to episode 100! GenCon was a great time, not only because of the roast we recorded for this episode, but also because Have Games, Will Travel won the Gold ENnie for Best Podcast. Thanks to all of you for support. 3:16 - This show is a member of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 3:24 - Ryan Macklin of Master Plan kicks off the festivities at GenCon. He take his duties as Roastmaster seriously. 4:18 - Jared Sorensen and his index cards get the party started. 8:14 - Rich Rogers from Canon Puncture demonstrates why I don’t do a vidcast. 11:39 - Fred Hicks signs over his soul. 16:34 - Don Dehm from Pulp Gamer tries to convince people that’s he’s actually Derek. 19:30 - Jeff, Judd, and Storn from the Sons of Kryos bring the love. Tough, tough love. 23:27 - Silas Applebottom of The Little Shop of Crappy Games in Deathtrap, IA (aka Randy Porter) talks about my gaming past. 26:40 - Jeff Tidball tells a story that’s funny because it’s true. 29:23 - Michelle Nephew talks about the experience of working with me at conventions. 31:07 - JJ Lanza from Fist Full of Comics and Games explores my obsession to be first with everything. 33:34 - Mario Dongu from the Game Master Show reads the Top 5 list the Pod Thralls prepared. 37:48 - Brennan Taylor, my co-host from The Voice of the Revolution, tells us what it’s like to do a podcast with me. 40:58 - Frequent guest Kenneth Hite gives us a sneak peak as to what it’s like to play in games with me. (Note to Ken: Charles Grodin never won an Oscar.) 48:10 - Ryan opens up the floor to questions. 52:10 - I finally get a chance to speak my peace and look back at one hundred amazing episodes. 1:02:08 - Chris Hanrahan and Brian Isikoff from 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction pass along their congratulations. 1:02:32 - And that will do it for Have Games, Will Travel #100. Thank you all for making this possible. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum.[...]
Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:53:00 +0000GenCon 2007 Preview 0:33 - Before I talk about GenCon, I want to thank Doug Garrett for a great weekend of boardgames. You can hear me talk with Doug and others on episode 77 of Garrett's Games and Geekiness. 1:57 - This show is a member of the Goblin Broadcast Network. 2:04 - If you're going to GenCon for the first time, check out my GenCon Survival Guide in episode 69. Also be sure to take a look at Randy Porter's website, The Keeper of Ancient GenCon Lore. If you're interested in indie and story games, the Indie Games Passport and Games on Demand may be of interest to you. 6:15 - Stuff I already know I'm buying: Pirates Guide to Freeport Post-Apocalyptic Hero Solomon Kane Blossoms are Falling The Roach Returns Grey Ranks The Drifter's Escape 12:53 - I'm going to check out: Commission for the Exploration of Mysteries Blood & Bronze Cold City Companion Bliss Stage Hollow Earth Expedition Changling: The Lost Battlestar Galactica Grimm Hobby Games: The 100 Best 40 Years of GenCon Midgard Cold War: CIA vs KGB Before the Wind Storytellers 19:07 - Ryan Macklin says hi. 19:14 - Places you can find me: Inside the Game Designers Studio, Friday 4-5PM, Embassy Suites: Chancellor 1ENnies, Friday 9:30 PM, Indiana Roof Ballroom Podcasters Party, Saturday 7-9 PM, Hyatt: Cosmopolitan B HG,WT #100, after the Podcasters Party Ashcan Front Booth (#1940), throughout the show --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum.[...]
Thu, 02 Aug 2007 20:35:00 +0000Improv and Gaming Conversation with Remi Treuer, Part 2
Fri, 27 Jul 2007 18:35:00 +0000Improv and Gaming Conversation with Remi Treuer, Part 1
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 16:47:00 +0000Engel Matrix Games and the Indie RPG Awards
Wed, 11 Jul 2007 15:52:00 +0000Origins 2007 Round Table with Chris Hanrahan, Fred Hicks, and Kenneth Hite 0:38 - Before talking about Origins, I briefly discuss the ENnies. This show, along with The Sons of Kryos, The Godzilla Gaming Podcast, Yog Radio, and Fear the Boot, has been nominated for Best Podcast. 4:01 - The Sons of Kryos say hi. 4:14 - Chris Hanrahan (of 2d6 Feet In a Random Direction) and I corner Fred Hicks and Kenneth Hite to talk about our time at Origins, starting with our great dinner at the Burgundy Room. 7:25 - With that out of the way, Fred gives us the scoop on the Indie Press Revolution booth, while I talk about the joy of giving Luke Crane his Origins Award for Burning Empires. This led to a discussion of this year's voting procedure for the Origins Award and how important activism was. 12:08 - Ken talks about carry, Aces and Eights, and Witch Hunter. 23:23 - Prompted by Ken, Fred discusses his time at the IPR booth, focusing on Spirit of the Century and Don't Rest You Head. I mention Battlestations in passing, and Ken demands that I put a link to it in the show notes. 25:21 - We get Chris to talk about his love for new Battletech products. Drool is involved. 28:20 - Jerry Corrick of Adventure Retail and the Source gets serious kudos from Ken for his impressive stock of Cthulhiana and Lovecraft books (including The Kalem Klub and The Monster in the Mirror). 32:48 - I talk about playing board games, especially in the Board Room run by the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society. Among them were Zooloretto, Pizza Box Baseball, Lost Valley, and Jenseits von Theben. 37:46 - After a brief digression about the glories of the North Market, Fred talks about playing a few after-hours RPGs with Jared Sorensen, and we talk about what makes Origins a great experience (as Ken and I discussed last year). 42:14 - Chris and I got to shoot things in TerrorWerks. Ken manages to relate this to the Scandinavian gaming scene and how our hobby is able to adapt and sell a highly-individualized experience. (This is why we invite him on the show.) Fred brings in the Ashcan Front as an example. Eventually this comes around to a discussion of the Origins seminar track. 52:48 - Before we go, Chris gives a shout out to the city of Columbus, and we all agree. 57:28 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 57:34 - I have a [...]
Sat, 07 Jul 2007 01:50:00 +0000After Action Report for Primetime Adventures
Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:07:00 +0000Convention Report from Go Play NW 2007
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 21:21:00 +0000It Was A Mutual Decision and PaulCon V
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 21:45:00 +0000Notre Dame and War of the Ring
Fri, 01 Jun 2007 22:38:00 +0000Interview with Joshua BishopRoby
Thu, 24 May 2007 16:54:00 +0000Passages and the Zorcerer of Zo 0:36 - In the first episode of a two-part series, I review two RPGs inspired by 19th century fiction. 1:29 - This show is a member of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:36 - Passages, from Blue Devil Games, is Sliders meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in a solid D20 reimplementation. 8:51 - Mick Bradley from The House of the Harping Monkey explains his love for the show. 9:02 - The Zorcerer of Zo, from Atomic Sock Monkey Press (who also brought us Truth and Justice), gives us a look inside Chad Underkoffler's head at what he thinks about fairy tales and how his campaign shaped the game's design. 19:02 - This show is part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 19:12 - I'm going to be traveling a lot this summer, bookended with two of the Strategicons. In between I'm really looking forward to Go Play Northwest in Seattle, hanging with Chris Hanrahan at Origins, playing some games with Doug Garrett at the West Coast Meeple Fest, and doing a ton of things (including the podcasting track that Don Dehm has organized and working with the Ashcan Front) at GenCon. 27:20 - I'll be back next week with an interview with Joshua BishopRoby about his game, Full Light, Full Steam. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Fri, 18 May 2007 20:12:00 +0000Social Context and Story Now
Thu, 10 May 2007 21:35:00 +0000Improv and RPGs
Fri, 04 May 2007 19:59:00 +0000Card-Driven Wargames and the GMT Weekend
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 21:43:00 +0000Politics in RPGs
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 22:55:00 +0000Battleground: Fantasy Warfare and Miniatures Games
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 21:54:00 +0000The Return of the Durham 3 and My Relationship with Story Games
Fri, 16 Mar 2007 05:40:00 +0000OrcCon Wrap-up, Notes on Game Preparation, and Thoughts on the Role of System in RPGs
Mon, 12 Feb 2007 05:16:00 +0000RPG Discussion with Chris Hanrahan and Brian Isikoff from 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction 0:37 – This episode is a co-production with 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction, and also appeared as their Episode 11.2:11 – If you find what we have to say interesting, check out Episode 34 of the Sons of Kryos, where they touch on similar issues.2:55 – I don't need GMs for OrcCon any more, but we could definitely use players for games of all types.4:39 – I'm going to be taking an intentional break from the show, but if you want to find out what I'm up to, check out my gaming weblog, A Fistful of Games.6:38 – And now the actual show.7:22 – We discuss the Endgame Mini-Con in January 2007, focusing primarily on Spirit of the Century, but touching briefly on Best Friends and The Mountain Witch as well.17:13 – During our reflections on our gaming, we start thinking about player investment and players' responsibilities to each other. 29:46 – We take a brief excursion into theories of improvisational theatre and how they can apply to gaming. Keith Johnstone's Impro gets particular notice.36:00 – We take some of these ideas to the extreme and look at how they apply to GM-less games. Eventually we come back to our core ideas about investment and responsibility.48:54 – Chris takes us on a brief tangent about younger players, with special emphasis on Faery's Tale and The Princes' Kingdom.54:08 – We attempt to sum up our preachy philosophical wandering.56:29 – I try to convince Brian and Chris to come down my way for gaming, especially for the Strategicons.59:54 – Brian gives a brief shout-out to DarkCon.1:00:46 - We say goodnight. --Paul Discuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 06:30:00 +0000Year-End Review for 2006, Part 2 0:37 - Welcome to the second half of my look back at my gaming life in 20061:39 - This show is a part of the Gaming Broadcast Network.1:45 - Before getting to my top 5 RPG for 2006, I give out a few honorable mentions.Mortal CoilWilderness of MirrorsDictionary of MuWarmachine: Superiority 5:58 - With those out the way, I get to the actual list #5 1001 Nights#4 The Shab-al-Hiri Roach#3 Don't Rest Your Head#2 Spirit of the Century#1 Burning Empires 13:13 - Brennan, my co-host on The Voice of the Revolution, says nice things about me.13:21 - What was my roleplaying life like in 2006? I take a look back at the highlights.17:57 - Inspired by the Sons of Kryos, I discuss of my favorite game sessions during the past year.25:22 - This show is also part of the Gaming Podcast Network.25:32 - With 2006 out the way, I'm ready for 2007. I talk about what's in store, and the key word is "Play."27:53 - Another thing I'm going to shoot for in 2007 is actually publishing a game of my own.29:46 - And of course, if you're in the Los Angeles area for Presidents' Day Weekend, come on out to OrcCon, where I'll be coordinating the RPG section.30:34 - That'll do it for this show. I'll try to be back soon for the next one. --Paul Discuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 17:19:00 +0000Year-End Review for 2006, Part 1 0:36 - This episode I'm taking a look back at my favorite board and card games from 2006. 2:32 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 2:41 - Top 5 New Board and Card Games Honorable Mention: Notre Dame #5 Iliad #4 Thurn and Taxis #3 Die Saulen Der Erde #2 BattleLore #1 Fury of Dracula 11:18 - Mike from the OgreCave Audio Report stops by a spreads the love. 11:29 - Top 5 New (to Me) Board and Card Games #5 Ca$h 'N Gun$ #4 Carcassonne: The City #3 R-Eco #2 Jungle Speed #1 Paths of Glory 20:45 - This show is part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 20:55 - I talk a little bit about the events of the last year in my board gaming life. 24:09 - This weekend I'll be in Oakland at one of Endgame's Mini-Cons. 25:34 - Be sure to check out OrcCon in February. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Sun, 24 Dec 2006 03:38:00 +0000RPG Review Pulp-tacular with Spirit of the Century, Thrilling Places, and Masterminds & Madmen
Sun, 03 Dec 2006 19:36:00 +0000GenCon SoCal 2006 wrapup 0:32 - I'm back (after a slight delay) from GenCon SoCal in Anaheim.1:09 - This show is a part of the Gaming Podcast Network.1:19 - Couldn't make it to GenCon SoCal? I'll tell what I did there, starting with the show floor.2:26 - I always enjoy the RPG design workshop run by Luke Crane, Jared Sorensen, and John Wick.3:38 - I didn't get to play Weapons of the Gods, but I did get to demo the Firefight rules from Burning Empires.6:56 - Dinner with the Story Games crowd was great fun, as was character creation for Spirit of the Century.8:26 - Saturday morning was my first time through True Dungeon.11:21 - Saturday afternoon now was all about panels, including two on book publishing and one about podcasting (with Chris and Brian from 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction, Mike Montessa from the Godzilla Gaming Podcast, and Eric Burgess from Boardgame Babylon).14:45 - Sunday morning I got to interview Luke Crane for The Voice of the Revolution.15:31 - As the show was closing, four of us sat down for a game of Wellington.17:50 - After that, it was dinner, a lost interview, and the ride home. I have a few final remarks about the convention, and you can look forward to hearing more about Full Light, Full Steam and Passages on future shows.21:59 - This show is also part of the Gaming Broadcast Network.22:07 - Sadly, I have no Spirit of the Century review this time, but if you want more of me, check out episode two of The Voice of the Revolution and episode forty-three of Garrett's Games and Geekiness. 23:27 - Help out Robin Laws with the GenCon History Project.24:22 - Help me out by sending me bits to use in the HG,WT promo.25:20 - If you're in the Southern California area, be sure to check out NerdSoCal and the Strategicons.27:21 - Ronin Arts: An undisputed leader in the field of PDF roleplaying supplements.28:08 - And that will [...]
Thu, 16 Nov 2006 22:54:00 +0000BoardGameGeek.CON session reports, part 1, with Yspahan, Notre Dame, Tara: Seat of Kings, Space Dealer, and Die Saulen Der Erde 0:41 - I'm back from BGG.CON and I'm just about to head off to GenCon SoCal, so I thought I'd start in on my session reports for the Essen releases I played. 1:37 - This is show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:44 - Yspahan is, as Mike Siggins puts it, a "super filler" that offers a nice amount of strategy in a short period of time. I got to play this twice, once with Cynthia and Eric from Meeple People. 10:49 - Thanks to Valerie Putnam for bringing and teaching Notre Dame, a prototype of the next Alea game, which will be released at Nuremburg in the spring. 14:41 - Tara: Seat of Kings is an abstract game that I just didn't wrap my head around. 16:59 - The most exciting thing I played at BGG.CON was an eight player game of Space Dealer. 21:45 - My favorite game of the convention was Die Saulen Der Erde. Thanks so much to Rick Thornquist of BoardGameNews for give me the chance to try it out. 30:27 - This show is member of the Gaming Podcast Network. 30:36 - I want to thank lots of people who made it a great weekend, including Doug Garrett (of Garrett's Games and Geekiness) and everyone who tracked me down and said hello. 31:28 - Thanks to Jimmy Anderson for the new music for the show. 31:50 - With the beginning of Season Four, I'd like to put together a new promo for the show, and I'd love it if you would help me with it. 34:07 - And now, I'm off to GenCon SoCal. If you're there, be sure to stop by the podcasting seminar on Saturday at 2 PM. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Thu, 09 Nov 2006 23:33:00 +0000RPG Review Pile SpectacularShow notes: 0:36 - I finally make good on my promise talk about all of the RPGs in my review pile. 1:42 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:50 - I talk about games I'm going to be stealing from, including: The Ultimate Skill & You Gotta Have Character Requiem Chronicler's Guide Best Friends (Sons of Kryos demo recording) Intergalactic Cooking Challenge 11:59 - My friends over at Pulp Gamer also do game reviews. 12:05 - I go over the list of games my group is planning on playing in the coming months. Single Session Perfect Contenders Shock: carry. a game about war. The Shab-al-Hiri Roach The Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men It Was A Mutual Decision Breaking the Ice & Shooting the Moon Two to Six Sessions Agon Primetime Adventures Hero's Banner The Mountain Witch Spirit of the Century Lacuna, Part 1: The Creation of the Mystery and Girl From Blue City Don't Rest Your Head With Great Power... Seven or More Sessions The Dictionary of Mu Burning Empires Burning Wheel 28:52 - This show is also part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 29:02 - I talk a bit about upcoming episodes. Going to be at BGG.con or GenCon SoCal? Come by the forums and post to the meetup thread. Also, check out my other podcast, The Voice of the Revolution. --PaulDiscuss this episode in the HG,WT forum[...]
Fri, 03 Nov 2006 19:31:00 +0000After-action report for A Land Fertile In Tyrants
Thu, 26 Oct 2006 20:13:00 +0000Endgame MiniCon report with Chris Hanrahan and Brian Isikoff of the 2d6 Feet in a Random Direction podcast 0:39 - I explain why this show is so long and what Chris, Brian, and I talked about. 1:41 - This is show is part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 1:52 - Brian, Chris, and I introduce ourselves and talk about food. 8:02 - We finally get around to talking about the MiniCon at Endgame (with a teaser for BattleLore). 9:41 - I got to play an amazing game of Cat (run by Rich Taylor of the Good Omens Productions crew). 15:38 - Chris managed to get Mark Kaufmann from Days of Wonder to bring up a preview of BattleLore, but I was the one who got to play it. Chris demanded details. 31:21 - Chris and I got to play a great game of Zombies in the Vineyard with legendary GM Carl Rigney. 43:10 - Brian (tired of hearing us talk about all the fun we had) talks about the session of Steampunk Musha he ran using Active Exploits. 51:40 - Chris is looking for feedback from MiniCon attendees about the direction to take future events. 54:10 - Speaking of future events, BoardGameGeek.CON and GenCon SoCal are coming up in November. 1:04:22 - I've got big news about my new podcast, The Voice of the Revolution. 1:07:36 - Chris, Brian, and I wrap up our recording. 1:08:02 - This show is member of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:08:10 - Before I go, I want to thanks lots of people who made it a great weekend. 1:10:17 - If you're going to be at BoardGameGeek.CON or GenCon SoCal, come on over to the forums and post to the meetup thread. 1:10:44 - I explain a few more things about The Voice of the Revolution and how it will impact this show. 1:12:38 - I'm hoping to get a couple of episodes out before BGG.CON, but that's goin[...]
Fri, 20 Oct 2006 05:33:00 +0000Roleplaying games for kids with Faery's Tale and The Princes' Kingdom
Mon, 02 Oct 2006 16:50:00 +0000Capsule reviews of Bloodlines, Questers of the Middle Realms, Weapons of the Gods, and Lacuna Part 1: The Creation of the Mystery and the Girl from Blue City (Second Attempt)
Fri, 29 Sep 2006 23:02:00 +0000Actual Play reports with Don't Rest Your Head and The Shab-al-Hiri Roach from Gateway 2006
Thu, 28 Sep 2006 18:21:00 +0000Actual Play reports with Cold City and Wilderness Of Mirrors from Gateway 2006
Thu, 14 Sep 2006 00:27:00 +0000Actual Play reports for 1001 Nights and Mortal Coil from GenCon 2006
Tue, 12 Sep 2006 23:31:00 +0000Mimic, Funny Friends, and the HG,WT Daily Challenge
Fri, 18 Aug 2006 19:44:00 +0000The GenCon 6 (with Sons of Kryos and The Durham 3)Show notes:0:35 - I introduce my co-hosts for this show: Jeff & Judd (Sons of Kryos) and Jason, Remi, & Clinton (The Durham 3).1:33 - This show is part of the Gaming Podcast Network.1:42 - Meet the GenCon 6!2:18 - We talk about the coolest things we've seen at GenCon, including: 1001 Nights by Meg BakerDictionary of Mu (which Judd is too modest to shill)Best Friends by Gregor HuttonHero's Banner by Tim Koppang (produced by Lulu)Games on Demand (featuring The Shab-al-Hiri Roach)The Forge Booth (including Agon, Contenders, and Cold City) 9:00 - I ask why the Forge Booth seems to be so hot this year. In passing, we mention: Mob Justice by Iain McAllisterWith Great Power. . . by Michael MillerCapes by Tony Lower-Basch 14:18 - What else have we seen? Classic Battletech: Total WarfareZucaSettlers of CanaanTwilight 2000Qin: The Warring StatesThanks for the beer, Andy KMongolian Goat Rodeo from Engle Matrix GamesPieces of EightFaery's TaleThe Ultimate Skill from Hero GamesWarmachine: SuperiorityStarship Troopers miniatures game 23:35 - We gush about being able to meet other podcasters at GenCon.27:24 - I let slip that I'm working on a game for next GenCon.28:33 - Until next year, we are the GenCon 6!28:40 - The show is also a part of the Goblin Broadcast Network.28:49 - I want to thank a bunch people, including Paul Maclean of the Goblin Broadcast NetworkDragon's LandingGamer: The PodcastingPulp GamerFist Full of Comics and GamesThe House of the Harping MonkeyAll Games ConsideredMeg Baker (1001 Nights)Brennan Tay[...]
Fri, 04 Aug 2006 22:21:00 +0000GenCon Survival Guide and Forge Booth Preview 0:40 - I'm back from vacation, and I'm really looking forward to GenCon. 1:33 - This show is part of the Gaming Broadcast Network. 1:41 - GenCon is big. Here's what I think you need to survive it and enjoy it. Be sure to check out Randy Porter's website, The Keeper of Ancient GenCon Lore. 19:18 - I'm going to be spending a lot of money at the Forge Booth (#1237). Here's what I'm planning on taking a look at. Games I Already Know I'm Buying The Shab-al-Hiri Roach by Jason Morningstar Burning Empires by Luke Crane The Princes' Kingdom by Clinton R. Nixon The Dictionary of Mu by Judd Karlman Shock: Social Science Fiction by Joshua A. C. Newman Games There's a Strong Possibility I Will Buy Shooting the Moon by Emily Care-Boss Cold City by Malcolm Craig Under The Bed by Joshua A. C. Newman 1001 Nights by Meg Baker Agon by John Harper Contenders by JJ Prince Games I Want to Know More About Death's Door by James Brown Timestream & carry. a game about war. by Nathan Paoletta Kwaidan: Tales of Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn, edited by Tim Kleinert Mechaton by Vincent Baker Games I've Heard Only Little Bits About Primitive by Kevin Allen Jr. Best Friends by Gregor Hutton Covenant by Matt Machell Hero's Banner: The Fury of Free Will by Tim C Koppang Mexican Standoff by Tim Kleinert [...]
Tue, 11 Jul 2006 19:47:00 +0000Origins Wrapup and Top Ten List 0:37 - I introduce the episode and explain why I'm doing a top ten list. 1:39 - Be sure to check out The Dice Tower, where you can also hear my list. 2:52 - I get down to business and go through my Top Ten Favorite Things from Origins 2006. What are they? That would be telling. 14:06 - Jared Sorensen really is crazy. 14:12 - I dig through my bag and talk about things that I brought back from Origins, including Dubious Shards, Mortal Coil, Weapons of the Gods, The Order of the Stick Volume 2, Mimic, and Duel of Ages. 22:30 - I give my final thoughts on Origins and thank the folks who participated in the podcasting panels I organized. 22:56 - This is show is, of course, part of the Gaming Podcast Network. 23:07 - I take a look at what's in my review pile right now, including Contagion Revised Edition, Bloodlines, Lacuna Part 1 (2nd Attempt), Questers of the Middle Realms, and Don't Rest Your Head. 26:33 - There won't be an episode next week because I'm going to be in France, but when I come back, I plan on doing a review pile roundup and a GenCon survival guide. --Paul Discuss this episode in the HG,WT forums[...]
Tue, 04 Jul 2006 00:28:00 +0000The Basement Tapes Interview with Kenneth Hite at Origins 2006 0:40 - I introduce the show and explain why this episode is so long. 2:08 - Ken tries to convince me to confuse my audience with my new numbering scheme. 4:26 - I tell Ken the recorder is already on, so we start talking about Origins (sort of). 6:44 - Having now discussed my anniversary, we explain why we do these sorts of interviews. 7:12 - Ken and I disagree (initially) about the nature of Origins vs. other conventions. 9:00 - I tell a long and involved story about my first trip Origins. 13:52 - Ken agrees with me that one of the unique features of Origins is the degree to which fans and professionals have the opportunity to interact with each other. We talk about why that's a good thing for both sides. 17:39 - Origins has many panels. Ken was on a lot of them, and I was on one too. In this context, we discuss the Secret Origin of Have Games, Will Travel. 21:10 - I give Ken an awful segue to talk about his Origins Award for GURPS Infinite Worlds. 23:28 - Still on the subject of the Origins Awards, we express our pleasure at Artesia's win in the RPG category. 25:35 - Finally, we get around to talking about the new stuff we saw at the show. The short answer: Not much. 28:18 - Road to Berlin from Avalanche Press gets Ken nostalgic about his wargaming roots. 30:37 - We bemoan the fact that neither Ken nor I could buy Twilight Struggle from GMT Games at the show. [...]
Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:41:00 +0000New season intro, comment on The Burning Wheel (RPG), The Riddle of Steel (RPG) and Origins 2006 (convention).
Fri, 19 May 2006 19:04:00 +0000Paul finishes off his Origins Awards shows with a look at the nominated board games and talks about the show's upcoming third season.
Fri, 12 May 2006 09:16:00 +0000Paul takes a look the Origins Award-nominated games in the RPG category.
Fri, 05 May 2006 20:24:00 +0000Paul reviews the five nominees for the Origins Award in the Traditional Card Game category.