So we took our first shot at a gaming podcast. Yes, yes, yet another podcast about gaming! We know, not the most original idea floating around out there and we certainly aren’t going to come across as experts in the hobby, but we set out to have some fun in a freewheeling style and share some thoughts on a few games. It did take us about half the show to shake off the jitters (and I think it’s pretty obvious early on) but we’ll tighten things up as we put together more shows in the future. Plus you want to keep in mind we’re working on bringing some contributors to the table in the future. We’re really happy James is going to toss in his five cents from here on out on the show so he can help class the act up!
We have reviews of AEG’s The Adventurers and Road Kill Rally from Z-Man Games and a lot more!
Be sure to listen to the end because we have our first TGG contest. Rest assured it’ll be SO easy to enter and win! And the blooper at the show’s very end is sort of funny…
Download the show to take it on the go right here!
And now, detailed show notes! (Sorry, people, that it’s taken me this long to get these posted.-James)
Elliott Miller and Jeff McAleer introduce themselves:
Elliott’s bio [1:10]
(A brief scuffle about the term sci fi intrudes [2:30])
Jeff’s bio [2:46]
The hosts discuss the shape of the podcast for the future [5:15]
Elliott admits that he hasn’t played Twilight Struggle and is mocked for it [6:30]
Jeff talks about his new gaming group in Mesa, AZ, how he set that up, and the importance of playing in public [8:50]
Forbidden Island and Pandemic are both discussed [15:35]
And then Defenders of the Realm [18:40]
And then they talk about the whole idea of cooperative games and non-competition in games [19:30], to be contrasted with Tammany Hall (and our own review here) [19:35]
Elliott has been watching Chasing Mummies [21:25]
So he’s been thinking about Fluch der Mumi [23:30]
Elliott reviews The Adventurers from AEG (link is above) [23:45]
With a brief digression about the politics of Egyptology [30:45]
Jeff reviews Roadkill Rally (link is above) [32:50]
And laments his lack of BGG time [33:10]
Both guys get to talking about controversial games
War on Terror [46:00]
Small World(s) confusion [46:30]
They start to wrap up and talk about the future of the podcast [54:30]
Oh, a Contest! [55:00]
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But then some outtakes…