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Episode 77 – Accessing The Agents!

Two new interviews on your favourite Little Metal Dog Show this time around! First of all I get to speak to Richard and Emily Gibbs from 64oz. Games, the team behind a new Kickstarter project that aims to make the games we love accessible to blind and partially sighted players through the use of Braille. It’s an excellent project and I definitely recommend checking it out – we’ll also be working with them in the future to make our own releases from Sprocket Games accessible too! I also get to speak to the man behind The Agents which blew up last year into something of a phenomenon. Saar Shai joins me to discuss the game, the campaign, and his plans for the future…

Links? We got your links right here, buddy.

Download the show from iTunes or get it direct - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/dpr4x3/LMD_Episode77.mp3

Visit the Sprocket Games Of Mice And Lemmings page (seriously, it’s a really good game!) - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108292040/of-mice-and-lemmings-from-scott-almes-and-sprocket

Visit 64oz Games’ Kickstarter, making games Blind Accessible! - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible?ref=live

Saar Shai’s The Agents site - http://www.playtheagents.com/

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Episode 76 – Mice, Lemmings, Aliens and Gamblers

It’s another Triple Threat episode! This time I’m joined by Scott Almes, whose Tiny Epic Kingdoms recently took Kickstarter by storm and surpassed his expectations by miles. He also happens to be doing a brand new game for Sprocket Games in the near future, Of Mice and Lemmings, so of course there’s a bit of chat about that! Justin Blaske’s up next, a first time designer who is currently crowdfunding Area 1851. This is a neat game of drafting, collecting the right cards and building some utterly ludicrous inventions and truly deserves your attention! Finally, I sit down with the one and only James Ernest, designer of legendary games like Kill Doctor Lucky, Lords of Vegas and… The American Idol Collectible Card Game? We discuss a wide range of stuff including his latest design, Pairs. It’s a big episode but well worth the time!

Links for you!

Direct Download for this episode - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/tup8f4/Episode76COMPLETE.mp3

See all the cool stuff that happened with Tiny Epic Kingdomshttps://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/tiny-epic-kingdoms?ref=live

The somewhat sparse (for now!) Of Mice and Lemmings BGG page - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/148509/of-mice-and-lemmings

Area 1851 on Kickstarter! - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/area-1851

Cheapass Games - http://www.cheapass.com/

James Ernest’s ludicrously huge BGG designer page - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/61/james-ernest

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Episode 75 – The Dice Guild

No, no, it’s not an offshoot of Tom and Eric’s show, but a brand new episode of Little Metal Dog!

After a little while away (hooray for medical issues, ie: my spine is a mess) we have returned with another pair of splendid interviews for your listening pleasure. First up, I’m joined by Mat Hart and Rich Loxam, the guys behind tabletop skirmish sports game Guild Ball which is currently destroying it on Kickstarter. After hitting their £30,000 funding goal in under twelve hours, you can expect some pretty big things for this interesting take on the medieval ‘sport’ of Mob Football. I also got the chance to spend some time (while in Germany at the Nuremberg Toy Fair) with the man at the top of Chessex Dice, Don Reents – we talk about the history of the company and how he plans to keep Chessex ahead of the pack in future.

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE LINKS:

Direct Download of the new episode - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/pz9hn7/LMD_Episode75.mp3

Our new Patreon Page! Chuck us a dollar, why dontcha? - http://www.patreon.com/littlemetaldog

Guild Ball’s Kickstarter page - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1248312770/guild-ball-a-tabletop-medieval-football-game?ref=live

Guild Ball site - http://www.guildball.com/

Chessex site - http://www.chessex.com/

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Episode 74 – 2013/2014

This episode we look back and look forward. It’s something of a tradition for gamers to look at the past year, especially if you’re in the podcast world – so who are we to buck the trend? First of all, I have a long and rambling (though hopefully entertaining!) talk with Snowdonia dude Tony Boydell where we cover… well, pretty much everything ever. It’s mildly terrifying. I also brought together the two excellent writers who contribute to littlemetaldog.com, Emma Laslett and Stuart Platt, to run down our favourite games of 2013 (as well as a few of the duffers) and what we’re looking forward to in the new year!

Links – Keeping it simple:

Direct Download for Episode 74 - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/gp76a6/LMD_Episode74.mp3

Tony’s Excellent Blog on BGG - http://boardgamegeek.com/blog/344/every-man-needs-a-shed

Emma on Twitter – http://twitter.com/Waruce

Stuart on Twitter – http://twitter.com/Judge1979

Michael on Twitter – http://twitter.com/idlemichael

Told you it was simple! Enjoy the episode!

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Episode 73 – More Space! More Ponies!

Something of a thematic hangover for this first episode of 2014 – it’s more space and more ponies! First up, I get to chat with Joey Vigour from Mirror Box Games about their first Kickstarter – Chaosmos. A fantastic game that takes inspiration from the classic Cosmic Encounter, the KS campaign has been spectacularly successful already, and on hearing our chat you’ll see why. Joey and the team have such passion for their creation, it’s fantastic to see them do well! I’m also joined by Darrell Hardy, lead designer on the My Little Pony CCG, who gives us an insight into how you go about putting together a whole new game from scratch as well as reveals his new project: Ghost Punchers!

Links:

Direct Download of Episode 73 - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/jczur/LMD_Episode73.mp3

Chaosmos on Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ecc/chaosmos-as-the-universe-ends-the-hunt-begins?ref=live

Mirror Box Games home - http://www.mirrorboxgames.com/

Darrell Hardy’s site - http://darrellhardy.com/

My Little Pony CCG - http://enter-play.com/products/mlpccg.html

Oh, and if you get the chance, it’d be great if you headed over to Board Game Links and clicked on your favourite shows. You don’t have to include LMDS in there, but it’d be lovely if you did – just be honest! It’d be awesome if we could break into the top twenty though.

Right, that’s it. Cheers for listening, and Episode 74 will be up in a few days!

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