Back to (vaguely) normal for a one off, then we’ll return to our Essen 2013 coverage. On this show I chat with Jeremy Hogan, designer of Dreaming Spires, a game based around building your own Oxford college over the course of nine hundred years. I’m also joined by Tiffany “TheOneTar” Ralph – noted writer, reviewer and all round good egg – to discuss bringing new people into the hobby, why everyone should go to GenCon at least once and why Battlestar Galactica isn’t for everyone…
Links? Why not.
Direct Download - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/znjfx/LMD_Episode70.mp3 (also available on iTunes)
Dreaming Spires on Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/949153718/dreaming-spires?ref=live (runs until November 30)
Secret Games Company - http://www.secretgamescompany.com/ (not that secret, but rather splendid nonetheless)
Tiffany Ralph on Twitter - https://twitter.com/TheOneTar (seriously, follow her, she is awesome)
TheOneTAR’s YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOneTAR?feature=watch (go watch. it’s great)
The doors fly open and tens of thousands of gamers swarm upon the Messe Essen for Spiel 2013! Meanwhile, at the other end of the halls, Michael settles in for another round of interviews direct from the show floor. This time around, we’re delighted to welcome folks from companies big and small, from first time visitors to well-established names. Oh, and there’s some REALLY interesting talk about the upcoming 7 Wonders expansion that’s due for release next year… Babel! Download the show directly by clicking this here link, or hunt it down through your iTunes.
This episode’s guests:
Thomas Provoost from Repos Production - http://www.rprod.com/
Henning Poehl, designer of The Rats in the Walls - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/147581/the-rats-in-the-walls
Colby Dauch, lord ruler of Plaid Hat Games - http://www.plaidhatgames.com/
Asynchron Games’ own Olivier Chandry - http://www.asyncron.fr/
Eric Hanuise from Flatlined Games - http://www.flatlinedgames.com/
Dave Cousins from North and South - http://www.northandsouthgames.co.uk/
Jamoma Games’ Jacob talks Suburban Dispute - http://jamoma.com/
dv Giochi’s Barbara Rol and Bang! The Dice Game co-designer Michael Palm - http://www.dvgiochi.com/
In this, the final episode before Essen (because they take a bit of time to organise and I have a lot of writing to catch up on!), I talk to returning guests Leonard Boyd and David Brashaw from Backspindle Games. It’s been some time since they last appeared (episode 20, in fact) with their previous game, the Discworld based Guards! Guards! Now they’re back, a little older and wiser, and armed with two brand new titles: the abstract strategy of Codinca and the glorious dice-rolling mayhem of Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice! The guys will be heading to Spiel, so be sure to swing by their booth and check out their fine work. I’m also joined by the splendid Mike Elliot, the mind behind such big names as Thunderstone, Quarriors and (a personal favourite) the Harry Potter TCG. Seriously, it’s really very good. His new game is called Sangoku, an interesting card game based in the Hells and Heavens of Japanese Mythology, and it’s on Kickstarter now!
Links! You want ‘em, we got ‘em!
Direct Download for this episode - http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/n79ck7/LMD_Episode66.mp3
Codinca on Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/backspindle/codinca?ref=search
Backspindle Games site (with pre-orders for Luchador!) - http://backspindlegames.com/
Mike Elliot on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Elliott_Games
Sangoku on Kickstarter - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesalute/sangoku-by-mike-elliott
Another pair of quality guests get interviewed by a less than quality host on this latest episode of The Little Metal Dog Show! First up, Cardboard Jungle host Anthony Racano comes on to discuss his own show as well as the new Cardboard Studios project where he’ll be producing the rather excellent Boardroomers. And as I couldn’t get there myself, Anthony also gives us the highs and lows of this year’s GenCon! Afterwards, Michael Coe from Gamelyn Games discusses his past, present and future projects from Rise all the way through to his latest Kickstarter: Fantasy Frontier!
Don’t forget, if you get a chance to do so, drop us a review in iTunes – it’s always good to hear your feedback!
Links! They are here!
Direct Download for this episode – http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/nwx2b5/LMD_Episode65.mp3
Cardboard Jungle site - http://www.cbjpodcast.com/
Anthony on Twitter - https://twitter.com/CBJPodcast
Fantasy Frontier’s Kickstarter page - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/coe/fantasy-frontier?ref=live
Gamelyn Games site - http://www.gamelyngames.com/
Michael on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Gamelyn_Games
This time around I’m joined by designer/publisher Martin Vaux to discuss his game Lords of War. After going down brilliantly at the UK Games Expo this summer, a second set has been released to increase the options for current players and hopefully bring in a few new ones! Afterwards, Piotr and Blaze, the minds behind a new project entitled We Are Darkness, come on the show for what will be the first in a series of interviews over the next year or so where we’ll be following a game from its inception, through the development process and eventually – hopefully – worldwide success!
Direct Download for this episode: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/8hx82/LMD_Episode64.mp3
Lords of War on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/135215/lords-of-war-orcs-versus-dwarves
Official Lords of War site: http://lords-of-war.com/
We Are Darkness on BGG: http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/144850/we-are-darkness
Designer Diaries and more on the Chronicles of Artha site: http://chroniclesofartha.com/