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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 -

See all the cool stuff that happened with Tiny Epic Kingdoms

The somewhat sparse (for now!) Of Mice and Lemmings BGG page -

Area 1851 on Kickstarter! -

Cheapass Games -

James Ernest’s ludicrously huge BGG designer page -

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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.


Direct Download of the new episode -

Our new Patreon Page! Chuck us a dollar, why dontcha? -

Guild Ball’s Kickstarter page -

Guild Ball site -

Chessex site -

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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, 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 -

Tony’s Excellent Blog on BGG -

Emma on Twitter –

Stuart on Twitter –

Michael on Twitter –

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!


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Chaosmos on Kickstarter -

Mirror Box Games home -

Darrell Hardy’s site -

My Little Pony CCG -

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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Episode 70 – Dreams of Gaming

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 - (also available on iTunes)

Dreaming Spires on Kickstarter - (runs until November 30)

Secret Games Company - (not that secret, but rather splendid nonetheless)

Tiffany Ralph on Twitter - (seriously, follow her, she is awesome)

TheOneTAR’s YouTube channel - (go watch. it’s great)


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