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/
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!
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!
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!
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/