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!
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)
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