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
Another episode rolls off the production line, investigating some of the more interesting tales out there in the world of boardgames! First up, the showrunners behind new webseries Board With Life come together to chat about the games they love and the lives of the people who play them – in their fictional world, of course. Following that I’m joined by Ben and Matt, the designers of Fleet and the new expansion (that’s currently storming away on Kickstarter) called Arctic Bounty. One of last year’s real sleeper hits, Fleet is now bigger and better… listen in to find out the story behind the game and why you should pick up a copy!
This episode’s links:
Direct Download for the episode – Click here!
Moonrat Media’s YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/MoonratMedia
Board With Life on Twitter - https://twitter.com/ImBoardWithLife
Fleet on BGG - http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/121297/fleet
Fleet: Arctic Bounty on Kickstarter (well over 400% already!) - http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1478832610/fleet-arctic-bounty-the-exciting-new-expansion-to?ref=live
Little Metal Dog Show on iTunes (why not drop us a review?) - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-little-metal-dog-show/id370319152
On today’s show I’m joined by Jason Kotarski, designer of The Great Heartland Hauling Company from Dice Hate Me Games. We discuss his relative newness to the world of design, how boardgaming is the new punk rock and his new game – currently on Kickstarter and being released by LMDS’ own Sprocket Games label – FrogFlip! Following that, podcast royalty abounds in a chat with Stephen Conway from long-running games show The Spiel, where we cover everything from documentary film making to their charitable foundation as well as Italian card games from five hundred years ago…
Direct Download: http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/pixmjb/LMD_Episode62.mp3
FrogFlip! on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108292040/frogflip-from-sprocket-games
The Good Folks over at Dice Hate Me Games: http://dicehatemegames.com/ (seriously, listen to their podcast too)
The Spiel’s site: http://thespiel.net/
Scopa on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1602645836/scopa-classic-italian-card-game-gamers-edition?ref=live