Episode 45 – Hordes and Awards

While every episode of The Little Metal Dog Show is special, this one has an extra sprinkling of diamonds on top of an already tasty serving. First of all, Jonny Roberts joins me to talk about Organised Play in the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game as well as the forthcoming Nationals tournament. Following on from that, I’m honoured to welcome the Daddy of Deckbuilding, Donald X Vaccarino. Probably best known as the creator of Dominion (amongst so many more games), he’s a two time winner of the coveted Spiel des Jahres, including this year for the rather charming Kingdom Builder. We cover his better known titles – of course – as well as other games like Nefarious and the upcoming Gauntlet of Fools.

This episode’s links:

Direct Download – http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/4m2i2b/LMD_Episode45.mp3

Story Realms on Kickstarter – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/springboard/story-realms

WoWTCG Official Site – http://wowtcg.cryptozoic.com/

Zapped Giants (UK Community site for WoWTCG) – http://www.zappedgiants.com

Donald X Vaccarino’s BGG page (complete with his Secret Histories of Dominion) – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/10525/donald-x-vaccarino

Gauntlet of Fools on Kickstarter (get in quick, it ends on September 13th!) – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/gauntlet-of-fools

Continue Magazine (complete with articles by me! A bargain at £1.99 / $2.99) – http://www.continuemag.com/

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2 responses to “Episode 45 – Hordes and Awards

  1. Pingback: Building Deck Building « Action Points!

  2. I really enjoyed this interview. It’s always fascinating to learn about the origin of game ideas and hear a designer’s thoughts on how other designers are approaching similar game mechanics.

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