A brand new episode of the show from the UK Games Expo brings another two big names from the industry to your ears! This time around it’s the Z-Man himself, Zev Shlasinger, the head of Z-Man Games. While I normally get to grab a few scant minutes with Zev every year over at Essen, this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to sit down with him and catch up with him properly, talking not just about his company’s latest releases but also the story behind Z-Man Games itself. Following that, I got to speak to Justin Ziran, the president of WizKids Games. Makers of this summer’s hottest and hardest-to-find release (Marvel Dice Masters) they’ve come under some heavy fire regarding the shortages. Find out why and more besides in this interview! And special thanks to Dani from Esdevium for sorting out the interviews!
Z-Man Games – http://zmangames.com/home.php
Zev’s BGG Page – http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamedesigner/5610/zev-shlasinger
WizKids Games – http://wizkidsgames.com/
UK Games Expo – https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/
Two new interviews on your favourite Little Metal Dog Show this time around! First of all I get to speak to Richard and Emily Gibbs from 64oz. Games, the team behind a new Kickstarter project that aims to make the games we love accessible to blind and partially sighted players through the use of Braille. It’s an excellent project and I definitely recommend checking it out – we’ll also be working with them in the future to make our own releases from Sprocket Games accessible too! I also get to speak to the man behind The Agents which blew up last year into something of a phenomenon. Saar Shai joins me to discuss the game, the campaign, and his plans for the future…
Links? We got your links right here, buddy.
Download the show from iTunes or get it direct – http://littlemetaldog.podbean.com/mf/web/dpr4x3/LMD_Episode77.mp3
Visit the Sprocket Games Of Mice And Lemmings page (seriously, it’s a really good game!) – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/108292040/of-mice-and-lemmings-from-scott-almes-and-sprocket
Visit 64oz Games’ Kickstarter, making games Blind Accessible! – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible?ref=live
Saar Shai’s The Agents site – http://www.playtheagents.com/
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)