Wed, 18 December 2019
Opener: Skipped this part since all we're doing is talking about (mostly new) games played!
[/floatright]Another year that I didn't make it to BGGcon, but of course Greg Pettit did...he's an "every timer"! Since 2010 (a decade, hmm...) Greg and I have been recording this episode after the event, whether I was able to join him or not. Greg tells us about the event, its new location, and then about a whole lot of games played. Even oldtimers like Greg & I find ourselves playing new games as well as some old favorites at an event like this. Since these are often first plays of a new game, I like to solicit "1-5 star ratings" instead of BGG ratings. What's the difference? Maybe nothing, but in my mind, stars are more of a gut feel after an early play that measures excitement to play again, as well as (or maybe more than) an analysis of a game's long-term evaluation. As Greg says, it's easier to give 5 stars to a game you just had fun with than to say it's a 10.
Direct download: BGTG_193_-_Post-BGGcon_2019_with_Greg_Pettit.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm PDT
Fri, 23 August 2019
Opener: Bukiet (Bloom)
Direct download: BGTG_192_-_Origins_Game_Fair_2019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm PDT
Sat, 8 June 2019
Armchair Dragoons Presents Wargaming Media: State of Play
This panel featuring wargaming media personalities will discuss the current “Golden Age” of board wargaming and what can be done to ensure its survival.
Location: GCCC - Apods - A210
Date: Sunday 6/16/2019 10am (2 hours)
Direct download: BGTG_191_-_SdJ_Top_40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:03pm PDT
Sun, 14 April 2019
Openers: KeyForge and Lost Cities Rivals
Direct download: BGTG_190_-_Grail_Games_with_David_Harding.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm PDT
Sun, 10 March 2019
I pushed back an interview show I have coming next* in order to open the 15th year(!) of this podcast with a solo episode. In it, I reflect a little on the podcast and (re)tell some stories about it. Then I launch into a LONG list of games I've managed to play at three recent events: EsCon 2019, SoCal Games Day #76, and an extended weekend boardgame cruise with some buddies. In those events I played a mix of old favorites, some new-to-me superfillers like I prefer, a few longer games, and some that have some hype/hotness about them. See? Even I play those trendy titles sometimes, kickstarted or not. As you'll hear, I sometimes like them!
Direct download: BGTG_189_Welcome_to_Season_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:06pm PDT