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The Decade of Gaming in Review

The Decade of Gaming in Review

Armchair Dragoons Public Affairs Office, 30 December 2019

2019 was a ‘building’ year for us here at the Armchair Dragoons.

With the regiment established the year before, we focused on the core idea we wanted to build around: helping strategy gamers get the most out of their games. We spent the bulk of our time on our live broadcasts, continuing our podcast, and articles that make you want to read & discuss gaming. While the forums are a key piece of our community, they are not the only focal point, and the slow-and-steady-growth of that part of the Dragoons has been fun to watch, even if we haven’t over-emphasized “everyone come register!”

So while 2019 wasn’t quite as momentous as 2018 – the year we founded the regiment – it was still a solid year of getting ourselves grounded for more adventures to come, and we appreciate everyone whose joined us on the march.

2019, though, also gives us an endpoint at which multiple numbers roll over on the calendar. So while the most pedantic among us (you know who you are) will argue the decade doesn’t end until 2021, we’re taking this opportunity to look back on the decade in gaming, and we’ve asked a few friends to chime in, too.

“What’s been the biggest story in the gaming world over the past 10 years?”

And wow, we got responses all over the map. Some were short, and some were paragraphs. Some were unexpected, and others were predictable (especially given who they were from). (more…)

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“Mentioned in Dispatches” now on iTunes

“Mentioned in Dispatches” now on iTunes

Armchair Dragoons PAO, 18 December 2019

The Armchair Dragoons have finally arrived on iTunes, as we close out Season 3 of the podcast.

You can find the page for our podcast here, and subscribe through iTunes, if that’s your podcast tool of choice.  Please take a moment and rate our show so that we can get enough traction to start showing up in Apple’s recommendation engine.  Thanks!

If you prefer to subscribe to the podcast feed through other means, you can do so with this RSS feed.

 


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Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Gamers for Cures 24-hour Marathon 2019

Brant Guillory, 10 November 2019

The Gamer’s Armory hosted their annual 24-hour board game marathon event over Veterans Day weekend again this year, with the proceeds benefitting the Gamers For Cures charity The Turner Syndrome Society.

Over a hundred gamers cycled through the marathon, which included a massive game raffle, table prizes, and a lot of caffeine.

You can still make donations to the cause at this link, but it’s too late to get into the raffle. (FWIW, I dropped my tickets pretty evenly across Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea, Last Hundred Yards, Founders of Gloomhaven, and Front Toward Enemy.)

If you’re around central North Carolina next year, make plans to check out this awesome event in mid-November.

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Battles Magazine Back Issues Now in PDF

Armchair Dragoons Newsdesk, 9 July 2019

You can now order back issues of Battles Magazine in PDF, with quantity discounts.

BM Back PDF

 


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Battles Magazine #12 Preview

Brant Guillory, 21 November 2018

The guys at Battles Magazine have an online preview of their upcoming issue #12


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RIP Don Dehm ~ Gamer, Podcaster, and Beer Nerd

Brant Guillory, 20 November 2018

I found out Don Dehm moved on to his next adventure in the great beyond yesterday. Don was one of the nicest, most helpful dudes I ever met in the gaming world.

I was one of the earliest guests on the old Pulp Gamer podcast (episode #5) and that got me interested in podcasting to where I was a long-time subscriber before eventually taking my own podcasting plunge.

Any time I needed to reach out to Don with a question about the gaming business, podcasting, or GAMA (when he was on the board) he never treated my questions as an annoyance, and was always very enthusiastic about helping anyone and everyone find their right niche in the gaming world.

Don was one of the original brains behind the Bob & Angus show, which spawned the larger-than-life sheep we used to have a backdrop to our convention photos.

Our industry lost a great friend, and one that will be impossible to replace.

Next Origins, we’re going to hoist an extra drink for Don.

Oh, and #fuckcancer

 


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