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Title: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 11:28:29 AM
First episode escaped into the wild!


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/premier-episode-of-we-need-a-name-for-this-podcast/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/premier-episode-of-we-need-a-name-for-this-podcast/)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 03, 2018, 12:18:16 PM
Our intro music is Frogger?  :o
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 03:36:23 PM
Our intro music is Frogger?  :o


You get what you pay for
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 09, 2018, 07:42:01 AM
Second episode!

GMT sale, GAMA drama, overseas shipping, Vance can't find a convention, etc...

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/second-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: jack nastyface on November 09, 2018, 04:13:13 PM
Looking for titles for your podcast?  How about:
Phaseline: Podcast
Phaseline: Dragoon
Phaseline: Alpha Delta
Alpha Delta Actual
Cleared Hot!
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 09, 2018, 04:37:40 PM
Don't give him too many, he just gets confused - and welcome Jack!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 12, 2018, 08:51:45 PM
As long as it doesn't end up called something like Tokens n' Trinkets and end up sounding like it's hosted by a pair of elderly gentlemen in sweater vests.  ;D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 12, 2018, 10:42:47 PM
As long as it doesn't end up called something like Tokens n' Trinkets and end up sounding like it's hosted by a pair of elderly gentlemen in sweater vests.  ;D

Doug and I resemble that remark...

But, on reflection, you don't mention the gentlemen wearing pants, so that might be good.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 12, 2018, 10:46:12 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 13, 2018, 06:41:13 AM
Too many syllables.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 13, 2018, 06:58:01 AM
Men in Desp?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 08:06:01 AM
Listened to the lasted one. With all the Frogger music I"m thinking:

FrogCast

 >:D  :ROFL:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 13, 2018, 08:06:35 AM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 13, 2018, 08:18:14 AM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 13, 2018, 08:45:28 AM
We need a name that's much more juvenile and/or a double entendre, to keep in the spirit of...well, us.

Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 13, 2018, 08:56:41 AM
Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:


you've confused him with Mirth
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2018, 09:56:16 AM
I have never once claimed I would not be drinking during a recording. Nor I have I claimed I would wear pants.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 10:18:29 AM
Or not buy board games online.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 13, 2018, 10:25:19 AM
^also true
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: trailrunner on November 13, 2018, 10:25:55 AM
How about naming the podcast “chit chatter”?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 13, 2018, 10:29:27 AM
Sounds too close to something else. (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/HideEyes.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 13, 2018, 10:46:22 AM
The Charge of the Feeble Minded.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 13, 2018, 06:53:12 PM
Charge of the Slightly Afraid
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 13, 2018, 06:57:34 PM
Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

Hey, hey, easy there killer. That's just crazy talk!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2018, 07:03:11 AM
Saddle Waddle Paddle Babble
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Post by: BanzaiCat on November 14, 2018, 07:03:40 AM
Battle Babble
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Post by: panzerde on November 14, 2018, 09:38:59 AM
Battle Babble

I first read that as "Battle Barbie"
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
I played with Battle Barbie.  She was a close cousin of Kombat Ken.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2018, 12:57:36 PM
Wasn't their arch enemy Krieg Katerina?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:14:36 PM
Yes, yes, yes.

Fond memories.

Katarina, her consort Agent Ivan, and the ever-popular Camo Carla, the latter being a bust where you could try out different camouflage make-up patterns.

I always wanted, but never got, their adventure van which had these sweet Nahverteidigungswaffen that discharged pink smoke.  I remember the refill cartridges being really expensive and only available through mail order, though.

Now, I did have the Battle Barbie HQ with ice bath and Krav Maga training center, but who didn't?

Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:16:57 PM
Mentioned.
In.
Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 01:25:45 PM
Dismissed
with
ignominy
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:34:44 PM
I work in government.

Ignominy is on my business cards.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 01:44:09 PM
..but only on the reverse side and in invisible ink!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Cyrano on November 14, 2018, 01:50:49 PM
Stay out of my office.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 02:03:23 PM
Mwhahahaha  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 14, 2018, 04:53:35 PM
Stay out of my office.

Another good podcast name suggestion!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 14, 2018, 05:36:05 PM
Yes, yes, yes.

Fond memories.

Katarina, her consort Agent Ivan, and the ever-popular Camo Carla, the latter being a bust where you could try out different camouflage make-up patterns.

I always wanted, but never got, their adventure van which had these sweet Nahverteidigungswaffen that discharged pink smoke.  I remember the refill cartridges being really expensive and only available through mail order, though.

Now, I did have the Battle Barbie HQ with ice bath and Krav Maga training center, but who didn't?

I feel that perhaps you've given this a disturbing amount of thought.

I like that.

I also still vote with you on "Mentioned in Dispatches." I could go with "Stay out of my office" or "Get off my lawn" however. "Hurt, didn't it?" is also a winner.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 14, 2018, 05:46:15 PM
....'Still in Shrinkwrap' would be more appropriate.........
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 14, 2018, 06:22:59 PM
"Unpunched"?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 14, 2018, 06:40:29 PM
Unclipped.  :D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 14, 2018, 06:41:56 PM
Unhinged

Unhorsed

Unintelligible
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 15, 2018, 09:34:42 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

The damn answer was there almost the whole time, people!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 15, 2018, 10:15:59 PM
Form Square.
Mentioned in Dispatches.

OK, I'm throwing down, I REALLY like both these, but the second one is straight awesome.

ALLO Jack!

"Mentioned in Dispatches" is the clear winner. I will even put on pants the next time I'm on if we call it that.

Pfft! Pants are overrated. Next you'll be telling us you won't be drinking while recording....  :idiot2:

The damn answer was there almost the whole time, people!


Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 16, 2018, 08:08:36 AM
I...I...think he's right.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2018, 07:08:21 PM
New episode RIGHT NOW! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/third-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/)

(oh, and a poll to pick the name)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 07:13:22 PM
Hmm, not such great choices. I'm gonna have to go with Mentioned in Dispatches.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
As far as the new podcast, I was only able to listen until 07:16 before it stopped. You might have a problem with the upload.

[edit] Reloaded and seems to be working now.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 16, 2018, 07:46:11 PM
[edit] Reloaded and seems to be working now.


We're all about helping people solve their own problems here :)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 16, 2018, 08:07:56 PM
Pants are overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2018, 08:46:06 PM
Pants are overrated!

That one might be slightly confusing to the UK audience. They may think the participants are going commando. Which is yet another expression that may confuse them...

i'd go with 'Pod of the Light Brigade' if we could photoshop  one of the 'J'accuse!' image of Donald Sutherland into looking like he is dressed as Lord Cardigan.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:02:51 PM
Mentioned...in...Dispatches     (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/knuppel2.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 16, 2018, 09:08:54 PM
Pants are overrated.  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:17:49 PM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/knuppel2.gif)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: trailrunner on November 16, 2018, 09:27:30 PM
Since my suggestion didn't make it as a candidate, my vote is for sale.  Let the bidding begin.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 16, 2018, 09:36:05 PM
I bid seven ounces of smelly cheese from a village of apostates in southern France.

I'm told it is quite a delicacy and thus very valuable.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 16, 2018, 09:37:36 PM
I bid 50 quatloos on the newcomer!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 17, 2018, 12:15:47 AM
Since my suggestion didn't make it as a candidate, my vote is for sale.  Let the bidding begin.

I promise my respect? Cause that's worth a lot...
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2018, 05:06:13 AM
I bid one slightly dented frying pan.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 17, 2018, 07:23:56 AM
I bid one slightly dented frying pan.


what's great about this is that you know he has more slightly dented frying pans to add to the bid as the price goes up
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2018, 07:38:16 AM
Some are more dented than others. I'm keeping the wok`s in reserve.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2018, 07:47:37 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 21, 2018, 09:25:17 AM
So far, Mentioned in Dispatches is still in the lead, but Pod of the Light Brigade is still in striking distance.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2018, 09:27:18 AM
Pants are overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 21, 2018, 09:33:58 AM
Pod of the Light Brigade doesn't sound like a podcast. It sounds like something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  ::)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2018, 09:36:30 AM
Pants are Overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 21, 2018, 09:37:16 AM
Pod of the Light Brigade doesn't sound like a podcast. It sounds like something from Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  ::)

bbmike is onto us. Assimilate him next.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 21, 2018, 09:43:07 AM
I knew it!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 21, 2018, 09:44:34 AM
(https://1l5umu3rds2b2masq81ui5c2-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/invasion_of_the_body_snatchers_featured-1400x696.jpg)
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 21, 2018, 03:37:27 PM
Now, now, no discriminating against pod people. They're a growing demographic.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bob48 on November 21, 2018, 03:53:13 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: panzerde on November 21, 2018, 05:10:45 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!

I'm going to let the møøse bite you.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on November 21, 2018, 07:35:52 PM
Kinky!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 21, 2018, 09:23:56 PM
...........if you squint, and use a bit of imagination.it could almost be Emma Peel wearing a bowler hat!

If you squint, and use a bit of imagination, and drink a fifth of scotch in one swig after a 40 hour mescaline bender, and suffer a dozen concussions,  and have your eyes stabbed out of your face with chopsticks...
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2018, 11:02:33 AM
Riding Breeches Saddle Babble
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 11:05:02 AM
Pants are Overrated!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 22, 2018, 11:08:52 AM
Breeches Are Overrated
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Capn Darwin on November 22, 2018, 11:33:05 AM
Since my favorite title of "Podcasty McPodcastface" didn't make the cut for a name, I offer up "Armchair Dragoon Debrief" or Dragoon Debrief for short. Or ADD for short and accurate. I can see a perfect graphics of the dragoon with pants around the ankles in red heart briefs, but I digress...  >:D
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Barthheart on November 22, 2018, 12:10:06 PM
MY EYES!  :o
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 23, 2018, 07:34:43 AM
Episode 4 is here!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/fourth-episode-of-the-armchair-dragoons-podcast/
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 23, 2018, 07:48:59 AM
Breeches Are Overrated

Pantaloons are Overrated.
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 30, 2018, 08:47:36 AM
Episode 5 today!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: mirth on November 30, 2018, 10:12:02 AM
Have we named this thing yet?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bbmike on November 30, 2018, 10:13:51 AM
^That's a good name!
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: S_Trauth on December 04, 2018, 05:41:24 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.


An Australian might misunderstand that one though ... as Dutch ovens are something different here.  It probably isn't in Berlitz or Lonely Planet ... just my way of being a cultural attache between both my countries.  :bigthumb:   
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: Staggerwing on December 04, 2018, 06:54:01 AM
I'd hold out for the well-seasoned Dutch Oven with lid if I were you.


An Australian might misunderstand that one though ... as Dutch ovens are something different here.  It probably isn't in Berlitz or Lonely Planet ... just my way of being a cultural attache between both my countries.  :bigthumb:

It has something to do with passing gas, doesn't it?
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: S_Trauth on December 04, 2018, 08:19:49 AM
Technically it is under covers ... it sorta made me think that camping here can be a bit different.

I guess that might be the case sometimes, since I saw this one idiot on a tv show, like outback stuff telling you how you could make bread out in the sticks... and what the guy did (I swear this is true) - got out jumper cables, and hooked up a bread maker to his version of a sports utility vehicle...  I guess it would work, but it wasn't exactly like rubbing some sticks together to make a fire type of stuff...  :applause:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 07, 2018, 05:21:53 PM
Dr Sterrett, in his official capacity, joins us to talk about the game design program at CGSC as well as the fa57 career path
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 08:03:19 AM
Cyrano has a conniption fit over Napoleonics in this week's episode of Mentioned in Dispatches, where the pants are over-rated
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Cyrano on December 14, 2018, 08:07:27 AM
I was not allowed to prepare a proper response to your highly-provocative question.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 09:15:28 AM
I was not allowed to prepare a proper response to your highly-provocative question.


that was a feature, not a bug  :hehe:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on December 14, 2018, 09:47:32 AM
60 Minutes ambush at it's best!  :bigthumb:
Title: Re: PODCAST!
Post by: tuna on December 14, 2018, 09:51:27 AM
"Mentioned in Dispatches, where the pants are over-rated"

Is this the official name now?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 14, 2018, 10:00:56 AM
Mentioned in Dispatches is the official name

Pants are over-rated is an unofficial motto to keep Barth from seceding.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 21, 2018, 02:31:48 PM
Last episode of Season 1 is out today.  Don't love it 'til you hear it!  :bigthumb:

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/eighth-episode-of-mentioned-in-dispatches/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/eighth-episode-of-mentioned-in-dispatches/)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on December 22, 2018, 10:28:47 AM
"No Pantaloons Required"
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 04, 2019, 08:04:53 PM
Listened to an episode last night. Good job guys.   
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:21:00 AM
How drunk was I on a scale of 1-10?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 05, 2019, 07:28:43 AM
Have you ever dropped below 10?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:32:46 AM
Not by choice
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Bison on March 05, 2019, 07:53:43 AM
How drunk was I on a scale of 1-10?

I intentionally chose one without you listed as a contributor.  :P
But my guess is eleventy.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 07:54:32 AM
you know me so well   :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 08:57:02 AM
Good first season, chaps!

However, it could do with a bit more of a (cough) international flavour :-)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2019, 09:36:26 AM
Yeah, we're going to try to fire this up again soon, and maybe we can get Katie to hop on for the English accent :)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 09:43:08 AM
What an absolutely splendid notion, old boy! Do carry on.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2019, 09:44:52 AM
We already have a Canuck. How much more international flavor do we need? :P
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 05, 2019, 09:47:54 AM
Very true, I didn't consider that.

........rumour has it that he doesn't clip his counters
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 05, 2019, 09:51:37 AM
Very true, I didn't consider that.

........(rumour has it that he doesn't clip his counters)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/4PeRdlePCFXi0/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Barthheart on March 05, 2019, 07:15:32 PM
(https://66.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltnlknpId81r3revyo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on March 06, 2019, 06:22:20 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 08:03:20 AM
The eyebrow lift suggests a bit of John Belushi as well.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: mirth on March 06, 2019, 09:38:28 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2019, 09:57:39 AM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2019, 03:16:10 PM
Who did?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 06:38:29 PM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!

No that was Ted Cruz's dad. Or maybe the dads were working together...  ???
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 06, 2019, 06:54:19 PM
Who was?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2019, 06:56:41 PM
He was. Come on, Bawb, keep up!  8)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2019, 06:59:02 PM
^He looks like Woody Harrelson!  ;D

That's his dad


the same guy that shot JFK?!

No that was Ted Cruz's dad. Or maybe the dads were working together...  ???

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Harrelson?wprov=sfla1
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Staggerwing on March 06, 2019, 08:25:01 PM


Yes, hence the comment about them working together on the assassination. https://www.factcheck.org/2016/05/trumps-tall-tabloid-tale/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 06:40:41 AM
(https://pics.me.me/send-me-that-ted-cruz-dog-34185805.png)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 06:55:34 AM
...where am I?

.................who are these people.............
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 07:11:49 AM
Bawb as a teenager (colorized, circa 1871)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/237/729/98e.png)

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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 07:17:59 AM
The Ninja's were, but you couldn't see 'em.
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Post by: bbmike on March 07, 2019, 08:04:58 AM
Bawb as a teenager (colorized, circa 1871)

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/001/237/729/98e.png)

Faked! Those computers would have been clay tablets!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2019, 08:25:57 AM
It's time travel, bruh!
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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2019, 08:39:23 AM
You told us the same thing next Tuesday!
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Post by: bbmike on March 07, 2019, 09:02:42 AM
 :2funny:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 07, 2019, 09:15:08 AM
The Ninja's were, but you couldn't see 'em.

(https://www.savagechickens.com/wp-content/uploads/chickenrollcall.jpg)


(https://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickenninjapoker.jpg)


(https://www.savagechickens.com/images/chickenstilllife.jpg)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 15, 2019, 05:49:32 PM
SEASON 2 STARTS TONIGHT YO!

seriously - first new episode of season 2 is out there
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Post by: bob48 on March 15, 2019, 05:53:29 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on March 16, 2019, 12:42:54 AM
Season 2 of the GoonCast?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 07:13:11 PM
'Mentioned In Pantaloons'
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 07:23:17 PM
Or as I call it, the Drunk Cast
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 07:25:30 PM
You're the comedic drunken relief, I thought?
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 07:56:28 PM
Someone has to be. And you're never available.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 08:00:06 PM
I don't drink much, either. :(
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 08:14:46 PM
I don't drink much, either. :(

You really should drink more👍
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 21, 2019, 08:18:23 PM
I had some Maker's Mark a couple of nights ago.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on March 22, 2019, 06:34:32 AM
I don't drink much, either. :(

You mean you spill most of it?
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Post by: Barthheart on March 22, 2019, 07:04:37 AM
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/6403427ace3db7a6846a14e3720fc4df/tenor.gif?itemid=4948049)
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Post by: bob48 on March 22, 2019, 07:15:23 AM
I think that technically, that's known as 'quaffing'  ;D
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Post by: Metaldog on March 23, 2019, 01:45:33 PM
Pretty sure you have to get some inside you to qualify as quaffing.  Or maybe it's in and out repeatedly.  Now I'm confused.
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Post by: bob48 on March 23, 2019, 02:40:16 PM
Pretty sure you have to get some inside you to qualify as quaffing.  Or maybe it's in and out repeatedly.  Now I'm confused.

No, I think that's a different activity.............but I can't recall exactly what  ???
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 29, 2019, 05:04:27 PM
Happy Mirthday!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-3-happy-mirthday/
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Post by: Bison on March 30, 2019, 12:44:07 PM
Mirth apparently celebrates Mirthday 365 days a year and extra day every four years.
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Post by: Martok on March 30, 2019, 07:15:46 PM
I never assumed otherwise. 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 05, 2019, 07:38:17 PM
This weekend's episode has arrived

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-4-kickstarter-our-hearts/
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 14, 2019, 04:57:35 AM
Anybody else have problems listening to the second season of the podcast. Some episodes play through ok but a lot including this latest one stop about 5 or 10 minutes in and revert back to the beginning of the show on both my IPod or my IPad. I also do not see a way of advancing past this point as there is no timeline slider and I can't download them for later listening on the move as they only seem to play directly rather than download and save to the device. Is this just a me thing or do others get/have this problem?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 14, 2019, 09:03:19 AM
Anybody else have problems listening to the second season of the podcast. Some episodes play through ok but a lot including this latest one stop about 5 or 10 minutes in and revert back to the beginning of the show on both my IPod or my IPad. I also do not see a way of advancing past this point as there is no timeline slider and I can't download them for later listening on the move as they only seem to play directly rather than download and save to the device. Is this just a me thing or do others get/have this problem?


I've run them on 2 different computers when I check the uploads, and hadn't noticed any issues.  Are you playing them in the browser window, or downloading them?
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Post by: Hatricvs on April 15, 2019, 03:22:19 PM
No my error..all sorted now I was just being impatient. If I wait long enough the time slider appears and I can jump past the section that appears to glitch for me. Consequently I have now heard all the season two episodes to date...so colour me a happy fella once again!  Cheers Guys so great listening as ever.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 04:06:15 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083
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Post by: Arctic Blast on April 15, 2019, 04:28:37 PM
So, I just looked up the podcast on Stitcher out of curiosity to see if it was there yet. did you know that there already is a Mentioned in Dispatches, which is a long running (109 episodes and counting) podcast about WW1?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 04:52:13 PM
So, I just looked up the podcast on Stitcher out of curiosity to see if it was there yet. did you know that there already is a Mentioned in Dispatches, which is a long running (109 episodes and counting) podcast about WW1?




no - I blame Cyrano...   :-\
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Post by: panzerde on April 15, 2019, 05:32:42 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083

Responded.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 15, 2019, 06:53:51 PM
Cyrano / Panzerde - can y'all help this guy out some?

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083 (https://boardgamegeek.com/article/31740083#31740083)

Responded.


Thanks!
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 05:14:10 PM
Episode 2-6 is now live

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-6-just-some-gamers-talking-games/
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2019, 05:21:41 PM
Is this my (mostly) sober episode?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 06:24:29 PM
Is this my (mostly) sober episode?


does such a thing exist?
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Post by: mirth on April 19, 2019, 06:35:00 PM
85% less drunk
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Post by: Bison on April 19, 2019, 08:00:28 PM
I still need to listen to the last couple of episodes.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 19, 2019, 08:07:18 PM
I still need to listen to the last couple of episodes.

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< SLACKER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SLACKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< SLACKER >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SLACKER <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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Post by: Bison on April 19, 2019, 11:07:18 PM
Truth
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2019, 11:37:03 AM

On this week's podcast, we talk about a bunch of non-kinetic factors in wargaming, along with firefighters, nukes, drug smuggling as a game, nazi space elves, game design classes, Scramble for Africa, and Canadian government zombies.  Only one of those was made up, but you'll have to listen to figure out which one.


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-8-sweating-to-the-wargames/
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Post by: Barthheart on May 03, 2019, 11:40:00 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:
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Post by: mirth on May 03, 2019, 11:40:45 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:

that just ain't right
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 03, 2019, 11:44:03 AM
You talked about Canadian government zombies without me!?!  :censored:

it's not like we didn't have any Canadian representation on the call, besides

Only one of those was made up, but you'll have to listen to figure out which one.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on May 10, 2019, 04:40:47 PM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-season-2-episode-9-the-essential-wargaming-library/
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Post by: Bison on May 12, 2019, 10:43:52 AM
Interesting discussion. Good job y’all.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2019, 09:57:55 AM
RSS Feed for podcast subscriptions


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feed/podcast (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/feed/podcast)

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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 05:57:20 AM
I listened to your podcast on the Scramble for Africa thing.

As someone who is outside of the US political mess, who don't care about Scramble for Africa, and who don't regard myself a on either "side" of the discussion you are having... I don't agree with those getting enraged about SfA being cancelled, but I also certainly don't agree with the (in lack of a better word) "SJW" side of this whole thing:

I  think you are totally missing some important points about this whole issue. So many in fact that it's hard to enumerate all of them here.
But overall, it very much seems like you view the entire thing in a context of US politics (which you also admit) ... but it's not only that you (correctly) notice that all of this just comes a football in a larger picture. You are doing it yourself - at least to the point of you simply ignoring any non-extreme point of those who think, say, the NYT article was stupid, and only making this a 2-sided issue based on the current domestic US situation.

As a European it often seems this kind of online debate are trying to impose US thinking on all of us, sometimes in absurd ways.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 06:27:42 AM
As a European it often seems this kind of online debate are trying to impose US thinking on all of us, sometimes in absurd ways.

I think there's a lot of people that absolutely agree with you (incl me) and moreover, there's a lot of people in the US that think that the absurdity is getting out of hand.

But in this specific context, you had a US company making a game that was primarily for the US market reacting to public feedback from an audience that was primarily in the US.

That's not to say GMT doesn't sell a lot of games overseas, or that overseas customers don't get a chance to weigh in, but when you're weighing sales figures, you're focused on the dollars, not pounds, euros, yen, kroner, rubles, or anything else.




I  think you are totally missing some important points about this whole issue. So many in fact that it's hard to enumerate all of them here.

Agreed, but we ran 1:40 for our longest podcast ever, and still missed a whole lot of points.

Cyrano and I were just discussing a follow-up podcast last night, and we'll look to get it scheduled soon(-ish) before the start of our third season of the regular podcast.




Thank you for listening, and for the feedback :)
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 06:42:29 AM
But in this specific context, you had a US company making a game that was primarily for the US market reacting to public feedback from an audience that was primarily in the US.

That's not to say GMT doesn't sell a lot of games overseas, or that overseas customers don't get a chance to weigh in, but when you're weighing sales figures, you're focused on the dollars, not pounds, euros, yen, kroner, rubles, or anything else.

Yes... as I said... I have no issue with SfA or GMTs decision. They are entirely in their right to make such business decisions.
I didn't participate in the SfA discussion... I thought it was silly.

But I also think that it clearly shows that there's some internal problems in the US which cause a lot of tension, and some of what comes out of that appears genuinely absurd to many Europeans. Sometimes you just have to shake your head an wonder why everything coming out of the US has to be about "race". ... and the whole parallel to "Gamergate" ... it just makes NO SENSE AT ALL in context of the board game scene here in Europe.
... and then the issue that it's totally impossible to discuss the reasons for all this, since it very quickly ends up being political - because it's actually rooted in a larger political context - but a context which is very different in the US than it is in Europe.



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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 07:17:20 AM
Sometimes you just have to shake your head an wonder why everything coming out of the US has to be about "race". ... and the whole parallel to "Gamergate" ... it just makes NO SENSE AT ALL in context of the board game scene here in Europe.

Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well.


I imagine there are current issues in Europe that would make no sense at all in the context of the game scene here in the US.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 07:25:22 AM
Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well

Yes. I know. ... sadly ... I and can understand why that is.
I would just hope it didn't contribute to make the whole discussion so two-sided with an element of "if you're not with us, then you're against us".
That totally drowns out what people not soaked in those US socials issues might think.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 08:53:30 AM
Because race relations and gender issues are two of the biggest political/social issues in the US today and they are very big issues as well

Yes. I know. ... sadly ... I and can understand why that is.
I would just hope it didn't contribute to make the whole discussion so two-sided with an element of "if you're not with us, then you're against us".
That totally drowns out what people not soaked in those US socials issues might think.


The "with us or against us" dichotomy not limited to the US in its stupidity.  We just happen to better than most at broadcasting it.


There's all sorts of room for nuance in these discussions, but that involves more intellectual capital than I think a lot of people feel like expending.




Regardless, I think a couple my points still hold true:
1. There's no "bright line" out there between what is acceptable content and presentation of challenging issues in games; the line gets fuzzier the closer you examine it
2. The "line" (as it were) is in different places for different people.


Not stated on the podcast, but still relevant: there are always people willing to enforce their lines on other people.  Usually with good intentions, but rarely to good effect.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 09:00:10 AM
Socio-political considerations aside, SfA was not a very good game concept. It should have never made it on to GMT's p500 list imo. Having it yanked didn't bother me in the least.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 09:11:29 AM
Socio-political considerations aside, SfA was not a very good game concept. It should have never made it on to GMT's p500 list imo. Having it yanked didn't bother me in the least.

Neither did it bother me. I don't know much about the game, but from what I've heard I most likely would not have spent time or money on it.
The point I raise has nothing to do with that game or the discussion around it.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 09:30:11 AM
Not stated on the podcast, but still relevant: there are always people willing to enforce their lines on other people.  Usually with good intentions, but rarely to good effect.

Yes.
And there's too much "group think".
I'm not "a part" of a hobby. I *have* a hobby. ... Some of the relations I create while playing might end up in social relations and the creations of some small community, but I don't feel like I"m a part of a larger "board game community" with thousands of other BGG users. We're not a "group" ... We're individuals who just happen to share a hobby.
So it bothers me when people discuss what "the community" should do about "problematic" issues and proclaim stuff like (say) black SS units as problematic and insinuate that there's some sort of "whitewashing" going on. The headline aside, there was a few things in that NYT article which just came across as trying to invent problems.
So when people who regard all this as a big community comes with moral finger-pointing and tell everybody who don't agree that they are bigots or worse ... it just becomes too much.

Now, -  bigots do exist... I've even once bumped into a Holocaust denier... but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 09:44:24 AM
but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.

The hobby has become more mainstream in the past 10-15 years. Those considerations are going to become an increasing part of the discussion.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 23, 2019, 09:53:28 AM
I just listened to an older Dice Tower podcast on the way in to work this morning, in which they read a missive from a listener that said he'd been with his gaming group at a restaurant. They were playing Secret Hitler and he said he chose to not participate as he wasn't feeling it that particular day - that's absolutely fine, of course. What's not is, the guy said his friends started saying "HEIL HITLER" and throwing up a Nazi salute - right there in the restaurant.

It's definitely gotten more mainstream but behavior like that is going to act a lot to put the brakes on perception of the hobby. It bothers me that there's people that stupid to be utterly clueless as to how they appear, especially in a public place, to be yelling crap like that - whether or not they are serious - and having a board game laid out in front of them. This falls right into the NYT's narrative by lumping board gamers in with Klan and Nurenburg rally pictures. I'd like to think 99% of us are smart enough to be positive ambassadors for our hobby (regardless of the games we enjoy, wargaming or otherwise), and it's a shame that 1% (or whatever it is) are oblivious.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:00:29 AM
In my experience, the percentage of idiots is higher than 1%. And let's be honest, a lot of people in the hobby don't have the greatest social skills. The vast majority of us are decent people, but the knuckleheads really stand out. The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 23, 2019, 10:01:22 AM
In my experience, the percentage of idiots is higher than 1%. And let's be honest, a lot of people in the hobby don't have the greatest social skills. The vast majority of us are decent people, but the knuckleheads really stand out. The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

You're correct of course on the 1%. As well as calling out reprehensible behavior when it happens.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:07:15 AM
but come on ... some times you just want to play a strategically challenging game and not be expected to have moral considerations about whether the game art and components are sufficiently condemning of historical people deserving condemnation.

The hobby has become more mainstream in the past 10-15 years. Those considerations are going to become an increasing part of the discussion.

Sure... And there are games which genuinely would deserve a raised eyebrow and ridicule of the designer.
Just look at some of these:
 


But as with everything it's best in moderation and if it's overdone and start to look like inventing problems for virtue signaling or as "to enforce their lines on other people" ... it becomes counter productive.

And (back to my point) ... the polarized nature of US society and politics seems to tend to make people push these limits. I can of course understand that when one side of the US political spectrum acts completely without moral compass it will also create a counter-reaction on the other side ... but when these opinions are then exported to places where we don't have such a polarized discourse it just looks like everyone has gone mad.
To give a non-board-game example. The US right has some very arcane and dogmatic ideas about abortion. (especially showing these days) ... but it seems to also foster a counter-reaction in some circles which even in Nordic countries with very liberal abortion laws seems extremist.

Now... I'm afraid we're already approaching territory  where it becomes impossible to elaborate without being political... which is (as you noted) also is a problem.

 
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:10:51 AM
The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

Well ... having been called names like that myself on incredibly silly foundations (IMHO), I'm not sure I trust all of the 99% to judge when someone is an a-hole.
It might just happen that the percentage of people not capable of judging that is also higher than 1%
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:14:39 AM
The defense against misperceptions of us as a group is to call out and denounce the a-holes.

Well ... having been called names like that myself on incredibly silly foundations (IMHO), I'm not sure I trust all of the 99% to judge when someone is an a-hole.
It might just happen that the percentage of people not capable of judging that is also higher than 1%

I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.
Quote
I just listened to an older Dice Tower podcast on the way in to work this morning, in which they read a missive from a listener that said he'd been with his gaming group at a restaurant. They were playing Secret Hitler and he said he chose to not participate as he wasn't feeling it that particular day - that's absolutely fine, of course. What's not is, the guy said his friends started saying "HEIL HITLER" and throwing up a Nazi salute - right there in the restaurant.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:21:40 AM
I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.

Sure... or at least idiots.

But that doesn't really solve the issue.
Even if you might be able to find the line between who are a-holes and who just have a different opinion than you which doesn't qualify them as being "the enemy" ... not everybody are.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:27:57 AM
I'm quite comfortable saying that these guys are a-holes.

Sure... or at least idiots.

But that doesn't really solve the issue.
Even if you might be able to find the line between who are a-holes and who just have a different opinion than you which doesn't qualify them as being "the enemy" ... not everybody are.

My point is that people in the hobby gripe about how the hobby is misperceived by the mainstream. One way to correct the misperceptions is to not tolerate racists, misogynists, and general assholes in the hobby.

A bunch of guys throwing up the Nazis salute and shouting "Heil Hitler!" while gaming in a restaurant is not a good look for the rest of us.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on August 23, 2019, 10:28:59 AM
Peter - I think one thing you'll find around these parts is a relatively low asshole count.  We've tried pretty hard to set a more congenial tone in this group, and we have a pretty tough "no politics" rule that we hold pretty seriously, in the interest of keeping things civil.

There are certainly places where trolls get away with tossing bombs just for the sake of tossing them, but we tend to self-moderate a lot of that behavior.

I think the tone of the community certainly matters, and whatever you let people get away with, there's always someone trying to push that boundary an extra 5% just to push it.  Eventually, someone pushes back.

We try to keep things from pushing too much here, and keep focused more on the games (and let's face it, we talk a lot of music & movies, too) and try to keep the noise somewhere else.  No one is saying you can't have an opinion, but like I said on the podcast, you should try to respect the rules of the house owner whose living room you're hanging out in, and keep your feet off the furniture, if that's the prevailing standard.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
My point is that people in the hobby gripe about how the hobby is misperceived by the mainstream. One way to correct the misperceptions is to not tolerate racists, misogynists, and general assholes in the hobby.

A bunch of guys throwing up the Nazis salute and shouting "Heil Hitler!" while gaming in a restaurant is not a good look for the rest of us.

I think this is an example of group-think.
Those idiots doesn't affect me in any way and I feel no obligation to police other peoples actions because someone might notice that they play a board game and I also play (most likely) some very different board games.
Sure... I can say these people sounds like idiots, but I feel no urge at all to start a group effort to change or influence a lot of other people who just happen to have a hobby which resembles mine.

And I say "resembles". Though there's most often an overlap with other in games we like it is possible to find people with who you share absolutely no gaming interests. I don't regard people as a part of some "community" I'm also in just because they also have a BGG user ... and I feel no obligation for how stupid they might behave in restaurants.

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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:36:50 AM
No one is saying you can't have an opinion, but like I said on the podcast, you should try to respect the rules of the house owner whose living room you're hanging out in, and keep your feet off the furniture, if that's the prevailing standard.

You make me doubt whether you think I've already done that.

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Post by: Cyrano on August 23, 2019, 10:36:59 AM
I promised Brant I'd keep my powder dry on this, but...

1.  I am a doom-and-gloomer when it comes to historical wargaming, but I don't think it has anything to do with angry mobs of the ill-informed just.

2.  Throughout this conversation, my question has consistently been, "fine, agreed, so what?"  When responses come, my reactions have typically fallen into two categories:  "Sure.  Good.  That's it?" and "Oh, really, and who gets to decide that?  Surely not you or I?"

Oh, and let me repeat something I said on an earlier podcast:  bad facts make bad law and they also tend to frame bad arguments.  "Scramble for Africa" was never a hill on which anyone should want to fight much less die.  If anyone does the game on the life of Harry Flashman, it's gonna be me.  All players will be required to wear absurd hats.

This includes Jim Snyder.



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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:40:49 AM
I think this is an example of group-think.
Those idiots doesn't affect me in any way and I feel no obligation to police other peoples actions because someone might notice that they play a board game and I also play (most likely) some very different board games.
Sure... I can say the people sounds like idiot, but I feel no urge at all to start a group effort to change or influence a lot of other people who just happen to have a hobby which resembles mine.

And I say "resembles". Though there's most often an overlap with other in games we like it is possible to find people with who you share absolutely no gaming interests. I don't regard people as a part of some "community" I'm also in just because they also have a BGG user ... and I feel no obligation for how stupid they might behave in restaurants.

That's fine and I personally agree with your view point about it not affecting my involvement with or enjoyment of the hobby. However, none of us should be surprised when a mainstream news outlet, like the New York Times, publishes an article that calls into question the nature of the hobby. Not as long as we are willing to tolerate or turn a blind-eye to the idiots and assholes.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:44:00 AM
"Scramble for Africa" was never a hill on which anyone should want to fight much less die.

That's how I feel about it. People are going to fight over the politics, cry out "SJWs are ruining the hobby, etc because that's what people do, but SfA was a bad game idea that deserved to die because it was a bad game idea.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 10:49:00 AM
However, none of us should be surprised when a mainstream news outlet, like the New York Times, publishes an article that calls into question the nature of the hobby. Not as long as we are willing to tolerate or turn a blind-eye to the idiots and assholes.

I hope we're talking about the same NYT article.
The one I read insinuated that there was a "whitewashing" of the German Army going on due to games having black SS counters.
Is that what we should not "turn a blind eye to" ? ... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

The article also tried to draw a lot of parallels to the video game scene and gamergate. I'm sure there were a lot of idiots and assholes involved in gamergate, but it just seems utterly absurd to assume the same is happening with board games. It certainly isn't the case where I live and (again) *if* that's the case in the board game scene in the US, it very clearly shows that we're not one big "community".
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 10:57:54 AM
... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

You continue to parse my words, so I will reiterate what I mean when I refer to the assholes in the hobby. I mean the guys who will throw Nazis salutes and shout "Heil Hitler!". I mean the guys who will walk around conventions wearing Das Reich ball caps and t-shirts as though they are supporting a baseball team. I could go on with a list of bullshit behavior which is not uncommon within the hobby.
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Post by: Peter Mogensen on August 23, 2019, 11:04:07 AM
... Do we seriously suspect designers of such games for being idiots and assholes engaged in whitewashing?

You continue to parse my words, so I will reiterate what I mean when I refer to the assholes in the hobby. I mean the guys who will throw Nazis salutes and shout "Heil Hitler!". I mean the guys who will walk around conventions wearing Das Reich ball caps and t-shirts as though they are supporting a baseball team. I could go on with a list of bullshit behavior which is not uncommon within the hobby.

Ok ... we agree about that. (which I've never seen happen here).
But the reason you feel I'm parsing your words is that you reply to my concerns, not by addressing my points, but with what seems as dismissing them by instead giving examples like the above .... which comes across and a justification to not be concerned about what I'm concerned about.

I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted you.
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Post by: mirth on August 23, 2019, 11:10:16 AM
I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted you.

No worries. I apologize if I seemed dismissive. It's a charged topic which inevitably leads to misunderstanding. I think we agree on the matter more than not.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 11, 2019, 08:16:04 AM
started recording season 3; will be releasing soon...  we hope!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 13, 2019, 05:01:11 PM
Season 3 is here! (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e1-the-last-word-on-africa/)




And there was, well.... some rejoicing
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 13, 2019, 05:04:11 PM
yaaaay
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Post by: Bison on September 13, 2019, 06:04:20 PM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.
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Post by: Cyrano on September 14, 2019, 09:49:13 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

And I found it a ligthly-War-themed Euro.  I enjoyed it and own the 1812 game.  As I say, the distinction is of little consequence, but I feel it.
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2019, 09:59:56 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

And I found it a ligthly-War-themed Euro.  I enjoyed it and own the 1812 game.  As I say, the distinction is of little consequence, but I feel it.

Truth. And I discovered that 1775 is a good way to get others interested in board gaming.
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Post by: Bison on September 14, 2019, 05:06:53 PM
It’s the game I used to get my daughter interested in wargames. I think one thing long time wargames forget is just how complex and inaccessible most games are. There is a need for wargames like 1775 to expose new players and  non-wargamers, like euro gamers to the hobby.

I agree it has a euro game feel.
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Post by: panzerde on September 14, 2019, 07:19:06 PM
It’s the game I used to get my daughter interested in wargames. I think one thing long time wargames forget is just how complex and inaccessible most games are. There is a need for wargames like 1775 to expose new players and  non-wargamers, like euro gamers to the hobby.

I agree it has a euro game feel.

Here ya go:

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Post by: Cyrano on September 14, 2019, 07:25:36 PM
Yeah, but there's weird, unaccounted for pen marks in that game...
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Post by: Barthheart on September 14, 2019, 07:34:41 PM
Suuuuurrrreee.... “pen marks”.... :hehe:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 14, 2019, 10:51:15 PM
"shed marks"
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Post by: mirth on September 15, 2019, 09:45:37 AM
I decided 1775 is a perfectly fine light wargame.

I agree. It made for a fun 2-3 hours of gaming. I don't need every game to be big and complex. I just prefer them that way :P
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 17, 2019, 04:04:55 PM
Great S3E1 episode, gents.  :bigthumb:

I seem to recall CGW at the time laughing off that Custer game for the Atari 2600. I remember reading a review for it and being, despite a 14-year-old hormonal boy, having zero interest in seeing Atari 2600 tiddays.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 20, 2019, 10:05:40 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e2-i-know-what-you-played-last-summer/
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Post by: tuna on September 20, 2019, 10:44:14 AM
Listening now, since really slow day at work and wfh!

Great episode!
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Post by: Bison on September 24, 2019, 05:45:59 PM
What the heck happened? Jim seems generally happy and mirth isn’t drunk? Just strange.
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Post by: mirth on September 24, 2019, 06:02:41 PM
I was drunk. Just less drunk.

I can't account for Jim's happiness.
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Post by: Adam on September 24, 2019, 09:14:44 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say. 
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Post by: Barthheart on September 24, 2019, 09:19:25 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on September 24, 2019, 09:29:55 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say.

That's a good point. However, insofar as producing podcasts is concerned, it can take an exponential amount of hours for each hour to edit down, depending on how detailed/clean you want the recording to be. An hour is generally doable editing-wise in a single sitting.
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Post by: Adam on September 24, 2019, 11:54:50 PM
It's a common refrain by podcast hosts or guests to comment on how the podcast is "running long" which might try the attention span of the podcast listener.  As an avid podcast and audobook listener, I can tell you that no podcast is too long -- if I run out of time to listen, I just pause and pick back up at a later time.  Indeed, I rarely finish a podcast in a single sitting.  As such, I would encourage you to go for as long as you have time / have something interesting to say.

That's a good point. However, insofar as producing podcasts is concerned, it can take an exponential amount of hours for each hour to edit down, depending on how detailed/clean you want the recording to be. An hour is generally doable editing-wise in a single sitting.

Ya, I kind of figured that might be the case.  Or perhaps it might be shorthand for either, "I'm tired of talking to you guys" or "I've run out of things to say."  Either way, don't blame the listener as I'll keep happily listening  :)
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Post by: jack nastyface on September 25, 2019, 12:43:20 AM
Gentlemen,

Further to comments made in Mentioned in Dispatches S3E2 I Know What You Played Last Summer regarding skirmish level games in the black-powder era...

While I acknowledge that episodes such as the storming of the great redoubt at Borodino, the guards charge at Waterloo, or even the smaller-yet-no-less-gripping breaking of the french squares by the King's German Legion at Garcia Hernandez, is where - and how - history is made, I am forever drawn to the countless small unit actions between handfuls of men that occur along scouting patrols, skirmish lines, rear guard actions, cutting out actions, and foraging missions.

Personally, I blame the literature of my youth:  C.S. Forester (Death to the French aka Rifleman Dodd, The Gun, all of the cutting out scenes from Horatio Hornblower), Bernard Cornwell (the first three Sharpe books were published during my most impressionable years - grades 10, 11 and 12), and The Seven Men of Gascony, a tropey-but-delightful  book I picked up at a second hand store.

As a result, I have been forever (well...since my teen years, which is close to forever ago) dedicated to skirmish level games of this era.  Few rule sets have been offered along the way.  The mentioned man-to-man skirmish rules in The Dragon magazine was one such example.  Others came from the few RPG's that focus on that, or nearby eras, such as Privateers and Gentlemen, GURPS Napoleonics, Skull and Crossbones (close enough!), and modified Gunslinger, to name a few.  Recently, I have invested in Green Jackets and Voltigeurs (battlefield designs) and more recently, Song of Drums and Shakos by Ganesha games.  Although I am aware that most Napoleonic gamers prefer grand battles, I have found much delight in watching your Friday Night Fights games featuring Sharpe Practice.  I look forward to future engagements, and would love to see you try any of the other "small unit action" rules suitable for this era.

Yours in gaming,

Jack Nastyface
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Post by: Cyrano on September 26, 2019, 05:28:10 PM
What the heck happened? Jim seems generally happy and mirth isn’t drunk? Just strange.

The cranky comes all too inevitably and naturally these days.  It can't last...
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Post by: Cyrano on September 26, 2019, 05:39:37 PM
Although I am aware that most Napoleonic gamers prefer grand battles, I have found much delight in watching your Friday Night Fights games featuring Sharpe Practice.  I look forward to future engagements, and would love to see you try any of the other "small unit action" rules suitable for this era.

Yours in gaming,

Jack Nastyface

We've actually had at one other skirmish Napoleonic game -- using "Rebels and Patriots".

I love, love, love SP2 and will eventually come back to both Napoleonics and ACW -- promised Jason that 100 years ago.

Just so many other wonderful games to play.

To be clear, though, I feel about them kind of the same way I feel about the whole "what is a wargame" debate, viz.:  I don't think skirmish games are a particularly good way to simulate Napoleonic warfare -- though they can get some things correct -- but they are a blast, especially, as you say, from a narrative perspective.

Oh, and I've got a "SoDS" module hidden away on TTS too :).



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Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2019, 03:27:16 PM
S3E3 is live

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e3-the-conventioneers/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 04, 2019, 07:53:05 AM
S3E4

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e3-tabletoply-simulatin/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2019, 08:11:30 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.
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Post by: Barthheart on October 04, 2019, 08:12:09 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.

You should be ON an episode!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2019, 08:23:26 AM
Dang, now I'm two episodes behind.

You should be ON an episode!  :bigthumb:

this
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Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2019, 08:31:44 AM
I'd have to check to see if the FCC ban on me is still in effect.
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 05, 2019, 06:49:16 AM
I'd have to check to see if the FCC ban on me is still in effect.

Did you add an eighth word to the list?
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Post by: bbmike on October 09, 2019, 03:57:33 PM
Okay, all caught up now. And after listening to Cyrano going all "weird and morose" on S3E4, I can see I'm going to have to put together an episode on Solo Wargaming.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 09, 2019, 04:17:15 PM
LOL

Myself and a prolific friend of mine on FB are about to start up recording for a solo gamer podcast. He's more of a 'normal' board gamer and me being the salty wargamer should make for some interesting discussions (we've already had a few). Funny thing is though he's two years older than me AND has only just come into gaming as a hobby within the last few years.

But yes, I would listen to a "Dour Pug' podcast.  ;)
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2019, 12:44:00 PM
the crew from On Target Sims joins us this time

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e6-on-target-simulations-flashpoint-campaigns/
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Post by: Capn Darwin on October 18, 2019, 01:13:01 PM
 :bigthumb: A podcast for the masses  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 18, 2019, 02:03:08 PM
:bigthumb: A podcast for the masses  :bigthumb:


are you joking about our mass?
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Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2019, 02:11:49 PM
Some of us have got more mass than others.....................
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 18, 2019, 02:13:36 PM
Some of us got a few things in our orbits too

(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/RevolvingSkeletalGrayfox-size_restricted.gif)
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Post by: bob48 on October 18, 2019, 02:15:17 PM
If I ever fell over, I'd rock myself to sleep trying to stand up.
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Post by: Adam on October 20, 2019, 08:06:37 PM
I just listened to S3E5 (working backwards from latest) and heard my name mentioned in the episode regarding podcast length. For the record, that paricular podcast was listened to over a period of two sessions while working in my shop. I'll be sure to post a pic of the "benchtop that ACD built" once it's complete  :biggrin:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2019, 09:08:16 AM
I'll be sure to post a pic of the "benchtop that ACD built" once it's complete  :biggrin:


 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:18:37 AM
It's about time we were responsible for something useful.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:25:11 AM
Maybe now UCG is back we may be able to plan a joint over-the-pond event?
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:26:22 AM
You had MD at "joint"
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:28:29 AM
It could be an interesting toke talk,
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:31:54 AM
I'm high on this idea.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:33:32 AM
We'll have to see if Brant can roll it out.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 09:33:49 AM
You could weed out any bad ideas quickly.
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:34:24 AM
That would be high on my list
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 09:38:48 AM
That would be high on my list

bzzzzt

I'm high on this idea.

Sorry to have to blunt you, there
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2019, 09:40:19 AM
We'll have to see if Brant can roll it out.

It's tentatively planned for 4/20
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Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2019, 09:45:23 AM
lol - I had to look that one up on google  ;D

Kif me a few minutes to think of another one.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 22, 2019, 10:13:14 AM
The puns are baked in well.
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Post by: tuna on October 23, 2019, 02:01:05 PM
shhhhh, it's not legal in MD's State!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2019, 02:17:21 PM
shhhhh, it's not legal in MD's State!


if MD's in his usual state, the understated state of his state can't be overstated
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on October 23, 2019, 02:20:27 PM
What sort of state do you have to be in to make a statement like that?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 26, 2019, 07:55:37 PM
OK, episode 7 is out there, just a day late.

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e7-the-laugh-track/
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Post by: Martok on October 28, 2019, 05:34:36 PM
Quote
We’ll try to be more serious next time.

You crack me up.  :ROFL: 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on October 28, 2019, 06:03:56 PM
Quote
We’ll try to be more serious next time.

You crack me up.  :ROFL:


We didn't say how hard we would try
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bob48 on October 28, 2019, 07:31:11 PM
What is this 'Try' to which you refer?
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: Martok on October 29, 2019, 01:19:32 AM
If you still have Yoda's number, he could definitely explain it to you. 
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Post by: bob48 on October 29, 2019, 07:01:12 AM
His number, I have it not.
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Post by: bbmike on October 29, 2019, 08:21:40 AM
Just listened to Episode 7. Definitely in the Top Ten of Season 3 episodes so far.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: tuna on October 29, 2019, 09:48:23 PM
So much Scythe hate  :-\
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on October 29, 2019, 10:16:49 PM
Come on! We hated on all of the games we talked about!  ;D
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Post by: mirth on October 29, 2019, 10:22:48 PM
Me to Scythe:



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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 08, 2019, 07:55:59 AM
Compass Games catalog & more

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e9-were-here-to-help-you-spend-your-money/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on November 08, 2019, 08:38:35 AM
^Oh, that's going to be a dangerous listen.  :D
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Post by: mirth on November 08, 2019, 08:40:54 AM
My recommendation: Buy all the games
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Post by: bob48 on November 08, 2019, 08:47:19 AM
..or don't go there at all.

What am I saying! This is us we're talking about here.
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Post by: Bison on November 10, 2019, 02:14:46 AM
Random Observations.

Compass games website is absolutely not user friendly to use from a consumer point of view. Sort games by date published, name, or cost. Who cares? Want to know what the offerings are for a specific era? Good luck. GMT at least has the decency allow you to sort across a wide range of categories.

I thought we as a gaming community and society were OUTRAGED by colonization games. And yet here we have Compass producing a second printing of a colonization game. The description of which literally says 'Colonialism is a game of 19th and early 20th century imperialism. Each of the 2 to 4 players assumes the role of a nondescript colonial power. Players will try to gain influence in the unindustrialized regions of the game board and to obtain as many resources as possible. Although the colonial powers are anonymous in the game, Colonialism aims to be a serious, though abstract, look at this dark chapter in recent world history." I guess making it nondescript is the key to making it marketable. So by not using the names like  United Kingdom, France, or whatever because reasons makes it palatable.

The point on comparing component quality cannot be overstated. Compass wants $80-100 a game. I as a consumer expect the quality to warrant the price tag. Order a $90 game from GMT and low quality of components is never something I ever consider.  Compass? Convince me otherwise.

Compass provide your counter designers color wheels. Please.

Rulebooks. I hate rule books written in a narrative fashion like Compass produces. Sure GMT rulebooks read like technical manuals but its damned practical when looking for specific rules during play. I don't want to sift through paragraphs of description to find the actual rule.

Now...GMT is I think in many ways changing their marketing strategy. There are more rules light, euro influenced historical games being produced and yes even a single game about wizards being published...eventually...someday...it'll go to the printer and be available for sale. Is this a net positive or negative? I don't know. They are still republishing the company's staple lines and new games for those lines. The COIN series just underwent a major reprinting. Command Commander is now at the printers. Stalingrad 42 just released. Command and Colors Medieval was just released. I've never heard about anyone really complain GMT publishes 1960: Making of the President, Dominant Species, Thunder Alley, and a number of other titles. It frankly seems like selective outrage.

Where I do wholeheartedly agree is Compass Games willingness to publish games from more obscure or under represented military conflicts. In this regard, it seems GMT is behind the power curve. However, I think this has to do more with game designer decisions than anything else. What design and historical space do the designers for each of the companies desire to explore? Publishers publish. Designers design.

There are several games from Compass I'd like to play and possibly own because I am interested in many of the historical periods their games cover.  However, I don't feel the quality warrants the price tag. I generally do not like their counter designs and if I am staring at your map and counters for hours...it better be visually appealing.

As far as GMT goes, I have an interest in a few of the game lines they produce. I buy those games and little else. If others are interested in sitting around playing a game about the 1960 presidential election fine. Its not my cup of tea but its also not my table or time so have at it. Now a five player game of Dominant Species? Hell yes.

As always, great discussion gentlemen. Well done.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2019, 06:22:10 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e10-the-cold-war-no-the-original-one/
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 01:04:21 PM
Compass Games catalog & more

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e9-were-here-to-help-you-spend-your-money/

Again, all of the solo game hate. (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/shakehead.gif)
I don't know why but I did not get my Compass Games catalog this year. Now, I do live in DC so it is very possible it was misdelivered. Very possible. Hard to imagine they didn't send me one since I dropped some serious coinage there over the last year.
And did I point out all of the misguided solo game hate? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/shakehead.gif)

[edit]I'm gonna order Devil Boats!
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Post by: mirth on November 17, 2019, 01:24:39 PM
Solo games are not my preference, but I get that my preference is not that of others.

I am somewhat bothered by the increasing number of solitaire only games. It's eliminating a number of interesting games that I would otherwise buy. I prefer a design approach that allows for both solo and multi-player modes of play.
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 01:52:28 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 17, 2019, 02:00:37 PM
I like to play games solitaire but I also prefer games that allow for both.

A lot of those solitaire games do have some provision for having a second person take over part of the cardboard AI's moves.

For example, in Interceptor Ace you can play both co-operatively or competitively.

Only enough, since the game has an RPG element to it and is set before 1944 (the point when all persons in Hitler's presence were searched for weapons), if you are presented by him with an important medal you can choose to pull your side arm and try to kill him.

- If you fail the bodyguards kill you and the game ends.

- If you succeed you will be a hero. A posthumous one, since the bodyguards will kill you and the game ends

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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 02:08:42 PM
Some do, but I think mirth is correct in that more games seem to be coming out without that option.
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Post by: Adam on November 17, 2019, 02:57:35 PM
Quote

Again, all of the solo game hate. 

Solo tabletop is something that I've always been interested in but have never pulled the trigger. In principle it sounds like fun but I always get discouraged at the setup time and just play a computer game instead.
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Post by: bbmike on November 17, 2019, 03:35:36 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)
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Post by: bob48 on November 17, 2019, 04:49:36 PM
Agreed, Mike. :bigthumb:
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Post by: Bison on November 20, 2019, 02:13:32 PM
Setting up a game, much like clipping counters, can be very therapeutic.  8)

Unfortunately the post-cat or post-toddler environmental factors lead to more therapy. :(
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 03:28:06 PM
As always, if solo is your thing, please go and do with all the blessings you care to receive.

I just don't get their appeal.

Between TTS and on-line play generalls -- with a moment or two set aside for occasional games of "Gloomhaven" -- my dance card is full of games I can play with my friends.  That, and the fact that I know damn well I'll never play all the games I already have as much as I would like, makes it easy to pass on solo games.

Add into the mix a theme I really like and they can make me downright crabby.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 03:39:07 PM
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 03:46:46 PM


Somebody needs him some "Saturday Night Fights".

Sayin...
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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 05:44:22 PM
If you don't have friends what are you so busy doing Saturday nights that you can't show up for Saturday Night Fights? We allow whisky and drunkenness.

And don't blame your spouse. We will check.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 05:48:29 PM
Damn you and your confounded logic!  :steamed:
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Post by: mirth on November 20, 2019, 05:56:27 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 06:01:06 PM
Sssssshhhhh!  :notme:
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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 06:02:12 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.
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Post by: Cyrano on November 20, 2019, 06:18:42 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.

I keep telling you it's more effective if we don't bust that out until it's too late, but you do you...

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Post by: panzerde on November 20, 2019, 09:14:02 PM
And don't blame your spouse. We will check.

His spouse will be checking too. He's been telling her he spends Saturday night gaming with friends.

We are not above blackmail for recruiting purposes.

I keep telling you it's more effective if we don't bust that out until it's too late, but you do you...

Well, I mean I like to be fair about it. Where’s the sport in it if we don’t give them a bit of space to run?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 22, 2019, 06:47:14 AM
Bawb makes an appearance!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/
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Post by: bob48 on November 22, 2019, 07:29:54 AM
 :)
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Post by: mirth on November 22, 2019, 09:38:26 AM
Bawb makes an appearance!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e11-outlandish-hats-military-museums/)

I can't see him.
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Post by: bbmike on November 22, 2019, 09:42:29 AM
Try restarting your computer.  :whistle:
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Post by: Martok on November 22, 2019, 02:19:54 PM
 :ROFL:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 25, 2019, 02:06:21 PM

here's the link for our podcast over on iTunes


https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-with-the-armchair-dragoons/id1486408833
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 06, 2019, 04:32:55 PM
Last episode of S3 drops today

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s3e12-retro-games-holiday-shopping/
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Post by: tomrussell on December 07, 2019, 01:13:37 AM
Mary and I appreciate the kind mention of the Hollandspiele sale.

Regarding the PNP question, I think the confusion might arise from the fact that in addition to offering the games as physical boxed products, we also offer PNP versions of our titles from Wargame Vault. It's a very small part of our business - and we make hardly any money from the PNP sales - but it helps get our games out to a non-USA audience.
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Post by: bob48 on December 07, 2019, 06:50:16 AM
I have both H&M and The Scheldt Campaign PnP versions, and I will get Horse and Matchlock when it becomes available. Its the only way I can afford to buy them in the UK.
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Post by: Adam on December 08, 2019, 03:15:22 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 03:17:06 PM
These things happen.
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Post by: trailrunner on December 08, 2019, 03:41:25 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.

"Especially drunk"?  By whose standards?  Mirth's, or the average person?
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Post by: bbmike on December 08, 2019, 04:35:27 PM
(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/566/702/3f2.jpeg)
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:01:20 PM
I had a largely sober season til that last episode
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Post by: bbmike on December 08, 2019, 05:07:10 PM
What's that like?  :dreamer:
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:11:04 PM
Not fun
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Post by: trailrunner on December 08, 2019, 05:28:39 PM
Not fun

When you were sober, or when you were especially drunk?
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:31:00 PM
TBH, I was only inebriated in that last episode this season. Other seasons...probably every episode.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on December 08, 2019, 05:33:51 PM
the real stunner was that he was sober on the one we recorded on his birthday
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Post by: mirth on December 08, 2019, 05:46:55 PM
That was a bit of a miracle.
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Post by: Arctic Blast on December 13, 2019, 12:49:43 PM
Mirth seemed especially drunk on the finale episode.  Must be that holiday cheer.

"Especially drunk"?  By whose standards?  Mirth's, or the average person?

I believe Mirth's version of "especially drunk" would equate to "Dead" for the rest of us mere mortals.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2020, 08:49:31 AM

we're going to be starting the recording on S4 soon.  It's a little later than we planned, but Origins planning has consumed some of the evenings we usually use for recording podcasts




if anyone's got thoughts / ideas / suggestions, please let us know!
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 08:52:31 AM
I'll start drinking now.
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Post by: bbmike on February 06, 2020, 08:54:12 AM
You stopped?!?!?!?  :o
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 08:54:40 AM
Would be cool to get Gregory Smith on but I've no idea what his bandwidth is like. I could reach out to him, I'm friends with him on FB.

Maybe get Derek Case on. He's recently had some major changes in his life but before that he had told me he'd be interested in joining us in a podcast.

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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 08:57:06 AM
You stopped?!?!?!?  :o

Stupid cold has taken a toll.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 09:00:45 AM
Alcohol should kill the germs.
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 09:05:39 AM
Alcohol should kill the germs.

You'd think, but that hasn't worked out.
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Post by: bbmike on February 06, 2020, 09:07:45 AM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 09:13:19 AM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 09:14:58 AM
I can just picture the click-bait thumbnail of Mirth, mouth in a big "O" and his hand held up to it, with his eyes wide open, and in huge bold yellow letters, "CAN I FINISH THIS PODCAST OR THESE TWO BOTTLES OF NYQUIL FIRST?"
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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 10:34:09 AM
.unless you have built up a resistance..............
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 10:35:17 AM
There's a terrifying thought.
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Post by: Martok on February 06, 2020, 01:30:00 PM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.

I've been battling a cold as well these last few days.  NyQuil has been a dear friend. 

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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2020, 02:11:44 PM
This new virus from China is a bit scary.
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Post by: tuna on February 06, 2020, 05:05:14 PM
Take NyQuil. It's like still drinking and you'll be transformed into a zombie.

Sounds perfect for the podcast.

I've been battling a cold as well these last few days.  NyQuil has been a dear friend.

Nyquil and Unisom for me for a week, I miss my old codeine cough syrup!
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Post by: panzerde on February 06, 2020, 05:52:16 PM
This new virus from China is a bit scary.


The virus has seen what winter looks like in Newcastle and packed off for Spain.
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Post by: bob48 on February 07, 2020, 06:16:51 AM
They actually have a special unit at the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary) in Newcastle that specialises in such things, so they have sent several people there from different parts of the country. In a recent survey, the RVI was rated as the second best hospital in the UK. Its very modern and its huge. Our other large hospital, the Freemans, came out 4th best in the UK.

Newcastle also has a significant Chinese population, and we do in fact have a small 'China Town'.

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Post by: panzerde on February 07, 2020, 03:17:22 PM
They actually have a special unit at the RVI (Royal Victoria Infirmary) in Newcastle that specialises in such things, so they have sent several people there from different parts of the country. In a recent survey, the RVI was rated as the second best hospital in the UK. Its very modern and its huge. Our other large hospital, the Freemans, came out 4th best in the UK.

Newcastle also has a significant Chinese population, and we do in fact have a small 'China Town'.




I heard the built the hospital to study the 'stache.

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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 07, 2020, 03:29:55 PM
It's a FLYING 'stache, though, so it probably nicked off to Spain, too.
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Post by: bawbsflyingstache on February 07, 2020, 03:32:57 PM
Zis ist einen LIE. I haff 'nicked uff' to Poland, vhere I learnent more about ze Schtuka daff bombar. Ze Luftwaffe shall risen againen!!!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 07, 2020, 03:33:43 PM
From ze...uhhh...the...lip hair to our ears...
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Post by: bob48 on February 07, 2020, 04:03:15 PM
Zis ist einen LIE. I haff 'nicked uff' to Poland, vhere I learnent more about ze Schtuka daff bombar. Ze Luftwaffe shall risen againen!!!

You're in the wrong place, pal - you wanna be in GH - ask for JH, he'll look after you.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 04, 2020, 02:01:07 PM
Season 4 is started!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e1-the-world-at-war-85-kickstarter-has-landed/
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Post by: Barthheart on March 04, 2020, 02:09:46 PM
Wheeee!  :D
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Post by: bob48 on March 04, 2020, 03:19:30 PM
And make sure you wash your hands afterwards.
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Post by: Martok on March 04, 2020, 10:22:20 PM
JudgeDredd is probably still waiting forlornly for his copy of the game...  :P 
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 06, 2020, 06:54:05 AM
Episode 2!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e1-the-horse-musket-series-with-a-side-of-irrational-nostalgia/
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Post by: Bison on March 06, 2020, 08:37:40 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

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Post by: bob48 on March 07, 2020, 05:53:58 AM
Yes it was. More so since I've been playing a lot of H&M including some time playing it with Doug on Vassal.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 11, 2020, 11:35:56 AM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...

Which will make it even better.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on March 11, 2020, 12:06:10 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...


... Musket shots fired...  >:D

Which will make it even better.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 11, 2020, 12:14:01 PM
Good episodes gents. It’s was interesting to hear Doug’s experience helping to develop a game series.

...and at some point it will include Napoleonics...


... Musket shots fired...  >:D

Old Pike and Shot over there will tell you he's got muskets.  Not GOOD ones, mind, but muskets.  ;D

Seriously, though, the minute somebody conjures up  Pike and Shot figs in TTS I'm gone down a deep ECW and 30YW rabbit hole with H&M.



Which will make it even better.
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Post by: panzerde on March 11, 2020, 03:36:49 PM
I've got muskets. Plenty of 'em. Granted, they're best used as clubs, but they're muskets.


Now watch out or I'll burn you with the match cord. Nasty blister it'll give ya, too.



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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 11, 2020, 03:40:41 PM
I've got muskets. Plenty of 'em. Granted, they're best used as clubs, but they're muskets.


Now watch out or I'll burn you with the match cord. Nasty blister it'll give ya, too.

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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 13, 2020, 09:33:23 AM
New episode today for all your quarantine listening

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e3-adventures-in-conventions/
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Post by: Dalinore on March 13, 2020, 05:20:54 PM
God podcast especially for someone like me have not been able to go to conventions and learn more on what goes on. Also just finish all 3 season plus the recent 3 episode of season 4 in 3 days. Love them.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2020, 09:23:02 AM
S4E4 - talking some alt-history :)

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e4-alt-history-other-nonsense/
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Post by: RockyMountainNavy on March 24, 2020, 07:56:18 PM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.
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Post by: Cyrano on March 24, 2020, 09:03:55 PM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.

Great to have you by.  I really enjoyed this episode because I came to a pair of conclusions in talking to Brant that I really like and have stuck with and thought about since.  I agree completely that the folks that were playing "Starship Troopers" and "SFB", &c., when we were, well, us, are still there, but the new kidz have made there way over to the bright shiny things.  Not that there's a damn thing wrong with that.  I only resent when they act like our games are soooooo much more complicated.  Utter rubbish.
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Post by: Barthheart on March 24, 2020, 09:24:56 PM
Great to have you by.  I really enjoyed this episode because I came to a pair of conclusions in talking to Brant that I really like and have stuck with and thought about since.  I agree completely that the folks that were playing "Starship Troopers" and "SFB", &c., when we were, well, us, are still there, but the new kidz have made there way over to the bright shiny things.  Not that there's a damn thing wrong with that.  I only resent when they act like our games are soooooo much more complicated.  Utter rubbish.

Well... inferring SFB isn't complicated is going to help yer case... just sayin...  :whistle:
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Post by: bbmike on March 24, 2020, 09:28:47 PM
SFB is only as complicated as you choose to make it.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on March 26, 2020, 11:33:02 AM
Nice episode. So nice I decided to join the forums here and make a comment.  :idiot2:

Where have all the sci-fi gamers gone? To boardgames! Look at the BGG top 100 games and look at how many are sci-fi.

Where have all the sci-fi wargamers gone? To Fantasy Flight. Use the BGG Advanced Search and select 'Board Game Category - Science Fiction' and 'Board Game Subdomain - Wargames' and look at the (sad?) results. Sorted by BGG rank the Top 10 are Star Wars: X-Wing Minis, Star Wars: Armada, Nexus Ops, Space Empires 4X, Star Wars: X-Wing 2e, Battletech, Necromunda, Ogre: Pocket Edition, Star Trek: Attack Wing, and Risk 2210 AD. Definitely NOT a grognards list.


Welcome!


I'd agree that the list of currently-popular sci-fi games aren't very groggy, but consider a bunch of those are tied to current media licenses that started outside the grogosphere and had built-in audiences for them.


Moreover, I keep coming back to my comment about "OCS in space" - I don't know that you'd notice the difference btw a sci-fi OCS-style game, and Baltic Gap, just b/c at the level at which OCS operates there's too much aggregation of the 'cool stuff' to really notice it.
Look at the list of games you've got above - every one of them is a tactical-scale game with cool toys except 2: SE4x, from a wargaming company, and 2210, which is built on an existing franchise (and still has a high toy factor).


This is probably worth it's own discussion separate from the podcast threads, but the guys playing OCS and GCACW just don't seem terribly interested in space-ray shootouts (Ardwulf excepted, of course), and they guys looking for the sci-fi immersion of jetpacks and ion cannons aren't going to see those things in something at the OCS level.


And that's leaving aside any thoughts of being interested in specific historical periods over others.
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 27, 2020, 02:46:16 PM
CPT Powell is back to talk about his project at CGSC

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e5-us-army-wargame-design-at-the-command-general-staff-college/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 03, 2020, 07:51:18 AM
So, uh... Guess who had plans for a megagame on a global pandemic for months ahead of the current crisis?


That's right - CANADA!


https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e6-megagaming-a-pandemic/ (https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e6-megagaming-a-pandemic/)
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 10, 2020, 10:02:45 AM
talking with Tom from Hollandspiele this week.  Guest appearance by Panzerde

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e7-hollandspiele/
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Post by: bob48 on April 12, 2020, 04:09:52 PM
I really enjoyed this one, especially since I play H&M. Also 'The Scheldt campaign' game, designed by Brian Train and published by them is an excellent game.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2020, 08:35:12 AM
This week, we have a brand new guest, and we talk about game rip-offs!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e8-game-ripoffs/
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Post by: RockyMountainNavy on April 17, 2020, 04:08:24 PM
Thanks for the guest chance! You guys carried the show (thankfully).  :rockon:
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Post by: bayonetbrant on April 17, 2020, 04:11:02 PM
dude - it was great having you; thanks for joining us!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 24, 2020, 09:11:39 AM
Return of the Moe!

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e9-return-of-the-moe/
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 01, 2020, 08:38:12 AM
https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e10-bawb-the-musketeers/
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Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 12:29:21 PM
Great to hear Bob again!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: bob48 on May 01, 2020, 12:46:12 PM
<blush>
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 02:47:48 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:
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Post by: bob48 on May 01, 2020, 02:48:30 PM
I'd listen to that  :biggrin:
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Post by: Cyrano on May 01, 2020, 03:36:31 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:

I get to bring friends.

You...do not...
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: BanzaiCat on May 01, 2020, 04:55:18 PM
I'm sorry to say I missed Cyrano's no doubt eloquent and poignant commentary regarding the woes of solo gaming.

But what are you, Cyrano? Gallus gallus domesticus?

BU-KAWWW! BU-KAWWW!
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bbmike on May 01, 2020, 05:06:15 PM
But after listening to another Cyrano rant on solo gaming I think we need to set up a podcast with him, me, and BC to discuss that very topic.  :whistle:

I get to bring friends.

You...do not...

 :bigthumb:
Title: Re: The PODCAST now known as "Mentioned in Dispatches" !
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 08, 2020, 11:46:41 AM
WargameHQ pops in to join us on the S4 finale

https://www.armchairdragoons.com/podcast/mentioned-in-dispatches-s4e11-wargamehq-joins-the-show/