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Reply #345 on: March 20, 2020, 09:23:02 AM

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Reply #346 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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Reply #347 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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Reply #348 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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Reply #349 on: March 24, 2020, 09:28:47 PM
SFB is only as complicated as you choose to make it.

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Reply #350 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.


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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.

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Reply #351 on: March 27, 2020, 02:46:16 PM

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Reply #352 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/

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Reply #353 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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Reply #354 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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Reply #355 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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Reply #356 on: April 17, 2020, 04:08:24 PM
Thanks for the guest chance! You guys carried the show (thankfully).  :rockon:



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Reply #357 on: April 17, 2020, 04:11:02 PM
dude - it was great having you; thanks for joining us!

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Reply #358 on: April 24, 2020, 09:11:39 AM

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Reply #359 on: May 01, 2020, 08:38:12 AM

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