Mentioned in Dispatches, Special Summer 2020 Edition

Mentioned in Dispatches, Special Summer 2020 Edition

There’s been many facets of public life that have been touched lately by discussions of diversity and representation in different spheres of public life, and gaming has been no different.  From the cancelation of Origins Online to the Twitter mob stalking designer Eric Lang to GAMA’s comms director quitting to the Diana Jones Awards at GenCon, there’s been a non-stop list of game-industry headlines all summer long. (more…)

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E11 – WargameHQ Joins The Show!

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E11 – WargameHQ Joins The Show!

WHQAnother special guest joins us for the season 4 finale of Mentioned in Dispatches.  Keith, from WargameHQ pays the podcast a visit as we talk about the history of his site, content burnout, every-day-for-a-year blog posts, Design x Dragoons game design discussion, Persian Incursion (again!) and umpired/refereed wargames, inviting Moe to attend a hockey game with us, and the world championships of Diplomacy, among other digressions.

If you get a chance, please go hit the iTunes page for our podcast and give us a rating – whatever you think is fair!  We need some more reviews before iTunes will start recommending us in their podcast engine, so every rating helps!

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E10 – Bawb & The Musketeers

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E10 – Bawb & The Musketeers

bawbBawb’s back!  He joins Jim, Doug, and Brant to talk about all sorts of gaming, from the earliest day of computer wargaming to minis on TTS to “why bother with solo games” to varying complexity in wargames.  We cover a lot of ground in this super-sized edition of Mentioned in Dispatches

 

If you get a chance, please go hit the iTunes page for our podcast and give us a rating – whatever you think is fair!  We need some more reviews before iTunes will start recommending us in their podcast engine, so every rating helps!

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E9 – Return of the Moe!

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E9 – Return of the Moe!

Moe is back! He’s taking a break from “Moe’s Game Table” to visit with us about, well, honestly… nothing in particular.  So, we end up talking about game complexity, auto racing, shared systems & battles, joining forces for some wargaming content, work from home boundaries, and what’s stacked up in our gaming backlogs.  Monster games you’ll probably never play?  Screwing up the rules on a game for 6-year-olds?   Representational vs actual terrain?  Werewolves at Gettysburg?  C2 with Luke Hughes?  Look, we cover a LOT of ground here!

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Thanks to Moe for joining us around his crazy work-from-home schedule, and check out his excellent YouTube channel and go talk to him on Twitter.

 

If you get a chance, please go hit the iTunes page for our podcast and give us a rating – whatever you think is fair!  We need some more reviews before iTunes will start recommending us in their podcast engine, so every rating helps!

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E8 – Game Ripoffs!

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E8 – Game Ripoffs!

Insurgent Catan? 7 Wonders meets Game of Thrones?  Aftershocks aplenty?  And how is the game industry today like rock & roll in Almost Famous?

Podcast rookie Ian (Rocky Mountain Navy) joins Brant & Jim to talk about some of the intellectual property issues in wargaming (and broader tabletop gaming), inspired by the recent events with some military officers filing for a patent on a game that looks a lot like Catan.

So yes, we cover all of the above, and a few others, and here are the links to prove it!

And here’s the link to our guest Ian’s very active Twitter feed, as well as his blog.

If you get a chance, please go hit the iTunes page for our podcast and give us a rating – whatever you think is fair!  We need some more reviews before iTunes will start recommending us in their podcast engine, so every rating helps!

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E7 – Hollandspiele

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E7 – Hollandspiele

Hollandspiele LogoTom Russell stops by for a chat about all things Hollandspiele.  We talk about the genesis of the company, some of their business model, the kinds of niche games they target (and what they avoid), and how they handle “inventory”.  Doug also joins us to chime in on some of the work he’s done with Hollandspiele, and some of the events we’ve had at conventions with them.

You’re getting a candid look behind the curtain with one of the more unique niche publishers in the hobby, so enjoy it!

If you get a chance, please go hit the iTunes page for our podcast and give us a rating – whatever you think is fair!  We need some more reviews before iTunes will start recommending us in their podcast engine, so every rating helps!

 

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And it turns out, we (sort of) lied – you can get Hollandspiele games off the shelf!  Here’s a few at The Gamer’s Armory in Cary, NC, with pictures taken before the current lockdown

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