Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E6 – Megagaming a Pandemic?!

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E6 – Megagaming a Pandemic?!

Rex Brynen takes some time out of his academic pandemic survival preparations to chat with us about megagames as a whole, but with a specific focus on a recent one that was (conveniently!) played in a former Canadian government nuclear command bunker and dealt with….

wait for it…

international response to a global pandemic!

And of course, Tim Horton’s factors prominently into the crisis response.

Rex also takes the time to talk with us about planning megagames, what sort of subjects make for good ones, and adopting them to distributed play.  Looking for more information about megagames?

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E5 – US Army Wargame Design at the Command & General Staff College

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E5 – US Army Wargame Design at the Command & General Staff College

Graciously taking time out of their military and academic schedules, we have Dr James Sterrett and CPT Red Powell returning to us from Ft Leavenworth, Kansas, to talk about the wargame design track as a part of the MMAS program at the Command & General Staff College.

This time around, we talk about how CPT Powell ended up in the program.  He also shares a variety of details around his project, which involves building a battalion-level team of leaders, and then testing that team in a tactical environment.  Our summation doesn’t do it justice; listen to him explain it!

CPT Powell also gives us the low-down on his involvement with the US Army Esports team, and the recent WH40K event in Las Vegas.  And to answer the question we asked on the podcast, yes, you can but your own replica Army Esports team jersey.  You can also connect with the Esports team here on their Discord server.

There’s also a callout to Luke and the gang over at Burden of Command and the similarities between his game, and what CPT Powell is working on.

 

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E5 – US Army Wargame Design at the Command & General Staff College
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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E4 – Alt-History & Other Nonsense

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E4 – Alt-History & Other Nonsense

Jim is back as he & Brant talk about alt-history and the differences between that, sci-fi, and general nuttiness.

We talk about A Very British Civil War, Mississippi Banzai, Deadlands, Roarke’s Drift, BattleTech, Cactus Throne, Space 1889, Bioshock & Fallout, France 1940, Dust, and so many more.

Oh yeah, and as promised, a few of the videos from the now-semifamous game of Persian Incursion at Origins, with Jim in command (note, these were a side-story at the end of the podcast, and not really connected to the main thrust of the discussion around alt-history games)

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E3 – Adventures in Conventions

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E3 – Adventures in Conventions

Gary of Ardwulf’s Lair joins us for a discussion of several recent conventions: Winterfest, Winter Offensive, and CompassCon

Gary’s also got a darned spiffy Patreon started now, that you can help offset some of his production costs for his YouTube channel.

And the discussion of James Bond flicks is here.

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E2 – The Horse & Musket Series, with a side of Irrational Nostalgia

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E2 – The Horse & Musket Series, with a side of Irrational Nostalgia

Doug & Jim join us to talk about Hollandspiele’s Horse & Musket series, on which Doug is the developer.  We talk about researching the orders of battle, why the period is so fascinating, the occasional goofs that designers can make, and how a word processor is a weapon of mass destruction, among other things.

However, we also spend the first 25 minutes or so trying to figure out (1) what the heck is going on with the “Avalon Hill” imprint under its current corporate overlords, and (2) why it bothers us so much.

Kick back and enjoy, and as always, we welcome your feedback!

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E1 – The World At War ’85 Kickstarter has landed!

Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E1 – The World At War ’85 Kickstarter has landed!

Let’s launch season 4 with the (loooooong-awaited) arrival of LNLP’s new World At War ’85 games from their Kickstarter campaign.

We talk about what’s in the box, compare it against the original series, and what we loved, hated, and admired.

Gameplay, graphics, the box of 1000 charts, and yes, we’re pretty sure Mirth was playing his own drinking game beforehand….

(ed note – the Kickstarter for the game actually ended in March of 2019, not back in 2018 like we said on the show. Clearly the wait for this game addled our brains, as we were waaaaaay to anxious to get it!)

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Mentioned in Dispatches, S4E1 – The World At War ’85 Kickstarter has landed!
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