In response to our summer special, Cyrano and Barthheart had some thoughts they wanted to ask as counterpoints to our earlier discussion. So here is what we expect to be our last discussion of the wargaming world, post-Scramble-for-Africa. Don’t worry, we also discuss Root, Custer’s Revenge, Postal, Thurn & Taxis, and plenty of others, along with historical battlefields, camouflage pants, conscientious objectors, and greeting cards. Seriously. We’re like a veritable bingo card of tangential topics.
Repeated from this summer, for background reading if you need it.
- GMT’s original cancellation announcement
- Robert Zacny’s column on Vice about the German Army
- The New York Times column
- BoardGameGeek blog post wherein the author compares treatments of slavery in different games
- Our own column about the original GMT controversy
- Discussion about the Battles Magazine #5 “Nazi Love” column
- BGG poll about which sides/conflicts people most enjoy playing
- WargameHQ covering the original hootenanny
- Examining the social media firestorm after the hootenanny
- How colonialism haunts board gaming
- Diversity in the professional wargaming ranks
- Daily Kos weighs in
- Facebook thread about a student reported to school authorities for playing wargames
As always, thanks for listening 🙂
You can always catch up with past episodes on the “podcast” tab of our site.