March 1st, 2009 - Love, war, and gaming
With Mike and Allan.
This one’s a slightly longer show, which has been delayed in file malfunction hell for a while. We didn’t want to give up on it, though, so here it is, finally – our DunDraCon 2009 show. We’ll get back into our twice-monthly show pattern as quick as we can.
As per our new format, we hit the Gaming News Update first (1:02), and hear of the Konami/Upper Deck disagreement over Yu-Gi-Oh, three card game expansions coming from Atlas Games, Free RPG Day 2009, and Green Ronin’s A Song of Ice and Fire arriving in stores after a slight delay. (If you want your gaming news in bite-sized podcast form, along with occasional industry interviews and stories, check out the OgreCave Gaming News Update page at http://www.ogrecave.com/newsupdate ).
After brief discussion at (4:56) of CCGs in general, we turn to DunDraCon 2009, which Allan attended. (7:45) After describing the show at bit to set the stage, we have a silly segment showing two different ways gamers might handle Valentine’s Day, which hit during the con once again. (11:34; the wind kicks up for a sec here – sorry about that) After that bit of nonsense, we talk to Aldo Ghiozzi of Impressions about Free RPG Day 2009, coming June 20 (14:30), and we discuss what gamers should expect from the event. (22:00)
Then we have a lengthy (!) interview with Joseph Goodman (Goodman Games), Steve Chenault (Troll Lord Games), and Aaron “Blackdirge” Rudel (Blackdirge Publishing/Goodman Games). (25:25) This is an interview in the tradition of our previous “GoodLord Games” interviews, so buckle up and hang on. From Goodman’s Level Up and Mafia-inspired city of Punjar, to Troll Lord’s recently expanded Crusader Magazine and its Harvesters RPG, to Blackdirge’s 4e critter products, we ramble through all sorts of things.
After the interview, we briefly discuss print magazines (at 1:00:40), and then Mike reveals that he’s getting rid of certain games because he never gets to play them. Then at (1:05:05) we arrive at Currently Playing: Allan got into some Monster Mash-Up, Run for Your Life, Candyman, Princess Bride: Storming the Castle, Hey, That’s My Fish, 10 Days in Asia, Blokus, Faerie’s Tale, RoboRally, and Primordeal Soup, plus his usual weekly D&D campaign and Tomb Raider: Underworld. Mike has played more Little Big Planet, Rock Band, and tried out The Space Game.
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