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Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 - Wargaming Recon #121
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GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author
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Wargaming With Kids - Wargaming Recon #120
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Geeks Explicitly

  • GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author
    GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author

      Tristan J. Tarwater is kickstarting her debut graphic novel illustrated by Adrian Ricker.  Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars is set in the world of [...]

Growing Geeks

Indie Talks Podcast

  • Indie Talks Episode 52 - Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns
    Indie Talks Episode 52 – Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns

    Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games comes back to the podcast with so many games, if you were to decimate his 2014 lineup, he’d still have [...]

Monsters of the Shattered World

  • Monsters of the Shattered World Season 3, Final Episode: The Lich's Phylactery
    Monsters of the Shattered World Season 3, Final Episode: The Lich’s Phylactery

    In this final episode of this season of Monsters of the Shattered World, Andreas and his friends finally reach the lich’s phylactery, where a surprise awaits [...]

Wargaming Recon

  • Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 - Wargaming Recon #121
    Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 – Wargaming Recon #121

    Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 Boston Trained Bands hosts a successful annual game day at the Hobby Bunker in Malden. Jonathan attended their fifth annual [...]

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Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 - Wargaming Recon #121

Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 – Wargaming Recon #121

Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 Boston Trained Bands hosts a successful annual game day at the Hobby Bunker in Malden. Jonathan attended their fifth annual game day in 2014. Listen to this episode to learn what games were played, what games wowed the gamers, and 5 reasons why game days are important. Help promote the local wargaming community Allow wargamers to find each other and form bonds Gives wargamers a chance to grow the hobby Introduces wargamers to games they don’t normally play Supports Friendly [...]

GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author

GE51: Tristan Tarwater Fantasy Author

  Tristan J. Tarwater is kickstarting her debut graphic novel illustrated by Adrian Ricker.  Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars is set in the world of Valley of Ten Crescents containing Tristan’s novels Thieves at Heart (FREE eBook from Amazon), Self-Made Scoundrel, and Red Moon Rising found at Back That Elf Up. Jonathan is proud to be a backer of the Kickstarter project.  The Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars project is fully funded but needs YOU to reach its important stretch goals:   You can stay up to [...]

Wargaming With Kids - Wargaming Recon #120

Wargaming With Kids – Wargaming Recon #120

Wargaming With Kids Jonathan shares tips for adults hoping to get kids into wargaming. These are also useful for wargaming parents looking to find a wargaming event at which their child can play. Simplify the rules Fun is the goal Durability is important BONUS: Whenever you see the name Mike Paine as a GM at a game day or a convention you NEED to sign up to play in Mike’s games. He is a superstar GM and he’s fantastic with kids. He always says that [...]

GE50: 5 Star Wars Fatherhood Examples

GE50: 5 Star Wars Fatherhood Examples

  Star Wars has some interesting examples of good and bad fathers.  Since Jonathan and his wife are expecting their first child he thought it a good idea to look to Star Wars to see what kind of father he should be. Please note that this episode contains SPOILERS and content from the Expanded Universe.  Although Disney is tossing the Expanded Universe for its new films we still used that for this episode. 5) Jango Fett father of Boba Fett 4) Chewbacca father of Lowbacca [...]

Indie Talks Episode 52 - Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns

Indie Talks Episode 52 – Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games returns

Stephen Buonocore of Stronghold Games comes back to the podcast with so many games, if you were to decimate his 2014 lineup, he’d still have nine titles left! We talk a bit about scheduling games from production to street date and what a miracle that can be and a few other industry tidbits. We also go over Stronghold’s upcoming catalog which includes some really juicy games, from Space Cadets expansions on all fronts, through Among the Stars and Core Worlds, to an excellent trick taking [...]

Henry Hyde Wargaming Author - Wargaming Recon #119

Henry Hyde Wargaming Author – Wargaming Recon #119

Henry Hyde Wargaming Author Henry Hyde comes back on the show for his third appearance. Henry talks about his book the Wargaming Compendium, wargaming, and what he’s been up to. In a special segment after the show Henry and Jonathan discuss Jonathan’s Ancient Rome inspired imagi-nation campaign the War of Latinian Expansion. Jonathan is blending computer gaming with traditional tabletop gaming. He used the Plastic Soldier Review website to choose his 1/72 scale HaT Industrie models and 1/72 scale Caesar Miniatures. The HaT models cost [...]

GE49: 5 Great Youtube Parody Videos

GE49: 5 Great Youtube Parody Videos

  5 great Youtube parody music videos are shared this week.  It was such fun doing the Weird Al episode decided it’d be even more fun to do another.  Hope that you enjoy the picks. 5) The Star Wars That I Used To Know 4) Share it Maybe 3) Minecraft Style 2) Wrecking Ball (Chatroulette Version) 1) The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody BONUS) Mitt Romney Style Mailbag What is your favorite parody video? Review Us…Please! If you like what you hear and you use iTunes to get [...]

Indie Talks Episode 51 - Ed Baraf and Lift Off

Indie Talks Episode 51 – Ed Baraf and Lift Off

This episode of Indie Talks is brought to you by Stronghold Games. Ed and I talk about Liftoff – Get me off this Planet! The new board game being Kickstarted right now! We go into game design, running a good Kickstarter campaign, shoot down the rabbit hole of Kickstarter and your local game shop, hop back up and then go into great detail about Liftoff – and why it’s a game you’ll want to back. Liftoff has a few things going for it that set it [...]

Jonathan's TotalCon 2014 Schedule

Jonathan’s TotalCon 2014 Schedule

TotalCon begins this Thursday!  If you haven’t pre-registered don’t worry. You can get your ticket on site. There are heaps of games, events, panels, and fun to be had. This year I will be in attendance with Troll in the Corner owner & Indie Talks host Ben Gerber. Ben, as a Guest of Honor, is running a few events and is also sitting on a slew of panels. Be sure to look at Ben’s Schedule to see what he is doing. If you are coming [...]