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Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War - Wargaming Recon #122
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GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME
Kick The Box Interview With Jason Huffman
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GE52: 5 Reasons to Play Star Wars Empire at War
Kick The Box September 1st 2014 Edition
Hobby Bunker Game Day 2014 - Wargaming Recon #121
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Geeks Explicitly

  • GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME
    GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME

    Star Wars Dark Empire is an intriguing graphic novel that expands on the Holy Trilogy.  Discover 5 reasons you need to read this graphic novel [...]

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

  • Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War - Wargaming Recon #122
    Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War – Wargaming Recon #122

    Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War Steven MacLauchlan is the former Digital Content Manager for Battlefront Miniatures (maker of Flames of War) and is also [...]

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Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War - Wargaming Recon #122

Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War – Wargaming Recon #122

Steven MacLauchlan and Flames of War Steven MacLauchlan is the former Digital Content Manager for Battlefront Miniatures (maker of Flames of War) and is also the head honcho at the WWPD: News From the Front podcast. Steven returns to the show to discuss Flames of War and his life after Battlefront. Listeners may recall that Steven first appeared on Episode 50: WWPD News From the Front and Steven MacLauchlan. In this episode Steven: Provides a glimpse into what it is like to work at Battlefront [...]

GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME

GE53: 5 Reasons Star Wars Dark Empire Trilogy is AWESOME

Star Wars Dark Empire is an intriguing graphic novel that expands on the Holy Trilogy.  Discover 5 reasons you need to read this graphic novel trilogy. 5) It continues the saga with a focus on the future by paying homage to the past 4) It shows the cyclical nature of the Force 3) It shows the realistic impact of destroying the 2nd Death Star.  The story does NOT end there. 2) The Emperor is even more badass this time around. 1) The TECH is incredible! Extra [...]

GE52: 5 Reasons to Play Star Wars Empire at War

GE52: 5 Reasons to Play Star Wars Empire at War

Star Wars Empire at War is a fun real time strategy (RTS) game you can play on computers running Windows or Mac OSX.  Discover 5 reasons you should play the game. 5) It is affordable ($19.99 via Steam or Mac App Store) 4) Captures the RTS feel of Empire vs Rebel Alliance 3) Has a fun campaign mode 2) Inclusion of land-based combat is enjoyable 1) It is fun Mailbag What is your favorite RTS? Review Us…Please! If you like what you hear and you use iTunes to get our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]