How to have a game table is a question many gamers posit. Each has specific needs to fulfill in their attempt to obtain their very own game table. Who wouldn’t like to have a flat space on which to command armies of pewter and plastic toy soldiers?
This episode predates the Troll in the Corner Podcast Network and it also predates the name Wargaming Recon.
We hope you will enjoy this one from the vault, it is the 2nd most popular episode in Wargaming Recon history! Not bad considering it was originally released April 14, 20111.
Jonathan J. Reinhart and former co-host Tom Barbalet record together for the first time since Jonathan was sick with the zombie flu (actually, a severe respiratory virus that grossly exacerbated his asthma).
As usual the week in wargaming is discussed. Most of it is focused on Black Powder, which the dynamic duo swiftly transition into. A lively debate is had concerning the minimum, or starting, army size for this rule set. Tom reiterates suggestions he previously gave to Jonathan. Jonathan explains how he is attempting Black Powder. He mentions stellar advice from Henry Hyde.
The two move on to the related issue of Osprey Publishing’s New Vanguard, Campaign, and Men-at-Arms series. Tom and Jonathan, briefly, delve into the history of Massachusetts, while discussing Jonathan’s schooling.
Tom flexes his mathematical muscles reviewing two dice rolling apps for the iPhone. Simple Dice by Nora Krauss and dynamicDICE are both reviewed. Tom alludes to creating his own dice app. Jonathan interjects with his preference for Dicenomicon.
Jonathan discusses his appearance on Episode 1 of The Gate Stormers (be warned of explicit content) in that show). A whirlwind of topics spin about. Tom reminds listeners to participate in the Field of ChaosPolitical Compass Contest (now closed). An update is given on the Monty & the Fox’s Wargaming Show branding (now Wargaming Recon). The editing schedule is briefly mentioned before Tom does a killer Neil Shuck impersonation!
The conversation ends and paves the way for the debut appearance, on this show, of official gaming music from Bailey Records. “Enter Darkrider [Extended Remix]” from Stratos’ album Autumnal Slumber will please your ear drums for 3 minutes and 28 seconds.
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Imagine a place where you get first hand experience with military history. A place more incredible than anything you could imagine. That place is the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts and it is closing for good on December 31, 2013..
We share the news about the closing and why the museum needs to be saved. The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has an interesting article on the closing. The article covers the reasons behind the closure.
Adam of the Fencing Frog Blog wrote us a wonderful message, which we read in the episode, as to why the Higgins should stay open. Visit the Higgins Armory Museum website to plan your visit before the museum permanently closes.
Ben Gerber & Brent Newhall cover for Jonathan while he’s engaged with real life stuff for his first home.
Brent and Ben sneer at real life, preferring to spend our time on the internet. Where it’s virtual, and friendly. They do what comes naturally, which is talk about themselves.
They discuss their upcoming projects, talk a bit about board game design, and Ben also does a month in the life of a indie publisher, where the cover about the numbers. Total units “sold” (including free stuff), total gross and total net $$$ and the fact that a lot of people who get a free copy to review it, don’t end up reviewing it.
Many thanks to Ben and Brent for covering for me while I was indisposed.
Monsters of the Shattered World is a new podcast debuting, well, today on Troll in the Corner.
This is a different podcast: it tells a story. It’s about a young scholar out on his own in the world, encountering strange monsters and writing about them. Each episode is 5 to 10 minutes long, so it won’t overburden your iPod.
New episodes will be released every month. If you want to hear it more frequently, we’ll release a new episode every two weeks if we get more than 100 listeners. So tell your friends!
In this episode, our hero travels to a remote island to investigate an attack of sea devils.
This post is partly to say how awesome our listeners are, how incredible it is that so many of you have downloaded the show TODAY (it is only lunch time after all), and to show off a new function of WordPress. WordPress’ new update allows us to simply paste the URL of a Tweet into a post and then it shows up like a real tweet.
You, the reader, can then do all the usual things you would do when on Twitter. You can reply to the tweet. Retweet it. And so forth. The awesome thing is you can do ALL OF THAT without leaving Troll In the Corner. You do it IN THE POST you are reading. Cool, huh?
Here goes (clicking the FOLLOW icon in the tweet will cause you to follow me on Twitter where I post tons of cool things about Wargaming Recon, historical gaming, tabletop gaming, and New England gaming).