ReCast: TotalCon 2008 – Wargaming Recon #34


Due to illness and scheduling conflicts Aaron Bostian couldn’t do the show. So, NO NEW EPISODE right now. To make up for it we’re sharing this episode from the vault. The classic episode comes to you from the dark ages where the show had a different name. Since this is a CLASSIC episode some of the links, content, giveaways, contests etc may be out of date or ended.

Don’t worry! Next time we’ll be back with a NEW episode of Wargaming Recon.

Host Jonathan J. Reinhart releases a short show discussing some collectible miniatures (War at Sea and World of Warcraft). The highlight of the show is coverage for TotalCon 2008. This marks the first time Jonathan discussed TotalCon on the show.

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Age of Empires 2 HD – Wargaming Recon #116

Age of Empires 2 HD

Almost 20 years ago Microsoft released one of the most incredible real time strategy (RTS) computer games ever. More recently they updated and optimized the classic Age of Empires (AoE) 2 to work on modern computers. Age of Empires 2 HD is quite a game.

For a limited time you can purchase it for $2.49 (regularly $9.99) via Steam. If you do, be sure to look us up on Steam. Our username is WargamingRecon. We’d love to game with you and relive the days of hearing “Monk…I need a monk” and “Long time no siege” while playing Age of Empires.

We apologize that our scheduled guest, Steven MacLauchlan, does not appear in this episode. He needed to cancel for personal reasons. We’re working to reschedule him to come on an episode sometime in September 2014.

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Wargaming Recon #103: 25hr Game-a-thon for Children’s Hospital

25 Hour Game-a-thon for Children’s Hospital

Can gaming help those in need? The answer is a resounding YES! Each year the Extra Life organization puts on a game-a-thon where gamers, like you and me, play games for 24 hours to raise money for their local children’s hospital. All of the proceeds from the event go directly to the designated hospital.

The funds are used to provide medical care for kids whose families otherwise could not afford the help.

Listen to this episode to learn more about this great cause, discover some cool new games, and maybe you will be empowered to participate next year!

This episode discussed:

Upcoming Episodes:

  • The 2013 Holiday Gift Guide special releases November 25 with special guest Ben Gerber
  • The final episode of 2013 is Wargames Holiday Centre with special guests Jon & Diane Sutherland

Some Reminders:

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GE39: 5 Reasons to Play Prison Architect

Prison Architect is a fun and challenging game.  It is currently in Alpha but is a stable and enjoyable game for Windows and Mac OSX.

Jonathan apologizes in this episode for confusion he caused last time.  The Ray Harryhausen episode was mistakenly referred to as Episode 39.  It is actually episode 38.  This Prison Architect episode is #39.  Please accept our apologies.


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GE23: Minecraft Resources for Beginners

What game lets you dig for diamonds, build a home, and battle monsters?  Minecraft of course.

Minecraft is sweeping the internet with its sandbox style of play, which allows players to build fantastic creations before hiding from the monsters that appear at night.  Everyone from Wil Wheaton on down love and play this game.

Jonathan is the newest fanboy to share some Minecraft resources for beginners.  If you’re just starting out and need tips on how to survive your first night this episode is for you.  Long time player with hundreds of hours under your belt?  Listen for some of the inspirational resources.  Never considered playing the game?  Maybe this episode will change your mind.
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GE21: 24 Hour Game-a-Thon

In the Simpsons Reverend Lovejoy’s wife Helen is known for saying “What about the children?!  Won’t somebody please think of the children!?”  This is exactly what Ben Gerber, Scott Lazzari, and I did on October 20, 2012.  We participated in the Extra Life 24 Hour Game-a-thon to raise money for children who need medical help.

The funds we raised, over $900, all go to Boston Children’s Hospital to provide medical treatment for kids regardless of their family’s ability to pay.  Ben explained why he chose Boston Children’s Hospital as his beneficiary and I also shared my reasons for picking Children’s Hospital.

This podcast episode doesn’t have a Top 5 list, it doesn’t debate whether Captain Mal Reynolds is cooler than Captain Han Solo, and it doesn’t mention Star Wars.  What it does is share the story of how Ben, Scott, and I helped a bunch of kids by gaming.

We gamed for 24 hours and we played an assortment of games.  You can read the play by play on the Liveblog chronicling the hours of gaming.

Games Played

As promised in this episode, below you will find a list of games that we played.

  • Ascension (iPad)
  • Ticket to Ride (iPad)
  • Nightfall (iPad)
  • My Alphabet card game
  • Hungry Hungry Hippos
  • My Singing Monsters (iPad)
  • Masters of Orion 2 (PC)
  • Mi Gato se Incendia (My Cat is on Fire!)
  • Disney Sorry
  • Carcassonne (Android)
  • Quarriors
  • Upgrade Wars
  • Bang!
  • Talisman
  • Family Business
  • Monopoly Deal
  • Zombie Dice
  • Thunderstone Gateway (iPad)
  • Caylus (iPad)
  • Elder Sign (iPad)
  • Farmville 2 (Facebook)
  • NHL ’12 (Xbox 360)
  • Where’s the Water? (iPad)
  • Plague, Inc. (iPad)
  • Angry Birds (iPad)
  • Angry Birds Seasons (iPad)
  • Angry Birds Rio (iPad)
  • Angry Birds Space (iPad)
  • European Assault (miniatures game by listener Tidal)
  • Star Wars Empire at War (OS X)
Thank You Supporters

I couldn’t have made this big of a difference without the help of each of you. Special thanks are owed to:

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