ReCast: TotalCon 2008 – Wargaming Recon #34

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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 Since this is a CLASSIC episode some of the links, content, giveaways, contests etc may be out of date or ended.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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Wargaming Recon in 2015 – Wargaming Recon #128

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Wargaming Recon in 2015

Another great podcast season is here! This episode unveils the roadmap for 2015. Want to know what topics will be discussed? How about who are the upcoming featured guests? You’re in the right place to find out the answers to these questions and more.

This episode discussed:

Confirmed Guests

  1. Jon & Diane Sutherland share why the Wargame Holidays Centre on Crete shut down.
  2. Aaron Bostian to discuss how to survive your FLGS closing.

Guests to Invite

  1. Henry Hyde, author of the Wargaming Compendium (affiliate link) & editor of Miniature Wargames magazine.
  2. Jasper Oorthuys, managing director of Karwansaray Publishers and former editor of Ancient Warfare magazine.
  3. Guy Bowers, editor of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy magazine.
  4. Steven Parenteau, event director for TotalCon.
  5. Steven MacLauchlan, head honcho of WWPD: News From the Front.
  6. Russ Lockwood, game designer and editor of Wally Simon’s Secrets of Wargame Design vols 1-3.
  7. Neil Shuck, owner of Meeples & Miniatures and columnist at Miniature Wargames magazine.
  8. Bill Dettmers, owner of 12-7-Games.com.

Planned Topics for 2015

  1. New England conventions: TotalCon, HuzzahCon, and HAVOC.
  2. Holiday Gift Guide 2015.
  3. How to play 1775 Rebellion solo.
  4. C.F. Wesencraft’s Practical Wargaming book.
  5. Being a dad and wargamer.
  6. Using social media for wargamers (i.e. helpful Facebook pages, Google groups, etc).
  7. Extra Life 24hr Game-a-thon 2015 with special eBay charity auction.
  8. Top 10 episodes of 2015.
  9. Patreon for Wargamers.
  10. New England game days coverage.
  11. Highlight wargaming blogs & podcasts.
  12. Rerelease more classic episodes all spruced up.

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5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer – Wargaming Recon #114

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer

It isn’t easy to run a good demo game, participation game, or event at a gaming convention. This episode shares 5 tips to AVOID…unless you want to turn off a would be wargamer. Just kidding!

When listening to this episode keep in mind the tips to turn off a would be wargamer are presented facetiously. Use this episode as things to avoid.

Listener Andrew and prior guest Aaron Bostian are both skilled at growing the hobby. Inspired by their hard work we’re taking a turn to share advice on ways to grow the hobby in your area.

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Would Be Wargamer

  • Be Unwelcoming
  • Make the game as complex as possible
  • Turn the would be wargamer into an OBSERVER
  • Use ugly models/terrain
  • Show up unprepared

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Wargaming Recon #112: HuzzahCon 2014

HuzzahCon 2014

Special guest Dean Emmerson is a member of the Maine Historical Wargamers Association, which organizes HuzzahCon in Portland, Maine. He joins the episode to share why you need to attend HuzzahCon 2014. Some of the highlights are shared. Dean and Jonathan discuss great places to eat in Portland, Maine.

The duo express their love for the Boston Trained Bands gaming club along with the many individuals and companies that make Huzzah a success.

Wargaming Recon previously covered HuzzahCon in:

  1. Ep 54: Huzzah Con Prep
  2. Ep 56: Huzzah Con After Action Report
  3. HUZZAH 2012

Want to stay current with Huzzah?

  1. Official website
  2. Facebook page
  3. Facebook discussion group

Don’t forget to peruse Dean’s online book and toy store: BrigadiersBookshelf

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Wargaming Recon #110: Meet the Mythwits Podcast

Meet the Mythwits Podcast

Featured guest Peter “Blix” Bryant discusses the Mythwits podcast. This live video podcast is his newest endeavor in the field of gaming and geekdom.

The pair chat about TotalCon and podcasting. Blix gives an update on his successful Kickstarter project for Rogue Chess. Jonathan announces that he will be a future guest on the Mythwits podcast to discuss wargaming.

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