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Title: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 07, 2017, 06:33:21 AM
Discuss all things Season 5, starting with the premiere episode here

http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-5-premiere-episode
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 07, 2017, 07:16:47 AM
Did Barth call in using a tin can and string?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 07, 2017, 07:17:54 AM
Did Barth call in using a tin can and string?

Canadian socialized telephony
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Barthheart on July 07, 2017, 07:48:55 AM
Yeah... time for a new headset....  :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 07, 2017, 08:11:04 AM
I thought Apotheosis was one of the bad guys in Stargate.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Bison on July 08, 2017, 08:24:19 AM
Listened to the show last night.  Good discussion gents.

I'm a little confused at the logic of how being a gaming culdesac is a positive for wargaming however.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Cyrano on July 10, 2017, 10:15:11 AM
1:  I will now threaten to take B_C''s equipment away from him.  Drive to the toasty Southwest to do it if I must.

2:  @Bison:  Something I've been thinking about a lot.  Folks have wrung their hands about where war gaming is going, especially the groggy kind, for years.  I think that was always based on a false apprehension, viz., that to be a vital part of the entertainment scene, we had to go back to the days of Avalon Hill and SPI and to sell the sorts of numbers and have the sort of cultural presence that particularly the former did.  Those fellows bought billboards for heaven's sake.  However big they really were -- my perspective is admittedly distorted -- the days of "big wargaming" are over.  Origins (once a wargaming con), GenCon (once sort of a wargaming con), Essen, UK Games Expo, &c., have given us more or less space -- usually less -- but even at Origins "Cool Stuff, Inc." didn't bring a single war game to sell on their discount racks like they did last year.  Please understand that I didn't want this to be the case, but PCs, consoles, and, yeah, lighter boardgame fare has sucked the air out of the room.

So, we are where we are, but, rather than collapse to sackcloth and ashes, I choose to be pleased by the fact that ConSim Expo does as well as it does and publishers like LnL, Fliying Pig, Compass, OSS, OSG, and even some interesting foreign interlopers have thrived in an environment made possible by rapidly-declining printing costs, the internet, crowd funding, and a few other factors as well.  I am very curious to see how long this all endures -- does OSG survive Mr. Zucker's inevitable passing, for example -- but I'm selfish enough to say that I've got games enough to play for more than my lifetime.

Easily the most interesting case in all this is GMT where groggy games are getting bustled to the back of the queue by gentler, more euro-centric designs.  The influence of the euros on this company is evident and logical..  It now appears, though, that the P500 has really become the P-better-get-closer-to-1,000 as mega-hits like TS and C&C:A crowd out the heavier stuff that has languished.

People drive into cul-de-sacs all the time.  They often find very fine things there.  Just don't expect the same kind of traffic and attention you'd get on Main Street.  That's reserved for Hanseatic traders making soldiers from wheat.




 
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 10, 2017, 06:25:46 PM
1:  I will now threaten to take B_C''s equipment away from him.  Drive to the toasty Southwest to do it if I must.

 ^-^
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Bison on July 12, 2017, 09:02:28 PM
Interesting thoughts Cyrano thanks for posting.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 14, 2017, 08:10:12 AM
Toonces & Mirth in this week's GrogCast for your weekend listening enjoyment
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 14, 2017, 08:15:23 AM
Toonces & Mirth in this week's GrogCast for your weekend listening enjoyment

No frills or sarcastic references in this one...didn't have time for it.  :-\
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 14, 2017, 08:27:24 AM
I demand embarrassing sound effects!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 14, 2017, 09:55:49 AM
Shhhh! Listen...

 O:-)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 21, 2017, 05:47:01 AM
Episode 3.
Two words: "thrust sticks"
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2017, 06:59:55 AM
Episode 3.
Two words: "thrust sticks"

And I wasn't even involved
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 21, 2017, 07:13:33 AM
For next year's Origins crew, the addition to the Order of the Square Button should be the Golden Dongle.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: MetalDog on July 24, 2017, 07:04:26 PM
Seconded!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on July 25, 2017, 04:42:58 AM
Amazon even has good candidate! (https://www.amazon.com/BADALink-Bullet-Memory-Windows-Notebook/dp/B01D4N6DTG/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1500979185&sr=1-6&keywords=gold+usb+drive)

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/gd.jpg)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 25, 2017, 04:48:33 AM
that's a dangle, not a dongle!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on July 25, 2017, 05:18:18 AM
Dang!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 28, 2017, 04:28:18 PM
Episode 4!  Tonight!  YAAAAYYYYYY!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 10:07:06 AM
The reverb adds a lot
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2017, 10:09:37 AM
I was clearly suffering from some twin baby induced lack of sleep and memory failure. 
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 10:11:27 AM
You sound remarkably coherent for someone with newborn twins.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 10:50:58 AM
You just had to mention Agricola...
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 10:52:20 AM
FYI, I'm at least as big an a-hole in person as online. Brant and MD can attest to that.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Bison on July 30, 2017, 10:58:06 AM
You just had to mention Agricola...

I did.  It's a great survival game.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 11:37:43 AM
It's a great survival game.

So was that podcast :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Barthheart on July 30, 2017, 12:26:34 PM
FYI, I'm at least as big an a-hole in person as online. Brant and MD can attest to that.

Ya got my vote too.  :bd:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 12:29:15 PM
I don't care what Canucks think of me :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Barthheart on July 30, 2017, 12:30:08 PM
That's cause yer a wanna be Frog.  :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 12:31:32 PM
I would like to repatriate to Quebec.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 30, 2017, 05:03:37 PM
(https://pics.me.me/middle-class-french-canadian-starter-pack-canadian-tire-asteur-decoss%C3%A9-1178292.png)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 05:07:56 PM
What I would expect from a guy frightened by the Martian Chronicles
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 30, 2017, 05:10:32 PM
WHEN I WAS 10, AWRIGHT? jeez
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on July 30, 2017, 05:36:08 PM
WHEN I WAS 10, AWRIGHT? jeez

was that back when you were getting bitch-slapped?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 05:42:19 PM
He's still getting bitch slapped.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 30, 2017, 06:42:40 PM
I wish.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 06:46:24 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: BanzaiCat on July 30, 2017, 06:57:20 PM
Me too.

Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on July 30, 2017, 07:19:10 PM
Well played, Winthorpe.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 04, 2017, 11:29:35 AM
ep 5 today!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 11:37:41 AM
Where can I find it?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 04, 2017, 12:05:53 PM
Travolta's gonna be pissed!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 09:42:28 AM
Episode 6 is up :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 09:51:33 AM
Not seeing it on iTunes :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 10:09:58 AM
Not seeing it on iTunes :P

1. you're lying! you don't use iTunes; it's made by Apple!  :crazy2:

2.  see attached
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:14:23 AM
You just posted it in the last 15 minutes then. I went there first to give you some iTunes love.

(I've been using iTunes for over 10 years and I still like it as a media player)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 10:23:25 AM
You just posted it in the last 15 minutes then. I went there first to give you some iTunes love.

(I've been using iTunes for over 10 years and I still like it as a media player)

I don't know how quickly the subscription data gets pushed to iTunes, PodBean, Google Play, BGG, Feedburner, etc.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:25:52 AM
You just posted it in the last 15 minutes then. I went there first to give you some iTunes love.

(I've been using iTunes for over 10 years and I still like it as a media player)

I don't know how quickly the subscription data gets pushed to iTunes, PodBean, Google Play, BGG, Feedburner, etc.

Stupid interwebz
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:29:23 AM
You guys could have used a third :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:50:22 AM
Little light on the wargaming this week
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 10:54:29 AM
You guys could have used a third :P

No shit

Little light on the wargaming this week

did we not advertise it as a role-playing episode?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 10:59:51 AM
At least no one mentioned Agricola this week.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 11:17:52 AM
At least no one mentioned Agricola this week.

we'll bring it up twice next week
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 11:21:08 AM
super
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on August 11, 2017, 12:51:50 PM
You guys could have used a third :P

Or a topics outline.  ::)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 12:54:40 PM
You're just wishing they had thrown in some Munchkin talk.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 01:05:40 PM
You guys could have used a third :P

Or a topics outline.  ::)


this isn't the first GrogCast you've listened to, is it?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on August 11, 2017, 03:21:18 PM
Oh, no. This was some of the best stream of consciousness stuff to date.  :buck2:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on August 11, 2017, 03:27:28 PM
^ha!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: lhughes42 on August 11, 2017, 05:11:45 PM
I see a podcast on RPGs! Going to listen to later hope you saw fit to talk about the first wargaming RPG (at least since maybe Ambush) namely Burden of Command 8-)  Here's hoping,
  cheers,
   Luke
p.s. otherwise I must cry into my beer later tonight  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 11, 2017, 05:16:48 PM
(we were taking tabletop, not digital - don't cry, we'll circle back around to you guys later! :) )
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on August 11, 2017, 05:18:29 PM
Role Playing Games are people too!  :peace:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: lhughes42 on August 11, 2017, 06:02:16 PM
Sniffle sniffle. Thanks.
Love Spock and the guitar!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 18, 2017, 04:11:01 PM
Rookies!
http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-5-episode-7-rookies
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on August 25, 2017, 07:03:13 PM
New episode today
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 09:47:14 AM
New episode for your holiday weekend!

http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-5-episode-9-lessons-learned-in-gaming
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on September 01, 2017, 01:10:39 PM
Was someone rolling dice in the background? Mixing a martini?
Great podcast. It was nice to get a little history on Command Post Wargaming. And if you need to rename Command Post Wargaming may I suggest Super Happy Stressful Military Planning Hour!  :P
And another Munchkin mention! It's starting to get scary... 
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 01:12:35 PM
And if you need to rename Command Post Wargaming may I suggest Super Happy Stressful Military Planning Hour!  :P

What stress did you experience? The stress of passing bad intel?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on September 01, 2017, 01:21:19 PM
Passing bad intel was easy. It was the lack of proper air support that caused all of the stress.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 01:24:36 PM
Was someone rolling dice in the background? Mixing a martini?

Either James or Doug was typing in the background.  I was walking around the room trying to wake my foot up (it fell asleep about 10 minutes in)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 01:24:55 PM
Passing bad intel was easy. It was the lack of proper air support that caused all of the stress.

there was all sorts of improper air support, tho
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 01:30:02 PM
Passing bad intel was easy. It was the lack of proper air support that caused all of the stress.

there was all sorts of improper air support, tho

Because of the bad intel.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 02:42:10 PM
Was someone rolling dice in the background? Mixing a martini?

Either James or Doug was typing in the background.  I was walking around the room trying to wake my foot up (it fell asleep about 10 minutes in)


No typing on my part. I was stickering blocks for awhile, though.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 02:45:03 PM
Stickering blocks is my least favorite game prep task.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bob48 on September 01, 2017, 03:11:41 PM
Was someone rolling dice in the background? Mixing a martini?

Either James or Doug was typing in the background.  I was walking around the room trying to wake my foot up (it fell asleep about 10 minutes in)


No typing on my part. I was stickering blocks for awhile, though.

What game?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 03:18:12 PM
What game?

or you could listen to the podcast, wherein he reveals all! :D
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 03:25:42 PM
What game?

or you could listen to the podcast, wherein he reveals all! :D


True, I do. SPOILER: Wilderness Empires.

Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 03:26:15 PM
Stickering blocks is my least favorite game prep task.


It isn't as relaxing as corner clipping, that's for sure.

Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bob48 on September 01, 2017, 03:29:46 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 03:34:09 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!

Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 03:44:08 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 03:48:55 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P


Come over here where I can reach you from this chair so I can smack you with my cane. No, wait, I'll just have my nurse do it.
 :tickedoff:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on September 01, 2017, 03:51:09 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P

I'd fall asleep to that!  O0
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 03:54:39 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P

I'd fall asleep to that!  O0

They might fall asleep during it.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: panzerde on September 01, 2017, 03:54:57 PM

I'd fall asleep to that!  O0


So would we.

Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bbmike on September 01, 2017, 03:55:57 PM
 :2funny:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bob48 on September 01, 2017, 04:00:22 PM
...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......wazzup?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 04:01:56 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P

you're not that far behind...
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 01, 2017, 04:09:20 PM
Doug and I could do a 'cast.


Absolutely, I'm in!



The GeezerCast :P

you're not that far behind...

Neither are you.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 01, 2017, 04:28:11 PM
The GeezerCast :P

you're not that far behind...

Neither are you.

Yeah, but I'm pretty sure you've got a head start
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Bison on September 03, 2017, 09:07:24 AM
Terraforming Mars is a really good game. (I now own the base game and expansion boards)  The rules are fairly simple, but the game has really good depth and incredible variability with the number of card combinations possible.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 03, 2017, 06:54:16 PM
Terraforming Mars is a really good game. (I now own the base game and expansion boards)  The rules are fairly simple, but the game has really good depth and incredible variability with the number of card combinations possible.

I'll second this. Tons of replay value, and the different corporations give interesting start points for the different players. Once word of warning : players will need some serious space, because you are going to have A LOT of cards splayed out in front of you by the end of the game.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2017, 11:04:09 AM
new episode in time for you to ignore work on Friday and listen on the clock!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2017, 11:05:09 AM
new episode in time for you to ignore work on Friday and listen on the clock!

beautiful
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Beck TBP on September 08, 2017, 12:16:39 PM
I hear it's a pretty good episode.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2017, 12:49:15 PM
 O0
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Boggit on September 09, 2017, 08:05:25 PM
I've enjoyed listening to episode 10, as I've been browsing the forums.

Ladies in wargaming are totally underrated in my opinion, and I guess there are far more playing than we might suspect.

My daughter is pretty consistent at giving me a hard time whenever she plays wargames with me. She doesn't always win, but she does put up a good fight. She also plays a lot of SP stuff and rarely loses, even on higher difficulty settings. She's recently been playing Ark Survival, Hitman, Mount and Blade, Skyrim, Endless Legend, Vermintide: End Times, Warhammer Total War, Attilla Total War etc...
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2017, 12:07:22 PM
today's episode is finally out there
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Barthheart on September 15, 2017, 12:08:38 PM
Wheeeee!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2017, 01:11:46 PM
nice cast  O0
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: MetalDog on September 21, 2017, 06:39:25 PM
Whatever you guys do, don't listen to the next Grogcast coming out tomorrow.  I have it on good authority that it's terrible.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 21, 2017, 06:43:56 PM
Oh stop. You're the star.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 21, 2017, 06:50:37 PM
No... I'm with him. It's da suck. Who let those bozos near a mike anyway? - esp. that 'Erik' guy...  ::)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 21, 2017, 06:53:13 PM
You were the strong, silent type. Very Duke-esque.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2017, 06:47:18 AM
today's supersized episode it brought to you by the letters "W" and "T" and "F"  :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Cyrano on September 22, 2017, 07:56:54 AM
...and the number 69.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2017, 07:58:33 AM
And #dotard
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Cyrano on September 22, 2017, 07:59:20 AM
I resemble that remark.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2017, 08:08:51 AM
I resemble that remark.

we all do, to varying degrees
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 29, 2017, 12:42:31 PM
this week's episode is ready for your... uh...  "consumption"
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 12:44:56 PM
I recommend heavy drinking prior to listening.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 29, 2017, 12:52:39 PM
I recommend heavy drinking prior to listening.

that's new.  you usually recommend heavy drinking prior to recording
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2017, 01:07:51 PM
I recommend heavy drinking prior to listening.

that's new.  you usually recommend heavy drinking prior to recording

True.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on September 30, 2017, 06:18:40 AM
Thanks for the latest guys. Great topics! I forgot to do the drinking first, so actually paid attention ... On the other hand, just had a wisdom tooth pulled out, still on strong painkillers, maybe that did the trick?

Games that need they graphics updated

I am a Finn, we've got 100 words for 'snow' as well, so I'd go for any series that depict an era with all seasons, but don't have snow versions of the mapboard. I really like the new LnL Nations At War mapboards for instance, two sided, and normal, and snowed in. Nothing turns me down like playing a winter scenario on a normal map.  L:-)

Games with superb graphics

As for the maps, I've gotta go for COH Guadalcanal as well. Especially the beach mapboard is outstanding. They've really done a great job as you guys said: maps that look great but don't interfere with counters. I don't own Guadalcanal, but do have the AtB 2nd Ed with the new maps, together with PoH which looks great too. A great series from this point of view (too!). Manuals, counters, maps, really great stuff. A special shout for the new LnL NaW maps too.

I had not looked at Liberty Roads counters, but agree there as well. Nothing like a little role playing when gaming, and unique counters / formations are just that.

Restarting a game series

With the little time I have for boardgaming, World at War's really grown into me. I really liked the old counters with their retro font. They are a bit of a pain to read, but looking that awesome, I'm not complaining. I recall the old maps were quite awful when I looked at them at the net before buying my first game, but when playing, they are really functional so no complains there either.

Of the box sets I own Eisenbach Gap, Death of First Panzer and Blood and Bridges, so missing only Op Garbo and Untold Stories. With the restart, I'll probably not go for those titles (or their new bundles as they are), but will definitively buy the When the Lion Roars (Arab-Israeli Wars) when it comes out. The new art looks absolutely great though, so I wouldn't be surprised seeing myself buying into them later.

My 0.02 for restarts, for sure

Command and control on the battlefield

Agreed here too. It can be done quite easily so why not. World at War at platoon scale for instance expects the formation HQ to be within few hexes of everyone, otherwise there's severe penalties. No excuse for not modeling this.  :knuppel2:



Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on September 30, 2017, 06:21:19 AM

Restarting a game series

With the little time I have for boardgaming, World at War's really grown into me. I really liked the old counters with their retro font. They are a bit of a pain to read, but looking that awesome, I'm not complaining. I recall the old maps were quite awful when I looked at them at the net before buying my first game, but when playing, they are really functional so no complains there either.

Of the box sets I own Eisenbach Gap, Death of First Panzer and Blood and Bridges, so missing only Op Garbo and Untold Stories. With the restart, I'll probably not go for those titles (or their new bundles as they are), but will definitively buy the When the Lion Roars (Arab-Israeli Wars) when it comes out. The new art looks absolutely great though, so I wouldn't be surprised seeing myself buying into them later.

My 0.02 for restarts, for sure


Gotta throw in the Panzerblitz Hill of Death restart, that ended up with just that box set and one magazine addition to go with. Great maps, great counters (especially!), new rules. I might be the only person in the world feeling this way though.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 30, 2017, 07:25:12 AM
There aren't a lot of people that liked the PB reboot, as they felt it was a different game, and not merely an update of the classic.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on September 30, 2017, 08:15:55 AM
There aren't a lot of people that liked the PB reboot, as they felt it was a different game, and not merely an update of the classic.

It was a different game to be honest. But I liked it  :cowboy:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on September 30, 2017, 08:22:19 AM
There aren't a lot of people that liked the PB reboot, as they felt it was a different game, and not merely an update of the classic.

It was a different game to be honest. But I liked it  :cowboy:

But I guess my point that I did not make that well was that there are some restarts that seem to be working, like LnL's NaW 2ndEd, CoH 2ndEd, WaW85 reboot, that went well. And some that did not like PB HoD
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 30, 2017, 09:04:28 AM
Gotcha :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on October 01, 2017, 07:10:24 AM
Thanks for the latest guys. Great topics! I forgot to do the drinking first, so actually paid attention ... On the other hand, just had a wisdom tooth pulled out, still on strong painkillers, maybe that did the trick?

Games that need they graphics updated

I am a Finn, we've got 100 words for 'snow' as well, so I'd go for any series that depict an era with all seasons, but don't have snow versions of the mapboard. I really like the new LnL Nations At War mapboards for instance, two sided, and normal, and snowed in. Nothing turns me down like playing a winter scenario on a normal map.  L:-)

Games with superb graphics

As for the maps, I've gotta go for COH Guadalcanal as well. Especially the beach mapboard is outstanding. They've really done a great job as you guys said: maps that look great but don't interfere with counters. I don't own Guadalcanal, but do have the AtB 2nd Ed with the new maps, together with PoH which looks great too. A great series from this point of view (too!). Manuals, counters, maps, really great stuff. A special shout for the new LnL NaW maps too.

I had not looked at Liberty Roads counters, but agree there as well. Nothing like a little role playing when gaming, and unique counters / formations are just that.

Restarting a game series

With the little time I have for boardgaming, World at War's really grown into me. I really liked the old counters with their retro font. They are a bit of a pain to read, but looking that awesome, I'm not complaining. I recall the old maps were quite awful when I looked at them at the net before buying my first game, but when playing, they are really functional so no complains there either.

Of the box sets I own Eisenbach Gap, Death of First Panzer and Blood and Bridges, so missing only Op Garbo and Untold Stories. With the restart, I'll probably not go for those titles (or their new bundles as they are), but will definitively buy the When the Lion Roars (Arab-Israeli Wars) when it comes out. The new art looks absolutely great though, so I wouldn't be surprised seeing myself buying into them later.

My 0.02 for restarts, for sure

Command and control on the battlefield

Agreed here too. It can be done quite easily so why not. World at War at platoon scale for instance expects the formation HQ to be within few hexes of everyone, otherwise there's severe penalties. No excuse for not modeling this.  :knuppel2:

Good replies/thoughts.

And I'm sure the painkillers helped get you through it. ;)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on October 01, 2017, 08:00:05 AM

Good replies/thoughts.

And I'm sure the painkillers helped get you through it. ;)

Thanks! And, next time I'll do both: painkillers AND booze  O:-)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 01, 2017, 09:20:20 AM
Keep some Naloxone handy, just in case. Don't want to spoil a good wargaming session...
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on October 01, 2017, 12:23:37 PM
Keep some Naloxone handy, just in case. Don't want to spoil a good wargaming session...

I was prescribed ibuprofen, don't think that will be needed  O:-)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 06, 2017, 04:03:07 PM
New episode today :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2017, 07:53:59 AM
Talking game catalogs, and travels & battles, and museums, in this week's GrogCast
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on October 13, 2017, 07:57:52 AM
And OGRE!
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2017, 05:44:30 AM
Last episode of season 5 is live :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Crossroads on October 20, 2017, 09:56:43 AM
Last episode of season 5 is live :)

Thanks for the season guys  :)

My oldest d6 set that I've had since the beginning are from the AH Panzer Leader copy I bought in 1983. The oldest d6 I've bought since is from my original 1961 copy of AH D-Day that I bought from BGG marketplace. Those predate my birth by a good few years, so I am still in the middle of coming up with a story as how I'd had them from the go...

On another note: Maltese Falcon  :smitten:
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: SofaKings on October 22, 2017, 11:18:54 AM
New to the grogcast but it is very enjoyable!  Keep up the good work.  Tell Jim to take a breath now and then.  I worry for his health!  :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
thanks - glad you enjoyed it :)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 01:17:40 PM
Glad you enjoyed it!  Tell your friends! ;)
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: mirth on October 22, 2017, 01:18:19 PM
friends?
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bob48 on October 22, 2017, 01:36:37 PM
I had one of those once, but the leg fell off.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: Cyrano on October 22, 2017, 03:15:12 PM
Animadversions:

@SofaKings:  Thanks for your concern, but I've taken to drinking heavily and it does help.

@Barth:  JTS loves you anyway, as it loves all people.

@MD:  Your "Faramir" line has made you my wife's favorite.

@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

My oldest die is easily the Gamescience die of which I've spoken.  Tragically, it is no longer under warranty.





Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: SofaKings on October 22, 2017, 07:16:36 PM
friends?
My friends? More like " bring out your dead..." #holygrail
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: MetalDog on October 22, 2017, 07:48:21 PM
Animadversions:

@SofaKings:  Thanks for your concern, but I've taken to drinking heavily and it does help.

@Barth:  JTS loves you anyway, as it loves all people.

@MD:  Your "Faramir" line has made you my wife's favorite.

@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

My oldest die is easily the Gamescience die of which I've spoken.  Tragically, it is no longer under warranty.


Your wife is a woman of discernment and good taste.  And her nerdrage is well placed and righteous.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 22, 2017, 08:31:22 PM
@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

no need for a pirate.  I have it here somewhere in a box

The Peter Jackson flicks are not the Tolkien books.  They're a massive LotR prequel loosely based on the books, starring Christopher Lee's thoroughly-British dentalwork.

But as long as you don't compare them to the books, it's not a bad yarn.  It's just not the books.


The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

That's b/c they already had a movie written and went shopping for the rights to a media license they could slap on it, and found out the ST rights were available.  The bought them, w/ options for sequels, and slapped them on an existing screenplay.

As soon as they jettisoned the power armor, though, the key plot of the back half of the book with the un-named platoon sergeant goes out the window, b/c you can see everyone's faces and there are no surprises.

Plus, it's clear they studied tactics at the George Lucas School of Braveheart Battle Scenes Only With Blasters Instead of Broadswords.
Title: Re: GrogCast Season 5!
Post by: SofaKings on October 23, 2017, 04:49:19 AM
Toonces & Mirth in this week's GrogCast for your weekend listening enjoyment
Cold Waters?  Yes please.  There goes $40 tonight. 
Had a tour of the USS West Virginia a couple years ago.  It was very, very cool!

Nice episode.