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Title: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2015, 02:56:37 PM
We're going to consolidate all of GrogCast season 2's discussion into one big-ass thread here.

Oh yeah.  Season 2.  It starts today.  Party on!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 03:04:28 PM
Woot!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bbmike on September 08, 2015, 06:35:46 PM
Season 2? How long was I asleep!?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 08, 2015, 07:07:14 PM
Season 2? How long was I asleep!?

I give up, how long were you asleep?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 07:41:57 PM
40 winks, and then some.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Staggerwing on September 08, 2015, 08:10:29 PM
Season 2? How long was I asleep!?

Assuming you had no beard when you nodded off, how long are your whiskers now? Factor for approx 1/2 inch per month average.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 08, 2015, 08:12:11 PM
Too much math.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 09, 2015, 08:38:24 AM
Wil Wheaton's a dick.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 09, 2015, 08:48:46 AM
It is what it is. Though I would have been far more impressed if I got even a short email telling me thanks but no thanks in the polite manner I'd expect him to communicate, rather than totally being ignored. Oh well.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 09, 2015, 08:55:03 AM
(http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/h396/dozey88/BBT/WHEATON.gif)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 09, 2015, 08:56:04 AM
There's plenty of other possibly more interesting people that want to be on the GC more!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 09, 2015, 08:56:36 AM
those guys probably 10000 requests / day from all over the place for stuff.  It wouldn't surprise me at all if it just got caught up in a spam filter somewhere.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 09, 2015, 08:57:26 AM
Yeah, I'm not worried about it. Like I said, even a "no" email would have made me all :o HOLY CRAP THEY ANSWERED ME!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 09, 2015, 09:01:19 AM
How dare Will Wheaton ignore I us?! I demand justice!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 09, 2015, 09:05:04 AM
How dare Will Wheaton ignore I us?! I demand justice!

let me know how that works out for you
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on September 09, 2015, 06:21:51 PM
He'd just tell you how politically incorrect all of your wargames are so I fail to see the loss.  :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 09, 2015, 06:49:18 PM
And we are up on BGG!

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepodcast/28198/grogcast-grogheadscom

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 09, 2015, 07:03:53 PM
Rock out with your co...  You know the rest ;)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 09, 2015, 07:05:58 PM
...ck out, yeah. :)

Will have to look into iTunes. I remember hitting a wall months back when I first started that, but I did too with BGG, so maybe I can figure that out too.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 15, 2015, 07:34:12 PM
Hey, it's still Tuesday somewhere!

S2E2 is finally out there!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 15, 2015, 08:20:06 PM
Hey, it's still Tuesday somewhere!

S2E2 is finally out there!

Thank God. I didn't know what I was going to do at work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on September 15, 2015, 08:43:57 PM
Oh man you poor bastards are in for some super fun discussion!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 09:10:49 AM
Boolean Algebra!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 09:12:50 AM
The metric system is the tool of the Devil!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Barthheart on September 16, 2015, 09:13:27 AM
The metric system is the tool of the Devil!

Just cause you can't count to ten.  :P
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 16, 2015, 09:15:02 AM
The metric system is the tool of the Devil!

Just cause you can't count to ten.  :P

that's because he lost a finger in an, uh... "incident" with his ex.  He still has trouble typing semi-colons.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 16, 2015, 09:22:08 AM
Losing a finger was a small price to pay to escape from the ex.

I do miss being able to type semi-colons.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Arctic Blast on September 16, 2015, 12:08:22 PM
I'm enjoying curmudgeonly student Bison stories.  :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on September 18, 2015, 11:48:36 AM
Man this thread is hidden.  Hey brant we didn't sound too old and grumpy.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on September 21, 2015, 05:25:48 PM
I'm new here, so please excuse me if I'm about to FNG, but who needs Wheaton. Go for someone like Martin Wallace or Dan Verssen. I'd love to hear Verssen talk about the development of Warfighter.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 21, 2015, 07:15:34 PM
the development of Warfighter.

Are you referring to The Warfighter Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/3091/warfighter-series) of modern platoon-level games, or DVG's "Warfighter, the tactical special forces card game"?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: panzerde on September 21, 2015, 09:07:15 PM
I'm new here, so please excuse me if I'm about to FNG, but who needs Wheaton. Go for someone like Martin Wallace or Dan Verssen. I'd love to hear Verssen talk about the development of Warfighter.


Oh damn he brought up Warfighter...
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on September 22, 2015, 07:11:38 AM
the development of Warfighter.

Are you referring to The Warfighter Series (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamefamily/3091/warfighter-series) of modern platoon-level games, or DVG's "Warfighter, the tactical special forces card game"?

The latter.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 22, 2015, 01:25:01 PM
New episode is up today...  current events & wargaming
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-3

edit: updated link
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 01:57:38 PM
New episode is up today...  current events & wargaming
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-2-2


Word.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 02:08:52 PM
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 22, 2015, 02:23:25 PM
Excellent episode!  O0
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on September 22, 2015, 07:43:02 PM
Good stuff guys.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 24, 2015, 05:08:17 PM
This was just sent to Gunny R. Lee Ermey

Quote
http://www.rleeermey.com/forms/gunny.php

The following message has been sent.

Name: Michael Eckenfels
Contact Reason: Contact the Gunny

Message: Gunny...I am one of two hosts for a wargaming/gaming/current events podcast called The GrogCast. This is an offshoot of the GrogHeads website where gamers of all stripes go to discuss all things gaming-, history-, and military-related. The site is GrogHeads (www.grogheads.com). I'm wanting to expand the podcast a bit and add voiceovers to our segues, to introduce each section in the podcast. I/we were wondering if this is something you do. We wouldn't need much...something along the lines of "What did you play this week, maggot?" and "Time to drop and give me five" (this being a top five pick kind of thing), and a few others that I have in mind. Perhaps four to six short lines total. If you don't do this kind of thing, no worries. Thank you for your time, Gunny - much appreciated in either case.

(http://www.picgifs.com/smileys/smileys-and-emoticons/praying/smileys-praying-554778.gif)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 24, 2015, 05:11:07 PM
(http://shark-bait.com/files/2009/07/hold-your-breath-634.jpg)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on September 24, 2015, 05:21:23 PM
I won't ask what your cheeks are full of, there...
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 24, 2015, 05:28:33 PM
I was looking for a "don't hold your breath" meme.  Best I could do on short notice while listening to public speaking students
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 27, 2015, 10:33:51 AM
Just a heads-up that this week's GrogCast is a pretty unique one, and I think y'all are really going to dig it :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on September 29, 2015, 05:06:18 AM
Episode 4 is up!  And you can listen with your kids on this one :D

(not you, Star)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 09:24:49 AM
Finally some intelligent game talk! :P
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on September 29, 2015, 10:40:18 AM
Ney rules!
Title: GrogCast Season 2, Episode 4
Post by: Melchett on September 30, 2015, 08:56:23 AM
Great show this week! I really enjoyed the observations about kids watching gameplay on YouTube. Back in my day (here we go  :idiot2:), we'd hang out at "the shop" and watch people play war games. This was back in the 70's mind you.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 01, 2015, 11:14:32 PM
Really dug this one. I've already gotten the nieces and nephew hooked on gaming, so my work is done.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 02, 2015, 04:32:13 AM
nieces and nephew

my work is done.

not quite!   ^-^


 >:D
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Arctic Blast on October 03, 2015, 12:02:11 AM
nieces and nephew

my work is done.

not quite!   ^-^


 >:D

Nope. Quite done.  ;D
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Emeraldlis on October 04, 2015, 12:46:14 PM
Aw the kids were great this week !!  :)

I think maybe they should get a regular season slot , they sounded like they were well able to talk gaming and all things related  :coolsmiley:  good job grog kids  O0
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 06, 2015, 04:47:12 PM
OTS guys swing by today!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 06, 2015, 04:50:02 PM
I need these things posted during work hours :P
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 07, 2015, 05:33:12 AM
I need these things posted during work hours :P

Feel free to move to a more normal time zone.  :-*
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2015, 05:40:52 AM
I need these things posted during work hours :P

it was a 5-hour drive back from the mountains.  Deal with it.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Capn Darwin on October 07, 2015, 06:24:34 AM
I of course, being sick and not fully functional, said MY maps when I should have said map art. Steve "Mad Russian" Overton was the one who did all the hard work making the Google Earth referenced maps for our release. I will be escorted to the wood shed for brief but vigorous thrashing.  :knuppel2: :tickedoff: :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2015, 08:03:08 AM
One add'l note, while we're picking on Cap'n D...  Around the 3:40-minute mark he mentions me "waffling" about the term "modern" combat.   ::)

There's no "waffling"  :knuppel2:
At this point in our lives, "Cold War" ≠ "Modern"   :tickedoff:

Carry on   8)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 09:04:37 AM
When you're gaming from Ancients through the 21st century, anything post WW2 is "modern"  ;D
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2015, 09:10:28 AM
When you're gaming from Ancients through the 21st century, anything post WW2 is "modern"  ;D

Blasphemy!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 07, 2015, 09:26:47 AM
Face it Brant, you're "post-modern"
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 07, 2015, 10:09:49 AM
Some are less "modern" than others.

Bawb and Windy, for example, are both "post-Precambrian."  ;D
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 07, 2015, 10:20:43 AM
What exactly is modern warfare then Brant?  I haven't listened the podcast yet, but I will.

If modern is simply a timeframe construct, then "modern" warfare is almost exclusively asymmetrical in nature.  Since a true force on force conflict is not the norm of conflicts post 1991 and the fall of the Soviet Union well really since Korea.  Vietnam is another discussion all together.  And of course asymmetrical warfare itself is not limited by any stretch of the imagination to the post-cold war conflict timeframe.

I'm going to need your research complete and posted by the end of the week.  Clear?  :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2015, 10:57:22 AM
I'm going to need your research complete and posted by the end of the week.  Clear?  :)
http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=13989
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 07, 2015, 11:44:12 AM
You might need to revisit some of your organizational breakdown.  There's change afoot.  And I think that a counterpoint to your arguement that yes while technology has changed over the years the cold-war is being recast with additional new regional alignments.  So the large scale force on force wargaming of the cold war is returning and with a more multi-front scenario focus and not limited to the Fulda Gap scenario of a NATO and Warsaw Pact conflict.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 07, 2015, 11:58:23 AM
My key point was that if you want to fight a true "modern" hot conflict, you don't just pull out Assault, blow the dust off the box, and call it "good enough" just because there were 4 M1s in a tank platoon then, and there are 4 M1s in a tank platoon now.  There are so many other changes / differences between then and now that it's borderline silly to do so.  It was 30 years ago.  Shit's changed a LOT since then.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 07, 2015, 12:01:45 PM
My key point was that if you want to fight a true "modern" hot conflict, you don't just pull out Assault, blow the dust off the box, and call it "good enough" just because there were 4 M1s in a tank platoon then, and there are 4 M1s in a tank platoon now.  There are so many other changes / differences between then and now that it's borderline silly to do so.  It was 30 years ago.  Shit's changed a LOT since then.

Yes, but has the doctrine?  Isn't that ultimately the test of a wargame to test the doctrinal theory?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bob48 on October 07, 2015, 01:28:35 PM
Some are less "modern" than others.

Bawb and Windy, for example, are both "post-Precambrian."  ;D

Not pre-postcambrian?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 07, 2015, 01:49:28 PM
So you
Some are less "modern" than others.

Bawb and Windy, for example, are both "post-Precambrian."  ;D

Not pre-postcambrian?

What are you talking about battle prior to Cambai?  Well you certainly wouldn't be discussing the use of tank formations in those battles.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: tokyodan on October 12, 2015, 05:10:28 PM
Hi. I'm new here having accidentally stumbling upon your podcast. And I'm glad I found it. Great cast. I am really interested in Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm, which I have. But I have yet to finish the tutorial. So I am a newbie not only to this game but to wargaming in general

In GrogCast Season 2, Episode 5 at 15min. 19s in you mention maps by 'William' the image scientist...Which maps are his? Also where can I get more info about the articles about maps, terrain, and AI he's written.

Regards,
Dan
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 12, 2015, 05:13:05 PM
Hi. I'm new here having accidentally stumbling upon your podcast. And I'm glad I found it. Great cast. I am really interested in Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm, which I have. But I have yet to finish the tutorial. So I am a newbie not only to this game but to wargaming in general

In GrogCast Season 2, Episode 5 at 15min. 19s in you mention maps by 'William' the image scientist...Which maps are his? Also where can I get more info about the articles about maps, terrain, and AI he's written.

Regards,
Dan

Welcome aboard Dan.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 12, 2015, 05:26:48 PM
Hey there! I expect someone from OTS will be along shortly to answer for you :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: panzerde on October 12, 2015, 05:32:59 PM
Welcome Dan!


I'll let Capn Darwin get into specifics, but as far as I know, all the existing maps in the current version of FPC:RS are the maps reworked by William.


A place to start understanding a bit more about how the game AI works might be to take a look at this article (http://grogheads.com/?p=6377) I wrote last year using FPC:RS to illustrate the very same planning process Rob was discussing in the podcast.


If you check the Computer Wargames forum here, you'll find a very long and detailed thread (http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=12316.0) concerning Flashpoint Campaigns, as well.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: tokyodan on October 12, 2015, 06:11:20 PM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: panzerde on October 12, 2015, 06:28:39 PM
Let me know if you'd like to try a Flashpoint Campaigns game PBEM sometime and go over some of the basics.


In addition to Jim and Rob from OTS, Steve Overton, who did pretty much all of the scenarios for the game also hangs out here and can give you a lot of great pointers.

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: tokyodan on October 12, 2015, 07:30:43 PM
@panzerde That'd be great. Thanks. How could that 'going over the basics' be done via the PBEM system? Doesn't the game just play out the opponent's turn?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: panzerde on October 12, 2015, 07:48:45 PM
@panzerde That'd be great. Thanks. How could that 'going over the basics' be done via the PBEM system? Doesn't the game just play out the opponent's turn?

We'd do a Skype call, or TeamSpeak or something like that. You can also send notes to your opponent between turns.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2015, 11:14:30 AM
New episode today!


edit:  adding link before you guys start whining
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-6
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: tokyodan on October 13, 2015, 03:00:09 PM
Is there a show notes page with links to what's mentioned in the podcast?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 13, 2015, 03:04:56 PM
Is there a show notes page with links to what's mentioned in the podcast?

No.  That would require a level of organization that we've never shown ourselves capable of...  ;)

But we can try to go back and retrofit them!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 14, 2015, 07:02:48 AM
These things take time. Most of us are still struggling with finding the front page. No need to overwhelm us with links to other things.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2015, 12:24:40 PM
special announcement coming on Friday.
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-special-announcement
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Kushan on October 20, 2015, 12:51:44 PM
Please don't tell us the GrogCast is dead?
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 20, 2015, 12:56:23 PM
New sponsorship


Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2015, 01:19:11 PM
Please don't tell us the GrogCast is dead?

nope!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 20, 2015, 05:23:36 PM
special announcement coming on Friday.
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-special-announcement

How are you accounting for random sample error in your poll?  :P
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2015, 05:38:51 PM
special announcement coming on Friday.
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-special-announcement

How are you accounting for random sample error in your poll?  :P

I don't need to if I don't care ;)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 20, 2015, 05:49:17 PM
special announcement coming on Friday.
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-special-announcement

How are you accounting for random sample error in your poll?  :P

I don't need to if I don't care ;)

I question the reliability of this poll!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2015, 05:55:56 PM
I question the reliability of this poll!

I don't.  Every time I go to the page, it reliably loads.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on October 20, 2015, 06:06:25 PM
I question the reliability of this poll!

I don't.  Every time I go to the page, it reliably loads.

But how do you know if you click away from that page that it still exists? 
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 20, 2015, 08:17:16 PM
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 20, 2015, 08:37:02 PM
special announcement coming on Friday.
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-special-announcement

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 06:36:53 AM
Where's the big announcement? Don't make me go check the Front Page!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2015, 07:38:08 AM
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Barthheart on October 23, 2015, 07:40:06 AM
Grogcast is going Mexican?  ???
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 23, 2015, 07:40:14 AM
lulz
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2015, 07:45:53 AM
Grogcast is going Mexican?  ???

si senor
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 23, 2015, 07:50:12 AM
Due to costs, we're having to relocate broadcasting and production to Venta de Pantalones y Santo Poco, a suburb of Mexico City, which is well known for being an outsourcing locale for audio production companies.

Brant and I are being replaced by Bronto and Porque_Gato, respectively.

We are sorry for this inconvenience.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 08:05:39 AM
Ay caramba!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Barthheart on October 23, 2015, 08:14:01 AM
ĦAy Chihuahua!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2015, 10:01:58 AM
yes, you have to go to the front page for the announcement.  or Facebook.  or twitter.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Barthheart on October 23, 2015, 10:04:10 AM
Very cool! Well done.
 O0
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2015, 10:28:10 AM
10/23 is Jeff Lewis of LNLP
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Martok on October 23, 2015, 11:07:35 AM
Very cool!  Suddenly wish (not for the first time) I lived closer to mirth.  ;D 

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 11:22:32 AM
Where is this Maine place? Sounds sketchy.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 23, 2015, 12:02:28 PM
Monticello, Maine. A long drive from the greater Portland area.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBCQ_(SW)

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 12:09:00 PM
Oh, I've been there. Through it anyway. Not the end of the Earth, but you can see it from there.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 12:10:31 PM
This will be a great chance to increase the number of moose listeners :P
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 12:14:56 PM
Very cool!  Suddenly wish (not for the first time) I lived closer to mirth.  ;D 

I do have a spare room available.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 23, 2015, 12:24:07 PM
This will be a great chance to increase the number of moose listeners :P

Unfortunately, Maine is in the the skip zone, for the most part, during this time of year. Their signal is pretty strong for everywhere else east of the Rockies. Although, I've been able to pull it in on the old Grundig on a good night.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 23, 2015, 12:32:28 PM
My grandad used to be into shortwave radio. Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 23, 2015, 04:15:31 PM
Those of you on BoardGameGeek please give us a thumbs up on our announcement thread, and try and help get the visibility up :)


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 23, 2015, 05:47:06 PM
Those of you on BoardGameGeek please give us a thumbs up on our announcement thread, and try and help get the visibility up :)


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah

Thumbed!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 23, 2015, 05:49:41 PM
My grandad used to be into shortwave radio. Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.

Your grandad and I have something in common. Although I don't have a shack. I just use my son's room while he's off at college.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2015, 07:07:36 AM
Those of you on BoardGameGeek please give us a thumbs up on our announcement thread, and try and help get the visibility up :)


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah

Replied and thumbed!


(Damn- looks like BGG won't allow youtube embedding outside of a designated forum :()
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 24, 2015, 07:42:11 AM
nah - you just embed the actual YT code at the end, and not the youtube.com url info
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bob48 on October 24, 2015, 08:56:19 AM
Those of you on BoardGameGeek please give us a thumbs up on our announcement thread, and try and help get the visibility up :)


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah

Thumbed!

Ditto
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Staggerwing on October 24, 2015, 10:37:04 AM
nah - you just embed the actual YT code at the end, and not the youtube.com url info

Thanks! Went back and fixed it.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2015, 11:20:52 AM
Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.

In other words, "the national pastime of Maine."
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 24, 2015, 12:21:28 PM
Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.

In other words, "the national pastime of Maine."

Maine is a nation? Golly!  ;)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 24, 2015, 12:22:46 PM
Of course! They're Maine-ly about themselves, aren't they?  ;D
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2015, 12:22:57 PM
Those of you on BoardGameGeek please give us a thumbs up on our announcement thread, and try and help get the visibility up :)


https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah (https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1459743/wargaming-podcast-radio-heck-yeah)

Gave ya the ole thumb!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 24, 2015, 12:24:58 PM
Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.

In other words, "the national pastime of Maine."

Maine is a nation? Golly!  ;)

Not a nation, but we drink like it is.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Melchett on October 24, 2015, 06:08:33 PM
Though I think it was mainly a cover to go out into his shack and drink.

In other words, "the national pastime of Maine."

Maine is a nation? Golly!  ;)

Not a nation, but we drink like it is.

I'll drink to that!
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 27, 2015, 06:45:16 AM
Jeff Lewis of LNLP, in today's GrogCast
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: mirth on October 27, 2015, 08:07:50 AM
And available during work hours  O0
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on October 27, 2015, 08:18:30 AM
And available during work hours  O0

socket
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on October 27, 2015, 08:32:41 AM
And available during work hours  O0

(http://www.troll.me/images/grandma-finds-the-internet/oh-my-aint-ya-one-smartass-fellow.jpg)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2015, 05:59:08 AM
Mark Walker crashes the GrogCast!
http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-8
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Joe on November 03, 2015, 08:00:08 AM
Hi folks,

thx for another great episode! I must admit that the first episodes at the beginning of the year were wonky by any standards :) but you are getting it all right now, especially Season 2!

The insight from Mark was refreshing! I always like hearing about people's own experiences from their field of work. Way to go forward like that!

Just wanted to add a bit more salt to the Onus! injury - I was one of the vocal folks pointing at the similarities with Battleground: Fantasy Warfare (on Boardgamegeek in my case). For me it would totally suffice if the creators would admit they were inspired by BFW and decided to take it for a spin. Then I would have no objections and would happily wish them all the luck in the world! Even in the case they would totally rework the rules and only the cards stayed.

But they just said "they knew about the existence of BFW". That is simply not true in my book, as when you look at the design of their cards and the design of the BFW cards, you do not only see similar style of top-down art (which, admittedly, in Onus! is better), but more importantly, the stats themselves are identical, even to the slashed numbers and icons. I cannot imagine a game in development, that presents itself as "new", using the same stats and numbers than an older game without the creators knowing about this.

I hate it when people do not give credit to the ideas and games that inspired them, especially when the new game is clearly a "copy" of an older one, even if the rules are tweaked and heading in a different direction.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Bison on November 05, 2015, 05:38:19 PM
Another good episode.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 10, 2015, 08:49:14 AM
Matt Forbeck joins the GrogCast!

http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-9
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on November 17, 2015, 09:51:21 AM
Anthony Gallela on this week's GrogCast.  And we're coming back to the forums pretty soon to get just us regular guys chatting about games again.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: BanzaiCat on November 25, 2015, 02:45:23 PM
Just in case you lazy bums missed it, the latest edition of the GrogCast is up on the front page. And has been since yesterday. Go check it out, slackers.

http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-11

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: MetalDog on November 25, 2015, 06:33:38 PM
mirth me boy-o, one question...how drunk were you? ;)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bbmike on November 25, 2015, 06:39:55 PM
Drunk mirth? I've gotta move this up on the to-do list.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: MetalDog on November 25, 2015, 07:09:08 PM
It's the only explanation I can come up with after he carried me and B_C through this episode.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: Arctic Blast on November 25, 2015, 11:54:14 PM
Hearing about you guys and your attempts to learn Squad Leader in your younger years reminded me of a horrifying piece of my own gaming history.

A buddy and I had been playing stuff like Axis & Allies and Hunt For Red October and Red Storm Rising. We were both WW2 history buffs. So we figured we were ready for the big leagues. Pacific War (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5622/pacific-war) by Victory Games was our big leagues. We weren't ready. Frankly, I will never be ready for a game at that scale. It was awful.

Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 01, 2015, 01:29:48 PM
Brant visits HonorCon in a GrogCast special :)
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: avrotim on December 03, 2015, 01:41:17 PM
Wow!  That took me back...I have read a bunch of those Harrington books and really enjoyed the first 4-5 books or so.   I keep hearing rumors of a movie deal but so far nothing tangible seems to have happened. 

I must admit though that I have kinda given up on the series.
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 08, 2015, 01:33:34 PM
Episode 12 is out there, as we chat with Rex Brynen about game design and games in the classroom
Title: Re: Discuss GrogCast Season 2!
Post by: bayonetbrant on December 15, 2015, 06:59:22 AM
Episode 13 (http://grogheads.com/?podcast=grogcast-season-2-episode-13) has James Sterrett join us to discuss the COIN series from GMT Games