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Title: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on February 23, 2018, 04:58:44 AM
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Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Emeraldlis on February 23, 2018, 05:25:50 PM
That was a great opening show to the new season guys  :D I really enjoyed listening in  O0
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MIGMaster on February 25, 2018, 11:55:38 AM
I pop these on and listen to them while at work - I pop up a screen shot of a Skype Meeting in my other monitor and people leave me alone thinking old Migs is hard at work ! Perfect ! :bd:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bob48 on February 25, 2018, 12:18:00 PM
^Outstanding :bd:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 02, 2018, 08:05:45 AM
There no Mirth quite like Drunk Mirth, on episode 2 today
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2018, 08:06:26 AM
My liver really can't handle many more Grogcasts.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Gusington on March 02, 2018, 08:18:58 AM
Witty t shirt: ‘shut up liver, you’ll be fine’
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 02, 2018, 09:03:06 AM
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Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on March 02, 2018, 09:08:50 AM
I'll buy one!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Tuna on March 05, 2018, 03:14:24 PM
Caveman to Cosmos was around back when we were playing MP Civ IV
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2018, 05:24:39 PM
I have no doubt.  But I am always behind in Science in that game anyways.  So it's news to me ;)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on March 05, 2018, 06:03:47 PM
Listening to 2nd episode now... mirth needs to drink more before the recordings.....  :o

And Brant, since when is Germany and France EAST of Poland?  ???  :2funny:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2018, 06:09:24 PM
Look. I can only drink so much.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on March 05, 2018, 06:09:53 PM
Look. I can only drink so much.

I call BS!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bbmike on March 05, 2018, 06:13:17 PM
Listening to 2nd episode now... mirth needs to drink more before the recordings.....  :o

And Brant, since when is Germany and France EAST of Poland?  ???  :2funny:

Maybe mirth wasn't the only one drinking.  :-"
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2018, 06:21:14 PM
Look. I can only drink so much.

I call BS!


You know better than that
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MetalDog on March 05, 2018, 06:24:04 PM
Look. I can only drink so much.

I call BS!


You know better than that

He's right.  He quits drinking when he runs out of money.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 05, 2018, 06:36:11 PM
And Brant, since when is Germany and France EAST of Poland?  ???  :2funny:

The intent was to describe how stuff to the east of France/Germany is relative under-covered in many US games. If I misspoke, it was probably a contract high from Mirth's inebriation
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 05, 2018, 06:37:45 PM
Well, technically it's east of Poland. If you go east for about 22,000 miles or so, you'll get to it. ;D
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on March 05, 2018, 06:52:26 PM
And Brant, since when is Germany and France EAST of Poland?  ???  :2funny:

The intent was to describe how stuff to the east of France/Germany is relative under-covered in many US games. If I misspoke, it was probably a contract high from Mirth's inebriation

Sure. Blame me.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 06, 2018, 07:42:38 AM
It was probably the producer's fault.

As much radio as Brant's worked in, he should know it's always the producer's fault.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Emeraldlis on March 06, 2018, 01:08:25 PM
Well,if you four were in a bar waxing lyrical about gaming ,and having a few drinks ,that’s a bar I’d wanna be in  :bd: great episode guys !
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MetalDog on March 06, 2018, 05:57:45 PM
You are entirely too kind.  And obviously, someone has paid you off to say that ;)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 07, 2018, 11:55:48 AM
Good season so far!

And yes, Scythe is crap. I backed it based on hype and "Oh, pretty!" and the game play is just meh. Too much of it makes no narrative sense, either, which is a pet peeve of mine.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 07, 2018, 04:59:23 PM
Good season so far!

And yes, Scythe is crap. I backed it based on hype and "Oh, pretty!" and the game play is just meh. Too much of it makes mo narrative sense, either, which is a pet peeve of mine.

Glad I'm not the only one. I saw a few vids of gameplay (which I generally do) and while I thought the minis were just awesome, the gameplay seemed way too fiddly and dull. The guy that played it was REALLY into it, but that wasn't a positive thing.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 09, 2018, 08:47:18 AM
Episode 3 is out today for your listening and/or enjoyment :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bbmike on March 09, 2018, 01:36:37 PM
Skip over World War I??? (http://www.aarcentral.com/emoti/shock.gif)
And BC, I think the old PC Civil War game you were thinking of was No Greater Glory. A brutal, brutal game that I was never able to win.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Emeraldlis on March 09, 2018, 05:07:35 PM
I listened and enjoyed  :)  I've played 7 wonders on my phone a few times now, still haven't won the AI.... Pffft! I win quite a lot of the battles, but still manage to lose the game  :-" I shall continue until I triumph, mhwahahaha  >:D its a great game to play though, and its cool to be building something ancient, I kinda get a kick outta that!
I remember watching the video for mosebys raiders, thought it looked fun to play, but I also liked the way it looked, it looked convincingly civil war to me.
I think the American revolution is going to be an interesting listen next week  O0 anything on the English civil war would be good too, if you guys ever get around to that subject  :bd:
The flight sim stuff sounded cool, I thought this was a great episode guys  O0

You are entirely too kind.  And obviously, someone has paid you off to say that ;)

Well,  there was a brown paper envelope with a wad of cash slipped under my door, marked "grogcast"  :hide: but seeing as how I genuinely enjoyed the episode, and would have left a comment anyway  :) I can now use the cash to buy y'all a drink  ;)  so get yer funny stories ready  ;D And a designated driver, cos ain't none of us gonna be walking out of that bar sober!  <:-)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 09, 2018, 10:17:25 PM
^^Focusing too much on military cards and battles is a great way to lose in 7 Wonders. Believe me, I know. I make the same damn mistake every damn time I play the game. Apparently I'm incapable of learning.  :uglystupid2:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Emeraldlis on March 10, 2018, 03:55:10 PM
^^Focusing too much on military cards and battles is a great way to lose in 7 Wonders. Believe me, I know. I make the same damn mistake every damn time I play the game. Apparently I'm incapable of learning.  :uglystupid2:

That's cool to know Arctic Blast, thanks for the tip  O0 I do keep radiating towards the military cards, thinking that if I Blast the heck out of the opposition I'll break them down, lol.... But apparently thats not the case  :uglystupid2:   I'll take your advice on board and change tactics, and maybe.... Just maybe, I might get a win  :hide:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on March 10, 2018, 05:46:01 PM
And BC, I think the old PC Civil War game you were thinking of was No Greater Glory. A brutal, brutal game that I was never able to win.

That's the one, thanks bbmike.



DROVE ME NUTS, this game did. But I kept coming back for more.

I managed once - once - to get thiiiiis close to winning as the South, but I didn't quite make it. Otherwise I'd just get my butt kicked and find support drop like a stone. You have to really play the numbers in this one and put dummies in charge, and even then you'd never get ahead!

But if this lil' bastard appeared on GOG, I'd totally be all over it. :(
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 16, 2018, 11:06:53 AM
Episode 4 today!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Emeraldlis on March 17, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
Great show guys  O0 7 wonders tabletop sounds like a lot of fun to play in a group :) And I've played Jamaica the boardgame, it's a lot of fun. It was great to hear that discussed.  Lots of interesting points to listen to again, thanks :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on March 20, 2018, 09:23:12 AM
GorgCast gets a mention in a new War Game News YT series.  O0



Around the 16:00 mark...
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 20, 2018, 09:34:23 AM
^Sweet! Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 20, 2018, 09:48:52 AM
Yep!

Phantom mentioned it over here, too :)

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=21914
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 23, 2018, 07:22:33 AM
A very groggy episode for you today, as we cover the historical periods from WWI back to - but not including - the AWI.

So we're talking Napoleonics, with Cyrano, and manage to keep it to around an hour :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Arctic Blast on March 23, 2018, 01:10:29 PM
A very groggy episode for you today, as we cover the historical periods from WWI back to - but not including - the AWI.

So we're talking Napoleonics, with Cyrano, and manage to keep it to around an hour :)

How? Did you sedate him?  ;D
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 30, 2018, 07:50:28 AM
Brian Train!
http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-6-episode-6-interview-with-brian-train
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Cyrano on April 03, 2018, 08:15:39 AM
Skipping back an episode, JH mentioned this game and it set me to re-playing it (it takes real doing).

BEHOLD the glory of Napoleonics on the PC in 1993:



It's the sound that gets me.  It was splendid at the time...

Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 06, 2018, 08:31:10 PM
Today's episode is finally up.  It's not midnight yet, so it's still technically live by Friday!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: James Sterrett on April 06, 2018, 09:43:01 PM
Realistic space combat:

Boardgame:  https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6767/attack-vector-tactical (https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/6767/attack-vector-tactical) Attack Vector Tactical: physics are correct, engineering is handwaved in order to create a tactically interesting decision space; orbital mechanics is an option. [Disclaimer:  I was part of the team for AVT.]

Computer:  http://store.steampowered.com/app/476530/Children_of_a_Dead_Earth/ (http://store.steampowered.com/app/476530/Children_of_a_Dead_Earth/) Children of a Dead Earth:  physics is correct, engineering sticks to currently known techniques, orbital mechanics always enabled.

Computer, as a tutorial to Children of a Dead Earth (and a superb game in its own right) : https://www.gog.com/game/kerbal_space_program (https://www.gog.com/game/kerbal_space_program) Kerbal Space Program doesn't have combat, unless you mod it (easy to do), but it will teach you a gut-level understanding of orbital mechanics that will help a lot with CoaDE.  (I've been part of a STEM outreach program to a local junior high school using this...  we're eagerly anticipating some teams landing on the moon in the next few weeks.)

Computer, if you think Kerbal is not realistic enough:  http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/ (http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/) Orbiter.  Pack a lunch, this wants you to do your homework in full.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: panzerde on April 07, 2018, 12:34:00 PM
I have and enjoy Children of a Dead Earth. I need to give it another run since there have been a lot of updates since I last played.


I really wish Torchships had made it...



While I've always thought that realistic space combat games probably belong on the computer, AVT is appealing. In the end it always loses out in my time budget to games with muskets, but someday...

Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: James Sterrett on April 07, 2018, 02:52:18 PM
I spent enough time teaching AVT in demos that I can still do it a decade later.  :)

Plus, Ken Burnside, the primary designer, usually shows up at Origins. 

Your call.  :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Cyrano on April 07, 2018, 05:32:52 PM
AVT is the one with the wooden blocks to help the ships assume the correct aspect, yeah?
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: James Sterrett on April 07, 2018, 11:04:51 PM
Correct!  (If you want to be technical, plastic blocks.)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 07, 2018, 11:20:57 PM
If you want to be technical

seems out of place for wargamers
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 13, 2018, 01:21:36 PM
Sober Mirth this week
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on April 13, 2018, 01:22:39 PM
 :o
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 13, 2018, 01:23:24 PM
Well, more sober than usual.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Gusington on April 13, 2018, 01:35:02 PM
Sober Mirth = Syphillus Free Star
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Arctic Blast on April 13, 2018, 11:10:13 PM
Sober Mirth this week

More or less mythical than a Pegasus?
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2018, 05:09:53 PM
Sober Mirth this week

More or less mythical than a Pegasus?

Despite my best efforts, I can't be drunk all the time.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bbmike on April 14, 2018, 05:29:21 PM
I'm doing all I can to take up your slack.  :-"
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 14, 2018, 05:30:07 PM
I'm doing all I can to take up your slack.  :-"

 :bd:
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Gusington on April 14, 2018, 05:39:29 PM
I am happy to report that I am drunk presently.

*belch*
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: SofaKings on April 16, 2018, 09:59:32 AM
Caught up on GrogCast while driving to KY from MI and back this weekend.  Well done.  Enjoyed the conversation with Brian Train.  Have to get ADP on the table soonest and look into his smaller games.  Sidenote to the other guys in the cast, "how do you stay awake when Brant talks for 15mins straight"?
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 16, 2018, 10:06:52 AM
Sidenote to the other guys in the cast, "how do you stay awake when Brant talks for 15mins straight"?

We could easily ask our listeners that same question!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 16, 2018, 10:55:56 AM
I dare you to find one where we have more than just two of us in which that actually happens
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: SofaKings on April 16, 2018, 01:27:24 PM
Sidenote to the other guys in the cast, "how do you stay awake when Brant talks for 15mins straight"?

We could easily ask our listeners that same question!
I see what you did there!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2018, 01:00:15 PM
finally...  Ep 9 is out there :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2018, 01:14:35 PM
about time
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 20, 2018, 01:15:28 PM
Is that the one with drunk mirth?
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2018, 01:17:44 PM
More likely one without BC.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 20, 2018, 01:50:45 PM
More likely one without BC.

(http://seooasis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/5aXpg294Bf-2.png)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 20, 2018, 01:54:29 PM
^  :DD
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 27, 2018, 10:13:42 AM
You know what, it's Friday - have a GrogCast! (http://grogheads.com/podcast/grogcast-season-6-episode-10-game-designer-brad-warren)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on April 28, 2018, 09:45:36 AM
https://twitter.com/jan_ekholm/status/988536867447504897
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: panzerde on April 28, 2018, 10:01:31 AM
Poor bastard. We need to get him some Adderall and friends.

Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MetalDog on April 28, 2018, 04:38:03 PM
LOL
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Gusington on April 28, 2018, 04:53:11 PM
^That's hilarious
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Cyrano on April 28, 2018, 06:20:45 PM
I blame Doug.

He has that effect on people.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: panzerde on April 29, 2018, 07:25:49 PM
I blame Doug.

He has that effect on people.


Uh uh, I see where this goes. "Sorry honey, it's Doug's fault, he talked about it on the Grogcast and I had to have it!" No way, I'm not taking that rap.


Besides, we all know it's Gus that does it. People can't resist him.

Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on April 29, 2018, 08:09:07 PM
When in doubt, blame Gus.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: BanzaiCat on April 30, 2018, 06:32:20 AM
He does tend to come up short.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 11, 2018, 10:39:21 AM
New episode today - Jim Werbaneth interview
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 18, 2018, 01:29:38 PM
Today's episode: a new sitcom pilot, The Kriegspielers
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2018, 01:35:33 PM
Today's episode: a new sitcom pilot, The Kriegspielers

Ha! That was quick!  O0
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on May 18, 2018, 01:37:42 PM
And only 18 hours!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Barthheart on May 18, 2018, 02:39:50 PM
And only 18 hours!

I think you meant months...... :D
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: mirth on May 18, 2018, 02:51:12 PM
And only 18 hours!

I think you meant months...... :D


I was hoping the audio wouldn't be that long.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Hatricvs on May 19, 2018, 11:35:22 AM
Damn fine episodes for those who now can put voices to names and names to commanders! Great work!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: MetalDog on May 19, 2018, 04:05:52 PM
Glad you enjoyed!  Can't wait to see the rest of the Video AARs to see how everyone played out.
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: bayonetbrant on May 25, 2018, 09:25:39 AM
The last episode of Season 6 has now escaped into the wild!  :)
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Hatricvs on October 10, 2018, 01:21:58 PM
When does the next season start....getting withdrawal symptoms over here!
Title: Re: GrogCast - Season 6!
Post by: Jarhead0331 on October 10, 2018, 01:48:27 PM
When does the next season start....getting withdrawal symptoms over here!

There is going to be a delay. As you may know, Brant has left Grogheads and Banzai Cat who assisted significantly with the production of the cast appears to have gone with him.

We are going to need some time to get production up and running again.

Its a lot for Gus and me to handle, but we're working on it and we thank you for your interest and patience!