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New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« on: October 27, 2017, 04:48:07 AM »
While the GrogCast is on hiatus, we're trying something new :)

First episode is today

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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2017, 10:11:11 AM »
It's brilliant.

Loved every moment.

Far better than "Cats".

I plan to listen again and again!
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 10:00:34 AM »
OK, serious question - how many of y'all bothered to watch/listen?  Just wondering.  We've got 8-9 more to go whether y'all like them or not :)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 04:20:22 AM »
Episode 2 up today :)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 09:05:58 PM »
Fantastic feature! I think y'all have outdone yourselves and come up with a very entertaining and interesting show  :)  I'm a fan... I'll be tuning in and watching /listening to as many as you guys can throw our way!
I've listened to both episodes, and they are both equally as good :) well done guys  O0
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Listened to the first episode.  You guys need a third voice on the call ;)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 03:02:20 PM »
I offered, but Brant seems intent on making this his show. ;)

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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 03:28:21 PM »
Listened to the first episode.  You guys need a third voice on the call ;)

we're running over an hour with just 2 of us on there!

(hell, we got a 90-minute one coming up over TANKSgiving)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2017, 05:01:30 PM »
90 minutes..... That's like a 2 for 1 then!!!!  :)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2017, 05:06:04 AM »
we got waaaaaaay back to #16 for this video :)
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2017, 06:21:28 PM »
Another great episode :) I think the title dragon up the past is really great  O0
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2017, 04:42:22 AM »
New one today!
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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2017, 05:51:49 PM »
I could wax poetic about issue #39.  It is the sole issue of The Dragon that still has a place on my gaming shelf.  FWIW and IMHO:
1)  I loved the firearms rules for Melee, ONLY because we grew tired of hack 'n' slash battles.
2)  The skirmish rules for Napoleonic warfare was like a dream come true.  Sometime in '77(?), I picked up a book  - Great Naval Battles - from the local library that featured the Battle of Trafaglar, which begat my life-long interest in the age of sail, which begat my interest in the Hornblower books of C.S. Forester, which begat me reading Death to the French! (Rifleman Dodd in the US), which begat my interest in Napoleonic warfare...especially the soldiers point of view.  I tried using the rules for Boothill to simulate man-to-man Napoleonic fights, but it didn't feel right.  The skirmish rules in issue 39 were perfect, and I actually started a solo campaign game that consisted of engagements involving between 10 - 15 figures total.  I used 1/72nd airfix plastic soldiers for the French and British, and US confederate soldiers for the Spanish peasants.  About a year or so later, I picked up a copy of the Courier magazine that had an idea for a Russian retreat scenario, which provide a few more gaming opportunities.  I believe I used British AWI soldiers (also airfix) for the Russians.  I also recall playing a couple of Egyptian campaign games when I got a French Foreign legion fort that included a set of Arab (bedouin) soldiers.
3)  My friend Kevin K. DM'ed the Halls of Beoll Dur.  I distinctly recall that during the final battle, two of our party were teleported to distant astral planes and one was turned to stone.  The two remaining members (including me!) threw Zeus' white eagle into the throne room, shut the doors, and waited for the fighting to stop.

Good times.

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Re: New Feature! Dragon' Up The Past
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2017, 07:07:26 PM »
As I said in the NEW DUtP recorded today:

-4 points for embracing the needless addition of gunpowder weapons to Melee.

+2 points for playing skirmish level Napoleonics in an era when it didn't have a teeny fraction of the support it does today.

+3 points for playing said skirmish rules using Airfix figures, the gateway mini for a generation...or two.  Mine were  a mix of Airfix and, later, ESCI, although only the former did Highlanders.  Which is important.

Thanks for giving the episode a listen.

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