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GrogCast Season 5 Episode 12 – A Cast of Many

22 September 2017 ~

Big crowd this week: Staggerwing, Mirth, MetalDog, and Cyrano, so we’ve super-sized this episode for you.  We talk about what we’ve played this week, the weirdest or most obscure game in our collections, what’s next to hit the table, an extended riff on high-complexity monsters and whether or not they’re good or bad for the hobby, and how to play one week of Kriegspiel game action over the course of an entire year.

What games do we discuss (or at least mention)?  CNA, War in the Pacific: Admiral’s Edition, Bonaparte at Marengo, Decisive Action, AH’s Robin Hood & Hundred Days’ Battles, Bonaparte at Marengo, Fourth Reich, SPI’s War of the Ring, Pub Battles’ Marengo, Kriegspiel, VG’s Vietnam, DAK II, Civilization IV, JTS’s Campaign: Jena-Auerstadt, Swordbearer, Warehouse 13, King Arthur, Habet Hoc Habet, Kiev to Rostov, Knights of Camelot, GG’s War in the East, Sails of Glory, Empires in Arms, and that might not actually get them all.  Yes, we covered a lot of ground.

@BanzaiCat – “CNA” is short for “Campaign for North Africa”
@BanzaiCat – “GG” is short for “Gary Grigsby’s”
@BanzaiCat – “AH” is short for “Avalon Hill”

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GrogCast Season 5 Episode 11 – Northerners

15 September 2017 ~

Airborne Rifles and Barthheart – from Winterfell and north of the Wall, respectively – hop on to talk about what they’ve been playing lately.  We also spend a few minutes discussing some of the pretty cool military museums we’ve been to over the years, too.

What games do we discuss?  Lock’n’Load Tactical, Command – Modern Air/Naval Ops, Civil War minis, Putin’s War, Millennium Wars, Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, and others.

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GrogCast Season 5 Episode 10 – Ladies in Wargaming

8 September 2017 ~

We’ve got Beck from Tiny Battles Publishing, and Cor from our Origins crew, to talk about their experiences as women in the wargaming world, and their experiences as new players, changes in the community over time, and online interactions with other gamers.  As parents, they also weigh in on how things have changed for their kids, too.

Games we discuss?  the OCS series reappears, along with Steampunk Rally, Civ5, Operation Icarus, Minecraft, first-person drone-flying, and more…

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GrogCast Season 5 Episode 9 – Lessons Learned in Gaming

1 September 2017 ~

The Sages of GrogHeads™ – James Sterrett and Doug Miller – join the GrogCast to talk about the lessons learned from wargaming.  We talk about how to plan your operations, and how coordinating all those moving parts serves grogs in the real world, whether education, business, or elsewhere in gaming.  Logistics, reconnaissance, and how to teach gamers about how a military staff works are all featured.

Games we discuss?  TCS / OCS series games, Command Ops & Flashpoint Campaigns, Terraforming Mars, Battles in the Age of Reason, and even a cameo Munchkin appearance.  But don’t get hung up on the game list – this episode talks about how wargame planning changes how you play.

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GrogCast Season 5 Episode 8 – Cardboard & Gunpowder

25 August 2017 ~

Back from his European adventures, Cyrano returns to talk wargaming the Age of Gunpowder and the Age of Sail.

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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 7 ~ Rookies!

18 August 2017 ~

Some new voices join us for this episode!  Gary from Ardwulf’s Lair, and bbmike from the GrogHeads forums both make their GrogCast debuts as we talk about the games we played lately, the games we tried to enjoy, and the games we just couldn’t help but fall in love with.  We cover OCS, A3R, TEK, EotS, GDW’s TWW, and even more acronyms!  And yes, there’s a mandatory Munchkin appearance whenever bbmike pops up –

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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 6 ~ RPGs (no, the other kind)

11 August 2017 ~

Brant & Chris diverge from wargaming for a night and hold a discussion on role-playing games.

D&D, and various versions; Star Frontiers; Traveller; what makes a good DM; lots of obscure game references, and who knows what else

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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 5 ~ Virtual Insanity

4 August 2017 ~

Brant & Craig talk about virtual reality in digital gaming, and then get sidetracked with a discussion of solo boardgames.  We also talk about “adult Disneyland”, AKA “IITSEC.”  And updates from that night’s showing of Red Dawn.

Discussed on this one: Victory Games (Ambush, Carrier, NATO, and others); Labyrinth and the COIN series; multiple VR headset games, as well as ports like Elite: Dangerous, and more

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