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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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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 4 ~ The Operational Art of GrogHeads

28 July 2017 ~

Michael’s MIA again, so Bison and MetalDog are joining Brant to discuss learning curves on computer wargames, moving gamers from casual games into wargames, role-playing collections, and getting replayability out of simpler games.

What do we talk about?  The Operational Art of War IIIMystaraAlea Acta Est, biology class, El Grande, variations of Risk as gateways, Dust (the original, not Tactics), BattleLore, and Hollow Cell.

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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 3 ~ THRUST STICKS!

21 July 2017 ~

Michael returns, and he and Brant discuss some summer gaming, and movies & music for the background during your gaming sessions.  This is a shorter episode, and yes, we should’ve had Gus on it for that very reason ~

What do we talk about?  Papers, Please; Splendor on the phone; 3d printing; Dragon SlayerOutpost Gamma; some music & movies & YouTube playlists; and, well…   THRUST STICKS

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GrogCast Season 5 – Episode 2 ~ Naval Gazing

14 July 2017 ~

Season 5 continues with Brant, and guests Toonces and Mirth.  We discuss Cold Waters, and General Quarters using Topside Miniatures, and naval wargaming just for fun.  We cover some of the headaches of the Total War series, finding a balance of complexity & ease of play, and we talk about big game groups & finding folks with whom to game.

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And yes, Brant called a “Kriegspiel” a “Kickstarter”…  damned “KS” initials


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GrogCast Season 5 – Premiere Episode

7 July 2017 ~

Kicking off our new season with Cyrano, Panzerde, and Barthheart, the three amigos talk about wargaming in the age of gunpowder, kriegspiel vs hex-and-counter, and some Origins entertainment (yes, we’re still talking about Origins – it was fun, OK?).

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