Tag: board games

GNR 71 – Sealing the Trees

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Flensburger Edles Helles
avatar David M. Nicholas
Coffee
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Ceres Top & Arnbitter

This is a long one. Dave, Mike and Fab talk Warhammer 40K, Kill Team and also give a short review of The Bard’s Tale IV.

We start the show off with some housekeeping. Fab has recently backed two Kickstarter projects that you might find interesting: Encased, the RPG made by Char’s friend Slava and also Things From the Flood, a Simon Stålenhag RPG.

An Aarhus-sæt

Dave mentions the now-defunct BattleCon Kickstarter project.

Check out Dan’s new podcast: Tales of the Unattested.

In other news, Der Letzte Bulle is getting a movie and Hulkoff is releasing a new single. There’s also a new Battletech boxed game coming and Wargaming is opening a studio in Guildford.


Fab gives a quick review of The Bard’s Tale IV, which we kinda hoped has a multiplayer mode but it hasn’t. It does have Julie Fowlis, however.


We then get into the main meat of the show. Several hours of Warhammer talk, including Kill Team and Kill-Teams. Dave has been very busy building terrain for it and he explains it in scientific detail.

Dave has read many Gaunt’s Ghosts books and mentions how they strongly resemble Sharpe. Mike has finished Wolfsbane and tells us about it. We also discuss our #4Feldherren progress, or lack of it. Warhammer 40,000: Conquest – What evil is this???

Apropos of nothing: Dawn of Amber.

 

We close the show with your feedback.

GNR 69 – Affengeil

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Tuborg Classic
avatar David M. Nicholas
Royal Stout
avatar Mike Mullan-Jensen
Royal Stout

We bring you a special report from Sabaton Open Air, covering a lot of heavy metal and Swedish cake specialities.

Fab, Dave and Mike are in a hotel room in Falun, Sweden with a gang of crazy Danes on the second day of Operation SOAP, our trip to Sabaton Open Air. It’s Mike’s birthday, so we have Prinsesstårta, booze and board games and we’re reviewing our festival experience thus far as well as the ride up from Copenhagen to Falun.

Bands reviewed on this episode:

 

GNR 60 – 2018 Kicking Me in the Face

avatar David M. Nicholas
A Brit
avatar Charlene Putney
Not a Brit
avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Doesn't Understand

Fab, Dave and Char talk Into the Breach, Into the Breach, more Into the Breach and great TV shows.

Our friend Char makes her triumphant return to the podcast and brings stories about how the Islamic State was defeated during the Big Crunch of 2017.

This episode was in storage for a while, in case it isn’t immediately obvious – mostly because Fab lost Episode 59. We can therefore now actually congratulate Char on winning a BAFTA here in the show notes, as we didn’t know if that was indeed going to happen when we recorded.

As usual, we start by talking about booze and then there’s some board game talk because Dave played Power Grid with his engineering mates. Twilight Imperium is also discussed. We also introduce the Forstamt Pochinki.

We then enter the main topic: Into the Breach, which is Char’s new obsession. And for good reason – it’s excellent! You should also keep an eye on Slava’s Encased.

If you need to do some writing, you should check out the Payday 2 Soundtrack.

After the games talk, we discuss TV shows. Stuff we enjoy: Taboo, Halt and Catch Fire, Dark and Wild Wild Country. Fab also mentions the game Scavenger SV-4.

Fab’s Top Spotify Songs of 2017 is quite a mix, try to engineer recommendations on that one.

As is tradition, we end the show with your feedback. See you next time!

GNR 54 – Absolutely Holdened It

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
Remembers Secret of Mana
avatar David M. Nicholas
Only Plays Stardew Valley

Show Notes

Dave and Fab try to explain Meltdown and Spectre and review the newest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. Also: Something, something blockchain.


Welcome to the first episode of 2018! To kick everything off, we give our predictions for the year.

What will be your Game of the Year?

What will be the Bitcoin price on 1 December 2018?

  • Fab: €80,000
  • Dave: $100

Will there be a bigger security fuckup than Meltdown and Spectre?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will the nukes be fired?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No

Will Star Citizen come out?

  • Fab: No
  • Dave: No, the company will fold

Dave also predicts another FOSS Talk Live on 9 June 2018.


We try to explain the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. What does it all mean? How doomed are we? Some of the points discussed might actually not be completely wrong.


In gaming news, old-school RPG guru Brian Fargo is launching a Steam competitor. Does this have even a remote chance of succeeding? Something, something blockchain!

Also: Secret of Mana is coming to the PC. Holy shit!!!

Dave, meanwhile, is more excited about Viticulture.


In the main part of the show, we discuss the latest Expanse book, Persepolis Rising. We conclude it’s not the best book in the series, but it’s still damn fucking good.


Then it’s onto your feedback, before we end the episode.

(Image: Harry Benson / Express / Getty Images)

GNR 53 – Ahab’s Quest

People On This Episode

avatar Fabian A. Scherschel
The "A" Stands for "Ahab"
avatar David M. Nicholas
Is Actually Called Dave

Show Notes

Before we disappear into the holidays, we deliver a massive episode with the best of what GNR has to offer: A hilarious Mozilla fuckup, a Star Citizen rant, a Star Wars review, our Games of the Year and some video game Warhammer.


As part of the site redesign, Fab has changed the Sixgun logo and GNR album art a bit. We hope you like the new look.

In the news:

Mozilla made a lot of people really angry with a Firefox / Mr. Robot publicity stunt.

Crytek is suing Star Citizen over the CryEngine.


Fab won the #4Feldherren Turtle Race. Joe still has a huge box of shame.

Fab got an iPhone 7 as a replacement for his dead Nexus 5X. Dave reviews Star Wars: The Last Jedi. He liked it, but you probably already guessed that. Fab still can’t be bothered.


We discuss our Game of the Year. Dave’s runner-ups are: 5. Deep Sea Adventure, 4. Divinity: Original Sin II, 3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and 2. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. Fab’s runner-ups are: 5. Prey, 4. The Signal from Tölva, 3. Heat Signature and 2. Divinity: Original Sin II.

Dave’s winner is Warhammer 40.000 8th Edition.

Fab’s winner is Total War: Warhammer II.


Fab reviews his game of the year: Total War: Warhammer II. He really, really likes it.


We revisit our predictions for 2017 from the beginning of this year. We’ll give fresh predictions for 2018 in the first episode of the new year. This episode was long as it is at this point.

For the last time in 2017, we address your feedback. Including a weird discussion of playing card suits. We will be back in January of 2018. Until then, have a merry Christmas and a bloody good party to ring in the new year!