Mon, 30 June 2014
Joe Balkoski, designer of the outstanding series Great Campaigns of the American Civil War, the SPI monster the Atlantic Wall (plus a few others!) and the Victory Games classic The Korean War, will be our guest on episode XXII of Guns, Dice, Butter.
Nick Karp, another member of the SPI/Victory Games tribe (and designer of the fantastic BEAST called Vietnam), and now CFO at Shenandoah Studio, will discuss recently released Desert Fox and other items in the SS pipeline.
Also trying to slap together a panel on "Perspective: the position a player is asked to assume when playing a wargame: god? borg all controlling b*tch godess? A commander?" with the usual suspects (friends of Guns).
Hope to post in the next week or so.
Category:Episode Preview -- posted at: 8:22am CDT
Outstanding perspective on the SPI history from the inside. I joined the wargame scene in early 1979 when the soap box games lined the shelves at a local bookstore. Everything Joe covers were right in line with the rumors floating around about SPI at the time. I purchased the game Nato Division Commander and as soon as I began to take it apart I could sense it was a hand-me-down but never new why I felt that way, thank you Joseph for putting that dilemma to rest finally.