Fri, 11 May 2012
0:0 Introduction with Herr Dr: Feedback, review of listener survey on Boardgamegeek.com, announcement of Kickstarter project for Guns, Dice, Butter Season ONE and a preview of this episode
0:17: Intro & conversation with Nick Karp, designer of Victory Games' Vietnam and CFO of Shenandoah Studio, the new gameco that is bringing wargames (among others) to new devices like the iPad. Nick discusses early days at SPI and Victory Games, his design Vietnam, Shenandoah Studio, and their upcoming iPad title Battle of the Bulge.
1:30 Intro & conversation with Nels Thompson, Breakout Normandy shark, who is now off on a lark to conquer the game Vietnam. Nels discusses why this 30 year title has great game play.
2:46 Wrap up by Herr Dr; hobby news, shout-outs and preview of Episode V (late may) which will cover Empire in Arms and World in Flames.
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I just recently found your great podcast. Very interesting. But I have a request... The podcast starts off with an intro with music that's at a good volume level (but it's a bit too long for listeners who may suffer that type of music). It is then followed by a barely audible (in a noisy environment) vocal editorial by the host, followed by the main content of the podcast that has a good volume level. Try listening to this in a car without constantly having to adjust the volume. Try this. Mix your final show down to a single WAV or AIFF format file then run it through the Levelator. Then normalize the Levelator's output and convert it to MP3 for release. http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator/ The Levelator was created by the excellent IT Conversations Podcast Network and it is made for podcasts like yours where there are interviews with people speaking at widely different volume levels. It smooths it al out.
Thanks for another great episode! I thought I'd list some topics I'd like to hear about: 1. Operational Combat Series 2. Empire of the Sun 3. Civil War Brigade Series or Line of Battle Series 4. Great Battles of the ACW (or, Ed Beach) 5. Games by Richard Sivel and Bowen Simmons (would be great to get them together, though I think Bowen has been ill.) 6. Don Greenwood (or Up Front) 7. Mark Simonitch