Thu, 30 August 2012
In episode VII of Guns, Dice, Butter we will get Kaarin Engleman's report from WBC 2012. Friend of the show, Jim Doughan, will tell us about his WBC 2012 experience, Virgin Queen, card irony and kickstarter/P500. John Alsen joins us after that to talk First Minnesota Wargaming Club good times, Consimworld/Monster Con 2012, developing wargames and our recent experience playing a lot of Amateurs to Arms (AtA), War of 1812, from Clash of Arms. We'll conclude with a conversation with Kevin McPartland, one of the designers of AtA.
The episode should be posted by the end of August.
Category:Episode Preview -- posted at: 9:18am CDT
Sat, 19 May 2012
Preview of Guns,Dice,Butter Episode V:
Conversation with Harry Rowland, designer of Empire in Arms, World in Flames, Days of Decision, among others. Harry discusses EiA, WiF, what's in the ADG pipeline and a number of other topics.
Conversation with the Team Flip Attack (Casey, Bob, Jason and D) which have relentlessly played World in Flames and Empire in Arms for over 20 years.
I expect to post the episode in the next week.
Additionally, please support the Guns,Dice,Butter Kickstarter project to help us expand our voice to the general gaming community and help us grow our hobby:
...and big thank you those of you that have backed our KS project so far!
Category:Episode Preview -- posted at: 9:37am CDT
Fri, 4 May 2012
In the next episode of Guns,Dice, Butter, Episode IV, we will focus on the epic Victory Games title Vietnam 1965 - 1975 and Shenadoah Studio.
Conversations with Nick Karp, designer of Vietnam, and now CFO of Shenandoah Studio http://www.shenandoah-studio.com/ , the gameco that will be bringing us wargames (among other games) to the iPad, and gamer Nels Thompson, who is on a lark to conquer Vietnam. Nick will also discuss Shenandoah's first game, Battle of the Bulge, which also currently has a Kickstarter project underway.Nick has a story regarding the playtesting of The Campaign for North Africa which alone makes the episode worth the price of admission.
I expect to post the episode by mid May.
Category:Episode Preview -- posted at: 3:51pm CDT
Tue, 17 April 2012
On our next episode of Guns, Dice, Butter, we'll have a panel discussion with Mark Herman, Ed Wimble and Andrew Mulholland regarding strategic level wargames of the American Revolutionary War (ARW). In 2008, Mr.Mulholand wrote an excellent article for ATO vol VI Nr 3 (issue 23: Guerra a Muerte) analyzing these games. We thought it would be productive to discuss the main dynamics of the ARW, how these games model these dynamics and offer some conclusions...and, of course, the call for more titles on the conflict.
In preperation for that episode, we utilized a couple of spreadsheets (building on work Andrew had completed in 2008):
...and here is a related list of the games on BGG (Boardgamegeek.com)
The episode will also contain a discussion with one other friend in wargame tribe and the usual bits and bobs of news and what not. I anticipate posting the episdoe by the end of the month.
Category:Episode Preview -- posted at: 12:48pm CDT