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Miniature Wargaming – Ep18


Eldar and Warhammer 40k are properties of Games Workshop

This week we discuss our love/hate relationship with table-top miniature wargames. We (as a group and individually) have been playing wargames for 20+ years and have dropped lots of cash into it. Nevertheless, even though we seldom get to play them (some more than others) we still love to do it, and will continue to hemorrhage money into the hobby.


Miniature Wargaming – Ep18


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Aaron
Running Time – 34:40


00:00     Intro

00:30     TANGENT: Who is Aaron?

00:58     Topic: Table-top Miniature Wargaming

Items Discussed: Games Workshop, Mantic Games, Forge World, Avatars of War, Gen Con, War Gods, War Machine, Hordes

06:06     TANGENT: Games Workshop Business Model

09:11     TANGENT: Games Workshop Fan Base

11:09     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: K & J Magnets, Flames of War, Mage Knight, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Blood Bowl, Wyrd Miniatures, Infinity Miniatures, Wargames Foundry, Warlord

33:33     TANGENT: Fan-Made Rules = okay. Fanfic…

34:13     Outro




Editor’s Note:

During the show, Eric references “Wild Miniatures” which should have been “Wyrd Miniatures” and “K & G Magnets” should have been “K & J Magnets”, the errors were corrected in the show notes and the links to them have been provided.


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Gen Con 2011 Special – Ep17

If you’ve never been, and you’re a gamer, you need to.

This year some of us went to Indianapolis for Gen Con, and we recorded from there on the third day of the convention.  We do not have our usual band of miscreants, as some were not able to make it, but we still were able to give you our impression of the con (in true Gamerstable style).


Gen Con 2011 Special – Ep17


Cast: Eric, Mark & Deuce
Running Time – 31:23


00:00     Intro

00:27     Topic: Gen Con 2011

Items Discussed: Gen Con, Indianapolis, Hyatt Indy

02:20     TANGENT: Mark’s New T-Shirt

Item Discussed: Gamerstable T-Shirts

02:40     Back on Topic

03:25     TANGENT: Deuce’s Money Saving Tip

Item Discussed: Noodles & Company

04:15     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: Pizza di Tito, Fantasy Flight Games, Victoriana, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Call of Cthulhu, Earth Dawn, Shadowrun, Crazy Egor, Gear Kreig, Babylon 5 RPG, Heroes of Rokugan, Legend of the Five Rings

19:44     TANGENT: Diesel Punk?

20:27     TANGENT: Shoutout to Mike

20:43     Back on Topic

Item Discussed: Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings

23:46     TANGENT: Mark Almost Explodes

24:19     Back on Topic

24:08     TANGENT: JW Marriott

25:52     Back on Topic

Item Discussed: Magic the Gathering, Age of Conan, Catalyst Game Labs, Wyrd Miniatures, Cryptozoic, Steve Jackson Games, Redakai, World of Warcraft TCG

29:40     TANGENT: Video Games

Items Discussed: Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, Batman Arkham Asylum

30:06     TANGENT: Future Con Episode

Item Discussed: Archon

30:55     Outro


Editor Note: The voices heard in the background are Eric’s wife Jennifer and daughter Katarina, who forgot that they were not in the cast and were compelled to add their comments (for those who know either or both… that does not come as much of a shock).


Antiheroes – Episode 16

An antihero sells rich white ladies their own fat asses back to them.

This week we talk about the rise of the antihero in movies, literature and especially gaming. Even without thinking about it, the concept has dominated our gaming practices (and no doubt, the practices of other gaming groups as well).


Antiheroes – Episode 16


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Jayson
Running Time – 31:53


00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: The Antihero

Items Mentioned: Conan, Batman, Superman, Star Wars

03:33     TANGENT: The Hero Generation Gap

Item Mentioned: Film Noir

05:03     Back on Topic

05:38     TANGENT: Alignments

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of  the Old Republic

06:54     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Star Wars, Drizzt, Akira Kurosawa, 7 Samurai

08:34     TANGENT: Evil Races… Copout?

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

09:42     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, The Punisher, Wolverine, Spiderman

14:05     TANGENT: Nothing But a Lot of Talk and a Badge

Item Mentioned: Gen Con

15:26     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Pirates of the Caribbean

16:26     TANGENT: Pirates or Privateers

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

17:20     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Game Of Thrones

19:23     TANGENT: Orc Women & Children

Item Mentioned: Lord of the Rings

20:10     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Book of Vile Darkness, Book of Exalted Deeds, Mutants and Masterminds, The Name of the Wind, Supernatural

31:25     Outro




Games Discussed:

Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3