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MMOs and New Gamers – Ep 19

This week we welcome a new member of the cast, Shawn. He is gracious enough to allow us to record at his house during the summer (thus keeping us from killing each other in a heat induced psychotic outburst).


Our topic is MMO’s (Massive Multi-player Online games… for those who don’t understand nerd) which is something that the gaming community is split on, some love it and some revile it. But, love them or hate them they certainly have changed table-top roleplaying forever.


MMOs and New Gamers – Ep 19


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan & Shawn
Total Run Time – 40:22


00:00     Intro

00:29     TANGENT: Welcome to Shawn

02:09     Topic: MMOs

Items Discussed: Diablo, Ultima Online, Neverwinter Nights, D&D Online, Balder’s Gate, Champions Online

09:00     TANGENT: Second Skin

Items Discussed: Second Skin, Hulu

09:29     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: City of Heroes, DC Online, Star Wars: Old Republic, Eve Online, World of Warcraft, Age of Conan, Blood Bowl, Fallout, Cracked

19:33     TANGENT: Video Game Hockey

20:41     TANGENT: What Video Games Are We Playing?

Items Discussed: Steam, FUMBBL, Infamous, Elder Scrolls

23:48     TANGENT: Father of the Year

25:29     SIDETANGENT: Hooking New Table-Top Gamers

Items Discussed: D&D Encounters, World of Warcraft RPG, Magic the Gathering, Shadowrun, Steve Kenson, World of Darkness, Twilight, Kindred the Embraced, GURPS, Villains and Vigilantes, Hero Clix, Fantasy Shop

39:54     Outro




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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).