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Made in us
[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

In Episode 23 is a megasode! It's been a couple shows since the full D6G team was togeather, so we wanted to give our listeners added value with long show.

After a detailed Achievements in gaming we interview Romeo Filip, founder of Battlefoam. Not only do we get the details on this new company, but we share our thoughts on the Battlefoam product based on our own hands on experience.

Later we do a detailed review of the unique game "Galaxy Trucker" from Rio Grande games.

All that and our usual 'not too horrible' humor, with features such as:

- When Wives Attack
- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Contests
- Words from Wales
- & More


Have a listen to the show here: http://www.TheD6Generation.com

Please let us know what you think!




Link to discussion of previous episode: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/225351.page

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Good lord. I'm a little afraid to actually find out what a "long show" means to you guys!


Although the truth is, the more the better!



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Guys, I know I have asked this before: Could you please not suddenly shout into the microphone. It's really unpleasant if you are wearing headphones.


That being said, I found the review of Galaxy Trucker excellent. I didn't know anything about this game before and the name didn't encourage me to check it out, but now I really feel like going out and buying it.

I skipped the Romeofoam interview because I had just heard the same guy on 40K Radio and there he sounded very much like those people on the home shopping channel telling you that you can now get a dozen kitchen utensils you have never heard of before but can't do without. That whole tone didn't appeal to me.

And the wives were great, as always.
   
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Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

Yak: It is a long one, great for painting sessions.

Avian: We do work on the shouting thing, but it is tricky as we get very excited.

As for Battlefoam, I think you'll find our interview a bit deeper than a infomercial (Yakface is even mentioned) and ours did include Raef, Craig, and my hands on experience with the battlefoam product. Along with how we challenged battlefoam to meet our particular gaming needs.

But all that said, that's why we try to include a variety of segments in the show. Not everyone is going to love every segment, so we mix it up.

Thanks for listening & happy gaming,

Russ

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Ravager




Holy j3bus, I just had to slam pause, when Craig started talking about the 5th cylon and breaking confidentiality.

Is it safe to go on? Some of us have the episode PVR'd and have to wait for the weekend to watch it, and are deliberately avoiding hearing anything about it.

Tell me it's safe to un-pause, I'm really enjoying the banter

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Good old stupidity - I got distracted by work, and automatically un-paused the audio afterwards. Turns out it's safe to listen on Happy days.
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Rowlands Gill

I'm looking forward to the Battlefoam interview. As things stand it sounds a little pricey for my tastes, but I'm looking forward to hear y'all change my mind! I'm wondering whether it will be a solution to storage of my forthcoming Uncharted Seas fleet(s)...

Look. Stop making me want to buy stuff ok! Even Luke Skywalker's Jedi mind tricks wouldn't work over the radio... Damnit!

Cheers
Paul 
   
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I listened to the Battlefoam interview and I must say it was quite a bit better than the one 40K Radio had. And he did admit that he sounded like a guy trying to sell you a dozen kitchen utensils you never knew you couldn't live without.
   
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Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

There are no true BSG spoilers in the show.

Although Raef (aka HD, aka Hollywood) did kinda include a WoW spolier.

Osbad: You'll be happy to know that Craig and my challenge for Battlefoam was to build a tray to hold Uncharted Seas boats. While Raef's challenge was to build a tray to hold a good number of Khador heavy warjacks. (Big, heavy, metal models).

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Wales

As someone who travels to the States to Game, the Battlefoam interview is a Godsend. One of the low points of my life happened as I waited at the luggage carousel at Chicargo airport and saw a Lone Blackorc coming round and round the Conveyor minutes before the Bag (which was supposed to hold him and all his mates) arrived.

Long Live Battlefoam!!!!

 
   
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Texas

Great show! I recently started listening, and i had to go back and download all the way to episode 17. You guys do a great job. I recently tried Galaxy Trucker and A Touch of Evil and they were both great and games I would never have heard about if it wasnt for you guys! You mentioned something about the Elf fleet for Uncharted Seas, have they been released?

If da fings go boom da grot be 'appy. If 'ORE fings go BABOOM da grot be reaaally 'appy. If EVIN MO' FINGS GO BABOOM.....da grot die frum eksitment. But grots iz easy ta replace so it dont matter dat much.

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Howdy, Snikrot's Grot, and welcome aboard! The Elven fleet has, indeed, been released, and Russ trounced me soundly with them last night (yes, gentlemen, he played, and made me regret it). I was hesitant about the infomercial idea, but I thought Romeo made for a GREAT interview in the end, very energetic, obviously passionate about his work, and very funny. Also, his trays are CRAZY good, especially for oddly shaped things like, oh, I don't know, tiny little fantasy sailing ships?

Thanks for listening, guys, and keep up the comments! It's nice to know you guys are paying attention! (And I REALLY try not to spoil things on the show . . . except for Twilight. And let's be honest, if you were that into Twilight, you DESERVE to have had it spoiled!)

Game on!

~Craig

Far-stretching, endless Time
Brings forth all hidden things,
And buries that which once did shine.
The firm resolve falters, the sacred oath is shattered;
And let none say, "It cannot happen here".

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Ravager




Master-Terraformer wrote:(And I REALLY try not to spoil things on the show . . . except for Twilight. And let's be honest, if you were that into Twilight, you DESERVE to have had it spoiled!)


From your review it sounded like Twilight came pre-spoiled, Craig

It was a very amusing review. It's the humour that really makes the D6G stand out from other pod-casts for me. As you mentioned other good pod-casts like Meeples and Minis also do very good detailed reviews too, but the banter makes the show imo.

   
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Rowlands Gill

Finished listening to the interview on my JTW this morning. Damnit, now there's something else I *want*!!

Sure the Battlefoam interview was an informercial. But it was the good kind of informercial This wasn't corporate shlock, but instead clearly a committed individual who has come up with a high quality product. You also clearly set Romeo a very difficult challenge with the fleets and the 'Jacks, and he also clearly surpassed your expectations. Had there been any failings then I'm sure you would have reported them. Sometimes listening to someone's enthusiasm for the product they've invented and bet their farm on is *worth* listening to. Sometimes promotion is *more* than just undeserved hype, and this was one of those times. And sometimes the "little guy" deserves help from his fellow gamers when he's done something worthwhile.

I'm as big a cynic as any when it comes to advertising, but this was one of those times I could just sit back and enjoy listening to someone who really believes in what they've done!

Now, look, guys, for the sake of my wallet can you not review the odd product that's totally crap for a change? Throw me a freakin' bone here, as you colonials colourfully put it! My wallet's got to have a rest sometime!

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Reviewing some crap games might not be that bad an idea. I'm sure there is a game or two out there that you weren't particular fans of. You could do them either in a quick segment or a handful of them in 1 segment. More importantly, since there is no hate on the D6G, maybe you could talk about things that put you off of games. Sometimes talking about the negatives of games can tell you more about whether you'll like them.

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Foul Dwimmerlaik





Minneapolis, MN

I would like to echo Osbad's comments regarding the Battlefoam piece.

It actually answered a few questions I had regarding their product that isn't listed on their site. There were a few times he sounded like an infomercial with the "But wait..." type comments. I don't really care. It was in fact an infomercial piece, but at least this was actually information about the product being relayed instead of harping needlessly and more importantly not being redundant about certain features like infomercials are historically known to be.

To be honest, it was the reason why I wanted to listen to the podcast oddly enough. *shrug*

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Wales

He sounded Like a Nice Guy to me, and didnt take himself too seriously which is always a god thing. If its a good thing for the Hobby then its a good thing for the Podcast in My opinion

 
   
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Texas

I actually got paid 80 bucks to read all 4 novels in the Twilight Series. And the girls in my class would have payed me $100 to see the movie but im not going there! It aint worth it.....but i good have gotten a baneblade... or a lot of grots........daaaaang.....

If da fings go boom da grot be 'appy. If 'ORE fings go BABOOM da grot be reaaally 'appy. If EVIN MO' FINGS GO BABOOM.....da grot die frum eksitment. But grots iz easy ta replace so it dont matter dat much.

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My condolences, grot-boy. No way would that have been worth $80! On the other hand, once you'd done that, I can't see not going the last mile for the full $100!

Far-stretching, endless Time
Brings forth all hidden things,
And buries that which once did shine.
The firm resolve falters, the sacred oath is shattered;
And let none say, "It cannot happen here".

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Texas

i really should shouldnt i? Bt the best was getting to burn the books when i was done with them! ......

If da fings go boom da grot be 'appy. If 'ORE fings go BABOOM da grot be reaaally 'appy. If EVIN MO' FINGS GO BABOOM.....da grot die frum eksitment. But grots iz easy ta replace so it dont matter dat much.

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To be honest, I think that all the advertising is getting a little out of hand. It feels like it has started to, er, eat into the content.

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What you guys could possibly do, is put a small index (Russ loves them!) in the RSS description of the episode. Or on the front page.

Showing the time at which each segment starts. Then people could more easily skip any segment they're not interested in.

I've enjoyed them all so far, except the one on computers, but that's only because I work with them, and have gamed with PCs for nearly two decades now. An index would have made it easier to skip without having to jump forward a minute, listen to see if it's over, and repeat.



   
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Texas

Yeah the index sounds like a good idea. Hearing about WoW brings back painful memories

If da fings go boom da grot be 'appy. If 'ORE fings go BABOOM da grot be reaaally 'appy. If EVIN MO' FINGS GO BABOOM.....da grot die frum eksitment. But grots iz easy ta replace so it dont matter dat much.

-Da Drillboss

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