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Made in us
[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

In Episode 22 we interview Grant Garvin. Grant is the main man behind TempleCon, one of the largest gaming convensions in the North East. Grant shares how he got started with Templecon, and some of the lessons learned. As well as what to look forward to in TempleCon 2009.

Later we chat with Andrew "Hacksaw76" Hartland. Andrew is a Privateer Press Pressganger and drops some details on the extensive Warmachine and Hordes events that will be run at TempleCon 2009.

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

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



Link to Show: http://thed6generation.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=415611

Please let us know what you think!

Link to prior episode: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/224257.page

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Made in ie
Ravager




I'm enjoying the episode right now, thanks a lot for the early christmas present

It's just not the same without Hollywood though

oh,
"and while we're in the uk?..." Ireland's not the UK, Russ

Damn Canadians!

Hope you guys have a great christmas!

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Made in gb
Average Orc Boy




Wales

Enjoying the show - Loved Russ in his "Homer Simpson" voice saying "No Words from Wales this week"- will be back with contest winner next time. Over 50 entries so far - which is fab odds if you are playing Russian Roullette but going to be a big draw in a lottery.

Wales is yes part of the Uk which also covers Scotland England and Northern Ireland. Ireland as has been pointed out is its own country and has its own ITUNES. There are some Welsh based ITUNES reviews on the UK site Including mine. Anyway Merry Christmas Folks and see you in the new Year.
Diolch


Owen

 
   
Made in us
Ground Crew





Pawtucket, RI

Great episode.

You can tell I was working off a hour's worth of sleep and a ton of caffeine in that interview.

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Made in no
Regular Dakkanaut




Good episode (as always, though I didn't understand the TempleCon part and skipped over most of that) and the Twilight review was especially enjoyable. I was invited to go see the movie a week ago and didn't really know anything about it, but one glance at the movie poster told me it was not for me.

The 'merry christmas' segment at the end was a bit worrying, though. Strange what people can get hung up on.

God jul!
   
Made in ie
Ravager




I don't think 'Those People' listen to your show though, Craig

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Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




Good show, always enjoy the "Did ya ever notice?" portion of the show. Can't wait to hear you guys after Christmas.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







I agree to both "Strange what some people can get hung up on."

AND that mostly Those People probably don't listen to the show.

The fact that here in America we have schools where teachers aren't allowed to SAY Merry Christmas, never mind decorate etc., is bizarre to me. Not my school, luckily, but many.

The thing about anyone who'd take offense to a Merry Christmas is it wouldn't matter if they heard the segment or not, because they are ALWAYS so utterly convinced of their own santctity (VERY ironic, given the rest of their argument), that I'm just crazy for even caring.

I just took 50 students into Boston (largest close city to us) for a lovely Italian dinner and a play. As they filed off the bus tonight to go off for their vacations I was very happy to be able to say "Merry Christmas" to my students who celebrate that, "Happy Hannukah" to my Jewish students, and "Have a good vacation" to my one Hindu student. And every one of them, much to the shock of several other teachers, said "Merry Christmas" to me.

I like my world better than the TPs.

Merry Christmas, Every One.

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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".

Sophocles
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Hmm. One other quick word, sort of an open letter response to an email I just received:

If you DON'T like Christmas for whatever reason, and you CRINGE when someone says Merry Christmas, I'm still not saying you're a bad person, just that the world shouldn't be altered (or forced to alter itself) for your comfort and convenience.

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".

Sophocles
 
   
Made in si
Steady Stonecleaver







Craig was quite wrong about the seperation of church and state not being in any constitution in the world, though.

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Made in ie
Ravager




It's possible he isn't, strictly speaking. It immediately struck me as wrong, with the example that sprung to mind being Turkey.

However, I had a quick google, and
"Turkey's "laïcité" does not call for a strict separation of religion and the state, but describes the state's stance as one of "active neutrality."
(thanks Wikipedia)

Turkey is a secular state, but doesn't according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secularism_in_Turkey doesn't have the exact text Craig mentioned.

It's possible that plenty of other secular states which we'd all think of as having a strict seperation of state and relgion also don't have that exact phrasing.

It does seem to be missing the point that that they do enshrine something important, which many of us would describe as the seperation of state and religion, but perhaps is more the active neutrality mentioned above.

And while I wouldn't support the views, as stated by Craig, of 'Those People', I would support seperating state and religion to the sort of extent that most modern democracies do - Turkey's current constitution being a shining example of how it should be done imo - active neutrality, not squashing religious expression, and I don't mean banning Christmas from the classroom

We can also see a country having that neutrality attacked by a religious political party in office right now in Turkey.

It's easier to give an Islamic country in these examples because most people here will see the importance of keeping religion out of goverment in that example.
It's no different in America though.

D'ya ever notice, interesting as ever

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Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


. . .changing the subject to something a bit lighter. . .


I was able to find a copy of 'Cutthroat Caverns' the other day so I quickly snapped it up. I played my first few games yesterday and it was indeed pretty darn awesome. We only had 3 people playing so I can't wait to see what bigger games are like.


The rules were a bit hard to follow IMHO and we did have a number of questions that we had to simply make a guess at how to play them. After the games were over I did go online and find that they have a new revised rulebook (2.0) and that seemed to answer most of our questions.

The one exception (this didn't seem to be covered in the new rules or their online FAQ) was the 'Potion of Haste' which says:

"Every time you play a card you may play two cards for the next two Rounds."


What the heck does that mean? In the end we decided to play it that you are allowed to 'SET' two 'ATTACKS' for the next two rounds as that was the only logical conclusion we could come up with as to what the card was actually trying to say.

Craig, how have you guys (or anyone else) been playing this card?



Also, we came up with a couple of house rules so that when people die they aren't out the came permanently (as this seems to ruin the game if it happens early on):

1) In between encounters when players are allowed to use potions, any player may sacrifice any number of prestige points in order to restore his/her health. For each prestige point sacrificed, their health is improved by 5 points.

2) If a player loses all of their health during an encounter (dies), they are not permanently out of the game. Instead, at the end of the encounter they died in, they automatically lose half their current prestige points (rounding up). For each prestige point lost this way, they gain 5 points of health back and they are resurrected back into the game (they can even choose to sacrifice extra prestige to gain even more life back per house rule #1 if they wish).


If anyone out there has had issues with people dying and them being bored sitting around waiting for the game to end, give these house rules a try. They still penalize players for dying pretty harshly and they still allow players to be eliminated from a particular encounter (so you can still be sneaky and eliminate a weak player in an encounter), but they make it so everyone can remain in the game until at least the final encounter.


I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
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Made in gb
Crazed Wardancer





United Kingdom

My copy should be turning up this week. Gonna be sweet..



Interested in a gaming club in West Kent? Email hydragamingclub@gmail.com for more info 
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA

fitzeh wrote:My copy should be turning up this week. Gonna be sweet..



You're in for a treat.

Make sure you immediately go to their website:

http://www.smirkanddagger.com/cutthroat.htm

And download the 2.0 version of the rules. They are much, much easier to follow than the rules that come in the box. Not only do the 2.0 rules contain errata, FAQ & way more examples than the first set of rules, but they also contain a gameplay 'flowchart' that makes the game a whole lot easier to keep track of what you should be doing and when.





I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in us
[ADMIN]
President of the Mat Ward Fan Club






Los Angeles, CA


Oh, and for those interested, I finally prodded Craig enough to get him to upload hi-rez pics of his Uncharted Seas pics that were previously only on his site into the Dakka Gallery!

So now you can really ZOOM into these pictures and see all the amazing detail work that he did on the gaming terrain he made (and on the ships themselves, of course).

He even included some pics of how he created the water terrain boards (which I was dying to see). Check out all the pics here:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-946-929_Craig%27s%20Uncharted%20Seas.html


Here's a preview of a few of 'em for those who haven't seen them on his site yet:






BTW, thanks for taking the time to do this Craig!



I play (click on icons to see pics): DQ:70+S++G(FAQ)M++B-I++Pw40k92/f-D+++A+++/areWD104R+T(D)DM+++
yakface's 40K rule #1: Although the rules allow you to use modeling to your advantage, how badly do you need to win your toy soldier games?
yakface's 40K rule #2: Friends don't let friends start a MEQ army.
yakface's 40K rule #3: Codex does not ALWAYS trump the rulebook, so please don't say that!
Waaagh Dakka: click the banner to learn more! 
   
Made in gb
Crazed Wardancer





United Kingdom

Nice one, thanks for the tip Yakkers..



Interested in a gaming club in West Kent? Email hydragamingclub@gmail.com for more info 
   
Made in ie
Ravager




That terrain creation gallery really is cool. Thanks Craig.

   
Made in us
[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

== Bonus Episode Posted ==

Due to some crazy vacation schedules Episode 23 had to be delayed a couple weeks. But we did manage to squeeze in a bonus episode to tide folks over. It should be hitting your RSS feeds any moment. Or you could just check out www.TheD6Generation.com.

Happy New Year!

-Russ

 
   
Made in ie
Ravager




The cable-company busting setup sounds very nice, Craig.

I've got something similar using MythTV as a PVR and multi-room movie player. It's an open-source equivalent.

Only thing bugging me is, Hula don't allow non-US access (fair enough). So I can't stream live from them.

   
Made in us
Servoarm Flailing Magos







RussWakelin wrote:== Bonus Episode Posted ==

Due to some crazy vacation schedules Episode 23 had to be delayed a couple weeks. But we did manage to squeeze in a bonus episode to tide folks over. It should be hitting your RSS feeds any moment. Or you could just check out www.TheD6Generation.com.

Happy New Year!

-Russ


By the way, the AppleTV is generally considered the weakest link in Apple's product line... I'm listening to the Bonus Episode right now, and I hope it works well for you.

The DRM thing is a bit more interesting: Apple doesn't feel like licensing the Windows DRM that would be needed to make iTunes store stuff work on a lot of other devices. It would be nice if they'd license the Apple DRM system (FairPlay) but that's a whole other issue. OTOH, Music (only music!) on iTunes labeled iTunes Plus is DRM free (albeit in a less common AAC format).

The other tip to cut cable bills is to call the cable company and threaten to leave. They'll knock few bucks off...

iPhone is AT&T because AT&T worked with them on it to keep it exclusive. There is a small technical reason for the 'visual voicemail' feature.

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Working on someting you'll either love or hate. Hopefully to be revealed by November.
Play the games that make you happy. 
   
Made in ca
Fresh-Faced New User




Hey guys - loved the cast - quick question

you mentioned something that you were listening to on This Week in Wargaming around Wierd War 2. Could you post a link to this? it sounded interesting.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Sure, dbezzant. http://samuraigunslinger.squarespace.com/twiw/

The game's called Incursion, and looks to be VERY good. I'm extremely interested to see how it does.

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".

Sophocles
 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







oops, sorry. It's episode 17, on that index page.

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".

Sophocles
 
   
Made in us
Phanobi





Paso Robles, CA, USA

Hey Russ, you probably already read this but:

The other big news is that iTunes is going DRM-free: 8M songs today, all 10+M by the end of March. Song pricing will be flexible, as the studios have been demanding; the lowest song price is $0.69.


From Slashdot.

Ozymandias, King of Kings

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings.
Look on My works, Ye Mighty, and despair.

Chris Gohlinghorst wrote:Holy Space Marine on a Stick.

This conversation has even begun to boggle my internet-hardened mind.

A More Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy 
   
Made in au
Pauper with Promise





One for the brown coats,

I've just picked up Legends of the Old West by Warhammer historical(http://www.warhammer-historical.com/tow/books.asp) and thought considering you guys are fans of LOTR SBG and and huge fans of Firefly I reckon this would really appeal. I could see with a few small changes making that game into a Firefly variant.

Legends was the rule set (I believe) that LOTR SBG was based off of and The Alamo is what the new War of the Ring is going to be based off of (I believe). But Legends is a great game in it's own right.

Books, I would say, the same level of quality as PP books.

Old Glory minatures(http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/products.asp?cat=444) work best with it too. Perfect for the hobbiest and modder.

Keep up the brilliant shows, they are really helping me get through this tough time at work due to the financial crisis.

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Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Thanks, Kingy. Interesting timing, too, as Raef is starting to look at historicals for some reason, and one of the games that got mentioned was this very game, so knowing him, he'll have the rulebook half-read (or wholy read, depending on your perspective) in no time!

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".

Sophocles
 
   
Made in au
Pauper with Promise





Cool, I reckon Raef might get a kick out of priority and determing who wins a draw in a fight is determined by each player cutting a deck of cards with the player holding the highest card being the winner. Very appropriate for the wild west.
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut




Highly recommend LotW. The author, Mark Latham, cut his teeth editing the highly successful publication "Battle Games in Middle-earth" for GW, which broke many records for a part-work in the UK in terms of success. He took his in-depth knowledge of the Lotr game mechanics and turned them into a really fun Wild West game. Lots of fun, and you only need paint up a half-dozen models or so to have a viable force. In other words, read the rules, buy a couple of blisters of models from Artizan (or similar), paint them up (1 evening's work) and you're good to go!
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block




Master-Terraformer wrote:Sure, dbezzant. http://samuraigunslinger.squarespace.com/twiw/

The game's called Incursion, and looks to be VERY good. I'm extremely interested to see how it does.



Come on by and decide for yourself how we're doing on Incursion:

www.incursiongame.com


Or our Incursion/Secrets of the Third Reich forums at:

secretsofthethirdreich.com/forums/

--
john bailey
   
Made in gb
Stitch Counter






Rowlands Gill

Slightly OT for this thread, but apposite to discussions a couple of episodes ago, CAD posted a good comic today:


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Cheers
Paul 
   
 
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