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Made in us
[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

Race for the Galaxy is reviewed in detail in Episode 34 and The Wives interview Atlas Games Tenured Editor Michelle Nephew to get the scoop on the company and more on how women are involved in game design and development.

And, back by popular demand, Peter Lipton returns with Inside the Podcaster's studio. We're not really sure what else to say about this segment except... exquisite.

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


- Rapid Fire
- The Hollywood Minute
- Achievements in Gaming
- & More





Link to Episode: http://thed6generation.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=495714

We'd love to hear your feedback!






Link to Thread about prior episode: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/243575.page

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Skillful Swordsman





Rockford, IL

Mr. McNerdigan did a great job with my shout out. Thanks Craig!

Have to listen to the rest tomorrow. The need for sleep is overwhelming my need for not too horrible podcasting.

Player of many. Master of none. My blog - http://jack-of-all-games.blogspot.com/ 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







We aim to please, Jeff.

However, we find your flesh and its need for sleep to be . . . disturbing.

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 ie
Fresh-Faced New User





Wewt, new D6G. Can't wait to have a listen. By the way, perhaps next time you should plan to release it on Thursday, then it might actually come on time? xD
   
Made in gb
Stitch Counter






Rowlands Gill

I'm echoing the chorus of praise for World War Z. Straight after the last show I reserved it from my local lending library, and found it a compulsive page-turner.

Having had my faith in Craig's rating of this book justified, I have since placed a reservation for a couple of the Dresden Files books, which I am now eagerly awaiting! Aren't libraries wonderful! Now, if only they'd do the same thing for boardgames!

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Cheers
Paul 
   
Made in gb
Huntsman




Oxford, UK

Great work as usual, guys.

Two quick remarks: MSRP I generally see as RRP - Recommended Retail Price.

Race for the Galaxy: Rebel vs. Imperium, available at several places here in Europe now, and according to information received, will indeed be available at Origins.

Thought you'd like to know. )
   
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Frothing Warhound of Chaos




Perth, Australia

Cool, I got two mentions in the show, one for my Munchkin entry "The Mask of Raef Backwards" and I also sponsored the "Did you ever notice" section. Appreciate the effort you took in trying to pronounce my suburb of Joondalup Craig! ;-)
   
Made in us
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Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

By the way, here are some of the cool Munchkin cards that had images attached.

[Thumb - DannMayTragicTable.jpg]
Dann May's Tragic Table

[Thumb - David MunchkinIonScone.jpg]
David's Ion Scone

[Thumb - GeorgeKappMunchkin Card Bashing Club.jpg]
George Kapp's Bashing Club

[Thumb - GeorgeKappMunchkin Card D6.jpg]
George's D6

[Thumb - GeorgeKappMunchkin Card Grease Pencil.jpg]
George's Grease Pencil

[Thumb - Martin KirotarFat Lute.gif]
Martin Kirotar's Fat Lute


 
   
Made in au
Frothing Warhound of Chaos




Perth, Australia

Radishjack wrote:

Two quick remarks: MSRP I generally see as RRP - Recommended Retail Price.



It's RRP in Australia too.

That really was a mega-detailed review of Race for the Galaxy, you really had to pay attention. I was putting some miniatures together while listening and if my mind wandered I'd get lost with what you were talking about and either had to lump it, or get up and rewind it and play it again.

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Regular Dakkanaut




I can't stop laughing at the tragic magic items table
   
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Adolescent Youth with Potential




Romania

Bah, I was late with my Munchkin... It wasn't a great idea compared to the others but I still would have had a better shot then being late.

Anyway, another most excellent podcast, if it wasn't for you G6G-ers I'd be a gibbering wreck right now. I'll have to remember to tell you thanks for that

Proud owner of the The Golden Defenders (everyone's favorite faithless bastards, favorite because I'm pretty sure their the only ones) and the Will of the Lost (everyone's favorite skeletal marines, favorite because I'm sure their the only ones)
 
   
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Private First Class





Santa Monica, CA

Great podcast!

I just want to know if there is a cure anywhere for AGOCD. I know I'm afflicted - I've introduced my local group to both Check Your 6 and AE-WII in the past couple of years. I'm currently obsessing about looking for a replacement ruleset for Flames of War since I'm tired of fighting cheesy tank armies all the time (Force on Force by Ambush Alley sounds promising so far...)
   
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Sneaky Sniper Drone





Thames Valley, UK

Finally, an in depth review of raef for the galaxy.

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Made in us
Torture Victim in the Bowels of the Rock




Southeast United States

I completely missed the deadline as well, but here are my cards nonetheless. My group's been using these for a while and we have a lot of fun with them. A lot of them have inside jokes, but I think they're universal enough for everyone to have a go with them.







For a little more explanation and what-not to them, you can click here.

rock on,
-mik
   
Made in ca
Adolescent Youth with Potential




Toronto, Ontario

Nifty show! And here's my nitpick. "Green" worlds, in Raef for the Galaxy, are "Gene" worlds -- valued by scientists and such -- and not "Agricultural" worlds. Sadly, you cannot be a space farmer, though I think that would be very appropriate in Rebels vs. Imperium (discard "Space Farmer" to destroy enemy "Death Star"?).

Looking forward to Episode 35 with bated breath.
   
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[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

squideye wrote:Nifty show! And here's my nitpick. "Green" worlds, in Raef for the Galaxy, are "Gene" worlds -- valued by scientists and such -- and not "Agricultural" worlds. Sadly, you cannot be a space farmer, though I think that would be very appropriate in Rebels vs. Imperium (discard "Space Farmer" to destroy enemy "Death Star"?).

Looking forward to Episode 35 with bated breath.


Good catch! I knew that green worlds as farming sounded wrong to me, but I couldn't remember what they were. That should make Craig like the game even more, as there is NO farming in the game.

Although being able to discard a moister farmer farm-boy card and destroy a major space station would be cool, it sounds a lot like a space Munchkin card. ;-)


 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




How does this game compare to San Juan, by the way? The two seem very similar.
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Sadly, there is no known cure for AGOCD.

Reading all the western novels in the area, watching all the old spaghetti westerns again, and downloading inspirational rockabilly music, so far, has only made things worse . . .

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
 
   
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Pauper with Promise





I got blood bowl on Digital Download for the PC. Great game. Any one else grab it?
   
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Adolescent Youth with Potential




Toronto, Ontario

Avian wrote:How does this game compare to San Juan, by the way? The two seem very similar.


Tom Lehman designed a predecessor to Race for the Galaxy a few years back. Before it was published, though, he collaborated with Andreas Seyfarth on the design of San Juan based on those ideas. Eventually Race came out, as an evolution of that design. You'll find the gameplay similar between the two, though Race plays a little faster and has a more geeky theme, particularly if you're a Space Opera nerd.

Tom talks about it on Boardgamegeek from time to time.

Starlit Citadel's got the story as part of its review of Race: http://www.starlitcitadel.com/games/race-for-the-galaxy.html

If you've got your hands on San Juan already, and space isn't your thing, then you could certainly derive similar benefit from just playing San Juan. But Race is really inviting, and the unified mechanics of "cards = goods AND settlement resources" really ties things together nicely. Also the non-exclusive role selection is, I believe, different from San Juan, as is the de-emphasis on sheer production of goods.

It just feels a bit more sleek, streamlined and sweeping.
   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User





Good show-
the Race for the Galaxy review could be shorter, it's a little involved for an audio-only podcast.
Just returned from Origins, and played some 1st & 2nd edition Space Hulk! Great gooby fun!

This experience really took me back to the Rogue Trader 1st ed days, where we played Space Hulk on the side. This is arguably GW's most balanced and most fun 40k game...

Anyway, is there any chance you guys could mention your own Space Hulk memories/thoughts- if you have any?

Not sure if the GW guys will ever update/re-release this, and it goes to the oft-repeated idea that the best GW games are no longer supported (Gorkamorka, Epic, Space Hulk, Mordheim & Necromunda)

Thoughts? Memories? Tirades?
I'd love to hear it.
Keep up the good work!

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Made in us
[DCM]
Gun Mage






New Hampshire, USA

We have very fond memories of Space Hulk.

Also, there are some rumors that a new edition of Space Hulk may come out this year, but these are only rumors, nothing firm.


Until then, you could make due with "NetHulk"...

http://www.ojnk.net/nethulk/index.html


 
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut







Space Hulk and Space Crusade provided me with my first models! We loved it, and played both for hours on end, right through college and after!

I always loved the mechanic of the radar contacts that could be anything. An elegant solution to the deployment issues of many board games.

I'm not sure how firm the rumors are or not, but they pretty much single-handedly ended Grind House Games release of Incursion as a complete, stand alone game for purchase if the rumors there are true.

Personally, I've been keeping my fingers crossed for months that the Space Hulk rumors are true.

In fact, until Russ said there was nothing firm above, I had assumed that it was much more firm than that. But he's the news guy, so I'd go with what he's heard.

Still, got my fingers crossed, though!

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 cn
Scouting Shade




Toronto

Great episode. I feel that you guys meshed really well this time, communicating and playing off each other and all that. The contest entries were awesome!

Armies:
Angels of Absolution 1500pts
Vostroyans 500pts
Dark Elves 2000pts
Warriors of Chaos 1500pts 
   
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Average Orc Boy




Wales

Hello

Apologies for a loack of Words from Wales this episode, will return very shortly though.

Anybody know what has happened to "This week in Wargaming"?, I miss it greatly.

I am selling a load of my stuff on ebay user name RUFUSGREEN . Check it out I need to fund a trip to Texas.

Ta

Owen

 
   
 
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