Archive for July 2021

Inspired by my conversation with Gav, I thought I'd do an episode on "emergent properties" - where this idea comes from and what forms they take in miniatures wargames.
My first effort turned out to have corrupted after 12 minutes, with no sound recorded, so I had to re-do it and the second effort honestly wasn't quite as good as the first one, but I think I covered most of the same material.

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In this episode, I look at new releases from:

Wyrd Games

Westfalia Miniatures


GCT Studios

Corvus Belli and, reluctantly,

Games Workshop

And discuss how these use (or don't use) the idea of "starter sets" to draw new players or re-engage old players with their game or games.


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Precinct Omega Podcast - Design #16 - Gav Thorpe

Gav is the third patron I've been delighted to welcome on to the podcast.
We spend some time on his GW career, with an emphasis on the internal workings of the business from his perspective. Obviously, we also talk about Inquisitor, because I couldn't not do that. And we - eventually - get to the subject of narrative and how mechanics can create the experience of narrative events in a miniatures wargame.
There is a YouTube edition of this podcast but, for technical reasons, my conversation with Gav is entirely audio, so the video section is really only my last 20 minutes, wrapping up my learning from the interview.

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This week's news looks at:
Mantic Games's new Overdrive release
It covers over a lot of different subjects, with no intentional core thread. But I realized afterwards that, what I was really talking about, was how the industry is changing itself in response to a new relationship with the digital future.

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