Archive for April, 2007

Upcoming Episodes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

Howdy all,

My very next episode will be a new branch of the podcast called Learn to Play. I’ll teach you how to play Alien City. I have the prep work done and am in the process of doing both a flash (swf) and Quicktime movie (mov) of the episode to see which is better. That should come out later this week. The LtP webcast will go over rules to games and possibly include some strategic/tactical analysis of specific situations in the game. Alien City is complex enough that I’m only going to do a rules explanation in LtP#1.

The next audio podcast (Episode 6) will be a very brief essay on game components followed by two reviews- DVONN and ZERTZ. You still have time to influence the strategy sections. I have most of this episode recorded, but I’m still waffling on what to say about strategy. I’ll put that out as soon as I figure out the strategy stuff. No later than the middle of next week.

Episode 7 will be on Stonehenge and an interview with Mike Selinker. I’ve very excited about Stonehenge. I’m recording the interview on Friday and hope to release it 2 weeks after Episode 6 is released.

Episode 8 will finish up the GIPF series. I’m still wide open on the strategy for this. I have the review part done. If there is interest, and if the Learn to Play episode looks good, I’ll do a learn to play for the series. The rules episodes for those should be pretty quick.
Have fun!



Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Well, I had the great pleasure of playing Stonehenge at Gamestorm.  It was a blast.  I’m going to do a special episode about it very soon.  It may even include an interview with Mike Selinker.  I managed to play in all five of the games that are being released with the first set and they were all good.  Mike said that Stonehenge is 3.5 good games in one.  I’ll go one further and say that I found them all good.  I’ll give more feedback on it in a podcast very soon.