Wargaming on the Cheap.
Not everyone can afford to buy the latest rulebook, the next expansion, or the newest miniatures. Not everyone wants to do that either. It is not only possible but exciting to wargame on the cheap. In this episode Jonathan shares some great ways that you can wargame on the cheap.
Use your local library for resource material
Free Paper Terrain
Plastic Army Men
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Age of Empires 2 HD
Almost 20 years ago Microsoft released one of the most incredible real time strategy (RTS) computer games ever. More recently they updated and optimized the classic Age of Empires (AoE) 2 to work on modern computers. Age of Empires 2 HD is quite a game.
For a limited time you can purchase it for $2.49 (regularly $9.99) via Steam. If you do, be sure to look us... [click here for more]
Henry Hyde Wargaming Author
Henry Hyde comes back on the show for his third appearance. Henry talks about his book the Wargaming Compendium, wargaming, and what he’s been up to.
In a special segment after the show Henry and Jonathan discuss Jonathan’s Ancient Rome inspired imagi-nation campaign the War of Latinian Expansion. Jonathan is blending computer gaming with... [click here for more]
Holiday Gift Guide 2012.
December is here and that means it is time for another installment of the annual holiday gift guide. Don’t worry, Jonathan mistakenly says “Holiday Gift Guide 2013″ in the episode but he really means 2012. This year there are a couple of changes. The price categories are now Under $20, Under $50, and $100 and Up. Also, categories have 3 recommendations... [click here for more]
Civ IV: Colonization.
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Mailbag: Responses to Ep 79: 5 Reasons You SHOULD Shop at Your FLGS
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Civilization 4: Colonization
Is a great source of inspiration and information for my Dedhampton Revolution historical what-if campaign. Each nation has a different bonus and choice of different leaders... [click here for more]
24 hour Game-a-thon for Boston Children’s Hospital
24 Hour Game-a-thon for Boston Children’s Hospital
24 hours straight, all board games, RPGs and video games, non-stop because I want to help heal kids. **Donate Securely Here**
I’m on a mission to save kids through table top games, and I need your help.
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Kickstarter for Wargamers
Kickstarter is a crowdfunding website that can help games to be produced, which would otherwise not see the light of day. Behind this image exists a danger that all wargamers need to be aware of. When properly handled Kickstarter can be hugely powerful for all involved.
Jonathan shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of Kickstarter. If we didn’t... [click here for more]
Wargaming With Kids
Jonathan shares tips for adults hoping to get kids into wargaming. These are also useful for wargaming parents looking to find a wargaming event at which their child can play.
Simplify the rules
Fun is the goal
Durability is important
BONUS: Whenever you see the name Mike Paine as a GM at a game day or a convention you NEED to sign up to play... [click here for more]
5 Goals for 2013.
Last year I set my (Un)Realistic Goals for 2012. Liking the idea I am continuing the trend with my 5 Goals for 2013.
Consistently Release Great Content
Nurture a Strong and Growing Community
Mix It Up
New recording workflow using new equipment: Behringer XENYX 802 Mixer (Affiliate Link), Audio-Technica... [click here for more]